Those of my generation remember the 1950s and the two fear-causing terms, HUAC (the U.S. House of Representatives’ House Un-American Activities Committee, and the name of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, Republican, from Wisconsin. HUAC was created in 1938 “to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties.”
McCarthy, HUAC, and the zealous anti-communists of America destroyed and ruined the lives of thousands of Americans deemed “fellow travelers,” code for “dirty commies,” who were perceived as threats to the security of the United States during the post-World War II “cold war” that featured the rattling of the nuclear saber. Trillions of dollars were spent in building a nuclear stock pile, angering China and North Korea, who fought the United States to a standstill that resulted in the country being divided into North and South Korea.
The period from the end of the second world war to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 was a period of mistrust and concern about the future of humanity on this planet. As we see from a recent poll, many are not alone in asking if that mistrust and concern of many is now back, 25 years later, as a recent Quinnipiac poll reported only 37 percent approval rating of the incoming president, with concerns of his seemingly trusting and respecting the Russian Federated Republic and its leader, Vladimir Putin.
What would former presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan, have thought of the seeming love affair between the newly elected president of the United States and one of the worlds’ greatest tyrants? It appears we once again see the reality of repudiation by skin color, as White Russians are approved while Chinese, North Koreans, Vietnamese, and Cubans, all of which have been under the control of Communist Russia and its communist agenda, are repudiated.
I know some readers of this column will pretend to be offended by what I write, especially if they are too young to remember “better Red than Dead.” Prominent American heroes like Senator John McCain and strong anti-communists like Senator Lyndsay Graham, warn us that the new leadership appears to favor the re-emergence of the dangerous path of Red America, as President-Elect Donald trump appears to be acting more and more as the new Commissar of the United States of America, offering respect for Vladimir Putin and the Russian Communist philosophy. That is troubling to patriotic Americans who still remember lives that were lost over a 50-year period in the fighting to stop the emergence of communism.
It appears that the only problem the Trump Administration has with communism is that of color: China, North Korea, Vietnam, and others reflect a color different from that of the Trump administration, as we appear to be becoming a red nation. Joseph Stalin would be proud of the seemingly successful mission of Vladimir Putin, who was trained by the Russian Secret Service, which is like an ongoing version of the SS of Nazi Germany.
The future, as always, is empirically unavailable, yet some ask are we drifting toward catastrophe? As there is not much difference between the two forms of socialism labeled fascism and communism, what is really being weighted for the days after January 20?
What commitments are possibly being made to Russia by the incoming administration, and how will these commitments impact Black America? May patriotism against the forces of evil not become an endangered species in our United States of America.