When Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to more than 30 years imprisonment and 148 lashes, among other things, for “sinful behavior in public without a headscarf,” those people remained silent. When her compatriot Vida Movahed was sentenced to one year in prison for her famous 2017 anti-hijab protest for so-called incitement to “corruption,” there was hardly a breeze. Only when some experts come together for a free exchange of views on an educational institution, there are protests.

It will take generations of pop psychologists to make this new left understandable. Is it civilization fatigue? Maoism-masochism? Stockholm Syndrome? One can only wish that these leftists will never have to live in the society that they are rooting for.