Pseudobabble wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:21 pm
For the sake of clarity, could you please tell me your definitions of:
- Right Wing
- Far Right
- Left Wing
- Far Left
*This is a relatively new term without the currency of 'Alt-Right'. I would say that examples of the 'Alt-Left' would be (contemporary) Antifa or Militant Tendency, but I imagine I could be debated on this.
If you could do it without
giving any references as well, that would be good - I want to understand the distinctions you are operating with.
Not easy to do, but following is a high-level summary, with which reasonable people may disagree.
[*] Conservative -- Broadly speaking, the view of a limited role for government, limited social programs, limited controls on the marketplace, often promoting traditional social values. There are of course exceptions, as not everybody fits into a box. See wikipedia
[*] Right Wing -- conservative
[*] Far Right -- leaning more toward an authoritarian or otherwise exclusive style of conservative government which takes extreme or near-extreme positions. Often anti-others (e.g., anti-immigration, anti-abortion, anti-PC, anti-liberal, etc.) See wikipedia
[*] Alt-Right -- Broadly, an effort to rebrand far right or fringe right conservatives, usually associated with neo-Nazis. However, U.S. President Trump appears to look toward the Alt-Right as a part of his base. See wikipedia
[*] Liberal -- Broadly speaking, the view of a more expansive role for government, more social programs, more controls on the marketplace, often promoting modern social values. There are of course exceptions. You can find a wikipedia article about this term.
[*] Left Wing -- liberal.
[*] Far Left -- leaning more toward an authoritarian or otherwise exclusive style of liberal government which takes extreme or near-extreme positions. Often displaying intolerance for other views. You can look for wikipedia or other sources.
[*] 'CTRL-Left'/'Alt-left'* -- not familiar with these terms.
By the way, the last time I obliged a request like this, it was a set-up so that the person who made the request would have an opportunity to shoot down everything. The above in no way is intended as an exhaustive or authoritative summary, but just a quick overview with which others may certainly reasonably disagree.