Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Joseph Raymond McCarthy


Monday on his Fox News show, Glenn Beck launched an attack on the AFL-CIO and its president, Richard Trumka, claiming that the "Communist Party USA is admitting to the party's working relationship with Richard Trumka ... and the AFL-CIO." Beck reprised his attack this morning on Fox & Friends, during a rant about Democrats being "controlled by radicals and revolutionaries" as well as "communists":
BECK: Yesterday, AFL-CIO -- the Communist Party leader -- for the Communist Party USA -- talked about how they are coordinating with Richard Trumka and the AFL-CIO. If you're in the unions, do you realize that your money, your union dues, are going to stand with the communists and the revolutionaries in this country.
Beck seems to have based his attack on a November 13 post on a right-wing blog claiming that "Communist Party USA Boasts Working Relationship with AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka" and that Scott Marshall, CPUSA's labor commission chairman, "emphasized their direct working relationship" with Trumka.

Glenn Beck will not quit being Glenn Beck.  Bill Maher was just on Keith O last night declaring that there are differences between the crew at MSNBC and Fox News.

To Maher, Keith O and his staff research the news of the day and take up a few issues to discuss in depth.

Glenn Beck slings his own poop at the TV screen.

I think it is more serious than that. Beck and rush and even figures like Newt are making speeches that remind me of days past.

Speech of Joseph McCarthy, Wheeling, West Virginia, February 9, 1950
Ladies and gentlemen, tonight as we celebrate the one hundred forty-first birthday of one of the greatest men in American history, I would like to be able to talk about what a glorious day today is in the history of the world. As we celebrate the birth of this man who with his whole heart and soul hated war, I would like to be able to speak of peace in our time—of war being outlawed—and of world-wide disarmament. These would be truly appropriate things to be able to mention as we celebrate the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.
You see how Joe began this famous rant with praise for an American icon on that icon’s birthday? And do you see how Senator McCarthy includes in his opening salvo the importance of world peace and world-wide disarmament.

Then he moves on, gradually describing the enemy, the enemy that will prevent war from being outlawed and the world from being disarmed.

The enemy is thus described.

Karl Marx dismissed God as a hoax, and Lenin and Stalin have added in clear-cut, unmistakable language their resolve that no nation, no people who believe in a god, can exist side by side with their communistic state.
Karl Marx, for example, expelled people from his Communist Party for mentioning such things as love, justice, humanity or morality. He called this “soulful ravings” and “sloppy sentimentality.” . . .
Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity. The modern champions of communism have selected this as the time, and ladies and gentlemen, the chips are down—they are truly down.
Joe McCarthy has described the enemy, juxtaposed to our American Icon. The coming war is between the followers of honest, religious and American Lincoln vs. atheistic, dishonest, immoral Karl Marx.

The current battle will be between a country full of love, justice, humanity and morality and a country of godless communist heathens. 

However, there is a further twist in all of this war of ideals. That is U.S. being full of ideals and them having none.

This indicates the swiftness of the tempo of Communist victories and American defeats in the cold war. As one of our outstanding historical figures once said, “When a great democracy is destroyed, it will not be from enemies from without, but rather because of enemies from within.” . . .
The enemies within will destroy us folks, that was Joe’s message.

The reason why we find ourselves in a position of impotency is not because our only powerful potential enemy has sent men to invade our shores . . . but rather because of the traitorous actions of those who have been treated so well by this Nation. It has not been the less fortunate, or members of minority groups who have been traitorous to this Nation, but rather those who have had all the benefits that the wealthiest Nation on earth has had to offer . . . the finest homes, the finest college education and the finest jobs in government we can give.
This is glaringly true in the State Department. There the bright young men who are born with silver spoons in their mouths are the ones who have been most traitorous. . . .
I have here in my hand a list of 205 . . . a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department. . . .

I just thought that it might be fruitful to go back to one of William F. Buckley’s heroes and see what it was that he communicated to my parent’s generation

Most of us have seen the first Manchurian Candidate that offered a caricature of Senator Joe waiving a list in the air.  The more you look at these speeches given in the year I was born and the year after, the more you see that the fellow in the Manchurian Candidate was not a caricature at all but the real thing.

And then look how this racist prick uses the name of Abraham Lincoln. I mean here is a right wing fascist prick who uses the name of ole Abe in defense of his fascist rantings.
You see how it goes.

That is why Glenn Beck has used the name of Martin Luther King in his modern demagoguery.

It is the pointy headed liberal with the silver spoon in his mouth who will destroy U.S. And a year later, Joe made another speech that appears at first to allude to his list of 220 commie pinko silver spooned liberal pricks and then he appears somehow to whittle that number down to 57.
While the records are not available to me, I know absolutely of one group of approximately 300 certified to the Secretary for discharge because of communism. He actually only discharged approximately 80. I understand that this was done after lengthy consultation with the now-convicted traitor, Alger Hiss. I would suggest, therefore, Mr. President, that you simply pick up your phone and ask Mr. Acheson how many of those whom your board had labeled as dangerous Communists he failed to discharge. The day the House Un-American Activities Committee exposed Alger Hiss as an important link in an international Communist spy ring you signed an order forbidding the State Department’s giving any information in regard to the disloyalty or the communistic connections of anyone in that Department to the Congress.
Despite this State Department black-out, we have been able to compile a list of 57 Communists in the State Department. This list is available to you but you can get a much longer list by ordering Secretary Acheson to give you a list of those whom your own board listed as being disloyal and who are still working in the State Department. I believe the following is the minimum which can be expected of you in this case.
Source: U.S. Senate, State Department Loyalty Investigation Committee on Foreign Relations, 81st Congress; Joseph McCarthy to President Harry Truman February 11, 1950, Congressional Record, 81st Congress
See Also:"You Are the Un-Americans, and You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourselves": Paul Robeson Appears Before HUAC
"They Want to Muzzle Public Opinion": John Howard Lawson's Warning to the American Public
"The World Was at Stake": Three "Friendly" HUAC Hollywood Witnesses Assess Pro-Soviet Wartime Films
"A Damaging Impression of Hollywood Has Spread": Movie "Czar" Eric Johnston Testifies before HUAC
Now here is just one rant from Newt recently:

The Soviet Polish dictatorship was repressive," Gingrich said, according to prepared remarks given to us by Gingrich's office. "Imagine a country where you could not pray in school -- the government was constantly tearing down crosses -- in classrooms and newsrooms it was easier to be an atheist than to be a Christian.
"Imagine a small secular political elite imposing its radical values on a massive majority of worshippers. You can see how strange Poland was -- or maybe you can see how relevant this story is to America today
See Newt is worried about those pointy headed liberal elitist commie bastards, just like beckerhead.  But unlike beckerhead, Newt should no better since he has about five degrees and has spent decades researching and teaching at ivy league schools.

Here is Rush at his best:

Communist Party USA Hails Obama Victory."  "'From the understandably elated editors of the Communist Party USA's people's weekly, formerly the Daily Worker, July 1st, 2009: 'Communist Party USA Eelebrates Obama's First Six Months.'"  "Communist Party USA to Take the Streets for Obama," August 10th, 2009. This is to oppose the tea parties and the town hall meetings that were going on.  "Communist Party USA Honors SEIU and the AFSCME Union Leaders."  "CPUSA Speech Lays Out Obama Agenda."  I mean, it's right there for people to see; and these are not, you know, play communists.  They're not all that powerful here. Well, they are actually with Obama in office.  But he says that he's not a Bolshevik.  "I'm not. I'm not an ideologue," but he most definitely is.
Rush weaves all the unions into this communist conspiracy, just like beckerhead.

We do have an enemies within folks and beckerhead and rush and the Newt count among their members.


Alan said...

Makes me wonder where the modern-day Edward R. Murrow is that will shine a light on these corner-crawling Communist conspiracy cockroaches.

And if one such did happen to appear, would the public be paying attention...this time?

cmaukonen said...

I do not know what it is but for some reason those on the right need some group to hate. Maybe it's the only way they can justify their own existence and inflated egos or to feel secure and have any sense of self.

Alan said...

It's simple, C. Back in the McCarthy days, they set their own tone by defining themselves entirely in terms of who and what they were not. Since the end of the Communist "threat" they have needed an enemy of similarly mythic stature, so they keep inventing them.

They feel nothing other than fear, and as Sun Tzu has said so clearly, when an opponent feels cornered, their strength and energy redouble.


Love the Tzu reference. I do not know the best path toward abolishing these people.

The hate mail and the death threats against these pundits must be awesome. And the response just makes them stronger.

Joe was destroyed mostly through his alcoholism, as far as I can tell. He let that Senator just destroy him on national TV.

Nowadays he would go to rehab and end up with his own show on Fox. ha

Alan said...

Reinstatement of the "Fairness Doctrine" would be - at least - a step in the right direction.

Sadly, Murdoch's millions will buy the prevention of that.