In debates between anarchists and statist, the burden of proof clearly should rest on those who place their trust in the state. Anarchy’s mayhem is wholly conjectural; the state’s mayhem is undeniable, factually horrendous.
Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that…..the State and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through man’s subordination. Anarchism is therefore the teacher of the unity of life; not merely in nature, but in man.
So, the truth is that war is not pointless… it’s only pointless from the standpoint of the poor slob who has to suffer and die in it. For the ruler, war has a clear and compelling purpose: it gets rid of competitors.
States fight. That is as accurate as any statement of history that can be found. It was true 6,000 years ago and it is true now. Conflict is part of the core nature of states; they compete like animals over limited territories. Thus, war serves them.
Without money, there would be very little exchange and the standard of living would be much lower than it is today. Without money, trade could only occur through barter. Bartering shoes for a used automobile would be difficult. It would take 200 pair of $50 shoes to purchase a $10,000 used automobile. I doubt the owner of the automobile would want or need 200 new pair of shoes. People invented money to store value and to facilitate the exchange of goods and services. My surplus output is transferred into money, which is then used to purchase your surplus output. Money fixes the “indivisibility” problem of trading shoes for automobiles.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, not to hate them, but to understand them.
Socialism violates the Ten Commandments–thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods. How can you pretend to go to church on Sunday, then justify robbing others under the cloak of good intentions called Socialism?
The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. This Dark Ages prison has no steel bars, chains, or locks. Instead, it is locked by mis-orientation and built of mis-information… We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think. Dear reader, traditional human power structures and their reign of darkness are about to be rendered obsolete.
Authority has become brittle and fragile. It remains in place, but the people who still believe in it are those who are least-informed, least-awake and least-alive. The more informed the individual, the more likely it is that they hold authority to be stupid and abusive.
I don’t think there is any place left in the West where the phrase, “Politicians are liars and thieves” would fail to garner general agreement at a bus stop.