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Does America need a Left-Wing Alternative?

BrendanD19
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12/7/2015 3:30:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Since the 80s here in America (and around the world for that matter), politics have been moving to the Right.
Today we have two parties which Noam Chomsky has described as being centre and right.
Since it is clear that the Democrats have not served as a credible alternative to the Republicans, the question stands: Does America need a left wing alternative? And If so, who will fill that role?
Geogeer
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12/7/2015 5:00:28 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/7/2015 3:30:18 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
Since the 80s here in America (and around the world for that matter), politics have been moving to the Right.
Today we have two parties which Noam Chomsky has described as being centre and right.
Since it is clear that the Democrats have not served as a credible alternative to the Republicans, the question stands: Does America need a left wing alternative? And If so, who will fill that role?

Are you talking socially or fiscally conservative?
BrendanD19
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12/7/2015 5:13:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/7/2015 5:00:28 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 12/7/2015 3:30:18 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
Since the 80s here in America (and around the world for that matter), politics have been moving to the Right.
Today we have two parties which Noam Chomsky has described as being centre and right.
Since it is clear that the Democrats have not served as a credible alternative to the Republicans, the question stands: Does America need a left wing alternative? And If so, who will fill that role?

Are you talking socially or fiscally conservative?
Pardon?
Geogeer
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12/7/2015 5:45:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/7/2015 5:13:35 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
At 12/7/2015 5:00:28 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 12/7/2015 3:30:18 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
Since the 80s here in America (and around the world for that matter), politics have been moving to the Right.
Today we have two parties which Noam Chomsky has described as being centre and right.
Since it is clear that the Democrats have not served as a credible alternative to the Republicans, the question stands: Does America need a left wing alternative? And If so, who will fill that role?

Are you talking socially or fiscally conservative?
Pardon?

When you are saying that there is only right/centre parties/policies and that the world is becoming more conservative, are you referring to social or fiscal policies or both?
BrendanD19
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12/7/2015 6:01:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/7/2015 5:45:13 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 12/7/2015 5:13:35 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
At 12/7/2015 5:00:28 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 12/7/2015 3:30:18 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
Since the 80s here in America (and around the world for that matter), politics have been moving to the Right.
Today we have two parties which Noam Chomsky has described as being centre and right.
Since it is clear that the Democrats have not served as a credible alternative to the Republicans, the question stands: Does America need a left wing alternative? And If so, who will fill that role?

Are you talking socially or fiscally conservative?
Pardon?

When you are saying that there is only right/centre parties/policies and that the world is becoming more conservative, are you referring to social or fiscal policies or both?

Well it varies. Moving right does not necessarily mean conservative, and moving left does not mean liberal. What I am saying is that since the 1980s, parties have moved away from more traditional left wing positions, mostly seen by the adoption of Neoliberalism and the Third Way by Democrats in the US and the Labour Party in the UK.
So you could say I mean fiscally conservative, but that isn't really what I mean. What I really mean is corporatist.
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12/7/2015 8:41:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/7/2015 3:30:18 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
Since the 80s here in America (and around the world for that matter), politics have been moving to the Right.
Today we have two parties which Noam Chomsky has described as being centre and right.
Since it is clear that the Democrats have not served as a credible alternative to the Republicans, the question stands: Does America need a left wing alternative? And If so, who will fill that role?

The problem is the 2 party system. Alot of democrats are actually more left than people like Hillary Clinton. Take Bernie Sanders for an example. On the GOP side, people like Donald Trump are far right, and they don't represent most of the GOP.
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BrendanD19
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12/7/2015 10:11:48 PM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/7/2015 8:41:25 PM, tajshar2k wrote:
At 12/7/2015 3:30:18 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
Since the 80s here in America (and around the world for that matter), politics have been moving to the Right.
Today we have two parties which Noam Chomsky has described as being centre and right.
Since it is clear that the Democrats have not served as a credible alternative to the Republicans, the question stands: Does America need a left wing alternative? And If so, who will fill that role?

The problem is the 2 party system. Alot of democrats are actually more left than people like Hillary Clinton. Take Bernie Sanders for an example. On the GOP side, people like Donald Trump are far right, and they don't represent most of the GOP.
Amen!
TheProphett
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12/7/2015 10:33:19 PM
Posted: 12 months ago
At 12/7/2015 3:30:18 PM, BrendanD19 wrote:
Since the 80s here in America (and around the world for that matter), politics have been moving to the Right.
Today we have two parties which Noam Chomsky has described as being centre and right.
Since it is clear that the Democrats have not served as a credible alternative to the Republicans, the question stands: Does America need a left wing alternative? And If so, who will fill that role?

Funny that you would say this. The Republicans are complete morons, fueled by an inner fire of ignorance and hatred of others, and the left does not have the balls at present to stand up to them and give them a good beating.
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