View Full Version : Innocent victims of "McCARTHYISM" finally found!

07-03-2011, 05:12 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Let’s start with the phrase McCarthyism—a slander the left simply loves to hang around the necks of anybody who happens to disagree with them and tries to counter their deadly influence over American life. <span style='font-size: 11pt'>Do any of those who throw the word around have the faintest idea of where that word was coined? Are they aware that it was hatched in the bowels of number 3, Dzherzinsky Square—headquarters of the KGB in Moscow? Or that it was first used in the columns of the communist newspaper, the Daily Worker before the left wing media and their liberal allies eagerly picked it up for use against anti-communists, thereby doing exactly what the Soviets expected them to do?</span>

Then there’s the matter of the source of many of Joe’s accusations—accusations being proved by release of the so-called Venona Intercepts—of Soviet cable traffic whose code was broken back in the mid-forties and remained top secret for many years. These intercepted cables revealed that there were over 350 Americans spying for the Soviets, and enabled investigators to identify about half of them.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>What is not widely known is that Joe McCarthy had access to the information contained in the top secret Venona intercepts—access given him by J. Edgar Hoover and others concerned with the extent of Soviet espionage and penetration—but he could not defend himself against charges of recklessly accusing people of being Soviet agents by revealing the source of his information without alerting the Soviets that some of their most important secrets were known to U.S. Intelligence.</span>

We hear much about the plight of the so-called victims of McCarthyism—an alleged army of people unfairly targeted by the Wisconsin Senator. Gallons of tears are shed over Hollywood actors, writers and others working in films. <span style='font-size: 11pt'>The so-called blacklist that allegedly kept innocent people from working in Hollywood (despite the fact that their left-wing friends continued to use many of these identified members of the Soviet led American communist party—lately revealed as totally an instrument of the Soviet Union—while concealing their assistance).</span>

There are a couple of things wrong with this story. <span style='font-size: 11pt'>First, these people were not what they are called today—victims of McCarthyism. Joe had nothing to do with the Hollywood hearings which cited the communist membership of those accused—they were solely the work of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee. And the so-called victims were members of the Soviet-dominated U.S. Communist party.</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Secondly, the real blacklist was composed of anti-communists—famous and not so famous actors and directors who could not find work because of their anti-communist activities. People like Adolph Menjou, Ward Bond, Bruce Cabot—all members of John Wayne’s anti-communist Motion Picture Alliance. Wayne courageously stood up for these people—and you can see most of them in reruns of countless Wayne films. He used them over and over, keeping them working when often nobody else would hire them. They were the real victims of the real blacklist.</span> </div></div>

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