Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote: Jack_Kelly wrote: chargers21 wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:While we're on the subject of politics, anyone else right of center? Or am I alone?
ooooooh boy you will be ripped to shreds in the off-topics if you make it there. A fellow C/O 2020 poster, bwaldorf, is certainly right of center. She has been harassed a bit for that because this site is super liberal. I personally am a small "l" libertarian. I usually vote left because of my social liberalness. I vote libertarian when it's an option, even though some of the platforms for the party are whacky. but otherwise often vote Dem. I vote for some repubs in the local elections because everyone in my area is pretty far right regardless of party affiliation.
Libertarians also get ripped to shreds on here. #TaxationIsTheft #DefendThe2nd #LegalizeFreedom
I voted for Gary in 2016
I describe myself as a small l libertarian as well, but in the old sense of the word. I'm a libertarian socialist, I probably identify mostly with Luxemburgism. Support a small central government and direct democracy, But I'm also an anti-capitalist, which puts me pretty far from the US Libertarian Party policy. Johnson might be slightly less awful than Clinton in my mind due to foreign policy alone, but I threw my vote away with Stein instead.
I'm ignorant how to do you reconcile libertarianism and anti capitalism
Like the role of the gov then is only to monitor/direct economy?
I mean, anarchism is certainly both libertarian and anti-capitalist. Rojava, the northern (Kurdish) part of Syria, is a bit of an experiment in libertarian socialism ("democratic confederalism" is the name of the specific ideology). Organization there tends to be at the level of towns or villages, the central government is existent but quite weak.
Luxemburg was the leader of the German Communist Party, and opposed Leninism as undemocratic, she supported a free press and direct democratic control of institutions.
And honestly not a big fan of Stein tbh, but by far my favorite of her, Trump, Clinton, and Johnson.