Monday, March 26, 2012

Joe McCarthy Vindicated, Again

Chuck Morse Speaks 


Joe McCarthy Vindicated, Again
Chuck Morse
Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Ann Coulter is a talented writer as well as an attractive and popular woman, which is why she’s in a position to take on an issue that many have courageously championed for decades to little avail.
In her new book, “Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism,” Coulter states: "The myth of 'McCarthyism' is the greatest Orwellian fraud of our times. ... Liberals are fanatical liars, then as now. Everything you think you know about McCarthy is a hegemonic lie."
The truth about Joe McCarthy and the story of his successful exposure of the communist conspiracy that infected our government during the FDR administration is once again being trumpeted, but this time by a cultural icon who has already sold millions of books and who can’t be ignored or dismissed. Hallelujah!
Regarding the ongoing and unrelenting big-lie attack on Joe McCarthy from the left, a man who was simply doing the job he was elected to do, namely to guard our Constitution and our way of life against a conspiracy to undermine it, Coulter comments:
"Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals. ... McCarthy was not tilting at windmills. Soviet spies in the government were not a figment of right-wing imaginations. He was tilting at an authentic Communist conspiracy that had been laughed off by the Democratic Party."
It should be noted that it is certainly a protected right in this country for an individual to be a Communist. It is also a right for an individual to be a Nazi, or a Klansmen. Contrary to leftist agitprop, Joe McCarthy recognized this right, he expressed that recognition on many occasions, and he was quite careful to play by the rules in his investigation of government subversion.
Joe McCarthy, contrary to leftist lies, was involved in investigating the phenomenon of secret Communists operating within the federal government, nothing more and nothing less.
During his brief tenure in the U.S.Senate, Joe McCarthy confronted and uncovered the bizarre phenomenon of certain government officials, in some cases very highly placed and highly regarded government officials, as engaging in a concealment of their Communist involvement.
An analogous situation to the one that Joe McCarthy confronted would be if an al-Qaeda operative were working in the State Department or another sensitive agency of government today and keeping his affiliation secret.
Joe McCarthy demonstrated the fact that Communists had no more of a right to work in our government than would Nazis or Klansmen. The American people, conversely, have a right to know the political orientation of government officials who might be in a position to adversely influence the future of the country.
The liberal response to Joe McCarthy’s revelations, then and now, was to submit him and his reputation to a public auto-da-fe, one that continues to stand as an example of what the left will do to someone who dares to defy its agenda.
Coulter states: “While consistently rooting against America, liberals have used a fictional event forged of their own hysteria – 'McCarthyism' – to prevent Americans from ever asking the simple question: Do liberals love their country?”
Congratulations to Ann –may she have much success with this endeavor for the sake of all of us.
At a frightful sacrifice, even of his own well-being and life, Joe McCarthy was nevertheless successful in fulfilling the public obligation he shouldered. His work was not in vain. In spite of a campaign of vilification, hate and lies, Joe McCarthy successfully alerted the American public at large to the danger Communism posed.
Joe McCarthy’s career parallels that of Winston Churchill in that Churchill likewise tried to warn the British people about the impending danger of Nazism in the 1930s. Churchill was vilified before World War II but, like Joe McCarthy, Churchill understood his times and the nature of evil.
Human history can often hinge on the conscience and action of a single brave individual. We should remember with gratitude that the left failed in its attempt to silence Joe McCarthy as most Americans woke up in time to the Communists' treachery.
Chuck Morse is a radio talk show host at WROL in Boston (http://www.chuckmorse.com). E-mail Chuck at chuckm@chuckmorse.com.

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