21st Century Abolitionists by Chris Dates
Editor’s Note: Chris has a sense of serendipity, and has supplied another insightful essay while Bill and I were occupied at Libertopia. If you’d like to contribute an essay, please email them to kaiserleib AT gmail.com. We may edit your essay for mechanics, but never for content. -KL
“No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.”
This essay is a follow-up to my last essay that was posted here at ZeroGov. I don’t think I properly got my point across, and I do not want to appear as a man who does not take freedom seriously enough to take the time to explain how it would work. Please allow me this opportunity to explain myself a little further.
I have read many books, essays, and such explaining how the people will have to be shown concrete alternatives to the state apparatus before they have the courage to abandon it. They will have to be shown how they would travel, and not just traveling by automobile, an explanation has to be given for air travel and air traffic control also. They need to be explained how they would receive justice in a free society, or shown examples of how justice has been handled in the past and present absent the state. Certainly the problem of pollution cannot be left up in the air when trying to explain why a free society would be better. These are only a few problems that exist now, and will undoubtedly exist in a voluntary society. Somehow we will have to show working alternatives to every one of these problems before the people throw off the shackles they have placed upon themselves. And this is the reason why we will fail at this monumental task of trying to explain freedom, although our minds are free, our bodies are not. We can build in our heads, but we lack the right to build with our hands.
See the rest: http://zerogov.com/?p=2371