Fascism, that’s what it is all about.
Shutting down conservatives has become de rigueur. But now anti-free-speech activists are increasingly turning their ire on free-thinking progressives. Liberals shouldn’t cede the responsibility to defend free speech on college campuses to conservatives. After all, without free speech, what’s liberalism about?”
Setting aside the fact that the principle complaint is not “liberals no longer believe in free speech”, but liberals are now shutting down their own, the answer to this question has been very apparent to many conservatives for decades now.
After all, when you’re the face being stomped on by the boot, it’s easy to understand who is doing the boot stomping. And in this case, it was conservatives who found themselves on the outs, being shouted down and shut down and pushed out of the national conversation as if they were illegitimate, irrational, “alt”-something fringe participants without anything to say.
But now that the Left is turning on itself?
To answer your question, progressive liberalism has turned into fascism so slowly you failed to notice.
Enjoy your time at The New York Times, before the Thought Police decides to yank your credentials and send you to the wilderness for failing to agree with an increasingly hard-left minority who you undoubtedly helped into power.
And enjoy the boot. After a while, that boot, stamping on a human face forever–it sort of feels ironic.