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Right & Left in Politics

The fashionable polarisation between ‘democrats’ and ‘republicans’ or ‘liberals’ and ‘the right wing’ in politics, particularly in the US, with the accompanying ‘free market’ vs ‘socialism’ arguments is as useless and inane as a discussion of whether food or drink is better for you.

The way forward to building a better society (in whatever way you choose to define it) must surely lie in the spectrum of elements of all of these perspectives. Until we mature enough to clearly articulate our goals for society (particularly in terms of ‘freedom from’ and ‘freedom to’) and then discuss the nuances of what policies and perspectives will get us there, we are just monkeys slinging poo and deserve the politics we get.

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