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Adam
Born United States Washington (state) Kirkland, Washington, USA
Residence United States Arizona Tucson, Arizona, USA
Nationality United States American
Education Mountain View High School (2005 to 2009)
Pima Community College (2009 to 2012)
Autodidacticism (Birth to Present)
Occupation Writer
Height 6'1"
Weight 170 lbs.
Political party
Republican
Religion None (atheist)

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User:Adam9389 is a writer and Wikipedia contributor. He is registered on Wikipedia to contribute to subjects that he is knowledgeable in as well as to minimize bias and enforce NPOV. He hopes to help transform Wikipedia into a respected and reputable aggregation of encyclopedic knowledge.

Personal life[edit]

The first decade of his life involved growing up in the Seattle metropolitan area before moving to the northwestern suburbs of Tucson, Arizona in 1999. At an early age, he demonstrated a high degree of interest in politics, history, mythology, and scientific disciplines such as geology, volcanology, astronomy, and meteorology—the vast knowledge of which he still carries to this day. In high school, his favorite subjects were social studies and business.

Writing is another interest of Adam's and a large part of his life. He is pursuing a writing career as a novelist and screenwriter, focusing especially on speculative fiction and young-adult fiction. He is currently working on his debut novel.

He follows a straight-edge lifestyle, abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, and promiscuity, in the interest of optimum longevity and health in all aspects of his life. To that end, he is a pescetarian and does not eat red meat.

More About Adam[edit]

Philosophy and ideology[edit]

Adam is a supporter and advocate of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, arguing for:

He rejects the notion of any sort of conflict between rationalism and empiricism, viewing the whole "rationalism versus empiricism" debate as a false dichotomy.

Also, as an ethical naturalist, he rejects the "is-ought problem" and the so-called "naturalistic fallacy."

He also rejects the mind-body problem, viewing the mind and body as an integrated and organic whole. Regarding this issue, he is a biological naturalist and partial to the views of philosopher John Searle.

He is vehemently critical of postmodernism.

He, in part, sees the history of philosophy as a struggle between the various strands and derivatives of Platonism (which he fiercely opposes) against that of Aristotelianism (which he supports, and from which he traces Cicero, numerous Enlightenment philosophers, along with some contemporaries like Ayn Rand). While he credits the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to the re-emergence of Aristotelian philosophy (via Thomas Aquinas and Petrarch), he believes that Platonic ideas—including the theory of Forms, the philosopher king, and "Kallipolis"—directly and indirectly led to the rise of the Abrahamic religions along with most forms of 20th century totalitarianism (via Kantianism, Hegelianism, and Marxism), including Soviet communism, Nazism, and Ruhollah Khomeini's Islamic Republic.

He views Objectivism as the heir to Enlightenment philosophy as well as to Friedrich Nietzsche's re-evaluation of all values and quest for a new and improved alternative to the flawed master–slave moralities of past and present.

Political, economic, and social views[edit]

General Overview and Party Politics[edit]

Adam is a libertarian and an advocate of open government and an open, free, and voluntary society. Regarding party politics, he is a Goldwater Republican and he explains his party registration by quoting Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman, who said, "I am a Republican with a capital 'R,' and a libertarian with a small 'l.' I have a party membership as a Republican not because they have any principles, but because that's the way I am the most useful and have the most influence. My philosophy is clearly libertarian." Despite his libertarian political philosophy, Adam has never been a member of the Libertarian Party and is, in fact, critical of the LP over certain positions such as their dismissive attitudes toward border security and the threat of Islamic totalitarianism, along with their frequent disregard for the crucial connection between morality (i.e., self-ownership, individualism, ethical egoism, and natural-rights libertarianism) and liberty.

In 2012, he initially considered supporting Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, the former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who previously ran in the 2012 Republican primaries, over Republican candidate Mitt Romney. While he respects and admires Romney's business career, Adam has misgivings over him as a politician, perceiving the former Massachusetts governor as the ultimate wishy-washy pragmatist, utterly devoid of ideas and ideals, and whose policies will be largely determined by whichever party takes majorities in the House and Senate. However, in light of Romney selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, Adam decided to vote for their ticket. After Romney's loss in November 2012, he became vehemently critical of Romney's campaign performance, and more explicitly called for the Republican Party to abandon conservatism (especially the "sinking ship" of social conservatism) and to become "the party of freedom of the individual," embracing libertarianism and "Enlightenment values."

Though he identifies as a supporter of both, he is critical of the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party for their intellectual/philosophic emptiness, which he says is a key factor in contributing to their social conservatism, their demagogue tactics, and their constant inability to effectively articulate ideas and the good parts of their platforms.

He believes the present-day Republican Party needs a youthful and morally-grounded libertarian presidential candidate in the ideological and personality mode of Barry Goldwater or fictional candidate Arnold Vinick, and gifted with keen intellect, eloquence, friendly disposition, and rugged charisma.

Background[edit]

Raised in a conservative Republican home, his political views drifted from conservatism to libertarianism in the mid-2000s. In hindsight, he describes his former preteen political views as Military Keynesianism coupled with what he calls "suburban, Bush-era, law-and-order conservatism," along with passionate support for radical gun rights (one position which remains unchanged). He had more moderate views on economic issues and fluctuating, non-religious social conservatism (both of which he now chalks up to ignorance and apathy rather than any real convictions).

He discovered libertarianism at age 14 and, thus, began a gradual drift from conservatism to libertarianism, identifying as a libertarian conservative throughout much his teen years. Following his high school graduation, he discovered philosophy (including Ayn Rand and Friedrich Nietzsche), after which he renounced conservatism entirely and realized that he already long rejected its historical bulwarks such as religion, traditionalism, royalism, and its pessimistic, Hobbesian, depravity view of human nature.

Despite ongoing misgivings over some of Ron Paul's views on foreign policy, he endorsed him in the 2008 and 2012 Republican presidential primaries. In 2008, he was critical of and unenthusiastic about eventual Republican nominee John McCain, but voted for him anyway as he distrusted Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr, a former (and recent) hard-line social conservative who authored and sponsored the Defense of Marriage Act, advocated banning Wicca in the military, and was a firebrand supporter of Orwellian War on Drugs measures.

Along with libertarian and Objectivist influences, his intellectual development has also been influenced by Nietzscheanism, philosophical anarchism, individualist anarchism, anarcho-capitalism, and autarchism. Although he no longer identifies with any of these ideologies due to what he sees as certain flaws in each of them, he still professes a sympathetic understanding of their ideals.

He sometimes has contrarian tendencies, arguing against fellow libertarians and atheists as well as (especially) conservatives when he thinks their arguments are poor, not well-reasoned, or portray their cause in a bad light.

Social Issues[edit]

In accordance with the principles of self-ownership, individualism, and capitalism, he believes in a permissive society limited legally only by the harm principle and the non-aggression principle. He supports unregulated legalization of all victimless "crimes", including but by no means limited to weapon/ammunition ownership, both open & concealed carry, gambling, drug possession/cultivation/sale, prostitution, assisted suicide/voluntary euthanasia, the sale of one's own bodily organs, ticket scalping, public nudity, etc. He supports gay rights and same-sex marriage (via the privatization of marriage) and opposes "thought crime" laws such as hate crime legislation. He also opposes laws against "hate speech," seeing them as infringements on freedom of speech/expression and a precursor to censorship and Newspeak. He supports legalized abortion and wholeheartedly supports all fruitful forms of stem cell research but, as a minarchist libertarian, opposes government funding for such things. He opposes the affirmative action as another form of racism and collectivist identity politics that has no place in a free society upholding the primacy and merit of the individual.

He opposes laws against private sector discrimination, holding that they are acts of coercion that infringe on employers' property rights and freedom of association, and therefore opposes such measures as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. He also uses consequentialist arguments, saying that free market competition already provides disincentives to discriminate and most large companies (including next to all Fortune 500s) already ban sexual orientation discrimination (and other types) in their own hiring practices. Also, as most employment discrimination lawsuits end up meritless, such laws would result in frivolous litigation—the enormous costs of which would have to be made up most likely by increasing prices.

He is a strong supporter of youth rights. Among other things, he is in favor of lowering the legal drinking age to eighteen, citing the fact that eighteen-year-olds are legal adults with the right to vote, get married, join the military, etc. He also favors legally allowing minors to consume alcohol in a private residence with parental supervision. He supports keeping the age of majority at eighteen and fixing the legal age of sexual consent at fourteen, citing average adolescent cognitive and psychological development as well as the historical and present-day results of nations with similar laws and policies. He opposes parental consent laws for minors seeking an abortion due to what he describes as too many "what-if" scenarios.

While he supports allowing private schools to do whatever they want, he personally opposes single-sex education, viewing it as an archaic, arbitrary, and discriminatory practice that can stunt a boy or girl's socio-psychological development, leading to potential perpetuation of sexism, prejudice, and stereotyping. He sees single-sex public education as unconstitutional due to the fact that public schools and classes therein are supported by taxpayer money, regardless of a taxpayer's gender.

On the issue of abortion, he affirms that he is what is popularly referred to as "pro-choice" and argues against overturning Roe v. Wade. He states that government has no proper role in policing it because an embryo/fetus is not a human person yet and regulating the practice would be a violation of the individual rights of the woman (a born human being). (see Self-ownership and Bodily integrity) He also expresses disdain for the terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice" and says he does not use either label to identify his position. He opposes the ban on so-called "partial-birth abortion" and argues that the term is inaccurate, sensationalist, media-created vernacular for a rare, emergency procedure that accounted for only 0.17% of all abortions. However, while he cannot say logically that abortion is morally wrong, he does believe that obtaining an abortion outside of rape-, incest- or health-related reasons requires a significant lack of empathy and compassion and that it would "haunt" him if someone he got pregnant got an abortion.

He expresses admiration for Emma Goldman and the 19th-century, "old-school" free love movement, and upholds the legitimacy of first-wave feminism; however, he derides subsequent feminism as a sexist and supremacist movement drenched in hypocrisy and double standards. He also accuses feminism of being accomplice to the postmodern perversion of philosophy along with ignoring the field of evolutionary psychology just as religious fundamentalists ignore evolutionary biology. Relatedly, he compares the feminist notion of gender as a social construct with anti-gay conversion therapy. Above all, he rejects feminism and its masculinist antithesis in favor of gender-blind individualist ethos.

He identifies with the sex-positive movement, advocating no social or cultural limits on sexuality outside of loyalty, honesty, consent, and safe sex. He is critical of marriage law and divorce law, and upholds free unions and the right to choose a self-uniting marriage.

Economic Issues[edit]

He supports real capitalism (i.e., laissez-faire/free market capitalism), therefore opposing mandatory taxation, the redistribution of wealth, government control of education, subsidies, protectionism, government-provided welfare (including corporate welfare), unionization, zoning laws, price controls, wage controls such as the minimum wage, antitrust laws, and all other forms of economic interventionism and regulation outside of protecting property rights (which includes prosecuting fraud and breach of contract).

He believes mixed economies are unsustainable, inherently self-contradictory, and that they cause conflicts of interest that, under a laissez-faire free market, would not exist.

He views mandatory taxation as theft and chastises the Internal Revenue Service as "extortionists" and likens them to a state-sponsored mafia. In its place, he proposes a single-tax system of voluntary personal income taxation at a flat rate of the individual's choosing along with the elimination of all other forms of taxation. He supports immediate and unconditional forgiveness of IRS debt, back taxes, and tax evasion for all American citizens and businesses along with unconditional pardons for non-violent individuals convicted of tax evasion or insider trading.

He is a deficit hawk and favors a federal balanced budget amendment along with a pay-as-you-go system that allows for zero exemptions except for temporary wartime defense expenditures. On a related note, though he supported its eventual passage, he has criticized the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 for its numerous exemptions, which he says have watered down the act to having little-to-no effect whatsoever. He opposes further increases to the federal debt ceiling. In response to the 2012 fiscal cliff crisis, he reiterated his advocacy of unprecedented across-the-board spending cuts and tax decreases/abolitions.

He fully supports globalization, stating that its long-term and ultimate economic and cultural effects will probably end up being one of the best things to ever happen to mankind. He is a proponent of capitalist peace theory and holds that the combined forces of neoliberal globalization, universal free trade, and laissez-faire minimal governments are instrumental and crucial for achieving world peace. He believes that genuine peace does not occur between governments, it occurs between peoples.

He supports lifting the Cuban trade embargo, arguing that it is misguided and counterproductive and that the best way to defeat communism in a country is to allow its citizenry to be exposed to capitalism (via free trade, in this case). He cites the liberalizing economic conditions and changing cultures in China and India as examples.

He believes the U.S. debt, the federal deficit, and energy independence are pressing national security issues.

He is critical of fractional-reserve banking, central banks, and fiat currency and supports monetary reform and free banking, returning to a commodity-based currency (such as the gold standard), and abolishing the Federal Reserve. He holds to the Austrian School of Economics view that the artificial regulation, control, and manipulation of the money supply and interest rates by central banks along with market distortions caused by government intervention and regulation are what causes the boom-and-bust business cycles along with downturns such as the Great Depression. He believes that a laissez-faire system based upon sound, commodity-based private currency (therefore, free of said artificial manipulations and the accompanying distortions) would result in a state of perpetual growth and full employment for those able and willing to work or employ themselves.

Although he is sympathetic to anarcho-capitalism and has been influenced by its theorists, he does not identify as an anarcho-capitalist and often cites the storylines behind Syndicate and BioShock as textbook examples of why an "an-cap" system would fail, despite BioShock intending to be a lampoon (albeit a straw-man lampoon) of Objectivism, which advocates minarchism as opposed to anarchism.

He sympathizes with the plight and frustration of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but contends that their anger is misdirected at Wall Street when the real villain is Washington, D.C. for their long-standing, interventionist economic policies that, among countless other things, include corporate welfare via the redistribution of wealth from everybody to "the one-percent," in clear violation of free market principles. While he admires forms of non-violent direct action, he condemned OWS for their violence and their disregard for property rights, such as their forcible occupation of the privately-owned Zuccotti Park.

He also notes that the total elimination of subsidies will effectively mean the end of lobbying, corporate welfare, and influence-buying.

He believes that minimum wage laws hurt the poorest and least-skilled by pricing them out of the job market and reducing their opportunities to acquire the skills which would make them more employable.

He criticized the Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" budget plan for not nearly going far enough, noting that instead of reducing spending, it merely reduces the rate of growth of spending back to 2008 levels. He also slammed Republican 2012 electoral campaigns for their plans to "save" Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—programs which he likens to Ponzi schemes.

He states that one of the key factors which hinders employers, entrepreneurs, investors, etc. and impedes economic recovery, growth, and investment is policy uncertainty, which is inherent under mixed economies, big government, and fiat currency.

He favors the legalization of insider trading, arguing that, aside from prosecuting fraud, it is not the government's job to restrict or regulate trade and that private stock exchanges will regulate the practice if they want to attract traders.

He says he does not believe in social classes, stating, "I don't regard such a thing as 'classes.' A person may happen to possess less disposable income and therefore has less access to material goods and services than I do, but I do not consider that person to be of a 'lower class' than I am." He says he only uses the term "class" in a purely utilitarian manner to denote income bracket groups. Furthermore, he states that only a libertarian society based on individualist principles could become a truly "classless society," as such distinctions of wealth/income, education, culture, or social network might arise and would only be determined by individual experience and achievement in such a society. He also believes that it is in fact government intervention/regulation and traditional culture—rather than laissez-faire—that engenders and solidifies social stratification and economic inequality.

Law & Order Issues[edit]

He strongly opposes the PATRIOT Act, the TSA, and mass surveillance, condemning such actions as that of an Orwellian police state. He supports measured use of torture on captured enemy combatants and considers "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding to be forms of torture. He also supports expanded use of capital punishment on violent criminals and advocates firearms as the most effective and humane method of execution. He is critical of the United States criminal justice system, saying it "over-punishes" non-violent criminals and "under-punishes" the violent ones. He supports mandatory sentencing and Three Strikes Laws only in the context of violent felonies.

Regarding the issue of prison overcrowding, he proposes the step-by-step process of:

A) The immediate and unconditional release and pardon of non-violent criminals incarcerated under a victimless crime if they are unconnected to organized crime or other violent criminals;
B) The wholesale mass execution of all convicted murderers, rapists, and those incarcerated in maximum security prisons;
C) Handing over construction and operation of all correctional facilities to the private sector.

He is sharply critical of the notion of prisoners' rights for violent convicts, believing that their actions have shown a clear disregard and disrecognition for the concept of a human being's rights, thereby choosing the lifestyle and worldview of a subhuman brute and foregoing their own rights.

He supports immigration reform, perhaps even free migration, but contingent on the abolition of the welfare state. While he agrees that America was "built on immigration," he notes that that was before the welfare state. As such, he currently supports immigration restrictions and increased border controls, citing the welfare state first and foremost along with certain national security concerns and the fact that a sovereign nation should rightfully have inviolable control of its own borders. However, he recognizes that tracking down, detaining, and deporting twelve-plus million illegal immigrants is not only expensive and unrealistic, but it would also severely harm the economy and necessitate unconstitutional and immoral police-state measures. As such, he supports granting immediate permanent residency to illegal immigrants who have no record of violent or property-related crime in either the U.S. or their home country. Under his plan, successful applicants will be allowed to legally reside in the United States, obtain a driver's license, get a job or engage in freelance work, enroll in school, join the military, and/or start a business.

After acquiring permanent residency, an immigrant would then be presented with a strict, conditional path to citizenship requiring the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently, have good moral character and no criminal record of any kind, the completion of at least an associate's degree at an American institution of higher learning or the completion of at least four years of U.S. military service (and, if discharged, received an honorable discharge), as well as a working knowledge of American history, the U.S. Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence (as is often standard in citizenship tests).

Also, he supports granting permanent residency to immigrants who come to the U.S. on a visa if they have completed at least an associate's degree at an American college or university, thus preventing brain drain.

He, therefore, supports what would likely be a stricter version of the DREAM Act, but without any of the state or federal benefits provided under current incarnations of the DREAM Act.

He is opposed to current Republican proposals to beef up border security by sending hiring and sending an additional 20,000 Border Patrol agents, saying that expanding "boots on the ground" is an outdated and expensive practice that the United States has been doing for the last couple decades, to little effect. He also makes a close-to-home point that the Border Patrol is already overstaffed which has led to severe equipment shortages, prompting the government to force individual agents to purchase their own equipment (such as guns, ammunition, handcuffs, etc.), thereby causing said agents and their families a large degree of financial strain, and therefore harming the economy itself.

Instead, Adam advocates more of a high-tech "smart border" emphasis, including the use of electronic sensors, UAVs, etc. that use a combination of surveillance methods, including but not limited to motion detection, vibration detection, along with thermography and other infrared methods. As mentioned below under Foreign Policy Issues, he also advocates the withdrawal of American troops from secure foreign nations like Germany and South Korea and their reassignment to border control on a rotational basis. On a related note, he believes the National Guard should never be deployed outside of the U.S. and should be tasked with similar roles domestically.

In sum, he wants to create an impenetrable electronic wall across the border checkered with perhaps a dozen (or less) strategically-placed, compact outposts out of which streamlined and elite police/military border guards would operate, complete with helipads, and ports for land vehicles and UAVs. When a breach of said "electronic wall" is detected, surveillance drones would lock on and track the moving subject and border guards would deploy to the location via helicopter and/or ground vehicles to take the trespasser into custody and release him to his native government, unless his intentions are found to be hostile (i.e., terrorism).

Adam is critical of multiculturalism due to its relativist philosophic premises. He is opposed to laws requiring bilingualism, as said laws are an act of coercion. He is supportive of sanctuary cities as long as those policies do not apply to illegal immigrants who have committed a violent or property-related crime. He was satisfied with the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona SB 1070, saying that it struck down the provisions he did not like while upholding the ones he did.

He was originally in favor of allowing the construction of Park51 (a.k.a. the "Ground Zero mosque") citing property rights before coming out against it, arguing the point that property rights are contextual and that preventing the construction is a wartime necessity. He compared it to the notion of allowing the Empire of Japan to construct a Shinto shrine at Pearl Harbor after the attack.

He supports castle doctrine/stand-your-ground laws, seeing it as inherent in the life, liberty, and property rights of a human being and no different than the right to self-defense.

He also supports the right of jury nullification, believing it is essential to the criminal justice system of a free society and a natural extension of one of the "four boxes of liberty." He believes that juries should judge not only the facts but also the justice of the law itself.

Stemming from his advocacy of open government and open society, he is a supporter of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. On a related note, he is a strong proponent of government transparency and freedom of information. He has referred to Edward Snowden as a hero, and states that if he were President, he would give Snowden and Chelsea Manning full and immediate pardons.

Foreign Politics[edit]

Regarding foreign political parties, he tends to put his support behind libertarian political parties or parties that he thinks best embody liberal ideals. Lacking that, he can be more pragmatic and support certain right-wing, center-right, or centrist parties, though he opposes the Christian democracy ideals of some such parties. Some of the parties he has endorsed include: the Libertarian Party (UK), both the Free Democratic Party and the Party of Reason (Germany), Shinui (Israel), the Liberal Party of Australia, the Free Egyptians Party (Egypt), the Libertarian Party of Russia, the Italian Radicals (Italy), both the Liberal Democratic Party and Your Party (Japan), the Dutch Libertarian Party (Netherlands), the Liberal Alternative and the Liberal Democratic Party (France), the New Zealand National Party, ACT New Zealand, and Libertarianz (New Zealand), as well as the European Party for Individual Liberty (EU), among others around the world.

He is fiercely critical of monarchism and advocates the abolition of all monarchies and state religions in favor of secular, constitutional republican forms of government.

Constitutional Issues[edit]

When it comes to constitutional interpretation, he is an originalist and strict constructionist, arguing that that's the point of having a constitution in the first place. He believes the United States Constitution—specifically the enumerated powers and the Bill of Rights—stipulates a minarchist night-watchman state form of government. He supports the incorporation doctrine, applying the Bill of Rights to state and local governments, as he does not believe tyranny is acceptable at any level of government (federal, state, local, etc.) and he has criticized Ron Paul's states'-rights arguments in this regard.

He has spoken in favor of abolishing In God we trust and E pluribus unum and embracing Live Free or Die as the national motto, as he finds it more in keeping with the United States' foundational Enlightenment ideals.

Animal Rights Issues[edit]

He is opposed to animal cruelty but, as his philosophy precipitates anthropocentrism, he recognizes no such concept as animal rights, arguing that only agents possessing rational faculties—the faculty of reason and high-level conceptual forms of cognition—have any rights.

Electoral Issues[edit]

In light of modern technology, he supports moving toward more electronic direct democracy/E-democracy within the framework of a constitutional republic. On a related note, he criticizes the Electoral College and supports its abolition, believing it to be a once-necessary institution that technological advancement has now made obsolete, and that its continued existence is anti-democratic—an example being George W. Bush winning the presidency in 2000 via electoral votes even though Al Gore won the popular vote.

He is also critical of nonpartisan blanket primaries, believing that they help solidify, rather than undermine, the two-party system.

He advocates drastically loosening ballot access restrictions and is fiercely opposed to the Commission on Presidential Debates, considering their conduct and their suppression of third parties' political freedom unconstitutional and an affront to the very principles of liberal democracy and a free society. On a related note, he advocates for the abolition of the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

He is a strong supporter of Congressional term limits, saying that elected representatives are supposed to be more like statesmen than career politicians.

He emphasizes the difference between republicanism and democracy, arguing that idealistic Western nations should be explicitly upholding republicanism and not "democracy," which he refers to as nothing more than mob rule and tyranny by the majority.

Foreign Policy Issues[edit]

He advocates reducing foreign aid to zero and staunchly opposes nation-building, arguing that the U.S. military is not a humanitarian organization and that its function is the "protection of the lives and freedoms of American citizens—nothing more and nothing less." He vehemently denounces the military rules of engagement that have been in place since the end of World War II, saying that they have asininely hindered American military forces in every war since and have resulted in unnecessarily prolonged conflicts and more American casualties. He further argues that America's foreign policy has been self-detrimental since, again, the end of World War II; and he is highly critical of both neoconservative and isolationist views on foreign policy. His philosophy on war is that it should only be enacted in cases of self-defense or retaliation, but when said war is declared, he believes in only one kind of war: total war, citing a moral imperative to use any means to achieve a swift and complete victory over the enemy aggressor. He is unconcerned about collateral damage, saying that it is simply a reality of war and that moral responsibility for innocent deaths lies with the governments of enemy aggressors rather than with the United States.

He is therefore opposed to any and all wars of aggression (as it is obviously an initiation of force violating the non-aggression principle), but is not by any means a pacifist.

He supports a non-interventionist, peace-through-strength foreign policy, saying he is not referring to imperialism, "hair-trigger" militarism, or "amoral" Realpolitik. Rather, he is referring to deterrence, "Big Stick" policy, and the capability & willingness to effectively defend oneself with minimal-to-no friendly casualties and wholly destroy the enemy aggressor. This, he asserts, is a policy of prudent precaution and effective defense without violating the non-aggression principle.

In regards to the War on Terror, he has been historically supportive of the military engagements in both Afghanistan and the Iraq, but he is very critical of how they have been handled, going all the way back to their inception. In hindsight, he believes the invasion of Iraq was most likely a mistake and says that he is comfortable with the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country. Conversely, he says the War in Afghanistan had to happen due to the Taliban's directly harboring and collusion with al-Qaeda. However, he is again critical of how the war has been handled from the beginning. As of now, he believes there is little more that U.S. forces can do anymore due to the restrictive rules of engagement, the U.S. government's unwillingness to engage Pakistan's duplicity, along with numerous other factors. He advocates a "go hard or go home" policy of either engaging al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and potentially Pakistan with total war tactics (including the use of weapons of mass destruction) to defeat the enemy or to withdraw from the country immediately and entirely, stating that there will be little to no improvements with the current policies in place and that the region will not get any more stable.

Furthermore, he believes Iran to be a threat due to their belligerent and theocratically hostile nature, their stated intentions, their nuclear program, along with their connections with, supplying and funding of Islamic terrorist groups over the last three decades. He notes that oil properties developed by western interests were confiscated by Middle Eastern regimes (therefore violating their property & contract rights) beginning with Iran in 1951, along with Iranian revolutionaries storming the U.S. embassy in Tehran—technically an act of war. He contends that these actions justify unilateral destruction of the Iranian regime. To this end, however, he opposes any "boots on the ground," much less any kind of occupation. Rather, he advocates total destruction of Iran as quickly as possible and with the fewest American casualties via more remote measures such as drone attacks, air strikes, carpet bombing, nuclear ICBMs and other weapons of mass destruction. He supports said measures against any Islamic state sponsors of terrorism.

Conversely, he does not see North Korea as a threat and laughs off their boasting about their alleged military capabilities. However, he opposes any interference one way or the other if South Korea decides to attack them.

When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he has voiced unequivocal support for Israel, citing their Western values such as modernity, liberalism, secularism, etc., which he claims antagonizes the Palestinians and Arab Muslims by introducing civilization and progress into their religiously-inspired stagnation. He argues that it is those values and the accompanying achievements that make Israel a moral beacon in a "region rife with barbarism and superstition" and that perceived symbolism of those same values are what made the World Trade Center a favored target for al-Qaeda when planning the 9/11 attacks. He advocates supporting Israel morally, but not necessarily financially, and is critical of Zionism, viewing it as a fusion of the valid self-preservation principle with the toxic premise of ethnically-based collectivism and religion.

Though he is opposed to imperialism on moral grounds as it is a violation of the non-aggression principle, he states that he is "not sorry" that various imperialist actions occurred throughout the millennia, such as that by Alexander the Great, the Roman Empire, or the British Empire. Technological and economic efficiency were often improved in territories subjected to imperialism through the building of roads & infrastructure and the introduction of innovations. Similarly, the rapid adoption of the scientific method throughout the world was partly a side-effect of the British Empire.

He has voiced a lack of surprise with the ultimate sociopolitical results of the Arab Spring and is satisfied with the fact that such an unprecedented wave of revolutions in the most unlikely region in the world was able to happen in the first place. He sees the Arab Spring as an international revolution initiated by secular, liberal-minded youth coordinating through social media (i.e., technology made possible by Western capitalism) that was co-opted by authoritarian, religious elements. He sees these revolutions as the result of the Middle Eastern youth's inevitable exposure to the ideas and values of Western culture due to globalization and therefore expects more such revolutions to come. He has drawn parallels between the Islamists hijacking the Arab Spring and refashioning it in their name and the Religious Right in America attempting to do the same with the Tea Party movement.

He was not surprised by the results of the Arab Spring due to recognizing and correctly predicting that citizens in the Muslim world, if given elections, will merely elect Islamic fundamentalists into power, as freedom and liberal democracy have nothing to do with a culture firmly rooted in religionIslam, in this case. This was one of the reasons why he opposed the NATO military intervention in Libya—not just because it was a purely humanitarian trip with no self-interested motive for American involvement whatsoever, but also because he preferred having quasi-secular (only nominally Muslim) dictators in power who were no threat to anyone outside their borders, as opposed to internationalist Islamists with an active hatred toward the West and a self-deluded supernatural edict to eliminate "The Great Satan." These reasons are also why he is quietly supportive of Bashar al-Assad's regime in the Syrian Civil War as the opposition is already partly controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood with al-Qaeda taking on an increasingly greater role.

He opposes most intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations and the IMF. However, he currently supports NATO and considers himself an Atlanticist.

He advocates the withdrawal of American troops from secure foreign nations like Germany and South Korea and their reassignment to border control on a rotational basis. On a related note, he believes the National Guard should never be deployed outside of the U.S. and should be tasked with similar roles domestically.

He is opposed to arms control/reduction agreements, viewing them as unnecessary, unrealistic, and steeped in naïvety. He has the same view of nuclear disarmament, contending that "You can't turn back the clock and magically un-invent something. The knowledge has been acquired, the technology has been invented; it exists, it's there, it's out in the world. There's no going back." Furthermore, he believes nuclear technology has done more good than harm for the world, citing nuclear deterrence, nuclear power, nuclear medicine, and smaller civilian applications, such as smoke detectors, gauges, electrostatic control, and food processing to destroy potentially harmful microorganisms, bacteria, and viruses.

Views on religion[edit]

General overview[edit]

Adam is a staunch atheist and critic of religious belief with resolute anti-religious and anti-theistic intellectual views. His atheism is a logical component of his metaphysical naturalism and philosophical realism. His anti-religiosity and antitheism derives from the discernment that mysticism and any form of unreason is harmful to humanity (in all aspects of the term). It is harmful on an individual psychological level due to the suppression, dilution, and subversion of the human cognitive faculty of reason and the accompanying superstition and irrational behavior. It is also harmful on a group/societal scale as religious institutions are, by their nature, authoritarian and collectivist, and ultimately beget totalitarianism, regression, and societal collapse. They have led to numerous devastating wars, tyranny, harmful pseudo-moral systems (more on that below under Religious Concepts and Ideas), and the Dark Ages (half a dozen centuries of potential social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological progress lost).

He contends that religious belief has done more harm than good, and that mankind would be better off without religion or any kind of supernatural belief (i.e., better off without believing in things without evidence; impossible things that contradict the laws of reality).

Drawing on Objectivist and classical philosophy, he cites laws of thought and logic and uses various applications of the law of noncontradiction, the law of identity, the primacy of existence versus the primacy of consciousness (i.e., the impossibility of consciousness preceding existence), and others to uphold metaphysical naturalism. He believes philosophy and science can and already have disproven the notion of the supernatural.

That said, he does not consider himself a militant atheist, and has criticized the present-day "New Atheist" activists for their "loud, obnoxious, abrasive, angry, in-your-face pompousness." He despises them, stating that they give a bad name to normal people who don't believe in religion—people who actually have lives. (More on this matter below under the Atheist Activists section). As his favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, once stated: "In accordance with the principles of America and of capitalism, I recognize your right to hold any beliefs you choose—and, on the same grounds, you have to recognize my right to hold any convictions I choose. I am an intransigent atheist, though not a militant one. This means that I am not fighting against religion as such—I am fighting for reason. When faith and reason clash, it is up to religious people to decide how they choose to reconcile the conflict. As far as I am concerned, I have no terms of communication and no means to deal with people except through reason."

He believes in "karma," but as a matter of naturalistic causality (i.e., "reality biting you in the ass"), rather than any kind of mystical phenomenon.

His interest in religion derives directly from his interests in philosophy and mythology, seeing religion as a mixture of both. He enjoys learning about different belief systems and he admits that he does have some degree of anthropological respect for religion in the sense that it is a primitive precursor to philosophy—and philosophy is something that every human being needs.

Nevertheless, he expresses bewilderment and shame at the continued existence of religion and supernaturalism in a post-Enlightenment, post-Industrial Revolution, post-Information Age world. But he is encouraged by the rapid and unprecedented decline in religious belief and the corresponding rise of irreligion and secularism. He points to neoliberal globalization as a key contributor to this trend around the globe, claiming that nothing kills religion better than capitalism.

Religion and Science[edit]

He criticizes Stephen Jay Gould's non-overlapping magisteria, believing religion and science, by their nature, cannot be reconciled.

He contends there is no such thing as "creation science" and that any attempt to move away from methodological naturalism is a rejection of the scientific method and, therefore, of science itself (as science is, by definition, the study of the natural realm).

Jesus Christ & the Origins of Christianity[edit]

Regarding the origins of Christianity and the historicity of Jesus, Adam is partial to the Christ myth theory, contending that, based upon the pagan and Hellenic influences on early Christianity, Jesus was never an actual person (divine or not), but rather just one of many mythological life-death-rebirth savior deities around which many cults were formed during that era. He asserts bias on part of the many scholars and theologians who dismiss the Christ myth theory, as said scholars are mostly Christian or at least pro-Christianity.

(See also: Jesus Christ in comparative mythology)

He also believes many other parts of the Bible were derived from earlier myths, using the Epic of Gilgamesh's flood story as one example of many ancient flood myths that predate the writing of the Book of Genesis by at least a millennium.

Religious Organizations[edit]

He believes the Catholic Church is essentially a criminal syndicate and one of the most evil institutions ever to plague mankind. He sees Islamism as an immediate military threat, and believes that, beneath all of the ethnic and political conflicts, the main cause of military conflict in the 21st century has been a religious foundation.

Religious Concepts and Ideas[edit]

He fiercely criticizes anti-human and anti-worldly religious concepts and practices such as contemptus mundi, the mortification of the flesh, penance, asceticism, anti-sexualism, etc. He denounces the "depraved, degrading, arbitrary guilt code" associated with "nonsensical" notions like original sin. He accuses most religions of "worshiping suffering" and describes many practices, beliefs, and paraphernalia (such as transubstantiation and the crucifix) as the "marks of a blood cult." He condemns religion as "doctrinized hatred for mankind, this life, and this world masquerading as the opposite."

He is critical of all forms of duty-based ethics, including religious morality, referring to such ethical systems as "fake, disingenuous, pseudo-morality." He believes that "performing good deeds or refraining from bad deeds, not because you want to but because you feel like you have to (whether it's in a religious context or a secular context), is not morality." He points out certain factors such as the "reward-punishment codes" including the promised reward of heaven or nirvana coupled with the fear of hell or negative karma, etc., as indicative of "the ethical code of a dog, not a human being."

He also sees religious belief as promoting passivity, resignation, and fatalism, along with tyrannical and false political legitimacy through such notions as divine right of kings and imperial cults.

He blames pervasive religious morality, in part, for the worldview of most relativist and nihilist atheists, believing that their feelings of meaninglessness and lack of moral absolutism is the unfortunate psychological impact of being raised in a religion-saturated culture—no more than a self-fulfilling prophecy by religion depicting man as amoral and directionless without theism.

He has also criticized the popular idea of upholding decentralized and individualized spirituality/mysticism over organized religion, saying that any form of supernatural belief will eventually develop into organized religion.

Humanism and Agnosticism[edit]

Though he says he may be called a humanist in the sense of the classical definition (i.e., upholding man and focusing on this life, this world, and human affairs without regard to some alleged supernatural dimension), it's not a term he uses to identify himself due to modern connotations and has, in fact, criticized "secular humanism," viewing the term (and concept) as so broad and abstract in meaning that it is almost devoid of any real content or substance. He is also a critic of the movements and organizations generally associated with secular humanism, perceiving them as dominated by determinism, utilitarian ethics, and left-wing politics—all of which he despises.

He also criticizes certain types of agnostics, believing that their rejection of certainty amounts to a rejection of objective reality and the faculty of reason. He also perceives some agnostics to be rejecting objective reality in favor of futile attempts at metaphysical egalitarianism.

Atheist Activists[edit]

He is critical of the modern, activist "New Atheist" movement. While he agrees with their fundamental view that "religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises," he admonishes them for:

A) Their pompous abrasiveness (giving normal atheists a bad name).
B) Their pathetic tendencies toward "organized nonreligion" (such as Camp Quest or the ridiculous "Bright" movement—becoming a mirror to the very thing they are supposed to be fighting).
C) Their stupid activist gestures (such as erroneously capitalizing the "A" in atheist or renting out a salon and soliciting people to come in to get their heads ritualistically blow-dried to "cleanse" them of their baptism).
D) Their irrational (i.e., logical positivist) disregard for the crucial role of philosophy in debunking the erroneous metaphysical, epistemological, and moral claims put forth by religionists.

He further criticizes specific activist groups, including but not limited to, American Atheists (referring to their founder, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, as a "callous bitch who got probably just what she deserved") and the Rational Response Squad, referring to them, their YouTube Blasphemy Challenge, and their conduct at the Way of the Master debate as "cringingly juvenile."

However, he has a higher opinion of debunker groups like the Center for Inquiry, the James Randi Educational Foundation, Penn & Teller, etc., along with more philosophically-based anti-religious organizations like the Ayn Rand Institute and The Atlas Society, who advocate atheism within the context of a broader philosophy.

Background[edit]

He was raised in a family that he describes as "nominally Christian, functionally atheist," having been to church only a couple times in his whole life. The occasional saying of grace at the dinner table is as religious as his family gets. His stepfather, who has been in Adam's life since he was around three years old, is a lapsed Adventist who was raised in the Armstrongist Worldwide Church of God. His mother was raised loosely Christian, having attended a Lutheran church only a couple times with her mother (who has since disaffiliated from religion herself). Although Adam's parents believe in God, they have little patience for organized religion.

When Adam was fifteen, a brief interest in the paranormal along with readings of Christian literature coinciding with a prolonged battle with severe clinical depression culminated in a perfect storm, resulting in the previously irreligious Adam's conversion to evangelical Christianity in April 2005. After a brief but zealous three-month fling with the religion, he subsequently became an explicit atheist after further scientific, historical, theological, and philosophical study along with the frustrating total lack of spiritual experience. Looking back, he describes this chapter of his life as the "rock-bottom moment" in his "adolescent era of weakness and failure."

Views on science, technology, the environment, and transhumanism[edit]

Scientific views[edit]

Regarding the origin and age of the universe, Adam disagrees with the cosmological model known as the Big Bang theory and instead subscribes to the classical Steady State theory that the universe ageless and eternal, that it is infinite space and time (hence the definition and etymology of the word "universe," meaning all that exists), while "celestial bodies such as galaxies, stars, and planets come and go via natural processes just like they always have." He argues that the Big Bang theory's notion that something can come from nothing violates the law of causality and that the father of the theory, astronomer-priest Georges Lemaître, was tainted by his religious philosophy. He notes that even Albert Einstein was critical of Lemaître's physics and was skeptical of them holding up to physicalist standards and that Einstein only embraced Lemaître's theories after thinking his concept of a cosmological constant upholding Steady State theory had been disproven. But, nevertheless, we did discover the cosmological constant many decades later—dark matter.

He compares the "Big Bang theory versus Steady State theory" conflict as similar to the "intelligent design versus evolution" controversy with "the wrong side winning and becoming the prevalent premise."

He notes that philosophy is logically prior and foundational to the natural sciences and admonishes contemporary and modern scientists for discarding the role of philosophy (due to the influence of logical positivism), saying that it has led to all kinds of "crazy, hole-riddled" premises, such as string theory and countless "metaphysically impossible" interpretations of quantum mechanics. He quotes Leonard Peikoff in saying, "Science is not simply what scientists say it is. Science is what scientists say it is when they are actually using a proper, rational methodology."

On that note, he denounces logical positivism and its "analytic philosophy" heir for their vigorous (and, unfortunately, largely successful) pseudo-scientific anti-realist attempts to purge science of talk regarding nature's more fundamental aspects—including causality, mechanism, and principles (such as axioms and laws of logical thought). He contends that, far from being logical, logical positivism has actually undermined and rejected the foundations of logic and has played a large (albeit indirect) role in the rise of postmodernist philosophy.

He has referred to Sigmund Freud as "a coked-up hack with mommy issues whose ideas have largely been discredited."

Transhumanist views[edit]

Adam is a techno-utopianist, extropianist, and transhumanist. He supports voluntary, market-based eugenics (inheritable genetic modification) and human enhancement free of state intervention and control (libertarian transhumanism). He also speaks highly of the limitless potential applications of emerging technologies, such as information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, cybernetics, robotics, cognitive science, geoengineering, advancements in energy development, military technology, space exploration, etc. He believes that the radical, long-term technological advancements under a laissez-faire society will accomplish transhumanist goals and eventually yield a state of practical post-scarcity.

He hopes that philosophic, cultural, and technological progress will ultimately transform mankind into a super-race of enlightened, polymathic superhumans living in an advanced, voluntaryist civilization.

He has a passion for futurology and subscribes to the concept of accelerating change, saying, "The more technology advances, the faster it advances." He believes such rapid and radical advancement should be embraced and celebrated, not feared or hindered. He is a libertarian transhumanist and is critical of left-wing forms of transhumanism (such as democratic transhumanism) as he believes government regulation and control could lead to a Brave New World-like state of totalitarianism.

Furthermore, he is a passionate space advocate, supporting space exploration and colonization via private spaceflight. He believes the future of space exploration and colonization lies in the private sector and that government dominance in space has hampered progress.

Environmental issues[edit]

He argues in favor of free-market environmentalism, technogaianism, and technocentrism regardless of the factuality behind anthropogenic climate change. Furthermore to this end, he is a fan of economist Julian Simon's ideas.

On the subject of global warming controversy, Adam does not deny that global warming exists and that it is occurring, but he believes human contribution to it (anthropogenic global warming) is minimal and that "volcanic eruptions toss up more CO2 than Detroit would in a million years." He points to the Little Ice Age and the fact that it ended in the mid-19th century, coinciding with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and that therefore the current warming trend is part of a recovery process and that proponents of anthropogenic global warming are drawing a false positive correlation between the start of industrialization and the warming trend, committing the 'correlation implying causation' fallacy. He also voices confusion as to why the subject of paleoclimate isn't brought up more often, as the data shows that Earth is in one of its coolest periods in its history.

He is critical of peak oil theory, accusing its proponents of being geologically ignorant with regards to the formation of hydrocarbons and petroleum.

In accordance with the anti-coercion views of libertarianism, he opposes the Kyoto Protocol but supports the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate.

He has criticized the political and regulatory red tape that has hampered the approval and construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind farm project and noted that it has served as a disincentive for investors and entrepreneurs to invest in further similar projects up and down the Eastern Seaboard. He has used such events to demonstrate his view that the accompanying technological innovation under laissez-faire capitalism would ensure the more rapid development of clean and renewable energy that would be advanced enough to transition to completely.

He has written in support of "an appreciation for the fruits of reason and science, and confidence in man's ability to solve problems (such as environmental issues) through unhindered human ingenuity, innovation & technology, and the encouragement of voluntary cooperation, instead of regulating us back into the Dark Ages."

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= This user believes marriage is the love between two people who commit their lives to each other; a gift to all people in society.
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This user demands the
unconditional release
of Liu Xiaobo
? This user doesn't understand why there are anarcho-primitivists on the Internet.
Red white blue ribbon1.png In Memoriam: 9/11
Lest we forget…
Bundeswehr G36.jpg This user believes if you're old enough to go to war, you're old enough to drink alcohol.
Che por Jim Fitzpatrick.svg Communism killed 100,000,000 people and all I got was this lousy user box.
Star of life2.svg This user supports Stem Cell research.
50px This user is against the ban on smoking in public places.
Female.svgMale.svg This user supports gender equality.
Female.svg This user rejects feminist dogma in all its forms.
Christopher Hitchens crop.jpg This is user is a fan of the Hitch.
Spsign.svg
This user is a
South Park Republican
Cannabis sativa.jpg This user does not use drugs, but figures people should be able to use recreational drugs in their own home if they're responsible about it.
George Orwell press photo.jpg
George Orwell taught this user everything he needs to know about the government.
NagarjunaSagarDam.JPG This user supports the development of realistic renewable energy.
Camouflage.svg This user opposes conscription.
USSArizona PearlHarbor.jpg Pearl Harbor
May we never forget…
WL Hour Glass Bottom.jpg
This user supports Wikileaks and Julian Assange.
life
choice
This user believes that the pro-life and pro-choice philosophies are not mutually exclusive.
Anti-monarchy.png This user is an anti-monarchist.
WoD FAIL Adam9389 knows the War on Drugs is a failure. History shows prohibition doesn't work, and has led to abuses such as asset forfeiture.
No fascio (sfondo grigio).GIF This user is highly against fascism.


Btcornafrica.jpg This user supports the genetic modification of plants and animals.
Pregnant woman black and white shadows.jpg This user believes that abortion should be legal but strongly discouraged.
NotCommons-emblem-copyrighted.svg This user respects copyright and other intellectual property rights.
יש This user supports Shinui.
Machno.jpg
This user supports the Free Territory Makhnowia a.k.a. Anarchist Ukraine, but is not a Platformist. Anarchy-symbol.svg
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg This user wants a
World government.
Blueribbon.png This user is opposed to online censorship.*
Obamafamily.jpg This user does not trust politicians who praise public schools while sending their own children to private schools.
Kondom.jpg This user supports and encourages the practice of safe sex.
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According to the World's Smallest Political Quiz, this user is* a Political Libertarian
(Personal Freedom: 100; Economic Freedom: 100).
Political chart.svg According to the political compass this user is Economic Right (10) and Social Libertarian (-10).
2d political spectrum.png This user stands at personal freedom 100%, economic freedom 100% on the Nolan Chart.
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According to the On the Issues, this user is a Hard-Core Libertarian
(Social: 100%; Economic: 100%).
Sun01.svg This user is skeptical of anthropogenic global warming.
Drawn love hearts.svg This user supports the inclusion of sex education in school systems.
Balanced scales.svg
This user supports Jury Nullification.
! As a pro-globalization individualist, libertarian, and laissez-faire capitalist, this user hates poverty, war, disease, injustice, tyranny, and bigotry, unlike the rest of you squares.
Anti-monarchy.png This user is against Monarchy.


Petalogo.png
This user supports People Eating Tasty Animals.
Sir John Falstaff - Eduard von Grützner.jpg
Japanese Type 26.png This user supports the National Rifle Association.
Nocensor.svg This user sees nothing wrong with the human form and doesn't view it as something that needs to be hidden.
CUT This user does not support the practice of male circumcision.
Camouflage.svg This user is against involuntary military service.
Hakenkreuz im Verbotsschild.svg This user is highly against nazism.
Urbine221dc.jpg
This user supports the
use of green energy.
Mafate Marla solar panel dsc00633.jpg
Fist.svg This user is committed to freedom of the individual.
Flag of the United States.svg This user supports the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Flag of Israel.svg This user supports ISRAEL.
Europesatelliteorthographic101.jpg
This user wants all of Europe to adopt the euro.
Euro symbol gold.svg
Bill of Rights Pg1of1 AC.jpg
This user supports the
Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.
Statue of Liberty.svg This user is committed to liberty.
Open book 01.png "The smallest minority is the individual. One who disregards individual rights cannot claim to be a defender of minorities." - Ayn Rand
Kronstadt attack.JPG
This user honors those who fought in the Kronstadt Rebellion.
28 Feb 1921
Anti-Communist.png


Liberty-statue-from-below.jpg This user supports the ACLU.
Man-and-woman-icon.svg This user is straight
but not narrow.
Emblem-cool.svg
Female.svgFemale.svgMale.svgMale.svg This user supports both straight and gay marriages, and is against any restrictions on who can marry.
STATE This user opposes State Sanctioned Marriage.
Who cares? This user is not interested in the debate over abortion.
PC This user supports a woman's right to choose, and opposes any restrictions on abortions.
Animal rights This user believes animal rights is a ridiculous concept.
Animal cruelty This user opposes animal rights, but opposes animal cruelty.
Death penalty.svg This user strongly supports the death penalty, and feels it should be used much more frequently.
Death penalty.svg This user supports torture, and believes it can be justified under a variety of circumstances.
PD-icon.svg This user is against DRM.
Koreageostub.png This user supports the reunification of the Koreas under a constitutional republic.
Flag of Romania.svg This user supports the reunification of Romania and Moldova. Flag of Moldova.svg
Flag and map of Jordan.svg Adam9389 believes Palestinians already have a homeland: Jordan. Why is it that Israeli Jews show more compassion to the "refugees" than their fellow Arabs?
Brasilian soldiers.jpg This user is against Singapore's National Service system, for obvious reasons...
Larry Craig official portrait.jpg This user believes that people of authority are nothing but hypocrites.
People.svg This user supports Citizen Media.
Kaartnlvl.png This user supports the unification of Flanders and the Netherlands.
Wind-turbine-icon.svg This user supports renewable energy.
Pollywell plasma.jpg This user supports the development of Polywell nuclear fusion technology.
Anti Soviet Union.png
This user believes that communism, socialism, and Marxism are evil
and supports their elimination.
' This user believes it is every citizen's duty to assess every candidate and abstain from voting if none is found fit for office, unless he or she wants to vote anyway.
Anarchy-symbol-red.svg This user would prefer anarchy to tyranical government.
Constitution Pg1of4 AC icon cut.png This user supports no government or government that is extremely limited.
Barry Goldwater.jpg
In your heart, you know
Barry Goldwater was right.
Syringe.jpeg This user supports the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia.
Green ribbon.svg This user thinks ribbons do not raise any awareness.
Yellow ribbon.png This user supports the troops.
WoT FAIL Adam9389 knows the War on Terror is a failure. War is waged on nations, not tactics! “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither.” I'd like my civil liberties back, please.
NO FD This user opposes the Fairness Doctrine and believes it is censorship.
We the People This user believes in a strict interpretation of the United States Constitution.
The Gerry-Mander Edit.png
This user despises Gerrymandering.
United States of Canada.png If you wish your state was part of a different country, why don't you just move there‽ Aztlán in United States (US48).svg
🚭 Adam9389 does not smoke, but supports the right of others to do so courteously. 🚬
RS.png This user supports
the abolition of
Republika Srpska.
HRC As a supporter of gay rights, this user loathes the Human Rights Campaign and wonders who they really serve.
Leather, Latex, and BDSM pride - Light.svg This user would be against a law banning Extreme pornography.
This user supports
alternative media.
BlackStar.PNG
Piles of Salt Salar de Uyuni Bolivia Luca Galuzzi 2006 a.jpg This user is in favour of desalination.
GOP
This user supports the
United States Republican Party
Liberty-statue-from-below.jpg This user supports the United States Libertarian Party.
Don't agree with message.jpg This user opposed the reelection of Obama in 2012
Oh Shit! This user thinks profanity does not exist. (S)he believes that such words are the same as any other words and should be treated as such.
Anti-Pacifist.svg This user, while generally preferring non-violence, is not a pacifist.
abortion This user opposes abortions and laws banning them.
Humanist Logo.svg This user affirms the feasibility and desirability of liberal eugenics and human enhancement.
UserboxEugVoluntary.png This user supports voluntary eugenics.
War Ensign of Germany 1938-1945.svg This user despises ALL force-initiators.
Muehle Marzahn2.JPG This user supports the use of wind power, solar power, and electric vehicles.
Prius2004.JPG This user supports hybrid vehicles.


ID This user supports decriminalizing prostitution.
Julie red camisole top braless.jpg
This user supports the right of women to go braless.
Mother with child workshop Jan van Bylert.jpg This user supports a mother's right to breastfeed in public.
Topless woman walking on Coral Beach, Jamaica.jpg
This user supports the right of women to go without a top at the beach, the local pool, or in public.
Legalize This user wants to legalize everything!
Barack Obama addresses joint session of Congress 2009-02-24.jpg This user wonders quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Ungovernable.jpg This user believes physical emancipation is impossible without mental liberation.
Eugène Delacroix - La liberté guidant le peuple.jpg This user is a civil libertarian.
Gendersign.svgGay flag.svg This user supports same-sex marriage because unions should be permitted between consenting adults.
Development of a rational scale to assess the harm of drugs of potential misuse (physical harm and dependence, NA free means).svg This user supports drug policy reform; knowing that prohibition is immoral, counterproductive, illiberal and doesn't work.
Rotating earth (large).gif This user doesn't care what your "ancestries" are, this user likes people for what they are and not because of a place of birth!
BlankMap-World6.svg This user is opposed to regional lockout.
Blue-Red Hearts.PNG This user believes in a revival of a modified form of romantic friendship.
5th This user pleads the 5th Amendment
NOT
RIGHT
This user recognizes that no one has the fundamental right to the labor or product of another individual.
PRO This user is pro-life but supports a woman's right to choose.
Unbalanced scales.svg This user believes that just because abortion is immoral, that doesn't mean it should be illegal (just like adultery, divorce, and war).
This user's favorite gay rights organization is the Pink Pistols.
LocationAmericas.png This user supports the idea of a monetary union in the Americas.
Members of Pacific Island Forum.svg This user believes in the creation of the Pacific Union.
Union for the Med.png This user supports the Union for the Mediterranean.
F-15E 391st USAF 081215-F-7823A-931.jpg This user believes that except in extreme circumstances, starting a war is one of the worst things a country can do.
Fort Sumter storm flag 1861.jpg
This user is thankful that the good guys won the Civil War
State flag of Iran 1964-1980.svg This user supports a secular democratic Iran.
G.O.P. This user believes the Republican Party has been hijacked by neocons
Symbol keep vote.svg
This user believes that Nationalism is good for culture but bad for politics.
Demarchy.png

Views on Religion[edit]

Views on Religion
Astrolabe-Persian-18C.jpg This user is not religious.
Atom of Atheism-Zanaq.svg This user is an Atheist and believes religion is harmful to society.
Nogod.jpg This user is an antitheist, and finds belief in a God unbelievably irrational.
Crystal mind.jpg This user values
reason over faith.
No Gods Image-Zeus.png This user doesn't believe in deities, myths or superstitions


Dome 1.jpg This user believes in the separation of religion and state.* ReligionSymbolAbr.PNG
Dome 1.jpg This user is sick and tired of Religion's attempts to hijack government and wants stronger separation of church and state. ReligionSymbolAbr.PNG
Purple Pansy.jpg This user is a freethinker.
Lq-dna.png This user understands biological evolution.
FirstCrusade.jpg This user believes the world would be a happier, safer and saner place without religion.
This user firmly believes that the world would be better without the presence of devil worship.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] Pentagram4.svg
Eurabia Flag.svg This user opposes all forms of Islamism and Islamofascism.
ReligionSymbolAbr.PNG This user opposes all forms of Ziofascism, Christofascism and Islamofascism.
Anonymous Scientology 1 by David Shankbone.JPG This user supports Project Chanology.
Christopher Hitchens crop.jpg This is user is a fan of the Hitch.
Galactic Cntr full cropped.jpg Based on scientific knowledge, this user knows that there can be no God, and is therefore an atheist.
Atom of Atheism-Zanaq.svg This user believes anybody who uses symbolism or pushes their views on others, yet calls themselves an atheist, is a hypocrite.
Light shining1.JPG This user thinks the "bright movement" is the best practical joke ever played on atheists.
Gutenberg Bible owned by the US Library of Congress
This user is a Bible reader.
MonWheel.jpg This user is interested in religion as an anthropological and historical phenomenon.
This user is interested in religion as a sociological and psychological phenomenon.
Atom of Atheism (lowres)-Zanaq.png This user is an atheist because he finds the notion of the supernatural conceptually incoherent, contradictory, and metaphysically impossible.
inf This user is an infidel.
Dome 1.jpg This user believes the idea of freedom of religion naturally includes freedom from religion. Non aux religions.png

Karl Marx 001.jpg This user believes that religion is the opium of the people.
Stylised Lithium Atom.svg This user believes in materialism, the belief that everything that exists is made of matter.
IngresJupiterAndThetis.jpg This user is interested in theism, the belief in deities, for scholarly reasons.
Crane suture metopique 01 04 2012 1.jpg This user believes that when you die, YOU DIE!!.
ANTI
This user opposes religion as a whole.
AHEM
Even though this user is an antitheist, they will ignore your religion because it's an irrelevant factor, instead your personality, because it actually matters.
Pharao.png This nontheistic user prefers BC and AD over "Common Era" for the same reason he prefers Sunday and January over "First Day" and "First Month".
This user would argue that, quite clearly, God cannot be both benevolent and omnipotent. Creation of the Sun and Moon face detail.jpg
This user believes that Freedom of Religion
does not constitute Freedom from Reason.
FirstCrusade.jpg This user believes religion should have no role to play in politics.
Avion marocain Tifariti.jpg This user suspects that religion is a tool for domination.
Bocksbeutels.jpg This user thinks of religion as a lie. After all, all lies age, like wine, to become the truth.
Ephesians 2,12 - Greek atheos.jpg This user just doesn't find religion to be... well, believable.

Interests, Hobbies, etc.[edit]

Interests, Hobbies, etc.
Sciences humaines.svg This user loves knowledge.
Society.svg This user is interested in politics.
Adamsmithout.jpg This user is interested in economics.
Plato-raphael.jpg This user is interested in philosophy.
Objectivist1.jpg This user is interested in the study of Objectivism.
San prospero colonne reggio emilia.jpg This user is a history buff.
P history.png This user is interested in historical research.
Bennington flag.png This user is interested in the history of the United States.
The Rage of Achilles by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.jpeg This user is interested in classical mythology.
Carl-Jung-mod.jpg This user, as did Carl Jung, likes mythology.
Scale of justice.svg This user is interested in law.
Seal of the United States Supreme Court.svg This user is interested in the Supreme Court of the United States.
TelekomAustriaAktie.png
This user is interested in the
stock market


B-52 flying over clouds.jpg This user is interested in aviation.
Globe.svg
This user is interested in
Geography
Political world.jpg
This user is interested in geopolitics.
Franz ferdinand.jpg This user is interested in World War I and World War II. Churchill portrait NYP 45063.jpg
USAF F-16A F-15C F-15E Desert Storm edit2.jpg This user is interested in aerial warfare.
Spqrstone.jpg This user is interested in ancient Rome.
Anachronous map of the British Empire.png This user is interested in the British Empire.
Bennington Flag.svg This user loves the history of the United States.
Sciences exactes.svg This user is interested in
Science
Nuvola apps edu science.svg
Universe expansion.png This user's favorite subject is Big History.
Neanderthaler Fund.png This user is interested in Anthropology.
Black hole.jpg This user is interested in Astronomy.
Tree-256x256.png This user is interested in Biology.
Nuvola apps edu science.svg This user is interested in chemistry.
Earth layers model.png This user is interested in Geology.
ROM-TRex.png This user is interested in Paleontology.
Rutherford atom.svg This user has a keen interest in physics.
AtmosphericDischarges.jpg This user is interested in meteorology. Prop vane anemometer.jpg
Kohlenstoffnanoroehre Animation.gif This user is interested in nanotechnology.
Geological hammer.svg This user is interested in planetary geology. Noia 64 apps kmoon.png
Fx This user thinks the moons of the Solar System are more interesting than the planets.
Dszpics1.jpg This user finds tornadoes to be fascinating.
Ankh.png This user is interested in ancient civilizations.
Pharao.png This user is interested in ancient Egypt.
Templo-de-zeus-2.jpg This user is interested in Ancient Greece.
Samurai.jpg This user is interested in Samurai culture and history.
Surrender of Lord Cornwallis.jpg This user is interested in the American Revolutionary War.
American Civil War Montage 2.jpg This user is interested in the American Civil War.
Husaren Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig.jpg This user is interested in the Napoleonic Wars. Seeschlacht bei Abukir.jpg
David - Napoleon crossing the Alps - Malmaison1.jpg This user is very interested in Napoléon.
Flag of the United States.svg
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
This user is interested in the history of the Cold War.
Hourglass drawing.svg
This user is interested in the MILITARY HISTORY of the 20th CENTURY
Nagasakibomb.jpg
My Tho, Vietnam. A Viet Cong base camp being. In the foreground is Private First Class Raymond Rumpa, St Paul, Minnesota - NARA - 530621 edit.jpg This user is interested in the Vietnam War.


ThomasPaine 2.jpg This user is interested in political science. Edmund Burke2 c.jpg
Auguste Comte.jpg This user is interested in sociology.
Criminologysherlockhat.jpg
This user is interested in Criminology
PantheonOculus.01.jpg This user is interested in architecture.
Hkmp5count-terr-wiki.jpg
This user is interested in counter-terrorism.
Glock19-5.jpg This user is interested in firearms and is generally knowledgeable about them.
Quill and ink.svg This user enjoys writing.
Open book 01.svg This user writes short stories.
Open book 01.svg This user writes novelettes.
XD This user is interested in comedy, and may enjoy writing or performing it.
P culture.svg This user is interested in drama and acting.
M1911a1.jpg This user enjoys pistol shooting.
M4A1 ACOG.jpg This user enjoys rifle shooting.
Reticle.png This user is interested in hunting.
Fx This user is interested in Space Sciences.
Kierkegaard.jpg This user is interested in existentialism.
Secular This user is interested in Secular Humanism.
Red rose.jpg
This user is interested in beauty.
Exquisite-backpack.png This user enjoys backpacking.
AlexandreLouvre.jpg This user is interested in the life and times of Alexander the Great.
Hourglass drawing.svg
This user is interested in the MILITARY HISTORY of the Ancient World
Corinthian helmet BM 2838.jpg
Indian History This user is interested in the History of India.
Napoleonbonaparte coloured drawing.png This user is interested in the Napoleonic era.
Julius Caesar - Illustration from Cassell's History of England - Century Edition - published circa 1902.jpg
This user is interested in the life and times of Julius Caesar.
Hourglass drawing.svg
This user is interested in the MILITARY HISTORY of the 19th CENTURY
Jacques-Louis David - Napoleon Crossing the Alps - Kunsthistorisches Museum.jpg
Spitfireminiicon.jpg This user is interested in military aircraft and their history.
MSH82 st helens plume from harrys ridge 05-19-82.jpg This user is interested in volcanoes.
Hemoglobin.jpg
This user is interested in
Molecular Biology
Nuvola apps bookcase.svg This user is a book lover.
Bust of Zeus.jpg This user is interested in Greek mythology.
Video-x-generic.svg This user enjoys films.
Quenya Example.svg This user is interested in conworlding/conlanging. Sample conworld.jpg
Cjtf7 m1abrams.jpg This user is interested in tanks.


Noia 64 apps galeon.png This user enjoys sailing and boating.
~(p&~p)
This user studies the concept of Logic
WMAP 2010.png This user loves astronomical cosmology.
Hohmann transfer orbitMC.png This user is interested in Celestial mechanics and Astronautics
NGC7293 (2004).jpg This user has a keen interest in the philosophy of physics.
Fx This user is interested in space exploration.
Psi2.svg This user is interested in psychology.
Gyzis 006 (Ηistoria).jpeg This user is interested in history.
AdamSmith.jpg
This user is interested in Economic History
Friedrich List 1845 crop.jpg
Le Serment du Jeu de paume.jpg This user is interested in the French Revolution.
Lenin-Silhoutte.svg
This user is interested in the Russian Revolution
Bandera CNT-FAI.png This user is interested in the Spanish Revolution.
Sir Anthony Van Dyck - Charles I (1600-49) - Google Art Project.jpg This user is interested in the history of the English Civil Wars.
Battle erie.jpg This user is interested in the War of 1812.
RomanEmpire 117.svg
This user is interested in the Roman Empire.
Plague victims blessed by priest.jpg This user is interested in the Middle Ages.
TheThinker2.jpg This user enjoys philosophy.
PHL This user's favourite subject is philosophy.
Accretion disk.jpg This user would like to know what a black hole looks like from inside, but doesn't want to investigate it personally.
Operation Upshot-Knothole - Badger 001.jpg This user is interested in the works of Herman Kahn but worries that he was a little bit crazy.
The Venerable Bede translates John 1902.jpg
This user is interested in the
history of Christianity.
USSupremeCourtWestFacade.JPG This user is interested in Public Policy.
DNA Double Helix.png
This user is interested in
DNA and Genetics
EcKARI p-domain NADPH.png
This user is interested in
Biochemistry
Eukaryota cell strucutre.PNG This user is interested in
Cell Biology
This user is interested in Karma.

Art & Entertainment Preferences[edit]

Art & Entertainment Preferences
HD Television.svg This user has a high-definition television set.
DVD-Video bottom-side.jpg This user prefers DVD over VHS. ± VHS with red X through.PNG
WhereRainbowRises.jpg This user supports the colorization of black and white movies.
6G iPod.svg This user has an iPod.
A
This user is a fan of the
Arizona Wildcats.
ARZ
This user is a fan of the
Arizona Diamondbacks
ARZ
This user is a fan of the
Arizona Cardinals
PHX
This user is a fan of the
Phoenix Suns
SEA
This user is a fan of the
Seattle Seahawks
Musical note nicu bucule 01.svg This user likes all types of music.
RAP This user enjoys Rap and Hip Hop music.
Roland Keyboard.jpg This user enjoys R&B and soul music.
Microphone 2.jpg This user loves pop music.
Crystal Clear app kguitar.png This user enjoys rock music.
Stratocaster detail DSC06937.jpg This user likes alternative rock.
Smallmetalsign.png This user enjoys
heavy metal music.
Masterkeyboard.jpg This user enjoys electronic music.
Maplin 5600.jpg This user listens to Industrial.
Stainer.jpg This user enjoys classical music.
Antonio Vivaldi.jpg This user enjoys music by Antonio Vivaldi.
Beethoven.jpg
This user enjoys music by
Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Wolfgang-amadeus-mozart 1.jpg This user enjoys music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
LPLogo-black.svg
This user is a Linkin Park fan.
EV-In.svg This user is an Evanescence fan.


Birth of Venus detail.jpg This user knows the difference between beauty and trash. Schrotthaufen Berlin.jpg
Artist’s view of an exoplanet inspired by the discovery of Gliese 876 d.jpg This user reads Science Fiction.
ConfederateLincoln.png This user enjoys reading alternate history fiction.
This user enjoys reading thrillers.
Romance.png This user enjoys reading romance novels.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys heavy reading, such as Shakespeare and other dead guys.
Shakespeare2.jpg This user has read 6 of William Shakespeare's plays.
Theprocessionofthetrojanhorseintroybygiovannidomenicotiepolo.jpg
This user is a fan of the Iliad.
Head Odysseus MAR Sperlonga.jpg
This user is a fan of the Odyssey.
Vitrectomy3727-PH.jpg This user thinks the book A Clockwork Orange is horrorshow.
Video-x-generic.svg This user enjoys films.
ChessSet.jpg This user enjoys chess.
Nuvola apps ksysv.png
This user passed GO!
(…so where is my $200?)
B This user is a fan of black or dark comedy.
O This user is a fan of Observational comedy.
fan-3 This user wholeheartedly believes that South Park is the greatest television program in the history of the world and parts beyond.
SP in.svg This user demands you
Respect my authoritah!
FG This user thinks Family Guy is freakin' sweet.
firefly They can't take the sky away from this user.
24DNTV.svg This user likes to hear that viewer discretion is advised.
[adult swim]
This user likes to watch
Adult Swim.
No Laugh Track This user prefers sitcoms without the laugh track.
Netflix logo.svg This user watches Netflix
360 This user plays the Xbox 360.
GTA This user plays the Grand Theft Auto series.
Coming Soon! This user can't wait for BioShock Infinite.
Operation Upshot-Knothole - Badger 001.jpg This user is a vault dweller Fallout shelter.jpg
Christian Music Wiki.png
This user knows that Christian rock doesn't make Christianity any better, but makes rock and roll worse.
Att-hate.svg
CD autolev crop.jpg This user enjoys Ambient music.
Grouchoicon.jpg This user is a Marxist of the Groucho variety.
ALL This user is a fan of all kinds of comedy.
SU This user is a fan of Stand-up comedy.
T This user is a fan of topical comedy and satire.
Ph This user is a fan of Physical comedy.
LambdaLogo.png This user is still alive.
Eclipse This user avidly watches Heroes. +
+ This user plays retro games. Circle - black simple.svg Circle - black simple.svg
2Pac
This user is still down with Tupac


NS This user plays NationStates.


Charles II of Spain.jpg This user is Lestat's latest victim.
Melange This user has a spice addiction.
The one ring animated.gif This user enjoys the Lord of the Rings book and movie series.
SNES-Mod1-Console-Set.png This user still enjoys playing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Gun.png This user is a fan of First Person Shooter Games
cvg-3 This user is an advanced gamer.
Wikihalo.png This user plays the Halo series.
STAR WARS This user is a Star Wars fan.
The Fray
This user wishes he knew how to save a life.
GD This user is a fan of GREEN DAY.
AAR
This user is a fan of The All-American Rejects.
d'oh! This user thinks The Simpsons is simply...excellent.
ATHF This user knows that Aqua Teen Hunger Force is #1 in the hood, G.
Coldplay in Barcelona 2.jpg This user is a fan of Coldplay.
Nirvana around 1992.jpg This user is a Nirvana fan.
Bon Jovi 1.jpg This user is a fan of Bon Jovi.
SK This user enjoys the works of Stephen King.
La divina commedia (1472).PNG This user enjoys each of the 100 cantos of Dante's Divine Comedy
COD4 This user enjoys playing
Call of Duty 4.
MW2 This user enjoys playing Modern Warfare 2.
Jericho flag (TV series).svg
This user is a resident of the Allied States of America.
BSG This user is a fan of the new Battlestar Galactica... but is not a fan of that cheesy 70s show.
FF This user wants to know
what you saw?
Philips SBC MD 110.jpg This user enjoys hip hop music.
Delta-shield.png This user enjoys Star Trek.
KV This user enjoys
the works of
Kurt Vonnegut.

*_* This user loves anime.
Nuvola apps bookcase.svg This user loves to read.
Pencil openclipart.png This user loves to write.
Cthulhu This user is interested in the Great Old One.
This user enjoys hugging light and pushing ice.
Ian M. Banks 2005.JPG This user would like to live in the Culture.
David Brin (5).jpg This user enjoys the works of David Brin.
Rudyard Kipling by Sir Philip Burne-Jones 1899.jpeg
This user enjoys the works of
Rudyard Kipling.
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This user enjoys the works of
Mark Twain.
Johann Sebastian Bach.jpg This user enjoys Johann Sebastian Bach's music.
Wolfgang-amadeus-mozart 1.jpg This user is an admirer of Mozart.
PC This user listens to podcasts.
Back left.JPG This user had a flux capacitor seized by the FBI.
Dark City This user can't remember the last time he did something during the day.
x′ This user hasn't eaten since later this afternoon.
Light cycle game
This user plays regulary at Flynn`s home of space paranoids.
ALIEN In space no one can hear this user scream.
Uzi smg.jpg This user will be back.
Sin City This user knows that if you walk down the right back alley in Sin City, you could find anything...
Fantastic Four This user is a fan of the
Fantastic Four.
CB This user is a Space Cowboy.
GITS This user's cyberbrain was hacked.
ちょびっツ This user is looking for the person just for them.
CIV This user plays one or more versions of Civilization.
GC2 This user wants to dominate the galaxy of Galactic Civilizations 2.
SC4 This user's city is much better than Defacto's.
360 This user prefers the Xbox 360 over the PlayStation 3 and Wii.
Xbox 360.jpg This user thinks the Xbox 360 is Superior.
TronLight cycle This user fights on the Game Grid.
Operation Castle - Romeo 001.jpg This user took off and nuked the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Leafblue.png This user watches Fringe.
Pakua.svg This user worked for the Dharma Initiative.
V This user firmly believes that the Visitors are not our friends!
X This user believes that the truth is right in front of you. It's all in the X-files.
Antichrist This user believes that the MPAA is the Antichrist.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading fiction.
The 4400 This user is a member of the 4400.
fan
trekkie
trekker
This user is a Star Trek fan, but refuses to be labeled as a Trekkie/Trekker.
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This user likes Horror Movies.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading anything.
PULP This user does not think Marsellus Wallace looks like a bitch.
ASoIaF
This user is reading A Song of Ice and Fire and considers it a fine example of high fantasy.
Corvus corax (Pcb21).jpg Quoth this user, "Nevermore"
Z This user is a zombie and enjoys watching The zombie films.
Tet1968.jpg This user named his rifle Charlene.
SC This user plays StarCraft.
T This user prefers to side with the Terrans.
BLUE
蓝日
SUN
This user is an employee of the Blue Sun Corporation.
Nuvola apps bookcase.svg This user keeps track of his/her books using Goodreads.
Sellout This user watches the Super Bowl for the ads.
STAR WARS This user is a true Star Wars fan, and as one, considers the films to be a single work.
This user plays games in the Super Mario series.
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This user reads the horror works of the master H. P. Lovecraft.
Musical note nicu bucule 01.svg This user enjoys hip-hop and R&B music.
Quill and ink.png This user enjoys writing short stories.
TZ This user was once trapped in
The Twilight Zone.
ST:TNG This user knows Picard is better than Kirk, and has a list to prove it!
BOTH This user likes both Star Trek and Star Wars and is frustrated when told that's not allowed.
Crystal Clear app babelfish.png
This user wants a Fish Nightlight like Sheldon's from The Big Bang Theory.
ID You don't need to see this user's identification.
Nuvola France flag.svg This user died on the barricades - June 5-6th, 1832
Fog.jpg This user has just crossed into...
The Twilight Zone.
Cube game icon.png This userbox has been assimilated. Resistance is futile. Δ
Nibelungendrache.jpg This user has been there and back again.
EV-In.svg This user was brought to life by Evanescence.
G This user feels good.
Maroon5logouserbox.png
This user is a fan of
Maroon 5!
PCD Wait a minute! This user wants you to loosen up their Buttons?
NoDoubtAtWorcester.jpg Don't speak; this user knows what you're thinking.
Shakira.PNG This user is a fan of Shakira
Gaga on Fame Ball1.jpg This user is a Lady Gaga fan.
Rihanna-brisbane.jpg
This user listens to Rihanna
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This user enjoys the works of
J. R. R. Tolkien.
Hatt2.jpg This user is an Indiana Jones fan.
ND This user voted for Pedro.
BlackMesaLogo.svg This user works with Anomalous Materials
Bioshock This user is in search of Rapture.
DeLorean DMC-12 with doors open.jpg
This user wishes they had a Delorean DMC-12.
Summer Glau 2006-cropped.jpg This user knows that whether she's killing you with her mind or just plain terminating you, Summer Glau kicks some serious ass.
No 3-D.png This user despises 3-D films.
Tarantino This user is a fan of Quentin Tarantino's films.
Metallica wordmark.svg This user is a fan of Metallica.
7+1 This user enjoys the Discworld series.
Ankh.svg This user plays the Ultima series of computer games.
CoolGwenStefanitset.jpg This user is fan of Gwen Stefani.
This user plays all the Elder Scrolls games.
Deus Ex This user wears sunglasses during night operations.
Lightning Bolt on Circle.svg This user plays the Metroid series.
#1 Nelly Furtado Fan! This promiscuous user is a maneater and wonders why all good things come to an end.
Swift, Taylor (2007) cropped.jpg
This user absolutely loves Taylor Swift!!
This user loves Avril Lavigne and thinks she is
The Best Damn Thing

Wikipedia Practices[edit]

Wikipedia Practices
Nuvola apps clock.png Because of real life, this user will be editing on and off.
Nuvola apps korganizer.svg This user thinks that registration should be required to edit articles.
ə This user is a Grammar Nazi.
A, B, and
A and B
This user uses the serial comma unless its inclusion is confusing.
you one This user knows that one should not use "you" in encyclopedia articles or other formal works.
No ellipsis abuse.png This user terminates unquoted ellipses on sight. This is not your blog. We end sentences properly.
; This user knows how to use a semicolon correctly.
- This user is a hyphenation expert.
incl This user is a Wikipedia inclusionist.*
Nocensor.png Wikipedia is not censored for minors.*
' This user believes that only articles need reflect a NPOV, and that displaying political, religious, or other beliefs using userboxes and user categories should not be banned.*
Logo of Conservapedia.svg This user believes that Conservapedia is about as trustworthy as North Korea is democratic.
Great Seal of the United States (obverse).svg This user contributes using American English.
ft-lb This user uses American Measurements.
less & fewer This user understands the difference between less & fewer.
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (Angelika Kaufmann).jpg This user employs a more formal style of writing in articles than in talk pages.
"..!" This user believes that punctuation should always come on the inside of Quotation marks
~~~~ Adam9389 signs his posts and thinks you should too!
Face-angel.svg This user tries to do the right thing. If he makes a mistake, please let him know.
’s Thi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
No Vandalism.svg This user has a zero tolerance policy on vandalism.
1RR This user prefers discussing changes on the talkpage rather than engaging in an edit war.
Stop hand.svg This user maintains a strict policy advising against all personal attacks.
NotCommons-emblem-copyrighted.svg This user respects copyright, but sometimes it can be a major pain.
Coolimage.png
This user hates it when cool images are deleted.
???
?!?
!!!
This user terminates excessive use of exclamation points and question marks on sight. Grow up.
Human.svg Wikipedia is not censored.
<ref> This user recognizes the importance of citing sources.
Drawn heart.svg This user appreciates WikiLove.
Crystal-fade.png This user doesn't think all userboxes should go away but wishes the boxwar would.
LE-0 This individual still maintains a shred of dignity in this insane world by adhering to correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalisation.
NYFreiheitsstatue2.jpg This user is a member of the WikiProject Libertarianism.
Searchtool-80%.png This user has a long watchlist which they use to track all edits to a great many articles.
tyop
typo
This user is a member of the
Wikipedia Typo Team.
. The This user does not put two spaces after a full stop.
Blue ribbon.svg This user is a member of Wikipedians against censorship.
Wikipedia-logo.png This user believes that anyone who thinks Wikipedia is an unreliable source should continue their quest to find a better website.
Small scream.png This user spends far too much time editing his user page.
IQ curve.svg This user provides information using user boxes for statistical reasons.
47-aspetti di vita quotidiana,ira,Taccuino Sanitatis, Casana.jpg This user absolutely hates redirects and has to fix any one he/she sees.
its/it’s It’s really not that hard to use each word in its proper manner.
Red copyright.svg This user thinks fair use images should be allowed in userboxes. Crystal package.png
Peace symbol.svg This user does not understand mean people. Please be nice.
Crystal Clear app kcmdf.png This user likes to use redundant userboxes that are redundant.
Too many userboxes This user may have too many userboxes ... nah, no way!!
Vivian Forbes - The Echoing Valley.png This user would like to remind you that Wikipedia is not censored.
Amsn icon 0.97.png This user is against vandalism, undue criticism and defamation in biographies of the living - or the dead, per NPOV.
This user uses the "Show preview" button so as to avoid making a great number of useless, successive edits. Show preview button.PNG
POV This user supports userboxes that display points of view for purposes of transparency and inter-user knowledge.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Miscellaneous
Fruit3.JPG "Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing that you don't put tomatoes in fruit salad."
Crystal package favourite.png This user loves userboxes.
\sum This user is greater than the sum of his userboxes.


Too many userboxes This user may have too many userboxes ... nah, no way!!
Lee Ermey.jpg This user believes any answer I give will be wrong and the Senior Drill Instructor will only beat this user harder if I reverse myself.
\frac{a}{0} OH SHI–
Drowning Pool This user Lets the Bodies hit the FLLLOOOOORRRRR!