My Political Positions

Updated per April 2024

Abolitionism

Abolitionism” is a concept propoposed by philosopher David Pearce, advocating the rationally and meaningfully abolition of the capacity to suffer in conscious beings. Prima Facia this sounds like an absolutely absurd idea, however it is a crucial philosophical position in how I look at the future of humanity. Human being suffer by virtue of their very core neurology. Suffering is an extremely effective evolutionarfy motivator, to the point we can’t even conceive of differently. There is however good reason to believe this mechanism is flawed and itself the source of absolute evil. 

Unpacking the mechanisms of consciousness and extrahering suffering, all without ending up with something objectively awful, is a challenge scarcely comprehensible by current standards. The challenge is to maintain some kind of meaningful consciousness, morality and sanity. If we were to become purely joyous beings we should not become insane, wicked, existential zombies or incapable of rational action. 

If I were to define a personal goal, I would gradually evolve to become an intelligence driven by wisdom, calculated forethought, unswayed by fear, neurosis, prejudice. I wouldn’t be cold – the goal would be an existence of pure pleasure, joy, sympathy, warmth where if I were subjected to ‘negative’ events I would act to remove or mitigate the negativity without experiencing suffering at any stage. 

No pain, no sadness, no despair – motivation emerging from consiousness and knowledge and wisdom. 

Can this be done? I hope so. Should it be done? I suspect it will be a massive improvement. 

Bear in mind I have suffered from Cluster Headaches all my life. I am DONE with suffering in any form. I recoil from it. I despise it. 

Importance: 7/10

Abortion

There is a progressive transition from matter to human when a zygote grows into a human being. An early zygote of 1-3 months is an organic thing. At the last months of gestation an embryo grows into a baby, and can be awarded some level of personhood rights. As such I strongly advocate abortion in the early stages of pregnancy to be regarded as a private matter for the mother, since this gesation process is imposed upon her by natural processes. At the last stages of pregnancy the baby may be regarded as functionally a human being that could, in theory survive and thrive independently, and in those stages abortion should be incrementally more dissuaded, but at the end of the day the woman has the absolute freedom to “evict” the pregnancy prematurely from her body by means of Abortion.

The discussion around abortion is currently dominated by career political interests and certain factions in this dicussion, i.e. th socalled “right to life” factions are often lying. They are emphasizing that a zygote is a human upon conception, as they invoke the concept of a “soul”. This is a political trick  artificially foisted upon the discourse to serve conservative, religious, capitalist and anti-feminist interests. A lot of men want to actively see women made subsurvient and available as chattel servant. To force women to be procreative hosts is a serious act of aggression. I regard this political ideology implicitly as a human rights violation. 

Importance: 8/10

Addiction

Human Beings have a nervous system which has ‘exploits’, i.e. – it is possible to immorally make money victimizing fellow human beings by “farming” these exploits. That is -arguably- what Facebook does. It is what companies that sell nicotine or sugary products do. That is -arguably- what certain predatory political movements do. Clearly, that is what drug dealers do. I might even argue that this is what religions do. These folks, to a stronger or lesser degree are using the cognitive imperfections of the human brain (mind, neurology, consciousness…) to enact strategies in the real world that allow them to syphon money from other people to their wallet, often at the detriment of their victims. Quite often this exploitative behavior creates considerable societal damage, creates a permanent victim class (i.e. “underdogs”) that will from then on by necessity be a vulnerable dependent of society. That’s why we call this “damage”. Above examples use the frailties of specific aspects of the brain to exploit folks and engender “dependence” – quite often a thing we acknowledge as addiction. This is a problem insofar we suspend the natural assumptions people are free. When we explore the serious pathologies stemming from addictive urges in people, we basically say that under certain circumstances people are frail and may need to be protected from themselves. 

Take for instance the example of allowing people to gamble. In most people having access to online gambling platforms should – theoretically – not be a concern. It should fall squarely within the right of folks to consume the freedom to gamble, ‘for whatever reason’. However is should be self-evident, the human often does not make good choices and in practice we find that having access to gambling gets a minority of people in massive financial problems – it turns some people into gambling addicts and from then on these people are to be considered a ‘damaged’ category of people that require help, get themselves in trouble over and over again, at the collective detriment of society. 

Examples of these are people that for some reason consume to much sugar, and develop serious health problems – and then society has to do the moral thing and solve these problems. Another example are people that smoke, become sick, get cancer and then society ahs to mop these major health problems up, costing society tons of money. Likewise people that are “manipulated” voting for bad populist political actors that “permanently damage” the capacity for moral thinking in major parts of the electorate by disseminating kneejerk ideas. Or religious movements or cults that instill massive trauma in children in order to terrify these children with stories of “everlasting torture” (or sexually abuse them for “grooming” or recruitment purposes), – or certain game companies that actively leverage the pathologies of their games as to make their users engage in deeply unhealthy gaming behaviors – as in spend lots of money on games that leave them deeply unsatisfied, not touching grass for weeks on end, etcetera.

A lot of people will be angry with me making these claims because I often tread on “personal responsibility” and I do agree with that assessment. Creating a “nanny state” mindset when it comes to natural free will of people, and overprotecting them is essentially the same exact pathological behavior of creating dependent, weakminded people.  So we must find a balance between protecting the vulnerable, and assuming the ability of people to make up their own minds -and for each particular type of enticing (additive) product society must make an honest analysis of how much objective damage a product or service inflicts, how much such a product can be leveraged to “predate” on the vulnerable, and to what degree we allow people to destroy their own lives. Examples of where we should intervene forcefully as a society would be – methamphetamine. But we do need to be honest and ask ourselves in many cases how many people we lose to the mental disease of addiction – dependency on society – and the answers could often prove to be highly uncomfortable. My thesis is there are many as yet mostly unacknowledged and quite serious exploitable frailties in the human mind, many actors that want to make money of them – and thus reasons for grave concern about the near future.

Also see – Petrochemicals, CO2 and Climate Change.

Importance: 8/10

Aging Crisis, The

In the western world we saw at one time high birth rates and high infant mortality. That was quite awful. Fortunately a range of scientific advancements allowed humanity to progress to a better state of affairs where we have low infant mortality, allowing people to do other stuff than spending incredible effort on raising kids (and being griefstricken when a bunch of them died). The problem that has however emerged is the transitional phase of this relative state of modernity (i.e. – good over-all) from a more native (i.e., bad over-all) state of primitivity where we had high birth rates, low infant morality and very rapid onset of population growth. This ballooned (and in many places continues to balloon) populations, and that rrapid population growth has creates all manner of deeply unpleasant states of scarcity in the world.

For example – I live all alone by myself in a 60 square meter apartment that was constructed around the 1880s in Amsterdam. Less than a half century ago two generations and often over to six kids lived in this apartment. I would label that as inhumane, extremely pathological and plain awful – and we still see these unhealthy living conditions in many parts of the world. 

Het rauwe leven in De Pijp - Gemeente Amsterdam

So as a result of this major societal phase shift we now have a demographic crisis, where in most parts of the world we have lower birth rates, a lot of rapidly aging people, serious imminent challenges generating enough workers and taxable income to feed these pensioners, great stress on societal safety nets (assuming these exist in the first place in some countries), massive institutional neglect of old people, a major electoral crisis of the old voting (rather angrily) to preserve their standards of living at any cost, to the point that in some countries pensioners are committing crimes in order to receive shelter, medical care and food in prison

This is where I state that the natural solution to above problems is to get our act together as a species and heavily invest in medical research to halt (and reverse) the onset of aging, as clearly this should be a lot cheaper and less traumatic for society. But we aren’t there yet. 

Other than that I have no easy answers. In some cases countries may break in a horrific manner over all aforementioned effects of these demographic transitions – prognosis are especially bad for places like Russia and China. Society may end function in a civilized manner there quite soon, if not already.

Should we stimulate birth rates? In some cases yes, but in most cases I would leave it up to the people who will have to do the giving birth. In fact, yelling meaninguless nonsense about this problem tends to be quite rude, as governments tends to have no workable policy solutions to boosting birth rates

My urgent suggestion – hurry up research in to reversing agingMight be the silver bullet we need.

Importance: 7/10

Altruism

 

Importance: 5/10

Agriculture

 

Importance: 6/10

Animal Rights

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Importance: 9/10

Artificial Intelligence

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Importance: 9/10

Autonomes

(see – Souvereign Movement)

What is the responsibility of The State? When should the The State use force? What level of competency or accountability should we demand from The State? 

Quite often answers to these questions provide us with deeply unsatisfactory answers, where the state proves a bad actor, full of hypocrites and incompetent and corrupt and judgemental bureaucrats. Quite often the State acts cruel and deeply arrogant. This practice crushes people’s spirits and leaves these people angry, bitter, cynical, in deep despair – or functionally insane

That is a bold statement. We should as people be able to avoid the violence of the state. But if we have a pandemic the state MUST take actions. If we end up in a war the state MUST make its populace fight in its wars. The state MUST collect taxes, and we expect from the state that it protects the weak and provides for the common good. But to collect taxes and to provide reasonable, civilized services the state often creates these legal constructs that large numbers of people instinctly don’t agree with. 

More people find themselves helpless, traumatized, nihilistic, cynical and in overwhelming despair. Twenty years ago I was there, so I have a lot of sympathy with Autonomous ideas. The tension between the power of The State, the capriciousness of the systems we are in, the haphazzard chaos of the world we live in, the incompetence of civil servants, the cruelty of bad people – some people juist give up and want to opt out. 

I qualify this as a traumatic response. To become a “Atonomous” or “Souvereign” person is essentially an act of insanity – quite often an insane response to an insane world. 

 

 

Importance: 7/10

Basic Income

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Importance: 8/10

Billionaires

The existence of people who privately own or generate billions of euro (or dollars) per year is a policy failure. I am of the conviction the very existence of Billionaires is cartegorically unacceptable – not the people themselves but these people “owning” a monetary power which ikn  itself directly implies displacement of other people. 

How much is enough?I propose a maximum income and we should vote on what such a maximum should be. Nobody needs a private hoard of thousands of millions of euro. I am highly in favour of making this limited EU-wide, and to actively penalize individuals outside the EU that do business with the EU of which we know they are ‘billionaires’.  We see that these individuals will always contaminate the political process to their narcissist whims, extremist ideology, the agenda’s of hostile foreign states, prejudices and neurosis. Billionaires lobby Democracy to the point of systemic corruption.

My personal preference is to apply a 100% tax rate over private income more than 50 million (give or take) per year, and private property over 500 milion – and I propose we vote about this as soon as possible

Importance: 9/10

Black Lives Matter

 

Blue Sky Thinking

 

Brain Drain

 

Capitalism

 

Carbon Tax

 

Cars

I seek the abolition of a significant portion of automobile traffic and its replacement by public transportation and more amenable alternatives. 

Catholicism

 

Childhood

 

China

 

Climate Change

 

CO2

 

Colonialism

 

Copyrights (Patents, Intellectual Properties)

 

Conservatism

 

Conspiracy Theories

 

Corporations

 

Covid-19

 

Covid Denial

 

Crime

 

Cryonics

 

Death

 

Deep Future

 

Democracy

 

Developmental Aid

 

Displacement

 

Disruption

 

Donald Trump

 

Duty

 

Economics

 

Education

 

Elon Musk

 

Existential Risk

 

Externalities

 

Extropianism

 

Fake News

 

Fascism

 

Feminism

 

Freedom

 

Free Markets

 

Fusion

 

Gender Theory

 

Genetic Therapies

 

Gun Laws

 

Health Care

 

Housing Rights

I propose a law where the government has the duty to at least offer every adult a minimum of quality 50m2 living space, as a hard law. I am not talking concrete boxes in a dismal suburb – I am talking pleasant neighborhoods, pleasany apartments with dignity and decent amenities. If people actively decline such living space rights, that’s OK. 

Humanity Plus

 

Human Nature

 

Human Rights

 

Immigration

 

Islam

 

Israel

 

Land Value Tax

 

Libertarianism

 

Life Extension

Death is a disease that can and should be mostly overcome through medical treatments. Period, full stop.

I am specifically addressing aging. I am convinced that given sufficient investment we can develop affordable treatments (under 100.000 euro) that reverse aging. All this well before the year 2050, and probably a whole lot sooner.

I am proposing a Manhattan style approach of intenational research into treatments to slow aging and eventually treatments that reverse actual senescence. People will, sadly, always die – from risky lifestyles, from excess, from diseases, from accidents, from the effects of boredom and despair. My goal is to give anyone who wants it the freedom to live as a young person for at least several centuries. My goal is to make “indefinitude” the cultural norm eventually. 

People who live long and have healthy young bodies and minds are rational, wise, highly educated and care about the future. People who grow old want security, they actively hoard and displace other people out of existential fear, they become bitter, paranoid, scared, calcified and conservative. They have no cause to care much about the future a few decades away siknce they won’t be around. We need human populations who have a fair expectation to still be around in a century, as those people will care about what the planet wil be like in the future. 


Lobbyists

 

Long-Termism

 

Mars

 

Medical Care

 

Maximum Wealth Levels (Maximum Incomes)

 

Modernism

 

Monetary Theory

 

Moon, “the”

 

Monopolies

 

Morphological Freedom

 

Murdering Animal for Food

 

Narcotics

 

Necro-Security (Necro-Politics)

 

NEED

 

Netherlands, “the”

 

Nihilism

 

Nuclear Energy

 

Pandemics

 

Parenting

Parents have a great responsibility. There are too many people that just “get” a baby without sufficient forethought, raise the baby into a civilian that is for one reason or another a burden on society. I grew up myself as a child knowing I was blackmail material used to coerce a partner into docile compliance. If the one parent hadn’t properly served the other, I might very well have come to severe harm or have been killed. Consequently I am an excellent example of a person that came into this world emotionally and physically scarred on account of having two completely unequiped or even severely malignant parental figures. I would have greatly loved to have made a meaningful contribution to society. Both my parent were morally, emotionally and intellectually retarded to an almost clinical degree. One parent was a diagnosed psychopath, the other parent a sexual abuse survivor. It is my thesis that society should have prevented these people to become parents in the first place, or I should have been taken away as quickly as possible after birth and placed with responsible foster parents.

I am dedicated to see all parents receive parental certification – a license – to become parents, as part of a responsible and accountable process. I see a multitude of valid objections for certain couples to not become parents, and/or to not give birth. The odds of a parent being likely to transfer grave ailments to the infant is a consideration.  Parents who knowingly have children that turn out damaged for whatever reason – including knowingly passing on heredetary traits that induce suffering in the generation or considerable costs to society should be held accountable in some meaningful manner.

Petro-Chemicals

 

Post-Modernism

 

Progress

 

Public Transportation

 

Punishment

 

Qanon

 

Quality of Life

 

Racism

 

“Rakers”

 

Reason

 

Refugee Crisis, “the”

 

Religion

 

Russia

The current Russian Federation is to be regarded as a criminal enterprise in the largest nation on Earth. This is not common – many nations are in a large part conucted with pervasive criminal aspects, but Russia currently does not serve the interests of its only consituents, and only serves to enrich a small elite. Russia is operating essentially as an explotative plantation with the moral character of a gangster syndicate. The aggressive invasion of Russia against Ukraine was a serious violation of international law and has the character of Genocide.  

 

Saudi Arabia

 

Science

 

Science Denial

 

Self-Defense

 

Shilling

 

Singularity, “the”

 

Social Contract, “the”

 

Socialism

 

Social Networks

 

Sociopathy

 

Souvereign Movement, ‘The’

 

Space Colonization

 

Space Exploration

 

Space Industrialization

 

Surveillance Capitalism

 

Technogaianism

 

Technological Unemployment

 

TESCREAL

 

“The” Left

 

“The” (Nation) State

 

Thorium

 

Transhumanism

 

Ukraine

 

Unions

 

United States, “the”

 

Utilitarianism

 

War

 

Welfare

 

Woke

If “Woke is an adjective derived from African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) meaning “affirming massive injustices in American society, alert to racial prejudice and discrimination” then I am Woke and Pro-Woke.

Having said that I am stating my sincerest conviction that there is a well-funded world wide far right initiative (conspiracy?) of contrived (fake) anger over ‘woke’. People are pretending to be viciously anti woke, anti-left, anti-socialist, anti-union, anti-feminist, anti-BLM, anti-LGBT, anti-climate change, anti-disparity, anti-fat, anti-sexpositive, anti-liberal (etc. etc. blah blah blah) … and consistantly spewing hatred against forementioned causes. Woke has become a slur word from the right, and many people are falling for it, assimilating the hatred, much like “witch” or “satan”. This is essentially sponsored McCarthyism.

Are there a few … excessive blue haired out of control elements to the left? Yes, a few, but less than people claim.

 


SOURCES

INSPIRATIONS

Amanda Stoel

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez –

David Pearce – 
David Shapiro – 
Giulio Prisco – 
Isaac Arthur – 
Jamais Cascio – 
James Hughes
Jason Slaughter – 
Leeja Miller – 
Marian Williamson – 
Martine Rothblatt – 
Mo Gawdat – 
Nathalie Wynn – 
Peter Zeihan – 
Robert Reich – 
Rollie Williams – 
Yuval Noah Harari
Willem Schinkel – 
Vlad Vexler – 
Yanis Varoufakis