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miss_s_b ([personal profile] miss_s_b) wrote2017-07-05 11:00 am

The Blood is the Life for 05-07-2017

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[personal profile] flaviomatani 2017-07-06 08:53 am (UTC)(link)
It would be very funny if it weren't true, here and elsewhere ...
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[personal profile] wildeabandon 2017-07-06 10:40 am (UTC)(link)
I feel like that post on centrism is attacking a straw man. I'm not a centrist because I think it's important to compromise with people with different political views. I'm a centrist because I actually believe that free markets with carefully targeted regulation and a redistributive tax system are superior to either managed economies or complete deregulation with no welfare state.

On immigration I do believe that it's necessary to compromise somewhat from my preferred stance, but that's not me being a centrist, that's me being an extremist who acknowledges that I'm not actually going to get what I want until the Overton window shifts such that completely open borders stops being seen as extreme.
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[personal profile] wildeabandon 2017-07-06 01:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel that the problem there though is people having ridiculous ideas about what centrism entails, rather than centrism itself.

FTAOD, the kind of compromises that I'm willing to countenance are along the lines of "Significantly reduce the barriers to immigration, rather than introducing open borders overnight". I don't countenance the continuation of the status quo, let alone any further restrictions.