RE: Choosing the Battleground
@larkenrose I am curious about what your stance is on widespread technology taking over the majority of the workforce? Are you completely against mass organization whether it is decentralized or centralized? Whenever I read your articles I get the feeling you are advocating people to live locally and to be good in nature. I have no problem with that as I have unplugged from society for months at a time before. It feels like each local group would live independent of each other, and if that is the case what prevents one group from amassing power and pushing their ways on another?
A part of me feels like we are becoming a eusocial society with the aid of technology that supplements our inherent flaw when it comes to organization skills. Individuals of a eusocial society seem to sacrifice being an individual for the sake of the whole.
I'm not against organization at all. The "feeling" you get is only that. In a free society some would choose to live a simple, back-to-nature life, and many would like massively complex, specialized types of commerce and coexistence. As long as it is all VOLUNTARY organization, I don't care.
Thank you for clearing that up. One last thing is our would you prevent violence if some individuals so choose it?
I'm all in favor of DEFENSIVE force, to STOP aggressors. And doing that is legitimate without any badge, "law" or "authority" saying so. And when people don't believe in "government," they don't imagine aggression to be legitimate.
@larkenrose in the interest of Voluntaryism, we should also allow for those who just cannot adjust to real freedom to have a state or a few states around the world, so long as they don't aggress against the freepersons outside their borders, or refuse to allow their Citizens to opt out.
I think they would dwindle and die out over time seeing how things work outside their plantation.