Conservatives in Hollywood Face ‘New McCarthyism’…

It’s been 70 years since President Truman ordered his loyalty tests. Now Hollywood has a loyalty test of its own.

Seventy years ago this week — on March 21, 1947, to be exact — President Truman issued an executive order that caught some of his most die-hard supporters by surprise.

The order, writes Robert Justin Goldstein in Prologue magazine, “required that all federal civil service employees be screened for ‘loyalty.’ [It] specified that one criterion…would be a finding of ‘membership in, affiliation with or sympathetic association’ with any organization determined by the attorney general to be ‘totalitarian, Fascist, Communist or subversive’ or advocating or approving the forceful denial of constitutional rights to other persons or seeking ‘to alter the form of Government of the United States by unconstitutional means.’ ”

Two and a half years before Sen. Joseph McCarthy raised his ugly head and alleged massive Communist infiltration of the government, the “red scare” was underway. It would have a devastating impact on Hollywood.

Months after Truman’s order, several dozen members of the film industry were summoned to appear as witnesses before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Nineteen of them, known as the “Unfriendly Nineteen” — a term coined by the red-baiting Hollywood Reporter — were left-wingers, hostile to the committee. Billy Wilder mordantly quipped that “only two of them have talent. The rest are just unfriendly.” But their summons sent waves of fear coursing through the industry, enough to paralyze even liberal supporters such as Humphrey Bogart, and certainly more conservative ones such as Gary Cooper.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • justinwachin says:

    Open conservatives face discrimination in Hollywood, the mainstream media and academia. All the groups which call for tolerance and open-mindedness seem unwilling to grant the same towards those who disagree with them.

  • Tiger says:

    My God never was it as evident as during these hearings. Comey just admitted Wikileaks used to divert the weight off Russia. What a lie. Wikileaks been in business for 10 years never proven wrong and by the way said Russia gave them nothing. Now we are hearing this bunch of Demonrats using the false Dossier on Trump by the British guy as proof when it has been shown to be hoooey. Comey is putting the noose around Trump’s neck.

    Too add to this the bottom line is nothing the Russians did changed the election or the votes.

    1. the whistler says:

      Tiger…Always remember ‘ the Hangman’s Rope has two ends ‘.This is one of those old sayings that was meant to remind a schemer that his target may secretly be plotting against them….and the schemer may actually end up on the Hangman’s gallows…Trump must have done the reverse whoop-de-doo to enemies in his business dealings many times in order to survive this long in his high stakes winner takes all type of business situations!!!
      I am confident he can dish it out….Remember he told the world when he was running for President that he would never announce his strategy ..and give his target advance warning!!!

      1. Tiger says:

        I am so glad I have all of you cause boy howdy I am so upset, so stunned and even Rush said they were saying to Trump shut up or get Impeached.

        1. the whistler says:

          Tiger, Did you see how Sean Spicer came out after the hearings and pretty much said that the press and Comey keep talking about allegations of collusion as if they are facts…..They aren’t ….all we heard today was left wing talking points by the FBI Director. He actually looked very uncomfortable and his statements lacked the confident tone that facts and truth bring out in the cadence /rhythm of a persons voice. ( perfect example was Obama’s tendency to say ummm! and do the intellectual stutter as he was trying to fabricate lies on the fly)
          They will need a lot more than Comey telling tales to impeach the most productive dynamo of a President I have seen in my lifetime . The American Deplorables would revolt if they even think about impeaching Trump on fake charges.
          After the blatant treason, racism, and violation of his oath of office that we lived through with Obama…chasing Trump out of office would be a huge mistake on their part. I believe the Dems have already set the stage for losing up to 6-8 more Senate seats in 2018. There could be even heavier losses if the economy takes off and the Health Insurance debacle is ended. I see the incessant harping against Trump as being a constant reminder of why he is the Deplorables’ President….that is because the left hates us just as much as they hate him…in essence we are interchangeable.. To them we are ALL Trumps …hence we are subhuman cretins not worthy of any respect!!
          Fear not Tiger …Impeachment would not be tolerated by Trump, the Deplorables, the Armed Forces, OR the Federal Law Enforcement Field Officers!!!

          1. Tiger says:

            Thank you my dear and all the dear people with brains, guts and all that matters on the net. So thankful for all of you when I tend to fall you all pick me up, when I am wrong your guidance brings me back, when I am down you all remind me that down is not the place to be.

            Thank you. XXOO

          2. Tiger says:

            You will love this. Trump just sent his DOJ with the documents to prove Obama wiretapped him to the Committee investigating it.


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