Ryan Lau | United States
Throughout mankind’s war-torn history, involuntary authority and its following upshots continually stunt civilization’s growth. Such a notion is not dubious, for it simply confirms intrinsic traits of such authoritarianism. A stunning majority of individuals carry on through hours, days, and months, knowing naught of a possibility of a moral civilization that abandons tyranny. As it stands, tyranny is crippling all nations today. Thus, in a world of mass misinformation and thought control, can any individual find this surprising?
Still, though, a fraction of civilization has not lost its gait. This fraction has an ability to admit civilization’s faults, but in doing so, typically fails to act against said faults. Such a division of humanity favors two distinct groups: anarchists and statists. Statists favor status-quo laws and authority, with political and social transformation as ways to work for gains. Withal, political and social transformation, naturally, is no action. In fact, it is inaction of a horrific rank, in which participants draw an illusion of action. Applications of this illusion of action favor trivial variations in public policy, not substantial paradigm shifts.
At this point, naturally, humanity should abandon such applications. It should find a tactic that is pragmatic and rational, but also purist and virtuous. Many individuals, from scholars to radicals (and uncommon but alluring fusions of both) throw out proposals, which humanity is apt to laugh at. From Agorism and Anarcho-Capitalism, to Syndicalism, Mutualism, and Communism; individuals amass philosophy constantly. Still, though, involuntary authority afflicts humanity, with copious solutions. With this laid groundwork, what is humanity’s path to a moral civilization?
Collaboration. Among said various divisions of anarchist philosophy, all must show unity against statism. Only at this point will statism fall to anarchism. Gladly, I will admit that various forms of anarchism vary drastically, and to abandon such variations for humanity’s own good is a difficult task. Although this holds truthful upon much scrutiny, this variation is nothing in comparison to that of a statist and an anarchist. Our common villainous bandit is statism, and to vanquish it is our top priority, our task with most gravity.
As it stands, statism and its choking grip hold authority in might. Intrinsically, it holds a monopoly on all things involuntary, assaulting and purloining individuals at will. Though it may claim morality through word of law, all statist action is still as morally wrong as assault or banditry by an individual (or group of individuals). Alas, statist might and monopoly is crippling. Though this is wrong, stating so is no way of changing this truth. Asking tyranny kindly to go away has no way of bringing about anarchy and Natural Law. Though morally right, such notions must hold backing in our civilization to amount to any triumph.
Thus, might and right both will fail to guard individual rights. Facing such an unpromising thought, it is not out of sight to simply abandon all thoughts of anarchy, of morality. With promising thoughts lost, agorism will support humanity. Agorism, or trading goods without authority’s totalitarian watch, allows for all anarchists to join for a common goal. By abandoning statist sanctions and tariffs, by using agorist ways of trading, statism fails. Agorism allows for communism, allows for individualism, allows for capitalism. In a voluntary agorist civilization, all anarchist forms may occur in harmony. Such a truth allows for agorism to draw all anarchists to it.
Without a doubt, statism’s choking grip is difficult to crush, but it is not without its limits. Just as I can affirm such truths without Anglo-Saxon Idiom’s fifth symbol (following “d” but prior to “f”, I solicit you to hunt for but a singular utilization of that symbol in my composition), civilization can find anarchism through agorism.