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The Political Left, Right, and the Workers Agenda

Updated on May 26, 2020
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James is just an average citizen concerned for the survival of the average family of laborers!

The Workers Revolution Will Be Televised

The history of all ancient societies is the history of class struggle. In each of these we find a complicated arrangement of people into various social, economic, and political orders. Ancient Rome had its patricians, knights, plebeians, and slaves. During the middle ages there were three orders; oratores, bellatores, and laborers - translated as "those who pray", "those who fight", and "those who work".

In 20th Century America we have manage to simplify class antagonism via two distinctive groups who are hostile towards and in direct opposition to each other. They are known simply as The Left, and The Right. Therein lies a complex society whose political, religious, and social ideologies are not always distinguishable from one another – although the two groups think they are. The Left-right political concept is an often dehumanizing system of identifying political positions, ideologies, and parties between social equality on the left, and social hierarchy on the right.

Traditionally, the Left consists of social liberals, social democrats, socialists, communists and anarchists while the Right consists of conservatives, fascists, reactionaries, monarchists and nationalists. In modern political rhetoric, those on the Left typically emphasize their support of working people – the poor, and accuse the Right of supporting the interests of the upper class – the wealthy. Those on the left are known in social terms as the Proletariats. Those on the Right usually emphasize their support of individualism and accuse the Left of supporting collectivism. The ‘Right’ , in social terms are commonly identified as the "Bourgeoisies". Therefore, intentional confusion among whos who often displace arguments about policy by raising emotional prejudice against a preconceived notion of what left and right really stand for and who’s on what side.

Confused? But wait, there’s more!

Since the early 18th century establishment of modern industries and world markets the Right, according to the Left, has conquered for itself, in the modern representative state, exclusive political and economic powers. The executive of this modern state is a small committee who manages their common affairs. In their quest for power and control the Right – as accused by the Left, has demoralized every occupation which was once honored and respected with reverence – converting physicians, lawyers, priests, poets, scientists, educators, and policemen into nothing more than paid waged laborers. Its accused of leaving no significant bond between people but naked self interests and callous cash payments which have reduced personal worth into nothing more than exchange value. In place of the once numberless indisputable chartered freedoms it has set up that single unconscionable freedom known as Free Trade – mainly for monetary exploitation - motivated by religious and political illusions – naked, shameless and often times direct brutal exploitations. Their concept of freedom means free trade, free selling, free buying, and free land. If you can’t negotiate reasonable terms to get what you want simply create an environment by which it’s prudent to take it.

The accusations suggests that their need of constantly expanding markets to support personal greed has stretched the Right over the entire surface of the globe - nestling, settling and establishing connections everywhere it may find resources for exploitation. All previously established national industries have been destroyed, or is currently being destroyed and replaced by new industries who’s introductions becomes a matter of survival for all industrialized nations. New Industries, who no longer focus on indigenous raw resources and materials but raw materials taken from the remotest regions around the world. Industries whose products are consumed not only at home but in every corner of the globe. In place of the old raw materials, utilizing domestic labor they find new materials requiring the cheap, almost slave labor in distant lands, countries and continents. They compel all nations, on the verge of extinctions, or in need for growth and progress to adopt the Right’s plans of production – compelling them to introduce what the Right calls ‘socioeconomic civilization’ into their societies - i.e., to become ‘Right’ thinking or suffer the consequences of a war which would move them rapidly backwards into the ice age – or perish altogether. In a word the ‘Right’ strategy creates a world after its own image of self serving exploitation. It is a glamorized society which centralizes all means of production with a concentration on putting all property, power, and control in the hands of a few, to be managed by the few, and distributed to the few. According to the accusations by the ‘Left’ this is ‘The Communist Agenda" – although communists are traditionally members of the ……‘Left’.

Not confused yet – read on!

From a production viewpoint, the early 19th century subjection of nature’s forces to man, machinery, application of chemistry to industry, agriculture, steam navigation, railways, electric telegraphs, technology, clearing of entire continents for cultivations, and an elimination of rivers and lakes for landfill – one must wonder what earlier civilization even considered the presumption that such production slumbered in the lack of social labor? Modern day "Bourgeoisies" - having conjured up such gigantic means of production and exchange – has become like the sorcerer who is no longer capable of controlling the powers of the other world he summoned with his spells. In such crises there arises an epidemic whereby all earlier civilizations would have seen as absurdity – the epidemic of over production. …… and how does the ‘Right’ handle these crises?.....According the accusations of the Left - they manage the crisis by the enforced destruction of massive productive forces – in other words layoff the laborers and build machines to do the work. On the other hand they manage the crisis by the conquest of new markets and a more thorough exploitation of the old ones.

On the other side of the spectrum however, is the ‘Left’ – or the ‘Proletarian’. This is a self consciencous, independent movement of the immense majority, designed for the interests, protection, and survival of the immense majority known as the working poor - or low wage laborers. The various interests and conditions of life within the ranks of the ‘Left’ are more equalized in proportion as machinery and technology obliterates all distinctions of labor and nearly everywhere reduces wages to the same low minimum levels. Members of the ‘Left’ – represented by the hard working laborers – can not raise themselves up without the whole super incumbent strata of the ‘Right’ being offended. They may gain small victories via strikes or protests.

Every now and then the laborers are victorious – but only for a short time. The real fruit of their battle lies not in the immediate results but in the ever expanding union of the workers. This union is enhanced by the improved means of communications which is created my modern technologies such as social media - which places the workers of different localities in contact with one another thereby giving them more collaborative power - and nothing more. The ‘Right’ have been reproached by the ‘Left’ for their alleged desire to abolish the privilege of the domestic worker to not just survive but to personally acquire property as fruits of their labor whose property is alleged to be the ground work of all wealth, personal freedoms, activities, survival, and independence.

Wait - What!!!?.........

You're telling us that the ‘Left’ is accusing the ‘Right’ of taking away hard earned, self acquired, individually own property – you mean the property of the low age, no insurance, and no pensioned laborer and the hard working immigrant, uneducated peasant , or the educated professional who cant find a decent paying job??!! ….hush up!

There is no need for the ‘Right’ to personally abolish that! The creation of FTA's (Free Trade Agreements) [approved by both Left and right] and the development of new industries have to a greater extent already accomplished this task – and are continuing to accomplish this task daily.

The Left is horrified by their accusations of the Rights' efforts to do away with the ownership of private property for distribution to the few. However, in their existing society private property has already vanished for nine/tenths of the ‘Left’ population – due mainly to a bad economy resulting in layoffs, foreclosures, low wages, and a weakened dollar. Weighed against foreign trade and cheap labor – land ownership, freedom and independence sailed to foreign countries with other Corporations. Those who do own private property do so only because the ‘Right’ according to the ‘Left’ have no need for it – yet! However, contrary to popular belief, the ‘Right’s system of government deprives no individual of the power to appropriate the products of society – however, according to the ‘Left’ it does deprive the individual the power to subjugate the labor of others by means of such appropriations. Left right, Right left….flip a coin as both sides are equally guilty!

The 'Right' promotes family and education as a means of progress to the disgust of the 'Left' who complains that the halo correlation of parent and child, because of progressive industries, has torn the Proletariat family apart due to parents having to migrate to different states or even foreign soils for survival which has deteriorated the family structure, transforming their children into nothing more than simple articles of commerce and instruments of labor. The 'Proletariat' has accused the 'Bourgeoisies' of tearing away its sentimental veil which has reduced the spiritual family relation to a money relation.

During the earlier formations of civilizations the workers owned and nurtured the lands. They plowed the fields, and harvested the crops which brought them unparallel wealth and solidified the future of their respective countries. The workers of today have no country, no land, and little to no wealth. The Bourgeoisies can not take from them what they do not own despite their perceived political power - which is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another. Perhaps in the 22nd Century in place of the old 'Left/Right' sociopolitical psychology of the 21st century with its class antagonism, there will be a system by which the free development of every individual will be the condition for the free development of all.

Members on the ‘Left” openly declare that their ends can be obtained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions maintained by the 'Right'. Having recognized the frustration of the members on the Left - let the members of the ‘Right’ tremble at the thought of a ‘Left’ wing laborers revolution. The poor workers or the Proletarians have little to lose but their chains which bounds them to low wage labor. However, in their minds they do have a world to win. I am not advocating a laborers overthrow of social orders – but in a global economy when the haves are getting more and the have nots are paying for it while receiving less something has to give and world leaders better be prepared for it – if it happens on shift Shift!

In conclusion:

In a global economy dominated by technology, greed, competition for market dominance, and the need for cheap labor - let's have a moment of silence for the laborers…please. This is perhaps all they're going to get!


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    • jxb7076 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Brown 

      11 years ago from United States of America

      Right Black - thanks for stopping by and commenting. I think its a challenge for the right to say anything about anyone except themselves. They're too busy making changes to consider the opinions of, or concern about opposing viewpoints. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. Their view is the now and how to improve the plight of all via their visionary agendas. They are the pioneers of innovation and the left's job is to keep them in check to make sure they don't go too far, too fast. It's almost a perfect balance.....almost!! :)

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      Right Black 

      11 years ago from Huntington Beach, California

      jxb, I thought your article was very interesting. It seems as if you have articulated accurately what the left says about the right. You have also stated well what the independent says about the left. Look forward to hearing what the right says about the right and the right says about the left.

      Keep Hubbing.

    • jxb7076 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Brown 

      11 years ago from United States of America

      john guilfoyle - thanks for stopping by. Life is such a trip no matter what side you're on. We could be a leftie today and a rightie tomorrow. It all depends on what our wallet says. My family is doing well, thanks for caring and it was a pleasure serving the country. 25 years was longer than I planned but it worked out.

    • john guilfoyle profile image

      john guilfoyle 

      11 years ago

      wow, talk about taking the bull by the horns!!! wrestle that beast down big man....

      very in depth...u should be a history professor..private ownership? don't pay your fealty to the lords for 3 years and u will be painfully made aware of whose land u thought u owned..the local sheriff will hip u up..

      there are truly 2 sides of the same coin...

      hey man, thanks for dissecting that dinosaur...

      thanks for serving our country...i'm glad u came out whole, we all know those who didn't and those who also weren't given a fair shake afterwards..

      I hope your family is healthy and happy as can be..

      bless u and yours

      I look forward to reading your other writings as long as I can keep my computer up and running...


    • jxb7076 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Brown 

      11 years ago from United States of America

      Audacious Shelley - Thanks for stopping by annd commenting. I personally have a problem with both groups and I find myself on both sides of the coin depending on the issue. I too align myself with the conservative movement although some may classify me as a liberal conservative -or- conservative liberal. Either way I like to think that I am fair.

      Serving the country was a pleasure and we have a lot to be thankful for.

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      Audacious Shelley 

      11 years ago

      This is a great hub and even though I "brand" myself a conservative republican, I have complaints about both the left and the right. I'm glad that I'm not the only "ethnic minority" who feels this way. Thanks for writing this and thank you for serving in our military.

    • jxb7076 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Brown 

      11 years ago from United States of America

      James A Watkins - thanks for stopping by to comment. I agree with your analysis of the Right. When I was growing up in the South I was amazed at how often the Left made promises that never materialized. The Right is very adventurist while the left is satisfied with the status quo. I believe the right does care, they just don't believe in holding anyone hands for long periods of time. At some point they believe the individual need to stand on their own. They truly believe in individual responsibility and that the individual is ultimately responsible for their own destiny. The article is more a praody of the Left than right.

      Thanks again!

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      James A Watkins 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      This is a very interesting article. The Left is the party of Collectivism, Moral Relativism, Identity Politics, Political Correctness, and an all powerful State. The Right is the party of Meritocracy, Capitalism, Individualism, Family, and God.

      The Left is the party of those on top and bottom; the Right is the party of those in the middle, the Bourgeoisie. The most educated and the largest corporations support the Left. The former because they live in a world of theory not reality and being largely Atheists, believe man can perfect himself through social programs with the State as God; the latter because through supporting the Left in its regulatory labyrinth, they can drive the smaller businesses off the playing field. The poor, knowing little about how the world works, support the Left because the Left manipulates them by promises of something for nothing. They convince them that they are victims of society and that they have a "right" to the sweat of the brow of others—a "right" to food, housing, education, health care, transportation, clothes, electricity, and moral decadence.

      The Right consists of every day working people with families, who go to church. 9 out of 10 Americans who attend church vote Conservatively; and similar statistics can be found that the Right is people with children, small businesses, married people. They believe in Freedom and Liberty and know that with these comes the dignity of responsibility for ones own successes—and failures. The Right far outgives the Left in money and time for private charities, so it is not that they are uncaring. They believe citizens should take care of each other not the State with its waste, fraud and corruption. They believe that human beings are the very image of God and therefore their failings are not the result of society or other people—their failings are spiritual in nature and by changing ones heart one can live a successful life.

    • jxb7076 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Brown 

      11 years ago from United States of America

      Williamjordan - Thanks for stopping by and commenting. We live in such a twisted society and from my understanding of world history it has always been a twisted society.

      Patrice52 - Thanks for reading and commenting. I too, saw the devastating aftermath of the rioting. I think it showed what happens when people loose their faith and confidence in their government. I appreciate your teachers' openess and willingness to taste the reality of the situation. I am certain you gained a lot of insight from the experience. Unfortunately the class struggle continues and its no longer a racial problem.

      H P Roychoudhury - finger pointing, accussations, bearing false witness - imagine a world void of these evils. On the other hand, our diffferences is often times the only means of maintaining a social balance. If only we could rid ourselves of the greed, selfishness, and self righteousness. Thanks for stopping by.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      11 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Hi jxb,

      At the beginning I show my regard to you for thinking of people of all catory rich or poor, labor or executor. The summery is that we all human beings in this Globe want to pass a life with comfort and brotherhood. You have rightly exposed through you hub the difference of mindset in the followers of right and left. But what’s the lacking in our human skill for making such a different opinion of thought. After all we are all human beings – we want a better world with high value of humanity. Thanks for sharing.

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      11 years ago

      You hear often that the rich run the country and I have a friend who says the common people need to revolt. This is the fisrt time, though, that I've seen the possibility of this in print. It is disconcerting that middle to lower income people are getting poorer, while the rich are getting richer, and gaining even more power.

      "Nothing to loose but their chains". Interesting comment. I went to Detroit after the riots in the 60's, bussed there by a teacher who wanted us to be socially aware, and that was the exact same conclusion I came to after seeing the destruction in the black community. It was very eye opening for me, and a realization I couldn't have come to just by watching it on the news.

      Great, thought provoking hub!

    • Williamjordan profile image


      11 years ago from Houston TX

      Glad I am not the only one who see liberal for what it is.

    • jxb7076 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Brown 

      11 years ago from United States of America

      maven101 - thanks for stopping by and commenting. I usually try to be objective in articles but for some reason I went on a Right bashing spree. Perhaps I should give equal time to the Right in my next hub. :)

      Your closing statement "One defining fact is this: some folks are simply more equal than others...the opportunity for this equality is the only obligation of mankind..."

      This is an undisputable truth. Thanks again for the objective response.

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      Larry Conners 

      11 years ago from Northern Arizona

      jxb...Interesting Hub, well written and well thought out...full of assertions supporting your own conclusions about Left/Right agendas...would that in reality the human condition could be so easily defined...the soft racism and dehumanizing class distinctions pushed by the Left, and the sometimes raucous and frantic shouts of self-reliance and morality from the Right, drown each other out, leaving us with a world on the edge of chaos...

      One defining fact is this: some folks are simply more equal than others...the opportunity for this equality is the only obligation of mankind...Thanks for the read, Larry

    • jxb7076 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Brown 

      11 years ago from United States of America

      Hmrjmr1 - I hear you man!!

    • Hmrjmr1 profile image


      11 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Trust them only as far as you can throw them..

    • jxb7076 profile imageAUTHOR

      James Brown 

      11 years ago from United States of America

      Hmrjmr1 - how are you?!

      ...and in the middle are the workers living like crabs in a basket. They're pushed down when they rise and pulled down when they climb. Perhaps you're right in that its up to us middle of the road guys to carry the load. It get to a point when you don't know who your true friends are when it comes to the Left and the Right.

      Thank for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hmrjmr1 profile image


      11 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Some interesting thoughts well written, Not sure I concur have to think on it, I think the simplified view is that the right says "hey there's room at the top come on up and get some if you can ( What you want some Help??? LOL)" I think the left says we're gonna push everybody down to the lowest common denominator I'll tell you what to do when I want you to do it. There's room for everybody at the bottom so get down there! And stay There!

      Guess it's up to us middle road guys to find the ying and the yang of the two eh? Great Hub!


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