"Moderate" and "center" are wrong conceptualizations
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Submitted by Harry Binswanger (United States), Oct 29, 2018 15:54
We shouldn't call "moderate" or "center" the position that is fundamentally opposed to the statists on what is called the Left and the Right. To be an advocate of the rights of the individual in both areas--economic and moral-spiritual is to be *principled*, not to be a mixture of two bad views.
The good is not a mixture of two evils. The truth is not a middle between two errors. Nutrition is not a moderate amount of two poisons. Reason is not a compromise between two forms of emotionalism.
Capitalism is not halfway between communism and fascism--the idea that it is, a gimmick introduced in Germany in the Weimar Republic the communists (and today cf. the very name "antifa"), has left the advocates of untrammeled individual rights without a term even to name their position.
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