You've (sort of) identified as a libertarian socialist before. What exactly does that mean to you? Does this mean that you would identify more with anarchist communists or anarcho-syndicalists than with right libertarians?
I don’t identify more with anarcho-communism, syndicalism, or right libertarianism. I answered a similar question not too long ago here:
I don’t subscribe to any particular label definitively, but I would say that “market anarchism” or “libertarian socialism” might best describe what I lean towards. I consider free association and exchange between humans to be liberating, and even egalitarian and conducive to peace when fully exercised without the abuse of property rights enabled historically and to this day by governments. I generally refer people to "Markets Not Capitalism" for a more thorough exploration of these ideas.
However, I don’t wish to limit myself or others from any form of experimentation in human exchange and cooperation that they might find beneficial. All of human interaction is varying forms of exchange; monetary, physical, intellectual, emotional, or otherwise. I think in pushing a non-violent, respectful, and cooperative message, human exchange can become a productive endeavor rather than exploitative.
At its most basic I oppose all coercion and support all creative endeavors that empower people and generally improve the world for both sentient and non-sentient things on planet Earth.
If and when I share a common ground with people from these groups, I hope to cooperate with them and provide my support. When I disagree with them, I hope to part ways peaceably and pursue our own means of survival. I am more focused on basic ideas than labels or parties, so there is cross-over between many groups.
On specific issues like policing, war, surveillance, etc. I find common ground with most anti-statists. My biggest disagreements are probably related to my lack of support for American property law enforced by the state and American capitalism as a desirable market structure. I prefer the more cooperative/decentralized market visions proposed by left-libertarians and libertarian socialists, but this is mostly a choice of association. Not supporting something doesn’t dictate that I want to stop others by force from participating in it. There are however distinct disagreements when it comes to the use of the law to support certain market structures and give land privileges.
Hopefully this answered your question!
Those of us who live in the rural areas know how to take care of lands. We have to start managing these lands. It’s the right thing to do for our people, for our environment, for our economy and for our freedoms.
The system was kind of kept confidential from everybody in the public. A lot of people do have a problem with the eye in the sky, the Big Brother, so in order to mitigate any of those kinds of complaints, we basically kept it pretty hush-hush.
Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.
Men in authority will always think that
criticism of their policies is dangerous.
They will always equate their policies
with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.