"It’s utterly bizarre how the American left has essentially become what the right wing was around the time of 9/11 — pro-censorship, pro-military, pro-police, pro-corporation, pro-surveillance. These are the people who have us barreling full speed into an authoritarian dystopia that’s equal part McCarthyist witch hunt, Maoist struggle session, and Spanish Inquisition. Possess the wrong opinions, and expect to be humiliated, canceled, and re-educated. You will also bend the knee, publicly recant, and kiss the ring in submission and fealty, if you know what’s good for you." https://dooley.substack.com/p/are-you-now-or-have-you-ever-been
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