by Shari Dovale
The period that came to be known as the ‘McCarthy era’ was a dark time in this country’s history. McCarthyism is the act of making accusations without having proper evidence. It also means the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.
The HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) was created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having either fascist or communist ties.
This government committee was authorized to torment the lives of people they felt disagreed with their agenda, generally without evidence. Consequences for the accused included blacklisting, being fired from their jobs, and other forms of persecution. In modern terms, these people were ‘Canceled’.
These practices continued due to President Harry Truman’s Executive Order 9835 of March 21, 1947, requiring that all federal civil service employees be screened for “loyalty.”
The order specified that one criterion to be used in determining that “reasonable grounds exist for belief that the person involved is disloyal” would be a finding of “membership in, affiliation with or sympathetic association” with any organization determined by the attorney general to be “totalitarian, Fascist, Communist or subversive” or advocating or approving the forceful denial of constitutional rights to other persons or seeking “to alter the form of Government of the United States by unconstitutional means.” ~Prelude to McCarthyism
The emphasis is my own, to highlight the similarities of the current political climate. The differences are that while history from the bygone era concerned ties to communism, the current regime is punishing anyone connected to conservatism.
We have seen the US Attorney General, Merrick Garland, change the course of the Department of Justice into the Department of Social Justice. States are now being scrutinized for their adherence to the SCOTUS ruling on abortion, and in the case of parents being treated as Domestic Terrorists, in which Garland misled Congress, he has said repeatedly that he will use all tools at his disposal, like the Patriot Act, to fight the law of the land if he disagrees with it.
And he continues to disagree with the U.S. Constitution.
We discuss McCarthyism in the context of learning from history, as our current government is giving every impression of not wanting you to understand the truth of what is happening.
With today’s “Cancel Culture,” it is now deemed acceptable to punish people for behaving outside of recognized social norms. It is the collective attempt to harm the reputation or livelihood of select people, products, TV shows etc. for perceived offenses, real or otherwise. This could be for expressing an opinion, challenging a law, using the wrong terminology, or any of a myriad of reasons seemingly added to on a daily basis. You can even by canceled for guilt-by-association and having the wrong friends.
Essentially, if you are not politically correct, then expect to be ‘canceled’.
This leftist ideology is amplified by the reigning regime in Washington D.C. The current elites are conducting the modern day version of McCarthyism through the televised three-ring J6 debacle, with Liz Cheney at the helm as the contemporary Joseph McCarthy. They are vilifying Americans in ways that Adolf would be proud.
Their obsession with the Capitol Protest on January 6th has culminated into a witch hunt designed entirely to keep Donald Trump from running for any office ever again.
“I can tell you that that the single most important thing, though, is to ensure that the Donald Trump is not the Republican nominee and that he certainly is not anywhere close to the Oval Office ever again.” ~ Liz Cheney
The original McCarthy era focused on the Left-leaning Democrats suspected of being Communist party sympathizers. Today, the mantra has upended and the Socialist advocates are controlling the narrative. They are calling for the punishments for all things conservative.
You might think they would understand the appalling behavior they are putting their fellow countrymen through based on history. But History is no longer being taught in public schools, having been replaced with Social Studies. This was an easy transition as teachers were afraid of talking about anything offensive. This leaves history open to revisions, as we see with the numerous statues being torn down around the country.
It doesn’t really matter as the Democrat-Socialists in Congress, and their complicit colleagues on the other side of the aisle, will allow this circus to continue until they find a way to dissolve the Republican party, jail Donald Trump, and turn this into a full-fledged Communist Country.
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