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US Politics Have No Left Wing

The United States does not have a left-wing party and a right-wing party. We have a center-right party and a far-right party. The Democrats used to be more left-wing, but that was before Reagan, the Christian Coalition, and the DLC.

A view of U.S. politics from a Swedish perspective:

US politics don't have a Left. Looking at the presidential candidates, I am frankly appalled. None of them would be a viable politician in Sweden. They all support the death penalty, none advocates strict gun control and all make frequent mention of their religious beliefs in public. These are extremist stances. Not even the tiny Christian Democrat party mentions God publicly in Sweden, for fear of alienating the pragmatic rationalist majority.

Imagine how much better the world might be if our parties feared "alienating the pragmatic rationalist majority."

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Oh Sweden, how I adore you. Please forgive us, our tiny 10-12% nonreligious are trying as hard as we can. Don't judge a country by its presidential candidates.

It's truly a sad thing that so many Republicans are easily brainwashed into giving up their freedoms... just because some degenerate, loud-mouthed little shitstorm from Texas lies all too convincingly. Your knee-jerk politics are the main reason that this country is so seriously fucked up at this point in time. Honestly, I don't believe in genocide, but if I did, I'd know exactly where to start. Wake up and smell the bullshit, sheeple.

You can call me a liberal or a communist or a socialist or whichever divisory label you like, but that will never change the fact that you ignorant fucks chose to let your bigotry, your faith and your ignorance rule your country.