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Psychoanalysis November 16th, 2017 4:47pm

Do you subscribe to the “horseshoe” model of political standing which states the further from center you are, the more similar the two most extreme ends of the spectrum are to each other?

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cpaswr just say the letters
11/17/17 10:08 am

Look for the John Oliver skit about this. If I remember correctly, it is about similar products being advertised and sold on Goop and InfoWars.

Mackinaw Wolverine State, est.1837
11/17/17 7:13 am

Extreme leftists and extreme rightists are different flavors of the same thing. They both want the government to control the economy and society. Yes for different reasons, but the result is the same - tyranny and the death of innocents.

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LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
11/17/17 9:14 am

Look Murray Rothbard and Peter Kropotkin and/or Murray Bookchin.

DiQuellaPira Columbus, Ohio
11/16/17 7:23 pm

I see things as authoritarian vs libertarian

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JustHarry FL
11/16/17 6:24 pm

I always heard it called a BELL CURVE. Your exactly right, the two ends are both at the most fanatical and radical of the spectrum, whether the Left or the Right. As you move towards the center the population towards the highest population are more centralists. I believe the world is not a line, right or wrong, but a BELL CURVE represents all of us on varying degrees of gray, we are dots al g the Curve.

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abusara i drink and i know things
11/16/17 3:36 pm

Yes. The far right and far left both hate the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and see controlling the government as a means to enforce their ideology on the rest of us.

Oh yeah, both are populated by ❄️❄️❄️ too.

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Maynard Londor
11/16/17 3:21 pm

I can see it. Same personalities, different beliefs. They same the same between prisoners and guards. The only difference is what side of the bars you're on.

JustHarry FL
11/16/17 6:26 pm

Once you get out of high school you might understand it better.

chinito Florida
11/19/17 5:35 am

Haven't you been compared to the alt righters in SoH?

You stand for different things but your behavior is very similar.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
11/19/17 5:41 am

"My behavior is the same." Can you be more precise?

chinito Florida
11/19/17 5:54 am

For example, you justify Communism and they justify Fascism. They say the same things about Hitler that you say about Stalin.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
11/19/17 6:07 am

I've never heard the alt right saying Hitler liberated the masses through expanding proletarian democracy. The only similarity is that we question the mainstream narrative

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/19/17 6:57 am

Wait in this analogy are we using Hitler of the time or are we using today's standards of left and right.

chinito Florida
11/19/17 7:49 am

WWII Hitler. There are people that justify his actions and say he was not a mass murderer.

The same can be said for Stalin. There are some that justify his actions and revise history by saying he didn't killed millions.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/19/17 7:51 am

Have you listened to Hitler's speeches?
He was leftist.

chinito Florida
11/19/17 7:59 am

That's exactly the point of this poll. There is little difference between both sides.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
11/19/17 8:08 am

Lol.

Duh.

Now tell me when you get to the point where you figure out that the left and right are not supposed to work against each other, but instead be complementary.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
11/19/17 11:30 am

The similarities are few, chinito, beyond that we both say that our respective leaders weren't bad leaders. That's literally the only similarity.

Republicans praise Reagan, and Democrats praise Obama. Respectively they hate the other leaders. Are they basically the same? There's a better case for this than there is for this horse shoe/shit theory, because Obama and Reagan actually did basically the same thing.

JustHarry FL
11/19/17 3:39 pm

True, while I am on the other side of Think on the Bell Curve, he is way too far Right and I am way too far Left! He watches FOX all day, and I watch MSNBC all day. So in essence, we both believe our ideas so firmly, neither one of us cares about TRUTH.
He’s a brother from another mother👺

chinito Florida
11/20/17 5:27 am

DrW, you are supporting tyranny, genocide, scapegoating, and revisionism.

makem Chinese Xinjiang Camp
11/16/17 12:18 pm

In terms of limiting freedoms, yes

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LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
11/16/17 9:56 am

I’d have to reconsider my political science major I were to subscribe to that lmao.

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Psychoanalysis Analyze Everything
11/16/17 10:02 am

Haha. All of us far-left socialists would have to