by Dennis Wilson
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
Peaceful marches (and convoys) are merely begging for a longer leash. Peaceful marches end with jailed leaders (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, USA and elsewhere) or dead leaders (like Martin Luther King). Peaceful change will NOT be allowed.
To anyone watching the events in Canada, it should now be painfully obvious that the scumbags in government are COUNTING ON non-violence from their victims. But, as Thomas Jefferson observed,
The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Boycotting, blocking or burning our own cars, houses and businesses would be a stupid way to protest. Until violence happens directly to the proud tyrants posing as governments, nothing will change.
Seditious thinking? Look at history! Read the thoughts that founded the United States! But history also has some non-violent examples.
I do NOT advocate violent action except for self defense. I think that the scumbags will eventually encounter their justly deserved violence, but you and I do NOT have to initiate or instigate it. There are alternatives, even recent historical ones!. East German communism and the USSR collapsed without bloodshed because their currencies became totally worthless as productivity fell to zero!
The Strike1 by Ayn Rand illustrated such an alternative in detail, and many individuals are now doing variations on that model.
In “The Bare Minimum”2 and its footnoted links (originaly published in The Libertarian Enterprise), I describe a similar alternative model for individuals and small groups, based EXPLICITLY upon the Non-Aggression Principle and the Covenant of Unanimous Consent.
To live together peacefully and productively:
Follow the Precepts of the Covenant and
no “government” will be necessary;
Violate the Precept of the Covenant and
no amount of government will be sufficient.
1. ”The Strike” was the working title of her novel Atlas Shrugged.
2. Latest update is at https://tinyurl.com/The-Bare-Minimum-W
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