Well, so first off if we're going to start labeling movements as cults like Polly does then fine, but are political cults to be found just on the "Left"? Serious question.
LostNFound wrote:So You have said "Its a little more nuanced and complicated than that." Please elaborate on that. can you tell me what the hell is going on with this dog and pony show or at least give me some idea of what your view and opinion may be?
I don't know how to post pictures here, but it might be useful for you to quick go look up images of the political compass. Left/Right is not just side by side on these scales, it's also up and down making these points of view more refined and three dimensional. Adds more texture. You'll find examples that for instance go from economic left to economic right side side by side, and authoritarian and libertarian up and down. There's another one similar that shows economic left and economic right side by side, with social right and social left up and down.
On the latter are examples of where some famous historical figures appear on the chart: Hitler would be extreme social right/center economic left, Reagan center social right/center economic right, Stalin extreme economic left/extreme social left, and the Amish extreme economic left/ center social right. See how tricky it gets? Here's a link to see for yourself, just scroll down a ways and you'll see it.http://www.rationalrevolution.net/artic ... pectru.htm
Now when Polly speaks of "the left", can you find on that chart the certain portion of real estate of the left she might be referring to?
As a side note there's a Baptist preacher next small town over who also runs the town hardware store, who for years now has proudly displayed a sign on the front door of that store stating: "No Gays Allowed". I read that story in the local paper and actually went over to see for myself and ask him about it. He will basically take you to Romans 1 where Paul calls homosexuals reprobates, and the old way of using that word meant "a sinner who is not of the elect and is predestined to damnation".
Most of this small town is with him, and it still frightens me to ponder what they might be capable of if given enough power. Might they commence on a modern day witch hunt were there no one to stop them? Why not, God himself said gays are filthy sinners unworthy of salvation, they might even see it as helping god out; onward Christian soldiers kind of shit...
Point I'm making here is this would be a right wing lynch mob/cult, where as the lunatic fringe left wing SJWs whom I think Polly is referring to could easily take their lynch mobs/cults from twitter and social media to the streets, given enough power and no one to stop them.
The unexamined life is not worth living.