Many people get confused now, and even don’t recognize the differences in the left and right ideological systems. They will even deny the existence of certain radical portions of their ideologies.
This is my guide to the left and right political ideologies. I have created this in hopes to educate and help people understand.
The left is usually or used to be solely Liberal. In Canada Liberals were somewhat respected even by those on the right. There was some ideological differences but overall they got along. Then the liberal party at some point got hijacked by what is now called progressives. This will explain the differences between the two groups, and will explain how progressives in the left are not the same as a true liberal, albeit, they will appear similar.
1. Free Speech.
Liberals like free speech. Even those views that they don’t agree with, they will respect the rights of those speaking it. Generally most liberals will agree to this. The ONLY exception is what they consider hate speech. Which in the original sense (in Canada back in the 90s) was any speech that incited violence to a minority or minority group. An example of this would be telling people “Kill all fags!” Not “I believe fags should be killed”. The 1st is a call to violence. The 2nd is an opinion. Liberals back in the 90s, didn’t like the hate speech laws being made but knew it was the only way to help gay people who were being killed, beaten and ignored by police and society. It had it’s place in time but should have been erased from the criminal code a decade ago.
2. Freedom of association.
Liberals agree that this is a human right and we all have the right to associate with whomever we want. This includes, the freedom to gather and protest. Whenever and where-ever that protesting is needed.
This is the one that is important. Liberals believe in equality of opportunity. This means that everyone should have the equal opportunities. For example, Jessica is a black woman who is being interviewed for a job. She is competing with a white man, and an Asian man. Their employer who is liberal will consider all three candidates based on their experience, and qualifications. Their gender, sexuality, race have nothing to do with the hiring process. All are equal in the opportunity for the position.
Liberals are against racism and tend not to see people by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.
Liberals are more closer to the middle, but still left. They tend to be tolerant and open to other views. They show compassion and courtesy to even those they disagree with.
Now lets talk about Progressives.
Progressives are considered to be far left by many. Their views are not based on liberal views but really on race, gender, sexuality.
1. Freedom of Speech.
Progressives do not like freedom of speech. They say they do but want limits on that speech. The only speech they like is speech that they like. They want any speech that “offends” them to be banned. They can’t ban speech, so they try to stop people from hearing the speech. They love the current hate speech laws due to the fact the current hate speech laws in Canada are vague. Here is the portion that describes hate speech in the criminal code of Canada.
“Sections 318 and 319 of the Criminal Code make it a criminal offense to advocate genocide, publicly incite hatred, and willfully promote hatred against an “identifiable group.”
An identifiable group is defined as any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or mental or physical disability.
The Code provisions are intended to prohibit the public distribution of hate propaganda. Private speech is not covered by the provisions: the act of promoting hatred can only be committed by communicating statements other than in a private conversation, and inciting hatred is only prohibited if statements are communicated in a public place. Online communications that advocate genocide or willfully promote or incite hatred are likely to fall within the provisions because the Internet is a public network.
Under section 320(1) of the Code, a judge has the authority to order the removal of hate propaganda from a computer system that is available to the public. Such authority extends to all computer systems located within Canada. To date, however, only one case has been successfully brought under that provision, in the province of Quebec. ”
What is vague is not the inciting of violence. Everyone agrees to that. What is in dispute is the rest. Which I may add was easily added later by lawmakers silently.
The second part makes it illegal to say “I believe fags should die. ” . The other parts make it so you can’t even write it. Or share it. My blog could be considered a hate crime if a progressive was to see it and report it.
2. Freedom of Association.
Progressives do not like it when people they don’t agree with gather. We have many examples of this. The protests when men’s rights advocates gather to speak on men’s issues. The protests and riots when conservative speakers go to a university to speak to people who voluntarily go to hear what they have to speak. Their aim to stop people from attending.
The typical progressive wants equality of outcome. Not just opportunity. The difference of outcome is explained easily by the wage gap myth. They expect the same money that men make, as the result of a lifetime. They don’t understand, either by willful ignorance or by simply not being able to use reason and logic. Women have been proven via the wage gap that they make different decisions in life. They choose more humanitarian careers like in health fields nursing, health care, etc. They dominate in certain fields but at the same time those fields pay less. They choose these fields because of they get the ability to have more time off, for health, family, vacations etc. Men on the other hand, will sacrifice more to be able to advance in their careers. So they will take more dangerous jobs like policing, firefighters, military, construction, oil rig worker, miner etc. These jobs are higher risk for loss of life so they pay more than say a nurse.
The progressive doesn’t agree this is the reason for a gap. They can’t. They think that women should get the same pay as men period. So the grand overview of the wage gap is their dragon to slay. People who use reason and logic understand the differences and why this is wrong.
So to give an example: Linda works for an Software company. She was hired at the same time as Bob. They both started in this company and have been working there a year. Both started at the same wage. Linda, decides to take time off to have baby. She gets a year maternity leave. During that time while she was away Bob worked hard, worked overtime and gained a raise and a promotion, while keeping up with the current technological advances which helped the company. Linda comes back to work and finds she is out of date with her technological knowledge and needs more training before she can get back to work. After a month of retraining she is back to working what she was doing. However, now that she has a child, she rarely is able to work overtime, and in some cases has to ask her boss to leave early. Bob doesn’t. He is still working overtime and works hard. Linda, gets a call and has to leave work in the middle of the day because her child is sick with the flu and has to go home to take care of the child. Bob continues working, getting in a project ahead of schedule. Linda comes back to work a few days later.
Over the course of their careers, Linda has had 2 kids, took 2 years off for maternity, had more time off for family vacations, sick days for the kids, her health etc. Bob, sacrificed and worked a lot of overtime, earned more money and took less time off, and was more of a benefit to the company and so earned top dollar for his salary.
This is what progressives don’t agree with. They believe that Linda should have been paid the same as Bob over the course of her lifetime career because she has been with the company the same length of time and had the same job to start with. A progressive will see that Linda was discriminated against because she was not given the same opportunities as Bob during the career.
Progressives will divide everyone by race, gender, sexuality, etc. They see through the lens of victim status on these features of people. Not on Character. They label people racist who disagree with their views. Will conflate genuine concerns over the religion of Islam as racist and will even call people racist for citing facts about communities because it points out a negative issue with that particular community.
Meanwhile they happily will be racist themselves, to white people. They don’t see white people as a race but as the oppressor. They will say “Kill all white people” and not understand that is a racist statement. The ONLY people that are racist you see, are white people. Therefor they aren’t and can’t be. Even white progressives will say anti white things to white people.
They will get upset if a white person is proud of being white and what white people have accomplished in their history. Like putting a man on the moon. To them, white people should not be proud of the accomplishments, but be ashamed of the bad parts of history, like slavery.
Which brings up another part of the progressive ideology. Slavery. They will tell you that white people are the cause of slavery, even though this is not true. They will ignore history and even attempt a rewrite of history to suit their agenda.
Slavery was NOT started by white people, in fact no one knows who came up with the idea because it was practiced for thousands of years. All Races participated. In fact it still exists in some parts of the world. White people were the first to STOP. The American civil war was NOT about freeing slaves but over the establishment of the federal reserve and the central bank. Lincoln, who was a slave owner himself, who had several children with his female slaves, had in fact garnered the support of black slaves by offering them freedom if they joined his army and that didn’t happen until he was losing the war.
The North Altantic Slave trade was not white people going into Africa to gather up black people. No. This is the part that progressives will devoutly ignore and fight against. The Tribes of Africa would raid other tribes and take prisoners. The would invade neighboring countries and get slaves for themselves. They had white slaves, black slaves, asians etc. The Tribal leaders in Africa would SELL those people to the Slavers. Not by threat, but in trade for things they wanted and gold. Asians as well would raid other nations and take prisoners and sell them as slaves, to other countries and as well as white slavers.
If you hear a progressive you would think that it was ONLY white people enslaving people. It wasn’t but they will adamantly deny the other races part in that because it undermines their ideological views.
Progressives will happily tell you they don’t discriminate but will want policies that directly discriminate against men. Particularly white men. They will want “safe spaces” for women, and minorities and fight against safe spaces for men. Especially on university campus.
One example would be a university in the USA where progressive students wanted one day without white people on campus. One professor who was white said no, that it was discriminatory to demand this. The students in outrage at being told this, protested , threatened the professors life and he had so many threats that he was forced into leaving the school for safety reasons.
Another example would be another professor who called for the genocide of white people, and that was perfectly tolerable by the faculty, staff and students.
I would also add in this topic of racism and discrimination that a progressive see’s nothing wrong with groups that support Hamas, (Palestine), who want to kill all Jews. Islamic extremists for killing gay people, oppressing women.
The reason being is they are being tolerant of another religion, culture etc. So child marriage, child rape, raping of women, female genital mutilation is okay because it is a “cultural” thing.
In Canada, they will go as far as to think it is okay to allow Isis fighters back into Canada without any kind of punishment. Just today there was a news report of a Canadian doctor who was on the Gaza strip that was killed when a group of “protesters” had tried to climb the wall and blow up the wall. So the Israel troops fired on them. The doctor got hit by a stray bullet and died.
The progressives all day have been spouting hatred for the Jews and spouting anti Jewish rhetoric. Twenty years ago, those people would have been arrested for hate speech. Today, they are allowed because the progressives believe they are not being racist, bigoted because they believe they are right. Brown people (muslims) are an oppressed people by the nasty jewish people who are (white).
Progressives are the ALT LEFT of the left. They are so authoritarian and so extreme that they run on par with KKK, and Nazis. While fail to recognize they are that bad.
I’m going to be honest, the NDP are not a major player. They tend to be Liberal Lite and don’t like progressives, but they themselves will back progressives on occasion. They aren’t really that special but think they are.
The NDP fall between liberals and the progressives. Middle left I would call them.
Conservatives used to be hugely dominated by the religious. Mainly the Christians. Back before education on homosexuality etc, it was a deeply sexist, and homophobic party with an ideology to match.
However today in the modern world, many real liberals have flocked under the conservative banner to stop progressives in the next election.
Back when Harper had been elected as PM (Conservative), he ran on a platform to stop gay marriage. Fortunately he lost thanks to the supreme court. And as a result the party stopped fighting against gay rights. Now, while they don’t openly support gay marriage, they don’t openly go against it and as a result they are opening their party to new ideas.
Conservatives believe now what Classic liberals believe in. They just don’t openly discuss their views on gay rights.
The one thing they are against is on demand abortion which I can support. I don’t think killing babies on demand should be allowed. I do think limits need to be placed. Such as allowing rape victims or mothers whose life is threatened to be able to abort the child. Not for a night out of partying and sleeping around and finding out your pregnant. To many women abuse abortions. Some use it as a primary birth control method and not as a last resort. One woman I knew back in my 20s had never used birth control and used abortions as birth control. She had a total of ten abortions over her short life. Other women will abuse the privilege by finding out the gender of the child and if the child is not their preferred gender they want they abort and try again.
Conservatives in general tend to be on the right, but close to the middle, due to a few issues that they don’t agree on the left with.
FAR RIGHT. Or ALT RIGHT
Is the same as progressives, only they are the opposite side. So KKK, Nazi supporters People who are extremely homophobic, racist to anyone but white people. Even the Ultra religious are included in this Far Right. Like the Westboro Church.
The media confuses regular conservatives with the far right because they are all progressives pushing their agenda via the news. So anyone they deem a threat to their narrative they will spout as Far Right. And even go as far as try to pin Trump in that category. Like Doug Ford. He is a conservative, but is being labeled as the same as Trump. In the media they treat Trump like he is Far Right. He isn’t but that is how they see him and so any politician who remotely says the same things gets put in that category as a way to signal to the audience that they are racist on par with the KKK.
This is why people who watch the news get confused when they go watch speeches online by people labeled as Far Right and find their views pretty uncontroversial.
For example they stated that Milo Y. is an Alt Right Figure head. Milo is a gay white christian Jew, who is married to a black man, who advocates for equal rights for all . The media and the progressives will name him Alt Right because somehow they think he is racist, bigoted and even claim he is homophobic.
The progressive left and the media that is also progressive left will lead you to believe that anyone who isn’t on their side is evil. They will attack all of these political parties by using SLURS.
Racism. Misogyny. Homophobic. Trans phobic. Islamophobic.
When you try to debate a progressive you will recognize them by their SLURS. Most of their arguments are not based on facts but by feelings and when you challenge that with facts, they will resort to SLURS on your character every-time.
I personally blame feminism in it’s modern form because of inter-sectionalism. I won’t define it here, but you can find it online. Feminism is a form of Marxism, even with socialism mixed in. It is why there is a hatred of men . It is an ideology that generations have been indoctrinated into. Which we are seeing the result in progressive ideology and their blind hatred of Donald Trump.
He is the epitimy of the patriarchy. A Rich, Old, White Man, with a Beautiful supermodel wife. Who is the leader of the free world.
This is why the progressives went into mass meltdown when Trump got elected. He is the symbol of EVERYTHING they hate. It’s why the progressive media won’t ever say anything good about Trump, even when it’s obvious Trump is doing a very good job. They will deny it and make claims that it was Trump but someone else. For example when Trump got people back to work by creating tax cuts and jobs came back. Unemployment went to an all time low in over a decade. Unemployment in black communities were at the lowest since the 60s. Yet, they refused to admit that was Trump and tried to say that it was due to things Obama did that are now coming to fruition.
Even Canadian Progressives become unhinged at Trump. I personally have lost friends over my support of Trump. Those so called friends could not believe a gay man could support Trump. Nor can they now believe I will support Sheer or Ford.
They hate the Carbon tax but don’t want to vote someone in who will get rid of it. They hate high electricity bills but refuse to support the people who will reduce those bills.
All because of their ideology.
The upcoming elections in Canada and especially in Ontario will be interesting and will be one for the history books I think. It will be a race in the provincial between NDP and Cons. Federal, I don’t think any party has a good chance except the Cons. Progressives can’t win. If they do we will see an increase in Ontario of 18 million immigrants as the progressive government currently plans to do by 2041. That has to be stopped. We don’t have the infrastructure to support that many people in Ontario.
So next election vote for the candidate, not the party. If the candidate happens to be a conservative and has the same issues as you do with the current government then go for it. If you area progressive, then go ahead and vote for your guy.
I’m going with my gut and voting Doug Ford and Andrew Sheer.