posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 02:53 PM
Originally posted by Berens
I have often heard him described as a communist.
As mentioned already he is a Libertarian Socialist. Nothing to do with what we have been conditioned to believe what socialism, libertarianism or
even communism is.
Socialism is 'the workers ownership of the means of production'. A movement derived by the working class as a direct opposition to private
ownership of resources (capitalism). (Nothing to do with Russia, China, or welfare/health care, or the media's and most peoples incorrect use of the
Libertarian is a term that was exclusive to Anarchists at one time in history, starting in Spain in the 1930's, and then after also by the labour
movement. It's simply a term meaning non-authoritarian. (Noting to do with the American 'libertarian' party, or their modern definition of the
That is the true traditional definition of 'Anarchism', a non-authoritarian system that is controlled from the bottom not the top, by you and me,
the workers. Anything else such as 'Anarcho-capitalism' is not really Anarchism at all but just another form of private ownership of your
resources, which is no better than government itself. The real grief Anarchist have isn't with government per se, it's with private ownership of
resources which the government are a part of maintaining by controlling the workers.
Anarchists are not completely against leadership and control, only coercive leadership and control, which capitalism is by the very nature of the
political system that forms around it.