Weekend Writing Prompt — On the Fringe

Fringe groups have a long history in American politics. But fortunately, they usually have a short life span.

Still, whether it’s a far-right splinter faction, or one on the far-left, they tear at the very fabric of our country.

(39 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “faction.”

7 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — On the Fringe

  1. rugby843 January 24, 2021 / 12:13 pm

    The factions are being rounded up but they won’t stay quiet, fueled by radical news. These so called news outlets should be called on too

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  2. Marleen January 24, 2021 / 2:26 pm

    I just found out, today, that Noam Chomsky has needed security guards when giving speeches or presentations because many of his views (along with his willingness to share them out loud) are so hated by some people. I heard about it, in passing (not as a focus of discussion), in a conversion YouTube. So, I’ve searched for an article. Here’s the only one I could find on one search engine:

    http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/12/the-harassing-of-noam-chomsky

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  3. Marleen January 24, 2021 / 4:59 pm

    I suppose there are left fringe examples of factions in this country. But I think the preponderance are right fringe. I was reading another article about Chomsky— one pertaining to the surveillance state — but I wasn’t familiar with the particular news source. So I looked up it’s reputation. The source was called far left. On the topic of surveillance, it can be unclear when I’m reading left or reading right; both left and right don’t want privacy too invaded upon. Then the reputation checker offered a full list of the left. It included CNN🙄. Okay, so if the definition of left is “not insane.” Then, I decided to search on their site for unbiased. Their answer is right leaning and Parler!
    https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/?s=Unbiased

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