In a world full of neo-Nazis, literal white supremacists in power, and horrific treatment of minorities, why would anyone want to be a centrist? If you identify as center-left or -right, you might as well just be enabling the white supremacists in control of the United States of America and other First World nations.
If a rational Liberal in America believes that white supremacists should be punched mercilessly, and a so-dubbed alt-Righter believes white supremacists are all the good and evil with the world—then those enabling centrists will want only fifty percent of white supremacists to be punched and the rest to be loved and coddled. If the alt-Right want to murder all minorities and women, and the “social justice warriors” don’t want that, then naturally these evil centrists want to kill only fifty percent of minorities and women. Right?
The purpose of The Fifty Percent Review is to make a voice for the roughly fifty percent of people in First World countries (like the United States) who identify as centrist. With so much political divisiveness as a result of events like the 2016 US Election, Brexit in the United Kingdom and the resulting election, the battle between center-left and far-right in France, the rise of far-right politicians like Pauline Hanson in Australia, and many more that are too numerous to mention.
I don’t care if you’re center-right, center-left, or just a true blue centrist. It doesn’t bother me if you’re from the more radical factions of politics. In this current state of politics, it is almost impossible to hear a viewpoint that isn’t radical in some way. Centrism—having a mishmash of beliefs from both Left and Right, has become a lost art. Centrism is seen as a slur, a sight so horrible to see, it can only be mocked and sneered at.
Centrism isn’t about wanting to kill fifty percent of nonwhite people and immigrants. It isn’t about supporting and enabling homegrown terrorist groups like ANTIFA, the KKK and neo-Nazi fronts. According to Wikipedia, it:
involves acceptance or support of a balance of a degree of social equality and a degree of social hierarchy, while opposing political changes which would result in a significant shift of society either strongly to the left or the right.
In a world where everyone needs to be radical Left or radical Right, centrism is a breath of fresh air. It’s about trying to find solutions instead of creating a wider divide between people. Political divisiveness is exhausting. And if you’re part of the roughly fifty percent of people who are centrist, you’re probably sick of it too.
Now, the Fifty Percent Review will not be free of bias. It’s impossible to create a news source entirely free of bias. We are humans, and human beings are inherently flawed. I just want to present a view that’s different to what we see, read, and hear on social media and in the mainstream media. I hope you’ll enjoy reading the Fifty Percent Review too.