It was over before I was old enough to know it was going on. But the speeches of the candidates, mostly Trump, resemble what I have read of McCarthyism. Scare the people. Scare them with real items, scare them with association, scare them with their neighbors, scare them with religion, scare them with race. And run for office. We let the radical Islamists win when we stop all immigration. We let fear win if we vote because the candidate promotes fear. I consider myself a centrist but fear mongering candidates will move me off center.