Posted 9 years ago on Dec. 17, 2011, 2:02 a.m. EST by metapolitik
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What is Metapolitik?
Metapolitik is a new approach to socio-political / socio-economic discourse and dialectic consensus-building, based on the three pillars of sustainability:
The philosophical and analytic framework of sustainability draws on and connects with many different disciplines and fields. In recent years, an area that has come to be called sustainability science has emerged. Sustainability science tends to be problem-driven and oriented towards guiding decision-making and an inclusive, trans-disciplinary approach to the use of scientific data. Metapolitik applies this three-pillar model of sustainability to the concept of 'metapolitics'.
By sheer coincidence, these happen to correspond roughly to the three competing political camps and their corresponding views regarding society:
Conservative / Republican (Economic)
Progressive / Green (Environmental)
Liberal / Democrat (Social)
Again, by sheer coincidence, this gives us three symbolic colors that just happen to correspond roughly to the three colors that are visible to the human eye:
If we visualize these colors by arranging them in a common Venn diagram, we see that there are three additional colors that are generated which correspond roughly to various non-partisan and independent schools of political thought (libertarians, Tea Party, etc.) as well as to various states of socio-political imbalance (fascism / corporatism etc.).
Each of these secondary categories constitute areas of shared-interest between the two parties that they are derived-from, as well as a polar opposition to whatever camp that they are 180 degrees away from. This gives us a complete ontological framework for discussing social, economic and environmental ideas and how they relate to one another in our social fabric.
Cyan (Labor / Worker's Rights)
Magenta (Neo-Feudal / Wealth & Privilege)
Yellow (Libertarian / Individual Rights)
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