He's influenced by Chomsky & the Dalai Lama? These are among the most deceitfully and well packaged collectivists spreading the evil out there. May as well say he's influenced by Lucifer and Beelzebub.
No one disputes the plight of the downtrodden, but all they propose is to expand the entity that is the perpetrator of oppression, the state.
Everything they say is of this form:
People are oppressed. (true)
Government can be used to end the oppression. (lie. government is oppression)
Whatever errors obtain from use of government power can be rectified by the 'right' people in charge. (lie. neither historical evidence, nor logical reason to believe this)
Therefore if you want to be seen as a 'good' person you will favor a stronger state. (formally valid conclusion, based on clearly false premises)
If someone fails to embrace the conclusion repeat emotional appeals about the plight of the downtrodden and paint them as selfish and heartless. Repeat until they capitulate.
Welcome the newly intellectually stunted 'brother' to the fold of the people who believe in the god of the state.
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