Friday, May 19, 2017

McCarthyism is baaaaack

History really does repeat itself. I remember Joseph McCarthy--I was in high school and we'd discuss it in class. He led the investigation that people like to refer to as McCarthyism--making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence--looking for (Russians) aka Communists in the government, business and entertainment fields. The difference between what he did in the 1950s and what the Democrats are doing today is that there really were Communists in the government, especially in FDR's administration, and the entertainment industry. We had real traitors. The truth gradually dribbled out over the years as they wrote their memoirs, and people felt freer to discuss it. It’s the hysteria I remember. And that’s what we hear today. In order for it to be McCarthyism, it must be from people within the government. And it is, with the press piling on.

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