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Submitted by Aristarkhos (Ireland), Jun 4, 2020 at 12:13

Mr. Pipes, I must thank you for all the learning in the last years ever since I discovered you. It was only recently I started commenting on your posts. I disagree with you on this issue, though: even if acknowledging you are right on your points, I believe the best for the right worldwide is to let go on Donald Trump. If Joe Biden wins this time, there will be advances on the leftist censorship, and islamism will indeed move on, but that is sadly what people need to see to react. During this four years, the right will not only regroup but also incorporate many dissidents from the left and freethinkers. I was a leftist until I learnt about islamism denial and censorship on the left. I see something changing and the critical thinkers are waking up. I see it in the smartest among my friends and relatives who are in the left. But like myself, they'd never vote for Trump. If Trump is who wins, and Israel annexes Palestine, the next democrat leader could easily be an anticapitalist or perhaps even an islamist. The most radical elements in the left will rise to absolute power as it happened with Hezbollah and Hamas best friend Jeremy Corbyn. Trump, as Geert Wilders, did a perfect job on exposing the leftist denial of islam. Unlike 4 years ago, no one, not even in the left, genuinely believes the orwellian "islam is the religion of peace" mantra. Let them repeat that again during 4 years after every terrorist attack and you'll see the left decay. And a moderate and modern international right will emerge out of it. Israel can't handle an annexation with no citizenship rights in 2020, that is only going to completely merge islamism and leftism. The exmuslim movement is growing exponentially, in 4 years they'll reveal the internal paradox in the left that will cause the split. I urge to consider strategic patience. Aristarkhos Samoslainen.

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