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14 Aug 2015, 12:44 am

Tristan E wrote:
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Most aspies I've met outside of WP are also on the Left, have a weird collage/mix of Libertarian-leaning views that doesn't quite fit neatly under anything, or are just apolitical. I think it's partially our vulnerability that we typically latch on to leftist politics, and that's fine, but I also think, especially amongst aspies under 30, that our interests probably play a role in that. I've never met a single or unmarried anime-loving gamer aspie who was also a neo-con Judeo-Christian capitalist. I wouldn't be surprised if the same narrative that draws young aspies to anime and video game culture, also draws them to the narrative of the Left.


I hate anime! And gamers are terrible!



Yeah I can't stand 99% of anime myself, and while I play a few video games, can't stand most gamers or gamer culture.


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14 Aug 2015, 12:51 am

ambidextrous :alien:



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15 Aug 2015, 4:31 am

I was once infiltrated with a communistic leaning mindset on the economy whilst upholding a moderate stance on social and domestic policies until the age of 14 or 15. As of today for the past two years I would now be considered a conservative minarchist (Conservative Libertarianism) and a strident individualist in the tradition of the Austrian Economists Ludwig Von Mises and Murray Rothbard, but I am still a perennial agnostic non-theist (from birth) since decamping my antecedently populist views and my questionable “loyalty” to the supercilious skeptic community (e.g. “Rationalwiki” or New Atheists), although I still retain a preponderant share of the inferences of such self-proclaimed conformist “freethinkers” (other than things like debunker groupthink, cultural Marxism, transhumanism and collectivism).

I’m staunchly critical of the hypersexualization and pseudo-individualization of millennial youth culture, new social movements, emancipatory identity politics (both on the left and right), materialistic consumerism (exacerbated by Keynesianism, collectivist entitlement mentalities, the digital age, and dumbed down culture); nevertheless, I repudiate the notion of proscribing against the nihilistic abhorrences of moral relativism and social progressivisms like gay marriage, sodomy, bigamy, recreational drug use, pornography as it’s none of my personal entanglements.

Although libertarianism is conspicuously prevalent (whether they are anarcho-collectivist Chomskyites or Randian Objectivists), most autistics and aspies (especially within the neurodiversity movement) are naturally propensified to progressive collectivist ideologies due to a possibly nurtured collective mentality (despite reluctance to conform other than private in-group identity politics, usually derived from online forums) from social justice awareness and are therefore skeptical of individualist conceptualizations such as free will, natural law, propertarianism, individual liberty and the rule of law which tend to be ordained by a governed constitution.

ASD individuals can believe in any political/religious ideology (I've heard of one on a forum who identifies as a Christian Reconstructionist), but I've never heard of one such individual who believed in neo-conservatism. My postulation for the crony state monopolistic corporatist system is attributed to our debt based fiat monetary system, friedmanite monetarism, governmentally administered free trade agreements (NAFTA, WTO - no voluntary transactions), centralized banking (Federal Reserve, Bank of England), fiat currency, fractional reserve banking and the intergovernmental supranationalist financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which I believe are all an intercessive and counterproductive antithesis of a true laissez faire enterprise economy.


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15 Aug 2015, 5:21 am

Libertarian with some left leaning tendencies.


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06 Sep 2015, 2:22 pm

A generalization, but being left wing anything seems contrary to autism. Most left wing people only think with emotion rather than facts and logic. Conservatism is the opposite- and I would have guessed most autistic people to lean more towards the right. I certainly do, and its because I look for truth and facts rather just pure emotion in how I believe things should be run.



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07 Sep 2015, 9:55 pm

I am the head of the eagle! I am the one that controls both wings to get what I want. muahahahaha!



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07 Sep 2015, 10:58 pm

^^^you took the words right outta my mouth! :o



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08 Sep 2015, 3:51 am

The problem with being any sort of centrist is if you lean center-left, you get lumped with the ultra-socialists. And if you lean center-right, you're lumped with the ultra-fascists. We're way too polarized, generalize way too much, and rarely consider the fact that not all Democrats are liberal and not all Republicans are conservative (same with parties outside the U.S.)


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08 Sep 2015, 4:31 am

Tim_Tex wrote:
The problem with being any sort of centrist is if you lean center-left, you get lumped with the ultra-socialists. And if you lean center-right, you're lumped with the ultra-fascists. We're way too polarized, generalize way too much, and rarely consider the fact that not all Democrats are liberal and not all Republicans are conservative (same with parties outside the U.S.)

I thought the GOP booted out all the left of center-right members.



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08 Sep 2015, 9:57 am

Very left(u.s) :D


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