The New McCarthyism 28
Most Boomers remember the educational technology of the 1960s as one comprised mostly of flash cards. Today, I’m reminded of one such card in particular. On the front side it read “McCarthyism.” On the flip side it read “A brand of vitriolic, fear-mongering.”
Future generations will likely ask: “Which McCarthyism? Joe’s or Kevin’ s?” Joe McCarthy is often credited with developing what dirty tricksters have dubbed the FIBS tactic. It leverages Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear. Kevin will be seen as having reprised what Margaret Chase Smith appropriately described as the Four Horsemen of Calumny. This Luciferian legacy was also seen throughout the career of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and, more recently, in the prevarications of his protege Stephen Miller.
Both McCarthy’s exhibited a reckless indifference to the truth. They have each brought shame to the United States Legislature. Thanks to Kevin, the traditional republican emphasis on representative government is now widely considered to be an arcane banished idea. Not only has he betrayed the constitutionally framed representative form of government, he and his supporters have also worked to corrode its democracy underpinnings. The PUS that now oozes from such mortally wounded principle should also understood as an acronym for the Party of Unmitigated Selfishness. The only way such an abhorrent system of values can somehow emerge victorious is through acts of intentional deception, voter suppression, and election subversion.
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