This is a statement of my positions that I just posted during the course of a discussion on a Facebook friend’s page.
If I had to summarize my outlook in a few points, I’d say my current positions are a synthesis of these:
-Chomsky’s critique of US foreign policy fused with the neo-isolationism of Buchanan/Ron Paul/Lew Rockwell, etc.
-Thomas Szasz’s critique of the therapeutic state fused by Bill Lind’s and Paul Gottfried’s critique of Cultural Marxism
-Hans Herman Hoppe’s critique of welfare-statist mass democracy
-Kevin Carson’s critique of the relationship between the state and capitalism
-Richard Lawrence Miller’s critique of the domestic American police state
-The European New Right critique of mass immigration and multiculturalism
-Martin Van Creveld’s theories on fourth generation warfare and the decline of the state
-The traditional anarchist critique of the state as a criminal gang writ large; one of the best introductory essays I know of that provides a good overview of the anarchist position is Kirkpatrick Sale’s “The ‘Necessity’ of the State”
-Nietzsche’s critique of the impact of nihilism on Western civilization
-Carl Schmitt’s critique of the contradictions of liberalism
-The elites theorists ideas on the impossibility of egalitarianism
There are plenty of sidestreams to all of this, of course, but this is the gist of it. Most of my other writings or ideas have to do with strategic considerations, and the practical implications of the above.