Hippie-punching 2021

A new twist on a very old right-wing smear.

A line of criticism that’s popular in the discourse these days goes something like this:

Some socialists smear their critics by pointing to a handful of reactionaries — the worst bigots, the most dangerous militants, and the most deranged conspiracy theorists — and pretending that all of their political opponents are like that. They will call you a fasci…

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