AnCap vs. Anarchy vs. VoluntaryismSubmitted by pgrady on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 10:48
I just listened to a debate of Stefan Molyneux vs. Aaron Hawkins of StormCloudsGathering.
First of all, Molyneux wasn't able to answer Hawkins' questions and was getting defensive and angry every time Hawkins asked him a hard question. Some of his answers were like "Why would the insurance companies not help the poor if its in their best interest to keep everyone happy and make money."
Sounded kind of utopian to me. Also, he doesn't seem to believe in the idea of having common spaces such as parks and public roads where people are free to do what they want and not get kicked off by the property owner who can make whatever rules he/she wants. If everything is owned by someone then the only place you are truly free is on your own property but what if you have no property. It ends up being a tyranny by corporations/businesses and landowners. So, the basic conclusion I took away is that there has to be some areas of land that are not owned by anyone such as some roads and parks. How we figure out which land can be public and which is private is something that has to be worked out.
I say if you're not using land for dwelling, business or farming than you cannot own it. Everyone has a right to freely walk around and enjoy the earth as long as you are not violating people's rights to life and liberty. The Ancap position seems to think that capitalism is the solution to all problems and all we have to do is get rid of gov't but I think it is a little more complicated than that. I do agree that we have to get rid of the state, but the more important thing is to learn how to live together on the same earth with a lot of different kinds of people. If we all treat each other like crap it doesn't matter what kind of organizational system we have in place. The things that matter the most are love, respect, fairness, and equality and of course individual sovereignty.
I consider myself an anarchist and voluntaryist, but more importantly I am resident of earth and everyone born on it is my brother and sister.