I actually see socialism, communism, and capitalism as all valid economic philosophies. In fact, the best system is probably a cross between all 3. They would be very weak standing on their own.

transhumanisticpanspermia

The first person to explain to me how these systems could be mixed together shall be awarded one internet.

(via authenticiouslycounterfeit)

(If authenticiouslycounterfeit has already been answered, forgive me…) I would guess that their anarchist natures allow all three to coexist. On the global scale, the state is dissolved, so socialistic, communistic, and voluntaristic capitalist societies would creep up on their own, y’know? Without a state, no one would be coerced, and then, just for an example, there could be an anarcho-capitalism in Las Vegas with all the “is a man not entitled to the sweat of his own brow?” thing, an anarcho-communism in Los Angeles where all is equally distributed and there’s no currency, then in Phoenix the more Bakunin-y/anarcho-collectivist scene? And so on and so forth for different organizations of socio-political thought. And of course people would have the power to roam around, just because you were born to a capitalism doesn’t mean you have to stay there, it is anarchy after all.

Something like that?

I’ve actually advocated for the compatibility of these systems, and I believe it would require anarchy to supersede economics. Then economic systems being what they are (natural entities, organized from the bottom-up), different economies would emerge in different regions depending on the attitude of the people.

marxsrevenge:

anarchei:

The Political Spectrum

What a beautiful example of American over-simplicity.
The problem with this graph is that it lacks an understanding of what the systems mean or work in practicality. For example, if you were meaning State Socialism (USSR) then you’d be correct it does end up on the “less freedom” side. However, Socialism being an economic system (like Capitalism) and not a political system then it has both “control” and “freedom” aspects determined entirely by the political system.
You see, governments and economies are not the same thing. It is like how you can have dictators run capitalist economies, you can also have republics run a capitalist economy, or some other fashion between the Authoritarian-Democracy spectrum. The Left-Right spectrum is not really indicative of anything in and of itself, but just an over simplification of different concepts meshed together to create coherent propaganda.
The important thing that needs to be taken from this by the propaganda artists who made this is that Marxism, Communism, and some forms of Socialism are very much closer to Anarchist and more freedom by the very nature of their system. Marxism is a very libertarian friendly system as any libertarian who has actually read Marx would know. The propaganda that Marxism, Socialism, and Communism equate to control were all created through examples towards State Socialism without any understanding that these things are all different.

You’ve got it right, marxsrevenge. An excellent piece, comrade.

Government does not equal economics. If you ask me, there needs to be a separation of economics and state in the same manner and for the same reasons as the separation of church and state (okay, that’s a direct Ayn Rand quote. I just happen to agree with her).
This is why I’m a libertarian - I don’t know what’s best for other people, I don’t think that I (or anyone else [especially the government]) should be able to dictate someone else’s life for them. An anti-capitalist could say that capitalism fulfills that role as much as government does, but this is a position that I’ve come to accept as conspiracy theorist in nature. At the end of the day, the Marxist and the adherent to Austrian economics seem to be talking past one another.
There’s a saying (not by Ayn Rand this time) that says the difference between a capitalist society and a communist one is that communism can exist within capitalism (y’all can get together, buy land, set up a Marxist city and what nots), but capitalism cannot exist within communism. An anti-capitalist might disagree with this. I’d say that both can exist in the same society, as long as the government isn’t allowed to dictate the economic climate for everyone. (Friggin’ Keynesians, ya know?)

marxsrevenge:

anarchei:

The Political Spectrum

What a beautiful example of American over-simplicity.

The problem with this graph is that it lacks an understanding of what the systems mean or work in practicality. For example, if you were meaning State Socialism (USSR) then you’d be correct it does end up on the “less freedom” side. However, Socialism being an economic system (like Capitalism) and not a political system then it has both “control” and “freedom” aspects determined entirely by the political system.

You see, governments and economies are not the same thing. It is like how you can have dictators run capitalist economies, you can also have republics run a capitalist economy, or some other fashion between the Authoritarian-Democracy spectrum. The Left-Right spectrum is not really indicative of anything in and of itself, but just an over simplification of different concepts meshed together to create coherent propaganda.

The important thing that needs to be taken from this by the propaganda artists who made this is that Marxism, Communism, and some forms of Socialism are very much closer to Anarchist and more freedom by the very nature of their system. Marxism is a very libertarian friendly system as any libertarian who has actually read Marx would know. The propaganda that Marxism, Socialism, and Communism equate to control were all created through examples towards State Socialism without any understanding that these things are all different.

You’ve got it right, marxsrevenge. An excellent piece, comrade.

Government does not equal economics. If you ask me, there needs to be a separation of economics and state in the same manner and for the same reasons as the separation of church and state (okay, that’s a direct Ayn Rand quote. I just happen to agree with her).

This is why I’m a libertarian - I don’t know what’s best for other people, I don’t think that I (or anyone else [especially the government]) should be able to dictate someone else’s life for them. An anti-capitalist could say that capitalism fulfills that role as much as government does, but this is a position that I’ve come to accept as conspiracy theorist in nature. At the end of the day, the Marxist and the adherent to Austrian economics seem to be talking past one another.

There’s a saying (not by Ayn Rand this time) that says the difference between a capitalist society and a communist one is that communism can exist within capitalism (y’all can get together, buy land, set up a Marxist city and what nots), but capitalism cannot exist within communism. An anti-capitalist might disagree with this. I’d say that both can exist in the same society, as long as the government isn’t allowed to dictate the economic climate for everyone.
(Friggin’ Keynesians, ya know?)

(Source: anarcho-americana)

Stealing an article from texasronpaulgirl, via a-petro-manifesto.

Posting it instead of reblogging it, because I think a little forward is necessary.

The article itself is filled with inflammatory and equivocal language. Bits like “Socialism, communism, Marxism, whatever you want to call it” and “Marxism demands a strict centralized command and control government, where the people surrender all of their rights to the almighty government” show a profound misunderstanding, or perhaps miseducation.

But nonetheless, there are seventy Democratic Socialist members of congress. I feel it my duty as a good young libertarian to pass this list along. That’s not too McCarthyist, is it?

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.

John Steinbeck (via veggielezzyfemmie)

"In the Red" - The Molotov

Based upon false foundations, built upon sweatshop nation, 
I say don’t wear it down, tear it, take the wealth, share it round, 
Without the workers there’d be no society to be found, 
The rich keep theivin but they’d have us believin’ that it’s fair, 
That the lion’s share go to those who, have no need for it, 
And babies are starvin’ while they’re carvin’ brand names in their back, 
And you wonder why I say, turn and attack, 
Hell yeah I’m a socialist, you know this by the words that I flow, 
This ain’t no joke and every word that I’ve spoken’ll show this.
Capitalism is a prison of greed, fuck what they want,
I’m interested in what the whole world needs.

rethinksocialism:

Slaves thought slave society would never end. It did.
Serfs thought feudalism would never end. It did.
The modern worker thinks capitalism will never come to an end. It will.
With the realization that the history of the world is nothing but a history of seemingly impossible societal evolutions, a new order will be born from the ashes of the old. A better world is possible.

rethinksocialism:

Slaves thought slave society would never end. It did.

Serfs thought feudalism would never end. It did.

The modern worker thinks capitalism will never come to an end. It will.

With the realization that the history of the world is nothing but a history of seemingly impossible societal evolutions, a new order will be born from the ashes of the old. A better world is possible.