Best 29 Quotes & Tweets on Politics

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1

Looking forward to the emergence of a mainstream political movement that is pro-science, pro-technology, and pro-environment.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

Every institution that distributes money, power, or status eventually becomes corrupted. Democracy and free-market capitalism work by enforcing constant competition between political and economic institutions. The faster the turnover, the lower the corruption.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Bitcoin is insurance against politicians.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Lots of people confuse their political outlook with their economic outlook. The next few years look all set for an economic boom.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Imagine a political system where you discussed ideas instead of people

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

6

The actual political shift is that America is going from two political parties run by the elites to two political parties (temporarily) run by the masses.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

Plot twist: Hand-shaking septuagenarian politicians are driven to extinction by zoonotic viruses, and a youthful generation takes over. 🤔

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Social media took down gov'ts from Egypt to the US. Of course it'll be censored - until the arrival of decentralized (ownerless) media.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

You can approximate how independent of a thinker you are by noticing how neatly your political beliefs line up with those of your party.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Politicians sell you a product with features that never get built.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

11

Political views can be expensive. When what you want to be true diverges from what is true, you'll make bad life decisions.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

Political establishment are middlemen between the voters and governance. See what the Internet did to other middlemen, for a sneak preview.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

13

Version of democracy that never existed: 1) Perfectly informed electorate, 2) Rational arguments always trumping emotional, 3) Full turnout.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

14

The real test of a fact checking apparatus is that you should let your political enemies run it...because eventually, they will.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

Yes, Europe needs a digital independence movement, but how about instead of pinning those hopes on a bunch of rebels with a shoestring budget, Europeans ask their elected officials to do what they've been elected to do: Govern.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

16

Democracy is all fun and games until a majority votes a different way than I'd like.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

17

Surprised other countries haven't adopted the American Constitution wholesale. Much of world is run by tyrants, w/ little hope for liberty.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

Political police language: "Civil forfeiture" = stealing, "Parallel reconstruction" = lying, "Justified shooting" = murder.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

19

Dichotomy between democratic socialism and capitalism is completely bollocks: You can reap all the benefits of free markets and enterprise, even if you then turn around and spend half of those proceeds on broad societal benefits and services. Great combination

DHH

DHH

@dhh

20

Influencers are the new entrepreneurs. Creators are the new inventors. And everyone is a politician.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

21

Tiny groups with benevolent dictators and easy entrance / exit as a form of government.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

22

The real threat of AI is that THE ALGORITHM correctly concludes that the most destructive political leadership is the global maxima for engagement.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

23

Despite press efforts to create a narrative, Silicon Valley is not a monolithic political entity any more than Washington DC is.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

24

Turkey follows Venezuela as elected autocrat seizes power. Real democracy is not majority rule, but protection of minority rights.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

25

A democracy with a draft for all citizens, no exceptions, and mandatory service for politicians and their children, would fight less wars.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

26

I understand the societal function of nationalism, as per Fukuyama’s progression from kinship links, but this idea of “but I love my country” strikes me as, ironically, worse than “I love my family”. There’s a level of unconditionality implied that scales really poorly.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

27

Cultural conservatism is dead as a national political force. There isn't a single cultural conservative on the Presidential ballot.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

28

New rule: You don't get to complain about the political state of affairs if continue to vote in the same dynasties who got us here.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

29

Democracy is only the answer as long as you people keep electing 'acceptable' candidates. Know the scope of your mandate, peasants.

DHH

DHH

@dhh