Protecting Western Civilization

Whatever the term “western civilization” means to you, it would have to include lots of good stuff and progress–philosophically, morally and technologically–and plenty of seriously evil crap. The notion that I (or anyone) has to either love all of it or hate all of it is just stupid.

But the most hilarious argument is when people advocate the initiation of state violence, based on the claim that the collective good justifies the forced oppression of the individual, in the name of protecting “Western civilization” from all those nasty non-western people who hate freedom.

Really? We need to cheer for collectivist authoritarian violent aggression in order to preserve individual liberty? That’s your fear talking; not your brain.

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Larken Rose is an anarchist author best known for challenging the IRS to answer questions about the federal tax liability of citizens, and being put in prison with no questions answered. He is the author of The Most Dangerous Superstition.