Rationalize anything you want, but most people are living in ways that will be pitied by future generations. The fashion of this world will pass away. And it will not be missed.
The story of freedom-seekers who create an alternative society on the Internet - a virtual society, with no possibility of oversight or control. It grows so fast that governments and “leaders” are terrified, and fight to co-opt this cyber-society.
Ahali, meaning “People” in Turkish, have been quite active in trying to bring Kurdish [repression] to the attention of the Turkish working class organisations and to give their support as libertarians in whatever way they see fit.
This is free market anarchism. This is left libertarianism. This is complete liberty…plus love, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and so much more. Voluntaryism is the essence of liberty with the widest possible range of ideas and influences.
Begging for freedom--whether by voting, lobbying, or any other method "within the system"--sends one message loud and clear: "We can't be free until the politicians give their permission!" What approach could be more absurd, or more fruitless?
An economy in which crisis is the normal way of functioning doesn’t fall quite that easily. But when you see the big boys running scared, you know that it’s tottering like a dizzy drunk who has had one too many… and that is the time to push!
Most people believe we need "government" to do certain things. But how can "government" do anything that couldn't be done just as well by the same people--with all the same talents, knowledge and skills--without "government"? What does "government" actually have to offer society?
As Steven Biko said, the most potent weapon in the hand of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. It is the belief in "government," not the brute force, that is the problem.
A poison meme circles every conversation: save the world through the use of government force.
I'm too individualist to believe that collective aggression is suitable where there is a market solution.
As irreversible zombification is not typically provided for in wills
(i.e., it’s not really “death”), perhaps a variant of a living will
could be used. We might call this
new legal instrument an “undead will”.
Regardless of one's intentions, or nobility, or efforts, he cannot follow a road to somewhere the road doesn't go. Yet that is what most freedom advocates are trying to do.
All attempts to get rid of governments by violence have hitherto, always and everywhere, resulted only in this: that in place of the deposed governments new ones established themselves, often more cruel than those they replaced.
Rather than waiting around for that perfect opportunity to emulate statist violence, take direct, market-based action today to de-legitimize the state.
Boost your business and your activism with no begging, no favors, and no debt, just an intriguing and powerful approach to giving and getting solid referrals.
By structuring economic transactions to specifically disregard the state, you can reduce costs and pocket the savings.
When the state’s role of governance in this greatest nation on the planet is reduced to zero, and the Government has just become a night watchman in our darkest night, it’s time to pray!
[An anarchist reform plan] could provide an opportunity to link a variety of
other pro-freedom legal changes with (radical) health-care reform. It would force proponents of statist options to ask more clearly
whether they value the goals they say they want to achieve more than
they value the opportunity to give more power to technocrats.
Don’t be mad at me because I am sovereign. Don’t be mad at me because I am sovereign. I do not recognize your authority. Your attempt at authority over me is false. I do not recognize false authority. There is only one authority. That is thRead Letter
The State. Mankind’s greatest sin. The organization under which all of civilization rests. The bedrock of the establishment, the vehicle of the plutocrats, and the lawgiver to all society. Within it lies all the visions, dreams, plans, motivations, and the will of the Nation.
therefore, emphasize that "we" are not the government;
the government is not "us." The government does not in
any accurate sense "represent" the majority of the people.
To question the legitimacy of the governors is to question the legitimacy of the government — and to question the legitimacy of the government is to invite reconsideration of the legitimacy of government itself.
Agorism can be defined simply: it is thought and action consistent with freedom.The moment one deals with “thinking,” “acting,” “consistency,” and especially “freedom,”things get more and more complex. - Introduction, An Agorist Primer
One philosophical abstraction that seems to befuddle most people is "anarchy." To those challenged by complexity – such as radio talk show hosts and cable-TV "newscasters" who are convinced that all political opinions can be confined to the categories of "liberal" and "conservative" – the word anarchy evokes an unfocused fear of uncertain forces. Images of bomb-throwing thugs who smash and burn the property of others are routinely conjured up by politicians and the media to frighten people into an extension of police authority over their lives. "Disorder" and "lawless confusion" are common dictionary definitions of this word.
That there have been some, calling themselves "anarchists,"
Get “serious.” [T]ry to tell me, with a straight face, that the state “works.” Admit it: 90% of what the state does looks like a deleted early pilot of “Different Strokes” — same cast, only with Joan Crawford as the adoptive mother.
There's no need for elections to be complex and plagued by fraud and the inevitable disappointments delivered by criminal politicians. The overthrow of the United States government can be a peaceful and joyful event.
From its very infancy, our government has made a vital part of its existence the theft of property that belongs to others and the demonization of those who would resist, or those who see the state for what it really is.
What if a small, libertarian-minded town passed a law decreeing that town police and judicial services would be supplied entirely by the private market? Naturally, the state (or the federal state) might oppose such action, but we shall
Government and freedom cannot coexist, so a choice has to be made. “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.”
The American Revolution was not, on the surface, a conflict over anarchism. Nevertheless, the theme of anarchism – sometimes implicit, sometimes overt – runs throughout the contemporary public debate over the Revolution.