Friday, June 12, 2015

A Matter of Perspective

          A Matter of Perspective

The way I’ve heard it, the use of the words Left and Right in politics goes back to the French Revolution. The more populist members of the new Parliament were on the left side of the aisle, and the more aristocratic members on the right.
But suddenly it occurs to me: left and right from which point of view? For left and right, as seen from the gallery, is opposite to left and right, as seen from the chair.
Does this topological reversal have political connotations?

From the point of view of the presiding officer, facing the assembly. So, yes, from its own point of view, the Left is Right. But we knew this... ;->

And from its own point of view, the Right is all that’s Left. But we knew that too.
But the truth is that the Right is Wrong, and the Left is Gone.
Judging by the right-wing whining lately, whom the poor suffering little-guy victim can be is also a matter of perspective.

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