Monday, August 6, 2012
1950's Communist Subversion and lessons for today
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Sometimes, God puts the right book in your hand at the right time.
I recently read Ann Coulter's Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. From chapter 2 through chapter 6, Treason details how Soviet agents held policy making positions in the Franklin Roosevelt and Truman administrations. The parallels between proven Communist subversion in the 1940's and 50's and suspected Islamic Subversion in the Bush (second term) and Obama administrations are too obvious to ignore.
From Alger Hiss, to the Rosenbergs, to Owen Lattimore, to countless others, the Franklin Roosevelt and Truman administrations were infested with Communists. This has now been proven beyond ANY doubt. As Whittaker Chambers explained at the time, agents of Moscow could "influence the nation's foreign policy in the interests of the nation's cheif enemy. (427)" Fast forward to today and strong circumstantial evidence suggests something similar with the Muslim Brotherhood. At a minimum, the U.S. Government is allowing people with questionable backgrounds access to sensitive information.
In the 1950's, questions about Communist subversion provoked outraged shrieks from the bipartisan establishment. In the past month, similar questions about Islamic subversion have provoked similar hissy fits from Congressman Kieth Ellison and John McCain. In both cases, it's worth nothing, these juvenile outbursts have come in response to requests for information, NOT accusations.
As I recently wrote, this controversy offers an opportunity to set the record straight about the 1940's and 50's. Communist subversion was real, and history proved people who raised questions at the time correct. In the current controversy, we need to stick to our guns, because the truth will win out in the end.