The 1950s and early 60s was a time of political change, and the political debate was dominated by one central fact — the communists had changed from allies during WWII to sworn enemies during the Cold War. People were afraid that communists, or “reds,” would take over America and the world, especially since they also had atomic weapons. For many, the Korean War was proof that communist regimes would try to expand their territory unless the West deterred and contained them.NebraskaStudies.org | The Red Menace
Was the red menace a genuine threat. Consider this November 1956 statement by Nikita Kruschev:
We tell representatives of the capitalist countries: If you like, you can come and visit us; if you do not — you need not come. This will not upset us unduly.
Coexistence is necessary [for] us all…We Leninists are convinced that our social order, socialism, will, in the long run, conquer capitalism. Such is the logic of the historical development of mankind.CIA | STATSPEC, 7 February 1962 https://bit.ly/2GvJWmv
The Leninists and the Maoists adopted the red color to represent their socialist-communist ideology. Back in the days of my youth, the Leninists and Maoists were known as “the Reds”.
Where are we now?
It is neither China or Russia that threaten the sovereignty of the United States of America; the threat is domestic, not foreign.
The most influential American body politic is the Justice Democrats, a brilliant far-left political movement that propelled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rachida Talib, and Ilhan Omar, along with four other candidates, into office.
Like Khrushchev, the Justice Democrats do not act in secret. Learn more below.
Justice Democrats Home Page https://www.justicedemocrats.com/
The avowed goal is the “Green” movement, touting the many wonderful benefits of eliminating fossil fuels, omitting the obvious consequence of outlawing oil, gas, and coal: a total and irrevocable collapse of our beloved country.
The Justice Democrats are not a true wing of the Democratic Party; they are the old red Communist Party in disguise, most certainly a third party.
Green is the new Red.