His mother's second husband, Lawrence Choy Lowe (1906-1962), who adopted Rolland, was active in the community and was brought before the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities
during the McCarthy era, a time of rampant red-baiting and paranoia.
The episode not only forever changed Walt's attitude toward his workers--he finally left it to Roy to settle the dispute--but prompted him to name names a few years later to the House UnAmerican Activities
Committee, seeing communist influence underlying the labor movement.
He then had a really serious brush with Senator McCarthy and the House Unamerican Activities
was always chasing Communists, and the television drama, I Led Three Lives, was geared to making us hate "commies." It was the same sort of "kill your enemies" philosophy of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his infamous subcommittee on unAmerican activities
. The U.S.S.R.
He discusses such aspects as a movie problem, producing Hollywood's Cold War, the coalescence of a counter-subversive network, the infamous 1947 trials of the House Unamerican Activities
Committee, and rollback.
When Arthur Miller died in 2005, obituary writers saluted his standing as one of America's greatest playwrights and praised his moral courage for refusing to name names of Communist Party members before the House Unamerican Activities
Committee, or HUAC.
Senator Joe McCarthy's infamous House of UnAmerican Activities
Committee ruined the careers of thousands and caused numerous suicides with its bogus allegations of their being involved in some elaborate, unarticulated Red plot - and Hoover provided the falsified information to make the charges stick.
The cartoonists' priorities included supporting Franklin Roosevelt in all things; defeating fascism, which to them seemed as much a danger in the States as anywhere else; defeating the anti-communist movement in Congress, especially the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities
; stirring up hatred of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (the Left was still furious over having lost the Spanish Civil War); defeating the mythical fifth column of Axis supporters in America; and building a big, happy utopian world with our good friend, fearless ally, and kind uncle Soviet premier Joseph Stalin.
As emotional and mental stress threatens to push him towards madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities
and called to give the most challenging performance of his career.
Myron was fired in 1953 for taking the Fifth Amendment, refusing to name names at a House UnAmerican Activities
(HUAC) hearing, and the family moved to Baltimore.
She was subpoenaed to appear before the House UnAmerican Activities
Committee in 1951, and her FBI file reveals that she was under surveillance until 1960.
House UnAmerican Activities
Committee used the term "Communist sympathizer" to exploit American fears half a century ago--or, similarly, how Richard Nixon used "law and order." So, what does the term "weapons of mass destruction" really mean?