How it always goes with the Left:
STEP 1: Someone prominent though theoretically 'extreme' make a statement advocating censorship, violence, or other kinds of totalitarianism.
STEP 2: NO one on the 'mainstream left' actually denounces this view.
STEP 3: Someone like me, on the Right, points out the atrocity that has been suggested and endorsed by silence.
STEP 4: People on the Left claim that "x is an extremist", while still not literally denouncing them. Instead, they accuse the people on the right as being unreasonable 'fake news' hyperbolists. They point out how that's just one person's opinion and not actual policy.
STEP 5: two years later, the thing that was on the 'extreme' is now standard political policy of the Left.
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