To Initiate Force Against Certain Others

It is acceptable and/or desirable to initiate force against __________.

How one fills in that blank is one of the central components of their ideology and worldview.

If their answer is “Jews” or some other religious or racial minority, they’re probably a fascist.

If their answer is “rich people” or “property owners,” they’re probably a communist.

If their answer is “drug users” or “illegal immigrants,” they’re probably a republican.

If their answer is “gun owners” or “racists,” they’re probably a democrat.

If their answer is “lizard people” or “reptilians,” they’re probably a conspiracy theorist.

If their answer is “no one,” they’re a libertarian—whether they realize it or not.

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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.