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  •  Right wing libertarianism (0+ / 0-)

    is an oxymoron. The original meaning of the term came from libertarian socialists/communists (anarchists), who are against private ownership of the means of production, which is considered to lead to authoritarian control over workers.

    In that light, anarchists (libertarian socialists) prefer to call right wing "libertarians" propertarians, since protection of private property rights is paramount in that ideology.

    "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

    by ZhenRen on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 11:31:23 AM PDT

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    •  All the libertarians I know are propertarians. (1+ / 0-)
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      All the ones that are not call themselves anarchists.

      Like I commented elsewhere, 'libertarianism' is a simple re-branding of the status-quo.

      To any wingnut: If you pay my taxes I'll give you a job.

      by ban48 on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 12:32:26 PM PDT

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      •  No problem (0+ / 0-)

        But anyone familiar with anarchist literature, and I mean anyone, would know the origins of the term. The phrase Libertarian Socialism has been used widely among anarchists (Chomsky is a good example of a known anarchist who uses that term).

        And it is widely known in Europe to mean anarchism (real anarchism, which is anti-capitalistic).

        "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

        by ZhenRen on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 01:53:26 PM PDT

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