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11 May 2016
One Honest American

Left, Right, Whatever�s Convenient.


One night while tripping over some shitty political commentary program on Fox News, my kid inquired about as we lean right of left. At first, I wondered if he could are the next ambidextrous MLB batting champion. Honestly, I wasn�t sure how you can answer him for a number of reasons. First, the word right is surely an English disaster with at least five meanings that span from directional to correctness to societal abilities. It�s worse when spoken, because there�s a homonym that makes things much more confusing. Secondly, it�s not just a wise parental replacement for give you a preconceived notion without allowing a young child to convey his or her own thoughts and preferences. Only labeled him, he�d almost certainly be jaded for a lifetime, or he could label me being an enemy when he decides to alter his mind. Finally, I wasn�t really sure what are the fuck an authentic leftist or rightist was, i really necessary to do some homework myself. I told him I�d return to him.

First, I wanted to understand in which the all over the place terms originated. Apparently, the terms left wing and right wing depend on the physical seating arrangements inside the French National Assembly. Through the French Revolution, politicians who met at the National Assembly begun to organise themselves into two groups - supporters of the Revolution, who sat about the left, and supporters in the King, who remained planted about the right. �Left� and �right� was from the perspective of the President.Principle beliefs of each one side are nevertheless equal to the ones from the parties seated there. Hundreds of years later, these terms are getting to be area of the global political lexicon of silliness, where people about the right don�t necessarily support what�s right, what believe that is perfect for them right this moment.

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It appears these terms left and right may be divided into corresponding ideologies of liberal and conservative, like Fox News does quite nicely, nonetheless it couldn�t possibly be so easy, could it? Further talk show host isolation moves all democrats on the left, and many types of republicans to the right, but that�s not entirely true as we�ve seen throughout the continuing decimation with the party of Trump.

Now I used to be more confused than previously.

A novel published in 1947, The world wide web Of Government by Robert M. MacIver, explains further: �The right is definitely the party sector for this interests of the upper or dominant classes, the left the sphere expressive with the lower economic or social classes, and the centre those of the guts classes. The conservative right has defended entrenched prerogatives, privileges and powers; the left has attacked them. The correct has become better to the aristocratic position, to the hierarchy of birth or of wealth; the left has competitive the equalization of advantage or of opportunity, for your claims with the less advantaged.�

Things were start to become clear.

Although I consider myself quite fortunate, as a first-generation American-born son of immigrants who literally arrived at this fine nation without a penny over the clothes lying on their backs, of course I will be jaded that my rightist fellow citizens have experienced the opportunity engage in building successful relationships with like-minded peers who may have had the benefit of several generations of land-owning inheritance. It�s not their fault, and I applaud their advantage. However, one conservative republican rightist comes up. Her father received a successful company from his father, and died at a fairly early age, leaving the company to the woman who promptly sold it. She lives in a veritable palace, drives a new Mercedes Benz every year, but has not worked a single day during the past 4 decades. Ironically, she and her peers secure the party that criticizes leftists for advocating social fairness. She's personally known as the unemployed lazy and detrimental, as she stuffed her face using a high calorie meal that caused her morbid obesity. Living in a very upscale retirement area in Florida, there are countless comparative examples I'm able to cite personally.

For example, there is this confused little man who denied his towing services with a stranded disabled woman because she'd a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker.


Which well-spoken right wingnut genius, who looked like he was only there along with his boyfriend for your party.


Digging just a little deeper, I came across many religious people often take a seat on the religious right, firmly believing their particular flavor of God chooses who's permitted leadership, land ownership, opportunity, and wealth. Considering believing in the Caucasian bearded man who lives on a cloud who moves humans like pawns is comparable to mental illness, I started to take into account the mental state of conservative Americans. Further, watching Donald Trump�s supporters, who will be staunch righties, I became convinced that conservatism is really a trait of convenience, as well as racism and baseless hate, that I strongly condone as a parent, an American, plus a individual. Ironically, Jesus Christ himself was surely quite left, but rightists are very careful to never mention this.

Folks within my shoes realize it�s not the desire to work or succeed that the condition in America - it�s the ability that�s missing. Apparently, the conservatives are conserving that chance by themselves, and regardless of which argument from the President you decide to sit, you must admit that�s not entirely fair.

Although my parents were registered republicans for reasons Let me don't know, I began to lean further and further left. To date left, I nearly fell over. The left advocates for freedom from tyranny through protections for anyone provided by a government body. The proper is overly worried about protecting their wealth, using whatever convenient excuse are at their disposal.

Later, I told my boy what I found, but was careful to never verbally admit a side. I could only hope his ethics and conscience can help him come up with a sensible choice.

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