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Saturday, March 2, 2013

An Open Letter To Glenn Beck: Embrace Voluntaryism!

People are scared of things they are ignorant about.

Glenn Beck, you are scared of Anarchy because you are either ignorant or grossly misinformed on what Voluntaryism is or what it means. Either stop being so scared of it or learn what it is all about. I stood up for people like you (Minarchists) in my last blog because I do think we need to work together to reduce government. We just disagree to what degree it should be reduced.

I was just like you not too long ago. You talk about slowly going deeper and deeper into Libertarianism and it's true. You have just scratched the surface my friend. You are bashing the conclusion that many Libertarians are coming to. You are bashing the "rabbit hole" that many of us are "tumbling down". That rabbit hole is this: Governments must operate by having a monopoly on the use of force. The use of force to control humans and restrict voluntary interaction is irrelevant, immoral and WILL be phased out peacefully. If you are ever going to either fully accept Libertarianism and/or be accepted by the Libertarians, you are going to have to stop bashing Anarchists.

A short time ago, you made a plea to Libertarians to accept and teach people like you what Libertarianism is all about. Also, just recently you made a bold statement that Anarchist within the Libertarian Movement are just "a couple of nut jobs".

In normal "Glenn Becky" fashion, you displayed a hand drawn chart on a chalk board to help demonstrate the spectrum of political ideology in the U.S., where each stands relative to each other and relative to "total anarchy" (left side of the chart) and "total government" (right side of the chart). You explained that on the very edge of Anarchy all the way to the Constitution is Libertarianism and some of the Occupy Wall Street. It was at this point, you made the comment about Anarchists, implying we are a fringe minority that should be cast aside.

Where shall I begin?

First of all, who are you to frame every aspect of Libertarianism? Where it fits in the political spectrum? Who belongs and who doesn't in the same month of asking to be guided to that very same conclusion?

Secondly, Anarchists of all colors are everywhere and ever growing. Especially when you scale down to just the Libertarian crowd. I don't think you really understand how many people you are alienating with your statements. Don't "throw the baby out with the bathwater" to use your own words.

Lastly, why would you plead for Libertarians to accept you and then ostracize a large portion of them? As I just said, you know how it feels to be rejected, now you are rejecting? Come on now... That's like asking to join the football team then screaming at the defense and offensive linemen for not scoring enough points.

"Anarchists want to see the government burn to the ground." Yes and no. If you mean the peaceful transition to a Stateless Society through natural evolution of the human condition and technology? Then yes. If you implying a violent overthrow of government through force and a thousand years of total chaos, violence and fighting? Absolutely not.

As a Voluntaryist, I abhor the initiation of force. I also believe in truly free markets and the Self Ownership Principle. The principle that says I own my body AND my actions. All fruits of my labor are mine as well as the rotten pits of my mistakes.

I plead with you Glenn, research Volutaryism. Look into Libertarian Anarchists such as Stefan Molyneux. Even if you do not agree with it completely, accept it as a part of Libertarianism because it is. As I explain in my blog "Libertarian? Guess what... you are an Anarchist"(and if by some wild chance you are reading this, please read my other blog entries) Voluntaryism is not mass chaos and rampant crime. The visual you get when you think of Anarchism is a warped, Hollywood and Mainstream Media hyped illusion of the truth.

But you can understand the corruption of Hollywood and the Mainstream Media, right?

-The Slavic Libertarian
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