posted on Nov, 9 2018 @ 05:57 PM
I read what the Op wrote, and there are a few things that can be stated:
If we are to ignore ideas cause they are distasteful and unpopular, and just blindly follow along, then why is this an independent country?
The op has pointed out that some of the politicians who are running or have gotten elected into office, on the side of the Democrats, have many strong
socialist ideas, and has concluded that it is from the communist. And that is wrong and that it is giving the country no end of problems.
The Op has brought up the history of McCarthy and Vietnam, how it was McCarthy that sounded the alarm about communism and how it was the communist
that lead to the defeat of Vietnam.
Both parties, the Democrats and the Republicans have extremists in it. While yes the Unions tend to support the Democrats, the Republicans have been
in bed with the religious right in the country. To be the moral leaders of the country, at the expense of the rights of the people. And many of the
ideas that the Republicans are floating are highly dangerous to the entire country, where it would strip rights from all citizens.
Now how about we look at Vietnam. What is not mentioned by the Op, is that after World War II, many of the colonial powers were giving up their
colonies and territories. Even at the request of the US to allow for those countries to start to be on their own. It was at that time frame that Ho
Chi Mihn, asked the US to support that the country of Vietnam be let go as a colony and become its own independent country on its own. It was known
that the US was asking this, of other countries, and saw that Great Britain and other European countries were letting go of their colonies. The
country of Vietnam wanted its freedom. But the US did not intercede in this, and it started a civil war that the US got dragged into. And the main
reason why the US got involved in the Vietnam conflict, was that the USSR was not present to vote against the US in the UN security council. Now what
was being seen at the time in the US, is that more and more troops were being sent to Vietnam, and more coffins coming back. It was shown that
children of the rich and the affluent, and the politicians were not going to Vietnam, but it was the middle class and the poor were going and dying
for a cause that they did not believe in or see a need for. Added to a government lying to the people, and an endless war that kept, on and then
the pictures of what all was going on was enough to turn the people against the government and say enough.
McCarthy, an interesting character, however, one that was too ambitious to the point where it was his actions, not laws, his words that brought this
country very close to being a dictatorship. People lost their livelihood, they lost their positions, and their homes all cause they were accused of
being a communist. The rule of law was violated, on hearsay. It was the media that exposed how far this man had gone, showing the error of his ways
to the public, showing a different ideas. And when the media showed what a bully the man was, and this was aired, how he was going after anyone and
everyone, the public turned on him, and he ceased to be a person of importance and an embarrassment.
There have always been extremist in politics. It comes about from people not voting, and a government that is not being truthful with the people. It
comes from reaction and fear, and apathy on the part of the public that chooses not to vote or participate, or don’t see a reason for such.