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Response to Egnever (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:08 PM

7. Everyone should note that extremism is rising on

both sides and resist it in themselves.

I read this and was appalled by what it seems to say, but it only shows part of the picture. The difference is actually tremendous overall. Strong left-wing authoritarians do exist, but they are found on the far left and are in much smaller numbers than on the right.

That's why of all the terrorist acts committed by Americans, 94% were committed by non-Muslim right-wing extremist and 2% by non-Muslim left-wing extremists. (The remaining 4% were Muslim, but of course most of those were right-wing.)

Again, all this is why Trumpist populism, Bannonism, neo-nazi, business-oriented fascism, angry Tea-Party populism are all happening on the right and why that's where support for the next Hitler would arise.

Sanders attempted to build a left-wing populism, drawing from the right as he could, but it's very weak compared to trumpism and very tepid in goals compared to the right. He couldn't sell a true revolution to the left if he wanted to, whereas trumpsters are ready to burn the entire nation down if instructed.

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