Extremist left-wing political movements often involve internal purges.
From the earliest days of Soviet Russia, Joseph Stalin built gulags for his political opponents and those who contested his rule. In China, Mao Zedong stressed ideological purity during the Great Leap Forward campaign of the 1960s.
The modern American Left dabbles in the habits of its foreign predecessors. When particular Leftists speak against Democratic orthodoxy, they are often denounced or castigated.
Here are five times the Left turned on its own.
Famed atheist Richard Dawkins was canceled after he invited debate on the inconsistencies of transgenderism.
“In 2015, Rachel Dolezal, a white chapter president of NAACP, was vilified for identifying as Black. Some men choose to identify as women, and some women choose to identify as men. You will be vilified if you deny that they literally are what they identify as. Discuss,” Dawkins tweeted on April 10.
After receiving backlash on social media, the author of “The God Delusion” issued a follow-up tweet: “I