Worst Case Scenario: A Return to Statism

A common retort when I advocate a stateless society is that anarchy won’t last because eventually some people will attempt to impose their collective will upon others through violence and the state will be reborn. My argument is that—while my critics may be correct—anarchy (a world without rulers) should still be the goal. The worst-case scenario if we abolish the state is a return to statism… How is that not a risk worth taking? Much like fighting cancer, which has a high likelihood of returning to kill you even if you successfully beat it once, the alternative is dying without a fight. For me, that’s not even an option.

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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.