A Guide to Basic Differences Between Left and Right

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    A Guide to Basic Differences Between Left and Right
    The irreconcilable dividing lines.
    January 17, 2017
    Dennis Prager
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    Source of Human Rights

    Left: government

    Right: the Creator



    Human Nature

    Left: basically good (Therefore, society is primarily responsible for evil.)


    Right: not basically good (Therefore, the individual is primarily responsible for evil.)



    Economic Goal

    Left: equality

    Right: prosperity




    Primary Role of the State

    Left: increase and protect equality

    Right: increase and protect liberty




    Government

    Left: as large as possible

    Right: as small as possible



    Family Ideal


    Left: any loving unit of people

    Right: a married father and mother, and children



    Guiding Trinity

    Left: race, gender and class


    Right: liberty, In God We Trust and e pluribus unum



    Good and Evil

    Left: relative to individual and/or society

    Right: based on universal absolutes




    Humanity's Primary Division(s)

    Left: rich and poor; strong and weak

    Right: good and evil




    Ideal Primary Identity of an American

    Left: world citizen

    Right: American citizen



    How to Make a Good Society


    Left: abolish inequality

    Right: develop each citizen's moral character



    View of America

    Left: profoundly morally flawed; inferior to any number of European countries


    Right: greatest force for good among nations in world history



    Gender

    Left: a social construct

    Right: male and female

    Most Important Trait to Cultivate in a Child

    Left: self-esteem

    Right: self-control




    Worth of the Human Fetus

    Left: determined by the mother

    Right: determined by society rooted in Judeo-Christian values



    Primary Source of Crime


    Left: poverty, racism and other societal flaws

    Right: the criminal's malfunctioning conscience



    Place of God and Religion in America

    Left: secular government and secular society


    Right: secular government and religious society



    American Exceptionalism

    Left: chauvinistic doctrine

    Right: historical reality

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    Greatest Threat to the World

    Left: environmental catastrophe (currently global warming)

    Right: evil (currently radical Islamist violence)




    International Ideal

    Left: world governed by the United Nations, and no single country is dominant

    Right: world in which America is the single strongest entity



    Primary Reason for Lack of Peace in Middle East


    Left: Israeli settlements in the West Bank

    Right: Palestinian, Arab and Muslim denial of Jewish state's right to exist



    Purpose of Art

    Left: challenge status quo and bourgeois sensibilities


    Right: produce works of beauty and profundity to elevate the individual and society



    Guns

    Left: ideally universally abolished, except for use by police, the armed forces and registered sportsmen

    Right: ideally widely owned by responsible individuals for self-protection and the protection of others




    Race

    Left: intrinsically significant

    Right: intrinsically insignificant




    Racial, Ethnic and Gender Diversity at Universities

    Left: most important

    Right: far less important than ideological diversity



    Black America's Primary Problem


    Left: racism

    Right: lack of fathers



    Greatest Playwright

    Left: entirely subjective; there is no greatest playwright


    Right: Shakespeare



    War

    Left: not the answer

    Right: sometimes the only answer




    Hate

    Left: wrong, except when directed at the political

    Right: wrong, except when directed at evil




    Cultures

    Left: all equal

    Right: some are better than others



    America's Founding Fathers


    Left: rich white male slave owners

    Right: great men who founded the greatest society



    Purpose of Judges

    Left: pursue social justice


    Right: pursue justice



    National Borders

    Left: a relic of the past

    Right: indispensable for national survival




    View of Illegal Immigrants

    Left: welcomed guests

    Right: illegal immigrants




    Nature

    Left: intrinsically valuable

    Right: made for man

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    All absoluetly and totally wrong.
     
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    I'm always impressed with the volume of wrong stuff right wingers can memorize.
     
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    internal containment vs external containment
     
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    Funny and agree, although all simplistic ideologues are similar.
     
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    Bingo.

    Ain't it amazing, how similar they are?
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    John Hibbing talks about this on Inquiring Minds. Very interesting! Skip to 10:00 to cut to the chase.



    Little wonder we can't convert the other side.
     

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