While the American Left and their mind-numbed robotic followers may bristle at any comparison to the totalitarian regimes of the past, including those of Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, their mindset is the same insofar as abridging freedom of speech and, through intimidation and the coercive power of government, permanently shutting down their opposition. This totalitarian mindset is in full flower on the college campuses of today and openly visible for all to see.
The two major candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, are full throated adherents of this brown shirt mentality. Hillary has referred to Republicans as the “enemy” that must be defeated while never saying the same about radical Islam; she has unabashedly supported the Black Lives Matter movement and promoted the ongoing chaos on American college campuses as well as lobbied for government control of talk radio, the internet and all political funding and speech. Bernie Sanders has called for a “revolution” that would, in essence, crush the economic and political rights of the opposition in order to relegate them to subservience.
The United States is indeed a nation of immigrants and for those of us who came to America from failed totalitarian states or from countries destroyed through wars fomented by the adherents of socialist/Marxist ideology we see clearly that the long shadow of political oppression is rapidly descending upon this land. As the 2016 presidential election approaches there is no issue of more importance if America is to remain the land of the free.