Different kinds of Right-Left "poles" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • AV
    • 08.08.06 | 15:35 (IDT)

    In the "Economic" Right-Left (or South-North) Axis, I'm Centrist. People may freely choose to participate in "Leftist" collective economies (like kibutsim) for safety in numbers, or in "Rightist" individualist economies (like free markets) for competative self-interest. The best economy allows both systems to coexist. The "Political" Right-Left (or East-West) Axis is more important to me. Here what I call "Rightist" means the INDIVIDUAL has the ultimate authority (like Human Rights). (But some call this kind of individualism "Leftist".) What I call "Leftist" means the COLLECTIVE has the ultimate authority (like in Fascist dictatorships). Democracy is a Centrist compromise between the two, where each individual has an equal vote to determine what the collective decision may be. In this Political pole, I am strongly "Rightist" (or what some might call "Leftist"). Each individual has the inviolable right to decide what they will do with their own life. Period. "Enlightened Anarchy".

    from the article: The test of the Zionist left
    First published 00:00 08.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 08.08.06
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