9 Phony Martyrs of the Left

Larry Schweikart, co-author of "A Patriot's History of the United States" and "A Patriot's History of the Modern World" is a professor of history at the University of Dayton and the co-producer of the documentary "Rockin' the Wall."


Every religion has its martyrs, and so it is with the American Left. Myths have been built around myriad “wronged” radicals/communists and endless ink spilled about the injustice of their fate. Indeed, when I looked at more than 15 mainstream U.S. college history textbooks several years ago for my 48 Liberal Lies of American History, almost all of them flatly stated or strongly implied that Sacco and Vanzetti, the Rosenbergs, and Alger Hiss, among others, were prosecuted only for their ideology, not for their crimes. In fact, the leftist hall of shame is filled with culprits who were actually guilty. Below is a list of nine of the most infamous leftist criminals in modern American history and the facts surrounding their cases.

1. The Rosenbergs.

When even a communist dictator tells you that Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg were Soviet spies, you’d think the Left would have to believe him. Nikita Khrushchev, one-time premier of the USSR, said the Rosenbergs “provided very significant help in accelerating the production of our atomic bomb.”

Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg slipped atomic bomb secrets, including the famous schematic of the first bomb’s design, to other Soviet agents and by all accounts took five years off the Russians’  a-bomb project. Yet mainstream textbooks such as Marc C. Carnes and John A. Garraty’s American Destiny insist the Rosenbergs were “not major spies” and “the information they provided was not important.” However, Martin Sobell, a long-time friend of the Rosenbergs and co-defendant at their trial, finally admitted that both he and Julius were Soviet agents. One of the Rosenberg sons, Michael Meerpol, who had also maintained his parents’ innocence, simply stated, “I have no reason to doubt Marty.”

2. The McNamara Brothers.

No, this isn’t a movie about Irish thugs, but rather the true story of John (“J. J.”) and James (“J. B.”) McNamara, two union members who bombed the Los Angeles Times building in 1911, killing 21 innocent newspaper employees and injuring over 100 more. Both were found guilty, and James admitted setting the bomb, for which he got life in prison. His accomplice, John, served 15 years in prison and went back to being a union organizer. Some people never learn.

Of course the labor movement saw them as martyrs; a film “A Martyr to His Cause” was made of the bombing, and for a while Labor Day was renamed “McNamara Day.” Another accomplice, Ortie McManigal, the union leader directing the Iron Workers’ bombing campaign—yes, you heard right—ratted out the McNamaras and other union thugs. Clarence Darrow, brought in to defend the pair at the incredible price of $350,000 (nearly $8 million in 2012 bucks) soon had doubts about James’s testimony. Perhaps that was what led him to attempt to bribe a juror, for which the head of the defense team was arrested, even though Darrow was seen passing the bills.

Leftist activist Lincoln Steffens traveled to L.A. to interview the pair, but was convinced also that they were guilty. When Lincoln Steffens and Clarence Darrow conclude you are guilty, it’s a good bet you are.

3. Alger Hiss.

History books make poor Alger into a pathetic figure wrongly put in jail for a minor charge while his accuser, Whitaker Chambers, “wrote a bestseller.” Most textbooks still claim the trial was “controversial.” Alger Hiss was a Soviet spy, period, and was only caught when his fellow agent, Whitaker Chambers, found a conscience and exposed him.

Hiss had worked at a variety of important State Department positions, and had helped draft the organization of the United Nations. Called before the House Un-American Affairs Committee (HUAC) to answer Chambers’ charges, Hiss claimed he had not known Chambers. Had he stopped there, he would have gotten away scot-free. But he sued Chambers for defamation of character, and in a pair of trials beginning in 1949, new evidence was introduced that led to his conviction for perjury.

In high irony, Hiss’s “Woodstock” typewriter—brought in by the defense to prove his innocence—in fact was shown by tests to have been used to type the documents passed to the Russians. At that point, the defense tried to claim that the very documents in question were forgeries, after having laid the groundwork to prove the typewriter produced them. Later, the Venona documents, which were KGB files leaked to the West, mentioned an American spy named ALES, who was one of only four Americans at Yalta to return home via Moscow, and the only one fitting the ALES time-and-date requirements was Alger.

Just when everyone thought Alger was bottled up for good, a conference on the Cold War at New York University in 2007 saw a bait-and-switch attempted in which a Nation editor claimed to have evidence that ALES was Wilder Foote (one of the other men) . . . except Foote wasn’t even in Washington when the ALES spy activity was going on. Hiss’s itinerary fit ALES, Foote’s did not.

4. Sacco and Vanzetti.

Astoundingly, textbooks still claim that Sacco and Vanzetti were innocent, that “their trial was a travesty” as American Destiny says, and that “the state doctored evidence” (Making a Nation). The two anarchists, Niccolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, had been charged with robbing a shoe factory paymaster and a security guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts, and killing the guard in the process. A Dedham jury needed only three hours to reach a guilty verdict, but according to the Left, they were guilty only of being anarchists. Except:

Nine eyewitnesses identified Sacco as having been at the scene and/or shooting the guard, and four others identified Vanzetti. Several different analyses of the pistol concluded the bullets came from Sacco’s gun. Vanzetti lied throughout the trial about his own pistol, ammunition and his whereabouts on the date in question. Alibi witnesses proved flimsy. Liberals then claimed that the evidence was manipulated by the state.

In 1983, a new book, Postmortem, claimed that the prosecutor tampered with the evidence, but James Starrs, a professor of law and forensic science, discovered that the defense expert had switched the gun barrel, producing the entire controversy. New ballistics tests found that the two spent cartridges at the scene were made by the same machine as the live cartridges for the same gun Sacco had in his pocket when arrested. Experts also concluded that Sacco’s Colt fired the bullet that killed the guard. If that wasn’t enough, Carlo Tresca told writer Max Eastman that Sacco was guilty but not Vanzetti.

In 2005, a 1929 letter from socialist Upton Sinclair, who had defended the two, surfaced in which he had spoken with the two men’s attorney, Fred Moore, who said they were indeed guilty. Moreover, Moore provided details to Sinclair as to how he “framed a set of alibis” for them. All this was too late for former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, who in 1977 claimed the two were innocent and said that “all disgrace should be removed from their names.”  Instead, it added disgrace to his.

5. Victims of the Red Scare.

Pick your martyr here: when Senator Joe McCarthy announced on February 9, 1950 that he had a “list of 205 [active members of the Communist party and members of a spy ring] that were made known to the Secretary of State,” it didn’t take long for this to be labeled the “Red Scare.” Just for context’s sake, let’s remember that a) there had already been dozens of Soviet spies exposed in the Roosevelt/Truman administration; b) the West had “lost” China to communism; c) the Soviets had aggressively taken half of Europe and occupied it; d) they had detonated an atomic bomb five years ahead of schedule; and e) they had infiltrated Hollywood. But this was all just “hysteria,” right? (Clue: “hysteria” is an ungrounded fear.)

McCarthy identified several individuals, including Solomon Adler, Frank Coe, Harold Glasser, Owen Lattimore and Annie Lee Moss. McCarthy was not only right that these individuals were Soviet operatives, many of whom played critical roles in denying gold to Chiang Kai-Shek in China, who was locked in a death struggle with communist Mao Tse Tung, but he was too late. By the time he identified most of them, they had done their damage and the administration had quietly removed them. Perhaps one of the most famous of the McCarthy martyrs was Annie Lee Moss. The Left claimed McCarthy had mistaken her for someone else. But M. Stanton Evans’ book, Blacklisted by History, reproduced actual FBI reports identifying Moss as a communist in absolutely unqualified terms. He provided reproductions of other FBI documents totally incriminating virtually all of McCarthy’s so-called victims.

6. The Haymarket Affair.

Long a staple of all left-wing labor history, the Haymarket “Massacre” occurred on May 4, 1886 when workers striking at Haymarket Square in Chicago supposedly gathered peaceably. (Just as an aside, how many peaceful strikers have you seen lately? Can you say SEIU?) Someone hurled a bomb at the police who themselves were standing—peacefully—watching. But after the bomb exploded, they opened fire on the crowd and killed four (seven police were killed and few deny that the crowd fired back at the police).

Rudolf Schnaubelt, the lead suspect, was arrested, but released, then when the police found evidence that showed his role to be more significant, he fled the country. Seven other suspects were indicted as accessories to murder. From the outset the police assumed that anarchists in the labor gathering had planned the event to incite violence. After engaging in a voir dire of almost one thousand potential jurors, the twelve selected confessed to being “prejudiced.” Historians James Henretta and David Brody (America: A Concise History) wrote that the defendants were “victims of one of the great miscarriages of American justice.”

There was one small problem with their “historical” analysis: they had relied on a defense-supplied transcript of the trial rather than the actual trial record itself. This was too much for even an honest liberal like Timothy Messer-Kruse, whose two books on Haymarket came from slogging through the actual trial transcript. He concluded that indeed Schnaubelt was the likely bomb thrower, that the crowd (based on forensic recreations he did) almost certainly fired at the police, and that the defendants received a fair trial by all standards of the day.

Sometimes the truth is so clear that even liberals must confront it—and to be sure, Messer-Kruse paid a price in character assassination by his liberal brethren before, finally, several center-left publications began to admit that his book was, as Choice said, “well-argued” and “careful.” Labor History named Messer-Kruse’s second book on the Haymarket “Massacre,” Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists, as its book of the year.

7. Huey Newton.

David Horowitz’s Radical Son has done a thorough job of exposing the co-founder of the Black Panthers in 1966. Newton, already with an assault with a deadly weapon conviction, was pulled over on October 28, 1967 by Oakland police officer John Frey, who quickly realized he had pulled over the Black Panther leader and called for help. A second policeman, Herbert Heanes, arrived. As the typical non-descript, take-no-offensive-to-the-left position Wikipedia says, “shots were fired.” Frey was shot at a range of less than a foot, four times. Newton was shot once in the abdomen. Newton was convicted of manslaughter, appealed, got two new trials that ended in mistrials, and the state gave up. Newton later told close friends that he had killed Frey, and Horowitz recalled that all the “Panther exiles” knew he had killed Frey. It is noteworthy that while Newton, Angela Davis, and others associated with the Panthers get their own Wikipedia entries, Officer Frey never did.

8. Joe Hill.

Anyone over the age of 40 probably has seen the famous “Woodstock” movie clip of Joan Baez singing “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill.” Joe Hill, an immigrant who was born Joel Emmanuel Hagglund in Sweden, was typical of the European immigrants of the day who came to the U.S. in 1902 in that he had fully absorbed much of the European socialist dogma. He became a member of the International Workers of the World (“Wobblies”), but generally drifted until he arrived at Park City, Utah near Salt Lake City in 1914. There he killed John G. Morrison and his son during a grocery store robbery, before showing up at a local doctor’s residence with a bullet wound and brandishing a pistol. He claimed he had been shot in a dispute over an unnamed woman, and the doctor reported him. The intruders had worn red bandanas, and police discovered a red bandana in Hill’s room. A dozen witnesses said the killer looked like Hill. While a subsequent biography claims that Hill was “probably” innocent, no actual evidence clearing Hill has ever been produced, and at his trial he did not want to discuss his wound. But hey, at least he gave Joan Baez 15 minutes of fame.

9. Che Guevara.

No, Che isn’t an American, but can anyone think of a leftist martyr who is more honored? After all, even Joe Hill doesn’t have his face on t-shirts. Most of the other creeps listed here don’t have Che’s creds, either: a one-man “death panel,” Che reviewed the murder lists for Fidel Castro’s firing squads, wrote a manual on guerilla warfare, and then broadened his horizons to lead revolutions elsewhere. Bolivian forces killed him in 1967 (of course, “assisted” by the CIA, according to the Left) and that left only Time magazine in 1999 to name him one of the most influential people of the 20th century. The Time editors’ elevation of this murderous thug to such a level represents an egregious — and sadly predictable — ignorance of historical facts.

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Sources: Most of the references are found in the end notes for my 48 Liberal Lies About American History, 2nd edition (New York: Sentinel, 2007). Also see Humberto Fontova, Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him (New York: Sentinel, 2008); David Horowitz, Radical Son (New York: Touchstone, 1997) and his Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion (Washington: Regnery, 2012), Timothy Messer-Kruse, The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists: Terrorism and Justice in the Gilded Age (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Allen Weinstein, Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case (New York: Random House, 1997), Ronald Radosh and Joyce Milton, The Rosenberg File: Second Edition (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997), M. Stanton Evans, Blacklisted By History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies (New York: Crown, 2007), and John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999).

  • msfreeh

    February 22, 2007

    SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. A F.B.I. analyst has been sentenced to seven years in prison for having sex with a young girl in Spotsylvania County.
    Forty-four-year-old Anthony John Lesko entered an Alford plea yesterday in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court to nine counts of felony indecent liberties upon a child. An Alford plea means Lesko doesn't admit guilt but believes there is enough evidence for a conviction.
    Authorities say Lesko engaged in a sex act with her nine times, beginning when she was nine years old.
    According to the plea, Lesko said he was a victim in the case. He said the girl initiated the contact.

    • Poppakap

      Dude, you are not well. Please see a doctor soon.

      • msfreeh

        I believe the obvious answer is that as a voter and taxpayer
        I object to my tax dime being used to fund the salary of pedophiles.
        The pedophiles are the same people who targeted the Rosenbergs

        • Kevin Stroup

          Really? The FBI pedophile in Spotsylvania is the same LEO that arrested the Rosenburgs? Do you realize how retarded you sound? Lesko wasn’t even born when the Rosenburgs were arrested!

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Tell it to 9 year old Aiesha.

      • msfreeh

        Buffalo FBI Agent Busted
        Dec 10, 2012

        BUFFALO, NY – A Special Agent working in the Buffalo office of the FBI is due in Eden Town Court later this month, after being arrested by New York State Police last Friday night, charged with exposing himself to a fellow motorist on the New York State Thruway.

        State Police Lt. David Denz confirmed for WGRZ-TV that John A. Yervelli Jr., 48, of Lakeview, was charged with Public Lewdness, a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail.

        According to Denz, a truck driver from central New York was traveling in the right lane while east bound on the Thruway near mile marker 442, between Exits 57 and 57A, when he noticed a grey minivan pull alongside him in the passing lane.

        The trucker told police that when he looked down, he noticed the driver of the other vehicle (who had turned his dome light on) was not wearing pants.

    • JacksonPearson

      What exactly does your comment have to do with the thread''s topic?

      • msfreeh

        CNN exclusive: FBI misconduct reveals sex, lies and videotape

        By Scott Zamost and Kyra Phillips, CNN Special Investigations Unit
        January 27, 2011

        Washington (CNN) — An FBI employee shared confidential information with his girlfriend, who was a news reporter, then later threatened to release a sex tape the two had made.

        A supervisor watched pornographic videos in his office during work hours while "satisfying himself."

        And an employee in a "leadership position" misused a government database to check on two friends who were exotic dancers and allowed them into an FBI office after hours.

        These are among confidential summaries of FBI disciplinary reports obtained by CNN, which describe misconduct by agency supervisors, agents and other employees over the last three years

        • JacksonPearson

          Your head's unscrewed, or something?

          • WilliamJamesWard

            Actually it may have been screwed into and electrical socket for some very needed
            shock therapy………………………..William

          • JacksonPearson

            I think he stuck his head into something, and can't get out…He's lost!

          • msfreeh

            Anybody willing to google Tail Gunner Senator Joe McCarthy's aide
            Roy Cohn with the word pedophile- GOOGLE
            roy cohn pedophile

            Look at the stories detailing how Cohn died from aids and was a pedophile

          • JacksonPearson

            Pull yur head out yur butt,you're a pendejo!

            The CPUSA can disband. It is obsolete, now that the morphing of the Democrat Party into the Communist Party is nearly complete:

            Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said on Thursday that U.S. government does not have a spending problem, but America suffers from “a misallocation of wealth.”

            “I look at it this way,” Harkin said at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the law that includes the automatic spending cuts referred to as “sequestration”). “We’re the richest nation in the history of the world. That kind of begs the question doesn’t it? If we’re so rich, why are we so broke?”

            That is, just because we have already spent the next two generations into debt is no reason to slow down the explosive growth of government, because there are still people out there we haven’t looted into bankruptcy yet. “Misallocation” is when people who create wealth don’t have it stolen from them.

            Harkin sits on the Appropriations Committee. Most lowlifes have to wait for a riot to go looting, but Harkin does it for a living.

            The debt has passed $16.5 trillion. But Democrats have only just begun to waste money. The spree won’t stop until the economy collapses. Then a population conditioned to turn to government for solutions will collapse into Democrats’ collectivist arms — or at least, that’s the plan.

            Despite being softened up by decades of propaganda relentlessly inculcated by our socialist media and schools, not everyone is on board with this plan. That is why our society is preparing for war.
            m

          • JacksonPearson

            Evidence that we have a fraud and a usurper currently residing in the people’s White House is overwhelming, despite the overt lack of journalistic investigating on the part of the American press. But now new evidence indicates that the conspiracy to carry out that fraud was much broader than originally thought.

            The story of whom and what Barack Hussein Obama II really is – is a forty-year story that requires a book, not a column, to tell. Strong evidence suggests that he was being groomed from a very young age for the moment in history that would end American supremacy in the world, and usher in a new era of Global Marxist Governance.

            But there was a major hurdle that had to be overcome – the U.S. Constitution, in this case, Article II – Section I – Clause V specifically, which requires that “no person except a naturalborn citizen of the United States” can hold the office of President. – Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States…and may not even be a legal citizen of the United States. So, how can he be President?

          • WilliamJamesWard

            Because his social security number is older than he is he thinks he
            is grandfathered in…………….lol……………..William

          • JacksonPearson

            Yeppers. Obama's SSN failed E-Verify.
            Here: http://i48.tinypic.com/5fkmm0.jpg

          • msfreeh

            Anyone willing to listen to Susan Rosensteil's testimony about FBI Director
            J Edgar Hoover being a pedophile ?
            She witnessed Hoover and Roy Cohn, having sex with young boys.
            Cohn was Senator Joe McCarthy's aide.
            GOOGLE rosensteil hoover racist youtube

            You can also watch her here see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87iKmjKyMzs&li

          • JacksonPearson

            You're off topic….hence, head stuck up butt…take emergency measures to extract!

            Last week, it was announced that Ray's Hell Burger just outside Washington, D.C. would be closing its doors. A fan of the burger joint was President Obama, who had visited the location with his Russian counterpart.

            Well, it's happened again. In August, Obama visited Star Brewery in Dubuque. And now a local publication reports that the business is closing its doors.

          • msfreeh

            FBI Workers Suspected of Secretly Taping Teens in Dressing Room

            April 20, 2009
            http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517222,00.htm

            Two FBI workers are accused of using surveillance equipment to spy on teenage girls as they undressed and tried on prom gowns at a charity event at a West Virginia mall.

            The FBI employees have been charged with conspiracy and committing criminal invasion of privacy. They were working in an FBI satellite control room at the mall when they positioned a camera on temporary changing rooms and zoomed in for at least 90 minutes on girls dressing for the Cinderella Project fashion show, Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson said Monday.

          • JacksonPearson

            At last a little good news. Sharon Sweet, the math professor at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida who forced students to sign a pledge supporting the Moonbat Messiah, looks very likely to get fired. A survey of her students uncovered the following:

            • “Professor Sweet strongly encouraged or mandated that students from several classes sign a card that stated, ‘I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”

            • Sweet “misrepresented her intentions to multiple students, indicating at various times that she was conducting voter registration for the college, that the pledge cards were nonpartisan voter registration forms, and that the pledge was a ‘statistical analysis.’ ”

            • The “in-class voicing of her political views and actions regarding the distribution of political pledge cards created a hostile academic environment that violated college policy which governs workplace behavior.”

            • “Professor Sweet’s actions caused students to feel considerable discomfort, to believe their privacy was being invaded, to fear their grade could be negatively impacted if they refused to sign the pledge cards, and to feel intimidated.”

            Despite the overwhelming left-wing bias of the education establishment, appearances still need to be maintained — for now. Sweet’s termination process is underway. Good thing she isn’t a public school teacher; it would drag on for years.

      • msfreeh

        I helped organize a conference for 13 years ( 1988-2002) looking at crimes committed by FBI agents
        There is enough prima facie evidence to convict FBI agents of assassinating President Kennedy and Martin Luther King ; there is enough prima facie evidence to convict FBI agents of creating the 1993 1st World Trade Center bombing and Oklahoma City bombing.
        GOOGLE mlk douglass rockwell
        Also GOOGLE jfk rockwell swearingen
        Here is an annotated bibliography of books 6 pages long dealing with crimes committed by FBI agents. see http://www.ldsfreedomforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=20

        • JacksonPearson

          Why do you suppose the Obama Regime has been amassing such gargantuan quantities of ammunition for extra-military purposes?

          In a puzzling, unexplained development, the Obama administration has been buying and storing vast amounts of ammunition in recent months, with the Department of Homeland Security just placing another order for an additional 21.6 million rounds.

          That’s on top of an already clearly excessive stockpile.

          According to one estimate, just since last spring DHS has stockpiled more than 1.6 billion bullets, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm. That’s sufficient firepower to shoot every American about five times. Including illegal immigrants.

          To provide some perspective, experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, DHS is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war.

          Does Janet Napolitano believe her own department’s fanciful propaganda regarding the likelihood of a right-wing insurrection? Doubtful. Mark Levin suggests that the purpose is to prepare for an imminent economic crisis and the chaos to follow. As usual, the Great One is right.

          Not all Democrats are idiots. Those in charge know that Obama’s Cloward-Piven spending spree will eventually end in total economic collapse. This is the only possible outcome and therefore the only possible purpose of our government’s economic policy.

          Our liberal ruling class is losing patience with decades of incremental Marxism. They are one deliberately engineered crisis away from going for the gold: genuine Stalinism.

          Anyone who finds this outlandish needs to read up on Obama’s background.

          His Department of Homeland Security will have five bullets for each of us when the American people get the fundamental transformation so many were such contemptible fools as to ask for. Don’t worry, chances are good you won’t get shot if you do exactly as you are told.

          Now we know why the Regime and its mouthpiece, the “mainstream” media, were so appallingly eager to seize on Newtown as a pretext to begin disarming us. The Left is approaching the end game.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            I just wonder who it is that has the gravitas to disarm Americans and violate the
            Constitution in such and egregious manner. We take the oath to defend the
            Constitution, not leftist politicians who may bite off more than they can chew.
            William

          • JacksonPearson

            I just read a grinner in the ‘‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,’’ or better known as ObamaCare, that there's a small provision in a section that states "Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights" that's driving most dem legislatures, that are contemplating gun legislation, and even Dianne Feinstein nuts. It came flying back in their faces.

            San Fran Nan was right when she said, they needed to pass the bill to find out what's in it.

    • F.K. Juliano

      Your argument is: An FBI employee had sex with a minor, therefore the Rosenbergs were innocent.

      You are as ridiculous as you are dishonest.

    • HoR_Emperor

      I wonder what this Lefty moron thinks is accomplished by indulging in logical fallacies?

    • wsk

      9 YEARS OLD? Are you sure it wasn't the prophet Mohammed ( feces fall upon him)?

  • msfreeh

    May 25, 2007
    FBI Agent Accused Of Masturbating In Public

    Posted by, Marissa Pasquet KOLD News 13 News Editor

    FBI Special Agent Ryan Seese, 34, is facing sex offense charges after a cleaning woman said she found him masturbating in a women's lavatory on campus, according to a University of Arizona police spokesman.

    • Larry

      Relevance to the topic at hand?

      Oh, none, so it's a unicorn then.

      • msfreeh

        I believe it was the pedophile J Edgar Hoover, otherwise known as Mary who arrested the Rosenbergs.
        The top cop at the FBI John Conditt was recently sentenced to 12 years in prison for pedophilia
        he was in charge of investigating other FBI agents for misconduct.see
        FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse
        http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/20

        Tuesday February 17, 2004 11:46 PM

        https://antipolygraph.org/cgi-bin/forums/YaBB.pl?…
        The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.

        John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort Worth, Texas, after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.

    • Deep Space

      Be sure to post again about all the perverts associated with the OWS.

      • msfreeh

        I will once I get done posting about the people protecting us from socialism.
        Monday August 8, 2005 Longtime FBI agent sentenced to prison on child porn count

        also see http://www.policeone.com/news/113935-Longtime-Ida
        By JOHN MILLER

        Associated Press Writer

        BOISE, Idaho (AP) A longtime FBI agent who helped arrest mountain-man Claude Dallas and was involved in a deadly 1984 siege involving white supremacists in Washington state is going to prison for 12 months after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

        William Buie, 64, of Boise, most recently worked as an investigator for the Idaho attorney general's office.

    • Jake Tobias

      Interesting. But I don't think this man will wind up portrayed as a political martyr of the right. Though if the charges are true, maybe the left would like to take up his martyrdom.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Pee Wee Herman I presume?

    • JacksonPearson

      When you were a a baby, did your mommy drop you on your head? Did they ever have your head fixed, or did they just decide to leave it broken?

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Peeling through their looking glass has always been a problem for those (mis)schooled in western academia. And it has been not for nothing. The fact of the matter is that these so called "martyrs" would have been exposed, as the traitors they were, if "historicism" was not the academic rage.

    Let us place the onus where it rightfully (no pun intended) belongs – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/22/the-moral-dec

    Indeed. Into the falsified dustbin of history.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • objectivefactsmatter
    • g_jochnowitz

      It was disturbing to read that government prosecutors hoped that “a conviction and the possibility of a death sentence against Ethel Rosenberg would persuade her husband to confess and implicate others …” Is the reason that she was tried and executed simply an attempt to bully her husband?

      President Eisenhower either knew this information or should have known it. The fact that Eisenhower did not commute Ethel Rosenberg’s sentence is unforgiveable.

      • LibertarianToo

        But you didn't provide us any information that Eisenhower knew -just a question, by which you mean to imply an answer you won't state because you have no evidence.

        I find it interesting that the Left has lost it's ambition on this one. Instead of whining about "The Rosenbergs" a lot of left screedists now moan about Ethel alone, insisting on her innocence. So is the knowing accomplice of a traitor not a traitor?

      • Crossbow87

        Not really, because she spied for the Soviets, got caught and was executed. She got what she deserved.

      • Poppakap

        That you conveniently choose to ignore all the hard data pointing to the Rosenberg's guilt is unforgivable, and once again shows leftist ideology to be a religion of its own.

        • g_jochnowitz

          Ronald Radosh and Joyce Milton say in their book, THE ROSENBERG FILE, “Up to the very day of Julius’s arrest, the FBI’s interest in Ethel Rosenberg had been nil. . . . The evidence against Ethel rested entirely on the Greenglasses’ uncorroborated word, and placed her in an accessory role at best.”

          It has been said that J. Edgar Hoover wanted to spare Ethel. Why? We know that the FBI director was not soft on Communism. Perhaps he believed that the United States should not execute someone who has not committed a capital offense.

  • Miranda Rose Smith

    But hey, at least he gave Joan Baez 15 minutes of fame.

    She was around before that-and continues to be around now.

    • Catilina

      But – at least on that occasion – she was complete idiot, stinking of Communism.

    • Poppakap

      Joan who?

    • JacksonPearson

      Joan Baez was a nobody back then, and still is an irrelevant nobody today!

      • Questions

        Joan Baez has been making records and performing live concerts since the late 1950s. So how's your musical career working out?

        • JacksonPearson

          I know all about her. She's a Progressive/commie. Now go play with yourself!

  • Joy

    I love anything that proves that McCarthy was right! Ignoramuses today forget that we were in a slightly more than "Cold War" with the former USSR – and that LOTS of spying was going on on BOTH sides! But the Left has a total blind spot vis-a-vis Communism and its role as deadly enemy # 1 after we defeated Nazism & the Axis powers in WW2. Even more egregious, the unscrupulous Left has tried to make martyrs of murderers, power freaks and general scumbags only because they followed a "sacrosanct" ideology that was akin to Marxism. A pox on and to hell with all those who betrayed America and were willing to throw out all its Constitutional freedoms for the sake of ideology!

    • Mary Sue

      yeah, I think PBS occasionally did stories where various Hollywood peoples would whine about how unfair the whole McCarthy thing was!

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Check out "Cold War" series by CNN.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_War_(TV_series)

        I've got the video nearby but I don't have the tele-scripts handy. The narrator talks about how it made us stink, or something like that. I'll review it today if I get some time. I think it's episode 6. The series tries to play it even handed by criticizing both US and the Soviets. But this helps us because it does cover specific evidence that thinking people can use to come to their own conclusions. The only "evidence" against the West and the USA is that we supposedly were scared of communism for unjustifiable reasons and worse, we suspected they had infiltrated the government. Evidence found elsewhere proves this to be true (as discussed in this article).

        I'm trying to think of some PBS documentaries that do the same thing…but this episode in the Cold War series is the perfect example of how the smears are put together.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        According to the narration, "…McCarthyism stained American democracy for decades."

        Which really means this is Ted Turner's view.

        • WilliamJamesWard

          Ted has been a subversive rat forever……………William

  • Deep Space

    I note that the Wikipedia entry on Annie Lee Morris goes out of its way to state how conservatives try to use her name and case to prove McCarthy right.

    • Deep Space

      Sorry, meant "Annie Lee Moss"

    • Catilina

      That is typical of the Wikipedia craze.
      It is NOT only Conservatives, and they DO NOT go out of their way to prove McCarthy right, it is SIMPLY that they try to tell the truth, reveal a LIE ("Poor black woman Ann Lee Moss") for what it is.

  • figment

    Excuse me for not commenting on article, I'm starstruck by the fact that it's by Larry Schweikart !
    All your books are required reading in my house ~

  • I TECH 1

    "All those who betrayed America and were willing to throw out all its Constitutional freedoms for the sake of ideology," they are still at work in the hallowed halls of American government, only even more dangerous from positions of power like never before.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Actually from almost all of our positions of power………………..William

  • romanticpoet

    You forgot to list Howard Zinn:

    Howard Zinn, “Outed” as Communist and a Liar http://wp.me/pjjbN-3Hw

    AND

    Surprise, Suprise! Nelson Mandela Was a High Ranking Communist!!!
    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2012/12/surprise-supr

  • Miranda Rose Smith

    When even a communist dictator tells you that Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg were Soviet spies, you’d think the Left would have to believe him.

    It was "Ethel." "Ethyl" is alcohol. She was a traitor, not a drunk.

  • Jake Tobias

    The Rosenbergs were not important? According to some? Well, they attempted to be important then, didn't they? Only a little guilty of treason. Not only are the Rosenbergs not martyrs, they were chumps, or patsies. They were the last link in a chain that led directly into Los Alamos, because there were bigger traitors than them. What the Rosenbergs continue to be is a smoke screen.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "What the Rosenbergs continue to be is a smoke screen."

      Yep.

  • Ray Olson

    Dear Mr. Schweikart–Very gratifying, as always, to have these–if not total frauds–then considerably less than bona fide heroes revealed again, because there are still many who don't know about the gaping holes in their armor of virtue. A couple of corrections are in order, however. The Wobblies were the Industrial Workers of the World, not the International Workers of the World. More consequentially, the problem with the Haymarket bombing isn't just that the probable perp absconded, it's that four men who didn't do it (a fifth committed suicide via blasting cap, which seems suspicious) were hanged for it. Yeah, Joe Hill was probably guilty, but he's nonpareil as a song parodist. Finally, Joan Baez had a beautiful voice for her first Vanguard LP, but by the time of Woodstock it was shot and hasn't since recovered; luckily, that first album has no lefty anthems on it, though it does have the terminally lugubrious "Kumbaya", which as (fortunately) the last track can easily be elided.

  • Judy Reinhardt

    A few years ago I bought my daughter an old history book at a yard sale and told her to compare it to what she was taught in high school and college. I wish I had this article when I gave it to her.

  • Crossbow87

    Since we homeschool, our kids will be taught the truth about the left in this country. And I will use Frontpagemag.com to help. Thanks for this data.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    ~ The Great Liberal HOPE~

    ….O. J. Simpson….
    ……Trayvon Martin,……..
    ………….Christopher Jordan Dorner…………….MLK!

    ~ HOPE & CHAINS!
    .

    • Walter

      Martin Luther King was a republican!

      • zalukas

        So how come in my Soviet middle school he was elevated to a hero status along with Angela Davis and Jane Fonda? We were indoctrinated as children to revere those scumbags as heroes by scumbags who were running most murderous government in world history.
        America is drowning in it’s own ignorance of History and relevant facts. Just as long as ball game is on, all is well. Right?
        You’ll never know what hit you.

  • Paladin

    Good article! Two comments: (a) The Venona messages were not "leaked to the West", but intercepted and decrypted by brilliant cryptanalysts such as Meredith Garner. (b) Granted that Joe McCarthy was right about some of the people he fingered. It is also true that his erratic behavior and recklessness harmed the cause of anti-communism. I don't think we have to stand by his entire record, only part of it.

    • Poppakap

      You've hit a point that's generally hard to accept by many conservatives. McCarthy was right about the commies he identified. US citizens owe him a huge debt of gratitude. But he was also a media whore (not unlike Kim Kardashian) that sought to elevate himself into a cult of personality. I applaud his efforts to expose the deep infiltration by sickle & hammer devotees in the US government. But I simultaneously wish he had exercised greater self control in dealing with the fifth estate giving them fuel for subsequent smear campaigns.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "You've hit a point that's generally hard to accept by many conservatives. McCarthy was right about the commies he identified. US citizens owe him a huge debt of gratitude. But he was also a media whore (not unlike Kim Kardashian) that sought to elevate himself into a cult of personality. "

        Which do you think is more important? Which determined his legacy in leftist culture? It's like Rubino reaching for water at the "wrong time." They amplify everything negative that they can get away with to attack people dangerous to them. It would be like conservatives fixating over 0'Bama's legacy with gay white men's clubs. Nobody cares that much on either side of the aisle. Yet one could make a big deal out of it painting him as a liar and someone who has created an entire fraudulent narrative about himself just based on that. Then you've got the people murdered who might have been able to reveal more. Nobody really cares. This is because the most crucial problems with 0'Bama are his relationships with communists and MB operatives, and related appeasement and buying in to lies about US and Western history.

        You're helping the leftists to focus on non-salient facts to distract from the most salient facts of all. We suffer today from massive communist infiltration in the US government of the past. They've already won the culture war. All we have now is the constitution to protect us.

        • LibertarianToo

          You are so right. Anything the man did would have been used against him. He was stepping on too many toes. Also remember that the republican party was NOT a conservative party at the time. There were plenty of republicans who had no problem with the "containment" theory, with letting China go Red, etc. McCarthy was swimming against the tide in his own party, and they made sure he paid.

          Republicans still act like they have to apologize for McCarthy.

  • mickeymat

    The Red Scare was not during the 1950's but rather the 1920's. Appreciate your exposing the truth and the myths of history oft repeated by the leftists but please try to get the facts straight so the left cannot fault you. Thanks.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      There were two Red Scares – I didn't know that.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Scare

      First Red Scare (1919–1921)
      Second Red Scare (1947–1957)

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "There were two Red Scares – I didn't know that. "

        There have always been loyal Americans awake to threats. How much cooperation they got widely varied.

  • bryce armstrong

    Dont forget Rubin Carter.

  • poetcomic1

    As for the blacklisted actors – it is worth remembering that these communists in Hollywood in their heyday would harass, spread lies and blacklist anyone who DIDN'T agree with the Party line. They infiltrated and took over the famed Group Theater and other important troupes and bullied and terrorized their enemies into line. Do unto others…

    • Phil

      The blacklisting in Hollywood continues today. Conservatives are being given a very rough time while psycho bigots like Oliver Staone are admired.

      • Questions

        There is no "blacklist" of conservatives in today's Hollywood. That's a chic myth peddled by the Breitbart types to explain why their own ilk, lacking talent, can't seem to generate long lines at the multiplex. Mel Gibson, by the way, has been well-known in the film industry as a conservative for a decades. Did that stop him from winning Best Picture and Best Director for "Braveheart?" (1995). Somebody out there in L.A. likes him.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "There is no "blacklist" of conservatives in today's Hollywood."

          There's no list. There's leftist cultural hegemony and "political correctness" that leads to the exact same effect. Actually what they do today is more effective in suppressing those who criticize or step outside of leftist ideology than any coherent list of conservatives.

          "That's a chic myth peddled by the Breitbart types to explain why their own ilk, lacking talent, can't seem to generate long lines at the multiplex. "

          No, it's just shorthand for the statement I articulated for you.

          "Mel Gibson, by the way, has been well-known in the film industry as a conservative for a decades. "

          And he's broadly supported in Hollywood both politically and getting his "conservative" projects funded just like any other projects from Hollywood, right? That's your position? He's a great example to show what it takes to succeed without selling out. He sold out while young and then funded his own projects to break out of the cultural hegemony of Hollywood.

          "Did that stop him from winning Best Picture and Best Director for "Braveheart?" (1995). Somebody out there in L.A. likes him."

          Again, thank you for proving the point. I love how leftists will collapse time to "prove" their point. When did Gibson become known as a conservative?

          • tagalog

            Gibson became known as a conservative about the time it was first revealed publicly that he belonged to a group that seeks to revive the Latin liturgy for mass.

        • 11bravo

          YOU are the delusional one. You site one example.

        • tagalog

          There was no "blacklist" of reds in Hollywood in the old days, either. Louis B. Mayer called up Jack Warner -or vice-versa- and told him "You're thinking of hiring John Doe? He's a commie." All the Hollywood bigwigs kept up with who was getting subpoenaed by HUAC or McCarthy, that info was published in the gossip columns. There was "Red Channels" for TV (not compiled by the people who ran TV). But no Hollywood blacklist in the movies.

          You had thoughts and beliefs that caused the Hollywood magnates to lose money, you got canned. That's not so true today, in our ideologized world; now they make money-losing movies that they KNOW will lose money from the start of production, just to be on record as making a statement. Anybody remember "Rendition?" I guess they still put "Valley of Elah" on TV every now and then.

      • bryce armstrong

        I kind of take issue whenever anybody says Oliver Stone is a popular director, I know your trying to make a point about Hollywoods Marxest bias, but seriously he is not know or ever has been very like. Also his homo opus Alexander probably killed His career.

    • Mary Sue

      oh yeah they whined about it being a witch hunt when McCarthy was conducting hearings, but they're not so merciful themselves to Conservative actors…

      • tagalog

        Remember when Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront, Vive Zapata!, East of Eden, etc., etc.) was going to get a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy at the Academy Awards? People like Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Warren Beatty and numerous others in the audience actually turned their backs on him when his name was called. What a bunch of smug self-important morons. Kazan should have said to them from the podium. "I'm GLAD what I done! GLAD!" like Brando's Terry Malloy.

  • HiPlainsDrifter

    Communists are communists…and shall always be …no matter what the communists in the media say..

  • F.K. Juliano

    Mine may be a minority position, but I believe leftists should be sent to the gulag. You know they'll do it to us as soon as they get a chance.

  • edgineer1

    Only when the American people awake from their self imposed delusions about the extent of treason being committed , mostly by Democrats, will this country be safe.

  • tagalog

    On the Rosenbergs: it seems that the evidence supports the idea that Ethel Rosenberg didn't play an active role in the atomic spying. Nevertheless, she fully supported Julius, whom the evidence inculpates beyond question. Since they met as Communist activists, there's no question of Julius keeping his political works secret from her. So there's no doubt she was a accomplice, a facilitator.

    On Joe Hill: the man was facing the death penalty in Utah, where they don't fool around. Yet he was such a gallant fellow that the one person he claimed could exculpate him was the woman he was fooling around with when the robbery and killing took place, and he wouldn't reveal her name because it would dishonor her. Right. Don't mourn, celebrate justice having been done.

    Not mentioned were the Hollywood Ten, card-carrying CPUSA members all, but I suppose that's because they didn't actually DO much of anything – a few pinkish screenplays that no one cared much about, along with contempt of Congress (but then I have contempt of Congress for my own reasons). But I always got a kick out of how Dalton Trumbo managed to ride the edge of the razor blade, never QUITE claiming victim status (after all, he had to be Spartacus), but making quite a bit of hay out of it nevertheless, in interview after interview. Proof that intellectual refinement and the ability to write his ideas down very well doesn't stop a man from being a dupe.

    On McCarthy: he claimed to have a list of over 200 names of Soviet spies in U.S. government. As it turns out, according to Haynes and Klehr, writing on the Venona Project that lasted only for about a year and a half and only resulted in a tiny fraction of Soviet spy messages being decoded, Venona revealed 310 names of Soviet operatives in U.S. govenment. McCarthy was wrong; things were considerably worse than he painted them, even assuming he was lying.

  • BS77

    Read Ann Coulter's Treason.

  • Joker

    How could the author have left out Leonard Peltier!