A friend is an immigrant from the former USSR. She is desperate, says her 17-year-old has been brainwashed in the local public school. The kid is glassy-eyed. She spouts the CRT slogans about whiteness and racial guilt, sounding like a little Soviet party apparatchik. You can imagine how it feels to a survivor of Soviet totalitarianism to hear this garbage in her own house from a formerly happy, sweet child.
Back in the USSR, though, all of the intelligentsia had to be murdered, exiled or forced into silence by terror to make this brainwashing possible. And in the US, it’s the opposite. The intellectuals are the ones who terrorize everybody into compliance with the dogma.