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Response to alarimer (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 23, 2017, 06:06 PM

35. Not Divisive. Recognizing Common Ground Between Anti-Establishment Activists

What is truly dismissive is ignoring strong overlap between Trump's white working class supporters and those on the left with respect to the issues identified. Why be afraid of acknowledging such common ground on issues such as:

* U.S. Elections are rigged.
* The media is fake and corrupt.
* Trade deals are designed to protect the bankers and the global elite.
* Establishment Democrats/Republicans have turned their back on the working class.

Instead, I see folks on the left who strongly adhere to such views dismiss members of the Alt-Right as being insincere in their belief, which strikes me as being condescending and elitist.

Why does it bother some folks that they share many of the basic, foundational views of members of the Alt-Right?

Also, given that moderates in the past tried to push a Third Way/No Labels coalition in the past, why not members of the Far Left and Far Right given how partisan politics has become. There are no moderates now. Perhaps the most likely coalition will be on the extremes.

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