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Politics

TL;DL: I am a libertarian.

My views on politics are somewhat complicated. So I’ll try to explain them briefly.

Choice

I dislike duopolies or monopolies. In my opinion they breed corruption. I believe this for business. Also for politics.
I was raised in a country where in Business Studies class I was taught that it was illegal to have a monopoly. A duopoly wasn’t considered much better and heavily frowned upon. The government tries to stop these from occuring by interjecting if they can. Monopolies are illegal. These systems are pretty much the worse thing for a market in the eyes of the law. I agreed with that at the time.
I understood it deeply and took it in as an assumption of how the world should be business. I think it affected me due to the fact I had never considered it before. I found it made sense when I unwove the concept of market competition. I obviously understand business cross-co-ordination at the top though.
I consider myself an entrepreneur. Even at 16 when learning about monopolies in high school. So I heeded it as a statistical operating mechanism towards success. I generally am not very good at sticking to rules with no merit. So its a big deal if I decide a rule is valid and makes sense. It’s psychologically impactful because it’s against my native ‘grain of direction’. I normally fight things first. It takes a large amount of understanding for me to believe something is worth abiding to. When it comes to a legal regulation. I mean this in the sense of man-made laws not natural laws. ‘Rebellious’ is what my mum calls it now. ‘Cheeky’ was what I was referred to by my extended family as when I was younger. Same trait existing causing both. As a lack of the politeness boundary.
Later when I started looking into politics around this age. This understanding I had developed seemed to also acutely apply to politics. It didn’t help that my first introduction to politics was this incident. In which the situation was so heavily publicised. Then so heavily publicly retracted. It was heavily damaging to my overall view of the authority of politicians. As I have low politeness which inherantly leads to a low native trust in authority. This was something that affected me very harshly. As I gave politicians the benefit of the doubt prior as had not looked into the industry before this.
As some background to the incident. I had just got a television in my bedroom for the first time in my teens. So was watching TV unfiltered for the first time and beginning to make my own opinions on things.
I couldn’t compute how it could ever be seen as truth. This lie. I got why they wanted the power. I just didn’t understand why it wasn’t better wrapped in something semi-truthful. To give conscious validity to fall back on when the truth was revealed. So they didn’t look like such dipshits in my brain’s informal analysis. There was nothing I could hold onto to justify their claims. It was just 10/10 straight bullshit. I couldn’t maintain any form of respect because it was a dead-weighted lie.
I couldn’t compute how it could ever be seen as truth. This lie. I got why they wanted the power. I just didn’t understand why it wasn’t better wrapped in something semi-truthful. To give conscious validity to fall back on when the truth was revealed. So they didn’t look like such dipshits in my brain’s informal analysis. There was nothing I could hold onto to justify their claims. It was just 10/10 straight bullshit. I couldn’t maintain any form of respect because it was a dead-weighted lie.

Two-Party Systems

Originally, in the monopoly / duopoly debate, I was not arguing against duality. I understand that duality is integral to human life. Red vs Blue, Land vs Ocean, Women vs Men, whatever. It is a part of creation and you can’t flail around saying things aren’t black and white when it’s appropriate.
What I’m saying is that: if there isn’t something like two black and/or two white then I don’t get involved in the system. I don’t want to be involved in a caucus of stupidity where everything is funnelled into one thing. This is due to understanding one thing can fail easily. Which is why we don’t have monopolies in things. If that thing fails, you are left with absolutely nothing. Logically I find this concept frightening.
The duopoly system is formally called a two-party system. This duopoly-based political system is most prominent in countries such as Australia, America, Britain, etc. You have monopolies in Authoritarian countries. I think that countries using a duopoly system are one step past an authoritarian regime. Not worse but haven’t yet evolved into being much better. I believe both of these systems breed ‘massive amounts of stupidity’. Its easy to say black vs white. Harder to say blue vs orange vs gold vs pink. The opinions you discuss start to matter more. As there is more variance in the discussion. You want to hear other people’s opinions more. As each party may represent your opinions distributably.

The specifics of this is:

If you have say 10 political parties. Though only 2 of them get most of the votes. That is a duopoly in my opinion. It breeds corruption so I am not interested in voting in the system. Even though I come from Australia where 94% of people vote. It is mandatory (20$ fine) but I took my leave of voting in my early 20s as I realised it was just a circle-jerk of two parties. The greens literally being an arm of the leftist party.
There is other arguments to be made as to why lots of Australians vote. Some of that is to do with Plurality, Majoritarian and Proportional systems. Meaning that your vote is useful as you are never voting for ‘one person’. Though all votes are generally amassed inside the two major parties. So in a sense it is the allure of freedom of choice, but it does drive more enthusiasm in voter meaning. I get excited when independents get in though.

Example Other Systems

Compare a duopoly system to say something like Belgium:

2014 Belgium Chamber of Representative election results

Something like Germany:

Siren Watcher Germany Voting
Some of these parties sit on the left and some of them on the right. What this means is that in this country if you don’t like your leader of ‘your party’. You can pick another fucking party that also stands for your rights. I respect people’s choice. I don’t care what side people vote for. I care that the parties are being represented fairly. Really easy to place two dickheads at the top and force a sway through crowd psychology. To get ten people to the top then 100% know who will win is quite hard. Also votes matter more because a smaller % of the votes can win you the election. Then bribe the tons more people involved due to the spanning out of the system, etc.
People who actually give a shit about growth of society. In whatever way they see fit is their right in terms of whom to vote for is their right. I don’t care at all whom people vote for. Though if I am in a country which has a duopoly system I just refuse to vote. As I don’t think my vote matters cause its just person 1 vs person 1. No fun in that for me as I can flip a coin and guess who will win half the time. Boring game.

Australian Politics

In terms of my specific beliefs though. I was raised in a ‘Labour’ household in Australia. Which in difference to the American system is red / left. My psych evaluation also states often that my traits make me more left leaning or ‘liberal’. Though in Australia funny enough the Liberal party is conservative.
I would say my father and brother are left leaning and my mother is right leaning. Though my mother says she is a swing voter. I come from a nuclear family.
So the world ‘liberal’ for me means something entirely different. As I have been raised in a country where being Liberal politically is being conservative.

To explain Australian politics:

Labour Party: centre-left / red

Liberal Party: centre-right / blue

Labour is connected to Democratic international parties: Progressive Alliance and Socialist International.

Liberal is connected with Conservative international parties: European Conservatives and Reformists Party.

In comparison to America:

Republican Party: centre-right / red

Democratic Party: center-left / blue

Republican is connected to Democratic international parties: International Democratic Union.

Democratic is connected with Conservative international parties: Nothing listed on wikipedia, but you get the point.

So the world ‘liberal’ for me means something entirely different. As I have been raised in a country where being Liberal politically is being conservative.

Psychology

But fundamentally, down at the core, I am more liberal by definition of the word. I agree with some of the conservative premises though. I appreciate the concept of restriction when its required for living. I don’t want to ride on a train at max speed with no doors as an example. But I place the most emphasis on things like, ‘starting things that don’t fit inside the box’. I am not far-left in my general disposition. Though open about a lot of things, I also have high skeptical tendencies once I notice a flaw in anything.

To explain the complex that makes me a Libertarian and both empathetic and apathetic to both sides:
I have low politeness but high industriousness. I have low politeness but high industriousness. Both are parts of right-leaning psychology areas of conscientiousness. If you score high in conscientiousness you will be swayed towards the right. As the right represents these psychological traits. Hard work, tradition, stability, respect, etc.
I have very high Openness to Experience in both categories. This trait makes someone mentally left-leaning. More open to new experiences, strangers, entrepreneurialism, etc.

Mostly throughout my life I have called myself an independent when anyone asked. Or a swing voter is the slang. Nonpartisan is the American word for this I hear. Due to not really feeling sold on either side.

Specifics

I am a Libertarian whom daydreams about Agorism.

If you want to listen to an agorist society playing out. This is a great little audio book. I kind of live in this kind of system in my head mostly. So the physical world sometimes makes no sense for me as it doesn’t use agorism in many areas.

In summary. Libertarian means that I’m more of an arsewhole than most Liberals. Also I care a fuckton about Freedom/Liberty specifically. This is a great video about the psychological underpinnings of Libertarians.
I adhere massively to all the statements made. As to Libertarian personality profiling, interests and what is considered important. I am more cold hearted than a traditional liberal. That is accurate. I find sometimes I side with conservatives. More often with Liberals. Though sometimes I’m different from either.
I absolutely adore spreadsheets, and systematic mapping. I have a less than connective relationship to my parents. I love them and we talk but I don’t feel a connection the same way I believe a conservative does in their core. It is very different being a libertarian or a liberal in regards to family appreciation.
I rank in the same pattern in personality profiling. Besides one marker which is extroversion. Though I tend to spend a lot of time alone for someone so highly extroverted. So I feel that’s more of an internal conflict I have. I find that I am a libertarian in terms of the general psychological profile.

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Something I am not sure about… is whether I agree with Socrates or not. Incredibly hard discussion. Though as like 50% of people in most countries don’t bother to vote. You can see why Socrates might have been right.

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