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The Crusade Against Political Correctness Gave Trump The Cover He Needed - BillMoyers.

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'From 2015 through the end of Donald Trump’s vulgar, violence-invoking, free-speech-threatening ascent to the presidency, a broad swath of America’s chattering classes & upscale college alumni consumed itself in denouncing something different. Instead of taking alarm at Trump’s many breathtaking threats to quash freedoms of dissent,the chorus of conventional wisdom panicked about the “creeping totalitarianism” being insinuated into American life by sanctimonious liberal college students & campus elders and by recent graduates in the media & government.It was a massive, almost desperately determined avoidance of facing what was actually threatening our freedoms. Why not direct the next crusade against the creeping threats to our liberties? The dispiriting answer lies in stampedes like the one for campus “free speech” that abetted Trump’s triumph instead of advancing Americans’ freedoms.

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