Why yes, Leftists are terrible, horrible, deeply sick people

As Stacy MCCain writes, the left is a cult

Ace of Spades tells the story of Lindsay Shepherd, the Canadian graduate student and teaching assistant “who was summoned before a Diversity Kangaroo Court to explain why, as part of an issues-in-media class, she had played a debate . . . about the use of made-up trans pronouns”:

She used to consider herself a leftist, but she says she now knows what leftism actually is, and she’s not that, any longer.
Interestingly, she exposes, accidentally, the syndrome of Default Leftism. Leftists have struggled hard, and achieved great success, at making Leftism the default politics of anyone who actually doesn’t think about politics. She thought she was a leftist, she says, because she cared about being nice to people and rode a bicycle instead of driving a car.
That, in her mind, was “leftist.” And the leftists put a lot of effort into making people think they were leftists or aligned with the left if they merely thought you should be nice to people and also liked trees.
But now she knows what it really is — a totalitarian misery cult.

Video at the link. (Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.)

Here is her video

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