Left, Right And Us

Left of Centre or a little to the Right ?

Truth Within, Shines Without

Recently, a friend of mine shared with me a proposal to raise a ” Right Wing Intellectual Forum.” Since we’ve known our views and perspective on several current issues our nation is seized with, especially political and public policy matters, it was easy for me to convey my support and point out certain prerequisites for its succesful launch.

But, generally speaking, the canvas is not clearly etched and these positions — left, right, centre of right — are more presumed than universally defined. Political memes prevailing in the West revolve about two poles : conservative or republicans, representing the monarchic or capitalist right wing values of old; and, labour or democrats, who have stood for a more people-welfare embracing regime. Historically, the Right wingers have championed social and political values set by the top, the wealthy and the acknowledged members of entrenched powerful elites : they have stood for stability and continuance of ways, largely predicated…

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