Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quote of the Day: National Flags

In people's heads, a national flag usually represents some vague, undefinable, yet inexplicably positive thing worth loving--a la Stockholm Syndrome. In reality, it represents a political jurisdiction: the turf over which a particular gang of thugs and parasites claims the right to rule. Accepting that reality is a rather drastic spoiler when it comes to patriotic and nationalistic emotionalism. Sorry, but there ain't no sane reason to love a symbol of authoritarian domination, or the slave plantation for which it stands.-Larken Rose

Monday, June 16, 2014

"The libertarian philosophy doesn't explain the best way to grow a vegetable garden!"

Why do some people talk as if there should be one concept or principle which is all you'll ever need to know in order to handle everything in life? Right now the PRIMARY threat to humanity--by a factor of a zillion--is the belief in "authority." And the solution--the ONLY solution--is for people to escape that superstition. Questions like, "But how do we care for the poor?" are 100% logically IRRELEVANT to proving that statism is immoral and destructive. "But gee, if I stop sawing off my toes with this steak knife, how will I balance my checkbook?" Why the hell do people imagine that anarchists have some obligation to explain how every aspect of everyone's life will work, just because they say, "Having a ruling class is immoral and irrational"? When someone tells you to stop advocating evil crap (e.g., statism), they don't suddenly acquire an obligation to explain the whole universe to you, or to guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen to anyone ever again.-Larken Rose
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