@jeremy you don’t prescribe to the general perception that the right is individual rights conservatives and the left is collectivist progressives?
@LaserHodl I know authoritarian right-wingers and anarchist left-wingers, so I wouldn't say that support for individual rights is essential to being on the right and I wouldn't say that being a collectivist is essential to being on the left.
How about what I posted on twitter: Political thoughts:
- Left: YOU have to pay for what I think is fair
- Right: Every race pays their own shit, strong government protects us from Commies.
- Center: I don't have an opinion, as long as you vote for me.
Since 2009 there was a new political orientation:
'Right - left' are just distractions so voters have an enemy and don't look to close to what is happening in political circles 🤷♂️
I agree on that, but that is why you should abstract from left and right, think out of the box.
Thinking anybody should be paid a fair wage is not 'left'.
Protecting your property is not 'right'.
The problem in both cases is when someone thinks they know better than the individual what would be best for them, or mankind in general.
f.e. I am all for supporting people who have a bad stretch, but that is helping them on their feet, not holding hands 4FR
@LaserHodl @soulexporter @Bitcoinlabrador governments will compete, but 'efficiency' is only one factor to consider in a market for where you live and raise a family. You might, for example, place a high value on civil infrastructure, rule of law, and access to a vibrant local economy. Just because the country next door has lower tax rates doesn't make it more desirable...
@LaserHodl @soulexporter @Bitcoinlabrador some will, some won't. There used to be a time when even hard-core right conservatives embraced recognized that investing in your society through taxes and programs actually benefits themselves and generally makes the world a better place. Seems quaint to say in this forum, but it is true nonetheless.
HA! NO! I don't agree
The only limits to individual freedom is the need to bare the consequences. You are free to punch someone in the face, but by doing so, you declare yourself to be accepting those as well, not only by the punched guy, when you bitchslap him 😜.
On UBI, that is a whole different discussion I had with a UBI proponent as well.
@LaserHodl why not? You could even make a full on communist argument for Bitcoin: money by the people, for the people*. The fact that people with very different political views converge on a tool suggests it's a good tool.
* = this meme wouldn't work in China, because Renmibi (yuan) mean "the people's coin"
@LaserHodl I know there are several folks on the left who oppose Bitcoin for environmental reasons, but that's just because they haven't felt the brunt of financial censorship for a while (and somehow stopped caring about the porn and legal marijuana industry). But that's just a matter of time. Once they care, they'll learn that those environmental concerns can be mitigated, or may just be a necessary evil.
Left ideas just refuse to die and altcoin and token space allows some degree of freedom to implement anything.
you could just as well ask "why does a dollar left exist?"
one can be, say, left-anarchist and prefer bitcoin as money to that created by central banks because the decentralized, decoupled model is more in line with anarchist beliefs
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