originally posted by: MamaJ
a reply to: Dalan
So how do we begin this in a way that will take over the masses quickly and effectively?
I'm definitely in favor of people having the freedom to organize themselves as they see fit. So, local communities would become the focal point of
For instance, you could go to Columbus Ohio, and everyone there has declared themselves to be a monarchy. You go to Cincinnati Ohio, and they live in
communes with no state and no currency. Maybe Cleveland adopts free market anarchism.
The best way to anarchy is locally
. Study. Find the type of organization that you think you would enjoy the most. Find like-minded people
and do it
. Build your communes, or trade in capitalist markets and utilize cryptocurrencies.
The choices we have as far as how
we can reorganize into microsocities is endless.
My plan for action concerning free market anarchism is as follows:
1. Free market anarchists pick city X as the place that they begin moving to en masse. Living together locally has the benefit that your neighbors
will have the same values as you. This is super important for community-building.
2. Abandon all state programs/services in favor of private options that do the same thing. For instance, an example of a private security option in
lieu of relying on government police, would be something like the PeaceKeeper app, and settling disputes with private arbiters, homeschooling your
kids or sending them to private schools. This is, ultimately, the "put your money where your mouth is" approach. If we reject the state, then let
us reject it through our actions
3. If you want to be free, live free
. No longer seek out government permission for activities that you have the right to engage in (driver's
licenses, licenses to carry a concealed weapon, business permits, marriage licenses, worker's permits, fishing/hunting etc). YOU are the embodiment of
freedom, be an example to others, live propaganda of the deed
.This is where step #1 becomes super important: your local community, who shares
your values, will aid in your defense. While I am an individualist, we absolutely have to work together if we are going to succeed in toppling
4. Stop paying taxes. No more property, sales, income, inheritance, estate taxes--or any other tax under the sun. Government absolutely requires
taxation to function. Take away it's ability to function: don't pay into it. This is where local community becomes important again. Getting around
taxation within a community who agrees with your values, would be way easier to achieve, as opposed to trying such a feat when everyone is scattered.
We could have an entire community utilizing Bitcoin, or gold and silver, as a currency--which would succeed in us being able to eliminate paying
taxes, especially if we're buying/selling/trading within our local community.
That is effectively using peaceful, counter-economics to simultaneously live as an example of absolute freedom, and to help abolish the state.
Anything that you can do before you've achieved step #1 is one small victory for you, and for us. As far as "where should we go," free market
anarchists have two very good options. The first option is Acapulco Mexico, which has been dubbed "Anarchopulca Mexico," because it has become a major
gathering point for free market anarchists. The second option is New Hampshire who has become host to the "Free State Project." Libertarians, from
free market anarchists to Ron Paul tier minarchists, have been moving to that state for quite some time--to make it the "Libertarian" state of the
Union. It would be the perfect place for free market anarchist communities to start popping-up.
And there is always the 3rd option: find people who live near you, who are already savvy to free market anarchism, and begin the process of turning
the community you already live in, into the type of society you'd like to be in.
edit on 6-10-2016 by Dalan because: (no reason given)