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    Default US Republicans cozying up to the European far right

    This weekend Texas senator Ted Cruz spoke about how “we all face the same challenges, including a bold and global left, that seeks to tear down cherished national and religious institutions”. Nothing to see here, you might think – except that he was not addressing a local branch of the Republican party in Texas, or a conservative US media outlet.

    He was speaking on screen to an audience of thousands in Madrid, at a meeting of the Spanish far-right party Vox. It was one of many recent outreaches to the global far right by US rightwing figures, which seem to have increased since the ouster of Donald Trump.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...pean-far-right

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    Today, the ties between the broader US conservative movement and the global far right have become mainstreamed, from the Republican party to National Review, with fewer and fewer dissenting voices. Still, steeped in US exceptionalism, the US conservative movement remains mostly inward-looking, using international connections and events primarily for national political struggles. And the Populist International is still more media hype than political reality.

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    Why would you think this is new? Myself And and many others have been fans of people like Nigel Farage and people like him for over a decade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Why would you think this is new?
    yes, you are a neo-fascist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    yes, you are a neo-fascist.
    No,... not at all. But I am a Neo REALIST and fully understand where the world is heading and what is to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    No,... not at all. But I am a Neo REALIST and fully understand where the world is heading and what is to come.
    Where is it headed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Where is it headed?
    Balkanization.When both left and right want it,........thats where its going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Balkanization.When both left and right want it,........thats where its going.
    No. Only right wing extremists want to divide countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    No. Only right wing extremists want to divide countries.
    Ummm, have you never read this board before? There are several lefties in here that are all for it. Just off the top of my head I can think of Cinnabar and Nifty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Ummm, have you never read this board before? There are several lefties in here that are all for it. Just off the top of my head I can think of Cinnabar and Nifty.
    Nifty is a nihilist. And I think he is senile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Today, the ties between the broader US conservative movement and the global far right have become mainstreamed, from the Republican party to National Review, with fewer and fewer dissenting voices. Still, steeped in US exceptionalism, the US conservative movement remains mostly inward-looking, using international connections and events primarily for national political struggles. And the Populist International is still more media hype than political reality.
    It's what the soon-to-be-extinct do when they finally read the writing on the wall.
    “She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.” -- Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    It's what the soon-to-be-extinct do when they finally read the writing on the wall.
    Is THAT why so many on your side are acting so oddly?

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    I am 57. Every four years I have heard all about the extinction of the right...LOL Hasnt come close to happening yet. The left keeps forgetting that our numbers replentish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Is THAT why so many on your side are acting so oddly?
    My side wants to pass both infrastructure bills. My side want voting rights to be universal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    I am 57. Every four years I have heard all about the extinction of the right...LOL Hasnt come close to happening yet. The left keeps forgetting that our numbers replentish.
    Agree. One third of our nation would support fascism.

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