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Bloomberg Radio New York
"un american activities committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I am very surprised that he has an appeal at all. You're absolutely right. Almost every time he's confronted by a litigation, he seeks a higher review and I'm surprised that he has it. Now it's very difficult to get it on panel. But even the act of appealing for an on bonk panel as a stepping stone to the Supreme Court can buy a defendant upwards of 6 months to a year. And I can't begin to guess why it is that he didn't do that. I also want to get your reaction to three House Republican chairs, sending a letter to the Manhattan DA, asking for his testimony about the Trump investigation. Congress certainly has the authority to investigate where federal dollars are spent in federal dollars are spent everywhere in law enforcement. I have no doubt that the New York district attorney relies somewhat on federal dollars. However, there are limits to what the House and Senate can investigate. And those limits were established. Some of them during the warrants for it. Because during the red scare, the House un American activities committee in the Senate internal security committee went harass random citizens on the barest of evidence that they may have once spoken favor of communism. And so a number of controls were set in that are supposed to prevent the House and Senate from harassing individuals and the manner of speaking those controls would also protect a state legitimate law enforcement. On top of that, Jim Jordan and others in the judiciary committee are lawyers. They know that a grand jury proceeding a secret that grand jury proceedings can only become public on a judge's order and that this is an end run on not only New York law, but on a legal principle than applies to all 50 states. There isn't a single state out there that permits their grand jury proceedings to become public on whim without judicial review. And so this is all political posture. Thanks for being on the show, Joshua. That's professor Joshua cast and the university of New Mexico law school. Coming up next, the Navajo nations long fight for water rights. This is Bloomberg. Bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast feed. On the latest edition of the tape podcast, a conversation with Phil Orlando, a Federated Hermes. Given what we've experienced over the last few weeks, again, with Central Bank movement with some of these stresses in the global banking system, how are you putting that all together in terms of an equity market view? We're not changing our overall forecast for the year. They barbell shaped year. We thought we'd start the year in good shape. We did. We thought there were a number of stressors that would come to bear over the middle of the year, inflation fed policy declining corporate earnings, debt ceiling possibly. That's playing out now. We can overlay on that. The current stress about the regional banking industry. And we think we're going to end the year on a high note, but counterintuitively, it's because we think the economy is going to continue to slide towards recession, the Federal Reserve we think will have gone on pause by the middle of the year and by the end of the year will certainly we think start to make some noise through open mouth operations that perhaps they would come back in to create some monetary policy accommodation. We think the equity market would take that positively and that would spark sort of a yearend rally. So at this point, there's not a lot that's playing out that we hadn't anticipated with the exception of the regional bank stress, which just sort of exacerbates the trend that we thought would trouble
Bloomberg Radio New York
"un american activities committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"On with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg radio. It was the first meeting of the House select subcommittee exploring the weaponization of the U.S. government against Republicans. This is a subcommittee of the judiciary and The White House was out ahead of this conversation today because this was the first sort of big break in the investigation on say break, but the first big hearing or conversation in the Hunter Biden laptop conversation. The White House with a statement spokesman Ian sams and a memo obtained by Bloomberg. Making the comparison to mccarthyism. Jim Jordan launching the Fox News reboot, it reads of the House un American activities committee with a political stunt that weaponizes Congress to carry out the priorities of extreme maga Republicans. The chair would not agree, nor would, Ron Johnson, he was talking early senator from Wisconsin about the Hunter Biden laptop. Prior to the impeachment proceedings, Hunter Biden's obvious conflicts of interest in Ukraine became public and senator grassley and I began investigating. We didn't target Joe and Hunter Biden. They're actions demanded it. Senator Johnson among the witnesses today. That also included representative former representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. Chuck grassley, the senator from Iowa. Jamie Raskin, the ranking member of the Democrat on the panel, his whole job, of course, is to push back on Jim Jordan. Dear colleagues, your subcommittee could conceivably become part of a proud history of serious bipartisan oversight stretching from the teapot dome investigation to the Boeing investigation to the Watergate hearings to the tobacco hearings to the select committee on the January 6th attack. Or it could take oversight down a very dark alley filled with conspiracy theories and disinformation, a place where facts are the enemy and partisan destruction is the overriding goal. So we going down a dark alley here. Let's assemble our panel once again. Jeannie chansa and Rick Davis, Jeannie House Republicans have been promising to get into what they like to refer to as a Biden crime family. They're demanding the president's son hunter and brother turn over banking travel and other documents and communications. What are we in for here? Speaking of dark tunnels. You know, we would hope we would be able to get some facts because if we got facts and it spoke to the fact that big tech, whether it's Twitter or if there was some kind of politicization of the FBI or DoJ that we could get those facts on the ground and Congress could use its oversight to begin to talk about serious regulation. But when the focus is all on Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, that's not the track we're going down and that's been the problem whether you're talking about James comer or you're talking about Jim Jordan, who has been pushing this narrative for a long time. The reality is you can't hide behind the idea of whistleblowers and who have not been at least we have no evidence of what they've said. You've got to bring out the facts. And the problem as you just look at the Twitter case, for instance, is that we've seen it go both ways. We saw Twitter do things that were unfair to conservatives, certainly the New York Post story should not have been suppressed and they acknowledged that 24 hours later, but they did the same thing on the democratic side when it spoke to president Trump tweeting, and then they decided to change the rules. So, you know, they've got to look at both sides that got to get the facts out and the problem is that's not where we are pushing forward to and Democrats unlike Republicans for January 6th are staying on the committee and they are going to make their case and so it's going to be harder for Republicans to push this narrative unless they have facts to support it. Rick, we knew these investigations were coming they were promised by the incoming House majority. So here we are. This subcommittee, in this hearing today, examining quote politicization of the FBI and DoJ and attacks on American civil liberties is The White House going too far to compare that to mccarthyism. You know, look, I mean, I don't know why The White House is even engaging on this, right? There's going to be no solution to this. They're working toward a committee report by January of 2025. I mean, we've got two full years of this committee doing their work. And if the Biden White House spends time sending out press releases every time these guys have a meeting, they're going to they're going to turn The White House into just a press release machine. They're not going to have any time for anything else. And so let the grievance committee be the grievance committee and leave it to the Democrats on the committee who actually are going to have a field day with this, right? Because everybody they put up there, they get a shot at asking them questions and they can try and debunk some of this stuff. But yeah, I mean, I really think that they're making too much of this. You give it credence when the president and The White House put out releases. Attacking them, you're elevating them. And I know that's always been a big issue in politics. Do you really respond to any of this kind of noise? Because you're just elevating it into the mainstream. And right now, without The White House's involvement, we wouldn't really be having much to talk about today. Speaking of grievances, this, I guess, was inevitable as a couple of lawmakers, including congressman Robert Garcia Democrat from California. Offer a resolution calling for the expulsion of you know who, congressman George Santos of New York. Just a few minutes ago, we filed in the House floor, an expulsion of George Santos, of congressman Santos. It's
Asian American History 101
"un american activities committee" Discussed on Asian American History 101
"He was so popular that at one point in the late 20s and early 30s, he was one of the highest paid cinematographers in the business. Variety actually listed him as one of only 6 cameramen who could command up to a $1000 per week in salary, which translates to about 15,000 per week in today's dollars. Yet, the ASC actually excluded him as a member in some of the publications. Much like in childhood throughout his career he faced discrimination. During World War II, he wore a button that read I am Chinese because of the anti Japanese sentiment at the time. He also lost some work when the House un American activities committee gray listed him because his wife had previously been sympathetic to the Communist Party. Although he lost some work in the 40s and early 50s due to the gray listing, it allowed how to step back and pursue other things like directing his own work, including a documentary on the Harlem globetrotters. He also wanted to work on a documentary of the first Chinatown. When mccarthyism died down, his career picked back up again. In the 1960s, he began teaching cinematography at UCLA's film school, teaching some of his lighting philosophy to his students. Several became notable filmmakers in their own right, including the renowned cinematographer dean kundy, who worked a lot with Steven Spielberg and is known for Jurassic Park, the 1993 version. Kundy even said of house class, quote, it was my most valuable class I took in film school. Fun fact, I actually lived in the same town as dean kundy. And his son was in my grade level, and we were in a band together. He was the only Caucasian in our band euthanasia. So how is impact in the industry is pretty deep and long-lasting. His work can be found on 170 titles and he mentored other minority cinematographers. In fact, the association of Asian Pacific American artists created the James Wong Howe award in his honor, past winners of the Jimmy, have included Arthur dong Jenny Lim and Jude narita. He probably doesn't get as much recognition as he should. Especially since he was often characterized as a Chinese cinematographer rather than just an amazing cinematographer. Although he was the first Asian American to win an Academy Award winning two in his career, he wasn't the last, and he began to open doors for other Asian American creators.
The Eric Metaxas Show
"un american activities committee" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"That one. So I'm just going to go with the fact that that's the current residence of my current wife, Suzanne. Well, anyway, that ends our segment of ask metaxas. We'll be right back with our irregular programming. Don't go away. In case you haven't been paying attention, the Biden administration has caused a financial crisis, and they have no clue how to fix it. Oil prices have skyrocketed and when oil prices go up, the cost of transportation and shipping spikes leading the prices of goods to rise. And when we're already seeing record inflation, that's the last thing we need. Our economy is in trouble and you need to take steps to protect yourself. If all your money is tied up in stocks, bonds and traditional markets, you are vulnerable. Gold is one of the best ways to protect your retirement, no matter what happens, you own your gold. It is real, it is physical, it's always been valuable since the dawn of time, legacy precious metals is the company I trust for investing in gold. They can help you roll your retirement account into a gold backed IRA where you still own the physical gold. They can also ship gold and precious metals safely and securely to your house called legacy at 8 6 6 5 two 8 1903 or visit them online at legacy p.m. investments dot com. In this way. Welcome back, folks. I continue my conversation with Roger Stone, the book is the man who killed Kennedy, the case against LBJ. Roger, before the break in the last segment, you were talking about really how there's nothing new under the sun. The war of those in power with those who get in their way mere United States presidents, whether it's John F. Kennedy or Richard Nixon or Donald Trump, that war has been going on for some time. And it's so clear from your book, the man who killed Kennedy, how powerful these forces were when we were kids. In other words, this is not something that happened in 2020 or in 2016. This goes way, way, way back. And it's only really the way it expresses itself that has changed. In other words, now it has expressed itself into the open where more and more people are willing to acknowledge that yes, this is not a conspiracy. This is in fact the truth. And these forces, just to be clear, are a raid against we, the people, these forces are elites. They weren't always globalist elites, but they are elites who've taken it upon themselves to govern us rather than to be governed by us. We the people. And so maybe my question for you just now to kick us off as we continue is when do you think this kind of congealed? Because as I look back, I mean, Jay Edgar Hoover creates the FBI, which becomes his fiefdom and we now know it is being used against your average American. But the creation of the FBI, the creation of the CIA. The ability of someone like a Johnson to amass such power. When did this reach, I guess the level that it did, because as we go back through the decades, it's obvious that these things were in place in the 50s and 60s and made the murder of Kennedy possible. But even going before that because, you know, we know that when George Washington and Alexander Hamilton were around, this wasn't a thing. When did this become a thing? How do you see this? I actually think 1963 becomes a tipping point. No one ever expected Jared go Hoover to not only be the first director of the FBI, but to be the only director FBI. A job that he held for 48 years. In 1969, even though Nixon enjoyed a very good relationship with Hoover. And even though there are some evidence that when Nixon, as a congressman, was pursuing Alger Hiss, I high level Roosevelt aide who Nixon accused as a member of the House un American activities committee of being a communist spy that Hoover most likely fed intelligence to Nixon to make that case. By the way, many years later, when the Soviet Union fell and the KGB records became publicly available, we learned that Alger hush is really was a communist by and Nixon was right. But in 1969, Nixon had decided that it was time to put Hoover out to pasture. He summons the FBI director to his office, bob halderman records in his diary. This was the day in which Nixon was supposed to tell Hoover that his resignation was going to be requested. And Hoover very deftly pulls out yet another Manila envelope, and that he has a photograph of former vice president Richard Nixon in bed with a Chinese hostess in Hong Kong, a photos that have been supplied to the FBI by British intelligence, taken through a hotel room window at a time that Nixon was not in public office. And Hoover said to Nixon reportedly, don't worry, mister president, these photos are safe with me. Needless to say, Hoover did not turn in his resignation. I don't think that's in this book, is it? No, that is in my book, Nixon's secrets. It's also in my book tricky dick. The rise and fall and rise of Richard M Nixon, it is pretty fully documented as well. So there has always been these activities. It was not really until Bob Woodward decided to try to cut his partner Carl Bernstein out of a lot of money that they made together in their Watergate narrative. That Bernstein came forward and told us all about operation mockingbird. What was that? Well, it turns out the Central Intelligence Agency had many, many, many U.S. journalists on the payroll, and they were on the payroll to accentuate certain things, the intelligence agencies wanted to say. And to suppress other news, is it therefore surprising that the entire Russian collusion hoax, which sees the entire media for almost three years, turns out to be a total, as we say in New York, a forged. Yesterday, Aaron Blake of The Washington Post has a piece in which he recycles the same lie. Donald Trump's campaign officials were sharing polling information with a known Russian intelligence asset. The problem is the man in question Constantine kilimnik is a U.S. intelligence asset, not a Russian intelligence asset. But that doesn't stop Blake from recycling the same lie over and over and over again. So the role of the legacy media, the role of the media, whether it was in 1963, 1974, or today, has to be been to work hand in glove with the ruling elite with this military industrial complex or call them the deep state if you want to further a narrative that is in most cases not actually the truth. It's, again, I'm repeating myself, but it's hard to process. This is ugly stuff, folks, but if we the people don't talk about it. And if we don't expose it. And if we don't work with those who are working hard to expose it, we are guilty of allowing these things to continue because this is tremendously nefarious stuff. We're just talking about parts of it..
Stuff You Should Know
"un american activities committee" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"One of the things that she did very sensibly after she kind of abandoned poetry and short story writing was to go to Hollywood and become a screenwriter. And she did that through kind of marrying a guy named Alan Campbell an actor. Back in 1934, he was ten years younger than she was. And they ended up being screenwriting partners together after he moved her out to Hollywood. Yeah, so her just to tie up her first husband's situation, he came back from the war apparently was an alcoholic and drug addict and they were separated. She had an abortion. And they got divorced. So he died of a drug overdose at the age of 39. And that's when she met the new guy. And the new guy, Alan Campbell, and like you said, I went to Hollywood to write movies, she became pregnant at the and it's still sort of old to get pregnant now, but it's certainly at the time being pregnant at 42 years old in the 1930s was a tough situation. And she did have a miscarriage that devastated her, but she was sort of had an on again off again relationship with this guy. They were the kind that would get divorced. And then reconcile and then remarry and then split up again, then move back together again. But they had a pretty prolific partnership wherein he would and a lot of writing partners still kind of have this arrangement. Someone might be really good at nailing dialog and the other partner might be really good at structure and character development and stuff like that. So he would develop the structure of a script and sort of sketch out scenes and she would come in with her rapier's wit and come up with all that clever dialog. And got a lot of money and attention and awards. Or at least nominations. She was the co writer on the star is born, the first one from 1937. Yeah. And they were making a hundred over a $100,000 a week. A week. That's so weak. Much money. Just screenwriting. And they were having a blast doing it. They get drunk every day. Everybody. They were friends with everybody in their neighborhood and there was just a, it sounds like a really grand time. And then unfortunately, Alan Campbell died, they think it might be a suicide, although she apparently decided that that was not the case. So she got it listed as an accident on his death certificate. And right after that, she's like, I'm going back to New York. She said, New York is the only place to be in the whole country. I'm guessing California was a little too painful after the death of Alan Campbell. But I also think like she just preferred living in New York anyway. Yeah. I think you're right. There was another thing that happened to her that probably prompted her to move to New York. And that was her activism. She's known for her quips and her sharp wit. And you kind of have to dig in a little further before you realize like she was actually like a legit died in the wool lefty activists who really cared about things like racism and civil rights. Long before this was on the radar of most people. Yeah, a 100%. She was one of the founders of the screenwriters guild. Very pro union, as you probably shouldn't be surprised by this point. Very anti Nazi early on. This is like before the long before the Americans were involved in World War II. She had a half to a father, and I think it seems like sort of struggle over the years with her Jewish heritage, but came out hard against Lenny rife install when she visited Hollywood and was sort of and this was in, I think, 1938, and basically said, no, you shouldn't take meetings with her. You shouldn't take meetings with any Nazis. And like all these agents need to just close their doors to them, basically. And I thought I couldn't admire her anymore. That's right. She founded an anti Nazi league. I mean, hats off to her, right? So she also helped raise money to defend the scottsboro boys who were 9 black teenagers in Alabama who were unjustly convicted and sentenced in the rape of two white women. And there was a really big push by the American Communist Party to basically rescue these boys from this unjust system. And she was at the very least communist adjacent, if not an outright sympathizer, I think a lot of her interests in viewpoints really kind of dovetailed with the Communist Party in America at the time. And she was also virulently anti fascist. And for all of this combined her anti fascism, her work for civil rights are kind of sympathy for the Communist Party. Got her essentially first informally blacklisted and then pretty much officially blacklisted in Hollywood starting in the 40s. Yeah, so before The Blacklist, there was something called the red channels, which was a pamphlet that kind of said, hey, you know, you may not want to hire these people if you're in broadcasting. Yeah, it was put out real quick chuck by a right wing publication that was called counter attack, I believe. And it was made by three former FBI agents who just basically created dossiers on everybody in Hollywood to root out who were the communists. And a lot of them were accused just for contributing to civil rights causes or things like that. I was just about to point that out. That is, again, pre blacklist. It should not surprise you that she eventually was officially blacklisted for a short time. She was also on the FBI watch list. They had a file on her, they called her a concealed communist and just go back and listen to our mccarthyism episode. If you want to learn anything else about the house of un American activities committee, she did go before them in 55 and took the 5th. And the FBI eventually would clear her of being a security threat. But I think, you know, I don't think any of those people were ever completely off the list if you know what I mean. No, for sure. And if you got on that list, if you were in that pamphlet, it doesn't matter how big of a star you were, you just could not find work all of a sudden. Fired from your current job. It was crazy. But that's what happened. And it was part of that McCarthy era. So she moved back to New York and I saw that she basically lived out the last act of her life in a very surprising manner as a little old lady, basically. Yeah. She died at age 73. And I think she left all her money to reverend Martin Luther King, and then once he died, that went to the NAACP. There is a New Yorker article that kind of indicates like no one knows exactly how much money that ended up being for the NAACP, but I think it was a lot. And this is sort of a not so fun way to end this, but one of her good friends, Lillian hellman, was a playwright, someone she knew for a long, long time was designated as her executor for her will in the state. But was mad because she wasn't left any money, and so she basically threw all her stuff away. The way all her papers, all of the manuscripts that she had been working on in her life. And Dorothy Parker did not want to have a big deal made about her death wanted to quiet cremation and she against her wishes organized a big public memorial. It seems like just in defiance of her wishes because she was mad about being, I guess,
"un american activities committee" Discussed on KOMO
"Station. I will switch over to the ABC satellite here in just 15 seconds, then some of our top northwest stories on the way. A crackdown is in the works, aimed at protecting sensitive health information in Washington. I'm John bobert. What the attorney general is saying. I'm Ryan Harris with what we'll depend on to get through this winter's expected COVID surge. Northwest news times, 6 30. Former president Trump's legal team is reviewing a subpoena from the January 6th select committee. It gives mister Trump two weeks to comply. It's not the first time Congress subpoenaed a former president, John Tyler and John Quincy Adams got one in both testified, Harry Truman refused one from the House un American activities committee, saying George Washington refused, and so would he. Bill Clinton received a subpoena, but it was withdrawn after he voluntarily agreed to an interview. Former president Trump hasn't yet said what he'll do. ABC's Andy field, the subpoena was served just hours after former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was sentenced to four months in federal prison for his contempt of Congress conviction for ignoring a subpoena. A federal appeals courts put President Biden's student debt relief program on hold temporarily, while it reviews a lawsuit to block it filed by 5 Republican led states, 43 states and Washington, D.C. reporting elevated levels of pediatric respiratory illnesses, Daria albumin be C news. News radio 1000 FM 97 7 stay connected, stay informed. And good evening, 6 31. I'm Rick fancied with Kim shepherd and here's what's happening. The right to an abortion and protections for people coming from out of state for those services are just part of new plans from state Democrats, governor Jay inslee and other democratic lawmakers announcing a proposal to make the right to an abortion part of the state constitution. It is necessary because there are threats every day to the women's right of choice in the state of Washington. The Washington state Republican Party sent northwest news radio a statement which reads in part, state law twice decided by voters in Washington already establishes legal abortions in our state up until viability with exceptions for the health of the mother. The state's attorney general is speaking out on the new push to add protections to abortion rights in Washington for that part of our coverage, northwest news radios, John lobert. Washington attorney general bob Ferguson is on the offensive. Potentially dire consequences for women here in Washington state if this personal information is released. Ferguson is worried about anti abortion state, attempting to prosecute women for receiving reproductive services in other states. We're going to see prosecutors to get personal information like this from individual women in Washington state or from healthcare providers and try to use that information to seek civil sanctions or even criminal sanctions. Medical information gathered by doctors and hospitals is protected by law under HIPAA, but apps and websites are different. This could be women who use apps, for example, to track their periods or websites or certain entities that information can be shared or even sold to those who may want to use it. State representative and Donna slater and senator monka dinger will carry the bill in the next legislative session. John lobert, northwest news radio, winter is coming the northwest news radio's Ryan Harris tells us it won't just be vaccines and the hope you'll mask up. That'll get you through the next COVID surge. There have already been COVID spikes in some European countries. Here in the U.S., we are expecting a winter surge with more infections, but not necessarily more hospitalizations and deaths, but vaccine and infection immunity for a lot of us is starting to diminish and not as many people have taken the new booster. So doctor Ali Mark dad with UW's institute for health metrics and evaluation says we'll be leaning pretty heavily on antiviral drugs like pax loving. Of course there are reports that you could get reinfected again, but still, once taken, they have been providing a good immunity in terms of protecting you from going to the hospital and of course mortality. My dad says the real keys here are that the state continues to ensure we have enough of a supply of antiviral drugs and that you get your diagnosis as soon as possible since it's a short window for taking the drugs. Ryan Harris, northwest news radio. Northwest news time 6 34, we got to check on your drive now from the dubin law group traffic center in Tama Fulton. We have a new crash in both south out highway 5 two 7 just before one 86th street southeast. It's causing a solid backup now from one 83rd, it's fully blocking all the southbound lanes of 5 two 7. A rollover crash in snow home is partially blocking the ramp from bickford avenue to westbound highway two with emergency crews there on the scene. Still watching this crash and Everett, northbound 99 at 112 street that's causing a backup from Gibson wrote. We do have a crash in the U district eastbound on northeast 45th street at union bay place that's causing a backup approaching that area as well as a crash in gig harbor, eastbound, highway 16 at Burnham drive northwest, the left lane is blocked traffic is solid bumper to bumper from pretty drive northwest, adding about 45 minutes to your commute time
Thank God I'm Atheist
"un american activities committee" Discussed on Thank God I'm Atheist
"Mighty army. They've got to listen. They can't ignore us. Wow, we're a mighty army. And that's the scary thing about this. You read the Bible. It's violent. You know, when you say like, oh, that's biblical. It doesn't mean peaceful. No. You know? That's not what that word conjures when you say these are biblical events happening. It's fraught. And that's what these people are using as an excuse. When you have God on your side, when you literally think this isn't about politics anymore, this is about God. That's frightening. People will do anything. Well, and even when it is just about politics, when you think about QAnon as a concept. Right. QAnon was never about Jesus. Right. QAnon was about politics. Right. And military in whatever, but if you find QAnon followers, it's about Jesus. It's a cult in the same way. And I think QAnon whoever. Whoever that is. That may be. Watch the documentary. It's weird. Is that dude, yeah. Anyway, QAnon is, might as well have been a religious thing. And I probably started posting some Jesus Christ. And anything like that that turns into a religion. When people are used to having that sort of religious language and thought, it just naturally goes into that, right? It just naturally morphs. Yeah, religion unfortunately, even in a peaceful time. It primes its followers minds to be open to things that they should not be open to. And to be manipulated. In ways that they should not be able to be manipulated. Yeah. And it's a cyclical thing, and I think we have cycled back to the worst of it. Oh, I mean, literally. Have we ever been this like this? I don't know. Yeah. I think we have. And literally the connection was made for me. By a guy and I don't remember who it was. He's running for office somewhere in this country. And he literally said, we need to reenact the House un American activities committee. This is McCarthy. This is back in the back in the red scare. Right. When they were literally, they were literally trying people and ruining people's lives in the sake of in the name of getting rid of the communists. The commies, yeah. This is the same thing. And. I don't think there.
"un american activities committee" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Who is in these secret depositions Who is in these decisions About subpoenaing About voting to hold people in contempt Passing it to the Justice Department to prosecute people Who is it That is making these decisions The Republican Party does not have a single representative of the Republican leadership on this committee Not one Who is in the secret proceedings to raise objections Nobody Who is in the secret events To bring some balance Nobody To raise questions about certain witnesses who are called Nobody This is something we've never experienced before in this country At least during the army McCarthy hearings the Democrats had a majority on the Senate committee And yet they keep pointing to that As I can't turn our history at least during the un American activities committee hearings that Democrats controlled that committee too And yet they used it as a cudgel to attack Nixon On this committee there is absolutely no minority party representation Two Trump hating never trumpers appointed by Nancy Pelosi as apparatchiks Are worse They're not having Republicans They give the facade They give the camouflage a bipartisanship We're nonexistent None I want another example In congressional history and I'm open to hear it Let alone our criminal history in this country Another example of where one party whether it's prosecutors or whether it's a political party has complete control Complete control Over a legislative process I'm not talking about a vote on the floor of the House I'm talking about on hearings I can find none And I'll pretend to be the number one expert on this but I can find none And what's available to me To research None This is the case of the Democrats and the number of trumpers This is not a serious thoughtful accountable congressional committee Not at all And when this is said and done and God willing the Republicans take over the house I want to know exactly how this committee conducted itself I want to know exactly how this staff conducted himself And I want to know if any of them aren't been exposed To lawsuits or can be Any of them Well violated anybody's civil due process and yes human rights Because we must confront this Civilly legally peacefully Using the various channels that may be available to us institutionally to ensure something like this This kind of a stalinist show trial never ever happens again Let alone with the kling lights on prime time promoted by the networks What you will be witnessing is an old stalinist witch trial show trial You must put your emotions to sigh as high They're trying to turn this into a movie A movie for idiots and morons They've brought in Hollywood Special writers sound effects people Video experts Other technicians The former head of ABC News Who said to be an expert on documentaries Why Why not just hold a hearing You know why Why were they afraid of appointing Why were they afraid of appointing the nominees They Kevin McCarthy recommended Because they didn't want balance They didn't want normal order They didn't want checks on them They wanted conformity and conformity they have Like good little stalinists How many people in the media will find their emails and text messages Had been gathered by this committee How many of us As if we were involved in the January 6th Organizing of the protests or attending the protests or proposing violence in the protest This is utterly alien To any Notion Of justice In this country our frankly in the western hemisphere We've not seen anything like this ladies and gentlemen since the Salem witch trials And these people will be sitting there Blowhards Going on and on about how they are defending The constitution about how they are defending the republic From the mob and the hordes How they are the true believers how they are righteous While they're trampling all over the constitutional rights of everybody they point to They're going to have retired federal judge J Michael Ludwig there What a spectacle How disgraceful We'll turn the constitution inside out the justify what was done in certain states like Pennsylvania and violation Out of article two of our constitution Article two I wonder if Liz Cheney knows what an article too I wonder if her father knows what she's an article too I wonder if George W. Bush knows what an article too But he ought to because they used article two to win their case in the Supreme Court in 2000 When effectively they did the same thing in Pennsylvania that they did the bush in Florida And yet you're not allowed to talk about it You're not allowed to talk about it So you're not allowed to talk about it You're not allowed to raise objections if you're targeted as a potential witness You're not allowed to raise objections to them getting your documents your emails your texts You're not allowed to assert certain common privileges or attorney client privilege confidentiality Then you're thrown a Merrick Garland.
"un american activities committee" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"I'm so excited to be your guest host for this month of home manica. This month we're highlighting prodigies. Women who achieved greatness at a young age. This is especially a passion point for me because my latest book rising troublemaker, a fear fighter manual for teens, reminds them that they are never too young to make a significant impact. In 1909, more than 20,000 garment workers took to the streets of New York to demand better working conditions in their factories. Today, we're talking about the woman who organized and empowered women from the working class to housewives. Let's give it up for Clara lemlich. Clara was born in guard doctor crane in 1886. At the time, Jewish girls weren't allowed to attend school. But Clara was determined to learn, even clandestinely. She would secretly borrow books from her neighbors and began reading about Karl Marx and communism. Meanwhile, antisemitism was spreading throughout Europe. Coupled with rise in poverty, Clara's family fled Ukraine when she was 17 and relocated to New York. Within two weeks of arriving, Clara was already working in the garment factory in the lower east side. Her father had trouble finding work and Clara often supported her family with her income alone. The textile factories were doing big business. New machines made it possible to make clothes faster and cheaper. But that didn't make conditions any easier for the workers. Most of the workers were young Jewish and Italian immigrant women, though the businesses were owned and managed by men. Like the thousands of other workers in the textile and garment industry, Clara worked in what she described as unbearable conditions. At her factory, they worked 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, with only one bathroom break. For all of that, wages started at only $3 a week. And allow was expected of them. Arriving late to work, or make no mistake, meant they were charged fines. At age 17 Clara wrote that the workers were reduced to the status of machines and were unable to enjoy life in this new country that they fought so hard to come to. She had very little free time, but Clara continued her self directed education, reading books from the public library and attending night classes. The more she learned, the more she was convinced that she and her garment worker colleagues needed to organize. The problem was, at the time, unions weren't interested in organizing the garment workers. Unlike other union jobs, these workers were women who typically only worked until they got married. But a handful of new unions were changing that. In 1906, Clara joined the executive board of a local chapter of the international ladies garment workers union. Though this organization was new at the time, their campaigns were gaining momentum and organizing for workers rights. Clara led picket lines, spoke on street corners, wrote opinion articles, and organized maintenance and strikes to improve factory conditions. Each time she was fired for her activism, she would get a new job and continue agitating for workers rights. Often, Clara and other workers were physically assaulted by the police in hired hands paid by factory owners to scare the women into stopping their organizing. Once while Clara was picketing, the police broke 6 of her ribs. On November 22nd, 1909, garment workers gathered at the Cooper union in New York. After listening to hour after hour of men speaking about the problems, Clara grew frustrated with the lack of any solutions. So finally, Clara walked to the podium. She spoke in yiddish, the most popular language spoken by Josh immigrants, and encouraged everyone in the crowd to strike. The following day, the garment industry did just that. Within a few days, an estimated 20,000 to 40,000 young women refused to work. At the time, it was the largest organized strike in United States history. And it lasted for more than two months. It became known as the uprising of the 20,000. Word spread and soon, more workers were striking across the country. The strikes grew public attention, which pressured some factory owners to make a change for the better. But in February 1910, after months of striking, many couldn't afford to keep going without getting paid. Sadly, the efforts didn't end in the widespread reform, Clara and her fellow workers wanted. Most strikers returned to the factories without any change in their working conditions. Clara, however, had been blacklisted from the industry. So she began doing paid work as an organizer. Just a year later, in March 1911, a disastrous fire ripped through the triangle shirtwaist factory in New York. The company had neglected safety precautions, doors were locked by managers, and that was just one faulty fire escape. In total, a 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women died. In 1913, lemlich married Joe shavelson, a printer's union activist and had three children. They moved to Brownsville Brooklyn and there, she organized housewives and mothers. They boycotted grocery stores that had inflated prices during World War I, protested landlords who increased rent. And fought for better access to schools. During the 1940s, she became an organizer for the American League against war and fascism. In 1951, she had to testify in Congress for the House un American activities committee because of her relationship in earlier involvement to the Communist Party and her anti war beliefs. Her family remained under government surveillance for the following two decades. By her 80s, Clara was living in a nursing home in California, but she never stopped organizing. She worked with the staff, helping them to unionize, and she instituted a boycott in support of the united farm workers. Clara.
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"But back in 1951, he was busy recruiting at Lewis rochemont to produce animal farm. De rochemont had made a name for himself as the creator of the newsreel slash commentary series the march of time. Now, for such a pro American film, how did it end up getting made in Britain? Well, production costs were lower for a start, but more importantly, some historians suggest that de rochemont or the CIA may not have trusted American animators. Several in the industry had been questioned during the House un American activities committee hearings, including Walt Disney himself, although he was mostly there to accuse his former employees, particularly those who had tried to unionize, not because he was suspected of communism himself. But many animators and others in Hollywood were blacklisted as a result of the targeted witch hunt, which ended up leading to the jailing of the infamous Hollywood ten. With so much suspicion of Hollywood animators, it was seen as a safer bet to hire their British counterparts. Or it could have just been the various connections to rochemont and others had with screenwriters and producers in England. In the end, 80 people worked on the film for a period of three years. The scripts written by married couple John Hollis enjoy bachelor went through many revisions throughout production, so it's unknown who ultimately made the decision to alter the film's ending, though blame is often placed retroactively on the CIA. So rather than the book's ending in which the farm animals can no longer tell the difference between the human farmers and the tyrannical pigs, in the animated film, the humans are absent at the end, and the farm animals trample the pigs to death, emerging triumphant. While some disagreed with the change from Orwell's more nuanced philosophical ending, others at the time saw it as more upbeat, one of the many infusions of optimism or lightness that experts say were necessary for the film to be able to compete with Disney's animated movies. The movie didn't do too well when it was released and actually took 15 years to earn back its budget. But it went on to become a staple in classrooms, not just in the UK and the U.S., but around the world. But the CIA didn't stop there. They also adapted 1984, two years later, and also changed the ending of that one, quoting The New York Times in the book the protagonist Winston Smith is entirely defeated by the nightmarish totalitarian regime. In the very last line, Orwell writes of Winston, he loved big brother. In the movie, Winston and his lover Julia are gunned down after Winston defiantly shouts down with big brother..
"un american activities committee" Discussed on The Argument
"Now and self censorship then? Well, that's a great question. And I imagine just first pass answer to a really smart question. It's very hard to quantify because you can ever really get a grip just how many people are self censoring and what is the distinction between self censorship because you're just trying to find your way to saying something halfway intelligent and self censorship in the sense that you have something intelligent to say and just are terrified for reputational reasons or professional reasons. There's something of a difference in scale today simply because there were only so many people who could be hauled before the House un American activities committee and screamed at. These things are sort of seared into our minds because they're relatively rare examples. Now this is extraordinarily common. The other difference, obviously, is that that was in the 1950s. That was a government agency or a body of Congress that was doing this. Now it's not. Obviously there's always been a profound streak of illiberalism in any democratic culture. And we may find 30 years from now that we'll think, oh, you know, that was really just a blip. It wasn't so bad. It was hysteria about something that was a recurring feature of American life. That would be great if that's the case. I don't think it's going to be the case. I think we're going to remember this period is a uniquely dangerous period for liberal sensibilities in the American republic. So my money is on that second theory, Brad, if I had to bet on this particular thing, for a few reasons, first, social media does make it easier for us to identify instances of individuals being repressed or punished for their speech through social sanction. But that's an issue of identification, right? Not an issue of whether or not it was happening. So let's say you were a communist in a suburban neighborhood, let's say, outside of Chicago in the 1950s. Do you think that you would have been comfortable talking about your political beliefs? Do you think if you did, talk about them publicly? You wouldn't have suffered social sanction. You wouldn't have suffered, maybe even professional consequences at the height of the red scare. I think the answer to that is obviously, yes, you probably would have or at least would have been afraid of those things. So maybe not. I don't know. It depends on what neighborhood of the community of Brooklyn, you were living at at the time. But exactly, right? That depended on community then. It depended on where you were, depending on who your social circle was. And the same thing is true today. And that this is probably a feature of democratic politics basically everywhere. Social media allows us to make it more visible and what it does do that I think is unique. It can hold up random people to a much greater scale of social appropriate, but that, I don't think is the same thing as it being a whole new type of experience. I think the second thing is that there's just a difference in qualitative difference, really, between the two kinds of illiberalism, Brett and your framing that you were describing. On the one hand, you have sort of nebulous vague, sometimes popping up impulse to attack people viciously and even try to impose professional consequences for their opinion. And on the other hand, you have a political movement that is basically dedicated to imposing an Orban style Hungarian style political system on the United States and is doing it in a variety of different ways using the immensely powerful levers that are available particularly at the state level. So it strikes me as two different things that almost don't even belong in the same conversation with each other. One is a concern to be sure, but not a kind of existential extinction level event for American democracy, which the Trumpist movement is. Clearly, we could talk, I was going to say that we could free speech more. But this is a private platform. So I don't have to let you guys keep going. This is my plan. You can do whatever you want. You're the dictator. But that actually brings me to another challenge that Zach brought up in your tweet that a crisis facing liberalism is an unresponsive oligarchic class. And my first thought when I saw that was like, yeah, but every system has one, which is, I mean, I don't know if that's just how humans work. But the gang of foreign Maoist China was an unresponsive oligarchic class that made revolutionary ballets and killed people. The Soviet Union had the nomenclature. And I'm curious Zach, if this is a question of, is the problem the existence of the oligarchic class or is the problem what they're doing? In other words, if there's a version of Rupert Murdoch, where all he's doing with his money is just giving everyone a puppy. Is that okay? Depends on the puppy gin. It's true. I think that it's kind of tricky to do hypotheticals about what would people with extreme wealth do in a hypothetical world if they wanted to all be super generous because that's just not the case right over the course of modern American history and even the long arc of history generally speaking the people who do extraordinary amounts of philanthropy with highly concentrated wealth are the exception. And the rule is that when you get really, really, really like that level of rich, it's some combination of the incentives, the social circle that you live in, and really the kind of personality that impels one to pursue that kind of stratospheric wealth. Tends not to incline one towards public works. So it is more that the existence of extreme inequality creates structural conditions that make it likely for that power to be abused in a way that damages or threatens democracy because it creates people who, by virtue of their wealth, are difficult to impose accountability on. But I think the much more worrying stuff is, well, I mean, the obvious example is Rupert Murdoch's media empire. And that wealth creates a set of institutions that can encourage anti democratic trends inside societies that can't really be effectively controlled or corralled through the use of democratic politics. And in fact, maybe shouldn't be, but the other thing that I wanted to emphasize that I wrote in that tweet that we haven't picked up on as much is that these are features of a liberal democratic society that are being weaponized against itself. It is the case that in a society where there is private property rights, non public ownership of the means of production, that there's going to be a significant level of inequality. And part of that, I think I buy sort of conservative libertarian take that you need things like that as a bulwark against state power. You can't just have everything owned by the government without serious risks of autocracy. But that does create its own set of risks. And I don't think that's a reason to tear down or eliminate capitalism. I do think that is an argument to think more creatively about what one does when the rich people as I argue they almost inevitably do make choices that endanger a free political system. That, I think, is the difficult question. And I don't know what the answer to it is. Well, I'm going to be here and I'm going to stand up for capitalism as Winston Churchill put it that capitalism is the worst economic system except for all the other ones. Isn't that doesn't he say about democracy? That's a democracy quote. Repurpose.
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"Brought to you by audible. If being the Ricardo's were just a movie about the insidious evil of the House un American activities committee and the Hollywood blacklist, it would be a bit of a yawn. But as the story of a marriage between two brilliant professionals, one of whom the man incidentally often took a back seat to his more dazzling partner, it feels breezily modern. Being the Ricardo's written and directed by Aaron Sorkin focuses on one significant week in the life of Lucille Ball, played here by Nicole Kidman and Desi Arnaz, Javier Bardem, but it's really a story about two people who, without knowing it, looked ahead to the future of men and women in America, a future of equality that still unfolding, but was even so largely unimaginable in the 1950s. The hit show ball and arnaz made together, I love Lucy, aired from 1951 to 1957 and was basically a half hour receptacle for delightfully ludicrous plots. Arnaz's Ricky was a famous band leader, his wife, balls Lucy, dreamed of being in show business and would try anything to break in much to Ricky's embarrassment. Their best friends, Fred and Ethel mertz, played by Vivian Vance and William Frawley on the show and rendered wonderfully here by Nina arianda and J. K. Simmons lived next door to their New York City apartment building. The comedy of I love Lucy might look broad today, but watching carefully reveals genius at work, ball with her vibrant mobile features in her complete willingness to fill a space with her sly kooky physicality is rightly lauded as one of the great comic actresses of her or just about any generation. But the Cuban born arnaz was the show's secret weapon, the handsome straight man, himself a beautiful caricature with bold, tell all eyebrows and a chilled martini glass smile whose own delicately calibrated timing reflected and magnified everything that was funny about his wife. With being the Ricardo's Sorkin strives to capture the show's behind the scenes mechanisms and tensions, including the way frawley and Vance graded on each other's nerves sometimes almost explosively, as well as balls casually cruel efforts to keep Vance a close friend in real life from losing too much weight all for the sake of the show. The clear subtext was that Lucy's character should be the thin one, while ethyl needed to be the heavier bestie, the one who looked more like most American women. But Sorkin being Sorkin, he can't help building a civic lesson around this story. The movie takes place during a single week just after hugely popular radio host Walter Winchell outed ball for her communist affiliation, despite the fact that she just testified to the House un American activities committee and being cleared. The accusation could have killed not just the show but ball's career. Being the Ricardo shows how arnaz took quick shrewd action and saved the day. There's nothing wrong exactly with using that framework to give a script some momentum, it's simply that the dynamic between arnaz and ball and between ball and the show's other stars is so fascinating by itself that the heavily in toned excoriation of the villainous house on American activities committee feels superfluous. Sorkin details with light brush strokes, the.
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"un american activities committee" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"Said, nothing down doctor's office, and get a colostomy bag. Let me because that University I had a rubber mat, it was very interesting to go into the Dynamics of that so low and behold I come to Florida Senate. I'm trudging in with divorce papers. I put him next to my desk and I was a freshman. So I was way on the side and so once musky had had to come up to me for some committee where the same committee he's talking to me looks down these two black bags off, my Costa Pentagon papers. I look up at him with a Blank Stare. It was just a joke on his part but I'm looking at him. My God. So lonely. The hold here. I'm a nice guy. So what I want to do, I know I'm going to be talking for a couple of days so I want to tell the staff of the Senate that the hey you better call your wife off. You're not getting out here shortly. And so what I do is I lay on the Quorum call. Now if you're familiar with the procedures in the Senate, a quorum call, they have to now stop. They have to start calling the roll and see one other senator in the chamber that was Griffin. The Democrats had gone to a banquet Republicans have gone home and so as to them as two centers in a chamber, so I lay on a quorum call, Bethany home to me and he says, like when he going to do, I said, well, you know, just continuing my filibuster on the draft. But I had always done that because Mansfield has set up a two-track. Mind you I sell about your phone. No lunch. It could only happen because Mansfield set it up without anybody seeing his his velvet hand. And so I says, well, you know, he said, what are you doing at night as well to draft off? The expire and I just want to really make a big show. He goes back to his desk and he's thinking, he's thinking then of course, I waited 30 minutes to let the staff notified that they're going to be there, but part of the evening, am I making? And I'm just concerned to remove the Quorum call. He objects, the minute he did that. I knew I just bent harpooned and all I could think is my mind off good men, don't win. Good men, don't win. I was so angry. He came up to me and he says, well Mike, what are you doing? And I started swearing at him, you cannot believe. But by that time, he knew something was really a flip. So he went to the Republican cloakroom said, stay away from the Senate telling all the Republican I'm sending my trips to go out there and get the Democrats to come back from the banquet, well that goes off work till about 9:30 to 10:00. Did we could not get a quorum. I'm stuck. Prostate, comes up and he says, Senator, we're stuck. There's nothing we can do here. So, I grabbed it. And he said, but our attorneys think they got a plan B off to grab the bags, trudged back to the office again. But this time the Vietnam Vets are out there. They notice something really serious afoot because a lot of media following us. And, and so, I go instead on what's their place? Well, Senator, it's interesting. There's not much hope but we do have one precedent that we could follow. And that's the president, believe it or not, the House Un-American Activities Committee off. For those of, you know what that means. This is what they were doing is they would go around the country and they would immediately call a hearing so that they could grab somebody. Pull them up page him in and get him to talk. He says with that precedent. What you could do and now mind you I'm a freshman your chairman of a committee a sub-committee and of course that committee was the buildings and grounds Committing so low and behold, they say, what you could do is you could convene a hearing of this committee and and and you'd be still within the office of the Senate. And so I said fine, let's do that. But what we got to do is go to have somebody testify. So we type up, the notice that I'm chairman, I'm calling a hearing slip it under the doors of all these senators are not there that I'm notifying them of the hearing, so that that's covered legally. And then the peace group calls up, a, a congressman down, from upper New York. He doesn't know what it's about, but they tell them on the telephone Centreville, needs you to come and testify at a very important hearing, he gets dressed. He's he was an elderly. Fellow gets dressed comes down and we convene. But his time we're upstairs in a one of the Senate chambers committee committee room and the whole Phalanx of the media and then Congressman. Comes up. And I'm sitting there with my two black bags and dog. Am I a staff assistant? And and the congressman's that I gavel the meeting to order the congressman. Can I help you now? You are you understand? You want to testify uses? Yes, I'd like to get a federal building in my district and cross Congress. Let me interrupt you right there. I know you need a federal building in your district and and I'd love to give you a federal building near District. But I gotta tell you, I've got rich broke. We don't have any money to give you a federal building and left you why we're broke because we're squandering all this money, and Southeast Asia. And let me tell you how we got into southeast Asia and well, not the papers put out there and I'm reading off. Hello, I rate for over an hour. Now here again, I'm just like, there's no way on God's green earth. I'm going to read it but I'm reading now keep my thoughts slipped for about three or four days. And so I'm reading and and I break out sobbing, it's about 12:00 at night and I am sobbing and I can't get control of myself. Here's what was going through my head off. A journalist one of the one of the networks next morning POTUS is a bizarre occurrence. The night before you know gravelle was very bizarre. He cried. And so what I was suggesting over, I had been to Walter Reed months or more before to walk around, and I couldn't take, I couldn't take it emotionally to look at the wounded. And so I can handle macro problems, but not often and so low. And behold, I kept saying to myself, my God, I love my country. My country is committing him more relaxed. We're killing human beings, there's no reason for it and I'm sobbing in to push as of this lexicon Reading. Road, you know, I can follow the words in front of me. So frosting comes up to me says the understatement of yours just a senator. I think you've lost it off and so and I'll keep stopping, he said, and then he goes back in, and I try to get a hold of myself, I can and say, cuz Becca his Center. Why don't you put it in the record and then I sobered up immediately. Oh yes. I got power on the table. Each committee. So I move and ask unanimous consent to put all these people papers that I was going to read at the record to put him in a record automatically. Bang in the record, that's how it officially got into the record of the United States of America. And and obviously the media by that point they're out there and going really. So I put the papers back in. We're trudging back to my office. The media is telling us, we want the papers, we want the papers so we couldn't get them. Look at we got a copy the papers because we want to hang on to a set and as we copy and will turn it to you, you set up a pool and then you go copy and distribute them to the world. That's happened all night long. And that's what made the Supreme Court decision moved, which was at 11 or 12:00 that very day. And what they did is, they, they said, you could not put on Pirates, that's great. But what you could do is if you're published, you'd be at risk, and that's what happened. Those that have published took the risk, but they weren't prepared to take the risk. After that, we scoured the country. And this is where the meeting comes in, with Beacon, we scoured. The country could not find one major or minor or anybody that would touch the Pentagon papers. And we had Some inkling that maybe MIT Presswood. So, I mean, what's let's by staff fisherman and in the one other attorney we go to Boston, the whoever was handling it and I don't recall the time. You said Senator got bad news. Show you a mighty pressure, won't touch it with a ten-foot pole and then I'm just crestfallen like we're going to check how to get back to Washington, but I got some good news for you. Be compressed is God money and they will publish it..
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"un american activities committee" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"In the modern sense in Hollywood. You've got people who, like Donald Trump. Or you've got people who love the Constitution. Or you like people who like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or Abraham Lincoln. Those are not the same things. And to punish people for engaging in activities that would promote the Soviet Union and American Communism is not the same thing as promoting George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and conservatives have fallen into this trap for so long for decades. Now, where we have only a formal politics, we only talk about procedure. We only talk about the shape of politics. We don't talk about the substance. I think I'm gonna go out on a limb. But it's the same limb that Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley Jr. And basically every conservative until five minutes ago, would have gone out on and said it is good to cancel Communists. It is good that we destroy the career of, for instance, Alger Hiss, who was a Soviet spy working it very senior levels of the federal government helped to form the United Nations. There were many other people like Alger Hiss. If you want to read a good book on that you can read Witness by Whittaker Chambers, one of the books. Turned Ronald Reagan from a liberal into a conservative. I think that's good. I think if you go out and you say I hate America, hate George Washington. I had everything our country stands for, and I want to overturn that system. If you say that you should be canceled. That's a good thing. I don't want people subverting our entire country and the American way of life, be it in the university's being in Hollywood or be it. In our government. It's so funny now, because the way this is taught in schools is just McCarthyism, you know is that you perfectly university terrible thing. McCarthyism or sometimes you're here. Hugh Act. House UN American Activities Committee. But you only really ever hear these terms from critics. Of those activities from people who are sympathetic to the Communists of the 19 forties and fifties and today, by the way. What's interesting is if you go back at the time and read documents in support of these committees, which, by the way, lasted a very long time. I mean, similar committees existed well into the 19 seventies. You don't hear you act you hear the House Committee on UN American activities. They flip it. The critics of it, flip it. They conflicted with McCarthyism, which, of course, is very different, right? McCarthy was a senator. Que AC or h c u A was part of the house. But we've only got a history written from these these critics. I think we need to get much more serious about this and start talking about the particulars. Not just is a good to ever have repercussions for things we say, of course. Of course, we live in a world where you have consequences for things you say Founding fathers knew that everyone else with two brain cells to rub together knows that too. What are we saying? You know if the House committee on UN American activities were around today, They would have two whole senior White House officials before that committee to ask them why they're engaging in such un American activities. Take, for instance, Jen Psaki, the poor, beleaguered White House press secretary, who was asked what what the opinion of the White House was on Mark Cuban's decision to ban the national anthem from his basketball games. This is a layup. This should be a simple if you ask a politician Hey, either party at least until very recently. Hey, what do you think about these people disrespecting the American flag in the national anthem. This This is an easy one to sound against them. I support the national anthem. I love the American flag and apple pie. Simple, simple Answer. Now. We live in a country that's been so eroded and corroded spiritually politically. That the White House is taking the side of people. Would ban the American flag. What.
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"un american activities committee" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Friend Lisa is tugging at it again. Fetch For crying out aloud. Yeah, and we ripped from Trump's out of control. Look at this. Look at this nut. This is I look at it with the old guy like that. What? A mascot. He looks like George Burns of the Sunshine Boys, and they went in to rob the bank. What? No, I don't want to hear it. Yeah. Turnabout. Listen, Spare. This is our leader. You and all the heroes and heroines on the front lines of the frontiers of this pandemic. Remind us who we are. Are American political never give up. We never give in. We give back We follow the science and find the Yankees like nothing was due here. That's what we've seen all across the country. All right, we are monitoring that was bite. He kept talking. It kept sliding down is those that must be that he has one That's too loose because he can't breathe with it on. Well, if he can't breathe that doesn't that kind of make the point that a lot of people the one thing I do know that everybody was in healthcare, Tao says to me. If you keep pulling the mask upper down, you're better off not wearing the mask because it makes the mask dirtier by having your hand on the thing all the time. And even if you're only putting the hand on the outside that that dirt because, you know, unless you've got an N 95, Mass, which hardly any of us do. It's going to get through to the other side. You're not supposed to keep pulling it down. When you pull it down the mass goes and touches over your skin. And so on where we have all this bacteria, and then you pull it back up, and you're just allowing the contaminant that was out there in the year that got under your skin when the mask is pulled down yet not breathing it back up. At least that's what they tell me that if you're gonna keep pulling it down and put put enough, you're better off not having it out in the first place. Trumpet the White House insignia. Biden doesn't even have that well. Let me finish my blacklist thing. Can I finish my black list thing? This will get far worse than people imagine. You will see. Let's get to a point where there are no conservative business voices left anywhere. The entertainment business because they'll be finished off a ruined the handful of singers that are currently conservative will lose their record contracts. And so what? Unless, At some point, there becomes a backlash to the black list, which is where I started this and I look back at history. And the backlash in the black list that we had from the late forties. Into the early fifties. Mentioned McCarthy and the Senate committee. There was another committee of the House. It was HQ, A C. The House UN American Activities Committee. That's the one that looked into Hollywood and so on. That wasn't McCarthy McCarthy was in the Senate. They're people who look back misunderstand history. I think that this is all Joe McCarthy. It was a dominant attitude of many in America. They just didn't like McCarthy because of the tactics he used. McCarthy was in his own way up. Blustering guy who made accusatory accusations that he held The army hearings in which he was many felt bullying and his testimony and make claims that he couldn't back up. But he just became a symbol for an attitude that was all over the place, and the attitude was really strong in Hollywood, where there's a black listing of it. All sorts of celebrities, not only for being communist, but for hanging around with communists are going to a meeting or having a friend. That was a communist, and, you know, we got to the whole guilt by association thing. And so what? And As bad a moment is that was in our history have been so lectured. We are repeating it all again, and anyone who studies that era is aware that the blacklist work because nobody objected to the blacklist. We accepted that communism is something to be afraid of which Woz? And therefore I took the next leap to say that therefore Ruining people's lives because we think they might even think like a Communist was something that we would Justify. Now they claim those of us were conservatives were terrible, awful thing, so therefore it's just the viable to put a muscle, Lana said. Ruin our lives. But again, it is the same packing. So for liberals, they're not at all against blacklisting or taking away people's rights or tramping all over citizens. Individual liberties. Despite everything they've been saying, for 60 to 70 years, they're only against it if they are the ones that are on the receiving end of it. If they're the ones that condition out, they're all for it. So there.
WAAM Talk 1600
"un american activities committee" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Just listened in on something that then this is the reason I used. I used Facebook. I know you can use rumble for things like this. And there are a number of different other what they call social media platforms, but I think YouTube and Facebook are are damn good operations. I hate the way they're managed. I hate the people that run them. I mean, you've got sucker Berg right now one of the biggest fascists in history of mankind, But the actual Platform that put together is good. It's It's like the electromagnetic town square and none of the other ones have caught up with the yet they just haven't. I'm not not extolling its virtues. Not no. As a matter of fact, I think Zuckerberg probably should be tried That you could make a case for all of these guys being well, What would you call it? Some type of anti American activity. If we had a house, un American Activities Committee like we used to. You could make your case that these guys are fine directly in the face of the Constitution and the first Amendment that gonna happen in 2021. Who's this? That's long gone. That ship has sailed, as they say. That Facebook has been barred as they say, Zucker Bird explains Facebook blacklisting Trump He's explaining it now. We wanted to undermine the transition of he wanted to undermine the transition of power. This is the case being made by Mark Zuckerberg directly directly. Don't wanna get to that yet, but the reason I mentioned that is I just played Steve Hilton off of the new revolution. He's on every Sunday night on On Fox, and it's one of the show's worthy of your attention. If you missed any of that it will be in the archive their own that camp. It's up on my Hercules Jones site the next revolution. ST Steve Film questions over Wuhan Lapse Corona virus research. We still have plenty of questions. I want to know. How is it that the guys that basically made this virus in conjunction with the Chinese are right now? Orchestrating the vaccination of people against it. Mm. Uh, the case Steve was making as you can't necessarily pin Fauci was saying he did this on purpose to be a mad scientist could have been infected, but he was way responsible for it happening and mistakes happen. People walk out of a lab with the little bit of virus on next thing you know, it's out in the public. Who knows? But this is one of the most night nightmare scenarios to have ever hit man kind in the entire history of mankind. This China murder virus is one of the biggest nightmares. Ever. It's still is. It's also overblown. 100% over blown to see people walk. I was in the post office morning and I walked in. Everybody's got a diaper on their face. And they looked terrified. Because I'm not one today from my face, and I don't even know. Did I break a federal? Why now? Because I didn't wear a diaper on my face and a federal facility. I don't know. I don't know. But that's what's going on now. And people have been so conditioned that do you think they're gonna take the diaper off their face now? And even if it comes to a time when they say, Take the diaper off your face, will they? No, they're conditioned to think that this is it now. This is the new, uh, fashion statement. Well, we're all gonna be safe now. Do we have time to do this? I want to play this audio. This is Byron McGregor. I was gonna play this another point in the show. Let's see we've got it's a foreman and 3.5 minutes like Yeah, let's do it yours yours. We'll explain.
"un american activities committee" Discussed on KGO 810
"The wall? Well, he, apparently according to prosecutors, put the money in his own pocket. A lot of it like a big jump. Joe Exotic. Remember him? No, Apparently he's on the list. That's the Tiger King, right? Yeah. Yeah. You know, I kind of like to see that because they wouldn't get Tiger Can't season 20. That's funny, man. What do you get this list? I'm gonna find this list is this is your own list You made up. This is my secret. Super secret list. Super Secret sauce list. These are these Are these are names out there. Yeah. Folks of talent talking and we don't know. We don't know that this is actually gonna happen. But these air these of the high profile cases there's probably others to Rudy Giuliani may be on the list. Rick Gates, remember him, Palm Court records? He's already um He's already pardoned Paul Manafort, But Rick Gates could be it. Um, maybe some other people that you don't know. But you can you pause. Can you pardon somebody? You know Rick Gates, for those who don't remember was with Putin. During the Republican National Committee in 2016 and Moscow. And and that was when we dropped that we Republican National Committee dropped their support for Ukraine off their platform. During that period of time, Manafort was working there. Manafort had worked for the former president of Ukraine, who the people they were trying to get. He had to flee to go to Russia to be with Putin. It was a lotta weird stuff in there, and I'm wondering if there's somebody was committed Treason. Can you pardon? Treason? Can you pardon any federal crime? Well, I guess you know, this Constitution says president has this unfettered ability to pardon folks, which some people were saying that the president could part himself now. I don't think that's the case because you can't be the judge and jury in your own trial. So you know it's possible that that's not going to happen and the indications are he's not going to do is But boy the president faces so much Legal liability and consequences when he leaves office. Well, we're gonna have a little later on. We'll have the founder of the California appellate Law Groupon at five o'clock, and he said, Don't you want to talk about it? After the party's like ad, it'll be too much then. What I mean. So I said, Let's talk at five o'clock today and try to get an idea. So for those listening that wanna get more of that, you know, we're gonna find out about Andy Fields Secret super soft list and see just how I'm gonna have to tune in because I want to hear I want to hear with this appellate lawyer has to say All right, buddy. Hey, Good. Hear your voice, man. Stay safe, okay? All right, you two. Take it again. Andy Field, ABC news correspondent on those I ask this question for the brake on. See if I still got some callers here. I was asking. What was it like? Was it ever Is bad here is it seems to be across the country in different places. Let me go to Dennis and Dr Dennis in Mendocino County, Dennis, I don't care, Jo you. Yeah. Has it ever been that bad? Well, yeah, it has. The first thing I thought of was and I was a little young to really understand what was going on. But in the late fifties, and you'd have to Google the whole, you know thing that House UN American Activities Committee came out to San Francisco to conduct some hearing. And I guess I must have been in a history class later on or something. But there was there's footage of the cops or the fire department, turning the fire hoses on the demonstrators. I mean, it was that you know the footage is intent. And that house on American activities and it was in San Francisco. I couldn't tell you the year, but like fifties, I guess didn't sl a blow something up to other than robbing the bank with Patty Hearst? Didn't they do something? They were around? They were a little later. Sure. 70, even which was even a little more like the riots in Washington. You know, um 1970 was pretty sketchy year. And I was in college and I was visiting my girlfriend in Santa Barbara. And there was a bloody riot where they burned the Bank of America. You can look that up to tonight, a vista and it was in I don't know. Winter 1970 early 1970. And you know, there was a like a speech in this guy. This lawyer, William counselor who was the lone concert have right, Eddie, whose lawyer, right? Yeah. Yeah. And then he was, you know, he at that time, you know it was post the Democratic Convention of 68 They So it was the Chicago seven. At that time, and he was their defense lawyer. And so he came to speak at this ballpark there and I'll this is this college town right next to U. C. Santa Barbara and, uh He gave this speech and man, you know, and I was there, and people just got mad and they stormed out of that thing, and they started out by You know, going out to the green there and breaking into the real estate office is because I guess they felt that you know, the rents were kind of hi there for college kids and their crappy buildings and all that stuff, So I started tearing all that stuff up. It gets dark, right? And they started lighting, fires and dumpsters and stuff and Yeah, And it was sketchy. And, you know, I remember seeing this cop car coming down the street all the sudden this gang like 30 guys running down the street with bricks, and so they started throwing it at the cop car and remember the car quite just floors. It. It is around the corner, bangs into some stuff and get the heck out of there. And then a little while later, there's a huge crowd standing out in front of the Bank of America and these guys wrote this bird. Dennis, I gotta break. I gotta break this thing. This is this is fascinating that we got, but I got to take a quick break. I'm gonna look this stuff up the house un American activities and turn the hoses on protesters back in the fifties. That sounds really interesting. You stay safe, my friend. Thank you so much. We get more your calls coming up on the flip side of this. Just asking a little bit of looking back is bad as it looks now on state capitals around the country do marijuana that bad here.