Was “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” about McCarthyism?

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For the last fifty years plus, there have been conspiracy theories from the left that “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956) was an allegory about McCarthyism.  Let me dispel that theory.

The author Jack Finney, the star Kevin McCarthy and the director Don Siegel have all denied it.  This hasn’t stopped Democrats, liberals, progressives, socialists (or whatever they’re calling themselves), to still point at this movie after all these years and – with a somber tone – warn about the terrible dangers of that time:  the 1950’s.  Despite proof of evidence that “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” isn’t about those “mean, white-bread, colorless, Republicans” they will continue to say it is.  Since when did the truth ever stop them?

Every year or two, Hollywood puts out another film about the 1950’s blacklist, as if it was the worst thing that ever happened.  Today, anyone who works in Hollywood fears of being outed as a Republican.  (Meaning they will never work again.)  We’re in a new blacklist era controlled by the far-left.

Text © 2017 – ERN

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