Flucking News provides news and commentary from the libertarian left perspective, roughly speaking. Believe it or not, there is a libertarian left, and despite being utterly off the radar in the United States, it has a long, rich intellectual history that includes people like Thomas Jefferson and John Stewart Mill and more recently Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, and today Noam Chomsky.
Today most people on the libertarian left consider themselves anarchists or at least affiliated with anarchist principles. Anarchists are not, however, united in a desire for revolution. Many anarchists believe that the state’s power can be curbed by slow, tactical efforts by libertarians of all stripes. The goal is to replace a distant centralized authority with worker controls over industry.
The libertarian left diverges from the libertarian right primarily in its relation to big industry. We consider corporations to be unregulated private tyrannies–far more powerful than any state–and thus government regulation of corporations is a tactical necessity.
In any case, this perspective is absolutely shut out of the mainstream media. The corporations that control the distribution of information ensure that the libertarian left be marginalized. I can only speculate, but my guess is that an overwhelming majority of the working class would align themselves with the libertarian left if only they were exposed to its doctrines, its history, and its perspective on current events.
Just imagine: a political faction that borrows the anti-Washington ideas from the Republican Party and the Democrats’ promotion of the public welfare. If those two concepts seem irreconcilable, I urge you to learn more about the libertarian left, anarchism, and of course to continue reading the Flucking News.