Essence of Essence of Liberty, Vol I, Chapter 14

Condensed Version of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Regnery Publishing, Inc. 270 p. 

Compiled and Edited by

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

Chapter 14: World War II: Consequences and Aftermath

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)World War II cost fifty million lives and unimaginable destruction. In light of the Allies’ original goals, the balance sheet is ambiguous.

Poland and Czechoslovakia were liberated from the Nazis and turned over to the Communists. A considerable Jewish population was rescued but the Jews’ terrible fate had largely occurred already by the time the Allied victory came.

American hostility toward Japan originally stemmed from its invasion of China. But by 1949, China was living under Communist tyranny and the American interventionists had discovered that there was something worse than Japanese control of China.

For almost 50 years the price of siding with Stalin was having to live with a hostile Soviet Union. The Cold War resulted in trillions of dollars worth of wasted resources, surrogate wars fought all across the globe, the deformation of the Constitution and the threat of nuclear annihilation.

FDR and Uncle Joe—How friendly was FDR toward Stalin?

FDR was guilty of gross ignorance, willful deception or outright lying with his remarks about the Soviet Union. When spoke to about the true nature of the Soviet regime and Stalin himself, FDR replied, “I have a hunch that Stalin is not that kind of man.” He suggested to Stalin at the Teheran Conference (1943) that the Eastern European governments ought to be “friendly” to the Soviet Union. But, he asked Stalin not to make this public since he did not want to lose the Polish vote in the 1944 election. He claimed, in a meeting with Archbishop Francis Spellman, that eastern Poland “wants to become Russian.” He also said of the Baltic States that he was “personally confident that the people would vote to join the Soviet Union.” But, Stalin never asked them.

The core of FDR’s policy was the reassurance of Stalin who got practically everything he wanted at the Yalta conference in 1945.

FDR defenders typically claim that there was nothing he could have done to prevent Eastern Europe from going Communist in the vacuum left by the defeat of Germany. But, the fact is that FDR really did not give a damn whether these countries got anything else. All that Yalta and the Declaration on Liberated Europe did for Stalin was provide moral legitimation for his Eastern European conquests.

FDR gave the Soviet Union control of Manchuria in order to persuade Stalin to enter the war with Japan. From there, Stalin was able to provide a safe haven and outfit the Chinese Communists for their takeover of China.

After Yalta, FDR maintained a sanguine view of Stalin (or “Uncle Joe” as he affectionately called him). When Roosevelt died in 1945, he was replaced by Harry Truman who is usually considered to have been more skeptical of the Soviet Union. But, when Churchill delivered his famous “iron curtain” speech in 1946, Truman actually apologized to Stalin and offered to bring him to the uS for a rebuttal.

American presidents send a million Russians back to Stalin

Operation Keelhaul was among the most shameful examples of placating Stalin. As a part of the Yalta agreement, Russian prisoners of war liberated from German camps were to be returned to Russia. But, the problem was that the Russian prisoners did not want to go home and would have to be coerced or tricked into it.

Many Russians had donned German uniforms to fight to rid their country of Stalin. Many others were sympathizers. This should be no more difficult to understand than Churchill’s decision to side with the mass-murdering Stalin against Hitler. Both FDR and Truman ingratiated themselves to Stalin by betraying at least a million anti-Communist by delivering them to the Soviet dictator.

An atrocity on American soil: Russians drugged and returned home

Operation Keelhaul was not confined to Europe. It was also carried out on American soil. About 200 Soviet nationals that were prisoners at Ft Dix, NJ had been captured in German uniforms. They were taken prisoner with the promise that, under no circumstances, would they be repatriated to the Soviet Union where they faced certain death. That promise was betrayed so that the president might be faithful to “Uncle Joe.”

While in Seattle, these men had been ordered at gunpoint to board a Soviet ship. But, when they offered intense resistance they were shipped to Ft. Dix where another attempt was made. They were tear-gassed and forced aboard a Soviet ship. The men fought with all their strength and began to damage the ship’s engines. A sergeant came up with the idea of drugging them by spiking their coffee with barbiturates. The drug men were returned into the clutches of “Uncle Joe.”

When scholars attempted to access the government’s records, they were initially greeted with denials. Finally, the Department of the Army declared that “the records… are… documents… requiring indefinite maintenance of their current high security classification” In other words, the government that perpetrated this unconscionable deed has refused to release the pertinent documents.

Was the Marshall Plan a great success or another failed giveaway program?

The assertion that massive aid was necessary to jump-start the economies of Western Europe is one of the most enduring myths of Cold War history. An anti-Communist rationale was also offered for the plan under the auspices that Communism thrives amid poverty.

The fact is that the plan did not work any better than any other government giveaway. France, Germany and Italy began their recoveries before there was any Marshall aid. Austria and Greece began recovery only as it was being phased out. Britain received twice what Germany did but lagged far behind Germany in economic growth.

Marshall Plan propagandists have attempted to take credit for the West German economic miracle. However, it was not the giveaways. It was the market reforms introduced by the Germans themselves. Indeed, it was the return to a market economy that induced European prosperity. All Marshall aid did was postpone the necessary economic measures. After all, such measures could be delayed indefinitely as long as American money kept coming.

The Marshall Plan’s disastrous legacy

The real legacy is the wrong headed approach it inspired in foreign aid programs. Based on the idea that the Marshall Plan had been a success, it was thought to be appropriate to Third World poverty.

These aid programs have been disastrous for the Third World. Government to government grants have entrenched some of the most brutal and repressive regimes the world has known. Such aid has also produced disorder and violence as competing ethnic groups fought for control of the money.

Taiwan, South Korea and Chile engaged in economic reform only when uS aid was about to be cut off. As a result, they prospered. Prosperity follows from the rule of law and respect for private property and other such institutional mechanisms.

Hong Kong is a stellar example. It simply embraced the free market and, in so doing, created such a successful export sector that the British and Americans found it hard to compete.

The myth dies hard that such aid encourages “capitalism.” The fact that such programs are financed by taxation makes them suspicious from the beginning. In addition, recipient governments are often required to devote a dollar to public works for every dollar of aid received. Taking from the private sector to expand the public sector and state apparatus is not a recipe for “capitalism.”

Truman disregards the Constitution

In 1947, the president called for aid to assist nations that were in danger of Communist takeover. This became known as the “Truman Doctrine.” It was founded more in hysteria and paranoia than in rational and sober appraisal of Soviet capabilities. Never-the-less, it would involve the uS in countless conflicts around the world.

Who authorized the Korean War, the uS Congress or the United Nations?

Communist North Korea invaded the non-Communist South. Truman decided to send troops and denied that he needed a declaration of war to fight a “police action” authorized by the United Nations. This is exactly what Woodrow Wilson’s opponents feared over three decades earlier.

Truman took the nation to war without Congressional approval. The president had no constitutional authority to wage war in the absence of some action by Congress. This set a very dangerous precedent. In fact, since the Korean War, Congress has never again officially declared war. This was only one of the ways that the struggle against Communist would change America forever.

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Nullification News: Second Amendment, Raw Milk, Forfeiture, Facial Recognition and More

It’s nullification season! Michael Boldin reports on the latest efforts to reject, resist, undermine and nullify unconstitutional acts. Hear about legislation on the right to keep and bear arms, raw milk, asset forfeiture and facial recognition surveillance.

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It’s nullification season! Michael Boldin reports on the latest efforts to reject, resist, undermine and nullify unconstitutional acts. Hear about legislation on the right to keep and bear arms, raw milk, asset forfeiture and facial recognition surveillance.

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Song for Today: Ray Pillow – I Wonder Where You Are Tonight

Anybody a big fan of Ray Pillow?

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Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first.

In Warren v. District of Columbia the court ruled, and the Supreme Court upheld, that “(T)he desire for condemnation cannot satisfy the need for a special relationship out of which a duty to specify persons arises.” Because the complaint did not allege a relationship “beyond that found in general police responses to crimes,” the court affirmed the dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim.

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Red Ralph Seeking To Snuff Out Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement

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by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

There was a Virginia State Police officer that telephoned into http://www.infowars.com just this week and told them that “Obama was behind Red Ralph’s anti-gun “emergency” that is going on right now. Most folks who follow this kind of thing have noted that Obama did not just “go quietly into the night” when his presidential term expired. He was quite active in promoting anti-Trump activity from his new digs hardly a stone’s throw from the White House. Just because you haven’t heard anything from him of late doesn’t mean he is not active–in fact it may well mean he is active.

A former Navy Seal, Ben Smith, recalled that, when Obama was in office that: “Going back to the beginning of this administration, I’ve had friends within the community talking about how they were brought in and questioned with…

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Essence of Liberty, Vol I, Chapter 13

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Condensed Version of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Regnery Publishing, Inc. 270 p. 

Compiled and Edited by

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

Chapter 13: The Approach of World War II

Adolf Hitler unilaterally overturned a great many provisions of the Treaty of Versailles imposed on Germany at the end of World War I.

During the nearly two and a half years of World War II in which the united States was not involved, Roosevelt portrayed himself as making an effort to keep America out of the war. He even openly declared, ”Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”

Meantime, he made secret pledges to the British, provoked Germany into attacking (then lied about it) and assisted the British in ways that violated American neutrality and made the united States a belligerent under international law.

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Essence of Liberty, Vol I, Chapter 13

Condensed Version of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Regnery Publishing, Inc. 270 p. 

Compiled and Edited by

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

Chapter 13: The Approach of World War II

Adolf Hitler unilaterally overturned a great many provisions of the Treaty of Versailles imposed on Germany at the end of World War I.

During the nearly two and a half years of World War II in which the united States was not involved, Roosevelt portrayed himself as making an effort to keep America out of the war. He even openly declared, ”Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.”

Meantime, he made secret pledges to the British, provoked Germany into attacking (then lied about it) and assisted the British in ways that violated American neutrality and made the united States a belligerent under international law.

FDR tries to neutralize neutrality laws 

FDR had two obstacles to involving America in the war. The first was public opinion. Seventy percent of Americans polled in the 1930s said that involvement in World War I had been a mistake. The second was a body of neutrality legislation that had been designed to avoid the circumstances that had lured the uS into entry into World War I.

FDR sought to change the part that stopped the selling of weapons to nations at war. So, as of 1939 it had become legal for a belligerent to acquire weapons from the uS as long as it was cash-and-carry. The lending of money was prohibited and the equipment had to be transported on the belligerent’s own ships.

The imperial presidency takes shape: Did FDR break the law?

FDR continued to lend support to Britain even after Hitler had abandoned plans to invade. In 1940 he gave the British 50 destroyers in exchange for a 99 year lease on several military bases in the West. He was less than forthcoming when questioned about the details of the agreement such as to whether or not it required the approval of congress. He never let on that it might actually provoke Germany.

A number of experts have pointed out that these actions were illegal. The way Roosevelt carried out this deal (without the consent of Congress) changed the presidency forever. It set a precedent for ever more activist presidents and less and less accountability to Congress or the people.

The end of neutrality

Under the Lend-Lease Act (1941) the uS could lend military equipment to a belligerent. Technically, it did not involve the lending of money. But, by this point the British had no cash so the previous cash and carry requirement was simply ignored.

And there were further departures from neutrality. For example: uS navel patrols alerted British warships of the presence of German submarines. American troops occupied Iceland. And, Roosevelt and Churchill’s Atlantic Conference issued a statement of war aims.

How FDR got Americans into war

By 1941 FDR was desperate to get the uS involved. On September 4, a German submarine torpedoed the Greer. FDR called it an act of “piracy.” But, as a matter of fact, the Greer had been tracking the German submarine and sending its location to the British for dropping depth charges.

In Churchill’s own words, FDR had made it clear that “everything was to be done to provoke an incident.” Simply stated, FDR used deception to draw the country into war. As a matter of fact, Hitler instructed his submarine captains not to fire on American ships. A week later, FDR ordered American ships to fire upon German subs on sight.

His accusations continued with regard to a German attack on the Kearney when, in fact, it was the uS ship that had initiated the attack.

FDR attempted to frighten Americans with claims of a “secret map” showing that the Nazis were planning an invasion of South America. He made the whole thing up expecting that gullible Americans would believe that Hitler’s forces were ready to cross the Atlantic Ocean although they were unable to make it across the English Channel.

Some say that FDR was justified because the public was too short-sighted. But, if Roosevelt had such a right, then to whom is the right denied? Just exactly where do we stop demanding that our leaders deal honestly with us?

“People historians love to hate” department: The America First Committee

The America First Committee (AFC) wanted to avoid involvement in another European war. There is no doubt but what it would have been in the best interest of the world to have let the two great dictatorships fight each other to a frazzle. The obvious result would have been a severe weakening of both Communism and Nazism.

Many prominent Americans from both left and right (John F. Kennedy and Gerald Ford for example) belonged to or sympathized with the AFC. FDR (having recourse to the FBI and the IRS) launched a vicious campaign against the America Firsters. The FBI’s combing of the records found no evidence of Nazi funding of the AFC. Those who are so troubled by Joe McCarthy’s campaign to expose Communists are oddly silent when it comes to the victims of FDR’s witch hunt.

Did FDR make war with Japan inevitable?

The Asian theater was completely distinct from the European. The uS had avoided involvement in Japanese affairs in the 1930s. The Japanese argued that they needed a security buffer against Stalin’s Russia and Hoover had remained aloof when they occupied Manchuria.

But FDR was much more the interventionist. When Japan went to war with China in 1937, he authorized the sale of weapons to China. Neutrality legislation went into effect only when the president declared a war to be underway. He evaded the neutrality laws by simply refraining from finding a war to be in progress.

FDR took active measures as the Japanese began to extend their influence throughout the Pacific. By 1941 he had frozen Japanese assets in the uS and coordinated a boycott of key goods (especially oil) which dramatically increased the probability of war.

The Japanese had three ways to deal with the embargo. One was to surrender and lose face. Another was to negotiate but FDR refused (in spite of the fact that the American ambassador to Japan thought that negotiations would succeed). The final possibility was, of course, war which seemed increasingly inevitable.

The question ultimately came down to how “to maneuver…the Japanese into…firing the first shot.” The first shot came on December 7, 1941.

 

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Northam Declares ‘State of Emergency’ as Militias Prepare To March on Richmond

I’d really like to make it to this shindig but am running short of both time and money. Besides, we may very well get our own chance here in the People’s Republic of Brewster County Texas–seeing as how we have a chicken shit Commissioner’s Court. — jtl, 419

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The ramifications of Northam’s executive order could not only cause chaos in the Old Dominion, but also shake our very nation itself.
The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsI’d really like to make it to this shindig but am running short of both time and money.
Besides, we may very well get our own chance here in the People’s Republic of Brewster County Texas–seeing as how we have a chicken shit Commissioner’s Court. — jtl, 419
by Jared Harris via the Western Journal

Combat Shooter's Handbook    The die has been cast in Virginia.

As citizens and militia groups prepare for a Jan. 20 march on Richmond in protest of Democrats’ shameless gun control measures, the commonwealth’s governor has declared a state of emergency in an attempt to disarm the protesting citizens.

Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 49 on Wednesday, a “declaration of a state of emergency due to potential civil unrest at the Virginia state capitol.”

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Song for Today: Faron Young – To Get To You

Faron Young… another one we are going to have trouble replacing.

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Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first.

In Warren v. District of Columbia the court ruled, and the Supreme Court upheld, that “(T)he desire for condemnation cannot satisfy the need for a special relationship out of which a duty to specify persons arises.” Because the complaint did not allege a relationship “beyond that found in general police responses to crimes,” the court affirmed the dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim.

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THE ESSENCE OF LIBERTY: VOLUME I Liberty and History, Chapter 12

Condensed Version of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Regnery Publishing, Inc. 270 p. 

Compiled and Edited by

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

Chapter 12: Yes, Communist Sympathizers Really Existed

The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsAmerica’s cultural-intellectual elite once sympathized with the Soviet Union and, in fact, key departments in the government were infiltrated by Communists.

In 1921, the American dancer Isadora Duncan moved to Russia. The Russia of 1921 was in complete shambles. Lenin’s economic policies had led to utter chaos and famine threatened the lives of millions. Seventy thousand people were being held in concentration camps. The czars’ secrete police had numbered 15,000. Lenin’s was 16 times that large. The churches were undergoing awful persecutions. This is what American leftists considered to be the “progressive” model for their own country.

“I have been over into the future—and it works!”

Journalist Lincoln Steffens had a reputation for being alert to corruption and injustice. But, when he traveled to Russia in 1919, no criticism was heard from him. In fact, upon his return he proclaimed “I have been over into the future and it works!” Some historians believed that he composed that line on the way to Russia and was determined to utter it no matter what he found.

The Soviet experiment: A model for America?

A large number of noted American political activists and intellectuals followed in Steffens footsteps. As was typical, progressive educator John Dewey came back convinced that the uS had a great deal to learn from Russia. Books and articles poured forth. These (the ideas contained therein) formed a major component of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Labor unions speak: The merits of the Soviet system

As a part of a trade union delegation, Paul Douglas of the University of Chicago proclaimed that in Russia, people’s “real” (economic) rights are much better protected than in any other country. John Brophy told Joseph Stalin that the uS delegation’ presence in the USSR “is evidence of…sympathy of a section of the American workers to the workers of the Soviet Union.”

Sidney Hillman (head of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers) shared these views of the Soviet Union as did the president of the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union.

Social thinker, Horace M. Kallen, declared that “the revolution has awakened…millions… (and) liberated their energies.”

Lighten up: It’s all for “the good of the masses of the working people”!

The Nation was also spellbound. Editor Oswald Garrison Villard could not contain his endorsement despite the fact that he spoke no Russian and had never met a Russian peasant. In response to the charge that the communists were fanatics, he shot back that the Soviet dictatorship wasn’t so bad, since it was, after all, “working for the good of the masses of the working people.”

New York Times reporter, Walter Durante, was the most truly iniquitous of the whole pathetic bunch. As we will see below, he actually covered up one of the greatest atrocities of the 20th century.

How Stalin starved his own people

Stalin wanted control of the food supply. Communist ideology held that private land ownership had to be abolished. So farmers were herded onto state-owned farms. The peasantry resisted collectivization which, in turn, resulted in dramatic inefficiencies.

At the same time Stalin revived the campaign against Ukrainian national culture where collectivization had met its fiercest resistance. He arrested and jailed thousands of intellectual and cultural leaders and then moved against the peasantry, where the real locus of Ukrainian tradition could be found. They would be broken and their identity as a people would be drained from them by force.

Stalin began issuing delivery quotas for grain that the Ukrainians could not meet without themselves dying of starvation. Failure to deliver was interpreted as being deliberate sabotage. The activists claimed that saboteurs were withholding food. They made sweeps through private homes taking any surplus food. The more ruthless took everything. Anyone who did not appear to be starving was suspect.

At least five million perished in the Ukraine alone. This is the kind of crime that segments of the Left in the West were willing to cover up or ignore.

The New York Times reporter who covered up Stalin’s crimes

Walter Duranty gained access to Stalin because he could be counted on to portray the regime sympathetically. Duranty claimed that “there is no famine”…and that it is “mostly bunk” and that “any report of a famine…is…an exaggeration or malignant propaganda.”

Malcom Muggeridge, a British journalist, attempted to report the truth. He described Duranty as “the greatest liar of any journalist I have met in 50 years of journalism.”

The Nation magazine praised Duranty because, as it was for many other American “progressives,” Stalin’s Russia was “a great nation in the making.” Duranty even won the Pulitzer Prize.

Why the cover up? The Soviet Union could hope to attract support only if the human costs of its policies were kept from the public.

Stalin’s show trials genuine, say bootlickers

Prominent Americans could even be found to defend Stalin’s show trials, which he used to terrorize Communist Party members into submission and to eliminate rivals. During this series of trials, prominent Communists confessed to treachery. People were coaxed into confessing by threats against their families.

There were those on the American Left who supported Stalin and vouched for the authenticity of the trials. In fact, some 150 Americans from the entertainment industry signed a statement in his support. The uS ambassador to the Soviet Union, Joseph Davies, insisted that the trials were genuine.

Yes, Soviet spies were a problem

Much has been learned since the collapse of the Soviet Union opened Soviet archives to Western scholars and the Venona Project files were declassified in 1995.

The Vernona files consisted of transcripts of thousands of Soviet intelligence messages that had been intercepted over 3 decades. Although only about 10% of the messages have been decoded, thanks to these files, we know that at least 350 Americans had secret relationships with Soviet intelligence.

Some of these agents were in particularly sensitive and high-level positions. For example: Harry Dexter White was assistant secretary of the treasury and influential in the creation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Laurence Duggan coordinated relations with Latin America and Lauchlin Currie was FDR’s special assistant.

Joe McCarthy was a paranoid idiot, right?

Contrary to popular myth, Wisconsin senator Joseph McCarthy had noting to do with the investigations into Hollywood (which was carried out by the House of Representatives).

McCarthy was concerned exclusively with Communists in government. By the time he entered the scent, there was little doubt but what “uS officials whose job it was to guard against subversion took a strangely casual view of their assignment.” Repeated attempts to get government officials to act on the evidence of Soviet infiltration were ignored. The situation was so bad that the Senate Appropriations Committee observed in a confidential report that “It is evident that here is a deliberate calculated program being carried out…to protect Communist personnel in high places (and) reduce security and intelligence protection to a nullity.”

A mysterious cover-up

McCarthy investigated Amerasia, a small pro-Communist journal whose personnel included Soviet apologists. After considerable surveillance, the FBI arrested several journal staffers and three officials of the uS government—Andrew Roth, Emmanuel Larsen and John Service—who had supplied them with secret information.

  1. Edgar Hoover described the case as being “airtight.” The Justice Department began preparations to prosecute. But then, suddenly, Justice backed off. Only two of the defendants were fined—the others suffered no penalty at all.

FBI wiretaps made public only in the 1990s reveal a conspiracy to bury the case on the part of Lauchlin Currie, Thomas Corcoran and officials from the Justice Department.

As Stanton Evans concludes: “…the Amerasia case displayed…every kind of security horror, and federal crime… (and that) everything McCarthy had said…was correct, while his opponents were not only wrong, but lying: the…”investigation”…was a sham—the cover-up of a cover-up.”

Liberal historian: McCarthy “closer to the truth than those who ridiculed him.”

The evidence from Venona was considerable. The age of McCarthy “was not the simple witch hunt of the innocent by the malevolent.” The currently available evidence proves that Ethel and Julius Rosenburg were guilty as was Alger Hiss. It also shows that dozens of lesser known persons “were traitors, or, at the least, ideological vassals of a foreign power.”

McCarthy supposedly terrified the nation. But, his opponents freely denounced him as a matter of routine. But, suppose for the sake of argument, all of the criticisms are valid. Even so, these deeds are minor when compared to other Americans of his time who are not mentioned in a single mainstream history text. For example:

McCarthy did not cover up one of the greatest atrocities in the history of mankind. Walter Duranty did. A half century later, MaCarthy is still denounced but no one has ever heard of Duranty.

It is interesting (and instructive) to note that what was covered in this chapter is mysteriously left out of standard histories.

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The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits. Although woven around the experiences and adventures of one man, this is also the story of the people who lived during the period of time in American history that an entire generation was betrayed It is the story of the dramatically changing times in which this personal odyssey took place. It is the story of the betrayal of an entire generation of Americans and particularly the 40% (of the military aged males) of that generation that fought the Vietnam war.

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Only Dramatic, Direct Action Will Save the American Beef Industry

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I want to let you in on little secret. Allowing the “conversation” on sustainability is the TRAP!  The reason there is confusion and conversation about sustainability is because the industries that know how to produce their products haven’t taken the lead to explain their own needs and explain to the general public why they do what they do. Instead they have submitted to green bullies and remained silent, letting the bullies determine the argument.
Fire the traitorous NCBA, dismantle it and start over. — jtl, 419
by Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center

A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference ManualEnvironmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View For the past year I have been working to sound the alarm that the American beef industry is under massive assault from the radical environmental and animal rights movements that seek its ultimate destruction. Throughout the year I have been addressing cattlemen’s groups to educate them on the facts I have learned over nearly thirty…

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