Tom Nichols at the Leftist Daily Beast insightfully points out in a recent article that the Donald Trump campaign which is running over well-financed establishment candidates was created by P.C. thought police in the US media and academia. Nichols, who loathes Trump and Right-wing populist politics, describes the self-annointed thought police as:
a conglomeration of political, academic, media, and cultural elites who for decades have tried to act as the arbiters of acceptable public debate and shut down any political expression from Americans with whom they disagree.
The writer notes that opposition to these self-righteous gate-keepers is what unites Trump’s growing base. Ordinary people fear they are being silenced by Progressive activists on racial, sexual and cultural issues. They know that their reputation can be destroyed and their job taken from them for voicing a politically-incorrect opinion. I have personally felt the fangs of these vampires who have in the past harrassed my family, attempted to get me fired from my job and have falsely labeled me a terrorist and a Nazi in order to destroy my reputation. These are tactics employed by those with a totalitarian mindset.
Nichols doesn’t name the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) but they are the premier example of PC thought police. Groups such as the SPLC routinely demonize those with whom they disagree in order to dehumanize and silence their opposition. It is this stifling atmosphere of narrowly-restricted speech (especially on college campuses and in the workplace) which has pushed forward the Donald Trump campaign and threatens the present Progressive order for the first time in decades.
US cultural elites in media and academia daily attack Trump and insult his supporters in P.C. language – pushing throngs of ordinary folks to cheer on the politically-incorrect billioaire.
This is easily the most interesting US presidential election in many years. Will the P.C. establishment succeed in uniting enough people against it to bring down the gates and open up a little room for public discussion?