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Keith Preston's Ten Reasons to go Anarchist

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1/11/2012 5:09:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. I agree with the Augustinian view of the state as a robber band writ large.

2. I agree with the Stirnerite view of political obligation. Why should I obey this guy just because he's the president, king, mayor, etc.?

3. I agree that democracy is a system where five wolves and sheep vote on what to have for lunch.

4. I agree that the death and destruction perpetrated by states make that of individual criminals look trivial by comparison.

5. I agree with George Bernard Shaw that democracy replaces the rule of the corrupt few with the rule of the incompetent many.

6. I agree that the state exists to monopolize territory and resources, protect an artificially privileged ruling class, expand its own power and subjugate and exploit subjects.

7. I agree with Hayek that the worst gets to the top.

8. I agree that the insights of social psychology show that most people are creatures of the herd.

9. I agree that the herd is the permanent enemy of the superior individual.

10. I agree that values are subjective, that life is ultimately a war of each against all, and that survival of the fittest and the will to power are the only true laws.
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1/11/2012 6:09:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Stop double posting!
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1/11/2012 6:31:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/11/2012 6:09:44 PM, socialpinko wrote:
Stop double posting!

Double posting?
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1/11/2012 6:32:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/11/2012 6:31:56 PM, Reasoning wrote:
At 1/11/2012 6:09:44 PM, socialpinko wrote:
Stop double posting!

Double posting?

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: At 9/29/2014 10:55:59 AM, imabench wrote:
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: I disagree.
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1/11/2012 6:40:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
While I generally agree with this list though, ten is somewhat too Neitzschean for my view.
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1/11/2012 6:42:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/11/2012 5:09:20 PM, Reasoning wrote:
3. I agree that democracy is a system where five wolves and sheep vote on what to have for lunch.

True, though democracy would still be utilized under anarchist governments (though that's admittedly better than the State using it).

6. I agree that the state exists to monopolize territory and resources, protect an artificially privileged ruling class, expand its own power and subjugate and exploit subjects.

I agree that property as it is currently understood exists to monopolize territory and resources, protect an artificially privileged ruling class, expand the power of said class and subjugate and exploit subjects through force against those who ignore the artificial boundaries.
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1/11/2012 6:51:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/11/2012 6:42:52 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 1/11/2012 5:09:20 PM, Reasoning wrote:
3. I agree that democracy is a system where five wolves and sheep vote on what to have for lunch.

True, though democracy would still be utilized under anarchist governments (though that's admittedly better than the State using it).

Current State democracy and anarchistic democracy are as different as night and day.

6. I agree that the state exists to monopolize territory and resources, protect an artificially privileged ruling class, expand its own power and subjugate and exploit subjects.

I agree that property as it is currently understood exists to monopolize territory and resources, protect an artificially privileged ruling class, expand the power of said class and subjugate and exploit subjects through force against those who ignore the artificial boundaries.

Agreed.
"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" - Joseph Sobran
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1/11/2012 6:56:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/11/2012 6:42:52 PM, Danielle wrote:
At 1/11/2012 5:09:20 PM, Reasoning wrote:
3. I agree that democracy is a system where five wolves and sheep vote on what to have for lunch.

True, though democracy would still be utilized under anarchist governments (though that's admittedly better than the State using it).

I agree. Syndicalism seems the most viable option in that vein. Though democracy in the state is first order aggressive and second order democratic while a democracy under anarchy would be first order voluntaristic and second order democratic. I don't see democracy as necessarily an ideal to strive for but I'd rather be part of a workplace syndicate (is that the right word) than vote.
: At 9/29/2014 10:55:59 AM, imabench wrote:
: : At 9/29/2014 9:43:46 AM, kbub wrote:
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: : DDO should discredit support of sexual violence at any time and in every way.
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: I disagree.
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1/11/2012 7:14:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/11/2012 6:40:20 PM, socialpinko wrote:
While I generally agree with this list though, ten is somewhat too Neitzschean for my view.

So true. I love how the author goes from jimtimmy to nietzsche very quickly. I also love our growing collection of LK quotes.
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1/11/2012 9:42:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/11/2012 7:14:15 PM, OMGJustinBieber wrote:
At 1/11/2012 6:40:20 PM, socialpinko wrote:
While I generally agree with this list though, ten is somewhat too Neitzschean for my view.

So true. I love how the author goes from jimtimmy to nietzsche very quickly. I also love our growing collection of LK quotes.

Lk... -sigh- I love the guy but you two have really made him look like an idiot in your sigs lol