Darian Worden discusses the left-libertarian umbrella over libertarian socialism, anarcho-syndicalism, mutualism and agorism—its history through the 19th century French Revolution at the inception of self-proclaimed anarchists, the early works of Murray Rothbard and Samuel E. Konkin III, the meanings  and significance of ‘left’ and ‘right’ prefixes—at the 2010 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Alt Expo (27:47):

Part One (10:01):

Part Two (10:00):

Part Three (7:46):

Part Four – Q&A (10:49):

Part Five – Q&A (10:37):

(h/t: Bile)

Darian Worden is an individualist anarchist writer with experience in libertarian activism. His fiction includes Bring a Gun To School Day and the forthcoming Trade War. His essays and other works can be viewed at his personal website and the ALLiance Journal. He also hosts an internet radio show, “Thinking Liberty”, on PatriotRadio.com.

EDIT: Mr. Worden also posted these videos at his blog with a comment that can be read here. He notes that Bile also recorded the Q&A that followed along with Charles Johnson’s talk.

EDIT 2: Added Parts 4 and 5—the Q&A session—where the Tea Party Movement is discussed pretty extensively.

  1. whiteknight6 says:

    Really great talk, but you seemed unclear when you talked about power. There is a basic conflict here in the movement, and I think it deserves some exploration.

    In short, don’t we risk becoming “the oppressors” ourselves when we seek power by arming or organizing?

    In my view, the answer is basically yes…

    Should that keep us from fighting against oppression now? No, absolutely not. But we need to have a sense of perspective about the dynamics of struggle.

    When we take action in the world, we push against a swinging pendulum.

    It is clear to me which general direction the pendulum needs to swing at this moment in time, but it is not difficult to imagine a future or past when the greatest threat to liberty is not too much authority but too little.

    Will “left-libertarianism,” if permitted, go to extremes, become corrupt or ideologically rigid? Yes, clearly it will, like any movement. So the challenge is to remain flexible while still pushing with all our strength in the direction of peace, order and human freedom.

    And if we fail, it will be up to a new generation of radicals to overthrow us one day…

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