In 1944, my adoptive father, Irv Rusinow, at age 30 was brought before the Fourth U.S. Civil Service Region Investigations Division as part of a hearing involving his application for a photographer position with the Civil Service Commission. What follows is a transcript of that hearing, as well as an incredibly well-written summary of his ‘world view’, in his own pen. Shades of Joe McCarthy, long before the Senator from Wisconsin conducted his 'Red Scare’ witch hunts in 1954.
Today, we still have people and media networks who love to try to scare the living hell out of us. I learned a long time ago not to get caught up in their batshit crazy ways.