We live in a Cult.
Professors are the prophets.
News personalities are the evangelists.
Universities are the cathedrals.
They control by shame:
You can’t think that — it is racist!
You can’t say that — it is xenophobic!
How dare you imply that — you are a Nazi!
Because we submit to moral shaming we are controlled.
We possess the keys to our own liberty — but we don’t use them.
We are ashamed of being shamed, fearful of their moral denigrations.
Illusions of liberty are false when we are unwilling to cast off the moral shaming of the Cult.