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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: To the Paul supporters on: July 13, 2013, 12:07:12 PM
But if we don't secure the border, how will we keep the freedom in?
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The new LewRockwell.com is up on: July 07, 2013, 02:57:09 PM
I like it. The old site layout screamed "2004" to me.
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Okay now THIS is awesome on: June 30, 2013, 10:36:15 AM
That is awesome, now imagine such a thing on a national level! It'll be glorious.
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Are we actually minarchists? on: June 25, 2013, 10:07:02 PM
Who suggested advocating minarchy?

It seems, to me, that we're not actually advocating anarchy; it seems we are/should be advocating minarchy, but at an extremely local level. Is this good, bad, or do y'all not care?
Must have missed that, but I have to disagree with state god (sort of). I don't think an anarchist "advocates" anything- instead, he merely opposes aggression.

In other words, I am an anarchist in principle.

See Stephan Kinsella, "The Irrelevance of the Impossibility of Anarcho-Libertarianism" for my view: http://www.stephankinsella.com/2009/08/the-irrelevance-of-the-impossibility-of-anarcho-libertarianism/

"The anarchist is not someone who has a belief about “what will work”. Rather, he is someone who opposes aggression in all its forms... Conservative and minarchist-libertarian criticism of anarchy on the grounds that it won’t “work” or is not “practical” is just confused. Anarchists don’t (necessarily) predict anarchy will be achieved – I for one don’t think it will. But that does not mean states are justified."

I oppose aggression. I also think that an anarchist society would have aggression. I don't see a conflict.

I suppose you and I are a bit different then. I come from a realist utilitarian view, rather than a moral one.
If we are talking practicality, I think the best thing we can do is try to live productive personal lives.

I feel like may anarchists make the same mistake marxists do. If a capitalist points out that communism has killed millions of people, they say "well that's not real communism! The communism I'm talking about involves communal ownership in which everyone's needs are met!!!"

But many libertarians make the same mistake. When a statist points out anarchy leads to civil war, killing, and disorder until a monopoly state takes over a region, they say "that's not real anarchy! The anarchy I'm talking about is a private property based system in which interlocking arbitration companies prevent warlords and settle disputes!!!"

The question that needs to be answered by anarchists is how the hell are we going to reach this "free" society that works so great in theory!

For me, the answer is that it can only be reached on an individual level, for you and I personally. The state system isn't going anywhere on a societal level.
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Are we actually minarchists? on: June 25, 2013, 09:32:37 PM
State-God and Hanzo DO raise some interesting points. Hell if they're right and most ancaps are just minarchists, then the big difference between a government like existed in the U.S. at the national level during the Articles of Confederation, or just after the Constitution was ratified and went into effect, and what State-God brought up is that it is a LOT easier to move from one town to another, than to move from one state (as in Michigan, New Hampshire, Wyoming, or any of the 50 states of the U.S.) to another, which is a lot easier than moving from one country to another. This would keep competition quite effective. Plus with how local these mini-states I'll call them micro-governments, would be, if they tried to abuse the abilities they had it'd be very easy for the people in that area to revolt. Of course it is difficult to know for sure what form a truly free society would take until that society has arrived....until then we can only speculate based on current knowledge of human psychology/sociology and economics, what the forces of spontaneous order might bring.
Excellent points friend, especially about how we don't really know what a truly free society would look like, or even if it could exist.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Are we actually minarchists? on: June 25, 2013, 09:31:34 PM
Who suggested advocating minarchy?

It seems, to me, that we're not actually advocating anarchy; it seems we are/should be advocating minarchy, but at an extremely local level. Is this good, bad, or do y'all not care?
Must have missed that, but I have to disagree with state god (sort of). I don't think an anarchist "advocates" anything- instead, he merely opposes aggression.

In other words, I am an anarchist in principle.

See Stephan Kinsella, "The Irrelevance of the Impossibility of Anarcho-Libertarianism" for my view: http://www.stephankinsella.com/2009/08/the-irrelevance-of-the-impossibility-of-anarcho-libertarianism/

"The anarchist is not someone who has a belief about “what will work”. Rather, he is someone who opposes aggression in all its forms... Conservative and minarchist-libertarian criticism of anarchy on the grounds that it won’t “work” or is not “practical” is just confused. Anarchists don’t (necessarily) predict anarchy will be achieved – I for one don’t think it will. But that does not mean states are justified."

I oppose aggression. I also think that an anarchist society would have aggression. I don't see a conflict.
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Are we actually minarchists? on: June 25, 2013, 12:12:35 PM
Ok, putting aside the parts I disagree on...

Why would you suggest that we advocate a minarchy, and the state protection that comes with it, when you just admitted that it would be less incentive for something to get out of control without the state?
Who suggested advocating minarchy?

I think the more mini states there are the better. The ideal number would be 6 billion.

All I'm saying is just cause its less harsh than the current state, its still a state
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Are we actually minarchists? on: June 24, 2013, 05:32:42 PM
This won't win me points, but yes. "interlocking arbitration agencies" or whatever is the same thing as a state. Its just a different kind than what we have now.
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: I'll leave when X happens on: June 16, 2013, 10:23:11 PM
Leave and go where?
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: C4SS- I don't get it on: June 16, 2013, 08:47:14 PM
I don't remember writing this at all, or even visiting that site. Weird!
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: How to Not Support the Troops? on: June 16, 2013, 08:39:06 PM
I've come "out of the closet" to my close friends, and I'm glad they've accepted me. Otherwise I hold my tongue still. I don't stand for the flag though.
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Why voluntaryism will not work on: June 06, 2013, 09:47:17 PM
We have a real-life government that is pillaging and killing us peaceful humans home and abroad, and you're worried about those nerds? Honestly I think they're the very least of anyone's worries. They're more dangerous to themselves than anyone else.
13  General Category / General Discussion / How to Not Support the Troops? on: May 27, 2013, 11:20:08 AM
I hate the fact that most of my friends, my family, and American culture in general have a fetish for the troops. I always hold my tongue, but it gets really frustrating when I can't express how I feel to people I otherwise trust because of the social consequences.

How big of a deal is this not supporting the troops principle to you? I'm not willing to lose close friends or get my entire family pissed over this sort of thing. So should I just continue holding my tongue?
14  Videos / Anarcho-Capitalist Videos / Re: Is threatening the President a crime? on: May 12, 2013, 10:33:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEQOvyGbBtY
15  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Anyone feel like this as well? on: March 31, 2013, 10:52:50 AM
@Hanzo I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the laws the lefties are proposing aren't going to force churches to accept gay couples.

Although, I am wondering if the asinine anti-prejudice laws that the lefties have had pass could be used to allow couples to sue churches that refuse them.
Exactly, like MAM said I can't imagine the anti-discrimination laws on this subject going over well in the South. It's not that I think that discriminating against gays is okay- but the government has no right to force the churches at gunpoint to accept them.
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