Posts Tagged ‘ anarchism ’

In which market anarchists are sent out to catch the wild 22

August 15, 2011
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Rad Geek People's Daily
by Rad Geek  

"Well, you know, when left-libertarians get into arguments with progressives about this sort of thing, and we point out that, historically speaking, American-style capitalism did not really arise in anything resembling a free market ... the response to this discussion of the historical sources of actually-existing capitalism is always met by a purely hypothetical alternative history, in which, it is alleged, such titanic concentrations of wealth, even though they actually arose in a system of privilege that had nothing to do with free markets, would still have arisen and maintained themselves just as well under purely hypothetical conditions of laissez-faire, even without all the concentrating, insulating, and subsidizing efforts that the manorial and corporate states have so energetically made on their behalf." (08/14/11)

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Are the UK riots “anarchy in action?”

August 11, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"If true anarchy is present in the riots, and I believe it is, it’s to be found in ad hoc mutual aid societies springing up in affected neighborhoods. People are coming together to defend each others’ lives and possessions, in the absence of political government’s ability to do so or interest in doing so. Anarchy is not society without rules -- it’s society without rulers. And it works, whenever it’s required, or even allowed, to." (08/11/11)

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Scary story: The state vs. anarchists

August 2, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"In any given month, a typical state kills more of its own citizens pro rata than al Qaeda killed in the United States on September 11th, 2001 -- some openly, bullet to brain, some through the suffocating effects of regulation and prohibition -- while extorting from those same citizens a double-digit percentage of their earnings for 'protection' from the likes of Osama bin Laden. By any standard of human decency and well-being, the state’s performance constitutes not just massive failure but a monstrous negation of all that is right and good. While anarchists cannot reasonably pledge to end murder and theft, we can and do offer an end to the institutionalization and legitimization of mass murder and theft in the name of 'government.'" (08/02/11)

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On the crime of being an anarchist

August 2, 2011
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The Libertarian Standard
by Brian Martinez  

"[T]he police are prepared to view anyone who promotes a stateless society -- from old hippies to free-market Rothbardians -- as potential criminals, regardless of which values they promote, and what crimes they’ve actually committed. Which, for the vast majority of anarchists, is none at all." (08/01/11)

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Peaceful anarchy: Imagine society without the state

July 31, 2011
posted by

LewRockwell.com
by Gary D. Barnett  

"Anarchy in its purest form is based on peaceful behavior and voluntaryism in a stateless society, while government is based on aggression, theft, force, and deceit. These two systems are completely opposite." (08/01/11)

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LulzSec, Anonymous vow to join forces against world governments

June 20, 2011
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Fox News    

"The anarchist hackers of the world are uniting. In a statement released over the weekend, rogue hacker group LulzSec -- which in recent weeks has defaced and disabled sites from Sony to the CIA -- has pledged to unite with its sister collective Anonymous in a new cybercampaign against the world’s governments. Codenamed Operation Anti-Security, the statement was widely propagated by the two organizations on their official Twitter feeds." (06/20/11)

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Dog-walking collective strolls thin line between anarchist principles, profits

June 20, 2011
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Washington Post    

"A meeting of anarchists, progressives, a self-described 'surly feminist' and others on the far left of the political spectrum is underway. They’re young and radical. They’re organizing intently. The matter at hand could be oppression, or the police state, or revolution. But it’s not. It’s walking dogs. ... The seven people present belong to Brighter Days, a dog walkers’ collective founded on anarchist principles. Last year, the five-year-old business grossed more than $250,000." (06/16/11)

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How Radical Is Too Radical? Anarchism as a Practical Guide to Advancing Liberty

May 30, 2011
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Libertarian Alliance Libertarian Alliance
by Isaac M. Morehouse and Christopher J. Nelson  

"Libertarians want less government. Yet many libertarians think it is fruitless to dwell for any length of time on just how limited the state should be. Even more libertarians dismiss the idea of anarchism -- the ultimate limit on government -- out of hand. Not only does anarchism deserve a fair hearing on theoretical, practical, and moral grounds, but it deserves to be a serious part of strategic discussions if liberty is to be advanced at all." (2011)

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Government is civil war

May 12, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by David D'Amato  

"Now more than ever, the people of the Ivory Coast ought to be able to recognize what their 'leaders' are showing them, that the state and the political system are not designed to preserve justice, protect individual rights or provide necessary services. Rather, the state is an agency for the powerful, one conceived out of the desire to loot and enslave." (05/11/11)

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More on Dorothy Day, anarchist

May 5, 2011
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The Libertarian Standard
by Ryan McMaken  

"As head of some anarchist-communitarian communities within the Catholic Worker movement, Day found herself in a position of leadership where she was sometimes referred to as the Head Anarch. The communities were said to be 'an extraordinary combination of anarchy and dictatorship.' (This was not 'dictatorship' in any real political sense, of course, since the communities were private, voluntary, non-coercive entities.)" (05/04/11)

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After bin Laden, a greater enemy remains

May 4, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by David D'Amato  

"The 'trustworthy' opinions of the mainstream conversation in politics and international affairs universally recognized bin Laden as an absolute moral evil. As it would be in the case of any serial murderer, voices in support of bin Laden and his inhuman crusade were few and far between, confined to what most consider the fringe, outside 'respectable discourse.' The state, on the other hand, enjoys a sempiternal assumption of legitimacy, one that endures regardless of its crimes or their magnitude, that flies in the face of the moral judgment we apply to 'the terrorists.'" (05/03/11)

http://c4ss.org/content/6989  

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The no-state solution

May 3, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by David D'Amato  

"The longstanding consensus among most of the 'reasonable' voices on the world stage is that peoples are entitled to political self-determination, that they ought to enjoy the ability to craft their own institutions fit to their unique needs and wants. And while that assumption has informed discussion as to the futures of Israel and Palestine, it has very seldom been suggested that the principle of self-determination could extend even further than a mere 'two-state solution.'” (05/01/11)

http://c4ss.org/content/6967  

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Revolution: The road to freedom?

April 25, 2011
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WendyMcElroy.com
by Ken Knudsen  

"There's an old story about a motorist who stopped a policeman in downtown Manhattan and asked him how he could get to the Brooklyn Bridge. The officer looked around, thought a minute, scratched his head, and finally replied, 'I'm sorry, but you can't get there from here.' Some anarchists are now wondering if you can get to the free society from where we stand today. I must confess that I, too, harbor some doubts. But if there is a way, it is incumbent upon all who wish to find that way to carefully examine the important end-means problem." (04/25/11)

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State nullification versus individual nullification

April 12, 2011
posted by

Daily Anarchist Daily Anarchist
by Seth King  

"[A]t first glance it seems reasonable for the anarchist to back state nullification, at least indirectly if not in a participatory manner. But this course of action may, too, lead to unintended consequences. I would like to submit that state nullification is no panacea and that market-anarchists would be better served by focusing one’s attention instead on the practice of individual nullification." (04/12/11)

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Trust in the state is flawed

April 7, 2011
posted by

DFW Alliance of the Libertarian Left
by Punk Johnny Cash  

"The government does not hate you. The government does not like you. It is indifferent. The government is not an entity with feelings, remorse, ethics or conscious. It is a collective of individuals working according to rigid flawed guidelines." (04/06/11)

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Self-determination and Ivory Coast

April 5, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by David D'Amato  

"With infrastructure and an economy that were the envy of its neighbors for years, the conventional wisdom tells us that civil war shouldn’t be happening in Ivory Coast. For free market anarchists, though, the country’s internal dissension is the predictable result of its statist economic program." (04/04/11)

http://c4ss.org/content/6676  

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You say anarchy like it’s a bad thing

March 31, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"Hobbes’s 'war of all against all,' if ever that war truly raged, didn’t end with Leviathan’s appearance on the scene. The modern state merely armed the political class at the expense of the productive class, then proceeded to systematize the slaughter and — with spectacular exceptions like Hitler’s Holocaust, Stalin’s reign of terror, Mao’s Great Leap Forward and Pol Pot’s 'Killing Fields' — regulate its domestic intensity to a more bearable and sustainable level than that of all-out war between states." (03/30/11)

http://c4ss.org/content/6621  

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The distraction of anarcho-libertarianism

March 31, 2011
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Tibor R. Machan Rebirth of Reason
by Tibor R. Machan  

"Governments, of course, can have many forms and most have been corrupt versions in most of human history, there is no disputing this among libertarians. But anarcho-libertarian have the penchant for elevating their Rothbardian version of libertarianism as holier than though — as if they were pure, while all the rest, such as Nozickians, Randians, and those who follow the likes of von Mises and von Hayek, were all corrupt and compromised on libertarianism. Not so fast." (03/30/11)

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The return of the return of anarchism

March 29, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"Like those rumors of Mark Twain’s death, recurring claims of anarchism’s demise and resurrection are greatly exaggerated. Greenwald misinterprets his own observations. It is not resurrection he sees, it’s resurgence: A cyclical phenomenon driven primarily by the reliably recurring failure of the modern state to deliver on its most basic promises of peace, prosperity and respect for human rights." (03/28/11)

http://c4ss.org/content/6582  

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Can a Christian be an anarchist?

March 29, 2011
posted by

Free Advice
by Robert P. Murphy  

"First and foremost, I am a Christian. I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. Now, does someone rule over me? Yes, His name is Jesus Christ. That’s what I just said. So, does that mean I’m a free man or not? Well, that’s a complicated question." (03/27/11)

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It’s a voluntary reaction

March 24, 2011
posted by

Debbie Harbeson Jeffersonville Evening News
by  

"I realized during our e-mail conversation that [Floyd County Republican Party chairman Dave Matthews] is also confused because he thinks my ultimate goal is smaller government (whatever that means). It’s not. My goal is a society completely absent of the aggressive institution we call government. My goal is a society of voluntary interactions. Yes, that means I advocate a form of anarchism." (03/24/11)

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Revolution not replication

March 24, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by David D'Amato  

"The readiness of Yemenis, both within the country’s conscripted military and without, to regard as aligned the interests of productive, working class people and those of military or government elites could prove perilous. Indeed, Egypt’s military seems likely to shepherd the people into a new framework of draconian rule to match the one that just ended — or perhaps the old one continued with new personnel. A market anarchist revolution, evolving through commercial interchange and voluntary synergy rather than violence, would not subject society to a new ruling class. It would desert forever the idea that there need be or ought to be a ruling class at all." (03/23/11)

http://c4ss.org/content/6509  

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More on minarchism as evil

March 3, 2011
posted by

Strike The Root Strike the Root
by Per Bylund  

"Those who truly believe in a society with no masters and no slaves cannot provide a blueprint for how that society will work. If people are truly free to collaborate with whoever they wish and do so on whatever terms they voluntarily agree, then any blueprint for society is a completely worthless and possibly treacherous mind game. It but creates an illusion of anarchism being able to provide guarantees that are always impossible -- government or no government." (03/03/11)

http://strike-the-root.com/more-on-minarchism-as-evil  

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Socialism: The Qaddafi version

February 28, 2011
posted by

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by David D'Amato  

"[T]he Qaddafi permutation of socialism has been, by all accounts, more practical than philosophical, a variable and temperamental medley of views informed more by his personal idiosyncrasies than by ideological inclination. Impassioned disagreement would have been — if there could be one at all — among the invariable marks of socialistic thought, and the pages of Benjamin Tucker’s Liberty were at all times brimming with the fever of debate over everything from banking, to interest, to land." (02/24/11)

http://c4ss.org/content/6267  

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Underground couriers needed

February 28, 2011
posted by

Daily Anarchist Daily Anarchist
by Seth King  

"There are many enterprises desperately needed in order to smoothen the transition to a stateless society. Among the most important of them are agorist banking, insurance, arbitration, and defense. Yet, there are countless others that are often ignored." (02/28/11)

http://dailyanarchist.com/2011/02/28/underground-couriers-needed/  

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