When Anarchists Get Scared

I’ve lost count of how many people I’ve seen arguing that ideally, we would have a voluntaryist, stateless society, and ideally they would advocate non-aggression, but that things are so scary right now, that they just have to try to empower some authoritarian collectivist, to keep some other authoritarian collectivist out of power.

Imagine how happy the control freaks have to be when they see that: people who know that statism is evil, being scared into enabling and legitimizing it anyway. All the puppet-masters have to do is keep giving the rabble two megalomaniacs to choose from, and even a bunch of people who know better will end up supporting one of them.

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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.