Sunday, October 17, 2010

What kinda' "socialist" R I ?

I have never known there were so many kinds of socialism, oh wait a minute maybe I did....but I didnt realize that they all had their own names. I think its something that there can be so many different idealism's and philosophies all lumped together under the umbrella of one word...oh wait a minute, yes there is religion, say Christian and how many different divisions and sects do you get? See what I mean? Our differences go on and on as we our own selves do, but meanwhile, however futile or impossible it may seem,.. we must continue in the struggle for a better world and working towards the good and betterment of mankind and the earth and the animals in it. 

Libertarian socialism (sometimes called social anarchism, and sometimes left libertarianism) is a group of political philosophies which promote a non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic, stateless society without private property in the means of production. Libertarian socialism is opposed to all coercive forms of social organization, and promotes free association in place of government and opposes the alleged coercive social relations of capitalism, such as wage labor. The term libertarian socialism is used by some socialists to differentiate their philosophy from state socialism or as a synonym for socialist anarchism.

Adherents of libertarian socialism assert that a society based on freedom and equality can be achieved through abolishing authoritarian institutions which control certain means of production and subordinate the majority to an owning class or political and economic elite. Libertarian socialism also constitutes a tendency of thought that informs the identification, criticism and practical dismantling of illegitimate authority in all aspects of life.

Accordingly, libertarian socialists believe that "the exercise of power in any institutionalized form—whether economic, political, religious, or sexual—brutalizes both the wielder of power and the one over whom it is exercised." Libertarian socialists generally place their hopes in decentralized means of direct democracy such as libertarian municipalism, citizens' assemblies, trade unions and workers' councils.

Political philosophies commonly described as libertarian socialist include most varieties of anarchism (especially anarchist communism, anarchist collectivism, anarcho-syndicalism, mutualism and social ecology) as well as autonomism, and some versions of individualist anarchism. Some libertarian socialists, such as Noam Chomsky, are willing to use the powers of the state until it can be overthrown; he says: "There is no conflict. You should use whatever methods are available to you. There is no conflict between trying to overthrow the state and using the means that are provided in a partially democratic society, the means that have been developed through popular struggles over centuries."[15]

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Go here also to learn more about socialism & anarchy and how they came to have such a bad name with alot of people......thanks to the authoritarian media-controlled propaganda  power machines from all over the world. They are like "Sav' Wa Faire,'" they're everywhere. 

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