Sunday, 8 November 2009

Political Compass Notes

Political Compass Notes

Comment: It is the wrong way up. High brow (liberty-social) should be at the top and low life (authority ruled) should be at the bottom. The right represents property interests (ownership, possessions and violence).

Upper left of centre should be in the green not the red. Purple (upper left) is the Church.

1 comment:

Glaucus said...

Traditionally, the Left includes: progressives, social liberals, social democrats, socialists, communists and anarchists while the Right includes: conservatives, reactionaries, monarchists, nationalists and fascists.

The terms left and right are often used to spin a particular point of view, rather than as simple descriptors. In modern political rhetoric, those on the Left typically emphasize their support of working people and accuse the Right of supporting the interests of the upper class, whereas those on the Right usually emphasize their support of individualism and accuse the Left of supporting collectivism. Thus, arguments about the way the words should be used often displace arguments about policy by raising emotional prejudice against a preconceived notion of what left and right mean.