[pp.int.general] Our ideology

Reinier Bakels r.bakels at planet.nl
Fri Jul 31 14:25:22 CEST 2009

> I think you miss the point.  I am saying you should not put the label  of 
> 'left' on other people.
left = believers in government intervention for more justice in the devision 
of power and income.
right = believers in the free market
lately the words are being used in a different "2.0" way (at least in my 
left = softies believing in "cultural relativism", reluctant to fight 
against islam as a perfide ideology = a major threat against the superior 
values of the western world
right = law&order people who tend to believe that human rights are someting 
of the past, an obstacle to do what has to be done
Note that in the "2.0" version does not relate to economics anymore at all. 
The reason is presumably that there is little poverty anymore in the western 
world. People have different concerns now. Someone even analyzed that 
working class people, the traditional socialist, nowadays are conservative 
because they are so prosperous that any and all change probably means a 
Populists refer to "sharia socialists" (nice alliteration!) who ignore the 
threat of a muslim "tsunami". Bad faith politicians prosper by creating 
artificial ennemies by dishonest propaganda.

Doesn't this show that PP is a "sui generis" party? Perhaps it fosters true 
liberalism. But then again there is a terminology exposure. In US 
perception, a "liberal" is close to a communist, while in my country, a 
"liberal" is a conservative, slightly racist near-facist who considers this 
emphasis on human rights as something of the past (isn't WWII 64 years ago?)


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