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Entry from February 12, 2011
“If you go far enough to the political left or right you end up in the same place”

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The QandO Blog
The politics of Sheehan’s protest
Posted by: McQ on Monday, August 15, 2005
Funny how the two on you are on the same side. I guess the old adage that if you go right and left far enough you end up in the same place. 
Written By: capt joe
Google Books
Absolute War:
Soviet Russia in the Second World War

By Chris Bellamy
New York, NY: Vintage Books
Pg. 42:
If you go far enough west, you reach the ‘far east’. And, if you travel far to the political ‘left’ or ‘right’, you end up in the same place: some form of totalitarian dictatorship where state security is not only paramount, but actually threatens the very people whose lives, liberties and aspirations the state exists to protect.
Is the Political Spectrum a Circle?
February 22, 2008
CALLER:  Hi.  I was just calling, I know it was quite a while ago, took me awhile to get a hold of you, but I was calling about what the caller had called a while ago about the political spectrum thing.
RUSH:  Yeah.  I remember that.
CALLER:  Yeah.  And he was saying how it was a line, and you were saying, no, it’s a circle.  Well, I remember I was in college a while ago, and I took a poli-sci class, and I learned so much since then, but they were teaching back then that it wasn’t a line, it was a political circle.  And that’s what I was taught in college, but since then I think I’ve learned a lot more and, you know, being out in the real world, having a job and stuff, I don’t think it’s a circle anymore.  I think it’s gone back to the line.  And you’ll never end up in the same spot if you go far right and far left.
RUSH:  Far right and far left.  Well, I could see what you mean based on current circumstances.
CALLER:  No.  No.  That wasn’t the only thing.  It was more of, when I look at it, I look at it as, you know, right wing versus left wing, it’s big government versus small government.  Everyone says if you go far enough right and you go far enough left you end up in the exact same spot, which is a dictatorship.  But if you use that line of thinking, then where do the anarchists work into the political spectrum?  There’s no room for them. 
CALLER:  Yeah, I agree.  I don’t think—because everybody says if you go far enough right.  I don’t think you really can go—if you go far enough right, I don’t think you’re going to end up in the same place.

RUSH:  Okay, so, if I understand you, the circle theory, rather than a straight-line theory to diagram ideological locations doesn’t work because for it to work, both liberals and conservatives have to end up meeting somewhere in the circle, which is dictatorship?

Gamers With Jobs
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 - 1:51pm
It’s been said that if you go far enough left or right, you end up in the same place.
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
2008 Today in Inappropriate Uses of the Word “Rape”
posted by Erica C. Barnett on November 7 at 10:21 AM
Beth Shaw, meet Andrea Dworkin.
Confirms my theory that if you go far enough to the left or right, you end up in the same place.
Posted by Sean | November 7, 2008 11:42 AM
National Gun Forum
04-02-2009 08:38 PM
There is a very interesting thing about left and right ends of the spectrum. It is more like a circle. When you go far enough to the left (socialism and communism) and too far to the right, you end up in the same place, Totalitarianism with the state as the end all be all. It is just how you get there with how the money is controlled, that is all.
The RiotACT
Another Nazi woman in Canberra – Hello Mrs Hoover
By johnboy 8 May, 2009
#20 Jim Jones
10:54 am, 08 May 09
Yep – if you go far enough right or left, you’ll end up in the same place. Stalinism ended up being almost identical to Nazism in the end.

The Word Zombie
Review – “Black Ribbons” by Shooter Jennings and Hierophant
June 26th, 2010
If you go far enough to the Left or far enough to the Right, you’ll end up in the same place – fascism.
Michael Moore Hates America
about 1 month ago
Ken Furber reviewed this video.
This film is absolutely brilliant and is one of the most honest documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. I have hated Michael Moore since the fist time I heard him open his big fat mouth, long before I saw any of his movies or heard his controversial Oscar speech, and I think its about time someone put him in his place. By the way, I should probably also mention that I am possibly the most anti-conservative person on the planet. But I have Michael Moore to thank for reminding me that I’m more anti-extremist than anything else. And this applies equally for either end of the political spectrum. I have always believed that if you go far enough to the left or the right you end up in the same place. For example I find both Rush Limbaugh and Michael more to be equally repulsive. They are both big fat clueless idiots.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • Saturday, February 12, 2011 • Permalink

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