Skip to comments.Joe McCarthy was right all along
Posted on 01/26/2013 2:52:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
Most Europeans are unlikely to be familiar with the facts behind the American term McCarthyism. They probably know it describes something very bad in American politicsthe Communist witch hunts of more than half a century ago. They may also know that simply uttering the term, like casting a spell, stops all debate cold by associating someone with the eponymous Joseph McCarthy. As the story goes, he was himself very bad. After all, he conducted those long ago Communist witch hunts, ruining his name in perpetuity. This probably exhausts general knowledge.
But heres a secret: Most Americans know little more than this same familiar but completely false narrative. In recent years, stunning revelations from archives in Washington and Moscow have confirmed that McCarthys investigationsand those conducted by other officials before and afternetted not innocent and imaginary witches, but secret cadres of hardened Communist agents determined to bring down the American republic. Surely, this makes Joe McCarthy a great patriot and deserving the plaudits of a grateful nation.
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Related reading assignments:
Blacklisted by History
The Forgotten 500
Joe McCarthy was a great man but was targeted by the commies from the get-go. Surprisingly to many, he was the Godfather of Robert Kennedy’s daughter Kathleen Kennedy (Townsend). Robert and John were friends and admirers of Joe...that was back when even some democrats disliked communists.
I believe that this was covered in great detail by Ann Coulter
That is one thing William F. Buckley should be praised for. He defended McCarthy when very few would.
Once her days as an active terrorist were over, Bernardine Dohrn was employed by prestigious law firm Sidley & Austin from 1984 to 1988. Dohrn had been hired by Howard Trienens, the head of the firm and an associate of Thomas G. Ayers, Bill Ayers father. It is unclear whether Obama knew the former fugitive Dohrn through Sidley & Austin but there is no doubt that, by the time Obama joined Sidley & Austin as a summer associate, Obama had known Bill Ayers for two years through their involvement in Alliance for Better Chicago Schools.
But 0bama isn't a Marxist. /s
Joe “Tailgunner Joe” McCarthy was a proven liar claiming to have been a combat veteran, making it an early case of stolen honor. Lyndon Baines Johnson later regreted accepting the award of a decoration that was not actually earned in WWII. Yet, Joe McCarthy was regarded by Robert kennedy as a good friend, and Kennedy attended McCarthy’s funeral.
It has been speculated due to these and a number of other factors that Joe McCarthy may have served as an agent provocateur specifically to create a public backlash against investigations against Communists and thereby shield against further actions being taken against Communists. If so, the ploy was highly successful to the point where no inquiries against Communism and its conspiracies to overthrow Constitutional government are allowed.
Boy we really need Joe McCathy now more than ever!
You haven’t read “Blacklisted by History”, have you?
Blacklisted by History
- incredible book. I was amazed at how much of the common understanding of McCarthy was complete BS.
Too bad we don’t have a Joe McCarthy today !
I never doubted old Joe. Not the VP!
Evans’ Law of Inadequate Paranoia: No matter how bad you think something is, he says, when you look into it, it’s always worse.”
I’ll have to remember that!
Blacklisted by History and Witness are two of my favorite books.
Spot on...see my freep page...
I'll repeat the gist of what I posted here a few months ago and later was told that it appeared on some leftist websites.
Here are a few terms meant as to derisive that, anymore, I consider to be badges of honor:
Don’t make the mistake I made for much of my life, and many people like you are still making: accepting the liberal/media slander of Joseph McCarthy.
HUAC is the sound a liberal makes while clearing his/her throat.
It was the House Committee On Un-American Activities. NOT the House(’s) Un-American Activities Committee (which was the liberal’s taunting way to say that the House was engaging in Un-American activities).
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