We really need to readjust this whole left/right-wing metaphor. Consider driving across the country. If you go nothing but left or right, you simply go in circles. If you go straight, the mean of the two, with inclinations of adjusting to left and right from time to time, you get to where you want to go. It might seem absurdly simple, but until we have a transporter, is a first-principles analogy that difficult to achieve? Being a pirate myself, this too applies to my sailing habits. Though, Awesome Island convinces me to stay put more than perhaps I should.