11 Things That Both the Far Left and Far Right Are Offended By Today

Have you noticed that the far right and the far left have several things they are both offended by, but for entirely different reasons? Here is a quick list of what that looks like. Do you agree?

1. J.K. Rowling

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The author of the Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling, offends the far right and far left, but for very different reasons. The evangelical right boycotted and burnt her books.

I remember working in a Christian bookstore and selling a book called Harry Potter and the Bible: The Menace Behind the Magick by Richard Abanes. Now, after posting some controversial Tweets about the trans community, she has trans activists after her, too. 

2. Pride Pandering

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Someone gives the perfect answer when they state, “Corporate gay-pandering during pride month, but for wildly different reasons. I honestly don’t know anyone who doesn’t see that obvious rainbow flag. Get real. One month out of the year, corporations pretend to give a hoot about the LGBTQ+ community, and we are not fooled.

3. The Westboro Baptist Church

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Nothing is as deplorable as the Westboro Baptist Church picketing military funerals and holding up offensive signs suggesting God hates groups of people. God doesn’t hate anyone, so immediately, that’s a red flag, and I don’t know how they can call themselves a church.

4. Lawmakers Trading Stocks

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Insider trading is something that both extremes are against. One user clarifies, “Lovely system where the ones that can ban it are the ones that can pass the law. Most of their wealth comes from doing this, and they all end up rich.”

5. Culture Wars

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Do you believe the media and government are creating culture wars to keep us fighting with each other rather than addressing the real problem — the government? A user describes it best: “The culture war is really just a distraction that renders us unable to come together and solve them for real.”

6. Jeffrey Epstein

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Countless individuals (myself included) admit to not knowing a single person who believes the official story about Epstein un-aliving himself. However, because of all the “conspiracy theories” of varying degrees, no one agrees on what really happened. “Even my liberal friend, who HATES any whisper of a conspiracy theory, didn’t buy the official narrative on Epstein’s death.”

7. Homeowner Associations

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Did you know that Homeowner Associations (HOAs) were created to keep Black people out of White neighborhoods? I had never heard of it, but after reading about it, it’s true. A forum member explains, “A lot of people are absolutely surprised when I tell them HOAs originally started to keep ‘undesirables’ out of the neighborhood.

AKA: Black people and poor people. People who could barely afford to move to that area are now priced out because of HOA Fees.” Nevertheless, homeowners in the thread confess that both the far left and right agree on HOAs being horrible.

8. College Expenses

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While the far right and the far left do not agree on student loan forgiveness. They collectively acknowledge that a college education is ridiculously expensive.

9. Independents

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Another thing the far right and left both find offensive are Independents who claim that both sides are ridiculous. “The left says, ‘You’re just a closeted right winger that doesn’t want the stigma of openly being a bigot,’ and the right says, ‘You’re just a fence sitter who won’t stick up when it counts.” This is relatable. Like many in the thread, I am politically homeless.

10. Leeching off the Government

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While this is true, they come to the conclusion in entirely different ways. The far-right is offended by poor people leeching off the government but thinks rich people and presidents abusing the system to avoid paying taxes are just fine. The far left is against the latter.

11. Homelessness

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Another thing they are both offended by is the homeless population. But again, for entirely different reasons. The far left is “Offended because the government should be providing free housing in their view. The far right is offended because they think homeless people are lazy vagrants.”

The saddest part of this is that everyone deserves a home. Whenever someone talks about tent cities, I am reminded of a documentary, United States of Tents. Seeing all the different stories unfold in the same circumstance was eye-opening.

Most shocking was the tent city in Hawaii. A massive community full of people who work full-time jobs and can’t afford a place to live. I highly encourage you to check it out if you haven’t seen it.

Things That Donald Trump and His MAGA Cult Ruined for the Rest of Us

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What did MAGA ruin for you? I’ll go first and say relationships. Family and friends I have known for years revealed a side to them I didn’t realize existed or represented their thoughts on things like the rights of people of color.

Illegalize It Now: 18 Legal Things in America That Really Shouldn’t Be

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According to an online community, dozens, if not more, of legal things should be illegalized immediately. Here are their top-voted suggestions. Do you agree?

Dead Giveaways: 10 Things That Only a Republican Would Say

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Everything has become politically polarized and extreme. Dozens of popular phrases are stated and regurgitated by both parties. However, after someone asked for examples of ones that give away you’re a conservative voter, these are THEIR top-voted responses. Do you say them?

15 Popular Celebrities Who Are Confirmed or Secretly Believed to Be Conservatives

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Politics. You can’t escape it. Moreover, everything from sports to music has become polarized to political extremes. Recently, an online pop culture forum member asked which celebrities people suspect are conservatives. Here are THEIR suspicions. Do you agree?

Dumb and Dumber: 12 Things That Make Stupid People Very Dangerous

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Have you ever heard the saying: “Common sense ain’t all that common?” You’ve got company. Someone recently polled an online community for things that make stupid people very dangerous. Here is what THEY had to say. Do you agree?

Source: Reddit.

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Elizabeth Ervin is the owner of Sober Healing. She is a freelance writer passionate about opioid recovery and has celebrated breaking free since 09-27-2013. She advocates for mental health awareness and encourages others to embrace healing, recovery, and Jesus.