Three way battle in politics

There is a three way battle in politics underway throughout most of the western world, by David Evans. Most of the time politics in a western democracy is understood as a struggle between two coalitions. But at the moment it is actually a three way struggle in many Western countries, despite the formalism of the usual two way struggle. This unusual state of affairs is still causing some confusion. Briefly:

  1. Left – Identity politics, PC, open borders, globalist. Pro-Muslim. Financially profligate. The new left has moved on from supporting the working class. Its leadership is mainly from a privileged upper middle class that benefits from ever bigger government, and it seeks the support of all identity groups other than white straight males. Media loves them.
  2. Establishment right – Open borders, globalist, dominated by a moneyed elite. Mainly obey PC and media direction. Financially responsible. Rarely overturns programs implemented by the left, effectively acquiescing to ever bigger government — despite their small government rhetoric. Ineffective against the left in today’s media environment. Control the main “right” party. Media mainly despises them, but sometimes rewards them.
  3. New right – Nationalist, stands up for the working and middle classes. Anti-PC, anti-immigration and looking to curb Islam in the West. Anti big-government and often libertarian. Aiming for control of the main “right” party. No record of government yet. Media hates them.

Parliamentary systems tend towards two main parties, one each of the left and right. The second and third groups above are both fighting for control of the main right party. (It is much easier to take over a party, with all its organizational structure, contacts, name recognition, legal status, and so on, than it is to start a new one.)