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humanodon  ·  2660 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Politics of Knives

I think that's a good question. I'd also like to know if "political drift" is something that is inevitable and if so, is it a problem?

Leshik  ·  2660 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Pardon my ignorance, but what is "political drift?"

humanodon  ·  2660 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What I am referring to is something that the professor explained in the video, where the extreme right has become more extreme and how even the left has become more right wing.

Leshik  ·  2660 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ahhhh alright. I heard him go in to that but I must have missed the mention of the term.

I'd speculate the political drift he is referring to is responsive to a history of violence. From what I understand, Golden Dawn are Neo-Nazis that, for lack of a better term, stole most of their ideologies from the German Nazis of WWII. Those Nazis for the most part got shut down when the war ended, but none the less... there was a war.

It's still speculation, but I'd guess that origins of the party would have to stem from a support for that - of what it once was. Who knows for sure? Some kid in Greece may have been indoctrinated by the Nazi occupation at the time of the war, and then went on to convince their children of the ideology, and so on and so forth until a charismatic leader emerges.

In that regard, I'd think that political drift is inevitable for now. Until we as a populous have some kind of agreement on what is right, and what is wrong, I think it will continue to happen across the globe in varying degrees.

humanodon  ·  2660 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I actually don't believe that he did use the term, but I was trying to capture that idea without too many words, thus the quotation marks.

It was interesting that he mentions that popular uprisings in the 20th century were all won with the support of the extreme right wing. It's clear that the emotional component is very closely tied to these ideologies (and many if not most ideologies) but it's so strange to me that one would think that racial purity is the pathway to peace.