In Part 1 I disputed the foundation on which Hans-Hermann Hoppe builds his argument ethics. Because his argument is based on the implications of argumentation itself, his argument leaves no room for recognition of ownership by actors who do not argue with one another. In Part 2, I will review these points, but focus mainly on reconstructing Hoppe’s argument using the basic act of communication, rather than the act of argumentation itself.
Monday, April 14th, 2014   Submitted by
This article is not for pacifists. I do have great respect for pacifists and would enjoy reading articles similar to this one outlining strategies and tactics for anarchist pacifist defense agencies. Sadly, I’ve come across very few, if any, that employed outside of the cage thinking. Maybe I’ll write one myself one of these days. Also, this article is not concerned about the basics of why private defense agencies are needed or why they would not turn into governments themselves. This article is strictly about the nuts and bolts and assumes that the reader is already on board with the philosophy. Furthermore, it must be understood that the economics I present below absolutely require Bitcoin as the medium of exchange. The elaborate nature of underground defense agencies precludes the use of corporate bank accounts or easily seizable stockpiles of precious metals or cash. Let’s get started.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014   Submitted by
“We live in a world that has been brainwashed into believing that law can be found in the hands of legislators instead of discovered in the science of justice.” ~ Chris Snyder
“Science of justice” may seem like a vague term when one is not familiar with its application. Discussing this terminology with Chris is what brought me to the decision to spend a great deal of my time reading and contemplating the wisdom of Lysander Spooner. I had known and loved Spooner before this, but the lightbulb really flashed this time. It is Spooner’s definition of the ‘science of justice’ that I will use hereafter.
Thursday, March 20th, 2014   Submitted by
I’ve been studying anarchist and libertarian thought for about six years now. In that time I’ve found that learning to compare the state to a gang in a very detailed and factual manner is crucial to the growth of anarchist thought. It’s often the one thing that brings folks from small government to stateless thinking. It’s no easy task to change someone’s beliefs about government. Sometimes the only thing you can do is simply lay out the facts, and the fact of the matter is that the state is a gang, not unlike any street gang or mafia. The evidence is obvious and abundant, if only most people had the courage to draw that conclusion. Nobody arrives at any stateless ideology without that final paradigm shattering realization.
Children who are accidentally born in the artificially segregated region known as “The United States of America” are forced to attend an institution against their will for 12 years of the most impressionable part of their young lives. This alone is a glaring violation of the Non-Aggression Principle. It matters not whether one thinks it is in the best interests of a child to attend school. The basic principle is that we must allow children to make their own decisions as to what they want to pursue and learn. To interrupt this most natural progression of ideas is to invite intellectual disharmony and a lack of self-confidence in one’s own deep inclinations. The sooner we treat children as rational human beings with valid desires, the sooner we can have a just and peaceful world. Not even President Barack Obama is willing to send his two girls to public school. Isn’t that an indication of the quality of education that is acquired at such institutions?
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014   Submitted by
The scientific study of authoritarian sociopathy really began with the Milgram Experiment, which found that 65% of otherwise psychologically healthy people would administer a lethal 450-volt shock to a complete stranger based upon nothing but the verbal prodding of an authority figure in a lab coat. What’s seldom pointed out is that Stanley Milgram designed his experiment in response to the chilling testimony of one Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi officer convicted in 1961. Adolf Eichmann oversaw the logistics of kidnapping and forcefully relocating people deemed enemies of the State to prison camps, and death camps in Nazi Germany. When people joke that the trains ran on time, they can thank Adolf Eichmann.
Saturday, March 1st, 2014   Submitted by
Alex R. Knight III
Most of you, if you know or have heard of me at all, are aware of my nonfiction writings online and elsewhere – most notably, perhaps, at Strike the Root, Daily Anarchist, the Center for a Stateless Society, The Voluntaryist, and even – once – Lew Rockwell.com. I’ve also been known to be a poet from time to time – in fact, that was where I got my first serious start as a writer – but I’d like to set that aside for a moment and talk about my first literary love, and that’s speculative fiction. Call it genre fiction, if you want: Fantasy, science fiction, and yes, horror. The Holy Trinity…at least, as far as I’m concerned.
Thursday, February 27th, 2014   Submitted by
“Those who assume (often unconsciously) that it is impossible to achieve their life’s desires-and, thus, that it is futile to fight for themselves–usually end up fighting for an ideal or cause instead. They may appear to engage in self-directed activity, but in reality they have accepted alienation from their desires as a way of life. All subjugations of personal desires to the dictates of a cause or ideology are reactionary no matter how ‘revolutionary’ the actions arising from such subjugations may appear. ”
-The Revolutionary Pleasure of Thinking for Yourself by Anonymous
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014   Submitted by
Josh LeCash from Don’t Tread on Media reached out to me for an interview after taking an interest in a number of articles here on Daily Anarchist, especially You Are A Slave by Daniel Hawkins. He wanted to know, “Is Anarchy The Answer?” I would say, yes. JoshLeCash focuses primarily on conspiracies, but saw a confluence with anarchists because, as he puts it, “Most conspiracies are rooted in the concept of those in power withholding or manipulating information being consumed by those without power.” Can’t argue there.