Earlier this month I wrote an article to noted edgytarian Christopher Cantwell. In it I offered my post-ancap perspective on his supposed intellectual tension regarding the use of force. Turns out he just wanted to be okay with shooting chicks in his mind; in retrospect, I should have done more research prior to publishing that article.
Chris responded the next day, circling his wagons around the Non-Aggression Principle and shutting down my arguments in a very ham-fisted manner.
Unsure how to respond I choose to lurk at both Cantwell’s website and the “Libertarian Brutalist” (NSFW) facebook group he moderates. I bore witness as Cantwell cheered for Borque, as he cheered over some other dead cops. Recently, I watched Chris fume after Cop Block washed their hands of him in response to his writings (Cop Block article here).
This past year I have made the acquaintance of Free State Project darling Christopher Cantwell. You know: “Anarchist, Atheist, Asshole.” No beating around the bush with this fellow.
As most anarchists tend to be overly pedantic and/or petulant, I can put away my biases on matters of governance long enough to appreciate Cantwell’s acerbic and sometimes over-the-top rhetoric. Blunt assertions about killing cops and soldiers, while perhaps triggering, is a hell of a lot more compelling than trying to pretend you are a Vulcan while discussing very human matters.
Yesterday Chris posted an article questioning his position on the use of force, offering new perspectives on the matter. Though I find myself disagreeing with a goodly number of points in this article, I am encouraged by his frankness regarding uncertainty on some very fundamental matters. While he attempts to limit his focus to use of force, I’m certain he recognizes that this matter has implications for perhaps the entirety of his thinking.
Hence the title: I seek a conversation, and look forward to any response Chris may have in the future.
“I hate conservatives, but I really fucking hate liberals.”
I hate trigger happy sadistic pig cops.
But I really fucking hate Cop Block.
The reason I hate sites like Cop Block has nothing to do with those who legitimately want police to be virtuous, defend the Great Society and hold back the untamed and savage parts of the world that slip through the gates. Let’s face it, the type of people who want those things don’t follow sites like Cop Block.
The Cop Block demo is composed of angry stoners who were arrested for their idiocy once and now think living out a tryhard “fuck da police” lifestyle is some kind of noble defense of liberty… Which in a way kind of is, as their violent, lumpenprole arguments for anarchy help support the demand for a police force. Oh, the irony.
Let’s talk about anarchy for a moment. Which kind of anarchy? Anarcho-capitalism? Anarcho-syndicalism? Anarcho-primitivism? Anarcho-communism? Anarcha-feminism? Gee wilikers, there sure are a buttload of reasons to get rid of the state, huh? Apparently, getting rid of the state will lead to a completely free, environmentally sustainable, feminist, worker-controlled, capitalistic, tribal (yet advanced), communistic land that will organize itself quite nicely. After all, what good does the state ever do? It taxes you (murderously rapes you with a gun to your head), enforces property rights (rapes and steals from you with a gun to your head), enforces a system of capitalistic exploitation (forces you into slavery with a gun to your head), and forces business owners to work within a specific market frame (steals, rapes, and exploits them with a gun to their head).
So, according to Tucker, the “fullness of (humanity’s) fruits” is being trampled by high time preference-types for a $200 Playstation 3. Most of them are buying these deals on credit, as well. I’m sure our ancestors are proud.
Earlier this week, traitor and psychopath “Buffalo Bill” Manning was sentenced to serve between seven and thirty-five years at Ft. Leavenworth prison for leaking government secrets. These secrets reveal that our country does, in fact, conduct war and diplomacy.
Attentionwhore progressives have begun the process of formally canonizing this treasonous tranny; the process will likely be fast-tracked due to his trendy sexual issues. In fact, a super-duper brave Icelandic dyke has gone so far as to nominate PFC Tuck-dick for a Nobel Peace Prize.
It is a popular argument among the “classical” liberals that theirs is the correct strain of liberal thought, that the popular leftism of today has deviated too far from its roots and is no longer viable.
The classical liberal types argue that their differences in application of liberal ideals are profound; we argue that they are superficial.
That is why, in this short article, we will compare the modern liberal’s infamous “Life Of Julia” with the classical liberal’s threadbare “Free Market.”
Let me begin by stating that I believe everyone reading this article will at least share my desire for a more orderly and prosperous society than what currently exists in the West today. With that said, my criticisms and considerations are mainly directed at libertarians.
I should preface that I myself have been a libertarian since 2007 or so. I supported Ron Paul in 2008 and would have liked to have seen him get the GOP nomination at least in 2012. Besides that I have read, watched and studied libertarian ideology since then, so don’t believe a return criticism that can be leveled at me is, “he just doesn’t understand libertarianism!” In fact, it is my understanding of the subject that informs these criticisms.
Libertarians desire a society that has more personal liberty, economic freedom and less “nanny state” molestation of the individual. These are indeed admirable goals, but their ways of achieving these are mistaken. Many think this can be done through either nonviolence and the non-aggression principle, or a sort of Fabian philosophical drift.
Seeing nothing new under the sun, I’ve come to think, as The Joker put it, “that is the one rule you’ll have to break to know the truth.” To paraphrase him, the only sensible way to live in this world and achieve your goals is not through the absence of rules(ers), but by not allowing everyone to decide on the rules.
Anarchy for you is a means to avoid (actual) criticism, which is to say, reflection. Anarchy is therefore a form of #postmodern #ironic living. A means to ignore that horrible stranger you see in the mirror every morning. A means to ignore your existence as a battery for the system you are supposed to hate, and yet are quietly and secretly terrified of losing. Yours is an ideological battered spouse syndrome. Get back in the kitchen.