Many people seem to have a problem placing me on the political/ideological spectrum. This is understandable because I do not take an ideological approach to political analysis but prefer an empirical approach instead. Ideologies are like camera lenses. You can put on a different lens if you want to view the picture from a different angle or vantage point, but you’re still not necessarily getting the complete picture. If someone were to read a random quotation from any of my writings, depending on what they were reading at the time, they might think I am far-left, far-right, liberal, conservative, moderate, right-libertarian, or left-anarchist. I probably hold at least one opinion somewhere that overlaps with all of these vantage points. Below is a collection of links to writings and podcasts of mine from over a period of around 20 years where, depending on the piece, you could potentially place me all over the political and cultural spectrum. However, the consistent theme in all of these pieces is attacking authoritarianism wherever it appears. The sum total of all of these writings and podcasts amounts to an extreme left-anarchism that borrows liberally from a wide range of other ideological currents and brings all of it under the wider pan-anarchist/anarcho-pluralist theoretical framework and pan-secessionist meta-strategy and tactical framework.
The core objective is and always has been the overthrow of imperialism through the smashing of the central government and power elite apparatus that is its nucleus.
I would say that time has vindicated most of my views on these questions. Today, libertarianism and anarchism in all of their various forms have more or less fractured into collections of appendages to one or the other tribe within the framework of ruling class-led culture war politics.
How my feud with the left-anarchists began.
The Last Minority (1999)
A defense of what is now called “sex worker rights” long before it was fashionable.
Calling out the Chomskyites during the anti-globalization era.
Attaching the incipient totalitarianism of the drug war at the dawn of the George W. Bush era.
Explaining why conservatism is insufficient for an aggressive anti-statism.
Canning Reactionary Leftism (2002)
Criticizing the left-fetishism of the left-anarchists.
Opposing centrist-libertarianisms support for bourgeois morality.
Opposing the hyper-political correctness of the left-anarchists.
Explaining why outreach to enemies of the system everywhere is necessary.
Defending left-libertarianism against fusionism.
Taking lumpenproletarianism seriously.
The New Totalitarianism (2007)
Where I first outlined by “totalitarian humanism” thesis
Attacking the “thick libertarians” and their embrace of PC culture.
Criticizing the racial pathology of the left-anarchists.
Attacking authoritarian tendencies in the LGBTQ movement.
Recognizing the lumpenproletariat as the class vanguard.
Explaining why the radical left would be among the primary beneficiaries of pan-secessionist action.
Attacking the Left from the furthest left. Ironically, this podcast was recorded during the height of my collaboration with the Alternative Right.
Attacking overcriminalization as the foundation of the police state.
A critique of anarcho-fed Alexander Reid-Ross and the antifa ideology.
Calling for a new “radical left” that is rooted in the lumpenproletariat rather than the respectable working class, and which attacks the conventional left as a co-opted and assimilated tendency that is in need of opposition from the further left.