A great long article from a recent Yale graduate (and a daughter of Russian-speaking immigrants, which explains why she’s so smart):
Even members of the clique are never really safe. Anyone who contradicts the latest consensus version of the constantly mutating ideology, even if they have worked to its benefit or are otherwise obviously on side, gets purged. If you don’t keep up, you get purged. It doesn’t matter that the ideology is abusive to its own constituents and allies, or that it doesn’t really even serve its formal beneficiaries. All that matters is this: for everyone who gets purged for a slight infraction, there are dozens who learn from this example never to stand up to the ideology, dozens who learn that they can attack with impunity if they use the ideology to do it, and dozens who are vaguely convinced by its rhetoric to be supportive of the next purge. So, on it goes.
Please spare me the inanities about how this is a tiny group nobody cares about. People like these turned Bernie Sanders from a life-long champion of workers into a clumsy and confused champion of wokesters. They bullied and bribed the entire Democratic presidential nominee field into parroting their rich-kid mantras at the expense of – cf previous post. Keep not caring even as you imitate their incomprehensible speech patterns and behaviors because, as always, it pays to please your masters. Until it strikes their fancy to feel displeased.