We’re pretty close to this already. The “modern” GOP is well into John Birch Society territory — which was declared by William F. Buckley to be beyond the pale, back in the day — and we have a “president” who sympathizes with the Nazis, whose father was a leader in the KKK, and who kept a book of Hitler’s speeches by his bed.
Meanwhile, a tame FDR New Dealer like Bernie Sanders — a social democrat, not even a full-on socialist — is seen as a wild-eyed radical instead of the centrist he used to be.
We HAVE no real left-wing in this country’s government. Not at all. Even Ocasio-Cortez is suggesting things that were DONE in the 1950s and 1960s, or were proposed by Teddy Roosevelt in the 1900s.
If Americans were better educated on the political spectra – because there isn’t just left-to-right, either – and if we didn’t have a two-party government, we might have more diversity of perspective. Right now we primarily have middle, right, far right, and crazy right represented in the national government.
The idea that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is somehow a radical for proposing a tax plan LESS severe than held true throughout the 1950s and 1960s is simply hilarious.
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