2 definitions by 21stCenturyRebel

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libertarian-A person who advocates liberty, especially in regard to thought or conduct.

socialism-The belief that all property should be held by the state or in common. Since most libertarian socialists are anarchists they believe in property being held in common, meaning anyone can use what ever they want whenever they feel like it.

Basically, while libertarian capitalists believe all force and coercion is wrong unless used to defend one's person or property libertarian socialists believe all force and coercion is wrong unless used to defend one's person, but not one's property since all property was originally founded on theft and relies on state coercion. Without state coercion capitalists would have to create private organizations (basically, miniature states) to enforce property 'rights'. Libertarian capitalists ignore the fact that companies would monopolize land and exclude certain companies, eventually leading to vast tracts of private property that function like modern states do.

see also: anarchism
The Spanish anarchist revolution in the '30s and the Zapatista Revolution today are examples of people trying to achieve libertarian socialism.
by 21stCenturyRebel September 02, 2007

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A plausible social system involving no government, and no hierarchy. Society is a collection of non-hierarchical groups of people voluntarily cooperating. With the internet complex deals between groups could be made more efficient in a short period of time.
Many people say anarchy will never work. But if you think about it if man's nature is inherently corrupt why trust man to rule over man? It would be better to have a society with a general understanding that using force or coercion against somebody who isn't threatening your person is always unjustified. Any struggle to achieve an anarchist society would essentially involve education about how the new society would function, so the goal of creating a society with this common ethical understanding would definitely be achieved if an anarchist struggle ever succeeded. And government is basically the institution that has a general monopoly on force in a given territory. It doesn't hold up to reason that force used in a given circumstance would be right for the government, but wrong for an individual or private group.
by 21stCenturyRebel September 02, 2007

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