In this thread (The Desperation and Dangers of the Far-Right Extreme Evangelical
, I was asked by member TruthParadox:
Originally posted by TruthParadox
Do you feel only the right wing extremists pose a problem?
Thank you, TruthParadox, for your question. My initial response is to say that ANY extremism with the potential for violence, based on a philosophy
would, of course, pose the same problems that I voiced the original thread. Their political and religious affiliations are irrelevant
, and only
serve as a forum in which to organize and operate.
The question is something that I gave some thought to last evening and had planned to post about, but I hit a wall when I tried to identify a
dangerous sub-culture of the far left. I fully recognize that my inability to identify this desperate cult could be because I, myself, lean left of
center on several issues (although I lean right of center on some, too, and the other extreme was easy to identify).
So, I would like to ask ATS members for some genuine help in identifying this sub-culture of the left.
I think most would agree that it could have something to do with "Obama worship" (real worship, not just support), maybe socialism (real socialism),
perhaps even people to the left of Obama - who think Obama is too conservative? And there might possibly be a religious element?? I know there are
some children who sang songs about Obama when he was elected. I know there are people who back Obama no matter what he does. I don't know of a
socialist, Marxist or Communist organization pushing that agenda to any degree...
But I did come up with some questions to aid in assisting us with the identification. I can easily answer these questions about the right-wing
extremist subculture that I talked about in the other thread, but I am stumbling when trying to answer them about a left-wing equivalent. These
Who are they talking about killing or ousting?
Who do they hate?
To whom do they present a danger?
How do they display their desperation?
What is their propaganda?
How is it disseminated?
Who are their leaders/organizers?
Who are their propagandists?
These are the questions I think we need to answer to ID this desperate and dangerous left-wing cult. I don't present this as a complete list, nor are
they all necessarily even valid. So, I would like your input on that as well.
My position is that it's important to see that ANY extreme political/religious/philosophical cult with an audience is a potential concern,
ultimately, to ALL of us.
So, I look forward to your input with questions I have missed, points to ponder, ideas, thoughts and discussion. I do ask that this thread remain
civil and not deteriorate into attacks against persons or groups. I hope for an intellectual and educational discussion. Thank you.