The last straw for breaking my novel-writing hiatus from this blog appeared today in the Drudge Report headlines. President Donald Trump claimed via the Twitter social media engine that during the 2016 presidential campaign former President Barack Obama arranged for the wiretapping of the current President’s phones in the Trump Tower.
The accusation is entirely feasible and believable. This is American politics. Placing secretive bugging devices for eavesdropping on the opposition has been done before. It’s not a new idea.
President Donald Trump is a brilliant man. You wouldn’t know that to listen to his off-the-cuff speech. He has great instincts, to a point. He is neither a scholar nor a well-read historian, either of Islam or of American political history. His extemporaneous speaking vocabulary is rather elementary. He is very poor at explaining the reasoning behind why he says what he says.
If President Trump knew much of anything about the late Republican Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin, he would not have piled onto the false premise which has been thrown about like excrement for years on end – that Senator McCarthy recklessly and without any evidence smeared the reputations of innocent American citizens with accusations of Communist Party USA affiliation.
Mr. Trump equated Mr. Obama with Joe McCarthy. What Mr. Obama is accused of doing has absolutely nothing to do with what Joe McCarthy did in the service of his country.
Repeat after me: “The times of McCarthyism” netted scores of American KGB agents and agents of inflluence covertly embedded in the US government and other institutions working under Kremlin to destroy the USA.
Now, to understand the bases for statements like this from West and other prominent authors, including the late American historian M. Stanton Evans and Ann Coulter, one must spend some time reading their books, which include transcripts of actual hearings conducted during Joe McCarthy’s investigations. For therein lies the evidence and the truth.
Mr. Trump has not educated himself in Joe McCarthy’s work, or he wouldn’t have published a tweet like the one above.
You see, the myth of McCarthyism is as big and real as George Bush’s BIG LIE that Islam is a religion of peace. But if you haven’t taken the time to read what really happened during McCarthy’s investigations, or you haven’t done any research on Islam to find out what’s really in that Quran and the Hadiths, you can actually begin to believe the repeated dezinformatsiya.
One can only hope that Mr. Trump is going to find some people to educate him. Joe McCarthy was a hero.