Update (1 August 2022)

I have about three posts in the works at the moment. One post serves as a further discussion on the concept of Stablecoins, a class of Cryptocurrency, and what their significance means for the Work-Standard. Perhaps there is another way of reevaluating Stablecoins beyond whatever conclusions I may have written yesterday. Would Stablecoins be a convenient way to realize the Work-Standard vis-à-vis small scale experiments to demonstrate its feasibility before expanding to larger ones like an entire nation or an established world order? If Stablecoins are a viable basis to run such experiments, what should be the parameters, how will the tests be conducted, and who will be the participants? Even in Political Science, the Scientific Method still has its purposes; it has always been a matter of knowing where exactly it becomes applicable.   

The other posts have to do with two historical figures who, despite their own flaws, I considered as being more aligned with the Hamiltonian political tradition than the Jeffersonian one. I am of course referring to literary intellectual Gore Vidal and Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, both of whom I found evidence that supporting the idea of them being more Federalist than Democratic-Republican. I feel that if there was anything that the two men had in common, it is that sense of rootedness in a people’s community, which is sorely lacking among contemporary Americans.

Vidal’s lifelong opposition to the Empire of Liberty coexisted in tandem with his own anti-war positions, the latter forming much of his critiques against Jeffersonianism’s domination of the Eurasian landmass since the late 20th century. Despite being influenced by the Jeffersonian Isolationist views of his grandfather, Senator Thomas Gore, he was still able to realize that Jeffersonian Internationalism cannot exist without its Isolationist tendencies. To oppose the Empire of Liberty is to challenge the current course of American foreign and domestic policies.  Vidal saw the modernist tendencies of Liberal Capitalism eradicating communities and upending the sovereignties of nations, a sentiment that resonates in his lamenting of America under the Empire of Liberty. There are always moments where sovereignty must be exercised by the Totality in the national interest, whether it is in times of war or peace.    

As for Goldwater, I found his Environmentalism and his Conservatism to be closely interlinked. Despite being in favor of the Market/Mixed Economy, he did recognize that Liberal Capitalism tends to destroy the environments and in turn lead to the deracination of whole communities. This was made evident in his personal life as a photographer, who believed that the geographical beauty of Arizona and the cultures that defined them–the Native American tribes, should be cherished for future generations. The Federal government should strive to preserve and promote the cultures of American people’s communities and their environments without eradicating Authentic Dasein. For the community, that recurring concept within Goldwater’s Conservatism, is defined by an identifiable people who coexists with other people’s communities as part of the Totality.

I will discuss more about those two men and why I am convinced they are aligned with the legacy of the Federalist Party when the time comes. For now, I will be working on my discussions about the Stablecoin. That is going to be done before the end of today.

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