His “list” of people changed inconstantly and his refusal to provide anyone names of the so called communists set up a horrifyingly awesome spike in hysteria and fear of communists infiltrating the government. Another person of interest in the domestic aspects of the cold war David Greenglass, he was a spy for the soviet union that was working on the Manhattan Project. The trial for him was hard to set up, not only would his story change all the time, but what he was talking about and discussing was supposed to remain “secret.” he served 10 years out of the sentenced 15. He was related to the Rosenberg's, known communists spies and sympathizers. In 1951 the McCarren Internal security act was passed.
Under his counter intelligence program nicknamed the COINTELPRO operation, Hoover unlawfully manipulated and tracked many black leaders. COINTELPRO was designed by the FBI to neutralize political radicals. A whole section of this program was directed at Black Nationalist Hate Groups in 1967 to 1971. The goal of this program was to “expose disrupt, misdirect, discredit or otherwise cancel out the activities of black nationalist, hate type organizations and grouping, their leadership, spokesmen, membership and supporters and to counter their propensity for violence and civil disorder.” There was a long list of African American leaders, group’s television programs and other media that the FBI aimed to wipe out of existence. On the other hand O’Relly mentioned in his book “the last thing he wanted was for the FBI to become a national police force.” (p.64).
Why The CIA Torture Reports Matter The Senate Intelligence Committee just released a long awaited report on the CIA’s torture techniques after 9/11. The report has caused tension between the CIA, Congress, and The White House and there is some concern that the report’s release will spark more antiAmerican sentiment around the world. So what exactly is in this report? We all know that the CIA was authorized to torture suspected terrorists during this time period. But this newest report found that the CIA tortured more people in more brutal ways than previously admitted and that they got less information out of these interrogations than they led the public to believe.
Also, the Americans who tried them are all biases and when the court case was trailed, it was the height of the red scare so all Americans were being so paranoid when they knew that a murder case had something to do with foreigners and they didn’t even find out what the truth was and just assumed that Sacco and Vanzetti were the attackers. More over , there are evidence proved that there are some people (107 of them) had confirmed that Sacco and Vanzetti were in somewhere else at the time of the crime . Those time witnesses can prove that Sacco and Vanzetti were innocent but unfortunately , most of them were recent Italian immigrants and they could hardly speak any English . That was certainly not a fair trial. Sacco and Vanzetti were not guilty to the crime at all because they had never done the crime they were charged.
Many people believe that is unfair that the illegal immigrants do not pay taxes and are getting and taking away jobs from other people. Others say that they are taking unwanted hard labor jobs so it does not matter. I learned that the solution of this problem is very complicated than I thought it would be. It is impossible for the pessimist to say to just deport all the illegal immigrants. It is also not fair just to let illegal immigrants just live the way as it is.
Many was against the signing of a Domestic spying started after 9/11 terrorist attacks. The potential impact domestic spying can have on society is economic consequences. Another potential impact of domestic spying is the invasion of the American people privacy. The American people already have a hard time trusting the government but domestic spying increases their distrust. The government has lied and been in more scandals than anything.
Firstly, people may not be responsible for their acts. Statistics show that in the USA most executions that took place; people were proven to be insane .The effect of this is injustice and unfair due to the fact the person was not aware of what he or she was doing. They are in a state of mind which prevents normal behaviour. Moreover some see it as immoral which leads to disadvantages. As people state “to take a life when a life is lost is revenge, not justice”.
In addition, “most criminals believe that illegal aliens are afraid to call the cops, so they are the victims” (Griffin, CQ Researcher). The illegals are petrified that the police will figure out that they are not citizens of the United States, and do not want to suffer the consequence of getting arrested or even deported back to their homeland. With illegal immigrants being pulled over by cops, participating in gangs, and even being easy prey for criminals, they are a reason why the crime rates have been increasing in our nation. Pursuing this further, the illegal aliens do not have or even pay taxes; therefore they are a drain to our economy. It has been said that, “Mexican’s in America send a total of billions of dollars out of the United States and back to Mexico each year” (Western Voices World News).
Most whites, especially in the South did not support the idealistic ideas of reconstructing a better nation for all. They simply didn't want change and the laws created were not going to stop them. They already felt dominated and humiliated by the North after the civil war and principally wanted to hold their ground. Angry over the fact that they shared little political power in the country and that their states were being forced to change from the agricultural slave based ways despite the majority being satisfied, they took it upon themselves to lash out against the new era of reconstruction. The prejudice and discrimination against the blacks and the lack of cooperation from the Southerners greatly affected the original plans of reconstruction.
During his office as a Senator, McCarthy claimed that there were numerous communist subversives and Soviet (Russian) spies in the federal government and elsewhere in the nation. McCarthyism is a political movement inspired by Joseph McCarthy himself to accuse many people of being communist subversives or Soviet spies without concrete evidences. Determined to root out the communist parties in America, McCarthy started to track down numerous people that he thought to be communists or belonged to the American Communist Party. The reason why McCarthy started to track communists is because he thought that communism was an ominous threat to the nation. McCarthyism closely resembles the witch-hunting era of the 1600s portrayed by Arthur Miller through his piece of literature, The Crucible.