How Socialism Killed Both the Left and the Right

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They were so strong in their beliefs that there was a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness.

 – Louise Erdrich

As Western Civilization continues its entropy-riddled dance of death, the citadels of the political establishment help to maintain the carnival sideshow nature of the event. Like a recently beheaded chicken that flaps about in a bloody show, driven not by the mind but by automatic reflexes, there is little in our culture's demise that would appeal to intelligent men and women. Those who once turned to Abbott and Costello films for slap-stick comedy, now find academia, the mainstream media, and the political arena more entertaining sites.

I am intrigued by the charades put on by the two major political parties – the inaptly named "left" and "right," two wings of the birds of prey at work in most supposedly "democratic" systems. In my undergraduate colleg
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