Re: LandCafe] definitions of left and right
- Peter Bjørn Perlsø wrote:
>Roy's definition comes close to hitting home...I think I was careful to state that my continuum describes
>Where it fails however, is simply that today in the
>egalitarianism and elitism are not mutually exclusive.
governments and their policies, not personal attitudes,
which are much more complex.
>Most politicians here in Denmark are in fact both - theIf you are talking about the "conceited" sense of
>so-called "left" are extreme material egalitarians but
>they are certainly also elitist in that they want to
>establish themselves as having a monopoly on truth,
>political power and morality.
"elitist," IME leaders on the left are typically more
"elitist" than those on the right (possibly because so many
of their supporters are so obviously stupid). Marx
considered himself so superior to everyone else on earth as
to be almost divine: even the very foundations of reason
had to be discarded because they contradicted his
-- Roy Langston
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