Left liberal bailey; right liberal motte
October 6, 2016 § 31 Comments
One feature of motte and bailey doctrines is that we can have, at the same time, certains groups expanding the territory of the bailey while other groups launch defensive arrows from the motte.
In the case of liberalism, left liberals play offense in the bailey while right liberals (a.k.a. conservatives) play defense from the motte.
They think they are on different teams but are in reality on the same team. Their faux rivalry is the internal rivalry of the offensive and defensive squads, while their concept of winning is ultimately the same.
Democratic elections represent the liturgy which brings the public on board; and ultimately all of the pseudo conflict is thermal noise in a cauldron collapsing toward the same transcendent unreality.