Meet the Yalies Who’ll Be Kommandants of Your Children’s Concentration Camps
They don’t look like Nazis or Stalinists. As I recall Yale Law students, they dressed like slightly shabbier, much nerdier preppies. Even now, you can’t tell from a first glance that here is a class of people preparing itself to implement a vicious dictatorship, which steals away our rights and imprisons dissidents.
But then, there would have been no way of spotting the countless doctors, lawyers, and social scientists who eagerly poured into the National Socialist Party after 1933. They didn’t join out of crass opportunism or fear, but idealism. They’d swum with the stream of elite opinion and adopted the racial Darwinist pantheism that Hitler’s regime was preaching. They were filled with excitement and a sense of new possibilities for “the New Germany,” which was the phrase pro-Nazis used to describe the revolutionary regime.
Nazi Intellectuals Were Thick as Flies
To get a flavor of the sheer intellectual energy that pulsed through Nazi circles, read The Law of Blood, an historical study that delves into the philosophy, legal thought, and social policy generated by these thousands of highly educated Germans. You’ll see that these racial revolutionaries wove together an entirely new system of ethics to replace Christianity, in the twelve short years that the Thousand Year Reich endured.
The New Gestapo
Today’s aspiring Gauleiters and concentration camp commanders aren’t studying Darwin (though they take his nihilist metaphysics for granted). Instead, they’re reading books inflected by Marxism and European post-structuralism, which form the basis of disciplines ranging from Queer Theory to Critical Race Theory.
Those worldviews are every bit as materialistic, deterministic, and deeply anti-Christian as Nazi racism, and they leave no more room for freedoms implied by the Christian view of man. Some race theorists are nearly as tribalist, as obsessed with inherited “blood guilt” and inherently wicked races as any Nazi ideologue. They just make whites the villains instead of Jews, and non-whites the noble, put-upon victims instead of Germans.
How do we know that this is a tree from which the hangman’s rope will swing? By its fruits. The Washington Free Beacon reports on an incident at Yale University Law School. Keep in mind as you read the following that these are America’s intellectual elite, the cream of our very best primary and secondary schools and our top colleges. That these people are training to be the federal judges, prosecutors, and white shoe attorneys tasked with enforcing our rights and the rule of law. Some of them might well end up on the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Free Beacon:
More than 100 students at Yale Law School attempted to shout down a bipartisan panel on civil liberties, intimidating attendees and causing so much chaos that police were eventually called to escort panelists out of the building.
The March 10 panel, which was hosted by the Yale Federalist Society, featured Monica Miller of the progressive American Humanist Association and Kristen Waggoner of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a conservative nonprofit that promotes religious liberty. Both groups had taken the same side in a 2021 Supreme Court case involving legal remedies for First Amendment violations. The purpose of the panel, a member of the Federalist Society said, was to illustrate that a liberal atheist and a conservative Christian could find common ground on free speech issues.
“Free Speech” Now Fighting Words
Sounds good so far. When I was a student at Yale, such a panel would have proceeded peacefully. To assert free speech on campus, I got the Yale Political Union to invite two consuls general from the Apartheid government of South Africa. Angry as some students were, they sat through the talk and waited for the question period to vent. But that was 35 years ago, when the school still believed in freedom. No more. Now even discussion of free speech in principle invites violence and chaos.
Some 120 protestors stormed into the event. As the Beacon reports:
When a professor at the law school, Kate Stith, began to introduce Waggoner, the protesters, who outnumbered the audience members, rose in unison, holding signs that attacked ADF. The nonprofit has argued — and won — several Supreme Court cases establishing religious exemptions from civil rights laws, most famously Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in 2018.
As they stood up, the protesters began to antagonize members of the Federalist Society, forcing Stith to pause her remarks. One protester told a member of the conservative group she would “literally fight you, bitch,” according to audio and video obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
With the fracas intensifying, Stith reminded the students of Yale’s free speech policies, which bar any protest that “interferes with speakers’ ability to be heard and of community members to listen.” When the protesters heckled her in response — several with their middle fingers raised — she told them to “grow up,” according to video of the event obtained by the Free Beacon.
The Future of the Federal Courts
Watch this video. Keep in mind that these people will be sitting in black robes interpreting your children’s constitutional rights some day. [profanity]
The Beacon’s report continues:
The comment elicited jeers from the protesters, who began shouting at the panelists and insisting that the disturbance was “free speech.” Eventually, Stith told them that if the noise continued, “I’m going to have to ask you to leave, or help you leave.”
The protesters proceeded to exit the event — one of them yelled “F— you, FedSoc” on his way out — but congregated in the hall just outside. Then they began to stomp, shout, clap, sing, and pound the walls, making it difficult to hear the panel. Chants of “protect trans kids” and “shame, shame” reverberated throughout the law school. The din was so loud that it disrupted nearby classes, exams, and faculty meetings, according to students and a professor who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Ellen Cosgrove, the associate dean of the law school, was present at the panel the entire time. Though the cacophony clearly violated Yale’s free speech policies, she did not confront any of the protesters.
At times, things seemed in danger of getting physical. The protesters were blocking the only exit from the event, and two members of the Federalist Society said they were grabbed and jostled as they attempted to leave.
The Campus Unites Against Freedom
What was the campus reaction to this shameful assault on free speech, not just in practice but in principle? Did the student government apologize, or the school sanction the hooligans?
Not at all. The Beacon recounts the aftermath:
In the two days following the panel, more than 60 percent of the law school’s student body signed an open letter supporting the ‘peaceful student protesters,’ who they claimed had been imperiled by the presence of police.
‘The danger of police violence in this country is intensified against Black LGBTQ people, and particularly Black trans people,’ the letter read. ‘Police-related trauma includes, but is certainly not limited to, physical harm. Even with all of the privilege afforded to us at YLS, the decision to allow police officers in as a response to the protest put YLS’s queer student body at risk of harm.’
Notice how the victimizers pretend to be or speak for victims, like the poor “oppressed” Germans of the Sudetenland, who demanded Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Anarcho-Tyranny in the U.S.A.
Should we really be surprised? All across America, blue-state mayors and governors let Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs terrorize entire cities, without any legal consequences. That tells you what you need to know about the Democrats.
But on January 6 2020, Senator Lindsey Graham urged Capitol Police to shoot down election integrity protestors, a few of whom were goaded by FBI infiltrators into trespassing in the Capitol. Dozens of them still sit without court dates, after months in solitary confinement, more than one year later. And ex-President George W. Bush compared these political prisoners to the 9/11 hijackers. That tells you all you need to know about establishment Republicans.
Today’s Democrat party is morphing into a totalitarian movement, led by elites like these highly-educated thugs at Yale. And too many Republicans are acting like collaborators, eager to sell out their countrymen for a few short-lived privileges. And they hate Donald Trump and his backers for exposing where their true loyalties lie.
Keep all this in mind as the same people tell you America must go fight for “freedom” halfway across the globe in Ukraine.
John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”