In the early 50's, Joseph McCarthy's tactics completely undermined his investigation regarding the Communist infiltration of the American government and culture. To say that he was a flawed messenger is an understatement; however, he was correct.
Mass initial denial and scorn for the messenger is the default reaction to those who are prescient and have the courage to call attention to reality.
Harbingers of the truth, no matter what their character, are always excoriated, by those who are complicit in the events and the hidden agendas beneath as well as by those who are ignorant of and/or dismissive of anything which contradicts the accepted narrative.
Most are aware of the term "Islamophobia" but not all, particularly those who are younger, are familiar with "McCarthyism". This write up will focus on the journey of the Communist infiltration of our political system. Islamophobia will be discussed in a future essay.
COMMUNIST PARTY USA (CPUSA):
Controlled by the Soviet Union for most of its history.
Engaged in espionage, infiltrated unions, and used front groups. Acted as a fifth column in American government and society.
Upon its inception in 1919, the CPUSA was inextricably linked to the Soviet Communist International (Comintern), which was controlled by Moscow leadership and possessed“uncontested authority” over all international parties. When it was founded, the Party had approximately 50,000 members.
By the 1920s, the CPUSA’s membership had dwindled to approximately 15,000 because the Comintern forced it to adopt an ultra-revolutionary stance and give up attempts at “coalition building.” The Great Depression presented the Party with an opportunity to recruit and build its membership. Thus the CPUSA used hard times as a propaganda tool to assail the failure of capitalism, targeting particularly the liberal policies of the early FDR administration while successfully infiltrating government agencies, notably the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.
In 1935, with the rise of Nazism, the Comintern changed its policy and adopted the Popular Front tactic, which allowed the CPUSA to pose as the anti-fascist defenders of American liberalism. As Earl Bowder, the leader of the CPUSA from 1935 to 1945, declared, “Communism is Twentieth-Century Americanism.” This new tactic increased the Party's membership to nearly 100,000 people -- its high point -- , and it simultaneously allowed the Party to infiltrate a whole host of liberal institutions and use them as front groups. The CPUSA worked especially on becoming a presence within the powerful labor federation, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (which would later merge with the American Federation of Labor, to become the AFL-CIO).
In 1939, the Nazi-Soviet pact brought an end to the CPUSA’s anti-fascist pose. Soon after, the Party returned to its prior aggressive denunciations of mainstream American politics -- a move that eventually brought about a collapse in membership, especially when the Party reversed course once again with Hitler’s invasion of the USSR.
After World War II ended, Soviet hostility to the West surfaced once more. In 1944, U.S. Army cryptanalysts broke the code to the KGB’s communications, and by 1948 the Venona project had identified hundreds of espionage operatives in the United States. Although the Roosevelt administration had dismissed Republican assertions that Communists had infiltrated the New Deal, by the late 1940s the Truman administration began to treat the internal Communist threat as a very serious matter.
In 1948, Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, both former Communists, testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities that Communists had operated in the Roosevelt administration -- especially Alger Hiss, who had served as a top official in the State Department. In January 1950, Hiss was convicted. A year later, on March 6, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, members of the CPUSA and militant Stalinists, were put on trial for espionage and were executed two years later in 1953. Generations of radicals perceived them as martyrs for the cause and, to this day, many still protest their guilt, even though evidence continues to prove that they engaged in a conspiracy to steal the atomic secrets of the United Stated and deliver them to the USSR.
For much more go here.
Why do we hear so much about McCarthyism in the contemporary political debate? Is there a basis for the fear that we will return to the spirit of that brief moment in the 1950s when this bizarre figure dominated our politics? Is there legitimate worry that we will l once again be victimized by a pathology that Harry Truman defined in 1951 when he went on television to defend himself against the charge that he had knowingly protected Harry Dexter White (an official in his administration who had been named as a Soviet agent), a pathology that Truman identified as the big lie and the reckless smear; corruption of truth, indiscriminate use of guilt by association, and disregard for due process?
If there is such a danger, it comes not from Joseph McCarthy's followers on the Right, but from the Left, which professes to hate McCarthy's memory. The Nation and other left-wing journals regularly smear James LeMoyne, Robert Leiken, Ronald Radosh, and other Central American experts who deny that the Sandinistas are building a Utopia as being Contra hirelings or CIA agents. For his dissent on affirmative action programs, black economist Thomas Sowell was labeled "an enemy of his people" by Roger Wilkins in the same radical journal....
There was also the reaction on the liberal Left to the appointment of John H . Koehler as Reagan's White House communications director, replacing Pat Buchanan. Once it was discovered that Koehler as a child of ten in his native Germany had belonged briefly to a Nazi youth group, there was a tremendous liberal outcry, although the head of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League observed that it was "ludicrous to judge a 56-year-old person by his associations as a 10 year old."
"After all, what made McCarthy a McCarthyite was not his bluster but his anti-Communist mission...." To dismiss the senator's real malevolence as mere "bluster" may seem fatuous to those familiar with the history of the Fifties, but there is a reason for the use of this term. What Schrecker and others on the Left who have integrated McCarthy into their ideology are saying is that the problem was not the man's methods but what he believed; not his demagogic lack of scruples, nor the psychological demons that sent him careening out of control, but the objectives of his perverse crusade. For them, just as much as for the tiny band of zealots who gather every year at his grave on the anniversary of his death, Joseph McCarthy is a representative American. Yet they summon his ghost not to underscore the importance of civil liberties in a democracy but as part of a morality play about the dangers of anti-Communism. To accuse someone of being a McCarthyite, therefore, has become a way of embargoing ideas that the Left dislikes and invoking cloture on debates that it doesn't want to have.
For more, go here.
Was McCarthy Right?
Venona, Cables Coming in From the Cold:
Nearly four years ago, soon after the initial public release by the National Security Agency (NSA) of its long-secret Venona archive--decoded Soviet intelligence messages transmitted by telegraphic cable to and from Moscow during World War II - we predicted in these pages that "historians of the Cold War will be examining these documents...for a long time." We should have added, "and arguing about their implications." Today that argument, which is essentially over the history of the McCarthy era, is well underway in various media.
Thus The New York Times reported last fall in a major "Week in Review" piece titled "Witching Hour: Rethinking McCarthyism, if Not McCarthy," that the release of the Venona archive "has unleashed a flood of scholarship" and engendered a growing controversy among Cold War historians of the left and right. Several days afterward, a lead editorial in that newspaper, "Revisionist McCarthyism," cautioned, "Beware the rehabilitation of Joseph McCarthy. Armed with audacity and new archival information, a number of American scholars would like to rewrite the historical verdict on Senator McCarthy and McCarthyism." Time magazine, on the other hand, weighed in recently, asking, "Was McCarthy on the right track?", a piece in which it observed that Venona "demonstrates beyond argument that the Soviet penetration into American life, government, science and industry...was deep, thorough and hostile." And William F. Buckley has seized the moment for a novel, "The Redhunter," based on the life of his longtime hero, McCarthy.
For more, go here.
List of Americans in the Venona papers:
Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Chairman of the bipartisan Commission on Government Secrecy, responsible for securing the release of Venona project materials, in the Introduction to his book Secrecy states, "The Venona intercepts contained overwhelming proof of the activities of Soviet spy networks in America, complete with names, dates, places, and deeds." (1) The release involved careful consideration of privacy interests of individuals mentioned, referenced, or identified in the translations. Some names have not been released when to do so would constitute an invasion of privacy. Over 200 named or covernamed persons found in the VENONA translations, persons then present in the U.S., are claimed by the KGB and the GRU in their messages as their clandestine assets or contacts.(2)
For a complete list of Americans named, go here.
Glenn Beck-McCarthy and the Venona papers:
Well worth the eight minute listen.
George Soros is the poster child for wealthy left wing financiers of the leftist take down of America, but there are many more who share his views.
The Left Wing Millionaires Club:
One of the great myths of the left is that socialism is a movement of the people, the working classes, or the poor. In fact -- as Frederick Hayek pointed out long ago -- all socialist movements are the creation of intellectual elites, liberally pollinated by millionaires. Karl Marx was the kept intellectual of factory owner Frederick Engels; Bill Ayers, a leader of the terrorist cult called the Weatherman, was a scion of the American upper class; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, is a multi-millionairess; Michael Moore, leftwing propagandist, is a multi-millionaire who has profited handsomely from the "struggle." The Leftwing Millionaires Club is a very incomplete list designed to illustrate this point and to serve as a reminder that everything is not always what it appears. (Text: Frederick Hayek "The Intellectuals and Socialism," in Hayek, Socialism and War, University of Chicago Press, 1997)
For an extensive list of who they are, go here.
The Leftists On The Hill:
The Congressional Progressive Caucus:
Socialist wing of the Democratic Party
Consists of 76 Members of Congress
Has close ties to the Institute for Policy Studies and the Democratic Socialists of America
Has ties to the Communist Party USA
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) was founded in 1991 by Bernie Sanders, a self-identified socialist who had recently been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Sanders' CPC co-founders included House members Ron Dellums, Lane Evans, Thomas Andrews, Peter DeFazio, and Maxine Waters. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) was also involved in CPC's founding and in Caucus activities thereafter; IPS continues to advise CPC on various matters to this day.
Another key player in establishing CPC was the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which has maintained a close alliance with the Caucus ever since. In 1997, DSA's political director, Chris Riddiough, organized a meeting with CPC leaders to discuss how the two groups might be able to “unite our forces on a common agenda.” Among those who participated in the meeting were Bernie Sanders, labor leader Richard Trumka, professor Noam Chomsky, feminist Patricia Ireland, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Senator Paul Wellstone, journalist William Greider, and the socialist author Barbara Ehrenreich.
Beginning in 1997, CPC worked closely with the newly launched “Progressive Challenge, a coalition of more than 100 leftist organizations that sought to unite their activities and objectives under a "multi-issue progressive agenda."
For more, go here.
This is an alphabetical list of all current members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC):
Tammy Baldwin, Karen Bass, Xavier Becerra, Earl Blumenauer, Robert Brady, Corrine Brown, Michael Capuano, Andre Carson, Donna Christensen, Judy Chu, David Cicilline, Yvette Clarke, William "Lacy" Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, Steve Cohen, John Conyers, Elijah Cummings, Danny Davis, Peter DeFazio, Rosa DeLauro, Donna Edwards, Keith Ellison, Sam Farr, Chaka Fattah, Bob Filner, Barney Frank, Marcia Fudge, Raúl Grijalva, Luis Gutierrez, Maurice Hinchey, Mazie Hirono, Michael Honda, Jesse Jackson Jr.,Sheila Jackson Lee, Hakeem Jeffries, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Hank Johnson Jr., Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich, Brenda Lawrence, Barbara Lee, John Lewis, David Loebsack, Ben Ray Lujan, Carolyn Maloney, Ed Markey, Jim McDermott, James McGovern, George Miller, Gwen Moore, Jim Moran,Jerrold Nadler, Eleanor Holmes Norton, John Olver, Frank Pallone, Ed Pastor,Donald Payne Jr., Chellie Pingree, Jared Polis, Charles Rangel, Laura Richardson, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Bobby Rush, Linda Sanchez, Bernie Sanders, Jan Schakowsky, Jose Serrano, Louise Slaughter, Pete Stark, Bennie Thompson, John Tierney, Nydia Velazquez, Maxine Waters, Mel Watt, Henry Waxman, Peter Welch, and Frederica Wilson.
The following individuals were members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus at various times in the past:
Neil Abercrombie, David Bonior, Sherrod Brown, Roland Burris, Julia Carson, Diana DeGette, Lane Evans, Eni Faleomavaega, Earl Hilliard, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Eric Massa, Cynthia McKinney, Carrie Meek, Major Owens, Nancy Pelosi, Lynn Rivers, Gus Savage, Robert Scott, Hilda Solis, Linda Stender, Tom Udall, Diane Watson, Paul Wellstone, Robert Wexler, and Lynn Woolsey.
For more information on each with links, go here.
The Ultimate Goal: Globalism:
Globalism is Behind Marxist Subversion of America, War on Terrror January 1, 2002 by Henry Makow Ph.D.:
How would you explain the following?
Communism has been discredited in both Russia and China, yet the Communist Party slogan, "politically correct," has become part of the vernacular in the United States.
The Rockefeller Foundation funded all of:
The site of the United Nations headquarters in NYC.
The Pacific Institute, a Soviet-infiltrated think tank that influenced U.S. acceptance of Communist China in the 1940's.
The invention of the contraceptive pill, and the IUD.
The father of modern "sexual liberation," Dr. Alfred Kinsey, a gay pederast and pornographer.
Marxism and lesbianism, disguised as feminism (and equal rights for women which I support), has been unleashed on America like a deadly virus. Marxists control education and the social services and use their position to destroy Judeo Christian values. They have vast influence in justice and the media. The heterosexual family is besieged: Between 1960 and 1998, the percentage of single-parent families have tripled, and one third of all American children live apart from their fathers. The national birthrate is down by 50%. Homosexuality is taught in elementary schools. In the media, promiscuity and pornography are sold as a substitute for marital fulfillment.
I have been searching for a political paradigm to explain why the "establishment" has allowed all of the above. My search has lead me to so-called conspiracy theories. I was surprised to discover that, generally speaking, there is only one conspiracy theory, and it is pretty credible:
The world is run by a super-rich elite. Far from being a threat, Marxism (i.e. Communism, now disguised as feminism) is actually subsidized and used by the super-rich to weaken and destabilize the West. The plan, bizarre as it sounds, is to formalize elite control of the world in the United Nations.
Through Rockefeller fronts like the Council for Foreign Relations, international banks, secret societies, and intelligence agencies, the super-rich have been laying this plan since the League of Nations. Most of our political leaders have been in on it, which may explain why the world is in such rough shape.
The best summary of this outlook is William F. Jasper's "Global Tyranny...Step by Step: The United Nations and the Emerging New World Order." It is published by the John Birch Society and can be found on their web site www.thenewamerican.com
As a former Leftist, I never imagined I would ever recommend anything by the John Birch Society. Beginning in my teen years, I marched for Negro Civil Rights, protested the Vietnam War, spent $50,000 fighting Free Trade (NAFTA) and sponsored a small pro-Sandinista newsletter. In my mind, the John Birch Society was always "a fanatical Right-wing group." I was brainwashed by the Liberal-Marxist media, and given a set of beliefs that made me, and millions like me dysfunctional.
It will take more research to substantiate this new political paradigm. Here are some of the directions I will follow.
The Birchers say the super-rich use Marxism to maintain economic monopoly and social control. By setting up Soviet Russia, they eliminated potent capitalist rivals. At the same time, they created a dangerous political rival that galvanized Americans and required huge military expenditures.
Today, they use the Marxist virus (feminism) to instill group-think, foster homosexual dysfunction and to take the upbringing of children away from heterosexual families. They hand power and position to their members of the Feminist Party and their allies. Self-righteous and self-deluded, Liberals, Marxists and even some Conservatives are instruments of a super-rich totalitarian elite. Journalists, professors, politicians and businessmen, they are the new Communist Party, preying on the people.
The Birchers say the "downfall of Communism" in Russia is mostly cosmetic. The Communist elite has simply sloughed off the unworkable burden of Marxist dogma and grabbed Russia's wealth for themselves. Now they don't even pretend to share it. Under KGB operative Putin, the "nomenclatura" will play its familiar role in the New World Order.
At its formation, the acting Secretary General of the United Nations, Alger Hiss, was actually a Soviet agent. Another was Harry Hopkins, FDR's closest advisor. Hopkins spoke of "a New Deal for the world," "a worldwide leveling and redistribution of wealth," and a new "democratic world order."
The Birchers say the UN is a Marxist organization devoted to serving the world's elite. It usurps our democratic rights by passing laws which supercede Congress. Its true face can be seen in the anti Semitic spectacle of the Durban Conference, its lesbian anti-family declarations, its complicity in the slaughter of Africans, and its role in Kosovo and other globalist actions. Its sisters, the IMF and the World Bank regularly bankroll brutal Marxist dictatorships.
When I became a Conservative, I was in favor of globalism because I thought it represented healthy capitalism. I was opposed to the protesters in Seattle etc. and cheered for the police. Now I wonder if I should join the demonstrators. If Marxism is indeed a tool of elite control, old distinctions of Left and Right no longer apply. The only distinction is between democracy and global dictatorship.
Which brings me to the current "War on Terror." I suspect that terrorism is being used to galvanize the US population in the interests of a hidden agenda. "The Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace" an elite document leaked in 1967 talks about the need to find "a political substitute for war" in order to control the social agenda. The environment, health and poverty were all considered and found wanting. "It is more probable in our opinion," they opined, "that such a threat will have to be invented..." (Jasper,131)
With the "downfall" of Communism, a new threat, "the war on terror" apparently has been found. I have a hunch that elements in the US intelligence establishment were aware of the attack planned for Sept. 11. It bears too great a similarity to other outrage attacks like the sinking of the USS Maine (1898), the Lusitania (1915) Pearl Harbor (1941) all used to mobilize the public for war. The WTC attack also resembles the recent Oklahoma City bombing (1995) which seems designed to discredit militias who oppose globalism.
I cheer the troops as much as anyone. I appreciate the Al Queda is a real danger. But I wonder if the hidden agenda is to convince us that we need the New World Order, totalitarian elite world government, to protect us from terrorism.
The Bush Administration continues to support feminist and "multi cultural" programs. The latest example: it supports the provision of US government services in foreign languages despite the fact that the Supreme Court has ruled it unnecessary. This further undermines national cohesion.
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The above article discusses the endgame and the manipulation used to achieve it. As I noted in my "Planned Chaos" series our Main social institutions are being successfully denigrated to the point where our entire culture is well on the road to perdition.
Discord will evolve into anarchy after which time the saviors (globalists) will step in to restore "love, peace, social justice, and order".
It will eventually dawn on the spiritually exhausted populace that they have been deceived into accepting a totalitarian dystopian Hell from which there will be no escape.
The power of the elite will be too great to overcome in the short term. Our only hope is that nothing lasts forever. The nation state is never etched in stone, and eventually the cycle of history will repeat itself. We humans are forever destined to be in conflict, either with our own governing system or with a "foreign" enemy.
We must guard our heritage so as to pass it on to the survivors of the coming globalist tyranny.
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