The Red Scare: Communist Witch Hunts The Red Scare is a term that describe the fear of a potential rise of communists that the citizens of the United States felt back in the 1920s and 1950s. During the Red Scare, Many people were brought for questioning that will determine whether they supports the idea of communism or not and some of them who were brought for questioning were unfortunate. Those who were unfortunate lost their jobs, friends and they were also black listed from their previous jobs. It all started when the people of the Soviet Union overthrow their royal family in 1917 and killed them in the following year. Not long after that, an Anarchist who was believed to be a Communist, assassinated president McKinley (The Red Scare in 1920).
and suppressing “unacceptable parts” based on whoever is defining “unacceptable.” Unacceptable has been considered to be a wide range of concepts from ideas to sexually explicit content. Historically in the USSR most leaders used censorship in every form as a means of suppressing whatever or whoever was perceived as a possible threat. George Bernard Shaw once said, “Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.” A common practice in the book is the “vaporization” of citizens. According to the Newspeak Dictionary this was when The Party would completely wipe out any trace of the citizen and either kill them or send them to a forced labor camps. 1984 was written as a satire targeting the rise of Communism in Russia by portraying a world in which Communism has spread beyond Russia’s borders.
Stalin is to blame for instilling life-threatening terror into the minds of his citizens when forming the NKVD, or his secret police. The camps provided a glimpse of salvation for citizens, but once again this was just an allusion. Following the Russian revolution, Joseph Stalin’s desire to attain power disrupted the lives of Russians. Stalin betrayed his colleagues, robbed his people of the essentials needed to thrive, and created a police force who captured and killed any who disobeyed. The pain and suffering of the people Stalin eradicated will never be restored, for he committed the foulest crime of all, sacrificing human emotions.
Arthur Miller and his Distorted Historical Accuracies In 1953, Arthur Miller wrote his famous play The Crucible, in response to a fear of Communism that had developed in the United States during that decade. The "Red Scare", as it was later called by historians was led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose paranoia of a communist takeover spread through the nation like a wildfire. Men and women alike fell victim to McCarthy's pointed finger and as a result of this hysteria, were mostly deported from the country, their careers and lives ruined. Some argue today that McCarthy's plan had been to use the fear of the American people to throw his enemies out of office and gain power himself. Whatever McCarthy's motives may have been, Arthur Miller realized the senator's ludicracy when he attempted to accuse the President himself to be Communist.
Many people who still supported the communist party still lived in the U.S. When the U.S. joined the Cold war, trying to rid the communist party from Europe and Asia, the U.S. were afraid that the people living in the United States that still supported communism were spies that would give intel back to the Soviet Union to try to destroy their government. If anybody was a suspected communist, if somebody just didn’t like somebody, or if they were even greedy they could accuse the person of communism and the person would be thrown in the penitentiary, thus, starting the second red scare. The red scare was a time where people were falsely accused of being communist spies, and would be sent to prison. If somebody hated their neighbor, a co-worker, or even a teacher they could just accuse them of being a communist spy.
In 1948 leaders of the Communist Party of America were arrested for conspiring to overthrow the government. This is a violation of the Smith Act. However, they argued that being arrested for talking about something violated their first amendment right to freedom of speech. Was the First amendment right to freedom of speech being violated when they were plotting to overthrow the government by any means necessary? (“Oyez Project”) The act of conspiring to, or teaching to over throw the government by violence is a crime under the Smith Act therefore covers the first amendment due to the danger of which the speech contains.
Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 23, 1963. With all this information in mind, we can conclude from this that john F. Kennedy was killed by the CIA because of his radical ideas and beliefs. The CIA hired Lee Harvey Oswald to kill John F. Kennedy. President Lincoln and President McKinley were killed by their radical beliefs and ideas. The ideas were improper at that time and people considered them to be harm to our society.
Carlos and Ruby wanted to eliminate kennedy because they hated him ,facts after facts stated that he was a lone gunman he was not really because why did Ruby just kill him afterwards if he did this alone? . the mafia is powerful, they know how to cover their tracks they are master of manipulation . The mafia were angry at president kennedy in this article published by (anthony and robin ), assassination of kennedy . it states that The Mafia thought they had a deal, then they help to get Kennedy elected in exchange for a complaisant Justice Department.
These were under Stalin’s orders to send all these members of political parties to their deaths. Stalin’s unjust ways of operating the Soviet Union was detrimental to the advancement of the country itself. Having show trials simply portrays how corrupt Stalin had made the Soviet government just as an intricate plan to keep all the power for himself, to the detriment of the Russian people. One citizen writes, “If you complain or write anything (“Heaven Forbid”), they will frame you or for something else, and they will shoot you like a dog.” Russia under the rule of Stalin was horrible in the way that people were killed for even complaining about Stalin and the horrible lives people lived under Stalin’s iron fist. The forced labor of Russian citizens made Stalin a bad ruler.