Last of the 19, but definitely not the last.
He lived to see one of his fellow travelers reach the presidency. Must have died happy.
At least the LA Times acknowledges that he was a communist. That is a huge step forward for liberals.
The issue of the day back then was the “horrible” question asked by HUAC: “Are you now, or were you ever, a member of the communist party?” Legitimate responses were “Yes,” “No,” and to plead the fifth amendment. Simple perjury was hardly an option as the FBI had infiltrated the communist party and knew the answer before the question was asked. Liberals have made heroes of those who refused to answer the question.
Senator Joe McCarthy remains a hero of mine, having been old enough to recall the hearings well. Being branded a McCarthyite is an honor. It’s likewise with being called a gun nut, racist, homophobe or intolerant. The left uses those terms of derision against Christian Conservatives who want to restore traditional American values that made our country truly great.
Yes, indeed. The artichoke people bent on taking over the human race might be likened to the Communists, and the protagonist trying to sound the alarm was played by an actor named McCarthy--Kevin McCarthy.
The comments on the LAT story indicate that communism and communist sympathizers are alive and well in Los Angeles.
The article is interesting. He had been a party member, and then left as he was disillusioned with the kind of Stalinist mind-control members were subjected to.
He first refused to name communists because he thought it unseemly (which got him blacklisted) but then later named them. He said he thought it silly to take the 5th, which implied he was a communist, when in fact he had left the party.
In Hollywood of the day, either way you were cooked. If you refused to name names, your friends blacklisted you. If you named them, you were a traitor.
Since communists killed something like a hundred million people it makes sense that there should be a price to pay for supporting such monsters. And it stands to reason that people who support mass murder aren’t going to be nice to people who turn on them.
Now he’s a good communist.
fester in peace, commie.
McCarthy served in the Senate. He was not involved directly with HUAC; that was the House
The propaganda and brain wash has been so great that few people I know.. even know what a “COMMUNIST” (( IS ))..
Even communists have been documented to have murdered multi-millions of people in various countrys in the last century.. mostly by their fellow citizens.. AND made billions more miserable..
Most have no idea that communists are socialists and that socialism is driven by democracy.. Democracy is the political disease that causes socialism.. and that communism, socialism and democracy are a lie, a boondoggle..
Democracy is a nasty word.. a heinous concept..
NO democracy has even been or ever will be democratic..
Democracy is a HOLY word to the brain washed.. an idol..
Democracy is “the UNICORN” to the Utopians.. i.e. democrats..
Americas problem NOW is the Republic being INFECTED with the concept of democracy.. Yes; DISEASED.. contaminated with.. sickened.. America MUST BE CURED of democracy..
Democracy is a lie, a scam.. bait and switch.. a boondoggle..
AN elite ALWAYS runs any political system no matter the name it is called..
Democracy is a mask for something very nasty.. THEFT on a MASSIVE scale..
Lots of people who have worked in the film business have had periods of unemployment. The work is sporadic. It sounds better to say that you were “blacklisted” rather than unemployed. I take all of those “blacklisted in Hollywood” stories with a grain of salt.
So I consider it noteworthy that there is a new series on TV about communist spies in the US. It is on the FX channel, a channel that I'd never heard of before. The series is called “The Americans,” and is shown on Wednesday nights. I saw the pilot and the next episode and it is really good.
Two communist agents are assigned to come to America, marry, start a family, and spy. It is interesting that their children are truly American. The son sees an American astronaut as a hero. The parents gently try to discourage this.
These two agents are treated somewhat sympathetically. However, their bad actions are on complete display. They kill, kidnap, have sex to get gain trust, etc. The wife is played by Keri Russell. She formerly starred in the popular series “Felicity.”
“onetime balcklisted”, in other words, onetime worshipper of murderer of millions Stalin, is such a badge of honor!
Prayers for a misguided soul.