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originally posted by: dubiousatworst
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
However what nobody seems to take into consideration is the middle ground that is created through political parties, and how having a defined battle ground for arguments to be used allows for some semblance of order in the chaos that is politics.
originally posted by: Golantrevize
I am seeing alot of youngsters throw the terms left and right around but do they realize that things are more complexed than that. And that to stay coherent and intellectually honest they should research the history of what they are and what they fight. Do antifa warriors know that Fascism is a left socialist movement born in the revolutionary movement of unions? That antifascism has roots in a deeply pro monarchy/conservative ideology? That contrary to nazism and communism, Fascism was put forward by the middle class in an attempt to gain political access through legitimate means? Of course you dont.
originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: Golantrevize
As someone who works with college kids:
Far to few research their own opinions, but instead rely on trusted individuals and headlines to form their opinions for them.
I try to challenge them when I can do so and not immediately "offend." When they do their own research, I'm always surprised with the results.