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    Default The New Left vs. The Alt Right: It's a trap!

    @asynartetic seems to have picked up on it. The majority of #wokeaf people are playing right into this manufactured dichotomy.

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    Divide and conquer. Make people notice their differences more than their similarities. Make people afraid of those differences. Pick at old wounds so they never fully heal.

    Makes me want to check out and go live in a cabin in northern Canada.
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    Which new left are you talking about?

    There was the one in the 1840s, the one in the 1940s, the one in the 1960s, the one in the 1970s/80s in the UK, the one in the 1990s in the US and UK with Clinton-Blair.

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    Are you asking because you don't know, or because you want to be contrarian?
    "I think we play the heroes in our own stories without realizing that we may be the villain of someone else's."

    "Fear is the death of music."

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    Quote Originally Posted by asynartetic View Post
    Makes me want to check out and go live in a cabin in northern Canada.
    I plan on joining a monestary after my daughter is married at a young age to a godly man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icedream View Post
    Are you asking because you don't know, or because you want to be contrarian?
    Me? Well, there's a real difference between any of these "new lefts", there's definitely a big difference between New Labour/New Democrats than the Daniel Cohn-Bendit/Abbie Hoffman/Students for a Democratic Society but I may be being contrarian in that I was challenging the "new", the same as anyone could challenge the so called "alt" nature of the "alt right", I think there's a lot of continuity with mainstream right wing thinking to be honest.

    I do think the whole thing is a trap though, I think the difference is between a culture of life or culture of death, although it could fit national and ethnic struggles that they are spread or amplified in some contexts and not others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Which new left are you talking about?

    There was the one in the 1840s, the one in the 1940s, the one in the 1960s, the one in the 1970s/80s in the UK, the one in the 1990s in the US and UK with Clinton-Blair.
    Current year new left because it's the current year and not 1840.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I may be being contrarian in that I was challenging the "new", the same as anyone could challenge the so called "alt" nature of the "alt right", I think there's a lot of continuity with mainstream right wing thinking to be honest.
    In fairness, the narrator did more or less explain that the "new" and "alt" movements are just rebranding and repackaging of decades old ideologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isk Stark View Post
    I plan on joining a monestary after my daughter is married at a young age to a godly man.
    I dont know, I thought about it but there's a lot of those sorts of religious communities which are populated exclusively by homosexuals and odd types of people. Otherwise sure, it'd be an awesome plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isk Stark View Post
    Current year new left because it's the current year and not 1840.
    You get the point though surely, history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce.

    The people fought for liberty, equality, fraternity and instead they got infantry, cavalry, artillery.

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