In what way does the actually existing libertarian movement, anarchist or otherwise, threaten the existing political order? If anything, the libertarian movement is a microcosm of the wider society. There are the “right-libertarians” who extol the virtues of capitalism, Christianity, and the American way (kind of like, you know, the Republicans). And there are the “left-libertarians” who jump over the Democrats and even the far left to demonstrate their opposition to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, “bigotry, “brutalism,” etc. There may not be anything inherently wrong with these ideas, but in what way do they threaten the state or the establishment? They don’t. Instead, they just reflect contending factions of the system.
Oh, ruling class, quake in your boots.
What I’m hoping for is that as libertarianism grows, the neocons will defect to the Democrats and form a neocon-totalitarian humanist alliance. That way the primary enemies will be solidly in one camp and the battles lines will be better defined. If that happens the Republicans will try to co-opt libertarianism and make it their front ideology. Hopefully, this will fail and the Repugnicans will become a marginal party, except for in the reddest of red states. Meanwhile, it’s up to us radical libertarians, anarchists, national-anarchists, radical decentralists, whatever we are to push things in an ever more extreme direction so that the neocon/totalitarian humanist alliance is genuinely threatened by a domestic insurgency. When this insurgency evolves, our fair weathered friends on both the Left and Right will go over to the side of the system. Hopefully, this is what will unfold in the decades ahead:
Our first order of business at present is to grow a better crop of anarchists, libertarians, allies, and constituents. We need a new generation of anarchist and libertarian leaders and activists to emerge who throw off all the old baggage, and start pushing things in a more radical direction, towards hard core revolutionary extremism. Most libertarians and anarchists nowadays are just a variation of liberals or conservatives. That’s the first thing that has to change, and that’s what most of my work has been about. Ultimately we need the development of an pan-anarchist revolutionary front that is committed to organizing radical coalitions against the state, ruling class, and empire for the purpose of decentralizing power to the lowest possible level.