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Quite some rhetoric from rightwing influencers in the City State of London. Have the British never comprehended the message FDR brought to Churchill and a Colonial British Empire?

As the European continent changed, so did the UK until Brexit put the advance in reverse. The US in fast forward from destroying the fascist regime in Berlin, acquired many of the colonial traits of King George. Instead of supporting independence of young nations, capitalism required interdependence ... all in a bullying tactic of Quid pro Quo ... in reality submission to the new kid on the block.

Rightwing populist rhetoric is less about Conservatism and more about entertaining falsehoods ... by definition propaganda for their cause. Brexiteers in the UK and Trump Republicans across the Atlantic do not debate on merits of policy. Name calling and putting labels on opponents is much more effective in this new age of social media: 140 characters or less.

The United States and the Liquidation of European Colonial Rule in Tropical Africa, 1941-1963

by Oui on Fri Feb 19th, 2021 at 04:41:59 PM EST
The right is primarily narcissistic and authoritarian, and is only interested in dominance and submission.

It has no interest in fact, only in narratives that promote a dominance/submission hierarchy.

So the modern social democratic left is living in a different world.

You can't out-fact or out-argue the right. You can only humiliate it and laugh at it culturally, and destroy its power base through legally and financial means.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Feb 19th, 2021 at 07:10:27 PM EST
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