The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148784   Message #3458095
Posted By: Charmion
28-Dec-12 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Scratch a Liberal, find a Fascist -Boxer
Subject: RE: BS: Scratch a Liberal, find a Fascist -Boxer
Hey, Spaw --

Back in the day, I asked my Dad to explain how the Soviets and the Fascists could be, respectively, left and right wing, and therefore opposites, when both ran "totalitarian" governments that went in for concentration camps and mass murder of their own citizens. (I was in Grade 12 and puzzling through the Russian Revolution in history class.)

He drank some tea, looked out the window, thought a bit, and finally said, "The range of political belief is not linear, but circular. When people get really extreme, they, um, meet at the back."

Incidentally, we should add Totalitarian to 9's list.