Are Americans Becoming Sovietized?

Article author: 
Victor Davis Hanson
Article publisher: 
American Greatness
Article date: 
May 9, 2021
Article category: 
Our American Future
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Article Body: 

... Here are 10 symptoms of Sovietism. Ask yourself whether we are headed down this same road to perdition.

 
1) There was no escape from ideological indoctrination—anywhere....
 
2) The Soviets fused their press with the government....
 
3) The Soviet surveillance state enlisted apparatchiks and lackeys to ferret out ideological dissidents....
 
4) The Soviet educational system sought not to enlighten, but to indoctrinate young minds in proper government-approved thought...
 
5) The official Soviet was run by a pampered elite, exempt from the ramifications of its own radical socialist ideologies...
 
6) The Soviets mastered Trotskyization, or the rewriting and airbrushing away of history to fabricate present reality....
 
8) Soviet law, state prosecutors, and courts were weaponized according to ideology....
 
9) The Soviets doled out prizes on the basis of correct Soviet thought....
 
10) The Soviets offered no apologies for extinguishing freedom. Instead, they boasted they were advocates of equity,...
 
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