“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, The General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century
It will be obvious to my readers and supporters after reading this, that I have been inundated with very annoying responses to my last article. I have been cursed, called names, and preached to about the necessity of government. I have been told to give a one-shot solution to fix not only this screwed up country of 335 million people, but the entire world of 8 billion. I have been sent ‘plans’ to do this and told that I must use them or be blamed for not fixing the ‘planet.’ I have been told that only with government rule can chaos be avoided. (That one puzzles me greatly, considering the state of chaos in this world today) I was asked, “How much do you pay Lew Rockwell to publish your nonsense?” This dolt did not even know how to read the copyright to know that it was republished for free from my website. I was told to quit “preaching” the “nothing” I write. I was told: “You, actually! (are the problem) and a few others like you. I’ve already pointed out to you, the ‘method’ (to fix the world) but have not heard of any action, or reaction” (from me). I was told, “You are just another open borders anarchist.”
I won’t bore you with any more of this drivel, but sufficed to say, there is plenty more, much not suitable for children. And by the way, this is not meant for all my wonderful readers, supporters, and subscribers, but for all those who cannot write to me without being rude, condescending, nasty, sarcastic, and uncivil. I will post a few of my replies to these people, (not their names or emails) so that I do not have to keep writing to them individually. Please excuse my wrath. I try to be somewhat cordial, but at times, it is just too tempting to lash out.
These responses are mine:
“My goodness, you are so confused.
“As to anarchy, it is not some ideology, political structure, or governing system, it is just freedom with non-aggression. Any who aggress would be subject to any and all self-defense only, not aggression, by any anarchical society. Those who want to be ruled can have it, so long as they do not attempt to force it on those who do not.
This world is in total chaos and war, and has always been. Governments guarantee that. The fact that you ignore your own situation is mind-boggling. Do you not have your private earnings stolen through forceful and violent taxation? Have you ever been drafted into slavery, as I was? Have you ever been locked down, been subject to constant surveillance, restricted from doing almost absolutely anything without mandated licensing and extortion, had your business or work shut down, been forced to pay for war and everyone else’s welfare, been told you are not allowed to travel or work unless you take bogus tests and get bio-weapon injections, watched as transvestites and transgender idiots have invaded all schools and many government positions of power, been forced into horrendous government indoctrination centers called ’schools,’ been imprisoned for putting a plant into your body, been subject to laws concerning every aspect of your life, had your own property taxed into oblivion by government, had the fake currency supply printed into the hundreds of trillions so you pay 100 times more than you did when you were younger, been subject to protectionist policies to protect fascist corporations that disallow you from having needed goods, or been locked and imprisoned in your own home? This is a very short list, so why go on?
Screw the second amendment and the heinous constitution. I have always been armed, and always will be, but I have killed no one. Peaceful anarchists do not aggress or create violence, they only depend on actual self-defense individually or collectively. Anyone ransacking my house and threatening me or my family would be shot, period.