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Freya
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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2011, 10:41:38 AM »

When I say "anarchism" I mean "socialist anarchism". I was an AnComm before I was AnCap. AnCap might not have the strong emotional rhetoric, but it is solidly grounded in logic and reasonable assumption.

I find that interesting, as I find ancap to be the most emotional/compassionate approach, as well as the only economically sound approach. 

AnCaps articles, essays and books often sounds "business like". Where all AnComm works seem to be riddled with emotional appeals and language with strong emotional "weight".

I'm not saying this is the case for all of them.
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2011, 10:57:43 AM »

I guess business like appeals to the morality of freedom and voluntary aid get to me then.  
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2012, 08:21:46 PM »

Hi there,

I want to continue a little bit on this post. I found a very interesting article made by a social psychologist.  He tried to analyse personality traits of liberal (modern liberal), conservative and libertarian.

This part of the study is essentially on libertarian. It’s very interesting because it took back the distinction between logic and emotion made by Eddyk.

http://reason.com/archives/2010/11/02/the-science-of-libertarian

It reading this, I realised how it’s not necessarily a distinction between social and natural science. Even in social science, there are some profession that will be more ‘appropriate’ and ‘prototypical’ for a libertarian.

Just think of those who make research in psychology. While there are in social science, they are a lot more rational than clinical psychologist. A good example where social scientist can be rational and logic! There are, in a certain way, as scientist as natural scientist if they use rational and logic arguments. Even between clinical psychologists there is some clear distinction between some ‘schools of thinking’ (for example, behaviorism vs psychoanalysis).

What I am trying to say is that libertarian is a way of thinking that can be hold in social science. However, it'll have consequence on how to think social science.
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2012, 07:59:50 AM »

I've seen that article before.  I did come to ancap rather than something like libertarian through logical reasoning.  However I can't help but see it as the only humane, compassionate approach from a logical standpoint.  The emotional sides I see come out in other political viewpoints have always left me wondering why they chose to solve the problem they were emotional about with another problem.  It is obviously because they have no consistent logical viewpoint on things.  Thats where the interesting overlap between libertarian/ancap and other groups comes in.  It is often said that we have parts of the left and right, and that causes some to call us centrists.  Obviously were not because we find the suggested solutions from them to be flawed at their very root.  Our approach to solving problems is unique.  

I always found it saddening and humorous that I've been called immoral for both my lack of religion, and political beliefs.  Meanwhile I see my position as the only completely moral stance to take.  
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