During the Obama-era, the American right was fixated on the supposed threats of communism and socialism, with fears of a coming socialist America.
However, these fears were clearly overhyped, and it now appears to have been a passing trend.
Wokeness has now supplanted socialism as the primary bogeyman among conservative politicians and pundits.
Wokeness, a term used to describe a heightened awareness and concern for social justice issues, has been criticised by some for being overly divisive and threatening American values.
While some view wokeness as a positive movement, others view it as a threat to traditional American ideology.
Republican Senator Tom Cotton warns, "This ideology is rooted in the same poisonous soil that brought Jim Crow to America.
" Despite differing characterisations of wokeness, it is clear that it has become a significant topic of debate in American right-wing politics.