The Political Left have been battling the Political Right for over 200 years.
Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy and social inequality.
They typically involve concern for those in society whom they perceive as disadvantaged relative to others and a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished.
Right-wing politics hold that social stratification and social inequality are inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable, typically defending this position on the basis of natural law, economics or tradition.
Hierarchy and inequality may be viewed as natural results of traditional social differences or competition in market economies.
The political terms Right and Left were first used during the French Revolution (1789–99), and referred to seating arrangements in the French parliament; those who sat to the right of the chair of the parliamentary president were broadly supportive of the institutions of the monarchist Ancien Régime.
The original Right in France was formed as a reaction against the Left, and comprised those politicians supporting hierarchy, tradition, and clericalism.
The Political Compasses of many Western democracies are frequently analysed in terms of Left versus Right coupled with some form of Authoritarian versus Libertarian spin.
The underlying theory of the Political Compass is that political ideology may be better measured along two separate and independent axes.
The Economic (Left–Right) axis measures one’s opinion of how the economy should be run: “left” is defined as the desire for the economy to be run by a cooperative collective agency (which can mean the state, but can also mean a network of communes), while “right” is defined as the desire for the economy to be left to the devices of competing individuals and organizations.
The other axis (Authoritarian–Libertarian) measures one’s political opinions in a social sense, regarding the amount of personal freedom that one would allow: “libertarianism” is defined as the belief that personal freedom should be maximised, while “authoritarianism” is defined as the belief that authority and tradition should be obeyed.
This analytical approach highlights an Empty Quarter where the Libertarian-Right is bereft of political representation [as is very evident in the example of the United Kingdom].
However, the problem with this basic Left–Right political analysis is that it became outmoded at the end of the Second World War when the Empire of Chaos laid the foundation stones for their New World Order based upon multinational corporations, vassal states and global governance.
The World Bank was created at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, along with three other institutions, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict.
The International Court of Justice is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations (UN).
Established in 1945 by the UN Charter, the Court began work in 1946 as the successor to the Permanent Court of International Justice.
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was a multilateral agreement regulating international trade.
GATT was signed by 23 nations in Geneva on October 30, 1947 and took effect on January 1, 1948.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
The Treaty of Rome, officially the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (TEEC), is an international agreement that led to the founding of the European Economic Community (EEC). It was signed on 25 March 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany and came into force on 1 January 1958.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA was established as an autonomous organization on 29 July 1957.
Therefore, the Political Compasses in Western democracies should be adjusted to reflect the realities of the 21st century with a split between Globalist versus Nationalist coupled with some form of Authoritarian versus Libertarian spin.
This re-analysis highlights Three Empty Quarters that are bereft of political representation [as is very evident in the example of the United Kingdom].
This is a huge problem for Western democracies because Party Politicians have steadily drifted in the Authoritarian Globalist Quarter whilst the majority of the electorate are still firmly entrenched in antiquated Left-Right politics.
In other words:
Political Parties stopped representing the interests of their constituencies long ago.
Many politicians still encourage the electorate to distract themselves fighting the outmoded Left-Right [aka Divide and Conquer] battles of the 20th century whilst the New World Order continues to [quietly] crush their economies and freedoms.
Politicians, like generals, have a tendency to fight the last war.
However, there are some hopeful signs that politics [at long last] is starting to get real.
Long may it last.