This Anarchist Condemns Rioting and Looting

I am an anarchist.

I do not believe in the legitimacy of any rulers, politicians, political governments, or other non-consensual institutions. No exceptions. That’s what “anarchist” means.

I condemn archation (the initiation of force and property violations) no matter who commits it.

Cops are the bad guys.

Antifa are the bad guys.

Looters, arsonists, vandals, attackers of any sort are the bad guys.

As are all who use the political means.

Defenders are on the correct side, but not everything claimed to be defense is. It’s not “defense” if you use force (or politics) against someone who isn’t currently violating your life, liberty, or property, nor credibly threatening to do so.

Those who protect the innocent and private property are doing the right thing, whether their actions are “legal” or not. Yes, that means it is right to shoot looters and vandals or anyone who is violating others.

Doing the right thing, without violating anyone, with or without “official permission”, regardless of what legislation permits, is anarchy. Do anarchy right.

Don’t claim to be an anarchist if you don’t want to be burdened with the responsibility inherent in the philosophy, and especially not if you’re a socialistic thug (or thug of any other variety) who violates the inflexible principles for sport. Or for your twisted notions of “justice“. You can’t get justice by being a non-anarchist.

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Kent McManigal

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