On Anarchism

In my opinion, anarchism is the philosophy of non-aggression. Aggression is an uninvited boundary crossing, a trespass. Rulers, by definition, are initiators of aggression. They trespass on the bodies and property of those they rule. Hence, anarchism, as the philosophy of “without rulers”, is the philosophy of non-aggression. The initiation of aggression is incompatible with certain values, such as peace, integrity, ethics, love, respect and free inquiry. If you value any or all of these things, perhaps you should consider identifying as an anarchist, or less controversially, a voluntaryist. I certainly do. And that’s today’s two cents.