A Day in the Life of John Q. Public, Anarchist by Bill Buppert
Guest Blogger Notes: In ten days, Libertopia begins in San Diego and you need to be there. You will be amazed at the number of speakers and events and if you pay careful attention, you will leave prepared to change the world as you know it. For those of you with families, you will be able to look into your children’s eyes and know that a non-violent and freed market society is the only just society to ensure that their future is not in the hazard. Time and again, we hear the same old tired argument from your friends and colleagues that a voluntaryist society is a myth with no historical precedent; they are wrong. We live in anarchy everyday and revel in it. Read on. -Bill Buppert
“We must ask, not whether an anarcho-capitalist society would be safe from a power grab by the men with the guns (safety is not an available option), but whether it would be safer than our society is from a comparable seizure of power by the men with the guns. I think the answer is yes. In our society, the men who must engineer such a coup are politicians, military officers, and policemen, men selected precisely for the characteristic of desiring power and being good at using it. They are men who already believe that they have a right to push other men around – that is their job. They are particularly well qualified for the job of seizing power. Under anarcho-capitalism the men in control of protection agencies are selected for their ability to run an efficient business and please their customers. It is always possible that some will turn out to be secret power freaks as well, but it is surely less likely than under our system where the corresponding jobs are labeled ‘non-power freaks need not apply’.”
- Friedman, David. “The Machinery of Freedom Guide to a Radical Capitalism” 2nd Edition, Chapter: “The Stability Problem” p. 123-124
1. a state of society without government or law.
2. political and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control: The death of the king was followed by a year of anarchy.
3. a theory that regards the absence of all direct or coercive government as a political ideal and that proposes the cooperative and voluntary association of individuals and groups as the principal mode of organized society.
4. confusion; chaos; disorder: Intellectual and moral anarchy followed his loss of faith.
Again and again, people are shocked by even the hint of the elimination of large swaths, wholesale portions and the complete abolition of government at every level. I do not advocate for reduction or cost effectiveness, I advocate for the complete withdrawal of government and its attendant violence out of lives. I have mentioned before that there is no such thing as limited government; that is simply the hothouse for the future prosperity of the expansion of government.
I do advocate self-government but that is the only self-limiting government in human affairs. Mind you, this is a dystopian vision in which the individuals, businesses and entities will fail and even perish but is nothing compared to the bureaucratized slaughter that has been the story of man for time immemorial under the illusion that GOVERNMENT COERCIAN AND VIOLENCE IS THE SOLE ORGANIZING PRINCIPLE OF HUMANITY.
I want to take the time today to illustrate why anarchy is no stranger in human affairs and is, in fact, the ordinary everyday principle by which most of us conduct our business.
John wakes up in the morning and prepares to go to work in the house he purchased for an extraordinarily inflated price due to the fiat currency, building regulations and property taxes forcibly extracted from him to turn the community’s children into shambling illiterate and innumerate morons who will respond obediently to the beat of the government society they are yoked to.
In spite of this, John elects to pursue a career to bring the forty percent of his total earned income home and do the right thing with it. He is a middle class American struggling to make ends meet. John is proud to be a producer and resents mightily the high taxation and regulatory tangle that has become life in America.
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