Tiberius Thought considers himself a panentheist. His conception of God is similar to that of Hermeticism as well as Spinoza's third substance monism. A substance composed of God's aspects—of which all things possible in the universe, or modes, are derived—dominates the universe; however, other aspects of Them transcend the Cosmos. Thus, "Everything-is-One." But he believes individuality is a consequence of this Oneness. God, after all, has millions if not billions of different representations, each unique and sometimes in opposition to each other, leading to a Unity of Opposites. An eternal cycle of creation, destruction, and transformation follows. War and strife, therefore, is divine. From this, Tiberius Thought concludes that in order to maximize aggregate perfection, violence is necessary, destroying those which seek to obliterate or inhibit it; therefore, might makes right.
On moral questions, Tiberius Thought holds a preference for consequentialist perfectionism. He holds there exists an "ideal state" or "excellent life" characterized by the pursuit and enjoymet of knowledge, science, music, film, writing, and self-actualization. The most excellent individuals in society form a "Natural Aristocracy". Perfection, then, is best understood as that which elevates the soul; thus, insofar as they maximize aggregate perfection, the ends justify the means.
Tiberius Thought is an American nationalist. He believes that America is a civilization state. Its unique culture is defined by its commitment to Enlightenment and Renaissance: A desire to to self-actualize through labor; travel the stars; maximize knowledge and experience, even at the cost of one's soul; discover the unknown; conquer land, sea, and air through science and technology; and the triumph of individuality. This Promethean essence—embodied in the "New World Man"—distinguishes the American collective from civilizations like Russia, China, or Ancient Rome. Landing on the moon, conquering the west, defeating two of the world's largest empires , and leading the way in technological and artistic progress are all demonstrations of America's exceptional character.
An American for Tiberius Thought is someone who demonstrates a desire to be an American. It is civic responsibility—demonstrating loyalty to the State, or the total sum of interest groups which make the greater nation-state function optimally—that makes someone an American. Any efforts to unnecessarily divide Americans (including, but not limited to, along the lines of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity) is something he vehemently opposes. Instead he desires cross-cultural dialogue and unification to ensure the values which made America strong are shared among all. His nationalism leads him to support social justice, welfare, and equality for his people.
Tiberius Thought favors a mixed market economy with elements of social corporatism and state capitalism. He believes the economic system is oriented towards the national interest and social justice. Key characteristics of his economic system include:
- State guidance of strategic industries through for-profit state-owned enterprises, sovereign wealth funds, "nudging," and public-private partnerships (P3s).
- The aggressive promotion of trade unions and employee ownership of financial capital.
- Encouraging the development of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
- A highly generous welfare state, which would include a universal basic income (UBI) and single-payer healthcare.
- Tripartite cooperation between labor, capital, and the State.
- A reasonable commitment to balanced budgets (a.k.a. "fiscal responsibility").
- Free and fair trade—introducing and enforcing worker, environmental, and human rights protections into trade agreements.
For what he considers "strategic industries" (that which is essential to the United States' sovereignty), Tiberius Thought would essentially apply America's military industrial complex model. The idea is that through an interdependent relationship between the State and corporations—the latter researches and develops new products and manages daily activity while the former "nudges" them through subsidies, contracts, "guided" competition, and some degree of economic planning—these industries will maximize innovations and profits in a way which also maximizes the national welfare (both at home and abroad). A difference, however, is that Tiberius Thought wants to make good use of anti-monopoly regulations to ensure a healthy amount of competition within those imperative sectors; emulating oligopolistic competition. This is line with what the cameralists in Sweden and Germany found ideal.
Tiberius Thought is a proponent of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). However, unlike many ESOPs today which are structured as retirement plans, his scheme would entail workers incrementally receiving 50% of a company's equity voting shares; this would allow them to democratically elect half the board of directors. Workers can then decide whether or not to continue purchasing those voting shares, which would transform a lot of those companies into worker cooperatives de facto.
Not only will workers get more of the wealth they generate, managerial decisions must consider the interest of workers at home and abroad. Employees will not vote for measures which put their jobs at risk without serious efforts to find them work elsewhere. Nor will companies be able to undermine the interests of workers at every turn. But, unlike traditional worker cooperatives, equity not owned by the workers can be purchased by external investors (and can therefore elect the rest of the board), which in his mind enables entrepreneurial risk and expansion.
Tiberius Thought favors nationalization (wholly or partially) under the following conditions:
- If the industry is essential to national sovereignty and regulatory oversight or "nudging" is not enough.
- When the expectation of profit exceeds the cost of managing a state-owned enterprise (SOE).
- If it allows the State to more efficiently collect economic rents.
- Bringing the industry under state control would reinforce the monopoly on violence.
- Natural Resources
- Other than land, Tiberius Thought approves of nationalizing natural resources; including their extraction, refinement, and supply for consumption. Having SOEs dominate the oil and mining industries—namely through sovereign wealth funds—would generate billions of dollars in revenue for welfare programs. He would compare it to an "infinite money glitch."
- Although banks would remain in private hands under Tiberius Thought, he would push for the creation of state-owned banks and mutual-credit organizations to introduce competition in the industry. He would also reintroduce Glass-Stegall—which forcefully divided banks between investment and commercial services, forbidding overlapping services—to inhibit the growth of "too-big-to-fail" institutions.
- Tiberius Thought supports the creation of a state-owned monopoly over the organ trade. It would purchase organs from donors and sell them to hospitals, bidders, contractors, etc. with the expectation of profit.
- Cutting out the "middle man" (casino management or property owners) would allow the State to accumulate billions in revenue. For some reason taxing casinos is incredibly difficult as seen with efforts to legalize gambling in certain states. Nationalizing and promoting the industry like Sweden has would undermine black markets.
- As online black markets become nearly impossible to completely regulate, a state monopoly on the creation and sale of addictive narcotics (offering them at competitive rates) will put them out of business while increasing consumer safety. Pure meth, for example, is not only safer but more potent, leading to satisfied customers who will come back for more.
Another benefit of course being the promotion of apathy.
- As online black markets become nearly impossible to completely regulate, a state monopoly on the creation and sale of addictive narcotics (offering them at competitive rates) will put them out of business while increasing consumer safety. Pure meth, for example, is not only safer but more potent, leading to satisfied customers who will come back for more.
- For comparable reasons to drugs, state control over the retail of gun sales is desirable to put end black market businesses who threaten the State's monopoly on violence.
- So long as humans exist and have sex drives, intercourse remains a nigh infinite resource. Under Tiberius Thought, the State would operate for-profit brothels across the country—allowing customers to satisfy their various fantasies and tastes —and offering services at competitive prices. This would generate billions of dollars in revenue while using regulation to ensure the safety and health of sex workers.
Tiberius Thought is also a huge fan of soveriegn wealth funds (or state holding companies as he calls them), which purchase assets in banks, private equity, natural resources, and successful corporations.
Tiberius Thought believes a strong private sector is a necessary evil due to global economic conditions and his foreign policy objectives (which require the extensive building of productive forces). He thus opposes nationalizing most industries. He feels that SOEs are not as innovative as private firms and are uniquely prone to nepotistic corruption. Modern China in his opinion illustrates how non-competitive SOEs generally are compared to private-sector firms, and has by and large hurt China's ability to compete on the global stage, despite them using globalization to achieve hegemony. Beyond a few sectors, SOEs seem to always operate at a loss at the expense of the public purse and can always expect bailouts. For this reason, Tiberius Thought prefers businesses ran by the bourgeoise.
When he does support privatization (or keeping an industry in private hands), however, he believes they should be held accountable to the nation and the workers who made their wealth possible in the first place, hence his support for mandating democratic structures in otherwise private businesses. For the economy's commanding heights, he wants to encourage oligopolistic competition while preventing "too-big-to-fail" firms from arising. Through the collection of economic rents, wealth redistribution, and eliminating other "unfair advantages", Tiberius Thought hopes to achieve a nationalistic form of meritocratic capitalism.
In an effort to promote full employment while being fiscally responsible, Tiberius Thought sees merit in promoting public-private partnerships (P3s); combining private initiative with state objectives. However, oversight boards should be established to reduce the number of re-negotiations and ensure greater cost effectiveness.
While Tiberius Thought fully acknowledges that the existence of monopoly and oligopoly power can be a necessary evil in some cases, for non-strategic industries he believes that promoting a more equitable distribution of capital is imperative; which will aid in reaching outcomes similar to what is expected under a regime of perfect competition. Furthermore, he understands empowering moneyed interests excessively undermines state institutions, as the rich can afford to be insubordinate (e.g., a billionaire can move to Switzerland to avoid a reasonable wealth tax).
For this reason, Tiberius Thought desires to offer low-interest loans (ideally through a state-owned bank, but more realistically via private finance initiative (PFI)) to micro-small-medium enterprises (MSMEs) and worker cooperatives. On the macroeconomic side, policies which allow customers to buy more goods and services from MSMEs and cooperatives, such as a higher minimum wage, would be a step in the right direction. On top of all this, Tiberius Thought wants to break up "too-big-to-fail" companies which exercise far too much political and economic power; their assets would be distributed to aspiring entrepreneurs
or those more loyal to the State.
He admits this could result in degrowth in those non-strategic sectors. However, so long as economic growth and profits are aggressively promoted in strategic industries (like natural resources and the military), he feels the aesthetic and political consequences of this outweigh the negatives (e.g., a greater sense of solidarity and improved mental health).
Tiberius Thought is generally opposed to privatized economic rents, as they lead to hideous negative externalities and an inegalitarian, anti-meritocratic distribution of property and wealth. The worst example of this private property in land. Much of the wealth inequality in the United States today is a product of the bourgeoise forming massive real estate empires (McDonalds and Walmart being examples of this phenomenon), giving them an unfair competitive advantage. The more rents they extract, the more market power they have; this, combined with rising real estate prices (due to speculation), lowers real wages and forces proletarians with little to no land of their own to live in suboptimal conditions. Private property in land must necessarily lead to the introduction of a ruthless caste society where nobody, regardless of their merit, can join the wealthy landlord class.
While some economic rents are a necessary evil—especially when it comes to promoting scientific, technological, and artistic progress—Tiberius Thought wants to nationalize them. In the case of land, he wants the State to own the land and lease it on a for-profit basis; thusly, it would collect all land rents (similar to what is found in Singapore and Taiwan). This would create a level playing field as companies can no longer use land as a competitive advantage.
- For those who want to climb the social ladder, redistributive programs ensure they have the financial resources to unlock their true potential.
- Some degree of wealth redistribution is necessary to everyone has a relatively equal starting position in life; this is critical to a meritocratic capitalism.
- As land or other natural resources rightly belong to the nation, residents should be entitled to a cut of its commerical use.
- By giving all residents a certain sum of cash, they can afford to take part in whatever vices they see fit (drugs, gambling, and others).
- National Dividend
- Medicare For All
- All Americans would be enrolled in a national health insurance program which covers all healthcare provision—from dental to check-ups—while banning duplicate private-sector programs.
- Unemployment Insurance
- Those are who are out of the job market will be paid half what they made in earnings until they secure better work.
- Vocational Training
- All Americans will be able to acquire marketable skills with government financing.
- All adult citizens enjoy the right to vote or hold public office.
- Representatives (elected officals) are held accoutable thanks to constitutional limits on power.
- Citizens have vast civil freedoms (e.g., freedom of speech) with minimal restrictions.
Why does Tiberius Thought oppose liberal democracy?
In the mind of Tiberius Thought, liberal democracy sounds great on paper; but, in practice it always devolves into a queer, revolting combination of ochlocracy and plutocracy. By allowing every citizen the ability to vote or hold public office—without accounting for one's virtue or merit—subverters of the nation are free to affect change from the bottom-up through grassroots activism and rallying the impulsive herd to their cause. And liberal democracies also bestow unique advantages upon the wealthy. Those who succeed the most in a liberal-democratic system are moneyed interests who have the financial resources to launch expensive electoral campaigns. Furthermore, due to freedom of speech, more money means more speech, allowing the rich to not only manipulate the masses but also to manipulate elected officials (who tend to be wealthy themselves). This means liberal democracies placate to the unwashed masses, lick the boots of the bourgeois, or seek to combine the two. Contrary to what defenders of liberal democracy say, Tiberius Thought sees corporate lobbying as a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself.
Tiberius Thought believes the only political party which should be constitutionally permitted in the central government is one which preaches social justice, democratic socialism, militarism, and civic nationalism. As such, this party—which Tiberius Thought calls the "National Progressive Party" (NPP)—officially claims to represent the American proletariat . (Although one would still have to perform Federal Service to vote or run for public office, even as a member of the party.) The NPP and its official ideology would permeate in all aspects of public and private life, utilizing propaganda, mass surveillance, a strong police force, and (when necessary) state-sponsored terror to keep the masses in check and foster a patriotic spirit. As the sole party in the national legislature, they would also be responsible for daily administration, including the overseeing of economic policy. The NPP would also pledge loyalty to Sovereign.
The constitution under Tiberius Thought would outline the functions of government. It would also guranatee a combination of negative and positive rights to citizens living under his regime, especially ones which often correlate with the general will. This includes (though is not limited) to:
- Freedom of religion
- Freedom of speech
- Freedom of the press
- The right to decent housing
- The right to food
- The right to stable work
However, the constitution would grant the government enough leeway to destroy all internal and external threats to the national interest. It would also delegate more authority to the executive branch—the Sovereign—than the present-day United States. For example, suspending freedom of religion if it was proven an evangelical insurgency was active in certain territories. The Constitution would also define there two degrees of citizenship.
Executive authority would be embodied in the Sovereign. The throne would be a hereditary position with a clearly defined line of succession: Passed to the eldest child (or next of kin if the Sovereign did not have children). The constitution would grant the Sovereign near-dictatorial powers, but their authority would be checked to some degree by the judicial system and the parliament. Powers the Sovereign would have include:
- Suspending the writ of haebus corupus (imprisoning extremists, potential terrorists, and other enemies of the state without a trial).
- Serving as Commander in Chief while reserving the power to declare war and make peace as they see fit.
- Appointing the Prime Minister to the National Assembly.
- Enforcing the laws of the land.
The legislative branch consists of:
Suffrage would be limited to Citizens; those who complete Federal Service (see below). Citizens would elect through democratic means the National Assembly. It would play a largely advisory role, but it would also have some checks on the Sovereign, such as giving consent for certain appointments. They would be responsible for levying taxes, regulating the economy, overseeing welfare programs, granting honorary awards to the general population, shield certain individuals from legal liability, and enact national-level laws; all with the acquiescence of the Sovereign. The National Assembly would also act as a feedback mechanism between the Citizens and the Sovereign through mechanisms like "Meet-the-People" sessions.
The Consultative Assembly would be composed of two representatives of each province (appointed by the provincial government) while the rest would be appointed by the Sovereign. The Consultative Assembly would serve a scientocratic function; members would be experts in business, finance, science, and other fields. Both the Consultative Assembly and the National Assembly would be checks on each other while giving advice to the Sovereign.
The judicial branch—embodied in the Imperial Court—would be nearly identical to the Supreme Court of the United States today. It would be appointed by the Sovereign with the advice and consent of the National Assembly, and shall serve for a term of 15 years. Their goal is to oversee a system of inferior courts and to ensure the laws passed on the local, provincial, and national level are in accordance with the constitution.
Under Tiberius Thought, those who desire full citizenship (Citizens) and thus attain the right to vote or run for public office must go through Federal Service. It would function as a job agency that would assign dangerous contracts to Civilians (those who have not served their country) based on their physical and mental capacity. Federal Service would assign those able to handle combat situations to join the Armed Forces (the Marines, Navy, Space Force, et cetera); but, those who are not eligible for military service (e.g., the disabled) who seek to become Citizens will be assigned other forms of self-sacrifice in civil service (i.e., being a kindergarten teacher or being used for medical experiments). There would thus be no excuse for someone who wants to become a Citizen to avoid Federal Service. Upon completion of the contract—which will always last for years—does a person become a Citizen. And it will be Citizens, realistically, who receive favorable treatment in terms of redistributive programs. For example, those who complete Federal Service would get to attend college or university tuition-free up to the PhD level. Some of the goals of Federal Service would include:
- Ensuring all elected representatives on the local, provincial, and federal level embody the highest aesthetic and intellectual qualities of the American nation.
- Weeding out bad-faith actors (e.g., pacifists) who would not only refuse to lay down their life for the collective welfare of the nation, but would bring it to ruin in spite of that, which never ends well (see America's humiliating defeat in Vietnam).
- Maximizing military power by making it a major source of social mobility; thusly, it would be useful for putting down revolts and protests Tiberius Thought expects to happen while also promoting America's global interests .
- Providing true equality of opportunity; anyone—regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or gender identity—can take part in Federal Service and become a Citizen, enjoying all the benefits therein.
Tiberius Thought seeks to establish a centralized police force. It would have a similar accountability structure to the military (i.e., independent courts to punish abusers), and would have a complex training system to weed out bad-faith actors. In addition, Tiberius Thought would unite the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), and NSA (National Security Agency) into a single agency; combining the functions of law enforcement, data collection on potential enemies of the State, and foreign espionage.
Essentially a KGB-style secret police. Such an agency would be led by the Sovereign.
To permit more effective governance in general, Tiberius Thought supports permitting multi-party democracy on the local- and provincial level. For the sake of simplicity, he calls them commonwealth republics on the provincial level and ward republics on the city or town level. Each republic would allow for democratic elections, so the will of the people within local areas can be reflected in the decisions which impact their daily life. Not only does this emulate liberalism's discursive pluralism, it also minimizes partisan divides: People would fight over which party should take a city council instead of the national government. However, it should be noted the Sovereign can overturn laws made at the local level; the Imperial Court can also overrule laws incompatible with the constitution. Secession attempts would also be brutally punished.
Tiberius Thought favors the total emancipation of homosexuals, bisexuals, pansexuals, and all other sexual identities which fall under the queer umbrella. He would criminalize discrimination against queer people in trade, housing, or employment, regardless of the justification. For example: Denying two husbands a wedding cake would result in a lengthy prison sentence for the bigoted baker. All rights afforded to heterosexual couples, such as marriage and child rearing, should apply to queer couples as well. Barriers to expressing queer affection should be destroyed by any means necessary.
Tiberius Thought also accepts the validity of transgender and non-binary people. Under his regime, the ability to medically transition would be free and provided for by the State for all those 16 or older; before that, minors diagnosed with gender dysphoria would have free access to puberty blockers. Oppressive gender roles—ones which limit the ability for people, regardless of their sex to express themselves freely, both cultural and legal—should be abolished. With hundreds of gender expressions to choose from, people should follow whatever satisfies them.
While Tiberius Thought does not subscribe to ethical hedonism, he acknowledges the existence of "problematic actors"; especially those who do not meet the qualities for excellency, yet would subvert the nation if permitted any real say in state affairs. Furthermore, many of the socioeconomic changes Tiberius Thought would implement will negatively impact a significant number of people (e.g., suburbanites who can no longer profit off land speculation) who may respond with sabotage, protests, and other acts of treachery if they learned who the "true culprits" were. Promoting political apathy among these elements, then, would maximize aggregate perfection. Tiberius Thought believes encouraging hedonism among Civilians is the best way to suppress enemies of the state (real and potential). For they would be too distracted by prostitution, gambling, alcohol, and other addictive or self-destructive vices to challenge the State's authority. One reason he supports wealth redistirbution is so even the poorest of the poor among Civilians can frequent brothels, purchase meth, etc. Those who "slip through the cracks" (i.e., terrorists) would be ruthlessly eradicated by the military.
Tiberius Thought believes that overpopulation is both a global predicament and a national security threat. Humans by and large have too many children. More mouths to feed drives up the demand for goods and services while the supply simply can not keep up. This includes scarce resources like water, which humanity is running out of. This is a major reason behind climate change, not (just) oil and gas. Global consumption levels are too high because there are too many people.
In both the First World and the Third World, the ones driving population growth are the lumpenproletariat (the underclass). Those born into this class People wedded to poverty tend to have conditions which reinforce their unequal status (i.e., a predisposition to drug addiction) that are also passed down. Due to their hopelessness and all-around inferior life outcomes, they become a burden on resources. Worst of all, another major driver of overpopulation and its associated problems is the fact humans are living too long. This exacerbates overpopulation by contributing to related problem: aging population. In the mind of Tiberius Thought, aging population is a symptom of overpopulation, not the opposite.
- Reduce fertility rates among the lower classes.
- Reduce the life expectancy.
Tiberius Thought is a radical advocate of abortion, making it free and accessible for all ages (covered by the State). He feels respecting a birthing person's right to terminate a pregnancy has more positive consequences than negative. Most people who seek abortions tend to be impoverished and have severe mental-health disorders; permitting it without fail thus has a societal benefit. He also holds no objections to permitting infanticide up to three years of age, as he believes a child is the property of the mother until it attains self-awareness.
When it comes to euthanasia (more specifically, physician-assisted suicide), Tiberius Thought favors its complete legalization, full-stop, and paid for fully by the State. If one wants to die, they can go to a local clinic and be killed in the most humane way conceivable; all paid for by State. He feels that anxieties over abuse—especially over whether pain, mental illness, or other plights affect their ability to give "informed consent"—should be discarded in favor of the overwhelmingly positive consequences to permitting euthanasia. This would include:
- Depopulation, as large numbers of people—including those with hereditary (intergenerational) conditions (e.g., depression, drug addiction, or chronic pain)—would take advantage of the program.
- Reducing the number of elderly people—for old age correlates strongly with horrible bodily and psychological ailments (e.g., neuropathic pain and Alzheimer's respectively)—relieving them of their sorrows and addressing aging population.
- Lowering the trauma associated with losing a loved one to suicide; doctors or nurses who administer the needle will be the ones who see the body, not family nor friends whom would otherwise behold a grisly mess.
Tiberius Thought advocates for not only the complete legalization of addictive narcotics, but ideally he would have SOEs (state-owned enterprises) sell them at competitive prices to the general population. This would also include tobacco to undermine grey markets. He has three reasons for this:
- With products like tobacco, discouraging their consumption might have come with good intentions, but the side effect is the life expectancy is too long, contributing to both overpopulation and aging population; old age being far worse for healthcare systems than obesity or smoking.
- Thanks to black-market activities online, there is no longer any hope of regulating addictive substances which can be sold on anonymous servers for cheap and cooked up by amateurs with access to a local library. Even countries which were able to stop the drug trade before will struggle with it soon enough. Having the State monopolize its retail and distribution would counter the negative effects.
- It would reduce the life expectancy of those who use drugs the most (namely the impoverished), meaning less overall fertility; breaking the cycle of poverty in the long-term.
Tiberius Thought's ideal vision for the planet as a whole is what he jokingly calls Manifest Destiny II. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's "Empire of Liberty" and the foreign policy doctrines of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Tiberius Thought's end-goal is the creation of a global federation (or empire depending on who you ask) led by the United States. All countries on Earth would either be territory of the United States or indirectly controlled by them. To this end, Tiberius Thought espouses a neoconservative foreign policy, devoted to promoting American hegemony by toppling adversarial countries, pursuing free-trade agreements with like-minded allies, securing access to key natural resources, destroying terrorist organizations, and suppressing resistance to its influence. He feels a world dominated by American civilization would be an ideal end; the means to that, of course, being wholly justified. He would have supported America's Cold War-era policies, including the invasion of Vietnam and arming the Contras in Nicaragua; all in order to limit the USSR's influence. For Tiberius Thought, this would be Manifest Destiny applied to the entire planet.
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- Kemalism - 99.4%
- Castroism - 99.2%
- Wilsonianism - 99.1%
- Social Authoritarianism - 99.1%
- Tridemism - 99.1%
- Gorbachevism - 99.0%
- Technocracy - 98.5%
- Cardenismo - 98.4%
- Social Corporatism - 98.4%
- Lange Model - 98.3%
- Titoism - 98.3%
- Liberal Corporatism - 98.2%
- Scientocracy - 98.2%
- Leninism - 98.1%
- Maoism - 98.0%
- Social Authoritarianism - Literally me fr fr.
- Third Way - Many neoliberal reforms proved necessary, but you should merge with him.
- American Nationalism - United we stand, united we fall.
- State Capitalism - State-led economic development is so based, definitely not cring. Trudeau likes you a lot; so do Nordic countries.
- Hermeticism - A major influence on my personal philosophy.
- Nietzschean Philosophy - I don't agree with you on everything, but you were definitely on to something.
- Neoconservatism - Generally good foreign policy takes. Peace through strength and drone strikes against terrorists are nice.
MK Ultra was also based ngl.
- Trotskyism - Not a fan of Tankies, but your handling of peasant uprisings is admirable.
And thanks for inspiring him.
- Capitalist Communism - Have I really become... You!?
- State Liberalism - A lot of people think I'm you.
Locking up people for not baking a gay wedding cake is only debatably totalitarian, guys.
- Marxism-Leninism - I'm glad you lost the Cold War.
- Protectionism - Look, you may be necessary from time to time thanks to relative gains; however, trade should otherwise be both free and fair.
- Neo-Vexism -
I love you so fucking much!We are both authoritarians, but our philosophical differences are rather obvious. You're still great though.
- BERNHE0504 - Probably the person I have most in common with in this community! Apart from some of your conservative social views, I don't have many complaints with you. We shall live rent-free in people's heads.
- Greatism - Even though we are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, we have oddly similar conclusions and even metaphysics. For example, we both recognize the importance of building productive forces through private capital. My main problem with your ideology is your support for a caste system; without some mechanism by which the "weak" can join the "strong", meritocratic structures which advance the dialectic will crumble.
- Pantheonism - Me but a lot less authoritarian, hawkish, and friendly to capitalism.
- Neo-Glencoeism - Pretty similar to me, and I also think we have even more in common these days.
- - I like your civics. It's basically technocratic dictablada. I would consider you an unironic liberal autocrat. I'm also sympathetic to your blend of syndicalism and market socialism; but I feel completely scrapping private property in the means of production is unrealistic for the reasons the cameralists of yesteryear argued.
- - You're basically me if I was more left-wing and libertarian. Although I feel you should recognize the need for economies of scale and private enterprise in strategic sectors. The cameralists realized that relying too much on SOEs for key industries is too susceptible to corruption; worker co-ops taking the place of companies like Lockeheed Martin is absurd. Embrace state capitalism.
- Omegaism - Me, but more moderate.
- oRange System - Same as above; my main disagreements with him are on civic nationalism and foreign policy. He's also further left than me.
- Great British New Left - You're a bit further to the left economically than me. If I lived in Britain I'd probably be a Liberal Democrat. But in fairness to Blair, most of the civilians who died in the Iraq War were killed by the insurgents. Honestly, the Iraq War was unavoidable; the material conditions set by the botched invasion of Iran necessitated it.
- Xenosystemism - Chill object, though a bit more right-wing than me these days.
- Stilluserr's Thought - Embrace the profit motive and your ideology would be epic.
- Brazilian Liberalism - You're pretty cool.
- Template:UserMatteel - Embrace the Third Way and you'll be based!
- Ultra-Enlightenment - We have a lot of weird philosophical overlap, such as our mutual subversion of Marx, but we do not agree on much. I believe we can and should have a system which serves civilizational interests; you deny this is even possible. Our metaphysical differences leads to some serious disagreements in other areas. Though when we do agree, we strongly agree, especially on market economics and the need for a human face on it (or "human mask" which is more suitable for you).
- Accursed Biological Anarchism - I like your aesthetic, but we otherwise have nothing in common ideologically.
- Ego-Libertarian Marxism - Your cultural views are based but you're too anarchistic—a byproduct of your faulty egoistic tendencies—and you need private property and a powerful central government to build productive forces and foster the conditions for material progress. Your ideology would empower reactionary forces. Why do you think they almost universially call for decentralization and libertarianism?
apart from the obvious feudalism sympathies?
- Blue Nephalem Thought - Pantheism is far more likely than deism. Read Spinoza. Other than that, your ideology is too democratic (although you at least embrace a strong civil service , which is somewhat redeemable). Your economic views are fine, but I'm skeptical that worker co-ops can build productive forces on the scale private property in the means of production has and still does.
- Neo-Majapahitism - You may have some based economic takes, but your conservative values are awful. Also, you should be supportive of American imperialism since it was the biggest supporter of Suharto.
- O'Langism - A blend of syndicalism and mutualism actually seems based, but your anti-statism ruins everything. As Hamilton predicted—and which history only confirmed—you need a powerful central government and markets for human progress.
- National Fracturism - Some things about you are based, but other parts like your anti-Americanism are cringe. Though I confess to bias.
- Io - Defying altruism in service of your own ego is warranted from time to time. That's what Napoleon did. But that's only because those unique enough to advance civilizational progress have worthy egos we should collectively satisfy. For most normies, egoism is cringe.
- Neo-Kiraism - A commie but with some decent cultural beliefs here and there.
- Matthism - Not bad, but not great either.
- HelloThere314 - You're alright I suppose, although you'd be slightly better if you embraced Ego-Capitalism.
- Glencoe - Your views are tolerable.
- Serbian Socialism - Why do you dislike Deng? His economic policies helped transform China into a global superpower. Not much else to say.
- Erissky - You've become a lot saner as of late. And thanks for the art!
- - Same as above.
- Rocksism - Too left-wing but otherwise okay.
- Floofel's Thought - RIP my dear friend.
- MugiKotobuki8814ism - So cring, definitely not based.
- Glorified Communism - The reason why capitalism is the only system which can create a true aristocracy of the soul is because people are products of their genes, environment, and spirit. You will not be destined for greatness if you're condemned by Destiny to a state of lifelong, hopeless addiction. A gift economy will not universalize meritocracy.
- Aaronism - Loathsome worm.
- Ganzism - Garbage ideology.
- Altemism - You're way too reactionary for my taste.
- MacDeko's thought - Your ideology is rife with contradictions. You can't be a conservative Futurist. Nor can you preserve "traditional moral values" without a strong state to impose them on others.
- Corpus Hermeticum - Hermes Trismegistus
- Timaeus - Plato
- Republic - Plato
- Ethics - Baruch Spinoza
- Fragments - Heraclitus
- Politics - Aristotle
- The Working Man's Programme - Ferdinand Lassalle
- Bismarck and State Socialism - William Harbutt Dawson
- Benevolent Despotism - Fredrick the Great
- Beyond Left and Right: The Future of Radical Politics - Anthony Giddens
- Third Way: A Renewal of Social Democracy - Anthony Giddens
- America as Civilization: Life and Thought in the United States Today - Max Lerner
- The Cosmic Race - José Vasconcelos
- Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- The Social Contract - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry into the Cause of Industrial Depressions... - Henry George
- Starship Troopers - Robert A. Heinlein
- Storm of Steel - Ernst Jünger
- Twilight of the Idols - Friedrich Nietzsche
- The Greek State - Friedrich Nietzsche
- The Antichrist - Friedrich Nietzsche
- Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche
- 120 Days of Sodom - Marquis de Sade
- Philosophy in the Boudoir - Marquis de Sade
- Cameralism in Practice: State Administration and Economy in Early Modern Europe - Marten Seppel et al.
- Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State - Parag Khanna
- The Concept of the Political - Carl Schmitt
- Prussianism and Socialism - Oswald Spengler
- The Closed Commercial State - Johann Fichte
- War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Peaceful Savage - Lawrence H. Keeley
- Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution - Peter Kropotkin
- The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money - John Maynard Keynes
- Agrarian Justice - Thomas Paine
- National Security Study Memorandum NSSM 200 - Henry Kissinger
- World Order - Henry Kissinger
- Into the Darkness - Lothtrop Stoddard
- The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli
- The French Revolution in San Domingo - Lothrop Stoddard
- The Foundation of Economics - Walter Eucken
- The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths - Mariana Mazzucato
- Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom - James Burnham
- Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy - Joseph Schumpeter
- Capital: A Critique of Political Economy - Karl Marx
- Critique of the Doctrine of Inalienable, Natural Rights - Jeremy Bentham
- The Book of the Law - Aleister Crowley
- Europe: The Third Way/Die Neue Mitte - Tony Blair and and Gerhard Schröder
- Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes
- An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
- On Liberty - John Stuart Mill
- Social Statics - Herbert Spencer
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- Hysteria thought - Add me :D
- Ayafantoho Thought - add me.
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- Tiberius Thought - Done.
- - Add me man?
- Serbian Socialism also me pls
- Altemism - Add?
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- Tiberius Thought - You've all been added.
- MacDeko's thought- Can I be the added Please??
- Tiberius Thought - Done.
- Neo-Optimateism - Add me?
- Ego-Libertarian Marxism - Can you add me?
- Blue Nephalem Thought - Add me, please?
- Tiberius Thought - Doing so now. Don't forget to add me back.
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- - Expanded Technocratic Socialism died of old age
- Personne Thought - Add me. Also, I am the same person as Person #16384.
|Collective - For the greater Good|
- Refers to how Darth Tiberius wants state-owned enterprises to sell narcotics like cocaine and marijuana to citizens.
- Under Tiberius Thought, the State would utilize the vice industries (e.g., prostitution, gambling, and drugs) to not only profit off them, but to suppress enemies of the state through hedonism.
- This excludes natural resources, which he feels should be in the hands of the State, even with his preference for private companies in the other commanding heights.
- Note that Tiberius Thought wants to move towards nuclear and green energy reliance in the future; but, so long as oil and natural gas is employed in daily life, more of its money going to to the State is ideal.
- "The role of China's state-owned companies explained", World Economic Forum
- Darth Tiberius uses the definition of an SME the Small Business Administration in the United States uses; typically 500 employees or less.
- Darth Tiberius retracts his previous assertion that the minimum wage hurts small businesses, as workers who can buy more goods and services can now afford to frequent smaller establishments.
- The Alzheimer's drug Leqembi from Eisai and Biogen costs $26,500 a month to use, which is necessitated by how expensive R&D is and the limited supply of Alzheimer's patients. Without patents to ensure recuperation, drugs like this probably would not exist. Darth Tiberius feels Sweden's approach to drug pricing is ideal.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim cost $100,000 to make! Had the company not been able to recuperate that money and without some guarantee against online piracy, it would not have been made, despite the game's undeniable artistic merit. Darth Tiberius is unconvinced crowdfunding can cover masterpieces of this nature.
- It should be noted that while private health insurance would be undermined, the actual provision of healthcare services (e.g., doctor's practices and hospitals) would remain in private hands.
- Minors and felons are usually excluded from having political rights, although there have been efforts by liberal democracies to include them.
- In Rousseauean terms the "general will" is what is best for the population as a whole.
- Virtually everyone around the planet can become a Citizen under Tiberius Thought by applying for and completing Federal Service, save for those deemed a threat to national security.
- Darth Tiberius is fond of the idea of a "warrior-scholar," or someone with the discipline of a soldier but the mind of an intellectual.
- Paid for by the State.
- Civilians (when capitalized) refers to those who have not undergone Federal Service.
- Global fresh water demand will outstrip supply by 40% by 2030, say experts, The Guardian
- Smokers, the obese cheaper to treat than healthy, long-living people: study CBC
- Smoking overall reduces the life expectancy of the general population while promoting higher testosterone among users, cutting body fat via burning calories, and relieving stress for those in fields like engineering. It is a net positive in hindsight.