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Re: LandCafe] definitions of "identification" and "the left"

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  • Fred Foldvary
    ... The left is the political position that policy be based on reason rather than tradition. The right is the political position that policy be based on
    Message 1 of 13 , Jan 21, 2008
      > And what could be a practical definition of "the
      > left" ??
      > Paul Metz

      "The left" is the political position that policy be
      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
      power relationships.

      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.

      Fred Foldvary
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