1917 Mayan
1917 Mayan

are you virtuous?

Hace 2 meses
Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre

Not really.

Hace 14 días
1917 Mayan
1917 Mayan

and are you really a Jacobin?

Hace 2 meses
Prometheus
Prometheus

Hi Maximilien. I just saw a recent video of yours where you say you're not a progressive. How would you describe your political views? I ask because I have trouble pigeonholing myself - sometimes I say I'm a progressive, but at other times I find the label too wishy-washy. At this point, I feel like policies are much more important than labels, but on the other hand, labels are a useful shorthand to use to define a general sense of where one stands politically.

Hace 2 meses
Prometheus
Prometheus

Well, once again, this is the problem with labels - one person's view of what progressivism means is different from another's. I would say that removing people from positions of power simply because of gender or sex cannot possibly be "progressive". As for quotas, they have been employed across the political spectrum in many cases, and are a typical response to problems of systemic inequality as a stop-gap measure that's often used until a better method becomes clear. Also, often in such cases, it's not just as simple as a gender/sex issue, and it has to do with harmful systems of entrenched power that are unwilling or unable to respond to changes within society. But all of this is why I think it's important to look at individual policies and judge them on their own merits, rather than tie them to an ideology and then judge the ideology based on the policy.

Hace 2 meses
Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre

I am much like you. I don't like labels or being put into a box. I would probably call myself a classical liberal, as it would be the closest thing to what represents my views. However I think classical liberalism has some very serious faults and those faults could be its own undoing. I think some aspects of progressivism are worth taking on board, however one fault is the idea that there is no goal. For example, in the past progressives said they wanted equality, but then equality is not enough, they wanted quotas for certain groups, then that wasn't enough they wanted white males for example removed from position of power simply because of their gender or sex, if they succeed in that, what will they want after that?

Hace 2 meses
EmporerAaron
EmporerAaron

I find it..odd to see someone bring Maximilien into...well current day considering I doubt a lot of people know about him.

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PhD. Life Apologist
PhD. Life Apologist
Meta Cooler
Meta Cooler

Maximilien would you collab with Kraun and Ten in a video

Hace un año
IcyScythe
IcyScythe

Just curious, how did you pick your username? In the little I've read about the French revolution Robespierre is depicted as a mad dog kind of character, do you have a different view?

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E Zandman
E Zandman

Kinda like Pol Pot? Oh come on... :-)

Hace un mes
Cath' J J
Cath' J J

Oh yeah of course. Kinda like Pol Pot... Purity.. Principles... that's getting to be a lot of pee s They say it's sterile when it comes out, so that's good...isn't it?

Hace 2 meses
French Honey Badger
French Honey Badger

Maybe there's something wrong with the ideology if you have to slaughter thousands of people to push it?

Hace un año
Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre

I respect in a way the idea of following through with a revolution and not compromising on your principles. Robespierre was in a sense a terrible person, he slaughtered 1000s but if you look at his motivation you see that he did it because he saw these people as a threat to something bigger something that would make the world a better place, and in a way it was necessary.

Hace un año
Hassenboy
Hassenboy

Hi, where are you from?

Hace un año
Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre

I'm from Ireland but I currently live in Italy.

Hace un año
gabe jules
gabe jules

Ciao, da poco abbiamo aperto un canale e vorremmo sapere che ne pensi dei video e se ti piacciono i nostri contenuti! Molte grazie! Mich&J

Hace 2 años