Why there is no liberty on the “libertarian” right

Yesterday was Tax Freedom Day. That is, it was “the first day of the year that Britons work for themselves rather than the taxman,” at least according to the Adam Smith Institute. As such, it seems a rather apt time to discuss the right-wing libertarian notion of freedom. The basic goal of (right) libertarianism, according … Continue reading

Where the sane fear to tread: anarcho-primitivism

In 1997, one of the editors of a magazine called "Green Anarchist" wrote, "The Oklahoma bombers had the right idea. The pity was that they did not blast any more government offices. Even so, they did all they could and now there are at least 200 government automatons that are no longer capable of oppression. The Tokyo sarin cult had the right idea. The pity was that in testing the gas a year prior to the attack, they gave themselves away. They were not secretive enough. They had the technology to produce the gas but the method of delivery was ineffective. One day the groups will be totally secretive and their methods of fumigation will be completely effective."

Anarcho-primitivism, according to advocate John Moore, is “a shorthand term for a radical current that critiques the totality of civilization from an anarchist perspective, and seeks to initiate a comprehensive transformation of human life.” In essence, it is a form of anarchism that is against the very foundations of civilisation itself. It is for this … Continue reading

Exploring race and ethnicity

Perhaps the most contentious and controversial issue that exists, even today, is race. In the past, it has provided the excuse for wars, conquest, and unimaginable atrocities. Today, it continues to be a cause of strife, division, and tension. This is further compounded by the fact that there is no one, unified definition of a … Continue reading

Exploring anarcha-feminism: marriage and freedom

Part four in a series looking at anarchism as it relates to feminism, gender equality, and patriarchy. In Marriage and the Family: an ideological battleground, Wendy McElroy sums up the stereotype of feminists and marriage; To the sexually correct feminist, marriage oppresses women and the family breeds patriarchy. Both result from capitalism. Happily married women … Continue reading