Leftism and fascism are both responses to the ravages of imperialism and capitalism. Leftism punches up at Empire and capital. Fascism punches down at immigrants and minorities.

When leftism punches down it becomes the left wing of fascism.


@ljwrites hearing about “punching up” and “punching down” was a real turning point in my politics. I love when a simple idea, a couple of words, have a massive impact on how you feel about our societies and/or on how your articulate the feelings you already had for years.

@stragu @c0debabe @ljwrites In addition to politics, as a young consumer and creator of art and comedy those terms really illuminated my understanding of what works well and feels good to put out there as well as to be entertained by. Such a simple concept that says so much.

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