Skip to comments.McCarthyism: The Rosetta Stone Of Liberal Lies (Ann Coulter Upsets Liberals Again Alert)
Posted on 11/07/2007 3:22:31 PM PST by goldstategop
When I wrote a ferocious defense of Sen. Joe McCarthy in "Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism," liberals chose not to argue with me. Instead they posted a scrolling series of reasons not to read my book, such as that I wear short skirts, date boys, and that "Treason" was not a scholarly tome.
After printing rabidly venomous accounts of McCarthy for half a century based on zero research, liberals would only accept research presenting an alternative view of McCarthy that included, as the Los Angeles Times put it, at least the "pretense of scholarly throat-clearing and objectivity."
This week, they got it. The great M. Stanton Evans has finally released "Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies." Based on a lifetime's work, including nearly a decade of thoroughgoing research, stores of original research and never-before-seen government files, this 672-page book ends the argument on Joe McCarthy. Look for it hidden behind stacks of Bill Clinton's latest self-serving book at a bookstore near you.
Evans' book is such a tour de force that liberals are already preparing a "yesterday's news" defense -- as if they had long ago admitted the truth about McCarthy. Yes, and they fought shoulder to shoulder with Ronald Reagan to bring down the Evil Empire. Thus, Publishers Weekly preposterously claims that "the history Evans relates is already largely known, if not fully accepted." Somebody better tell George Clooney.
The McCarthy period is the Rosetta stone of all liberal lies. It is the textbook on how they rewrite history -- the sound chamber of liberal denunciations, their phony victimhood as they demean and oppress their enemies, their false imputation of dishonesty to their opponents, their legalization of every policy dispute, their ability to engage in lock-step shouting campaigns, and the black motives concealed by their endless cacophony.
The true story of Joe McCarthy, told in meticulous, irrefutable detail in "Blacklisted by History," is that from 1938 to 1946, the Democratic Party acquiesced in a monstrous conspiracy being run through the State Department, the military establishment, and even the White House to advance the Soviet cause within the U.S. government.
In the face of the Democrats' absolute refusal to admit to their fecklessness, fatuity and recklessness in allowing known Soviet spies to penetrate the deepest levels of government, McCarthy demanded an accounting.
Even if one concedes to on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand whiners like Ronald Radosh that Truman's Secretary of State Dean Acheson didn't like Communism, his record is what it was. And that record was to treat Soviet spies like members of the Hasty Pudding Club.
Rather than own up to their moral blindness to Soviet espionage, Democrats fired up the liberal slander machine, which would be deployed again and again over the next half century to the present day. In hiding their own perfidy, liberals were guilty of every sin they lyingly imputed to McCarthy. There were no "McCarthyites" until liberals came along.
"Blacklisted by History" proves that every conventional belief about McCarthy is wrong, including:
-- That he lied about his war service: He was a tailgunner in World War II; -- That he was a drunk: He would generally nurse a single drink all night; -- That he made the whole thing up: He produced loads of Soviet spies in government jobs; -- That he just did it for political gain: He understood perfectly the godless evil of Communism.
Ironically, for all of their love of conspiracy theories -- the rigging of the 2000 election, vote suppression in Ohio in 2004, 9/11 being an inside job, oil companies covering up miracle technology that would allow cars to run on dirt, Britney Spears' career, etc., etc. -- when presented with an actual conspiracy of Soviet spies infiltrating the U.S. government, they laughed it off like world-weary skeptics and dedicated themselves to slandering Joe McCarthy.
Then as now, liberals protect themselves from detection with wild calumnies against anybody who opposes them. They have no interest in -- or aptitude for -- persuasion. Their goal is to anathematize their enemies. "Blacklisted by History" removes the curse from one of the greatest patriots in American history.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Does anybody else wonder why we still support the UN?
It tries to undermine the Constitution of the USA and would love to cripple our Constitutional Republic.
In over 60 years No major politician has ever tried to get the USA out of the UN.
16 out of 17 of the AMERICANS that were involved in creating the U . N. were later identified, in sworn testimony, as secret communist agents.
The first Secretary General was the AMERICAN Alger Hiss. Alger Hiss served time in prison pursuant to his involvement in a Communist spy ring.
Many of the other AMERICANS that were involved in creating the U . N. fled the country, to avoid prosecution.
The ONE AMERICAN, that was involved in creating the U . N. ; and was NOT later identified, in sworn testimony, as a secret communist agent, was Dean Acheson. Dean Achesons law firm was the legal representative of the Soviet Union, in U. S. courts.
If the AMERICANS that were involved in creating the U . N. were Communists, what do you think we got from the rest of the world?
I would also like to add that the left refused to own up to the fact that literally hundreds of Chinese agents and spies were connected to the Clintons through financial transactions and appointment by butthead himself.
I believe it was Huang that was getting to level CIA briefings and transmitting that information to China moments later.
This is going to be a very good book to read. It did want to note that nothing has changed. The left is still enabling those that would dismantle our nation, as if anyone who actually cared couldn’t find evidence of it within minutes.
Uh oh, now Annie's ticked off a bunch of Freepers.
I’m buyin’ this book.
bookmark for later
Didn't McCarthy die from cirrhosis or another complication of alcoholism?
Oh, but wasn't the case against McCarthy proven by Arthur Miller in The Cricible? Or on "M*A*S*H"? Or in The Majestic (an otherwise good movie). Hollywood's favorite theme for the last forty years has been its persecution by "McCarthy" or "McCarthyites".
Barf. Most of what we learned in history classes in school is worthless or worse.
Here come the FReepers who will complain that Coulter has “gone too far” in attacking Dean Acheson.
What did McCarthy have to do with Truman being picked as vice-president?
Actually he was an intelligence officer for a Marine Corps airwing.
Possibly nothing, but Henry Wallace was practically a card carrying communist.
Oh...........wait............they mean in the fuel tank. Nevermind.
I was a little confused with Ann today on Fox when she slammed the baby boomers big time and she’s a boomer herself.
I remember my senior year high school teacher standing up for McCarthy back in 53
He caught a lot of flack
He was right
Good thing there are some conservatives with gonads even if they are female
Hurray for Ann
Swaggering, vain, self-promoting he was. But in the end, he was also right.
I've got cars that run on dirt, gravel, cement, or asphalt. But mostly, in this city, they run on potholes.
Over 100 Asians fled our nation rather than appear before Congress to answer questions regarding illegal campaign donations to the Clintons and the DNC.
One $200,000 dollar donation to the DNC was from the head of China’s space program. This Military Director was the daughter of the General in charge at Tieniman Square.
There was a lot of money floating around. Clinton also had Chinese operatives working for him. One was appointed to the White House and given top level clearance and regular CIA updates. When he was transfered out of the White House those top level CIA briefings continued. And it is documented that he would walk across the street after them making phone calls to Asia and faxing documents to the same region.
Clinton is probably about the closest thing to a Manchurian Candidate this nation could ever, and has ever had.
Go Ann Go
We’re damned lucky to have Ann.
“Here come the FReepers who will complain that Coulter has gone too far in attacking Dean Acheson.”
Actually, she went too far when she mentioned the engine that can run on dirt....just when we had everyone convinced it ran on water.
We need some McCarthys now who are not afraid of PravdABDNCBS. Buy that girl a steak!!
Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops
Ann’s chapter on McCarthy in TREASON almost moved me to tears , it was so good, and so unexpected, coming at a time, as it were, when the ongoing slander of McCarthy was just about to be revived once again.
Inchon was a success cause we let it slip that the invasion was to be at Kunsan.
I doubted that fact so I had to look it up. Sure enough, she was born in 1961, towards the tail end for a boomer.
I thought she was younger (late 30's very early 40's) but she is a mere 8 years younger then I.
Maybe I do have a chance?
Go for it!!
Indeed, and one of his hardest working campaign staffers was an eager young lad named George McGovern.
Exactly why the libs continue to defame the original. Like they say, it's not a witch hunt if you actually find some witches.
When the press [read liberals] can’t refute the argument, they smear the speaker. Then and now.
FDR had several commies in his administration, some of whom were very influential in setting up the socialist agencies and implementing ideas from which we are still suffering. Liberals still believe FDR was god, but he was a flawed president wih leftist leanings. McCarthy was right about commie infiltration into the government.
“That he lied about his war service: He was a tailgunner in World War II”
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Actually he was an intelligence officer for a Marine Corps
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According to an older post on FreeRepublic:
Although his judgeship exempted him from military service, McCarthy enlisted in the Marines and was sworn in as a first lieutenant in August 1942. He served as an intelligence officer for a bomber squadron stationed in the Solomon Islands, and also risked his life by volunteering to fly in the tail-gunner’s seat on many combat missions. Those who quibble about the number of combat missions he flew miss the point - he didn’t have to fly any.
The enemies of McCarthy have seized on his good-natured remark about shooting down coconut trees from his tail-gunner’s spot (an ABC television movie about McCarthy in the late 1970s was entitled Tail Gunner Joe) to belittle his military accomplishments, but the official record gives the true picture. Not only were McCarthy’s achievements during 30 months of active duty unanimously praised by his commanding officers, but Admiral Chester Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, issued the following citation regarding the service of Captain McCarthy:
For meritorious and efficient performance of duty as an observer and rear gunner of a dive bomber attached to a Marine scout bombing squadron operating in the Solomon Islands area from September 1 to December 31, 1943. He participated in a large number of combat missions, and in addition to his regular duties, acted as aerial photographer. He obtained excellent photographs of enemy gun positions, despite intense anti-aircraft fire, thereby gaining valuable information which contributed materially to the success of subsequent strikes in the area. Although suffering from a severe leg injury, he refused to be hospitalized and continued to carry out his duties as Intelligence Officer in a highly efficient manner. His courageous devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the naval service.
Wrong. And wrong. No American has every been secretary General of the UN. Hiss was jailed for purgery, not for being a communist. You sir, have no credibility.
The leftist counter-offensive against McCarthy was beginning to take its toll in late 1953. Many Senators became fed up with McCarthy's showmanship as the liberal media relentlessly launched baseless attacks against his character. On a dark day in American history in December 1954, American hero and patriot Joseph McCarthy was censured by the US Senate.
Following his censure, McCarthy sunk into alcoholism from which he never recovered. He died of hepatitis on May 2nd, 1957 at the age of 49.
Sounds like McCarthy did more than just nurse a drink, if he eventually died of alcohol-related liver problems at age 49.
Uh, didn't Hiss's conviction for purgery have something to do with his not wanting to divulge that he was a Communist? I seem to recall that from this big Witness book what I read.
I am so glad you disagree!
“blacklisted by history removes the curse of one of the greatest patriots in american history...”
thank goodness. (liberal treachery has been nothing but an unbroken time line to the present moment; and it will continue because the “american electorate”, or at least the most obnoxious part of it, will keep the timeline going into the near future, with no end in sight. heil hillary!!!)
Naw, she only dates 65 year old LIBERALS.
I still to this day cannot figure out what was so rapturous about communism.
FDR was a Communist sympathizer. He referred to Josef Stalin as "Uncle Joe." He got along with Stalin better than he did with Winston Churchill. This did not go unnoticed by Churchill. The modern Democratic Party is a creation of FDR.
I think we can say with certainty that whether or not McCarthy was a drinker, there would be media stories attesting to his alcoholism. I haven't seen an official autopsy but if he did die of a destroyed liver, and wasn't a drinker, it still wouldn't be hard to imagine that something poisoned him...that was a pretty dramatic decline of someone the Soviets dreaded. Just saying.
His vilification at the hands of the media (ironic, no?) coupled with an ambition which was the stuff of greek tragedy, brought his career to an ignominious end. He became increasingly erratic and depressed, and ended up pickling himself. A sad ending, to be sure, but if he had been Ted Kennedy, the media would have circled the wagons and excused his excesses until he finally decided to retire of his own volition.
I love it when Professor Annie holds class like this...telling so much truth that the rug is literally jerked out from under the libs. After Ann takes a jackhammer to their bedrock fictions their eyes spin in their empty heads; soon they begin to rant mindlessly and drool profusely bwhahahahaha. They then call her research a pack of outlandish lies.
This time ...a respected scholar wrote a meticulously researched tome proving her right in every respect...
Check the obits in the morning papers boys because there are gonna be a lot of libs cashin in their chips over this one......bwhahahaha sayonara folks.....
Alger Hiss was Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, held in April to June 1945. The convention resulted in the creation of the United Nations Charter, which was opened for signature on 26 June.