The New McCarthyism

I apologize for the lack of content today…..but it is my day in the barrel with doctors……I should be back to form a little later…..

It appears that the McCarthyism from the 1950’s is making a comeback……

As I write this I realize that there may be some of my younger readers that do not remember what McCarthyism was all about……

McCarthyism…….noun

1.the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, especially of pro-Communist activity, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.

2.the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.

It was so named for “Tail Gunner Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin ans staunch anti-communist in the US Senate…..a vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950-54. Many of the accused were blacklisted or lost their jobs, although most did not in fact belong to the Communist Party.
The effort pretty much ended when the USSR ended in the 1990’s…..but there seems to be a move to resurrect the concept…….especially among the GOPers that are trying to win the party nomination…..

Source: The New McCarthyism by — Antiwar.com

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