Shrike wrote:Fade2Gray wrote:TIL that white ultra nationalists, like Richard Spencer, are actually leftists. Never mind that they did rallies called "Unite the Right" they are definitely leftists.
Pretty sure Steve Bannon called himself a socialist once, or a marxist. Maybe he meant national socialist.
He supposedly called himself a Leninist once "because like Lenin i want to destroy the State" (fuckin lol @ that but i digress)
Also when RWers call themselves "Socialists" they make it clear they dont mean marxist socialism like, 100% of the time. Mussolini did it when he originated the term "national socialism" and the Nazis did as well
The whole "actually the right is good and everything thats bad on the right is actually left wing" take has been going strong with the republicans recently. That fucking dumbass D'Souza is the prime perpetrator...
The actual litteral white supremacists and neo-nazis running for the GOP get degraded to "leftist saboteurs" trying to make the poor innocent rightwingers look bad...thats the amount of mental gymnastics were talking here...