Joe McCarthy was right all along

I once heard a quote about Ol’ Joe which was something like, “He was not the most intelligent, but he wasn’t wrong”.

Published 01/24/2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. 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 politics – the “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 here’s 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 McCarthy’s investigations – and those conducted by other officials before and after – netted not innocent and imaginary “witches,” but secret cadres of hardened Communist agents determined to bring down the American republic.

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3 Responses to Joe McCarthy was right all along

  1. Richard says:

    This is why when the subject of Moslem infiltration of government comes up I say we have been there before. I expect it will take several more decades before the facts are taught in the schools.

  2. Rita says:

    “…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 McCarthy’s investigations – and those conducted by other officials before and after – netted not innocent and imaginary “witches,” but secret cadres of hardened Communist agents determined to bring down the American republic….”

    It is the first time in my life that I hear something like that. I too have always accepted the negative narrative without even questioning it, because I was fed that version before my political “awakening”. I can just imagine how the youngsters who come out of school today will accept the left/islamist narrative without too much questioning it. Frightening.

    @Richard: when the truth will reach the schools in some décades, the camel will have bolted a long time ago, I fear.

  3. Richard says:

    @Rita, if my reading of history is right the world is facing a long and bloody war that will end up destroying the left for several decades, that is when the truth will be taught.

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