And the over the top reaction to it and Edward Snowden’s revelations. The diversion of the Morales aircraft on suspicion of Snowden being on board. The Kangaroo Court being held to persecute Badly Manning. The persecution of Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
I grew up during the Cold War years. Thought I was too young to remember the McCarthy Hearings, I did read and hear a lot about them when I grew older. As well as all the anti-communist paranoia and propaganda that came out. COINTELPRO during the Vietnam war protests and suspicion that MLK and the Civil Rights movement may have been communist inspired. All of which as dis-proven.
Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers that finally told the truth about the war.
By the end of the 1970s all of the paranoia was exposed and dispelled. McCarthy and his House UnAmerican Activities were shamed out of existence early on.
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