The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics: quote – “In liberal democracies, the political Right opposes socialism and social democracy. Right-wing parties include conservatives, Christian democrats, classical liberals, nationalists and on the far-right; racists and fascists” – unquote.
Foreword: – The political views and opinions expressed in the following articles are based on the working-class experiences of someone around at the start of WW2.
RIGHT-WING IDEOLOGY – AT ODDS WITH THE VALUES, SENSES AND MORALITY OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Self-serving, self-seeking and unchristian – if there is an evil force stalking this world, Right-wing ideology would be of its making.
Never in modern times have the lives, livelihoods, well-being, dreams and aspirations of so many been so cruelly trampled by the political ambitions of so few.
Built upon the pillars of greed, selfishness, exploitation and corruption, Right-wing ideology is a monster that stalks the world, its total lack of morality in stark contrast to that expected of those whose life’s it has come to dominate.
A product of a status quo rooted and locked in a bygone age, it serves the few, well, helping preserve and consolidate a privileged way of life at odds with the values, senses and morality of the 21st century.
Even to this day, the age-old practice of ones’ ‘station’ in life being determined at birth largely remains. Effectively restricting the boundaries of those born of the many, while virtually presenting a free hand to those born of the few.
And now, as we enter the 3rd decade of the 21st century, it is patently obvious that, to a large degree, little has changed. The few, still lording it over the many.
When – in the 21st century, instead of just providing a ‘living’ for the many, society could, and should, provide a life’ lived to the full‘ by all, not just the few.
Think of it as ‘Societyism’. No such word? There is now.
SOCIETYISM is about empowering the millions of ordinary people that make up the ‘many‘ – replacing a status quo rooted and locked in a bygone age with something in keeping with the values, senses and morality of the 21st century. Something truly progressive and all-inclusive; a far cry from the suppressive, exploitative nature of Right-wing ideology.
Something that, from cradle to grave, puts all on an equal footing. Offering each and every individual able and willing to play their part, an equal opportunity to enjoy the very best life has to offer.
No ifs. No buts. No privileges. Just respect for being whatever their part of the whole that makes for a fair and decent society.
I would emphasize. This is about changing mind-sets, not overthrowing: sharing, not taking: serving, not using: hope, not fear: confidence, not despair: equality, not division: A level playing field. Each to his own.
BUT IT WONT JUST – ‘HAPPEN’. SOCIETY HAS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!
I have had my time, the future is yours. Don’t allow the few to hijack it by keeping you subservient to their demands and those of big business.
You might want to ask yourself! Can it be right that – in the 21st century, millions still can be made to suffer poverty, pain and deprivation by an ideology thrust upon them by the guardians of a bygone age? A selfish ideology – with no sense of common good?
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