An article written by Lee Sonogan
Note: This article will feature on ENTERTAINMENT CULTURE ONLINE under the book There’s No Such Thing As A Utopia (First Draft) done in parts.
Opposing the idea of sitting at the fence, it is not too far to climb. At the summit looking down at the surface of the sides of the spectrum, what are arbitrary simultaneous passes in and out in what is within disencumberment. Inspired by the civil war movements of today’s present, not natural, I stand for a political view call centrism that critically thinks opinions left or right: opposing the radical or extreme tactics the seemly will only hold us back.
Communism vs dictatorship, social vs capitalism, labels vs tribalism. However you cope with reality narrowed down, these one-sided conversations avoid the idealogy of the silent majority who can be considered moderates. From the people actively politically, they think these people only want to reach the middle ground. There we have new terms for this called horseshoe theory saying that the right and left are not on opposite ends of a linear continuum.
Inside horseshoe theory, this categorization of individuals doubles down on a lot of issues to the point of completely sell out. These are the virgin centrists who have no real opinions. The Centrist Chad is the striving entrepreneurs who draw stronger arguments based on a diverse education apply the best aspects of all. They are willing to compromise but not to all important issues.
As a central chad viewpoint, any side of the fence is going to be inconsistent in their facts. Away from the symbolic nature on a borderline strawman, true wisdom is only earnt pushing forward truths that don’t have to contradict each other. Instead of identifying what groups other people follow or assume it, the bigger picture is turning this theory in what do you think about is the morally positive solution? I personally think if most were centrists and were able to reach the complexity needed, this would be the answer to overcome the violence incited because of the culture wars.
“Centrism is of vital importance today because the global economy is in a terrible meltdown — perhaps worse than any cyclical slump since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Alas, many textbooks have strayed too far toward over-complacent libertarianism. They joined the celebration of free-market finance and supported dismantling regulations and abolishing oversight. The bitter harvest of this celebration was seen in the irrationally exuberant housing and stock markets that collapsed and led to the current financial crisis. The centrism we describe is not a prescription that is intended to persuade readers away from their beliefs. We are analysts and not cult prescribers. It is not ideology that breeds centrism as our theme. We sift facts and theories to determine the consequences of Hayek-Friedman libertarianism or Marx-Lenin bureaucratic communism. All readers are free to make up their own minds about best ethics and value judgments. … The follies of the left and right both mandate centrism. Tightly controlled central planning, which was widely advocated in the middle decades of the last century, was abandoned after it produced stagnation and unhappy consumers in communist countries. … Only by steering our societies back to the limited center can we ensure that the global economy returns to full employment where the fruits of progress are more equally shared.” — Paul A. Samuelson, “A Centrist Proclamation” (February 2009), in Paul A. Samuelson and William D. Nordhaus, Economics (19th ed., 2010)