When I say "the left" I don't mean liberals. I should actually be using another word for them, because you're correct and it really confuses the issue of what is being discussed -- it's not members of the left on the left/right spectrum, it's the self-proclaimed progressives who are high on the authoritarian north/south spectrum who engage in religious-like behavior with their ideology. They're ideological puritans, as extreme in the rigidity of their beliefs as any jihadist or crusader. They're the intersectionalists, who deplatform and try to destroy anyone who dares to disagree with their ideology. [youtu.be] <--- good 17 minute interview.
Those are "leftists". It's a misnomer. They're COLLECTIVISTS.
This is something that has been progressing in universities for the last 15 years. I often write with the assumption that everyone reading is familiar with the background and history of what has been taking place.
I'm not hardline right, at all. I'm a socially liberal, libertarian, individualist. I believe the government should provide SOME essential safety nets like health care, but otherwise individuals should be free to live as they wish.
The general confusion over the Nazi party's fit on the political spectrum emerges when the context shifts from Europe to North America.
In Europe, the Nazi party was right wing.
In America, they are left.
The benchmark for center shifts depending on perspective. Nationalized socialism is the goal, like it was with the Nazis, with many of the collectivists today. I do legitimately believe that the penalty, should they ever have full control, for individualism within that collectivism would be every bit as harsh as it was in the 30s and 40s, too.
If I am campaigning against anything it is intersectional collectivism, the root of the oppression Olympics, virtue granted by ideology, and authoritarian mandating and mainstreaming of their absolutist ideology.
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