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beulahland
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Sen. J. McCarthy was right.

Hollywood was full of communists. However he was shouted down and the USA got on the slippery slope that brings us to where we are now.
True or false?


HempHead
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re: Sen. J. McCarthy was right.
Hollywood was full of communists, but that's not the reason we are where we are.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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Hollywood was full of communists, but that's not the reason we are where we are.
Hollywood has a big influence on the political views of many, imo.


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VOR
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Hollywood was full of communists. However he was shouted down and the USA got on the slippery slope that brings us to where we are now.
True or false?


While there were some communists in Hollywood, your statement is false. McCarthy was an ego-maniacal buffoon who persecuted people for their beliefs (who took no actions against the U.S. government) and bullied people into blacklisting entertainers and ratting out their friend out of fear.

He was a real peach. Even the vast majority of conservatives distance themselves from his legacy.


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Hollywood was full of communists


It makes total sense. If you want to spread an ideology and want people to start thinking differently, you don't go writing slogans on bathroom walls. You find the medium that reaches the most the quickest, and you try and get ahold of it.


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udtiger
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re: Sen. J. McCarthy was right.
True.

But, it was the Communists (and sympathizers) in academia, trade unions and Democratice Party that got us where we are.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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Persecution for communist thought is justifiable, in my opinion. Spreading that philosophy could have caused political instability in this country. I view McCarthyism the same way I view Lincoln ignoring the constitution during the civil war- completely necessary when the country is in a crisis.


kingbob
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re: Sen. J. McCarthy was right.
In other news, water is wet. However, there was nothing wrong with Hollywood people holding Communist beliefs. This is a free country with freedom of speech and opinion as a sacred right of the people. However, it was the Communists in academia that were the problem as they were able to indoctrinate the next generations to think just like them.


M. A. Ryland
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re: Sen. J. McCarthy was right.
Joe McCarthy was right.
There were communist agents working in the state department. There was in fact large scale communist infiltration and espionage. Declassified Soviet documents have shown that some of the people he accused of being communist spies were in fact communist spies.


CherryGarciaMan
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Yea, but not as many as he stated.

And, the reason we are where we are now is simple: greed.

Whethe it be from a donkey or elephant, each side has sought to grow the govt.


CarrolltonTiger
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Persecution for communist thought is justifiable, in my opinion. Spreading that philosophy could have caused political instability in this country. I view McCarthyism the same way I view Lincoln ignoring the constitution during the civil war- completely necessary when the country is in a crisis.


You miss the point, McCarthy took a problem others were addressing, turned a necessary investigation into what could be called a "witch hunt" based upon his excesses and self-aggrandizement, allowing the left to discredit the investigation and change the the entire perception of the investigations.

mcCarthy was a frick up who harmed america.


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braindeadboxer
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Whethe it be from a donkey or elephant, each side has sought to grow the govt.


Truth


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cwill
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re: Sen. J. McCarthy was right.
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Persecution for communist thought is justifiable, in my opinion. Spreading that philosophy could have caused political instability in this country. I view McCarthyism the same way I view Lincoln ignoring the constitution during the civil war- completely necessary when the country is in a crisis.


The fact that there are likely more than less people that think like you scares me to a small degree...through people like you we are delivered into government repression...you're the fearful.


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HempHead
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Persecution for communist thought is justifiable, in my opinion.




Don't make them into martyrs. Exposing communism for the nonsensical bull shite that it is does not require jailtime.


beulahland
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There used to be a House Committe on Unamerican Activities. However, it was disbanded because when treason becomes commonplace, then none dare call it treason.


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MoreOrLes
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re: Sen. J. McCarthy was right.
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McCarthy was an ego-maniacal buffoon who persecuted people for their beliefs (who took no actions against the U.S. government) and bullied people into blacklisting entertainers and ratting out their friend out of fear.



Change McCarthy to Obama

Change blacklisting entertainers to blacklisting gun owners

SWIDT


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texashorn
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However, it was the Communists in academia that were the problem as they were able to indoctrinate the next generations to think just like them.

Don't forget folks like the Rosenbergs, who were executed for passing on atomic secrets to the Russians.


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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Don't make them into martyrs.
Good point.


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Layabout
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He was a real peach. Even the vast majority of conservatives distance themselves from his legacy.

He'd be a hero here.


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Lucas Jackson
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I don't think y'all know what a communist is


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