|In 1953, Ethel and Julies Rosenberg were executed by the US government and accused of being spies for the Soviet Union. The frame up trial by the government has to be seen in light of the cold war that existed in the mid 20th century. Because of the anti-communist political climate at the time, the conviction of two American Communists was a foregone conclusion. |
Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, the venerable African American historian and peace activist declared the Rosenberg case to be a case against elementary civil rights, against every ideal of democracy. “In the midst of war and fear we do unbelievable things, we rush to lying, slander and hate because we fear what war will do to us and to ours. In blind recoil, from mass murder we do anything which in our pervert imagination seems likely to save us from war. This is the reason why here, in the nation which was born in peace and justice, we are are almost without pretext community crimes right now against humanity, against elementary civil rights, and any idea of democracy. The public opinion which crucifies a father and mother in the prime of life is based on the fear of disaster to the whole nation, but fear is not fact, and ignorantly to commit an unforgiveable crime in the name of a greater crime is no excuse.” D.E.B. DeBoisThe Rosenbergs were convicted for atomic spying, a false accusation.
During WW2, Julius Rosenberg and Morton Sorbel helped our Soviet allies with transferring information on radar technology needed in the fight against fascism in Europe.If not in the name of justice, then in the name of national welfare, although the two forever go together, the Rosenbergs should not have been electrocuted by the US government. Ethel Rosenberg, a mother of two children, was one of the first women electrocuted by the US government. Ours was the government that murdered Italian immigrants Sacco and Vanzetti, their only crime was that they were immigrants and not supporters of the capitalist system.
Like the Rosenbergs, the are dead, slain by a burearcracy disdainful of their lives and innocence.How different is it from the current climate where immigrants and people of color are murdered almost daily and the capitalist system allows it to go on.Remember the Rosenbergs, remember Sacco and Vanzetti, remember George Floyd.
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