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Hard right?

Footage of explosions and a soundtrack of rock classics washed over a crowd waving fake chainsaws and dollar bills, as Argentina’s election front-runner Javier Milei took to the stage.

“I am the king, I am the lion,” the hard-Right libertarian candidate shouted as he emerged from the cheering throng of supporters, many of whom were dressed as lions.

“The caste is afraid,” he added, referring to the political elite he has pledged to sweep out of government.

Hard-right? Libertarian right perhaps, classical liberal even. But hard-right?

Look, this is Argentina. They’ve had Peronism – a home grwon equivalent not of Hitler but certainly ofsomething like Franco and ro Salazr. Fascism that is. They’ve had military coups and dictatorships. Those we could happily describe as “hard” right.

But sound money, less bureaucracy and economic growth do not a far right platform make.

10 thoughts on “Hard right?”

  1. Steve across the Pond

    My simplistic explanation is that these people have moved what it means to be a centrist or a moderate so far to the left that anyone to the right of Leon Trotsky is a fascist.

    They decry fascism, but they don’t really oppose authoritarian or totalitarian rule. They just oppose the wrong people being in charge.

    The only area where communism is superior to fascism is in the body count.

  2. I can only agree with you Steve. True ‘fascism’ isn’t really all that much further to the right than Leon.

  3. There's Only One Lion

    “I am the king, I am the lion,”

    For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

  4. I always have a chuckle when the educated, progressive crowd equate fascism as practiced by the National Socialist Party of Germany with the “Far Right”…

  5. True ‘fascism’ isn’t really all that much further to the right than Leon.

    Given that fascism is an offshoot of socialism, that’s not at all surprising.

    The bitter hatred between communists and fascists is just Peoples’ Front of Judea vs Judean Peoples’ Front factionalism. Calling fascists “right wing” is just repeating Stalin’s favourite insult: Trotsky was denounced as right-wing, as the excuse for cuddly uncle Joe to arrange an ice pick through his head.

    And anyway, being called “far-right” now just means that the sort of cunt that reads the grauniad disagrees with you. And who gives a shit about that?

  6. Unfortunately it’s difficult to find people who want to seize power so they can leave us alone.

    Farage is the English Cincinnatus.

  7. The Nazi’s main competitor originally was the communists, it was a close call for a while as to which faction would become more dominant

  8. The center has shifted over the last two decades because the Left has been sprinting leftward as hard as they can.

    Libertarians in the US are considered ‘alt-right’ at best. Anybody to the Right of Jimmy Carter is ‘alt right’ and anyone in the vicinity of Reagan is a Nazi.

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