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The Far Right Represents Only 6 percent of U.S. Citizens

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posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: CriticalStinker

90% of all statistics are flawed...but only 5% of the population knows that...

maybe you should have included the 'dems' extrmist percentage in your title too.
but as ats is a far right leaning site, 73% of the comments will be bashing dems as a whole whilst making clear that only 6% of conservatives are extreme....


the replies are already proving that 73% claim to be on its way to accuracy


A small percentage will have their fantasies of a far-right resurgence and a progressive future dashed by statistics.




posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

So basically, you want what would mostly be a "free" system in that it doesn't cost you more than you're already being gouged through taxes?

Dude, ask anyone about free anything, and they'll say yes.

Ask me if I'd take free health care, free housing, free clothing, free whatever, and I'd say yes. The thing is that I also know those things can only ever exist in complete state controlled economy which means we all lose out in terms of our personal liberties and rights. There is no such thing as a free lunch.



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yea I'm aware of that.

We've spent 6 trillion since 2001 in the Middle East.

If we changed how we spend (blow) money on failed wars, we could get a basic level of health care. It won't happen, hence why I said doubtful that it would.



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: ketsuko

Yea I'm aware of that.

We've spent 6 trillion since 2001 in the Middle East.

If we changed how we spend (blow) money on failed wars, we could get a basic level of health care. It won't happen, hence why I said doubtful that it would.


Right now Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are the three biggest segments of our national budget. I know no one wants to believe that, but it's true. Defense spending wouldn't come anywhere near plugging the budget holes needed to provide the pie-in-the-sky dreams socialists want even if we completely scrapped the entire thing and moved every single red cent over to pay for it.

As big as people think our military budget is, that's how much bigger those three entitlements alone are and how much bigger still that segment of spending would have to be for that degree of expansion.



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Again, that's why I said it is very unlikely in my original post you're referring to.

Its highly improbable, but not impossible.

Doubt it will happen though.



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

For reference and context, any idea what the far-left percentage number happens to be?



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: CriticalStinker

For reference and context, any idea what the far-left percentage number happens to be?


Same study and OP puts it at 8%.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Maybe. But you need only 25% of the people to change society, which means that they're "only" 19% short for their fascist utopia.


Estimates ranged from as low at 10 percent of a population to as high as 51 percent, but now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of London claim an online experiment let them hone in on the most likely number: 25 percent. They published their study today in the journal Science.

futurism.com...


edit on 25-10-2018 by PublicOpinion because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: PublicOpinion

I'm going to get reamed for saying this, but here I go.

I don't see that happening.

Millennials and those after don't really buy into the far right.

I'd say that there are a good amount who lean right, but you see less and less go to the extreme.

As they get older you'll see less of them buy into the extreme left.

I think extremism as a whole is going to die off as the newer generations take up more of the market so to speak.



posted on Oct, 25 2018 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Well, that's nothing I'd like to disinfect my reamer for.


I'm more surprised about the small numbers you'd need to change a thing at all, which means that a UBI doesn't seem to be so utopian as well. And that's water on your mills right there.




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