The Left/Right paradigm is obsolete. The survival of the human race and all living systems on planet Earth is at stake.
Regarding the current left/right paradigm in the geopolitical sphere, a growing number of individuals are aligning with a new way of looking at this highly contentious, adversarial, and dualistic dynamic.
The Left/Liberal vs. the Right/Conservative view of politics is falling away, as it should, since it is inherently divisive and too often results in policy gridlock on a wide range of issues, such as foreign policy, domestic politics, economics, the environment, or health and education, as some examples.
This Left/Right paradigm, by design, creates conflict and the illusion of separation between the people, which allows the real controllers on this planet to manipulate the masses and continue with business as usual.
Instead of the left vs. right view, a new, more functional perspective is beginning to unfold. With respect to how we self-govern at all levels of community from local to regional to national to global, a more decentralized approach is beginning to emerge, where our individual voices can have a real impact on policy decisions, especially at the local or more specifically, the bioregional level.
This growing perspective looks something like this. At one end of the scale, or spectrum, is the divine sovereignty of the individual; and at the other end is collectivism, where policy is dictated by a few who control the masses--either overtly or covertly, it doesn't really matter, since in the latter example the individual has little or no meaningful say with regard to policy decisions.
Please consider the seventh domain of the permaculture flower as defined by the co-founder of permaculture, David Holmgren: Land Tenure and Community SELF GOVERNANCE and the complementary Permaculture Principle, Self Regulate and Accept Feedback.
Also consider that the United States of America, although technically a Constitutional Republic, is functionally operating as a Fascist Oligarchy. This is a global pattern, not unique to the United States of America.
A member of the U.S. House of Representatives currently represents an average of around 700,000 individuals, and this number is growing. I would hardly call this representative government, at least not in any meaningful sense.
According to Christopher Alexander, the author of A Pattern Language, effective representative governance begins to drop off at a ratio of around 3000 to 5000 people per representative.
I've got more to say on this topic. For now, I would like to leave you with this possibility:
A regenerative planet built on self-governing watershed-based bioregional patterns... where the sovereignty of each unique individual is empowered, respected, protected, cultivated, self-directed and nurtured. The United Bioregions of North America, South America, Eurasia, Africa and Australia would be the end game.
I’m done talking now. Have a wonder-filled day.