The Political Compass model is based on a right wing premise: that authoritarianism and libertarianism are opposed, that what it calls the "Economic-Right" can sometimes oppose authoritarianism.
The most extreme advocates of right-wing libertarianism are in fact just advocates for authoritarianism of a slightly different kind.
To classify one's own beliefs according to the Political Compass is to classify oneself according to a right-wing model of politics.
@garfiald That's how you get some prominent alt-right types who were right-wing "libertarians" before becoming fash. Right libertarianism is still authoritarianism, just dressed up with different rhetoric.
@Last_Gasp @garfiald Huxley covers this in Point Counter Point. The Brotherhood of British Freemen, the novel's openly fascist group, speak constantly of "individual freedom" and "liberty," but they mean the freedom for those with more (money, physical strength, social privilege, weaponry) to oppress those with less. When their leader, Everard Webley, discusses their platform, it deadass reads like a libertarian redditor trying to sell libertarianism to a clueless centrist.
@garfiald I think we all know by now that really, politics is like a horseshoe
@garfiald authoritarianism is an almost useless term when applied to state politics because all states are authoritarian
@garfiald my politics are “states are bad”
Put that on your compass!
@garfiald Yeah, the logical end point of right-wing libertarianism is feudalism. Some of the more extreme proponents actually admit it.
Meanwhile, on the alt-right, they think libertarians are leftists in denial.
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