Listen now (20 mins) | My conversation with Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU
It's not ironic that the left is abandoning free speech, because they never believed it in principle. Free speech was a means of attaining political power in the past, and censorship is a means of maintaining power now that they have it. But in both cases the goal is the same : power.
Everyone always believes that only their voice matters and so it makes sense to silence those who don't sound like them. They never realize that this silencing will eventually be used against them.
The Left has always been hypocritical on Minority Rights. Here is what I found on the Internet -
Which political party opposed the civil rights movement?
Southern Democrats were generally much more conservative than non-Southern Democrats and most of them voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by holding the longest filibuster in the American Senate history while Democrats in non-Southern states supported the Civil Rights Act of 1964.