TL;DR of Robert Stark's proposal
A syncretic utopian position positioned in the middle lane of the politicial compass, having both libertarian and authoritarian wings. As a centrist counter to the status quot, it takes anti-establishment positions from both left and right.
uniting the 'politically homeless' - those disillusioned with US binary political model, bystanders of the culture war, those blackpilled about the whole 'electoral politics'
acknowledging the need to tap into deep psycho-social needs and desires
synthesizing Andrew Yang and Donald Trump, but not through populism;
counter-elitism as route to power - building alternative institutions, including arts and sciences - rather than winning votes short term
synthesizing aspects from many places, and having strong core principles not to get lost
rightwing / realist view of human nature -
as tribal and hierarchical, not egalitarian
rejection of the blank state
more progressive concerning the types of solutions given to social and poltiical problemsa
'pro science' on climate change, vaccination and HBD
economically distributist, for small scale capitalism
Positions alt-center defines itself in opposition to:
nationalism around a centralized nation state
'LARPing based rightwing politics.'
one size fits all solutions
gatekeeping and moralistic censorship
reaction/ traditionalism(Retvrn to the old past)
IDW / classical liberalism (return to the recent past)
1 The innermost block, basis of compromise for the 'broad tent' coalition that alt-center envisons.
'True Freedom is not simply being free from the state but the freedom to live in, or at least pursue the kind of society that fits one’s needs and desires.'
2 Smart Socialism - better allocation of resources, with eugenical slant.
'It is the idea that we should give as many people as possible a role in society and help them find where they excel'
, embracing the diversity of different needs of different groups.
3 Positive eugenics - taxing individuals in function of their gene potential to incentivize or disincentivize child rearing with surgical precision. Read more.
Embracing and cultivating local styles and preferences,
Creation of niches as opposed to mass society and mass culture
Even LARPing on that small scale as past places
To lift up spirits, to want more, not be satisfied with stagnation and low quality of life
5 The Great Class Swap
5 Pan Enclavism
TL;DR: freedom of association as main principle, resulting in creation of opt-in groups. Non-interference policy from the state regarding minor intergroup disagreements. Alt center sees value in people having these groups, as a more successful strategy than expecting their loyalty to mass society. Such an enclave could be ethnic, or just have a shared set of values.
Immediate concerns for the Alt-Center:
establish a framework