Hey, Right and Left Libertarians: Get Over it or Get Lost

I will try to say this carefully: If you insist on being a left or right libertarian, you are sowing seeds of discord and are a liability to the movement. It’s alright if you’re still left or right for now, but it will have to change. Allow me to explain. We’re almost all familiar with the political compass, but a refresher never hurts. On the … Continue reading Hey, Right and Left Libertarians: Get Over it or Get Lost

The Problem of Using the USSR to Condemn Socialism

Unfortunately, I believe that at the time of the Russian Revolution, there were (and still are) very few ideologies that didn’t see violence as an acceptable means to an end. That includes most of the 18/1900s socialist revolutionaries. I think there were a lot of those socialists who viewed violence as an acceptable means of revolution (unlike thinkers such as Tolstoy and Orwell) but who did not see intentional, ongoing systemic violence to maintain said revolution as a good thing (unlike statists such as Lenin, Stalin, et al.). Continue reading The Problem of Using the USSR to Condemn Socialism