Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Noam Chomsky: Government in the Future From 1970: What's the best Political Philosophy
Professor Noam Chomsky is a Libertarian Socialist, thats how he describes his own politics. What he does with his own Political Ideology, is take Democratic Socialism, thats common in Europe. When it comes to his economics and combines that with American Libertarianism when it comes to Social Issues. Noam Chomsky is not a Liberal, except on some Social Issues, he's not a Socialist, except when it comes to economics and he's not a Libertarian, except when it comes to Social Issues. He combines all of those Political Ideologies into his own and is something thats fairly common with a lot of American Progressives. Who believe in Big Government Economics but want people to be free to live their own lives, as long as they aren't hurting anyone else with what they are doing. This is the type of Progressivism I respect, even though I don't share that philosophy myself, I'm a Liberal across the board, Classical Liberal but I prefer to be called a Liberal, not a Modern Liberal, which is a Progressive but just Liberal. But I respect Progressives who are Liberal on Social Issues and not Statist both economically and socially.
Me personally I want to see America as a Liberal Democracy, which we still are but we've gotten away from that in the last eleven years or so. Thanks to President George W. Bush, I would've liked to see us build off of what President Bill Clinton accomplished as President, in his eight years. Build off of what he was talking about when ran for President in 1992, in wanting to create and Opportunity Society, where all Americans would be free to live their own lives and not be dependent on Public Assistance. Where we would all be free both socially and economically and build off of what President Clinton accomplished with Welfare to Work and apply that to our other Social Insurance Programs. As well as expanding our freedoms socially, where we could all live our own lives, as we see fit, as long as we aren't hurting anyone with what we are doing. And that we wouldn't have Big Government, because government would be there to regulate how we interact with each other, not how we live our own lives.
Again Libertarian Socialism is something I can respect, even I disagree with the economics of it. Because Liberals and Libertarian Socialists share things in common when it comes to Social Issues, its Progressives that not only believe in Big Government when it comes to economics. But also have Statists views when it comes to Social Issues and feel the need to protect people from themselves, that I have serious issues with.