Libertarian theory of government
Hello, propper question here about the Libertarian interpretation of the nature of government as an abstract concept. Please keep it civil.
So I started out reading some anarchist theory of government, and quickly realized they’re fucking idiots. The primary problem being that they make absolutely zero attempt at understanding the social aspect of government in the real world (we ALL see that basically every election from local to national is basically just a popularity contest) nor do they have any meaningful answer to how their democratically decided communal laws different from government writ large.
The Communists basically have arrived at the conclusion that government as an abstract concept inherently stems from free and voluntary social interactions, and thus cannot be entirely eliminated, but rather the degree of freedom a society enjoys is correlated to the degree of direct control people are able to exert over the government of their individual communities (that is to say, the smaller the scale government is practiced at, the more representative it will be, and the more freedom we will enjoy).
Since you guys are theoretical close cousins to the Communists, I wanted to see what your interpretation of abstract government was. I understand you’re “anti-government”, but more specifically in curious about how you view free association to form government interacts with your…. no aggression principles(?).
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society