I think the communists (and now the Islamists too) knew our vulerabilities more than we did, and they had a comprehensive plan to destroy this nation’s Judeo-Christian foundation. They did it by targeting the love of money/power - getting the filthy rich on-board to destroy those foundations, and through them controlling the media, academia, etc. Yuri Bezmenov talked about that. Concern over communism has been ridiculed, but that was all part of the plan as well - make fighting for our lives seem like a joke to most, and then the whole building will crumble, foundation first.
The WWII generation didn’t see this coming. The “academic” attack led to the failure of many Christian denominations, which gave up on believing the Bible. That laid the groundwork for modernism, post-Christianity, and now post-modernism. It all followed naturally from the premise of man believing he is his own “god”, and it has led us to an impossible situation where nobody is living in reality. Each person is allowed to create their own reality, and there is no such thing as truth. How the Father of Lies is laughing, now that all of the system’s recognized existence in this nation has become one big lie. Five people in robes could never have taken over this country’s whole political structure without the society as a whole scoffing the whole concept of truth.
The WWII generation had no idea that they were sending their children to college to be indoctrinated against the very freedoms they gave so much to protect. The enemy snuck in while we were beaten down from the physical battles, took advantage of the men being at war and played with the wives’ new-found desire for autonomy and a career, and attacked families and faith - which were the core that held the nation together. It was a deliberate, comprehensive plan and when the society poo-poohed the danger they set us up for what we see now.