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    Blue Nephalem Thought is an ideology that symbolizes the political views of BLNFLM. She advocates for a better life for everyone than what the status quo currently offers, as humanity deserves better than economic and social inequality, as well environmental damage and needless conflict caused by blind nationalism. She supports the ideas of the Left-Enlightenment, a left-wing revival of Enlightenment ideas, which include the ideas of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness from the American Revolution, as well as the ideas of Liberty , Equality , and Fraternity from the French Revolution.

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    Summary of Ideological Beliefs

    Schools of Economic Thought

    • Keynesianism
      • New Keynesianism
      • Post Keynesianism
    • Freiburg School
      • Social Market Economics
        • Eco-Social Market Economy
    • Classical Economics
      • Ricardian Socialism
      • Georgism
        • Steiner-Vallentyne School

    Widespread Social Ownership of Productive Property

    • Small and Medium Businesses
    • Cooperatives (Worker and Consumer)
    • B-Corporations
      • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
    • Self-Employment
    • Public Ownership
      • Nationalization
      • Municipalization
      • Mutualization

    Public Ownership of Land

    • Land Value Tax
      • Infrastructure and Public Services Funded by LVT
    • Tenant Unions
    • Land Reform

    Workplace Democracy

    • Unionism
      • Board Level Employee Representation
      • Negotiations
      • Strikes and Boycotts

    Social Programs

    • UBI
    • Universal Healthcare
    • Public Education
    • Food Stamps
    • Public Housing
    • Charity and mutual aid
    • Public Transportation

    A Balance Between Technology and Ecology

    • Organic Agriculture
      • Polycultural Farming
    • Green Energy
    • Eco-Friendly Workplaces
      • Eco-Cooperatives
    • AI planning
    • Preserving and Restoring the Natural Environment
      • Cleaning Up the Oceans and the Air

    Free Trade

    • Fair Trade
      • Low Tariffs (enough to pressure companies into treating at their workers fairly and to protect the environment, but not so high that the consumers are not able to purchase items)

    Republican Governance

  • Radical Democracy
  • Democratic Systems

    • Liberal Democracy
      • Semi-Direct Democracy
        • Liquid Democracy
    • Defensive Democracy
    • Multi-Party Democracy
    • Federalism
    • Updated Constitution
      • Pro-Human Rights
      • Pro-Civil Liberties
      • Pro-Civil Rights
      • Economic Bill of Rights

    Technocracy

    • Technocratic Democracy
      • Techno-Populism
      • Scientocracy
    • Meritocracy
      • Social Meritocracy

    Separation of Church and State

    • French Secularism (without the religious clothing ban)
      • Freedom of Conscience
      • State Neutrality
      • Religious Pluralism
    • Anti-Clericalism
      • Secular Education
        • Unbiased Teaching of Religion

    Internationalism

  • Cosmopolitanism
    • Alter-Globalization
      • Post-Colonialism
      • Social Patriotism
    • Environmental Globalization
      • Eco-Patriotism
    • Technological Globalization
    • Multiculturalism
      • Polyculturalism
  • Humanitarianism

    • Diplomatic Foreign Policy
      • Non-interventionism (Most of the time)
      • Foreign Aid
      • Defensive Military
        • Anti-Imperialism
        • Limited Interventionism (only if the situation would worsen without outside intervention)

    Cultural Progress and Social Freedom

  • Cultural Liberalism
    • Harm Reduction Principle
      • Legalizing Victimless Crimes
        • Drug Legalization/Decriminalization
        • Prostitution/Pornography Legalization
    • A Balance Between Individual Freedom and Community Needs
  • Cultural Progressivism
    • Pro-LGBTQ Rights and Queer Liberation
    • Anti-Racism
    • Gender Equality
      • Fusion Feminism
      • Liberal Feminism
        • Social Feminism
        • Individualist Feminism
      • Socialist Feminism
        • Ecofeminism
        • Post-Colonial Feminism
      • Men’s Liberation
  • Progressive-Conservatism
    • Protecting Languages and Reviving Endangered Languages
    • Preserving Harmless Cultural Traditions and Abolishing Harmful Cultural Practices
    • Civic Nationalism
  • Responsible Technology Progress

    • Equal Access to Technology
      • Using Technology to Promote Gender Equality
      • Workers Owning/Managing the Technologies of their Workplaces
      • Using Technology to Handle Climate Change
    • Media Reform
      • Media Literacy Education
      • Restricting Censorship
      • Mutualization of Social Media Companies, News Outlets, and Movie Studios
      • Reinstate and Reinforce the Fairness Doctrine
    • Pirate Politics
      • Copyright Reform and Open Internet Protection
      • Freedom of Speech and Press
      • Open and Transparent Government
      • Anti-Mass Surveillance and Pro-Digital Privacy

    Metaphysics

  • Metaphysical Realism
    • Moderate Realism
    • Metaphysical Pluralism
    • Modal Realism
  • Compatibilism
  • Existentialism
    • Optimistic Nihilism
  • Epistemology

    • Empiricism
      • Historicism
        • Social Constructivism
    • Pragmatism
    • Skepticism
      • Fallibilism

    Ethics

    • Ethical Subjectivism
      • Individualism
    • Moral Universalism
      • Natural Law Theory
      • Eudaimonism
    • Consequentialism
      • Utilitarianism
        • Rule Utilitarianism
      • Hedonism
        • Epicureanism
      • Altruism
        • Altruistic-Egoism
      • Egalitarianism
        • Humanism

    Religion

    • Agnostic Theism
      • Henotheism
        • Omnism
          • Unitarian Universalism
      • Deism
        • Christian Deism
        • Scientific Deism
        • Spiritual Deism
      • Non-Denominational Protestant Christianity
        • Progressive Christianity
          • Liberation Theology
        • Christian Universalism
      • Secular Satanism (inspired)
        • The Satanic Temple
        • Luciferianism

    Philosophical Views

    Metaphysical Realism

    There is an objective reality that exist independently from our minds.

    Moderate Realism

    Universals exist within space and time, not in a separate realm, but multiplied between different particulars.

    Metaphysical Pluralism and Modal Realism

    I see reality as being composed of multiple forms, elements, and substances. As such, I believe that there are many possible worlds that exist along side our own world.

    Compatibilism

    I consider both Determinism and Free Will are compatible with each other. While some events are determined to happen based by chance, other events happen because of the choices that we make.

    Existentialism and Optimist Nihilism

    Life doesn’t have an objective meaning. We don't know why are are here, but all we know is that we are thrown into an irrational world. But that doesn’t mean that it makes life not worth living. It just means that we have the ability to create meaning in our own lives.

    Agnostic Theism

    I don't know whether or not deities exist, but I believe that they do, regardless. I fall within the "spiritual, but not religious" camp of religious views.

    Henotheism

    I worship one deity, but I believe in the existence of other gods from around the world. This, along with my Christian beliefs makes me a Christopagan (in a way).

    Non-Denominational Protestant Christianity

    I practice Christianity, but I don't identify with any of the multiple Christian denominations that exist, since a better way to have a relationship with God is to speak with Him directly. If I did belong to a specific denomination, then I would be either an Episcopalian, a Quaker, or a member of the United Church of Christ.

    Deism

    Most of my religious beliefs come more from reason and observation than revelation, thus making me a deist. Some of the forms of deism that I like (or sympathize with) are Christian Deism, Spiritual Deism, Scientific Deism, and Agnostic Deism.

    Unitarian Universalism

    Unitarian Universalism is a big influence on my religious beliefs due to their values of searching for spiritual truth, religious tolerance, and their members having a diverse range of religious beliefs, which is what led me to be an Omnist.

    Secular Satanism and Luciferianism

    While I am not a Satanist, there are some ideas from The Satanic Temple and Luciferianism that I take inspiration from, including rationalism, skepticism, compassion within reason, and autonomy.

    Omnism

    Does one religion contain the entirety of the truth? No. Do all religions have some form of wisdom to teach us? Yes.

    Empiricism

    Does knowledge come from external factors and observation or from reason, imagination, and faith? I would say both, leaning more towards empiricism.

    Historicism

    In order to fully understand the social phenomenon of humanity, from their cultures to their belief systems, we should study their history. I like the Hegelian approach of analyzing history via thesis, antithesis, and synthesis.

    Skepticism

    Everything that I know could be wrong, so keep an open mind and question everything.

    Pragmatism

    While it's good to have a steady set of beliefs, do not let dogma hold you back.

    Fallibilism

    Even if ideas and theories aren’t proven with certainty, they are still worth investigating and holding. They shouldn’t be taken as gospel, though.

    Social Constructivism

    Most of the knowledge that exists in the world, as well as how humans behave, come from interaction between different people and from human constructs. This is not to say that nature had no role to play, and in some instances, they are prominent, but most of the time, we are shaped by our surroundings.

    Ethical Subjectivism

    Everyone's moral compass is different and what is considered moral or immoral is dependent on each each person's attitude.

    Moral Universalism

    In spite of what I said above, when you really get into the nitty-gritty of what each culture and each person has, you can see some common ideas on what's right and what's wrong that's shared between vastly different cultures.

    Value Pluralism

    There are many ways to determine what makes an action right or wrong, even if they clash with each other.

    Utilitarianism

    My normative ethics mostly align with utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is the normative ethical stance that determines whether an action is right or wrong based on whether or not the result increase the overall well-being of people. However, I recognize that there are instances where this can get carried away, so I lean closer towards Rule Utilitarianism (an action is good if it follows a rule that brings the greatest happiness overall).

    Epicureanism

    I also think that pleasure is a good quality to have in life. But I’m more closer to Epicureanism than normal hedonism. The reason for this is because life is full of stress and anxiety, as we always have something that we need to do and have a lot on our minds. But why only satisfy physical pleasure, when you’re still in mental pain? This is where Epicureanism comes in: maximizing pleasure by reducing stress and anxiety rather than letting it control you.

    Natural Rights Theory

    Humans have inalienable rights that are come not from a government, but from God, observations of human nature, and reason. Chief among those being life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As such, it's the in the interests of the government to protect the rights of everyone, as violating human rights doesn't lead to a better or happier life.

    Eudaimonism

    Any moral or political action that increases the wellbeing of others (or eudaimonia) is a good one, which ties back to my Utilitarian philosophy, as well as my economic and social views.

    Governmental/Civil Views

    Republicanism

    I want the US government to be organized as a parliamentary or semi-presidential republic, not as a monarchy, as this would give a bigger voice to the people. Absolute monarchism should be relegated to the pages of history and be replaced with a democratic republic, or at least become constitutional or ceremonial monarchies.

    Liberal Democracy

    Although that there are other forms of government that exist, democracy is the best way to protect the rights and freedoms of the people. A liberal democracy, one that protected the ideas of liberalism (equality before the law, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, right to a trial by jury, checks and balances, separation of powers, etc.) would be the best way to run United States. However, as we have witnessed, it’s pretty easy for people to abuse liberal democracy and use it to consolidate political power and influence and to make it harder for people to participate in the political process. So, measures will be taken to ensure that the people can participate in the political process and that nobody can use the government for their own benefit.

    Semi-Direct Democracy

    On the national level, there should be a system of semi-direct democracy. This would be beneficial as it would take the positives of both representative and direct democracy, while cancelling out their downsides. People would elect the representatives that they want, while also having a greater say in the politics of their country via referendums and public initiatives.

    Liquid Democracy

    On the local level, the would be a system of liquid democracy. A liquid democracy would allow voters to choose whether to delegate their votes to representatives or to vote directly on an issue. As delegates, they will vote on behalf of their voters and can be recalled at any time.

    Defensive Democracy

    Seeing the rise of far-right extremism in other countries is concerning to say the least. As such, we need to take measures to protect our democracy and to improve it. To start with, any candidate who is running for office should have their entire political platform be made publicly available to everyone with both a short summary and a long summary of their positions. On top of that, political parties and candidates that promote views that actively attack and/or undermine democratic values are not allowed to run for political office, regardless of their popularity. Finally, if a group of people stage an insurrection as a means of interfering with a democratic process and/or a rally encouraging violent attacks on other people are to be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent.

    Multiparty System

    Gerrymandering, First-Past-The-Post voting, and the Electoral College would all be abolished, as they prevent third parties and independent candidates from running for office. Instead, the drawing of voting districts would be done by a nonpartisan committee. First-Past-The-Post voting will be replaced with a single transferable voting system for the House of Representatives, ranked choice voting for the Senate, and approval voting with instant runoff for the president. The Electoral College will be abolished and presidents will be elected by popular vote. Also, the whole thing about rural areas being underrepresented if the Electoral College was abolished is a complete myth. However, parties that want to establish a fascist, a marxist-leninist, or a monarchist state will be banned.

    Federalism

    A federal government would be the best way to organize the US government, as a unitary government would be too bureaucratic and unsustainable for running a large country, and a confederal government would incentivize states to succeed or use states' rights as an excuse to pass laws to undermine the rights and freedoms of the people (like what we saw during the lead up to the American Civil War). So, as long as states are following national law, and did not violate the rights and freedoms of the people, then they would have the autonomy to run their own affairs.

    Expertise versus Popularity

    When it comes to running a country, should we listen to the experts or to the people? Should a leader be elected based on their popularity or their expertise? The problems with technocracy is that while you have the people in people who know what needs to get done and have the power to put those actions in place, a technocracy is not a democracy. Meaning that there’s a good chance that there’s going to be some people that you hate who are in charge. Another drawback to technocracy is that there’s no way to hold them accountable to the people in case they go rogue. On the other hand, the problem with populism, as we have seen in Europe and the United States, you got politicians who claimed to be on the side of the people instead of the elites. That doesn’t sound that bad on the surface, until you realize that you need to define who “the elites” are and who “the people” are. This has lead to politicians lumping vulnerable groups, such as immigrants, religious minorities, and those in the LGBTQ+ community with the “elites”, even though they clearly aren’t. Also populist politicians, especially right-wing populists, tend to campaign through fear and anger, which are not at all good mental states for creating policy. So, it’s important that we listen to the ideas and opinions of both the experts and the people. This is why I support techno-populism and scientocracy, as they incorporate the advice of scientists with public policy and still give a voice to the people.

    Civil Service

    People should be rewarded and punished for what they do in the government, not by how much money their parents have. The two biggest keys to promoting meritocracy is publicly funded education and removing money from politics. That way, only those who want to run for office and have the skills, dedication, and competence needed for it are in charge.

    Anti-Corruption Policies

    Some of the policies that I support in order to fight corruption include, but are not limited to:

    • Creating an independent and nonpartisan commission to investigate corruption in the government. People who are hired for this position have to go through rigorous background checks before being hired and once every five years after being hired.
    • Pass laws that protect whistleblowers who report illegal activities by the government. People have the right to know about what the government is doing and the government should be as transparent as possible.
    • Overturn Citizens United and publicly fund elections. Any donations that are made by individuals and corporations should be disclosed and restricted to a certain amount. And you can only donate to two candidates or less. Money is not free speech, nor should it be.

    Constitutionalism

    A constitution is needed to safeguard the human rights, civil rights, and civil liberties of the people. Some of the things that would be protected in the constitution include, but are not limited to:

    • Religious freedom
    • Freedom of speech and expression
    • Right to self-defense
    • Right to a fair trial
    • Freedom from discrimination
    • And so much more

    With that being said, the constitution is a living document and will be reviewed every now and again.

    Anti-Authoritarianism

    Authoritarian and totalitarian states are not good places where people can flourish and enjoy their lives. An anti-authoritarian state would allow people to live their lives without fear of persecution or state violence. However, a state would still be needed to protect the country from external and domestic threats.

    Freedom of Speech

    Speech should mostly be free, except for defamation, disinformation in professional media, child porn, and explicit death threats or threats of violence against individuals or groups of people. However, freedom of speech doesn’t give you freedom from the consequences. You can say what you want, but you can’t complain when people criticize you because of what you said.

    Separation of Church and State

    Secularism is the only way to ensure that religious freedom is protected. Theocracies and state religions tend to prioritize one religion over the rest and at the expense of religious minorities. Theocratic states are also hostile towards civil liberties and societal/technological change, especially where women, children, and LGBTQ+ people are concerned. State atheism, on the other hand, suppresses religious freedom and freedom of conscience, seeing them as backwards. Also countries that have state atheism tend to (quite ironically) deify their political leaders. People in the government can have their religious beliefs, but they cannot legislate them into law, and they should also run on secular platforms. Churches and other religious institutions should have their tax exemptions be removed. Schools should only teach about the history of religion and what beliefs each religion has, but they shouldn’t teach children to have those beliefs or that one religion is correct and the others are wrong.

    Right to Privacy

    Repeal the Patriot Act and replace it with a law that prohibits spying on citizens without a warrant and a probable cause. Security cameras in public are fine, but spying on private citizens is wrong.

    Gun Rights and Gun Control

    It’s clear that the United States has a serious problem with their firearms. While I don’t deny that people have the right to self defense, heck, people in rural areas need guns to protect themselves and their families from wild animals, I feel like the Second Amendment has been abused and used as an excuse to commit crime (mass shootings and school shootings come to mind). Background checks need to be longer and more rigorous for those who want to buy a gun. People need to have access to high quality mental health facilities to have their mental health sorted out. People need to a take a year or two of gun training courses in order to learn how to use a firearm. Red flag laws should be strengthened and it should be illegal for those charged with domestic abuse to own a firearm. Gun safes should come with instructions on how to safely and properly store guns when not in use. Research for studying gun control should be allowed, even encouraged, and the NRA should be politically defanged.

    Police Reform

    While the police can be, and have been, used as a force for good, there is the problem of police officers abusing their power (like in the case of George Floyd’s death) or not responding to a situation (like the case of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas). Police should be held accountable to the communities that they serve and investigations should be held to ensure that there’s no corruption involved in the police station. On top of that, the police should be demilitarized and police unions should have more restrictions placed on them regarding investigations into the police themselves. These are people who are supposed to protecting their communities, not to cosplay as the military. Minor emergencies and mental health issues should be handled by social workers or healthcare professionals. The qualifications for joining the police force should be more stringent and training police recruits should last longer (like at least five years).

    Rehabilitative and Restorative Justice

    It’s becoming increasingly obvious that a punitive justice system is not doing enough to address crime, or rather, it’s not doing enough to address the root causes of crime. Most of the crimes come from financial reasons or because the crimes that they committed were victimless crimes. So, an important step towards reducing crime is to reduce economic and social inequality in society and to legalize victimless crimes. People who support a “tough on crime” approach, contrary to popular belief, don’t actually care about the victims or actually reducing crime in society. A rehabilitation-based approach is shown to have reduced the recidivism rate much more than a punishment-based approach. Some of these methods towards rehabilitating criminals include:

    • Making the criminals own up to their wrongdoings by teaching them why the crimes they committed were wrong and making amends with their victims.
    • Mandatory mental health examinations for those who have mental problems and counseling sessions.
    • Education and learning trade skills that can be used once the prison sentence is over.
    • Separating violent criminals from the nonviolent ones.
    • Nationalizing and/or municipalizng prisons.
    • Making the punishments more proportional to their crimes.
    With that being said, if a criminal has committed a serious offense, such as mass murder, armed robbery, rape, terrorism, treason, or if the criminal is a psychopath and has no intention of changing their ways for the better, then life in prison without the chance of parole should be used.

    Economic Views

    Cooperatives

    Worker and consumer cooperatives have been shown to have better success in terms of sustainability, worker satisfaction, establishing a strong connection with customers and improving customer satisfaction. Since I want to transform our current economy into a social economy , it would make sense to have a large part of the economy be run by co-ops and guilds. I especially support cooperatives that specialize in green energy and technology. Tax breaks, education to promote awareness of cooperatives, and other incentives will used to help the spread of cooperatives. With that being said, there will be other business models that will be used.

    Small and Medium Businesses

    Along with Cooperativism, some of my economic ideas come from Distributism. Small and medium sized businesses should also be utilized in a social economy, as they’re also close to their consumers. Small businesses should have 10-15 employees and medium sized businesses should have 20-50 employees. Also, artisan guilds sound nice and should make a come back.

    Unions

    Unions have a role to play for establishing and maintaining workplace democracy. As such, unions should be strengthened and workers should be offered a chance to join a union. Strikes and negotiations with the management should allowed to take place. At-will firing should be abolished and bosses need to have a strong reason to fire a worker (unprofessionalism, lack of productivity, lack of accountability, etc.).

    Self-Employed Workers

    Sure, why not? Self-employed workers would make a great replacement for the current Gig Economy. Job training programs should be used in order to help people become self-employed if they want to.

    Non-Nationalized Large Businesses

    There will inevitably be larger businesses in a social economy. These can exist, but only if they have met one or more of these three conditions:

    1. They become B-Corporations (transparent, accountable, and sustainable)
    2. They adopt a Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    3. They have Board Level Employee Representation (BLER)

    If a large company has none of these characteristics, then they are either nationalized or broken down into smaller companies.

    Publicly-owned Businesses

    There are industries that shouldn’t be left for the market to sort out. These industries are those that everyone relies on and can’t do without. Healthcare, education, infrastructure, and natural resources are to be publicly owned. These businesses can be managed either under the national government or local governments.

    Centralized Planning

    Some of the industries are to be nationalized and be made available to the public free of charge or for a low price. Infrastructure, hospitals, military, prisons, natural resources, public welfare, and public transportation are among those that should be nationalized.

    Decentralized Planning

    Part of the economy should have decentralized planning. These would handle industries that people rely on, but would need to be adjusted to the needs of those living in whatever communities they live in. These would include, some agriculture, education, health insurance and pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy production. AI planning would be utilized for decentralized planning.

    Regulated Markets

    For good and services the people don't rely on, but still use regardless, then the economy should be market based. With that said, there will be regulations in place that protect the workers and consumers are protected from unethical business practices. This part of the economy would be market based, and would comprise of the cooperatives, the small and medium businesses, the modified large businesses, and the self-employed workers.

    Budget

    We have national budget that we need to balance, but that doesn’t mean that it should come at the cost of the people and their basic needs. We need to find ways of reducing our deficit while not compromising the overall needs of the people. These methods can range from reducing military spending to closing down loopholes and taxing the wealthy to cracking down on tax evasion and capital flight.

    Banking

    There should be a central bank that is independently run, along with mutual banks and credit unions running along side it. The central bank would have the task of printing money and funding the spending of the national government. The mutual banks and credit unions would cater to the financial needs of their communities and people. The bank would be managed by economic experts and finance professionals.

    Universal Basic Income

    A universal basic income will be made available to the public and this should be paid for by a land value tax. This would give the homeless and the impoverished the means to improve their situation. However, other welfare programs would also exist alongside the UBI.

    Universal Healthcare

    Hospitals are to be publicly owned by both national and local governments, with the latter receiving funding from the national government. The healthcare provided would be focused on preventing and treating injuries and illnesses before they get worse. Healthcare insurance and pharmacies should be mutualized (transition from a non-cooperative business to a cooperative) and should be responsible with covering physical and mental health, dental, vision, and pharmaceuticals.

    Education

    Education should be publicly funded by the national government and managed by local governments. Schools are publicly owned, but students have the choice on where they want to go to school rather than have their schools be assigned to them based on location. Charter schools can exist for students with special needs, but they have to be non-profit.

    Housing

    We have a serious housing crisis going on. To address this, more housing ought to be built, specifically, mixed housing, which is why zoning laws should be relaxed in order for more houses to be built. In addition, houses are no longer to be used as a form of investment, these are places to give you a roof over your head, not cash cows.

    Public Transportation

    We need to expand the different options for transportation for everyone. Railroads should be revived and expanded in the US and more bus routes should be established. Bike lanes should also be added and sidewalks and roads should be repaired. All or most forms of public transportation should be run on renewable energy and be locally owned (except for the railroads, which would be owned by the national government).

    Minimum Wage

    Workers should be paid a livable wage that can support a worker and (if they have one) their family. This should be indexed to inflation and annual cost of living. Workers should also be paid sick leave (1-2 weeks) and parental leave (9-12 months).

    Taxes

    Here are the taxes that would be primarily used in the US and their percentages:

    1. Land value tax (50%-100%)
    2. Progressive income taxes (5% for the lower class, 10% for the lower-middle class, 20% for the middle class, 40% for the upper-middle class, and 60% for the upper class)
    3. Pigouvian and Environmental taxes (25% for all businesses)
    4. Inheritance tax (30%-45% for the upper class, lower and middle class would be exempt)
    5. Corporate taxes (30-75% for the larger, non-nationalized businesses)
    6. Church taxes (15%-25%)
    7. Capital gains taxes (40%)

    Here are the taxes that would be lowered or removed:

    1. Property taxes (remove, but replace with the LVT)
    2. Gift taxes (remove)
    3. Sales taxes (lower, but standardize)
    4. Tariffs (lower)
    5. Taxes on self-employment, small businesses, and co-ops (lower)

    These tax rates are flexible depending on the circumstances of the economy.

    Antitrust laws

    The reason why a laissez-faire market system is unsustainable in the long run is because the economic elites can and do consolidate their wealth and influence over the economy by forming monopolies, which in turn leads to price gouging, which wouldn’t be good for the average consumer, especially if the economy was in a recession or the country experienced a natural disaster. Current anti-trust laws are to be reviewed and strengthened in order to break down monopolies and to promote competition among companies, so consumers can have a choice of which businesses they want to support. New anti-trust laws should passes in regards to the tech and media industries, so that way, no one company held sway over what people watched. In fact, I would go a step further and mutualize media companies and movie studios, so that way, consumers and workers would have a bigger say in what shows and movies they want to see be made.

    Corporate Welfare

    No more subsidies for large corporations. I don’t think that this needs any explanation for why that is. If your business is too big to fail, then it’s trustbusting time.

    Georgism

    Property taxes would be abolished and replaced with a land value tax on the value of land, regardless of the value of the houses or buildings on it. One of the biggest issues concerning the housing crisis, besides the lack of affordable housing, is using land and homes as a financial investment. A land value tax would make land speculation more difficult to profit off of and the revenue generated from this tax would be used to build mixed houses and apartments for the people to use. These apartments would no longer be managed by landlords, but instead with tenant unions.

    Agriculture

    Agriculture is an important sector for a social economy. We should absolutely abolish subsidies for the larger corporate farms and give subsidies to the smaller farms. Land reform is also a good idea and space should be set aside for small-scale agriculture and some community gardens for the suburban and urban areas as a means of addressing food security. There should also be a shift away from monocultural farming towards organic farming and polycultural farming.

    Free and Fair Trade

    I support a liberal trade policy as it has been shown that free trade has benefited the economy of any given country and the people living there. Conversely, while protectionism, has been useful for promoting local economic growth and supporting the workers in the short term, long term reliance on protectionist measures, or worse, a state of autarky, isn’t beneficial to the consumers, workers, and businesses as innovation suffers and prices become too unaffordable for the population. With that said, measures need to be taken to ensure that the workers and the environment would protected from exploitation. So, trade agreements must include protections for the environment and the workers involved and all parties involved must follow these rules of the agreement in question. Education and job training programs will be available to those who are jobless as a result of a business outsourcing their jobs.

    Social/Cultural Views

    The Harm Principle

    My cultural values come from John Stuart Mill’s theory of the Harm Principle. The Harm Principle states that people should be able to do what they want except for causing harm to other people. As such, most of the victimless crimes that we currently have should be legalized and those who have committed them should be retroactively released from prison.

    Protecting Harmless Cultural Practices

    I generally support culturally progressive policies. With that said, I also support progressive conservatism in regards to harmless cultural traditions, such as traditional clothing, local cuisine, folktales, art, etc. In terms of harmful cultural practices, however, those have to go because they don’t benefit anyone and harm everyone involved.

    African American Community

    The Civil Rights Movement has done a good job with combatting discrimination against the African American community, but with the advent of George Floyd's death and the Black Lives Matter movement, it's been made clear that the Civil Rights Movement hasn't gone far enough. Some people have been throwing around the idea of reparations, and while I do support them, in a way, they are far different from those people have in mind. My reparations for the African American community are mass sweeping reforms to our laws and society that promote an anti-racist society for everyone. These policies include, but are not limited to:

    1. Passing the Equal Rights Amendment and enacting a constitutional right to be protected from discrimination based on traits such as race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disabilty, socioeconomic status, nationality, religion, etc.
    2. Revising the Thirteenth Amendment and removing the clause that allows for slavery as a form of punishment.
    3. Events concerning the African American community (American Civil War, Tulsa Massacre, Emmett Till's death, etc.) are to be discussed in US history classes. I know that it would be uncomfortable for people to hear, but we can't make progress in combatting racial discrimination if people don't know what had happened or why it happened. Should schools and universities in Spain be prohibited from talking about the Spanish Inquisition? No. Should schools and universities in Turkey be prohibited from discussing the Armenian Genocide? No! You shouldn't censor parts of your country's history out of paranoia that students will become less patriotic (read: more critical about their own country and its history) as a result.
    4. Abolish any and all redlining laws that still exist on lawbooks and ensure that insurance companies, real estate companies, and landlords do not discriminate homeowners and renters based on race. Promote the redevelopment of black neighborhoods, and please include parks, community gardens, public housing.
    5. Desegregate all schools and prevent their resegregation.
    6. End the War on Drugs and either remove or reduce the prison sentences of those who were arrested for drug usage. It's better to send these people to a drug rehab center than jail.

    Indigenous Groups

    The indigenous peoples living in the United States have faced just as much conflict and persecution as the African American community. So, the policies that have given out for the African American community will also apply to the Native American groups, but with the added bonus of a. giving them Indigenous territories more political autonomy and b. preserving their cultural identities and languages.

    Religious Minorities

    Despite having a lacïté government system, people should be allowed to choose their own religious beliefs (or no religion at all) and be allowed to practice them as long as they don’t violate the rights of others. However, religion-based hate crimes are not allowed. Hate crimes and discrimination based on anti-semitism, islamophobia, christophobia, anti-paganism, etc., are a definite no-no. So, if you commit a crime because supposedly your deity told you to do it, then you’re not going to escape prison. For this reason, some of the more dangerous religious cults and cultural practices, including, but not limited to, genital mutilation, pedophilia, human sacrifice, and child marriages, are going to be outlawed.

    LGB+

    It’s okay for people to be attracted to people of the opposite gender, same gender , both genders, everyone regardless of gender, or no gender at all. Non-straight people should have the rights as straight people in regards to marriage, adoption, among other things.

    Transgender and Gender Nonbinaries

    Many cultures (especially prior to European colonization) recognize that there are other gender identities besides “man” and “woman”. Transgender men are men and Transgender women are women. That shouldn’t be hard to understand. Of the non-binary gender identities, I personally recognize Bi-gender, Gender-fluid/flux, and Agender as valid gender identities. Puberty blockers and HRT should be available for children under the age of 16, regardless of if they identify as nonbinary, transgender, or cisgender (yes, there are also cisgender children who take puberty blockers, usually because they are going through puberty earlier than they should) and surgery should be available to those who are 16 and older. Transgender people can join sports teams that line up with their current gender identity.

    Pride Month

    While people have their opinions about Pride Month, sometimes positive, sometimes negative, I see Pride Month as important for promoting and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and protecting their rights. However, I think what would make Pride Month even better would be to have Pride Month return to its queer liberatory roots and be celebrated year round instead of being for a month at a time. On top of that, the Equal Rights Amendment should be passed in other to protect LGBTQ employees, tenants, and customers from homophobic bosses, landlords, and businesses.

    Fusion Between Liberal and Socialist Feminism

    Of the three big schools of feminism, I’m the closest to both Liberal Feminism and Socialist Feminism (I’m not giving my support or sympathies to TERFs or SWERFs). From the former group, I agree that laws need to be changed in order to grant equality to both men and women and to tear down the barriers that unnecessarily restrict opportunities for women in society. From the latter group, I understand how capitalist economics and patriarchal societal norms work in tandem with each other and that fighting one form of oppression means fighting the other forms of oppression. On top of that, women should be allowed to choose whether they want to be a housewife, a worker, or to do both. What role they play in society shouldn’t be determined by the government or societal norms.

    Post Colonial Feminism

    The problem of gender inequality is also a major problem in third world countries, mostly for cultural and religious reasons. One of the most important ways to push for gender equality in third world societies is to establish and enforce secularism in countries that don’t have that and to ensure that laws are not based on religious or cultural beliefs of women. On top of that, education and economic reforms are also needed in order to promote gender equality.

    Men’s Liberation

    Patriarchal values don’t just negatively impact women, they also negatively impact men as well, by placing unfair and unhealthy expectations on them. True gender equality cannot exist without getting rid of traditional gender norms and allowing men and women to live their lives however they want without hurting others.

    Sexual Freedom

    People should be allowed to have any kind of sexual relationship with anyone as long as everyone in the relationship is an adult, can communicate, and can give consent. This means beastiality and pedophilia are illegal because animals and children can’t give consent, along with child porn. But beyond that, this is not the Middle Ages, anymore. No more puritanical sex laws on the books.

    What Should Be Done About The Sex Industry

    As much as banning prostitution has its fans , banning prostitution and pornography doesn’t do anything to stop the abuse, exploitation, and misery of human trafficking. In fact, I’d argue that it would make those issues worse as black markets would become increasingly prevalent in the sex industry, and we shouldn’t be tolerating that. So, I would legalize, tax, and regulate prostitution, make it easier for prostitutes to seek medical treatment or help from law enforcement without being stigmatized, protect their right to unionize, and work with other countries to transform the sex industry into one that’s made up of (exclusively) self-employed sex workers and worker-owned brothels. Support should also be given to those who want to leave the sex industry.

    Bright Green Environmentalism

    Of the three schools of environmentalism ( Light Green Environmentalism, Dark Green Environmentalism , and Bright Green Environmentalism), I lean closer towards Bright Green Environmentalism, as they recognize that while technology has contributed towards climate change, they can also play a role in combatting it as well. This is why I support green energy and green technology being promoted in the economy, as they would play a role in bringing about a more sustainable future. This is not to say that I don't like the other two branches of Environmentalism. In fact, I would also utilize Light Green (subsidize eco-friendly products and encourage reusing and recycling) and Dark Green Environmentalism (preserving and restoring natural habitats and cooperating with other countries on environmental issues) as a way to fill in the gaps left by Bright Green Environmentalism.

    Blue Environmentalism

    Our oceans have lots of plastic floating around in them, and as they are breaking down, fish and other sea creatures have been consuming them, which, in term, end up in human bodies, causing massive health problems. We should start up projects and cooperate with other countries to remove plastic from our seas and restore coral reefs that have been impacted by climate change. Fines should be placed on companies that dump plastic (or any waste, really) into our oceans. The production of biodegradable materials should also be promoted and produced.

    Animal Rights

    The dairy and meat industry are on par with the fossil fuel industry when it comes to contributing to climate change. As such, subsidies for industrial farms should be removed and given to farms that responsibly and sustainably raise their cattle, pork, chickens, etc. and we should encourage the switch from corn-based feed to grass-based feed. Industrial farms should be replaced with more open farms that promote both more free movement and better living conditions for livestock. However, while there are many problems with the meat and dairy industry, enforcing veganism and vegetarianism isn't a viable solution. Granted, we should incentivize and educate others about plant-based diets, but forcing people to become vegans and vegetarians would backfire because a. black markets for meat would pop up and b. people live in areas (deserts and near the Arctic Circle) where meat and dairy are the main staples of their diet, meaning those people would starve to death without them. Other pro-animal rights policies include the banning of animal testing and setting up wildlife reserves for endangered animal species.

    Transhumanism

    I have a more positive leaning towards technological progress, as technology has helped improve the lives of other people. I support a more equal and more open access to human enhancement technologies a la Democratic Transhumanism and CyberFeminism. However, human enhancement should be voluntary and should stay out of the realm from eugenics.

    Media

    There should be a balance between protecting freedom of expression and the press and combating disinformation when it comes to the media industry. News platforms should be purely informational and have their sources fact checked. Television stations and social media platforms should free from both censorship and disinformation with the reinstatement and strengthening of the Fairness Doctrine.

    Pirate Politics

    I support many of the policies set out by the various Pirate Parties around the world. A more open internet and a less restrictive access to software and information would be beneficial for those who use it. And I especially agree with their calls to reform copyright laws by loosening them in order to encourage innovation.

    Abortion

    I'm pro-choice when it comes to abortions, as a woman should be able to decide whether or not she wants to continue her pregnancy. Abortion bans only push abortion usage underground, allowing black markets and quack doctors to profit off the anxiety and suffering of women who are not able or willing to care for their unborn children. And for what? To satisfy the fragile egos of reactionaries? Abortion should be legal on the national level, with nationalized healthcare, birth control, mandatory comprehensive sex education, and other measures in place to reduce the need for abortion in the long run.

    Vaccines

    Research into vaccines should be made available to the public and there should be incentives to encourage people to get vaccinated against live threatening diseases, especially in the case of children attending school. Children of anti-vaxx parents should be made aware of what a vaccine does based on scientific evidence and should be allowed to get a vaccine even if their parents object to it. The only exemptions from vaccination are to be health-based reasons (ie. you’re allergic to one of the ingredients that is in the vaccine, your body’s immune system will worsen if you get vaccinated. etc.), and even then, they need to come from a certified medical professional. Religion-based exemptions, on the other hand, need to go.

    Mental Health

    More funding should go towards researching and treating mental health problems, in addition to raising awareness of such issues. Having a stronger understanding of mental illnesses and how and why they occur can lead to an increase in not just mental health treatment, but also an increase in happiness in our society. Neurodivergent conditions shouldn't be stigmatized, and instead, should be researched by medical experts.

    Body Image

    We have an obesity problem that should be addressed. Subsidies should be given to organic farmers and businesses that produce healthy food. Cities should be designed to be more walkable and parks should get a face lift in order to combat childhood obesity. Also telling people that they need to lose weight should not be considered fatphobic, while at the same time, being slim and petite shouldn’t be the beauty standard for women, as not everyone can get to that body size.

    Euthanasia

    The right to bodily autonomy also includes the right to die. So, it would make no sense to keep someone alive in agonizing pain despite suffering from a terminal illness. With that said, some regulations should be in place to prevent people from euthanizing their relatives for their own selfish reasons. Palliative care would also be an option for those who are suffering from a terminal illness, but don’t want to end their own lives.

    Drugs

    The War on Drugs was, and continues to be, a complete disaster for the US. Not only did it swell our prison population, but it caused a massive health crisis (opioids anyone?). We need to stop treating treating drug use as a crime and start treating it as a health issue. Soft drugs should be legalized, taxed, and regulated, while hard drugs should be decriminalized. Drug rehabilitation facilities should be made available for those who overdose on drugs, especially those that are hard drugs. Nonviolent drug users should be released from prison.

    Foreign Policy Views

    Cosmopolitan Diplomacy

    I think that, in the long run, an internationalist foreign policy would benefit the United States a lot more than a nationalist one. We have a lot of problems in the world that it makes little sense for individual countries to solve on their own. This is why the UN is important for diplomatic relations. With that said, some of the things that I would like to see changed in the UN is that most of the members of the Security Council and the veto power of the Big Five are to be removed.

    Alter-Globalization

    To put it bluntly, international relationships should not include exploitation. While I support a liberalized trade policy, I also support the workers and want workers’ rights to be protected in any and all trade agreements that we make.

    Environmental Globalization

    Climate change is something that affects the whole world. Conflicts and refugee crises will pop up as a result of dwindling resources unless we take measures today in order to address them. We need a more sustainable Earth for future generations.

    Technological Globalization

    Helping other countries to progress technologically and scientifically would be a massive boon to everyone involved. However, this would be regulated in a way that doesn't compromise workers' rights or environmental protection.

    On Patriotism

    I view patriotism as a more benign form of nationalism and as a way to unify different cultures and groups of people together in a country. However, I am also aware that no one country is perfect and can always be improved, as supporting your country doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t criticize it or take steps to correct its flaws. I am closer towards social patriotism and eco-patriotism as you should care for your country’s natural environment and the people who are living in your country.

    Good Nationalism versus Bad Nationalism

    Nationalism is a complex ideology and there are many different forms of nationalism that are common. Some are good, while others are not. To me, what separates benevolent nationalism from malevolent nationalism is whether or not it benefits the country and everyone living there in the long run. Examples of these types of nationalism that help as many people as possible and their country include:

    There are also some forms of nationalism that are morally gray and can good or bad depending on the reason for why they exist. These include:

    • Cultural Nationalism (Good if a cultural group is being persecuted or being forcibly assimilated, but bad if it’s used to suppress other cultural groups)
    • Pan-Nationalism (Good if the countries involved choose to unite voluntarily, but bad if those countries were forced into it)
    • Separatism (Good if the separatists are being oppressed in the main country in question and are looking for a means to break away, but bad if the separatists are not fighting for their self-determination and national liberation).

    Finally, we get to the forms of nationalism that are xenophobic, aggressive, and/or reactionary. People who support these forms of nationalism should be educated about what they are and why they are detrimental to a country’s wellbeing. Examples of these types of nationalism include:

    ( National Liberalism might be a possible exception to this)

    Border Security

    The treatment of immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees must be made more humane. Immigration detention centers must be either closed down or remade into proper facilities for housing immigrants. Medical care should be provided for those who are sick or injured. Families should stay together and those go one who try to separate them without a good reason are to be fired. Also, they should be given clean and healthy food and water. As for border security, remember when Trump proposed that he was going to build his border wall on the Mexican border? Yeah, I think that I need to point out why a border wall is a very bad idea for border security for a few reasons:

    1. Airplanes, ladders, shovels, and boats exist. So there are plenty of options for getting around a wall. And that’s not bringing up examples of siege warfare throughout history.
    2. Building and maintaining a border wall on Mexico would be a logistical nightmare. Would US citizens be even okay with their taxpayer dollars being used to maintain it? And how do they benefit from that wall being built?
    3. The construction of this wall isn’t going to just affect immigrants, it will also affect US citizens, especially those who live on the US-Mexican border, making travel more needlessly difficult.
    4. A border wall doesn’t address the reasons for why people immigrate to the US, therefore immigration was would've still happened, and the problems associated with them still would've existed.
    5. Even if I thought that a border wall was a great idea (it's not), what’s stopping a future US or Mexican president, who has plans of tearing said wall down, from being elected? Nothing.

    So, while not really pro-open borders, I’m not supportive of closed borders either, short of a pandemic (even then, the border should be closed to everyone). So, what kind of bordered do I support? Liberalized, but secured, borders.

    Immigration Process

    The immigration process that we currently have is too long and too complicated. I know that some would argue that the purpose of a long immigration process is to weed out the criminals and terrorists, then have immigrants bring their passports and a photo ID so they way those who have a criminal background or a history of terrorist activities are kept out of the country. Education for learning English and a second language should be made available for both the immigrants and native born citizens. Immigrants can keep their cultures, but they should drop the aspects of their culture that are harmful, as per the Harm Principle.

    Long Term Reform

    While the above policies addresses some of the more immediate problems of our current immigration system, we also have to look at long term solutions. One of the biggest long term solutions to immigration is to change our foreign policy, from a militaristic, nationalist, unilateral approach into one that’s more multilateral, dovish (though not totally helpless), and diplomatic. We need to send aid and humanitarian assistance to the countries that these immigrants come from and to make them actually livable places again. While some leaders are willing to cooperate, others are not. So, in the event where we need to deport someone, it needs to for a good reason (I.E. committing violent crimes) and the country they’re returning to has to be safe.

    The Military

    Having a military is one of the best ways to protect your country. But using your military in a non-defensive manner is not a good way to use your military. Military spending in the US should be reduced by fifty percent and the remaining money will be used to make the military smaller, but more professional and technologically advanced. That remaining money would also go towards mental health services for veterans and to help homeless veterans. The draft should be abolished as conscription should be done on a voluntary basis. Countries that need to have conscription should recruit people regardless of gender, race, orientation, socioeconomic background or nationality.

    Foreign Aid

    Sending aid to other countries is one of the best ways to develop ties between countries. Financial aid can be used to develop a country’s economy and humanitarian assistance can be used to help make a country more livable, thus reducing the need for immigration in the long run.

    Words on Isolationism and Imperialism

    When in comes to intervening on the world stage, imperialism and isolationism are both problematic for regional powers. Imperialism very obviously has its downsides, which includes exploitation of other people groups, plundering countries, and even destroying different cultures in the process. While isolationism is a bit better than imperialism, and I do support non-interventionist policies, this really only works for smaller countries that don’t have much influence in the world. But for countries that are super powers, or at least regional powers, isolation is not really an option.

    Personality and Behavior

    How to Draw

    Relationships

    Realistic Ideologies

    Best Friends

    Friends

    • Liberalism and Social Liberalism - We make a great team! But you guys should not be afraid to take it a step further.
    • Reformist Marxism - My favorite form of Marxism. But please own up to your imperialism!
    • Bull Moose Progressivism - One of my favorite presidents in US history. But, like the above, own up to your imperialism, please.
    • Libertarian Socialism and Libertarian Marxism - You guys are closer to socialism than these jokers ever were.
    • Eco-Socialism - You’re right, we need a new economic system that won’t cause a lot of environmental damage. Though it’s not to say that socialists don’t cause a lot of ecological damage (cough, cough, Aral Sea).
    • Eco-Social Market Economy - See? Even a capitalist can find the value of protecting the environment and helping the poor.
    • Georgism - Free land and free trade now!
    • Distributism - The only third position ideology that is not dictatorial or xenophobic.
    • Fusion Feminism - Let women choose whether to be housewives or workers!
    • Ecofeminism - Women make up half of the population of play a major part of protecting the environment.
    • Cyberfeminism - Technology can and should be made available to everyone regardless of gender or sexuality.
    • Civic Nationalism - My favorite kind of nationalist. The one that’s not a xenophobic asshat. Is that too much to ask for?!
    • Eco-Nationalism - Why care about your country’s future if you don’t care about your country’s natural environment? Also, I bet Meretz would be better for Israel than Likud.
    • Pirate Politics - This is a unique and underrated political movement. Who wouldn’t want open source and copyright reform?

    Problematic Friends

    • Patriotism - Yet another least xenophobic form of nationalism.
    • Centrist Marxism - Reform or Revolution? Why choose either when you can embrace both? You and Libertarian Marxism are probably my second favorite Marxists.
    • Green Liberalism - Combining liberalism with green politics is a great idea. But you’re pretty moderate and I like these guys better.
    • Liberal Feminism - People need to stop treating you like a monolith, and I do support Social Feminism and Individualist Feminism (which are branches of liberal feminism), but solving misogyny in the public sphere via legislation isn’t enough and even then, the fight for gender equality doesn’t (nor should it) stop there.
    • Socialist Feminism - Misogyny and capitalism both harm women in different ways. But I don’t think that support should be given to tankies, even if they have promoted women’s rights. I like your market-based variant better.
    • Left-Wing Populism - I like you more than that brother of yours and the voices of the people should not be forgotten. But sometimes we need to include the opinions of experts, for pragmatic reasons.
    • Left-Wing Nationalism - The Irish Republican Army, the Scottish National Party, and Bloc Québécois are rock solid. But international cooperation is not the same as imperialism. Alter-Globalization exists for a reason and some imperialists are nationalists. But when it comes down to it, I hope that we will have each other’s backs.
    • Left-Wing Anarchists - While I like your ideas, I think that you would need a state to implement and maintain them.

    Frenemies

    • Pink Capitalism - I support LGBTQ rights, but what about workers’ rights? I see these guys as having the better approach to LGBTQ issues in the economic sphere than you.
    • Conservative Socialism and Paternalistic Conservatism - I support workers’ rights, but what about social progress? Social justice and economic justice are both important and to solve one without the other would be harmful.
    • Nationalism - It depends on what form of nationalism you are.
    • Constitutional Monarchism and Ceremonial Monarchism - The most tolerable forms of monarchism.
    • Archeofuturism - This is pretty weird, primitivism and futuristic technology? I guess it can work, but drop the Islamophobia.
    • Apoliticalism - I do enjoy cooking food and there’s more to life than just politics, but that doesn’t mean that it is a good idea to not participate.

    Respectable Enemies

    • Jacobinism - You have done good by turning France into a republic and for laying the foundation for left-wing politics. But at the same time, you’re the reason why the French Revolution has been given a bad reputation. Also, what’s with this Cult of the Supreme Being?
    • Titoism - I don't agree with the authoritarianism, but I like how you stood up to Stalin. It was a shame that Yugoslavia broke up after your death, but to be fair to you, the people who succeeded you sucked.
    • Social Authoritarianism - While I could get behind benevolent dictatorships and Dictablanda, I still think that democracy and political freedom are much better. Also, Lukashenko and Duterte suck.

    Enemies

    • Marxism-Leninism - Some of you might be respectable, like Alexander Dubček, Ho Chi Minh, Mikhail Gorbachev, or Josip Broz Tito, but most others are just tyrants who don’t care about the working class and are just as bad as the rulers that they have overthrown.
    • Protectionism - The only form of protectionism that I like is fair trade protectionism. But protecting jobs shouldn’t come at the cost of restricting choices for consumers and making everyday items expensive. Haven’t you heard of black markets and/or smuggling?
    • Imperialism and Neoconservatism - Leave other countries alone!
    • Right-Wing Populism - Conspiracy theorists, xenophobes, and fake populists, the lot of you!
    • Anarcho-Primitivism - I like my technology, thank you very much. Also, I like these guys better.

    Worst Enemies

    • Any and All Types of Theocracies - Do people have the right to practice their religion? Yes. Do people have the right to force those beliefs onto others at their expense? NO! Please get that message into your heads!
    • State Atheism - A secular version of the above. All what you’re doing is creating religious fundamentalists with your draconian laws.
    • Absolute Monarchism - You might have worked in the past when civilization was first being developed, but now it’s time for you to make way for republics and constitutional monarchies.
    • Reactionaryism - NO! The Enlightenment was one of the BEST things to happen in human history!
    • Pinochetism - The only positive that you have is your catchy song, but beyond that, it was the Christian Democrats of Germany that brought about the economic miracle. You, on the other hand, brought about an economic curse. Oh top of that you have killed hundreds of innocent people. You're no general, Pedo-shit!
    • Pol Potism - Augusto Pinochet if he was a communist from Cambodia.
    • Stalinism - Mass murderer. The only positive is helping the Allies defeat the Nazis in World War II.
    • Juche - What would happen if we took Stalin, erased most of his positive traits, exaggerated his “Socialism in One Country” idea, made him even more dictatorial, and made him Korean? Then you get the Kim Dynasty.
    • The Fash Gang - While I have seen some respectable monarchs and Marxist leaders, I have never met any fascist leader who I would have supported.
      • Classical/Italian Fascism - The least bad fascist, but I still hate it.
      • Eco-Fascism - You go against 3 of the 4 the core principles of green politics. Anti-democratic, against social justice, and really violent.
      • Esoteric Fascism - Somebody call the police! This madman needs to be locked away for a long time.
      • Clerical Fascism - This is why America needs Laïcité. And quick. At least you are more sane than the above one.
      • Francoism and Falangism - The Republicans should have won the Spanish Civil War.
      • Monarcho-Fascism - Fascists with crowns. I don’t know which is worse, absolute monarchy or this. Meh, you guys often go together, so I think you are both equally bad.
      • Strasserism - Actual National Socialism. You can still frick off, though.
      • Nazism - Do I need to explain why you are in the worst enemy category? I thought not.
      • National Capitalism - No thank you, now get lost. At least the above two have ok economics.
      • National Bolshevism - Hitler and Stalin's fucked up love child. No, that's not a compliment.
      • Nazi Transhumanism - Robot Nazis. I’m not against Transhumanism. I’m against forced Transhumanism. Not everyone wants to be a robo-Aryan.
      • National Primitivism - Cave Nazis. We are going to the future, so adapt and get with the times. Oh, and drop the Nazi bullshit.

    Philosophical Views

    Based

    • Social Individualism - When the people have their basic needs fulfilled, they are able to live their lives however they want.
    • Utilitarianism - Whatever maximizes the happiness of most people is the most moral action.
    • Egalitarianism - All men are created equal.
    • Humanism - The respect for human rights and human dignity are a must for any country to succeed in the future.
    • Optimistic Nihilism and Existentialism - Live may not have any objective meaning, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t create meaning for ourselves.
    • Pluralism - Reality is complex and composed of many different things.

    Kinda Based

    • Pragmatism - While having core values are important, we need to be open to new ideas and if they don’t work, then find another way.
    • Individualism - People have their own ideas, opinions, and lives. But too much individualism can be a destructive force.
    • Skepticism - Question everything that you know and support critical thinking.
    • Nondenominational Christianity - I practice Christianity, it I don’t fit into one denomination.

    Neutral

    Kinda Cringe

    Cringe

    Real Life People

    I’m Their Biggest Fan

    Admirable People

    Conditionally Support

    Frenemies/Neutral/No Opinion

    Respectable Opponents

    Terrible People

    Piss Off and Go to Hell!

    Anti-Ideologies

    Based

    Kinda Based

    Neutral

    Kinda Cringe

    Cringe

    Self Inserts

    Best Friends

    • - Hello, my fellow Artel and SocTech member. We both support experts in the government, a socialist economy, and societal and technological progress. One of my biggest influences on my ideology. I’m going to miss you, my techno-socialist friend 😔.
    • - I agree, we need to make changes in society that allow people to be free from capitalism, climate change, authoritarianism, bigotry, and imperialism. Another Artel Gang member.
    • - You were one of my biggest influences on my ideology. And we both support a democratic/technocratic government, cultural liberalism, and a social economy.
    • - Same as above, but with a more futuristic twist. Also, where can I get those robot wings?
    • Evolutionary Socialism - Yet another influence. Also has good insights on economics.
    • - It was surprising that you went from a right-wing libertarian to a liberal socialist, and I love it. This is the best version of you yet.
    • Pensamiento de Champi - Tu ideologia es mucho bueno y tu eres muy lindo. Nosotros odian las derechistas que se hacen llamar “Centro”. Viva el Chile!
    • Humanitarian Socialism
      - The only negative thing about your ideology is your opposition to individualism. But beyond that, you have a very good ideology.

    Friends

    • - How's my favorite stoned Corbynite and Centrist Marxist? You'd make a great leader for the Labour Party in Great Britain with your ideas.
    • Innovativism - Me, but civically more libertarian and Thai.
    • Artelordism - Economic views are pretty moderate (I'm not sure why people call you a democratic socialist), but I do like the Nordic Model, welfare, and workers' rights. I'm pretty neutral about a world federation unless it was combined with Alter-Globalism. But everything else looks pretty solid. And you are right about the part of having no end goals due to humans and their need to adapt.
    • - A classical liberal that I surprisingly like. The only major point of disagreement is in terms of economics. But I like your commitment to liberty, democracy, and humanity (unlike some other LibRights that I know of).
    • Tomjazzism - A more libertarian and revolutionary version of me.
    • Uzarashvilism - A good friend from the land of Sakartvelo who’s a nationalist version of me.
    • Rojtavs - We both have similar views about culture, government, economy, and diplomacy, but you’re a bit more extreme than me. Sorry that I was being rude earlier. Also, being against authoritarian communism is not the same as being against anarcho-communism.

    Frenemies

    • Ego-Libertarian Marxism - Points for you: 1. Anti-capitalist economics, 2. Defending liberty and promoting anti-authoritarianism, 3. Cosmopolitan, 4. Supports Social and Technological Progress. Points against you: 1. Anti-Liberal, 2. Sees human rights as "bourgeois", 3. Egoism. With that being said, it's hard to decide whether you're friend or foe. So, you get a spot in the middle section. Still better than most other egoists, though.
    • - We both want to change the United States into a country where equality of opportunity, economic equality, and freedom are available to everyone, not just the wealthy. But our methods for getting there are different. You’re an anarchist and an idealist who supports revolutionary action. I’m a statist and a reformist/centrist marxist who takes a more pragmatic approach. But at least we are both progressive, internationalist, and environmentalist, and Anarcho-Communism is better than Marxism-Leninism.
    • - I like your final phase of establishing your ideology. It is the transition, while likable, that is a bit extreme. But I hope that you can invite me to the final stage when it’s established.
    • Socialism with American Characteristics -
      Let's talk about each section. First, the economics. About your critiques on market socialism, I don't agree with the idea that workers would've been opposed to the idea of innovation. If they see innovation as something that could improve their workplaces, then they'll embrace it. Also, as long as workplaces are owned publicly, either by workers, the community, or the government, then that's what socialism is. On privatization, there are some sectors that shouldn't be privatized, no matter what, and secondary education, land, and pensions, are some of those things that shouldn't be privatized. Mutualize? Maybe. Privatize? No. Also, child labor is a big no-no for me. Kids should spend their childhood being kids and going to school, not working at a young age. It's fine if they want to work, but they need to be a teenager in order to do that and their job cannot interfere with their education. And finally, drugs shouldn't be a government enterprise, because I worry that the government would use drug usage to control their population. Just stick to drug rehab and legalizing, regulating, and taxing drugs. Other than those complaints, the economics look pretty good. On civics, I, being a republican (not a supporter of the GOP), have to oppose the idea of the executive branch having so much political authority. At least you’re not an absolute monarchist, but still, checks and balances, multi-party democracy, and federalism can go a long way. Also, freedom of expression should include freedom of dissent, as people shouldn't be afraid of criticizing their government. On culture, this is where we have the most in common, as I also support queer liberation, drug legalization, and legalizing abortion (though, not infanticide). But even then, I believe that people should live their lives how ever they want, as long as nobody else is harmed. That, and you shouldn't be so liberal with your usage of eugenics. Finally, foreign policy is one where we would be in opposition. Why? Because you support imperialism, nationalism (blind nationalism, no less), and militarism. I support pacifism, internationalism, and limited interventionism. So, your self-insert is very complex and have both good and bad aspects that warrant your placement in the neutral tier.
    • Temujin Leeism - Weird guy, but pretty cool. Also, your technological and social progress are nice touches. I also agree with what you said about revisionism. Still weary about the insurrectionism and the egoism, though.
    • - I would like to visit Frisia someday, but could you please tone down the more reactionary parts of your cultural views just a bit? Our strongest point of agreement would be economics and the biggest source of conflict would be over foreign policy.
    • - Weird Monarcho-Socialist guy, but at least you’re a nice guy and are not an absolutist.
    • DragonRed - A worthy successor of Atatürk, but decentralization, internationalism, and a more (civically) libertarian state can go a long way. Also, I take issue with some of the people that you support/sympathize. Also, please respect the rights and autonomy of Turkey’s minority communities.
    • Hysteria thought - This is all beyond my ability to comprehend.
    •  Bread and Circuses Thought - Yet another weird that is a chill and friendly guy. But beer should not be in the government.
    • Brazilian Liberalism - A more economically liberal version of Tiberius/Socialism with American Characteristics.

    Enemies

    • Meowxism - Your saving graces that keep you out of Worst Enemies is your progressivism, environmentalism, and proletarian internationalism. Otherwise, we wouldn't have gotten along, and you'd most likely would've had me arrested for supporting liberalism, humanism, reformism, among other things. Also, totalitarianism doesn't benefit the workers, one party states basically silence those who oppose that party, and state atheism will lead to religious people either a. leaving your country for a more religiously plural one or b. staying, radicalizing (becoming ISIS copycats), and taking advantage of your country during a moment of weakness.
    • The Three Latin American Amigos Locos - Your ideologies would've worked when Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina gained their independence, but not in the modern day. Since you guys have similar ideologies, I will rank you together.
      • Mordecaism - Your socially progressive views, support of liberty, and rare interventionism make you the most tolerable of the three. But I can't really put you any higher for a few reasons. First, laissez-faire capitalism would only benefit Colombia's economic elite, not the everyday workers. Secondly, Socialism? A mental illness? Really?! Do you know what socialism is outside of right-wing propaganda? Do you even know what a mental illness is? Not everyone one who supports socialism is a state socialist. Also, stop calling people a Maduro supporter just because they support socialism or regulated capitalism (And you even call market socialism and libertarian socialism oxymorons. MrNoNonsense and Yoda8soup were right, you should learn more about different ideologies before insulting and strawmaning them). Third, and finally, while I think that subdivisions should have autonomy, they still need to follow national law, and confederalism would've made it harder to do.
      • Rigby Thought - The ONLY positive thing about your ideology is your environmentalism. But everything else, especially the out of touch morality laws and your imperialism, are insane, outdated, and dangerous and will only send Brazil on a path of stagnation and isolation. Those ideas don't benefit anyone, not in the short term, not even in the long term. And come to think of it, your environmentalism even doesn’t make any sense considering that you support this joker. And I prefer to not to see the Amazon Rainforest get destroyed, thank you very much.
      • Gumballism - You were right when you called me "Reverse Gumballism", as we have nothing in common. To be blunt with you, Argentina would be a million times better off without the reactionarism, the national capitalism, the authoritarianism, and the imperialist foreign policy. I would be worried about the safety and liberty of people living on the Falkland Islands (no, I'm not calling them "LaS iSlAs MaLvInAs", screw that) if you ever held any political power.
    • Niiloism - We are both autistic and socialists, but here’s what I think about cultism, right-wing cultural views, and ethnonationalism: PERKELE!.
    • - Basically a worse version of Tiberius Thought.
    • New World Socialist Model - On the surface, it seems like that we should be friends, or at least frenemies (because of the economics and cultural views), but the authoritarianism (a benevolent dictator is better than a normal one, but still), anti-liberalism, and anti-individualism (selfish individualism is bad, but taking away individual interests and freedom, and labeling it as hedonism, is worse)? That’s not good. Also, it makes little sense to oppose abortion and support women’s rights at the same time. Even if abortion was murder, it is not an excuse to ban abortion. Doesn’t a woman have a right to her body?
    • - Your economic policies makes you an enemy and not a worst enemy. But every thing else is just another matter. Banning abortion would not stop black market abortion, policies that promote a “tough on crime” approach won’t decrease crime rates (and in some cases, it will only increase crime rates), and your support for dictatorships and authoritarian leaders is straight up bad news.

    Worst Enemies

    • - Why yes, me and are liberal socialists who are anti-imperialist and anti-reactionary. Do you have a problem with that?
    • - Finally, a worthy opponent. OUR BATTLE SHALL BE LEGENDARY! In all seriousness, I would gladly support a nationalist that was the complete opposite of what you are. Also, anti-fascist? Really? Forcing people to conform to out of date religious norms doesn’t scream anti-fascist to me. If anything, that’s how you get anti-theists running around society, demonizing not just religious fanatics, but also religious moderates. People are a lot happier when they get to practice whatever religion they want, including no religion at all.
    • Neo-Optimateism - "The darkness, concentrated and driven away by the light of the Enlightenment, did not disappear, but rather waited in the wings to send its servants. Fear and pleasure, old gods, celestial elites hiding the shadows, warriors of new fields and priests of new religions, they are coming back. Distorted and hyperreal. AND YOU CAN DO NOTHING TO PREVENT IT." Well, I have some bad news for you: Nobody benefits from living in a dystopian world. And as soon as somebody, anybody, realizes that there are massive problems in society, they are going to raise awareness about it. You can try and suppress opposition all you want, but you’ll soon learn the hard way that when you make a peaceful revolution impossible, you are making a violent revolution inevitable.
    • - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that a great nation is a compassionate nation. Your ideas, however, spit in the very face of compassion. So, your nation that you envision would be great alright. A GREAT BIG HELL ON EARTH! Being strong doesn’t and should never give you the right to oppress the weak for no reason other than “Why? Because I can, that’s why!” I don't really see a difference between you and the above, if I'm being honest.
    • - Sorry, but the totalitarianism, the corporatocracy, the egoism, and the irredentism are definitely not for me. Not to mention that how can you be totalitarian and individualistic at the same time? Or support corporations and laissez-faire capitalism, but not consumerism? Or not realize that the opinions of the experts and the CEOs would clash with each other. Overall, a dysfunctional and contradictory system that would last for a few generations before a revolution would occur.

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