Just watched a film from the 70’s–you may have heard of it–“The Front” by Woody Allen. It involves McCarthyism that blacklisted the entertainment industry in the 1940’s and 1950’s. And being brought to us by the far left Hollywood mogul Woody Allen, it righteously defends the wrongful move toward Communism of that era. Truly, the government had an unhealthy heavy hand in not only blacklisting people like Zero Mostel and Alfred Miller but it also destroyed a lot of careers and often lives in the name of what they called: Freedom.
While watching this film, I had such a strong case of déjà vu. And the funny thing is, Woody Allen and his liberal colleagues would defend the Obama-style McCarthyism as strongly as the thugs in the film did not even realizing how connected the two eras are. So blind is the disease of liberalism! In a true act of bi-partisanism, Obama has reached across the aisle and the decades to embrace an ideologue-obsessed republican–Joseph McCarthy.
The period of McCarthyism began in the late 1940s and ended in the mid to late 1950s. McCarthyism came to be synonymous with the term witch-hunt, the act of making serious but unsubstantiated charges against people in public life. McCarthyism is also used today as a more all-purpose term to describe the general practice of making false allegations, specifically of pro-Communist activity and most often based on irrelevant evidence.
Let’s look at today’s George Soros, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama world of “the general practice of making false allegations, most often based on irrelevant evidence.”
I’ll name just 4 substantiated points:
1.) Global warming
Created under false pretenses for massive governmental control of our economy, the private sector and American citizens
In pursuing their anti-energy, anti-capitalist, and pro-government agenda, author Christopher Horner argues that the global warming alarmists – and unscrupulous scientists who see this scare as their gravy train to federal grants and foundation money – resort to dirty tricks, smear campaigns, and outright lies, abandoning scientific standards, journalistic integrity, and the old-fashioned notions of free speech and open debate.
2.) Body Scans
Created based on false allegations that Americans are the terrorists
Enforced on Americans while ignoring the terrorists due to irrelevant and false evidence that profiling is discrimination
Ignoring the duty of our administration to protect its citizens from terrorists that freely enter through our porous borders
Clear violation of our constitution
EPIC has filed a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the advanced imaging body scanners and pat-downs currently used by the TSA. The suit maintains that these measure violate the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.
3.) FCC’s falsely named “Net Neutrality” (A backdoor “Fairness Doctrine.”)
Created to control free speech while violating the constitution
On this winter solstice, we will witness jaw-dropping interventionist chutzpah as the FCC bypasses branches of our government in the dogged pursuit of needless and harmful regulation. The darkest day of the year may end up marking the beginning of a long winter’s night for Internet freedom.
4.) The Health Care bill
Passed under false pretenses
Based on irrelevant and false evidence while violating the constitution
This hardly exhausts the list of constitutional problems with this legislation, which would take the federal government into uncharted political and legal territory. Analysts, scholars and litigators are just beginning to examine the issues we have raised and other issues that may well lead to future litigation.
Passed through budget/commerce reconciliation legislation
Democratic leaders believe the public doesn’t focus on the process of how legislation is enacted. But in this case they’re wrong. I’ve been amazed at how many people understand “reconciliation”—a process that allows budget and spending bills to pass in the Senate with only 51 votes, instead of 60. Many voters are also now studying the details of the “Slaughter solution,” which would allow the House to “deem” the Senate health-care bill to have passed without actually voting on it and then to vote through changes to the Senate bill. These legislative shortcuts are already infuriating ObamaCare’s opponents.
Passed against the will of the American people
Sold to congress based on a lie (that most Americans do not have health insurance because they cannot afford it)
A conservative colleague sent me a website that describes scores our congressmen and women are given based on their “progressivism.”
The Progressive Action Score is the percent of a slate of progressive policies (promoting freedom, knowledge, an economy of opportunity, peace and environmental security) supported by a member of the House of Representatives. Of course, most republicans score very low on this site. How dumb do they think we are? Personally, in the past two or three years, I’ve lost the ability to “suffer fools gladly” and so have no patience at all with Obama and his liberal minions and puppeteers. Again, the correlation between their definitions of freedom, knowledge, economy, peace and security and McCarthy’s mania are undeniable. To most conservatives, these definitions defy logic:
In , “Freedom” to a liberal is the “Fairness Doctrine”; “Dream Act” and all their other inappropriately named but always controlling legislation. The word “knowledge” to a liberal means “dominance” to everyone else–i.e. “Net Neutrality.” Their “economy of opportunity” means a nanny state, welfare, high minimum wage, high taxes and destruction of the private sector. The term “peace” to a liberal means eradication of our military and the bogus “Start Treaty” which undermines the safety of our nation while ignoring the growing power of Pakistan, Iran, North Korea and China. And lastly, the phrase “environmental security” to a liberal is Cap and Trade, a moratorium on drilling for oil and fraudulent global warming measures again created to obliterate our private sector and economy.
In conclusion, McCarthy was eventually seen by his supporters as a man with no sense of decency.
I will wager that the definition of Obama’s far left liberal rule of this country at the very least mirrors the attempted control of a country based on an ideology gone terribly wrong. As much as McCarthy for a time led this country down a dangerous path of control based on his own obsessive beliefs, so our Ideologue-in-Chief leads us down a far worse path toward full Marxist and Communist-like control of our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness–in essence–a annihilation of our constitution.