New York University professor Michael Rectenwald wrote a Facebook post that provides a succinct analysis of what he calls a “Maoist-like cultural revolution” that is aided by the deep state and social media in alliance with other actors. He wrote on Tuesday, “We’re undergoing a Maoist-like Cultural Revolution — with the power of the corporate mass media, corporate social media, the academy, most of corporate America, the deep state, the shadow government, and most of the legal apparatuses behind it,” the professor added that, “Anti-western, anti-individual, anti-Christian, anti-liberty monsters are ravaging our cultural legacies as well as our contemporary arts and letters.”

Rectenwald continued: “Our entire culture is under siege and undergoing an utter and relentless social justice dismantling. Leftist totalitarianism is running amok. We’re on the precipice of completely losing our culture, the benefits of western civilization, and the entire legacy of western civilizational history.” He then asserted, “A major resurgence and counter attack is necessary and soon.”

In related Facebook post, Rectenwald wrote: 

“How dare the left have pretensions of moral superiority. Leftists in power have mass-murdered and imprisoned more people than any other contingent in political history. Don’t come around here acting morally superior to me or anyone else, you monsters.”

No stranger to controversy, the combative academic Rectenwald was placed on paid leave by NYU in October 2016 for a secret Twitter account he started where he argued against safe spaces, trigger warnings and the policing of Halloween costumes that have become widespread on academic campuses. He created the Twitter account after sharing on Facebook the account of a student who told a professor that his professor his preferred gender was “Your Majesty,” thinking that it was a work of satire.

Rectenwald is the author of Springtime for Snowflakes: 'Social Justice' and Its Postmodern Parentage. A memoir, it recounts the media attention that resulted from his Twitter activity that was followed by sanctions imposed by NYU. 
 

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