Dear 100 Hour Board,
Who decided which political ideology was “right” and which was “left”? Like what if conservatism was left and liberalism was right?
It all goes back to the French Revolution and the National Assembly of France back in 1789. In the National Assembly there began to be a natural rift and division in the room, those who supported the king and the old France sat to the right, and those in favor of the revolution and progressive change sat to the left. This division of progressives to the left, conservatives to the right continued on in French politics. After the establishment of the Third Republic in 1871 the parties adopted the terms officially. The terms eventually spread and came to represent what they do today.
Keep it real,