Politically, I consider myself a pessimistic anarchist. I am an anarchist because I believe that coercion is never justified, states necessarily employ coercion, and therefore the state is not justified. I am a pessimistic anarchist because I don’t believe that a stateless society is achievable.
Other labels that would accurately describe me include anarcho-capitalist, individualist anarchist, libertarian, and voluntaryist. All of these essentially mean the same thing: reducing or abolishing the state in favor of voluntary associations between individuals.
I personally prefer to identify with the Voluntaryists because their label acknowledges the fact that these voluntary associations can take any form–including collectivist ones–and because they are the most consistently anti-state.
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