posted by GeoT
Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere.
“We are on a collision course with socialism/communism here in the United States.
If you go back and you read history from just before Wilson all the way through FDR, what they were trying to do with these Progressives. This is the opposite of what our founding fathers set up. These people, are believers in Marxism. It’s not just a fear slogan to say ‘democrats are communist”
Glenn Beck- “The March to Communism”
February 13, 2008
If it wasn’t so serious we could just laugh it off, but we’ve been here before:
White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned late Saturday after weeks of controversy stemming from his past activism.
“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in a statement announcing his resignation just after midnight Sunday. “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”
This is why Beck went after Van Jones:
During the 2009 Henry Louis Gates controversy, Beck argued that President Barack Obama has repeatedly shown “a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture” and saying “I’m not saying he doesn’t like white people. I’m saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist.” These remarks drew criticism, and resulted in a boycott promulgated by Color of Change. The boycott resulted in at least fifty seven advertisers requesting their ads be removed from his programming, to avoid associating their brands with content that could be considered offensive by potential customers. Beck stated that he was unapologetic for the remark, commenting that the President is not above criticism, and arguing that Color of Change co-founder Van Jones, who has not been active within the organization in recent years, was a “self-professed communist” and asserting that Jones was a “committed revolutionary”