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Blacklisted by History
Blacklisted By History
The Untold Story Of Senator Joe McCarthy
And His Fight Against America's Enemies
M. Stanton Evans.
Crown Forum Press 2007.
I have the book to hand and it was recommended by Freepers. The documentation is incredible. The official documents obtained by freedom of information or other sources absolutely exonerates Senator Joe.
It is to my regret that the left are often rotten to the core. They simply do not have the common decency to concede that which McCarthy exposed. It would spoil their act to do so. Sure, they could go ahead and attack McCarthy for his abrasive manner and maybe a little antagonistic. The exposure after many years of the left wing icon Hiss, and indeed Morton Sobell, tells the story. Sobell was in the US Army Intelligence and in his nineties, conceded he fed information to the Soviets.
The actions of the gallant KGB officer who defected and gave America the Venona Files, does not seem to get much press- how very convenient. The left has a knack of simply ignoring the rotters within. Anyway, excuse the rant. Joe McCarthy was an American patriot and a martyr. Imho.
Stanton’s book “Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Sen. Joe McCarthy and His Fight against America’s Enemies” was one of the most meticulously documented books on the subject that I had read to that point.
I was one of those people who unthinkingly believed about McCarthy what my teachers taught me in school, and what I saw in the newpapers, magazines and on television.
When I read Ann Coulter’s book “Treason”, I was perplexed. I was puzzled why her account of the famous encounter between Joseph Welch and Joseph McCarthy was so completely and diametrically different from the accounts I had grown up with and been taught.
It wasn’t just a little different, it was COMPLETELY different. So I did what the Internet allows you to do these days: I researched. I obtained the transcripts of the actual hearings, and read them.
Ann Coulter was spot on in her characterization of that hearing, and the others as well. After I read that, I began to read everything that didn’t appear to be completely slanted against McCarthy. I read three separate books on Venona, and then capped it off with the book that was, for me, the most important political book I have read in my life.
“Witness”, by Whittaker Chambers.
I was completely astounded by that book, and it explained a lot of things for me. It explained why the Left viewed Richard Nixon and Joseph McCarthy the way they did, and why all three of them, Chambers, Nixon, and McCarthy were villified and slandered by a poisonous and biased media.
What is perhaps most disturbing of all is to see that the Left practices the exact same form of character assassination warfare today that it practiced fifty years ago against Whittaker Chambers. Exactly.
I admit freely that it was a disillusioning time for me. To realize that all my teachers, people I had no reason to distrust, fed me a steady diet of falsehood regarding Joseph McCarthy. There is no doubt in my mind whatsoever. But I do temper that with the knowledge that many of those people did not realize that they were spreading mistruths. Many of them, like myself, did not even have the conception that they might’ve been deliberately lied to by people they expected to provide them with facts. So, I don’t blame many of them directly.
But I do blame leftists, and the media outlets that are populated by them. What they did was deliberate, deceptive and manipulative.
Should read: gallant KGB officer who defected and gave insight into the code names used for spies in the venona files.. His death sentence in absentia by Russia still stands.