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Following table is an outcome of notes taken for sole purpose of generalising Left and Right politics. Left politics is usually confused with ideology of some political parties. Such views of politics in popular media are confusing if not contradictory. The distinction made between Left and Right was of French origin where the Left is called “the party of movement” and the Right “the party of order”. To be sure, there is no black-and-white distinction between these two political culture. It is often the case that a Right wing party takes a Leftist stand on one issue and a Left-wing party takes Rightist stand on another. However there are differences between these two culture which can not be denied.

In India, parenting and childcare is not perceived as something which can have socio-political colours. We include it here. In our media, the idea of politic is poorly debated. The popular belief - that ‘politics is what a politician does’ - is widespread. It should not be surprising since the idea of ‘politics’ is often confused with its Hindustani word ‘Rajneeti’ (codes of ruling).

Left PoliticsVersion 0.6Right Politics



Progressive, LiberalOverall NatureConservative, Traditional
Looks to the Future
Looks to the Past
Egalitarian
Meritocracy
Idealism
Pragmatism
Equality
Equity
Holier than thou

Political DiscourseSelf Congratulatory



Regulated EconomyEconomy and TradeDeregulated Economy
Industry and Business
Business and Industry
Fair TradePreferFree Trade
Tax and Govt. Spend
Don’t Tax and Let Them Spend
WorkersSupportEmployer
Farmers
Corporates
Personal FreedomEconomic Freedom
SocietyFocus onIndividuality



InterfereSociety and CultureDon’t Interfere
Community based on ethics
Community based on morals
Inclusive, Multicultural, Evolving
Exclusive, Established, Nationalistic
The world must be improved
Protect good things
Utopianism, (R)Evolution
Preservation, Status Quo



Better EthicsParentingBetter Morals
Nurturing LoveParents ShowsStrict Love
Empathy and Moral DiversityParents InstillMoral Strength and Absolutes
Self NurturingChild should beSelf Reliant
LearningEducation is aboutSkills
Ask QuestionsEducation Motivates toSucceed
Co-operate
Compete
RelateChild should Learn toCompete
Create potentialEducation mustinstill morals
Service to PeopleVocationAuthority
Teacher
Judge
Scientist
Business
Professor
Stockbroker
Architect
Military
Media
Police




Beliefs
Scientific, unconventionalReligionTheistic, conventional
Others must observeRightsOthers must not interfere
Social and Economic VictimCriminalBy Choice
Victim of SystemHomelessNo Shame
Lack Opportunity
No Work Ethics
Protect minorityCitizenImmigration Control
EqualitySocietyFreedom
One for all and all for oneMottoEach to their own
Is level playing fieldEqualityIs opportunity
Is Freedom from Abuse and PowerFreedomIs the Chance to Achieve or Fail



EqualityPreferenceFreedom to Succeed
Diplomacy
Aggression
Pacifism
Militancy
Doves
Hawks



FairnessVote forUpholding Order
Who can’t help themselvesHelp ThoseWho can help themselves
PositiveRole ModelsStrong
DowntroddenChampions ofOpportunity

-- Dilawar