As far as I can tell, brainwashing is exactly what has taken place and is currently taking place to a large swath of our population, it’s as if the social justice warriors have all joined an extremist cult and have undergone years of brainwashing.
The phrase "classic liberal" is being used as a false facade of words to hide the totalitarian progressive behind a mask, yup folks it's a duck.
Like the "good" Germans in the 1930's and 1940's, there is a huge swath of people in the United States that are promoting, tolerating and enabling totalitarian progressives and when their Liberty is gone they're going to be asking themselves, "how could this happened in the United States of America"?
The 2nd Amendment is under assault by the anti-Constitution firearm banning extremists. These people are trying to bastardize the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment to achieve their anti-firearm goals. These people are further dividing the United States and deepening societal division.
Totalitarianism is an enemy of the Constitution of the United States of America and therefore it's an enemy to the people of the USA. It's not the people who are consumed by the ideology that are the enemy, it's the ideology itself.
Persecution and intimidation are tyrannical ways of destroying the liberty of those that you oppose/hate. The rise of totalitarianism in the USA is deepening the divide and going to destroy the USA.
Intimidation is a favorite tool of those that persecute others, is it one of your favorite tools to control others?
Subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
The problem as I see it is that there's a huge swath of political activists that are the driving force behind using their own liberty and Constitutional rights to destroy the liberty and Constitutional rights of anyone they oppose.
Propaganda is an existential threat, it's a freedom eating malignant cancer consuming the core commonalities that support the entire premise of liberty in the United States of America and trying to turn us into a cultish hive mind.