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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:13 AM

25 Reasons Todays Left Has Become A Bunch Of Ideological Extremists

Several weeks ago, progressive writer John Pavlovitz wrote an article objecting to the idea that he is part of the “radical left.” He doesn’t think he’s radical at all. In fact, he prefers to see himself as part of what he calls the “human middle.”

He writes, “I’m pretty sure that most people reside here in this place alongside me: the desire for compassion and diversity and equality and justice; that these things aren’t fringe ideologies or extremist positions — but simply the best way to be human.”

The implication is that those who disagree with him desire cruelty, uniformity, inequality, and injustice. He didn’t imply it for long, however. He concluded with, “I suppose humanity feels radical to inhumane people.” Ouch.

I don’t know Pavlovitz, but I have used the term “radical left” before. Since I agree people often use labels too casually, I think it’s appropriate to define the terms. Speaking only for myself, when I talk about to the “radical left,” this who I’m referring to.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/25/25-reasons-todays-left-has-become-a-bunch-of-ideological-extremists/

"“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within” A. Lincoln

Yep.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:43 AM

1. Yep...sad to see so many idiotic Americans so willing to give up their rights for false promises...

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within” A. Lincoln"

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 11:43 AM

2. "become"?

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 12:38 PM

3. Compassion is spending somebody else's money

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 07:53 PM

4. Our fringe is pretty nasty. Republicanism's mainstream is.

All of the issues raised in your link are ones that almost no Republicans will ever experience in real life. They are corner cases, shark week stuff.

Climate change is real, though, and anyone who supports allowing it to continue to happen is guilty of giving the next generation of kids a worse life.

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Response to swifty (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 06:55 AM

5. All of the items listed are the mainstream left, not the fringe.

Intersectionalism utterly dominates the left today.

I can add to it, though.

The left believes that no country should be allowed borders or have any right to enforce them.

The left believes that farmers in Iowa or Wyoming should have effectively no political representation at the federal level.

The left believes that society must turn itself into a pretzel to accommodate every insignificant and tiny fringe group of people.

Soon enough....
The left will be telling us that pedophiles are "born that way" and will be pushing for accommodations for them.


If you want to arrest climate change, the only way to stop it is technology, and a few windmills and solar panels won't have any real effect.

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Response to smoke check (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:01 AM

6. "demanding women wax the genitals of men claiming to be women."

With all respect, I'm not so sure that's a mainstream lefty position. As a matter of fact, it's possible that it's only happened once in the history of humankind.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 08:38 AM

7. It's hilarious because the other side doesn't realize they are just as bad as lefty.

Just for different reasons.

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