Who did more damage to the United Stares of America: Dwight Eisenhower or Joseph McCarthy?
Dwight Eisenhower did tremendous damage to the United States – damage we are still trying to repair.
To be fair Dwight Eisenhower’s reach as President was greater than McCarthy’s.
Joseph McCarthy was only a Senator.
Ike was in a greater position to do more damage.
I bring this up because Joseph McCarthy has been demonized for the past seven decades.
Children are taught to hate him, to regard him as a demagogue.
Joseph McCarthy may have been vehemently anti-communist, but he was certainly no demagogue.
A demagogue is a person who appeals to the masses on emotion alone. A demagogue eschews rational thought.
Joe McCarthy’s case against George Marshall belies this.
Yes, Joe McCarthy was a populist. Yes he appealed to peoples anti-communist sentiments, but he was also a well read, well informed individual who could back up what he believed.
One could hardly call him uninformed. You may not agree with him, but he was not uninformed.
That he was informed, that he was able to back up what he said in painstaking detail is most likely the principal reason why his opponents painted him as a demagogue.
If you can’t win on facts, you have to resort to character assassination.
It’s difficult to imagine any of his opponents being able to present his mastery of detail.
And that is most likely the extent of the perceived damage that Joseph McCarthy inflicted upon America: he pointed out communists, more specifically totalitarians, enemies to the American dream.
A communist in Joe McCarthy’s day was an enemy to the American dream.
The term communist had a different meaning in the 1940s and 50s. It was commonly accepted then that a communist took his or her orders from the Kremlin.
To be communist was to be subversive.
Joe McCarthy was hardly the only man who took up the fight against communism.
There existed at the time the Hollywood blacklist and the HUAC – House un-American Activities Committee – both commonly associated with McCarthy.
As neither an entertainer nor movie mogul Joe McCarthy had nothing to do with Hollywood and the Hollywood blacklist. As a US Senator Josephy McCarthy had nothing to do with the House un-American Activities Committee.
Joe McCarthy was primarily concerned with infiltration of communists within the higher levels of the United States government. And he was subsequently proven to be more right than his political opponents claim that he was not.
More generally he concerned himself with the overall direction of our foreign policy specifically with regard to George Catlett Marshall and the implementation of his Marshall plan.
Joseph McCarthy felt George C. Marshall was a tool of the communist party.
He points out his reasoning extensively in his published book: America’s Retreat From Victory: The Story Of George Catlett Marshall.
This raised the ire of Dwight Eisenhower who worked craftily, and immorally, behind the scenes to destroy Joseph McCarthy.
George C. Marshall was Eisenhower’s boss during World War II.
As we all know, Dwight Eisenhower won the day. Senator McCarthy was ultimately censured by the Senate. According to the left, McCarthy died in disgrace, although, to be fair, disgrace is not an objective property that can be measured.
But was Joseph McCarthy the bad guy
And what of his nemesis, Dwight Eisenhower? Was Dwight Eisenhower the good guy?
As I stated previously, Dwight Eisenhower did tremendous damage to the United States of America.
Not only did Dwight Eisenhower do immense damage to the United States of America, he proved conclusively through his actions that he was the ultimate globalist.
In the the 40s and 50s, the heyday of Senator McCarthy, people did not use the term globalist; they spoke of communists.
This is what Dwight Eisenhower was.
It’s important to understand that in our world today, or then, there exists little difference between a globalist, a communist, a crony capitalist and a fascist.
Totalitarianism is totalitarianism no matter what face it presents.
Dwight Eisenhower was groomed into the American globalist machine. He was Douglas MacArthur’s right hand man in the Philippines between the two wars. He became the commander of the armies during World War II.
Ike was the machine.
Ike warning us about the military industrial complex is the pot calling the kettle black.
Joe McCarthy embraced a different vision for America. He believed that America should support freedom loving people militarily. He rejected the idea of America being a welfare program for the world.
Joe McCarthy supported the Truman-Forrestal plan which was a more targeted, specific program to support anti-communists.
McCarthy felt that George C. Marshall hijacked that plan and watered it down thus making our anti-communist efforts less effective. He also felt that Marshall sold Chiang Kai-Shek, our commie-hater in China, down the river thus handing China over to Mao.
He was right.
Whereas Joe McCarthy’s anti-communism was muscular and designed to win, Ike’s anti-communism was weak and designed not to win. That was intentional. The goal was to create and foster an endless cold war that made uncountable amounts of cash for military contractors.
Which it did.
To stoke the need for more and more wars, Ike became the ultimate busybody. Not only did he support tremendous aid programs (spy programs really) for the world, he personally supported and approved the harmful interventions of the Central Intelligence Agency throughout the world.
Ike approved every nasty intervention that Alan Dulles conceived.
Ike was behind the overthrow of Mosaddegh of Iran in 1953 as well as the overthrow of Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954.
Ike laid the seeds of the Vietnam war.
Ike gave the go ahead to develop the ill-conceived Bay of Pigs invasion that ultimately took place in 1961 under JFK.
Ike also took the time to meddle in Africa and Indonesia. There was scarcely a place on the planet where Ike did not extend his globalist influence.
Many of the interventions that Ike undertook have come back to haunt us.
Correction: all of them have.
Our current enmity with Iran is directly connected to Ike’s installation of the Shah. The immigrants flooding across our southern border are directly related to Ike’s failure to give the laborers in Guatemala a fair stake in the game.
It’s fair to say that the modern American empire began under Dwight Eisenhower.
American war mongering accelerated under Dwight Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower laid the seeds of our modern police state.
The CIA grew under Dwight Eisenhower to become the tyrannical, out of control thug army of the ruling elite. This thug army conducts mayhem around the world to the benefit of the wealthy elites, not to the people of the United States of America.
The result of this interventionism is not a world of peace, but a world of war, constant war. To supply this war effort much money is printed up by the Federal Reserve. Ultimately this reduces the average American’s stake in the American dream as a disproportionate share of the newly printed money goes to the wealthy elite.
We now live in a full-time war economy thanks to Dwight Eisenhower.
This is the legacy of Dwight Eisenhower.
Joe McCarthy contrary to popular belief did very little damage to America and the world.
Of course, you can be forgiven for not believing such. History is written by the winners, in this case the globalists.
These globalists have given you a steady diet of lies about both Joseph McCarthy and Dwight Eisenhower for the past 70 years.
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