You have the right of it. It's is all that and more. The war that is being waged by the Left is not for our childrens' minds; it is a war waged on their minds. Robert Conquest had a term for it: mindslaughter.
Who is Robert Conquest? Go to Amazon and find out.
I don't have to. I have him in my closet with my other old books. What to Do When the Russians Come.
I'm wondering if it isn't time to start adopting occupation rules of self-preservation already -- to become American Maquisards. (Yes, I'm aware of the irony, and of the fact that most Maquisards -- hence their lionization by Burt Lancaster in The Train -- were French Communists.)