Sociologists are good at sociology. That's not politics. I agree that the political compass is relatively arbitrary. How is your claim, that; "authoritarianism = right-wing" any different? The political compass is, quite literally, twice as sophisticated as a left-right axis, since it has twice as many axes. If you want to add a bunch more, I'm game, but I don't know which journal will publish it. On the contrary, I'm right. If I wasn't, you wouldn't feel the need to invent strawmen to burn. I never said the USSR wasn't authoritarian. It self-evidently was. It must be really easy to beat my arguments when you invent them yourself. This argument is better, but it still fails. While Hitler and Goering were more sophisticated, many other leading Nazis legitimately believed they were recreating Germany, not creating a new one. Nazism was explicitly based on anan imagined past. Communism never was. Fascism is not so clear, as it tends to differ from state to state. Only an idiot believes hierarchies aren't natural. If they weren't, they wouldn't exist. The same with normal. Inevitable? Maybe, but that kind of depends on the society in question. This is neither right nor left. This is simply historical fact. No society has ever developed that was not hierarchical, and most left-wing politics, except certain anarchists, believe in some form of hierarchy. As I said, you can't classify everyone right of Rosa Luxembourg as right-wing. Another strawman. Never said hierarchies were inevitable. If I'm condescending, it's because you deserve to be condescended to right now. And I never said that about left wing politics either; left wing politics is often in opposition to existing hierarchies. But it cannot be defined by them. If it is, political dissidents are left wing until they take power, when they suddenly shift right. Ridiculous. There is literally zero legitimate anthropological research indicating any of your claims either. Prehistoric societies were more egalitarian than modern ones, but that doesn't mean there were no elites, even if the mark of elite status was simply "got to wear the nicest cloak, first pick of wives when raiding neighbour's for women." The reason for this is debatable; I tend to believe it has more to with the lack of goods with which to conspicuously Mark your elite status than anything else. But unless we invent a time machine, we'll never know for sure. And, uh, I also note you don't actually acknowledge the fact that I demonstrated that Wiki page you quoted. was misleading. Which is why you should never get definitions from Wiki.