Fathoming Anarchism…

From Thomas Van Wyk at Strike-The-Root…

It is not so much “vulgar,” strictly speaking, to consider oneself a socially conservative anarchist as it is indicative of intellectual sloppiness. (Indeed, Hans Hoppe has argued quite convincingly that consistent social conservatism really requires nothing less than a radical rejection of the State; so, being a “conservative anarchist” is not necessarily a contradiction in terms.)


However, when an anarchist says, “I’m socially conservative, but I’m an anarchist,” and leaves it at that, such an argument is incomplete and, I daresay, quite lazy. The problem lies in the fact that such a statement, when not carefully qualified, is simply not quite good enough for showing the true heart and soul of anarchism as a comprehensive social outlook.


That is, there is a broad gulf between what anarchists consider society and the choking pall of the statist culture that in reality surrounds the few of us. It is absolutely imperative that anarchists doggedly level critiques of Middle America’s culture of statism. If anarchists do this part of the “job” well, then we will quickly and persistently be labeled as “counter-cultural,” “libertine,” or worse. (It should go without saying that an anarchist who isn’t fully prepared to be ruthlessly and dishonestly labeled, smeared, and challenged with incessant straw-man “arguments” isn’t really ready to be an anarchist!)

More here…

I have pretty much given up on the Libertarian Party and the libertarian designation. I now simply refer to my philosophy as straight anarchy or abolishionist (of the State).

Thomas Jefferson said it best in the Declaration of Independence…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,…”

Time to abolish this abomination of a government…

“The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” — Thomas Jefferson

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2 thoughts on “Fathoming Anarchism…

  1. Great stuff lately David!

    “I have pretty much given up on the Libertarian Party and the libertarian designation. I now simply refer to my philosophy as straight anarchy or abolishionist (of the State).”

    Awe, the unity of focus and intent here gives me the warm fuzzies!

    Indeed, the trap is in beleiving the system can be fixed. The only advantage to this kind of head in the sand left brained “fix it” approach goes to the usurpers who move ahead unabated with their plans for domination while the common herd focuses their attention on all the thing they don’t want, and which manifest according to the universal Law of Attraction. The usurpers are very adept at using this law to their advantage.

    My own political persuasion is focused on a political party that is struggling to emerge, and which I beleive represents the true system that will displace the old one based on principles that are compatable with universal laws that rest on a maxim of non intervention, and the prohibition of the use of force, fraud, and coersion. But I’m not holding my breath in the hopes it will emerge before the excrement hits the air propulsion unit, as much as I wish to avoid the chaos that now seems so inevitable. My observation of the current situation leads me to beleive it cannot. Rather, it can only manifest from the rubble of the current system after it crumbles under its own weight.

    Provided we haven’t blown ourselves off the face of the planet.

    But then, you address that issue in your next entry, On the Second Day, which make a pretty good case for shutting down the printing press. Anything less only prolongs the inevitable while allowing for our own anhiliation.

  2. Hi Ron!

    I have my good blogs and my bad blogs… 🙂

    Good stuff over at your place, too.

    I think most of the problems would solve themselves if two things were to occur…

    Abolish the Federal Reserve, and end government interference, …er…uh… regulation of commerce.

    Without manipulation of the currency, the government would not be able to perpetuate frauds like Social Security, Medi-care, industry subsidies… etc…

    And without manipulation of commerce, prices would stabilize and people would get their monies worth from the products.

    8)

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