edit: having a community dedicated to letists only can be a bad idea in that it can make sure your beliefs are not questioned. I have thought myself as a socialist and I have thought myself as a anarcho-capitalist, I don’t believe in either anymore. I think if radical views go unchecked they might cause problems. Although I am a capitalist now, being confronted by socialists has made me aware of capitalisms deep flaws. When I considered myself a communist (17 year old me) I thought opposing views really changed my mind. So that’s the ideologically diversity I am talking about.

I love the outlook of lemmy, I think the design is decent and simplistic. But one thing I can’t seem to get over is the fact that almost everyone here seem to think the same politically. Why do you guys think this is?? I know this is a community of leftists foss enthusiasts but I hope everyone here is aware that it is driving many people away from adapting it.

Sounds like more of a general problem than a Lemmy problem.

Different instances leaning into different thoughts seems like exactly what you’d want. After alll, the ‘echo chamber’ is really a pejorative name for a community (or at least a necessary aspect of a community).

I don’t think there are Left or Right wing ideologies - the entire idea’s nonsense, but I’ve not found problems on the instance due to being insufficiently Left wing.


The left-right spectrum is obsolete, harmful, absolute nonsense, yes. As for problems on the instance over ‘insufficient left wing’, it did have more impacts when instances like Wolfballs federated with here (de-facto ‘right’ American Libertarianism instance) and I have seen bans (mostly from single communities but occasionally global) from a couple of accounts posting repetitively about pro-NATO topics wrt Ukraine in news communities. Overall, it doesn’t seem to be a big issue here but I think that’s partly due to the community not pushing those boundaries much.

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