Society/Culture Can we please stop equating the risk posed by left wing extremists with that of right wing extremists?

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Carringbush2010

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Yes and not in power.

Won't return either, unless Biden and his admin go into 'progressive' at the cost of practical (majority). Which in part is the cause of trump in the first place, progressive impractical ideals.

Do you think that somehow the majority of the american electorate will vote the orange back in? Think about your response given the possible accusation of dumb shaming (not by me btw).
 

Gralin

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Well that would be inconsistent language then wouldn't it, if you can state a socialist or a 'national' socialist is not actually a socialist.................
Given people that call themselves national socialists dont believe or practice socialism its about understanding that political movements can call themselves whatever they want, but that doesn't mean their names line up with their politics

Here's another example of names and politics not matching

The liberal party
 

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And no one is arguing that.

Here's another,

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Given I wrote

I think its pretty easy to understand the different between say being a socialist and being a national socialist

one of them is about socialism, the other is not

To which you replied

Well that would be inconsistent language then wouldn't it, if you can state a socialist or a 'national' socialist is not actually a socialist.................

I'm not really sure what the fu** you're on about now
 

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Given I wrote




To which you replied




I'm not really sure what the fu** you're on about now
Ok calm down mate, I think you're in furious agreement with me.

Merely pointing out the incorrect 'labelling' and how it can be misused intentionally to back ones argument and by extension can further be misconstrued unintentionally by others.

Here's another example:

Homo, trans, islama, race, religion, any minority group 'phobe'

We know that phobia is the definition of fear, yet anyone of these 'phobes' does not 'fear' but rather intentionally discriminate. I actually haven't of anyone who 'fears' these groups.
 

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Ok calm down mate, I think you're in furious agreement with me.

Merely pointing out the incorrect 'labelling' and how it can be misused intentionally to back ones argument and by extension can further be misconstrued unintentionally by others.

Here's another example:

Homo, trans, islama, race, religion, any minority group 'phobe'

We know that phobia is the definition of fear, yet anyone of these 'phobes' does not 'fear' but rather intentionally discriminate. I actually haven't of anyone who 'fears' these groups.
Tony Abbott is on the record as saying he feels threatened by gay people.
 

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Ok calm down mate, I think you're in furious agreement with me.

Merely pointing out the incorrect 'labelling' and how it can be misused intentionally to back ones argument and by extension can further be misconstrued unintentionally by others.

Here's another example:

Homo, trans, islama, race, religion, any minority group 'phobe'

We know that phobia is the definition of fear, yet anyone of these 'phobes' does not 'fear' but rather intentionally discriminate. I actually haven't of anyone who 'fears' these groups.
I'm calm

they try and spread fear in the wider population to allow the discrimination so I don't really have an issue with the language
 

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Tony Abbott is on the record as saying he feels threatened by gay people.
Threat is not necessarily fear, and I doubt he'd fear minority groups. Even then this would be an anomaly not a regularity.

Another example of poor use of language on his part if this is the case.
 

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I'm calm

they try and spread fear in the wider population to allow the discrimination so I don't really have an issue with the language
And on the other end of the spectrum, there are a minority of groups / advocates that use the 'phobe' label to back argument and sometimes in bad faith - even if the sentiment of their argument is noble.

That's why there is a problem with incorrect language imo, it can be intentionally misused (and is) in bad faith to deliberately misinform any targeted audience.

EDIT: see Gough post to me on Tony Abbott. There's good argument there that Tony used the term 'threatened' in bad faith to assert his 'view'.

Sneaky and disingenuous.
 

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Umm no, was not conflating anything, just pointing out that the view of say an antifa member and a neo nazi are at complete odds. Which is relevant to today's discussions, not nazism and fascism in their intended forms per se.

In other words was highlighting the horse shoe theory as the bullsh*t that it is.

Sure both antifa and neo nazi (if to use an example) are equally 'extreme' but that's where the similarity begins and ends. < Surely you agree.
In other words was highlighting the horse shoe theory as the bullsh*t that it is.

Sure both antifa and neo nazi (if to use an example) are equally 'extreme' but that's where the similarity begins and ends. < Surely you agree.

Not sure why you left this bit out of your reply.
That's not the point I'm making and you know it.

Yes antifa have been know to go to extreme lengths to get their sentiment known, it's been documented and indisputable. Not at extreme as white supremo dickwads. That's not my argument.
You know what you're doing.

It's why I actually like posters like Boronia67 and sorted so much more. Because they are actually open with their hate.
You're just extremely bad faith.
 

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I'll tell ya one thing for free, yesterday I had a loose bowel action in the toilets of an office where the workers are quite left leaning. Let's just say, that poor bathroom exhaust fan simply couldn't keep up. My question is: is this an example of right wing terrorism?
 

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You know what you're doing.

It's why I actually like posters like Boronia67 and sorted so much more. Because they are actually open with their hate.
You're just extremely bad faith.
That's some accusation, read those posts again. I'm pointing out the bs that is horse shoe theory.

Who is the target of my supposed hate? Antifa and neo nazis? Yeah that's something to be ashamed of. That open enough for ya?

Troll.
 

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Yes and not in power.

Won't return either, unless Biden and his admin go into 'progressive' at the cost of practical (majority). Which in part is the cause of trump in the first place, progressive impractical ideals.

Do you think that somehow the majority of the american electorate will vote the orange back in? Think about your response given the possible accusation of dumb shaming (not by me btw).
You can't call on logic to argue against Trump being reelected.
Those who elected Trump did not use it and probably would not recognise it if it bit them in the arse.
America is a country dominated by the uneducated, the bigoted, and the religious fundamentalist, the being furthest from logic known.
 

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You can't call on logic to argue against Trump being reelected.
Those who elected Trump did not use it and probably would not recognise it if it bit them in the arse.
America is a country dominated by the uneducated, the bigoted, and the religious fundamentalist, the being furthest from logic known.
That's a big call pie eyed, that would suggest the buffoon would have been re elected. He wasn't and won't be unless the current admin goes into minority before majority policies.
 

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And where is he now?
https://www.openculture.com/2016/11/umberto-eco-makes-a-list-of-the-14-common-features-of-fascism.html said:
The 14 features of facism according to Umberto Eco
  1. The cult of tradition. “One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic, occult elements.”
  2. The rejection of modernism. “The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.”
  3. The cult of action for action’s sake. “Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation.”
  4. Disagreement is treason. “The critical spirit makes distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge.”
  5. Fear of difference. “The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-Fascism is racist by definition.”
  6. Appeal to social frustration. “One of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.”
  7. The obsession with a plot. “Thus at the root of the Ur-Fascist psychology there is the obsession with a plot, possibly an international one. The followers must feel besieged.”
  8. The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”
  9. Pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. “For Ur-Fascism there is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle.”
  10. Contempt for the weak. “Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology.”
  11. Everybody is educated to become a hero. “In Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death.”
  12. Machismo and weaponry. “Machismo implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality.”
  13. Selective populism. “There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.”
  14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. “All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning.”
Interesting how many of them apply to the United States. I've highlighted point number seven because I think it's particularly relevant to Trump and the 'big lie' which is not only refusing to go away, but actually getting worse (https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/15/politics/big-lie-republican-belief-trump/index.html).

Trump may have lost the election, but anyone thinking that America is now 'in the clear'. No wonder it's now being rated as a 'backsliding democracy' (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...ing-democracies-civil-liberties-international)
 

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Interesting how many of them apply to the United States. I've highlighted point number seven because I think it's particularly relevant to Trump and the 'big lie' which is not only refusing to go away, but actually getting worse (https://edition.cnn.com/2021/09/15/politics/big-lie-republican-belief-trump/index.html).

Trump may have lost the election, but anyone thinking that America is now 'in the clear'. No wonder it's now being rated as a 'backsliding democracy' (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...ing-democracies-civil-liberties-international)
So in a nutshell, you're bringing points from opinion based journal articles to confirm that people really are gullible and a majority of them - they really believe in the plot?

Geez I dunno, even though they're american surely 78% of republican 'voters' can't really all be that stupid.

Do you have a link to suggest that the guardian and cnn (yes the anti republican cnn) did actually canvass every single republican voter?

I think this is shaky ground, there might be denial but belief? That many?
 

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So in a nutshell, you're bringing points from opinion based journal articles to confirm that people really are gullible and a majority of them - they really believe in the plot?

Geez I dunno, even though they're american surely 78% of republican 'voters' can't really all be that stupid.

Do you have a link to suggest that the guardian and cnn (yes the anti republican cnn) did actually canvass every single republican voter?

I think this is shaky ground, there might be denial but belief? That many?
You'd hope not.

There's gotta be a difference between Trump voters and Trump supporters.

Surely many are just single-issue voters and vote for anyone with an R next to their name because of guns, abortion, taxes, or immigration. Maybe, probably likely, a mixture of those. Then you might have voters who don't care about policy but align themselves culturally with conservative values.
 

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You'd hope not.

There's gotta be a difference between Trump voters and Trump supporters.

Surely many are just single-issue voters and vote for anyone with an R next to their name because of guns, abortion, taxes, or immigration. Maybe, probably likely, a mixture of those. Then you might have voters who don't care about policy but align themselves culturally with conservative values.
I'd definitely buy this for the 2016 election, given the 'anti woke vote' at the time, but now?, after the world has had a taste of trump as commander in chief?

Uh uh girlfriend, ain't nobody got time for that!

Surely the anti abortion / immigration whatever brigade wouldn't go around again! Nah don't see it.
 

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