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i'm not an extreme leftist*. point me to ppl in america that are further to the left than i am that have the same political clout as, say, teabaggers or libertarians (hint: you can't because there aren't any)

 

 

 

 

*on that note, can you define "extreme leftism"?

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No left?  Geez a few minutes of reading this board disproves that theory. 

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when clinton first went into office ammo and gun sales went up etc. typical ebb and flow during a political party cycle.

 

nothing new to see here.

 

meanwhile, extremism is like bad breath. the offender of either is the last to know.

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And the current Administration is buying bullets to shoot every one of them with 10 fold redundancy.

You know, to prevent gun violence.

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lefty's are that naive younger sibling that thinks because they know something, it just has to be good for the rest of us.

 

righty's are the smug uncle who thinks because he is older he knows better for everyone.

 

oddly they are similar.

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Delhommeys right. people who think we have anything actually leftist in this country have never traveled to other countries. In the mid 90s I spent May First watching the Communists have a freaking giant parade down the main street in Frankfurt Germany.

 

Today we had like 25 protesters at Duke and they were all split on what they wanted to protest, then went back home to watch Dancing with the Stars.

I took care of that. You're welcome.

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No left?  Geez a few minutes of reading this board disproves that theory. 

 

the left lacks the political clout to influence policy. further, the democratic party would be considered a conservative party in most other developed nations. pretty much the only thing the left can do politically is mock the stupid fugs who think ppaca is socialism or that obama is at all interested in redistributing wealth, or take to the streets and get beaten by police/shot by counterrevolutionaries.

 

i can see how this can come as a shock to someone who is totally ignorant to the fact that barack obama is another in a long line of neoliberal presidents; a president who is called socialist because he has the audacity to not want to gut social services QUITE as much as republicans, though significantly more than any actual socialist ever would.

 

additionally, the bulk of the internet "left" are actually milquetoast liberals who will quickly tell you that they're "not some sort of socialist or something crazy" because they are in fact centrists who will always tolerate capitalism so long as overt discrimination isn't codified into law (because then they start feeling a little guilty about the systemic discrimination and exploitation that accompanies capitalist society)

 

here phil ochs explains the american "left":

 

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The Economist is considered left leaning in a good percentage of conservative American circles. Let that sink in for a second.

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I took care of that. You're welcome.

 

oh nice of you to show up reagan

 

tell us about the contras

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^

 

There are turning points in World History.

But cling to the same old crap.

 

 

Or recognize true political greatness.

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