For an example of life imitating art, compare the thought police of George Orwell's novel 1984 with today's cultural marxists. The thought police ruthlessly prosecuted thought crimes and wrong think. In our time a thought crime can get someone fired from their job, or shouted down by family and friends.
Defunding the thought police is what we should have really protested.
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
- George Orwell, writing in 1984
“Ideologies are substitutes for true knowledge, and ideologues are always dangerous when they come to power, because a simple-minded I-know-it-all approach is no match for the complexity of existence.”
- Jordan Peterson