I asked a paraphrase of the above question in another thread but I think it is worth repeating here. The groups who prioritise survival over other societal goals tend to take a lot of flak. I'm specifically thinking of Brinkers, Jovians, and Ultimates. These groups have their attributes which grate on others (paranoia, totalitarianism, extreme meritocracy) but they all have the feature that they value survival. Which frankly should be more commonplace in a solar system which not ten years past saw mass slaughter and civilisational collapse. Even with the very human response of wanting to ignore horrible reality in favour of enjoyment.
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