Where does the only good red is a dead red come from?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I've always heard it in reference to Communists. People who fought or lived through the Korean, vietnam and Cold War era's refer to Communists as Red or Red's as in Red Chinese, or Red China. They also used to say, "Better dead, than Red"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I thought it was "Better dead than red"

    Came up from fears about communism in the US

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I thought that was aimed at american Indians.The only good Indian is a dead one or something like that.

  • 1 decade ago

    As far as I know, it's a quote by "General" Custer, and it goes more like "the only good indians I've seen were all dead".

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