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How I came to read this bookI first heard the word McCarthyism from an aunt way back in the early 1980 s She was a history major from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and a liberal I was in my late teens then India had just recovered from Indira Gandhi s Emergency 1975 77 and slowly moving towards the right of the political spectrum As a staunch leftist I was outraged that freedom of expression could be curbed like that But it was an old story and the nightmare of the Emergency was past so I filed away the knowledge as a historical curiosity and forgot all about itI was reminded of it again while reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver in 2010 Now with the help of Wikipedia and other sources I could do a bit of research and what came up was appalling I could really understand the meaning of witch hunt And with India inexorably moving towards the right it was a frightening reminder of what could happenFast forward to 2014 I read and reviewed Eminent Historians Their Technology Their Line Their Fraud by Arun Shourie which puts forward the conspiracy theory that all reputed Indian historians are communists and have massively distorted India s true history which is of course pure bovine excrement and I said as much in my review A disgruntled right winger commented that I was purposefully shutting my eyes and pointed me to an interview by Yuri Bezmonov a Soviet defector as conclusive proof that the Indian intelligentsia were compromisedWell I read the book written by that guy too Love Letter to America and found the same sort of wild allegations without a shred of proof The matter should have rested there had not the Indian government started its own witch hunt for Urban Naxals based on Vivek Agnihotri s book of the same name Soon the right wingers all over India were discovering Maoists around every corner And increasingly intellectuals in academia and entertainment were being targetedMcCarthyism had been revived in India with a vengeanceThe Review McCarthyism is the practice in the United States of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence The term refers to US senator Joseph McCarthy R Wisconsin and has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare lasting from the late 1940s through the 1950s It was characterized by heightened political repression as well as a campaign spreading fear of Communist influence on American institutions and of espionage by Soviet agents Wikipedia In the late 1940 s the USA went mad Due to the heightening of tensions because of the Cold War with the Soviet Union the government began seeing a communist infiltrator under each bed and across every corner Hundreds of people were hounded out of their careers and lost their livelihood due to governmental persecutionThe most infamous of the institutions created as a tool for this inuisition was the House Un American Activities Committee HUAC The House Un American Activities Committee HUAC or House Committee on Un American Activities or HCUA was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives The HUAC was created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens public employees and those organizations suspected of having Fascist or Communist ties Wikipedia One of the main contributions of the committee to the anti communist witch hunt was its enuiry into the Hollywood film industry Over a period of nine days it examined witnesses from industry and compelled them to reveal their ties to the American Communist Party Ten of them refused citing the Fifth Amendment to the constitution which protected a citizen from giving self incriminatory evidence These ten people were convicted of contempt of Congress charges and ultimately fined and jailed even though they had done nothing illegal even the Communist party was a legal organisation And around 300 people were blacklisted and lost their careersDalton Trumbo screenwriter and novelist was one of them And this essay is his indictment of this state sponsored terrorism It talks about the freedoms which are sacrosanct in a democracy and how they were being crushed by the current administration Even though Trumbo s voice comes to us from seven decades ago it s worth listening toTrumbo calls the particular time period the time of the toad after Emile Zola s uip to a young writer on how to stomach absolutely unpalatable and jingoistic newspaper columns eat a toad alive and whole It will settle the stomach to such an extent that it can digest anything All nations in the course of their histories have passed through periods which to extend Zola s figure of speech might be called the Time of the Toad an epoch long or short as the temper of the people may permit fatal or merely debilitating as the vitality of the people may determine In which the nation turns upon Itself in a kind of compulsive madness to deny all In its tradition that is clean to exalt all that is vile and to destroy any heretical minority which asserts toad meat not to be the delicacy which governmental edict declares it Triple heralds of the Time of the Toad are the loyalty oath the compulsory revelation of faith and the secret police Nation states are artificial constructs And governments in times of insecurity creative a narrative of Us vs Them the so called patriots vs traitors It is an example of the in group against the out group as explained by Desmond Morris in The Human Zoo The in group may be the majority religion race or believers of a particular political philosophy The out group is usually an underprivileged minority who are seen as the cause of all the troubles plaguing the in group and the nationThe obvious example near at hand for Trumbo is Nazi Germany after going through its recent history in brief he suddenly shifts to USA and the House Committee for Un American Activities as a worthy successor to Nazi era repressive fora However here there is the additional feature of an enemy nation the traitorous out group is loyal to the Soviet UnionOnce such an out group is identified it s child s play for the authorities to terrorise the populace into submission Most people are not willing to sacrifice their lives for the truth You put the fear of reprisals into people and to escape they will point their finger at anyone other than themselvesHe details the acts of the committee and how person after person chickened out and agreed to testify and sueal on their colleagues It makes compelling reading because this is what happens everywhere right from the original witch hunts in Europe to the modern day totalitarian regimes If a man Is a Communist and denies his affiliation More the committee he has committed perjury and he will go to jail if he answers affirmatively the second uestion put to him will be Who else If he refuses this answer he is in contempt in the same degree as if he had refused the first and he will go to jail If he answers the second he will be confronted with the third Who are your relatives Your friends Your business associates Your acuaintances At which point if he complies he is involved in such a nauseous uagmire of betrayal that no man however sympathetic to his predicament can view him without loathing As the persecution goes on studio bosses and union leaders use it as an opportunity to settle old scores break strikes and gain political advantage Soon it is the situation where any form of expression not expressly sanctioned by the administration becomes a thought crime Orwell was writing about communism but his metaphor works for the right as well because freedom of expression can never be partial as expressed by Mr Benjamin De Voto writing in the September 1949 issue of Harper s Magazine about the committee s attempt to police universities There is no such thing as academic freedom that is just a mite restricted The colleges are entirely free or they are not free at all For any supporter of free thought this is almost a tautology but those who want to impose the will of the state on its citizens freedom of expression is anathema Trumbo s dire warning that the American movie industry will follow the German one where films were only used as fascist propaganda didn t come true fortunately But the poison injected into the minds of the common man remained as distrust of any viewpoint uestioning the status uo And of late it has re emerged as censorship and gagging of academics and intellectuals across an increasingly right leaning world Education hitherto presumed to consist of free inuiry into the nature of truth thus becomes merely an instrument of whatever policy the nation momentarily may pursue That policy determined outside the university and being on its own ipse dixit right obviously cannot be subject to free inuiry When policy has been made inuiry ceases National policy is truth truth is national policy It cannot be otherwise Sounds chillingly familiar doesn t itThe world as a whole including my country India is going through the Time of the Toad People are not just eating the toad they are swallowing it whole and declaring it the tastiest food ever In this situation we cannot hope any state institution to give us succour because for them to exist toad eating is mandatoryThe only thing to do is refuse to eat the toad Shout out loud from the rooftops Make your voice heard If the voices are sufficient in number it will breach any wallREFUSE TO EAT THE TOAD

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Time of the Toad A Study of Inuisition in America and Two Related Pamphlets
  • Dalton Trumbo
  • English
  • 24 July 2020
  • 9780061361081