What it is not

Commonly you’ve probably heard that:

Left:

  • Liberalism
  • Progressives
  • Socialism
  • Democracy

Right:

  • Facism
  • Totalitarianism
  • Religion
  • Conservativism

This is an extremely misleading dichotomy with no common similiarities.

What is it?

If you’re in the middle of a ruler of the Left vs Right Spectrum and you are heading towards the left, then you are decreasing freedom and increasing force. You may believe this is the correct direction for society because you see the force as a necessary means for harmony. If you heading towards the right, then you are heading towards a direction of of increasing freedom.

The important definition of Freedom is the absence of force. Therefore, freedom does not mean anarchy, such as a

Why?

Left vs Right is a comparison similar to Up vs. Down. They must be on opposing sides of a spectrum. What the general consensus seems to have are arbitrary notions of what are on the left and the right. You can never tell what direction you’re going in with the general consensus.