Via Animal Magnetism, who knows there is no such thing as a Libertarian Communist
A few days back, noted author and our good friend Jillian Becker had this pieceover at her blog The Atheist Conservative. Please do go read the entire article, but there is one specific quote I want to discuss here, that quote being from (formerly) radical leftist professor Bret Weinstein:
I explained in numerous interviews and essays, I was not a Trump supporter; I was never a right-winger, or an alt-right-winger; I was never a conservative of any variety. I wasn’t even a classical John Stuart Mill liberal.
In fact, for several years, I had identified as a left or libertarian communist. My politics were to the left (and considerably critical of the authoritarianism) of Bolshevism! (Emphasis added by me.)
Now, I’ll tell you what I think of that: It’s pure, unadulterated horseshit. You can not say again not be a libertarian communist, any more than you can be a feathered fish. The two are utterly incompatible. Communism is a statist system, with government in control of the entire production system; in a pure communist state there is no enterprise, no entrepreneurship, no private property, no liberty. My response to the original blog post was this:
I keep seeing this, “libertarian socialist” and similar horse squeeze being bandied about by idiots. The two are contradictory; you can not be a “libertarian communist” or a “libertarian socialist” any more than you can turn right and left at the same instant.
Liberty is antithetical to totalitarian systems like communism or socialism. Rectenwald is, in this sentence, talking out of his ass.
As Rand pointed out, contradictions in assertions of fact do not exist. One of the contradicting premises is always false; in this case, it is his claim to be libertarian.
Go read it all, and learn the good news………..