What differences between political wings account for different records of effectiveness?
|THE LEFT WING||THE RIGHT WING|
|Leftists insist on pursuing ideal goals through ideal process.||Rightists often settle for pursuit of real goals through makeshift means. Sometimes, they institute process that serves their ideals but accomplishes little.|
|Leftists often question their own behavior to assure that it is consistent with their beliefs.||Rightists can find strength in certainty. They are certain their way is right. They don't wonder why.|
|Leftists are easy to confuse with misinformation, because they seek a rational basis for action.||Rightists thrive on misinformation.|
|When forming committees for action, leftists seek diversity.||When forming committees for action, rightists seek people like themselves, loyal to themselves, and of one philosophy.|
|There are many groups on the Left, some difficult to define.||There are three dominant groups on the Right: the greedy, the religious, and the violent.|
|Leftists foment division by calling each other by various names that are considered derogatory in certain contexts:
||Rightists pay lip service to each others' values to maintain a united front.|
|Leftists, being egalitarian, try to bring everyone to their level, willingly or unwillingly.||Rightists each strive to raise their own level. Where this is relative, it can involve knocking leftists down the ladder.|
|Leftists want change, but disagree about where that change should lead.||Rightists are agreed that they want things to stay the same or go slightly backward in time along a trodden path.|
|Leftists serve individual conscience.||Rightists tend to serve group conscience or none.|
|What the Left Wing wants to accomplish, it must find the means to realize.||What the Right Wing wants done, it already has both the money and the blindly loyal effort to support.|
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Last revised: 9 October 2016