Joseph McCarthy was Right – The American Communist Party Today

Editorial

By Jennifer Amodei

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy famously waged war on those he thought were loyalists to the communist party and had infiltrated American politics and its way of life. Fresh off World War II, the growing fear and danger of having this ideology on our shores were at the forefront of the minds of Americans.

The conflict, having been fueled by the extreme ideals of Communism and Fascism, left people with a clear sense of the intent and viciousness of these two economic systems that depended on a totalitarian regime as their master.

As the war became a faint memory, the idea to allow such economic theories in mainstream life was won in a court case that asserted 1st amendment rights and let in the open discussion of such opinions, including communism.

Now we live in a time where the American Communist Party has a website and openly advertises its point of view. So much so they have become the mainstream mantra. Almost everything we see in the headlines today can be traced back to the website of the American Communist Party.

The echoing of Social Justice rings of the past revolutions of the Chinese and Russian communist takeovers. The infiltration of it in our schools, media, and military are the building blocks for its confiscation of not only our private property and private enterprise but the complete seizure of our freedoms.

With the blood of those that sacrificed now nothing but a dry memory and so cradled in the luxury of liberty, we find our social studies classes not only not accurately portraying the evil that came from these theories but painting them in a glamourous and humanitarian light.

The media villainizing those who wave the American flag as right-wing extremists and fascists is a tactic of the communist party first introduced under the fire of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. They proclaim capitalism as selfish and greedy, an open campaign to assist the communist with their looting of our property. This effort creates division and confusion, pinning Americans against each other while the communist is cherry-picking their conquest around the globe while the referee of civil society is distracted.

So was Senator Joseph McCarthy correct? Should we not have allowed such ideas to flourish and take root? Quoting Karl Marx. “I will hang the capitalist with the rope he sold me.”

When the truth is finally brought into the light, what appears to be a humanitarian movement is, in reality, a ploy to have us turn over the keys of freedom. Will Americans freely choose their independence?

This there website:  https://www.cpusa.org/

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

Ms. Amodei is a local activist


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C E Voigtsbergfer

At the time I was appalled at McCarthy and his tactics. I worked with a reporter who reported some of the civil service hearings into communists purportedly working in federal civil service and what he told me was chilling. He said at a recess during one hearing he was told to get his stenograph machine and follow the official and to be absolutely certain he made no mention of what was about to take place to either the employee who was the subject of the investigation nor his attorney.

He followed the official into a darkened room where there was a curtained off area. The witness who remain unidentified testified while enclosed in the curtained area. Afterwards, the hearing resumed in “open” session and no mention was ever made of the testimony which was prepared in a separate transcript from the “official” transcript of the proceedings.

I had no reason to doubt his veracity. If that doesn’t send chills down your spine, I think you need to check with your family doctor. You may be dead.

That said, I now think that McCarthy might have been on to something. It’s just too bad that his approach was so offensive and that he, himself, was a drunk and not much of a senator. Trump seems to have adopted some of the more offensive mannerisms of Tailgunner Joe. I give Trump kudos for accomplishing as much as he did in four years. I think it will be noted in the annals of history as a highly successful presidential four years. When one considers how much opposition, slander and outright lies were printed and spewed out in the electronic and broadcast media, his accomplishments seem miraculous. I think history will treat him far better than he has been treated by his contemporaries.

I am glad that I lived in the golden era of American history and hope that I won’t live to see its descent into the chaos and decline that presently seem inevitable. The period after WWII and into the 50s and early 60s truly were the best of times for both the U.S. and California. No, they weren’t perfect. No period in history was ever perfect. Ever since the Johnson administration, with the possible exception of the Reagan years, our country has floundered and struggled in a morass of our own making. I feel like crying every time I think about the state of our country. I feel especially sorry for our young people who have never known the freedoms we experienced in those golden years. The brainwashing of their young minds has been pervasive and unrelenting for the time they have been held captive in “schools” where their unformed minds have been molded and forced into the communist mindset.

Michael A...

A historical perspective. Much needed and appreciated CEV.