I say this because the corruption of young minds is historically the first goal of those who would establish a tyranny. Old farts make lousy soldiers. Stormtroopers and Bolsheviks and Squadristi need to be young and rowdy and idealistically committed. "Give me a child from the age of seven..." as they say.
The basic tactic employed at all age levels in this assault is the assurance to the young that they are wiser than their elders, so long of course, that they vomit back what they are taught by those elders who are members of (or apologists for) the Statist Left. The Statist Left trusts that these youngsters are too young and foolish to notice that (for example) the exhortation to "Never trust anyone over the age of thirty" was made by Dr. Timothy Leary, who was well over the age of thirty when he counselled the youth of America to heed him.
Would that the kids of my generation had noticed this, taken the advice at face value, and told Leary and his pack of space cadets they were full of shit and should go pound sand. Instead, a lot of us "turned on" to LSD and mescaline, "Tuned in" to the seductive message that we were the "new generation" and -being wiser than our elders - could create Heaven on earth where everybody got high all the time and food and shelter (clothing being optional) appeared magically; and "dropped out". "Dropped out", that is, from that inconvenient and unpleasant circumstance commonly known as "reality". For many if not most of us, this worked out pretty well for a time, since our disgusting bourgeois parents - the fools - kept supplying us with food and clothing and shelter (and, let's not forget, tuition).
But just as every action has an equal and opposite reaction, the fairy-tale wonder of Woodstock was the very same year exposed as a manufactured fraud by the blood soaked reality of Altamont. Even so, enough young minds refused to concede that they had been deluded into chasing a mirage to maintain the assault on the minds of the young in this nation.
There is much more background to all this, but after all it is background. We are here writing of the present state of the assault on the Academy.
In a very important way, the assault on the Academy is the linchpin of the entire effort of the Statist Left to bring down the United States as a barrier to the takeover of the globe by Leftist Statism. For it is in the Academy that the precepts underlying (emphasis on "lying") Leftist Statism are taught. The assault on the Academy is conducted on three main fronts: The myth of the superiority of Youth; the revision and misrepresentation of History, and (easily observable but just as easily obscured) the turning of the Youth against their elders.
Right now the fashionable way to corrupt the young is to involve them into the "let's save the planet" bullshit currently being discussed. A favorite technique is for a professor or high school instructor to tell his or her young charges that their situation is analogous to a frog being boiled alive.
According to this narrative, we older folk are like frogs who started out in a pan full of cold water, who have had the heat turned up gradually and don't know they are being boiled to death slowly. Meanwhile these teenage innocents are told that they are analogous to young frogs who can feel the boiling water and who jump out immediately, leaving the complacent older frogs to die.
This analogy makes these kids feel several orders of magnitude wiser than their far more experienced elders. It also encourages the young to - rather than see their elders as a fountain of experience to be learned from - see their elders as hopeless fools who refuse to see the light they have been shown, and distracts them from realizing that they are more analogous to moths being lured by a flame held by their instructors (so many of whom are old enough to be their parents) and who are being used to further the agenda of a pack of would-be dictators.
The corruption of the young is essential to the other four barbs of the Statist-Left calthrop. The justification of various Statist policies is centered on the good of the youth. If one front in the war on liberty can be said to be more important than the rest, it is the assault on the Academy, which enables the corruption of the Youth.