What to do about right-wing extremists who deny election results and oppose honest democracy?

Decent Americans who want democracy to survive and thrive are deeply concerned about right-wing extremists who deny election results and oppose honest democracy.  These include Donald Trump, Kari Lake, and a great number of Republicans and people more extreme than they are.

Actually, people who disagree with us differ in some ways from each other, so let’s not lump them all together and become so frightened that we feel overwhelmed and powerless.  We can devise smart strategies to deal with them.

The article here provides some fresh information and insights.  The article is titled, “Forget the Deplorables and Focus on the Persuadables: The Code behind the Far Right’s Success.”  It addresses several issues that right-wing extremist candidates have exploited.  It also addresses the increase in right-wing politics in some other nations.  Instead of merely feeling frightened or dismissing them as simply crazy, we need to understand what’s really going on and devise smarter strategies.  Read the article here:  https://www.juancole.com/2022/12/deplorables-persuadables-success.html









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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