I think it could
I think it couldn't
Tell you what...I'll be fair. You show me any country even remotely successful on any level with any structure remotely related to libertarian socialism, and I'll retract my "all socialism is authoritarian" belief that I give ad nauseum.Originally Posted by Bardo
Just one...remotely related. I mean remooooooooootely.
Maternity leave is so ****ing oppressive.
So is better internet and public utilities
and living under an economy not regulated by conflicting interests...
The Homer's got dat socializm figyurd out.
Since you asked; the best, and largest example would be the Anarchist dominated areas of Revolutionary Spain, like Catalonia. It was a more-or-less fully realized, modern, technologically sophisticated Libertarian Socialist society of hundreds of thousands, over a period of several years. I’d also mention the Ukrainian Makhnovischina. Smaller examples would include the Israeli Kibbutzim, Denmark’s Free Christiania, and the Mexican Zapatistas.
Economic Left/Right: -7.25, Authoritarian/Libertarian:-7.13
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. -Noam Chomsky
For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship
Today, we call countries like Germany, France,Italy, and Sweden social democratic. Not democratic socialism. Countries like the US, Australia, Canada and Switzerland are following the anglo-saxon model.