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Random_Revolutionary wrote (edited )

Historically left wing came from opposition of right wing. The french's first parliament saw their royalists politicians decided to gang up and sit to the right. As natural enemies, the progressive and cool guys went as far away as possible, so to the left.

So we could define left as "not the right! ", in present days that would be "anticapitalist", as zombie berkman says, but can change and adapt to the political ecosystem of the time.

...but tbh "the left" is just a spook anyways