days, people seem to love to “label” other people. Often, we use labels to identify people’s
characteristics, including their dress or lifestyle or the way they behave in
public or in private. Even here at
school, we hear such common labels as “jock, geek, nerd, or preppy” used by
people to identify others who are not like us. Often, political labels are used in our
larger society to label and categorize people’s belief systems – to describe
them by their ideology.
terms “left” and “right” are quite often used by the media and political
commentators to describe points of view and the people who hold those views.