It Takes Special People to Speak Out Against the System

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"The more enlightened man will become, the less he will employ compulsion and coercion. The really civilized man will divest himself of all fear and authority. He will rise from the dust and stand erect: he will bow to no tsar either in heaven or on earth. He will become fully human when he will scorn to rule and refuse to be ruled. He will be truly free only when there shall be no more masters."

~Alexander Berkman, in "Is Anarchism Violence?"in ABC of Anarchism (1929)

It takes special people to speak out against the system and vie for anarchism; to vie for a free society. The people who have taken this path are the cream of the crop. They are courageous and authentic. They are visionaries who will stop at nothing to create a new, better world for everyone.

However, the task of combating the system is no easy one. Anarchists face constant threats. They are chastised, alienated, ostracized, bullied, threatened, harassed, and scapegoated for their beliefs and principles. They will be hated, and sometimes the consequences for their actions will be dire.

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I have Risked My Life, But I Press Forward


Personally, I have risked jobs, my life and livelihood for my convictions. I have dealt with scrutiny from those close to me all because I think government is shit and freedom is good.

Nonetheless, I keep pushing forward because peace, love, and freedom are ideals I cherish deeply and keep close to my heart. Things may get worse before they get better, but I am going to keep on keeping on. And I suspect many anarchists will also continue down this path, because they believe the ideal is worth effort. They believe a new world is possible.

And no matter what maelstrom of malicious nonsense from government cronies and sleeping sadists they have to deal with, they will not break in the face of fear. They will not stop because people issue threats and condemnations of anarchy. No. They will persevere through all difficulty.

This is because anarchists are not like any other political group. Their ideas, principles, and personalities are not shaped by any goddamn television program, school curriculum, or religious ideology. Their ideas ultimately come from within, from a voracious hunger for living outside the system---for an unstoppable desire to be free of festering tyranny and all the godforsaken violence.

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Anarchists are Free Thinkers and Free Lovers


This is why these people are special. They are freethinkers. Free lovers. They are unique. Bold. Enthusiastic. Forward thinking. Compassionate, kind, and strong.

Without anarchists and similar iconoclasts, the world would be rife with sycophants and succubi, and the forces of good would be nowhere. And all the world would be drowning in damnation, without a single voice crying out for dignity and decency.

And all would be lost. Black. Hollow. Void.


Sterlin Luxan is a visionary thinker, cryptocurrency junkie, connoisseur of psychology, an MDMA high priest, and the Mr. Rogers of Anarchism. He writes for bitcoin.com, runs a consultancy business in the crypto space, and public speaker. He created the doctrine of relational anarchism and contributes to many causes in the thriving liberty ecosystem.

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Thank you so much, Wish maiden. I will be checking out your content as well.

Sycophants of the world unite! That's what it seems like to me. People trying to align themselves in the giant suppression/taxation circle jerk known as government. Just let me live my life already. The corruption runs all the way to the lowest levels. Makes me want to be an anarchist.

According to Jungian personality pschicology model, there are only few types of personalities which actually have the depth of vision required for analizing in detail the way society is wired and actually works. It is not about IQ, its about personality nature.

It takes more than the right enviromental setup for an anarquist to be an anarquist.

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I wish more people thought this way--or thought at all, for that matter. Thanks for posting. I feel a little less lonely now.

People who materially benefit from socially constructed systems will fight just as hard to maintain their wealth and privilege, as the anarchist who fights on behalf of the oppressed. To that effect, who wins?

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This speech scene of braveheart breaks me into tears everytime, its the most powerful movie scene ever.

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Well said sir @sterlinluxan...!
Freedom is worth everything that we possess. People have given up everything in order to gain freedom from the oppressors. One minute of free breath weighs more that a lifetime of slavery. In the past we have seen legends such as 'Mahatma Gandhi' and 'Nelson Mandela', who believed in it and never gave up, till they got what they wanted i.e. Independences. ✌️✌️Peace

Great post!

Upvoted.

Nice to read some valuable information about anarchism. Thanks.

This is the first I have seen of you in a long time. Welcome back my friend!

And thank god there's more and more of them coming out of the woodwork every day!

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Anarchists are free thinkers and free lovers that para I like very much. Great info from you about Anarchists thanx for sharing.....

Great article .. nice to see more people breaking the chains and flying to get heard !

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One step at a time..I am an anarchist by heart but currently find myself stuck in the same system i would to see toppled. I hope to free myself soon as things around me are too hectic to stir into the fire. Thank you for your uplifting words and this awesome post!

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Thank you so much for this article. It was exactly what I needed right now.

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Great article! We need more people to speak out against the powers that be and their corrupt political hierarchical system! Stand up for our freedoms! Anarchy forever!

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