Posted On: Monday - January 17th 2022 6:12PM MST
In Topics:   Commies  History
Wasn't that the old complaint from the lefty Communist sympathizers back in the 1950's? They hated Senator Joe McCarthy because he wanted to stop the waging of an internal Cold War by Communists within the US Government in its tracks. The were all for more free speech and other Constitutional rights, as anybody should be. However, as we see from their modern form, it was only because it helped them 70 years ago. Right now, they want no part of it.
The left was worried about being listed on these "blacklists" in which one couldn't do what, exactly, make a movie in Hollywood or be an actor in a the Screen Actor's Guild? So what? Nobody was locking them away or deporting them, as some should have been. Were I alive then, my retort would have been simply "get a real job!". My heart does not bleed for those people.
This is the history Americans have been told by the major Lyin' Press outlets since I've been alive and aware. Picking on Communists is NOT OKAY!* They have rights! Yes, sure they did, so long as they weren't committing treason against the US Constitution. That has always been part of their long-term goal. You sure can't implement it with that damn thing around! With all that talk about rights in the past, did everyone think they would want to keep these rights at the end of their successful Long March through the American Institutions?
Speaking of lists there is a book giving the other side of the story by M. Stanton Evans , Blacklisted by History**, that I will have on my hold list from the library as soon as my 10 y/o boy gets a few of his holds off the list (hit the maximum).
I have not read Ann Coulter's book that covers the early Cold War era internal fight against Communism, including the "McCarthyism, either. It's called Treason***, but that's on my list. I've got my own lists too, see?
Another thing I like about VDare is that the writers are not afraid to use the C-word. In the interesting Peter Brimelow speech at the last Amren conference, the transcript from which I commented on a bit here, there is also some talk about who are the people at the higher level, that could be rightly dubbed Communists. I'll excerpt most of that part:
I was actually converted on this matter by the great John Derbyshire. He regularly used the term “communist” to describe the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio. And when I was looking this up today, I discovered that the de Blasio was actually involved in pro-Sandinista activities in the 1980s, when, of course, that put him on the wrong side of the Cold War.(Coincidentally, I just heard of this Jesse Kelly today, somewhere on the Unz Review site.)
And the term “communist” is gradually creeping into mainstream discourse. Someone who's done great work in this area is the podcaster Jesse Kelly, who's been using it for a long time.
The problem is that we've all been subliminally subverted by the McCarthy wars. We think that “communist” has to mean “card-carrying Communist”—that is, a member of the Party (although my understanding is that the party did not actually issue cards).
But in fact, the term “communist” pre-exists formally organized “Communist” parties. Marx used it in his 1848 Communist Manifesto—he said a specter was “haunting Europe—the specter of communism.” At that time, remember, he hadn't written Das Kapital.
[As it the usual case on VDare, there are loads of links in the original.]
Besides Mr. Brimelow's talk here, and in writing of his elsewhere, there is the (one of my favorite) VDare writer Jack Dalton, who has used the C-word multiple times - see our post about him for one example. In addition two of their writers have started naming names of those at the lower level lever, the useful idiots of the antifa, as pictured above.
Infrequent writer Rosa Luxemburg, has 2 out of the 4 posts titled Doxing the Doxers. - HuffPo’s Christopher Mathias Another Spoiled Rich Brat Targeting Ordinary Americans. - and - Leftist Enforcer Jared Holt, Up Close and Personal—A Few Things He’d Prefer You Not To Know.
One of the persecuted**** White Men from the Commie vs. American street fight in Charlottesville, Virginia in the summer of '17, Jason Kessler has written the other 2 - Antifa’s War Against Regular Americans Is Run By Spoiled Rich Kids - and - Half-Egyptian Rich Kid SPLC Enforcer Michael Edison Hayden Is A Weirdo. What Else Is New?..
These two go back into biographical details, a la, Mr. E. H. Hail, of these nasty Communists of the internet world. The antifa scum they discuss have done their best to ruin the careers of traditional Americans that have tried to stop this war by doxing them. The left don't have to remain anonymous, as the Establishment is firmly on their side. Does doxing them help, then. Well, it'd be great if Americans who are still on the fence could see the evil of these people, and it's laid out very well in these 4 parts of the series. Put the word out. We need to start naming names. Senator Tail-gunner Joe McCarthy would be quite welcome here on Peak Stupidity.
* The entire title is Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies.
** The entire title is Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. I don't like long-ass subtitles very much.
*** We got a slight reprieve on this during the 1990s especially right after the Cold War - see Christmas and Communism.
**** and an expert on the legal persecution in the aftermath.