Friday, January 31, 2014

Anarchism, Agorism, and Voluntarism

There is no political solution to the problem of government.  Voting for a new ceremonial figurehead every four years has never, will never, and could never create any significant lasting positive change because governments cannot be improved or made moral from within.  There are too many vested interests and no Statist system, be it Monarchy, Oligarchy, Communism, Democracy, Republic, or Dictatorship, none of them respect the right of the individual to opt-out of being governed.

When the mafia comes around to your business, they always befriend and promise to protect you, providing you pay and obey them.  If you refuse to comply however, the mafia burns your business to the ground.  Similarly all Statist governments promise to help and protect their populations as long as we pay and obey, but if we don't then they seize our asses and our assets and throw us in prison.  The whole problem is giving one privileged class the legal right and obligation to commit violence and coercion against the rest of the population.  All governments around the world initiate the use of violence (in the form of police) and coercion (in the form of taxes) against their populations and this is absolutely immoral and unacceptable.

Consensual sex is moral because it is voluntary whereas rape is immoral because it is forced.  Similarly, things like charity donations and the free market are moral because they are voluntary, whereas theft and taxation are immoral because they are forced.  The root problem festering within all governments around the world is not the rife internal corruption or criminality, those are merely symptoms and side-effects of Statism; the paramount problem with government is that its mandates are mandatory, its compulsions are compusory.

For governments to be moral institutions, all taxes and interactions must be made voluntary.  If governments are honestly in existence for our benefit then they must be voluntary and never initiate the use of force against their populations.  That kind of authoritarian violence and coercion is not allowed or acceptable in any other facet of our lives; we wouldn't put up with it, so why do we sheepishly line up to vote for a new puppet president every 4 years, thinking they are somehow going to make the mafia moral?

Simply working for the government, whether you're a soldier, policeman, politician or otherwise, your salary comes from the taxes the population are forced to pay, making you a criminal by proxy.  Thus working for Statist governments (like working for the mafia) is immoral and criminal because your paycheck comes from stolen money.  In other words, all governments, everyone working for them and benefiting from their social programs, are like get-away drivers in a robbery.  They may not have personally stolen your money, but your money is right there in their pockets, so who is responsible if not them? 

I'm not a fan of "-isms" but the second you express a sound idea, the establishment is quick to re-brand your revolution and assimilate your inspiration into an "ism" they can control.  For instance, Anarchy, a once respectable term simply meaning "without rulers," advocating society without government, has long been re-branded hand-in-hand with "chaos" wearing bandana face-masks throwing molotov cocktails.  The actual idea of non-violent sovereign societies enlightened and capable beyond the need for Statist governance, however, is certainly ideal, and not chaos.

The terms "Agorism" and "Voluntarism" are similar ideas advocating only voluntary interactions between people and the State.  Call it what you will, Anarchism, Agorism, Voluntaryism, or just keep it simple and call it Freedom; it is the missing ingredient in all governments and the root of all State corruption and criminality.  If people want to have a bureaucracy of diplomats creating a bunch of social programs for their benefit (what governments claim to be) then that's fine, but just because some guy in a suit wrote something on a piece of paper doesn't make it mandatory, and just because the mafia says "you'd better pay up" doesn't mean you should.


Anonymous said...

Well-written: short,to the point and most importantly undeniable.

Anonymous said...

hey Eric I had no clue where else to comment or send you this huge thank you I want to give you. The words "thank you" can't do justice to the change you've created in my life. I want you to continue on your venture with ferocity unknown to the profound. I feel as though I've met you infinite times in our fabric of life. I don't know if you remember meeting me in a dream but we sat and talked in my front yard. Continue on love you man

Eric Dubay said...

Wow, you're definitely welcome and thank you so much for your message Matthew! I will absolutely continue exposing the global conspiracy with ferocity :) I'm not sure what you look like but I've certainly talked with several unknown people about these subjects in my dreams as well. What kind of things did we talk about?

Anonymous said...

I just added a photo of me to my account so hopefully you will see and recognize me! hahaha fucking amazing but I'm not so sure what we spoke of it was quite a bit ago haha if that means anything, this is all nothing more then an experience that we are ignorant enough to organize into words like past present or future. but now that I think about it I was just thanking you talking about non sense, relating, rapping if you will haha. if you could email me that would be great maybe an easier way to communicate or this is quite easy seeing how I'm always visiting looking at new articles of yours. I'm quite a psychonaut as we speak I'm walking the fields on the unconscious due to the presents the biosphere give us that we coin psilocybin hahaha

Eric Dubay said...

Hey Matt, thanks for the pic, you're a good looking fella, I'm afraid I don't remember you off the top of my head from any dreams, but I forget most of my dreams anyway though. If you'd ever like to communicate outside the blog just send me an email at Peace!

Anonymous said...

yeah same here haha I don't hardly ever remember a dream but I'm not so sure why i happened to remember the dream with you in it, maybe since it was significant to me I'm not quite sure. Very cool thanks man!

Anonymous said...

Having only just come across your site I would like to add an "atta boy" for your good work. I just with I could get anyone in so called "government" to answer this simple question.

If we are all equal and I don't have the authority to cheat, steal or kill another, how is it that by a group of people (for the sake of argument let's say 50% +1) voting and electing someone, magically they are able to bestow such power on a government official?

It is insanity. How can anyone give power to do something to another that they have no right to do themselves. Where is the logic?

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