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McCarthy Redux: The Left Is Making Lists

McCarthy Redux: The Left Is Making Lists

McCarthy Redux: The Left Is Making Lists

It’s McCarthy time once again. The left is gleefully making lists. It’s ok you see, because the lists are very necessary…THIS TIME.

Forbes was among the first out of the gate by calling this a Truth Reckoning. 

“Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie. We’re going to scrutinize, double-check, investigate with the same skepticism we’d approach a Trump tweet. Want to ensure the world’s biggest business media brand approaches you as a potential funnel of disinformation? Then hire away.”

According to Randall Lane, Forbes Chief Content Officer, every press secretary from the Trump Administration is a lying liar of the worst lying liars. Therefore they don’t deserve to be hired by ANYONE. And for those corporations who dare to hire them, Forbes will blacklist those companies. However, in the same pronouncement, Lane tells us that everyone who worked in the Obama Administration was stupendously truthful, so they deserve their corporate golden parachutes and unchecked accolades! 

It isn’t just Forbes. An ABC News reporter called for the cleansing of all 75 million Trump voters. He was serious. Very serious.

AOC wants lists. And lo, the Trump Accountability Project shows up. 

“Former Pete Buttigieg staffer and Obama campaign spokesman Hari Sevugan responded to New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s request for GOP punishment by touting the “Trump Accountability Project,” creating lists “to make sure anyone who took a paycheck to help Trump undermine America is held responsible for what they did.”

You can smell the unity from here. Lists were absolutely the worst thing ever during the McCarthy era and are a blot on our history then, as well as the horrors of the 1930’s and ’40’s in Germany. But lists, along with big tech censorship are FINE now! Why? Because of Donald J. Trump. 

As I stated above, the Left now believes lists are right and necessary. The Lincoln Project jackasses have fallen so far down the rabbit hole of TDS, that they are now building a database. 

When called out on their tactics, Rick Wilson had this pithy response. 

Meanwhile LP’s Judd Legum is hard at work building company lists. 

Again, there is nothing creepy or McCarthyish about this whatsoever. Nothing. Lives and livelihoods were destroyed during the McCarthy era. It wasn’t just the playwrights, authors, actors, screenwriters, and more. It was anyone who might’ve crossed paths with someone who was or ‘maybe’ was a Communist sympathizer. And then, one day, Senators and the American people woke up to painfully realize that McCarthy had gone too far.

The Senate finally censored Joe McCarthy. But his shameful legacy lives on. And now, we have the left embracing McCarthyism in all it’s heinous list-making glory. 

That’s alright folks. You see, this ISN’T cancel culture!

“This isn’t cancel culture, which is a societal blight. (There’s surely a nice living for each of these press secretaries on the true-believer circuit.) Nor is this politically motivated, as Forbes’ pro-entrepreneur, pro-growth worldview has generally placed it in the right-of-center camp over the past century — this standard needs to apply to liars from either party. It’s just a realization that, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, in a thriving democracy, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Our national reset starts there.”

I strongly disagree. STRONGLY. 

Forbes, and everyone else are demanding that those who worked in the Trump Administration be banned from any future job. That is the very definition of politically motivated cancel culture. 

What is even more laughable is that Forbes announces that they are applying this standard to liars from both parties. That is the biggest load of horse shit I’ve seen peddled, and that is saying something given what we’ve been dealing with for the last five years and especially in the last ten days. 

I don’t care who you are, who you support or don’t support. McCarthy era type lists that are now being peddled are as heinous now as they were then, and no amount of narrative-twisting explainers will change that fact.

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10 Comments
  • John Wilson says:

    As usual the crazy left is two steps ahead of the straights and three steps ahead of the GOP. They war gamed the election in September and you can be assured that all this list making and retribution has been planned to follow directly on the staged “riot”. Our only hope short term is to let them overstep and then to fight fire with fire. Frankly Biden is a ripe target for impeachment as Mark Levin has proposed, if the Trump led party can regain control in the mid term elections.

    • Fionacat says:

      Do you really think Biden will still be president in 2022? I’m betting that he will be removed early in his first year by his fellow Democrats using the 25th Amendment.

  • Unknownsailor says:

    Only issue I have with your article is that McCarthy was RIGHT. Access to the KGB files after the cold war and Verona intercepts declassified later proved him right. The Rosenbergs were guilty as hell.

  • MarkInKansas says:

    If McCarthy had been able to complete his investigations and hearings, many of these left-leaning communists, progressives and socialists would’ve been rooted out in the 50’s. Instead, they were allowed to remain and spread through the cultural, educational, spiritual and governmental institutions of the nation.

    It is a shame he was thwarted in his efforts.

  • Mike says:

    I strongly suspect that the simple act of writing this comment on this blog will get me on a list somewhere. My punishment will be that I will be barred from ever returning to my birth county, the USA.

  • fred says:

    ….at some point all the THOUSANDS of guns bought over the last few years will come out and be heard…

    • Bucky Barkingham says:

      Many posters on blogs have this sentiment. What needs to be considered is that armed violence will serve as the excuse for draconian gun control enforced by military power. Think the Army won’t get involved? Well just check out the comments of the Secretary of the Army regarding how the Army will help ensure security at the Harris-Biden coronation.

  • Bucky Barkingham says:

    Miss Nancy will revive HUAC and make Trump and his supporters the targets. Their mantra will be: “Are you now or have you ever been a Trump supporter?”

  • Bernie says:

    I must disagree. This is much more like Stalin than McCarthy. The press, big business, big tech and one party want to eliminate any opposition. What is the difference between the mainstream press and Pravda?

    While we are at it, in many Dems are asking people to squeal if their neighbor does something terrible, like have an extra three people for Thanksgiving. Sounds a lot like the East German Stasi.

    McCarthy was an amateur compared to what is happening today.

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