Not sure I follow. Good on you for your comment that it's wrong to persecute people for what they believe. If someone does not love their government, it doesn't necessarily mean they don't love their country. The rest of your comments are confusing.Liberty wrote:Most of the Communist outed under McCarthism were elitist acadamian types and not revolutionists. Many of the Communnist were folks who were affected by Hitlers Nazi party. To persecute people for what they believe and not for anything they have actually done is the true evil. Today these extreme leftist actually have positions of power and actually do thing which work to destroy our nation. Only difference is they have a difference is today they call themselves Progessives instead of Communist. Then we destroyed careers, today they are presidential Candidates and Speaker of the House. Back then they were idealistic acadamian joiners, Today they are actively destroying our nation.
The Communist Party in the US was attracting more members during the 30's than during the 50's when McCarthy did his witch hunt. While some of the Nazi appeal was their staunch opposition to the communists, they were never an electoral majority in Germany. So what is the group that was affected by the Nazi's? Immigrants? Immigration to the US was heavily limited by quotas during the 30's. I thought most European immigrants of the 50's were staunch opponents of the communists and indeed some of the most proud Americans you could ask to meet. Can you please clarify?