Sunday, September 28, 2014

ZenTiger Left versus Right

Here is an image of a left hand.

Each finger represents a political party.

The thumb is Mana, the index finger Greens, then Labour, Maori Party and National.

National can now be painted as a party of the extreme right.

Whilst still being found on the left hand.

Sure, the analogy can be debated. My point though is that sometimes the frame has already narrowed the perspective. In NZ, sometimes the phrases "far right" and "extreme right", in NZ politics, still apply to the left hand.

Perhaps that makes sense. The right hand has sometimes been described, in economic terms, the invisible hand. Certainly, it's something invisible to the left.

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