QuoteOriginally posted by: GamalLet's not bring confusion to the vocabulary, exneratunrisk, leave the meaning of the words as it is now. Most of us aren't native speakers in English, if we redefine words, we may loose the ability to communicate. There's already a word for what you've descibed as "a real left wing person": saint.You cannot predict the future but you can create it - if, you sometimes need to find new vocabulary If Tony Blair is counted as left-wing, a precision seems to be required?! IMO, it is pseudoleft, retroleft and "real left". But you are right, outside of America it is not so easy to interpret political vocabulary: In Germanic regions all retroleft bash the "Neoliberalismus" (the Frankfurt Lib that forced government to ban monopoles ..), but mean the "reagonism" or "thatcherism" in the USA called "neoliberalism"? Even macro economists use this stupid misunderstanding.So, when I blame them to bash the wrong "ism" they call me a neoliberal rogue. So a "real left-wing" wants a market liberation, the orthogonalization of economy and the social system and sharing. Instruments would be unconditioned basic income, changing the reference system for progressive tax from wages to income, cancel all subsidies, ...and ... drumroll ... organize a slim government that concentrates on hard and soft infrastructure.I still may use an ambiguous vocabulary, but the real difficulty is: each culture has its own interpretation of left-wing. The consensus might be: a strict horizontal community ideology (vs vertical).(the tries to mix this are ridiculous)
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