June 20, 2003

Libertarian Socialists? (3)

Perry de Havilland has published an article at Libertarian Alliance where he exposes the The Fallacy of 'Libertarian Socialism' that is well worth reading.

Here is one of the key points he makes:

"It seems to me that one thing all forms of collectivism share is that individual choice is always subordinate to The Group, be it the fascist volk or a local soviet or an anarcho-syndicalist people's council or whatever other fiction of 'society' the state decides to use. So talk of individual rights within the context of a collectivist 'society' is either incoherence or if not is nothing more than a tactical ploy to conflate a violence based system of total governance with its antithesis in a manner well understood."