McCarthyism: Good or Bad?
I was about 11 years old when Senator Joe McCarthy began his quest to rid the United States of America from the inroads of Communism. That is what it was called at the time. Today, we call these people “The Deep State”. Senator McCarthy was getting very close, and beginning to frighten many journalists. I believe it was Walter Cronkite who was mentioned in the book Powers that Be, saying that he had been very scared of how close Senator McCarthy was getting to him. It is liberals such as this that moved into the shining light of truth. Walter Cronkite can be seen on YouTube telling a group of people at an award banquet that all the while he was a socialist, but he could not tell anyone. When McCarthy was getting close to Generals in the Military, the system moved against him. He was censured, and most likely died as a despondent alcoholic, who got the rug pulled out from underneath him, even though he was on the right track.
The following Wikipedia excerpt speaks loudly of how Joe was viewed by the people he was exposing as Communists (people working with the Communist party to undermine and negatively influence the government and people of our free nation).
McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion and treason, especially when related to communism and socialism. The term originally referred to the controversial practices and policies of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin), and has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting from the late 1940s through the 1950s. It was characterized by heightened political repression and persecution of left-wing individuals, and a campaign spreading fear of alleged communist and socialist influence on American institutions and of espionage by Soviet agents. After the mid-1950s, McCarthyism began to decline, mainly due to Joseph McCarthy’s gradual loss of public popularity and credibility after several of his accusations were found to be false, and sustained opposition from the U.S. Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren on human rights grounds. The Warren Court made a series of rulings on civil and political rights that overturned several McCarthyist laws and directives, and helped bring an end to McCarthyism.
My question is: If Senator Joseph McCarthy was on the wrong track, why is it that today we are dealing with a government which is filled with so many Deep State operatives (what I am calling the Communists today?