The Brown Scare (#BrownScare) has hit hackerdom, Mencius Moldbug declares, but “America’s ginormous, never-ending, profoundly insane witch-hunt for fascists under the bed” is nothing new:
At the height of the lame, doomed “Red Scare,” the Brown Scare was ten times bigger. You may think it was difficult making a living as a communist screenwriter in 1954. It was a lot easier than being a fascist screenwriter. Or even an anticommunist screenwriter. (Same thing, right?) And as any pathetic last shreds of real opposition shrink and die off, the Scare only grows. That’s how winners play it. That’s just how the permanent revolution rolls.