Education

There are two kinds of education: (1) Education for subordination, for subjects, and for slaves (2) Education for freedom, for citizens. 

Violence and Non-Violence

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: So is defending one's family against invasion and harm unjustified violence?   Ron Allen answers: I wrote in a previous blog-message that the only defensible violence is...

Violence and Non-Violence

There is a fetishism of violence among the more revolutionary anarchists and communists; but, there is also a fetishism of nonviolence among the more reformist liberal democrats and libertarian socialists. Violence is never justified; even if and...

Socialism: A Debate

In The Encyclopedia of World History (edited by Fran Alexander, et alii), socialism is defined as: "A political and economic theory that advocates the conscious direction of social life by the State, involving in particular limits on the private ...

Socialism: A Debate

This is an answer to a comment posted by GeorgesBlog: GeorgesBlog wrote: Actually, state-socialism collapses into predatory despotism. Ron Allen answers: I'm not sure what you mean by predatory despotism.  Every despotism is...

Socialism: A Debate

S. T.: We know what socialism is not. It's not a TV show, or a car part, or a diet drink. Let's check that definition again... Socialism: 1.[n] a political theory advocating state ownership of industry 2.[n] an economic system...

Ends and Means

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: I would prefer the capitalistic society as this affords me the opportunity to continue in my entrepreneurship thus aiding/assisting those in need by giving back into the community. ...

Ends and Means

This is an answer to a comment posted by williamemills41: williamemills41 wrote: They are subjective based on your beliefs which are a product of your environment. What's good for 98% of Muslims is not good for the 2% of the Muslim...

State-Socialism Versus Socialism: A Debate

This is an answer to a comment posted by GeorgesBlog: GeorgesBlog wrote: This is a debate contained within a commitment to denial of individual sovereignty. Until they can get free of the depravity of human nature, they will dig themselves...

State-Socialism Versus Socialism: A Debate

R. A.: I condemn what the philosophical laissez-faire capitalist advocates.  But, the ideological capitalist, who condemns totalitarian statism and authoritarian socialism, does not condemn what I advocate. I do not advocate state-socialism; I...

Capitalism Vs Socialism: A Debate

R. A.: When I condemn capitalism, I am very clearly condemning the laissez-faire capitalism advocated by most ideological capitalists. N. P.: Most? Really? R. A.: Do you believe that most ideological capitalists do not advocate...

Anarchism and Socialism: A Debate

R. A.: What socialism means to an advocate of socialism is more telling, more weighty, than what socialism means to an anti-socialist. N. P.: Why? R. A.: Do you believe that the word capitalism ought to mean what an advocate of...

Socialism: A Debate

R. A.: The ideological capitalist wants monopoly to mean 100% market share; so also do the ideological social-democrats want socialism to mean libertarian, rather than authoritarian. After all, just as monopoly (monos, sole + polein, to sell)...

The State and Monopoly: A Debate

R. A.: The problem with ideological capitalists is their vision of the alternatives: either laissez- faire free markets, or government regulated markets.  Both of these alternatives assume commercial markets, or commodity markets, which an...

Freedom: A Debate

R. A.: Perhaps freedom is not a thing. We are free, to the extent that we are free, because our essence is freedom; and it is this essential human freedom that inspires us to desire freedom, to demand freedom, to struggle and to die for...

Competition Vs. Community: A Debate

R. A.: I remember in high school I was often told that, if you work long and hard you will get rich. This teaching implanted in me a belief that getting rich is a very important and worthwhile  objective.  This teaching also instilled in me a...

Ends and Means

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw:   jimw wrote: Yes I have written several times previously regarding capitalism, pro and con. However for a period of time I chose to leave thought only returning a short time ago. This...

Extortion and Exploitation

This is an answer to a comment posted by skip1957: skip1957 wrote: Got it, now I can die a happy man! so we work, get paid and that's it. Ron Allen answers: No!  That's not it.  That's not all there is to living.  In...

Slavery and Community: A Debate

R. A.: The historical fact of slavery is not a restrictive limit on what human beings can achieve sooner or later, in the present or in the future. X. O.: The historical fact of slavery in autonomous communities indicates that there...

Extortion and Exploitation

This is an answer to a comment posted by GeorgesBlog: GeorgesBlog wrote: We did have a better system, before we were conquered in 1867. Ron Allen answers: Please explain. GeorgesBlog wrote: When we overcome our...

Extortion and Exploitation

This is an answer to a comment posted by skip1957: skip1957 wrote: So far today I read 3 posts of yours, and i have yet to understand a thing you said, but we all work,get paid, pay taxes, if you have a better system were all ears. ...

Servants of the State

We the servants of the state have no fundamental, constitutional means of legally contracting out of the state's despotic demands.

Three Blind Fish: A Debate

R. A.: My philosophy is the playful and sportive dance of libertarian, democratic, and socialist ideas. It is a creative dance. S. O.: Three blind piranhas swirling around in a tiny aquarium might amuse you but a dance it is not. ...

Capitalist State and Capitalist Theft

The modern capitalist state allows the wealthy people to take from the poor, by protecting this system of legalized theft; the liberal-welfate capitalist state does not take from the rich and give to the poor. The poor are still with us....

Anarchism: A Debate

R. A.: Anarchism is not against law and order; anarchism is against existing statutory laws and against the established and statist order. S. O.: You can't have law & order w/o statutory laws. R. A.: I believe there...