McCarthy good; Stalin bad

 

We are off to see Death of Stalin tonight, but unfortunately, as this article by Diana West makes all too clear, Stalinism is still not dead and can be seen at every turn and in what ought to be the most unlikely places: A Short, Communist History Of “McCarthyism”. Here’s the start of her article, but read it all:

It was one thing for the Communist Party organ, the Daily Worker, that pre-Twitter roadmap of every zig and zag of Kremlin directives, to have ramped up the information-war against Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s by turning the name of our greatest anti-communist hero into an epithet mouthed by the Left.

It is quite another for conservatives nearly 70 years later to keep pounding what was, after all, Stalin’s line.

And then from there onto M. Stanton Evans Blacklisted by History followed by Diana’s own American Betrayal.

Just yesterday we find that something like a third of millennials had never heard of Auschwitz or the Holocaust: Kids don’t know about the Holocaust because schools are pre-occupied with social justice.

This year, while studying World World II, my 11-year-old learned about the Holocaust for the first time. We studied books, watched a few short documentaries, and discussed the facts first, before I asked him finally, “What do you think?” He shook his head. “How could anyone do such a thing?”

That is a good start, to find out that people can do such things. And there is then Stalin’s gulags, and even modern Venzuela to catch up on. It’s not that those who forget history get to repeat it, but those who do not learn history end up being led around in chains.

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34 Responses to McCarthy good; Stalin bad

  1. Some interting figures here on the Holocaust from the World Almanac and the Red Cross.
    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=85432

  2. Leo G

    It’s not that those who forget history get to repeat it, but those who do not learn history end up being led around in chains.

    It’s not that those who forget history get to repeat it, but those who learn fabricated history end up being subjugated by it.

  3. Entropy

    Conservatives always end up adopting the left’s establshment of memes and language changes. Pathetic.

    In fact, it’s gay.

  4. Confused Old Misfit

    I worked in theatrical production for most of my life. I’ve assisted, as a technician and Technical Director, in mounting some lousy offerings. But, “The Death of Stalin”? Word fail me. But I suppose I ought to read the script first. It may, and I emphasize, MAY be brilliant. However, I have reservations.

  5. Confused Old Misfit

    Conservatives always end up adopting the left’s establshment of memes and language changes. Pathetic.

    Excruciatingly pathetic!

  6. Gary

    What’s the alternative that has the same recognition?

  7. Tel

    Conservatives always end up adopting the left’s establshment of memes and language changes. Pathetic.

    That’s because conservatives tell themselves, “Hey, the truth doesn’t need anyone to defend it, the truth is absolute and I’m the keeper of absolute truth so I’m unbeatable.”

    Then the lefties beat them and prove them wrong for the umpteenth time and conservatives don’t miss a beat, they simply shift ground and say, “Here is the absolute truth! And it has always been thus!!”

    Shrug. How do you teach the man who knows everything?

  8. Muddy

    Gary
    #2687416, posted on April 15, 2018 at 6:51 pm
    What’s the alternative that has the same recognition?

    The Catictionary. We need it permanently in a side-bar somewhere.

    By the way, is ‘learning’ about history the same as acknowledging it?

  9. Entropy

    Agreed tel, obviously.
    It’s sooo gay!

  10. stackja

    McCarthy said Truman Administration had communist agents. And others said Hollywood was dominated by communists.

  11. Linden

    Yrs ago I remember when my son whilst still at High School thought that the Vietnam War was the Second World War. I was at the time dumb founded to think he had no idea about such things; I suppose at the time I just took for granted that they taught school kids about such things at school. So much for school these days. However after he has now served several years in the army and is a decorated soldier from his service in Afghanistan, I have no doubt that he is a little wiser on many aspect of the last 100 yrs or so, of military history.

  12. alexnoaholdmate

    Some interting figures here on the Holocaust from the World Almanac and the Red Cross.

    Dude.

    The idea that the Holocaust never happened because the World Almanac and the Red Cross list the Jewish population as having risen during WWII has been thoroughly debunked. In the Sixties and Seventies, in fact. You’re fifty years behind.

    According to the Red Cross themselves: “[We have] never published—or even compiled—statistics of this kind which are being falsely attributed to [the agency]”.

    Not to mention the fact that the Nazis themselves meticulously counted how many Jews they killed. The Hofle Telegram – intercepted by the British codebreakers – lists over 1.2 million Jews who received “special treatment” in 1942 alone.

    The Korherr Report – delivered straight to the hands of Heinrich Himmer himself – claims that 1.274 million Jews had been “processed” in camps by 1942, and that by 1943 the number of Jews in Europe as a whole had fallen by 4 million.

    Why would the Nazis be lying to themselves?

    In fact, even among Holocaust Denialist scum and vermin like yourself it has become something of an embarrassment to make the argument you made above.

    You really must keep up, Herr Goebbels.

  13. struth

    It all starts in our schools.

  14. jupes

    Some interting figures here on the Holocaust from the World Almanac and the Red Cross.

    Fuck off Bird.

  15. Chester Draws

    It pays to have scale before complaining what modern kids know.

    WWII is so long ago that many kids have grandparents not born until after it. At best their great-grandparents will have served. I can’t even name my great-grandparents, let alone worry about what they worried about.

    I would not call a 80 year old who couldn’t give me chapter and verse on the Franco-Prussian War ignorant. I imagine most of us know little about the Boer War. Yet they are the same distances back for us as WWII for a kid starting High School.

    That you think it important is irrelevant to them. Just as you ignored what your grandparents thought was most important.

  16. Entropy

    That you think it important is irrelevant to them. Just as you ignored what your grandparents thought was most important.

    Beer, and the nags?

  17. manalive

    … the information-war against Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s by turning the name of our greatest anti-communist hero into an epithet mouthed by the Left …

    McCarthy was a paranoid demagogic drunk and (according to Wiki) heroin addict.
    The dictionary definition of “McCarthyism”:
    “… a vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950–4. Many of the accused were blacklisted or lost their jobs, though most did not in fact belong to the Communist Party …”.
    The Red Scare stared just a few years after WW2 during which the US and Soviet Union were allies and few people were aware of the true nature and threat posed by the spread of communism and Stalinism.
    There were genuine traitors in the State Department but McCarthy rode on the work of the House Un-American Activities Committee formed before WW2 for personal advancement.
    The scare metastasised into many areas outside government destroying the livelihoods of innocent people who may have had leftwing views but were certainly not spies, destroying freedom in order to save it.
    The Great Purge in the USSR was magnified by the thousands of ‘little Stalins’ ready to denounce colleagues out of fear and ambition and the same happened during the Red Scare in the US, there are people of that ilk in every society given the right circumstances.

  18. Alexi the Conservative Russian

    “That’s because conservatives tell themselves, “Hey, the truth doesn’t need anyone to defend it, the truth is absolute and I’m the keeper of absolute truth so I’m unbeatable.”

    Then the lefties beat them and prove them wrong for the umpteenth time and conservatives don’t miss a beat, they simply shift ground and say, “Here is the absolute truth! And it has always been thus!!”

    Shrug. How do you teach the man who knows everything?”

    Delusional from one of the false truth sayers

  19. OneWorldGovernment

    manalive
    #2687685, posted on April 16, 2018 at 6:56 am

    … the information-war against Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s by turning the name of our greatest anti-communist hero into an epithet mouthed by the Left …

    McCarthy was a paranoid demagogic drunk and (according to Wiki) heroin addict.

    Have you drunk the Kool Ade or what?

    The communist infiltration of Western Institutions continues to this day.

    I would suggest that rather than the communist inspired term McCarthyism, and the denigration of McCarthy, attached to that term it would be more appropriate to use a term like,

    Muellerism.

    Here is a man that withheld vital information back to protect a known murderer and drug pusher whilst allowing 4 innocent men to spend 30 years in gaol, 2 of whom died in gaol.

    Here is a man that viscously pursued an innocent man for 5 years for causing anthrax deaths all the whilst ignoring credible evidence regarding the real culprit.

    Go and do a bit more research.

  20. manalive

    Have you drunk the Kool Ade or what?

    No — the CC™ hysteria has a lot in common with the Red Scare.

  21. nilk

    Confused Old Misfit
    #2687407, posted on April 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    I worked in theatrical production for most of my life. I’ve assisted, as a technician and Technical Director, in mounting some lousy offerings. But, “The Death of Stalin”? Word fail me. But I suppose I ought to read the script first. It may, and I emphasize, MAY be brilliant. However, I have reservations.

    Misfit a good friend who fled the Ukraine as a child with his family and is rabidly anti-Commie saw this and loved it. I’m looking to take my 15yo girl (who knows about the Holodomor as well as the Holocaust) to go see it. She knows who Stalin is. 🙂

  22. Dr Fred Lenin

    My Carthage made shocking false allegations that Hollywood was riddled with communists ! It’s certainly not true today is it ? The intelligentsia ,in the “let’s pretend to be someone else “industry ,where drugs and illicit sex is rare , wouldn’t be fooled by false claims of socialist justice would they?
    The shocking thing was that many of the Soviet dupes had parents who fled persecution in Russia and here are their children helping the persecutors against the kind people who gave them sanctuary,defies reason in my mind , bloody ingrates .

  23. John Constantine

    The ReStalinisation of the world grinds on.

    The Australian racist settler obsolete deplorable prole is trapped in the upside down wreck of our country on the bottom of a godless commo lake.

    The Stalinism is slowly rising into the last airpocket of freedom we are breathing, and the last words our leaders told us was not to worry, as Teddy Turnbull was just swimming off to get help, Mary-Jo.

    Help from Teddy Shorten.

    Comrades.

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Great Purge in the USSR was magnified by the thousands of ‘little Stalins’ ready to denounce colleagues out of fear and ambition and the same happened during the Red Scare in the US, there are people of that ilk in every society given the right circumstances.

    The ‘right’ circumstances for another ‘purge’ are upon us now; from the left. It is starting under the ‘Antifa’ thugs when ordinary people going about their business are called fascist/and or are subject to physical violence for simply attending a talk by a reputable clinical psychologist or a very clever gay young man making jokes. You see it when a prominent TV conservative is physically attacked on his way into a venue. You see it when the recently deposed Australian Prime Minister is punched in the face by a gay activist. You also see it when a man of J3wish-Yemini background tries to collect signatures at a rally supposedly in support of refugee immigration into Australia and a big loon not just yells but roars ‘Fascist’ at him three times virtually spitting in his face; simply because that J3wish man wearing a J#wish skull-cap is collecting signatures for a petition to recognize that white South African farmers facing a violent racist slow extinction are worthy of consideration as refugees. You see it when people are ‘reported’ and ‘punished’ for disagreement with current thought-police mandated thinking and you see it when the media and other cultural outlets self-censor. It is bred in our schools and our universities, this new fascism, and should be roundly called out for what it is, along with all of the other mind and thought control that political correctness is putting up for our little left Stalins of the day to play lawfare with against those who resist.

    Yes, there is ‘scale’ required to see how distant some history may be to the current generation. But that’s why it’s called history. All high school children should study the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the Nazi Holocaust, and Revolution of Mao in China with its later abysmal Cultural Revolution, plus the French-influenced Communism in Vietnam that ‘flowered’ in the Year Zero of Pol Pot’s Cambodia. A simple week on each would do it if necessary. And if schools are not doing it, then do it around the dinner table with your children. The lesson of history is that communist and other totalitarian societies always end with economic misery, gulags, secret police, a population turned upon itself, and eventually, piles of bodies.

    What on earth is in the history curriculum today now that Marxists control it and teach the teachers?

  25. mh

    That is a good start, to find out that people can do such things.

    Yes. Then people would understand the importance of the UK, France, and USA precision attacks on Assad’s chemical warfare machine currently being used against civilians.

  26. Bruce

    Confused old Misfit:

    Almost forty years of Theatre Tech work behind me.

    Yes, “the biz” is overwhelmingly populated by pinko’s of many shades. There seem to be more smokers than non-pinkos across the board.

    Film and TV production seems to be a bit the same. Given that the training of both tech and admin types is now “formalized” in the Dawkinized degree mills, this is not entirely surprising.

    As for “The Death of Stalin”, it’s actually a pretty good film that is hardly a hagiography. For most of the film he is portrayed, lying where he fell after a massive stroke, in a pool of his own urine. Much of the story is built around the fear, indecisions and machinations of the inner circle that have been treading on eggshells for two decades. VERY dark at its core, screamingly funny in places.

    The book, “Stalin, the Red Tsar”, by Simon Sebag Montefiore is highly recommended, if you want to get a serious potted history of the murderous old sociopath and his associates.

  27. billie

    How many people still wear Che T-Shirt, because he was a cool guy!

  28. PB

    “and discussed the facts first..”
    Did you tell them about the post WW1 six million as well?

  29. Tel

    All high school children should study the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the Nazi Holocaust, and Revolution of Mao in China with its later abysmal Cultural Revolution, plus the French-influenced Communism in Vietnam that ‘flowered’ in the Year Zero of Pol Pot’s Cambodia.

    There’s a documentary series called “People’s Century” which is pretty good.

  30. Crossie

    Entropy
    #2687404, posted on April 15, 2018 at 6:43 pm
    Conservatives always end up adopting the left’s establshment of memes and language changes. Pathetic.

    In fact, it’s gay.

    There is very little possibility of rehabilitating that term so we might as well used it against the Left. We should not let them be the only ones to wield that weapon, they should be called MaCathryist at every opportunity.

  31. J.H.

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2687856, posted on April 16, 2018 at 11:57 am

    …..What on earth is in the history curriculum today now that Marxists control it and teach the teachers?
    …………………………………………………………………………….
    What’s the curriculum today?….. That the Anglosphere is responsible for all the ills in the world. Past, present and future… About sums it up.

  32. Beertruk

    How many people still wear Che T-Shirt, because he was a cool guy!

    Wife’s cousin (school teacher) and cousin’s niece (went to uni to become a school teacher but now works in HEL$TRA management) went on a trip to Canada, USA and Cuba last year. The only thing that was talked excitedly about was the great things that Castro did for his people, like healthcare and education. I did mention about all the political dissenters that were shot and/or locked up, but ‘free healthcare and education’ for everyone. Go figure.

  33. Cassie of Sydney

    Is Bob of Brisbane our resident Holocaust denier?

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