I wrote a super non-timely blog post on political alignments: (link: https://www.ianbicking.org/blog/2019/07/kling-axes-of-politics-technocrats.html) ianbicking.org/blog/2019/07/k… – somehow I feel bad writing about politics, but no current events are mentioned!
@ianbicking I think your theory collapses when you account for all the different political leanings out there:
- socialism (oppressor vs. oppressed)
- fascism/alt-right (glory vs. weakness?)
- left-libertarianism (freedom vs. coercion but also oppressor vs. oppressed)
- neoliberalism (efficiency vs. inefficiency)
@jwinnie Is there anything wrong with having a lot of them? Except that you need some critical mass that is able to construct and reinforce these ideas among themselves.
I suspect people have a dominant perspective, and the secondary perspective is much much weaker. So you only get as many dichotomies as there are distinct intellectual and cultural political groups.
@ianbicking So you think all of these ideas are subdivisions of "liberal," "conservative," "libertarian," and "technocratic"?
Generalistic and moderated instance.