“Dad, there’s a bug in my room!” my five-year-old asked.
“Was it the Soviets?” I asked.
“A Soviet?” he asked.
“The Soviets put a lot of bugs in a lot of rooms,” I said.
So now the child is not only concerned about bugs in his room, but about Soviets putting bugs in his room.
You really have to start them early if you want quality paranoia to dominate in their later years.