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    Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    We hear from lefties how anyone who disagrees with them are racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes, etc-in other words modern lefty versions of the word heretic. The left declares what speech is appropriate (PC). They force Americans to engage in interstate commerce. They have also become increasingly violent, reference the recent officer involved shootings, occupy, etc. All with no new ideas-just rhetoric to explain their policy failures.

    There have even been calls to arrest those who disagree with them on global warming... Arrest Climate-Change Deniers

    We are told (by them) that "the debate is over".



    Is the left becoming more and more (nakedly) authoritarian?
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    LOL it is the right that is becoming more and more authoritarian and has been for decades. Everything from denying rights to minorities to GITMO and the Patriot Act.. all acts by the American Taliban Right.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL it is the right that is becoming more and more authoritarian and has been for decades. Everything from denying rights to minorities to GITMO and the Patriot Act.. all acts by the American Taliban Right.
    Funny I remember Obama being against gay marriage until it was politically convenient, and re-signing the Patriot act after greatly expanding it. I think the left changed in the 1960's. If you think the American Right is at all comparable to the Taliban-you might be a lefty. How did you vote?

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    If you think the American Right is at all comparable to the Taliban-you might be a lefty. How did you vote?
    Considering the authoritarian nature of the American right on social and sexual issues, then yes.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Political correctness is not a real issue.

    Bizarre accusation coming from someone who identifies with the party that signed the PATRIOT Act into law.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Political correctness is not a real issue.

    Bizarre accusation coming from someone who identifies with the party that signed the PATRIOT Act into law.
    Fascinating. How do you explain the points cited in the op?

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Fascinating. How do you explain the points cited in the op?
    PC is an issue that is primarily brought up by the right, mostly FOX News and the like, although to my disappointment, some factions of the left feel the need to actually debate this issue. It has little to no real world implications and is used by the media as a method of distracting voters from issues that actually matter.

    The primary flaw in your argument is that you view the "American Left" and "American Right" as single entities, when that is clearly not the case, as there are obviously huge differences within these two categories. Furthermore, the very definition of what is "left" and what is "right" in a political context is questionable, because these are totally arbitrary terms that can be twisted to mean anything you want.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    No, hacks just want to think that so they can claim some imaginary moral high ground.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    PC is an issue that is primarily brought up by the right, mostly FOX News and the like, although to my disappointment, some factions of the left feel the need to actually debate this issue. It has little to no real world implications and is used by the media as a method of distracting voters from issues that actually matter.

    The primary flaw in your argument is that you view the "American Left" and "American Right" as single entities, when that is clearly not the case, as there are obviously huge differences within these two categories. Furthermore, the very definition of what is "left" and what is "right" in a political context is questionable, because these are totally arbitrary terms that can be twisted to mean anything you want.
    Remarkable-I never see the right pushing for PC, its always a leftist innovation.

    And I am well aware of the rag-tag group that is the left, wiki defines them as such...
    The American Left consists of individuals and groups, including socialists, communists, social-democrats and anarchists, that have sought fundamental change in the economic, political, and cultural institutions of the United States.[1] Although left-wing ideologies came to the United States in the 19th century, there are no major left-wing political parties in the US.[2] As a result, Americans frequently use the term "left-wing" to refer to radicalism or even liberalism.
    American Left - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL it is the right that is becoming more and more authoritarian and has been for decades. Everything from denying rights to minorities to GITMO and the Patriot Act.. all acts by the American Taliban Right.
    How are we denying anyone their rights?

    You DO NOT have the right to force a church to perform gay weddings.

    You DO NOT have the right to enter into/stay illegally in the United States.

    You DO NOT have the right to force other people to pay for your failures.

    GITMO? Patriot Act? Both parties supported them so both are to blame..

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