Western Civilization Our civilization is based upon the principles borne of the Athens-Rome-Jerusalem triumvirate of social, moral, and political teachings
The left believes in collectivism and the right, individualism. Communism, socialism, and fascism are all examples of collectivist socio-economic societies. The right seeks to conserve Western Civilization, the Left seeks to tear it down and replace it with a collectivist Utopia.
The left's notion that the ends justify the means vs the conservative notion that only just means create just ends.