I’m Emerican Johnson, and I’m a recovering capitalist.

For the first 25 years of my life I was a radical rightwing libertarian. I thought roads and police forces should be privatized. I believed that the invisible hand of the free market would guide humanity to excellence so long as it was left unfettered by governmental intervention.

I was a capitalist. A shitty one, but a capitalist none-the-less. I started several businesses and did my best to build my own little capitalistic empire. Then in 2009 I suffered the same fate that befell thousands of other American entrepreneurs when the economy melted down.

Since then I’ve met a lot of very intelligent people, traveled to foreign countries, and slowly but surely shifted to the left.

I became a liberal for a few years and waffled around with hardline centrism as I fell out of love with American libertarianism. Then Bernie Sanders came along during the 2016 election and overnight I became a Socialist Democrat. Since the end of the election, I’ve been reading and studying and discussing leftism and that journey continues today as I am settling into anarcho-communism and learning the true nature of capitalist-imperialism in the USA and abroad.

I believe this is a critical time for leftism in America as anarchism, communism, and other leftist thought has entered the mainstream discourse for the first time in nearly a century. This blog is an attempt to organize my thoughts and invite you along as I learn and discover more about leftist thought and ideals.

I welcome feedback and discussion. Feel free to email me and let me know your thoughts.

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Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.”
-Karl Marx

“None of us is as good as all of us.”
-Ray Kroc