Special Report: Treason And the Big Lie
Vol: 21 Issue: 28 Saturday, June 28, 2003
I am indebted to my old friend David McDaniel of Las Vegas, Nevada for sending me a copy of Ann Coulter s newest book, Treason . I probably would not have bought it myself, because of the subtitle; Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terror.
Ordinarily, I am content to leave the past in the past unless it is relevant to the present, and another food fight between liberals and conservatives doesn t interest me. There is enough spin going on right now to keep me busy. And anyway, my mission is not to be an ideologue for either side, but rather to try and locate whatever is true and separate it from spin.
I fit the category of political conservative because I believe the US is a Republic, not a pure democracy and is therefore under and answerable to the Creator God of the Bible.
I believe that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land as written, not as interpreted.
I believe that spin is another word for lie and that spin doctor means master liar . I believe that the United States is the finest country the world has ever known.
I believe that any American who betrays the United States is a traitor.
Not all conservatives are Republican and not all liberals are Democrats. But conservative and Democrat are never used in the same sentence, so I am often confused with being a Republican.
That is another reason I wouldn t have bought Coulter s book myself. I hold my opinions based on comparing what I see, hear and read to reality. Coulter is the darling of the Republican right, and I no more want to propagate Republican spin than I would Democratic spin.
Having said all that, I am very much indebted to David for sending me a copy, as I said at the outset. Coulter s book isn t just a good read; it is a stunningly accurate explanation of how it was possible that we found ourselves embroiled in a Congressional debate over whether the UN or the US was responsible for national security.
Coulter uses history, the Congressional Record and recently declassified US intelligence information to demonstrate how much of the thinking of the liberal left has its roots in Communist ideology.
For example, McCarthyism. To most Americans, even conservatives, Senator Joseph McCarthy was a right-wing demagogue who systematically destroyed the lives of innocent Americans in what revisionist history now calls a Communist witch hunt.
Coulter argues that, far from being a dirty word, McCarthy was an American hero. She makes that argument systematically, carefully, but effectively.
On 1 February 1943, the U.S. Army’s Signal Intelligence Service, a forerunner of the National Security Agency, began a small, very secret program, later codenamed Venona. The object of the Venona program was to examine and possibly exploit encrypted Soviet diplomatic communications. These messages had been accumulated by the Signal Intelligence Service (later renamed the U.S. Army Signal Security Agency and commonly called “Arlington Hall” after the Virginia location of its headquarters) since 1939 but had not been studied previously.
The accumulated message traffic comprised an unsorted collection of thousands of Soviet diplomatic telegrams that had been sent from Moscow to certain of its diplomatic missions and from those missions to Moscow.
Incredibly, Coulter says, Project Venona was kept from the administrations of both Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, because US intelligence ALREADY KNEW both administrations were heavily infiltrated with Soviet agents. Those accused by the McCarthy Committee were NOT railroaded.
The Soviet intercepts were declassified in 1995. They confirmed that Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, executed in 1950 for passing atomic secrets to the Soviets, were guilty as charged. So was Alger Hiss, who was convicted of perjury in 1950 for DENYING he was a Soviet agent.
Hiss advised Roosevelt at Yalta, where the US agreed to let the Soviets have Eastern Europe. Hiss was instrumental in the creation of the United Nations. When he was convicted, Secretary of State Dean Acheson said he still supported Hiss. That would be the equivalent of Colin Powell endorsing a convicted senior al-Qaeda operative who had infiltrated the Bush White House.
The same can be said of the rest of those who claimed to be victims of McCarthyism. Coulter explodes the Principle of the Big Lie and how is was used by the liberals to create a boogey-man called McCarthyism to stifle criticism, even though most of the alleged McCarthyist witch hunts like the famous Hollywood blacklist were conducted by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) years before McCarthy was even elected to the Senate.
And Coulter proves it succinctly, by pointing out what the H in HUAC stands for. McCarthy was a Senator. Unlike his revisionist portrait, McCarthy was reluctant to name suspects, and his committee was charged only with looking for suspected Communists in government service.
While HUAC was looking for traitors, McCarthy s committee only looked at federal employees to determine if they were security risks that needed to be reassigned or fired.
Does that sound anything like the history of Joe McCarthy you ve heard?
Coulter demonstrates how the McCarthy deception became fact by the simple expedient of repeating the Big Lie over and over again until it became true.
More than that, Coulter shows how the liberalism that allowed the Soviet Union to nearly defeat the United States from within is now a staple part of the Democratic Party.
Treason outlines, step by step, the application of propaganda in America, its chief propagandists, who trained them and where they are now. Coulter uses the New York Times own archives to prove the liberal cover-up of its endorsement of Communism.
A case in point: Had YOU ever heard of Project Venona? Did YOU know that sensitive classified information was denied Democratic presidents during the Cold War because they were untrustworthy?
Did YOU know that Soviet intercepts conclusively proved the guilt of Communists like Alger Hiss and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
Did YOU know that former Assistant Secretary Harry Dexter White, Roosevelt chief of staff Lauchlin Curry and Duncan Lee, chief of staff to the head of the OSS (CIA) were ALL Soviet agents?
Roosevelt was informed that Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White were Soviet agents. He laughed it off. Truman was also informed that they were Soviet agents. Truman also laughed it off, and then appointed Harry Dexter White to head the IMF.
And in case you think it is hyperbole, in 1950 President Eisenhower directed his Attorney General to announce that former President Truman appointed White to the IMF while KNOWING FULL WELL White was a Soviet agent. Truman tried to deny it, saying he had never seen the FBI report that claimed White was a spy.
So the FBI produced the report. Then Truman said he appointed White head of the IMF to get him out of Treasury. As a ‘security’ measure. At the time, the liberal media accepted Truman’s explanation. Because that is what they wanted to believe.
The liberal media doesn t talk about that much now, because for fifty years, they ve been defending all these Soviet agents and to publicize it would show they were complicit in treason.
These sound like wild charges. I am satisfied that they are not for several reasons.
The first is that this is a book written by an arch-conservative making blistering accusations against some of the most powerful people in the world, not to mention the American Democratic Party as an institution and liberalism as a worldview. Accusations of TREASON!
You can be certain that every word was carefully vetted; that the documentation will stand up the scrutiny of the liberal media, and that no stone was left unturned to ensure its accuracy. No publisher would publish this unless they were certain they could prove every word.
Ann Coulter has many powerful enemies who would like nothing better than to prove she is just another hysterical conservative.
The second reason is because it fits perfectly with the known facts of history. Truth is always harmonious with history by its nature; it needs no explanation because it IS the explanation. Truth doesn t need to be shaped to fit history. But revisionist history never quite seems to fit the frame without some creative explanation.
Like McCarthyism, for example. It always sounded flat to my ear, because it didn t fit with the facts. If McCarthy exposed the infiltration of Soviet agents into the highest reaches of government, why, oh why would his name become a dirty word? And history shows he did exactly that and probably bought America the extra thirty years necessary to defeat the Evil Empire without resorting to thermonuclear war.
We know that Stalin got his hands on the US plans for the atomic bomb, and that Julius and Ethel Rosenberg gave them to him. Why, oh why has there been such a systematic effort to portray the people who condemned the world to fifty years under the shadow of the mushroom cloud as victims of McCarthyism. Particularly since McCarthy hadn t even been elected to the Senate when the Rosenbergs were arrested?
Since Alger Hiss helped condemn Eastern Europe to four decades of Soviet domination, (confirmed by Venona) why would the liberals still be trying to rehabilitate him fifty years later?
The liberal myth doesn t explain any of that without a lot of fancy footwork and baloney about McCarthyism. The unvarnished truth explains all of that without any mental gymnastics because it is true. That s what the phrase ring of truth is all about.
Coulter s book PROVES a vast, LEFT-wing conspiracy to commit treason against the United States and proves it beyond a reasonable doubt.
If there were the tiniest provable inaccuracy, you can rest assured that it would make banner headlines at the New York Times. But no such headline has appeared.
Coulter shows how the liberals used McCarthyism as a shield against any serious inquiry into what they were up to, while systematically maintaining its own blacklist.
If one is not pro-homosexual or pro-abortion, one is blacklisted by anything controlled by the liberal establishment. Another self-evident truth.
The Coulter book is filled with self-evident truths which, taken together, systematically dismantle the Big Lie. And so far, none of the Big Liars have been able to do anything about it except call her names.
They can t assail the facts, so when Coulter dares to call it treason all the left can do is attempt to marginalize her as an ideologue and hope nobody will believe her.
I believe her.