Thursday, October 6, 2016

Anarchy and Libertarianism

The first person to describe himself as a libertarian was a French "anarchist communist" named Joseph Déjacque. Over 150 years later, most consider the terms libertarianism and anarchism to be mutually exclusive.

An anarchist believes in self-governed, voluntary institutions driven by creativity, co-operation and mutual respect. A libertarian believes in freedom of choice, with an emphasis on individual judgement, laissez-faire capitalism and private property. Both have no time for the state.

Vancouver's current crop of anarchists favour the international style

while its libertarians have nothing to hide and move "freely" among us, like these guys:

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