Somewhere around 100 AD a Roman named Tacitus said, “If you would know who controls you see who you may not criticize.”
For thousands of years, “citizens” of the world have been brought up with the following messages deeply programmed into our minds:
- Truth comes from authority.
- Taxes are not extortion, it’s a social contract.
- Intellectual and social conformity is rewarded.
- Non-compliance is punished.
Why is this normal? And, why should it not be?
Hi, I’m Jeff Berwick and I’m an anarcho-capitalist and voluntaryist.
What does that mean? Well, kids come out of college today with knee pads on – ever ready to kneel before authority; with no intrinsic need or understanding of human beings being totally free in a free market system; and with a mindset that you can’t facilitate exchange without a central planner.
This is against the basic laws of Entrepreneurship, Libertarianism, Agorism, Anarcho-Capitalism, Voluntaryism…and human nature.
So, what is my idea of what normal should look like? It’s simple:
People should not be slaves.
Everything people do should be voluntary.
Don’t use violence.
I have been making videos with my dog Lucy for many years, getting around 1 million views on some videos, until we were banned from YouTube for upsetting the establishment by not agreeing with their coercive point of view.
We are not alone. There are a great many highly informed and experienced people who share our views to a greater or lesser degree.
We do not agree on everything.
But, apparently, disagreeing with the government status quo makes us all anarchists.
And, I guess being deleted from mainstream media for questioning forced compliance and extortion makes us “fringe”.
Then so be it.