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Since when did anarchists support government?
If anyone knows the meaning of terms it would be a linguist...
Originally posted by dontreally
There always needs to be some form of administration. And this administration, even in a libertarian socialist society, would loosely be termed "government".
In any case, he doesn't advocate this system here alone - but WORLDWIDE.
Anarchists agree that workers should take power from the capitalists and break up their state. This is why most anarchists (who traditionally view anarchism as a type of socialism) have always supported the formation of the kinds of democratic bodies mentioned above...
Libertarian Socialism is a term essentially synonymous with the word "Anarchism". Anarchy, strictly meaning "without rulers", leads one to wonder what sort of system would exist in place of one without state or capitalist masters... the answer being a radically democratic society while preserving the maximal amount of individual liberty and freedom possible.
Libertarian Socialism recognizes that the concept of "property" (specifically, the means of production, factories, land used for profit, rented space) is theft and that in a truly libertarian society, the individual would be free of exploitation caused by the concentration of all means of wealth-making into the hands of an elite minority of capitalists.
And the sheer thought of the concept of property equaling 'theft' is astoundingly offensive to logic.
The term is used instead of anarchism by some because of negative connotations associated with it. Yes he advocates it world wide because socialism really will only work if it is world-wide.
I think you are confused because you don't understand what socialism is. Socialism is simply the workers ownership of the means of production. Socialism itself is ultimately libertarian, it requires no state system.
Capitalism is considered theft because the worker has to produce more than they are paid for so the private owner, capitalist, can make profit. That is theft of the workers labour.