These compasses and maps for political alliance are almost always incorrect. They always try to place socialists and libertarians on either the left or right, when in fact they really don't fit anywhere on these particular models. Libertarians are essentially anarchocapitalists (they want a capitalist system with little or no government), and socialists (not Leninists, etc. -- too many people call themselves socialists these days) are anarchosocialists...meaning they also want little to no government, but in a socialist system. Clearly the farther you get to the left and right on the spectrum, the more government power either side is trying to win. The centre, where the moderates are, is where the least amount of government power would be preferred. (Which is still quite a bit.) Obviously this is not where Libertarians or socialists go. The Libertarians and socialists don't fit anywhere in this model, so many of these types of programs try to fit the Libertarians in with the right (they are not), and leave real socialists off entirely. (We all know real socialists are like the USSR and China right? No, but that's what they'd like you to think.)
Anyway, I'm done ranting now. I'm just tired of seeing something like this for the umpteenth time. It's especially frustrating on the US Libertarian website, because they're doing a good job perpetuating the myth that all socialists are tyrants that want to steal your teddy bear and toothbrush and make you eat gruel, or something. :p
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