Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
I see, I initially thought you to be an authoritarian/left kinda guy (left and up) but it appears you are libertarian left (left and down)
I dont consider myself libertarian at all, I dont like most of the political simplifications such as authoritarian/libertarian, left and right are more enduring and interesting (for instance deconstruction left conservatives or right socialists, I dont simply mean in terms of moderation-militancy).

The reason I dont like consider myself libertarian is not simply the ways in which the word has been used or what it has come to represent, it is perhaps not irredemable but it is as prejorative or distorted as the word socialism at least, but because my opposition to authoritarianism is based upon my high regard for legitimate authority and the importance of legitimacy or legitimation rather than regard for liberty per se.