By: Cliff Kincaid

During a recent trip to Las Vegas, I noticed that various signs still identified McCarran International Airport, which was named for U.S. Senator Pat McCarran, one of the strongest anti-communist Democrats in history. Officially, however, it has been renamed Harry Reid International Airport, after Senator Harry Reid. Liberals forced the name change because of McCarran’s conservative politics and anti-communist orientation.

McCarran was considered by some to be even more anti-communist than Senator Joe McCarthy, a Republican. Reid, a Democrat, may be best known as the Senator who injured himself on an exercise machine, sued the maker, and lost. He also became an advocate of spending millions on government UFO research.

The communists hated McCarran, chairman of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, because he authored the Internal Security Act, requiring registration with the Attorney General of the American Communist Party and affiliated organizations. It was passed over the veto of Democratic President Harry S. Truman.

Democrats largely continued a tradition of bipartisan anti-communism until the advent of the presidential candidacy of George McGovern in 1972.

In my column, “JFK’s Anti-Communism,” I pointed out that John F. Kennedy was an anti-communist determined to stop communism’s advance around the world by making the U.S. the strongest military power on earth. This was the main subject of a speech Kennedy never gave because he was assassinated.

Ominously, Kennedy also spoke in the prepared remarks of “the guerrillas, saboteurs, insurgents, and assassins who threaten freedom” in the world. It was a clear reference to Castro and communist efforts to take Latin America and Southeast Asia. The culmination of this effort can be seen in the invasion of our southern border.

On Newsmax, now promoting itself as the conservative alternative to Fox, there is a documentary, “Broken Governments,” featuring Greta Van Susteren, who used to work for Fox. The documentary claims, “The migrant invasion at our southern border can be pinned to systematic government failure here in the United States, and governments worldwide who take advantage of those failures.”

The problem is communism, not “broken governments.”

Consider the fact that the textbook, Occupied America, the fifth edition, includes an image of Fidel Castro on the front cover, and Castro and Che Guevara on the back cover. It refers to white people as “gringos” and includes a quotation on page 323 from someone angry over the cancellation of a government program. He declares: “We are fed up. We are going to move to do away with the injustice to the Chicano and if the ‘gringo’ doesn’t get out of our way, we will stampede over him.”

Whether they intend to “kill the gringo” or just take their land, the message suggests a seizure of power and the end of a way of life. The communists are behind it.

The communists were also behind the murder of JFK. The communists killed Kennedy, just as they murdered his brother, RFK, and tried to kill Pope John Paul II.

In our column, “Why the Communists Killed Kennedy,” we examined the evidence of Castro’s role in the murder of JFK. The Soviet KGB also had a role, through meetings with JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico and his defection to Soviet Russia. They then tried to mask their involvement through a disinformation campaign called “Dragon Operation,” an effort to shift blame for Kennedy’s murder away from the communists.

The Communists wanted Kennedy dead because he opposed the Cuban revolution, tried to overthrow Castro, and tried to have Castro assassinated. Former CIA officer Brian Latell’s book, Castro’s Secrets, discloses intelligence information that Castro knew that Oswald was going to kill President Kennedy.

A former Marine turned Marxist, Oswald was a member of the pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba Committee.

There was another communist strategy in the decision to target Democrats like the Kennedys.

Writing about his experiences in the Weather Underground, Larry Grathwohl said, “I remember one meeting when our Weatherman ‘collective’ brought up the subject of the Kennedy assassinations. At least 20 to 25 people were present and Bill Ayers was one of them. I heard Bill state that the murders of both John F. Kennedy and Robert F Kennedy were a good thing because liberals compromise the conflict between U.S. imperialism and the socialist revolution. Liberals prevent the contradictions from becoming obvious and thus prevent a revolution. Therefore, the assassinations of the Kennedys were to be welcomed as a necessary advance on the road to communist world revolution.”

This should now be obvious for all to see.

Yet, the National Democratic Party pretends there was no communist role in these murders and instead treats former President Trump and his supporters as subversives.

Sadly, RFK’s son, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., now running against Biden, insists that Palestinian Marxist and convicted killer Sirhan Sirhan did not in fact murder his father.

In fact, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. goes further, suggesting to Piers Morgan that his father and uncle may have been killed because they were “fighting against the emergence of the military-industrial complex.”

Despite the fact that his own son Connor joined the freedom fighters in Ukraine, resisting the Russian invasion, RFK Jr. is now claiming that the U.S. somehow provoked Russia and that too much money has been used to defend the former Soviet republic.

Such a position contradicts the historical record, which shows that the Budapest Memorandum signed by Democratic President Bill Clinton and the Russians was supposed to guarantee Ukraine’s territorial independence and sovereignty. The Russians violated that agreement in 2014 when Democrat Barack Hussein Obama was president.

Conservatives in the media are ignoring these flaws and contradictions in RFK Jr.’s record because they hope his candidacy can weaken Biden’s run in 2024.

“Since launching his campaign, Kennedy is polling in second place to President Joe Biden,” reports the conservative site Just the News. The news organ reported, “In a Beacon Research/Shaw & Company Research poll released last Tuesday, Kennedy polled at 19% to Biden’s 62%, according to FiveThirtyEight. An Emerson College poll last week put Kennedy at 21% to Biden’s 70%, showing that Kennedy is gaining more support less than two weeks into his campaign.”

Former Biden mouthpiece Jen Psaki explains, “Kennedy’s early numbers probably have a lot more to do with name recognition than policy. His family is still beloved by many in the Democratic electorate, even though most people would never recognize him on the street.”

True or not, the critical fact is that RFK Jr. does not seem to have the same anti-communist credentials as his uncle and father. That’s the critical issue.