A Great Divide and a more useful spectrum

Source: Agorist Nexus
by Storm Delagora

“It is difficult to imagine that there is anyone in these modern times, particularly in the western world, that is not familiar with the standard left-right, liberal-conservative political spectrum model. Linear models are so common because they are easy to understand. You are either X or Y, or some degree of each in between. Unfortunately, they are often misleading in even the best cases. Often a given position, whether a political position or not, involves many different factors. This is why so very often anarchists point out that there is no place on the standard political left-right spectrum model that captures our position. This sort of simple dichotomy is a wonderful tool for controlling the discussion by simply eliminating positions that are fundamentally at odds with your own.” (01/13/22)