The communist thing
I suppose that in fairness for most of the post-war period, Dr. King, integration, hippies and such were at least as much the face of the red menace as all that distant stuff.
When the overseas stuff went away, that was all you had left to hate.
Re: The communist thing
So when the USSR collapsed and the Russian oligarchs set off on recreating the 18th Century and capitalism displaced Maoism in China, but the leadership kept the name just to keep the proletariat loyal and pee everybody else off just for fun.........?