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Calling out all the left is racist

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Submitted by David Benjamin (Canada), Nov 28, 2019 at 12:09

Mr. Pipes seems to fall into the same trap that he warns us against. He says" Populism is a simple response to a complex problem. Like racism, it incorrectly attributes one characteristic to a diverse population". Well, he attributes a long list of societal ills to the Left as if the Left is a single homogeneous group. Many on the left take issue with the Bernie Sanders and others on the so-called left.

Many on the left are the ones standing up to authoritarianism endemic today on the right. The Left brought us Social Security, Medicare, Civil Rights. The left was the founding force behind the establishment of the State of Israel. Pipes should be encouraging the more traditional Left voices not dismissing the entire Left which, by his own definition, is racist.

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The Rich Concentrate wealth, they don't "create" it [55 words]Raul MarksDec 9, 2019 17:41256433
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2Calling out all the left is racist [133 words]David BenjaminNov 28, 2019 12:09256194
You could never be a populist under any definition you are an elitist ... [29 words]The Dark LordNov 28, 2019 10:05256192
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beautifully expressed summary of political issues [44 words]Timothy HadleyNov 26, 2019 22:50256155
I am not a populist but... [43 words]BernardNov 26, 2019 22:39256153

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