It would seem that he was a lot more right than he was later given credit for. People are still conditioned to dismiss the Senator (I certainly was). This is the power of the ability to mass-focus social animosity on the target of your choice. What the media and Hollywood can do to ideological enemies today as compared to what they were capable of then, is like comparing the 'Fat Man' bomb that hit Hiroshima to today's Trident D5 missile.
In the face of such power to move society, people like Mickelson last week have to walk-back common-sense statements.
I bet Joseph Goebbels wished he had such power to propagate ideology and suppress contrary opinion.