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Where Do You Think ''McCarthyism'' Comes From? by Mintaka-TK Where Do You Think ''McCarthyism'' Comes From? by Mintaka-TK
Requested by ghostraptor1917.

The requester originally asked me to make this stamp as a response to another deviation, but I've decided not to post a link to said deviation in question in order to avoid further drama. Basically, it was someone trying to defend McCarthy and his Communist scaremongering.

Never mind the fact that he accused and imprisoned hundreds of people for being Communist (even if their political views weren't communist at all and they maybe just expressed sympathetic views to (an) aspect(s) of socialism), and violated the First Amendment tenfold? Check out this list of victims on Wikipedia - you might be able to recognise some of the names listed. To vindicate him as a "hero" is very foolish. McCarthyism as a term is now synonymous with "witch hunt" for a reason, and it's because he played on and abused American patriotism to accuse people he didn't like.

I'd also argue he's one part of many reasons why people can't tell the fucking difference between communism and socialism as ideologies, but that's another argument for another day.

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AdrenalineRush1996 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
Well said.
DaBair Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyone who defends McCarthy is a heartless monster. McCarthy ruined so many people's lives and should never be forgiven for what he did. I'm honestly disgusted with the fact that so many Americans supported him prior to his exposure. In fact, the Kennedy family were once among his most loyal supporters. (He got a lot of support from Irish Catholics due to him being of Irish background and a Catholic.)

I definitely agree that he's probably one of the reasons why people can't differentiate between socialism and communism.
CerisBeech Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It's true. If anything, he is a warning against blind faith when it comes to politics.
0ZYMANDlAS Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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