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CARTOON: On Un-American Activities
Out of Order Blog ^ | 4-10-14 | Dale

Posted on 04/10/2014 7:24:12 AM PDT by daletoons

As the world continues to fade to grainy black and white, Barry and his Democrats are bringing back a blast from the past, Blacklisting. In his zeal to root out communist ideology in America, Joe McCarthy used the force of government to ruin the lives of communist dupes in Hollywood and elsewhere. Finally, cooler heads prevailed and the witch hunts came to an end. Now the jackboot is on the other foot. The difference today is that there don't seem to be any cooler heads to put the brakes on this bunch who want to root out traditional American ideology.



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1 posted on 04/10/2014 7:24:12 AM PDT by daletoons
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To: daletoons

Tailgunner Barack?


2 posted on 04/10/2014 7:26:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Jo Nuvark; DarthVader; SmithL; nmh; spirited irish; MitchellC; Stoutcat; Sneakyuser; darkwing104; ..

Totalitarians are so predictable.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 7:27:32 AM PDT by daletoons (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.)
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To: daletoons

Cooler heads did not prevail; the communists won. But the article is otherwise correct.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 7:31:56 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Just the tail part.


5 posted on 04/10/2014 7:32:47 AM PDT by daletoons (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.)
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To: daletoons

ahahahaha


6 posted on 04/10/2014 7:33:56 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Tailgunner Barack?

Nice double entendre!

7 posted on 04/10/2014 7:38:15 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: henkster
But the article is otherwise correct.

Actually, no. Senator McCarthy never had anything to do with Hollywood. His entire investigation was focused on and limited to people in government service who were communists. And later records once the Soviet Union imploded showed both that he was right on there being a lot of communists in the government, and that they were actively and knowingly working against the interests of the United States.

In fact, his investigations were the polar opposite of Obama's 'witch hunt.' Obama wants to destroy people who are *not* in government. To Obama, government is sacred, second only to himself in importance.
8 posted on 04/10/2014 7:40:56 AM PDT by Phlyer
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To: null and void
Im certain that Mister Reggie would be thrilled....to read this!




9 posted on 04/10/2014 7:42:02 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Phlyer

10 posted on 04/10/2014 7:46:23 AM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10 smartphone :)
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To: henkster

Hope you’re wrong, but it doesn’t look like it right now.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 7:54:35 AM PDT by daletoons (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.)
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To: daletoons
“Joe McCarthy used the force of government to ruin the lives of communist dupes in Hollywood and elsewhere. Finally, cooler heads prevailed and the witch hunts came to an end.”

This statement is totally untrue and shows the author is ignorant of the history of the era.

Joe McCarthy was a member of and later Chairman of the Senate Committee on Investigations. In his role he investigated Communist infiltration of the government. Communist infiltration of the government was widespread at the time. There were many Communist spy rings within the government working for the Soviet Union. Alger Hiss was just one example. The people Senator McCarthy investigated were later proved to have been Communists or Communist sympathizers. He often backed off investigations when asked. Senator McCarthy had information about the Communist activities of Robert Oppenheimer but did not make them public at the request of President Eisenhower. McCarthy was extremely popular in his day among the American people. The media however continually attacked him.

Those Communists mounted a campaign against Senator McCarthy. They used his homosexual staffer Roy Cohn’s attempt to get special treatment for his gay lover David Schine from the Army as a reason to stage what became known as the Army McCarthy hearings. McCarthy was then attacked on TV and by others in government. He was censored by the Senate. The Democrats regained the Senate in 1954 and McCarthy was reduced to a minority member with no influence.

The term McCarthyism was invented by a communist agent within the Truman Administration. It was used to falsely claim McCarthy was untruthful.

12 posted on 04/10/2014 8:03:31 AM PDT by detective
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To: daletoons
Our country is rapidly becoming a mirror of Big Brother's totalitarian state in Orwell's 1984. Our movements are monitored by cameras on every street corner and government drones, the NSA monitors our every phone call and e-mail, bureaucrats will soon be accessing our medical records and deciding what treatments we will be given and even having politically incorrect opinions can now cause you lose your job or have your rights infringed. I expect that we will soon be seeing posters with Obama's image saying that Obama is watching you.
13 posted on 04/10/2014 8:31:14 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: daletoons

Thanks for the ping.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 8:33:09 AM PDT by GOPJ (When fascism comes it will come..with promises of a better world.The jackboots come later..-Shapiro)
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To: daletoons
Totalitarians are so predictable.

We make light of Obama and his goons being totalitarians, but it's getting darker at the edges... kinda scary.

15 posted on 04/10/2014 8:37:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (When fascism comes it will come..with promises of a better world.The jackboots come later..-Shapiro)
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To: Phlyer

McCarthyism in the HUAC got Hollywood dupes fired, not McCarthy himself, that’s correct. Similarly, Barry can’t be directly linked to the removal of Mozilla’s CEO, but Mr. Justice sure doesn’t seem to see anything wrong with it.

“I abhor their (communist) philosophy, but I detest more than that their tactics, which are those of the fifth column, and are dishonest, but at the same time I never as a citizen want to see our country become urged, by either fear or resentment of this group, that we ever compromise with any of our democratic principles through that fear or resentment. I still think that democracy can do it.” –Ronald Reagan testimony before HUAC


16 posted on 04/10/2014 8:44:21 AM PDT by daletoons (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.)
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To: detective

My cartoon wasn’t intended to disparage McCarthy, but to point up the hypocrisy of the Left which presumably would not like being labeled as McCarthyites, although they are far worse in their abuse of government power. Having a Federal government which has the power to make citizens fear it is the real problem.

Ronald Reagan had a closer view of the era than you or I and he thought “McCarthy was using a shotgun when he should have used a rifle.”


17 posted on 04/10/2014 9:09:40 AM PDT by daletoons (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.)
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To: daletoons

I think it is a *great* cartoon...


18 posted on 04/10/2014 9:16:08 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: detective

And don’t forget the KGB archives also proved McCarthy was completely vindicated.


19 posted on 04/10/2014 9:31:54 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: daletoons
“Having a Federal government which has the power to make citizens fear it is the real problem.

Ronald Reagan had a closer view of the era than you or I and he thought “McCarthy was using a shotgun when he should have used a rifle.””

McCarthy never made citizens “fear” the government. He investigated and exposed Communists agents within the government.

Your Reagan quote is interesting. I don't know when it was said but the fact is Senator McCarthy was much more astute and knowledgeable about communist infiltration than Reagan was at the time. Reagan was a liberal New Deal Democrat in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Reagan said that it was only after reading Witness by Whitaker Chambers that he began to understand the extent of the Communist threat.

20 posted on 04/10/2014 9:45:06 AM PDT by detective
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To: The Great RJ
bureaucrats will soon be accessing our medical records and deciding what treatments we will be given and even having politically incorrect opinions can now cause you lose your job or have your rights infringed.

Even worse...denying medical services because you hold the wrong political opinion. Dark days indeed!

21 posted on 04/10/2014 9:45:16 AM PDT by PLOM...NOT! (Checking in from Wisconsin)
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To: detective

The quote was from his autobiography. An American Life.


22 posted on 04/10/2014 9:50:45 AM PDT by daletoons (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.)
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