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Posted: 6/20/2003 6:48:30 AM EDT
Ann has a book coming out on Joe McCarthy that is sure to tick off the leftist liberal socialist defecrats. Excerpts can be seen at: [url]http://www.drudgereport.com/coulter.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 6:55:35 AM EDT
Jeez, I know exactly where Coulter is coming from. My dad's a liberal, and he never misses a chance to rag on America. ESPECIALLY when he's around foreigners. The America bashing commences. When we bombed Libya after they blew up Pan Am 109, he was in a fury. How dare we go around bombing other countries! Uhhhh...even after they attacked us first? Never bought any of Coulter's books. It's not like she's writing anything I didn't already know.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 6:56:52 AM EDT
I love Ann. I read "Slander" and it was great. Can't wait to read this one.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 7:05:25 AM EDT
I have to admit that I’ve accepted the story about McCarthy pretty much without question. I have never seen anything in documentaries or films that paint him other than a scheming, power hungry demigod who destroyed a lot of peoples lives in pursuit of his own fame and notoriety. A man possessed. I know there are always three sides to every story but this one I’ve never seen anything but one. I’m very much interested in seeing what Ann has come up with.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 7:21:07 AM EDT
There's not much doubt in my mind that McCarthy was right, for the most part. Look at Hollywood today, for instance. And the media. They think of them eslves as the "fourth estate". But they're more of a "fifth column" Take a look at where we are today with politicians incrementally trying to push more and more government on us, and impinging on our liberties. And around here, the proles are for the most part lapping it up, even demanding more. We (in the PRK anyway) mostly turned our kids over to a generation or two of increasingly socalist school teachers, used the TV as a babysitter, and now they're old enough to vote or even take office.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 7:40:15 AM EDT
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[Last Edit: 6/20/2003 7:54:20 AM EDT by raven]
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
Originally Posted By prk: There's not much doubt in my mind that McCarthy was right, for the most part.
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Exactly. Granted, McCarthy was a prick, but he was right. The Soviet Union was funding and supporting --usually the sole support behind-- a bunch of "progressive," unionizing and "justice" movements in America, attempting to hollow us out from the inside.[/rant]
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Those organizations the KGB created are still around and kicking. The World Workers Party was a KGB creation, and one of their fronts is A.N.S.W.E.R., the main orgainzers of the anti war movement since 9/11. But dont take my word for it. Read this article by the highest ranking communist intelligence officer ever to defect to the West [url]http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-pacepa031803.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:04:11 AM EDT
Joseph McCarthy was a prick in some ways, but he was damn correct about the Soviet penetration of all levels of the State Department and other government agencies! His personal life and style was a set back to anti-Communism for some time, but he did succeed in raising the public's awareness of the Soviet threat [u]here[/u] in the USA. BTW, [b]Alger Hiss [u]was[/u] a Soviet spy![/b] Now, [u]that's[/u] a fact that the liberal Left should be reminded of on a daily basis! Oh, and the [b]Rosenbergs[/b] were [u]both[/u] guilty of espionage! Eric The(NeverLetTheLeftForget!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:04:23 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:26:59 AM EDT
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Nice to see you back around here, Hun!
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Nice to be back, I can assure you. My DSL hasn't been set up at my apartment yet, so I haven't officially announced my rejoining the living. But I am back on course, it appears! Eric The(TheBurnedChildFearsTheFire)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:10:50 AM EDT
Looks like an excellent read. I have suspected and been afraid for years that McCarthy was right. Since I live in liberal upstate NY I guess I'll have to break down and buy this book since I know my local library will treat this book like Superman treats kryptonite. Just to ruffle their feathers, I'll stop by next week and ask about it. [;D]
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 10:56:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raven: My dad's a liberal, and he never misses a chance to rag on America. ESPECIALLY when he's around foreigners. The America bashing commences. When we bombed Libya after they blew up Pan Am 109, he was in a fury. How dare we go around bombing other countries! Uhhhh...even after they attacked us first?
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Raven, I don't know your dad. I'm sure he has some fine points but I'm glad I don't know him.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 6:05:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Joseph McCarthy was a prick in some ways, but he was damn correct about the Soviet penetration of all levels of the State Department and other government agencies! His personal life and style was a set back to anti-Communism for some time, but he did succeed in raising the public's awareness of the Soviet threat [u]here[/u] in the USA. BTW, [b]Alger Hiss [u]was[/u] a Soviet spy![/b] Now, [u]that's[/u] a fact that the liberal Left should be reminded of on a daily basis! Oh, and the [b]Rosenbergs[/b] were [u]both[/u] guilty of espionage! Eric The(NeverLetTheLeftForget!)Hun[>]:)]
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Nobody would seriously argue that McCarthy's view of the dangers of Communism were wrong. Even many of his most vociferous opponents in the Senate were as opposed to Communism as he was. They just didn't believe that waving folded up papers and Crying "I have a list of the Communists in the State Department", when all he was holding were blank sheets of paper, and there was no such list in existance, was the way to go about the good fight. Joe McCarthy was a self aggrandising drunk, who used his anti Communist ravings to further his own personal agenda. No, he wasn't wrong in his attitude that Communism was a danger to the free world, but he was damned wrong in the miserable, people destroying,self aggrandising way he went about it. Yes, Alger Hiss was a Communist, the Rosenbergs were guilty, and many people in Hollywood were (and probably still are) lefties; and Joe McCarthy, with his rantings and ravings probably helped them far more than he hurt them. He, and the House Unamerican Activities Committee, made anti Communism an object of fear, loathing, and ultimately ridicule to a majority of this country for years.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 7:37:58 AM EDT
I find it rather interesting that anyone (especially self-described conservatives) would think that Joe McCarthy was a good guy. He was more than a drunk. He was a full-blown heroin addict. He obtained his heroin directly from Harry Anslinger, then head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Anslinger gave him the heroin because Anslinger was afraid that McCarthy would fall under the control of the godless Communists if he didn't. Anslinger told about it in his own autobiography. He didn't see any moral problem in giving a Senator illegal heroin to support his habit -- as long as the Senator supported him. The truth is that they were both simply nutty fanatics who were willing to do anything, no matter how low, to advance their own personal careers. And that's a fact whatever you might believe about Communism or drugs.
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