Tiberius Thought is the economically center-right and progressive ideology of the blogger Darth Tiberius. He describes himself a radical centrist. He champions a guided market economy which always with a moderate, paternalistic welfare state which promotes upward social mobility for working-class citizens.
For his national security views (e.g., contempt for whistleblowers), obsession with power politics, approval of corruption and deception to further his aims, suppression of divisive or extremist speech (e.g., hate speech laws), and seeing democratic republicanism as an oligarchic yet positive force ( "majoritarian authoritarianism"), Tiberius Thought can be found occupying a moderate position on the Authoritarian Right quadrant. He is otherwise quite File:Civbert.png libertarian on cultural issues.
Tiberius Thought is a substance dualist, believing mental phenomena (the spiritual) and physical phenomena (the material) are distinct substances (components of the universe). All living things—or at the very least humans—thus have souls, whose main property is the capacity to think. His favorite argument for the existence of the soul is a simple thought experiment:
Suppose there was a clone of a man named Jason: the perfect replica. Jason's brain is surgically transferred to this clone body. If this clone upon awakening exhibits traits in personality and identity at conflict with Jason's, is he truly Jason? Even if his clone flawlessly fit each and every single one of Jason's character traits, how can anyone, including the clone himself, be absolutely certain he is Jason?
From this, Tiberius Thought concludes that something other than one's body (the brain specifically) best explains personal identity. His second favorite argument is a rehashing of Descarte's argument for the soul.
- I think, therefore I am.
- It is conceivable that I can think upon my body's total destruction.
- It is inconceivable, however, that I can think without existing.
- It is also inconceivable for a substance to be completely destroyed yet still exist.
- If I still exist upon my body's total destruction, the simplest explanation is I have a soul.
- Therefore, I am a soul, a substance, whose essential property is the ability to form thoughts.
He also accepts, per Aristotle, that physical substances exist independently of human thoughts, although his acceptance of spiritual substances puts him at odds with physicalists (metaphysical materialists). However, excluding interactions between the spiritual and physical realms, Tiberius Thought embraces empiricism for measuring the latter (per David Hume).
For Tiberius Thought, life has no objective meaning. Even with the existence of souls and gods, claims as to the value of life itself and one's mental processes are all arbitrary and without merit. This applies to moral claims as well, for they are expressions of both haphazard biological impulses and personal preferences. For example, whether police torture or robbing an elderly woman is "good or evil" has the same value as whether to choose chicken or steak at a restaurant (none). Since there exists no objective morals or purpose, humans must form their own preferences; their own values, meaning to life, and structures to enforce them to avoid the Will to Die. And if these preferences conflict on an interrelational plane, the one with the most spiritual, physical, and intellectual strength shall triumph.
Individualism vs. Collectivism
Tiberius Thoughts favors a state-guided market economy. He wants the government to utilize big capital to benefit all stakeholders within the country. For him, the profit motive is necessary to reward and spur individual iniatitive (a precondition for revolutionary socioeconomic change); but businesses should factor in the welfare of local communities, the happiess of workers, and the national interest (whoever their decisions directly or indirectly impact). The goal according to Tiberius Thought is to balance solidarity with creative destruction. Corporations, with their economies of scale, profit-driven use of central planning, and meritocratic structures are the best tool for this. To achieve this, he favors:
- The use of public-private partnerships (P3s) to create high-paying manufacturing and infrastructure jobs.
- The cartelization of industries critical to economic development, national security, and scientific progress; to foster internal cooperation between firms while increasing export prices.
- Policies to undermine small businesses—which are harmful to workers, make economic inequality worse, and deliver products of inferior quality—in favor of large businesses (e.g., a high minimum wage).
- Introducing elements of workplace democracy to corporate structures, so workers have a stronger say in company management (raising their standard of living) without negating shareholder-driven meritocracy.
- Implementing a flexicurity model so that the benefits of union memberhsip are preserved but permitting at-will firing for greater labor market flexibility.
- Using corporate welfare (e.g., subsidies) to keep essential commodities low for consumers without sacrificing profits.
- Strenghtening intellectual property protections and boosting government funds for research and development to expand innovation.
Because of this blend of neoliberalism and class collaboration, Tiberius Thought considers himself a Third Wayer. His model, however, has been compared to yellow socialism, albeit his overall ideology is far more progressive.
Tiberius Thought is a strong supporter of abortion. He opposes all legal restrictions on the ability to seek an abortion, even limits on when a mother can seek one. He also believes infanticide by the mother up to three years of age should be fully permissible, since a child does not develop meaningful sentience up to that point. Since a woman's body is her property, and a child in the womb serves a parasitic function when unwanted, she should have to right to remove it by any means necessary. Further, abortion has a eugenic effect in two ways:
- It keeps fertility rates among the poor low, reducing the cycle of poverty and thus its anti-social consequences (e.g., higher crime rates).
- Mothers having autonomy in reproductive decisions has helped humans evolve into what they are today.
Tiberius Thought supports making Esperanto the official language of the United States.
Tiberius Thought advocates for the rights of non-heterosexual and gender non-conforming people. Homosexuality serves a useful social function by promoting solidarity between members of the same sex and helping raise abandoned offspring. LGBT emancipation is also a logical conclusion of capitalism, for sex is highly profitable—just ask Fulgencio Batista—and excluding workers for their trivial preferences is nonsensical. In addition, traditional gender norms limit the scope of human creativity; hindering economic growth. Supporting the rights of transgender and non-binary people, therefore, is a step in the right direction for Tiberius Thought.
Gun control is an important position of Tiberius Thought. Although he normally accepts autonomy, he feels mob rule hinders individual autonomy, especially property rights, in the long-term. As the Federalists identified centuries ago, unfettered access to firearms allows for the impulsive masses to interfere in the democratic process. There is also no meaningful liberty if one inhabits a war zone (for more guns equals more violent crime). Enemies of Tiberius Thought's values, such as communists and bigoted conservatives, are also supportive of gun rights in the hopes they can overthrow the system to their benefit.
Under Tiberius Thought, prostitution would be a legal, licensed profession. Ideally it would be confined to state-owned brothels where citizens would be free to relieve their erotic passions at will, although well-regulated private brothels is something he would be fine with. In either case he would want the profits—almost entirely if managed by the public sector, highly taxed if handled by the private sector—to be directed towards social investment schemes (e.g., education and infrastructure).
Tiberius Thought supports the total legalization of all drugs. For the following reasons:
- The War on Drugs is a waste of taxpayer dollars and government resources which could be devoted elsewhere.
- The War on Drugs is dysgenic, since it attempts to save drug addicts from themselves, allowing them pass on their genes.
- Drugs are a useful mechanism for pacifying the underclass, who are a source of revolutionary fervor historically.
- And fundamentally one's body is their property; people should be allowed to obliterate themselves.
Tiberius Thought is a pro-euthanasia ideology. He feels those who are dissatisfied with life have the right to perish, and in the most humane manner possible. He opposes any efforts to legally restrict access to euthanasia. Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron deserve credit for pushing euthanasia according to Tiberius Thought.
Tiberius Thought supports a blend of meritocracy and electocracy. He believes that the end-goal should be a dominant-party system, where a big-tent yet progressive political party exercises dominance within a highly powerful central government. To the extent other states would have autonomy would be determined by this hegemonic force, as it may be strategically advantageous to give certain political groups autonomy in exchange for being denied federal power. Opposition to this party would be highly suppressed (e.g., forced to only operate in certain small towns). While these officials would be democratically elected, they would deny citizens any meaningful say in government on the one hand, but would maintain their compliance by treating them as shareholders of the country. With minimal oversight, the most powerful rulers of such a republic would be a well-educated bureaucracy appointed by merit, and they would administer day-to-day policies. Tiberius Thought's ideal system would be democratic on the surface, but is highly authoritarian in practice. Real life examples of what Tiberius Thought wants includes:
- Neoliberalism - By combining the best of Keynesian demand-side and Schumpeterian supply-side policies, you have established the most progressive economic system mankind's ever beheld!
- Social Liberalism - You have the most realistic view of * individual autonomy; Karl Popper was mostly based.
- Corporatocracy - "What's good for the most successful corporations is, ultimately, good for all of us."
- Social Capitalism - A moderate welfare state with incentives for mutual aid and philanthropy makes him better.
- Third Way - Basically him, but with based economics. Tony Blair, Edi Rama, Emmanuel Macron, and Bill Clinton are great leaders.
- Marxism-Leninism - I'm glad you lost the Cold War.
- 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. You and me, along with WMS, are the Axis of Evil in this community. I wouldn't have it any other way. We shall live rent-free in people's heads.
- 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.
- Aryan Monarchism - I think explicit racism is bad politics in the 21st century.
Diversity is also good economics.But you're probably one of the closest people to me ideologically besides BERNHE and Omega.
- Vexism - Great friend, although we don't have much in common outside of a few philosophical similarities.
- Yoda8soup - One of the most wholesome members of this community, albeit more economically left-wing than me.
- Xenosystemism - Chill object, though a bit more right-wing than me these days.
- Neo-Calculustism - Similar to him, so pretty based.
- Stilluserr's Thought - Embrace the profit motive and your ideology would be epic.
- Brazilian Liberalism - You're pretty cool.
- Matteel - Embrace the Third Way and you'll be based!
- 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.
- Neo-Lukkoism - To the extent we see eye to eye you're pretty based; but to the extent we don't, your views are abhorrent.
- 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.
- WMS7588 thoughts - I get the feeling that if our ideal governments actually came about, they would immediately go to war with each other.
- National Fracturism - Some things about you are based, but other parts like your anti-Americanism are cringe. Though I confess to bias.
- Pantheonism - Guild socialism is cringe and so is pacifism, but otherwise you're not too bad.
- Io - Same with her pretty much, although you're a pleasant person.
- 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.
- Floofel's Thought - A very wholesome person but we have nothing in common (except for agrarianism but for vastly different reasons).
- Erissky - Meh. You seem nice and all, but I find anarchism foolish.
- - Same as above pretty much.
- Rocksism - Too left-wing but otherwise okay.
- MugiKotobuki8814ism - So cring, definitely not based.
- Aaronism - Loathsome worm.
- Ganzism - Garbage ideology.
- On China - Henry Kissinger
- Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? - Mark Fisher
- Metaphysics - Aristotle
- The People's Republic of Walmart - Michal Rozworski and Leigh Phillips
- A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam - Lewis Sorley
- Antitrust and Monopoly: Anatomy of a Policy Failure - Dominick Armentano
- Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy - Bill Clinton
- Basic Economics - Thomas Sowell
- Big is Beautiful: The Myth of Small Business - Robert D. Atkinson and Michael Lind
- Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy - Joseph Schumpeter
- Charter Schools and Their Enemies - Thomas Sowell
- Equality as a Moral Ideal - Harry Frankfurt
- Foucault and Neoliberalism - Daniel Zamora and Michael C. Behrent
- Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
- Hard Choices - Hillary Clinton
- In Defence of Monopoly: How Market Power Fosters Creative Production - Dwight Lee and Richard McKenzie
- In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State - Charles Murray
- Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980 - Charles Murray
- Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom - James Burnham
- NSSM 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests - Henry Kissinger
- Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness - Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sustein
- Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights - Katha Pollitt
- The Case Against Education - Bryan Caplan
- The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics - Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith
- The Case for a Job Guarantee - Pavlina R. Tcherneva
- The Case for a Maximum Wage - Sam Pizzigati
- The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
- The Neoconservative Persuasion - Irving Kristol
- The New Freedom - Woodrow Wilson
- The Truth About Primitive Life: A Critique of Anarchoprimitivism - Theodore Kaczynski
- The War on Normal People - Andrew Yang
- The World Is Flat - Thomas Friedman
- Toward a Truly Free Market - John C. Médaille
- Repeal the Second Amendment: The Case for a Safer America - Allan Lichtman
- Report on the Subject of Manufactures - Alexander Hamilton
- Supply-Side Follies: Why Conservative Economics Fails, Liberal Economics Falters, and Innovation Economics is the Answer - Robert D. Atkinson
- Vietnam: The Necessary War - Michael Lind
- World Order - Henry Kissinger
- An Essay on the Principle of Population - Thomas Malthus
- Are We Bodies or Souls? - Richard Swineburne
- Beyond the Left and Right - Anthony Giddens
- Equality or Priority - Derek Parfit
- Kant, Capital, and the Prohibition of Incest - Nick Land
- Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes
- On Liberty - John Stuart Mill
- Principles of Political Economy - Thomas Malthus
- Social Statics - Herbert Spencer
- The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money - John M. Keynes
- The Road to Serfdom - Friedrich von Hayek
- The Third Way: Renewal of Social Democracy - Anthony Giddens
- Tableau Économique - François Quesnay
- Discourse on Inequality - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- Discourse on the Method - René Descartes
- Politics Among Nations - Hans Morgenthau
- The Antichrist - Friedrich Nietzsche
- The Closed Commercial State - Johann Gottlieb Fichte
- The Concept of the Political - Carl Schmitt
- The Foundations of Economics - Walter Eucken
- The Greek State - Friedrich Nietzsche
- Twilight of the Idols - Friedrich Nietzsche
- Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution - Peter Kropotkin
- The Revolt of the Masses - José Ortega y Gasset
A list of videos, from various thinkers across the political spectrum, in alphabetical order that left an impact on Tiberius Thought. WIP
- An Introduction to Schumpeter's Creative Destruction and Austrian Economics
- Autarky is a National Security Threat
- Debunking the Mythology of Small Business | Robert Atkinson
- Dr. Henry Kissinger with Eric Schmidt | Talks at Google
- How Capitalism Won the Cold War (Response To Second Thought)
- How Singapore Solved Healthcare
- What Americans dont understand about Public Healthcare
- Why Noam Chomsky is garabge
Art by Pirate Tails Ideology
- Neo-Murba - Add?
Owfism - add me?
Omega1065 - Add me
- Neo-Majapahitism - add me
- HelloThere314 - Add me?
- JonahF2014 - Hello, please add me [back] evil man.
- Ganzism - Your ideology is evil and this is not a joke
- PosadasComrade Add me?
Aryan Monarchism - Add me?
Owfism - add me? (x2)
Neo-Calculustism - Heya, add me?
- MugiKotobuki8814ism - add me
Brazilian Liberalism - I already added you, Now you can add me as well.
Aryan Monarchism - Can you do me a favor and update the section you have on me? I no longer support slavery and I am doing a lot of updating and adding to my ideology.
- Tiberius Thought - No problem.
- Ganzism Add me?
- National Fracturism - Add?
- Tiberius Thought - It is done. Adding me back would be appreciated.
- Erissky - Add me?
- Tiberius Thought - It's finished. You can add me back if you wish.
- Neo-Kiraism - could u add me?
- Tiberius Thought - Done. I hope you add me back.
- Brazilian Liberalism - Add Brazilian Progressivism and Nightmare Brazilian Liberalism?
- Neo-Glencoeism- add me plz
- Serbian Socialism add me please
- ↑ "Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution" by T.J. English https://www.amazon.com/Havana-Nocturne-Owned-Cuba-Revolution/dp/0061712744
- ↑ "Repeal the Second Amendment" by Alan Lichtman https://www.amazon.com/Repeal-Second-Amendment-Safer-America/dp/1250244404
- ↑ "The Relationship Between Firearm Prevalence and Violent Crime" https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/analysis/essays/firearm-prevalence-violent-crime.html
- ↑ Gliffords Law Center show that states with the strictest gun laws have lower gun death rates than states with lax gun restrictions. https://giffords.org/lawcenter/resources/scorecard/