Each of our lives is a message to future generations. Our thoughts, actions, and words are recorded in the ledger of history for those that will follow us long after we return to dust. What message do you want your life to say? When you are old, withered, and decrepit, what will you tell the younger generation when they ask you, “What did you do when the United States empire was in it’s death throes? What did you do when the US military was wreaking havoc throughout the world? What did you do when throngs of people were being kidnapped and caged for victimless crimes like having the wrong kind of plant in their pockets or feeding homeless? What did you do when people were being mass murdered by drone bombings for accidentally being born in the wrong geographical location? What did you do when at least half of every productive person’s earnings where being plundered away by the State to be spent on war, destruction, and death? What did you do when the State conducted mass surveillance on innocent people under the pretext of security?” I want to have a better answer than, “I just paid my taxes and followed the law.” My articles, videos, and interviews are a snapshot of my thoughts. I want to leave nothing to chance or interpretation.
Modern day Anarchists/Voluntaryists are equivalent to the Abolitionists of the 19th century. The Abolitionists did not oppose chain slavery because they knew how the future will turn out or how the cotton would be picked. They opposed chain slavery on moral grounds alone. They opposed chain slavery because they knew in their hearts that owning and controlling another human being by force is immoral and wrong. Consequentially modern day Anarchists/Voluntaryists oppose Statism AKA belief in authority AKA belief that the State is necessary for the healthy functioning of civilization on moral grounds primarily. The modern individual, like the slave of the 19th century, did not consent to even a small percentage of the laws, regulations, and taxes forcefully imposed upon him by his political masters.
To be a Voluntaryist is to plant one’s heels firmed in the ground and proudly proclaim, “I will not give my consent or support for an institution that uses violence and coercion to solve its problems in my name.” When one professes disgust for the State one is simultaneously professing adoration for the individual. One is professing a love for humanity. If one desires absolute freedom to live as one wishes, that very same freedom must be applied to one’s neighbor. This is the sublime magnificence of Voluntaryism and of the Free Market!