The political compass isn’t a line or a graph, it’s a horseshoe. Extremists all share one thing in common.
Doesn’t matter if you’re talking about Evangelical reactionaries or literal Communists, they have more in common with each other than the vast majority of citizenry. An acute desire to push beliefs on others. The ends always justify the means. On and on.
“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society