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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 10:03 AM

114. Yes! Importantly, socialist supporters did HELP right-wing extremists

gain power, though. Inadvertently, not realizing just what they were part of (no wonder -- several parties had "socialism" in their labels). Hitler then executed his socialist co-leader fairly early on, after it was too late for socialism-leaners to have second thoughts.

THAT point is hugely important in these days when populist leaders on both right and left are trying to draw antagonistic people from both right and left into a majority that can overwhelm sensible people trying to protect our democracy.

And no matter what form the ensuing extremist government takes or label its leaders use, conservatives ultimately end up controlling. Conservative extremists are far more ruthless and they are able to draw far more normal conservatives to them than left-wing extremists are able to draw among liberals. Just look at Trump -- high 80s approval after 2 years of trumpism.

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