Re: Political Compass

From: Steve Nichols (
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 18:55:09 MDT

>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 19:07:48 -0500
>From: "Harvey Newstrom" <>
>Subject: RE: Political Compass

>J. R. Molloy wrote,
> Interesting...
>> wonder if there are any real live left-wing libertarians...
>> or does our bird fly with just one wing.

>Barely. I am -2 left of due center, and -8 toward extreme Libertarian.

>I expected to be slightly left of center while most people on this list
>(lately) seem to be definitely right of center.

>What I did not expect was to be so much more Libertarian than everybody
>else. What happened? I thought it was just my imagination that the list
>had been drifting more conservative/authoritarian in recent years.

I have been in correspondence with some from the "libertarian" Marilyn
Manson camp recently
about what it is to be "posthuman" ...... and in some ways I do think the
is about increased personal freedom .... but Crowley/ Manson type
do seem to act in absurd and self-seeking ways, so personal freedom cannot
be the whole story. Manson's "posthuman" recording label unfortunately puts
retread shock-rock music that isn't particularly positive or original.

As posthuman surely we must remain aloof & above the human-era political
mire ... left
wing & right wing are limiting and vacuous concepts .... regressive &
progressive might
be better labels. Shouldn't we do what we can to kill the sterile old-era
debates on
politics. Might as well consign religion, supernaturalism and racism to the
same waste bin whilst
we're about it?
MVT ... solution to human-era "world knot" philosophical problem ... escape
from the trance.

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