One thing I continue to be impressed by is the diversity of opinion even among self-proclaimed libertarians and anarchists. There seems to be everything from “libertarian white supremacists” to “libertarian radical leftists” to “libertarian monarchists” to “libertarian Marxists” and everything in-between. It also seems there is no agreement on which aspects of the state are the most pernicious, or most in need of abolition. When the anarchist label is brought into the mix, I’ve noticed there’s no real agreement among anarchists on even what it is they’re opposed to. Some say the state is the enemy, others say capitalism, patriarchy, racism, religion, anti-religion, technology, industrial civilization, “hierarchy,” violence, anti-violence, feminism, leftism, conservatism, individualism, collectivism, just about anything else anyone can name. When ordinary controversial public issues are brought into the mix (abortion, gay marriage, immigration, environmentalism, capital punishment, even war) there’s no real agreement about any of that either. Some think PC is a dire threat to human freedom and prosperity, others think it’s a corresponding cultural affirmation of libertarian political ideals.
I suppose what all this means is that even if anarchist and libertarians are some day successful in eclipsing the traditional left and traditional right as the dominant political forces in civilization, it certainly won’t be the end of human conflict or acrimony.I have my own well-known ideas on how to handle some of these issues, i.e. decentralization and pan-separatism, but that’s just me.