The Anticommunist Crusade

This video juxtaposes the FOX news commentator and McCarthy’s comments on what does it mean to be anti-american.

The anti-communist crusade started on February 9th 1950 by senator Joseph McCarthy. The crusade was a witch hunt for supposed  communists in the US and in the end nabbed more innocent people than it got communists. Many screenwriters and entertainers were blackballed for suspicions in communist tendencies. People had to take oaths of loyalty and were questioned about their political views against their will. Despite the fact that it was completely unconstitutional. If the anticommunist campaign did not take place, many things could have been different. For example, the Rosenbergs, executed Russian communists, would have been alive and not executed. We may have been speaking Russian language and live in a communist country as well.

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