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I thought the communists were a splinter party, too small to stop anything. Chiliasm has amazingly broad appeal, from Christian millenarians and Nazis to wayward disciples of Karl Marx. Hard to know which was/is worst. "Come the Revolution!, while doing everything imaginable to prevent the possibility of same, unless it conforms to your own preconceptions. Well, obviously the brief span of the 1,000 year Reich did the most damage. Gotta wonder if Rev. Camping has any idea of the company he is keeping.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jun 4th, 2011 at 09:23:41 PM EST
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Well, I see upthread that the Communists are estimated at 8.1%, so that is not quite a splinter. But if significant numbers of disaffected Socialists and some disaffected conservatives voted for a new party or a reformed old party and many fewer abstained it may be possible to get enough to form a government long enough to reject insanity, but that would leave any kind of viable democracy in a very precarious position.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jun 4th, 2011 at 09:30:02 PM EST
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