Skip to comments.Allen West, Joe McCarthy and the Communists
Posted on 05/02/2012 7:40:02 PM PDT by Chuckmorse
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) overstated the case when he recently declared I believe there is about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party. He clarified his assertion by stating that he was actually referring to members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus which, he contended, were Marxist in their orientation. At least on that point he was absolutely right.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus which, as Rep. Allen West claimed, includes about 78 members of Congress, maintains a direct affiliation with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) which is the American branch of Socialist International. This international group, Socialist International, traces its origin to the First International which was established in London, September 28, 1864. The First International included Karl Marx as a member of its provisional General Council. The DSA, the American branch of Socialist International, has a euphemistic and nuanced mission statement posted on the website which says, among other things, that To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government must be transformed through greater economic and social democracy.
A cursory investigation of the DSA indicates that they stand for principles that are antithetical to the American system of government and the American way of life. While the congressmen who are members of the Progressive Caucus, which is affiliated with the DSA, have done nothing illegal by holding membership in such an organization, the ethics of their membership ought to be called into question. Upon entering their office these congressmen took an oath to uphold the US Constitution yet they are members of a political organization that is headquartered in a foreign country and that calls for a re-ordering of the American system. Each of them ought to be asked which part of the US Constitution they would like to transform.
PBS commentator Bill Moyers offered a melodramatic presentation on his TV program Bill Moyers Journal entitled Allen West and the ghost of McCarthy. Like Rep. Allen West, Bill Moyers overstated the case. Ironically Moyers worked as a media consultant in the Johnson Administration where one of his duties was to dig up dirt on President Lyndon Johnsons opponents. Senator McCarthy actually was charged with investigating genuine communists and communist sympathizers who were embedded within various agencies of the US Government. Unlike the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who are proud and open members of a group that is affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, the government employees that Sen. McCarthy investigated kept their association with Stalin secret.
Unlike the congressmen who are presently members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which is affiliated with a group that holds legal but contrary opinions regarding the American form of government, the agents that Joe McCarthy investigated were secretly aiding and abetting the Soviet Union, an avowed enemy of their country. Indeed, many of the Stalinist agents investigated by McCarthy were also spies that worked for both Stalin and Hitler during the 1939-1941 Hitler-Stalin Pact years. The pro-Soviet subversives of the post-war period were condemned by Republicans and Democrats alike, by both Liberals and by Conservatives. As an example, liberal Democratic Senator Hubert H. Humphrey filed a bill in Congress in 1950 that wouldve outlawed the Communist Party, a bill that was opposed by Senator McCarthy who felt it went too far.
While there is no reasonable comparison between the activities of the Congressional Progressive Caucus today and that of the communist KGB spies of the post-war period, it should be noted that unlike the attitude back then, many of todays liberals and Democrats have no problem with the political stance taken by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and their allies. Rep. Allen West should be congratulated for having the courage to call them out.
Some members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have decades long records of supporting Communist Party USA fronts and causes, as well as fronts of the Trotskyite and/or Stalinist Socialist Workers Party (SWP) (4th International) and the Workers World Party (WWP).
Among those close to the CPUSA/fronts are Conyers, Rangel, and Danny Davis (Bob Filner, CA, is the red diaper baby of CPUSA organizers), while those who have mixed records include Maxine Waters, Kucinich, Barbara Lee, George Miller, Tom Harkins, Pete Stark, and others.
The DSA is a marxist organization and all its leaders over the years have said so - Ehrenreich, Piven, etc.
SOme Members of Congress in the DSA are just individually wacked out marxists - Schakowsky, the worst.
Bobby Rush is an old Black Panther leader who is still a black extremist with a hoodie.
There are others like Greivjalis (sp.) who are literally representatives from Mexico and LA RAZA, another marxist-oriented organization. See www.keywiki.org and www.DiscoverTheNetwork.com for details on each individual.
West, like McCarthy before him, has a very clear understanding of the enemy within. Both men are true Patriots.
The far left political hack Hubert Humphrey, on the other hand, along with an equally detestable William Fullbright, were among McCarthy's most critical opponents. Both Democrats, they were representative of the concerted effort of the Democrat Party to villify and destroy McCarthy.
They didn't give a damn about Communists beyond their benign acceptance of them. They didn't want the American people to figure out how cozy Truman, Roosevelt, and all the rest of them were with Godless Marxists. They feigned anti-Communist poses to keep the American people from hanging them as traitors.
And that's why McCarthy had to be destroyed.
Nothing has changed in all those years except that now they're after West.
Watching West debate Biden in a vp debate would be incredible.
“Watching West debate Biden in a vp debate would be incredible.”
Debate and Biden in the same sentence is incredible. I agree, it would be like watching an A10 against an Iraqi tank a total mismatch.
It would be a replay of Crazy Joe vs. Sarah Palin. The guy just flat out lies and makes stuff up during the debate, and no one calls him on it.
Colonel West is running for election in my district.
Local newspaper has been running letters to the editor at about 8 to 1 against him. Also stories by libs against him at about 10 to 1. Course they insist they are fair about the whole thing.
I’m supporting him and hope he gives the libs heart failure around here.
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