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This isn't directly related to gun rights or legislation, but you may want to see who the media lumps in with us "right wing gun nuts." When elections roll around they want the non-gun owning public to think of us as klansmen with genocidal tendancies.

Posted on the ABC website, http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1009254.htm, is an article about Milosevic. In it is this gem of reporting: "Seselj, a far-right ally of Milosevic, . . . Milosevic heads the list of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) while Seselj is a candidate for the Radical Party (SRS) in the elctions." Since when is the leader of a socialist party considered far-right? For a long time apparently.

Regardless of how you may feel about Milosevic's personal guilt in this yet-to-be-proven matter, remember that none of the genocides of the 20th century were committed by the right wing. The over achievers in this category were leftists: Stalin, Pol Pot, even Hitler. Hitler's ideology differed from communism in just one way: private ownership of "the means of production" was tolerated but only if under strict government control & direction (just like in the view of our current socilists, formally known as the Democratic Party). How is that right wing? The fact the the Nazi's (Nationalist Socialists in German) are now believed to be right wing doesn't make it true, it just shows that if you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it.

This is just another example of the media's evil equals right wing, good equals left wing illogic. In the '90's the press reported on their darling Gorbachov's opponents as "hard line, right wing communists." Left unchallenged, we carry a lot of baggage when we defend the second amendment, seen as a right wing issue.
 

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The Nazis were only defined as right wing by liberals because of their opposition to the Bolsheviks just as WWII is seen as a "good war" by the same liberals because it was seen as going to the rescue of Stalin and the Soviet Union.
 

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This is a common denominator in the application of the Hegelian dialectic.

In similar abstract fashion, conservatives who have opposed the invasion of Iraq for various reasons have been called "liberals", "leftwingers", etc as if the "sides" in the arguement are drawn along true partisan political and ideological lines.

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