I pretty much hate the whole left-right meme that has been prevalent over the past century because it is misleading. The left has been considered to be inclusive of communism, socialism, liberalism, progressivism and so forth. The right (especially if you ask the left) is inclusive, supposedly, of fascism, and that’s about it. This would be OK if it were true. However, it is not true. It is the left that is inclusive of Fascism as it is National Socialism.
Fascism and Nazism went out of favor on the left because of the atrocious PR that Hitler correctly had. So the left just disowned them and called them “right”. This was not because of disagreement with their ideology but because of their image.
In Ayn Rand’s book “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal Rand says: “…It is too obvious, too easily demonstrable that fascism and communism are not two opposites, but two rival gangs fighting over the same territory—that both are variants of statism, based on the collectivist principle that man is the rightless slave of the state—that both are socialistic, in theory, in practice, and in the explicit statements of their leaders—that under both systems, the poor are enslaved and the rich are expropriated in favor of a ruling clique—that fascism is not the product of the political “right,” but of the “left”—that the basic issue is not “rich versus poor,” but man versus the state, or: individual rights versus totalitarian government—which means: capitalism versus socialism.
A primary tool of the “left” is redefinition of terms and calling fascist as “right” is one of the most successful examples of this.
Stalin on the other hand, though he killed many more people than Hitler, does not have nearly the bad press that Hitler does. In fact, Stalin is well known for being ruthless and killing individuals but is not known for the mass murder he perpetrated. The left has been wildly successful in covering up Stalin’s most heinous crimes.
The so called right is more individualistic and just wants to tend to their business. They do not engage in agitating for government to right some real or imagined ill in society.
The left has, as an entity, a hive mind.
Look at bees. If you are somehow perceived as being a danger to their commune, you are immediately attacked. Africanized bees will chase you up to a ¼ mile if you disturb them, even inadvertently.
The leftist hive will immediately attack any person they make out to be on the right for any transgression that may disturbed the left. They will immediately turn on any of their own that speaks up to say something that is against the approved propaganda line. If the member does not “smell” right they are an enemy.
There is NO analysis of what is said. If someone says ANYTHING even mildly critical of approve leftist doctrine, the hive will swarm until the offender runs away, or better, is dead.
The hive will swarm over any Republican’s revealed dalliances into unethical sexual behavior, immediately calling for their resignation. The call for resignation is generally joined by the Republicans as well, in a sort of “Stockholm Syndrome” fueled frenzy.
On the other side if a Democrat engages in such behavior the left is silent unless the public outrage reaches a certain decibel level at which time the hive gets agitated enough to attack their own
Despite giving lip service to “diversity”, they cannot tolerate any diversity of thought within their community or outside of it. This is the reason they are dangerous and why free thinking people must never acquiesce to their monolithic thought.
The point is, there is no consideration, no thought, other than protecting their ideology. THAT ideology is supreme. The leftist faithful should realize, the moment they start thinking thoughts that do not align with “Big Brother” they will be purged. This is the nature of leftist thinking and this thinking has killed millions in the 20th Century including many of the leftist faithful.
I’ve often called Socialism “the ideology of death”. It kills everything it touches. For countries it is a long slow torturous death. For many individuals it is much quicker, though perhaps not less torturous.