I don't discuss politics online, as a rule, and the main reason I don't discuss politics online is that, in this country at least, politics is a kind of team sport, and I'm not really into team sports.
Placed here for convenient linkage is my own view of the field. Rah-Rah. As far as I'm concerned, the Right and Left, taken to extremes, end up in exactly the same place, so it's not about which side you're on, it's about whether you're working to lift us up, or drag us down. Let's do what we can to stay on top.
Here's John Cleese offering an excellent take on the matter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLNhPM…
My leftist friends insist this diagram is kinder to the right wing. My righty friends insist this diagram is kinder to the left. I'll take both as a compliment to its clarity.