Some of my positions match the "conservative" positions, some "liberal," some "libertarian," and some are completely unique. The positions of the parties will change somewhat over time, but mine are pretty stable. I don't think they will change unless something drastic changes my worldview. Anyway, I digress. Just know that I do not identify fully with any of the political orientations on this poll. My political orientation is unique and I do believe my Asperger's has allowed me to have a unique political orientation.
I think that the vast majority of people who think about the political issues will disagree with every party on some matters. Generally you have two major parties which both make significant compromises to try and get more votes at election time and to get legislation passed if they don't have a significant majority in government. It's difficult for anyone to agree 100% with the policy that results even if one agrees that the compromises were necessary.
but I just don't think it's true, at least not in the US
I'm not saying one needs to be a millionaire to be happy, but they do need to be paid a living wage (and probably a liiiittle bit more, really), have job security and have access to decent healthcare.
The problem is the US. Other countries have good health care for people who aren't rich and things work pretty well for them. In Australia anyone who owns their own home or who has other free accommodation (EG living with parents) and who is on social security can do quite well for themselves.
Cat Valente has an interesting post on Charles Stross blog about a post scarcity world, all first-world countries seem to be heading that way. The US is becoming a second-world country though.
sadly in the past we had a thread where people were saying that they would support a NAZI government if it made Aspies one of the privileged groups.
Just...wow. They'd have more chance of ending up with a lungful of zyklon b than getting privileged treatment.
Nazis hate intellectualism, social otherness and all of the other things that aspies are synonomous with. Despite the fact that Hitler probably was one himself.
Hans Asperger worked to convince the Nazi regime that Aspies were of use to military R&D and valuable in other ways which didn't involve the value of people as individuals (as that was never recognised by Nazis).
I am not aware of any evidence to suggest that Hitler was an Aspie. He was dedicated to gaining power but apart from perseverance he didn't seem to match any of the criteria.