“McCarthyism” became a smear to silence advocates of the idea that collectivist, Communist, statist doctrines entrenched in entertainment, media, educational and government settings would eventually come out and bite the American people. A “McCarthyite” was thought to be paranoid and irrational.
Yet as it turns out, now in late 2021, McCarthy’s greatest error turns out to have been underestimating the truth of his own assertions. As for today’s totalitarian and mean-spirited, tyrannical and uncompromising leftists, they have shown themselves to be grotesque caricatures guilty of the very tactics of which they once accused Senator Joe McCarthy himself.
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