"Anarchy" Mentioned in 1703.
“This I only mention by the bye, in this my Preface to the Reader, whom I pray the Heavens to Crown with Prosperity, in preserving him from having any business to adjust with most of the Ministers of State, and Priests; for let them be never so faulty, they’ll still be said to be i the right, till such time as Anarchy be introduc’d (sic) amongst us, as well as the Americans,...
No One Can Survive a Spooner Dis.
“Thus it is evident that all these men, who call themselves by the high-sounding names of Emperors, Kings, Sovereigns, Monarchs, Most Christian Majesties, Most Catholic Majesties, High Mightinesses, Most Serene and Potent Princes, and the like, and who claim to rule “by the grace of God,” by “Divine Right” – that is, by special authority from Heaven – are intrinsically not only the merest...
The Wobblies and Free Market Labor Struggle
At first glance, the Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) might strike you as an odd subject for a consideration by libertarians. Most self-described free market libertarians and market anarchists are more likely to condemn unions than to praise them. But in a stateless society, or at least in a society where labor relations are unregulated by the state, the Wobblies’ model of...
History and Resolution.
“First and foremost, [Ayn] Rand argued that no individual can fight a political battle without challenging the basic philosophic premises on which contemporary conditions have been built. Rand reiterated that philosophy is ultimately responsible for the current state and that only philosophy can lead to a cultural and political renaissance. Therefore, any political changes must be...
...the articulation of social reality.
“Wherever there is class division and thus class struggle and power, the State already exists as institutionalized political Power. … Right from the beginning, the State marks out the field of struggles, including that of the relations of production: it organizes the market and property relations; it institutes political domination and establishes the politically dominant class; and it...
...not whiskered men with bombs
“My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs) — or to ‘unconstitutional’ Monarchy. I would arrest anybody who uses the word State (in any sense other than the inanimate realm of England and its inhabitants, a thing that has neither power, rights nor mind); and after a chance of recantation, execute...
”Usury, contrary to modern caricature, was not a price above some arbitrarily set “just price,” established by scholastic specialists in angelological choreography; it was any form of income extracted from a position of power, in which one was enabled to charge whatever the market would bear.” Kevin Carson, Studies in Mutualist Political Economy; Chapter Two: A...
Stop FBI Repression! FBI Off Campuses Now!
On September 24th, the FBI served subpoenas to many well-known anti-war and international solidarity activists at the behest of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Seven of these activists in Chicago and Minneapolis had their homes raided and property, including their children’s drawings and homework assignments from school, taken from them. This initial attack also targeted Tracy Molm, an SDS...
Modern Misogyny and The Man Box.
The idea that we have sunddenly, inevitably or inexplicably found ourselves in a post-racism, post-sexism, post-any-ism world is unfortunate. Much of the modern exppressions of sexism are either regarded as somehow playful, benign or inconsequential. Mostly sexism is simply endured, never acknowledged or reflected upon. ...
“Definition: Capitalism is state rule by and for those who own large amounts of capital. Corollary: the purpose of such rule is to restrict innovation, arbitrage and re-allocation of investment, i.e, to eliminate Enterprise (that which entrepreneurs do). Definition: Free Enterprise is unobstructed, unregulated and unintervened entrepreneurial human action, which, by its nature, cannot have...