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It's Time to See Joe McCarthy For the Hero He Was

catcaul Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 4:08 PM
True subversives in this country are the fascists and their progeny. Remember Hitler was well regarded among the banking/industrialist class in the 30's and 40's..Prescott Bush was forced by the War Powers act to finally disinvest in Nazi Germany in 1942 for example..Then after the war many high ranking Nazis were imported into the US to fill important posts in space and defense tech companies..including atomics..Americans that resisted this nazification of our military were purged..see Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer etc..

Freshman Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is just the latest in a long series of public figures to be reviled for "McCarthyism" following his recent questioning of Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense. The response? Conservatives have rushed to defend their own against the charge. To understate the case, that's not enough. It's time to debunk McCarthyism itself.

No matter how much evidence vindicating the late Sen. Joe McCarthy comes out, what we call McCarthyism remains anathema in American life. Simply to utter the word is to deep-freeze debate, even thought itself. Even as we learn about the...