Government” (a small group of humans herding other humans with or without their consent, free of competition) spawns from the idea that human beings can only operate individually within a confined space. Individuals cannot be trusted with the governance of themselves, therefore they need a group of other imperfect humans to regulate their personal and economic livelehoods. Certain controls must be set by a centralized authority, otherwise, progress will come to a halt and the world will spin into choas. Inventors will stop inventing. Roads will cease it’s construction, and clean air will become a thing of the past. Without government, this planet, the only place we have to live will be at the mercy of private profiteering agents whom will destroy this planet, and leave it unhabitibal.
Without Government, everyone will suddeny become possessed by a sudden urge to rape, kill, steal, and inject euphoric poisons in their veins. Only the government can provide us with defense. Infrastructure, and only the government can be trusted with the protection of our natural resources. Because, if this planet fails to hold life, the human race will die out as we know it right?
(wrong. This is the theory that the pro-government statists would like for you to adhere to.)
If you have been following “Sovereign Tactics.Org” or my anarchists antics through youtube over the years, it is no secret to you that I am a former constitutional Libertarian who turned to the morally consistent, wave of the future, ideologically sound philsophy of “Anarcho-Captialism” (or you can just call me a Voluntaryist) . I believe that the government itself is no different than the mafia. (organized crime.). The government is a monopolized racketeering syndicate that has been legitimized through pop-culture propaganda, the media, fear-mongering, and through force of habit over the centuries.
However, technology is changing that pace. Just as men once said, “Without slaves, no one would pick the cotton.” ( The cotton gin solved that problem!). Now we have the arguments which come into play such as, “Without the government, who would settle contract disputes or build the roads?”, “Without government how could we have a national defense?” , “Without the government, what would we use for money?” , “How will our children learn to read and learn other skills without public school?”
Arbitration Courts, private contractors working with gasoline companies, community militias, private defense insurance agencies, bit-coin, Mountain Hours Currency, “google/youtube- replacing formal education… ect…..
These topics have been debated to death! However, there is still one major issue that has been neglected by many Anarchists/Libertarians/Voluntaryists.
“Without government, who will protect the environment? And what if the population grows out of control and becomes too much for the planet to handle? Their isnt enough to go around. We need war. ”
The government is already trying to solve these percieved problems. Agenda 21 and the “Wild-lands” projects, which seek to ban nutritional supplements and make it illegal to dwell witihn large roped off areas that the government has desginated, “Protected habitats”. Bill Gates and many of the world’s elite agree with the notion that human beings should be looked at as if they were a cancer or a disease. Since Obama took office and expanded the wars fought under Bush, many liberals make excuses and utter such bone-chilling things as…
” We need war and disease, because the world is overpopulated anyway. Their arent enough resources to go around. We need more people to die. ”
I used to believe in such notions.
The Chinese government has been praised by many for it’s “one child” policy. Since this policy was implemented, the Chinese government has bragged that it’s actions have prevented millions of births from happening, thus resulting in a reduction of carbon emissions and consumption of resources.
Many would like to see such controls begin implementation on a global scale. Many would like to complain that their tax-dollars go towards the irresponsible welfare participants whom give birth to many children without the means to take care them, yet they fail to realize that paying taxes to a monopolized service calling itself “government’, is irresponsible to begin with, and that solutions of “overpopulation” do exist without needing a centralized authority to regulate the amount of people being born. All of this could be addressed without their being so called “neccessary” wars, plagues, and famines to “naturally” reduce the population.
( Furthermore, anyone whose salary comes from “tax” dollars is a welfare whore. And any “conservative” who says he hates socialism should instantly adopt voluntaryism, since all services offered by government are socialized – Even the roads they drive on are socialized and monopolized)
I see a much different vision for the human race in the next two to three hundred years.
While it is important and neccessary for organisms to live in healthy environments rich in resources in order to optimally thrive, society should not adhere to the idea of “limited resources”. Atleast in the sense of long-term development. I see conservation as a way to make the best of the current paradigm in which we live. I believe that recycling, taking conscious efforts not to pollute, and communities seeking restitutions for their victimization at the hands of governments and private corporations that damage their environments without prior-consultation, are all legitimate causes.
Conservation and living a natural lifestyle should be apart of our daily routines. For, if you do not respect your environment, it will certainly not respect you in return.
However, we should also open our minds to the possibility of seeing past this planet, considering how far we have already come as a species, philosphically and technologically. For those who believe that the planet is mankinds first, only, and final resting place for humanity, I would like to offer you an alternative future.
The prophetic comedian, “George Carlin” once said,
“The planet is fine, it’s the people that are fucked. The Earth is a self-healing, self-replecating organism, that can take alot of abuse and would eventually heal itself, even if the human species died out” (paraphrasing)
George Carlin uses some interesting logic to back this belief up.
Consider what the Earth, as well as the human race has endured….
Sunspots, tornadoes, global flooding, global warming, ice-ages, volcantic eruptions which emit billions of pounds worth of toxins in the air, Earthquakes, oil spills, World-wars, Crusades, Black Plagues of Death, The AIDS virus, Religious Crusades, Millions of years worth of nomadic living outside in the wilderness, World Wars, blizzards, droughts, famines, meteor crashes…….ect
To be frank, the Earth, as well as the human race has been brought to the brink of destruction and back, god knows how many times. Yet, no matter what type of ailment that the cosmos has bestowed upon human beings and their home planet, both have always managed to survive by adaption.
Take a look at the technological breakthroughs that are happening as of late. Human organs are being replacted through a process of extracting stem cells from one healthy person to another. 3d printers are giving us the ability to create animated and inanimate objects in real time. Now both of these technologies are being applied to food and natural resources.
The controversy behind Genetically modified Foods and the 3d printing of Firearms are in hot debate as of late. However, the ethical implications and health hazards behind these technologies will soon pass, as all new technology, when initially introduced, usually brings a short period of chaos. Yet, as we learned earlier in this article……..human beings always adapt to change and are subject to frequent paradigm shifts. However, responsibility must be placed with the consumers of new technology through educating themselves on whether or not they support something without first researching it’s current capabilities.
Yet, even if the general public does not accept a new technology in it’s initial phases, the free-market will either reject it’s continuation, or seek to improve it until a sustainable percentage of people benefit from it without bringing high-risks to themselves. Which is why informing one’s self in so important, since the ability to propagandize the masses has also become easier through technology. ( One of the draw-backs to technology.)
I see a future for human beings that does not exclusively involve the planet Earth. I see a future in which the Planet Earth that we live on today will become a musem. A place that our great-great-great-great-great-great-great Grandkids will some day take space-shuttle field trips too, while the tour guide will say,
“This is planet Earth. This is where early humans are believed to have originated from. As you can see, vegetation naturally produces and decomposes, while ancient delapidated structures known as “skyscrappers” once housed human ran businesses”.
I see the free-market bringing us technology which will allow us to build multiple space colonies, or even perhaps a way for us to inject barren planets with a substance which will create an “Earth-like” environment through artificial pollination and other biosynthesis methods.
I see these space-colonies being vast in it’s size. Comparable to any of the major planets, complete with ecosystems, cloned grass that never rots, nutrional tables that can replace our need to eat three times a day, telekenetic wrist bands that allow us to bring objects to us that would be impossible for our physical bodies to lift, the ability to think objects into existence through using a cerebral implanted scanner which could take photos of objects and scan their bio-energies as a way to save this information into a hard-drive that could be cloned for later use.
And the best part is……..whith such technology that brings so much autonomy and individual power, the need for government would dissappear, while the “network” and the moral “reputations” of people would all keep our personal and business actions in check. Smartphones with the ability to take pictures of businesses and read aloud the reputation and ingredients of their products is already showing us what a preliminary version of this type of world could look like.
This projected image of the future may sound scary, but ask yourself this. Why are you afraid? Think back to the first time you ever saw a cell-phone, a website, a debit card………. depending on your age, you will remember different technologies coming into existence. And for most people, we would often catch ourselvs saying such things as….
” I would never use that. “ , “Oh god, the end of the world is coming.” , “The Bible predicted this. “ , “That’s stupid and weird.”
How many times have we said this when a new technology has come into play, and then 9 times out of 10 we end up using it years later? And I must admit, I’ve always been a bit of a later bloomer when it came to technological trends. I was the last of my friends to get a smart-phone, the last to get an MP3 plays, the last to get a CD player in my car, and so on.
Human beings are in love with familiarity. While I think it’s perfectly healthy to be skeptical of new technologies, and to pay attention to new technologies and it’s possible negative effects, we should not be afraid to embrace technology, especially after any technology “in question” has been proven to be beneficial to our individual needs.
To be honest, I think the idea of “Bio-static” wrist bands that track your blood sugar, how many meals you have eaten, and how many steps you have taken throughout the day are stupid, and I plan to never get one. However, if the technology and price improved, and it included a feature that was somehow extremely useful to me, I could change my mind. (Perhaps a a feature that could detect the presence of cancer forming?) I am just that type of guy. I do not dislike technology, however, I am never the type to use the first generation product. I like to wait until the technology has been proven in the market place.
Just think back to twenty years ago. If you wanted to learn how to play a guitar, you had to get in your car, save up some money, drive to an instructor, pay him tutition, and so forth. Now if you want to learn a new chord on your guitar, you can simply turn on your smart phone, load up your youtube app, and type in “How to play guitar chords”, and you instantly have a guitar instructor in the palm of your hand, free of charge if you are using an open source wi-fi connection.
The statelessnesss that ensued in Somalia for a short while showed us some interesting revelations. Telecommunications continued, private defense agencies were created, the GDP actually rose throughout the region, roads were continuously built, and life continued. While it was no libertarian Utopia, and the UN eventually imposed a new government upon the people, it did show us some interesting things, and proved to be quite an eye opener. Statelessness , and/or regions without a centralized authortity have existed throughout human history. It is not a phantom thought, or an imaginitive idea. Just look at the current “Dual” economy of Greece that includes extensive bartering systems.
Traditionally however, statelessness regions have mainly relied upon off-the-grid living, and voluntary communial living agreements in order to thrive. As a voluntaryist, I have no problem with capitalism, socialism, or any “ism”, so long as the parties included are operating from a voluntary standpoint, without coercion, and without violent monopolization.
Technology gives us the ability to expand our consciousness and empower ourselves. The late 1990′s and the early 2000′s, housed Internet Anarchy. During this time, there were almost no regulations on the internet, yet solutions to piracy and other malwares were solved through the supply, demand, and experiences achieved through extended use and newly created software. During this time, anyone could simply upload a video of themselves and become an instant celebrity. It was a time of very little competition. To this day, the internet is still very much a very “libertarian” “free-market” friendly space.
The internet gives us so many options, even to the ways in which we would like to pay for goods and services…, Bit-Coin, Barter, Paypal , …… UPS, FedEx, youtube, Vimo, google, yahoo…… their are so many interfaces to choose from, and the quality continues to climb and climb, while socialized governmental services can barely keep up while larglely lacking in bringing about any innovative discoveries that can be voluntarily purchased on the market without coercion.
So you see my friends. The human race, as well as the planet, will survive! We may bring ourselves to the brink once more, we may take an extended vacation from eachother in outer-space, we may even fight with eachother from time to time, yet I promise you all that we will survive, we will continue to thrive, and we will never become exinct…….perhaps evolve into super-humans, but never dying out as genetic links to our ancestries. We are here to stay. Both planet and Earth.
Whether or not the Earth will remain inhabitabul forever is questionable, but I do not see it going anywhere, unless it was vaporized by a large meteor or a doomsday device. In that case……..yes we are fucked!
But, even then, I still believe, that if even one male, and one female survived, they would start the process over again, and we would find our ways back to an expanded human race.
If I have learned anything through cramming my nose into the history books for hours on end, is that human beings are very tough and have endured unspeakable horrors, and it injures my logic to even phatom how we as a species have overcame so much. And the same can be said of this conscious organism known as “Earth”. She too has overcame so much, yet has always adapted, healed, and found a way to cope.
Even if the mighty humans, and the beautiful mother Earth have to eventually take a thousand year trial-seperation from one another, you better believe that neither of us are going anywhere. Count on it.
In the meantime, try to respect your fellow man, and mother nature. Clean up after yourself, indulge in philanthropy and make your contribution towards advancing a free society.
Do not see the glass half empty……….see it half full.
Randy Stroud – 2014