@feditips Proud of you for speaking out about this touchy, but important, topic. Iemmy.ml (which displays plenty of content from lemmygrad.ml) being the face of Lemmy is as problematic as, for example, if Gab were the face of Mastodon.
The large amount of pro-authoritarian propaganda on lemmy.ml is very shocking, considering that lemmy.ml is the most prominent instance of Lemmy run by Lemmy's developers.
(Retyping toots to fix broken links, sorry.)
@feditips First, libertarianism is not necessarily conservative. Libertarianism is about empowering people over governments. In fact, libertarianism originated from left-wing politics:
There are left-wing and right-wing flavors of libertarianism:
Here's a diagram of what libertarianism includes:
@feditips Second, I get that lemmy.ml describes itself as "leftist" but deleting conservative communities (ones that are not far-right) without further explanation is too exclusionary for the most prominent instance of a fediverse platform.
Deleting the libertarian community and then trying to justify this by saying "it's conservative" is too much.
This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!