Euan wrote: Marx wrote:
isn't left/green, the same thing?
'Share house' for me brings images of The Young Ones
Left and right are rather redundant concepts IMO. I prefer the axis put forward by Political Compass. It's still an approximation but IMO it captures most people's leanings more accurately.
The way the terms are used can often cause confusion. As a relative 'newcomer' to politics here, I've found in Australia that many people/pollies who are labelled 'left' are quite conservative, while (again, IMO) Greens seem to be more liberal/progressive in their policies. Euan's reference to the compass nicely captures some of the issue visually at a very basic level.
Edit: And sorry for the off topic, Riddley. Long time no see, BTW. Hope you're going well. Leaving the 'hood, I see