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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Libertarian? Guess what... you are an Anarchist!

Yes, that's right! If you consider yourself a Libertarian, Tea Party member, or just advocate for smaller government, YOU ARE AN ANARCHIST! I know, scary right?! And you thought you had no excitement in your life...

When you say the word "Anarchy", Mainstream Media culture says you should think of Molotov Cocktail hurling rioters, teen angst hoodlums and ruthlessly destructive vandals overturning cars and burning down businesses. This is an obvious misrepresentation and oversimplification of the term and couldn't be further from the truth. If it wasn't, I wouldn't be call you an Anarchist right now! 

Done under the correct conditions of morality, non-aggression, truly free markets and voluntary exchange, anarchy DOES NOT mean mass hysteria, rampant unchecked criminality and constant disorder.


Five years ago, I considered myself a devoted apathetic, politically speaking. It took me that long to reach the point where a mere few months ago I considered myself a "Constitutionalists, Ron Paul and Founding Fathers Fan". Nothing wrong with considering yourself those things, but the natural evolution of your awakening is to accept your Anarchism, but allow me to explain! 

In reference to how you feel about government power, size and scope, it boils down to two positions: Anarchism and Statism.

The definition of Anarchism "is a political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful." Even if you just want the government to shrink in size and do not advocate for it's full abolition, you are still advocating an Anarchist position in contrast to the current state of affairs. Thus you are an Anarchist (at least to a degree or in regards to specific aspects of government and society).

On the other hand, Statism "is the belief that a government should control either economic or social policy, or both, to some degree." Statists always turn to a government solution to all problems in all aspects of life.

Do you think Obamacare is "undesirable"? Do you think that endless budget deficits and debt is "unnecessary"? Do you think that our foreign policy is "harmful"? If you answered yes, then you are an Anarchist. If you answered no and believe the opposite, you are a Statist. It's just that simple.

Now, I know this may be sort of shocking to you(some of you reading this are saying "Duh, already there, bro") but hear me out. Anarchism is the next logical step in your journey into the world of Libertarianism. This is the "tumbling down the rabbit hole" scenario that you find many Libertarians talking about. Once you discover the true philosophical meaning of being a Libertarian and, by association, being an anarchist, you enter the next phase of  "becoming awake".

There are TONS of different names, definitions and variants once you have reached the point of accepting your anarchism, such as Anarcho-capitalism, Anarcho-socialism, Anarcho-communism, minarchism, Rothbardarians, ect. But what I advocate for is what's called Voluntaryism.

"Volutaryism is generally considered to be the philosophy which holds that all forms of human association should be voluntary." It hinges on the cornerstones of the Non-Aggression Principle, Self Ownership Principle and Voluntary Free Association.

So, now you ask "The Slavic Libertarian, I accept my anarchism(to whatever degree it is) and I may even believe that a peaceful transition to NO state whatsoever is what is needed, but WHO WILL BUILD THE ROADS?!" The answer is the principles of Voluntaryism practically applied to what is commonly referred to as "The Stateless Society".

The Founding Fathers were literal geniuses that considered every aspect and used all means they could postulate to try and keep the new U.S. government tied down, separated in power and tyranny-proof. Considering how the government has been perverted to become everything the Founding Fathers despised and tried to avoid, you have two possible causes leading to one conclusion: Either The Constitution failed us or we failed The Constitution. If you accept that, then you must accept that humans can not be trusted with establishing a State. The next logical and evolutionary step is to establish a Voluntary Stateless Society.

In a handful of paragraphs, I have given you the blueprint to the next phase of your awakening. Now it is up to you to go and do the research. Look into all the terms I have mention above. Also, seek out the works of Rothbard, look up Stefan Molyneux(Freedomain Radio) on YouTube (check out his book series: "Everyday Anarchy and Practical Anarchy") and seek out the knowledge that all of us inherently crave.

Be sure to tuck and roll on the tumble down :)

-The Slavic Libertarian
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1 comment:

  1. ha ha its so true I started out a republican. Then started watching Glenn Beck and getting involved in the tea party. Then I discovered Austrian economics and Ron Paul and became a libertarian. Then I started reading Rothbard and now I'm pretty much an anarcho-capitalist. Took 3 to 4 years but eventually it happens if you follow liberty to its logical conclusion. You can't have true liberty until the State is gone. No matter the size of the State it will always have the monopoly power of violence