Very Different Kinds of Anarchists

If your vision of a stateless society involves ‘covenant communities,’ HOAs, lifetime employment contracts, private prisons, punitive executions, and “no shoes, no shirt, no service” signs enforced at gunpoint, we are not advocating the same thing.

I want to abolish the state because it is fundamentally based on imposing the preference of some people on others through force and violence. I want to live in a world in which individuals are free to do whatever they want so long as their actions don’t cause articulable harm to other people.

If your goal is simply to replace the tyranny of the state with a tyranny of privatized violence and overlapping contracts which violate the inalienability of the will, we’re very different kinds of anarchists.

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Parrish Miller has worked as a web designer, policy analyst, blogger, journalist, digital media manager, and social media marketing consultant. Having been largely cured of his political inclinations, he now finds philosophy more interesting than politics and is focused particularly on alternative ideas such as counter-economics, agorism, voluntaryism, and unschooling.

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Jane Doe
5 years ago

I am in agreement with you, on the subject of this short blog and in the things you are focused on (counter-economics, agorism, voluntaryism, and unschooling).