Several reasons why the right wing has built its power at the expense of liberals and the Left

The article at this link provides insights into the effectiveness of RIGHT-WING MEMES — and why the Left falls short in that:  https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/04/right-wing-groups-are-training-young-conservatives-to-win-the-next-meme-war/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=econundrums-2019-04-08

 

The Left had raised the issue of “globalization,” but the Right stole the issue and converted it into right-wing nationalism, racism, and anti-immigrant hysteria.  This allowed Trump and right-wing extremists to gain power in various countries that used to be “liberal democracies.”  This article provides insights:  https://fpif.org/sieg-heil-deja-vu-understanding-the-global-rise-of-the-extreme-right/

 

In the U.S and elsewhere, the dominant economic and political systems are not working, so mainstream (“white”) people feel victimized.  The right wing has promoted the current conservative ideology that white people are the victims now, so they need to oppose people of color.  See this article’s insights:  https://www.alternet.org/2019/02/why-conservative-ideology-is-based-in-the-belief-white-people-are-the-true-victims-in-american-society/

 

Robert Reich wrote this article on the power and effectiveness of promoting fear and hatred:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2018/10/31/hate-unbound/

 

The Right Wing Has Perfected the Art of Combining Conspiracy Theories With Facts to Make Them Even More Dangerous.  See the article with this title at:  https://go.ind.media/webmail/546932/276825773/99ee60f6b8dcfa2a9e40877ef54d727886b13554f4d2a5fe336931615d1f86c3

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org