Monday, February 23, 2009
The Process of Change!
A “leftist ideology” is as natural in the scheme of things as a “right wing ideology!” What gives an “ideology” it’s particular character of being good or bad is the basic nature and character of the particular environment that the ideology inhabits. The “Right Wing” fundamentalist’s strict adherance to rules, dogma and doctrine and the traditions of the past is as natural as a left wing ideology that challenges the traditions of the past and attempts to incorporate into the environment a more relevant way of thinking and doing. The sin of left wingers is to attempt to bring about progressive change prematurely, before the conditions exist that makes progressive change necessary. The methods that are used to hold on to power and to gain power by both the right wing and the left wing are similar. It is only the “centrist” political parties that attempt to prevent clashes between the right and left wing opposing views by attempting compromise. Eventually compromise becomes “sell out” and without a political center to keep the antagonists apart, a clash ensues between the old no longer relevant past and the new more relevant future. Eventually the war between the opposing forces stop when a new more relevant center is born that is able to compromise the differences between those that represent the still relevant traditions of the past and those that represent the new emerging progressive traditions that will exist in the future. It is impossible to stop this process. It has been with us fom the beginning of time.