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Is the world beginning to reject far-left ideology?

As the title asks.
Honestly don't know anymore what left and right are but I see you could have a point.
The mainstream majority of adults always have rejected revolutionary and fringe politics.

The only real difference now is the power of the internet is now frequently being harnessed by grassroot activists and bad apples.
To disseminate information very quickly and social media providing a very large potential audience for the ill-intentioned waging disinformation campaigns or commit crimes online while hiding behind a username & keyboard.
Moved to uk and world politics

I don’t know about the world but I’m personally starting to reject it in some contexts.
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Original post by londonmyst
The mainstream majority of adults always have rejected revolutionary and fringe politics.

The only real difference now is the power of the internet is now frequently being harnessed by grassroot activists and bad apples.
To disseminate information very quickly and social media providing a very large potential audience for the ill-intentioned waging disinformation campaigns or commit crimes online while hiding behind a username & keyboard.

Agree.
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What do you mean beginning to? Far left ideology never really took off in the UK.

It peaked in other countries decades ago before declining.
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Original post by Gazpacho.
What do you mean beginning to? Far left ideology never really took off in the UK.

It peaked in other countries decades ago before declining.

40% of people voted Corbyn in 2017 to be fair. While not a ringing endorsement, it showed that the left were at least willing to support a pacifist, republican seperatist in the name of power.
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Original post by Rakas21
40% of people voted Corbyn in 2017 to be fair. While not a ringing endorsement, it showed that the left were at least willing to support a pacifist, republican seperatist in the name of power.

Being a pacifist, republican or separatist is not far left. Corbyn’s democratic socialism was mild compared to genuine far left politics.
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Original post by Gazpacho.
Being a pacifist, republican or separatist is not far left. Corbyn’s democratic socialism was mild compared to genuine far left politics.

I would say that it is in the context of a developed democracy. You'd be hard pressed to find a more radical example outside of an ex Soviet state.

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