Archive for the ‘Voluntaryism’ Category

Kill The Precedent

Monday, March 10th, 2014   Submitted by Davi Barker

KTPIf that headline seems shocking, read it again. It does not say what you think it says. The legal concept of the precedent, whereby judicial decisions in one case are binding upon future cases, is utterly flawed, and should be abolished. In fact, the entire way Voluntaryists think about Stateless justice needs to change if we ever want our ideas about restitution to reach more than forum trolls. But if that headline still offends you, just pretend it says “Bitcoin, Pizza, and the Future of Justice.”

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Public Schools and the Destruction of Unseen Achievements

Friday, March 7th, 2014   Submitted by Danilo Cuellar

WallChildren 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?

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Science Fiction and the Stateless Society

Friday, August 16th, 2013   Submitted by Ricardo Feral

BelieveScience Fiction and Fantasy writers and readers have historically been at the cutting edge of some of late 20th and early 21st century’s social and political trends. Now, Obsolete Press (obsolete-press.com) is compiling an anthology of new and classic SciFi writing and art  that addresses anarchy, anarchism, and the move to a Stateless society. Writers and artists can find submission information at the end of this article.

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The Undead Democracy Apocalypse

Sunday, May 12th, 2013   Submitted by Davi Barker

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“They crowd our imagination. They hide under our beds. They lurk within the dark recesses or our primal unconsciousness. You can’t run, you can’t hide – it’s going to get you. The beast, the ravager, the Lusus Natura. What is it, and why do we fear it?” ~Mark Rein Hagen

The best monsters are personifications of real fears, and the monsters that survive the test of time and cinema are those that evolve into psychological metaphors for something human. I want to put forward what may be an uncomfortable premise for some. I believe that the key to the success in the zombie genre lies in their ability to tap into subconscious and unacknowledged fears that democratic government isn’t working.

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The State and BDSM

Thursday, April 25th, 2013   Submitted by Sima Qian

BDSM copyThis article is not meant to insult any one’s kink. It may come off as disparaging some one’s kink, which is not my intent, but only to look at the State. I think it’s great that adults can find out what their needs and desires are and meet them in a safe, sane, and consensual way, and I think there is a big, bright red line between the State and kink: consent. Also, I’m rather vanilla, so if I misused any terminology or concepts please forgive me, and let me know so it can be corrected.

I’ve seen rumblings about this on anarchist sites for about a year, but I haven’t seen anyone state it outright and I think it should be: The State is a non-consensual group “BDSM” scene. That’s not an analogy, but an exact description.

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Fr33 Aid Abandons Non-Profit Tax Status in Favor of Bitcoin

Monday, April 15th, 2013   Submitted by Davi Barker

Fr33Aid_200x200Exciting news from the world of Bitcoin this Tax Cattle Day. Today is the day, with fear in our heart, we submit to the human farmers who fleece us under threat of violence. But today Fr33 Aid is making the courageous move of declaring their financial independence by willfully and publicly severing their ties with the IRS, forsaking all the banking privileges that entails, and announcing themselves as an entirely bitcoin based organization. As far as I know they are the first charitable organization to do this. I hope you can appreciate how radical this is.

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Hope in Hawley

Sunday, April 7th, 2013   Submitted by Alex R. Knight III

HawleyHawley, Massachusetts. A small little town in a rural New England area west of the Berkshires. A recent article run by the Associated Press, “Small Mass. Town Sees a Rash of Resignations,” stated that:

“Select Board member Tedd White resigned Thursday, the fourth official in the town of about 330 residents to step down since a March 12 special election to replace a selectman who died in office.

White said in his resignation letter he would rather ‘pound my thumbs with a hammer’ than attend ‘crooked, rigged’ board meetings.”

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Unlocking Your Life From Government

Saturday, March 9th, 2013   Submitted by Darryl W Perry

INDEPENDENCEThe White House announced, via email written by Senior Advisor for Internet, Innovation, & Privacy, R. David Edelman, that it supports the right of consumers to unlock cellphones.

The statement reads in part, “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties. In fact, we believe the same principle should also apply to tablets, which are increasingly similar to smart phones…. This is particularly important for secondhand or other mobile devices that you might buy or receive as a gift, and want to activate on the wireless network that meets your needs — even if it isn’t the one on which the device was first activated. All consumers deserve that flexibility.”

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Marketing Voluntaryism

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012   Submitted by Davi Barker

I recently had some custom Voluntaryist lapel pins made. I designed a 1″ black and gold AnCap flag pin, and a 1.5″ Voluntaryist “V” pin, with the Daily Anarchist motto around the rim, “Building a Voluntary Society… Without Permission.” You can get the pins at www.ShinyBadges.com.

Last week I had my first opportunity to wear one to a formal dinner, pinned to the lapel of my coat, similar yet entirely different from the flag pins that the sociocrats wear. The pin generated a lot of questions and a lot of conversations at the dinner and I want to share my experience.

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The Road Less Traveled

Monday, February 6th, 2012   Submitted by Mark Stoval

As a young man I was naturally anti-war. The result of this made me suspicious of governments since it appeared that only governments could start large wars. But other than this tiny seed I was just a “normal” person. I grew up in a labor-union Democrat household but my grandfather had a small business and experienced difficulties caused by the local town codes, regulations, taxes and so forth. I thought that the founders of the USA had it about right; we needed a small government to keep the peace and protect us from foreign powers but other than that the government should let us live our lives. But I also thought we needed the state for still other things: after all, how could the USA have courts and lawyers without government? How could we have roads to take me to another state without the government having eminent domain? How could we get our mail? How could the young go to school? Who would hire and pay the police?

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