As Marx and Engels put it in The Communist Manifesto, “The theory of Communism may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”
I don’t know how many shirts bearing an image of Che Guevara have been produced and sold in the past fifty years or so, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the number were in the millions.
The state has the means, the motive, and the opportunity, so no one should be surprised that it commits the crime(s).
I’m not voting for Biden. I’m not voting for Trump. I’m not voting for Jorgensen. I’m not voting for anyone, comprende?
Get-out-the-vote efforts, which receive endorsement by a variety of social groups and media outlets, have acquired a wholly undeserved respectability.
As my dear friend Donald J. Boudreaux says, you can’t unjustly appropriate something that didn’t belong to anyone in the first place. No one owns a culture.
Political divisions in the USA now appear to have taken an unusually rigid form. There are two large blocs, the pro-Trumpers and the anti-Trumpers, who share little except each one’s hatred of the other. Trump’s policies, whatever they have been or failed to be, have relatively little to do with these divisions, which spring from a deeper source in the culture wars.
For months now, people across the USA have been demonstrating and protesting police brutality. In some cities, such as Portland, Oregon, these protests/riots have gone on virtually nonstop. Protesters have demanded that city governments “defund” the police.
These days I am feeling a sort of bitter vindication as I look out at the world being destroyed by states and politics.
The idea that anarchism must fail because under anarchy no one can make others obey the rules is stunningly stupid.