Political theory lessons have been ignored by the current beliefs of the young liberal left as witnessed by Bernie Sanders’ popularity and support of the leftist ideas of the Democrats. Their tactics of shouting down any opposing viewpoints and labeling anyone who opposes them discourages debate.
The New Haven Register has assisted in enabling the counter-argument to the misguided thought that socialism is a preferred system to American capitalism. In the July 22 edition, a letter which listed the “evils” of the “Trump extremist agenda” contained all the catchphrases that young liberals have spouted since President Trump’s campaign and election. In a July 8 confrontation on the Green, a group gathered to “resist socialism” was labeled a “white supremacist, nationalistic, misogynistic, hate group.” The writers reiterated the rhetoric of the liberal left verbatim while encouraging resistance to any “Trump agenda.” The letter was signed: Jahmal Henderson and Joelle Fishman, members of the Winchester-Newhall Club of the Communist Party, USA.
Young liberal left thought prefers socialism. The fact that socialism is a direct step toward communism is ignored. The letter is textbook propaganda that self-proclaimed communists extol. Hopefully, the similarities with the liberal left rhetoric are apparent. Liberals should realize that ultra-left Democrats’ policies are what Americans historically have fought against. Communism is a failed social and political system. These writer’s choice of words and phrases correspond to those used by the liberal left youth at rallies and demonstrations. Any policies encouraging a movement toward socialism can only endanger the future.
— Sal Squeglia