Constructive Anarchist ThreadSubmitted by farmer on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:14
This website---The Daily Paul---was inspired by a man whose great claim as a member of congress is that he was unable to get his legislation enacted. He is a man whose greatest fear in running for office was that he might be elected. Indeed he is a man who said the Constitution was a "pretty good" contract between the government and the people, but he spent his career and his every effort trying to reduce the size and influence of the government it claimed to create. Listen to his words. Look at his actions. He must recognize that this so-called contract was never one with consent. He must recognize that it was an elitist document imposed on "the people" by force. If Ron Paul does feel there is an acceptable level and use for government, the world around him never let the size of it reach anything close to the level he desires or considers acceptable.
Of course he was accused of being an "anarchist" by his opponents, and even if he was, he couldn't say it. But his efforts were consistent with ours. When I say "ours" I mean anarchists. I mean people like Lew Rockwell, Thomas Woods, and Larkin Rose. They all use different language, and I'm not happy with the language myself, but we all agree (and agree with Ron Paul) that the government we have experienced is a detriment to society. It is sociopathic, and the people who believe in it are psychopaths---they are completely devoid of conscience with regard to their deliberate initiation of violence against others. Of course, the problem is that they comprise 99.9 percent of the population around us. Nevertheless, on this one issue, we are right.
I have created something below. It is an idea. It is a written contract with no signatories---or more properly for those whose word means enough that they need not be written. It is a seed for the creation of an anarchist society.
****************** Commitment and Trust ********************
You and I both know that anyone who desires any level or form of government, especially anyone who desires to participate in it, is an aggressive psychopath. The world around us is filled with aggressive psychopaths, but we are not among them.
It may be that children are born aggressive psychopaths. I have considered you carefully as an individual. I have considered myself. I have concluded we are mature people who have cast psychotic tendencies from our minds and developed good will.
With these things in mind, I propose this solemn and reciprocal commitment between the two of us. This is not a proposal I would make to a child; it is not a proposal I make lightly.
(1) Under no circumstances will I kill you.
(2) Under no circumstances will I coerce you.
(3) Under all circumstances I will seek your well-being.
If you agree, it is done.
I suggest this as a step forward for anarchists and human society. One pairing---one "marriage"---at a time we can build our anarchist society. We must do that or face extinction. We must do it or face the extinction of any level of liberty which can be considered human.
I make this public because the believers in government cannot build a human society. Their foundation is slavery, aggression, and distrust. They have put their trust in the imaginary savior "government," and they must see our example as much as we must see it.