Started by Pitkin, April 13, 2011, 12:39:39 pm
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Actually, most of us are more on the libertarian side, if that has any importance.
There is a strong libertarian contingent which rejects conventional left-right politics entirely. The only safe generalization is that hackers tend to be rather anti-authoritarian; thus, both paleoconservatism and 'hard' leftism are rare. Hackers are far more likely than most non-hackers to either (a) be aggressively apolitical or (b) entertain peculiar or idiosyncratic political ideas and actually try to live by them day-to-day.
part of me wants to know all your responses to certain questions. :\
If I may be a bit silly for a moment, I find it interesting that the three people who identified as authoritarian-leaning are more into "corporate computing" - there's Kriz, who's an Apple fan, Red, who's a huge Windows fan, and Stew, who's a... classic IBM/CDC/DEC fan? That would have made him diametrically opposed to the hacker culture back in the day.... and now I'm rambling and will stop now.