Instead of using philosophical talking points and party programs, I want to share my personal experience.
My best friend, the only person I fully trust in this world, is a libertarian and the most intelligent, well-read person I know. As you can imagine, we have some huge differences in beliefs. When we first met, I decided to become at least factually conversant on the political and economic principles of the Libertarian Party in the U.S. It took three attempts over a 2-day period to get through the Libertarian Party Platform because it made me nauseated.
The areas of the Libertarian platform that caused me the most discomfort (philosophically, physically, and mentally) are the areas that advocate an individualist point of view ... politically and economically. Interestingly, individualist anarchism causes the same level of distaste even though I attempt to give the philosophy equal representation on my websites. To me, the individualist philosophy shouts the importance of "me, me, me!" over any need or obligation to society ... the absolute opposite of my own beliefs.
We were in a group discussion several weeks ago and my friend made some of the most venomous comments I've ever heard (including those of anarchists and socialists) against the current state of vulture capitalism that is ruling and controlling the world today. While he honestly believes in capitalism, he also believes that what we are experiencing today under the name of capitalism is a totally bastardized version that has no other option than to fail.
As an individual, I have personally witnessed his willful and charitable nature that I didn't realize could exist in a libertarian in the U.S.
We understand and respect each others beliefs. I disavow right-wing libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism as heresy and clearly make this clear on my websites. He totally disagrees with any form of socialism ... including anarcho-socialism/communism. That being said, the issues of being anti-war, anti-state, anti-authority and vulture capitalism provide us with enough mutual talking points to completely fill our conversations.
He realizes he cannot change or alter my beliefs. I realize I cannot change or alter his. That's OK, as neither one of us is interested in "recruiting" the other anyway. We want to spend our time on being a friend ... a friend that always has the others back covered against all incoming foe.
Finally, there is a very important belief that we share in common: The worst day under capitalism will be better than the best day under centralized socialism.