@adamjohnsonNYC The entire discussion here, beginning w/center v. periphery, is a complete clusterfuck of illogic and brain vomit that doesn't take into account the historical context of the left/right political, linguistic device. Left is anyone other than the rich, the clergy, the monarchs.
@adamjohnsonNYC Anyone who swears fealty to those in positions of authority, authoritarians, is right. Anyone who supports decisions, events or policies to protect and advance the interests of the remainder of the people is left. There is no "center."
@adamjohnsonNYC Government, society and state are parts of the landscape, and their various organs are claimed by either the in-group, authoritarians, or the out-group, the remainder of the people. These distinctions become more severe during moments of extreme inequality as a matter of course.
@adamjohnsonNYC If our politics appears more confusing than it is, that's by design. It's politically advantageous for those in positions of authority to confuse and divide the people, and when they bribe our politicians, they bribe both parties. One party is a hedge over the other.
@adamjohnsonNYC @GOP fascism may appear to oppose the @TheDemocrats status quo, but it's really just a hedge in case the Democrats fail, and they may be encouraged or designed to fail.
@adamjohnsonNYC @GOP @TheDemocrats Rather than reform government and society on behalf of the people, fascists will calcify and exaggerate hierarchical structures, because they believe they will be included on the lower rungs of a privileged caste written into law.

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