posted on May, 1 2011 @ 11:02 PM
reply to post by rstregooski
Rstregooski. Yes indeed. Twice actually
. Both my parents, my aunt and uncle as well as 90% of the adults in the neighborhood in which I grew up were veterans of world war two. They were
very patriotic, proud Americans.
Now certainly, as I was a child in the 50's and a teen in the sixties, I would not assume to speak authoritatively on their politics. However the
point of view with which I grew up having been influenced by this neighborhood of vets, was that Macarthy was blowing it out of his hat and then later
in the sixties, the JBS were a bunch of disgruntled wannabes. So this is how I grew up.
Imagine my surprise three decades later having been an adult for a while and having come to understand that all is not as it is presented to us that I
come to find that Welch had been trumpeting a number of things that I had come to think about.
I see Welch and the Birchers as idealist's. Just as I see real Marxists as idealist's. Real Marxists, not those tyrants in the USSR. Anyway , i have
found that political idealist's of any stripe can have a strong tendency towards paranoia. They become so defensive of their radical position that
they fail to re-evaluate their understanding of the world and continue to act upon old and outmoded beliefs.
The question of the Birchers, like all aspects of conspiracy is a complicated issue. I especially like the theory that Welch was freed up to pursue
his political agenda because Rockefeller bought his candy company for boo coo bucks and basically set him up as a ,what do we call it, a sock puppet,
a disinfo agent, a false flager?
Do I know this to be true? Fno. However, after my own evaluation of history , I place him almost where my parents did.