A handy guide to the language of the virtual left

Brendan O'Neill
Aug 26, 2017 · 1 min read

Fascist: someone I disagree with

Nazi: someone I really disagree with

White supremacist: someone I disagree with who is white

Internalised misogyny: someone I disagree with who is a woman

Low-information voter: someone I disagree with who is working class

Xenophobe: someone I disagree with about immigration

Islamophobe: someone I disagree with about Islam

Transphobe: someone I disagree with who understands biology

Post-truth world: I can’t believe how many people disagree with me

Brendan O'Neill

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Editor of spiked. Presenter of The Brendan O’Neill Show podcast. Writer for the Sun and Spectator. Irish blood ☘️ Brexit heart 💓

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