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What are we about? This meetup group is primarily composed of those who oppose political correctness, cultural Marxism, the mainstream media, progressives, and pretty much anything to do with the left.
Socrates was murdered by fools from the state. It would seem to follow that Socrates, if alive today, would oppose the state or any group who would force their will upon others. He would likely be either an anarchist or a libertarian.
Why would Socrates likely be sympathetic to, if not an outright libertarian? Libertarianism is a philosophy based around the principles of self-ownership and non-aggression. From this, property rights can be derived, and libertarianism seeks to protect self-ownership and private property. Libertarians believe the only just exchanges are voluntary ones.
Why would Socrates not favor leftism? Leftism seeks to destroy private property, and eradicate the principle of self-ownership. The philosophy is premised around the idea of an egalitarian collective. But since no two individuals are exactly alike, achieving egalitarianism requires the eradication of property and the use of coercive force. It seeks the eradication of social classes, and desires equal outcomes. Leftists believe individuals must be coerced into providing services and associating with others for the common good of society.
So as we can see, the two philosophies are polar opposites. Leftism is to libertarianism as fire is to water. You can never burn a fire underwater, and you can never have a voluntary coercive exchange. It is a performative contradiction, and the two philosophies have zero overlap.
If you are not sure what the Non Aggression Principle is or how property rights work, here is an 8 minute video explanation.
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