[Ed. – The blacklisting is taking many forms.]
When my liberal friends share their apocalyptic fears about right-wing brown shirts, I say, “I’ve never encountered one of those people; have you?” The answer is always no.
If the patio isn’t a tinderbox, I’ll then ask if they ever worry that something they or their children might say could spark a catastrophic blowback. Most reply yes.
But when I inquire whether they believe such punitive retribution at work, at school or on social media would come from the right or the left, they usually fall silent.
To state the obvious, the censorship now prevalent on campus and the corporate office, the cancel culture and Twitter mobs that have cost scores of people their jobs, and the violence of antifa, are a specialty of the left.
So, too, is the latest wrinkle: the McCarthyite blacklists that have mushroomed since Election Day.