1. While some of the things Neal says may be a bit of a stretch, I agree with his central thesis: It's all about control.
2. I also agree with his remarks about individualism. As a generality, IMO, liberals tend to see people as sardines - the individual is not important, only the health of the overall school is important to the species, whereas conservatives tend to see people as top carnivores - every individual is important to the survival of the species.
“For too long in this society we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over the common community.” - Joe Biden
“We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.” - Hillary Clinton