Here is an article originally published in the Spring of in Spectrum, a magazine for Christian teachers. A colleague by the name of Dr. David Barratt responded and I was asked to briefly reply in the following issue of Spectrum. The Crucible and the Classroom:
The worst witch hunts, show trials and black lists were in the socialist Wholecaust where people who were not socialist were hunted, black listed and lost their jobs, their property, their families and were murdered by the millions.
Senator, McCarthy did more damage promoting socialism then did Miller. McCarthy made no effort to end government schools nor the robotic chanting of the Pledge of Allegiance in worship of government it was the origin of the stiff-armed salute adopted by the National Socialist German Workers Party.
See the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry, author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets". Because of inaction by McCarthy and all other politicians, government schools continue to destroy education, and children continue to be persecuted for defying daily idolatry in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Miller faults McCarthy for persecuting fellow travelers and useful idiots like Miller? Miller was interested in the tragedy of people who, under social pressure, lose their integrity. The Crucible explores this theme in the context of the Salem witch trials.
Many citizens of Salem lost their sense of decency and community when they went along with the crowd to continue persecution of the innocent. The witch test was created by Francis Bellamy who touted his self-proclaimed "Christian Socialist" dogma in Its influence is similar to that upon Ivan Pavlov's dogs.
Anyone refusing to perform the stiff-arm salute and mechanical chant to the national flag was expelled or worse. That was the flag of the USA and the German swastika flag in Germany it was not called a "swastika," it was a "Hakenkreuz" meaning hooked-cross, a type of cross.
It happened at the same time. The USA's flag ritualism was only one swastika short of being there. Rex Curry author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets". Violence and lynchings occurred in the USA and in Germany. The violence in the USA over flag ritualism predated that of Germany by decades.
It is the way that Americans pray to their criminal politicians as if they were saints satans? The dogma behind the USA's daily domestic terrorism and witch hunting was the same dogma behind the socialist crusades and inquisitions of the socialist Wholecaust of which the Holocaust was a part: Even after the official racism in government schools ended in the USA, it was replaced by forced busing and that heightened hostilities and destroyed neighborhoods.
Pledge of Allegiance http: Before being executed, George Burroughs recited the Lord's Prayer perfectly, supposedly something that was impossible for a witch, but Cotton Mather was present and reminded the crowd that the man had been convicted before a jury.
The Pledge of Allegiance is a reminder of similar magical belief system, and moreso by the addition of "under God" to the Pledge in There were lynchings and other violence against people who would not mechanically chant the pledge.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote about the "civil religion" that inspired the French Revolution and the socialist Wholecaust of which the Holocaust was a part: If any one, after publicly recognizing these dogmas, behaves as if he does not believe them, let him be punished to death: Francis Bellamy, an American proponent of Christian Socialism, boosted the same vision through his Pledge of Allegiance and as a daily religious ritual in government schools socialist schools.
Francis Bellamy's original Columbus Day program was a blueprint of nationwide propaganda for socialism in government schools. They put government flags over schools, in classrooms and everywhere.
They even put flags and chanting to flags in churches in another eerie parallel followed decades later by socialists in Germany. Arthur Miller The Crucible: Senator Joseph McCarthy http: Each was a socialist Shiva, God of death.
The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied.The Berlin Blockade and resultant Allied airlift was one of the first major crises of the Cold War.
Here a U.S. Navy Douglas R4D and U.S. Air Force C aircraft unload at Tempelhof Airport in or Comparing McCarthyism and the Salem Witch Trials Both events occurred in the United States.
Due to the pressure in each situation, seemingly random names were offered, causing the innocent to be accused.
As minister of Boston's Old North Church, Cotton Mather was a popular voice in Puritan New England. His involvement in the witch trials of the s would bring him even more notoriety.
Parallels between the Salem witch trials» The McCarthy Hearings were referred to as "witch-hunts" because of their similarity to the Salem witch trials. They both struck fear in the people due to the "guilty until you confess" attitude which ruled the courts.
The Witch Trials: In addition to the similarities between McCarthyism and The Crucible already discussed, the trials symbolize the effect of intolerance, extremism, and hatred.
The Forest: Puritans believed that the forest was the devil's dominion. The Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism: Parallels in Public Hysteria Introductory Classroom Activity (30 minutes) Have students sit in small groups of about people.
Each group should have someone to record its discussion and someone who will report out orally for the group.