Originally Posted by midwinter
No. You need to support this statement:
and lump in something like the Klan, because confusing mainstream elements of a political spectrum and radical fringe elements apparently always happens around here.
Well, the discussion on Fox News is a great example. People who actually watch and/or believe anything they hear there are automatically cast as Neocon wingers. I've been called a fascist a number of times on this board, and worse, on the assumption that because I support certain things, I support other things. The minute I say one thing that might be construed as supportive of GWB, the fangs come out, and so do the neat little categories.
I do not consider the CPUSA to be a "radical fringe element" in the same way as a murderous demented racist cult like the KKK. They (CPUSA) are just another voice trying to get their point across. A point I will fight with all my strength, but a valid worldview all the same. The Klan is a vile abomination of what America is all about. There is no equivocation between those two in my mind. One is a economic and political argument. The other one is just senseless evil and hatred.
I look at what the leaders of the democratic party want, and what the communist manifesto says, and I see similarities. Much more so than I do from the Republicans.