This just in from a Facebook post. Special thanks go out to a "conservative anarcho-libertarian" for helping me find my voice
"CAL" From what you've said here, I agree with your basic tenet. There is an aristocrat class screwing the rest of us. on that we agree. We obviously do not agree on who 'they' are. I will tell you what we share: we both Value education
"CAL" ...We both Value Art, Human relationships, Laughter, Freedom, Truth, Free Will, Personal Accountability and Inspiration. That should cover the basics... otherwise, I'm a conservative anarcho-libertarian, I think everyone's screwed up, but mostly those who would submit to the collective......that's where it starts...
"CAL" ...the people that worry me the most are those who are most eager to tell others what they SHOULD be doing. Clean Your Own Porch. If you've got the Truth, it will find It's way...
"CAL" God Bless You and Yours. Happy Mother's Day.
@ CAL: The things you mentioned in your last four posts I also value. And I also am frustrated with the dualistic two party system and left/right mentality present in the US. Particularly when I've seen other systems work better in other countries. The extremes of both sides are absurd.
However, forced between having to choose between the two, I would reluctantly lean towards the liberal side. Because the extremes of Conservationism and Libertarianism are heartless and soulless. The difference as I see it:
Conservatives: "On hard times? Probably because we underfunded your school systems, and took away your health care. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Can't do that? go fuck yourself."
Liberals: "On hard times? Did you go to the schools and take training programs that we generously support? You did? Still no job? Unemployment run out? Now you can go on welfare."
Me: "On hard times? Did you go to the schools and take training programs that we generously support? You did? Still no job? Unemployment run out? Stopped looking for work? Go fuck yourself."
I should also expand it to "Keep voting for people and policies that shoot yourself in the foot? Go fuck yourself and why don't you move to one state and secede. You're bringing the rest of the country down."
Libertarians: "Who is John Galt? No really, it's well written. Go see the film" ;)
Finally, while I'm no communist, I truly value community. Not only do I cherish my friends and family, at my work (a private corp nonetheless!) we've found that through teamwork, we can create much greater things than any of us ever could have done by ourselves.