“If someone claims to be your “hero,” your “savior,” or your “leader,” step back and deeply question their motives. Those wishing to lead by control rather than by example most likely have selfish and tyrannical intent rather than genuine assistance.”—I Don’t Trust The Government (via thinksquad)
Few notice the “spotter car” from Manny Sousa’s repo company as it scours Massachusetts parking lots, looking for vehicles whose owners have defaulted on their loans. Sousa’s unmarked car is part of a technological revolution that goes well beyond the repossession business, transforming any industry that wants to check on the whereabouts of ordinary people.
What are your views on Anarcho-capitalism? Capitalism in my best view is tied to white supremacy. Also I wanted to know your views of anarchy for minorities I am black and other minorities have enough problems with the state as it is. If we were to have an anarchist society the problems that I face as a black person and a queer POC will not go away either. So how can someone like me be ultimately convinced that anarchy is not just another advancement for white people? Thanx.
Allow me to tackle you last question, first:
So how can someone like me be ultimately convinced that anarchy is not just another advancement for white people?
First not all Anarchy is one way or the other, it’s not just anarcho-capitalism and nothing else, or anarcho-communism and nothing else. People will gravitate to what they prefer, you cannot make someone who loves one economic approach, to somehow love being forced to accept or love only one way they are not accustom too. To force someone is not Anarchy that is violence, and that is a tool of the government.
Let’s move on to the question above it.
Also I wanted to know your views of anarchy for minorities I am black and other minorities have enough problems with the state as it is. If we were to have an anarchist society the problems that I face as a black person and a queer POC will not go away either.
Most problems are perpetuated or enforced by the state. Racial tensions and the allowance for a certain group to marry or not marry are state sponsored. I can go into positive rights and negative rights, but rights that the state can offer are just toys or gifts to pacify the masses. Which can be taken away or granted by the next person in statist charge. I am not going to say that no racism will exist in an anarchist society because it might, and it could. But unlike now, more of the power would be in your hands and the people you know who feel like you and unlike the majority that is legally allowed to oppress you.
Government is about control the amount of freedom you are allowed.
Let’s go to the question above that one…
Capitalism in my best view is tied to white supremacy.
Capital for a better term is just an investment. White people don’t own the majority of capital in China. There are two ways to spend money in today’s society, Consumption, which is something like food or something that you do not plan on gaining any sort of return on. And the other is Investment. An Investment is something you plan to gain more for than you purchased it for. If I worked at McDonalds and took 100 dollars out of my paycheck and invested that into something, like someone wanted to sell me a laptop he recently bought for your 100 dollars, because he needed rent money and I, in turn sell the laptop for 250 dollars than I made 150 dollars in gains.
Let’s go to your very first question you asked me..
What are your views on Anarcho-capitalism?
Before I give you my view on Anarcho-capitalism allow me to give you some ideas to mull over first. Depending on who you talk to that very word Capitalism can me so many things to so many people, To some it’s the Absolute Devil, and to others it’s their last bastion to a better life, so it depends on how you feel about that very word, because for a lot of the world they tend to lean towards a more socialistic view and think that the true control of the capital is within a few hands, and they use the power of the state to maintain that control. not to say an anarcho-capitalist doesn’t believe in the power of the elite to control the majority of the capital.
First, lets get over the theory that anarchy mean chaos. Anarchy simply refers to the notion that no-government is the best form of governance.Chaos comes when people run around with rules or consequences. Anarchy for me, simply refers to a more primitive ideology, self-governance.
For millions of years our ancestors have survived and evolved without an established political system. The only system that was ever taken seriously was that of the family unit and later on evolved the idolization of some form of higher power. Later on leaders used the higher power ‘card’ to manipulate people into worshiping them. They essentially became the gods on earth, and thus were indisputable. And this is where life became complicated. Now we have created this vast complex governing system that really does more harm than good.
Anarchy could mean something very different for any two people. You’ll never get the same response from any die hard anarchist. But so what, you’ll never get the same the same answer about god from any two like minded believers either (unless it’s some scripted verse they’ve been made to rehearse).
Points To Consider
We are the only species in the animal kingdom who believe we need to be governed by a higher power.
We have been indoctrinated by religion to believe that we are inherently evil without authority.
We are lead to believe that we need to be taught right from wrong.
Laws rarely stops anyone from committing crimes. They only prevent perpetrators from later confessing.
Now with all that said, I believe in markets, and fall in line with Anarchy without Adjectives. If you want to believe in Anarcho-Capitalism, good for you and if you don’t good for you. I am not in any position to force you or make you try something you will not like, just ask that people allow people to find their own path. The Anarchy road will have many paths, and like I mentioned, there will be many people believing many things. no force is necessary.
I will address race and sex on my next question I got… stay tuned.
I just found your blog, and I have to say, it's been interesting, to say the least. The description to your blog actually reminds me of a book I read, and I was wondering if you had read "And Then There Were None" by Eric Frank Russell. If you haven't, then I think you would definitely enjoy the themes of the book, if nothing else.
I have not read that book, and will have to google it. I thank you for your interest in my blog.
to those 6 people who sent me questions, I am testing different wines for our wedding, and then my wife who is a fashion major has to do a model call and pick some models for one of her fashion shows, (she asked me to tag along) I promise to get to them as soon as I can, which at this point will be tomorrow.
I have not forgotten you.