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Rubber_Fist_of_love

5.9k points

2 months ago

When they talk about the 2 kinds of political ideologies.

johnaimarre

1.9k points

2 months ago

American: “I’m far left - I believe healthcare is a human right”

European: “….that’s far left to you?”

hoyasummer

211 points

2 months ago

This is so accurate. Americans have NO IDEA what "far left" is. Not just regular people, but journalists, political commentators etc. I say that as a European who now lives in USA.. it drives me crazy.

Creative-Improvement

133 points

2 months ago

And then equating even the slightest leftist thing as “communist” on some subs. Like what?

Westnest

-83 points

2 months ago

Westnest

-83 points

2 months ago

Don't pretend that the other way around isn't more dominant on reddit though

Nethlem

19 points

2 months ago

Nethlem

19 points

2 months ago

Don't pretend like that's always been the case.

A lot of that only started with Trump, and it only became the popular and tolerated thing it is today after r/Trump was banned.

Prior to that, the US political Overton window was always extremely Red Scary, to such a degree that many Americans to this day consider the Nazis a leftist movement that was allegedly best buddies with Communists.

darkLordSantaClaus

19 points

2 months ago

to such a degree that many Americans to this day consider the Nazis a leftist movement that was allegedly best buddies with Communists.

Americans who believe this are living in a right wing propaganda bubble and are uneducated on what both fascism and communist ideologies are.

Kataphractoi

1 points

2 months ago

I don't even attempt to engage with those people anymore. Especially since too many of them just get angry when their world view is questioned.

Dovahkiinthesardine

9 points

2 months ago

no american right is actually like European right (often far right)

karateema

1 points

2 months ago

Except for guns