Americana Antifa Posted March 25 Report Share Posted March 25 1 hour ago, eyeball said: I wonder if it was just the right-wing co-opting conservative values. The French Revolution is also where the terms right-wing and left-wing were coined and they meant very different things than they do today. Yes and no. Back then, the left-wing included socialists, communists, and liberals. Today, the Left is anyone who is democratic and anti-capitalist, whereas liberals are democratic capitalists. But when it comes to the Right, they never really stopped being anti-democracy. The conservative movement was about maintaining the classist hierarchy of the monarchy within the democratic framework. Conservatism was founded by people who saw democracy as restricting and were looking to basically have authoritarian hierarchy within democratic society. That's why it's so easy for a conservative to become a fascist. They see democracy as a roadblock. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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