Holding America Captive
Long march through our institutions nears completion
As we have discussed in previous issues of 2026, an anti-American, illiberal ideology has just about completed its long march through U.S. institutions. Similar to China’s Cultural Revolution, the cultural revolution in the U.S. has been an overwhelming success for the proponents of Marxism—at the expense of the American people. Everywhere we look; in the media, at school or work and in daily life; we can find numerous examples of Marxist ideology in action. Let’s take samples from several U.S. institutions.
Government. President Joe Biden says without evidence that we have “systemic racism” in this country. This comes straight out of Critical Race Theory, a Marxist doctrine that slyly substitutes race for class. Backing him up, Vice President Kamala Harris adds that hurricane emergency relief aid should be based on “equity” instead of need. In her view resources are to be distributed unequally according to race. While this policy would be unconstitutional, keep in mind that any supporter of Marxism will choose equity over equality every time. The saying “Equality for me, but not for thee,” comes straight out of the Marxist playbook.
Universities. The pursuit of knowledge has been replaced in almost every college in the country with political indoctrination. Speech is censored and speakers who dare disagree with far-left orthodoxy are cancelled. Professors who question or debate it, including Joshua Katz, Ilya Shapiro and Roland Fryer, are suspended or fired to repress any objections to woke Marxism. As a result, universities are dying a strange death from enforced conformity and a lack of diversity of ideas.
K-12 schools. The practices of critical race theory and critical gender theory have been incorporated into public, private and religious schools. Instead of learning reading and math, young people are inculcated—often without parental knowledge or consent—into the creed of Marxism. Clever cultural disguises such as race and gender make the compulsory ideology seem new and different. But under this superficial façade, the core Marxist goals—to create a revolution that leads to communist-styled totalitarianism—are still the same.
Corporations. Businesses across the U.S. are jumping on the woke bandwagon. Employees must frequently undergo implicit bias or diversity, equity and inclusion training. All too often, those who refuse to be indoctrinated in an ideology they don’t agree with are fired. Big business donates huge sums of money to candidates and even local election districts to influence election outcomes. Big tech actively colludes with the federal government to ban and censor those who dissent or even question far-left orthodoxy.
Museums and libraries. These institutions are awash in Marxism. At museums, curators of the exhibits sing the praises of socialism, a euphemism for communism, while never mentioning the more than 100 million people who have died at the hands of Marxist socialist regimes. The curators’ anti-free enterprise, anti-American remarks are omnipresent. Meanwhile, many libraries stock their shelves with a preponderance of far-left publications while books from the political center or right are difficult to find. Next time you go to a museum or library, I encourage you to look for samples of anti-American propaganda and record your observations here.
What can you do? Don’t support organizations or political candidates that promote Marxism. Speak up when safe and feasible instead of remaining silent. Use your vote to oppose Marxists and those who align with them. Instead, select candidates who support the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. Finding our courage is key if we are to defend freedom against those who intend to take it away.
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