While you can probably get something of an idea of my beliefs from my posts, I feel like systematizing them.
Economically, I’m an anarchist without adjectives. Anything anti-authoritarian and sustainable works. Community planning through consensus methods, a spontaneous gift economy, non-capitalist exchange-it’s all good.
I am very interested in post-civilization and have adopted the critique of the city into my anarchism. My ideal is a bioregional network of localized villages. Trade outside the bioregion would be very rare. I don’t know what level of technology there will be, but I do know that technology will be radically different from its current form.
I am quite interested in Daoism and accept the concept of the Dao. I’m reading the Dao De Ching and I plan on reading the Chuang Tsu.
I am an egoist, and ground my ethics in the deepest, most fulfilling long-term happiness of the individual.
I see knowledge as emerging from experience. The process is something like experience -> reason -> knowledge.
I oppose kyriarchy in all its detestable manifestations.
I find the subjective labor theory of value to be the most elegant and useful explanation of basic economic function in the field of value.
I believe in a bioregionally-informed permaculture, squatting, a free and cooperative underground economy, worker’s solidarity and the general practice of counter-institution building.
I do not see cities, sustainability, and scarcity as compatible, and believe that peak oil spells the end of our current system. I try to be optimistic, though, because it’s the perfect time to build the new society. I am comforted by the fact that given my circumstances, I manage to find happiness.
Above all, I am a philosopher, a freethinker, a bioregionalist and an anarchist.