How to Ethicize Conservatives & Liberals in a Neo-Liberal World in Early 2020

It seems there is an adverse challenge after the rise of populists that we may ever expect any cohesion, in a more certain manner among the left, the centre and the right. While the Right (far, centre, moderate) fosters disillusionment of obscurantist notions and considerations over their nation-state’s histories and legacies, the Left immaturely is unfettered and unclear enough to put a cork into the mouth of those, who advocate it. The Liberals are bruised, and certainly, they feel quite alone in India, the US and Europe for a while now.

But, is it necessary to see this spiral in existence forever? I do not think so. Through this article, I would like to propose that both the conservative and liberal spheres of political thoughts can coexist without adhering moral obscurities and unreasonable fronts of ideological purity. Here are the basic postulates:

  1. That is the 21st century, irrespective of austerity, lack of education and awareness, where it is high time, we have a big opportunity to drive political interests based on a society that thrives on proper (not just common) knowledge and ethical autonomy to our political systems, ideological upfronts (whether real or pseudo) and the moral capital of our legal institutions;

Why Morality is a Flaw when It Rules Political Conscience

Understanding morality is not that complex. The conception begins from the idea that from our legal, jurisprudential, literary and economic foundations to those of our thought process, lifestyle and civics — morality rules. Philosophers argue morality is subjective; yet it is shimmering that we as individuals twist and reconcile the collective expectation of morality as a socio-individualistic sculpture, and this certainly seems to be quite vague, because:

  1. First, some imagery has been created in case of liberal politicians that moral conduct and considerations in the neoliberal thought is always untouchable and uneyed — towards two basic ideas: secularism and constitutionalism;

These observations may vary among polities, and that is real to happen. However, many of the nuances still seem in these lines, at least in the foreground of the political imagery created for both liberal and conservative values. The flaw begins with treating morality as the capital because when we treat morality as a “qualitative quantity” for the purpose of merely assessing the relevance and purpose of our institutions, the international legal systems and the political ecosystem, people run riot. This is also a big problem with the Western Political School of Liberalism because treating humiliation and contempt as the bi-products of spectatorship towards moral policing and deciding who is as pure enough, does not work out. And there are countless examples that prove it: from Ronald Reagan to Indira Gandhi, and even in the case of the drift in the UK Politics among the Tories and the Labor politicians on the policy of Brexit.

Morality thus should be a friend of our institutions. Unlike a protectionist agenda to inspire people unusually so as to control their political nerves, morality should be dynamic, with the people, the public officials and the political organizations themselves are also well-prepared anyways to face any unexpected political and real tremor. Any art can be better, subjective, but peaceful enough to let any dissent, tremor or explosion be acknowledged. It would certainly alleviate a lot of political and individual stress among institutions, leaders and people.

No Heed to the Economic Left-Right Dichotomy

It is widely known that Communism and its sisters and children political schools (and their bi-products in practice) around the world have mixed reactions. The worse of them have been the Soviets, while Norway and Sweden (among the Scandinavian) prove ideologues wrong. I should include Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand too anyways. Spain, Canada and Brazil sought blows to the Left (far, centre and moderate) in 2019, and there is a straightforward message that reflects from their electoral mandates. But, what about the Capitalists? In political thinking, pro-capitalists are not always from the political right. They might be Liberals (or centrists. democrats, moderates, greens) or from the Right (centre, far, moderate, ultra) who are advocates of a free market economy, and foster the idea that neoliberal economics works. But even they have been given a shock in these 2–3 years. The best examples to refer are Ukraine, Chile, Slovakia & Argentina. Let us understand the nuances carefully:

  1. The message is about a remnant moral capital that is sought in the state institutions, among the people. The conservative outlook seems to be voiced, but the leverage still is influenced by the populists, which weakens conservatism anyways;

Populism’s Transience and Teachings since 2011 for the Next Decade

Populism is indeed a communication and confrontation strategy that challenges the Left & the Right, and at the same time — is a strict teacher to conservative and liberal politics. The rise of populism was inevitable, unexpected in some cases, and has damaged the West-sponsored ‘liberal international order’ already.

  • It is certainly true that incrementalism in our institutions would deplete the moral capital of the institutions and public trust. However, Populism shows signs of the disconnection that the public have with the institutions;

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