Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
Step out of line, the men come and take you away
Stephen Stills, For What It’s Worth
New Fawkes recruit Shock Horror
The brief and bizarre era of Joseph McCarthy, Senator from the state of Wisconsin, was the time of the “Red Scare”, of paranoia regarding how many Communists were in the US Federal Government, any other Government, Hollywood (a conceit that still persists in those at Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse)), business, the armed forces, and, of course, under the bed. Any bed, anywhere in the USA.
And he should not lose sight of what happened to the late Senator from Wisconsin: Joe McCarthy was brought down mainly by his fondness for drink. One does not need to draw parallels: the Fawkes rabble are keen to parade their overindulgence in the area. Another fine mess, once again.