What exactly is a right winger and a left winger?

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    There seems to be some confusion from some on what a right winger is, and a left winger.

    What do you think one is?
     
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    How do you define what is pornographic?
     
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    Why don't you start a thread on that Elvis, I'm sure it would get some interesting responses.

    Now, do you have any thoughts to what a right winger is? Or is porn your final answer?
     
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    sorry. I should have been clearer. what makes a right winger and what makes something pornographic are in the eyes of the beholder.
     
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    Surely, you've heard of Maurice "Rocket" Richard? :D

    Maurice Richard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Gotcha. Now, what are YOUR views on what a right winger is. You're here on this thread, so I'm sure you have some ideas. I'm curious to what people think one is, I see the term thrown around so much on here.
     
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    I think we can do better than a Potter Stewart reference. "Right wingers" are best described as those of an especially extreme or radical rightist stance, such as hard-core conservatives and open reactionaries. In an American context, I'd define it as those who wish to uphold social hierarchies based on race, sex, and religion, who defend moralistic and rather authoritarian state policies, and are relentless supporters of laissez-faire capitalism no matter the social consequences. The only self-identified right-winger on here would be William Joyce (though I suspect others share his sentiments and are simply not as candid).
     
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    And the Red Wings play for the Stanley Cup on Friday night.

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    I got what you meant, elvis. I'm not into the labels either.

    Don't get me wrong, EZ it can be useful in order to identify where someone stands, but in the context of the discussions on this board, I find it tedious to express a particular opinion on a subject only to be subsequently labeled as if everyone must fall into the left/right political paradigm. My opinions are not based on politics and I think it creates an obstacle to communication in this type of forum because of all the assumptions that go along with the label, etc.
     
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    So, why do so many of those on the "right" say "libs" or "lefty" this and that, and those on the "left" say "right wingers" this and that? Seems almost everyone on here uses those labels when arguing, just go read any thread in the politics section to see what I mean.

    I guess I won't start my "So what is a left winger" thread then, eh? ;)
     

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