In the US, when people mention the word Libertarian, I think of Ayn Rand, …and have to fight a gag response. This to me is usually a neo-liberal/right wing/anarcho-capitalist simplification.
But, this is all relative, the word libertarian (small "L") meant an entirely different thing to my father, who also equated it with a strong sense of socially responsible governance as a means to achieve a greater good. Conservatives like to tout their "fiscally conservative" positions, even though they're really neo-liberal positions. To some in the US, "liberal" is only to be used as a kind of cooties.
Amazing isn't it? Cross a border and the visual landscape changes little, but the lexicons of the political landscapes are very different. Much meaning has been lost with the "Branding" of political persuasions.
Oh, …Marx was right about a lot of things, and wrong too.
So, where are we all on the political compass? The compass that not only considers the right-left direction, but the authoritarian/anarchist one.
I am here...
Where "they"are on the compass:
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If you're posting from a phone?