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kittybecca wrote

I've seen fascists pose as "European leftists" a lot. Apparently they've gotten it into their heads that the American left is some unique group that doesn't communicate with the left in other countries.

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ziq wrote

Yeah a lot of them even buy into the whole 'national socialist' line, showing just how poor an understanding they have of their own politics.

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kittybecca wrote

It's also often just similar to their documented campaigns to pose as black people or other oppressed minorities and advocate reactionary tendencies. The idea is that "the left" doesn't understand what reality is like for these minorities and that if it did, "the left" would also be in favor of reactionary ideas. It has little to do with the left, of course, and everything to do with what reactionaries think about the left, which is why such campaigns are never very effective at doing anything other than circlejerking with other reactionaries.