Message from @Trash Squid
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You know, I always thought the exact same thing, but then I started actually reading up on it and the concept behind it is really interesting. To put it simply, libertarian socialism is basically a school of thought of socialism that rejects the idea of centralizing all of the power over the societie and the economy with the government's. So instead of having a command economy where the government controls everything and private property is all but abolished, you get something that actually has a chance of success. It's not perfect, obviously, but it does have some interesting ideas and also some badd ideas no different than any other political ideology. Also on the subject of the words contradicting one another, there is actually some interesting history behind the phrase. It's really only in the United States that's libertarianism is actually associated with capitalism and the right wing as a whole. All the way into the 1800s and even the 1900s, libertarianism was actually associated with leftist anti-authoritarian movements. So that includes anarchists some of these socialist movements, and a few others
And anyway, I am not actually someone who refers to themselves as a libertarian socialist because as I said, I have my own school of thought that is not entirely in agreements with several aspects of libertarian socialism. But it is what my ideology most closely can be described as
i want 0 social programs
I actively refer to myself as a nationalist. Communists are my. Natural enemies
And before anyone makes the joke, noe, I do not believe it in seizing the means of production
i want raw survival
only thing goverment does is defend us
and fight things
Kick the govt in the dick
Do it better
I just want my compound with tunnels leading to my homies houses
I just want my girlfriend to have access to planned parenthood and Medicaid for the healthcare of the baby, for our friends to be able to smoke weed, more unions, and lots of gun rights
I also wouldn't mind corporations paying their taxes
Kinda wanna use this but that would be political
the reason corporations dont pay alot is becase how much they create
"Just as the forefathers intended"
roads jobs cause new homes to be built
make whole new cities
No, it's because they got rid of all the taxes and regulations on them starting in the 70s through lobbyists
they take off taxes so long as they create
And buying congressmembers
unregulated is the best regulation
Dude, look at the 2019 budget. They paid only 7% of all the revenue for the government, while we paid 49% in income tax and 37%in payroll. Meanwhile job and economic growth is barely fluctuating. They talk about that all the time on every financial news channel and paper.
What exactly are they creating?
not to mention why are any of us paying so much fucking tax
But that's my point they're not. The job growth doesn't correlate anywhere near with the amount they retain from not paying taxes
we had a whole ass war over this
WE should be the ones not paying taxes
Corporations are not people
true they get rights like them though
for so odd reason
We had a war over a 3% tax
They get 28% of my paycheck.
GW woulda been stacking bodies by now
Well that's becaus they lobbied to get rid of Citizens United successfully
get rid of that and we would be good
Yeah, you wonder why that is? Because the corporations don't pay shit! You should not be paying nearly that much. None of us should be. But corporations that generate billions in revenue every year are somehow no different than us? Fuck that. That's corporatist bullshit.