Farah writes that he once “swam in the cesspool” of the progressive movement, and knows how it “works and why it is such an effective weapon of intimidation and coercion.”
He goes on to warn that universities have “indoctrinated” students into a “venomous, anti-American and anti-liberty ideology,” arguing that academia is “redefining right and wrong” in order to “achieve a totalitarian state” akin to Nazi Germany, Pol Pot’s Cambodia and North Korea.
It has wreaked havoc on the world whenever it has spread, but it has always been part of the left’s identity. That’s why we have the term “political correctness” – unabashedly coined way back in the late 1960s, when I was taken in by the left.
I swam in that cesspool. I understand it. I drank deeply of the Kool-Aid. I know how this works and why it is such an effective weapon of intimidation and coercion.
America has permitted multiple generations to be indoctrinated into this venomous, anti-American and anti-liberty ideology. We’ve done it since the 1960s when young people were encouraged to shut down the universities they were privileged to attend to force their views on others.
Academia is a breeding ground for this kind of mob rule akin to what was experienced in the French Revolution and Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.
Ultimately, it not only spells the end of freedom. It spells death on a massive scale.
We may not be there yet in America, but I don’t believe it’s as far away as most think.
Don’t believe this is just a passing phase – something new under the sun.
It’s not at all.
It’s a necessity to achieve a totalitarian state. It means redefining right and wrong. Adolf Hitler did it. Josef Stalin did it. Pol Pot did it. So did the Democratic Republic of North Korea, which has never recovered from it.
Is it wrong to compare the soft left in the U.S. to these tyrants and tyrannies?
If we fail to see the patterns and similarities, we are doomed to suffer the same fate.