Hello everyone, thank you for your time in reading. Today I’m going to talk to you all about the left right political spectrum. However, in another note I feel iv grown past blogging to an extent, I just don’t seem to dig it anymore. I feel largely my blogging has been the seeking of approval. Approval I don’t feel I need anymore; this blog was stared in place of my Facebook blogging. However, I seem without the Facebook algorithms to be a lot less angry and simply want to look to how I can fit into my time and place and become a productive member of the world. This doesn’t mean this will be my last post it does mean my post will become fewer. I’m just tired of being so negative all the time, being less angry it seems almost like a waste of my time. For a time there after my psychosis it made me feel like I was doing something. My mental breakdown was a direct result of social pressure, government protocol, so much has been learned about myself that its hard to view the episode as a negative anymore. So, instead of this I plan to go back into studying, I left school at sixteen so i’m going to get all the qualifications I missed out on, even though I did teach myself how to read and write after the fact. Being heavily dyslexia my school at the time didn’t know how to teach me and I was verry difficult to teach to boot, iv never really conformed to authority. I will continue to write essays; I will keep people informed of my progress through this blog.
So back to the topic at hand and as promised, the left right political spectrum. We seem to have this image that the left right political spectrum has been around forever. Nothing could be further from the truth, infect it didn’t come around until the French revolution of 1789. That’s merely 232 years ago, given that a human life is only between 80-100 years that’s not even three people ago. It occurred when the French national assembly was split into two halves, where the Kings supports were placed on the right side of the president and revolutions supporters on the left. The best way to look at this was to view these that were faithful to religion and the king were on the right, this was when the countries of Europe were still battling Feudalism. Today this seems best way to describe conservatism is as people whom are faithful to religion and in the UK to the Monarchy. Thus, conservatives are viewed as right wing and often closed-minded seeking to maintain current systems. However, it’s not in actuality as cut and dry as that, many conservatives are librarian meaning they think that government should be limited in its powers to interfere with the lives and business of ordinary people. So, such conservatives oppose legislation that seeks to give more power over to government, it good to understand that these left right spectrums fall apart rather quickly when viewed critically. However, conservatives do hold a view of authoritarianism. Libertarianism is very reasonable position to take in my view. (The left appears to be the mode always seeking change.) However, as the right side can be viewed as less liberal with its inoculation to religion and authority so too can the left be inclined to total government. So, you see it’s a bit of a mixed bag. The left side while being traditionally viewed as more open minded has a storing inoculation of belief in centralized and big government, namely that the state should heavily regulate the lives of individuals and their business. At its extrema landing to autocracy. So, you see both the left and the right tend towards tyranny in one guise or another.
The thing about the left right spectrum on such things as Facebook algorithms, its pits people against each other. It is commonly known as opposition politics for reason, each side is set up to oppose the other. (As though things are that cut and dry.) While it is right that ideas should have a mechanism to allows some sort of opposition, the end of both sides is ultimately the same fascism and communism/socialism meet at the same end point, that being tyranny. So, you see its easy to get lost in this system when the focus is not how much government do we want but rather how to get to total government. The inadequacy of the left right political spectrum comes to light in our present times with the advent of technocracy, were very modius operandi is how to achieve ends not what those ends should be.
So, would be a better way to view politics? There are two other views of the political spectrum. The political horseshoe, with this horse shoe still has a left and right it would be easier to adopt. Its benefit is that it features more prominently the centrism that modern politics sorely needs, as well it clearly indicates that the extremes of both the left and the right end in the same place. (McGann 1967)
The other mode of viewing the political spectrum is much newer than the left right spectrum hence it incorporates, these aspects of viewing the dichotomy. The most interesting thing about the left right political spectrum is that it’s viewed by both Marxists and Fascists as the best way to divide the people, a further more interesting note is that of Giovanni Gentile, an Italian idealist and Fascist Philosopher who was student of Marxism and was the ghostwrote the Italian “A Doctrine Of Fascism”. If so inclined you should google him he makes for a fascinating read and helps shed light on the link between fascism and the left and the right. (the father of fascism as it were viewed fascism as transcending ether left or right ideologies.) The primary difference between fascism and communism is nationalism and racial superiority other than that one ideology is virtually indistinguishable from the other.
However, my preferred view of the political spectrum is that of zero to no government, I feel it provides the most amiable way to view the political spectrum. It Keeps in mind what is most import that being freedom and liberty. (McGann 1967)
(Please excuse the American flag in the background it was simply the best image I could find on the topic.) A more detailed view of this can be viewed here. https://mises.org/library/theory-political-spectrum