Polar Opposites, or Two Sides of the Same Bloody Coin?

The alt-right and the ‘leftists’ (broadly speaking) see themselves as polar opposites despite embracing nearly identical tactics of dehumanizing their opponents and using violence against them. Both sides believe that peace can be achieved only after the streets run red with the blood of their enemies.

My view is that these groups both belong on the same side of the spectrum, the side where violence and force initiation is not just tolerated, but encouraged. It’s the same side where statism, globalism, nationalism, tribalism, and all other forms of violent collectivism reside.

The other side of the spectrum is where you will find the peaceful people, the individualists, those who do not engage in initiatory violence or the collectivist thinking which inspires it. That’s where I live. What about you?

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Parrish Miller has worked as a web designer, policy analyst, blogger, journalist, digital media manager, and social media marketing consultant. Having been largely cured of his political inclinations, he now finds philosophy more interesting than politics and is focused particularly on alternative ideas such as counter-economics, agorism, voluntaryism, and unschooling.