Social Technocracy, sometimes shortened to SocTech, is an economically centre-left to left-wing, socially and culturally progressive and civically syncretic ideology that supports limited private ownership of the means of production in combination with majority worker-owned industry (being a mid-point between social democracy and socialism) achieved through reformism, business regulations and welfare programs, in addition to radical technological and social progressivism and the implementation of a technocratic one-party state governed by specialists and the scientific elite, which functions alongside a system of direct democracy used to inform policy decisions. Additionally, Social Technocracy is in favour of federalism and diplomatic pacifism and is extremely secular, often expressing support for state atheist policies, as well as supporting worker's rights, a scientific approach to governance, social equality and civil liberties, seeking to maintain the benefits of both authoritarian and libertarian systems of governance.
Social Technocracy's civic views can be described as syncretic, attempting to combine the positive aspects of both authoritarian and libertarian systems of governance. He supports a one-party state organised upon technocratic principles, governed by specialists and the scientific elite, with each department operated by the most skilled individuals in their respective fields, as he believes having a single party would increase government efficiency, allow for quicker decision making, facilitate more long-term planning for social progress and keep the most qualified leaders in power as opposed to any politician who happens to win the vote. He believes that such a system is also beneficial as it allows the ruling party to keep those who hold more conservative or theocratic views from achieving sufficient political power, additionally supporting the abolition of elections, seeing liberal representative democracy as a fundamentally flawed and inefficient system.
However, Social Technocracy's ideal system of government stands in contrast to characteristics found in many historical authoritarian governments, as he vehemently rejects both File:Auto.webp autocracy and the cult of personality, viewing the concentration of power in the hands of a single individual as a path to corruption and instead heavily supporting democracy within the ruling party and possession of executive power by a technocratic council as opposed to a single leader such as a President or Prime Minister. He views forceful suppression of political dissent as violent and unnecessary, instead choosing to support supporting liberal values such as freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of thought, viewing diversity of opinion as an effective means to find new and innovative solutions as to how to further improve society and seeing such freedoms as a fundamental human right. While desiring to abolish elections, Social Technocracy is in favour of federalism and decentralisation, viewing them as means to reduce corruption and ensure the government can act in a manner that benefits the people more effectively, additionally allowing citizens to vote on government action and policies through direct democracy and referendums as in his eyes, removing the representative elements of liberal democracy allows the government to focus more clearly on achieving what is beneficial for both local populations and greater society.
Social and cultural views
Social Technocracy is generally very scientific-minded, with a File:Rational.png rational and File:Prag.png pragmatic approach to policy-making, a thirst for knowledge and an interest in scientific literature, as well as technology, social welfare and labour rights. He is very critical of religion, tradition and socially conservative attitudes, which he sees as an impediment to the evolution of humanity, and while he is much in favour of progressive social policies regarding issues such as feminism and LGBT rights, he prefers to avoid identity politics most of the time, instead focusing mostly on campaigning in favour of further technological and scientific development. He is also quite utopian in his thinking, balancing his pragmatism with a visionary outlook on how to improve society and what the future could hold for the human race.
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- Capitalist Communism - You're not as insensible as some make you out to be.
- Democratic Socialism - Democracy and social values are very important! I'd just have the extra step of expert workers controlling their industry's means of production.
- Environmentalism - Gone are the days of unrestricted industry. We have to protect the Earth.
- Longism - Every man a king is maybe a bit too far, and you're a little rough around the edges, but I appreciate your ultimate goal of improving the lives of everyday people.
- Market Socialism - I like both markets and socialism!
- Progressivism - Everyone is born equal, we definitely agree on that.
- Socialism - I like the gist of what you want. I just had to expand on it a bit for the technological progress of today.
- Technocracy - We think similarly, but I lean more to the left.
- Titoism - I mostly agree with you on markets and the role of capital in society.
- Transhumanism - Expanding the capacities of humankind through technology is based!
- Utopian Socialism - We both just want to make the world a better place as nonviolently as possible.
- SajZeal Thought - There is alot we would agree on, but he wants restrained capitalism, is the only con.
- Anarcho-Monarchism - You go further than I do in trying to reconcile libertarian and authoritarian values... But that doesn't mean I like you.
- Anarcho-Pacifism - Violence is not the answer, but neither is the abolition of the state.
- Anarcho-Transhumanism - I'm in favor of transhumanism as well, but how do you expect to make it happen without any kind of structure backing it up?
- Archeofuturism - As a fellow transhumanist, I appreciate your admiration of modern and futuristic technology, but we're never going to agree on cultural attitudes unfortunately. We need to look forward to find new solutions, not fall back upon antiquated values.
- Classical Liberalism - I really appreciate the values you set forth, but we have to do more than you thought to help the common people in the modern day.
- Conservative Socialism - Fellow socialist, but his attitudes are too dated. Our shared dislike for materialism and consumer culture can keep us happily talking for hours, yet he always loses me whenever he starts going on about how "gay marriage is bourgeoisie propaganda".
- Democracy - Not everyone needs to or should have to vote on everyting. We should only let those who really know a subject be able to make changes in that area.
- Distributism - I'm not a fan of your cultural and religious positions, but economically you're not bad.
- Egoism - You're honestly kind of deranged, but I can see that you value freedom and personal wellbeing like I do.
- Georgism - Capitalism needs a lot more regulation than what you want, but at least you're progressive!
- Left-Wing Nationalism - Left-wing economics are great, and you don't want to abolish the state! Unfortunately, nationalism will only divide and hold humanity back.
- Libertarian Socialism - Workers owning the means of production is ideal, but we still need a state and tightly-regulated markets.
- Luxemburgism - I admire your progressiveness and commitment to peace. You sure about not wanting a party, though?
- Maoism - You took things a little too far, you were too centralised and some of your ideas sounded better on paper, then again, you're a fellow statist socialist and recognise that a great cultural shift is needed in order for humanity to progress further, so at least we can agree on a few things.
- Marxism - You put forward the basis of a lot of my thinking, but you and Engels had some really nasty views towards gays.
- Marxism-Leninism - You have the right attitudes as it pertains to party politics, but you tend to get really dictatorial.
- File:Moncom.png Monarcho-Socialism - It's an interesting thought, but I'd really rather have experts run things than someone born into the position.
- Mutualism - You don't hate markets, great! But you're an anarchist...
- National Syndicalism - Organizing workers by their field is a good thing, but you're too authoritarian and too traditionalist for my tastes.
- Paternalistic Conservatism - You want to regulate capitalism to improve quality of life, but the whole conservatism thing is a turnoff.
- Progressive Conservatism - Don't you think this is a bit of an oxymoron? Still, I appreciate any progressive attitudes coming from the cultural right.
- Social Democracy - We're very similar, but voting the same old ineffectual politicians into office forever will be your downfall.
- Social Liberalism - You're SocDem but more moderate, which is to say that I like you less.
- Social Libertarianism - Freedoms are great, but a small government and less regulated capitalism just won't cut it.
- Syndicalism - Unions and workers' rights are epic! You can get a bit too adversarial toward the state for my liking, though.
- Anarcho-Capitalism Abolishing the state and empowering corporations? You're basically my exact opposite.
- Anarcho-Primitivism - You literally want to drag us back to the Stone Age, and for what? Any problem you have with industry can be solved with reform and regulation.
- Authoritarian Capitalism - You just want to enrich yourself and subject the common people to something next to slavery.
- Capitalism - You are the cause of so much suffering and injustice around the world.
- File:CDem.png Christian Democracy - I don't care how moderate it is, government shouldn't be influenced by religion.
- Communalism - Sharing is good, but this is just asinine.
- Conservatism - Truly, what do you want to conserve? Humanity's best way is forward.
- Fascism - You're horrifically unjust, especially toward minorities.
- Hoppeanism - The idea of physical removal is so antithetical to the liberty you claim you favor. Basically, you're a hypocrite no matter how you try to explain it away.
- Imperialism - Different cultures should live together, but not by force and hierarchy. Empires collapsed centuries ago for a reason.
- Ingsoc - Global totalitarianism, complete with brainwashing. I can hardly imagine anything worse.
- Kakistocracy - Why in the world would anyone want this?
- Kraterocracy - Control should NOT go to the strongest, it should go to those who actually know what they're doing!
- Libertarianism - Deregulating capitalism would do the opposite of ensuring freedom, you know.
- Minarchism - You're naive. You need the state to keep capitalists from infringing on your rights, but they're the very ones you suck up to.
- Monarchism - A single person should never have control over the state apparatus. Especially not someone whose only experience is having lucky parents.
- National Anarchism - Anarchism is bad enough, but you're so racist on top of that...
- National Bolshevism - Please, you're just a Nazi pretending to be a leftist.
- National Capitalism - Fascism AND capitalism wrapped up together? You're abhorrent.
- National Socialism - You have nothing to do with my socialism. You're just a murderous anti-Semite.
- Neoliberalism - Can't you see that capitalism only harms minorities? It has to be regulated to ensure equity.
- Paleoconservatism - Paleo- is appropriate, your ideas should stay in the past, you old dinosaur.
- Paleolibertarianism - So, libertarianism but racist. Got it.
- Pink Capitalism - Sorry, but a boot on workers' necks isn't any more tolerable if it's dyed rainbow.
- Pinochetism - You are a capitalist pig of a dictator and you murder leftists. I hate you.
- Religious Anarchism - Abolishing the state for religious reasons would only be moving backward.
- Social Darwinism - This is mindless cruelty written into law. Except you don't even want written law!
- Strasserism - You are way too conservative, way too authoritarian, and way too bigoted.
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