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Among the most sordid periods of American history was the systematic political repression directed against leftists, Communists, labor activists, and other “subversives” – the McCarthyism of peak Cold War years spanning the late 1940s to late 1950s. The merciless ideological crusade associated with Joe McCarthy, junior senator from Wisconsin otherwise identified as “Tailgunner Joe”, was no minor interlude: it destroyed the jobs, careers, even lives of many thousands of people, all targeted as un-American threats to be blacklisted, subjected to personal ruin.

When the unconscionable McCarthy was ultimately censured, driven from power, and the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee finally disbanded, it was generally believed that this particular fascistic current of American politics had been buried for good. Not so. Now, several decades later, we have the specter of a new McCarthyism instigated by those – mainly Democrats – still driven to hysteria over what remains of the Trump presidency. The tortured spirit of Tailgunner Joe seems to have returned with special venom. New holy warriors filled with moral righteousness are called to action, ready to destroy any Trump deplorable in sight – that is, anyone smeared as a white supremacist, Nazi, or supporter of the most recently-recycled Adolf Hitler. Such evil, the neo-McCarthyites believe, has already disfigured the political culture they ritually and mindlessly describe as “our democracy”. Overcome with rage, they want total vengeance.

These enraged liberals (and a few conservatives) pervade the airwaves of CNN and elsewhere across corporate media outlets along with groups like the Lincoln Project. Their aim is nothing less than to destroy notable figures – government officials, media pundits, family members, campaign workers, lawyers – within the Trump orbit, supposed bearers of fascist ideology. In the 1950s this was often referred to as “scoundrel time”. Such gatekeepers of the liberal orthodoxy as Keith Olbermann are out for blood, as is U.C., Berkeley professor Robert Reich, who has called for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission tasked with uncovering horrific crimes and other wrongdoings of the Great Orange Threat. These Commissions have been established in South Africa, the Congo, El Salvador, and elsewhere to lay bare human-rights and kindred transgressions, with mixed success.

It is truly heartbreaking to see Reich, the multimillionaire liberal academic and onetime high government official himself, forced to endure what he has called the “nightmare” of a Trump presidency – an office rightfully belonging to his confidant Hillary Clinton. Such horrors are not supposed to happen. The otherwise erudite Reich has become one of those tortured elites who believes “our democracy” has been torn asunder by the Orange Monster, if not a “new Hitler” then a close facsimile. One wonders, however, what specifically has brought the Liberal Berkeley Professor to the point of near psychological breakdown. Trump’s repeated and bothersome tweets? His failure to “listen to the science”? His refusal to passively submit to nonstop mainstream-media assaults? Perhaps something more substantial – maybe Trump’s failure to launch at least one new war against a foreign country? Even one serious attempt at regime change? Could the problem be something even more dramatic – the Orange Despot’s audacity to fight back against the “intelligence community”, Big Tech, military-industrial complex, and (gasp) Big Pharma?

Reich’s existential crisis has in fact accompanied a reinvigorated McCarthyism, , just as Tailgunner Joe too was driven by unchecked hatred of a different evil — godless Communists said to have violated every tenet of enlightened society. The authoritarian personality of each, separated by many decades, turns out to have a good many parallels, underpinned by a deep ideological self-righteousness.

In the real world we inhabit, for Reich to speak of Truth and Reconciliation is nothing but a pathetic joke. Whose truth? What reconciliation? Let us begin with some recent difficulties: the Joe Biden that Reich and the Democrats so celebrate has long been one of the most prodigiously corrupt and opportunist politicians of recent times. As president Obama’s “point man” in Ukraine, Biden – partnering with the CIA and many George Soros-funded NGOs – helped orchestrate the 2014 illegal coup by a conspiring bloc of oligarchs and neo-fascists against an elected government that made the mistake of veering too close to Russia.

After the bloody coup, Biden was rewarded with the appointment of his son Hunter to the board of Burisma Holdings – huge gas (yes, fossil-fuel!) interests that Democrats pretend to hate. The newly-installed Ukrainian ruler was the inept super-oligarch Petro Poroshenko. Biden loyally delivered Washington funding and other favors – illicit arrangements fully documented by Peter Schweitzer in his book Profiles in Corruption and by a four-part independent French documentary titled Les Crises. The filmmakers concluded that Biden is neither morally nor politically fit to serve in any leadership capacity, much less the American presidency. Biden’s disgraceful record hardly ends there: the Democratic savior has cheerfully supported every destructive U.S. war in recent memory, from Serbia to Iraq to Libya, now appearing set for new regime-change interventions in Syria and Belarus. Reich, like Biden, has never been much of a critic of the imperial state, nor has he been troubled by years of the Russiagate lies that has brought Washington recklessly closer to war with Moscow than at any time since the 1950s.

Matters worsen for Reich as we go back in history. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Bill Clinton administration – its disastrous legacy far worse than anything we can attribute to Trump. Consider the following: in the eight years of his presidency Clinton passed the most anti-labor trade legislation in modern U.S. history (NAFTA), engineered the draconian Omnibus Crime Bill of 1995 ramping up the drug wars and targeting offenders with harsh new sentences, ushered in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which effectively turned the media system over to a corporate oligarchy, and dismantled the New Deal-era Glass-Steagall Act curtailing Wall Street financial schemes – a move that set in motion forces leading to the 2008 economic collapse. That is not all: in 1999 Clinton unleashed the baseless “humanitarian” war on Serbia, when U.S./NATO forces bombed an already depleted nation into submission, in violation of the U.N. Charter and general international law. A leading cabinet member for most of these years, Reich bears culpability for the massive harm the Clinton presidency brought to the U.S. and the world.

There is more to this contemptible record: Clinton waged nonstop aggression against Iraq during the 1990s, weaponizing the U.N. to impose deadly economic sanctions that, combined with hundreds of bombing raids and continuous sabotage, killed many thousands of innocent civilians. The sanctions alone greatly damaged food production, water facilities, medical services, and other infrastructural supports, a violation of the 1977 Geneva Conventions prohibiting attacks on civilian populations, Article 51 stating: “It is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove, or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population.” A Lancet article (December 1995) reported that 567,000 Iraqi children had died from barbaric sanctions that the U.S., in the lead, had stubbornly enforced.

The U.N. coordinator for Iraq, Denis Halliday, resigned because he could no longer be part of “genocidal sanctions” that were starving to death 6000 children every month. Clinton didn’t flinch, never budging from his fanatical crusade to “disarm” Iraq, eventually forcing through Congress (with Biden’s enthusiastic support) the neocon Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, which laid the groundwork for the 2003 invasion. Asked about the unspeakable mass murder resulting from the sanctions, American representative to the U.N. Madeleine Albright cruelly responded that it was all splendidly worth it. Albright’s reward: quick promotion to Secretary of State. Truth and Reconciliation? The Liberal Berkeley Professor might consider his own wretched history before helping to unleash a new round of McCarthyism.

For the past four years Reich has been among those Democrats who have most likened Trump to horrible racists and dictators. A standard trope within the ruling political class is that the Orange Menace bears resemblance to Hitler, or at least Mussolini. There are several nagging problems here, the first being that, regarding Trump, no president in recent U.S. memory has seen his power so thoroughly eviscerated from the moment he entered the White House. Curbs from the outset were powerful and relentless: deep-state surveillance, the Russiagate hoax, impeachment, Congressional intransigence, Never-Trumpers of both parties, full-scale media hostility. No president has been so fiercely attacked, smeared, challenged, investigated, and presumed guilty of terrible crimes (even treason). No president has been targeted with such a flimsy and hypocritical impeachment process. Would either Hitler or Mussolini have tolerated, for one minute, such outright undermining of their power?

A more crucial problem surfaces: the accusers have lost all touch with actual historical experience. The Hitler mentioned in crude CNN propaganda was not only guilty of the worst genocidal crimes known to modern society, he launched a cycle of aggressive wars – one, against the Soviet Union, leading to the deaths of 27 million people. Here Reich and the liberal ideologues seem unaware that what mostly incriminated the Nazis at the Nuremberg Tribunal was “crimes against peace”, for which 20 German leaders were found guilty. As Trump has carried out neither genocide nor military aggression, one wonders how the Liberal Berkeley Professor might take seriously all the mind-numbing CNN propaganda (courtesy of AT&T). Adopting the Nuremberg Principles, it is easy to see how Trump – architect of no new foreign wars – in reality occupies the other extreme of the war/peace continuum from the militaristic Nazi dictator.

Back to McCarthyism. The late Michael Rogin, one of my radical professors at Berkeley, wrote a seminal book on Tailgunner Joe titled The Intellectuals and McCarthy, where he brilliantly lays out his concept of “political demonology” that, it turns out, remains more alive than he might have imagined. We know that McCarthy during his brief reign of terror shattered thousands of lives among those, in and out of government, who dared to embrace deviant political views. In those days, of course, Communists and their sympathizers were suspected of wanting to “overthrow the government”, the accusers never mindful that the rather conservative CPUSA harbored no such illusions.

Rogin further argued that the Republican McCarthy’s crusade was preceded by a xenophobic pattern already set in motion by Democratic president Harry Truman – a catalyst behind the Cold War, anti-Soviet hysteria, and Korean debacle starting in the late 1940s. Political demonology, in fact, had its origins in nineteenth-century U.S. history, in the warfare against Native populations that would resurface with a vengeance during the racist Pacific clash with the Japanese. World War II, as John Dower writes in his classic War without Mercy, was an intensely racialized conflict pitting the “pure self” of imperial America against the “demonized Other” in Asia. The Japanese enemy was seen as monolithically evil, beyond redemption, suitably targeted for “total annihilation”, laying the groundwork for the aerial terrorism directed against 66 Japanese cities culminating in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki horrors. It would extend past 1945 when the political demonology would be transferred seamlessly to easily-targeted Communists.

It was the Democrat Truman, moreover, and not McCarthy who presided over birth of the imperial state and, with it, a vast security apparatus that would be dominated by the CIA and NSA. That apparatus has morphed into a global surveillance order, expanding steadily and dangerously across the decades. The obsessive search for enemies furnished, then as now, the perfect rationale for widening political repression. The post-World War II Red Scare clearly fit this objective, leaving a durable mark on the political culture, notably in its obsession with alien threats such as those despicable Russians – even three decades after the fall of the USSR. In Rogin’s words: “The fear of alien conspiracies led to blaming problems in American life on forces operating outside it. Conspiracy pursuits turned normal political differences into absolute struggles between good and evil.” And so it goes – from the madman Stalin to the diabolical Putin, from the Cold War to Russiagate and beyond.

When Truman and then McCarthy moved to destroy “subversive threats” with cynical determination, they were prepared to use every tool at their disposal (intelligence agencies, media, courts, jails), hardly troubled by the Bill of Rights. Punishing enemies would easily surpass the taken-for-granted value of political freedoms. Since the early 1950s, meanwhile, the CIA has been able to shape U.S. foreign policy – the very CIA (and rest of the deep state) that liberals and progressives now defend or celebrate, pitting it against the despotic Trump. What the CIA has given the world seems to have been forgotten: covert operations in dozens of countries, regime changes, political surveillance, death squads, assassinations, torture centers, war propaganda, a general culture of militarism. The Clintons, Bidens, and Reichs have chosen to side with this criminal enterprise, nowadays ruthlessly mobilized to dispose of deplorable enemies.

With neocon Democrats likely soon in charge, the imperial state is sure to be restored to its violent normalcy. Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Belarus – all these countries offer rich possibilities for international mayhem, for Biden ventures. The major centers of American power will have smoother sailing. But Trump and those associated with him can expect some kind of return to Tailgunner Joe, if Reich and the other ideological zealots have their way. The great multibillionaires – Gates, Bezos, Bloomberg, Soros, et. al. – will surely be pleased. If nothing else, the new McCarthyism will at least temporarily serve to duly frighten the critics and keep the deviants in line, the virulent source of a peculiarly American “truth and reconciliation”.

 
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  1. Tainted says:

    McCarthy was proven right.

    Venona Project in the 90s showed that he called it correct.

    USA helped give birth to CCP takeover of China.

    All thanks to the State Department, that tried to cover up everything.

  2. A very good refresher on the hate that pervades/sustains
    our entire judeo/christian agenda/empire.
    They will greet us as liberators?. Please look in the mirror,America,
    humanity and planet earth cannot take much more. Unless,
    of course, that is the plan.
    Robert Reich is an excellent choice for the obvious hypocrisy.

    • Replies: @Ace
  3. meamjojo says:

    There has been talk of Trump running for president again in 2024.

    The easiest way to ensure this does not occur is to prosecute Trump for some subset of all the crimes he has done or participated in and throw his sorry ass in jail. Maybe give him a cell next to Bernie Madoff!

    Joe Biden said during the campaign that he would not pardon Trump. I’m hoping that Biden doesn’t try and weasel out of this promise.

    Biden pledges not to pardon Trump
    The former vice president described the president’s actions as a “prostitution” of his office.
    05/15/2020 09:47 AM EDT
    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/15/joe-biden-pledges-not-to-pardon-trump-260147

  4. now for the tin foil hat version to put Marx in perspective, it was the Templars who brought satan worship originating with Nimrod back from Egypt after the crusades. The masons were the first to build stone castles in Europe, subjugating the population there, over a period of almost a thousand years, then exporting their mastery to conquer Russia, then China by overthrowing their respective monarchies. The US is the only world power left to conquer, which is what we’re seeing now, all of the forces of evil aligned to continue the sell out of the US to the global masters.

  5. @Tainted

    The Chinese Communist won because Chiang Kai-Shek was so corrupt he earned the nickname “cash my check”. Furthermore the kuo-min-tang was basically landlords and warlords. In a civil war situation where people can grasp the possibility of taking power, it is obvious that the faction representing the majority tenants, peasants and workers will seize power over the minority faction representing parasites.

    China went communist because they wanted to. A right wing state department would not be able to stop a country of 600 million from pursuing its own path.

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  6. Judeo-Bolshevik filth like Reich are not long for it. They think this is their moment of triumph, but all segments of the political spectrum left to right are moving rapidly to erase their ilk from civil society. A costly, empire-ending war likely will be the catalyst but they are done whatever the spark proves to be. Unlike Trump, the next American dictator after the interim illegitimate junta is removed likely will congratulate Iran or Turkey or whomever after a mushroom cloud decorates the skies over Jerusalem. Peace and justice are near. The days of empire and evil draw closer to a close. Christians and Muslims alike are about to live in a free world.

    • Replies: @Katrinka
  7. You are an idiot as well as a cuck.

    McCarthy was absolutely correct, but essentially impotent.

    America needed a Franco or Pinochet to root out and destroy the Leftist evil with no remorse. Kill as many as possible and work the rest to death building monuments to your victory.

    [MORE]

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
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  8. @meamjojo

    With the nation on the brink of civil war, going after Trump would be suicidal for the left.

    Which is why I’m all for it.

    • Agree: Genrick Yagoda
  9. Trump Is Worse Than Hitler and Musollini, So Are The DNC and RNC.

    How dare you insinuate that Trump is not a fascist tyrant after the lockdown! You have just exposed yourself as a complete fraud and propagandist! How dare you lecture anyone about McCarthy if you support Trump and the RNC! 

    The claim that Trump is a peace president because he has not started a new war is an illegitimate claim, because Trump has tried to incite Iran, Venezuela, and possibly even China and Russia into war, with the assassination of Al Quds General Soleimani, and the repeated assassination and coup attempts on Maduro, even inviting self-declared Venezuelan President Juan Guaido to the White House! Just as the United States provoked the Pearl Harbor attack because Roosevelt knew that Americans would not support going to war unless there was an attack on U.S. soil, and just as Bush43 allowed the 9/11 controlled demolition to take place and blame it on “Muslim terrorists” like the Kashogi family that has been in the CIA for decades! So, Trump is not a peace president. Trump is a terrorist, and so is Biden. 

    I will not support, appease, or negotiate with terrorists.

    Here are some other things that peace presidents do not do that Trump did:

    A.) Abandon the INF treaty
    B.) Abandon the START treaty
    C.) Abandon the JCPOA
    D.) End The Open Skies Treaty
    E.) Call a virus The Kung Flu and say, “it’s not your fault that you have the corona virus, it’s China’s fault.
    F.) Sanction anyone that supports economic competitors
    G.) Try to bring the death sentence back in vogue
    H.) Try to start wars on false Trumped up charges
    I.) Sell WMDs to other countries that have a history of invading other countries
    J.) Try to call treaties between Arab nations and Israel that ignore the immense suffering of the Palestinians caused by Israelis peace deals!
    K.) Surround Russia with Patriot Missile Systems
    L.) Permit the nation to be held in house arrest over scientific fraud to cover up for financial fraud that destroys the lives of millions of victims of financial and scientific fraud!
    M.) Try to claim that you negotiated peace with Morrocco that just broke out in armed conflict against the Sahrawi over the Magreb for the first time in 29 years.

    The genocide that Trump has committed has occured in Palestine, in Yemen, and right here in America, all for the stock market, financial sector, Israel, and the MICCIMATT, which have seen the largest spending increases in my lifetime. Trump armed the police state and surveillance state to the teeth, to fight against American citizens, and has increased surveillance and censorship on Americans. The only censorship and surveillance that Trump has opposed is that which pertains to himself and his family and associates.  I am quite confident that you are receving money from the MICCIMATT for your audacious propaganda, and you forgot to mention that Wisconsin Republicans are still following in McCarthy’s footsteps, with Sensenbrenner writing the Patriot Act, Tommy Thompson in Health and Human services and Verichip investor and avid proponent of microchipping people, Ron Johnson on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Paul Ryan on the Budget Committee largely responsible for the clusterfuck economy, and Reince Preibus stuffing Trump’s cabinet with dolts, and former head of the RNC. You have an extremely selective, twisted, and distorted view, and you did not even mention that the economy was shut down, over scientific fraud and people were falsely imprisoned in their homes in house arrest over the flu by governors and mayors violating the 14th amendment in which Trump did nothing! Trump only cares about Trump, which would be ok if he was not the president. He is astoundingly ego-centric, in fact as much as a toddler is! 

    Having said all of that, I still do not support either candidate, and I do not support Harris either! Trump was one of the worst presidents in the history of this country, and anyone that looks at what has happened under Trump’s watch cannot honestly say that the majority of Trump’s policies were good for America. The majority of Trump’s policies were good for Israel and good for the stock market, but the stock market is not limited to American investors. It will unfortunately probably continue under Biden and or Harris too. 

    Neither candidate has the power to face reality. They are both pathological liars and they are both terrorists and are guilty of treason, and so is Harris.

    I demand truth, trials, and prison sentences for the organized crime that has permeated this shit hole country! 

    Andrea Iravani

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  10. Reich, like Biden, has never been much of a critic of the imperial state, nor has he been troubled by years of the Russiagate lies that has brought Washington recklessly closer to war with Moscow than at any time since the 1950s.

    It’s as if the Cuban Missile Crisis never happened. If Mr Boggs is able to edit his text, I’d be more than happy to see this contribution of mine removed as well.

    ETA: Now that I see the timestamp on this post and can determine that there’s a ~20-hr backlog on comment posting, it’s likely that someone else will have pointed this out by now. Still I will leave this in, just in case.

  11. I hear and read repeatedly of all the supposed crimes that the Donald has committed. Can someone please tell me what exactly he has done to deserve these accusations? Being rather masculine myself I would stand with and follow the Don into the jaws of any scrap.

  12. @meamjojo

    There happens to be a Constitutional amendment that prevents Trump from running for a third term.

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    , @TTSSYF
  13. Read the book “Tainted” pointed to, “Anyone With a Brain.” It was commie agents and sympathizers who helped shape the narrative and slow the cash-flow that caused the US to support the commies and let Chaing whither. Same sort of propaganda and les by people who knew each other were used to shape our support for one group, and cut it for another, in Yugoslav. sort of dry because it has so many names and dates and citations it’s hard to keep them all straight, but “Blacklisted by history” is a necessary read to understand 20th C history.

  14. GeeBee says:

    Among the most sordid periods of American history was the systematic political repression directed against leftists, Communists, labor activists, and other “subversives”

    The writer of this piece calls Senator Joseph McCarthy’s noble attempt to expose the extent to which communist supporters of the USSR had infiltrated the very core of the American state a ‘merciless ideological crusade’. He laments that this campaign of McCarthy’s, lambasted and denigrated as it was from the outset by the MSM of the day, ‘destroyed the jobs, careers, even lives of many thousands of people’.

    That he then attempts to conflate this principled and honourable man’s ultimately futile actions with the contemporary Democrat nomenklatura, who are currently going after Trump supporters – even calling for their imprisonment and worse – triggers a major alert on my ‘hypocrisy and controlled opposition’ radar. It is akin to claiming that the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is no more than a body espousing the aims of the slave traders.

    The reality is that Senator Joseph McCarthy, in his campaign to expose ‘un-American activities’ was performing a sterling service to the American people, in that he sought alert them to the powerful and entrenched elements in American public life whom he knew to be active communists. George Lincoln Rockwell was one among many who regarded these disclosures with shock. But he was puzzled as to why, for the most part, the media seemed bent upon silencing McCarthy, with its vicious condemnation of what he was doing. Rockwell was by no means alone in his puzzlement: few people then (or now) were aware of the inner machinations of the McCarthy revelations.

    One who was aware was Revilo P Oliver, who had worked in an important position in U.S. Intelligence during World War II. Heading a crucial department numbering almost two hundred officers, he had learned much about the immoral and mendacious nature not only of Roosevelt’s prosecution of America’s entry into the Second World War, but of his key role in bringing that cruel, unnecessary and indeed criminal enterprise about in the first place. Outraged at the turn of events in America since 1945, and especially so regarding the failure of the American people to have recognised the venality of Roosevelt – whom he habitually referred to as ‘the great war-criminal’ – Oliver finally made a candid speech in 1968, to a closed audience at the Lorelei Club in Hamburg, New York.

    It was recorded, but the contents were never disclosed until 1993, and even thereafter remain almost unknown. Outlining his frustration at events, he told his audience that:

    In the years after the war had ended I felt certain that the secrets of Washington would quickly become known and that our nation would be swept with moral indignation and revulsion when Americans saw exposed to the light of day even a small part of the foul record of the diseased creature that had squatted in the White House for so many years, surrounded by his appalling gang of degenerates, traitors, and alien subversives.

    He then touched upon the McCarthy exposures, remarking that:

    A friend of mine was at the time of McCarthy’s revelations a member of the Central Intelligence Agency, and he happened to be in Wheeling, West Virginia, on the 9th of February 1950, when Senator McCarthy made his famous speech in which he stated that there were 57 members of the Communist Party or of the Soviet espionage apparatus in the State Department in positions of responsibility and that the State Department knew that they were there. After the speech, my friend found an opportunity to talk to McCarthy alone. He told him, “Senator, you said there were 57 known Communists in the State Department. If you had access to the files of my agency, you would know that there is absolute proof that there are ten times that many. But Senator, you do not realize the magnitude and the power of the conspiracy you are attacking. They will destroy you — they will destroy you utterly.” But Senator McCarthy merely shook his head and said, “No, the American people will never let me down.”

    This is the man whom Mr Boggs would have us believe gratuitously ruined the lives of ‘ordinary’ Americans. Is Boggs a paid shill and troll, or is he merely naïve?

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  15. @Emblematic

    Even if you allow “Joe” was correct in some general sense it still doesn’t justify his activities. You can be right, yet still pay too high a price for righteousness.
    Say what you will, in any final analysis of the US at the time, there was never a REAL danger of a successful communist undermining. The US then WAS the strongest, most respected country in the world. 95% of US citizens loved & respected their country — they would have LAUGHED a communist in the face (& then punched him in the face…)

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  16. Alfred says:

    Excellent article.

    But how can the writer make so many references to Robert Reich without mentioning the fact that this war criminal is Jewish?

    Here is some of his typical BS from 2003.

    One thing is certain. Neither the White House nor Congress is considering the best solution: a war tax on the wealthy. Raising taxes is politically unpopular. Bush has wanted only to cut taxes, especially on America’s wealthy. Yet, there’s a strong history of conservatives and Republicans who have embraced war taxes as the fairest and best way to finance the costs

    Tax Wealthy to Pay for Iraq War

  17. @Alfred Barnes

    Your grasp of history struck me as pretty dodgy

    The masons were the first to build stone castles in Europe, subjugating the population there, over a period of almost a thousand years

    made me recall the way the Normans started building sales all over Britain (and Ireland) to keep it pacified, starting shortly after 1066.

    So I Googled for when the Masons were started and the following seemed to require reconciliation with your confidence opinionating::

    The oldest document that makes reference to Masons is the Regius Poem, printed about 1390, which was a copy of an earlier work. In 1717, four lodges in London formed the first Grand Lodge of England, and records from that point on are more complete.

    Your response? (Please don’t try to hang anything on the suggestion of some work preceding the 1390 document: there’s still hundreds of years unaccounted for at both ends of your 1000 years).

  18. Alden says:

    Read the first few ignorant liberal propaganda against the great anti communist hero Senator McCarthy and stopped. I’ll never open one of this ignorant liberal commie mofa articles again.

    • Agree: GeneralRipper
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  19. @Alfred Barnes

    HOt stuff

    Please point me to your website or newsletter

  20. @anyone with a brain

    China went communist because they wanted to.

    Unlikely. Peasants generally just want to be left alone, which is not what communists promise. And even granting that the peasants bought what Mao was selling – was it really anything other than the prospect of improved material conditions that enticed them? Are you sure the almighty dollar couldn’t have made that work?

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  21. McCarthy was right; author is a homo; did not read

    • LOL: Twodees Partain
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    , @Dave Bowman
  22. cranc says:

    In those days, of course, Communists and their sympathizers were suspected of wanting to “overthrow the government”, the accusers never mindful that the rather conservative CPUSA harbored no such illusions.

    Nah, the Communists weren’t interested in overthrowing anything. I’ve read the Communist Manifesto and there is nothing at all about overthrowing capitalism in there, I don’t know where McCarthy or the anti-communists got such a bizarre idea from.

    “The fear of alien conspiracies led to blaming problems in American life on forces operating outside it. Conspiracy pursuits turned normal political differences into absolute struggles between good and evil.” And so it goes – from the madman Stalin to the diabolical Putin, from the Cold War to Russiagate and beyond.

    There are no conspiracies, I know because the New York Times told me so. Such a fine newspaper !
    Stalin was no ‘madman’, and only xenophobia would lead anyone to suggest so. No, the only political evil in the 20th century was National Socialism in Germany. I remember it from school.

    Now, put on that mask, take your vaccine, clean up your social media ‘follows’, and stay at home, preferrably enjoying the latest multicultural production on Netflix.
    Thanks.
    [sarcasm quota filled for the day]

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  23. Mr. Anon says:

    I liked Robert Reich better when he was on Seinfeld:

    • LOL: Alfred, Z-man
  24. JxA says:

    McCarthyism: the state of being right when everyone thinks you’re wrong.

    Joe McCarthy deserved the Congressional Medal of Honor.

  25. Schuetze says:

    This article is a dog’s breakfast of confused lies, half truths and twisted talmudic narrative. To me it reads like Mr. Boggs has a feud going on with his fellow Berkeley PhD Robert Reich, the über-jew. His failure to name the jew in the entire 2200 word article makes me suspect that Boggs is a crypto-jew. For another thing, most goyim with so many titles to lose would be very loath to go after a powerful chosenite like Reich. Finally, a quick review of the internet revealed no information on his religion or race or those of his family. Boggs, the author of numerous books and a radio host does not appear to even have a wikipedia page.

    Boggs writes:

    The late Michael Rogin, one of my radical professors at Berkeley, wrote a seminal book on Tailgunner Joe titled The Intellectuals and McCarthy, where he brilliantly lays out his concept of “political demonology” that, it turns out, remains more alive than he might have imagined.

    From wikipedia: “Rogin was born in Mount Kisco, New York, to a Jewish family”

    PhD from Berkeley: check
    Fawns over his jewish Berkeley professor: check
    Far left politically: check
    Hates McCarthy: check
    Hides his religion and that of his family: check
    Lots of “Awards”: check
    Lots of “Degrees”: check

    Even if he is not a crypto-jew, this guy is definitely a shabbez goyim. He makes me think of the old idiom for “BS, MS, PhD”: Bull Shit, More Shit, Piled Higher and Deeper.

    • Agree: Ugetit, Alfred
  26. Ed Case says:

    Rubbish.
    Marshall and Harry Hopkins met with Mao in 1942 to map out China’s post war future.
    Mao got the surrendered Jap weapons in 1945, Truman called Truces in 1948 when the
    Nationalists were on the road to victory.
    The Vietnam and Korean Wars were smokescreens to the Genocide of Chinese in Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, and the Nationalist armies in Thailand, and the EndGame is playing out before our eyes.
    Communist China was manufactured by the U.S. Deep State to destroy the United States.

    • Thanks: Ugetit
  27. Joe McCarthy was a vigilant patriot. He was trying to prevent what has happened. Enough with badmouthing the man. More than enough.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  28. McCarthy was an alcoholic sick man—classic mens rea —Charlie Chaplin- Ring Lardner and how many more good people were ruined by this vicious diabolic idiot.

  29. What Jew Prick wrote this hit job on Good Old Joe?

    He was right. Jew Communists were in control then, and ten times more in control now.

    • Agree: Ugetit
  30. Ugetit says:
    @anyone with a brain

    The Chinese Communist won because …

    The “Commie” movement was supported by certain NYC banking mafiosi, and scum like this,

    After joining the Chinese Communist Party in 1946, [former US Army linguist, Sidney Rittenberg] used his linguistic skills to translate dispatches and communiqués for the country’s news agencies and the party’s propaganda machine, enthusiastically spreading the regime’s message. A fully committed Maoist, he embraced the Chairman’s view that some violence was inevitable as a revolution – “can’t be civilized, gracious or gentle”.

    https://www.thejc.com/news/obituaries/sidney-rittenberg-1.495427

    BTW, the first paragraph of Bogg’s article could only have been written by a world class ignoramus.

  31. Ugetit says:
    @GeeBee

    Thanks.

    And to answer your question, no one can be as naive as Boggs is pretending to be. What a twisted piece of mendacious scum. One wonders if he ever heard of FDR’s hag of a wife or of Whittaker Chambers, or if he’s aware of the fact that Trotsky was feted in NYC by members of the moneyed “elite.”

    Books have been written competently refuting what Boggs the adolescent scribbler choses to ignore and pervert.

    Speaking of books,

    Carl Boggs is Professor of Social Sciences at National University in Los Angeles. He is the author of Gramsci’s Marxism; The Politics of Eurocommunism (with David Plotke); The Impasse of European Communism; The Two Revolutions: Gramsci and the Crisis of Western Marxism; and Social Movements and Political Power.

    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/189527.Carl_Boggs

  32. @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    What really did the Chinese Republic (Chiang’s) in completely was busting the dykes in ‘38 to slow the Japanese. 4 million dead and he effectively handed the loyalty of anyone who lived along a river way to the Communists. Mao, who was on the ropes at that point (Chiang’s German advisors beat Mao badly) dissolved half the army and sent them in plainclothes to dredge the swamps with the civvies.

    Trump probably should have taken note of this and used the NEP to deploy the army to start rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure. Instead he governed like a chamber of commerce faggot and lost.

  33. Ugetit says:

    Mao was a Yali. Probably a lot of truth here, too.:

    In 1903, Yale Divinity School established a number of schools and hospitals throughout China that were collectively known as ‘Yale in China.’ It has since been shown that ‘Yale in China’ was an intelligence network whose purpose was to destroy the republican movement of Sun Yat-sen on behalf of the Anglo-American Establishment… . One of ‘Yale in China’s’ most important students was Mao Zedong.

    “During World War II, ‘Yale in China’ was a primary instrument used by the U.S. Establishment and its Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to install the Maoists into power.

    ‘Yale in China’ was run by OSS operative Reuben Holden, the husband of Bush’s cousin, and also a member of Skull and Bones. “The Maoists made China into the world’s largest opium producer.

    “‘Yale in China’ was also closely associated with the New York-based Union Theological Seminary, which has been a center for U.S. subversion of Asia According to Branton, they were literally wolves in sheeps clothing Every prominent radical leader operating in Korea today was trained at Union Theological. Union Theological was dominated for twenty years by Henry Sloane Coffin, a U.S. intelligence executive from the Sloane and Coffin families. He was a Skull and Bones member as were a dozen of his relatives.

    http://www.mygen.com/users/ufo/Mao_was_a_Yale_Man.html

  34. McCarthy’s HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) operation, with the blackmailer Roy Cohn, was instrumental in destroying real union leadership and replacing it with mobsters who would steal pensions and sell out the rank and file in negotiations with industry. Not only did HUAC cause ruin for those referred to in the opening paragraph in this article, it also was an attack on the working class in general, and was a major factor yielding wage stagnation that have plagued workers and lead to more poverty and stress over the last 40 years.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @fnn
  35. This is a pathetic article begging, yes, begging the Jews to remember to be kind to the Christians of White America… whatever happened to real men who would go up to that midget Reich to demand penalty for the crimes he has committed against the historic American nation?

    More you beg, more you’ll be punished… it’s the modus operandi the devil!

  36. ariadna says:
    @Supply and Demand

    Why the feminine? Make it “delendus.”

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  37. Schuetze says:
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    “author is a homo”

    You piqued my interest. Care to elaborate?

  38. ariadna says:

    Bogg’s propagandistic exercise is so factually wrong (by commission and omission) that analyzing it would be a stomach turning endeavor like separating carrots and peas in a vomit mess. Its only contribution is in revealing that in the terrain of political propaganda Hitler is by far the most valuable piece of real estate, arduously fought for by all, and second only to the more generic “fascist” zoning label. “Trump is Hitler! No, McCarthy was Hitler! No, Biden is! Etc etc”
    If the Time’s Man of the Year designation were honest, the award this year should undoubtedly go to Hitler. (Mussolini gets third place, after “fascist”).
    I bet that feeding a comprehensive and representative quantity of writings published in 2020 into a word cloud would prove me right: Hitler’s name wood loom huge, high and central over the political discourse of 2020.
    A Hitler estate owning the copyright of the brand would really rake it in. Furthermore, using the Nuremberg precedent of applying new laws retroactively, the Hitler estate would be richer than the Rothschild family. Of course, a clever and daring defense lawyer could argue that the defendants did not refer to the real person but to a homonymous fictional character. Thank you, Mr Boggs, for this unintended contribution to the Hitleriana maculature.

    • Replies: @Petermx
  39. Another commie heard from doing his best to suppress the long history of Soviet style communist subversion America has suffered under all these years. This would be a good start for your re-education comrade Boggs, a tactic your brothers in arms so boldly admire. Fortunately you can do it from your own home, and not a re-education camp.
    Cheers

    Roosevelt opened the door to communist subversion, and it has remained open ever since. President Harry S. Truman decried Congress’s investigation into this subversion, calling it “a red herring.” President Dwight Eisenhower didn’t want an investigation of the U.S. Army. Perhaps, he feared the public would discover that his former deputy, Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, had fallen under suspicion as a Soviet agent while heading the CIA. Like Truman, Eisenhower preferred to hide the truth.

    President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert didn’t like the security protocols that kept their leftist friends out of sensitive government jobs. The same can be said of President Johnson. President Richard Nixon hired Henry Kissinger, but Kissinger was accused by a British double agent of working for Soviet military intelligence.

    http://republicbroadcasting.org/news/a-short-history-of-communist-subversion-of-america/

    • Thanks: noname27
  40. WJ says:
    @meamjojo

    Since demented Joe has a hard time remembering his last bowel movement I doubt he will remember any campaign pledges.

  41. @Emblematic

    Agree. Applying the “McCarthyism” label to your liberal ennemies is cowardly and counterproductive rhetoric. It’s time to vindicate McCarthy, most probably killed by Jewish mobsters at the infamous Bethesda Naval Hospital where Forrestal was also defenestrated and Kennedy’s autopsy was faked.
    Instead of accusing Reich of McCarthyism, why doesn’t Mr Boggs simply takes Nicholas Jeelvy’s advice and say he is Jewish?

  42. It is incredible that in the year 2021 somebody like Carl Boggs can write such gibberish about Senator Joseph McCarthy. Is Boggs utterly unaware of the disclosures of Soviet-directed Communist subversion in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s? Has he heard of the Venona Papers? The truth is that no “innocent” people were harmed by McCarthy. Every last one of the people investigated for treason and subversion was either a confirmed Soviet spy or an obvious collaborator. Every. Last. One. When you find one loudly proclaiming his patriotism and innocence, you quickly find out that he was in a Communist Party “study group” or front organization for witless dupes. You did not have to be a “card carrying Red” to undermine and betray your country. The Hollywood Ten? Sleazy gangsters who threatened their fellow movie workers and deliberately inserted pro-Soviet propaganda in American films. Alger Hiss? A spy, of course. The Rosenbergs? Justly executed for treason. There were hundreds of Soviet agents seeded through Washington, and most of them remain unidentified. They were backed up by the tens of thousands of Americans Communists and idiot “fellow travelers”. The fact that many of the latter were the blind, do-gooding, naïve, Mr. McGoo’s so common among a certain part of American society does not in the least mitigate their guilt. Boggs, before you open your mouth, study a little history written by somebody other than the New York Times.

    • Agree: Georgia
  43. “…ushered in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which effectively turned the media system over to a corporate oligarchy…”

    THANK YOU, Mr. B!

    For years I’ve been trying to explain to people why this legislation decimated media in America. They’re mostly uncomprehending. They don’t see how their local media has been swallowed by conglomerates — probably because it happened gradually.

    But it’s great to see mention of the 1996 Telecommunications Act in print. Its darkening effect can be felt everywhere: From our community papers which no longer cover the community (or no longer exist) to the propaganda-driven current Top 40 radio playlists to the way TV newscasts repeat the same talking points whether they’re in Maine or Mississippi.

    • Replies: @John Fisher
  44. @meamjojo

    So you have no problems with a president : JB, who paws little girls against their will, and molests adult women with unwanted physical actions.

    You Democrat assholes are all the same : Debauched , perverted and insane.

    AJM

  45. @Tainted

    One of the most astonishing ironies of WWII is that FDR simply handed Manchuria to Stalin at the Yalta conference in 1945, which the Soviet dictator used as the beachhead to launch the Chinese communist revolution. But four years earlier, moderates in the Japanese government presented sweeping concessions to US demands, offering to remove all forces from China under US supervision, keeping only Manchuria (not a part of China proper) where Japanese businesses had heavily invested in manufacturing facilities and infrastructure improvements. FDR ignored the offer and instead replied with the final insult that made war inevitable, embargoing Japan’s vital oil supply.

    Some maintain that taking down Senator McCarthy was the result of a carefully planned campaign executed by bureaucrats and spooks at the direct order of President Eisenhower. Ike was furious at McCarthy’s attack on the Army, which started with a gaudy search for Communists in the Army Signal Corps laboratory at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. This back story was first revealed in the 1980s by Eisenhower staffer William Bragg Ewald.

    Bringing in the press at the last stage to administer the coup de grace, the “Murrow moment,” when the corporate press seemingly rises up in spontaneous democratic revulsion to mete justice out on a demagogue, is another of the carefully-choreographed maneuvers that define governmental deception in the twentieth century America political scene.

  46. @anyone with a brain

    The Chinese Communist won because Chiang Kai-Shek was so corrupt he earned the nickname “cash my check”.

    Certainly it wasn’t the Chinese people who gave him that nickname, since the pun works only in English. So who was it?

    China went communist because they wanted to. A right wing state department would not be able to stop a country of 600 million from pursuing its own path.

    If all the Chinese really wanted all along was to be ruled by Mao and his buddies, why did he have to kill so many millions of them to make them go along with it?

    • Agree: Georgia
    • LOL: noname27
  47. @Days of Broken Arrows

    Can you elaborate, or perhaps point interested readers to where details of your assertion about the 1996 Telecom Act can be found? Sincere request, I want to learn more.

    • Replies: @Days of Broken Arrows
  48. Crispin says:

    McCarthy was in the Senate.

    HUAC was a House committee.

    • Replies: @Erostratus
  49. SENATOR McCarthy was never part of the HOUSE Un-American Activities Committee, nor was he involved in going after commie Hollywood actors. He was investigating security risks working in our government, especially in the DoD and State Dept. He found plenty! As it turns McCarthy was dead on the money. Read the Venona Papers.

    • Agree: Ray Caruso, anarchyst
    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
  50. Agent76 says:

    Nov 9, 2020 This Old Guy With Dementia Has Some Interesting Plans For You!

    In this video, we explain what you can expect from the Biden Administration and Joe Biden’s foreign policy.

    Nov 14, 2020 Anti-war US Army veteran warns of hawks in Biden transition team

    President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is full of war hawks and weapons industry shills.

  51. Georgia says:
    @animalogic

    You completely miss the point –McCarthy and others were pointing out the ongoing infiltration of the Institutions–what is now known as the “long march” thru the Institutions by the infiltrated in Communists– whereby the Communists would destroy the USA–as they now have done.

    A famous KGB Defector predicted the same. The individual whose “at long last” comment supposedly destroyed McCarthy was a Communist Clown at the National Lawyers Guild, full of Communists, the fully infiltrated Media ran with it all of course because they are lying Communist scum — the NYSlimes has been a Communist NWO supporter for many decades the same with most of the Mainslime Media creeps.

    LOOK AROUND! Exactly what he said would happened did happen over time and nearly all institutions of the USA –Academia, Mainslime Media, “Entertainment”, Government, Courts — are totally subverted now by USA hating Communists. McCarthy tried to stop this before it grew into what we have today–he was met by Communists and people who viewed it, wrongly, like you state it here who helped them out of misunderstanding the gravity of the situation.

    Now the country is gone. McCarthy was right and people like you were dead wrong. Enjoy the carnage.

    • Agree: TTSSYF, FLgeezer
  52. noname27 says: • Website
    @Emblematic

    So has the Jew Myron Fagan whom the media whore arseholes call a conspiracy theorist.

  53. noname27 says: • Website
    @anyone with a brain

    Either you’re a lying disso or an ignorant idiot. China went Communist because of Jewish bankster financed Bolshevik subversion – the same as Russia and South Africa (The ANC).

  54. ANONymous[167] • Disclaimer says:
    @Laurent Guyénot

    I have said it many times.
    The problem NOT in US but in the whole-wide World.

    Henry Ford: “The International Jew, The World’s Foremost Problem”

    Until people remove and isolate them in an island, we will continue having major problems.

    BTW REAL History will justify Hitler.

  55. Mefobills says:

    Bill Clinton did a lot of damage during his presidency 1993-2001.

    Clinton’s telecommunication act of 1996, and Graham-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 come to mind.

    Clinton is a good example of why you can never allow the top of your civilizational hierarchy to consist of traitors, beholden to foreign powers or Oligarchic interests. In the case of Clinton, he was a CFR stooge.

    The “corporate” lying press is because 1996 telecommunication act created cross-directorates, which speak with one voice. A presstitute only passes on what their paymaster tells them to write. And of course, the press is dominated by a certain (((in-group))). This in-group, as part of their evolutionary usury methods, attacks the reproduction and intelligence centers of civilizations. In the 90’s one of the first things the (((Oligarchs))) in Russia attacked was the press.

    If you can control the narrative, then you can obscure your sophisticated crimes. In the case of the U.S., Reuters issues its press guidance/releases at around 4 am, and then the rest of the corporate stooges are singing the same mockingbird tune by 6am.

    One thing about the Clinton telecommunication act is that it used the nascent internet as the main argument for passage. The internet “free communication” is now under siege. The narrative must be controlled!

    Clinton also did enormous damage to the country when he passed Graham Leach Bliley Act. This broke the back of Glass-Steagall, which then broke the firewalls between plain vanilla commercial banking and speculative investment banking. Glass-Steagall had firewalls between Commercial Banking/Wall Street Investment banking/and non banking finance. Non banking finance are actors like insurance and hedge funds.

    Clinton also gave China quasi MFN status in 1994, which turbocharged the offshoring of American Industry.

    The nation’s money was being created with housing debt from a now ignited housing bubble (no more glass steagall), rather than debt related to industrial production. Industry was offshored to get wage arbitrage for a class of parasites in wall street. Your 401K looked like a hero, but when you lose your job you are a zero. Your housing prices were pushed, which disenfranchised subsequent generations from home ownership.

    The pressitutes became mockingbirds singing a song their (((owners))) tell them to sing, to then dupe the public about fabric of reality.

    Clinton = Clown World

    • Thanks: John Fisher, Ace
    • Replies: @Ed Case
    , @Alfred
  56. anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:

    The Irish have whored themselves out to the Jews. They have been bought and paid for. They serve the enemies of Christ. You are never going to see another McCarthy, not in our life time.

  57. Among the most sordid periods of American history was the systematic political repression directed against leftists, Communists, labor activists, and other “subversives” – the McCarthyism of peak Cold War years spanning the late 1940s to late 1950s…

    When the unconscionable McCarthy was ultimately censured, driven from power, and the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee finally disbanded, it was generally believed that this particular fascistic current of American politics had been buried for good. Not so. Now, several decades later, we have the specter of a new McCarthyism instigated by those – mainly Democrats – still driven to hysteria over what remains of the Trump presidency.

    What an idiotic, dishonest, and twisted piece this is. When America was still a relatively sane country, there was an attempt to purge Leftists from power precisely because—being the hateful, arrogant, and largely Jewish cockroaches that they are—they were bound to do that and worse to decent Americans as soon as they got the chance, which is what they are doing now. The problem with McCarthyism is that it was much too mild and not supported by the WASP establishment, in no small part because Joe McCarthy was Irish Catholic and not a member of their effete social circles but also because the elite WASPs were already in bed with Jews, often literally so as they had started selling their daughters for kosher money. If America had been completely cleansed of Leftism and of anyone who got in the way of doing that, we wouldn’t be in the bind we are now.

    • Agree: Ace
  58. Macaia says:
    @No Friend Of The Devil

    Hey asshole. You forgot to mention he was responsible for the Russian and French revolutions, the assassination of JFK, etc.. You should research these points of yours before you spout all this crap about Trump/

  59. @WR Chandler

    This rather contemptible writer attempts to link McCarthyism with the current situation, but McCarthyism was the precise opposite of that. McCarthyism was a struggle against a Leftist/Jewish takeover of the US government; the current situation is a Leftist/Jewish takeover of the US government.

    • Agree: Ace
  60. Z-man says:

    Yeah I used to like Reich even though he was of the left. Disappointed in him now.

  61. Corvinus says:
    @Gleimhart Mantooso

    Joe McCarthy was a scoundrel. Hell, he even employed a gay Jew (Roy Cohn). How do you call that patriotic?

  62. Currahee says:

    The author is upset by the fact that Joe attacked commies and their protector pals; well, boo-fucking -hoo.

  63. Z-man says:
    @Agent76

    Yeah Dementia Joe is gonna be a disaster. His NEOCON/globalist/cultural Marxist handlers will see to that.

  64. @GeeBee

    Is Boggs a paid shill and troll, or is he merely naïve?

    None of that. He is Educated.

  65. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    NO.

    This doesn’t work.

    Trying to accuse our worst Cult Marxist, Antifa, BLM, Politically Correct, LGBT Maoist Communist of being just like WI Sen. Joe McCarthy – not that never works for us.

    It’s like that horrible J Neo Conservative Jonah Goldberg still over at National Review that thinks he’s going to score big points by labeling the worst Lib Leftist Demorats as being:

    Liberal Fascism

    Or that God awful Pakistani (did some lame conversion to some form of American Christianity just to get White Christian wives) Dinesh D Something who tries to get great milage saying that

    “Democrats were/are the real Racists because the Democrat party used to be the party of evil White Southern White people.”

    Well, he’s right that the Democrat Party used to include lots of White Southern Democrats, Dixiecrats – I don’t think these were bad people, just regular Southern Americans that like music from Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline – who treated Black Americans “The colored folk” differently but usually fairly.

    All those horrible Hollywood movies about “Mississippi Burning”, “D’jango Unchained” (Harvey Weinstein productions) these were hateful, wild distortions.

    SO – I’m saying a firm NO to this article that today’s worst ever Demorat cult marxists, hate White people, incite Blacks to riot and loot Leftists – these terrible people are nothing, absolutely nothing like Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy. Joe McCarthy was on our side against various forms of Communists. The people persecuting us today in the Demorat party, the mainstream media, BLM, Antifa THE LEFT.

    My parents supported Joe McCarthy and Mayor Daley Sr. 100 years ago My grandfather fought in the Russian White Army against Trotsky and the Bolshevik Red Army. He was on the right side. So am I.

    So why is the UNZ Review publishing this ridiculous commentary that today’s worst PC Leftists are the same as 1950s patriots, anti Communists?

  66. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    There is nothing “liberal” whatsoever about these lefty types, the Clintons, Bidens and other war-lovers. It’s a misuse of the language. In reality they are totalitarians in sheep’s clothing. Democratic verbiage is just a tool in their hands; they care nothing about any of it. Just like communists of the past promised equality, workers to receive the fruits of their labors, a better, more just world but ended up with firing squads, slave labor and gulags. No, they were never “liberal” and the mask is coming off. The people McCarthy targeted were traitors working to bring the gulag here. Also, many were agents of a foreign country that was communist at the time.
    The author rightly points out the bloody record of US aggression around the world, mostly for economic gain, mostly engineered by those belonging to the Democratic party. Since ’45 the US has caused millions to be killed, many more to become miserable refugees, destroyed countries. The list is long. People chatter away about who killed more: Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. In this list the US comes in at around number five or so depending on whether one talks about it in the aggregate or percentage wise. McCarthy was a patriot who saw the danger and tried to do something about it. Had those cancer cells been isolated at the time we might not have a full blown case of encroaching totalitarianism in the US right now.

    • Thanks: Ace
  67. Anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    McCarthy hiring the homosexual Jew Roy Cohn was done for political expediency – Robert Kennedy wanted the job.

    It was open knowledge that Roy Cohn was a homosexual then. But it was well known that he was Jewish and the New York City Jewish elite was working very, very hard not to allow American anti Communism to go the route of identifying American Jews as the #1 supporters of Communism – this was done in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe in the 20s, 30s, 40s.

  68. Ah yes, little Robert Reich. The man who worries endlessly that white guys might get a job in the country they grew up in, that most likely their parents grew up in or grandparents, etc. Enough said! If some people in this country are so utterly dense that they can’t even recognize who hates them and works against them, too damned bad. That’s how life works. /PEACE

  69. @GeeBee

    …..or is he merely naïve?

    Bogging us down in defenses for Joe McCarthy where none is due, is not mere naïveté.

    Is it because the other side is not merely talking anymore that is geting this side nervous?

  70. @Truth Seeker

    Read comment #10 above by “No Friend of the Devil” regarding his recitation of Trump’s crimes. I’m no MAGA Pro-Trumper, but I’ve not been a Never-Trumper either. In our country’s race to the bottom, though, he’s much better than Hillary would have been. A Trump second term, which he deserves, would be much preferable to that of the incoming walking corpse. Kamala, with her 1% approval rating when she was forced to scuttle her presidential campaign, will be potus this time next year. Good luck with that!

    A golden opportunity was squandered away when Trump’s many opponents never gave him a chance. There used to be something called a 100-day holiday for a new president before trying to destroy him. Trump never got even one day. I was looking forward to peace with Russia, which Trump had promised during his campaign. But the deep state, which infiltrated his admin. from the start, made that impossible. Paul Craig Roberts was right when he said that Trump would not be able to find experienced kindred spirits willing to work for him. There may never be another Outsider willing to risk it all for a country which is not worth saving.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @annamaria
  71. @Corvinus

    Joe McCarthy was a scoundrel. Hell, he even employed a gay Jew (Roy Cohn). How do you call that patriotic?

    Seeing how patriots aren’t scoundrels and gay jews don’t persecute communism, how do you call yourself qualified to understand the meaning of your own question?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  72. KenH says:

    Tailgunner Joe was correct and although he used “communist” instead of Jew he was sounding the alarm about the attempted Jewish communist infiltration and takeover of government institutions via their “long march” strategy which is now all but complete.

    McCarthy was warning us about the forebears of Robert Reich and now his fears and those of others in his camp have been realized and they have been completely vindicated.

  73. Jimmy1969 says:

    Joe McCarthy performed a great roll in American life. Kind of like Davy Crockett at the Alamo. Regarding this article. It is the worst piece of garbage I have ever read on this site.

  74. It took a while for the author get to “The Facts, nothing but the Facts”. Thank You
    …”Matters worsen for Reich as we go back in history. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Bill Clinton administration – its disastrous legacy far worse than anything we can attribute to Trump. Consider the following: in the eight years of his presidency Clinton passed the most anti-labor trade legislation in modern U.S. history (NAFTA), engineered the draconian Omnibus Crime Bill of 1995 ramping up the drug wars and targeting offenders with harsh new sentences, ushered in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which effectively turned the media system over to a corporate oligarchy, and dismantled the New Deal-era Glass-Steagall Act curtailing Wall Street financial schemes – a move that set in motion forces leading to the 2008 economic collapse. That is not all: in 1999 Clinton unleashed the baseless “humanitarian” war on Serbia, when U.S./NATO forces bombed an already depleted nation into submission, in violation of the U.N. Charter and general international law. A leading cabinet member for most of these years, Reich bears culpability for the massive harm the Clinton presidency brought to the U.S. and the world.”

  75. This video nails the sum of all the worlds problems in a short 15 minutes.

    How the “Greater Good” is Used as a Tool of Social Control

    • Disagree: Insouciant
    • Replies: @Insouciant
  76. dvorak says:

    the rather conservative CPUSA

    True in the sense that CPUSA was run from the Kremlin, which has always been a conservative institution. Surely the author does not pretend that CPUSA was independent.

  77. annamaria says:

    Here is the true face of the righteously squealing Reich:

    A Lancet article (December 1995) reported that 567,000 Iraqi children had died from barbaric sanctions that the U.S. had stubbornly enforced. … the “genocidal sanctions” were starving to death 6000 children every month.

    The Berkeley Professor Reich should consider his own amoral if not criminal history first.

    Reich was totally content with the Clinton-ordered mass slaughter of the civilians in Serbia; since the onslaught, Serbia has become a fulcrum of organ trafficking and prostitution. Clinton’s dear friend Epstein even helped himself with one of the desperate Serbian girls.

    ‘Liberal’ democrat Obama has helped to create slave markets in Libya. ‘Humanitarian’ democrat Hilary Clinton is personally responsible for the destruction of the Libyan health care system, which is, according to WHO, is ‘deadly disrupted.’

    Reich is a person of easy virtues in a very direct meaning of these words. He wants the Wars for Eretz Israel by any means. He wants to feel important in the company of Clintons and Obamas, these patented war criminals guilty of wars of aggression. (Does the supposedly knowledgeable Reich know about Nuremberg Protocols and their definition of a war of aggression as supreme international crimes? Perhaps he interested in holobiz profiteering only…) No wonder that Reich hates Trump wholeheartedly: Iran is still not bombed and Syrians are not yet all murdered.

    The hypocritical Reich writes about himself to “fight the bullies, to protect the powerless, to make sure that the people without a voice have a voice.” Right. Like dead Serbians, dead Iraqis, dead Syrians, dead Libyans, and dead Ukrainians, the victims of Clinton-Bush-Obama’s policies.

    • Agree: Orville H. Larson
  78. Iva says:

    There is a report done by American “think tanks” for Jimmy Carter ( Reich worked in hios Adm.) titled “The 2000 Global Report”. Why 2000? I do not know. Maybe there were goles that globalists wanted to accomplish by the year 2000. The constant wars promoted by American politicians is one of the  ways to control power and the world population. In the report they state that everyonece a while there has to be creation of “conflicts” that will kill hundreds thousands or millions of people, or put sanctions that will starve people. Human life doesn’t matter to communists/globalists.  Many politicians including Reich and Biden have blood on their hands. Living for a long time in a communist country I have to admit that Democrats remind me of communists and how they behaved.  It is scary to see that Americans do not see it. Look at the gov. of California, putting restrictions on its residents and themselves not abiding by it. I wonder why? Do they know that “pandemic” is a BS? Under the  communists there were restrictions and scarcity of everything, only these communist orwellian’s “more equal pigs” lived like kings, their children studied in western universities ( paid by taxpayers money) , drove most expensive cars and lived in mansions. Globalists from WEF don’t want to own anything, what supposed to make you happy. I wonder why they why they accumulated this incredible wealth if owning something create unhappiness.

  79. annamaria says:
    @follyofwar

    The Dems-paid Steele report and the consequent Mueller ‘investigation’ were recently qualified by experts as the most harmful spy operation in the US.

    Reich and his benefactors are willing traitors because they ‘know better.’

    The ongoing commotion reminds of the contrived Bolshevik revolution and the Bolshevik demagogues who were totally sure that their desires and ideas trump any laws. It is really unfortunate that Americans do not know the history of their own country and the history of the US’ deadly involvement in the affairs of other countries.

    Was Jacob Schiff (head of the New York investment firm, Kuhn, Loeb & Co.) ever reprimanded for his financial support for Japan during the Russo-Japanese war 1905 and for his most generous support for certain Leib Bronstein? Reich is just another petty Trotskyist with grandiose ideas, eager to install his order upon Americans.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  80. @ariadna

    Because Trump is about as much of a man as Queen Dido.

  81. Emslander says:

    When the unconscionable McCarthy was ultimately censured, driven from power, and the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee finally disbanded, it was generally believed that this particular fascistic current of American politics had been buried for good.

    Fairly common error of conflating HUAC with McCarthy. Joe McCarthy was in the Senate and used a standing Senate Committee for his fact-finding hearings. Most of what he uncovered turned out to be factual. A great number of Bolshevik spies had been salted into the federal bureaucracy.

    Now it’s all communist.

  82. Imagine if those who surrounded Edgar J. Hoover had the moral courage to call him out, how much trouble would have been avoided under his rule at the FBI? Similarly, if Joseph McCarthy had been checked by those who knew his inner demons, all his antics could have been avoided. Hopefully, we won’t see the repeat of extremism in American politics.

    • Replies: @Ace
  83. @Truth Seeker

    Truth Seeker I totally agree with you. I ask the very same question who ever repeats Orange Man Bad Mantra, if they were Hindu’s I am sure Lord Vishnu will give them salvation! So far the only answer I got from people is that they can’t stand him. These Dems and other Woke generation can’t stand any one with an opposing view, like the University campuses they retreat to safe places! I am surely saddened by the level intellectual curiosity in this country.

  84. Emslander says:
    @Truth Seeker

    He behaved like a normal American male of the pre-1997 variety. In other words, he doesn’t have a namby-pamby demeanor, doesn’t talk with a lilt in his voice and has a record of liking very good looking women with nice bodies. In other words, he’s just like me.

  85. lysias says:
    @anyone with a brain

    But a plutocrat-dominated government has been able to stop a country of over 300 million from pursuing its own path.

  86. Jake says:
    @Emblematic

    Yes, indeed. His high estimations have been proven, via records from failed Marxists states, to have been fairly close to actuality, and sometimes proving actuality was worse than even McCarthy thought.

    McCarthy is hated and smeared precisely because he was right and tough. We are in the hell we’re in because he was destroyed and those who did so held views that would come to this point.

  87. lysias says:
    @Majority of One

    That amendment will only limit Trump after he serves a second term.

    (Actually, if he resigned before he served two full years in his second term, he still could run for a third term.)

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  88. cranc says:

    Communists have a bad reputation for starving millions of people to death, in the Ukraine, in China, in North Korea and in central Asia. I think we should all be paying attention to the apparent global food crisis that is unfolding and those who are covering it. China is buying all the soya. “So what, I eat meat !” I hear. Yeah, and what do those beasts eat ?

  89. @meamjojo

    At least prosecute him to ensure that he didn’t sell all the governmental cyber security codes to Putin for any promised transactions in the future! He’s pissed at the people for denying him of his second term and his inner evil is coming out! Silence is indicative of his guilt!

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @meamjojo
  90. I don’t see the point in giving Reich any attention at all, either positive or negative. The comments on his articles on “leftist” news sites are almost universally negative. No one really listens to him, and I doubt he would have any influence at all in bringing about a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”. It’s all talk – just another episode in Reich’s persona management process.

    • Replies: @Erostratus
  91. Art says:

    The merciless ideological crusade associated with Joe McCarthy, junior senator from Wisconsin otherwise identified as “Tailgunner Joe”, was no minor interlude: it destroyed the jobs, careers, even lives of many thousands of people, all targeted as un-American threats to be blacklisted, subjected to personal ruin.

    “many thousands” is BS. Did anyone go to jail? Hmm – how many? (The blacklisted Hollywood writers changed their names.)

    The article’s author forgot the word “Jew” – when the story is mostly about commie Jews.

    Just like in Russia – Jews dominated the commie movement in the US.

    It is time to give Joe McCarthy back his good name – he was right about the Jew commie movement.

    After the JQ is cleared – this will happen.

  92. Art says:

    “Truth and Reconciliation” is about bringing peace between people – clearly, Robert Reich is doing the opposite – the bastard!

  93. @meamjojo

    The best way to ensure that Trump doesn’t rise again is to simultaneously attack China, Russia and Iran. This must be done within a week of Biden assuming the presidency. Otherwise the specter of white supremacy will reemerge again and again as these countries all surreptitiously support the far right.

    This is the best way to support Black and Trans lives.

  94. Munkin-4 says:

    Carl Boggs’ writes of “the Orange Despot’s audacity to fight back against the ‘intelligence community’, Big Tech, military-industrial complex, and … Big Pharma.” Is it accurate to use the term ‘fight back’? I don’t think Trump ‘fought back’ against those 4 entities during his presidency. Why would he? He was and always will be part of the establishment…

  95. teo toon says:

    Boggs, are you too young to remember the Venona Papers? Yes? Then stop writing your column until you read them. You’re not to young? Then go to hell.

  96. @Laurent Guyénot

    Wm F Buckley, w brother in law Brent Bozell

    McCarthy and His Enemies: The Record and its Meaning

    Any student of the Cold War should have this volume in their library as it is probably the first, most complete and well documented defense of Senator McCarthy (published 1954), written only with the benefit of the official record of the Tydings and McCarran hearings.
    Only much later did we have “Blacklisted By History” by M. Stanton Evans which had the benefit of the knowledge gained by the release of the Venona Files, which further vindicated Senator McCarthy.
    As was noted by William S. Schlamm in the prologue, “Now anybody who wants to remain an Anti-McCarthyite in good standing, and remain intellectually respectable, will first have to read and disprove this book.”

    almost redeems Buckley

    • Replies: @Art
  97. Ed Case says:
    @Mefobills

    Gramm/Leach/Bliley-Phil Gramm was a [D] congressman for Tx who switched to [R] in 1983 and became a Senator in 1984. He stymied Ron Paul’s run for the Senate.

    • Thanks: Mefobills
  98. TTSSYF says:
    @Majority of One

    I can see why you’re a majority of one.

    • LOL: Ace
  99. TTSSYF says:
    @Alden

    Agreed. I kept reading, but it was not easy to get past that first part. It just shows we were fighting the Left back then almost as much as we are now.

  100. The good news is that the Globalists had to steal the election in a blatantly obvious way in order to “win.” Now people are on the spot: Do something about it, or, just go on chewing their cuds.

  101. annamaria says:
    @Monty Ahwazi

    Is this you, Mrs. Clinton?

    Hilary had hired a British spy to create an unverifiable slanderous report against an elected POTUS, which was a treasonous affair. At the same time, Mr. Biden & Son, Huilary’s comrades-in-arms, were busy selling out the US interests to the Chinese. Unlike the unverifiable report of the foreign agent Steele, the dirty activities by the Bidens are well documented — as well as Hillary & Bill involvement with Russians (see Uranium One).

    The moralizing MeToo went full force against Trump for his ‘bad’ words, whereas the same MeToo sheepishly disappeared when Bill Clinton’s many flights on Epstein’s Lolita Express became disclosed. The moralizers also sit quietly and say no word in response to the DOCUMENTED sexual misconduct accusations against Biden and Cuomo.

    None of the Dem’s moralists wants to look a little bit further, at the results of Obama/Clinton’s ‘humanitarian’ interventions in Syria and Libya. The moralizers care not about hundreds of thousands of dead civilians — including the multitude of dead innocent children — the victims of Obama/Clinton’s aspirations towards getting money and power.

    Obama and Clinton hate Julian Assange with their guts because the honest journalist has exposed crimes against humanity committed on behalf of the US/UK war profiteers and ziocons. That is, Assange has exposed Bush/Clintons/Obama’s crimes.

    Certain Debbie Wasserman had been keeping a whole spying family of IT personal on a state payroll — and nothing came out about this, even after Debbie threatened US Marschall for his dutiful behavior. Hilary Clinton has compromised the security of congressional communication — and the only side effect was the death of Seth Rich.

    Yes, Trump is hated by the Dems because Trump has not started a war against Iran. The ziocons and war profiteers are livid.

    • Thanks: Ace
  102. Franz says:

    The last thing in the world Robert Reich should want is any sort of Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

    The bugger cooked the books for Clinton while he was Secretary of Labor. Yeah, he screwed the people he was paid to look out for so the job figures in the 90s looked better than they really were. 21st century opportunities for the American worker are in the toilet because Reich lied his bum off in the late 20th.

    So how about a Commission to deal with our lying dwarf? (No offense intended to the overwhelming majority of truthful shorties.) Seriously, submitting a fraudulent jobs report to the legislature is a felony. Why wasn’t he prosecuted?

    Oh yeah. He just screwed working people. That’s okay in the USA.

  103. Mike Tre says:
    @Emblematic

    And this author proved McCarthy right with his own words.

  104. Art says:
    @Insouciant

    almost redeems Buckley

    No one can redeem Wm F Buckley – he invited the neo-con Jews into the Republican Party (it said that they paid him off).

    • Replies: @Insouciant
  105. Petermx says:
    @ariadna

    I completely agree. Boggs’ presents the “Judeo-Christian” worldview (a term popularized in the USA after WW II) as opposed to the Christian worldview, which described the west until Judeo-Bolshevism’s victory in WW II. That victory was greatly helped by people like Boggs and Jews, unless Boggs is Jewish, that stood by while the powerful Jewish media covered up the mass murder of tens of millions by the Jewish dominated gov’t in the USSR (80 to 85% Jewish, Russian President Putin says) and invented a horrible narrative to describe largely peaceful pre-war Germany and demonized American leaders and heroes like Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh and Father Coughlin as “anti-Semites” because they opposed the war, so the Jews could have their war. If there was any doubt as to who had the most power in the USA in 1941, there has been no doubt for at least the last 50 years.

    Boggs, like most people, has lampshades and soap made from Jews on his brain and it prevents him from thinking clearly. His “Judeo-Christian” (or simply Jewish) worldview explains why he can show sympathy for Japanese killed by American bombs but has none for the “NAZIS”, including all those “NAZI” mothers and their “NAZI” children. Everything he says is crap, much like “The Saker”.

    The Jewish stranglehold on Ukraine was completed in the stolen Ukrainian election of 2014. There was no”Fascist” or “NAZI” takeover. Since the 2014 coup, both Ukrainian presidents have been Jewish or part Jewish and the top gov’t leaders are mostly Jews. What Boggs and Jews call Ukrainian “NAZIS” are simply Ukrainians whose grandfathers welcomed the German army as liberators from their Jewish-Bolxhevik murderers and who, since the completed Jewish conquest of Ukraine in 2014, have been forced to remove the Ukrainian hero Stepan Bandera from Ukraine’s hall of heroes and his statue in Lviv is sure to come down as soon as the Jews there feel the time is right. They’re almost there. Discussion of the Jews murder of Ukrainians prior to 1941 is now off limits and only the suffering of Jewish-Bolsheviks is remembered.

    This 2008 article sums up the Ukrainian government Ukrainians had at the time. Now they have a Jewish government again.

    [Government] List blames Jews for Ukrainian famine
    https://www.jta.org/2008/07/27/default/list-blames-jews-for-ukrainian-famine

    • Replies: @annamaria
  106. Islander says:

    “With neocon Democrats likely soon in charge, the imperial state is sure to be restored to its violent normalcy. Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Belarus – all these countries offer rich possibilities for international mayhem, for Biden ventures.”

    Except it’s game over for a color revolution in Belarus now, Russia’s has Lukashenko’s back, he finally saw the light and has agreed to implement the return of Belarus inside Russia’s world in due time !

  107. @Art

    Over a decade ago Jacob Heilbrunn talked about his book, They Knew They Were Right, The Rise of the Neocons . He mentioned interviewing then-aging Bill Buckley — or trying to, anyway, as Buckley had little to say. He had little regard for the neocons and thought their influence, i.e. on George Bush, was overrated. The take-away impression was that Buckley was a defeated, hollowed out man. The Jewel Wasp effect in action.

    • Thanks: Art
  108. @annamaria

    Standing a mere 4’11” methinks half-pint socialist Robert Reich may have a bad case of “Little Man’s Syndrome.”

    • Replies: @annamaria
  109. @Johnny Walker Read

    This guy needs a real job — digging ditches, maybe, or working as a plumber where you never know if your day is going to involve cleaning out a toilet or climbing into a flooded 7′ deep hole in the middle of a major street, in freezing weather.

    Grabbing six words claimed to have been uttered by Hitler then applying pedantic label “collectivist” fails to consider the unique contexts of Hitler’s Germany, or Mussolini’s Italy, starkly contrasted to, say, USA in 2019 vs 2020.

    Specifically, Germany 1917 – 1933 was a disaster: people were starving, prostituted, overwhelmed with subversive aliens and subject to numerous mob actions by Communists intent on taking over the weakened land. German people had voted dozens of times through the Weimar period, but the experience in democracy only exacerbated disorder and despair. A strong, focusing leader was needed to reinvigorate the people, to inspire their confidence in themselves. That is what Hitler did, and that, and not coercion, is why the German people united and achieved successful turnaround of their society and economy.

    A few years ago Gideon Levy spoke at a forum hosted by Grant Smith’s organization. https://www.c-span.org/video/?406894-3/gideon-levy-us-israel-relations Levy said Israeli culture was utterly corrupt but so comfortable and smug that it was impossible for it to change itself. Levy said the US had to force Israel to change, to stop being wicked, stop oppressing Palestinians.

    Instead, USA became Israelified; USA was super-comfortable in 2019 — in contrast to the dire situation Germans confronted in the Weimar years.

    The speaker in this vid got so egg-heady, seemingly trying to impress with extensive quotes from obscure or inapplicable writers & thinkers, that I stopped listening after about 10 minutes. Maybe he addressed the way American children are being brainwashed. I don’t know. I’m willing to bet he did NOT advocate for teaching American children to be conscious and proud of their distinct ethnic and European heritage, nationalistic; self-confident; and unwilling to crumple in the face of overbearing authoritarianism such as USA is experiencing in 2020 — the cancer that has crept into the virtue-vacuum brought about by an age of comfort and plenty.

    • Thanks: mark green
  110. @Crispin

    McCarthy was in the Senate.

    HUAC was a House committee.

    It’s truly amazing to see how many hysterical “journalists” seem unaware of this simple fact, and how many of their learned editors don’t seem to be aware of it either.

    HUAC had an interesting and somewhat amusing backstory: It was originally devised at Soviet behest by the ultra-corrupt Samuel Dickstein (code name CROOK) to look for American fascists, Trotskyists and other enemies of Stalin. Dickstein’s motives were entirely mercenary; he left the House to become a NY Supreme Court judge, reputedly to take more lucrative bribes there.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @fnn
  111. Hibernian says:
    @Cynthia Allaire

    It was an attack on upper middle class and wealthy parlor Bolsheviks and their handlers.

  112. @gar manar nar

    I don’t see the point in giving Reich any attention at all, either positive or negative.

    Well, perhaps, but I saw him for an inordinate amount of time on CNN in the background ruining a perfectly good cat video my friend recently made. I passed along my thoughts on this, as you may imagine.

    Reich still gets more face time than he deserves, certainly.

    • Replies: @gar manar nar
  113. anon[116] • Disclaimer says:

    What a stupid article. If McCarthy had succeeded, we wouldn’t be having all these problems today.

  114. Munkin-4 says:

    Bill Jones says that ‘McCarthy was right.’ Yes, historians are now saying that communists had infiltrated parts of the US government & the entertainment industry in the 1930’s & early 1940’s.

    But so what? The actions of McCarthy & his sinister assistants, Richard Nixon & Roy Cohn, were not justifiable because no takeover of the US government was imminent, membership in _any_ political party shouldn’t be a crime, and thousands of lives were cruelly impacted by McCarthy’s actions.

    Those targeted were people who had been disturbed by the effects of the Great Depression and who were impressed by the USSR’s successful fight against Hitler. They were naive & uninformed about Stalin, certainly, but I doubt they were in positions in the US government to do much harm, being just bureaucrats. As for the so-called Hollywood ‘communists’, all they ever wrote was ambiguous, feel-good stuff.

    Americans’ ongoing paranoia about ‘communists’ — now the Chinese kind — is absurd.

    • Troll: RedpilledAF
    • Replies: @Palerider1861
  115. Cato says:

    Robert Reich is such an attention whore that he would be thrilled about this article and all of these comments, even the negative ones.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  116. @Erostratus

    . . ruining a perfectly good cat video my friend recently made.

    lol, excellent metaphor.

  117. Biff says:
    @Emblematic

    Except McCarthy has been proven right.

    An authoritarian, power hungry, Statest, tyrant wannabe, and most probably a communist himself(accuse your enemies of what you are guilty of) was proven right how?

    • Replies: @Ace
  118. @Tainted

    That’s a great book. From the first page, it began to blow the lid off the McCarthy smear by exposing the tactic of lumping the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, an investigative body that came into being during WWII under the direction of House Member, Democrat Martin Dies of Houston, in with Joseph McCarthy, a 1950’s Republican Senator who never sat on a House Committee, but picked up the information compiled by them to enable his own crusade.

    This is a favored means of scapegoating one individual for an alleged National injustice, rather than give them the credit of being at the forefront of a broader movement that had been in existence prior to their involvement. This method of minimizing the support and popularity for a supposedly debunked cause is repeated time and again, but it is apparently effective because almost no one questions these assertions once they’ve been established as “fact.” To do so, makes you not only seem unbalanced, but threatening as well.

    Unfortunately, reading a book like this, filled with names, dates and occurrences, and trying to discuss it, renders you a lunatic or a Nazi in the minds of those who have watched P.B.S., and, who, therefore, know better than to believe anything we say.

  119. Alfred says:
    @Mefobills

    Bill Clinton did a lot of damage during his presidency 1993-2001.

    Thank you for that. You forgot to mention Bill Clinton’s take on student debt. In June 2019, student debt reached $1.6 trillion. Due to the lockdowns, this will have increased substantially.

    Clinton Made Student Loans Non-Dischargeable

    • Agree: Mefobills
  120. @Munkin-4

    Your last statement reminds me of this quote from Charles Baudelaire:

    “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”

  121. Corvinus says:
    @The Soft Parade

    McCarthy wasn’t a patriot, he was a scoundrel. Cohn was the useful idiot employed by the scoundrel. Why can’t you comprehend something so fundamentally true?

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @Alden
  122. annamaria says:
    @Petermx

    Actually, Ukraine has a handsomely blossoming neo-nazi community of Banderites. The cooperation between the US State Dept. ziocons and the Ukrainian neo-nazi is pretty well documented. As a cherry on a pie, there is strong evidence that Israel has been supplying the neo-nazi with Israel-patented rifles.

    U.S. Assistant secretary of State Victoria Nuland with Neo-Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok (left)):
    https://therealnews.com/israel-is-arming-ukraines-blatantly-neo-nazi-militia-the-azov-battalion

    The zionist-nazi symbiosis is not a novelty:

    • Replies: @Petermx
  123. annamaria says:
    @Cato

    Agree. Reich is Meghan Markle as a male model.

  124. annamaria says:
    @follyofwar

    It is not his physical appearance — it is his petty character and minuscule vestiges of morality that made him into a midget of a man.
    There were many great men who had modest physique but were endowed with formidable courage and unbreakable principles. See the late Mr. Quasem Suleimani.
    As for Reich and such, they are miserable cowards devoid of human dignity.

    • Agree: Petermx
  125. @John Fisher

    Off the top of my head, I can tell you about Tribune Media and the Baltimore region.

    Tribune bought the Baltimore Sun following the 1996 Telecommunication Act. At the time, the Baltimore Sun competed with a chain that owned about a dozen highly-regarded regional papers, Patuxent Publishing. This company owned papers in the Towson and Columbia areas (among many others).

    Then there was another newspaper, the Baltimore City Paper, which was something of an institution. It had an excellent arts beat and often did top-notch investigative reporting.

    Because the anti-monopoly laws were overturned, the Baltimore Sun was able to buy up all these entities. They eventually shut down the City Paper. This paper had a VERY different tone than the earnest Sun. And now it’s gone.

    Equally as important, the Sun gradually dismantled the staffs of the local papers, using their own reporters to cover the community beats instead. This had a triple negative effect.

    First, the local papers no longer had their own voices reflecting their towns. Everything started to reflect the Baltimore Sun’s point of view. But also, the local governments no longer had local reporters to hold them to task.

    The smaller meetings that used to get covered (i.e. liquor board, school boards) were no longer reported on. This lack of oversight had a negative effect because government officials now knew there was no nearby reporter holding them to task — and acted like it.

    Finally, the local papers shrunk because the Sun took all the good ad revenue! So they shortened the all-important “letters to the editors” section (where locals got their say) and removed all the hyper-local coverage.

    Some of this might have happened anyway, since the Web altered the landscape of newspapers. But the 1996 Telecommunications Act made it all happen more quickly — and threw it into the hands of big corporations, just like the original article here said.

    ***

    This is one story about one city in one state. There are scads more, but I only know them second-hand. Some involved radio stations who now have no local disc jockeys. If you do a little digging, you can find more info.

  126. Ace says:
    @goldgettin

    We don’t have an empire with a Christian agenda and we sure as heck don’t have an empire with a Judeo-Christian agenda. The Ten Commandments came from God not the Jews. The rest of the OT is just fluff. Slay the Canaanites, slay the Philistines, etc.

  127. meamjojo says:
    @Monty Ahwazi

    Trump did his best to weaken the USA intelligence agencies so that Russia/Putin could gain entry to our computer systems. I said from the beginning that he was the modern Manchurian Candidate.

    Once the law comes after Trump, he is likely going to be deplaning in Moscow and hunkering down in Russia along with Edward Snowden. Putin will then probably have him poisoned because he knows too much.

    Buh-bye Trump…

    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Ace
  128. annamaria says:
    @meamjojo

    You mean, bye-bye to US Constitution?

    Clinton, the butcheress of Libya, has commissioned a fraudulent report on POTUS to a foreign agent Steele. This is Treason.
    “British Court Slams Steele Over False Dossier Accusations:” https://www.westernjournal.com/british-court-slams-steele-false-dossier-accusations/

    Clintons and Russia: https://www.rightwingheadlines.com/the-infamous-case-of-hillary-clinton-and-the-uranium-one-scandal/

    This complex series of events involves a deal that Hillary Clinton made. She sold 20% of America’s Uranium supply to a company controlled by Russians in a reported exchange of 145 Million dollars worth of donation to the Clinton Foundation.

    “Bill Clinton Met Putin:” https://www.newsweek.com/clinton-russia-uranium-deal-689321

    Bill Clinton is paid $500,000 for a speech in Moscow by a Russian investment bank with ties to the Kremlin that assigned a buy rating to Uranium One stock.

    Here is the fruit of Obama/Clinton ‘humanitarian’ intervention in Libya:
    “Humans For Sale: Libyan Slave Trade Continues While Militants Kill and Torture With Impunity, U.N. Says: https://www.newsweek.com/humans-sale-libyan-slave-trade-continues-while-militants-kill-and-torture-855118

    Or perhaps you are of MeToo variety? https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/11/bill_clinton_and_the_lolita_express.html

    President Bill Clinton continues to remain silent about the 26 flights he took aboard convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” which reportedly offered underage girls to passengers to rape. … the Lolita Express, a Boeing 727 jet, was “outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.”

    And here is the thoroughly corrupt Bidens family: “Joe Biden’s Ties to China Present National Security Risk if He Becomes President” https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/10/22/joe-bidens-ties-china-present-national-security-risk-if-he-becomes-president-experts-say/

    Hunter Biden traveled with then-Vice President Joe Biden to China in December 2013 aboard Air Force Two and that ten days later, his investment firm, Rosemont Seneca, received a $1 billion investment from the state-owned Bank of China.

    Experts said these vast ties with Chinese firms, which cannot operate without CCP permission and oversight, make him [cadaverous Joe] vulnerable to the CCP, particularly if they have compromising material on his son.

    “Crack Addict Hunter Biden Asked Chinese Tycoon for $10 Million: ‘Best Wishes From Biden Family’” https://newspunch.com/crack-addict-hunter-biden-asked-chinese-tycoon-for-10-million-best-wishes-from-biden-family/

    • Replies: @Monty Ahwazi
  129. @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    author is a homo

    Irrelevant to this context.

    Much, much worse. Reich is an un-reconstructed Bolshevik Jew. And he hates Trump. Shock, horror.

    Yawn.

  130. Petermx says:
    @annamaria

    “Ukraine has a handsomely blossoming neo-nazi community of Banderites” I wish it was so but you are wrong. I have been there for almost 12 months over the last 2 and 1/2 years, mostly in what is supposed to be the heartland of Ukrainian nationalism, Lviv. Like in the US, the narrative is now 100% Jewish. That is why Israel now supports Ukraine. The people I met are Israeli friendly, talk of Jewish suffering in the war, they visit Israel and the young liberal woman I rented a room from hated Germans and hated me. Talk of what the Jews did to Ukrainians before the war is met with being called a “NAZI”. Jewish suffering is talked about, not Ukrainian suffering. Whereas, people from Lviv (formerly Lemberg) used to speak positively of Austrian rule (15 years ago) and like in many other cities across the USSR, welcomed the Germans with open arms during WW II as liberators from their Bolshevik murderer leaders, Ukraine is now run by Jews again, just as the Jews played a huge role in the USSR, but not “NAZI” Germany. Go back to school or maybe just try writing honestly.

    The medal you show was cooperation between the Germans and Zionists, both of whom wanted Jews to leave Germany. Cooperation is not a bad thing between two hostile groups. The SALT treaties kept the US and USSR from blowing up the world while they were enemies. The agreement the US had with Iran that Trump broke was an attempt to keep peace between Iran and the USA and the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was an attempt to keep peace between the USSR and Germany and all these are perfectly normal. There are many such treaties in effect right now and have been throughout history.

    The key in the photo is not any Svoboda leader. Maybe when all Ukraine’s leaders are Jews then you won’t absurdly claim that having any Ukrainians at all as leaders demonstrates they lead their own country If the Ukrainians were in power then a Ukrainian would lead the country. Instead, a Jew does. The current President, Zelensky, is Jewish and the previous President, Poroshenko was part Jewish. The Prime Minister until recently was Groysman, also Jewish. Also, the man to Nuland’s right is a top Ukrainian politician and his name escapes me, but he is also Jewish. But, you knew that already. It does not surprise me at all that Israel aids Ukraine. Jews dominate the country, just as they dominated the USSR (but not wartime Germany) and that is why so many Russians, Byelorussians and Russians welcomed the German army during WW II. They didn’t like having their churches burned down, their priests murdered and their nuns raped.

    • Thanks: mark green
    • Replies: @annamaria
    , @Robjil
  131. @Tainted

    There’s a huge gap on my screen, in the middle of your comment. Is that supposed to show the cover of the late Stan Evans’ Blacklisted by History? If so, it’s one of the greatest non-fiction works I’ve ever read.

  132. annamaria says:
    @Petermx

    The Banderites did cooperate with zionists. One only needs to check the extraordinary activity of the Canadian Ukrainian community of Banderite progeny during Majdan (Kagan’s) revolution of 2014 and beyond.

    I agree with you that Jews see Ukraine as their next promised land. The country is beautiful and rich with natural resources. The genetic pool there used to be outstanding; considering a sizeable infusion of Greek blood.

    “The far right, the Euromaidan, and the Maidan massacre in Ukraine:” https://www.newcoldwar.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/The-far-right-the-Euromaidan-and-the-Maidan-massacre-in-Ukraine.pdf?07949b&07949b

    “How a network of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists penetrated Canada’s Conservative Party to lobby for military conflict:”

    Through the so-called “Canadian Conference in Support of Ukraine” (CCSU), many of Canada’s leading Conservatives have befriended a historically criminal, fascist network of Ukrainian nationalists that has remained dedicated to pushing the West to the brink of war with Russia since before World War Two ended. Today, followers of the long-dead Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera are vying with Ukraine’s neo-Nazis to lead another “revolution” – this time, against Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his moves to peace with Russia.

    Victorious Zionism in Ukraine: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/04/17/zionists-and-anti-semites-in-ukraine-a-strange-union/

    It is surprising how the national socialist Banderovite ideology which has prevailed in Kiev, filled as it is with anti-Semitism, has enabled the complete triumph of the most odious of figures from the point of view of this ideology, the oligarchs, and activists of the world Jewish movement like Igor Kolomoisky [the leader of Ukrainian Jewish community]… This is a striking example of how seemingly mutually exclusive political forces can form unprincipled and unnatural unions for the sake of achieving short-term goals without thinking about the far-reaching consequences

    And then this: https://www.mintpressnews.com/leaked-george-soros-puppet-master-behind-ukrainian-regime/206574/

    In the longest memo, dated March 15, 2015 and marked “Confidential” Soros outlines a detailed map of actions for the Ukraine regime. Titled, “A short and medium term comprehensive strategy for the new Ukraine,” the memo from Soros calls for steps to “restore the fighting capacity of Ukraine without violating the Minsk agreement.” To do the restoring, Soros notes that “General Wesley Clark, Polish General Skrzypczak and a few specialists under the auspices of the Atlantic Council will advise President Poroshenko how to restore the fighting capacity of Ukraine without violating the Minsk agreement.”

    Soros also calls for supplying lethal arms to Ukraine and secretly training Ukrainian army personnel in Romania to avoid direct NATO presence in Ukraine. The Atlantic Council is a leading Washington pro-NATO think tank.

    The Atlantic Council is also a nest of rabid ziocons.

    • Replies: @Petermx
  133. Robjil says:
    @Petermx

    It was bait and switch.

    Nuland’s use of “Neo-Nazi” thugs in her 2014 coup in Kiev, is what woke me up to the devious games of World Elite Jewry. I have been peeling the onion peel ever since.

    She knew what she was doing after all.

    Shabbos Goys are not “let” near the throne of this new Judean Kingdom in Ukraine.

    The recent cries of any attempts to go against this new Judean Kingdom was what all that hysteria of the Trump Impeachment game last year was all about. The Impeachment circus was full of Top Jews going hysterical about anyone who stirs up any dirt on this new Elite Jewish ruled territory.

    Before this coup, Ukrainian diaspora and Ukraine itself was “considered” the most anti-Semitic culture by world Jewry.

    • Replies: @Petermx
  134. Petermx says:
    @Robjil

    Exactly. For my entire life, the only people the Jews in the US hated more than Ukrainians were the Germans. They were portrayed as evil in Jewish Hollywood movies and the US gov’t hounded old men like John Demyanyuk out of the country so he could be tried in foreign courts on trumped up charges.

    • Agree: Robjil
    • Replies: @annamaria
  135. Petermx says:
    @annamaria

    “The Banderites did cooperate with zionists.” Again, so what. They are not in control. The Jews control the narrative. They own the media in Ukraine that forms public opinion. The Jewish communists were the murderous criminals. Bandera and his supporters rose up to fight their mass murderers (during the war) but they were too extreme and would never play the leading role in today’s Ukrainian gov’t. They existed before 2014 when Ukraine was led by a Ukrainian that wanted good relations with Russia and the EU but the Jews can’t have a country accusing them of being mass murdering war criminals so they took it over, So, now they control the media and the government. There won’t be any more reports from the Ukrainian gov’t accusing Jews of killing millions of Ukrainians as long as Jews lead the gov’t.

    As long as Russia is led by a patriotic nationalist like Putin the Jews will consider Russia the enemy. They hate Trump for the same reason. The Jewish exceptions to this rule are just that, exceptions. There were Jewish exceptions that fought for the German army during WW II too. That does not change the fact that world Jewry and National Socialist Germany were arch enemies and various leading figures said it was the Jews that pushed the world into WW II.

  136. annamaria says:
    @Petermx

    Banderites have handed Ukraine to ziocons. Time to make fun of Chrystia Freeland — and to mourn the demise of the beautiful Malorussia.
    “The Truth & the Irony: The Continuing Tale of Chrystia Freeland’s Grandfather and His and Her Nazi Scheme for Ukraine:” https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/01/the-truth-the-irony-consortium-news-and-the-continuing-tale-of-chrystia-freelands-grandfather-and-his-and-her-nazi-scheme-for-ukraine-today.html

    Chrystia’s scheme turned to be a conversion device for making Ukraine into another Ziocon State. Mazel Tov, Chrystia Freeland. It is not for nothing that the ADL and such have been benevolent to you and your family of nazi-sympathizers.
    https://orwell1984366490226.wordpress.com/2020/10/26/chrystia-freelands-granddad-was-indeed-a-nazi-collaborator-so-much-for-russian-disinformation/
    https://consortiumnews.com/2017/02/27/a-nazi-skeleton-in-the-family-closet/
    https://yasha.substack.com/p/chrystia-freeland-and-canadian-nazi

    A few years ago, a couple of Ukrainian Canadians discovered that Chrystia’s maternal grandfather — Michael Chomiak — was a Nazi collabo and a fascist propagandist. Among other things, he ran Krakow News, a Ukrainian-language newspaper, out of Nazi occupied Krakow, Poland.

    The paper praised Hitler, ran giant ads for Ukrainian SS recruitment, spread antisemitic propaganda, pumped out vile garbage that helped justify the mass slaughter of Jews, Poles and Russians…

    Apparently, Chrystia’s grandpa was well-liked by his German bosses. … Chrystia knew this about her grandfather’s Nazi past (in fact, it was first aired in public in an obscure academic journal back in the early 1990s). Yet she has spent most of her career — first as a journalist, then as Canada’s powerful Foreign Minister, and now as as Deputy Prime Minister — praising her grandfather’s legacy and whitewashing the past.

    Again, Mazel Tov, Chrystia Freeland. Ukraine has lost its sovereignty to ziocons, with your assistance.

    • Agree: Robjil
  137. @annamaria

    Please don’t try to distract or change the subject for the second time with the BS! Just name one thing that the Godfather has done right in the past 4 years! This mobster can not even manage the Red Roof hotels let alone a vibrant country with 300+ million people! Many of us were screaming back in March of 2020 that his strategy for managing COVID19 was “herd immunity” but the complicit US media didn’t even dare to tell the American people! Guess what, now the strategy has come to the surface with his own comment that “ we allowed everyone get infected so the whole nation becomes immune against the virus naturally”! Not knowing how many people would die as result of that stupid idea! He followed the plan implemented in Sweden for a far greater population with many people struggling with their medical preconditions! I’m more convinced today than I ever been that he’s sharing the US security information with his boss in Russia! He’s had his dealings with the Russian thugs before and to him this is not a problem! As he had said ‘will accept anything useful from anyone if he’s offered’ so what and or how is he willing pay for what’s being received! If these acts aren’t treasonous I don’t know what is?

    • Replies: @Robjil
  138. Robjil says:
    @Monty Ahwazi

    His boss would be Israel more than Russia.

    He gave nothing to Russia during his reign.

    Here are some of the treats he gave Israel during his term.

    Golan Heights was “given” to Israel by him.

    Jerusalem was named as “capitol” of Israel by him.

    USA embassy was set up in Jerusalem to please Israel by him.

    Syria was bombed twice for Israel by him.

    He kept the US troops in Syria for Israel.

    He assassinated a Top Iranian general for Israel.

    If these acts aren’t treasonous I don’t know what is?

    Here are your acts of “treason” which you are talking about. You noticed the wrong nation he did treason with.

    • Replies: @Monty Ahwazi
  139. @Robjil

    Thanks. I called these additional actions taken by the The Godfather as normal and on going for the past 75 years. The Godfather didn’t start these actions and he won’t be the last one. In fact many of the past POTUS’ have done much worse than what The Godfather has done for “the little shitty state” as George Bush Sr. called it! However, The Godfather with his big mouth for the reasons of earning credits and also to show his machismo behaves like an open page of a book for everyone to read and understand!

  140. @GeeBee

    Gee Bee, good that you brought up RPO. I suggest everyone read his essays:

    The Jewish Strategy

    The Yellow Peril

    Reflections On The Christ Myth

    • Thanks: GeeBee
    • Replies: @GeeBee
  141. AWM says:

    “Tailgunner Joe” wasn’t 100% right, he was 500% right.

  142. Comrade Commissar Robert Reich, has ordered all white males to be denied construction jobs. He got the idea from comrade President Bush Jr., who knows that Americans won’t do the job that illegal aliens do. And former President comrade Bill Clinton, once lamented the idea that former President Comrade Obama would have been serving coffee to whites in another day and age. Just thought I’d mention a few examples that illustrate how far the U.S. has fallen because of the comrades that have been in charge of it. And yet, every one of the people mentioned thought Trump was bad!!!

    • Replies: @Harald Balzac
    , @Alden
  143. fnn says:
    @GeneralRipper

    Spain almost immediately turned into just another secular hedonist consumerist shithole after Franco died. Chile today is probably even worse. The transformation had to happen in Imperial HQ in the US to change anything.

    The author is using the accepted mainstream definition of McCarthyism concocted by the liberals and leftists who have ruled the American Empire for many decades. By that definition, we are now experiencing hyper-McCarthyism. “The Sixties” now looks to have been a mopping-up operation to destroy the last outposts of opposition. The “Reagan Revolution” was complete fakery. What is now going on is letting everyone know the Constitution is dead and we are entering a period of Judaic Racial Tyranny.

    • Agree: Alden
  144. fnn says:
    @Erostratus

    Some who read that may have not have understood that the founder of “McCarthyism” directed his venom at anti-Communists and critics of FDR and was also a paid Soviet spy. Soviets gave him the code name of “CROOK” because he made it clear he was mainly in it for the money.

  145. fnn says:
    @Cynthia Allaire

    McCarthy was a US Senator, he never served in the House. With one exception, his investigations were about Communists employed by the US Government. That one exception was about British merchant ships supplying the Red Chinese during the Korean War. In case you didn’t know, US and British troops were fighting Chinese troops during that war.

  146. Ace says:
    @Temporary Insanity

    McCarthy reasonably asked why there were so many communists employed by the federal government. I suppose that qualifies as “antics.”

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Temporary Insanity
  147. Ace says:
    @meamjojo

    You are so right, jojo. I knew something was amiss when Trump ordered all federal computer passwords changed to “password”.

  148. Ace says:
    @Biff

    Whoa. That took guts to write that nonsense. And I’m being very polite here.

  149. GeeBee says:
    @Fritz Todt

    I don’t imagine many people will still be reading the comments on this thread, but yes, RPO was a towering intellect and a beacon of erudition and objectivity in a world governed by rapine, venal self-interest, naked exploitation and lies. He saw through it all, and he even saw through the deleterious Jewish nonsense that is the Christian religion, under which Western civilisation has lurched from crisis to crisis for a thousand years, succeeding in spite of, rather than because of the cross that had, like the albatross in Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, been placed around its neck. More, he understood that it is this same Christian axiology that informs the cult of Liberalism, that has so tragically brought today’s world to its present precarious perch above the abyss.

    There is no-one like him today, alas. I have read just about everything he ever wrote, and it is all impressive, some of it bordering on genius. We should make every effort to bring him to the attention of today’s Dissident Right.

  150. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    Doc,
    I think that was “carryin’ our luggage”…

    Regards,
    Harry

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  151. @Ace

    If he knew for sure that they were indeed a communist bunch then his asking or acting against them wasn’t antics but how can we so sure of that, that was the case?

  152. @Harald Balzac

    Indeed, wishing you a good Christmas season and a happy New Year!. Don’t drink too much Starbucks Coffee until they have the balls to design a cup that honors the Christmas season. Even a few pine cones or small trees on the cup would be nice for the U.S. market.

  153. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    This is dreck.

    Who the f— takes seriously “McCarthyism” now? What in the holy f—?

  154. Honest Al says:

    “When the unconscionable McCarthy was ultimately censured, driven from power, and the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee finally disbanded…”

    This article loses credibility in the second paragraph. Perhaps someone could kindly remind the article’s author that McCarthy was a senator.He was not a member of the House of Representatives. Therefore McCarthy could not have been even a member of such a committee of the house.Yet, with a perfunctory manner the author appears to imply (,or a reasonably well informed reader would infer) that somehow McCarthy bore sole responsibility for the existence of the “House Un-American Activities Committee”.

    Such a basic error of fact is inexcusable and severely undermines the remainder of the author’s argument.

    • Agree: anarchyst, Alden
  155. @meamjojo

    Joe Biden and his extended family are criminals. They are guilty of colluding with communist China for profit. Biden is not worthy of being a dog catcher let alone president of the U.S. He and his extended family belong in prison with Joe and Hunter going first.

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  156. meamjojo says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    They very likely are. Almost, if not ALL politicians are criminals. The trick is not to get caught red-handed at stealing.

    But when it comes to Biden vs. Trump as president, I’ll feel a lot safer with Trump far away from being able to start a global nuclear war on a whim.

  157. Alden says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    It was the great gullible idiot boomer saint and hero Robert Kennedy celebrated in the Laurence Guyunot article Remember the Kennedys who was the first extremely trust fund wealthy rich White man who denied other White men the opportunity to work in construction.

    Here’s a paraphrase of a 1967 conversation the race traitor had with the apprenticeship chairman of the Cleveland Ohio Central Labor Council. The issue was the apprenticeship programs admission exams. Of course, not every trade requires excellent math spatial relationships engineering skills and the ability to do Pythagorean math in your head all day. Different tests for different trades

    VP Humphrey* and Senator Kennedy were pushing for affirmative action black idiots in construction.

    Here’s the conversation

    Kennedy Start an out reach program to the negro boys.

    Chairman We do. We put ads about the tests in all the newspapers including the negro one. We send notices to all the high schools and shop teachers including the negro schools. The in employment offices have big signs up. The notices are all over town and anyone can sign up. Only a few trades require all four high school math courses.

    Kennedy Pay the negro preachers and activists to do an outreach program.

    Chairman They’re already doing that with the War on Poverty money.

    Kennedy. It’s still not enough. The negro boys fail the apprenticeship tests because they’re biased. Why should a carpenter or electrician need advanced math like trigonometry?

    ……..,,,,,,,,,,, finally

    Chairman Look, we can’t take a boy who can’t read his own trade building code. We can’t take a boy who can’t read at high school level. We can’t take a boy who can’t measure and figure feet inches and fractions. It’s not just on site training you know. It’s night school a couple days a week. We can’t take a boy who can’t read the basic book for the class.

    Kennedy You have to start taking more negro boys.

    * VP Humphrey was a founder of the Minnesota NAACP when the black population was about 1 percent. He was a champion of blacks from the day he entered national politics. He was a frontman for radical Jews from college on.

    Summer of 1968, I remember it well when affirmative action law was passed.

    My Dad was management in a big factory that made parts for not cars but bulldozers tractors big earth moving equipment. Company sent him to a conference in Detroit about how the manufacturing industry would handle affirmative action for incompetent surly negros.
    .
    The message was “From now on, every hiring firing, transfer and job assignment decision is subject to litigation.” He also spoke with some auto Union guys about the affirmative action negros already hired to work in the UAW offices.
    Totally useless, yakking on the phone all day, 2 hour lunch, late, in the morning cut out at 4 and always bothering the women.

    It started a long time ago.

    Spell check doesn’t accept negro anymore.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  158. Alden says:
    @Truth Seeker

    I’m not a man and I’d follow Trump anywhere.
    Agree.

  159. Alden says:
    @Corvinus

    You’re a lying Jew ugly old crow Corvinus.

  160. @Alden

    Excellent post and great commentary on the Kennedy’s. Isn’t it strange? Today they are completely irrelevant as a political force.

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