Re: LandCafe] definitions of "identification" and "the left"
> And what could be a practical definition of "the"The left" is the political position that policy be
> left" ??
> Paul Metz
based on reason rather than tradition.
"The right" is the political position that policy be
based on tradition.
The right seeks to conserve the traditional power
structures, including religion, the state, traditional
morals, and the traditional racial and sex/gender
The left sees reason as requiring equality before the
law and seeks to equalize political power, and seeks
to base governance on a moral code based on reason
rather than tradition.
It was the left that called for the abolition of
slavery, votes for women, and equal rights for all.
In the USA the right seeks to maintain traditional
"family values" by law and opposes liberalizing
abortion and homosexual rights.
The right wants God in the classroom and in city hall.
The right is nationalist.
The left is internationalist, seeks separation of
church and state, and greater economic equality.