Decentralization as Imperatice [was: The Libertarian As Conservative]
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Tue Mar 26 17:08:07 PDT 2019
On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 10:40:36PM +0000, coderman wrote:
> > When I first realized that I was already a libertarian, and always had been, in about 1975, it was always quite clear that Liberals, Leftists, and fellow-travellers hated (or at least strongly disliked) libertarianism. For reasons that are clear studying the Nolan Chart https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nolan_Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_Smallest_Political_Quiz
> > The Right opposed libertarianism because libertarians promoted both personal and economic freedom, while the Right seemed to like only the latter.
> > The Left opposed libertarianism because libertarians promoted both personal and economic freedom, while the Left seemed to like only the former.
> > That made 'sense', so to speak. Not that the liberals and conservatives actually made sense.
> it is actually more fundamental!
> consider that both Right and Left promote the idea of an infallible strong center, which conveys the laws upon mankind.
> Libertarianism is by definition decentralized; delegating decisions to the edge.
> given that power corrupts; and absolute centralized power corrupts absolutely, it is clear that both Right and Left are deceptions by Centralized Power to maintain itself.
> the political question at core is this:
> centralization? (and abuse of power)
> - or -
> decentralization (and individual responsibility)
> the absurdity of humanity is that our cognitive bias sees only the direct cost of personal responsibility, yet ignores the global cost of centralized abuses.
global -and- personal costs of centralized anything, of course...
and failure to see the benefits of personal responsibility…
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