Re: left anarchy, right anarchy

Dr Memory (
Sat, 27 Sep 1997 16:03:14 -0400

At 11:22 AM 09/27/1997 -0700, you wrote:
>Remi [welcome to the list] wrote:
>>Are right and left anarchism really opposite ideologies ? sometimes, there
>>can be a fruitful collaboration. The best example, IMO, is the GNU project,
>>a pure anarcho-socialist project (no property of information!) which gave
>>birth to successful companies such as Cygnus.
> I have always disliked the whole idea of "left" and "right" in
>politics (or non-politics, as it may be.) By saying that one is "left
>wing" it gives the impression that the person in question has *only* left
>wing tendencies when they may possess many "right wing" qualities as well.
>The Advocates for Self-Government has a somewhat more effective (IMO)
>method by dividing a chart into five different political sections then
>asking key questions to position one on the chart. Although this may be an
>improvement to the conventional left\right scale, it still leaves much to
>be desired. Probably the easiest way to find someone's views in politics
>is to simply ask their opinion on the purpose of government and why.

By asking if the someone can ever justify stealing for any reason, and they
answer "yes", you can guess on which end of the Nolan Chart,
<>, (Top or Bottom) they should be
catagorized in.
(and if ya even wanna waste time talkin' to 'um)

>one says that they think that government should be abolished, obviously
>they are anarchists; if their reason is because the government has done
>virtually nothing to feed the starving and homeless, then their position is
>pretty obvious.
>E. Shaun Russell Poet, Musician, Atheist, Extropic Artist
>==============================> Transhumanities editor for Homo Excelsior
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