I’ve realized over the past year that political ideology is not a straight line, but more of a circle.
If you move too far to either extreme, whether it’s the far left or the far right, you wind up in pretty much the same place: an oppressive, centralized government, removal of individual freedoms and rights, and suppression of the free press and free speech. Authoritarianism and totalitarianism is not limited to the far right (fascism). It also occurs on the far left (communism, which is found in places like China and North Korea, and in the old Soviet Union).
The only difference between fascism and communism is that in fascism, the corporation, a religious organization, or a group of oligarchs become the government and set all the rules. Dissent is not allowed. There are signs of this happening in the United States today, and it has already happened in Russia…
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