What does it mean, far left and far right?

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  1. ananceleste profile image59
    anancelesteposted 7 months ago

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    Does it mean the same for everyone or its a spectrum of ideas?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      "Far-left politics are political views located further on the left of the left-right spectrum than the standard political left. The term has been used to describe ideologies ...
      such as:
      communism,
      anarchism,
      anarchy-communism
      left-communism
      anarchy-syndicalism
      Marxism–Leninism
      Trotskyism
      Maoism"

      "Far-right politics are politics further on the right of the left-right spectrum than the standard political right, particularly in terms of extreme nationalism, nativist ideologies, and authoritarian tendencies."
      Such as:
      American Nazi Party
      American Freedom Party
      America First Party
      America's Party (political party)
      National Socialist Movement


      Wikipedia

    2. Sharlee01 profile image86
      Sharlee01posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Just my opinion - the far left are generally more liberal, while the far right is generally more conservative in their views.

      Those on the far left appear to believe society is always best served with an expanded role of government.  Such as health insurance, high taxation of the wealthy, government schools, government programs to support giveaways.   People on the far right believe that the best outcome for society is achieved when individual rights and civil liberties are paramount.  That the Constitution is kept as written and to keep government out of the citizen's lives as much as possible. The far right encourages prosperity through education and hard work.

      1. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Logical statement INDEED.

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        ... think farther.
        ....... think deep state.
        .................. think deep state creating both the way far left and the way far right.

        ????

      3. peterstreep profile image78
        peterstreepposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Sharlee01 you are describing left and right politics. Not far-left or far-right.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image86
          Sharlee01posted 6 months agoin reply to this

          Where are you looking for far left, far right ideology? As a rule, the very terms are connected to politics?  However, both have very different ideologies.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 7 months ago

    For instance: National Socialist Movement (United States) - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_ … _Movement_(United_States)

    The National Socialist Movement (NSM) is a neo-Nazi organization based in Detroit, Michigan. It is a part of the Nationalist Front.
    Ethnic group‎: ‎White Americans   
    Political position‎: ‎Far-right
    Headquarters‎: ‎Detroit, Michigan‎, U.S   
    Youth wing‎: ‎Viking Youth Corp
    ‎Nationalist Front · ‎Traditionalist Worker Party · ‎James Hart Stern

    1. ananceleste profile image59
      anancelesteposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      wow.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 7 months ago

    ... should the Far Right and the Far Left do battle with one another, or do they end up agreeing with one another?

    Wondering

    1. Live to Learn profile image82
      Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting question. They do appear to agree, on certain things. Antisemitism appears to be a trait of both far end ideologies. But, both ends appear to be born of hate, so that makes sense.

      The scary thing, to me, is the difference in how the main stream in both parties differ in their reaction to extremism associated with the left or right. The right has a firm and deep line in the sand ostracizing the far right. They want no part of them. The left appears to embrace and idolize the far left.

      1. Credence2 profile image79
        Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

        "The right has a firm and deep line in the sand ostracizing the far right. They want no part of them. The left appears to embrace and idolize the far left."

        I don't see that at all. Conservatism today is just a watered down and polite version of far right politics. Statistics state that 2/3rd to 3/4 of domestic violence in this country is due to right wing advocates. So the worse that the left can do, Green Party politics and AOC does not produce body counts, is that not correct?

        So regardless of your opinion, the intolence of the Right is always the worse than what could pass for that on the Left.

        1. Live to Learn profile image82
          Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          You know credence, because it is possible to maliciously misuse statistical information in order to press a personal agenda...I have lived long enough to rely on my own eyes and ears to determine the veracity of a claimed stand, within the real world.

          I suppose, if we attempt to break violence down into sub categories and actively seek out a subcategory that neatly fits our preconceived prejudice, we can all happily claim some sub category as our own proof of a problem. That appears, to me (by my own observation) to be a particular favorite of apologists from the left.

          Edit. Quick Google search found this.

          https://www.verywellmind.com/domestic-v … city-62648

          1. Credence2 profile image79
            Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

            Perhaps, but I have and ears as well, and this statistical bias is true from both sides, so why give the Right a free pass? We see and acknowledge what we wish and as I have said before who is to say that your Opinion is any more objective than mine?

            What about your perceived prejudices and biases are you going to deny that you have them?

            1. Live to Learn profile image82
              Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              I was just commenting on your claim. That isn't giving either side a pass. It was simply pointing out that your misrepresention of facts isn't going to go unchallenged.

              1. Credence2 profile image79
                Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

                Misrepresentation of the facts? Really. What I don't like about conservatives is how they will deny the validity of any information source that fails to syncs with their agenda, anti global warming, I.e.

                Can you really have a dispute with this article, or will you say that that, too is just left wing propaganda?

                https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrori … ted_States

                1. Live to Learn profile image82
                  Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                  A perfunctory look...why would I disagree? But, I define terrorism more broadly so the statistics would change, if I were in charge. Gangs,to me, should be labeled terrorists. So, by that addition, your statistics get skewed.

                  Why give a free ride to murder and violence in the larger cities? Why give a free ride to the drug traffickers? Why give a free ride to anything that terrorizes the highest number of innocent individuals in our country? Why give a free ride to the major problems holding our youth down?

                  To turn a blind eye to what negatively affects the largest number of individuals in our country, serves whose agenda? Which side of the aisle ignores, exacerbates and defends these problems?

                  1. Credence2 profile image79
                    Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

                    For Pete's sake L to L are you comparing general criminal activity with ideologically driven terrorism? Now you are misdirecting this discussion as Conservative are apt to do when faced with undeniable facts and statistics.

                    Your last paragraph is a generality than you cannot support with any factual data. So now, if I am reading you correctly, you associate the political Left with promoting crime in our major cities? Where does this come from? I can see more than just a taint of bias here.

                    We have had crime since the founding of this republic, if you are trying to refer to this phenomenon of American life as "domestic terrorism" as properly defined, then you are way off base.

        2. promisem profile image98
          promisemposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          I think it depends on timeframe. I learned to have contempt for the far left in the '60s and '70s because it went too far left.

          The pendulum has swung the other way. The far right has gone too far right. Now it is worthy of contempt.

          In another generation, it wouldn't suprise me to see the pendulum swing back the other way. It's just a long-term social pattern.

          1. Credence2 profile image79
            Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

            I hear you Promisem. We had our Weathermen and SDS, etc. but it was so long ago and even in the depths of it all, it pales against the racist anti-government assault associated with McVeigh and Oklahoma City in 1995, absolutely pure Right wing, absolutely pure.

          2. Live to Learn profile image82
            Live to Learnposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            The far  right has always been as worthy of contempt as the far left. I just don't see the left having any desire in defining 'far'. Anything goes.

            And it's gotten so bad that now moderates within the party are scared to stand up against them. They brought it on themselves, though.

            1. promisem profile image98
              promisemposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              I agree with your first sentence but not your second. Anything goes with both extremes throughout history.

              I have read a number of times how both parties have worked to force out their moderates. Maybe it's one reason why the two parties are now so far apart and unable to compromise.

              1. gmwilliams profile image84
                gmwilliamsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                Well said, the Democratic Party has become more leftist in scope while the Republican Party has become more right.    At this historical juncture, there is no such thing as a traditional or moderate Democratic nor Republican Party.  This was predicted in the book GENERATIONS ,THE HISTORY OF AMERICA'S FUTURE, 1584 to 2069 by William Strauss & Neil Howe.

                1. promisem profile image98
                  promisemposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                  Which results in a growing number of independents and a declining number of people who say they are affiliated with either party.

                  Including former Republicans like me.  smile

  4. profile image58
    ShaniaSpencerposted 7 months ago

    cute

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 6 months ago

    Science will save us.

    Truth will save us. We must get on the same page.
    How will that happen?
    Belief in God.
    Scientific God.
    Mighty Triple O
    smile

 
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