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Libertarian Socialism. Economic Axis: Socialist (79.3% equality, 20.7% markets); Diplomatic Axis: Cosmopolitan (4.8% nation, 95.2% world); Civil Axis: Libertarian (84.2% liberty, 15.8% authority); Societal Axis: Revolutionary (5.5% tradition, 93.5% p

Check out this awesome page I’ve found: 8values.github.io. It lets you categorize your political views, without limiting you to that oversimplified model of “left” and “right”. Instead, answering their 70 questions will give you your position on four different axes.

I’ve recently stumbled upon an intriguing comment on Facebook, which I now, regrettably, cannot find again. But I’d like to respond anyway. It was about a guy called Milo Yiannopoulos and it said something along the lines of:

Haha, how come the greatest enemy of the left is a gay, jewish guy?

Well, here’s a really simple answer:

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I’ve lived in German for only about a year. Next Sunday, I’m already gonna vote in German elections. All thanks to my UE-citizenship.

There are four levels of elections here:

  • municipal (in case of Berlin it doesn’t mean the whole city, but its 12 districts)
  • country (one of 16 Bundesländer, including Berlin as a whole)
  • federal (Germany)
  • European (EP)

Thanks to the Article 22 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, I can vote in the elections on the first and the latter level. And that’s, obviously, awesome. But it’s not enough.

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