(Original post by jake4198)
The rise of far-right populism in Europe has not been the result of a newfound admiration for the same fascist policies that Europe experienced through the 20th century. If you take the time to study the parties which have been acquiring unprecedented support over the past few months - such as the PVV (Netherlands) or the Front National (France) or the Freedom Party (Austria) - you will see that many of them are against uncontrolled mass immigration, radical leftist rhetoric and the abandonment of traditional national values.
I have lost count of the number of times I've had to call you out for misquoting my words, but I didn't say that your calling me "insufferable" was heinous. I was saying that it's rather bizarre that you have the nerve to call me insufferable given the heinous words you have used to describe me in the past.
In our Black Lives Matter debate I provided you with a whole list of accredited evidence from respected academic sources which helped to dispel the myth that the Black Lives Matter movement was in protest against systemic institutional racism. You didn't like my conclusion, but yet still didn't provide one piece of evidence to suggest otherwise and now you're calling me a racist for my disagreeing with it. My problem with the left is that as soon as they lose an argument, they resort to one of their four buzzwords to silence any discussion: racist, bigot, sexist and homophobe.
How have the "heinous" words I've used to describe you in the past anything to do with me calling you insufferable? Why are you getting so easily offended?
Also, your conclusion about BLM is incorrect. You dispelled no "myth" - (as if institutional racism against black people has ever been a myth in the US). I checked your sources, and I don't know whether you're not very good at probability and statistics or are just blind to the facts, but they did not prove that unarmed black people were not being killed disproportionately by American police, as you did not take into account the actual proportion of black people in the USA. Besides, a simple search will find you this kind of raw evidence that shocks and upsets the BLM movement and has led them to speak out.
But you seem to think that, despite being the same age as me, you know everything about politics/economics/etc. and that everything you say is correct. It's not, just like what you claimed to be your AS results.
And there you go again with your condescension towards the left-wing. You honestly complain SO much that it is the fault of the left-wing that the right-wing is rising in Europe, and yet you take no moment to introspect and consider how distasteful your dismissive and skeptical attitude towards anything pro-Islam or pro-BLM etc. is. You're the one polarising liberals by suggesting that we suppress our views on issues regarding islamophobia, multiculturalism/immigration, etc. just so that the far-right don't feel alienated by society and compelled to rise up.
For the record, I would consider myself a centre-right liberal. I am pro-capitalism, so economically I am a conservative. Putting people in a box, something you do with me SEVERAL times even though I've never actually commented on your own political compass, is another way to polarise and alienate. You're not achieving whatever it is you are setting out to achieve.