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The Awokening vs The Awakening

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Submitted by Aristarkhos (Ireland), Jun 18, 2020 at 10:09

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Many of us saw this coming. I was a moderate leftist only 5 years ago. My political opinions have not changed since. Apparently, I'm now a racist, fascist, and a bit of a nazi too. Contrary to the pessimism of your article, I believe the far-left has acted before time, and they will fail because of it. The "woke" mob have no one else to convince, nowhere else to go, and nothing to offer other than chaos and hate. On the contrary, thy are exposed, and many are taking the red pill, rejecting an authoritarian ideology with no end in sight (the list of demand keeps changing and it takes 24/7 to keep up with their last trends). What many are realizing is just the extend of the societal damage, which as we knew it is very bad. Better now than a decade later, though. As you mention, the movement has a stronghold in institutions, as opposed to the situation 50 years ago. But this time it's bitter and nasty, eating itself. It's moving the counterculture to the right, and that is a very remarkable event. I believe this is a tipping point. Don't get me wrong, we'll have to fight the good fight, but we do have the strength to resist. After loosing the cultural battle, far-left terrorism will undoubtedly emerge.

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