The False Left-Right Paradigm
In the United States, politics and government representation is dominated by the left (Democrats) and the right (Republicans). The differences between the two major political parties are few (based on their actions) but still enough to convince some people there is a meaningful difference.
I believe it is safe to assume that most people are good people who genuinely want good for others, and they will say they value freedom, but they largely act in ignorance of the correct principles of proper government. Unfortunately many people don’t understand that the ends do not justify the means, and that the two dominant political parties do not operate within Constitutional limitations and the principles of freedom.
Republicans can no longer claim to be conservatives or constitutionalists. That party overall supports an extreme amount of socialism, while the Democrat party is trending even more towards socialistic communism.
Both the right and left are supporting many unconstitutional things (at the Federal level): excessive military spending for unconstitutional wars and world-policing, privacy violations (PATRIOT Act), the welfare state, trillion dollar deficit spending, trillion dollar increases in national debt, bailouts, corporate subsidies, government schools, the Federal Reserve, etc. Similar violations of liberty and rights are happening at the State and local levels, including widespread adoption of the globalist agenda set forth by Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, and much more. These are just some of the bigger violations, the full list would be daunting. Corporate interests also play a big part in influencing all of this.
The false left-right paradigm is also about keeping the people fighting and distracted from waking up to the truth. The media highlights the extremes on both sides to keep us divided and focused on our differences rather than common values. It keeps people from seeing who the real enemy is.
A better approach to the political spectrum is to view things from the perspective of tyranny (total government control) vs anarchy (no government). Somewhere in between is liberty, where there are just enough laws to safeguard freedom and rights, but not too many laws that the government becomes an oppressive authoritarian burden. An understanding of the proper role of government helps to determine the ideal balance to achieve true liberty in a society.
On the side of tyranny we find communists, socialists, fascists, democrats, republicans, etc. Some are more on the side of tyranny than others but still on that side.
On the side of liberty are the few who actually support a constitutionally limited government, and the principles of the proper role of government. Those who value life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all, and not just in words only.
“It is a firm principle that the smallest or lowest level that can possibly undertake the task is the one that should do so. First, the community or city. If the city cannot handle it, then the county. Next, the state; and only if no smaller unit can possibly do the job should the federal government be considered.” (Ezra Taft Benson, The Proper Role of Government)
There are far too many wolves pretending to be in favor of freedom while not supporting it by their actions and their vote. Not to mention those who are part of, or are supporting the agenda of, the secret combinations. That being said, let us not be too harsh on those who ignorantly support evil. We should do what we can to warn them, to teach them, and to persuade them; that they may wake up to our awful situation.
As Ezra Taft Benson said, “the true statesman values principle above popularity, and works to create popularity for those political principles which are wise and just.”
Diving Deeper Into the False Left-Right Paradigm
The left-right paradigm is actually much deeper than what I have covered in this article. Rather than expound further on more points that could be mentioned, I’ll refer to this article: “The False Left-Right Paradigm” from the website League Of Real People.
Here are just a few highlights from that article:
The false left-right paradigm refers to how neither the left nor the right are what they claim to be. They are not about principles—they are about tribe.
The false left-right paradigm refers to how those extremists who are truly on the left or right are so few in number and so powerless, that they are irrelevant.
The false left-right paradigm refers to how left vs. right is a psyop used to strengthen the illusion of legitimacy.
The false left-right paradigm refers to the divide and conquer strategy being perpetrated against us.
Those who promote the false left-right paradigm are thus sometimes agents provocateur or controlled opposition … It can be healthy to point out cognitive dissonance among any faction…