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We Need to Talk About Reactionary Centrists

Sympathizing with the right while punching left is not the neutral position pundits seem to think it is

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Reactionary centrists think politics is about positions, not actions

Horseshoe theory.
A generalized example of an “Overton Window.” Credit: Hydrargyrum via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0
“Fishhook theory.”
Map of the NYC Climate Mobilization in 2017. A physical manifestation of the climate coalition.

Reactionary centrists need an intolerant left to match the intolerant right

Washington Post.

Reactionary centrists have to prop up the moderate right

It’s OK to take sides

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.

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