@33MHz no it's me who stumbled upon the term. ever since i'm interested in US politics, i do that. a huge part of politics just isn't happening in the US mainstream. as said in the video, when have you seen a lefty on cable TV?
@33MHz illogical straight line? i don't follow. :) example: person A thinks everyone should have healthcare. they are on the left. person B thinks only white people should have healthcare. they are on the right. what is the illogical straight line here?
@blumenkraft It's not a line, it's a cloud. What if my views aren't represented? There's no reason left and right are in opposite directions. They're just separate economic groups, it just benefits themselves to polarize, so they tend to.
@blumenkraft I would normally expect white supremacists to be politically-right, but I don't consider white supremacists the clear far-right. White supremacy itself is just an extremist racist view, and isn't inherent to a political view.
@blumenkraft it seems like this would be more obvious to you, because of multi-party system. A group will say "we're left of X on Y issue", right? So they have a straight line for every issue. You can't put them on a straight line overall.
@blumenkraft I think a miss-understanding on your part is our political spectrum. Here in the US, the Left-Right debate is about the size of government, where as in Europe the size is agreed upon and the debate falls to who gets to control it.
@blumenkraft Most of the mainstream American media is owned and managed by liberal interest. They may not explicitly state it, but most of them have socialist/communist sympathies of redistributing wealth and political power.
@Wife he is not happening on cable news. but Tucker Carlson is! he's a white nationalist. and this is one of the biggest cable TV show there. i think that tells you something about how the political landscape is skewed to the right.
@mandy especially the part of her letter about being hired because of the NYT being so blindsided by Trump’s win. I never liked him, but realized his momentum and potential long before Election Day. I remember being surprised that people were surprised