Grievance is Essential to the Far Right

Whether you are talking of Vladimir Putin or the American fascist right, there is an essential element to far-right politics. We saw it in Vladimir Putin’s speech where he literally is accusing the West of attacking Russia. Putin is making a story of how they, the fascists, are going after Russia and her values. Fun fact, anything not Russia, anybody, not Russia, is fascist. We need to explain this because it is an upside-down worldview. One that is not limited to Russia.

This is also a constant with the American right. It’s grievance politics. Anybody, not us…

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Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB