Challenging the Left-Right Paradigm
Often the basis of Our political assessment is based on a broken method. Our Assessments, and perceptions are often based upon an incorrectly applied Paradigm of measuring political thought. Often times we have difficulty understanding the proximity of varying ideological mindsets. This makes the Model prone to being weaponized using guilt by attributed proximity to unpopular minority opinions.
A long term inadequacy with the Left-Right Linear Paradigm is the expanding scope. The model generally expects the majority of opinion to fall with in a certain boundary at any given time. Sometimes referred to as the Overton window or the concept of acceptable political ideas measured by the public's willingness to support them. This window can be expanded and retracted given the views of the populace. This window shifts and often expands at times. This added variable adds to the difficulty of accurately plotting an ideology in or outside of a shifting spectrum.
The current concept of plotting political ideas on the lineal plane also fails to recognize the fundamental differences in Political Ideas. Ignoring the base principle concepts for ideologies allows the relationship between ideologies to become skewed.This allows the parties to demonize targeted political ideology as similar to something less popular.
Several expanded models have surfaced as people try to correct this inadequacy, but those models also fail to recognize the core of an Ideology.
To truly understand an Ideology we must examine its core then the structures it desires. Several terrible ideologies lurk behind the confusion of the the institutions, and committees it chooses to create.