In the 1960s left-leaning Hippies were convinced the FBI and the CIA were corrupt and doing the bidding of "The Man." Turns out they really were spying on Martin Luther King, Jr. and on behest of Nixon they tried to get John Lennon deported. There were riots on campuses all across the country if the CIA even came looking for recruits.
The left and the right have now circled around and switched positions. The right now believes there is a deep state and it is corrupt and politically motivated. The left is singing the praises of the FBI and the integrity of the "intelligent gathering community."
Twenty years ago the Republicans demanded Bill Clinton's impeachment because he had corrupted the moral fiber of the country.
And, well, I don't need to explain that switch.
In August of 1966 police officers in Sweden were puzzled by reports of unusual damage to cars. Turns out a swan had attacked its own image in the polished surface of 12 vehicles.
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."