The big lie, as Hitler himself once noted, is a lie so big that it is
difficult to get one’s head around it. People are accustomed to small
lies, which is why they can detect them. This, however, is a lie so big
that it doesn’t merely conceal the close connection between Hitler and
the left; it also pretends that Hitler was a “right winger” and that his
true American descendants are Trump and the Republican Party.
Big lies don’t just require gullible people; they also require
powerful cultural institutions like academia, Hollywood, and the media
to help sustain them. Progressive Democrats dominate these
institutions, which is why they have been able to get away with a big
lie like this one. They have not merely covered their tracks; they have
virtually foisted the fascist label on the political right.