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There are ideological capitalists who call themselves anarcho-capitalists.  In a capitalist anarchist arrangement, what's to keep a bunch of people -- industrial proprietors and financial principals -- from getting together for the purpose of ...

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In every association of individuals, in every family, in every community, and in every society, there is politics. Where two or more persons are living together, and/or working together, there is politics -- including confrontation politics, and...

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I believe that a very large majority of people, living in these United States, for example, have no concept, no notion, of collective life without an authoritarian state, possessing a command and control authority. I believe that most people...

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Those who defend capitalism will simply respond to the latest statistics -- which say that one in eight Americans is poor -- by asserting that these statistics are embellished, exaggerated, etc. by an anti-capitalist prejudice in the mass media...

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If you have knowledge of the history of anarchism, then you know that anarchism and communism have been connected and coupled from the very beginnings of both of these two ideas The have been some bourgeois anarchists, but even they were...

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There is a consensus among scientific biologists that the theory of organic evolution is the most reasonable and the most responsible theory there is to explain both what was and what is, as these are observed in fossilized remains and in...

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If slaves are human beings, then slaves are as free as every human being is free. Spartacus, the famous Thracian slave, who died in 71 B.C., was free; and that is why he finally said "No!". Spartacus had the courage to disobey; and...

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A slave's disobedience does not produce, does not originate, the slave's natural freedom; rather, disobedience, like obedience, is the performance of freedom, the exercise of freedom, the practice of freedom. Freedom is! The decision to disobey, ...

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Labor alone -- both mental labor and manual labor -- creates useful/usable wealth.  There is mental labor, and there is manual labor; there is intellectual labor, and there is physical labor.  Behind most modern-day inventions, there are...

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There are some fanatical and extremist anti-christian versions of socialism; but, there are also some militant and zealous anti-christian versions of christianity. There are some who believe that the Bible "preaches" modern...

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Wealth is created with both thought and action, not with one or the other alone. In poor countries, there is too much unemployment.  Unemployment always accounts for poverty, both personal and national. All wealth...

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Most of us know what labor means.  Employers may engage in labor; but employers, as employers -- in the rôle and function of employer -- are not engaged as laborers in active/actual productive labor. There is mental labor, and...

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We have private property today, co-existing with a lot of personal poverty and personal deprivation.  If every person enjoyed freedom of full access to productive work, and a right to possess directly and fully what they have labored to produce,...

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In an egalitarian, non-authoritarian socialist-democratic republic, each citizen's public decision-making powers will be equal, every citizen will possess an equal one-person- one-vote political decision-making capacity. "The end...

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Before people can be free to trade, they must also be free to work, free to produce, and free to own what they have produced by their own labors, whether it be individual or collective labors. "War is the last of all things to go...

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If a community is self-governed, rather than state-governed, then it is a democratically- governed community, and it is an anarchist community. I am not the first, or the only person to equate a democratic society with an anarchist community, and...

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The privileges of the proprietors do not come for free. There is no such thing as a free lunch, even for the class of proprietors. The right to exploit the labors of other people, the right to expropriate the products of other people's labors,...

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Is human nature good? Not entirely. Not always. Is human nature evil? Not entirely. Not always. "When I want to read a book, I write one." -- Benjamin Disraeli "Freedom without great ideals is nothing but...

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An answer that is not expressed does not exist; an answer that does not yet exist, because not yet given, cannot yet be understood. Greedy people want to conquer, invade, occupy, massacre, extort, and enslave others! Greedy...

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Answers to questions are not always simple; sometimes the answers are conditional, sometimes the answers are contradictory, sometimes the answers are unknown, or uncertain. Capitalist freedom is the competitive freedom of...

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If the citizens of an anarchist community do not "vote anarchism in", then I suppose this would mean that the citizens have not consented to an anarchist arrangement, that the citizens have not agreed or assented to an anarchist arrangement.  If...

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A dream is, according to the Bible, "a vision of the night". We live in darkness; and so, we must dream in the darkness. We must have our visions in the dark night of the world as it is, the world as we have made it, consciously and...

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Every objective fact is experienced subjectively, and every important truth is a subjective truth. Subjectivity includes the intellect and the volition, as much as our emotions and our passions. Emotions can be...

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Colonialism, authoritarianism and global capitalism are the creations of christian hypocrisy. "We are villains by necessity." -- Anonymous "Listen to the voice of justice without bias." -- Anonymous

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I suppose that every system founded upon liberty will suffer the risk of free-rider problems, but a capitalism that justifies the free-riders at the top cannot hope to do away with free-riders at the base. Egalitarian democracy does not justify...