John Zube

An Anthology of

Wisdom & Common Sense

On the personal and social changes required to achieve
freedom, peace, justice, enlightenment, progress & prosperity in our time

Index - P2 (Per - Pov)

(1973 - 2012)



PEREGRINUS, PRAETOR, IN ROME: Somewhat like the xenodikoi in Greece was the Roman magistrate, praetor peregrinus, whose influence on the development of international law is universally recognized. The name of this officer, as it appears in the present form, is, according to Mommsen, an incorrect one, deriving its popularity from mere usage. The full title of the Roman magistrate designated by the abbreviated form prator peregrinus was, under the Republic, praetor qui inter peregrinos jus dicit, and under the Empire, praetor qui inter cives et peregrinos jus dicit.2 The office was established about 242 B. C, in addition to that of the praetor urbanus, which was already in existence. The competence of the peregrine praetor, as his full title suggests, extended to disputes between peregrines and between them and Roman citizens.1 The connotation of the word peregrini is described by Girard as follows: The peregrines, peregrini, formerly hostes, were not, in developed Roman law, true foreigners. The most ancient of them were certainly foreigners bound to Rome by treaties. But the development of the Roman power made them, like the others, members of the Roman State. They were subjects of Rome, the free inhabitants of the empire, who were neither citizens nor Latins. Outside of the peregrines, the foreigners who did not maintain treaty relations with Rome enjoyed no legal protection and were not amenable to Roman justice.3 It was the peregrines who were placed under the jurisdiction of the praetor peregrinis, and it was to them that he administered the jus gentium, for even the foreigners of allied nationality, who later became subjects of the Roman State, were not amenable to the jus civile, which was applicable to a very restricted number of Roman citizens and Latins.4 With the extension of Roman citizenship to all the provincials of the Empire under Caracalla, in 212 A. D., however, the office of the praetor peregrinus disappeared from the judicial system of Rome.5 - It is true that the praetor peregrinus of Roman times was merely a Roman officer administering the jus gentium, - - - [1 Ibid., p. 252. - 2 Girard, Manuel élémentaire de droit romain (6th ed., Paris,  1918). - 3 Mommsen et Marquardt. op. cit., vol. vi, pt. ii (Mommsen, op. cit., vol. vi, pt. ii), p. 216. - 4 For the jurisdiction of the praetor urbanus over the Latins, see Mommsen,   op. cit., vol. vi, pt. ii, p. 221; Girard, op. cit., p. 112. - 5 Mommsen et Marquardt, op. cit., vol. iii, p. 260, n. 3. - 307 IN EUROPE 27] - - - which was municipal law, to foreigners resident in Rome, and that his competence bears little or no resemblance to the modern system of extraterritoriality, under which the consul or other authority invested with the exercise of the jurisdiction, is appointed by the State which he represents and administers his national law. But the fact that the Romans made a discrimination against the subjects of non-treaty Powers and that even those of the treaty Powers were subjected to a special jurisdiction serves to show the extra-legal status of the foreigner in ancient times, out of which most probably extraterritoriality drew its impetus in its early development. - - The germs of extraterritoriality were, however, not entirely absent in the Roman Empire. In the first century of the Christian era, Emperor Claudius (41-54, A.D.) accorded to the merchants of Cadiz the privilege of choosing magistrates, who were given the jurisdiction of the tribunals established by Caesar in Baetice.1 Under the rule of Justinian (483-565, A.D.), the Armenians were granted the benefit of the same laws on certain subjects as those by which the Romans were ruled; but questions of marriage, succession to property, and personal status generally, were left to be settled either by the Armenians themselves or by a magistrate named by the Emperor to administer Armenian law.” - - [1 Miltitz, op. oil., vol. i, p. 15. - - 2 Pears, Fall of Constantinople (New York, 1886), p. 148.] - Liu, on Exterritoriality. - This whole book is now online at - As I understand or misunderstand it: They sat in judgment over the “foreigners”, applying the laws of the foreigners to them. To be judged as a Roman citizen, under Roman laws, was long considered to be a privilege to be granted, not a right that a foreigner could demand. At the same time, this practice made the Romans much less feared than they would have been otherwise. They did not try to impose their democratic or republican laws and institutions upon foreigners, like the USA attempts to do in Afghanistan and Iraq, with little success and much bloodshed. – J.Z., 13.2.08. – Liu refers among others to: Mommsen et Marquardt, Manuel des antiquités romaines, (Paris, 1888-1907), vol. iii (Mommsen, Le Droit public romain, vol. iii), p. 225. -PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, JURISDICTION

PERFECTIBILITY: the operant verbal roadblock is ‘the perfectibility of man’ – or rather the notion, absolutely correct, that such perfection is impossible. It keeps us from inquiring why people have to be perfect in order to be free.” – L. Neil Smith, The Nagasaki Vector, p.105. – Or to be as free or un-free as they want to be, according to their own individual choice. – J.Z., 2.54.08. - MAN, FREEDOM, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, UNDER PERSONAL LAWS

PERFECTION: The world, in every respect, has to reach perfection through freedom, not through coercion and violence.” - (“Die Welt muss ueberhaupt in jeder Richtung durch Freiheit zur Vollendung gelangen, nicht durch Zwang und Gewalt irgendeiner Art.”) – Hilty, Glueck, I. – FREEDOM, COMPULSION, FREEDOM, COERCION & VIOLENCE

PERIODICALS THAT PUBLISHED SOMETHING ON PANARCHISM: That would result in as short a list that I have not yet bothered to compile it! - J.Z., 19.9.04.  – However, by now a thorough online search might reveal quite a few such references, too. Who is going to do it? – At present, I cannot even access Facebook, far less the Internet, due to an intrusive advertising, which forced me to force-quit Safari! – Apple still pretends that it is not subjected to virus etc. attacks. I still have to call up their telephonic support, today or tomorrow. - J.Z., 23.1.12.


PERMANENT TRAVELLER: David MacGregor , How to Escape The Matrix. A Manifesto For Personal Secession. A SPECIAL REPORT by John Allen of 1.11.05. - - State education is powerful propaganda. Democracy is a seductive hallucinogenic drug. And both conspire to ensure you never rock the boat, never renege on your social "obligations" - and more importantly never shout "The Emperor has no clothes" and run away laughing! - In the modern nation state, you really have no choice but to either accept your status as a slave - and get on with life, or fight some futile, endless political battle to improve your lot in life - via the ballot box. - At least, that's the official line. - But there IS another choice you can make. There is an alternative - if you have sufficient moral clarity, financial means, personal conviction, and the sheer audacity to buck the system and really live your life on your own terms. - - You can personally secede. Yes, you can pack up your bags, tip your hat, and say goodbye to the moochers, looters, scumbags, politicians, bureaucrats, taxmen and other assorted dross that infest the modern welfare state. - This strategy is often known as being a "PT" - which means Perpetual Traveller. It can also mean: Permanent Tourist; Prior Taxpayer; Possibility Thinker; Post Tyranny; Privacy Tactician - and any other positive label you can think of that spells "PT" - More recently, this personal secession strategy has become known as being an "Internationalist". - - Some years back, well-known investment advisor and previous Libertarian Party Presidential candidate - Harry Browne - wrote a path-breaking book entitled, "How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World". The general theme of his book was that there are two fundamentally different types of action you can take to achieve your goals in life - direct and indirect. And only one of them is truly effective. To illustrate the difference between the two types of actions - consider the following: - - Let's say you are not happy with the schooling your child is receiving - and you want to do something about it. Well, direct action would involve taking your child out of that school and attempting to find a better one. And if you were unhappy with the standard of education in ALL schools, then direct action could involve you deciding to home school your child yourself. - - On the other hand, indirect action would involve perhaps joining the school board, in the hope of improving the situation - or voting for a candidate who promises to improve educational standards. - - The essential point is this: direct action involves acting in a way that directly affects the outcome on your own life. While indirect action tries to work through other people and systems - hoping to exert enough influence to bring about the required change. - - Here's another example. You live and work in a country which taxes you at 50% of your income. You are not happy. You can take the indirect route, and campaign for lower taxes - or you can take the direct route and emigrate to country with lower taxes. - - In the same way, becoming a PT is a "direct action" strategy. When you become a PT, you are eschewing indirect action. You are giving up on voting and giving up on the political means of achieving objectives. You are taking your life into your own hands and doing what is necessary to achieve your goals. - The PT strategy was originally conceived by Harry Schultz, the famous investment newsletter writer. And it was popularized in a book of the same name - "PT" by a gentleman who went by the name of Dr. W. G. Hill. - The ideas and techniques it promoted became known as the Five Flag Strategy. - The basic concept is as follows: In order to reduce the effective tyranny of any one jurisdiction over your life - you need to spread your practical life over multiple jurisdictions. You could say it's a strategy for "hedging your bets" in life. And just as investment advisors suggest you diversify your investments, so the PT strategy suggests you diversify your life. [Under the world-wide monetary and financial despotism economic crises are frequent and tend to become world-wide. One cannot completely escape the resulting capital losses and reduced earnings opportunities - while territorialism persists. - J.Z., 4.10.11.] - Each jurisdiction (country) is known as a "flag". And it's more than likely that you are currently living a ONE flag strategy - with all your "eggs" in the same jurisdictional basket. - The five flag strategy involves the following: Flag #1: You obtain citizenship and a passport from a country that does not tax non-residents on their worldwide income. Almost every country qualifies in this regard - except the USA, which taxes its citizens no matter where they actually live. - - Flag #2: Form a company in a country that does not tax business income outside that country. Most traditional offshore centres qualify - including such places as Singapore and Hong Kong. - - Flag #3: Obtain a legal residency in a country that taxes only income generated within that country, not foreign income. Belize, Croatia, Grenada, Malta, Singapore, Hong Kong and Panama are such jurisdictions. - - > Flag #4: Keep your wealth in asset havens with strict bank secrecy laws that can only be penetrated in a criminal investigation, and that do not exchange data with foreign revenue authorities. Liechtenstein, Panama and Switzerland are such jurisdictions. - - Flag #5: Spend your time in whatever countries you enjoy the most, taking care not to stay long enough to be legally a tax resident there. - - Hill's and Schultz's basic thesis was that governments treat their own citizens much worse than tourists. As a tourist, you are welcome. The local government encourages tourism and likes it when people visit and spend money in the local economy. So, by being a "tourist", you are also pleasing your host country and contributing to its economic welfare. - - This strategy works for almost anyone who wants to implement it - except US citizens. If you are a US citizen, then you would need to find an alternative citizenship and passport first - and GIVE UP your US citizenship - in order to step out on the PT road. - - The most common impediment to anyone starting out on this course of action (apart from the psychological barrier of having to leave home and family), is the need to be able to work and earn a living while moving around. - When the PT lifestyle was originally conceived and promoted, it was designed for those with the financial means to make it work. You either needed to be financially independent, with a private source of income - or have the type of occupation that allowed you to live and work anywhere. - However, since the advent of the internet, the possibility of working "internationally" is now a reality for anyone with enough "get-up-and-go", and who is singularly motivated to achieve such a goal. - With the internet, unlimited moneymaking opportunities present themselves - all of which can be worked online, and from any country where you can connect to the net. - - Here's [are - J.Z.] just a few suggestions: Consulting. If you have expert knowledge in any field, then you can potentially do it online. - - Programming. Obviously, a perfect fit. If you can code from your bed - you could be in "bed" anywhere! - - Trading/Investing. If you're involved in trading the markets on your own behalf - then you can be wherever you like. - - Writing. Another natural candidate for the PT lifestyle. - - Art/Photography/Music. Now that these forms of work are all [almost all or also. - J.Z.] done digitally - the net becomes the ideal medium to move files back and forth. - - Teleworking. Where you do "outwork" for various online or offline businesses. - - Affiliate Marketing. One of the net's success stories - where you can sell other company's goods and services on commission. - - The list could go on and on. Even Doctors could work online - giving e-consultations. Or how about Accountants? I can see no reason why they have to be in the same country as their clients. - - In reality, the possibilities are only as limited as your own imagination. And with the advent of broadband, more and more types of work become feasible - including film making. - - In this "online" day and age, the primary barrier to becoming a PT - that of being able to work internationally - is coming down. And that leaves only one remaining barrier - the barrier inside your own head. - - For when all is said and done, the desire for freedom is not always matched by an equal desire to ACT to achieve it. It's a bit like wanting to lose weight. It's easy enough to do it - if you want it badly enough. Just eat less. But we are creatures of habit - and changing a lifetime's habit can be very hard. Just ask those who smoke. Wanting freedom and doing what is necessary to achieve it, are not necessarily the same thing. - The point is this: The option for achieving a freer life is there for the taking. You just need to want it bad enough. - - Are you ready for PT - Permanent Transformation? If so, click HERE. - Yours in freedom, David MacGregor, Sovereign Life Enterprises, 126 Aldersgate St, London, EC1 A4JQ, Great Britain - Privacy/Offshore Information & Consultations - - Worldwide Bill payment, money transfer & E-Commerce experts - - Send/Receive Money Worldwide: - Fantastic Freedom and Success resources! Go to: - Use the freedom online transaction system, - SECESSIONISM, INTERNATIONALISM, PERMANENT TOURISM, HARRY BROWNE, HARRY SCHULTZ, Dr. W. G. HILL, "PT", FIVE FLAG STRATEGY, DAVID MACGREGOR, JURISDICTION MONOPOLY, TAXATION

PERMISSION: We are fast approaching the stage where the Government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizen can act only by permission.” – Ayn Rand, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 23.3.76. - LICENSING, COMPULSORY, CITIZENS VS. GOVERNMENTS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM, PERMITS

PERMISSION: we won’t have to get one permission after another.” - Deborah Wheeler, Jaydium, p.352. – BUREAUCRACY, COMPULSORY LICENSING, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, LAWS

PERMISSIVE SOCIETY: Permissiveness, not regarding sex, but regarding and against property and other personal rights and liberties, does increase crimes with victims, especially those committed by territorial governments against their subjects. – J.Z., 6.11.78, 29.2.08, 9.2.12.

PERMISSIVE SOCIETY: The age of permissiveness? What a misnomer. – J.Z., 10.12.73. – At most it is an age of permissiveness for territorial governments, not for their subjects. – J.Z., 29.2.08. – The term is misused - as if sexual relationships were the only or most important part of our lives. – J.Z., 11.4.08. - DIS.

PERMISSIVE SOCIETY: The supposedly “permissive” society outlaws individual sovereignty and individual secessionism, panarchies of volunteers, monetary freedom as well as free trade, free migration, voluntary taxation and puts consumers and producers into its kind of regulation straight jackets. - Nor is it really a society, but, rather, a coercive and monopolistic territorial government. – J.Z., 15.10.99, 14.2.08. DIS.

PERMISSIVE SOCIETY: This is not the most permissive but the most over-legislated and over-regulated and over-ruled society – apart from some minor private activities. I would like to see much more permissiveness for tolerant economics, political and social system activities. We ought to be free to live our own lives undisturbed by territorial lawmakers and bureaucrats, as long as we do not interfere with the genuine rights and liberties of others. – J.Z., n.d. & 9.2.12, 7.7.12.

PERMISSIVE SOCIETY: We may have, in some respects, an increasingly permissive society; but we can scarcely claim to have an increasingly permissive economy.” - Tom Wilson, "The contradiction in our Attitudes to Freedom", NEW SOCIETY, February 15, 1968. - Or a permissive politics. - Until panarchism is realized, for those who want it, we do not have a GENUINELY permissive society or politics. - J.Z., 5.4.89, 8.4.89. And not even a genuine laissez-faire economics or free enterprise and freely competitive capitalism. – J.Z., 13.2.08. – COMPETITION, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

PERMISSIVE SOCIETY? In Britain during the 1960s, the proper priorities of government were almost reversed. The Government which encouraged permissiveness in education at the expense of authority attacked many of our traditional freedoms with zeal. Jr. Jenkins called the permissive society ‘civilised’, but what did the Labour Government permit? Not personal savings, if tax policy could help it; not hard work, if trade unionists objected; not free choice in education or even education adapted to ability, if Mr. Short had his way. While ‘permission’ for these and many other important traditional freedoms was withdrawn from us, we were bidden instead to rejoice in full frontal nudity. It was a period in which violent young people bent on destroying their society might be paraded as oracles, while any traditionalist might be denounced as a fascist thug.” – A. E. Dyson, Requiem on the Wilson Government, in Down With the Poor, 122, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, 1971.

PERPETUUM MOBILE: Perpetual motion machines for energy production. Generally, they are held to be impossible. But in atoms we have something like such machines, unless they are radioactive and gradually fall apart. - But so far atomic energy, mixed with territorial government intervention and their special interests, has led only to nuclear weapons and all too polluting energy production from nuclear reactors, all potentially producing material for still more nuclear mass murder devices. Once territorial governments and terrorists are events of the past, we might come to re-examine our nuclear energy options, to find out if there are rightful and harmless ones. – J.Z., 3.2.93, 18.2.08, 7.7.12.

PERSECUTION: Abhor every approach, in any kind or degree, to the spirit of persecution, if you cannot reason nor persuade a man into the truth, never attempt to force a man into it. If love will not compel him to come, leave him to God, the judge of all.” – John Wesley, quoted in L. E. Read’s “The Free Man’s Almanac”. – But force him to abstain from aggression and to repay damages he had done. Otherwise, ignore him. -  J.Z., 11/76, 2,12.76. – If you let him make his own mistakes, among like-minded people, then he and they will also serve – as deterrent examples. – J.Z., 29.2.08. - REASON, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, VOLUNTARISM

PERSECUTION: It is not conclusive proof of a doctrine's correctness that its adversaries use the police, the hangman, and violent mobs to fight it. But it is a proof of the fact that those taking recourse to violent oppression are in their subconsciousness convinced of the untenability of their own doctrines.” - Ludwig von Mises. - OUTLAWRY, COERCION, COMPULSION, MOBS, LEGISLATION, TERRITORIALISM, LEGALIZED COERCION

PERSEVERANCE: Have the peddlers of doom not heard of the wisdom of the past: … necessity is the mother of invention … when the going gets tough, the tough get going … they said it couldn’t be done, but he did it. … those who give up liberty to gain temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety … God is with those who persevere … One could go on and on with these proverbs drawn from the life of free men. - - This is not to ridicule the wisdom of conservation or the abhorrence of waste, but it is to submit all the facts and conditions and desires and abilities of individuals into the market place and let the market work. Into it (*) will be drawn an infinity of ideas from individual men and women, and from it will emerge tomorrow’s ingenious solutions to today’s unsolvable problems. The only prerequisite for such miracles is that peaceful persons be free from government interference.” (**) – John C. Sparks, in THE FREEMAN, Sept. 77, p. 516. - - (*) Ideas and talents require special markets, not just the ordinary markets for goods and services and jobs. – - (**) And this means freedom from territorial governments! - J.Z., 2.4.08. - PERSISTENCE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE, FREE MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE, EVEN FOR IDEAS & TALENTS

PERSEVERANCE: T. F. Buxton said: “I hold a doctrine … that with ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” This idea of setting a goal and then relentlessly pursuing it is a formula that has worked for centuries. (*) Even the great dramatist and poet Shakespeare delineated essentially the same rules for success. He said “see first that the design is wise and just: that ascertained, pursue it resolutely; do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you are resolved to effect.” - The wit, Ambrose Bierce, called perseverance “A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.” – Harold S. Davis: The Secret Revealed: Success Is Not Easy, in THE FREEMAN, date? p.259. – Why should success have to depend on great sacrifices, prolonged labors and perseverance – when it could be made almost easy for every good idea and talent, by a special market for them? Based on sufficient information, e.g. on prior attempts, theories, experiments, resources and talents, every earned success could come to be achieved relatively fast and easy. Mankind has a great interest in achieving that situation, by establishing good enough special markets for them. And also by establishing full experimental freedom, even for alternative political, economic and social systems. – J.Z., 30.7.92, 2.4.08. - - (*) If one can rightly discount all its failures. - SUCCESS, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

PERSIA, CLAIMS OF PERSIA: Before the Conference of the Preliminaries of Peace at Paris, Paris, 1919. – PERSONAL LAW

PERSISTENCE: Explain and keep on explaining – to all who will listen – until finally your message beings to penetrate other minds and deeply sinks into your own. – J.Z., 20.5.80. – But that does not mean that one should not use tools and institutions, or methods, like e.g. “argument mapping”, or resources like an encyclopedia of the best refutations (DIS.), one of best wordings (RED.) one of all relevant definitions, other new reference works, an ideas archive, effective slogans, and experimental freedom under full exterritorial autonomy. – J.Z., 29.2.08, 29.1.11, 7.7.12.

PERSISTENCE: Only that cause is lost which one gives up.” – J.Z. Tr. of: “Nur die Sache ist verloren, die man aufgibt.” – Feuchtersleben, Aphorismen. – Under full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers one would not have to give up as often as under territorialism. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - RESIGNATION

PERSISTENCE: The thing that contributes to anyone’s reaching the goal he wants is simply wanting that goal badly enough.” – From and advertisement in email. – Source not mentioned. – Do all of us really want freedom, justice and peace badly enough, as much e.g. as wealth, sensual thrills and entertainment? – J.Z., 31.10.07. - Then we would strive for full freedom to experiment together with like-minded volunteers. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - WANTING, DETERMINATION, IDEAS, IDEALS, AIMS, GOAL, AMBITIONS, REALIZING DREAMS, NEEDS, DEMANDS, CLAIMS, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

PERSISTENCE: There is no finish line anywhere in the race for liberty. It is a relay our ancestors started and our heirs will be running long after.” - Lowell Mason in the conclusion to” The Language of Dissent”. - It takes individual and group secessionism and experimental freedom under personal law to continue and accelerate this race. Both are, largely, obstructed or even blocked by territorialism. - J.Z., 29.1.11, 7.7.12.

PERSISTENCE: We have to cultivate our garden.” – “Il faut cultiver notre jardin.” – Voltaire – By now this is, literally, one of the all too few liberties left to us. – J.Z., 9.2.12. – Even it is already under threat and restrictions, regarding mowing, weed control, the placing and cutting of trees, the location of firewood stacks and the shape of our houses, according to my own experience with my local government council. The freedom, which I seek, is, unfortunately, not at home here, either, even merely at the local government level, not to speak of the “higher” levels. – J.Z., 7.7.12.

PERSONAL GOOD: Let me try NML (Natural Moral Law) again, briefly: Definition: “Personal good” is what an individual deems beneficial or agreeable. Definition: “Personal evil” is what an individual deems harmful or disagreeable. Premise: All humans are morally equal. Conclusion: Acts that affect only oneself cannot be called good (or evil) by others since this would give one authority over another, contradicting equality. Therefore, NML exists since we have just derived a general rule … and in only 5 lines.” – Fred Foldvary, THE CONNECTION 110, 6 March 83, p. 31, in response to Taylor-Radford. - NATURAL MORAL LAW, MORALITY, ETHICS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, EQUALITY OF RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GOODNESS, EVIL, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VALUES, SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM

PERSONAL LAW & LAW OF THE DEFENDANT: It is noteworthy that under the regime of personal jurisdiction, the law applied was that of the defendant, except in cases of serious crime, in which the law of the injured party or plaintiff prevailed. 5 A connection might be established between this rule and the principle actor sequitur forum rei, one of the basic formulae of modern extraterritorial jurisdiction, under which the plaintiff follows the defendant into his court. - 5 Savigny, op. cit., vol. i, pp. 167-8. - LIU, Exterritoriality, page 29.

PERSONAL LAW & ROMAN LAW. EVEN THE ROMAN LAW, AFTER THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, PERSISTED ONLY AS PERSONAL LAW FOR A LONG TIME: An extract from: James Bryce, The Holy Roman Empire, Macmillan, London, Melbourne, Toronto, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1968, first published 1864, numerous editions, including German, Italian and French translations, 571 pages, indexed, JZL, from pages 31-33: “As the Empire fell to pieces … the Church clung more closely to her unity of faith and discipline, the common bond of all Christian men.” (Not women? – J.Z.) …“Only second in importance to this influence was that which was exercised by the permanence of the old law, and of its creature the municipal organization of the cities. The barbarian invaders retained the customs of their ancestors, characteristic memorials of a rude people, as we see them in the Salic law or in the ordinances of Ini and Alfred. But the subject population and the clergy continued to be governed by that elaborate system which the genius and labour of many generations had raised to be the most lasting monument of Roman greatness. - - The civil law had maintained itself in Spain and in Southern Gaul, nor was it utterly forgotten even in the North, in Britain, on the borders of Germany. Revised collections of the Theodosian Code and other Roman law books were issued by the West Gothic and Burgundian princes. - - (Footnote h: The Lex Romana Burgundionum, published by the Burgundian kings at the beginning of the sixth century, and the Lex Romana Visigothorum [Breviarium Alaricanum], published in or about A.D. 506, continued to form bodies of written law which were in use for a long time, and became the kernel of the customary law which grew up in South-eastern and Southern Gaul.) - - “… Other motives, as well as those of kindness to their subjects, made the new kings favour it; for it exalted their prerogatives, and the submission enjoined by it on one class of their subjects soon came to be demanded from the other, by their own Teutonic customs almost the equals of the prince. - - Considering attentively how many of the old institutions continued to subsist, and studying the ideas of that time, as they are faintly preserved in its scanty records, it seems hardly too much to say that in the eighth century the Roman Empire still existed in the West; existed in men’s minds as a power weakened, delegated, suspended, but not destroyed.” - - These remarks should be read in connection with e.g. the description of Edward Gibbons, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in his chapter 38 on “The Law of the Barbarians”. Roman citizens, for instance, were permitted to adopt the tribal laws of the “barbarians”, if they preferred them. – Even subjects were not automatically subjected to the laws of the conquerors. – The Roman Law, too, was continued as a personal law, by individual choice. – During the Roman Republic and Roman Empire Roman citizenship was long considered to be a privilege that was not readily granted to others than Romans. Subjected peoples were largely left to their own laws and institutions and even in Rome had their own juridical avenue. But, gradually, the rule of Roman Law was extended, as a privilege and favor, to more and more of the subjected people, doing away with their status as second-class citizens. - Neither cared much about the slaves although slave uprisings were feared. But, gradually, the legal position even of slaves were improved. After some time, in cases where fathers had, repeatedly, sold their sons, as their sole “property”, into slavery and these victims were released from it, repeatedly, a law was finally passed that after the third release of a son from a thus established slavery, a father could not again sell his son a fourth time. Great progress! -  The sale of children into slavery or the capture of them and women as sexual slaves or prostitutes, has continued even into our times, at least as an underground practice, and neither their “customers” or abusers nor the territorial governments have always and sufficiently stood by these victims. - J.Z., 15.12.04, 9.1.12

PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES: HOOKER, M.B.: The Personal Laws of Malaysia, an introduction, Kuala Lumpur, N.Y., Oxford U.P., 1976, XXXIV, 276pp, indexed, with bibliography. - JZL. - - MINISTRY OF MUSLIM AFFAIRS: Code of Muslims. Personal Laws of the Philippines, Manila, 1983, IX, 57pp, in English and Arabic. Note by Dr. Ed. Heilfron, ibid, plan 154, page 30, in ON PANARCHY II, in PP 506. - See: Extract from :"The Laws of the Barbarians", by Edward Gibbon, page 93ff, in ON PANARCHY II, in PP 506. - ROTHENBERG, ROBERT D. & BLUMENKRANTZ, STEVEN J.: Personal law: A practical legal guide, N.Y., J. Wiley, 1986, XII, 475pp, indexed.

PERSONAL LAW: A person is subject to no other laws than those which he (either alone or jointly with others) gives to himself.” – Immanuel Kant, Introduction to the Metaphysics of Morals, IV, 24, quoted in Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p.76. - VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES THAT ARE EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES

PERSONAL LAW: according to Maitland (1898), the so-called Lex Salica was “a wonderful ‘system of personal laws’” and “let us remember that, by virtue of the Norman Conquest, the Lex Salica is one of the ancestors of English law.” – LEX SALICA, ENGLISH LAW

PERSONAL LAW: Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; // He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.” - Richard Francis Burton - VS. TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED LAWS, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM & PANARCHISM

PERSONAL LAW: Every caravan has been its own state since the very beginning.” - Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.140. – PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

PERSONAL LAW: Exterritorial personal laws would beat the existing territorial and uniform laws anytime - in free competition. - J.Z., On Tolerance. – Online at - Who would voluntarily choose the present mess of “positive” legislation for himself or herself, since it contains so many and so long laws, not only irrational and immoral ones, that not even one person in a life-time of reading - mainly these texts - could possibly read them all.  Moreover, the almost robotic, prejudiced, vested interest and self-interest law making machine of almost every territorial State produces annually more new and all too flawed laws than anyone can fully read, far less remember and fully abide by. Objectively, most of them are not even worth the paper and ink that is used in their production. – If tested against a declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties only a tiny fraction would be found to be in accordance with them, - or so I do  believe. Please, do prove me wrong! It would be nice to have many rightful laws on my side rather than numerous wrongful ones against me, my rights and liberties. - J.Z., 23.1.12, 7.7.12.

PERSONAL LAW: I “googled” yesterday for "personal law statements" and got 32,400.000 results. Personal law, India, brought me 24,600,000 results. Obviously, not mere speculation and utopism is involved. - Panarchism: 7.150 results. Panarchy: 33.000. - J.Z., 12.1.11.

PERSONAL LAW: If a concept of law is to accord with the way anarchists react to existing situations, its promise must be that the only rules, which will be obeyed are those which people have themselves imposed or with which they have agreed. In Proudhon’s words: “As long as I have not wanted this law, as long as I have not assented to it, voted for it or signed it, it binds me to nothing, it does not exist.” (Idee Generale, p.313.) (33?) (*) This does not suggest that all laws are to be rejected. What Proudhon objected to was legislation in the formal sense, but not the regulations (or „contracts“ as Proudhon calls them), which the community makes with the canton and the canton with the départment. – Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.11. - - Kant speaks of obedience towards self-given laws and by this he did not mean the assent given to laws by unenlightened mobs or majorities. He viewed all States in which only the leaders decide on war and peace as dictatorships. - J.Z., 11. 12. 03. - Confinement of war and peace decisions to parliaments is not sufficiently better. - J.Z., 19.9.04. - (*) Not for me, although it might well exist for and between others. – Neither Holterman nor Proudhon seem to have distinguished between territorial and exterritorial laws. – Both were, at least in these segments, still territorialists. - J.Z., 19.2.08. – CONSENT, THE LAW VS. MERE LEGISLATION BY POLITICIANS, PARTIES & BUREAUCRATS, REGULATIONS, ORGANIZED CHAOS & DISORDER, QUITE LEGALIZED, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM, STATIST SOVEREIGNTY VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM

PERSONAL LAW: Instead of laws we would have contracts. No laws would be passed, either by majority vote or unanimously. Each citizen, each commune or corporation, would make its own laws. -  Instead of political power we would have economic forces. – Proudhon, quoted in C. S. Edwards, Proudhon, p.99. – Perhaps that is as close as he came to panarchism. But here, he remained all too vague, just like he did regarding full monetary freedom. Perhaps he was not aware of the many precedents. - J.Z., 29.2.08. – LAWS, CONTRACTS, CORPORATIONS, COMMUNITIES, VOLUNTARISM

PERSONAL LAW: It is noteworthy that under the regime of personal jurisdiction, the law applied was that of the defendant, except in cases of serious crime, in which the law of the injured party or plaintiff prevailed. (5) - A connection might be established between this rule and the principle actor sequitur forum rei, one of the basic formulae of modern extraterritorial jurisdiction, under which the plaintiff follows the defendant into his court.” – (5) Savigny, op. cit., vol. i, pp. 167-8. - LIU, Exterritoriality, p 29. - LAW OF THE DEFENDANT

PERSONAL LAW: Large territorial law associations do still show degrees of personal law traits with regard to the exemptions for diplomats and SOME personal law arrangements for foreigners, at least for diplomats.  Small “territories”, so small that their territories are reduced to private homes, gardens and enterprises, do come close to personal law autonomy of panarchies. However, one has to keep in mind that under the territorial law rule of the larger territories in which they live, their residents and workers do not take their personal law with them, when they leave their private "castle" homes, but are then subjected to the laws of others. Moreover, if they consistently applied their own chosen small territorial decentralist laws to all visitors, they might go beyond the bounds and limitations of hospitality and good manners and impose their own preferences upon all such victims, instead of recognizing their individual sovereignty and personal law. Instance: Whilst they might insist that their visitors abide by the house rule of not smoking, they may not demand that visitors join them e.g. in meat eating, alcohol or other drug use or share their sexual preferences and practices or sign up for the same political affiliations - although they might pre-select their guests accordingly. - J.Z., 1.4.89, 9.1.12. I have not heard or read of a single case of such individual and “sovereign” secessionists in which the territorial government did not enforce e.g. its tax laws and anti-drug laws against them. – J.Z., 8.4.08. - Moreover, there are now dozens to hundreds of official inspectors, who are legally authorized to enter private homes. - J.Z., 29.1.11.

PERSONAL LAW: Let everyone be like a gypsy – under his own personal law – namely that of the tribe of gypsies. – J.Z., 4.10.79. – GYPSIES, PANARCHISM

PERSONAL LAW: Make your own law for yourself, no matter what anybody else thinks about it. - D.Z., 1975. - Exterritorial personal laws would beat the existing territorial and uniform laws anytime - in free competition. - J.Z., in pamphlet: TOLERANCE.

PERSONAL LAW: No law makes sense if applied equally to all and no law will ever get the required consent of all. Personal Law, based on individual secession and individualistic re-association, is the answer. - Only personal law can be said to restore individual consent. - J.Z., 3.6.84. – VOLUNTARISM, CONSENT, TERRITORIALISM

PERSONAL LAW: Note by Dr. Ed. Heilfron, plan 154, page 30, in ON PANARCHY II, in PEACE PLANS 506. – See also: Extract from: "The Laws of the Barbarians", by Edward Gibbon, ibid, pages 93ff.

PERSONAL LAW: Panarchism means personal law systems, individually and freely chosen or established by individuals and volunteer communities, instead of territorial laws and organizations imposed by misrepresenting politicians and bureaucrats. - J.Z., 04-11.

PERSONAL LAW: Personal law is the only civil and criminal law, which can harmonize the relations between very diverse individuals and groups and their aspirations. But between the diverse personal laws associations, i.e., for their “foreign affairs”, natural law and individual human rights and a corresponding international law must come to prevail or be upheld at least to the extent that the voluntary members of any exterritorially autonomous community want them upheld and that they can be rightly upheld as individual rights and liberties. – J.Z., 17.3.84, 11.4.08.

PERSONAL LAW: Personal law systems, individually chosen, rather than territorial laws, systems and institutions, territorially imposed. – J.Z., 30.7.98, - PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM

PERSONAL LAW: PHILLIPSON, C.: The International Law and Custom of Ancient Greece and Rome, 2 vols., London, 1911. – "The Egyptians often allowed foreign merchants to avail themselves, of local judges of their own nationality in order to regulate questions and settle differences arising out of mercantile transactions, in accordance with their foreign laws and customs; — the Greeks especially enjoyed these privileges on Egyptian territory." – quoted in Liu, Exterritoriality. - This whole book is now online at - On the proxenus or proxenoi, earliest evidence of existence, from the middle of the fifth century, see p.148. Liu states: The office of the proxenus was similar to the modern consulate and is even regarded by some as its earliest prototype. See Phillipson, ibid, vol. 1, p. 149 and Miltitz, Manuel des consuls, London and Berlin, 1837-41, vo. 1, p.11. – PRECEDENTS, LITERATURE HINTS, PROXENUS, CONSULAR JURISDICTION

PERSONAL LAW: See: JACOBSON, PHILIP E., Free Accord Law: Ethical Communities.

PERSONAL LAW: Some hints to writings on them in the past and in our times, to counter the notion that it would be something quite utopian and impractical: HOOKER, M. B.: The Personal Laws of Malaysia, an introduction, Kuala Lumpur, N.Y., Oxford U.P., 1976, XXXIV, 276pp, indexed, with bibliography. - JZL. - - MINISTRY OF MUSLIM AFFAIRS: Code of Muslims. Personal Laws of the Philippines, Manila, 1983, IX, 57pp, in English and Arabic. - Note by Dr. Ed. Heilfron, , plan 154, p.30, in ON PANARCHY II, in PEACE PLANS 506. - Extract from: Edward Gibbon, Par. 38, The Laws of the Barbarians, in “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”, on pages 93ff, in ON PANARCHY II, in PP 506. - - ROTHENBERG, ROBERT D. & BLUMENKRANTZ, STEVEN J.: Personal law: A practical legal guide, N.Y., J. Wiley, 1986, XII, 475pp, indexed. They are, probably, only accessible in the better of the largest libraries. - Many years ago I saw such titles in a Sydney bookshop for legal texts. Their high prices deterred me. – J.Z., 13.2.08. - Google points out millions of references to personal law! - J.Z., 29.1.11. - COMMUNITIES

PERSONAL LAW: still they live by their own laws and walk their own ways!” – Samuel R. Delany, The Star Pit, p.16. - AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

PERSONAL LAW: The principle of territorial sovereignty as stated in the epoch-making opinion of Chief Justice Marshall in the case of The Schooner Exchange mentioned above was unknown in the ancient world. In fact, during a large part of what we usually term modern history, no such conception was ever entertained. (1) - In the earlier stages of human development, race or nationality rather than territory formed the basis of a community of law. An identity of religious worship seems to have been during this period a necessary condition of a common system of legal rights and obligations. The barbarian was outside the pale of religion, and therefore incapable of amenability to the same jurisdiction to which the natives were subjected. (2)  - For this reason, we find that in the ancient world foreigners were either placed under a special jurisdiction or completely exempted from the local jurisdiction. … In these arrangements for the safeguarding of foreign interests we find the earliest traces of extraterritoriality.” – Liu, Exterritoriality, p.22, online at - - (1) Maine, Ancient Law (3d Am. ed., New York, 1888), p. 99. Cf, Moore, op. cit., vol. ii, p. 761. - - (2)  Cf Twiss, Law of Nations (2nd ed, Oxford, 1884), vol.1, p.444. - RELIGIOUS BASIS VS. TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY:

PERSONAL LAW: Voltaire, for instance, expressed the whole spirit of the French Enlightenment when in the article on 'Law' in the great Encyclopaedia he wrote: 'if you want good laws, burn those you have and make yourselves new ones.' - Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.176. - I still do not like the collectivist implications of "yourselves" in stead of "yourself". The latter would more clearly express individual sovereignty. Since we are not all-wise, the laws we would make for ourselves, or individually subscribe to, would only be good in the eyes and minds of the subscribers and applicable only to them. Thus they should be merely personal laws, not territorial laws. That would be their major positive characteristic, at least in the long-run and their further free development, however flawed they were originally. -  J.Z. 5.1.93, 9.12.03, 13.2.08, 9.1.12. 23.1.12, 7.7.12. -  VOLTAIRE PERSONAL LAW: VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS: See: TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALITY, LAWS, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY etc.

PERSONAL LAW: We should notice first of all that Locke mentions a standard, as though there ought to be but one. But a single, or even a unified system of laws may not be necessary. Indeed, where there is a variety of judges, there might also be a selection of laws (or legal systems). Even some political societies offer a choice not only regarding the person who is to be the judge, but also regarding the laws by which the judgment is to be made.” – David B. Suits, JLS, Sum 77, p.200.

PERSONAL LAW: Why do territorial governments resort to nuclear weapons? Their intention is either to impose or defend territorial constitutions, laws, jurisdictions and powers. They know no others. They "think" only in terms of them. Their territorialist traditions and ideas lead inevitably to wars with ABC mass murder devices. They never consider the alternative, the other side of the coin, the opposite to territorial law, namely personal law for all human organizations and relationships. - Personal law, consistently applied to individuals and volunteer communities, and, naturally, to all existing territorial States, which are causing most of the international and internal troubles, offers a way out, one which is satisfactory to all sides - to the extent that they are not interested in power over others but only in power over their own affairs. It also offers a common platform for all self-responsible, ethical and rational citizens, no matter what their particular volunteer community affiliation is, against all totalitarians, terrorists, war-mongers and other criminals with victims. - It, and the panarchistic forms of organization, and their free competition with each other, are also the optimal forms for a no longer tacit and enchained majority, made up of numerous minorities, and for all other minorities, for people of all kinds who simply want to live their own lives in their own ways, at their own risk and expense. - A defensive federation between all of them could easily overpower all remaining aggressors, especially when it is expressed in an federation or confederation of panarchies and of ideal local volunteer militias for the protection of individual rights and when its members are trained in the techniques of effective resistance and liberation methods. – J.Z., n.d. & 29.1.11, 9.2.12, 7.7.12. – Q., ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, AUTONOMY, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, COEXISTENCE, CONSENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, INDIVIDUALISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, LIBERTARIANISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, MOTIVES, NATIONALISM, PANARCHISM, PARALLEL INSTITUTIONS, PLURALISM, TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION, VOLUNTARISM.


PERSONAL LIBERTY: The fact throughout history is that whenever government dominates the economic affairs of its citizenry, a free society is eroded, then destroyed, and a minority government ensues. Personal liberty without economic liberty is an absolute contradiction; the one cannot exist without the other.” – William E. Simon – PERSONAL LIBERTY WITHOUT ECONOMIC LIBERTY IS AN ABSOLUTE CONTRADICTION. – However, individuals and groups should be free to submit, voluntarily, to restrictive systems, gurus, leaders, prophets, ideologues, popes etc., as long as they are willing to put up with them. When no longer their true believers or statists they should be free to secede from them. Many retreatists, monks, nuns, utopian colonists and intentional community people have opted for a simple life without many liberties and opportunities and it is their personal right to do so. No one is morally obliged to maximize his production and consumption of material goods and services or his personal income, by fully utilizing all economic rights and liberties, although everybody should be free to do so, if he or she wants to. – J.Z., 8.3.09, 29.1.11.

PERSONAL PREFERENCES & "PARADISES": Personally Preferred “Paradises”. - J.Z., 04-11.

PERSONAL PRINCIPLE: The personal principle wants to organize nations not in territorial bodies but in simple association of persons", in Otto Bauer, Social Democracy and the Nationalities Question, 1907, § 22: Das Personalitätsprinzip - – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY – Hint by GPdB, 20.3.09, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: If we are to survive, we must accept personal responsibility for war and peace. We cannot afford to delegate these responsibilities to generals, politicians and bureaucrats who persist in the politics of confrontation and in outmoded ways of thinking that have always caused – and never prevented – wars. International disputes must now be settled by reason – not with weapons.” (*) – Dr. Helen Caldicott, Nuclear Madness, Autumn Press, 1978, 83/84. - - (*) It would be still better to prevent them by other forms of political organizations, like panarchies or polyarchies, presently outlawed everywhere, together with individual secessionism, the first step towards them. The territorial States are, essentially, warfare States, warring primarily against the “own” dissenters and secondarily against other such Warfare States in the other countries. – J.Z., 24.9.07. - FOR WAR & PEACE, DECISION ON WAR & PEACE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAWS & FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY. NO MORE DISSENTERS INCLINED TOWARDS REVOLUTIONS OR TERRORISM!

PERSONALITIES: Don’t just be your father’s son or your mother’s daughter but your own person. Everyone is unique and should find or make his or her own place in the world. Panarchism would give them that option much more so than territorial statism possibly could. – J.Z., 22.10.87, 22.2.08. – Most people, so far, are only persons. Personalities are still rather rare. – J.Z., 30.12.11. - INDIVIDUALISM, UNIQUENESS, SELF-DEVELOPMENT

PERSONALITY: Proudhon … Like Godwin, but with greater realism, this Jura peasant genius was convinced that personality must come before government.” – John Bowle, Politics and Opinion in the 19th Century, 167. – Underlining by me. Should it be “before” or “above”? – Personal choices above territorial collectivist choices! - J.Z., 23.2.08. - INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GOVERNMENT, PERSONAL CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MORALITY, FREE EXCHANGE, FRONTIERS, POLITICS, MAJORITIES, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY

PERSONARCHY, PANARCHY, POLYARCHY & PERSONARCHY: See under POLYARCHY in, the writings of Gian Piero de Bellis.

PERSUASION: drawing a lesson from one of the finest maxims every written:Do not unto others that which you would not have them do unto you.” – The lesson is this: Use no method aimed at enhancing the virtues of others that you would not have them use on you. And you would not have them use on you any methods you would not use on yourself.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.95. – To each group of volunteers their own personal laws and freedom of action or experimental freedom under full exterritorial autonomy. Their failures as well as their successes would be very educational not only for themselves but also for outside observers. - At most inform or advise but do not meddle and do not tolerate meddlers in your own affairs, either. - However, if you can, do set a better example. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - PERSUASION OR TOLERANCE RATHER THAN FORCE, GOLDEN RULE, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, NON-INITIATION OF FORCE, NON-INTERFERENCE VS. MEDDLING

PERSUASION: I don’t mean that there’s going to be wholesale violence. We have found better ways. It’s possible, for instance, to talk oneself into anything or out of anything provided one says the right things to the right person at the right time. The waving blade hasn’t half the potency of the wagging tongue. And the tongue isn’t messy.” – Eric Frank Russell, Metamorphosite, p.78 of: The Best of Eric Frank Russell, introduced by Alan Dean Foster. – Should it really be difficult to make the subjects of men like Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Mussolini etc. much more attractive offers than such “leaders” make to them? – Nevertheless, the knowledge of quite rightful war aims and peace offers has not yet been sufficiently developed, as the most important weapon in one’s defence arsenal. - J.Z. 8.9.07, 7.7.12. – Representative or direct democracy should have been offered only as two among many options to the diverse people, tribes, factions and groups in Afghanistan and in Iraq and their own choices of other systems should have been full respected and tolerated for themselves. Then resistance would soon have ceased and it would certainly not have escalated. The “invaders” as allies of quite rightful governments in exile, all only for their kind of volunteers, would really have been welcomed as liberators. What more could any of the factions quite rightfully wish for itself than getting the State, society, community, or tribal or sectarian autonomy of its own dreams, under its own personal laws and institutions, for all of its voluntary members? The only thing they would have lost would have been territorial privileges. Trying to impose a foreign ideal upon them had to lead to trouble and fighting. – Shares in all the capital assets of these States should have been distributed to all the factions, according to the numbers of their members. - J.Z., 10.10.07, 29.1.11, 7.7.12. - AS A WEAPON INSTEAD OF VIOLENCE, PANARCHISM, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATION TOWARDS THE VICTIMS OF THE OTHER SIDE, DISCRIMINATING WARFARE, MAINLY A POLICE ACTION AGAINST THE MAIN WAR CRIMINALS

PERSUASION: The first step in the reconstruction of a scientific social philosophy, Tucker held, following Proudhon, is to free ourselves of the notion of an all-powerful, unapproachable deity, whether it be in the area of religion or of government. ‘Liberty denies the authority of anybody’s god to bind those who do not accept it through persuasion and natural selection’.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.148. - That a territorial government and an imagined and powerful god are unapproachable is also believed by the anarchists. They do not believe that an imagined god can be powerful nor that any government is really all-powerful, no matter how powerful it is, indirectly, by all too many obeying it. – J.Z., 29.2.08, 7.7.12. - LIBERTY, GOD, AUTHORITY, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL VS. COLLECTIVE SOVEREIGNTY, PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY, STATE, RULERS, SOCIETY, TERRITORIALISM, ORDER, SELF-CHOSEN OR IMPOSED? SELF-MANAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUALLY CHOSEN RULERS?

PERSUASION: The Heinlein Hypothesis for Rolling Back Big Government: -- THE IDEA -- Have you read Robert Heinlein? In 1966, he wrote a thought-provoking science fiction novel called The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. In Heinlein's book, the moon is a penal colony run with an iron fist by the Authority. - Like American colonists, they finally got fed up and declared their independence. - They won the revolution, but discovered that designing and establishing a small and limited government was harder than they expected. - Professor Bernardo de la Paz, the Thomas Jefferson of their revolution, made one extraordinary proposal for making and keeping government small and limited. - When he heard the framers of their constitution propose a two house Congress, he proposed this: "Instead of following tradition, I suggest one of legislators, another whose single duty it is to repeal laws. Let the legislators pass laws only with a two-thirds majority ... while the repealers are able to cancel any law through a one-third minority. Preposterous? Think about it. If a bill is so poor that it cannot command two-thirds of your consents, is it not likely that it would make a poor law? And if a law is disliked by as many as one-third, is it not likely that you would be better off without it?" - - Let the Heinlein Hypothesis sink in. One House needs a two-thirds vote to pass laws and regulations, a two-thirds vote for all government departments, programs, and projects, a two-thirds vote to spend and tax. The other House needs only a one-third vote to repeal laws and regulations, a one-third vote to reduce or remove government departments, programs, and projects, a one-third vote to reduce or remove government spending and taxing. - - What if the federal government were set up this way? What if the Senate needed a two-thirds vote to pass legislation and funding and taxes? What if the House of Representatives only needed a one-third vote to repeal? A one-third vote to reduce or remove the legislation and funding and taxes? - What if your state government were set up this way? - If you were a member of the House of Repeal -- the re-tasked US House of Representatives -- what's the first thing you'd want to repeal? - -Which federal law would you try to repeal first? Which federal regulation would you want to get rid of? - Which federal department would you eliminate? Which federal social program? - Which federal economic program? - Which spending would you end? Which tax would you terminate? - What would you seek to repeal or remove first? Why? - If you could only repeal or remove one, which one would you choose? Why? - What would be the immediate and direct benefits of your repeal to American workers and taxpayers? - - THE APPLICATION - - Want to use the Heinlein Hypothesis to win people over to individual liberty and small government? - Simply email them or tell them everything in the IDEA section above. - Using the Heinlein Hypothesis lets you open other people's minds. It lets you create "a willing suspension of disbelief" - - so your listener can receptively and responsively consider the benefits of rolling back Big Government. - - It opens their minds to new possibilities. AND it helps them plant a new question in their minds: "Which part of Big Government do I want to repeal and remove?" - Michael Cloud, Persuasion Power Point #237. - Michael Cloud is author of the acclaimed book "Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion" available exclusively from the Advocates: - - In 2000, Michael was honored with the Thomas Paine Award as the Most Persuasive Libertarian Communicator in America. - THE LIBERATOR ONLINE 1. 11. 07. – I still prefer individual and group secessionism from all the existing territorial laws – at one stroke, for those, who seceded. – J.Z., 7.11.07. – One does not have to try to persuade those from whom one is free to secede! – J.Z., 10.3.09. - SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT

PERSUASION: To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.” - Ayn Rand. - One of the facts of reality is that with many to most people force is more effective than is persuasion. Via compulsory schooling they can even be persuaded that territorial coercion is the way to deal with all political, economic and social problems. If persuasion were more powerful, then territorial States could rely on persuasion alone to prevent secession from them and the establishment of competing and only exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities. Then they would be able and willing to persuade every individual to sign up and maintain his membership with them. Under the present system it is, alas, enough, for them, to have persuaded the majority that territorial compulsion is so rightful that the rightful and practicable alternative to it is not worth mentioning or discussing. - J.Z., 22.8.02. - VS. FORCE & PANARCHISM

PERU, UNDERGROUND ECONOMY: See: 17, 19, in ON PANARCHY I, in PEACE PLANS 505. De Soto wrote two books on this underground economy, its achievements and its remaining defect, namely its non-recognition, legally and juridically, for its property rights. In other words, this kind of illegal secessionism and self-help has not been fully extended as yet. – Territorial law continues to exert its despotic and monopolistic influence. - J.Z., 2.9.04, 13.2.08, 23.1.12. – SECESSIONISM, BLACK MARKET, UNDERGROUND ECONOMY, SELF-HELP

PESSIMISM: For the libertarian, the main task of the present epoch is to cast off his needless and debilitating pessimism.” – Murray N. Rothbard. - - But libertarians have a very good reason to be pessimistic, as long as they take only a territorial realization of libertarianism into consideration. After all, they are still vastly outnumbered by the statists. As panarchistic libertarians they would have a much better chance and could even ally themselves with all kinds of other minorities, all merely favoring the panarchistic realization of their own ideals for their own voluntary members. – As panarchists they would have good reasons to be optimistic, at least for the long run. Just like the first advocates of religious liberty or religious tolerance were. - J.Z., 21.2.08. – Even voluntary and tolerant statists, doing their own things only to and among themselves, could then become their allies in the struggle to popularize this framework for all sufficiently moral, rational and tolerant people. – J.Z., 7.7.12. LIBERTARIANS & PANARCHISM, OPTIMISM

PESSIMISM: How does pessimism originate? When two optimists encounter each other. – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec – (“Wie entsteht Pessimismus? Wenn zwei Optimisten aufeinanderprallen.”) – On the other hand, one can say that over 1,000 pessimistic conspiracy theories can’t all be right, since they do contradict each other very much. Thus they largely cancel each other out and open a path for optimistic, rightful and rational “conspiracies” to liberate at least ourselves and like-minded people and all others, who are tolerant enough. – J.Z., 15.3.09. – I assert that under the experimental freedom of panarchism pessimism would tend to decline and optimism would spread. The flawed systems, ideas, institutions and beliefs would no longer have legal tender power or a territorial monopoly and without them Gresham’s Law, properly interpreted or formulated, would be applicable in this sphere as well, namely, the good would drive out the bad. The radical institutional changes would also positively influence human conditioned and habitual bad behavior. Territorial laws produce more bad people than they do eliminate. – J.Z., 25.1.12, 7.7.12. - JOKES.

PESTICIDES; there’s a great demand that the government outlaw pesticides that are supposedly hurting crops. [Or humans. – J.Z.] The government is being asked to protect us. But it was the U.S. Department of Agriculture that pressured farmers into using pesticides in the first place. The government’s original “solution” to a problem has brought about a new problem. – Even biological controls have to be used with the greatest precautions: The giant cane toad was introduced by the government in 1935 to Queensland to fight a pest on the sugar crop, the cane beetle. Instead, it left the cane beetle alone, sitting high on the cane, where the toads could not reach it, or in fields without ground cover, where the toads did not care to go. Now these toads have become a pest over much of Australia, killing with their poison many other animals and birds, even crocodiles. – GOOD WEEKEND, 26.1.08. - Obviously, territorial government experiments should not be relied upon. Governments proceed almost always unscientifically - and their territorial experiments do have always at least some involuntary and innocent victims. - J.Z., 29.1.11, 25.1.12, 7.7.12. - FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT - AT THE OWN RISK AND EXPENSE.

PETERMAN, TIMOTHY E.: page 12, in ON PANARCHY VI, in PP 585. -- TC 154, 97-101, TC 155, 103-104, in ON PANARCHY XVI, in PP 901.

PETITIONS: Writing to Washington won't help; he's dead!” – Anonymous. And the politicians in Washington have large waste paper baskets. However, they would pay some attention to some petitions subscribed to by hundreds of thousands to millions of voters. - I for one would prefer it if as many declared their individual or group secessions from them. – J.Z., 3.1.08. - APPEALS, STATISM, JOKES, MASS PETITIONS, SECESSIONISM

PETRO, SYLVESTER: The Perversion of Pluralism, Essays on Liberty, vol. XII, FEE, 1965, pp.141-162, favors voluntary associations but only within the framework of a limited government - a position which also amounts to a perversion of pluralism. - J.Z. – Pluralism is complete only when dissenters can also form their own kind of exterritorially autonomous communities, societies and governance systems for their volunteers, always only at the own risk and expense. – J.Z., 7.7.12.

PFANKUCHEN, LLEWELLYN, Editor: A Documentary Textbook in International Law, with questions and problems, Rinehart & Co, N.Y., 1940, 1058pp, with bibliography and index, JZL. It brings some hints to the exterritoriality of foreign ships and consular jurisdiction, under D) Certain Exceptions from Territorial Jurisdiction and E) Certain Special Cases. Paragraphs 72 & 73, on the persistence of local law and private rights, are also of interest. Par. 59, pages 280/281, is a note by the editor on extraterritoriality. -- Extraterritoriality, 1940, Par. 59, note to his book: A Documentary Textbook in International Law, 2pp:  95, in PEACE PLANS 1539.

PHILIPPINES, MUSLIM AUTONOMY, STATEHOOD, INDEPENDENCE, EAST INDIA COMPANY, OCCUPATION & LIBERATION: Three extracts from a history of the Philippines and its national, ethnic and religious independence efforts: file: Pan Filipino Muslims Statism & East India Co.: Renato Perdon: Brown Americans of Asia, The Manila Prints, Sydney, NSW, Australia, P.O. Box 1267 Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia, 1998, copyrighted by the author, 1998, ISBN 0 646 3264 2. Indexed, illustrated and with a bibliography, 173 pages. - Page 62: “In Filipino society today, Muslims have managed to retain many of their traditional socio-political structures. Islam is the essence of the foundation of the Muslim society. All laws, with the exception of those which concern traditional customs, were essentially within the bounds of the sharia. Muslim Filipinos, from the sultan to the village headman, are of religious inclination and because of this, Muslim society, as distinct from the Filipino Christian community, is governed by Islamic and customary laws and religiously inclined leaders. - With this strong religious belief the Muslims have been less ready to absorb and adopt more modern ways of life, even after their inclusion in the Philippine Republic in 1946. Many Muslims regard the structure of the Philippine Government, its codes of laws and political ideas as inconsistent with the sharia. (169: Che Man: Muslim Separatism: The Moros of Southern Philippines and the Malays of Southern Thailand, 1990, p. 32.) - - They possess a strong sense of group consciousness and continue to assert their identity as Muslims. (170: Ibid, p.173.) - - The general resurgence of Islam since the end of World War II has raised Islamic consciousness among Filipino Muslims and this has increased the gap between the two groups of Filipinos who co-exist in a geographically fragmented state. The Muslims constitute a nationality distinct from and older than Christian Filipinos.” - - Page 71: The 1761 expedition was planned and prepared with the help of the East India Company, a trading company authorized in 1600 by Queen Elizabeth I to acquire, establish, and govern, trading posts and territories in Asia. In pursuing its objectives, the company was also authorized to maintain its own naval and military forces. …” - - The royal privileges and military power involved towards less organized and armed people led to abuses as great as those in many territorial States. One has to consider, though, that in these times individual rights and liberties were even less known and appreciated than they are today. At that time even royal licences were granted to pirates against official enemies. These not only robbed ships but attacked and sacked whole cities. – J.Z. 15.12.04. - Pages 82/83:     “Development in the islands was somewhat detached from the experience of mainland South-East Asia. As a result, Filipinos did not develop a concept of state. In fact, the formation of the Philippines as (a – J.Z.) cohesive nation only took place during the last years of the 1890s and the process was slow. The mechanism of social mobilization did not guarantee the transformation of the Filipinos or various ethnic elements into thinking as one nation. (Does that ever really happen anywhere? – J.Z., 15.12.04.) (218: Karl W. Deutsch, “The Growth of Nations: Some Recurrent Patterns of Political and Social Integration”, Southeast – The Politics of National Integration, 1973, p. 15.) … - - For more than three centuries the Filipinos were ignorant of the idea of ‘state’ and lived without any notion of national solidarity. (219: Rando N. Quinos,“Mabini and Nationalism”, Lectures on Great Filipinos and Others, 1967-1970, 19171, p. 83.) - - (This is an all too popular fiction everywhere else, too, of benefit largely only to territorial rulers and their sponsors and favored voting-cattle. – J.Z., 23.1.12.) Three hundred years after European intrusion into the Filipino way of life, Jose Rizal, the foremost Filipino reformist, observed in 1891 that ‘there is … in the Philippines a progress of improvement which is individual, but there is no national progress.’ (220: Quoted in Cesar Adib Majul, “A Critique of Rizal’s Concept of a Filipino Nation”, Jose Rizal on his Centenary, 1963, p. 30.) - - This could be the reason why, in spite of countless revolts and uprisings against the long tyrannical Spanish rule, no effort had emerged, on the part of the Filipinos, to bring these struggles into a cohesive national action. It was only the Philippine Revolution of 1896 that paved the way for the formation of an idea of a Filipino state. At long last, Filipinos realized that they had something in common, a common grievance against the Spaniards. (221: Horatio de la Costa, S. J., Readings in Philippine History, 1965, p. 213.)” - - In other words, they were without the doubtful benefits of a modern territorial State “of their own” – for a long time. For short to long periods they had been more or less ruled, used and abused by the Spanish, the British, the American and the Japanese governments and by now, for many decades, by their own national governments. - - When will enough Filipinos be mentally prepared for a consistent application of voluntarism and personal laws through exterritorially autonomous communities, peacefully competing with each other for members, customers or subscribers? - - Are we sufficiently prepared to teach them and to set good examples? - - On the USA war against Spain and the Filipino Republic compare the wars of the US against “Iraq”, under the pretence that it would only be against the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and his supposed WMDs. - J.Z. - - Page 86: In April 1898, America declared war against Spain. This was the Spanish-American War. It lasted one hundred and thirteen days. During the conflict, American forces occupied the Philippines. The first military contingent of an American expeditionary force which American writer William Pomeroy branded as an ‘army of occupation, not of liberation’, arrived in Manila on 30 June 1898 to support the small force of Commodore George Dewey. - (241: William Pomeroy, American Neo-Colonialism: Its Emergence in the Philippines and Asia, 1970, p. 44.) - - Page 87: “The Filipino-American War erupted on 4 February 1899. - The First Philippine Republic. This, the first democratic republic in Asia, was proclaimed on 21 January 1899. Unfortunately, it was a short-lived government that only survived two years and two months, destroyed by force of American arms. (244: Gregorio F. Zaide, The Republic of the Philippines, 1899-1903 and Bonifacio Salamanca’s The Filipino Reaction to American Rule, 1901-1913.) - - Page 102: The SATURDAY REVIEW, in particular, made a critical judgment of the three year war and stated: ‘There have been more wicked wars than this … but never a more shabby war. It is nearly three years since the Americans, having gone to war with Spain for the liberties of Cuba, decided that it was their manifest destiny to deprive the Filipinos of their liberty. This was called “taking up the white man’s burden.” For some time the Americans quite honestly believed that they were doing rather a noble, self-denying thing; but the cant phrases of three years ago are worn threadbare. … Of all the curious mixture of sentiments, noble and ignoble, out of which the war with the Filipinos sprang, only the element of hypocrisy seems to have retained its original vigour.” - (290: Woff, Little Brown Brother, 1961, p. 347.)” - - - How many people, even now, care about the timely declaration of quite rightful war and peace aims and their consistent application? - Merely arguing, in all cases, for isolationism or neutrality and non-intervention, or against atrocities, “friendly fire” incidents, still all too indiscriminate artillery fire and bombing and near-torture policies and cruel treatment of officially recognized POW’s, is by far not good enough to deal with the remaining dictatorships and their inclination to acquire and use WMDs and with the militarism of “free” governments. - - Liberation, too, is much too important a task to leave to territorial governments and their generals. - - The “democratic” or “republican” governments, or their parliaments, are still despotic enough to be able to mislead “their” whole populations into a war much against the will of many to most of their subjects and to conduct such wars with military slaves, tax slaves and victims of monetary despotism, from whom the inflation tax is also extorted to finance a war. Not even all of the voluntary soldiers and officers of the USA military forces feel sufficiently represented by their supreme commander. Their status is very far removed from that of the original American militias. - - Panarchists should also consider that military forces are under their own laws, which are imposed upon them rather than freely chosen by and for them, even when they are part of the “National Guard”, which has been, for too long, under governmental control. - PIOT, J.Z., 15.12.04.) - MUSLIM & ISLAMIC SEPARATISM & INDEPENDENCE EFFORTS, HISTORY, LIBERATION OR OCCUPATION? TERRITORIALISM

PHILLIMORE, Commentaries upon International Law, 3rd. ed., London, 1879-89, vol. I, p.574-481, vol. ii, p.139-141. On immunities of foreign sovereigns, diplomatic agents, military forces and public vessels. See also: Hall, A Treatise on International Law (7th ed., Oxford, 1917), pages 179-209. (A footnote in Liu’s book, page 18.)

PHILLIPSON, C.: The International Law and Custom of Ancient Greece and Rome, 2 vols., London, 1911. – "The Egyptians often allowed foreign merchants to avail themselves, of local judges of their own nationality in order to regulate questions and settle differences arising out of mercantile transactions, in accordance with their foreign laws and customs; — the Greeks especially enjoyed these privileges on Egyptian territory." – quoted in Liu, Exterritoriality. - On the proxenus or proxenoi, earliest evidence of existence, from the middle of the fifth century, see p. 148. Liu states: The office of the proxenus was similar to the modern consulate and is even regarded by some as its earliest prototype. See Phillipson, ibid, vol. 1, p.149 and Miltitz, Manuel des consuls, London and Berlin, 1837-41, vo. 1, p.11.

PHILOSOPHY: Philosophy rationalizes emotional attitudes.” – Poul Anderson, Orbit Unlimited, p.10. – Obviously, there are more apologists for the territorial State, i.e., statist “philosophers” than libertarian ones, who recognized what kind of a “monster” the statist “philosophers” serve. – J.Z., 29.2.08. – RATIONALIZATIONS, STATE, STATISM

PHILOSOPHY: We’re facing a crisis and everybody’s talking philosophy”, Dillinger cried out. “This is a time for action.” – “Maybe”, Hagbard said thoughtfully, “all of our problems come from acting, and not philosophizing, when we face a crisis. Joe is right. I’m going to think about all this for a few hours. Or years.” He sat down too.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.171. - Most “actions” in the sphere of “public affairs” are wrongful ones and result from a false “philosophy”, that of territorialism. – J.Z., 29.2.08, 7.7.12. - Only full freedom to experiment in the public sphere, at the own risk and expense, together with other volunteers, is likely to finally lead to the discovery or realization of some to most of the genuine solutions. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - ACTION, THINK, THEORIZE, IDEAS, PHILOSOPHY, PRINCIPLES, ETHICS, MORALITY, GENUINE INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

PICCIOTTO, S., Jurisdictional conflicts, international law and the international state system’, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW 11/1 (1983) pp.11-40; - Abstracts are wanted and review hints, as well as links to the full texts, if they are relevant to this collection. - Titles can be deceptive. - J.Z., 13.10.11.

PICKETT, JIM: The Natural Basis of Rights, 1st draft, 3-20-88, 2pp: 200, in PP 1540.

PIGGERIES: But only for pigs! States and governments only for statists, and that only exterritorially, at their own expense and risk. - Pigsties - but for pigs only! - J.Z., 04-11.

PIGGOT, Sir F.: Exterritoriality; the Law Relating to Consular Jurisdiction and to Residence in Oriental Countries, new ed., Hongkong, 1907.

PIGNOLET, JEAN: La Juridiction Consulaire en Lorraine et le Tribunal de Commerce de Nancy, 1971, 107pp.

PINSON, K.S.: Arkady Kremer, Vladimir Medem and the Ideology of the Jewish Bund, JEWISH SOCIAL STUDIES, 7, 1945, 233-64. - On how to realize Jewish Autonomy - and where. Perhaps the exterritorial case is discussed there as well. - J.Z.

PIOMBINI, GUGLIELMO: For Anarcho-Capitalism, 3pp,  328, in PP 1689-1693.

PIONEERING & PANARCHISM: Let each be either a path-breaking pioneer or stagnate at the status quo level or sink back into even worse conditions – all via individual free choice and always only at the own risk and expense. That would soon put an end to the careers of all too “promising” politicians. For they would have to put up or shut up. – J.Z., 27.1.05.

PIONEERING & PANARCHISM: Pioneers must be free, not subject to bureaucrats and politicians and their territorial laws. - J.Z., 6.4.89.

PIONEERING: Let each be either a path-breaking pioneer or stagnate at the status quo level or sink back into even worse conditions – all only via individual free choices and always only at the own risk and expense. That would soon put an end to the careers of all too “promising” politicians. For they would have to put up or for their own volunteers - shut up. – J.Z., 27.1.05. - PANARCHISM

PIONEERING: Pioneering does not pay.” – Andrew Carnegie, quoted by Hendrik, Life. – It might, under fully free competition, including monetary and financial freedom and easy and cheap access to needed information, which could now be competitively and sufficiently provided, using all affordable alternative information options, which are by now rather powerful and cheap. - When one has to fight first, an obstructive territorial government and then an under-informed public opinion, it is, indeed, often a hard and unprofitable job. - J.Z., 29.1.11, 7.7.12. - DIS., IDEAS, SUCCESS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, INNOVATORS, INVENTORS, PATENTS, TALENTS, EXTERRITORIALLY, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, PUBLIC OPINION, DIS., ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE  BEST REFUTATIONS, AUTONOMOUS FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT AMONG VOLUNTEERS, INTERNET, IDEAS ARCHIVE ETC.

PIONEERING: Pioneers must be free, not subject to bureaucrats and politicians and their territorial laws.” - J.Z., 6.4.89. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

PIONEERING: We can make life great again. Almost anyone can become a pioneer again – if he or she wants to. – J.Z., 16.12.90. – First in his thinking and ideas, then in actions to achieve full freedom for all tolerant experiments among volunteers. – J.Z., 7.7.12. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

PIONEERS: We have to be pioneers. We have to establish a new world in this chaotic, barbaric wilderness, called our civilization and culture - but without chopping it down or setting fire to it. - J.Z., On Tolerance. Now online at

PIOT: FIOT: Freedom In Our Time used to be a popular prefix when ending letters. I changed it to PIOT: Panarchy in Our Times. Or: To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her dreams. - I believe it is the best thing that one can wish for anybody - but so far only very few people agree with this. A host of popular prejudices have to be defeated first - even in the minds of most libertarians and anarchists who do consider themselves to be radicals. - PIOT, J.Z. to C.B., 13.1.00. - GPdB suggested replacing the last word by "choice". - I agreed with him. - J.Z., 19.9.11.

PIPER: He who pays the piper may call the tune. 17th. cent. proverb. – Apply this to freely chosen and paid for as well as competitively supplied public services of all kinds. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - FINANCE, SUBSIDIES, PAYING ONE’S WAY, PRICING, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

PITKIN, W. H.: Siam's Case for Revision of Obsolete Treaty Obligations, 1919. – CONSULAR JURISDICTION, PERSONAL LAW

PLANNING, CENTRALIZED & COERCIVE: The territorially and centrally planned collectivist defence ended up in the greatest insecurity for all due to nuclear "strength" mythology and “policy”. In this it is similar to the centrally planned national "economies", which ended up with extreme poverty and even death for millions, State bankruptcies, inflations, deflations, stagflations and prolonged and involuntary mass unemployment, conditions which further promote despotism and wars as well as other violence. - CENTRALIZATION, COMMUNISM, DECISION, DECENTRALIZATION, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, FREEDOM, FREE ENTERPRISE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, MARKET, POWER, MONETARY FREEDOM, SELF‑DEFENCE, SELF‑HELP, VOLUNTARISM. – J.Z., An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos. 16 & 17, on, - Revised: 29.1.11. - GENUINE SELF-DETERMINATION

PLANNING, PRIVATE & VOLUNTARISTIC: Whosoever attempts with his followers to realize an economic plan that he considers to be good, may not be forced, not even by the State, to submit to any other plan nor may he force anyone to submit to his. - J.Z., in pamphlet: TOLERANCE.

PLANNING: A ‘planned economy’ means politicians do the planning.” – McBride, A New Dawn, p.94. – And laws, bureaucrats, courts, policemen and prisons and concentration camps enforce it. – J.Z., 3.3.08. - Allow each group to engage in its own planning and actions, in exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers. Only centrally and territorially imposed planning is wrong and inefficient in most cases. - J.Z., 29.1.11.

PLANNING: A centrally planned economy is bound to monopolize ideas and even to ration them, whereas in a society where competitive markets prevail it is not only trade, but also thoughts and men who are free.” – H. B. Acton, The Morals of Markets. – In territorial politics it is not the ideas that are monopolized but the spheres of action is. Freedom of action or experimentation, also full freedom of contract and association, are required to put ideas into operation. Moreover, under the centralized planned economy “system” the tendency is strong for some of the worst ideas to become exclusively and coercively applied for all too long. Evidence? Most laws and all dictatorships. – J.Z., 11.4.08, 9.2.12. – Only the application of ideologies is all too often territorially monopolized by the supporters of one or the other ideology, faith, mythology or religion. – J.Z., 7.7.12. - DIS., MONOPOLIES, FREEDOM OF ACTION, IDEAS

PLANNING: As I have often said, the United States Department of Defence is probably the third largest socially planned economy in the world after the Soviet Union and China. And just the fact that it employs technically independent companies like Lockheed would not make any difference. The two militaries are extraordinarily similar. Capitalism has nothing to do with it. At all. Even the ideological differences are not all that important, because the greatest conflicts are within the ideological camps. One of the greatest dangers of war is between Russia and China. And heavens, the Falkland conflict certainly has nothing to do with capitalism or communism as far as I can see. If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be pure Gilbert and Sullivan.” – Kenneth Boulding, SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, Oct. 82, p.17. – The common feature is territorialism and its exclusive claims, often overlapping and thus leading to military clashes. Or, internally, completely overlapping, leading to civil wars and military insurrections or violent popular revolutions, at least to many terrorist acts, in combination with the "principle" and practice of collective responsibility. – J.Z., 22.2.08, 29.1.11, 10.2.12. – DEFENCE, MILITARY FORCES, PEACE, WAR, IDEOLOGIES, INTOLERANCE, FACTIONS

PLANNING: Authoritarian plans are solidified obstructions to change.” – Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 3/77. - Except for wrongful and irrational changes, centrally imposed by territorial governments. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - DIS., CENTRAL PLANNING, COMPULSORY, MONOPOLISTIC, LEGISLATIVE & BUREAUCRATIC PLANNING VIA FREE, PRIVATE & VOLUNTARY PLANNING, LAWS, “POSITIVE LEGISLATION”, CENTRALIZATION, ABSOLUTISM, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM,.

PLANNING: Both of our parties are now committed to the same philosophy – and that philosophy is that the federal government asserts the right to plan the economic system to whatever extent it feels wise, to operate as much of it directly as its politicians wish, and to subject the national income, as it has been doing, to a process of socialization, in which the government asserts the authority to take and spend as much as it wishes. …” - John T. Flynn, quoted in Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.114. (164?) - Only communities of volunteers do have the rightful authority to practise their own centralized planning, if they happen to be statists. Any dissenter would be free to secede from them and their State- socialist experiments. - J.Z., 29.1.11. – MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, PROTECTIONISM

PLANNING: But all those disparaging anarchic production and advocating planned economy are eager to eliminate the plans of everyone else. One will alone should have the right to will, one plan alone should be realized, namely , the plan which the neurotic approves, the reasonable plan, the only plan. All obstacles should be removed, all other people’s power should be broken, nothing should prevent the wretched neurotic from arranging the world according to his whims. Every means is right if it helps to raise the daydreamer’s reason to the throne.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.242. – All this happens under the pretence of it being right, reasonable and rational. – J.Z., 10.2.12. - TERRITORIALISM

PLANNING: Central planning might be considered as an atavistic survival of monarchical sentiments. Or as a part of the remaining territorial leadership spleens. – J.Z., 11.4.08. – LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

PLANNING: Central planning will eventually destroy individual liberty by concentrating all political power in one person or in a committee; furthermore, it will eventually end our prosperity by laying the dead hand of state control on the economy.” – Robert M. Thornton – While careful private planning or free enterprise or freedom of action and freedom to experiment in the own affairs is important and productive, centralized, monopolistic and coercive planning of the affairs of non-consenting and legally subjected involuntary victims is a great and continuing threat to all of our individual rights and liberties. – J.Z., 8.3.09, 10.2.12. - CENTRALIZED & DECENTRALIZED PLANNING & DIRECTION BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARISM & COMPETITION VS. TERRITORIAL STATISM, STATE SOCIALISM, STATE CAPITALISM

PLANNING: Centralized planning, imposed by legal force, suppresses individual experimentation, reduces individual initiative, and denies individual responsibility. Indeed, suppressing individual freedom to experiment is precisely what socialists mean by ‘planned production’.” – V. Orval Watts, THE FREEMAN, 4/73. - All of territorialism amounts to wrongfully and irrationally imposed central planning and direction. It is not only wrongful and irrational in economic matters. - J.Z., 31.1.11. - INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, INCENTIVES, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, INITIATIVE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, COERCION, LAWS, FORCE, COMPULSION, TERRITORIALISM

PLANNING: Every individual life should be planned – by the individual himself, as far as possible. Not by some far-away or close-by bureaucrat. – J.Z., 6.4.75, 7.12.76, 21.2.08. - Every individual's life should be planned - by the individual who has to live under the plan, not by some far-away bureaucrat. - J.Z., 76. – Central planning, in form of patriarchy or matriarchy, is not even peace, justice, freedom, happiness and prosperity promoting within the circles of nuclear families. -  J.Z., 10.2.12.

PLANNING: Freedom to follow the own blueprints. – J.Z., 21.11.92. – BLUEPRINTS, FREEDOM

PLANNING: Have a plan and stick to it. – Quoted in “Lob des Kleinstaats”, published by Herder Buecherei. - Everyone should only have to try to stick with his own plan. No one has the right to plan and direct the lives of others - unless he has been authorized to do so by each of his voluntary victims or followers, simply via voluntary membership. - J.Z., 29.1.11, 10.2.12. - PROGRAM, PERSISTENCE, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-HELP

PLANNING: Here we find repeated the ancient myth of planning, that it is possible to both plan the allocation of resources from the center and also to serve the subjective preference systems of the individuals who make up the society. It is doubtful if the planners are capable of designing programs and processes (even with unlimited funds at their disposal) that will in fact produce the outcomes that they, the planners, desire – to say nothing of the outcomes desired by the other members of the society.” – B. R. Rogge, in THE FREEMAN, 3/1975.

PLANNING: How What Cannot Be Known Cannot Be Planned.” – F. A. Hayek The Fatal Conceit, heading on p.85. – On this page he also says, among other things: “Even as great a figure as Bertrand Russell defined liberty as the ‘absence of obstacles to the realization of our desires’ (1940:251). At least before the obvious economic failure of Eastern European Socialism, it was widely thought by such rationalists that a centrally planned economy would deliver not only ‘social justice’ (see chapter seven below), but also a more efficient use of economic resources. This notion appears eminently sensible at first glance. But it proves to overlook the facts just reviewed: that the totality of resources that one could employ in such a plan is simply not knowable to anybody, and therefore can hardly be centrally controlled.” - F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit, p.85. - No one did or could rightly predict all computer and other technological and scientific developments, inventions and discoveries and the discovered or invented substitutes for old resources or the effects of miniaturization and automation on cost reductions and material savings, least of all could politicians and bureaucrats do this. – J.Z., 18.2.08. - Inflations have been multiplied and almost perpetuated since we got central planning, fiscal policies or financial despotism and also monetary despotism through central banking. As “guardians of the currency” almost all of them have been miserable failures, most of the time. Not to speak of their unreliable supply of needed exchange media, simply because their issue was monopolized and also subjected to uneconomic regulations and “policies” or short-range “thinking” or hypotheses, which M. Keynes “excused” with the quip: “In the long range we are all dead!” – J.Z., 14.3.09, 10.2.12. - KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, UNDERSTANDING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, MONEY MONOPOLY, MACRO-ECONOMICS, KEYNESIANISM, PROGRESS, DISCOVERIES, FUTURISM, RESOURCES, GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

PLANNING: I cannot conceive how any man can have brought himself to that pitch of presumption, to consider his country as nothing but carte blanche, upon which he may scribble whatever he chooses.” – Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, Everyman edition, London, 1960 edition, p.153. – If they considered as their people and their country only their own community of like-minded volunteers, all of them organized under exterritorially autonomy, then such attempts would be part of the all-over very useful and quite rightful freedom of experimentation, whether they fail or succeed. – J.Z., 3.3.08, 10.2.12. – RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, INTERVENTIONISM, LAWS, REGULATIONS, HIERARCHIES

PLANNING: If the planners operated only among volunteers then their planning would be quite a different matter. It would then merely be their own free enterprise business. – J.Z., 3.3.08. – Even if they are statists, trying to make their statist experiments succeed under optimal conditions, unanimously supported by their volunteers. The entire economy is not a single enterprise and in size far beyond the optimum size that a single enterpreneur, a management council or directorate could possibly conduct quite rightfully and effectively. The “boss system” has its limitations, not only in open slavery and feudalism. Even efficient large enterprises would be improved rather than worsened through sensible and decentralized self-management schemes. Absolute monarchs, dictators or tyrants, "representatives" and their bureaucrats, legislation and institutions are never anywhere and in any form the best form of self-government or self-management. They are neither advisable in in religion, philosophy, science, technology, education, psychology, military matters and least of all in economics and politics and social affairs. The own rights and liberties of individual or a few leaders can never rightfully and effectively replace the practice of genuine individual rights and liberties of all their territorial subjects. All they really know, appreciate and wish to realize is their power addiction and power-mad territorial schemes, which are in ignorance of the real situation and its billions of facts. - When and where was central planning and direction ever quite rightful and effective? - J.Z., 29.1.11, 10.2.12, 7.7.12. – Q., DIS., LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE MARKET, RESOURCE ALLOCATION, FREE PRICING, FREE CONTRACTS, SELF-INTEREST, PROFIT MOTIVE, CENTRALIZED, COERCIVE PLANNING & DIRECTION, GOVERNMENTALISM, ECONOMIC INTERVENTIONISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, MILITARY DESPOTISM, MONOPOLISM

PLANNING: In a form of Gresham’s Law, bad planning by government drives out good planning by private people.” – George M. Taber, TIME, 21.4.1980. – Here, too, it is coercion (legal tender), which drives the better alternative out. – J.Z., 9.6.82. – GRESHAM’S LAW, COERCION, LEGAL TENDER

PLANNING: In contemporary politics, the argument is not for or against planning. All human activity involves planning. The question is: how is the planning to be done? By consent or compulsion?” - The Conservative (U.K.) Manifesto, 1964. – Also e.g. by whom and for whom? – Even most marriages used to be planned and arranged by the parents! - J.Z., 15.3.09. – Planning by choice, consent or compulsion? – J.Z., 30.12.11. - Q.

PLANNING: In the free market each is free to follow his own plan – and will succeed or fail with it, regardless of the plans, failures and successes of other planners. – J.Z., 6.6.92. - That rule is also applicable to all territorial governmental services and systems of a political, economic and social kind. - J.Z., 29.1.11.

PLANNING: Just imagine the consumer satisfaction that you would get if the contents of your shopping cart would be just the kinds and quantities of rations that some bureaucrat had planned for you and all others of his subjects, years in advance! – J.Z., 21.2.08, 29.1.11. – Consumer sovereignty, free enterprise, free exchange, a free market, free pricing, under full monetary and financial freedom, are rightful, even if not always sensibly and optimally conducted. In the long run they “plan” or or guide an economy much better than any centralized planner or board could. – They also produce less waste and handle it better – if a territorial government does not interfere. - J.Z., 10.2.12.

PLANNING: Let everybody plan his own life. – This means also: Let everybody freely dispose of his own property. – J.Z., 12/72. – Let him exchange freely with anyone and let him choose for himself the kind of government, society or community that he wants to belong to, as long as it upholds no territorial monopoly claim. – J.Z., 15.3.09. – PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, LIVING THE OWN LIFE

PLANNING: let everyone do their own planning.” – Charles Blackwell, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/80.

PLANNING: Let the free market do the micro-economic rationing efficiently, and we will not need to be burdened with the ghastly inefficiency of state-wide or Federal economic planning.” – Gary North, THE FREEMAN, 2/74.

PLANNING: millions of humans are sacrificed on the altars of Planned Perfection. - V. Orval Watts, THE FREEMAN, 3/73. – And the desired perfection is never achieved, only the mostly involuntary human sacrifices are. – J.Z., 1.3.08, 17.7.12. – HUMAN SACRIFICES, PERFECTIONISM, SOCIALIST PARADISE

PLANNING: Most military air raids are examples for extreme failures of central planning. – They are good examples of how mass-murderous and mass-destructive territorial governments and their “policies” and “strategies” can be. - J.Z., 11.4.08, 10.2.12. – AIR RAIDS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI, STOCKPILES OF MASS MURDER DEVICES, PLANNED & IN READINESS!

PLANNING: My opposition to political planning in no way implies chaos or disorder. I am against political planning because it forces people to act against their own judgment. I think each person should plan his or her own life. But the politician, in your view, should plan for other people, whether they want it or not.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.196.

PLANNING: My planning includes shortening all coercive planners by one head. – J.Z., 5.9.75.

PLANNING: No central and coercive planner really knows what he is talking, writing, legislating, administrating and deciding about. - J.Z., 14.4.02. - Their decisions on economic meddling and wars are prime examples. They repeat the same wrongs and mistakes over and over again, unaware of the frequently catastrophic consequences of their interferences. - J.Z., 20.8.02, 29.1.11. - TERRITORIALISM, KNOWLEDGE, CENTRALIZATION, COERCION, COMPULSION, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, LAWS, INTERVENTIONISM

PLANNING: No centrally planned economy can help being a centrally planned chaos. – J.Z., 16.4.73. – Soldiers often summed this up with their planned situations with their SNAFU remark, standing for: Situation Normal: All Fucked-Up. – WAR AIMS, WARFARE METHODS, AIR RAIDS, TERRITORIALISM, MILITARISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, POWER, AUTHORITARIANISM, HIERARCHIES, COMMANDS, OBEDIENCE

PLANNING: Not governmental social planning, but personal responsibility! The true patriot is the citizen who acts according to his own “free and unbiased judgment”. Not the dictates of government, but individual initiative!” – Rev. Witherspoon, during the War for Independence, quoted by Robert G. Bearce, in THE FREEMAN, May 77, p.304.

PLANNING: Now, I do not deny to any person the right to make any plan he chooses – whether it is a plan to fly to the moon or a plan to create a superior human being. But I do deny to the planner the right to force me, or any other person, to conform to his plan.” – Ben Moreell, Log I, p.68. – FORCE & CONFORMITY. RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

PLANNING: One kind of meal, centrally planned, prepared and distributed by bureaucrats for millions of people, will never be as satisfactory as millions of different meals are which are planned and made by millions of housewives for their families. - J.Z., 75. - Even young infants know already better than parents and professional dieticians which particular food items are most suitable for them, especially when they are sick. - J.Z., 5.11.0? – However, eating out, choosing among xyz eateries and their menus, has become more and more popular, among those, who can afford it.  Here, too, numerous private plans and their actions are involved and consumer sovereignty, combined with free enterprise. – J.Z., 10.2.12.

PLANNING: One of the characteristic features of our day is that people use many names for the same thing. (*) One synonym for (**) socialism and (**) communism is “planning”. If people speak of “planning” they mean, of course, central planning, which means one plan made by the government – one plan that prevents planning by anybody except the government.” – Ludwig von Mises, Economic Policy, p.27/28. - (*) Or one name for very different things. –J.Z., 20.2.08. - (**) State. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, MONOPOLISM, LEGALIZED COERCION

PLANNING: Only foolish plans have to be forced on people.” - Ken Schoolland, The Adventure of Jonathan Gullible, Leap Publishing, Cape Town, with Commentaries by Ken Schoolland and Janette Eldridge, 1981 ff, 2004 ed., p.33. – If fools choose foolish plans for themselves – let them have them. They will need this experience to change their minds. – J.Z., 11.3.09. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM

PLANNING: People don’t want their lives planned and regulated to be efficient as if they were parts of machines. They want to feel they’ve done well by their own efforts. They might not have everything or be everything, but they like to be able to say, ‘I did it’.” - James P. Hogan, Mirror Maze, p.393. - In reality, the central territorial planners have neither justifications, consent nor efficiency to offer for their actions. - We need and should get only our individual choices and projects voluntarily subscribed to. - J.Z., 29.1.11. – Participatory territorial planning is  basically just as wrong and inefficient. It is had enough to plan the own affairs optimally but it is at least basically right. – J.Z., 10.2.11.

PLANNING: People should not be forced into conformity with any social blueprint; their private plans should not be overridden in the interests of some national plan or social goal. Government, the public power, should never be used for private advantage; it should not be used to protect people from themselves. Well, then, what should the law do to peaceful, innocent citizens? It should let them alone! – And this is precisely what the ZPG people do not intend; they do not intend to let anyone alone!” - Edmund A. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, Oct. 77.

PLANNING: Plan your life – not mine! – J.Z., 29.7.78.

PLANNING: Plan your work and work your plan.” – Bob Cowin, 6/75. – Underlining by me. – To each his own plan and work - J.Z., 1.3.08.

PLANNING: Planned economy – the economy of the Muddle Ages.” – Dr. H. G. Pearce, p.36 of his course material.

PLANNING: Planned economy: Where everything is included in the plans except economy.” – Carey McWilliams. – ECONOMY

PLANNING: Planners should only be free to plan for themselves and their voluntary victims. – J.Z., 4.9.87. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

PLANNING: Planning and capitalism are utterly incompatible. Within a system of planning, production is conducted according to the government’s orders, not according to the plans of capitalist entrepreneurs eager to profit by best serving the wants of consumers.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.240. - CENTRAL PLANNING, CENTRALIZATION, CAPITALISM & COERCION, FREE ENTERPRISE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY

PLANNING: Planning by an established authority precludes planning on the part of the individual. – Ludwig von Mises, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, May 75.

PLANNING: Planning can advance only what can be planned for.” - John Anderson, The Servile State, Australian Journal of Psychology and Philosophy, 1943. - And even in that it is, usually, an expensive failure. – J.Z., 1.3.08. – If undertaken by any territorial government. – J.Z., 5.3.09. – “Whatever the government does costs at least twice as much.”

PLANNING: Planning except by the Law of Supply and Demand cannot but destroy wealth. – Antony Fisher: The Case for Freedom, p.19.

PLANNING: Planning in the specific sense in which the term is used in contemporary controversy necessarily means central planning – direction of the whole economic system according to one unified plan. Competition on the other hand, means decentralized planning by many separate persons.” – F. A. Hayek, The Use Of Knowledge In Society. - CENTRALIZED & COERCIVE OR PRIVATE, DECENTRALIZED & COMPETITIVE

PLANNING: Planning is a well meaning concept which has been used to justify gross violations of individual rights, particularly property rights, and which more than any other concept is responsible for the conflict and dislocations in the economy and in society. – We have national planning of the economy, state planning of industrial development and local planning of land and buildings. In every area central planning has created more and more problems. Examples are numerous: 1) Confusion in monetary policy. 2) Frequent changes in the tax and tariff policy. 3) Chronic problems in agriculture and manufacturing. 4) Uncertainty in the mining industry. 5) Shortages and high costs in house and land development.” – Progress Party, Australia, platform.

PLANNING: Planning is possible only under a totalitarian regime.” – Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.216. – And even there its insuperable difficulty in achieving its intended objectives is proper, i.e. free pricing, which does not occur in a single giant State “enterprise”, combined with lack of natural and individual human inclinations and incentives under central direction and controls. – J.Z., n.d. & 1.3.08, 29.1.11 – Under totalitarianism central planning delivers its worst results. – J.Z., 11.4.08.

PLANNING: Planning means inaction, hold-up, delays.” - Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.171. – It also means monopolism, waste, misdirection, prohibition of competition and free exchanges, and the suppression of private and businesslike planning. – J.Z., 18.2.08. - COERCIVE & CENTRALIZED PLANNING.

PLANNING: Planning means: let the government alone choose and enforce its rulings by the apparatus of coercion and compulsion.” – Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.45. - TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

PLANNING: Planning tends to become and remain moral and rational only when it is done at the own expense and risk or that of one’s voluntary members or supporters. – Centrally planning and directing the lives, productions, exchanges and other activities of millions to hundreds of millions of people, none of whom have given their individual consent, was always a great wrong and an absurdity. - J.Z., 29.10.92, 19.2.08.

PLANNING: Planning versus market chaos” – should be reworded more truthfully: Centrally and coercively planned chaos versus voluntary market order and cooperation. – J.Z., n.d. & 1.3.08. – It amounts to organized, coercive and anti-economic intolerance, even despotism. – J.Z., 10.2.12. – TERRITORIALISM, DICTOCRACY CENTRALIZATION,

PLANNING: Please remember sometimes that, this clay, this land, and this manure which you so arbitrarily dispose of, are men. They are your equals! They are intelligent and free human beings like yourselves! As you have, they too have received from God the faculty to observe, to plan ahead, to think and to judge for themselves.” – Frederic Bastiat, The Law, p.48.

PLANNING: President Brezhnev and his po-faced fellow Politburo members standing atop Lenin’s tomb observing the annual May Day march past in Red Square. As the impressive procession of missiles and weapons roll slowly past Brezhnev observes in their midst truck-loads of what appear to be gentlemen in dark suits and bowler hats. Turning to his Defence Minister Brezhnev asks who they are and what they are doing there. – “Well, comrade chairman”, replies the minister, “they are from the Ministry of Economic Planning. They are the most destructive weapon we have ever produced.” – From “BULLETIN”. Date? JOKES

PLANNING: Since both political and economic agreement is a virtual impossibility, these decisions have to be delegated to the planner and thus can never represent the will of the majority…” - Walter B. Wriston, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.565. – Far less that of all peaceful and productive people. – J.Z., 1.3.08. – DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, REPRESENTATION, POWER

PLANNING: Since history began, all the people of the Old World have always lived in what is now called “a planned economy”. – When anyone says “a planned economy”, he means, a control of the human energy used in producing and distributing material goods, by an Authority consisting of a few men, and according to a plan made by those men – and enforced by the police.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.22.

PLANNING: social planners centered upon viewing men as incompetent to make their own decisions, yet presuming at the next moment that these same men were capable of deciding the course of society by means of universal suffrage.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.227. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS

PLANNING: Socialist planning versus a market economy, namely forcing the whole of society to pay for the mistakes of a few, rather than let each pay for his own mistakes.” - Naomi Moldowski, in 1977 CIS Conference.

PLANNING: Some people insist that this is a contradiction in terms, that nothing could at once be planned and chaotic. Better watch that one! Suppose that I, who know very little about myself, plan the life of you about whom I know nothing and impose my plans by force, leaving you with no freedom of choice – void of free will. Now imagine this same nonsense forcibly imposed on everyone. If such a mass enslavement is not chaos, pray tell, what is! And it is ‘planned’!” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.12. – CHAOS, DISORDER, SELF-DETERMINATION, SLAVERY, SERFDOM, FEUDALISM, POWER OVER PEOPLE

PLANNING: Start with the idea that society is contrary to Nature; devise contrivances to which humanity can be subjected; lose sight of the fact that humanity has its motive force within itself; consider men as base raw materials; propose to impart to them movement at will, feeling and life; set oneself up apart, immeasurably above the human race – these are the common practices of the social planners. The plans differ; the planners are all alike. …” - Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.147. - - MANKIND, HUMANITY, MAN, HUMAN NATURE, HUMAN RACE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, WELFARE STATE, LAWS, PARLIAMENTS, POLITICIANS, STATESMEN, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, LEADERSHIP, POLITICS

PLANNING: Territorial governments plan and organize themselves even into wars. – That is a good enough reason to abolish them as territorial governments and confine them to personal law and voluntary victims. - J.Z., 30.12.11. – TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATE, ARMS RACE, DEFENCE

PLANNING: Territorial nationalism, the centrally planned economy and collective responsibility notions have involved us in two world wars. Their remaining wrongs and evils, statism, territorialism and collective responsibility are also threatening us with a general nuclear holocaust. The rightful, reasonable or at least tolerant alternatives to it, arising from freedom for volunteers to organize themselves under full exterritorial autonomy are still not widely seen as opportunities for freedom, peace, justice, progress, tolerance, harmony and prosperity. Will there be time enough left to popularize them and to realize them? – J.Z., 24.10.84, 26.3.08, 29.1.11. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, Q.

PLANNING: The advocate of any type of planned economy or welfare state must sooner or later, if he is even slightly honest with himself, face the unpleasant reality that he is taking away the people’s right to spend their money in the way they most prefer.” – Dennis H. Mahoney, THE FREEMAN, 4/73. – PEOPLE, PROPERTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

PLANNING: The alternative to the free market is the rigged, planned, dictatorial, coercive, interventionist, authoritarian market, variously known as the planned economy, the welfare state, omnipotent government – the kind of arrangement into which we in the U.S.A. are rapidly drifting. As contrasted with the free market, this is definitely disruptive and antisocial; it is, by its nature, incapable of rendering justice; it is forever and of necessity forcing ever-changing satisfactions and ever changing aspirations toward a state of disharmony one with the other – shortages of this, surpluses of that, and so on; it stifles and eventually kills human kindness.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.43/44.

PLANNING: The billions of men and women who have lived and died young during all the centuries of the Old World history, have always lived in a “planned economy”. A planned economy does not waste any material thing, it wastes time, and human energy, and human life.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.22. – It wastes raw materials, products and produce, ideas and talents as well, not only in armaments and wars. – J.Z., 1.3.08, 7.7.12. – DIS.

PLANNING: The central planning by the few would prevent the decentralized planning by the many. – J.Z., 4.4.89.

PLANNING: the control of the production (*) of wealth is the control of human life itself.” – Hilaire Belloc. - (*) and distribution - Slavemasters planned the lives of the slaves, feudal lords those of their serfs and totalitarians the lives of dozens of millions of their involuntary victims. – Have we not yet accumulated, recorded and published enough deterrent examples? Do all of us still have to fall for the mere word “planning”, as if it always implied morality and rationality? - J.Z., 29.1.11, 7.7.12.

PLANNING: The economy is like a bucket of worms. It is turning all the time.” – Bert Kelly, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, 23.9.73. – How could one possibly plan the turning of the worms, in the bucket or free in the earth, better than the worms do? – J.Z., 1.3.08. – The bucket is not turning but the worms in it keep moving, unpredictably and uncontrollably. – J.Z., 15.3.09. - The planned bucket, in which the worms are kept, keeps them from playing their natural role in the ecology. How fertile would our agriculture be without earthworms? They produce most of its humus. Their work, too, cannot be rightly and efficiently planned. At most one can release more of them into a patch of soil, to do their own thing, quite freely. - J.Z., 29.1.11, 10.2.12, 25.1.12.

PLANNING: The essential quality of a free economy is that it cannot be planned. It leaves the solution of problems to the inspiration of the individuals in the untrammeled population. When something approaching a free economy has existed, it has always worked better than the schemes of any planners.” – Thomas H. Barber - Non-territorial individual and group choices are also more rightful and efficient than legalized commands, systems and institutions when it comes to political and social matters. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - CENTRAL PLANNING, LAWS, & DIRECTION VS. FREE ECONOMY, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE MARKET, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, INDIVIDUAL INSPIRATION & EXPERIMENTATION, REGULATIONS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, PRICE CONTROL, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM

PLANNING: The fairy-tale need not bother about weaknesses and shortcomings. In the fairy world all is perfect and faultless. The contrast between the ideal plan and reality therefore always favours the fairy world. Or, as Professor D. F. Pegrum puts it, “the concept of a planned economy is anthropomorphic, and belongs in the same category as the paintings of angels and heaven.” ( THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, June 1941. )” – Gustav Stolper, This Age of Fable, p.68.

PLANNING: the free economy is better for both the individual and the group than the “planned” or the controlled economy.” – John Chamberlain, in introduction to W. F. Buckley, God & Men at Yale. - Free individual and group choices in political and economic matters, laissez faire, laissez passer, or experimental freedom for volunteers or full exterritorial autonomy for them - are also better, the only rightful and efficient solution, when it comes to political and social affairs and systems. - J.Z., 29.1.11.

PLANNING: the futile attempt to centrally plan and direct the myriad decisions that make up what is called an economy.” – Robert Poole Jr., in reason, 3/82, p.6. - As well as political and social affairs, choices and systems. - J.Z., 29.1.11. – The central planners murdered over 200 million innocent people during the last century – and this on top of their dozens of millions of involuntary war victims. – J.Z., 7.7.12.

PLANNING: the Internet, as it moves into business, is forcing every company to speed up everything it does – from design to production to marketing. ”The word from the Silicon frontier is that you can kiss your five-year plan goodbye. Or for that matter any plan that ends in a year”, reported BUSINESS WEEK ( Nov. 1, 1999). …” - Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, p.218, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4 - INTERNET, SPEED

PLANNING: The market is the best planner. – J.Z., 24.3.74. – It lets everyone practise his own plans – at his own risk and expense. Alas, not yet when it comes to whole political, economic and social systems. – Once this is achieved, progress will advance fast, as fast as is possible for human beings, in all spheres. – J.Z., 1.3.08. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES.

PLANNING: The market’s planning is the best. – J.Z., 24.3.74.

PLANNING: The more the bureaucrats and politicians plan, centrally and exclusively for all the population, the less is achieved. – J.Z., 12.5.88, 22.2.08.

PLANNING: The only alternative to having a central plan simplify and, therefore, distort reality and inevitably lead to more problems than are anticipated, is to allow individuals – by themselves or in the groups they may freely form – to plan what they wish to do. The choice is not between planning and no planning, then, but between centralized and free planning. …” - Donald J. Devine, Does Freedom Work? Caroline House Books, Green Hills Publishers, 1978, p.46. – The same might be said about centralized, collectivist and territorial governments with involuntary members and subjects as opposed to free choice among governments and communities for volunteers, societies and associations, all of them as much under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy as they want to be. – J.Z., 26.9.07, 10.2.12. - CENTRALIZED VS. INDIVIDUALIZED PLANNING & CHOICE, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE

PLANNING: The paradox of planning is that it cannot plan.” – Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, p.600.

PLANNING: The planned economy a herding maneuver, down the “king’s” lane. - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.VIII.

PLANNING: The planned economy is simply a well-managed penitentiary.” – Frank Knight, quoted in GOOD GOVERNMENT, October 1972. – State penitentiaries are, as a rule, not all that well managed, either. E.g., they waste a lot of human labor and also of resources. – Even territorial States are, essentially, nation- or State-wide prisons. - J.Z., 1.3.08, 7.7.12.

PLANNING: The planned economy replaces the profit and wage incentive with force. – Thus, we are told that, by means of taxation and subsidies the President L. B. Johnson farm plan called for the “liquidation” of 2.4 million farmers.” - Rushdoony, Overpopulation, p.36. – Government’s “think” that they could not possibly leave such reductions to market forces, which had already reduced the farmers to a small percentage of the total population. – J.Z., 3.3. 08. – PROFITS, WAGES, INCENTIVES, FORCE

PLANNING: The planners are planning for the ‘peasants’.” – Noel Dennettt, 26.5.76. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, FEUDALISM

PLANNING: The plans differ; the planners are all alike …” – Frederic Bastiat, in Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.147. – Particularly in their territorial coercion. If they planned only for their own kind of volunteers it would be quite another matter. – J.Z., 3.1.08. - CENTRAL, COERCIVE PLANNING & DIRECTION VS. VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM & RIGHTS, CENTRALIZED & MONOPOLIZED PLANNING OVER MOST IMPORTANT SPHERES

PLANNING: the power to plan, whoever has it – be he a minister, a civil servant or an elected delegate – is a power to dispossess.” – V. G. D’Estaing, Towards a New Democracy, p.113. – PROPERTY, DEMOCRACY, POWER, MINISTERS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, POLITICIANS, EXPROPRIATION, GOVERNMENT

PLANNING: the question is not between planning or no planning; the question is where the planning will occur – at the level of supposedly ‘omniscient’ bureaucrats or at the level of the real economic actors, who have more reliable economic data with which to act?” – Howard Samson, reason, 9/72.

PLANNING: the real enemy of human freedom: the all-powerful central planners, who would use government to dominate the lives of man.” – Roche III, Bastiat, p.215. – POWER, FREEDOM, GOVERNMENT

PLANNING: The self-appointed planner (is) a totalitarian dictator.” – Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.213.

PLANNING: The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be entrusted to no council and senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had the folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.” – Adam Smith. – Another version runs: The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could be safely trusted, not only to no single person, but to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.” - ECONOMIC POLICY, STATE SOCIALISM, MIXED ECONOMY, WELFARE STATE

PLANNING: The story of the planners is a fable not only because it moves in an unreal world. Its very assumptions are fictitious. The notion of a capitalist ‘chaos’ has nothing to do with the realities of our time. In fact, capitalism is a miracle of planning and consist of nothing but planning. …” - Gustav Stolper, This Age of Fable, p.69. – Here he meant, naturally, private planning, from the housewife’s shopping list to the budget of big corporations. – An all too real chaos, though, is introduced through centralized, monopolistic and coercive planning and the degree to which its enforcement is possible and legally enforced, e.g. in the sphere of monetary and financial despotism and Protectionism. - J.Z., 1.3.08. – CAPITALISM, CHAOS

PLANNING: The trouble with Central Planning, for example, isn’t necessarily that it’s Central, and certainly not that it’s Planning, but that the central Planners have authority (*) to decide how resources (of others! – J.Z.) will be used without concomitant responsibility for their use and the outcome thereof.” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 120, p. 35. – (*) largely usurped! – J.Z.

PLANNING: The trouble with the idea of a centrally directed economy was that there was no effective way for buyers through the various levels of the system to tell suppliers what they needed. So the best the planners could deliver instead was what they thought people ought to have. And that tended not to work too well. It has been ruining economies around the world for half a century. The only thing that such systems did provide an effective control over – was people.” – James P. Hogan, Mirror Maze, p.64. – Even individual purchases, by proxy, do often not work very well, as frequent life experience has shown, even when parents buy presents for children or spouses buy something for each other. – J.Z., 27.5.91. - The same applies to territorially ruled political and social affairs. - Planning is as misleading a term as are e.g. Protectionism, Social Security and Welfare State, “security” and “defence” or “protection” through territorial Warfare States and their Nuclear Deterrent. Further instances are the forced and exclusive currencies of Central Banking, replacing competitive, sound and honest currencies and Tax Tribute Levies, replacing voluntary contribution schemes and governmental "insecurities" replacing private securities and the depreciation even of private securities via a government-caused and maintained inflation. - J.Z., 29.1.11, 10.2.12.

PLANNING: The true goal of the political planners is – complete control over the people.” – Dr. Dorrity. – POLITICIANS, PEOPLE, CONTROL, POWER

PLANNING: The truth is that the choice is not between a dead mechanism and a rigid automation on the one hand and conscious planning on the other hand. The alternative is not plan or no plan. The question is: whose planning? Should each member of society plan for himself or should the paternal government alone plan for all? The issue is not automation versus conscious action; it is spontaneous action of each individual versus the exclusive action of the government. It is freedom versus government omnipotence.” – Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.45. - Alas, he did not deal with the free enterprise, consumer sovereignty, free market and free trade, freedom of association and freedom of contract and experimental freedom of communities and societies of volunteers, which are only exterritorially quite autonomous. He confined his proposals to "limited" but still territorial governments. He did not even state all genuine individual economic rights and liberties but only those, which he clearly saw. His praxeology was also opposed to thinking and acting in terms of natural or human rights. However, this does not diminish the many positive contributions he did make. - J.Z., 29.1.11, 10.2.12. – Most central planning does not even rationally and morally respond to the few simple questions that Aphthonius of Antioch formulated in the second half of the 4th century A.D., nor do most ideologies, utopias and reform proposals. – J.Z., 7.7.12. On is an application of these few questions to panarchism. – J.Z., 7.7.12.

PLANNING: The unplanned and uncontrolled market is something of a misnomer. Actually, the market is a reflection of the continuous give and take of numerous participants, each of which is making its own plans and exercising its own controls. This very multiplicity of plans provides the flexibility that regulation lacks. And this is why unregulated markets (*) consistently exhibit superior performance in meeting the needs and wants of consumers.” – John Semmens, THE FREEMAN, 2/78. - (*) In every sphere, not only in economics, to the extent that they are allowed to operate, rather than remain territorialy suppressed. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - MARKETS, CONSUMERS, NEEDS & WANTS

PLANNING: Then, too, people are told that their being subjected to the restrictions of economic planning has been to provide for greater economic stability, increased productivity, and higher standards of living. What feelings of frustration must follow from the fact that such programs have no only failed to prevent, but may well have caused such phenomena as recession, inflation, higher unemployment, scarcity of some goods and services and surpluses of others, balance of payment deficits, and devaluation of the dollar, with proposed “cures” consisting of even tighter economic controls that further restrict and limit the choice people may make, thus interfering with their opportunities to control their own lives and maximize their own well-being. (38) One writer has suggested that this process not only leads to violence, but is violence.” – Butler D. Shaffer, Violence as a Product of Imposed Order. - - (38) Murray N. Rothbard, America’s Great Depression, 1963.

PLANNING: There are many people who believe that government planning is necessary because of the complexity of out modern society. They argue that only government can handle the task of coordinating the activities of millions of people in a highly technological environment. – What is overlooked in this argument is that a free market society is not without planning. In a free society individuals plan according to their own willingness and ability to achieve their goals, …” - World Research, The Role of Government, p.3/4. – COMPLEXITY, DIS., COORDINATION, FREE MARKET

PLANNING: There is no one who is competent to make provision for all departments and aspects of social life.” – John Anderson, The Servile State, Australian Journal of Psychology and Philosophy, 1943. – LEADERSHIP, COMMAND ECONOMY, CENTRALIZATION, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, COMPETENCE

PLANNING: There is no question that there are shoddy practices in every profession and that market economies produce goods that are often undesirable to some individuals or poorly made. However, the beauty of the free market system is that if the consumer does not want to purchase such products, he has alternatives, and the businesses that produce them will either shift to accommodate consumer desires or they will fail. The fact is that the alternative to free markets, planning by government bureaucracies, also results in the production of shoddy and expensive products (the postal service and automobile modifications, for example). The crucial difference, however, is that the plans pursued by bureaucracies are not subject to the forces of market competition, and therefore there is no way to test their relative efficiency or acceptability.” – D. R. Francis, in THE FREEMAN, October 1975. – At least not until we are as free to shop around for “government systems” or “societal systems” or “public services” as we are now, largely, free to shop around for ordinary consumer goods and services. – J.Z., 1.3.08. – PANARCHISM, COMPETITION, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS.

PLANNING: There is one fundamental reason for the inevitable inefficiency of centrally planned economies. They utilize only that small fraction of knowledge of society possessed by the planners. Few others are able to participate in decisions …” - Viv Forbes, FREE MARKET, No. 7, 1980, p.18.

PLANNING: There is, furthermore, the spurious antithesis “plan or no plan”. Only totalitarian government planning that reduces the citizens to mere pawns in the designs of bureaucracy is called planning. The plans of the individual citizens are simply “no plans”. What semantics! – Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.168.

PLANNING: There must be many scattered individuals who see red when they meet with the word “planning”, which has become little more than a catchword in applying some new form of imbecile interference with the workings of economic principles which are, after all, in the last resort based on human nature.” – E. S. P. Haynes, The Lawyer, 1936, p.314.

PLANNING: There were still social planners on Earth who were unable to think of people in any terms except “groups” and “masses”. – Joseph Green, The Decision Maker, GALAXY, April 65, p.126.

PLANNING: These schools have been led to exclude freedom from their social planning. “Allow us to organize you”, they tell men, “do not take any active part yourselves; do not compare, judge, decide anything by yourselves or for yourselves; we hold laissez-faire in abomination, but we demand that you let yourselves remain passive and that you let us act. …” – Bastiat, in Economic Harmonies, chapter Responsibility. - CENTRALIZED & COERCIVE

PLANNING: This island is almost made of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of both in Great Britain at the same time.” – Aneurin Bevan, Quoted in Vincent Broome, Aneurin Bevan. – Compare the article in THE FREEMAN, called: “Water Shortage on the Hudson.” – All of the articles of THE FREEMAN are now online! – J.Z., n.d. & 7.7.12. - SHORTAGES, BUREAUCRACY, CONTROLS, JOKES

PLANNING: Three centuries after Christ was executed, the Roman World Peace was dissolved in the human misery its “planned” economy created, and the Christian Church was an increasing power whose leaders believed that it controlled even the thoughts of men.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.81.

PLANNING: To J. Howard Pew, every wanton restraint to individual liberty, whether practised by a dictator or a popular government, was a degree of tyranny. He opposed every form of government intervention with the creative activities of man. With heavy heart he watched the growth of government in Washington and saw its bureaucracy encroach upon the traditional freedoms of Americans. To him central planning and control meant the denial of individual freedom to plan and control. Therefore, in countless speeches, he pleaded the case for individual freedom and the private property order, which to him was “the great American Heritage.” – Mary Sennholz, Faith in Freedom, reviewed in THE FREEMAN, 3/76, by Mack B. Spangler. – Underlined by me: J.Z.

PLANNING: We (i.e., the British people) are fighting against Hitler and Totalitarianism. Hitler is the arch-planner of history and totalitarian states are planned states. What are we fighting for, if not to avoid planning? How then can we consistently and without hypocrisy advocate an extension of planning in our own country?” – A speaker in the House of Commons, quoted by R. W. Jepson: Clear Thinking, p.89. - On all sides in WW II territorial centralism was predominant, although to a different degree. All these States had all too much in common. That is why it took so long and was so costly to subdue the Hitler regime. – I know of no quite shiny example among them. – All of them failed to proclaim only quite rightful war and peace aims. All of them used wrongful warfare methods, and also wrongful internal policies, although also to a different degrees. - J.Z., 3.3.08.

PLANNING: We are not against planning. The real question is not planning or no planning but who should do the planning, and what sort of planning is most effective. Should a group of bureaucrats enforce their central plan, or is there a more moral and more efficient system? - - We believe the only moral system of planning is that done by individuals and organizations, who use their own resources to make their own plans within a framework of stable laws which ensure justice and protection of the rights of all individuals. (*) This system also utilizes all the knowledge available to every member of the society, whereas any central plan is based solely on that small fraction of the total knowledge available to the bureaucrat. - - On the grounds of both morality and efficiency, central planning is a failure.” (**) – Progress Party, Australia, Platform - - (*) Still under the delusion that any territorial government could or would provide that framework. – It is no more than a wet dream! - (**) Among panarchies of statists, in their statist panarchy or utopia, their planners would get their best chance, since they would be operating only among volunteers. They are very likely to fail, nevertheless, which would constitute an even more convincing demonstration of the flaws in their ideals and their practices. – Central plans and central planners only for the adherents to central planning and as long as they are, individually, prepared to put up with it. – Only few would do so for many years. – Territorial central planning for whole populations is fundamentally wrong. Only planning among volunteers can be right – for them, and by its nature it would occur only in a very decentralized way and thus it could do the least damage, if the planning is flawed. But each community of volunteers has the right to make its own mistakes and then to learn, as much as it can or wants to, from its experience. - J.Z., 3.3.08. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

PLANNING: We believe the only moral system of planning is the diversified planning done by individuals and voluntary organizations (*), who are free to make their own plans with their own resources. This system is also the most efficient. It uses all the knowledge available to every member of society. (**) Any central plan is based solely on that small fraction of the total knowledge available to the bureaucrat.” – V. R. Forbes, talk: The Resource Crisis, 4.4.77. - - (*) Including exterritorially autonomous communities, societies and government of volunteers only! - (**) That is not the case in large and hierarchically organized corporations. They do not even fully utilize the knowledge of their own employees, sufficiently, in most cases. - J.Z., 3.3.08. – Much libertarian and much anarchist knowledge remains also neglected by the market for consumer goods and services. Even important technical innovations remain underutilized in some important spheres, e.g., for the cheap reproduction of all anarchist and libertarian texts and new kinds of anarchist and libertarian reference works. – J.Z., 11.4.08. – KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN PUBLISHING

PLANNING: What is politically defined as economic “planning” is the forcible superseding of other people’s plans by government officials.” – Thomas Sowell, 1981.

PLANNING: What planner would permit a system that didn't need any planners?" - James P. Hogan, "Mirror Maze", 328. - Or that had planners only through individual free choices? – J.Z., 20.2.08. Planning within a panarchist framework would permit tolerant planners to do their own thing to and for themselves and their voluntary followers or victims. By rights they can't ask for any more and should not be permitted any more. - J.Z., 27.5.91, 13.1.93. (Planning stands here short for centralized planning of the affairs of others and the enforcement of these plans. It has nothing to do with free people engaging in their own planning for their own enterprises or with their customers e.g. planning their own spending. - J.Z., 10.12.03. - Or with free societies or communities of volunteers only doing their own things for or to themselves under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy, in peaceful coexistence with each other, because of their very nature. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - PANARCHISM

PLANNING: What the planned economies did, of course, was to prevent the development - of civilization. …” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.38. – The rapid, rightful and rational development of real civilization. – E.g. forced labor camps led us back into the worst stages of serfdom and slavery. – J.Z., 11.4.08.

PLANNING: When government confines change and choices to the whims of a few planners or for the benefit of certain groups as is the case in all political activity these days, progress diminishes, energy recedes and discovery is denied.” – Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 3/77.

PLANNING: While mere linguistically, planning implies rightful, rational and informed planning, when practised by territorial governments it means wrongful, coercive, irrational and prejudiced planning, in great ignorance of the all too many facts and real options and under numerous errors and prejudices. - I just bought another copy of the classical book of John Jewkes, The New Ordeal by Planning, The Experience of the Forties and the Sixties, MCMILLAN & St. Martin's Press, London etc., N.Y., indexed, 240pp. and this for only 10 cents. In other words, all its lessons are already largely forgotten again - by our victimizers and most of their victims. - J.Z., 29.1.11.

PLANNING: WHO does the planning, and by what authority?” – Prof. Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.213. – Ibid: “In short, all these planners for the industrial society failed to face squarely the all-important question: who does the planning, and by what authority?” – Q.

PLANNING: Whoever attempts with his followers to realize an economic plan, that he considers to be good, may not be forced, not even by the State, to submit to another plan. – J.Z., free after Ulrich von Beckerath, in many of his remarks. – CENTRAL PLANNING, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

PLANNING: Whosoever attempts with his followers to realize an economic or other plan, which he considers to be good, may not be forced, not even by the State, to submit to any other plan nor may he force anyone to submit to his. - J.Z. & U. v. Bth., On Tolerance. Revised: 29.1.11. - PRIVATE & VOLUNTARISTIC PLANNING

PLASSERAUD, YVES, Choose Your Own Nationality or The Forgotten History of Cultural Autonomy. - (LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE, May 2000) - Note: The idea of personal autonomy was developed especially during the decades before the First World War in the regions of Central Europe, some of them part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many of the thinkers and writers came from Austria and so it would not be inappropriate to group them under the label of the Austrian School of non-territorial federalism. These very original ideas aimed at introducing rights of cultural autonomy and extraterritoriality were completely erased and obliterated following the nationalistic frenzy of the World Wars and the imposition/acceptation everywhere of the monopoly of territorial sovereignty of the central state, one and indivisible. - - This essay by Yves Plasseraud represents a very interesting contribution to the discovery of those forgotten conceptions and provides useful indications for carrying on the exploration of a theme extremely relevant for the solution of current conflicts everywhere in the world. - - Yves Plasseraud is Doctor of law, chairman of the Minority Rights Group based in Paris ( - GPdB, introduction to the essay in - 37KBs. - Yves Plasseraud, Choisir sa propre Nationalité (2000) [Français] Mai 2009 - Yves Plasseraud, Choose Your Own Nationality (2000) [English] May 2009 - Yves Plasseraud, Scegliere la propria nazionalità (2000) [Italiano] Maggio 2009 – NON-TERRITORIAL FEDERALISM OF THE AUSTRIAN SCHOOL, CHOICE OF NATIONALITY, EXTERRITORIAL FEDERALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY & COERCION

PLATFORMS: Platforms of all kinds, but all only for their subscribers! - J.Z. – VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIALISM

PLAY-POWER RATHER THAN POLITICAL POWER: Governments to have play-power or game power or performance power only, no more than that, i.e. power only over their voluntary activists or subjects, mere participant players or watchers or cheering crowds, members, customers, investors and or mere workers they employ and this, too, only during their performance for individually contracted periods and under exterritorial autonomy or personal law rather than any territorial domination power over whole populations. - J.Z., 11.8.91, 13.1.93, 10.12.03, 11.2.12, 9.7.12. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARISM, DOING THE OWN THING

PLEASE YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR PARTNERS & YOUR CUSTOMERS, OR MEMBERS, YOUR NICHE MARKET, ETERRITORIALLY & AUTONOMOUSLY, rather than merely the territorial power addicts of any party, parliament, government, court system, bureaucracy or blocks of voters. – J.Z., 29.12.04. – VOTING, OBEDIENCE, DISOBEDIENCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

PLEASE YOURSELF: The laws of God, the laws of man, // He may keep that will and can; // Not I: let God and man decree // Laws for themselves and not for me; // And if my ways are not as theirs // Let them mind their own affairs. // Their deeds I judge and much condemn, // Yet when did I make laws for them? // Please yourselves, say I, and they // Need only look the other way.” - A. E. Housman, Last Poems, XII. – Majoritarianism, its voting, representation, legislation and institutions only for majoritarians. – J.Z., 10.2.12. – Territorialism is not to be continued at all, for or against anyone. – J.Z., 11.2.12. - MUTUALISM, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY AUTONOMY

PLEASING EVERYBODY? I can not give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try to please everybody.” – H. B. Swope, 1882-1958. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.368. – Be tolerant instead! At least towards all tolerant people. That could please almost everybody. – J.Z., 21.5.78. – TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & CHOICE, SECESSIONISM, TOLERANCE, SUCCESS, FAILURE, COMPROMISES

PLEASURE: Permitted is what pleases.” – Spartianus, Antonius Curacalla, ca. 10 A.D. (“Si libet, licet.”) – As long as it is done at the own risk and expense - among like-minded volunteers. – J.Z. – UTILITARIANISM, PERMISSIVENESS, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT ACTIONS

PLEASURE: Please yourself! But don’t restrict me! – J.Z., 16.5.73. Or anyone else against his or her will.  Your will should determine only your own life. – Genuine self-government or self-determination vs. its territorial & collectivist false pretence. Only criminals with involuntary victims and other aggressors should be restrained. – J.Z., 11.2.12.

PLURALISM & PANARCHISM: Peaceful Panarchist & Pluralist Practices for Personal Preferences Planet-wide. – J.Z., n.d.

PLURALISM FOR PIONEERS! Full freedom of action, experimentation, all reform attempts, all radical and revolutionary changes, but all only for their volunteers and tolerantly practised, i.e. completely leaving alone whatever other people like doing among themselves, at their own risk and expense only. Everyone to be, at least potentially, a new founding father for a new kind of society, hopefully, mostly only an improved ones. However, failures do also have their lessons to teach and are often only the first steps towards some successes. – J.Z., 9.7.12.

PLURALISM, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST, PRESSURE GROUPS & ACTION GROUPS: If groups and parties in the state spent as much energy and money pursuing concrete ends of their choice, as they now spend on trying to persuade governments to pursue these ends on their behalf, the world would be a better place." - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, in his conclusion, on p.119. - Self-governing communities of volunteers are preferable to pressure groups. They realize self-help rather than territorial governmental subsidies and controls at the expense and risk of involuntary taxpayers. - J.Z., 20.9.04, 9.7.12.

PLURALISM, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM & COMPULSION: The pluralists have not made clear the implications of their criticism of the monistic doctrine. What precisely, in their theory, is to be the position and function of the state in the community? Will they expunge from political theory the principle of compulsory taxation and compulsory citizenship applied to persons by virtue of residence rather than by virtue of voluntary membership? The philosophical anarchist would have membership in any protection-affording association a purely voluntary matter; he says (in criticism of Spencer and other British individualists) that it is no more necessary for the state to assume police and military functions and compel men to accept and pay for such services than for the state to meddle with education, morals or trade. Here is not merely an opinion as to the expedient scope of state activity, but a clear and courageous repudiation of state sovereignty. Do the pluralists agree with the philosophical anarchists? - W. A. Dunning, Political Theories, Recent Times, p.118.  – Most pluralists are inconsistent panarchists and so are, alas, even most anarchists and libertarians. - J.Z., 3.1.93. – Even territorial statists do, in some spheres, think and act like panarchists but without being able to generalize that knowledge and appreciation, tolerance, free choice and experimentation and apply it even to the spheres of social, political and economic systems, which are now monopolized by territorial States. – J.Z., 23.1.12, 9.7.12. – VOLUNTARISM, ANARCHISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, ASSOCIATIONISM

PLURALISM, AUTONOMY, COMMON GOOD, STATE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM: But Figgis did not believe that it was the function of the State to achieve some substantive common good for its members; this was to be achieved by those subordinate groups to which all men belong. The State should simply concentrate on maintaining in existence a situation where there should be as much freedom as possible for groups and individuals to pursue ends which they choose." - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.105. - Under panarchism this supposed role for the territorial State is replaced by the panarchistic framework itself and its natural safeguards: personal law, voluntary membership, individual human rights and international law based on it, volunteer militias for the protection of human rights, internationally federated, personal laws, chosen arbitration courts, exterritorially autonomous communities. - J.Z., 19.9.04. – Territorial States were, mostly, only failures in these spheres, too, those of supposedly sufficiently limited governments. – J.Z., 9.7.12.

PLURALISM, COMPREHENSIVE, IN SELF-CHOSEN INSTITUTIONS & PANARCHISM: The pluralist voluntary societies of panarchism are exterritorially quite autonomous, i.e., not subjects of any territorial State. - J.Z., 19.9.04.

PLURALISM, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST, PRESSURE GROUPS & ACTION GROUPS: If groups and parties in the state spent as much energy and money pursuing concrete ends of their choice, as they now spend on trying to persuade governments to pursue these ends on their behalf, the world would be a better place." - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, in his conclusion, on p.119. - Self-governing communities of volunteers are preferable to pressure groups. They realize self-help rather than territorial governmental subsidies and controls at the expense and risk of involuntary taxpayers. - J.Z., 20.9.04, 9.7.12.

PLURALISM, NATURAL, ORGANIC ASSOCIATIONS & TERRITORIALISM, CROWDS & COMMUNITIES: J. S. Furnivall employed the term 'plural society' to describe a type of society which resulted from the European colonisation of tropical lands. A plural society, according to Furnivall, exists when there are a number of distinct groups living side by side, but separately; they meet only in the market-place. Religious, cultural, racial and linguistic divisions reinforce one another so that the groups form quite distinct blocks. The political entity is held together, not by shared values or by common institutions, but by force, which is exercised by an elite of colonial administrators and their local collaborators, who form a small but coherent minority in the society. Furnivall also claimed that these groups, into which plural societies are divided, are not natural, organic associations, but are aggregates of individuals - they are crowds and not communities." - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 119. - To some extent that applies also to the internal colonization of all territorial nations. These diverse blocks are crowds and special interest lobbies and not communities because they have not full exterritorial autonomy and are often merely defensively or inconsiderately using territorial State powers against the territorial State powers gathered by others. - J.Z., 8.3.88, 14.1.93. - Panarchism is this kind of pluralism but without "force" to hold its panarchies together. They are held together only in a way that participants in a market are held together or participants in a network of voluntary, free exchange and juridical arrangements, under free enterprise and consumer sovereignty. - J.Z., 19.9.04, 23.1.12. - PERSONAL LAW, PARALLEL INSTITUTIONS, VOLUNTARISM

PLURALISM: A pluralist integration seems most appropriate for a complex society like the United States. Yet a commitment to pluralist society is also a commitment to allow free choice of ethnic and other group life-styles and, therefore, to limit coercion.” - Donald J. Devine, Does Freedom Work? Caroline House Books, Green Hills Publishers, 1978, (p. 912/92? - 91/92?) – Coercion towards peaceful dissenters, who e.g. voluntarily segregated themselves to do their own things, in every sphere, should not only be limited but done away with. Not only other life styles but other constitutions, laws and institutions should be allowed to volunteer communities of dissenters. A territorial integration of people is neither justified nor rational nor necessary. The free market integrates by individual choices, as much as INDIVIDUALS want to be integrated, independent of the wishes, spleens, prejudices, ignorance, myths, errors, false assumptions and conclusions of “the” people, i.e. the majority of them in any population and their supposed representatives. See e.g. the globalization tendency even under mere degrees of free trade. But the anti-globalization zealots should be free to restrict and protect their own affairs and deals as much as they like. – J.Z., 26.9.07, 20.2.12, 9.7.12. - TERRITORIALLY INTEGRATED OR SEGREGATED OR EXTERRITORIALLY INTEGRATED OR SEGREGATED? PANARCHISM, DISSENTERS, VOLUNTARISM

PLURALISM: A pluralist society would, in my opinion, demand the gradual replacement of sovereign territorial States with their many involuntary subjects, ruling over certain parts of the Earth's surface and all their inhabitants - by autonomous and exterritorial communities with voluntary members, not confined to any particular territory. - J.Z., n.d.

PLURALISM: A recent American writer has distinguished between the ‘pluralist’ – “arguing for the autonomy of the private association from the absolutism of the State …” – Clark Kerr, Industrial Relations and the Liberal Pluralist, p.14, quoted in – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.93. – PANARCHISM, AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM OR ABSOLUTISM

PLURALISM: As a pure ideal, pluralism envisions a society in which is 'an assembly of autonomous groups, living in harmony with each other, but offering individuals a wide variety of alternative opportunities for self-expression and self-fulfillment’.” - Maurice Cranston and Sanford A. Lakoff, eds., A Glossary of Political Ideas, New York, Basic Books, Inc. 1969. - Quoted in Lakoff and Rich: Private Government, p.1. - Generally, a territorial overlordship is presumed to continue and thus only limited autonomy is considered, like the one e.g. for churches, corporations or clubs. – However, if generally applied, this statement does imply panarchism or polyarchism or full exterritorial autonomy under personal law. - J.Z., 18.11.02, 10.2.12, 9.7.12.

PLURALISM: Bertrand Russell agreed with the majority of pluralist writers that the state should (*) act as the coordinator and controller of groups.” (**) – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.88. – (*) NOT! - (**) It, too, should become just be another group of volunteers under personal laws, doing its own things, rather than meddling in the affairs of other panarchies. – J.Z., n.d. & 21.2.08, 10.2.12. – STATE, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHY, AUTONOMY, COMMON GOOD, STATE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM

PLURALISM: But Figgis did not believe that it was the function of the State to achieve some substantive common good for its members; this was to be achieved by those subordinate groups (*) to which all men belong. (**) The State should simply concentrate on maintaining in existence a situation where there should be as much freedom as possible for groups and individuals to pursue ends which they choose.” (***) - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.105. - Under panarchism this supposed role for the territorial State is replaced by the panarchistic framework itself and its natural safeguards: personal law, voluntary membership, individual human rights and international law based on it, volunteer militias for the protection of genuine individual human rights (to the extent that people are enlightened enough to wish them upheld among themselves), internationally federated, freely chosen or contracted for juridical systems, e.g. arbitration courts, or whole alternatives systems, all of them exterritorially autonomous governance systems, communities or societies for their volunteers. - J.Z., 19.9.04, 10.2.12, 9.7.12. - (*) Why should they have to be territorially subordinated to one State? - E.g. the Kurds would greatly disagree. They are presently split up and territorially subjected to three territorial States. Alas, they do not seem to have considered their exterritorial autonomy possibilities, either and, rather, seem to aim at a unified Kurdish territorial State – which would then and thus have its own suppressed minorities, experiencing the former fate of the Kurds. - (**) There are quite a few non-joiners, too, at least as far as formal associations, groups or clubs are concerned. – - (***) What is it about men or women as politicians, bureaucrats, government policemen and government judges that turns them miraculously into beings that could ideally fill and play such roles? – I know of no such transformation of personalities, characters, abilities and normal incentives. – False pretences are not good enough in this sphere, either. - J.Z., 21.2.08, 10.2.12. - COMMON GROUND, PANARCHISM, STATE, AUTONOMY, Q.

PLURALISM: Comprehensive pluralism for pioneers, reformers and revolutionaries, even for anarchists and reactionaries, statists and governmentalists, authoritarians or free marketers, all confined by personal laws to their own exterritorial autonomy, i.e. without a territorial monopoly for any group - thus achieving genuine self-government or self-management for all the diverse communities, societies or governance systems for their volunteers. - J.Z., 04-11, 9.7.12.

PLURALISM: economic pluralism is the essential precondition for political pluralism. Destroy the private sector through nationalization, price controls, capital tax and industrial subversion, and eventually you will have destroyed the economic basis for opposition parties and an independent press.” – Robert Moss, in “1985: An Escape from Orwell’s 1984”, p.115/116. – The connection is even more direct: Outlaw laissez-faire in political associations, communities and societies, i.e. freedom to experiment with political, economic and social systems, individual and group secessionism or voluntarism or exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers: panarchies or polyarchies, and you arrive directly at a territorial, collectivist and coercive conventional monopoly State even if it still has, more or less as camouflage or cover, only, some democratic and welfarist features. Even States and their governments do at least pretend to be providers of wanted or needed genuine services. – But they have no valid moral, rational or economic excuse for the monopolies they claim and enforce. - J.Z., 3.3.08, 9.7.12.

PLURALISM: Furnivall also claimed that these groups into which plural societies are divided are not natural, organic associations, but are aggregates of individuals – they are crowds and not communities. The capitalist economic system which has been the invariable companion of imperialist expansion (? – J.Z.) led to the break-up of village life and of traditional ties.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.119. – That is because they have not had full exterritorial autonomy and voluntarism so far, to sort themselves out, into diverse societies, which their voluntary members would find or believe to be suitable for themselves. None of them will have to be purists. They will all grow, stagnate or decline only naturally once their membership is voluntary and their members remain free to secede from them. So far they were largely forced to use some State powers defensively against territorial competitors. Being allowed to live among themselves, exterritorially autonomous and thus separated from all others, as far as they want to be, defensive reactions would be far less often needed. No threatening large territorial powers would remain. All communities would be just like sects or games or sports clubs – among many others. As such they would tend to be peaceful, all doing only their own things. – No more territorial Warfare States! - J.Z., 8.3.88, 20.2.08, 10.2.12, 9.7.12. - PANARCHISM

PLURALISM: Growth, peace, freedom, justice, harmony, enlightenment, progress and prosperity through the ultimate in pluralism: full exterritorial autonomy for all communities of volunteers, all under their own personal law and institutions. – J.Z., 3.10.07. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

PLURALISM: Harold Laski. When a pluralist, he was most radical in his rejection of monistic sovereignty. (5) But later he adopted the most comprehensive state concept, namely, that implied in all-inclusive state socialism. Laski, it will be recalled, actually made (*) the individual ‘sovereign’. The individual conscience is the only valid source of law. When the claims of various associations conflict, the individual conscience is the final arbiter of where the allegiance lies. In expounding such views, Laski offered a striking juristic application of the American folklore of anarchic democracy; his was a commentary upon Austin in terms of Thoreau, so to speak. Indeed, Laski’s insistence upon the individual conscience as the court of last appeal in matters of political allegiance and obedience is a mere elaboration of the views so eloquently stated in Thoreau’s essay on Civil disobedience.” – Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.51. (chapter heading: LASKI’S PLURALISM) – (*) Rather, he interpreted individuals as sovereigns individuals. – J.Z., 10.2.12. - LASKI, THOREAU, ALLEGIANCE, CONSCIENCE, LOYALTY, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY6 & SECESSIONISM, DISOBEDIENCE

PLURALISM: If groups and parties in the state spent as much energy and money pursuing concrete ends of their choice, as they now spend on trying to persuade governments to pursue these ends on their behalf, the world would be a better place.” - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, in conclusion, on p.119. - Self-governing communities of volunteers are preferable to pressure groups. They realize self-help rather than territorial government monopolies, subsidies, privileges and controls or private privileges, legalized by territorial governments but at the expense and risk of involuntary taxpayers. - J.Z., 20.9.04, 8.4.08, 10.2.11, 9.7.12. - LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST, PRESSURE GROUPS & ACTION GROUPS, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, TERRITORIALISM, POLYARCHISM

PLURALISM: If men are not allowed to live according to their individual preferences, then they will attempt to dominate others and try to thus realize their ideals for themselves, while imposing them on others as well. The territorial system leaves them no other way. The history of territorial religious hierarchies and their wars and civil wars should be sufficient proof for that. Now the territorially organized governments can terrorize each other with nuclear mass murder devices and they continue doing so under the wrong assumption that territorial organizations are the only possible and desirable ones, even if adhering to them would wipe out mankind in the long run, even if only by accident. - - The only way to satisfy all is to let all go their own way. - We do this already daily, in numerous ways, in our private lives. There the individual decisions and actions prevail and thus individual satisfactions are maximized. But in the political, economic and social sphere our taboos, traditions and customs, not so ancient, legally and territorially monopolized, have presently “wedded” or “welded” us to territorial States and their rules, so much so that only very few are able to think any more about alternative forms of organization and rules in these spheres. - Not only should individual voters and several groups have an influence, however insignificant, on political, economic and social decisions for the whole population but there should be no majority decisions made for all inhabitants - except those few required to uphold the peace between various autonomous and exterritorial bodies. - This requires no more than respect for the basic rights of members of other communities, no matter what they do with their rights at their own risk and expense. - Between the various communities there need only be treaties on whose laws are to apply when members of several communities are involved. Historically, either the law of the accuser, that of the accused or mixed courts were used. - E.g., people, who have the right to live in economic freedom, have also the right to impose economic restrictions upon themselves, if that pleases them and as long as it does. They should remain free to retreat into any kind of communist monastery or nunnery or utopian colony arrangement (on a private or cooperative property or an exterritorial autonomy basis) if and as long as they do prefer this and as long as they do not try to impose their choices on others. - - Panarchism is the consistent and ultimate development of pluralism. It is pluralism without its territorialist prejudices, institutions and practices. -ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, COEXISTENCE, COMMUNISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, FREEDOM OF ACTION, INDIVIDUALISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, MINORITY AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, PARALLEL INSTITUTIONS, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSION, SOVEREIGNTY, TERRITORIALISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, WAR AIMS. - J.Z., An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos. 16 & 17, online with my other peace book at - - - Here somewhat revised: 29.1.11, 10.2.12. 9.7.12.

PLURALISM: In a really pluralistic condition there would not be any territorial State left but merely voluntary associations, organizations and communities, perhaps also comprehensive insurance, protection and jurisdiction companies. Alas, some libertarians can only envision territorially monopolistic ones in some important spheres, while in others they do already advocate exterritorial autonomy, voluntarism and free competition. – J.Z., 20.9.82, 22.2.08, 9.7.12.

PLURALISM: In the United States, for example, pluralism commonly refers to multiple interests and party groups, a distribution of authority among levels of government, checks and balances between them, and other means by which areas of legitimate authority are divided up. In Latin cultures the word has little currency but, when used, usually refers to a distribution of authority within a single, hierarchical structure, the source of the power being at the apex of the power pyramid. The presumption, then, is that all power is delegated downward from the top and can be withdrawn at will; the American presumption is of a relative autonomy of many power-generating and power applying centers.” - Silvert, - Man’s Power, p.133. - The panarchist assumption is that of fully autonomous various societies, communities, groups and even competing governments, all only with voluntary members or subjects and confined to exterritorial autonomy under personal laws. Within that framework and always only at their own risk and expense, they are free to apply even any part or the whole of any political, economic or social system. – J.Z., 21.2.08, 10.2.12. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, WHICH EXCLUDES BY DEFINITION ANY EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM AT THE EXPENSE & RISK OF OTHERS THAN VOLUNTEERS.

PLURALISM: individual differences among people demand pluralism if real freedom (Berlin’s negative liberty) is to be achieved, …” - J. B. Kizer, Two Concepts of Liberty, THE FREEMAN, 9/76. – Alas, the author seemed to think that pluralism would be sufficiently realized for all the varieties of individuals, if somewhat independent territorial State associations were diverse within a territorial federal State. But territorialism cannot sufficiently realize individual choices and exterritorially fully autonomous pluralist organizations. – J.Z., 2.4.08. – At most it offers free migration from and to other territorial States. – J.Z., 9.7.12.

PLURALISM: Most pluralists have still a long way to go to reach panarchism and consistent voluntarism, based upon full exterritorial autonomy or experimental freedom and personal laws for volunteers. – J.Z., 2.4.08. – “The pluralist writings of Maitland, Figgis, Laski, Cole, Russell, Lindsay and others certainly amounted to a vigorous attack upon the sovereignty of the state, and on the wide claims for the state which were being made in many liberal and socialist circles. Ernest Barker was able to write in 1915 that ‘the State has generally been discredited in England’ (38) It is true that the pluralist theories involved an attack upon certain doctrines of the state. From the preceding discussion, however, it is clearly nonsense to talk of the pluralists’ ‘studied disregard of the state’, as Adam Ulam does. (39) Some of them may well be criticized for an incoherent and shifting view of what the state ought to do, but they certainly did not disregard it. Ulam further assumes that pluralism implies the rejection of state regulation of groups. … - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 1975, p.88. - (39) The Philosophical Foundations of English Socialism, p.86. – I have never seen Ulam’s book. His position may be very close to or even identical to panarchism. – J.Z., 2.4.08. - A Google search for Adam Ulam + pluralism, brought me today the first page of 1550 hints, but when I tried to access one file of it: Apppreciations The veteran Harvard professor Adam Ulam was a walking encyclopedia on the ..... tolerance of different religions and ethnic origins, political pluralism. ... - Cached - Similar - Access was forbidden! How? By whom and why? - I am fundamentally opposed to any monopolization of ideas. - J.Z., 29.1.11. – How many people are killed or injured or wrongly restricted in their genuine individual rights and liberties because the free and wide spread of certain important ideas is still all too much prevented by “copyrights”? With them not a single slice of bread is additionally produced in the world. But how much more in bread and productive work and free exchanges would soon become available if the spread of ideas were no longer obstructed by copyrights and patent monopolies and better societies, communities and experiments could freely compete with the territorially monopolized ones? Here as well, all too many libertarians have provided their consent of the victims. Yes, innovators and inventors should be encouraged and rewarded in all possible ways – but not by granting them any legalized monopolies, not even temporary ones. That is just as wrong as granting any territorial government a temporary monopoly over the affairs of the population of a whole country. – J.Z., 25.1.12. - PANARCHISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DECENTRALIZATION, SOVEREIGNTY, STATE, COPYRIGHTS OR COPY-WRONGS?

PLURALISM: Nowhere is Proudhon's legal pluralism more pronounced than in his view of ethics. Holding that 'the essence of justice is respect', Proudhon, who had read deeply in Kant's moral philosophy in his younger years, maintained that the basis of any workable system of justice must be derived exclusively from the social sentiments and feelings of the individual as they are experienced firsthand, living and laboring in direct reciprocity with other members of his face-to-face community. 'Turned to myself, the respect for human dignity forms what I call my right', Proudhon held; 'turned to my fellows, it becomes my duty'. Morality, therefore, Proudhon insisted, is nothing less than the application of the principle, 'equal and mutual respect of human dignity in all human relations'; and, accordingly, all pronouncements concerning law or right issued by jurists or legislators were so much gibberish in so far as they extended to acts of persons other than themselves. It was just this sort of rigorous adherence to Kantian ethics that has prompted one political theorist to think of anarchists of the stripe of Proudhon as 'so unrealistic that it is not possible to take them quite seriously', and to hold that the basic assumptions anarchists make regarding human behavior can be applicable only 'for a few saints'.” - W. O. Reichert, in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.139. -  Dignity? I hold that lots of wrongs can be committed with pompous dignity, as if they were quite rightful actions. Many rulers, judges, executioners, legislators and abortionists do provide instances for this. – J.Z., 8.7.12. - KANT, RIGHT, MORALITY, RESPECT, LAW, ANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, JUSTICE, DIGNITY PROUDHON, RESPECT, DIGNITY, RECIPROCITY, RIGHT, DUTY & MORALITY

PLURALISM: Peaceful Panarchist and Pluralist Practices for Personal Preferences Planet-wide. – J.Z., n.d., in Pan AZ. - PANARCHISM

PLURALISM: PETRO, SYLVESTER: The Perversion of Pluralism, Essays on Liberty, vol. XII, FEE, 1965, p.141-162, favors voluntary associations but only within the framework of a limited government - a position which also amounts to a perversion of pluralism. - J.Z. – I hold that this view constitutes also the worst perversion of the essence of pluralism. – J.Z., 13.2.08. – It upholds a territorial monopoly, although only one for an otherwise “limited” government. – J.Z., 8.4.08. - LIMITED PLURALISM & PANARCHISM

PLURALISM: Plan 138, page 19, in ON PANARCHY II, in PP 506 1974. -- 121, in ON PANARCHY X, in PEACE PLANS 755. - See also under LASKI, H.

PLURALISM: pluralism admits of the co-existence of many different cultures and viewpoints. Insofar as some of these cultures or religions are international, and nationalism tends to impose an artificial unity, it can be justly said that nationalism and pluralism are ultimately contradictory.” – ABRABANEL. (When and where – I do not know. I never heard of him and capitalized the name merely because it is so unusual. – J.Z.) - It should also admit all the variety of political, economic and social systems that merely mind the own affairs of their voluntary members, organized for this purpose under personal laws in exterritorially autonomous communities, societies or freely competing governments, none of them with a territorial monopoly. – J.Z., 21.2.08. . – When searching today for Abrabanel + pluralism, I got the first page of ca. 40,000 results, giving references to Abrabanel, Don Isaac Abrabanel, Avigail Arbarbanel, Martin Abravanel and Roger Abravanel. - I certainly don't have the time and energy to explore them all. - J.Z., 29.1.11. – NATIONALISM, INTERNATIONALISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

PLURALISM: Pluralism is indivisible. It extends to the whole of society and affects every aspect of it.” - V. G. D'Estaing: Towards a New Democracy, p.81. - A comprehensive pluralism is infinitely divisible - down to individuals, via individual sovereignty and secessionism and voluntary associationism. It does not offer a single society but a framework for all kinds of societies, all largely independent from each other, although they might extensively or quite freely e.g. trade or allow free trade to all their members. - J.Z., 18.11.02.

PLURALISM: Pluralism is presently generally only understood as a social condition where many different groups are influential, even powerful, to bring about changes, compromises, that are finally centrally and uniformly applied, on even terms to all. - My concept of pluralism and that of some other individualists, is that of a general and world-wide society permitting a peaceful coexistence of diverse groups of volunteers, each of them deciding only the own affairs, autonomously. - J.Z. - Full autonomy for voluntary societies or communities would require exterritoriality and personal laws and is as such only rarely considered by those discussing "pluralism". - J.Z., 18.11.02.

PLURALISM: Pluralism, English type, according to David Nicholls, in The Pluralist State, 118: "The English pluralists believed that the associations which comprise the state should not endeavour to force the government actively to intervene in the life of the people in order to realise some substantive purpose. These associations should be concerned simply with obtaining freedom to live life in a manner which they prefer, while recognizing the rights of other groups to a similar freedom." - Why should they still continue to constitute a territorial State, rather than seceding from it or ignoring it? - J.Z., 19.9.04. IBID:

PLURALISM: The English pluralists envisaged a situation in which members of the state pursue their chosen ends in life, as individuals and associated in voluntary groups, with as little interference from coercive governmental authorities as is possible (*1) in the context of order and peace. (*2) Figgis used the term ‘state” to apply to this collectivity; it is the society of societies (*3) whose purpose is to maintain some kind of order and to adjudicate between the claims made by its members. (*4), Individual citizens will naturally join groups, for man is a social animal. These groups will develop a life of their own, which cannot be accounted for simply in terms of the actions and ideas of their individual members. (*5) The degree of unity attained by the group will depend upon the nature of the purpose pursued, and upon the loyalty manifested by its members. Pluralist writers believed that a permanent association, pursuing a definite purpose upon which its members are in general agreement, manifests a unity which enables us to treat it in certain respects as a ‘person’. (*6) – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.8. - - Under panarchism the State of this kind of Pluralism is simply the general human society in the whole world, whose various panarchies are the sub-societies of this general society. The general society forms something like a world market and the various panarchies form special markets and market organizations. - J.Z., 19.9.04. - - (*1) As little as possible equals zero! (*2) The terms “order” and “peace” are greatly abused by territorial governments. Such governments do not really comprehend what they mean and do require and how they can be achieved. – (*3) Why should all of them be members of a territorial State and subject to its laws and jurisdiction? The State and society should not be mixed up. – (*4) Some private protective agencies and arbitration services exist even now, under territorialism. - Under panarchism the limited “State” or “government” of this kind of pluralism is simply the general and panarchistic human society of the whole world, under panarchism, whose various panarchies are the sub-societies of this general society.  The general society forms something like a world market and the various panarchies form special markets and market organizations. - (*5) Territorial States and their governments, with coercive and monopolistic powers, have nothing to do with genuine societies, in which voluntarism is a primary requirement and which do not establish territorial monopolies and borders. Politicians, sociologists and writers should distinguish between States and societies. - (*6) The desired genuine unity cannot be achieved under territorialism but only under exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. Some kind of artificial order and unity was even maintained by Mussolini, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Fidel Castro and Idi Amin. But their kinds of order and unity were certainly not based upon recognizing all individual rights and liberties. Even the best democratic governments do not do that as yet and may never do so. - -

Most pluralists are still statists and write as if e.g. territorial governmental courts of justice were the only possible and quite desirable juridical avenues. - Why should they the diverse panarchies or pluralistic societies not be allowed to be exterritorially fully autonomous, if their members desire this and if their purpose is to provide a complete alternative society or community for them, not just another football, soccer or social club? – I am under the impression that pluralists have never quite thought through their ideas and developed them as far as they could be and should be. - J.Z., 28.2.88, 19.9.04, 21.2.08, 10.2.12, 9.7.12. - ENGLISH TYPE OF PLURALISM

PLURALISM: Pluralists are merely inconsistent anarchists and panarchists. – J.Z., 8.8.92. - Please let me know of any exceptions. One might say the same about libertarian limited government advocates and intolerant anarchists. - J.Z., 29.1.11.

PLURALISM: Pluralists would encourage the groups themselves to be more active and creative, and not to spend all their energy persuading the government to do those things, which they could perfectly well do for themselves. Perhaps one of the most significant developments in recent years has been the take-over by a trade union of a number of restaurants. If the men who actually work in the establishments will really have an effective voice in determining how they are run, progress will have been made. The danger is, of course, that the restaurants will be controlled by a trade union bureaucracy in Port of Spain, and not by the workers involved.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.122. – They might not be better off than at present, with the restaurant owned by a foreign holding company, instead of by their former boss. At least with some bosses, in small enterprises, one could talk relatively freely and, sometimes, effectively. – They might act, according to the above description by D. N., rather as lobbies or special interest groups than as independent contractors, partners, cooperators or entrepreneurs. - Pluralists still tend to think only in small terms, not grasping or at least exploring the whole potential of their philosophy. – J.Z., 22.2.08. – PANARCHISM

PLURALISM: Political Pluralism and the State: Explorations in political theory beyond the nation-state. (Routledge Innovators in Political Theory) (Hardcover) - by Marcel Wissenburg (Author) - Key Phrases: policy telos, politically pluralized world, consultative elitism, John Rawls, Brian Barry, Act of Supremacy (Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.) $150.00. - Ships from and sold by – To me most printed new books are not worth the prices charged for them. I might look at some of them – IF they were offered, in batches of at least 2,000, on CDs or DVDs – or in whole specialized libraries, offered on a large external HDD at a competitive price, which could, by now, be rather low, with such discs of 2 TBs offered at A $ 99 and at 3 TBs at A $ 179, as blanks. – Will anarchists and libertarians every get their acts together, in this way? - J.Z., 9.7.12.

PLURALISM: Progressive pluralism – another name for panarchism? - J.Z., 04-11

PLURALISM: the American presumption is of a relative autonomy of many power-generating and power-applying centers.” - Silvert: Man's Power, p.133. - And, generally, the unchecked common premise remains territorialism. - J.Z., 18.11.02, 10.2.12. – Moreover, the possibilities of full exterritorial autonomy remain, mostly, unexamined. – J.Z., 8.3.09. – Power is not the significant part but freedom, self-management, genuine self-government or voluntarism are. - J.Z., 29.1.11, . - EXTERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

PLURALISM: The best that we can expect in the next century is a pluralistic society. In Pluralism there is no truth that is binding upon all. Required is merely the renunciation of mutual domination and thereby a simultaneous side-by side of diverse social-political groups. Anarchism without pluralism is inconceivable.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.206. – The same could be said about panarchism. – J.Z., 9.7.12. - VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, ANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM

PLURALISM: The English pluralists believed that the associations which comprise the state should not endeavour to force the government actively to intervene in the life of the people in order to realise some substantive purpose. These associations should be concerned simply with obtaining freedom to live life in a manner which they prefer, while recognizing the rights of other groups to a similar freedom.” - Pluralism, English type, according to David Nicholls, in The Pluralist State, p.118. - Why they should they still continue to constitute a territorial State, rather than seceding from it or ignoring it? - J.Z., 19.9.04. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM.

PLURALISM: The English pluralist writers believed that individual freedom is most likely to be preserved when a large number of associations exist within the state (*), and when the state does not itself pursue some national policy which purports to realize a common good. The state should concern itself with maintaining order and peace, by settling disputes between individuals and groups; …” - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.10. – As if there had not been many negative experiences with e.g. State laws, State police forces, State military forces and State courts. Wishful thinking and delusions prevail also among the advocates of limited governments. But they should become free to try to realize their ideals among themselves. – - (*) That it has to be within the State is the main delusion of the territorialists. They should be free to exists, as alternative institutions, rather parallel to the State, under full exterritorial autonomy, while the State and its remaining volunteers should also be so reduced in power. That is a conclusion not clearly arrived at by most pluralists, to my knowledge. They almost always seem take the territorial States for granted, as a natural and inevitable phenomenon and ignore its failures in exactly those spheres with which States try to justify themselves. – J.Z., 22.2.08. – An this in spite of the fact that only artificially constructed and legalized territorial monopolies are involved – without seriously considering the voluntary and exterritorial autonomy alternatives to them and the numerous precedents for them. – J.Z., 9.7.12. - PANARCHISM, STATE, FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, PARALLEL INSTITUTIONS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

PLURALISM: The measure of a free society would be the degree of eccentricity and deviance it could tolerate. Anarchists are committed to a pluralist society. They encourage variety and experimentation in lifestyles and social forms. To let not just a thousand but as many flowers as possible blossom. In addition, all anarchists have insisted on the individual’s right of private judgment and opposed rigid censorship.” – Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.651. - ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT

PLURALISM: The pluralism of power guarantees freedom.” – V.G. D’Estaing, Towards a New Democracy, p. 97 (or 971?). – One should distinguish between a pluralistic division of power over a single territory and the plurality of power that in each case extends only over volunteers, wherever these might live in a territory or in the world. Most of those who call themselves "pluralists" are only concerned with territorial structures and ignored the possibilities of and experience with exterritorial autonomy for voluntary societies and communities. - J.Z., 18.11.02. - - If it is a pluralism of territorial powers, all with somewhat clashing exclusive monopoly claims, then it rather guaranty for fights and even wars between them. Power confined to the own affairs, as determined by exclusively voluntary members, without claiming any territorial monopoly, are by their nature peaceful and can promote all existing ideals that are tolerant enough, including the very diverse ones of freedom lovers. – J.Z., 21.2.08. – FREEDOM,

PLURALISM: The pluralist theories of Figgis and his contemporaries could certainly apply to a country like Trinidad. Racial, religious, cultural and economic groups must be recognized by the state (*) and should be left to pursue those ends which they set for themselves, within a framework of order. (**) Pluralists would encourage the groups themselves to be more active and creative, and not to spend all their energy persuading the government to do those things, which they could perfectly well do for themselves. … these cultural groups should not be regarded with suspicion by the state, nor should their exclusiveness necessarily be condemned. Any rigorous effort by the government to impose upon the population a single ‘creole’ culture will be interpreted by minority groups as an attack upon their interests.” - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 1975, p.122. - - (*) Why should these groups continue to recognize the territorial State? – J.Z., 22.2.08. - - (**) That need not be a territorial framework, but merely that by recognition of and respect for all genuine individual rights and liberties – to the extent that volunteers claim them for themselves. The need not be under the obligation to recognized and respect all of them among themselves. – J.Z., 2.4.08. – Here he comes close to panarchism but has, obviously, not yet full exterritorial autonomy in mind for all his “cultural groups”. – J.Z., 2.4.08. - PANARCHISM

PLURALISM: The pluralist voluntary societies of panarchism are exterritorially quite autonomous, i.e., not subjects of any territorial State. - J.Z., 19.9.04. – COMPREHENSIVE PLURALISM & AUTONOMY IN SELF-CHOSEN INSTITUTIONS & PANARCHISM: 

PLURALISM: The pluralists – Figgis, Laski, Cole, Russell – accepted the main contention of the anarchists; they believed that men should in general be left to pursue ends chosen by themselves, in the context of voluntary associations. Yet they argued that the state should remain as the society of societies, responsible for maintaining order among the groups within it. The state should not itself, however, pursue a goal or purpose other than that of maintaining a situation where the people are able, as individuals and associated in groups, to follow paths which they choose for themselves.” – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.6. – That was as foolish as entrusting the State with the job of controlling all production and all exchange, or giving it a monopoly on arms and military organization, the power of central banking, the decision on war and peace, armament and disarmament, a police monopoly, a postal monopoly, the power to tax, a jurisdiction and legislation monopoly. The question is: In which of its numerous activities has the territorial State ever been so successful that one should entrust it with as important a job as these pluralists were prepared to concede to it? – J.Z., 21.2.08, 10.2.12. – Q., VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS, ANARCHISM, STATE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

PLURALISM: The pluralists have not made clear the implications of their criticism of the monistic doctrine. What precisely, in their theory, is to be the position and function of the State in the community? Will they expunge from political theory the principle of compulsory taxation and compulsory citizenship applied to persons by virtue of residence rather than by virtue of voluntary membership? The philosophical anarchist would have membership in any protection-affording association a purely voluntary matter; he says (in criticism of Spencer and other British individualists) that it is no more necessary for the State to assume police and military functions and compel men to accept and pay for such services than for the State to meddle with education, morals, or trade. Here is not merely an opinion as to the expedient scope of State activity, but a clear and courageous repudiation of state sovereignty. Do the pluralists agree with the philosophical anarchist?” – W. A. Dunning, Political Theories, Recent Times, The Attack upon State Sovereignty, p.118. – Pluralists are inconsistent panarchists and so are, alas, even most anarchists and libertarians. - J.Z., 3.1.93. - ANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM & COMPULSION, PANARCHISM, STATE

PLURALISM: There appears to be an underlying assumption in most pluralist writings that if only an individual or group be released from state control, then we shall have a condition in which spontaneous action, self-expression and initiative, will enjoy free play.” - W. A. Dunning, A History of Political Theories, Recent Times, p.114/5. - Well, at least some pluralists favor full exterritorial autonomy from any of the existing territorial States. - J.Z., 19.9.04. - PANARCHISM

PLURALISM: They were ‘not proponents of a monistic outlook, thought or action’, but had a mentality capable of accommodating a pluralistic view of the world, and so believed that life is worthwhile when it permits the full realization of all the possibilities, all the new departures contained in it.” – Review of Ivan KREMNEV, The Journey of My Brother Alexei to the Land of Peasant Utopia, in FREEDOM, 25.11.78. - LIFE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM VS. MONISM

PLURALISM: Unfortunately, throughout history all too many who have thought of themselves as legal pluralists, lacking Proudhon's willingness to go straight to the roots of the political problem, have been unwilling to divest the State of its monopoly of force. ... So long as the locus of force remains untouched, political pluralism is hardly more than an assertion of the importance of group authority ... and an appeal for modest deference to those and other authorities on the part of governments. And it is just this kind of philosophical bombast ... as Proudhon so frequently pointed out, that prevents society from overcoming its basic problem in organization.” - W. O. Reichert, in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.139. - Panarchism is conventional pluralism but without the coercive and monopolistic territorial State. - J.Z., 19.9.04. – The statist and territorial kind of pluralism resembles largely the present situation of powerful lobbies and special interest groups determining the practice of territorial States in favor of their own interests, at the expense of all other subjects of a territorial State. – J.Z., 10.2.12.

PLURALISM: We are often told today that we live in a pluralistic society; we have even been told that one of the major issues of the present Council is how the Church may adapt herself to living in a pluralist society, which in simple words is a society where people, whether you like it or not, hold radically different opinions about life and its purpose and organise themselves in radically different ways, and there is no machinery for bullying them into uniformity.” - Father William Purdy, in THE AUSTRALIAN, 26.8.64.

PLURALISM: We have scarcely begun to draw the maps of the American polity. What we know about institutions is in almost direct proportion to their authoritarian character. We talk increasingly about American pluralism, but we do not know very accurately how pluralistic we are.” – Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.71. - He brings as examples small businesses of which there are millions. We do not know how most get started. Probably with the help of friends and family members. Banks often to mostly will not give them credit until they are successful. – J.Z., 21.2.08. – Pluralism should go far beyond diverse forms of free enterprise in economics. It should include free enterprise also for whole economic, political and social systems. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - AUTHORITARIANISM, VOLUNTARISM & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE.

PLUS FACTORS: All people act in terms of plus factors. They can’t act any other way. The person we call a criminal is guilty of bad selfishness. But when that person goes to work to produce money or goods or services so that he can have more of what he wants and not lose that which he has, that is good selfishness. Each of us has to take care of himself.” – Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.37. - And almost all people neglect their own affairs all too much, apart from relatively trivial and private ones, - when it comes to conceding to territorial governments all decisions on whole economic, social and political systems. In this sphere they still act largely like slaves, serfs or prisoners, not even questioning their situation, seriously, and the powers victimizing them. - They pursue their self-interest only as far are they are officially permitted to do so by territorial governments, apart from some black market activities and tax evasion attempts. - J.Z., 29.1.11. - SELF-INTEREST, INTEREST IN ALL ONE'S OWN AFFAIRS, NOT JUST LIMITED PRIVATE ONES.

PLUS FACTORS: Every human being seeks plus factors. His plus factors may be dollars. But they might also be friendship, love, good health, a comfortable bed, a good meal, a rare book, a work of art, a day of leisure, a job, a good bridge game, or anything else his heard, body or mind desires. In this sense, man is a profit-seeker. He seeks to satisfy his desires whatever they may be.” – Robert LeFevre, THE FREEMAN, 4/79, p.197. – But not yet panarchistically in those spheres still monopolized by territorial governments, beyond the small to trivial choices offered e.g. by territorial voting. - J.Z., 21.1.11. - PROFIT, DESIRES, SATISFACTIONS, CONSUMERS, SELFISHNESS, INCENTIVES

PLYMOUTH PIONEERS FORMED A VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY, INITIALLY COMMUNISTIC THEN, LEARNING FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH IT,  BECOMING EXPLICITLY INDIVIDUALISTIC, PROPERTARIAN & CAPITALISTIC: But Plymouth was a voluntary community and Americans still cherish the idea of nationality as an act of will.” - - “The accent on government by voluntary association, by a contract freely entered into, has been an American hallmark ever since.” - Bradford Smith, “A Dangerous Freedom”, J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia & N.Y., 1952, 1954, page 50. - On page 52 there is a hint that even communism was enforced by a contract with financiers, for 7 years and against opposition from aspiring settlers. -  Contrary to this general statement, a territorially centralized nation was established. Some concessions were only made to small utopian colonies of volunteers, of which hundreds existed and by all too limited autonomy grants to the surviving Red Indians on their “reserves”, often limited only to hunting and fishing rights. Full autonomy on an exterritorial basis was, to my knowledge, never granted or even clearly claimed, within the USA, although it was officially claimed, e.g. for Americans in China, in the “foreign concessions” under extraterritorial treaties, the “unequal treaties”, by which corresponding rights to Chinese in the USA – or in other foreign countries, were refused to them. Thus territorial nationalistic opposition was aroused, supported by territorial nationalists in other countries, and these treaties were finally repealed, instead of replacing them by “equal rights’ treaties for all the participants. – J.Z., n.d., in the old Pan A – Z  compilation. – If the latter had happened then, by now, we might have had e.g. in Australia several flourishing international colonies, equivalent to Hong Kong or even better. – When Hong Kong was handed over to the Communist government of the mainland, in 1999, at the expiry of the lease, an Australian farmer, in the Northern Territory, with many square miles of land to spare, offered to make his land available for such a free trade and free enterprise settlement, for Chinese and others, but, to my knowledge, the Federal Government of Australia, typical territorialists, wouldn’t listen to or consider his proposal. – One cannot really reason with such governments. Power has gone to their heads and incapacitated them. - J.Z., 25.3.09, 23.1.11. – Even that great experience is still not sufficiently taught in government schools and universities – as much later! – J.Z., 25.1.12. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENT, POWER ADDICTION

POETRY & SONG LYRICS: Since at least songs, if not poetry, influence so much of the „thinking“ and „ideas“ of the younger generations, the attempt should be made to shape panarchistic wordings also in these forms and to try to get music set to them – if they are worded well enough. My own and still very crude first “poetic” or lyrical attempt in this direction can be found above under LIVING THE OWN LIFE. – J.Z., 31.1.05. – Compare: JOKES & SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY.

POLICE ACTIONS: Now that ABC weapons have driven the indiscriminate use of destructive power to the heights of absurdity, it is most urgent to reduce all war actions to their rightful and sensible core: rightful and limited policing actions against a few genuine aggressors: "War … is only proper when the exercise of violence is rigorously limited to the individual criminal" - said Murray N. Rothbard, in: "War, Peace and the State", p.3. - - To prevent nuclear war and WW III, we do have to reduce wars to mere police actions against the main political criminals with involuntary victims. – J.Z., An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos. 16 & 17, on - Here slightly edited. -  AGGRESSION, AIR RAIDS, BOMBERS, CIVILIANS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, DECISION, DEFENCE, DESERTION, DESTRUCTION, DISCRIMINATION, ENEMY, HUMAN RIGHTS,  INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, LIBERATION WARS, MILITIA, NON-COMBATANTS, OUTLAWRY, PRISONERS OF WAR, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE, SCORCHED EARTH, TARGETS, TYRANNICIDE, WAR AIMS, WEAPONS. - J.Z.,

POLICE FORCES, COMPETING & COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, AYN RAND’S MISUNDERSTANDING: Only when “competing” governments and “competing” police forces become or try to become territorial governments, with an “exclusive turf”, i.e., monopolists, do they fight each other. Otherwise they merely compete for more voluntary customers. – J.Z., 15.3.05.

POLICE, PRIVATE SECURITY FORCES: From Iraq to Home Town, U.S.A. private security company guards out-number police three to one." - Wayne Wilson, email, 1.10.06, on show on CNBC last night and recommending this development as an investment opportunity. - Propelled by public panic over crime, the private security industry is one of the fastest growing enterprises in the U.S., spending more money and employing more guards than public police forces around the country. In 1990 alone, fifty-two billion was spent on private security, compared to thirty billion on police. More than ten thousand private security companies employ some one million five hundred thousand guards, nearly triple the five hundred fifty-four thousand state and local police officers. - The era of dual law enforcement is already here, with a vengeance. Private guards are popping up everywhere, patrolling shopping malls, workplaces, apartment buildings and neighborhoods. The phenomenal growth of massive private shopping malls, and the steady shrinkage of public shopping streets, means the public is more likely to encounter private security than public police on a daily basis. The business community already pays for security in malls, stores, offices, banks, and highly congested public places such as New York City's Grand Central Station. And as federal funding recedes, many municipalities are looking to cut costs further by hiring rent-a-cops to work ambulance services and parking enforcement, as well as to watch over crime scenes and transport prisoners who increasingly face incarceration in corporate-run prisons. - Somehow, I did receive this email by W. W., - although it was addressed to - Acenet is also my service provider. I noticed this discrepancy only now. - Computers do make mistakes. Now they might make mistakes that lead to the use of nuclear "weapons". - J.Z., 13.10.11. – Private security forces under contract with the U.S. government did also play a large role in Iraq and, possibly, still do in Afghanistan. – J.Z., 23.1.12. - PRIVATE PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATIONS & SECURITY GUARDS

POLICE, PROTECTION & SECURITY FORCES, FREELY COMPETING ONES: They are either just aspects of volunteer communities or special free enterprise services hired by autonomous volunteer communities, in the same way as they might hire any other services via special contracts in what is now called "outsourcing". - J.Z., 19.9.04. 

POLICE: All the policemen in Australia might not be enough merely to investigate all the unofficial crimes of its politicians. – Nor their official and legalized ones, which they are not authorized to investigate. – There is no substitute for the freedom to opt out from under them! - J.Z. 18.7.83, 15.3.09. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLICE: Allow good policemen and policing or security organizations to drive out the bad ones. - J.Z. 20.8.83, 25.1.12. – No legal tender power for the “services” of a monopolistic territorial police force! They neither serve sufficiently not rare their value standards optimal. There is no justification for their monopoly powers, which are, all too often, abused by them. – J.Z., 9.7.12.

POLICE: And the slogan 'Support your Local Police!' is frequently annotated, 'Bribe a cop today.' - Bill Peach, THE REVIEW, March 18-24, 1972. - Members of private protection agencies do already outnumber official police forces in many countries, like e.g., Australia. If one wants some real protection one has either to provide it oneself - which has largely been outlawed, by our official protectors, intent on disarming us, while not disarming private criminals and official ones, or has to hire a private and competitive security service, which has only limited autonomy compared with that of the governmental police forces. - J.Z., 16.11.02, 9.7.12. - PROTECTION, CORRUPTION, JOKES, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, GUN LAWS

POLICE: Any organization that is coercively financed out of taxes is already insofar coercive. - If it can also legally enforce its own rules or rules imposed by others, our supposed territorial representatives, then it becomes to that extent despotic, despite the best intentions of the legislators. If it is authorized to suppress competition, it will deteriorate. These and other general rules operate against the State and federal police forces and all the other statist territorial monopoly organizations. - J.Z., 20.7.83, 29.1.11, 9.7.12.

POLICE: As long as there are offenders against human rights, committing genuine "crimes", the policing function will be necessary and justified. A monopolistic police force is not. Wrongful actions that harm others need policing, rightful and desired actions don't. - J.Z., 20.7.83.

POLICE: Citizens ought to be free to opt out from under even a benevolent police regime, not only an arbitrary, unreliable, excessively expensive and outright criminal one or police State. – J.Z., n.d. & 2.4.08.

POLICE: Each should elect his own local sheriff. – J.Z., 8.6.82. – Alone or in association with like-minded volunteers. – J.Z., 9.7.12.

POLICE: External policing does not work well enough. Only self-policing, self-control and self-restraints or individually agreed upon policing services can have a sufficient degree of success. – J.Z., n.d., 2.4.08, 9.7.12.

POLICE: For all too many policemen their claimed or even legalized monopoly to fight criminals is more important than fighting criminals. In this they are typical trade unionists but bad policemen. - J.Z., 21.7.00.

POLICE: Free competition for all honest, just and efficient cops! - J.Z., 20.7.83.

POLICE: Good policing is not impossible. It is merely outlawed! – J.Z., 20.7.83.

POLICE: How good police service can be we would find out only under full competition in this sphere. – The good and best policemen would tend to support that competition and shine in it. - J.Z., 15.3.09.

POLICE: How much do all the policemen, judges, lawyers, prison officers do cost us, compared with the total cost of all crime damage? – How much could we save via insurance agents, private detective agencies and bounty hunters, by productive and competitive penal institutions for convicts and by competing court and legal systems? – Tax founded subsidies prevent economics in these spheres as well. - J.Z., 21.12.92. – Q., CRIME, PROTECTIVE SERVICES

POLICE: I’ve seen it suggested that our cities would be less dangerous without policemen. – Steve Witham, THE CONNECTION, 114 p. 54. – Then there would be no policemen to protect offenders against effective self-defence or retaliation. Almost every adult would then also be armed to defend himself and his property. – J.Z., 22.2.08. – Then more private and competing security service people would be hired than are hired now. – J.Z., 8.4.08.

POLICE: If you want police protection – hire it! – J.Z., 10.72. – Hire a policeman or competing protection agency directly – so that you can fire him or them, if necessary. – J.Z., 17.11.75.

POLICE: In 1970 Cairns went so far as to claim that in effect Australian citizens had a right to set up private police forces. - He was attempting to justify the use of marshals to control protest marches - but the statement itself was not confined to protests. It is not going too far to suggest that an alternative police force was simply one manifestation of Cairns' proposed "alternative system of power". - G. Henderson, QUADRANT, Oct.72.

POLICE: In fact, even today, with "free" tax-funded police protection provided by government, the great majority of police protection is provided by the private sector. - According to the National Center for Policy Analysis (using 1990 figures): Private security guards outnumber public law enforcement officers by nearly three to one. - Businesses, communities and individuals spent, on private security, almost twice the amount collected in taxes for government police services. - = So we already have a mixed public-private police system, and the private sector part is the largest, and is growing. - Got questions? Dr. Ruwart has answers! If you'd like answers to YOUR "tough questions" on libertarian issues, email Dr. Ruwart at: “- PRIVATE POLICE PROTECTION

POLICE: It should not be forced to fight "crimes "without victims, but it is. - J.Z., 29.7.82.

POLICE: MONOPOLY SERVICES: Like any other monopoly service, this has lead to the deterioration of services, increase of costs and led to much dissatisfaction and distrust against the police in the population. – In the interest of their own reputation and not as trade unionists with a trade union mentality, policemen should push for free competition in their profession. – J.Z., 15.3.09. – In all spheres of police work, not just security- and night-watchman services. – J.Z., 9.7.12.

POLICE: Murderers, especially mass murderers – and those systematically preparing for mass murders - get more police protection against relatives and friends of their victims or prospective victims than their victims got from the police or the future victims of these criminals will get. Think about it! – J.Z., 7.11.96, 13.2.08, 9.7.12. – Nuclear weapons are well protected against the people wishing to destroy them but the people are not protected against those armed with these “weapons”. – J.Z., 15.3.09, 10.2.12. - MURDERERS & MASS MURDERERS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

POLICE: Not the police is the primary enemy but many of the “positive” laws are, which the policemen are supposed to enforce. – J.Z., 12.9.88. – Stone throwing against wrongful laws doesn’t help, either. – J.Z., 9.7.12. - LAWS, LEGISLATION.

POLICE: Only when “competing” governments and “competing” police forces become, try to become or remain territorial governments and police forces, with an “exclusive turf”, i.e., monopolists, or private criminal gangs, do they fight each other. Otherwise they merely compete for more voluntary customers. – J.Z., 15.3.05, 9.7.12. – COMPETING POLICE FORCES & COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, AYN RAND’S MISUNDERSTANDING

POLICE: Police inefficiencies, excess costs and corruption are inevitable consequences of a monopolistic police force given the task of enforcing numerous wrongful laws. The police is an armed bureaucracy itself – but it not only enforces its own wrongful and monopolistic bureaucracy but that of the other official territorial bureaucracies as well. – J.Z., 16.5.92, 2.4.08, 9.7.12. – LAWS

POLICE: Police now spend at least 80% of their time on non-criminal situations, and are becoming increasingly more militarized and violent.” – Wollstein thought that people should take more responsibility for their own safety by e.g. learning martial arts, or buying and learning the proper use of firearms. Already communities have taken the initiative in this regard via organized neighborhood watches, or the hiring of private security companies, of which there are 13,000 in the US.” - Jarret Wollstein, in talk: “Who Needs Uncle Sam?” - As reviewed in FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS. 12/07, p.18.

POLICE: Police Power: Sovereignty’s Sledgehammer.” – Heading of an article by Ridgway K. Foley, Jr., in THE FREEMAN, 11/75. – It is not the sledgehammer of individual sovereignty but of territorial, collectivist, coercive and monopolistic sovereignty. – J.Z., 3.3.08.

POLICE: Police services should not be monopolized. Nor should they have to enforce an obvious excess of territorial legislation. They should not be paid out of taxes, either. They should not be subjected to the kind of “controls” that make them ineffective. They should not have the power or opportunity, provided e.g. by anti-drug laws, to grant or refuse large pecuniary advantages by turning a blind eye or by enforcing the law selectively. They should be strictly bound by individual rights and liberties. And that requires, in my opinion, that they be at liberty or even under a duty to ignore certain unjust laws that restrict individual rights and liberties of all citizens who desire to practise these rights among themselves. (Naturally, ordinary citizens should also have the right to ignore wrongful laws – and institutions.) But in practice such a police force cannot be achieved, in most cases, over whole territories but merely through the process of competition, which diverse panarchies with their different kinds of police services would provide, in a really free market for all kinds of political systems and protective institutions. – J.Z., n.d. & 2.4.08, 10.2.12, 9.7.12. – PANARCHISM, COMPETITION, MARKET SERVICES, PROTECTIVE AGENCIES.

POLICE: Policemen now protect anti-people weapons or mass murder devices like ABC "weapons" - and everything necessary to their manufacture - against the people!!! – Just like policemen were once forced to protect a Hitler and a Stalin and a Mao against rightful tyrannicide. - J.Z.. 20.7.83, 10.2.12.

POLICE: Policemen, too, should be elected or hired and subscribed to, rather than appointed by some bureaucratic office. – The private security forces already are and often outnumber the private police forces – How do crime rates compare for areas were there are no private security forces with those, where they do exist? - J.Z., 8.6.82, 22.2.08. - Perhaps they were only established wherever official police forces had obviously failed? - J.Z., 29.1.11.

POLICE: Sir Mark Young, retired Chief Commissioner of Police in London, has pronounced that the police can no longer keep law and order and that each individual must make his property safe against future civil disturbance, theft and looting.” – Nadia Weiner, LIBERTARIAN OPTIMISM, 11/78. – Why are they revealing such truths mostly only after they are retired? – J.Z., 22.2.08.

POLICE: The enforcement of certain wrongful laws by policemen does more wrong and harm than all the combined activities of all private criminals with victims do. (*) If we could effectively bribe all policemen from abstaining from their enforcement (or the politicians into repealin such laws), we would all be much better off. If we could abolish the police monopoly and that of territorial monopolistic “representatives” via individual and group secessionism - our advantages would be great. – (*) I am thinking here e.g. of the enforcement of monetary despotism, of the outlawry of ideal militia forces for the protection of individual rights and liberties, of the territorial monopoly against alternative institutions like panarchies, of the enforcement of compulsory taxation, to name just some examples. - J.Z., n.d., & 2.4.08.

POLICE: The main political problem is how to prevent the police power from becoming tyrannical. This is the meaning of all the struggles for liberty.” – Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) - Territorial monopoly police and military forces will always tend to become more or less despotic by themselves or can be despotically abused by their territorial rulers, whether these are tyrants, kings, presidents or prime ministers. - J.Z., 25. 11. 06. - Just let us have competing police services, genuine self-defence rights and opportunities and volunteer militias for the protection of individual rights and liberties and most police abuses will soon be ended. – What could one expect from a monopoly police force at the expense of tax payers? – J.Z., 3.1.08. - & POLITICS, Q., MONOPOLISM

POLICE: The more certain laws are enforced by the police, the more unsatisfactory and wrong does this police service become. E.g. laws against demonstrations, leafletting, late shopping, private gun ownership. - J.Z., 29.7.82. - Not to speak of laws against open air meetings, private note issues, contracted-for alternative value standards, secessions, exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, tyrannicide, militias for the protection of individual rights. - J.Z., 29.1.11. – Perhaps the official “Bills of Rights” are the government “service” which is most in need of replacement by quite rightful and comprehensive declaration of genuine individual rights and liberties? But who is interested in that job? The average voter certainly isn’t. Neither is the average anarchist or libertarian. Some anarchists and libertarians even manage to argue against any such attempt. Our present conditions do largely correspond to that lack of interest or even prejudice. – J.Z., 9.7.12. – DECLARATION OF ALL GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLICE: The police are not our enemies. The criminals are.” - Poul Anderson, The Boat of a Million years, p.371. - And what about the secret police forces, like e.g, the Gestapo, the GPU or NKWD, etc.? The legalization of criminal acts committed by governments or their agents, in peace or war, is among the worst crimes. And what about those policemen, who do act criminally? A police monopoly is certainly among our enemies. – J.Z., 6.4.91. - All government and policing services ought to be subjected to individual and sovereign consumer choices and to competition from private and cooperative service providers. Otherwise they may constitute the largest, most bloody and most exploitative protection rackets. - J.Z., 6.4.91, 12.1.93, 9.7.12. - E.g. the custom officers, upholding the laws of "protectionism" against free trade. - J.Z., 29.1.11. The criminals within the police forces are our enemies, too. - J.Z., 10.12.03. – Even one criminal policeman would be one too many. How many criminal policemen are there in the police force of a State? I do not expect an official statistic on that. How many cases were hushed up? Who has great opportunities and motives to do so? – J.Z., 13.2.08. – Consider also how many or how few of the secret service policemen and of the ordinary policemen are genuine defenders of individual rights and liberties. – J.Z., 8.4.08, 20.2.08. – PANARCHISM, COMPETITION, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE ENTERPRISE – EVEN FOR POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS, DIS., CRIME,

POLICE: The question is not how the wolves ought to be organized or the sheep dogs or the shepherds - but the sheep! - We ought to ponder the rights and the duties of the citizens arising out of prolonged, repeated and almost all-embracing failures and wrongs of police forces, military forces, rules, administrations, courts, parliaments, commissions etc. Continued obedience only leads to more disasters. Complaints and suits are not enough. Rightful resistance actions (and that would excludes most of what passed as such so far) must be pondered and then undertaken - to finally establish competing alternative institutions for all those who want them. - But each should remain free to choose to continue living under the old system, at his own expense and risk. - J.Z. 20.7.83

POLICE: The ratio of police to citizen is such that crime is a fairly safe profession. – Dean Lyon, “el Don”, 26.5.78. - the ratio of police to citizens is such that crime is a fairly safe profession.” - Robert LeFevre, SLL leaflet. - As if a monopoly police force ever could or would prevent of effectively prosecute all private and official crimes. – J.Z., 3.3.08, 9.7.12. – CRIME

POLICE: The right to resist oppression should not be and cannot be delegated to a few people only, e.g. to politicians, bureaucrats, presidents, prime ministers, premiers, soldiers, policemen and judges. – J.Z., 6/88, 2.4.08. – DELEGATION, RIGHTS, REPRESENTATION, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OR PARLIAMENTS, POLITICIANS, SOLDIERS, RIGHT TO RESIST OPPRESSION

POLICE: The world needs some kind of policing forces. But the monopolistic and government-run or controlled ones are not sufficiently competitive, morally enlightened and restrained to provide only justified policing services instead of all too many additional offences. To gradually develop close to ideal police forces, full competition should be introduced in this sphere as well. The forces should also not be funded out of taxes but out of contributions from those who want particular police services and organizations, subscribing to them like they do now to private protection services, which, alas, are still all too wrongfully restrained by territorial laws. Also insufficiently trained as well, to uphold all individual rights and liberties - even against governmental authorities. Nor do ideal militia forces exist as yet as a model of citizens rightly policing themselves. Official policemen and private security forces and most existing militias have almost as little knowledge and appreciation of genuine individual rights and liberties as have the territorial politicians and bureaucrats, policemen and average voters. So one cannot expect very much that is rightful or good from them. – J.Z., 11.1.04, 31.10.07, 10.2.12, 9.7.12. - POLICE FORCES, PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATIONS, RIGHTFUL MILITIAS, ONLY FOR THE PROTECTION OF GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLICE: There are people among the police, national guard, army, and even the politicians, who have never initiated force or fraud.” – J. Edward Du Bois, THE CONNECTION 121, p.36. - But force is used to collect the funds to pay their salaries. – J.Z., 1.4.08. – The same would apply to a territorial but otherwise limited government, unless it manages to replace compulsory taxation. – J.Z., 15.4.08.

POLICE: There is no need for any policemen who have to be bribed to leave people’s individual rights and liberties alone or to give them any serious protection. Nor is there any need for policemen who are practically partners or informers of criminals with victims, or who are criminals themselves. We could get enough useful, honest, efficient and incorruptible protectors of our rights and liberties only through free competition in this sphere as well. The trend towards more and more private security forces is strong. Usually they do already outnumber the official policemen, but they are not yet protecting personal laws, communities of volunteers, with the exception of some private and gated communities. – J.Z., n.d. & 2.4.08. – Are all the films about decent detectives, which have difficulties with their superiors, mere fictions or do they present a slice of reality? – J.Z., 10.2.12. - How often are the leading police officers in most countries involved in scandals or crimes? – Certainly not all these cases have become revealed. – J.Z., 9.7.12. -  Q.

POLICE: There is nothing wrong with most police forces that free competition in police services could not cure. – J.Z., 18.3.84, 3.3.08.

POLICE: We need competing police forces to get clean and efficient police forces. – J.Z., 24.5.79.

POLICE: What is the percentage of police chiefs that were found guilty of corruption and misconduct among all the police chiefs and their deputies? Remember how often such cases made headlines. Add an estimated percentage of those never found out – because they have many opportunities for cover-ups. The percentage of such people may be close to that among politicians, where it is all too close to 100%. – J.Z., 28.4.92. – There is only one Ron Paul in Congress! – J.Z., 19.9.08, 10.2.12. - POLITICIANS, CORRUPTION, TERRITORIALISM, POWER ABUSES

POLICE: What is to be done in a nutshell? Spread knowledge and appreciation of all human rights. Allow and promote self-protection and self-protection organizations. Allow people to set up or hire all kinds of protective association (for the preservation of human rights) on a business basis. - Form militias for the protection of human rights. Pay only for the police force of your choice. Establish competing laws and exterritorially autonomous communities. - J.Z., 29.7.82, 29.1.11. - PANARCHISM

POLICE: When Sir Robert Peel proposed to organize the police force of London, Englishmen said openly that a dozen throats cut at Whitechapel every year would be a cheap price to pay for keeping such an instrument of potential tyranny out of the state’s hands. – A. J. Nock. – POLICE STATES

POLICE: When the police serve as an agency of justice, we should in all good conscience regard the agency as a friend. But when the police power becomes an instrument of injustice we should look upon it as a foe; ...” - Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 2/75.

POLICE: Where is the police when you need armed help? - J.Z., 18.9.00. - It cannot even provide sufficient protection to the top political leaders to prevent their assassination! - J.Z., 30.1.02. - WEAPONS, GUNS, PROTECTION, CRIME

POLICE: Who gets the most police protection? Politicians, bureaucrats and criminals. Their victims are largely unprotected and legally disarmed. (Victim disarmament!) – J.Z., 1.4.00.  They always remain unprotected by the official police forces against the legalized attacks on their genuine individual rights and liberties by territorial officials. – J.Z., 25.1.12. – PROTECTION, GUN CONTROL OR VICTIM DISARMAMENT, SELF-DEFENCE, MILITIA, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

POLICE: Why are they always putting up those stickers saying, Support Your Local Police"? Ever wonder about that? What's the most important thing to a police state? Isn't it police? And if we got rid of the police, how could we ever have a police state? Think about it, fellow Americans, ...” R. A. Wilson and Shea: Illuminatus II, p.74.

POLICE: Why is the police service presently so unsatisfactory? Could it be otherwise under present conditions? – J.Z., 29.3.89 - How could one man police 500 or even several thousand other people? - Most members are "good unionists". The police force is a monopolistic and privileged organization, regardless of how much or how little it is under "public control". - It does not provide incentive pay - no official bounty hunters' positions, only its training and promotion system goes somewhat in this direction. It is a hierarchically and bureaucratically run system. - The law compels it to enforce crime-promoting laws like the anti-drug laws. The law also involves it in vice. From being, perhaps, backed up too much by law and courts in the prosecution of criminals, it has reached the stage where often it is backed-up too little. Power corrupts- and who wants to help a corrupt police force? Power produces violence - and this causes unpopularity and non-cooperation. Their numbers are far too small to do the essential job. The police is also loaded down with all too many non-essential jobs and regulating jobs which should not be its concern: shopping hour restrictions to traffic laws. (Lastly only self-policing offers sufficient hope for protection.) Most policemen and most citizens know little to nothing about human rights. Laws have become too numerous and long to be knowable, applicable and enforceable. Recruits are often taken in rather for body size than for intelligence and unarmed combat skills. I believe most police forces are still plagued by a seniority system. Most policemen do not seem to be organized, trained or willing to invite and encourage sufficient citizen collaboration. They are employed by the worst criminals - judging by their "takings" and the bloodshed and oppression they cause, namely the territorial and professional politicians. They have helped to disarm the victimized citizens while proving themselves unable to disarm criminals. (Gun law enforcement or victim disarmament.) - This enumeration makes no claim at all to completeness, but invites further suggestions, particularly from frustrated policemen who would like to do as good a job as possible. – J.Z., 29.7.82, 29.1.11.

POLICE: Would not the persons and the property of the citizens of New York be more secure if entrusted to a private police force? And would not the job be done at less cost to the citizenry?” - Frank Chodorov: Out of Step, p.169. - Why only one private police force? Even under the present territorial system numerous private protection and security service have developed and serve, out of sheer necessity. All of them privately and voluntarily paid for. If everything we are forced to contribute, as taxpayers, for the State police forces, could be retained by taxpayers and so used, or if all private protection costs could be fully deducted from the taxes paid, then we might get much better police services. – The best official policemen would then tend to join the private police services. – J.Z., 22.2.08. - A monopolistic police franchise is not a genuine solution, either. - J.Z., 29.1.11.

POLICIES: economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics.” - Ludwig von Mises. – And the same wrongs and mistakes are repeated over and over again and not systematically criticized by the mass media but, rather, uncritically adopted as if they were self-evident truths. – Instance: The FUTURE FUND in Australia, levied and run by politicians and bureaucrats, as Australia’s largest “investment” fund. - J.Z., 8.3.09. – PREJUDICES, GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS, HISTORY, DIS., TERRITORIALISM, STATE SOCIALISM, NATIONALIZATION

POLICIES: In my own case, the more I learned about the realities of government, the more I realized that I had thought it complicated only because I was accustomed to thinking in rational and logical terms. But logic and rationality are incompatible with government policies, because government policies are based on a hopeless potpourri of contradictions, illogical premises and irrational actions.” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.23. … “But it’s the very facts Simon addresses – the maze of irrational government policies, the restrictions on freedom, the self-destructive regulation, the depressing economic realities – that frustrate me. The problem of Big Government is so big that one seriously doubts whether it can be reduced to comprehensible components in a single book, reduced sufficiently to make the causes and consequences crystal clear to everyone.” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.21. – On a disc, even better than on a website, the “Big Book on Territorial Government and the Rightful and Rational Alternatives to it”, expounding the “exterritorial imperative”, could and should be compiled, by many contributors, and then very cheaply reproduced, combined with a search engine and a comprehensive index. – J.Z., 4.3.08, 9.7.12. – PANARCHISM, ENLIGHTENMENT, LIBERTARIAN PROPAGANDA, THE EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE

POLICIES: Many bad policies are simply good policies taken too far.” - Thomas Sowell – All territorial policies, as such, go too far. And can you remember any or many good ones? I can’t. – J.Z., 23.1.08, 9.7.12. – DIS., TERRITORIALISM

POLICIES: No people ever yet grew rich by policies, but it is peace, industry and freedom that bring trade and wealth.” - Dudley North, A Discourse Upon Trade. – Even free trade policies were never fully realized. – Instead, we have numerous territorial and impoverishing “protectionist” “policies”. – J.Z., 83.09. – None of them are based upon fully recognizing all genuine individual human rights and liberties. – J.Z., 11.2.12. - POLITICS, GOVERNMENTS, WEALTH, PEACE, FREEDOM & INDUSTRY

POLICIES: Policies, under territorialism, are almost always only wrongful, prejudiced and harmful fantasies of a few imposed upon the many. At best they are supported by popular errors and prejudices, but that still leaves them wrong for all their involuntary victims. – J.Z., 3.9.95, 9.7.12.

POLICIES: Public policies, even of the smartest politicians, must often be dumb to be popular with the dumb fellow politicians and with the masses of dumb voters. Only for voluntary and exterritorially autonomous communities can one “raise a standard to which the wise and honest may repair.” – Remark by George Washington. Alas, he, too, was not aware of that. Nor did he quite deserve his own reputation as a wise and honest man. – J.Z., 18.11.94, 27.3.08. - POLITICIANS, PARTY POLITICS

POLICIES: State policy is the womb in which War is developed, in which its outlines lie hidden in a rudimentary state, like the quality of living creatures in their germs.” – Karl von Clausewitz, On War, p.180, chapter headed “The Revolution”. - Territorial State politics makes for war while panarchist tolerance for diverse communities of volunteers, all exterritorially autonomous and with their own personal laws, makes for peace. – J.Z., 1.12.85, 2.4.08. – WAR, PEACE, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM

POLICIES: Such policies not only deny citizens their right and obligation to be responsible for their own actions …” - Peter L. Swan, QUADRANT, 9/79. – All territorial policies do that, at least to some degrees, towards their peaceful and productive dissenters, for they do not allow them to opt out or secede and do their own things – for or to themselves. – J.Z., 3.3.08.

POLICIES: support responsible and tight-fisted policies.” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.94. – I doubt that this can be done by territorial governments. Only communities of volunteers can come as close to their own policies and other ideals as is humanly possible. – J.Z., 3.3.08, 11.2.12, 9.7.12.

POLICIES: Surely, governmental activism – in all its aspects, including regulation – has been a conspicuous and disastrous failure.” – George Hagedorn, THE FREEMAN, 10/75. – But, just like the rule by “sky pilots”, regardless of their failure to provide genuine divine guidance for many centuries, we have, for all too many centuries, put up with being ruled by secular priests or “leaders” to a secular “paradise”, ignoring most of our numerous and great disappointments with them, maintaining a faithful majority of territorial statists and subjects. Territorialism cannot lead all of us to the kinds of ideal communities or societies that we do, individually or in minority groups want for ourselves. – J.Z., 3.3.08, 15.3.09, 11.2.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLICIES: the government was administering national policy as though the American people were the enemy.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p.29. – The own territorial government is all too often the own worst enemy. – J.Z., 9.7.12.

POLICIES: The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth.” - Horace [Quintas Horatius Flaccus], Epistles, III, 139. - Where are the positive results of territorial laws, taxation, of the Welfare State, the War on Poverty, the New Deal, the Great Society, the War on Drugs, Government Education, subsidies to arts? - J.Z., 27.11.02. 29.1.11. – Are they rightful, larger and, over-all, better and cheaper than voluntary, rightful and rational self-help methods would be – if they were not interfered with by territorial governments? – J.Z., n.d. - Q.

POLICIES: The policies of outlawing drugs, prostitutions and gambling produces a lot of violent crimes and corruption without abolishing these supposed wrongs and evils. – J.Z., 15.6.92, 23.3.08. – The same could be said for most other governmental policies, e.g. their anti-inflation “measures”, their full employment “programs”, “protectionist” and housing attempts, also for their police and defence “policies” leading them to mass murder devices or anti-people “weapons”. Mostly they would not even adopt the ancient policy of outlawry and tyrannicide against the worst tyrants, probably out of fear that it might be turned against their own and more or less authoritarian territorial power addicts. A complete list of all their all too often repeated failures would be very long. – J.Z., 11.2.12. - PROHIBITIONS, VICE SQUADS, CRIMES WITHOUT INVOLUNTARY VICTIMS

POLICIES: The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.” – Thomas Jefferson. Hypothetically maybe. But its practice was and is very different from that ideal, although, admittedly, there were and are even worse territorial governments. - J.Z., 22. 11. 06. - OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

POLICIES: The selling of indulgences by governments … and attacks by governments on individual freedom.” – Barry Maley, Nov. 83, in Freedom Conference. - PERMITS, PERMISSIONS, COMPULSORY LICENCING

POLICIES: There’s no reason for it – it’s just our policy.” – Sticker slogan seen in Bowral Hospital, 1977. – JOKES

POLICIES: who ever heard of facts affecting a policy? Why, facts might be un-American. - Poul Anderson, Conquests, p.70. - FACTS, UN-AMERICAN, RED., DIS.

POLICY: Tolerance is the best and the only sensible policy. Every policy coercively regulating the affairs of others amounts to a declaration of war. - J.Z., in pamphlet on Tolerance. - But it must be accompanied with the highest intolerant for all seriously intolerant actions, best, perhaps, enforced by an as perfect militia organization as human being could and should organize, strictly upholding nothing but genuine individual rights and liberties, to the extent that they are claimed within communities of volunteers. - J.Z., 2.10.11. - TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS, INTERFERENCE, DOMINATION, LEGISLATION, TOLERANCE, INTOLERANCE, HUMAN RIGHTS, MILITIA, POLICE, POLICE STATE

POLISH CONSTITUTION, UNDER THE VETO RIGHT FOR ARISTOCRATS: Note that the following example exemplified only individual consent and veto rights, for noblemen, not individual sovereignty and secessionism for all peaceful individuals. Nor did this constitution get away from territorial rule to exterritorial autonomy for all voluntary communities. Nevertheless, already this part-realization of individual sovereignty was a promising precedent that should have been rightfully and rationally developed and spread to all territorial subjects - rather than being abolished. – J.Z., 17.1.05, 9.7.12. - “It is, then, a great error to suppose that the government of the concurrent majority is impracticable or that it rests on a feeble foundation. History furnishes many examples of such governments, and among them one in which the principle was carried to an extreme that would be thought impracticable had it never existed. I refer to that of Poland. In this it was carried to such an extreme that in the election of her kings the concurrence or acquiescence of every individual of the nobles and gentry present, in an assembly numbering usually from one hundred and fifty to two hundred thousand, was required to make a choice, thus giving to each individual a veto on his election. So, likewise, every member of her Diet (the supreme legislative body) consisting of the king, the senate, bishops, and deputies of the nobility and gentry of the palatinates possessed a veto on all its proceedings – thus making a unanimous vote necessary to enact a law or to adopt any measure whatever. And, as if to carry the principle to the utmost extent, the veto of a single member not only defeated the particular bill or measure in question, but prevented all others passed during the session from taking effect. Further the principle could not be carried.” (*) It in fact made every individual of the nobility and gentry a distinct element in the organism – or, to vary the expression, made him an Estate of the kingdom. And yet this government lasted in this form more than two centuries, embracing the period of Poland’s greatest power and renown. Twice during its existence she protected Christendom, when in great danger, by defeating the Turks under the walls of Vienna and permanently arresting thereby the tide of their conquests westward. - - It is true, her government was finally subverted and the people subjugated in consequence of the extreme to which the principle was carried, not, however, because of its tendency to dissolution from weakness, but from the facility it offered to powerful and unscrupulous neighbors to control by their intrigues the election of her kings. But the fact that a government in which the principle was carried to the utmost extreme, not only existed, but existed for so long a period in great power and splendour, is proof conclusive both of its practicability and its compatibility with the power and permanency of government.” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, in the selection by C. Gordon Post, pages 54 & 55. – How much more powerful, defensively, could a Polish federation have been if it had been constituted entirely of communities of volunteers, all exterritorially autonomous? This kind of Polish constitution would, possibly, haven been copied world-wide and this rather soon. However, we should remember that even religious tolerance was then not fully realized as yet. Privileges for aristocrats, secular and clerical ones, were common, instead. And these aristocrats were not prepared to share their privileges with the plebeians but remained small feudal lords over their serfs. – J.Z., 17.1.05, 23.1.12. - (*) Here Calhoun was wrong. The veto on the own affairs could be absolute. That on the affairs of others only should be abolished. Poland should have been divided – into voluntary communities, all doing their things for or to themselves only and this exterritorially, all done by individual choices. – J.Z., 17.1.05 -  Individual secessionism is a veto only regarding the own affairs! – J.Z., 15.3.09. – PANARCHISM POLAND, VETO, TERRITORIAL OR ON THE OWN AFFAIRS? FEDERALISM

POLITICAL & TERRITORIAL DECENTRALIZATION: Political decentralization is no guaranty of democracy – quite vicious localist tyrannies are possible. Local politics are frequently even more corrupt than national politics. Moreover, much that passes for decentralization – Nixon’s government reorganization for example – is a kind of pseudo-decentralization for the benefit of the centralizers.” - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.442/43. - Local governments and State governments of the territorial kind can be very despotic towards their subjects. - Despotism towards volunteers only is another matter. – J.Z., n.d. -  VS. DECENTRALIZATION FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, POLITICS, NATIONAL & STATE GOVERNMENTS, SUBSIDIES TO STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

POLITICAL ACTION: my analysis of reality. That analysis leads me do deny that political action is either desirable or necessary. To me, political action is militant and not peaceful. (*) While the balloting process itself may be peaceful enough, the next step, once the ballots have been counted, is to use all necessary force to compel dissenters to go along with the majority or plurality position which won the election. This entails compelling dissenters to do what they do not wish to do or preventing them from doing what they normally would do. Compulsion is necessary in both cases and must be carried out by practical compulsion, namely, by force. This is a kind of violence as repugnant to me as mugging, robbery or rape.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 78. - (*) Alas, here, too, he did not distinguish between territorial political action and exterritorial political action among volunteers. – J.Z., 3.3.08. – TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, MAJORITARIANISM VS. SELF-DETERMINATION FOR MINORITIES, VOTING, ELECTIONS, DISSENTERS

POLITICAL ACTION: Political action is all talk, and a marvelous way to use up freely-donated time, energy, and money without having to deliver anything definite.” - Mike Dunn, Carpinteria, Cal., OPTION, 6/78. – The volunteers of panarchies or polyarchies would want to see results, soon, or they would secede from them. – Just like they would no longer utilize the services of a business that does not offer them satisfaction. - J.Z., 3.3.08, 9.7.12. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICAL ACTION: political action is no substitute for personal action.” – Mike Dunn, Carpinteria, Cal., OPTION, 6/78. – Territorial political action is no substitute for exterritorial autonomy action among volunteers. – J.Z., 3.3.08.

POLITICAL ANIMAL: Man is by nature a political animal.” – Aristoteles, Politics, 1, 1.9. (Der Mensch ist von Nature in politisches Wesen.) - By his nature he is rather an exterritorial than a territorial animal. He works much better together with like-minded people than with people whose company and rules he is forced to share or submit to. – J.Z., 3.3.08. - MAN, HUMAN NATURE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, DIS.

POLITICAL BENEFITS: Perhaps the “benefits” offered by the politician are of value to some people. Fine; then let them negotiate with the politician, let them trade away their freedom, but leave the rest of us out of it. Our freedom is not theirs to bargain with.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.112. – TOLERANCE, PUBLIC SERVICES, FEES FOR SERVICES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, SELF-DETERMINATION

POLITICAL BODIES: The body-politic is formed by a voluntary association of individuals: it is a social compact by which the whole people covenants with each citizen and each citizen with the whole people that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good.  - From the constitution of Massachusetts. The second sentence does not follow from the first. It would be correct only if "the whole people" were replaced by "a voluntary society" and "each citizen" by "each of its members": It is a social compact by which a voluntary society covenants with each of its members and each of its members with a voluntary society that all (members) shall be governed by certain laws for (what they perceive to be) the common good. - J.Z. 3.1.93. - In any country and under exterritorial autonomy for their volunteers, several such free societies (or unfree societies, as unfree as they want to be! – J.Z., 9.7.12)  are rightful, possible and desirable and can peacefully coexist. Only in this way can the best services and the largest number of sufficiently satisfied customers be assured. - J.Z., 19.9.04, 11.2.12. - VOLUNTARISM, SOCIAL CONTRACT, DIS., ORGANIZATIONS, TERRITORIAL & EXTERRITORIAL, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM, COVENANTS, POLYARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL CRISES: We are, all over the Western world, in a “political crisis” because political leaders have ceased to be very important. - It is almost a universal condition in the West. But take away politics and there is no crisis.” - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, p.49. – Take away only territorial politics and replace it by the exterritorial politics of volunteers. Then at most only some to many of these volunteers will be disappointed by their leaders or systems. – But at least some communities of volunteers will practise good solutions and demonstrate them for all others, free to imitate them, as soon as they are ready for them. - J.Z., 16.9.07, 11.2.12, 9.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & ITS CONSEQUENCES IN EXTERRITORIAL POLITICS FOR VOLUNTEERS.

POLITICAL CULTURE: Political culture is a contradiction in terms. Culture is voluntary and creative. Territorial politics is coercive, monopolistic, collectivistic and destructive. – J.Z., 28.11.93, 29.1.11. It leads to stagnation or reaction rather than genuine and rapid progress, like that occurring under experimental freedom e.g. in technology and natural sciences. – J.Z., 11.2.12.

POLITICAL DICTIONARY OF THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE 20TH CENTURY: Revised and updated edition, edited by Yaacov Shimoni and Evyatar Levine, Quadrangle, 1972, 1974. I found interesting e.g. the entries on capitulations, millet, minorities and Iraq. The article on CAPITULATIONS in this book is almost a page long. My scanning system is not operational, once again and I don't have the patience to copy it by typing. So I don’t include this segment here. But I did include their section on the Millet system. See there. There are many books on the Ottoman Empire and its degree of tolerance of all peoples or religious communities with a "holy" book. I wish to refer you to all of them. - MILLET, MINORITIES, IRAQ, DHIMMI, DHIMMITUDE, CAPITULATIONS, CONSULAR JURISDICTION, SHI SHUN LIU (See: Richard C. B. Johnsson's excellent two reviews of this book on Liu's book on exterritoriality extraterritoriality and its history. - J.Z., 1.10.11.) - The full book is reproduced at

POLITICAL DIVORCE & JEALOUSY: The territorial State might be considered as extremely "jealous" of all voluntary and exterritorial alternatives to it, repressing what it considers to be illicit affairs and not permitting divorce from itself. - Reworded: Territorial repression expresses the jealous rage of the State towards all voluntaristic alternatives to it. But the territorial State does not love us. It just wants our taxes and our obedience to achieve its power and SNAFU. [Situation Normal: All Fucked Up!] Rather, its desire for exclusive possession and domination than love is involved. A monopoly is claimed that outlaws freely established alternatives, unlicenced by it. - J.Z.  24.12.92, 3.1.93, 19.9.04, 9.7.12. - POWER ADDICTS, DIVORCE FROM POLITICIANS, VOLUNTARISM, OPTIONAL MARRIAGES WITH POLITICAL SYSTEMS, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM.

POLITICAL ECONOMY: Political economy, run by political “scientists” is the opposite of an economy run by genuine economists. Under it territorial politicians produce as many and as large messes as they produce otherwise with their territorial policies. - “Nothing is worse to behold than ignorance in action!” – said Goethe. – J.Z., 16.2.08.

POLITICAL ECONOMY: We need more economical politics than we need political economy. – J.Z., 19.10.83. – We need voluntary politics just like we need voluntary economic relationships. – J.Z., 3.3.08.

POLITICAL EFFECTIVENESS: A contradiction in terms, at least as far as territorial politics is concerned. – J.Z., 21.11.76, 3.3.08. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL FREEDOM: Economic freedom is an essential requisite for political freedom. By enabling people to cooperate with one another without coercion or central direction, it reduces the area over which political power is exercised.” - Milton Friedman, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Instead of considering for both systems only a territorial realization, we should consider for them, as well as for social systems, free individual choices, free enterprise and consumer sovereignty. Then each person, who is tolerant and non-aggressive, could get for himself the kind of system that he prefers – as long as he still wants it. Then he could change over to another or might try to live outside of all of them, having simply free market or free exchange relationships with all those, which he can stand having any relationships with. – J.Z., 8.1.08, 11.2.12. - & ECONOMIC FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

POLITICAL FREEDOM: History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.” – Milton Friedman. - Even more so than M. F. believed and stated. For free enterprise capitalism, a free market, free enterprise, free exchange and consumer sovereignty should also exist in the provision and choice of all kinds of "governmental" or "societal" public services. This is possible through freely competing communities of volunteers under personal law and exterritorial autonomy: panarchies, polyarchies etc. - There are many historical – although still incomplete - precedents for this and even some small surviving traits. - J.Z., 26. 11. 06, 11.2.12, 9.7.12. - IS BASED UPON A FREE ECONOMY, PANARCHISM, FREE MARKET FOR POLITICAL SERVICES & INSTITUTIONS

POLITICAL FREEDOM: Political freedom consists in being free to seek one's welfare in accordance with one's own ideas and in not being used, not even once, merely as a means by others, in the pursuit of their happiness according to their ideas. One may only use oneself for one’s own purposes, not others.” - Kant. – For instance: Free enterprise and the division of labor and free trade do not limit but multiply an individual's independence and opportunities to pursue his own happiness, without using others as mere means, since they do remain free agents with their own purposes. - J.Z. 15.1.93. - PANARCHISM, AIMS, MEANS & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

POLITICAL FREEDOM: Political freedom is very incomplete under every territorial State. – J.Z., 30.7.98. – TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM, STATES

POLITICAL INEQUALITY: A small fraction of the populace has a dominant control over the basic design of society. (*) In setting up, promoting, and getting acceptance for basic structures - the parliamentary system, government departments, military and police forces, community planning (often by default), professions and their support (medical and hospital care, schools and universities), the media - the average member of society has very little say.” - Brian Martin, Changing the Cogs. - He should have more than his present average tiny say, the political vote, on the society of his dreams. His vote should be equal only among like-minded people, whom he has individually chosen to associate himself with. And with them he should be fully autonomous. Obviously, this can be done only on the basis of exterritoriality. Then, in this sphere, full freedom of action and experimentation would finally be introduced, too. – (*) Rather, the State! - J.Z., 12.1.93, 11.2.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL LIBERTY: Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.” – James Fenimore Cooper, American author, 1789-1851. – Territorial politics and its governments, by their very nature, cannot offer all genuine individual rights and liberties to all their peaceful dissenters. Either they do not know or appreciate them. They certainly never declared them. If they had, would territorialism still exist? Inevitably they become impositions upon many to most minorities, including the minorities even within their temporary majorities. – J.Z., 3.1.08, 11.2.12, 9.7.12. - INDIVIDUALISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, MINORITY RIGHTS, TERRITORIALISM. FALSE PRETENCES VS. THE REALITIES OF IT, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS

POLITICAL LIBERTY: They make a rout about universal liberty without considering that all that is to be valued, or indeed can be enjoyed by individuals, is private liberty. Political liberty is good only so far as it produces private liberty.” – Samuel Johnson, in Bowell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, May 1768. - To the extent that political liberty amounts merely to territorially imposed collective or national “liberty” or “independence" it does not constitute and cannot produce individual liberty but merely power for politicians. [As a rule, wealth as well, legally or illegally. Few of them are impoverished as the results of their offices. – J.Z., 9.7.12.] No territorial government has as yet declared and respected all individual rights and liberties. – Under panarchism or personal laws or exterritorial autonomy for all groups of volunteers, the difference between “public” or “national liberty” and “individual liberty” tends to disappear. Each would get his choice of laws and institutions. – J.Z., 2.11.85, 2.4.08. – Does territorial politics ever produce private liberty? If so, to what extent? – J.Z., 26.12.07, 29.1.11. - PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, PUBLIC LIBERTY, NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE & PRIVATE LIBERTY, Q.

POLITICAL MARKET: His denigration of consumer choice in markets is a prelude to claims by paternalistic technocrats to know what the consumer wants. The Galbraith approach ignores the distinction between the economic market, in which people receive what they pay for, and the political market, in which the politician decides what to give them.” (*) – Milton Friedman, From Galbraith to Economic Freedom, rear cover. – Both failed to take into consideration the possibility of a free market for political systems, including even those of the Galbraith type, for those still fooled by him and other territorial State Socialists. – (*) Out of the funds first legally stolen from them! - J.Z., 3.3.08, 11.2.12. - CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, MARKETS, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS AND SOCIETIES, ALL ONLY EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS, PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

POLITICAL MEANS: By the political means is meant the satisfaction of desires with the fruits of the labor of others.” – Leonard E. Read, Instead of Violence, p.17. - STATE, TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, EXPLOITATION, PRIVILEGES, STATISM

POLITICAL MEANS: in the Oppenheimer phrasing, ordinary citizens were pursuing the peaceful, productive ‘economic means’ to wealth, while the State apparatus was devoting itself to the coercive and exploitative organized political means. – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.64.

POLITICAL MEANS: one of the most notable characteristics of any Age of Conflict is the effort to achieve economic expansion by political rather than by economic means.” - Carroll Quigley. – Alas, territorialism is at work here as well. It also serves to uphold even the worst experiments upon involuntary victims for all too long. See the examples set by totalitarian regimes and their “economic” and other intolerant policies. – J.Z., 23.1.08. – POLITICAL MEANS VS. ECONOMIC MEANS, KOREA, CUBA, ETC., COERCIVE MEANS VS. VOLUNTARY MEANS

POLITICAL MEANS: The institutionalization of the political means is the state. –– Also: “The political means is the ‘unrequisited expropriation’ of the fruits of the economic means.” – Also: “The political means are plunder, theft and true exploitation.” - Walter Grinder, on Franz Oppenheimer. - - The voluntary community - which is only exterritorially autonomous - is much more the institutionalization of political, economic and social free choices of individuals and has little in common with the conventional territorial State. – J.Z., 3.3.08, 29.1.11, 9.7.12. – STATE, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICAL ORDER: If we want to survive, then we must change our political system radically. Numerous points in this collection of thoughts and quotes demonstrate this. Our present system, if it remains unchanged, makes nuclear war inevitable - at least in the long run. - It is not a natural social order and natural and rational morality which produced the nuclear threat but the artificial political order, based on defective “moral” “philosophies” or ideologies, enforced with wrongful coercive institutions, laws and measures and characterized by the territorial subdivision of mankind into subjects of exclusive and coercive governments, which have a more or less absolute power over their subjects, a power which allows them to use or abuse their subjects e.g. as soldiers, ammunition workers and taxpayers. The statist religion of the subjects ‑ the sanction of the victims ‑ is the precondition of this political disorder. - See: ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, AUTONOMY, COMPULSION, DECISION, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, OBEDIENCE, POLITICAL SYSTEM, REFERENDUM, SECESSION, STATISM, SUBORDINATION, TERRITORIALISM, TYRANNICIDE, VOLUNTARISM. - J.Z., An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos.16/17, on

POLITICAL ORGANIZATION: The problem of our time is how to develop new political units. (*) Just as the hydrogen bomb numbers the days of the completely sovereign national state, great numbers of such new states are being born. – What kind of political organization can give us both security and variety? Probably the answer is that any given group of people should belong simultaneously to more than one political unit. We would do well to study the Swiss Confederation, and the linguistic states in India.” – B. Henderson, reviewing the Editorial “Maxi-Mini” in OBSERVER, London, 3.1.65. PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS, ref. 15634. – Almost all peace lovers seem to be addicted to dealing only with territorial political units and their very limited potentials. – J.Z., n.d.- (*) Just let them happen, via individual and group secessionism and personal rather than territorial laws for them. – J.Z., 3.3.08. - PARTIES, PANARCHISM, STATES, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARY VS. COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP & SUBORDINATION

POLITICAL ORGANIZATION: We must release ourselves from the prison of affairs and politics.” - Epicurus (341-270 B.C.) - Fragments. - The best way to do so is via individual secessionism. Then only the numerous opportunities remain to associate oneself with others for business or in volunteer communities that are no longer perceived as prisons, for the dissenters can opt out of them. - J.Z., 13.10.02. - & ACTIVITIES, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONS, STATES, PEOPLES, TERRITORIALISM - A PRISON, PANARCHISM AS A WAY OUT, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.” - Frederick the Great. - It is very un-philosophical to attempt to govern a whole territory, even if only a province, city or district, rather than those people only with whom one largely agrees, or shares the same philosophy, or to punish all people in an territory collectively, just because one disagrees with some of them and their actions, possibly only those of their territorial misrulers. Crimes with victims should always been punished individually, not collectively, unless the same kinds of crimes are involved. For instance: Bank robbers could be rightly collectively held responsible for all bank robberies. - J.Z., 13.10.02, 26.11.02, 11.2.12. - PHILOSOPHERS, POLITICAL SCIENTISTS, IDEOLOGUES, INTELLECTUALS, IDEALISTS, UTOPIANS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY RIGHTFUL IN SOME CASES.

POLITICAL POWER: At last we get to the bottom line of control, as expressed so candidly by one of the more famous mass murderers in history, Mao Tse-tung: “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” These are probably the only words Mao ever spoke with which I agree, but it is said to have to admit that the statement is a true fact of life.” – R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.313. – Alas, it ignores the fact of the potential power that the voluntarism of panarchism has, which offers to all people - who are tolerant and peaceful enough - exactly the government, community or society of their own dreams, rather than merely that of the bad or flawed dream of one territorial dictator, president or other guru. On that basis all the diverse movements, ideologies and factions could unite against the territorial monopoly regimes and thus they could be more powerful than any territorial monopoly regime. – J.Z., 3.3.08, 11.2.12. – MAO did finally and largely win because most of the war-wary soldiers of the Chinese government deserted to him, once he offered them 1) payment for the weapons they brought with them and this in silver coins, from a few silver mines he had conquered and 2) did not treat them as POW’s but, ionstead, 3.) even paid them to get home into areas already “liberated” by him. He also promised them land and the reduction of taxation from about 75% to 25%. While he kept the first 3 promises, land was soon nationalized and he turned into the greatest mass murderer of Chinese history. Moreover, his anti-economic policies kept Chinese poor and hungry for decades. – J.Z., 9.7.12. - POWER OF EXTERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, STRENGTH, EXTERRITORIAL FEDERALISM

POLITICAL POWER: Economic freedom is an essential requisite for political freedom. By enabling people to cooperate with one another without coercion or central direction, it reduces the area over which political power is exercised.” – Milton Friedman. – Under territorialism both, economic, social and political freedom will always be all too limited. – J.Z., 2.1.08. - TERRITORIALISM & ECONOMIC FREEDOM

POLITICAL POWER: There was also the theory that political power comes from those over whom it is exercised, and depends upon their will; that every authority not so constituted is illegitimate and precarious; …” - Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.33. – Alas, for all too long this was applied only to territorial and majoritarian consent, not to individual choice or consent. – J.Z., 1.10.07. - CONSENT, INDIVIDUAL CONSENT VS. COLLECTIVE OR REPRESENTATIVE CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICAL PROGRAMS: economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics.” - Ludwig von Mises – The same applies to other territorial government interventions as well, which assume that natural laws, natural rights and natural liberties do not exist or can be safely ignored. – J.Z., 5.1.08, 29.1.11. - & MEASURES, ANTI-ECONOMICS, FORCE INSTEAD OF REASON

POLITICAL PROGRESS: Political progress is almost a contradiction in terms. Only to the extent that our lives become a-political or anti-political or de-politicized does genuine progress become possible and does occur. – J.Z., 23.1.89, 2.4.08, 11.2.12. - PROGRESS

POLITICAL PROTESTANTISM: This is a term, suitable also for panarchism. It was used by Samuel Adams, 1722-1803, in an Oration in Philadelphia, in August 1776. – PANARCHISM, NAMES, TERMS, DEFINITIONS

POLITICAL REALITY: political reality’, the pollution of purposeful idealism by coercive practices.” – H. L. Soper, LIBERTARIAN DIGEST, 7/81. – The worst and most comprehensive of these is territorialism. - Dr. H. L. S. died a few years ago. - J.Z., 29.1.11.

POLITICAL SCIENCE TO BE ESTABLISHED STILL: Ultimately, exterritorial politics is to become a genuine science of politics and it is altogether to replace territorial politics, which can only be a pseudo science, one with numerous false pretences, popular errors and prejudices, flawed excuses, inadequate premises and false conclusions, long refuted "principles", dogmas and myths, an intolerant secular religion or ideology, even a despotic system, sometimes even a tyrannical or totalitarian one - because it can never achieve complete agreement or consent to its objectives, actions, laws and institutions from all of its adult and somewhat rational population, that of whole territories. Territorialism achieves neither consent nor representation for all peaceful people. It does not even subjugate successfully all those, who ought to become subjugated, namely all aggressors and criminals with involuntary victims. Instead, all territorial systems tend to become and remain the main aggressors and criminal systems, the temporarily predominating ruling gangs in “their” turf. - The present political science relates to a genuine political science like alchemy relates to chemistry, astrology to astronomy, the transportation of horse riding and ox carts to that of fast cars, trucks, trains and jet planes. - It has led us to the ultimate wrong and irrationality, the threat of a general nuclear holocaust. - It provides the targets, motives, means, tax- and military slaves for it and its kind of wrongful mass murder devices, even more indiscriminately murderous than the mass murder camps of the Nazis were. - J.Z., 19.8.11, 10.7.12. – NWT, TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVIST-STATIST SOVEREIGNTY INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY OR FULL CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY COMBINED WITH FULL SOVEREIGNTY FOR FREE SOCIETIES, ALL ONLY MADE UP OF VOLUNTEERS.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: A genuine and comprehensive political science will begin only once the rightfully limited and harmless exterritorial autonomy options for volunteers are as well explored and publicized as well as practised as are and were the all too dangerous, powerful, wrongful, centralistic, collectivistic and coercive powers of territorial sovereignty. – J.Z., n.d. & 10.7.12. - A GENUINE POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Almost everything but a fully free market, in all spheres, with free experimentation among volunteers and the full knowledge of and realization of all individual rights and liberties - is taken in consideration by it. To that extent it is not as yet a genuine science at all. – J.Z., 28.11.06, 26.10.07, 11.2.12. – The present “science” of territorial politics only, by leaving out the exterritorial and voluntary autonomy options, is almost as one-sided as it was when only monarchism was considered as a political science. – J.Z., 10.7.12. & THE OTHER SOCIAL SCIENCES, PANARCHISM

POLITICAL SCIENCE: as a means of enabling people to behave as much as possible as they like, instead of behaving in the ways deemed suitable by certain technocrats.” – Bruno Leoni, Freedom and the Law, quoted in Roy A. Child’s review of the 3rd. edition. - As such a “science”, i.e., without considering the exterritorial or panarchistic alternatives, political science still leaves very much to be desired. – J.Z., 19.9.08.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: I have never understood why they call it that.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.144. – Political science will only begin once exterritorial autonomy for volunteers has been fully recognized and practised. – J.Z., 11.9.07.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: it is the transformation of politics into a completely counter-productive science that makes us wonder. A science that has become ominously harmful to mankind; instead of serving society it is, on the contrary, and almost as a rule, causing irreparable damage and suffering. And this is done with the full knowledge and tacit cooperation of the victims. …” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.116. - Politics would be relatively harmless and rightful if it were confined to voluntary followers only. – J.Z., 4.10.04. - POLITICS AS USUAL, EXTERRITORIAL VS. TERRITORIAL, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICAL SCIENCE: It was manifest that all persons who had learned that political science is an affair of conscience rather than of might and expediency, must regard their adversaries as men without principle. … - John E. E. D. Acton, Essays on Freedom and Power, 1948, p.74, quoted in Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.18. - POLITICS, MIGHT, POWER EXPEDIENCY, PRINCIPLES, CONSCIENCE, MORALITY, ETHICS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM, REALPOLITIK

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Political Science does not deserve the name until it considers exterritorial liberty and liberation options as intensively as it does consider now, almost exclusively, territorial options and difficulties, “laws”, crises and processes and their results, almost never described as being caused by territorialism. – J.Z., 26.5.93. 18.2.08, 10.7.12.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Political scientists almost everywhere have promoted the expansion of government power. They have functioned as the clergy of oppression.” - Rudolph Rummel - & POLITICAL SCIENTISTS, MOSTLY TERRITORIAL STATISTS POWER, IDEOLOGUES, INTELLECTUALS, GOVERNMENT, STATE

POLITICAL SCIENCE: politics – a science in its own right being taught in almost all universities – which continues to send millions of human beings to their death …” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.150. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL SCIENCE: Politics corrupts - - political science corrupts scientifically!” – Harry Warner, Jr., THE DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP, April 79. – However, TDR No. 9 says that this saying is not by Harry Warner Jr. - A “political science” that does not yet take exterritorial and voluntary politics into consideration is not yet a political science. – J.Z., 3.3.08.

POLITICAL SCIENCE: That’s pretty funny – politics as a science.” – Michael Green, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 76. - Without panarchism it perpetuates and creates ever new problems, and and always repeats the old errors and mistakes, in short, it acts quite unscientifically. - J.Z., 29.12.11, 10.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL SCIENCE: The whole realm of political science is as yet little better than a superstition.” - Patrick Edward Dove, quoted by Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892. - One based upon the territorialist errors, wrongs, myths, false assumptions and conclusions. - J.Z., 29.12.11.  PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL SCIENTISTS: And imagine them boasting to their fellow scientists and the world at large that they have discovered a medicine, while in reality they have come up with a poisonous mixture that can only cause death.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.150. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL SELF-DETERMINATION: Political "self"-determination on the territorial model amounts to determination by others - at least for the members of most minority groups. - Only within exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers do terms like  “consent”, “democracy”, "self-determination", "self-rule", "self-government", self-reliance, self-help and "self-responsibility" make sense. - J.Z. 1.1.93, 8.9.04, 11.1.12, 26.1.12, 10.7.12.

POLITICAL SHOWS: Politically, socially and economically it is not true that "the show must go on" or that a whole country and its people must be "run" by a territorial government, but, rather, that these kinds of compulsory and monopolistic tragi-comedies ought to be ended, as soon as possible, so that numerous other, tolerant and tolerable shows can be started and continued as long as they please their public of volunteers only. - J.Z., 19.7.87, 2.4.89, 8.9.04, 19.9.04, 11.1.12. – POLITICAL “PERFORMANCES” TO BECOME QUITE COMPETITIVE ENTERTAINMENTS! BREAD & CIRCUS OR COMPULSORY CIRCUS PERFORMANCES INSTEAD OF BREAD, POLITICAL CIRCUS PERFORMANCES

POLITICAL SOLUTIONS? There are no political solutions without doing away with territorial politics, which pretends to represent and serve all, while in reality it dearly costs and misleads almost all. This is true for the same reason that no single religion, church or sect can be considered as a solution to the problems posed by religious dissent. Only full political tolerance for different political actions (including different economic, social and ideological systems, institutions and programs) in the same territory, all confined to voluntary participants and their exterritorial autonomy, can work as well as religious tolerance and religious freedom did and does for all who subscribed to it, wherever and whenever it was and is consistently applied, between all those who subscribe to it. - J.Z., 13.1.93, 8.9.04, 26.1.12. - PANARCHISM

POLITICAL STABILITY: A euphemism for ignoring or suppressing the views and aspirations of minority groups – sometimes even those of the majority. – J.Z., 20.11.97. – STABILITY, ORDER, LAW & ORDER, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

POLITICAL STRUCTURES: Should they leave you largely alone, like supposedly limited governments would do, or should you have a free choice among them and even among non-political societies? - "I must wonder why you are so intense, to the point of making it a death-pride matter, about the precise structure of a political organization. Why do you not, instead, concentrate your efforts toward arrangements whereby it will generally leave you and yours alone?" - Poul Anderson, The Day of their Return, p.138. - Alas, here, too, he still had his mind set only on a single territorial government and merely intended to reduce it to a supposedly necessary minimum, not to zero, as far as its territorialism is concerned. - J.Z., 7.1.93, 11.1.12. - Under panarchism you can freely choose a non-governmental society or any degree of self-government of like-minded people, one which they do want, are willing to put up with and thus will maintain, but only for or against themselves, as supposed “sinners” against their kind of State or society. - J.Z., 7.1.93, 11.1.12. – LEAVE ALONE, NON-INTERVENTION, NON-INITIATION OF FORCE, INSTITUTIONS, CONSTITUTIONS, EXTERRITORIAL VS. TERRITORIAL, VOLUNTARY VS. COERCIVE, COMPETITIVE VS. MONOPOLISTIC ONES, LEAVE ALONE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

POLITICAL STRUCTURES: The most that can be expected from a political system is that it should allow the free growth of countervailing moral tendencies within the society itself, and permit the utmost diversity in social arrangements so that the puritans as well as the epicures shall have their opportunity to succeed and to persuade. Politically, this requires a structure of the maximum possible decentralization of power, so that each group can follow its own path.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.332. – Alas, he did not include personal law and exterritorial autonomy competition and decentralization. – J.Z., 2.10.07. - & COMPETITION, MAXIMUM DECENTRALIZATION

POLITICAL SYSTEM, TERRITORIALISM: The Political System is the problem. - Jerry Brown, U.S. pol. candidate, 1992. - Apparently, he wants to become part of the problem. The main problem of all of the present political systems is territoriality or territorialism, i.e. its territorial sovereignty, power, coercion and monopoly. Exterritorial politics of autonomous volunteer communities would offer solutions arrived at by freedom of action and experimentation in the political, economic and social spheres. Real solutions have hardly any chance to pass the inherent barriers of territorial politics. Should one go on discussing, for hundreds of years, e.g. the free trade, monetary and financial freedom options or should one finally become or strive to become free to act upon them, together with like-minded volunteers? - J.Z., 13.1.93, 11.12.03, 20.9.04, 10.7.12. – FREE TRADE, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, STATISM

POLITICAL SYSTEM: By democracy, I do not mean ‘state’. The political system, as we know it, could be abolished as archaic and parasitic. Instead, people might be organized at local units, electing delegates (if representation could not be avoided) with limited mandates which could be immediately revoked. ‘Managers’ of all sorts would be directly accountable.” – David DeLeon, For Democracy where we work, in Reinventing Anarchy, p.320. – Even anarchists and libertarians have, mostly, still difficulties in thinking beyond the framework of territorial governments and their centrally or locally owned and mismanaged “enterprises”, “businesses” or statist establishments. – J.Z., 3.3.08, 11.1.12, 10.7.12.

POLITICAL SYSTEM: Free competition and free cooperation in every rightful sphere and activity, but, especially, in the sphere of political, economic and social systems, practised among communities and societies of volunteers only, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. – J.Z., 30.7.98. - COMPETITION, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICAL SYSTEM: no political system at all. – Karl Hess, Death of Politics, 16. – A political system that confines all politics to volunteers only, their personal laws and their exterritorial autonomy, can wrong and harm only their own members and, as such, it and they should be tolerated, just as much as diverse free societies of anarchies and libertarians should be, on that basis. – J.Z., 3.3.08, 11.1.12, DIS., PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM.

POLITICAL SYSTEM: The Political System is the problem.” - Jerry Brown, U.S. pol. candidate, 1992. - Apparently, he wanted to become part of the problem. The main problem of the political system is territoriality, its territorial sovereignty, power, coercion and monopoly. Exterritorial politics of autonomous volunteer communities would offer solutions arrived at by freedom of action, contract and association, under free experimentation even in in political, economic and social spheres, now wrongfully and territorially monopolized and mismanaged by governments. Real solutions have hardly any chance to pass the inherent barriers of territorial politics. Should one go on discussing, for hundreds of years, e.g. the free trade, monetary and financial freedom and free migration alternatives, hoping to persuade the majority of the ignorant, prejudiced, less intelligent or interested people, as territorial voters or should one finally become or strive to become free to act freely, exterritorially, upon one’s own ideas and knowledge, together with other and like-minded volunteers, in tolerant experiments, with each group only doing its own things, at the own expense and risk? – I suggest the latter, in order to achieve rapid progress in these stagnant because monopolized and mismanaged spheres of territorial statism. - J.Z., 13.1.93, 11.12.03, 20.9.04. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICAL SYSTEM: under voluntary systems there is continual progress, the constant development of new views, and the action necessary for their practical application; under political systems immobility on the part of the administrators, discontented helplessness on the part of those for whom they administer.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.61/62. - To realize voluntarism in a new kind of politics means its confinement to voluntary members, personal laws and exterritorial autonomy. – J.Z., 3.3.08.

POLITICAL SYSTEM: When merely coercion and centralization as well as monopolies are used and privileges granted, the resulting mess hardly deserves to be called a “system”. – J.Z., 30.11.92, 19.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

POLITICAL SYSTEMS: Political systems are as imperfect and corrupt as the men who devise them. - Morris West, Proteus, 59. - Or those, who “run” them down or exploit them for their power addiction and favoritism games. All territorial ones are basically wrong, contradictory, obstructive and endlessly frustrating, costly and mismanaged, producing waste and corruption, make for imperfections and abuse other people’s property and earnings, legally and coercively stolen from them. - J.Z., 30.6.92, 14.1.93, 11.1.12, 26.1.12. - Hayek, in "The Road to Serfdom", pointed out that even in the present (territorial! - J.Z.) democracies the worst tend to get to the top. I assert that, due to the very nature of panarchies especially their voluntarism and their competitiveness, the best will tend to get to the top, although this will certainly not always occur upon the first try but may require several disappointing experiments with and under flawed men, believed to be genuine leaders and to possess a program deserving this term. The individual secession option and voluntary membership reality of panarchies constitutes a much better sieving process to exclude demagogues etc. than does democratic voting and territorial "representational" rule. - Whatever is good or useful in present democracies could also be practised, by their believers, under exterritorial autonomy for and among them. I predict, with de Puydt, that e.g. the high taxation, high government spending and increasing governmental meddling trends will be fast reversed under the new conditions. Each movement, with its own exterritorially autonomous community of volunteers only, will have to foot its own bills and individual members would directly and greatly suffer under the anti-economic and neo-comic “policies” of their system. Then they will practise their individual consumer sovereignty in this sphere, too, by choosing better political, economic and social systems for themselves. - J.Z., 11.12.03, 11.1.12, 23.1.12, 10.7.12.

POLITICAL THINKING: The idea of letting people alone is as far from political thinking as letting property alone is from criminal thinking. (Isn’t taxation also a denial of private property?)” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.49. – This is correct only for territorial political thinking, actions and institutions. – J.Z., 3.3.08. – DIS., TERRITORIALISM

POLITICAL VIRTUE: Bagehot’s point that stupidity is a great political virtue, stupidity in the sense of lack of a critical attitude towards institutions. … – Russell Lewis, in: In Defence of Freedom, ed. by K. W. Watkins, p.89. - Yes, but only from the point of view of territorial politicians, who want to get into or remain in power. Territorial politicians prefer and largely get unthinking voting cattle rather than self-thinking, critical and obedient citizens. – One of Bagehot’s and Lewis false assumptions was that territorial political institutions are rightful and virtuous and should thus be uncritically accepted. – Under territorialism it is internally and in the short-run peace-promoting - if the subjects largely shut up and follow orders, rather than engaging in faction fights, revolutions and civil wars. On the other hand, it does provoke dissent, at least in the long run, going from mere protests to terrorist acts or violent revolutions and civil wars. - Under exterritorial autonomy for volunteers each individual could get the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice, thus leaving many less motives or reasons for organized resistance and fighting or infighting, except among still not cured, i.e. sufficiently enlightened fanatics, fundamentalists, imperialists and territorialists or coercive “unifiers” and power addicts. - J.Z., 2.4.08, 11.1.12, 10.7.12. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY RULE, PANARCHY, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, DISSENTERS, MINORITY RIGHTS, VOLUNTARISM


POLITICIAN:  A politician is a man who will double cross the bridge when he comes to it. – Oscar Levant, quoted by Jeffrey Jones on Facebook, 15.1.12. - JOKES

POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS: This is your life, …  – Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars, p.109. – Not that of politicians and bureaucrats, trying to manipulate you like a puppet. – J.Z., 20.1.12. – SELF-OWNERSHIP, POWER, INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM.

POLITICIANS & LAWYERS: Somehow it does not seem right that I should have to hire someone (a lawyer) to protect me from those people (politicians, judges and their hired police people) that I already had hired to protect me. It just doesn't quite track. - Ernest Mann, I Was Robot, 27. - Actually, he was not individually free to hire or fire them. That situation or status brought about his and our dilemma. - J.Z. 29.7.92. – SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICIANS & PANARCHISM: Politicians would become hired agents not powerful office bearers. Genuine representation would begin only then. No more struggles about access to a common trough, filled by coercive taxation. However, the forms of taxation and of State budgets might be retained, internally, for the volunteers of panarchies. But they would always be limited through voluntary membership, i.e. genuine consent and the withdrawal option. - J.Z., n.d.

POLITICIANS & VOLUNTARY TAXATION: Politicians, like other prophets, should be made dependent on voluntary taxes only, paid by voluntary subjects and their doctrines should be applied only by and to their own faithful. - J.Z., 15.6.91, 7.1.93.

POLITICIANS AS PARASITES, REPRESENTATIVES AND RULERS: The parasites were in control of the hosts - and they had convinced the hosts that it was for their own good. - James P. Hogan, "Mirror Maze", 286. - It would be O.K. if such parasites would only settle upon and remain with the individual consent of the victims. - J.Z., 27.5.91.

POLITICIANS WITHOUT TERRITORIAL MONOPOLIES: I have nothing against politicians - as long as they do not monopolize certain activities and do victimize only their own followers, instead of many to most people in a whole country and this for the benefit of politicians, bureaucrats and their favorites, plus their sheeple, the voting cattle. - J.Z., 15.7.87, 20.9.04. – In return for their high taxes the latter “beneficiaries” get a few left-over bones thrown, like dogs get around the tables of diners dining in the open air. Nevertheless, these “sheeple” let themselves be bribed with part of the monies coercively or fraudulently stolen from them. – J.Z., 23.1.12.

 Disassociate yourself from all territorial politicians and bureaucrats, their laws, regulations and institutions. Establish your own and alternative ones - for yourself and for like-minded people. - J.Z., 21.1.04, 24.3.04. – SECESSION FROM ALL TERRITORIAL STATES & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICIANS, TERRITORIAL: Territorial politicians are all con-men and delusion mongers, pocket-thieves and also war mongers, conquerors, occupiers and tyrants, all merely by different degrees. - J.Z., 21.1.04, 24.3.04, 23.1.12.

POLITICIANS, TICKETS, SHOWMANSHIP & PANARCHIES: Politicians should have to live on the proceeds of ticket sales to their various shows. – J.Z., 17.10.95, 7.1.99. Moreover, no one but voluntary members and subjects should have to attend their political circus performances and obey their commands and rules. - J.Z., 20.9.04, 23.1.12, 10.7.12. - VOLUNTARY TAXATION.

POLITICIANS: A joke on ethics classes in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 7.2.11, in a letter by Don Nicholson, Warrawie, is expressed in a comic picture of an “ethics class”: “In all circumstances we should ask ourselves what would a politician do? … then do the opposite.” – JOKES, ETHICS, MORALITY, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM, POWER GAMES

POLITICIANS: A greater security distance between politicians and the public. – Yes, the greatest possible one, so that they do not longer get together at all. – J.Z., 10/90. – If possible, we should export all politicians to the moon and break off all communications with them there as well. If we could, we should even export them to another universe, as many light years distant as possible. – Security experts think only of protecting politicians from the members of the public but not the public from the politicians. - J.Z., 27.3.08. – The latter should, rather, be their main job. - J.Z., 15.3.09. – However, exterritorial politicians of communities of volunteers are quite another matter. They might, actually, be or become genuine pioneers. At least they do not molest any others than their followers. - J.Z., 30.1.11. - SECURITY FOR OFFICIALS OR FOR THE PUBLIC, AGAINST THEM? JOKES

POLITICIANS: A large part of the effort of modern politicians is devoted to destroying … the sense of responsibility among electors and to spreading the futile and dishonest belief that somehow or other someone else will pay for the good things for which electors are invited to vote.” – Colin Clark, Taxmanship, 1964. – These things are not necessarily good, i.e. rightful and rational things, either. Nor are the voters free to vote on every budget expenditure tax and law. That would make many of them impossible and greatly reduce the costs of the lot. With territorial and collectivist voting as practised, decision-making is and their funds are, largely, taken out of their hands and replaced by a farce pretending to be representative, democratic, republican, self-governmental and expressing consent or a mandate, mainly that of an under-informed and misinformed temporary majority, most of them victims of the governmental "education" system. They are then not sovereign and relatively enlightened or fast enlightened consumers of or subscribers to competitively offered public services. - J.Z., 30.1.11, 11.1.12, 10.7.12.

POLITICIANS: A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”  – George Bernard Shaw. – According to this “thought” politicians would spend honorable lives, for they do make one mistake after the other and commit one wrong after the other. - I would rather vote for a do-nothing, take-nothing, prohibit-nothing and give-nothing politicians, if I voted for any one of them at all. – J.Z., 9.7.92, 21.2.08. –– However, Shaw was right e.g. for citizens at least trying to help establish peace, freedom and justice, even if they make one mistake after the other. Panarchism is also a framework for making many mistakes, as fast as possible, everywhere, but all confined to a relatively small number, under conditions, where publicity for their mistakes will help other such experimenters to avoid them and will finally even enlighten those initially committed to flawed or self-defeating experiments. – J.Z., 21.4.07, 11.1.12.  – DIS.

POLITICIANS: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing!” – Especially when those with it play at being authorities and know-it-alls or even Gods – and use secular powers to enforce their will, their decrees, their spleens, errors and prejudices upon all involuntary subjects in a whole country. Territorially, the users of the “free vote” try to decide the lives, actions, laws and institutions of other people and act thus quite wrongfully. – What do they really know and care about except their own interests and ambitions? – Is there even one among them who knows and appreciates all individual rights and liberties and would thus at least have the potential to act somewhat as a protector for any or all of them? – How many of them, if any, have seriously considered the alternative of voluntaristic and exterritorial politics? The confinement of all their thinking and actions to territorialism is like confining oneself to nightlife and ignoring all possibilities of living and acting in daylight. – They consider only one side of the coin of political association possibilities – and then imagine themselves to be experts in politics or sufficiently informed on alternative and rightful political actions, even when it comes to whole political, economic and social systems for the population of whole countries! - J.Z., 25.8.00, 17.9.08, 11.1.12, 10.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, BUREAUCRATS, PLANNERS, OFFICIALS, AUTHORITIES, PANARCHISM, POLITICAL “SCIENCE”

POLITICIANS: a man's deepest convictions are too important a matter to be entrusted to politicians.” - E. Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 12/75. (*) - Unless constitutional (panarchistic) arrangements are made to ensure that a politician is a true representative, i.e. he represents individuals, like-minded people only and does not pretend to be able to represent all of a population and to reconcile all interests in one unified organization, any decision or law. - J.Z., 22.9.83, 9.4.08. – (*) Or to “free” territorial voters. – J.Z., 11.1.12, 10.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION, FREE & EQUAL VOTING.

POLITICIANS: A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature.” - Lord Bryce. – Quoted in: Owen Wister, Roosevelt: The Story of a Friendship, p.66 (1930). This remark was made during a conversation with Wister in London in 1921. - Like many other such remarks it does apply, largely, only to the politics of territorialism and its centralization, monopolies, compulsory membership and other coercive features. - J.Z., 26.11.02. - The voluntary and competitive nature of panarchies would tend to bring out the best in its leaders and followers. If it brings out their worst, then they would have only themselves to blame and they would be the only ones to suffer under their errors, mistakes and wrongs. - J.Z., 30.1.11. - EXTERRITORIALISM OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM & TOLERANCE VS. TERRITORIAL AUTHORITARIANISM

POLITICIANS: A politician asks himself not what he can do for a country but what he can do for himself by pretending to be able and willing to do something for the country, i.e., for all of its population. Because of the all too wide acceptance of that false pretence, it is all too much overlooked what they are really doing to us and this at our expense and risk. – J.Z., 15.3.93, 19.2.08. – A whole country is not a single firm that needs to be run or could be run by one authority, least of all by any politician, or clique of politicians, especially seeing that there seems to be not a single politician in the whole world who knows enough of economics to abstain from all economic meddling. – As territorialists they also make messes of internal and external political and social affairs. - Politicians always pretend to possess a comprehensive knowledge and an enormous capability, which, in reality, not a single human being does possess and can possess. – But they do organize and impose their ignorance, prejudices and incompetence all too effectively, like all power addicts. – If only their victims bothered to learn to know all their individual rights and liberties - and to apply them - politicians would become a laughing stock, acting e.g. as clowns in circus performances or as strange apes in zoos or would be incarcerated as madmen. - J.Z., 19.2.08,  10.7.12. – ECONOMIC IGNORANCE, FALSE PRETENCES, MEDDLING, TERRITORIALISM, RUNNING A COUNTRY, INCOMPETENCE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, POWER ADDICTS

POLITICIANS: A territorial politician is more interested in your obedience and your taxes than in you freedom, rights and prosperity. – J.Z., 22.4.96, 10.7.1. – The politicians of exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers would have to put up or shut up and resign. They would have to act like successful manufacturers and businessmen towards satisfied customers, co-workers and investors. – J.Z., 26.3.08, 11.1.12.

POLITICIANS: All politicians are on an ego trip,… not a single one would score normal on a personality test. – Richard Herman, Jr., The Power Curve, p.247/48. An either well imagined or realistic look at decision-making at the highest level of territorialism, among people, who are mostly dishonest, defective or power-addicts. – J.Z., 17.1.12.

POLITICIANS: All politicians must be brought to resign. - J.Z. 11.7.74. - This is entirely feasible - when public opinion becomes finally aware of how entirely incompetent all people are to politically, economically, socially and quite exclusively run the lives of others on a territorial scale. - J.Z., 3.11.76, 21.9.82, 16.3.09, 30.1.11. – Or when all those, from whom they are supposed to have got a mandate, have finally seceded from them. – J.Z., 19.4.08. – The ancient Mayas, once thoroughly fed up by the misrule of their princes and priests, left them to their palaces, temples and cities and retreated rather into the surrounding jungles – because there was no government there and only wild animals but no very dangerous ruling caste. – J.Z., 11.1.12.

POLITICIANS: All politicians should replace their counter-productive, exploitative and oppressive jobs with productive ones – or confine all their political activities to their voluntary victims, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy– J.Z., 23.3.07, 25.10.07. – They reserve to themselves the right to resign from politics – but they do not permit their subjects to resign from their involuntary subjection to the territorial politics of the politicians, i.e. to ignore them or to secede from them. – J.Z., 8.3.09, 11.1.12. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: All politicians, by their wordings, and actions have proved that they are unfit to rule whole populations. The remaining trouble consists in the majority of their victims not seeing or believing these proofs. – J.Z., 14.11.93. – Thus the enlightened minorities (as well as the only somewhat enlightened ones) should become free to opt out from under their territorial rule in order to do their own things for or to themselves, among volunteers only, under full exterritorial autonomy or personal law, practicing freedom of contract, association, action, experimentation and self-help - even in the spheres of whole political, economic and social systems. – J.Z., 25.11.93, 16.3.09, 11.1.12, 10.7.12. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICIANS: All territorial politicians could do better for the public out of political offices than they can do in and through political offices. Then they would have to do something productive, providing some really wanted service or consumer product for the market, i.e. for sovereign consumers, rather than acting parasitically and despotically as territorial politicians. Those who have still some delusions about political services could reorganize them at their own expense and risk in their own voluntary and competing governments, all chosen individually and freely by the dissenters for themselves, perhaps hiring for this some of the former territorial politicians. Naturally, all other people should be free to establish the kinds of free or different societies and communities that they do want for themselves, all of them also without any kind of territorial monopoly and under their own kinds of personal laws. – J.Z., 2.3.96, 26.3.08, 11.1.12. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: All territorial politicians suffer under delusions of grandeur. – J.Z., 14.9.91. - Or what has been called the God-complex or the superiority complex. - Any other actor may get much applause - but only for his acting ability. - Once they are elected into office, they want to be taken serious und use laws and police forces, so that we do have to take their antics serious. Other actors don't have this power over us. - J.Z., 30.1.11.

POLITICIANS: All territorial States, their laws, governments, parliaments, courts, bureaucracies of all kinds, prevent us from taking our fates into our own hands and advancing via free and voluntary experiments, together with like-minded people, quite in accordance with our own world views, but in voluntary associations only, i.e. without an territorial monopoly, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy, always at the own risk and expense only. – Who could rightfully complain about that or would be unable or unwilling to use such an opportunity to realize, relatively easily, the own ideals in this way, to the extent that they are practical and tolerant towards other people freely doing their own things among themselves? – In short, individual sovereignty for all but criminals with victims and other aggressors. – I offer a standing invitation to anyone to offer a clearer and more persuasive statement of this alternative than I have ever managed to express. – I would try to spread it as much as I can, should it still need my help at all. – Instead, it might “conquer” the world as much and as fast as the slogan: “Make love, not war!” once did.” Many years ago I did once receive a letter from someone in North Africa, asserting that he had launched that slogan. If my flawed memory is right on this, then his name was Emmanuel Levine. But I would not bet on it. – Compare my SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY collection, 38 Mbs., which is online, an attempt to compile other short attempts to clearly express important ideas, however flawed they may still be, until sufficiently edited by other minds. - J.Z., 25.8.98, 26.3.08, 11.1.12.

POLITICIANS: All their authority and power should be confined to individuals and groups of volunteers contracting with them.  They should not be granted any territorial power over other people, who would rather do their own things than abide by the laws, institution, ideals and platforms of any politicians they have not concluded corresponding contracts with. – J.Z., 12.1.12. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICIANS: Almost all politicians and bureaucrats are not an asset but a liability for the populations of whole countries. They form a wrongful burden, which is constitutionally, legally and juridically forced upon us. They embody or represent wrongful territorial powers, perpetuated with much force, at great expense and with a gigantic propaganda, misinformation and compulsory “education” effort. – J.Z., 1.12.93, 15.2.08. – Their territorialism forms the largest, most costly and most dangerous compulsory unionism. - J.Z., 30.1.11, 11.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: And we will, eventually, return control of the income of the top echelons in government to the people, so that they can't vote themselves those outrageous salaries.” - Paul Gann, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 9/78. – Are their labors objectively worth anything, at any price? - However, here, too, the subjective value theory should be applied, by letting them rule only over their volunteers, who should be free to pay them annually even their weight in gold or diamonds, if they want to. They would certainly get some more fat cats this way. – J.Z., 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: And who is responsible for this conspiracy? Who is masterminding it? We are. The voters. The flabby-minded people who complain about taxes and corruption and crime and morality ... and do nothing else about it except complain. The voters who woke up on election day convinced that it makes no difference which candidate they picked, because both candidates are thieves or idiots. - ANALOG, 4/76. – Let all voters finally become fully enfranchised - by realizing their individual right to opt from under the particular territorial, statist, political, economic and social system, which they do no longer want for themselves, and thus become free, as a matter of free individual choice, to associate, only together with like-minded other volunteers, in the free pursuit of their own happiness, their own ideals, their own values and systems, which they do believe in, regardless of what the majority of the present territorial voters and politicians vote for or against, territorially, and thus do to themselves. – Once the others do this also only at their own expense and risk, then their behavior, whoever immoral and irrational it may be when seen objectively, becomes tolerable for those no longer territorially subjected to it. - J.Z., 1.3.09, 11.1.12, 10.7.12. – VOTING, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, GENUINELY FREE ELECTIONS, VOTES THAT COUNT 100% FOR EACH VOTER, INDIVIDUAL RATHER THAN COLLECTIVIST CHOICES VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: And who will introduce a law to say that POLITICIANS must deliver THEIR goods on time? Not the politicians!” - Terry Arthur: 95% Is Crap, p.11? – In panarchies they would either deliver and this in time or they would lose their customers. – But as territorial monopolists they are, largely, independent of us, for all too long periods. Use consumer sovereignty towards them and their offers. Shop around, pick and choose, among political, economic and social system, to maximize your satisfactions! - J.Z., 16.3.09. – You do have this natural individual right and liberty and all others as well and should back them up with an ideal militia of volunteers. - J.Z., 30.1.11, 11.1.12, 10.7.12. - PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE ENTERPRISE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, COMPETITION, BOYCOTTS, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: Any of the present politicians could only become important – if he became an individualist secessionist. – As they are, they can perceive individual secessionism only as a secession from them and their aims and thus they “welcome” individual secessionism like the Pope did Protestantism. - As usual, they are short-sighted and do not see their long-term chances to rule over their voluntary victims or adherents, their true believers, via panarchism, just like the Popes still do. - J.Z., 3.3.05. 30.1.11, 11.1.12. - THEIR IMPORTANCE OR UNIMPORTANCE

POLITICIANS: Are elected officials better at governing or at winning elections?” – Jerry Pournelle, in A Step Farther Out, I, p.152. - Can anybody be good at ruling the population of whole territories? - J.Z., 30.1.11. – Q., TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Are there any crimes politicians are not prepared to commit in order to gain or remain in office? – J.Z., 10.8.99. – Q., CRIMES

POLITICIANS: Are there many politicians who know, what causes war, poverty, inflation, unemployment? I doubt it. Nevertheless, few of those, who do not know or whose ideas on these problems are quite flawed, do seriously try to find out the solutions to these problems. Least of all are they likely to find the causes of these problems in their own territorial institutions and laws. – J.Z., 24.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Are today's prevailing political doctrines more enlightened than those, which elected a Grover Cleveland? Henry Adams in his EDUCATION observed that the succession of presidents from Washington, Adams and Jefferson down to Ulysses Grant was enough to disprove the theory of progressive evolution! What would he say if he were able to observe the recent past?” - Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 5/79. - But then natural evolution does not proceed via the TERRITORIAL political process and any of the presently fashionable systems of exclusive and interventionist voting.  - J.Z., 21. 9.82. – PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, EVOLUTION

POLITICIANS: As a territorial politician a politician inevitably wrongs all peaceful dissenters in the territory under his control. - J.Z., 22.6.92. – TERRITORIALISM VS. DISSENTERS

POLITICIANS: As long as politicians are free to hit us with taxes, we should at least be free to hit them back: with rotten tomatoes and eggs. - J.Z. - Better still: With well organized and supported tax strikes. – J.Z., 19.4.08. – And with individual and minority group secession declarations. Also with a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties, which would have the potential to restrict them much more than all constitutions and Supreme Court decisions did, so far. – J.Z., 21.4.08. – Especially when it is backed by an ideal citizen force or quite rightful militia. – J.Z., 16.3.09.

POLITICIANS: As long as there is one poor person left – and there will always be millions of them in our non-utopian universe – the statists will invoke them as the excuse for ruining everyone else’s life a little or a lot.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty & Culture, p.80. – Involuntary poverty for healthy people able and willing to work productively, can be avoided. The better panarchies would show the way and would rapidly grow as a result. – For sick, disabled, crippled, too young and too old people there would be better insurance options provided than those we get now from any territorial government. Catastrophe insurance contributions can be relatively low and affordable. Effective insurance against damages through natural catastrophes is possible, especially when the payment means of monetary freedom are used in the levies raised to help the victims. Full freedom offers many roads out of involuntary poverty – but they are not yet sufficiently publicized and explained. – J.Z., 19.2.08, 10.7.12.

POLITICIANS: But since the abolition of taxes would put the politician out of a job and would make impossible his dispensation of special privileges, it is not likely that I shall have the opportunity of casting my ballot for such a candidate.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.42. – Statists are numerous and could operate under voluntary taxation like the Catholic Church does. Let them. We need deterrent examples as well to promote enlightenment. Panarchism for all willing to tolerate it for others with whom they do disagree. But no panarchy for aggressors and criminals victimizing people outside of their own aggressive and criminal “community”. – If they slaughter only themselves – good riddance! - J.Z., 16.3.09. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM – VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Citizens should distrust politicians who distrust freedom. – Jim Bovard. – Almost all politicians do distrust freedom, judging by their actions, although they express some pro-freedom slogans. – J.Z., 19.1.12. – TRUST OR DISTRUST?

POLITICIANS: Could anyone or anything make territorial politicians respectable? – J.Z., 21.5.91. – Yes, if they were transformed into politicians for voluntary communities only, under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy. Then only the very best would remain in leading positions or those who managed to satisfy voluntary victims. – J.Z., 21.2.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: Cream rises to the top. So does fat.” - Kelvin Throop III, in ANALOG Aug. 83, p.128. - So does scum, so do lightweights and "fat cats", also heavies and tyrants. A classic chapter on this: “Why the Worst Get to the Top”, can be found in Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. If individuals and groups could freely secede from them and run or join their own preferred experiments, under full exterritorial autonomy, then only the best leaders or innovators could rise to and remain for long at the top. - Our territorial system allows a Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Mussolini etc. to rise and remain at the top for all too long. - J.Z., 17.8.02. - LEADERS, FAT CATS, SCUM, HEAVIES, LIGHTWEIGHTS, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Disassociate yourself from all territorial politicians and bureaucrats, their laws, regulations and institutions. Establish your own and alternative ones - for yourself and for like-minded people. - J.Z., 21.1.04, 24.3.04. – Undertake all the preparatory steps to achieve this aim. – 11.1.12. - EMANCIPATION, DISASSOCIATION, SEPARATION, SECESSION-INDIVIDUAL, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: disband this frightful standing army of politicians that, like other armies, eats up the people whom it claims to serve, and return it to useful occupations in civil life.” - Auberon Herbert, A Politician in Sight of Heaven, quoted in Mack edition, p.115. - We have no right to disband it for any of their voluntary victims but we do have the right to secede from them and their establishments. - J.Z., 30.1.11.

POLITICIANS: Dismiss all territorial politicians and bureaucrats and hire no new ones. Abolish their offices, institutions and laws and thereby also their election systems and campaigns. Let them be replaced only within societies and communities of volunteers, all without any territorial monopoly and all under personal laws only and with whatever institutions all their members really want for themselves – always at their own risk and expense. Thus the consumer satisfaction of these volunteers could be maximized – in accordance with their state of enlightenment. – The transformation would not require a comprehensive revolution but just many free one-man steps: Individual secessions and individual new affiliation under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy. – Quite peaceful one-man or one-woman “revolutions”, so to speak. All could be as radical, or conservative or progressive as the individuals concerned want them to be. – “To each his own!” - J.Z., 25.8.95, 26.3.08. – PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Do not act like politicians, territorially, coercively, monopolistically, under the pretence of acting representatively. Act, instead, like any human being should, within voluntary associations, communities and societies only, all chosen by individuals for themselves, and through free contractual arrangements only. – J.Z., 23.7.96, 26.3.08. – REPRESENTATION, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Does anyone still suffer from the illusion that politicians are more virtuous and wise than the rest of us?” - Tibor Machan, Liberty and Power, p.238. – If they do, let only them suffer under the politicians of their choice. – To each his own kind of self-selected leader or system or guru. – Q., PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Don’t give your authority, money, shopping list, time, labor or energy – to any territorial politician, at least not if you expect to get more out of this deal than you put into it. – J.Z., 23.5.91, 14.1.93, 20.2.08. – Exterritorial politicians could not extort funds from involuntary victims and transfer them to their favorites. – J.Z., 20.2.08. – PANARCHISM, VOTING, MANDATE, TAXATION, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: Each individual to be his own and his most important politician. – J.Z., 27.3.08. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

POLITICIANS: Eight years of playing second fiddle is not doing me any good.” - Paul Keating, 1944, to Bob Hawke in 1988. - Michael Gordon, A Question of Leadership, 1993. – Later, when P. K. became prime minister, him playing first fiddle did not do us any good. – To each only the leader, party or hero of his own individual choice! - J.Z., 16.8.04, 10.9.07. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE FOR ALL POLITICAL, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEMS, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: Eliminate politicians’ privilege of determining their own revenue. – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION, 133, p.18. - TAXATION

POLITICIANS: Every intelligent being should at least be a part-time politician. - J.Z. 1965. - An anti-politician! - At least as long as professional politicians have territorial power over us. - J.Z. 1973. – DIS.

POLITICIANS: For every dollar robbed by private criminals and for every victim murdered privately the territorial politicians, with their taxes and wars rob and murder hundreds, if not thousands. – Moreover, they do this constitutionally, legally and, with the courts on their side and, all too often, with popular approval. – J.Z., 31.7.99, 13.2.08, 11.1.12. - WARS, CRIMES

POLITICIANS: For those, who still want politicians, they may still be necessary evils and thus they should have them, for themselves and their own affairs. But for all others they are unnecessary evils and great wrong-doers and thus their victims should be free to secede from them, individually or in whole groups. – J.Z., 21.3.89, 27.3.08. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, COMPREHENSIVE CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICIANS: Forget about the territorial and collectivist voting farce. Secede and do your own things for or to yourself, according to your own beliefs, and also together with other but like-minded volunteers. That is the only vote which would really count for you. – J.Z., 16.3.09. – VOTING, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Giving authority to people, who want it for its own sake, is insane. It absolutely guarantees constant control by psychopaths.” – Alex Comfort: Tetrarch, p.27. - The insane supporting the power-mad: Territorial politics as usual. – J.Z., 3.3.08. – POWER MADNESS, STATISM, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Government implodes. – First page headline of THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 22.2. 08. - Alas it lead only to a description that certain of the old rascals are out and a new set of rascals is in. – Territorial politics as usual is still exploding in our lives, an almost daily experience of degrees of territorial authoritarianism, terrorism or despotism, almost never of genuine representation, no more so than we could expect it from enemy bomber fleets or rocket attacks, almost daily, with their unpleasant surprises and this, often, even without alarms being first sounded. – Moreover, under territorialism there is no safe shelter or escape from their attacks. - J.Z., 3.3.08, 11.1.12. – If our language usage were purified, then our ideas, principles, aims and actions would also become more sensible. – J.Z., 26.1.12. – TERMS, LANGUAGE, WORDINGS, DIS.

POLITICIANS: Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his political life. – Jeremy Thorpe – How can one trust anyone who sacrifices even his friends for his political career? – J.Z., 10.4.08. – Love of territorial politics is contrary to anything right, moral and decent. – How many more millions of involuntary human sacrifices do we need before we finally totally reject this kind of “self-government” or, rather, territorial despotism over dissenters, using and abusing people as mere property? – We should not only be free to secede from tyrants and dictators but also from the rulers representing at best a territorial majority. - J.Z., 16.3.09, 26.1.12. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITARIANISM

POLITICIANS: Harass your local politician.” - Bumper sticker No. 204 offered by SLL. - SLL slogan, LIBERTAS REVIEW, Summer 78. – What for? You might as well harass a comedian or a circus clown. – J.Z., 3.3.08. – Aim, rather, at the right and liberty for all people to opt out from under these clowns and their “entertainment”, shows and “jokes”. – J.Z., 11.4.08. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, DIS.

POLITICIANS: Have we good reasons to trust any legislators, politicians, bureaucrats, government budgets, government expenditures, government institutions, any legally established monopolies, any high court judge, any government advisor, any government promise, program or measure, any tax system? If we do, then we would certainly have some exceptional cases.- J.Z., 24.5.00. - Those, who still trust them, should be free to go on trusting them with all their own affairs and money. But those who, finally, do no longer trust them, should be free to secede from them, their laws and institutions and run their own diverse communities of volunteers themselves, under personal laws, in their own panarchies, without claiming or conceding any territorial monopoly claim. – J.Z., 8.3.09. - TRUST, BUREAUCRACY, BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, TAX SYSTEM, LEGISLATORS, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, Q.

POLITICIANS: He had attempted to move the immovable.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn, August 14, p. 685. – Can one move a territorial State or politician to do something right and rational, for a change, or is that also impossible? – J.Z., n.d. & 31.1.11.

POLITICIANS: He who is unfit to serve his fellow citizens wants to rule them. – Ludwig von Mises. – POWER ADDICTION

POLITICIANS: How many politicians could sell their “services” under really free and comprehensive competition for their provision, in a free market for all public services, i.e., when every sovereign consumer would be free to refuse them their dollars and could spend them otherwise, e.g. to other providers of better services? – J.Z., 17.12.93, 15.2.08. – Q.

POLITICIANS: How many politicians would have become politicians if they could not lay their hands on tax funds, i.e., if they had to really sell their “services”? - J.Z., 22.5.79. – Q.

POLITICIANS: How many thousand times has a false theory to fail in practice before politicians will finally cease to try applying it, again and again? - J.Z., 73. - Q.

POLITICIANS: I believe politicians will only listen when you kick them in the ballot box, good and hard.” – V. R. Forbes, LIBERTARIAN OPTIMISM, 10/78. – That has happened, very often, but have territorialist politicians, as a class, learned enough from these frequent experiences? – Or have most of the voters? - J.Z., 11.4.08, 11.1.12. – We must not only be free to kick them out if their power positions with the aid of a territorial collective majority but already as individuals and members of a dissenting minority group – by seceding from them, as far as our own affairs all our genuine individual rights and liberties re are concerned. – J.Z., 16.3.09, 31.1.11. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: PANARCHISM, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: I believe that the problems of human beings in a free country should be solved by the human beings themselves, not by some alleged all-known elite at the head of the State.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Power, p.134/34. – Let the individual also have his choice of politicians, bureaucrats, institutions, methods and systems, like the free choice among tradesmen, doctors, medicines, all of which ought to be free to compete for him as their client, customer or member. Nothing to be territorially imposed but peace and tolerance, or the application of individual rights and liberties, to the extent that any community of volunteers wants to make use of them in their own relationships and organizations, their own personal law. – J.Z., 20.2.08, 8.4.08, 11.1.12, 11.7.12. - PANARCHISM, SELF-HELP, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, REPRESENTATION, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: I could buy or hire the goods and services that I really want much cheaper without the “help” of any territorial politician, law and institution – if only all of them just left me alone! –Or if I were free to secede from them. - J.Z., 15.9.98, 13.2.08, 31.1.11, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: I do not believe in politicians and political parties and other political and territorialist organizations and institutions. I do not want them to provide services, disservices, institutions and tax burdens for me and I do certainly not want them to share or control my life, liberty, rights, property and income with them. If I were also quite free to secede from them, from all their territorial politics and bureaucratic actions, burdens and abuses, I would do so – and I do believe that then I would not lack good company in such efforts and in such free societies and communities. – J.Z., 27.2.96, 26.3.08, 11.1.12.

POLITICIANS: I do not know even of a single politician who knows and appreciates all individual rights and liberties. – Do you? – J.Z., 9.4.08. – Q.

POLITICIANS: I doubt that any politician would be able to sell me his favorite services at his “prices” – IF I had the right to refuse them and to hire freely and competitively supplied services from alternative suppliers, services, which I really want and am willing to pay for. – J.Z., 17.12.93, 15.2.08. – I want the same right and opportunity for everyone of their subjects. – J.Z., 8.4.08. - PUBLIC SERVICES

POLITICIANS: I for one don't expect anything good to come from any politician. - J.Z., 73. - Even his abdication would merely mean that he could no longer do any wrong or harm as a politician. - J.Z., 5.11.02. – Under a territorialism simply another politician would take his place, to commit his legalized crimes against me. – I would still be a victim of territorialism. – J.Z., 16.3.09, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: I have nothing against politicians - as long as they do not monopolize certain activities and do victimize only their own followers, instead of most people in a whole country for the benefit of politicians, bureaucrats and their favorites. - J.Z., 15.7.87, 20.9.04. – POLITICIANS WITHOUT TERRITORIAL MONOPOLIES

POLITICIANS: I promised the voters that I'd never (*) perform the duties of my office, and one must keep faith with the electorate.” - Thomas M. Disch, The Prisoner, p.109. – The thing wrong with this is that there are no GENUINE duties for offices within territorial States, no more so than there are genuine duties within a Mafia organization or robber band. - J.Z., 28.11.02. –CANDIDATE, THE IDEAL ONE, HIS PROMISE, ANTI-POLITICS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, OFFICIAL

POLITICIANS: I vote for none of them – since none of them is sufficiently aware of what he can and what he cannot rightly do. Nor do I forgive any of them for what they are doing to us. – J.Z., 16.2.96, 26.3.08. – Politicians as representatives of communities of volunteers only, confined to exterritorial autonomy and personal laws only, would be quite another matter. One could secede from them and set oneself up in competition to them. – J.Z., 26.3.08. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: I wish only one promise from any politician, namely, that he will commit suicide as soon as he wins an election. – J.Z., 23. & 31.12.93. – Well, that is only my kind of “joke”. - I rather wish that they would confine their victory and new regime to all their voluntary supporters, leaving all other people alone, apart from negotiated free exchanges. – J.Z., 15.2.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, JOKES

POLITICIANS: If not saddled by territorial politicians and their laws and institutions, I would remain free to help myself much more than they could ever help me or hire better helpers. They destroyed or outlawed most of my rightful and reasonable options and charged me hugely for such disservices. – J.Z., 4.10.98. – Many other people are under the same handicaps. Otherwise they would be free to do their own things for themselves or within their own communities of like-minded volunteers. – J.Z., 26.3.08, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: If territorial politicians ever succeed in finding pearls, then they are almost certain to throw them to the pigs, or give them to their mistresses. – J.Z., n.d., & 15.2.08, 16.3.09, 11.1.12.

POLITICIANS: if the American people could only rid themselves of another and worse false assumption that still rides them – one that corrupts all their thinking about the great business of politics, and vastly augments their discontent and unhappiness – the assumption, that is, that politicians are divided into two classes, and that one of those classes is made up of good ones. I need not argue, I hope, that this assumption is almost universally held among us. Our whole politics, indeed, is based upon it, and it has been based upon it since the earliest days. What is any political campaign save a concerted effort to turn out a set of politicians who are admittedly bad and put in a set who are thought to be better? The former assumption, I believe, is always sound; the latter is just as certainly false. For if experience teaches us anything at all, it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar. His very existence, indeed, is a standing subversion of the public good in every rational sense. He is not one who serves the common weal; he is simply one who preys upon the commonwealth. It is to the interest of all the rest of us to hold down his powers to an irreducible minimum, and to reduce his compensation to nothing; it is to his interest to augment his powers at all hazards, and to make his compensation all the traffic will bear. To argue that these aims are identical is to argue palpable nonsense. The politicians, at his ideal best, never even remotely approximated in practice, is a necessary evil; at his worst he is an almost intolerable nuisance. …” - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th series, The Politician, p.129/30. – Is he really a necessary evil? Certainly not as a territorial politician. As a panarchist politician he may be useful, at least in the eyes of all his followers, who alone would be the members of his particular panarchy. In a territorial system, if his salary would be minimized, his incentive to become corrupt would be further increased. – J.Z., 16.2.08, 11.1.12. – DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, PEOPLE, VOTING, ELECTIONS, PARLIAMENTS, LAWS

POLITICIANS: If they put the names of everyone eligible for an office in a hat and pulled out one, we would have just as good a chance of getting a smart man, and a damn sight better chance of getting an honest one. He has a point.” - Arthur Smith, in a letter to ANALOG, quoting his father. - Then one single 'voter' would be enough. - The Athenians practised at some time voting by lot. But it was not very successful e.g. for generals. Everyone was presumed to be an eligible candidate for this office, and this was wrong. - J.Z. – If only the really eligible ones were named on slips put into a hat, could the hat be filled? Could there be even a single such slip? – Maybe for a minor office, but hardly for someone to represent tens of thousands to millions of a mixed population – and which population of any territory is not mixed? – J.Z., 19.4.08. – VOTING BY LOT? Rather let individuals individually select their own leaders or misleaders - and in the armed forces their officers. – J.Z., 16.3.09, 11.1.12. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICIANS: If we had started e.g. with privatizing garbage removal and then went on from there, in the same direction, would there be any politicians left after a while? - The right of individuals and groups to secede and to establish panarchies of volunteers for their kinds of tolerant experiments would also act as a kind of private garbage removal system. – – J.Z., 5.12.99, 28.4.09 11.7.12. – PRIVATE GARBAGE REMOVAL & PANARCHISM, JOKES, Q.

POLITICIANS: If we were to dismiss all politicians and bureaucrats, all their laws, regulations and institutions, paying them their full and quite undeserved superannuation, and would not hire any more people of this kind at all, ever, then this would be a great bargain, from which we would benefit immediately. However, since only a minority of people would be wise enough to insist upon this option, at least these wise people should be allowed to secede. Even if they had to pay a high price for this separatism, they would be freed from their rule and thus could afford this charge. - J.Z., 20.6.01. - Naturally, there is no moral obligation to pay this price or bribe - but it would, possibly, be a wise step towards buying one's liberty. - The burden of new hiring of public servants for themselves would then be responsibility of the remainder of statists who are foolish enough to hire such “helpers”. - J.Z., 20.6.01, 29.1.02. – I also like the solution advocated in PEACE PLANS 19 c: “Let freedom pay its way”, according to which all would get their share in the remaining real public assets of governments at all levels in their countries. With these shares they could then either hire alternative private services or whatever State socialist services they still want for themselves, under all kinds of delusions, in their own panarchies. – Individual and group secessionism would allow all dissenters to dismiss, unilaterally, all officials and their institutions, as far as the affairs of the seceded dissenters are concerned, while upholding their claims to their shares in the remaining real capital assets of the government – excepting thus the government debt certificates representing merely investments in future tax slaves. – The government debts could and should in future be repudiated by all but the voluntary supporters of governments, which would no longer possess any territorial powers and privileges, and thus no involuntary victims. - J.Z., 8.3.09, 11.7.12. - GOLDEN HANDSHAKE, DISMISSING ALL OFFICIALS OR - PRIVATIZATION OF ALL GOVERNMENT ASSETS, WITH ALL CITIZENS OR TAXPAYERS GETTING THEIR EQUAL SHARE IN FORM OF CAPITAL CERTIFICATES, CONVERTIBLE INTO THOSE OF SPECIFIC GOVERNMENT ASSET SHARES? SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: In all territorial States its politicians and bureaucrats are parasites upon society. – J.Z., 13.8.96.

POLITICIANS: In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.” – Charles de Gaulle. - Did de Gaulle do any better? He even came to admire the German armed forces at Stalingrad for having come so far! - He admitted that one cannot really rule a nation that likes e.g. 400 different kinds of cheese. Nevertheless, he tried, all too much and or all too long, to continue with his territorialist propaganda and self-delusions and even saw to it that he got his own mass murder devices. - J.Z., 23. 11. 06, 31.1.11. - There are 2,000 different types of cheese in the world. – TV series: “Beyond 2000”, of 22.6.86. – “You can make edible cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals.” - “1000 of the World’s most Astonishing Facts”, p.73, written and compiled by Guy Campbell & Mark Devins, first published at Great Britain in 2002 by Dean, an imprint of Egmont Books Limited, 230 Kensington High St., London W8. Copyright 2002, Egmont Books Limited, ISBN 0 603 56067 0.


POLITICIANS: In politics and its voting and “representation” system you almost hand over your blank cheque to your politician, to waste as much of your money, time and energy as pleases them, always under lies and false pretences. Only in what remains of a free market under territorialism do you get to spend the rest of your money, time and energy, not yet wasted by the territorial political system, as you please. – We should become free to use all of our lives, property, earnings, time and energy independent of territorial politicians in personal law communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers only. Only their officials could come close enough to be really representative of their members. - J.Z., 8.3.93, 19.2.08, 11.7.12. – REPRESENTATION, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: It is not our task as politicians to make out prescriptions of other people's happiness against their will. That would be the end of freedom.” - Franz-Joseph Strauss, Speech in Augsburg, 1976. – Quite right, but this is precisely what territorial politicians like him have been doing and are doing all the time, towards the dissenters in the population, instead of letting them secede. – Are there greater criminals, with more victims, than territorial politicians? - J.Z., 26.12.07. - & FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, Q.

POLITICIANS: It is, however, too easy to be cynical about politicians. They are not only captives of the political system which has evolved; both they and the public are at least to some extent in the hands of the news media.” - Simon Upton, The Withering of the State, 1987, p.105. – They should only be “captives” or “representatives” of their own kind of volunteers – all like-minded people in exterritorially autonomous panarchies. – J.Z., 12.9.08. – Have you observed much “withering of the State”? – J.Z., 16.3.09. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS PRETENDED REPRESENTATION, Q.

POLITICIANS: It would make more sense to give the office to the politicians who got the least votes, or, say, only 10 % of the votes, indicating, somewhat, the percentage of the more intelligent voters, than to give it to those who got the most votes – usually from the great number of ignorant and prejudiced voters. However we should not be confined to such a choice of the lesser evil only but, instead, should change the whole system, doing away with all territorial, coercive and monopolistic aspects, so that all politicians would come to rule only over their own voluntary members – or, initially – voters in the last territorial election, not a secret one, and would thereafter have no say at all on the affairs of other communities of volunteers. – I look forward to the last territorial election, which would end territorialism. - J.Z., 3.4.08, 26.1.12, 11.7.12. – MAJORITARIANISM, VOTING, ELECTIONS, PARLIAMENTS, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: It's time we end the "my politician can beat up your politician" way of transferring wealth.” - Dagny. – Instead, we should introduce a peace-, justice-, freedom-, progress- and wealth-promoting competition between them, under which all of them could lead only their voluntary followers and none of them would retain any territorial monopoly. Then they will have to put up or shut up. – J.Z., 8.3.09, 11.7.12. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM UNDER PERSONAL LAWS & IN FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY. THAT WOULD ALSO MEAN FORMS OF VOLUNTARY TAXATION. – TERRITORIALISM, WEALTH, TRANSFER SOCIETY, TAXATION, MUTUAL PLUNDER-BUNDS, WELFARE STATE, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS

POLITICIANS: It’s tempting to blame politicians for turning us into a nation of thieves, but you’d be wrong. Politicians are just the pimps trying to make a sale – you and I are their anxious customers.” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.242. - Under territorialism there are, in the public sphere, no free individual customers and no freely competing producers, service providers and sellers but merely monopolists and their victims, tax slaves, and other subjects, in other words, the legalized exploiters and their favorite hand-out recipients, with all too many of them merely parasites or obstructionists and their involuntary as well as voluntary victims. – J.Z., 8.10.07, 11.7.12. -VOTING, SUBJECTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, CITIZENS

POLITICIANS: It’s usually just ambition that puts them into it – and like any group of people selected for ambition and nothing else, they turn out to be a pretty bad lot. … individually they are a decent people who do some good, but as a class (*) they’re amoral, vicious leeches with a good cover story.” (**) - John Barnes, A Million Open Doors, p.144. - - (*) of territorialists! – - (**) Territorialism by now has nothing to show for it but a prolonged very bad record. Gradually this truth seeps into even some of the lesser minds, not only the great ones, but numerous false excuses for territorialism do still prevail. – J.Z., 29.9.07, 31.1.11. – REPRESENTATIVES, DEPUTIES, MP’s, TERRITORIALISM, DIS., REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

POLITICIANS: Let each individual be his own politicians, party leader, sovereign decision-maker, legislator and innovator or reformer – but only at the own risk and expense or in free association with like-minded people. – J.Z., 25.8.98, 26.3.08. – FREE CHOICE IN EVERYTHING – FOR SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUALS.

POLITICIANS: Let politicians be supported by their electors.” - Patrick Brooks, 1972. – Each particular group of politicians to be supported only by their particular group of volunteers! – Obviously, the territorial politicians cannot support their volunteers except at the expense and risk of their involuntary victims. – Territorial politicians have nothing to offer but their errors, prejudices, ignorance, false assumptions and conclusions, illusions dogmas, lies, false promises and their own power addiction. – J.Z., 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Let politicians live only within the income you would give them voluntarily. Don't let them spend wildly and then force you to pay the bills. You should gain the freedom to determine how much of your income, if any, you are going to dedicate for their projects, one half, one tenths, or one hundredth of what you pay now. - If you argued that then they could not continue certain of their services, you might either answer: Good riddance! or make contractual arrangements for the hiring of other, cheaper and better alternatives. But, by all means, never let them bribe you with your own money. - J.Z., n.d. & 31.1.11.

POLITICIANS: Let’s shop around for political, economic and social “services”, systems and institutions as we do or should be free to shop around for all other consumer services and bargains. – J.Z., 30.7.98, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Listen to none of the present politicians any longer and follow none of their orders, “laws” “or positive legislation”. – That is certainly easier said than done as long as individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers are not generally recognized and realized. - J.Z., 27.2.75, 21.9.82, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Logically, it is the most sensitive critic of human selfishness who should hesitate longest before strengthening the power of the state, which must necessarily be exercised by a handful of politicians who, as we see most vividly at election times, could not easily be mistaken for saints.” - Ralph Harris in Right Turn, p.25. - It will make a difference once each individual can choose his politician or politicians or party or movement for his own affairs only – [unsually as expressed in a community, society or governance system of his own individual choice, one that is only exterritorially autonomous] instead of having one organization or governance system imposed upon all of the population of a whole territory. It will also make a great difference if the thus chosen politicians, societies and communities of volunteers (including voluntary or competing governments) are confined to exterritorial autonomy. Only then will we finally get experimental freedom also for whole political, economic and social systems, free enterprise, freedom of contract and association for them, instead of having them territorially imposed upon dissenters. - J.Z., 31.1.11, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Make your MP work – don’t re-elect him.” – Graffiti in Leicester. – Don’t elect anyone to rule over you territorially. If you think you need to be ruled, let it be only by those, whom you select for yourself, in your own community of volunteers, which is only exterritorially autonomous. – J.Z., 24.9.07. – REPRESENTATIVES, JOKES, TERRITORIALISM, VOTING, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Medical science had produced the perfect anaesthetic; political science had given us the modern politician; …” - Ernest Benn, in D. Abel: Ernest Benn, p.83. – Legalized territorial, authoritarian, monopolistic, collectivistic and largely arbitrary power for politicians is offered as a quack cure for everything. – While politicians save statists the pain of thinking for themselves, they do not spare them the pain caused by their political actions. It only the statists were to suffer under them, in their own panarchies, I would not mind this at all. Pain is educational. Some are unable or unwilling to learn otherwise. – J.Z., 22.3.08, 16.3.09. – STATISM, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBORDINATION

POLITICIANS: Most of their solutions or “measures” are mere band-aids, subsidies or enforced monopolies and make matters worse rather than better. –They employ and abuse the wrongful means of political territorial power rather than the economic means of free associations, freedom of contract, voluntary membership and free production and free exchange. At least most of the territorial ones, do never go to the real roots of troubles and cut or abolish them, e.g. by the repeal of wrongful and irrational laws they or their predecessors had passed. – J.Z., n.d. – J.Z., 26.5.06, 30.10.07. - & 31.1.11, 11.7.12. –TERRITORIALISM & MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM VS. PANARCHISM & MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL – ALWAYS AT THE OWN RISK & EXPENSE.

POLITICIANS: Most of them are just confidence tricksters out for money or power. Those striving to obtain and maintain territorial power are usually more respected and protected by laws, policemen and courts. – They also commit many more and greater wrongs and do much more harm. - Only once they are confined to their voluntary victims and exterritorial autonomy would they, too, become more and more harmless and would even be right, for their voluntary supporters and customers, at least temporarily, in their present and still backward state of enlightenment or in their atavistic relapse into ancient and wrongful practices, errors, myths, dogmas and mythologies. - J.Z., 18.7.94, 26.3.08, 31.1.11, 12.1.12, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Most people either love or hate politicians. There's no middle ground.” - Robert LeFevre: Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.186. - Yes, there is or could be: Each could love and obey only his own. Then he has no longer any good reason to hate the politicians that others have chosen for themselves. It's a case of a wrongful, false or insufficient alternatives! - J.Z. 8.6.80. 31.1.11, 11.7.12. – We will tend to become indifferent towards them – once we have become free to do our own things for ourselves. – J.Z., 16.3.09. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL: PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: most people would agree that the quality of politicians throughout the democratic world is of a generally low standard, the professions and industry attracting and retaining the best men.” - Edgar Berry, GOOD GOVERNMENT 12/75. - The unchecked question is here: Could even the best man do any good - as a territorial politician? - J.Z., 22/9782. – Q., TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Most politicians have never run a business. How the hell can they run a country? - John Singleton, THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY, 7.9.77. (*) – Many terms, like “running a country”, consent, people, self-government, representation, voting, democracy, republic, mandate, do already presume and imply all too much that is quite wrongful and contrary to reality. Their users still seem to believe in word-magic. The greatest wrongful assumption or premise here, from my point of view, is territorialism.  It embraces all the wrongful powers, monopolies, and privileges, methods, legislation and institutions of modern States and their governments and the statism of their voluntary and involuntary victims.  It and they do almost totally overlook the rightful alternative to territorialism, that of exterritorial autonomy, its voluntarism, competition, experimental freedom, contractual nature and its freedom to associate and to withdraw from associations, its kind of free enterprise and consumer sovereignty, its free market nature. – J.Z., 12.1.12. – (*) Even the best businessmen could not rightfully and rationally run the public affairs of the population of a whole country. They, too, are neither omnipotent, all knowing nor omnipresent. – J.Z., 11.7.12. - Q., DIS., RUNNING A COUNTRY OR POPULATION, BUSINESS MEN, GOVERNMENT, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Mostly or all too often the very bastards or criminals with victims, who play football with our lives, liberties, rights, earnings, property, health and security. – Do you know of any or many exceptions? - J.Z., 28.11.95, 26.3.08. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.” - Abraham Lincoln - Especially not presidents, prime ministers and other politicians and bureaucrats. We need the divorce or individual secession option from them and their laws and institutions even more so than we need them from some of our spouses. - J.Z., 24.11.02. – DIVORCE, SEPARATION, RULERS, BUREAUCRATS, CONSENT, EXTERRITORIAL & INDIVIDUAL SECESSION, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: No politician deserves other than voluntary subjects and followers. And their voters deserve no better leaders and systems than the ones they voted in for themselves. Neither the voters nor the politicians should be granted any territorial monopoly but merely full exterritorial autonomy for their own affairs. – J.Z., 22.3.08.

POLITICIANS: NO politician is much better than ANY politician. – J.Z., 15.9.98. – One could also say, rightly: No territorial politician is SUFFICIENTLY better than any other territorial politician. – J.Z., 13.2.08. – Not even Ron Paul is. But he would, at least temporarily, make a good president for all his VOLUNTARY subjects. He sticks at least to some freedom ideas, while all the others have nothing to offer but their misleading notions and phrases. Nevertheless, they too would be right, at least temporarily, for their followers, until these, too, finally wake up out of their various statist dreams. Then they should be free to secede, individually and to try to make much better choices for their own lives, also under full exterritorial autonomy. – J.Z., 12.1.12, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: No politician or political office is worth voting for. They are only worth voting against. – J.Z., 11.3.84. - I meant territorial politicians. Politicians for volunteers only, under exterritorial autonomy, are quite different from territorial politicians. They are individually chosen leaders or victimizers, i.e., do not impose their "services" or disservices upon any peaceful dissenters. – All do, naturally, have the right to defend themselves and their own affairs, which are within their genuine rights and liberties, against any criminals and aggressors, especially against any territorialists, terrorists and totalitarians. - J.Z., 1.2.11., REPRESENTATION, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, VOTING

POLITICIANS: No public trough, based on compulsory taxation, for the politicians, their favorites and other parasites to feed from. – J.Z., 4.10.98. – However, any kind of self-help, mutual aid, insurance, credit and welfare scheme as well as and charity activity – among volunteers, exterritorially quite autonomous and doing everything only at their own risk and expense for their own members. – J.Z., 26.3.08. – WELFARE STATE, TAXATION

POLITICIANS: No territorial politician, institution or voter can help being a territorial politician, institution or voter. They are - by their very nature  or their unchecked premises - merely problem makers rather than problem solvers, even when they do have the best intentions. – Sufficient knowledge, wisdom and moral sense is usually only existing among some of the many minorities and individuals - whom they do territorially suppress with their powers, all too popular and flawed ideas, and numerous errors, prejudices, wrong assumptions and conclusions, which were, unfortunately, never as yet fully collected and published together with their best refutations. - J.Z., 23.9.07, e - INSTITUTIONS, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, DIS., REPRESENTATION, MAJORITIES VS. MINORITIES & TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Not just some politicians but everybody should be sacked from ALL of the TERRITORIAL governments. - J.Z., 1974, 12.1.12 - Territorial governments should be abolished altogether. They cost us much too much in lives, liberties, rights and taxes. A well organized tax-strike might be the way to do it. - J.Z. 21.9.82, 1.2.11. – However, as mere leaders of communities of volunteers they might continue with their mischief – as long as can they manage to keep their remaining sheep or “sheeple” satisfied or do find new voluntary victims. – J.Z., 19.4.08, 1.2.11, 12.1.12.

POLITICIANS: Not only doctors bury their mistakes. Politicians are, probably, still more proficient in cover-ups. – J.Z., 9.5.83. – Even in producing mass graves! How many have they so far murdered, crippled, impoverished and deprived of their rights and liberties, in their repressions, wars, civil wars and bloody territorialist revolutions, for all too many centuries? - J.Z., 1.2.11. - COVER-UPS, SECRECY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Of all the animals in creation, politicians have the shortest memories.” – Morris West, The Ringmaster, p. 260. – The memories of most voters may be shorter still. For how, otherwise, could they come to vote in, again and again, territorial political masters over their own lives? Just look at what they have done to the national currencies in your own life time and how they increased taxes and the national debt and how they involved us in their power struggles called wars. – J.Z., 19.3.09, 11.7.12.  - WARS, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Of many politicians one says that he is a rather complex character because one does not want to say that he is involved and far less in what he is involved in.” - Bert Berkenstraeter. - Politicians, full of flaws and vices, probably more so than their subjects are, nevertheless set themselves up as territorial guardians over their subjects. Moreover, they are tolerated as such - by all too many of their victims. These victims must become confined to volunteers only. - J.Z., 1.2.11. - JOKES, SECRETS, PRIVACY, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

POLITICIANS: One can’t reason with most politicians. One can either hit them in their pocket or in their heart, vote them out of office, rebel against them, emigrate or, preferably, if one is free to do so, secede from them and start an alternative institution, State or society that would compete against them. Of all the alternatives just another territorialist party, candidate or platform is probably the least effective method. – J.Z., 24.6.08, 27.3.08, 12.1.12, 11.7.12. – However a panarchist party might come to dissolve the whole territorialist system. So could an ideal and complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties. So could a well organized tax strike or militia of volunteers for the protection of all genuine individual rights and liberties. – J.Z., 16.3.09, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: One cannot teach them. Mostly one cannot even reach them. They do not, cannot and will not represent most of us. They do not know any real solutions. They oppose and exploit us, while almost constantly lying to us. Therefore, all of us should become quite free to secede from them and to establish among ourselves all the diverse kinds of institutions and laws that we, all volunteers only, want for ourselves, under full exterritorial autonomy – i.e., without laying claim to any territorial monopoly or permitting anyone else to maintain one or to establish one. That would, by the way, also eliminate targets, motives and powers for nuclear warfare preparations. – J.Z., 30.7.98, 26.3.08, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Only mentally deficient people would want to „serve“ as rulers over the lives of others than volunteers, i.e., territorially, over whole populations, as if they were able to rule the lives of their territorial subjects better and more justly than these subjects could do themselves, once they are set free to do so. To show these “leaders” their limitations, they should merely consider their power position and the limitations of their power within their own close families. – J.Z., 18.6.04, 19.10.07. - RULERS, LEADERSHIP, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, PREMIERS, PARTY LEADERS, MINISTERS, MP’S, POWERS, PARTIES

POLITICIANS: Only people with short memories or insufficient power of observation and judgment can be expected to vote for any territorial politicians. – J.Z., 29.7.84, 1.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Our aim is not to force people to accept what politicians think is good for them, but to make it possible for them to realize their own dreams.” - Hugh Rossi, 1977. - Governments, societies and communities only exterritorially and for volunteers! - J.Z., 1.2.11. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR INDIVIDUALS & MINORITIES VS. TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY & TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Our greatest victory will be that over all territorial politicians. - J.Z., 76, 5.11.02. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Our people will elect anyone to any office who has the time and inclination to candidate, it never seems to matter whether he be fitted for a public position or not.” – Richard Carlyle, The Earth Belongs to the Living, p.42. – Being merely human, no one can be fit to truly represent a mixed population of millions of very diverse people. At most he can somewhat represent like-minded volunteers. – J.Z., 14.4.08. – There exists no moral justification or rationality or economic sense behind territorial politics. – J.Z., 11.7.12. - ELECTIONS, VOTING, CANDIDATES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM OR STATES OR GOVERNMENTS OF THE PRESENT TYPES, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, MAJORITARIANISM, VOTING

POLITICIANS: Our politicians pay themselves and their aides more than most of us expect ever to make, while simultaneously exempting themselves from the laws they pass for us to live under. The result is that “We the people” no longer think of “our government”; rather we see “the government”. The government in Washington is not “us”, it is “them”, not “our” Congress but “the Congress”. Cynicism abounds.” - Jerry Pournelle, Democracy in America, p.213/214, in Future Quartet, Earth in the year 2042, A Four-Part Invention by Ben Bova, Frederick Pohl, Jerry Pournelle, Charles Sheffield. – And yet, territorial elections and statism go on, as usual. – J.Z., 8.9.07. – We must confine all political organizations, laws and actions to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy – and thus e.g. eliminate targets for nuclear “weapons” and also the kinds of disagreements and mutual intolerance, and the abuse of power and the suppression of rightful opportunities, which are associated with territorialism, which, have, all too often, led to wars, violent revolutions, civil wars, terrorism and may, finally, lead to the ultimate holocaust, a general nuclear war, one that is, perhaps, also combined with the use of chemical and biological mass murder devices. – J.Z., 11.3.09. 1.2.11, 12.1.12, 11.7.12. - GOVERNMENT, CONGRESS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAWS FOR ALL DISSENTERS, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, NATIONALISM, INTOLERANCE

POLITICIANS: Panarchism offers long-lasting jobs to any politicians able to hold a crowd, made up of their own kinds of volunteers, with no internal competition for them but only strong but peaceful competition, from other communities of volunteers. Some competition they have been able to stand, for a long time, like now in form of politicians in other countries. The supposed threat of economic competition from other countries (Protectionism) and the real military threat from other territorial governments, have even helped them to gain and maintain territorial power. The panarchistic competition would be all around them, via other personal law communities with full exterritorial autonomy, as continuous alternative option for all their own remaining volunteers, those, who have not yet seceded from them and never may do so. Thus they would really have to offer something that their own volunteers would be able to continue to believe in or do want. Since the churches and sects managed to do that, for centuries, many politicians could , probably, manage to do that as well, e.g. by offering them a comprehensive “Welfare State”. Even the worst kinds of politicians would then tend to become tolerated not only by their volunteers but also by outsiders, as long as they confined their activities to their own volunteers. Thus panarchists might, finally, come to find many supporters even among the current politicians, especially among those not yet in office or out of office. – But I believe that most of these candidates for panarchism will be only among the very last converts to panarchism. Territorialist notions are too much in their minds and bones. - J.Z., 27.3.08, 12.1.12. – I would not complain, if it were otherwise and they jumped on this band wagon much earlier. – J.Z., 15.3.09. The first to join might be those who have very little chance to become leading territorial politicians. No matter how few followers they do have, for them they could then easily become and remain their leaders. – With them they would almost have a sinecure. - J.Z., 16.3.09, 1.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Peace is too important to be left to the politicians.” - Prof. Linus Pauling. – But it could be expected from politicians who are merely the leaders of communities of volunteers, none of them with a territorial monopoly. – J.Z., 16.3.09. – VOLUNTARISM & TOLERANCE, COMPULSION & INTOLERANCE

POLITICIANS: People let them get away with it, … If people are gonna elect turkeys to tell them what to do, then the people are gonna have problems. You can’t blame the turkeys. The Constitution never guaranteed smart government; it guaranteed representative government. And it works – that’s what we’ve got.” – James P. Hogan, Code of the Live Maker, p.237. – Territorial political representation is also a delusion. – J.Z., 27.3.08. – The leaders of communities of volunteers would give these volunteers only what they deserve – and have chosen for themselves. – Secessionism would limit their abuses. – To that extent all panarchies would be limited governments or limited panarchies. – Voluntary membership is much more effective than any division of powers and any voting system. It would also imply voluntary taxation – and its benefits. – To each his own. Who would then have any right, reason or motive to complain? - J.Z., n.d. & 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Policies? I have no policies. Policies are for people who can't make up their mind on the spur of the moment.” - Hon Nick Jones, Sen. Candidate in NSW, 1981, only partly in jest, COMMON SENSE, Aug. 81. – On the spur of the moment they come only to “solutions” corresponding to the usual popular errors, myths and prejudices and thus repeat the mistakes that were recorded in history, again and again. Compare most of their laws. They are unaware that they do uphold the errors, fallacies and spleens that genuine social scientists have already refuted over and over again. They do habitually ignore facts, experiences, sound ideas and principles and offend against genuine individual rights and liberties. Nevertheless and for that they still get territorially elected by ignorant and prejudiced majorities. These majorities deserve them. But the rest should be free to opt out from under them. No ignorant and prejudiced fool, conceited as to his abilities and trying to play God, should be allowed to rule territorially over any peaceful dissenters in the population of a country. – J.Z., 16.3.09, 12.1.12. – IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, MINORITY RIGHTS, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Political services should only be offered - like ordinary consumer goods and services in a shopping centre - to free and choosy individual consumers, free to reject most of the offers – or their prices -, free to satisfy only themselves and their families or friends, always at the own risk and expense. – J.Z., 30.7.98. – PANARCHISM – CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUALISM, FREE CHOICE

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats conscript all too much of our lives, liberties, rights and property – for their own benefit, i.e. without justification except false pretences. Only if we could, individually, choose – and leave them –could we keep them in check. – J.Z., 28.4.92, 27.3.08, 12.1.12. -  Membership in their promised paradise or heaven or their real and nation-wide prisons or hells, should be quite voluntary and replaceable, by individual choice, by membership in any other kind of society, community, voluntary or competing government, which is or becomes preferred by individuals for themselves and does not claim any territorial monopoly. - J.Z., 1.2.11, 12.1.12.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats, on all too many occasions, are the official, protected species of kleptomaniacs, confidence tricksters, and even terrorists. The murdered innocent dead of the Sep. 11th attack on US civilians has already been exceeded, 5 years later, by the now over 4000 American soldiers killed in Iraq, not even counting the hundreds of thousands of Iraq civilians, mostly murdered by other fanatic Iraqis but also, at least partly, as a result of the foreign governments’ military intervention there. – Since the USA and UK do not have a panarchistic peace platform for this kind of civil war there, this killing and the foreign military intervention attempt at “pacification” may go on indefinitely. Their secret services have not yet discovered the “open secret” of the exterritorialist alternatives to territorial politics as usual. Full exterritorial autonomy should be offered to all the dissenting and warring groups in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and all other contending groups in the Middle East and in the rest of the world. A territorial democracy should not be imposed upon any of them. Democracy, too, should only be an exterritorial autonomy option for e.g. all Iraq volunteers for it. Let all of them freely practise all their spleens and all their wisdom - among themselves – but with full tolerance towards outsiders and without any territorial monopoly for any of them. The Middle East has a very long tradition of personal law. – It ought to be revived and extended, a.s.a.p. – J.Z., 3.3.95, 2.3.08, 12.1.12. – IRAQ, PANARCHISM, DEMOCRACY, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS.

POLITICIANS: Politicians and bureaucrats, their laws, regulations, jurisdiction, policies and institutions should merely be the self-inflicted plagues or supposed experts, helpers, leaders and saviors of communities of volunteers. Otherwise all too much wrongful territorial power to do wrong and harm remains, insufficiently balanced, in their hands. – J.Z., 10.8.99, 14.2.08. – VOLUNTARISM & PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians and political, economic and social systems should be based entirely upon individual consent – except for those individual who invaded individual rights and liberties of others. The consent of such offenders should not be required at all. – J.Z., 22.11.93, 15.2.08. – Any genuine right and liberty is associated with the right to defend it.  (Kant’s view) - CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians and their systems, like those of prophets, gurus and schools of thought and experimentation, should be made entirely dependent upon voluntary support, paid for by their voluntary subjects, customers or subscribers and all their dogmas, laws, rules and regulations should only be applied to their own faithful. – J.Z., 16.6.91. 20.2.09. – PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians and their territorial measures, laws and institutions are not my choice. If historical experience is any guide, they can only increase and multiply existing problems, caused by prior interventions by other territorial politicians, and territorial politics rather than provide any genuine solutions. Worse still, they do outlaw effective self-help steps, measures and institutions in the public spheres and do suppress all too many of our natural individual human rights and liberties, under the pretence of protecting them. – J.Z., 23.3.07, 25.10.07. - VOTING

POLITICIANS: Politicians are characterized by their monopolistic and coercive means, not by their pretended ends. – J.Z., 3.10.88, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are conquerors and occupiers. – J.Z., 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are ignorant and prejudiced people who want to be trusted and voted into power over us. – J.Z., 1.2.96, 26.3.08. – If these fools were merely trying to rule over other fools, foolish enough to submit to them, I would not mind this. – J.Z., 26.3.08. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are like diapers – they need to be changed often – and for the same reason. – Quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 18.8.96. – At least the diapers can't be accused of producing excrement. With them we catch it and remove it. But territorial politicians are the shitty establishment. - Without territorial powers they would become reduced to self-chosen nuisances and dangers, from which one could secede. - J.Z., 2.2.11. - JOKES, DIS.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are more interested in maintaining and advancing their positions and their “earnings” or revenues and donations or bribes than in solving general problems, most of them caused by their previous laws, decisions and activities or those of their predecessors. This is one of the many harmful and wrongful results of territorialism, which gives them no experimental freedom either, not even the freedom to voice contrary opinions without being “punished” for them at the polls. - Maybe, once the territorial politicians realize all of the advantages which exterritorial and voluntary and competing “market-like politics” does offer to them, if they are more than good actors and speakers, they would become some of the strongest advocates of panarchism (polyarchism). – J.Z., 26.3.08, 12.1.12. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are much more expensive and much less effective entertainers than stage magicians are. – J.Z., 25.11.93. - Unless one counts as their effectiveness their misleading propaganda and the wars, civil wars, violent revolutions, tax burdens, economic crises, poverty and crimes their actions constitute or lead to (e.g. their drug laws). - Under territorialism they are certainly not harmless entertainers and clowns, whose performances are chosen and paid for only by volunteers. - J.Z., 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are never so dangerous than when they discover in themselves love for mankind. – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.107. - Then they wish to possess and exploit or rape all of us. - J.Z., 2.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM, IMPERIALISM, CONQUESTS, ALTRUISM, WELFARE STATE

POLITICIANS: politicians are no more crazy or crooked than you want them to be.” - Guy Riggs in LEFEVRE'S JOURNAL, Winter 76. - Territorialism gives them such chances over masses of involuntary victims, not only over their foolish voluntary victims. Do you, individually, want them to be crooked and rule over you - or would you rather secede from them and do your own things, together with like-minded people? - J.Z., n.d. & 2.2.11. – Are our mere wants and wishes able to change them? If we could, as individuals, choose our kinds of representatives for our own affairs and those of like-minded people, under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy, then our wants and wishes would come to count in this sphere as well, not only in shopping centres for ordinary consumer goods and services. But the territorial “free” vote denies us exactly this individual free vote or choice between diverse candidates and parties and their platforms. In the supermarket we can select the potatoes, noodles and apples we like individually or which our family members do like. In territorial voting we can only vote for a common soup, mince, steak or fruit for all. Let us put all politicians, parties, platforms and systems on the shelves of a super-super-market for all the big question and problems as well as solution attempts, with full consumer sovereignty for them and also free enterprise for individuals and groups offering their schemes, projects and services to free consumers. XYZ parliaments, budgets, contribution and reform schemes could be practised in parallel with each other, all only for their volunteers. Would that not automatically maximize satisfaction in this sphere and teach best what not do do or choose any longer? – J.Z., 12.1.12.

POLITICIANS: politicians are not involved in any sort of search for truth. ... politicians are not involved with ideology or with ideas. They are involved, instead, with political advantages and with political competition, not between ideas but between personalities and factions.” - Karl Hess, Dear America, p.70/1. - However, that happens only under territorialism, which gives them all too many chances to rule over and exploit involuntary victims. Voluntary membership and subordination, combined with exterritorial autonomy, would confine them and their followers to self-chosen restrictions or cages. - Under voluntarism and exterritorialism all their flawed experiments would fails soon or shrink more and more, while only their rightful and rational experiments would gain more and more followers or imitators. - J.Z., 2.2.11.  – In territorial politics only the power of the strongest or the most numerous tends to prevail. When will we finally get sick of playing only that kind of political game? – Haven’t we lost enough already through it, over many centuries? Do we HAVE to continue it? Is there no sound, moral, rational and economic alternative to it? - J.Z., 12.1.12. – Q.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are often already considered to be “good” when they do not commit all of the usual wrongs and mistakes of territorial politics but only some of them. – J.Z., 13.9.88.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are people skillful enough to con us into voting them into power over us, so that they can exploit us by taxes and inflations and enslave us by their laws, all under the pretence of doing us favors. Seeing the results for both sides, the aspirations of the politicians are dishonest but at least rational and self-serving, while the behavior of the voters reveals their irrationality as well as their dishonesty, at least one based on self-deception. – As territorial voters they act against rather than for their rational self-interest. - J.Z., 24.2.86, 27.3.08. - The situation would be moral only to the extent that it is voluntary and exterritorial, i.e., dissenters are free to do their own things. - Precisely that is suppressed under territorialism. - J.Z., 2.2.11, 12.1.12. – DEMOCRACY, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians are power-junkies, monopoly-, centralization- coercion- and tax maniacs. They disable, rob, destroy and kill and this on a colossal, territorial scale, internally and externally. Their kind or protection and defence has greatly increased our insecurity and our losses. Their “solutions” have increased all our problems. – J.Z., 15.4.95, 26.3.08. – POWER ADDICTS

POLITICIANS: Politicians are rapists, robbers and murderers - and are there any good rapists, robbers and murderers? - J.Z., 76/82. – Naturally, that applies only to territorial politicians. Their victims in communities of volunteers would merely get what they opted for. – J.Z., 19.4.08. - LAWMAKERS, LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICIANS: Politicians are the finest men money can buy.” - Source? - Which always means only a low quality of men. - If only we were already sovereign consumer for their "services", i.e. could refuse, individually, to buy and accept any of them, especially their disservices. - J.Z., 2.2.11. – If we could freely choose among all the public services offered by them and by all the other possible and desired  service suppliers and paid for them a contracted price, we might even get the kind of services we do really want. Within any territorialist system and its compulsory taxation and monopolistic and centralized budgeting that is only rarely the case.  – J.Z., 12.1.12, 11.7.12. - SECESSIONISM, CONSUMER, BUDGETS, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM, JOKES

POLITICIANS: Politicians are unnecessary evils because territorial politics is neither moral or necessary nor an art or a science. Territorial politics, by excluding the exterritorial liberties is as incomplete as "chemistry" is, which considers only inorganic chemistry and ignores organic chemistry. - The voluntary and exterritorial individual human rights and liberties options are either ignored, greatly restricted or suppressed by all territorial politicians and their kind of politics. - J.Z., 27.6.92, 14.1.93, 2.2.11, 11.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Politicians are, indeed, a “weird mob”. But even more weird are the voters, who keep voting for them, in spite of many their false promises and pretences, their lies, imposed burdens and non-working schemes and programs, contrary to all of the many and ever repeated disappoint experiences with them. When people are only at liberty to learn from their mistakes collectively, instead of individually, then they do not learn at all or remain helpless towards the foolishness or whims of the collective. The individual dissenters and dissenting minorities must get experimental freedom or freedom of action for themselves, quite independent from the existing territorial constitutions, laws and institutions and the votes of majorities, either alone or together with other and like-minded volunteers. In other words, first of all they must become free to secede, but this without any territorial monopoly claim. Then their successful self-help examples, which would then be practically and convincingly demonstrated, among, most likely, many unsuccessful ones, would soon be paid attention to and would be widely and fast copied. That would be a natural way to progress, liberty, justice, peace and prosperity, which territorialism has so far and for all too long and successfully blocked or obstructed. – J.Z., 28.7.93, 18.2.08, 2.2.11, 12.1.12, 11.7.12. - PEOPLE, VOTING, MAJORITIES, ENLIGHTENMENT, PROGRESS, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICIANS: Politicians can forgive almost anything in the way of abuse; they can forgive subversion, revolution, being contradicted, exposed as liars, even ridiculed, but they can never forgive being ignored.” – Auberon Waugh, OBSERVER, How Wodeouse Had the Last Laugh, 11 October 1981. – Ignore them! As far as you are free to do so now and, finally, completely liberate yourself by exterritorial secessionism and exterritorial associationism, so that you become free to ignore them altogether.– This would altogether cost you, probably, less in money and effort than trying to change territorial politicians or to put up with them. – – J.Z., 27.6.92, 14.1.93, 12.1.12. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, IGNORING THE STATE, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP

POLITICIANS: Politicians can only be trusted in one respect: As territorialists they will go on lying to us, cheating us and abusing us. – J.Z., 31.7.93. – They do, as a rule, not represent us, territorially, individually or collectively. – J.Z., 18.2.08. Unless we have, individually, chosen them for our “public” affairs and institutions, in our own panarchies of volunteers and as long as we do. – J.Z., 9.4.08. - Under territorialism we are not free to do this. - J.Z., 2.2.11. – Most other people are as much conditioned by territorialist ideas, legislation, principles, politics, powers, and institutions so that they do not even consider the exterritorial and voluntary options to them  - under full individual freedom and the basic individual rights and liberties involved in the exterritorial autonomy alternatives for volunteers. – J.Z., 12.1.12.

POLITICIANS: Politicians can’t give us anything without depriving us of something else. Government is not a god. Every dime they spend must first be taken from someone else. – Gary Asmus, quoted on Facebook. - Territorial governments play not only a zero-sum game with us but a continuous loss game at our expense and for their benefit. – J.Z., 17.1.12.

POLITICIANS: politicians completely took over the state from the people, renouncing in the process humanity’s ultimate aim. Thus the state was turned into an end-in-itself and gained precedence over the centuries, reducing mankind to a condition of maximum dependence on the state. Such dependence is tantamount to slavery – which is what we are undergoing now, in spite of our will.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.192. – Alas, the author remained unaware that it is the territorialist nature of the present States that causes all this trouble and makes its continuance possible. – J.Z., 7.10.07. - & THE STATE VS. THE PEOPLE, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians consume our earnings and our wealth – and do also, to a large extent, prevent them from coming into existence, through their tribute gathering and their wasteful, counter-productive, monopolistic and prohibitive schemes, laws, programs and measures! – J.Z., 22.4.93. – The territorial political hierarchy holds us back and down just like the religious hierarchy once did. Nevertheless, territorialism and all its aspects are only rarely discussed and usually simply taken unquestioningly for granted. – J.Z., 19.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, WAR, REVOLUTIONS, TERRORISM, CIVIL WARS, POVERTY, LAWS, MONOPOLIES

POLITICIANS: Politicians costs us far too much, directly and indirectly: Not only in money, but in self-determination, in basic rights and liberties. They and all their powers, laws and institutions ought to become reduced to those over their own kind of volunteers, like e.g. priests, preachers and sectarians and their more or less “true believers”. As long as they remain tolerant they do remain tolerable. But their intolerance, too, is no longer to be tolerated. – J.Z., 7.12.93, 26.3.08, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Politicians could be acceptable or tolerable if they only invited us and would not force us to share and finance their dreams and live in the attempts to realize them. – J.Z., 22.10.92, 19.2.08, 12.7.12. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

POLITICIANS: Politicians do not offer a single service but, rather, an indiscriminate mixture of numerous very different monopoly services, including disservices, all to be paid for through general taxes, inflation and public debts and offer thus only bad or overpriced choices. Many of them are not just offered but forced upon us or at least their expenses are. Only on free markets for all kinds of "public services" can a consumer of them get only what he wants and this for a competitive price. – J.Z., 18.3.99, 21.2.08, 2.2.11. – CONSUMER SATISFACTION THROUGH CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL COMPETITION

POLITICIANS: Politicians do too much, far too much, to far too many and for far too much money. - J.Z., 6.12.00, 1.2.02. Especially, they do too many of the wrong and harmful things to their victims, who are, largely to mostly, not volunteers. - J.Z., 1.2.02, 26.12.12. – Thus they must become confined to their voluntary victims, i.e. to exterritorial autonomy. Only they would they have a real chance to learn something from their failures - and only then would they no longer impose themselves upon their involuntary victims. - J.Z., 2.2.11, 26.1.12. - EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, COMPETITION VS. MONOPOLISM & VICTIMIZATION

POLITICIANS: Politicians fighting for votes and budget allocations out of tax revenues should be replaced by competing business enterprises serving only voluntary customers at competitive prices and whole voluntary communities offering business-like package deals of services, just like e.g. insurance companies do and tourist services. – J.Z., 23.6.99, 14.2.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING SOCIETIES, COMMUNITIES, ENTERPRISES & GOVERNMENTS.

POLITICIANS: Politicians for the member of communities of volunteers only would have something essential in common with the businessmen, who wants to sell you something and keep on selling something to you. Consumer satisfaction or consumer dissatisfaction and competition with other businesses keeps the businessman in line and even induces him to offer you quality goods and services. The difference is that you have little choice regarding the election of a territorial political candidate and that you are compelled to “buy” his ”goods and services” once he is in office with your taxes or even to buy them for others. In other words, if the politician were merely elected and re-elected in a free market situation as your own representative, however temporary and limited in his tasks, the whole thing would be quite another matter. Only then could the good politicians drive out the bad politicians. As long as the bad politicians, their laws, institutions and “services” have the legal tender “quality” or forced and exclusive currency nature, as they do, under territorialism, you cannot get rid of them fast and effectively enough. - J.Z. 22.9.82, 16.3.09, 127.12. – PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & BOYCOTTS, COMPETITION, FREE CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians habitually delude not only themselves about their own abilities or disabilities and real intentions, and those of their parties, supporters and followers, but also the majority of the voters, i.e. the most ignorant and prejudiced ones, who easily fall for some misleading slogans or uncritically accept plausibly uttered dogmas or assertions. They convince themselves and the majority of the voters, that they could really do something rightful and sensible, as territorial politicians, for the whole country and all its population. While they often fail in their marriages and as parents and in business attempts, they still imagine they could effectively run a whole country, i.e. the lives of millions, of whole populations. If we weren't so habituated to such vain efforts, and maintained our unfounded faith in territorial political leadership, contrary to the accumulated evidence, just like religious people continue to have faith in divine guidance, we would incarcerate territorial politicians as mental cases, with a Napoleon, Superman or God complex or as criminal conspirators against our common interest in keeping one’s property, other rights and liberties and managing the own affairs, including the spending of all of one’s funds, in one’s own budget, quite independently of legalized commands given by others, who pretend that they could manage our own affairs better than we could.  Territorialism goes from something like compulsory guardianship or paternalism, at best to enforced feudalism or slavery for a large percentage of the population. - J.Z., 23.5.00, 1.2.02, 2.2.11. – Only they and their remaining volunteers do deserve each other. – J.Z., 12.7.12. - VOTERS, THE GOD COMPLEX, SUPERMAN NOTIONS, SUPERIORITY COMPLEX, LEADERSHIP, STATISM, VOTERS, SUBJECTS

POLITICIANS: Politicians have arrived at their wit’s end regarding genuine solutions a long time ago. Nevertheless, they still go on and on, piling new problems and their costs upon us, camouflaged as “solutions”. – J.Z., 24.1.95, 2.2.11, 12.7.12. – At the same time they manage to ignore or slander the real solutions offered somewhere by some people. It is high time for us to finally achieve the right to secede from them and their territorial system and to do our own things for or to ourselves. – J.Z., 26.3.08, 12.1.12. SECESSIONISM & PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians have immense power to do harm to the economy. But they have very little power to do good." - Walter Williams - Well, they could all do a lot of good by resigning and not ever running for office again. They would do best if they managed to abolish all their territorial powers and to abdicate, leaving it to volunteers to arrange their own affairs as they please. - But don't try to hold your breath until they do this for you.– Their second best would be to confine their “services” to their own voluntary victims only, under personal law. – J.Z., 2.2.11,  12.7.12. -  DIS., ABDICATION, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians of territorial States can’t offer you anything that is rightly theirs to give. It is different for politicians or officials of panarchies, all based on individual consent, i.e., without any involuntary victims. – J.Z., 22.2.96, 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians offer you only a choice between evils. - J.Z., 76. - Under territorialism. Under the voluntarism of panarchism you get some real exterritorial autonomy choices regarding your own affairs. - J.Z., 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Politicians pollute politics. - D.Z., 75. - Only politicians confined to exterritorial autonomy and voluntary victims would be bearable. One would not have to chose or accept them and if one had once made that mistake, then one could freely and easily remedy it – simply by seceding from them, as an individual or together with other disappointed people, also no longer being indefinitely and territorially subjected to them and their legalized institutions and systems. - J.Z., 5.11.02, 2.2.11. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should be forcefully “assisted” in their mobility, from their rear ends, by kicking them out of our way and all of our own affairs, especially out of our pockets. – J.Z., 24.1.95, 26.3.08, 12.1.12. – However, their volunteers should be free to keep them, permanently, at their own expense and risk. – I would not even mind if their volunteers paid them and obeyed them even more so than they do at present. – I have no objections against such sinecures for politicians. - J.Z., 26.3.08. – VOLUNTARY STATISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should become hired agents not powerful office bearers. Genuine representation would begin only then. No more struggles about access to a common trough, filled by coercive tribute levies. Only voluntary contributions and exterritorial autonomy should be at their disposal. However, the forms of taxation and of State budgets might be retained, internally, for the volunteers of panarchies. But they would always be limited through voluntary membership, i.e. the genuine consent and the withdrawal option. - J.Z., n.d. & 13.1.12, 12.7.12. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should have any power only over their own volunteers and over those, who do quite wrongly and physically attack them and their followers. – J.Z., 5.9.99, 14.2.08. - POWER & PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should have experimental freedom only with - and at the expense and risk of - their voluntary followers, i.e. no longer any territorial power over any peaceful dissenters. – J.Z., 7.8.99. - POWER, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION

POLITICIANS: Politicians should have no more authority over their customers than have e.g. clowns, singers, actors, other entertainers, artists, architects, engineers, dentists, doctors, plumbers and electricians. Far less should they have any power over any of their involuntary victims. Let individuals freely choose and reject systems, institutions, rules, methods and programs, parties, leaders, representatives for themselves only. At least as much freedom of choice among political, economic and social systems leaders and representatives as already exists for religions and sectarian beliefs in most countries. – J.Z., 25.8.98, 26.3.08, 2.2.11. – VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should have no more power and funds than have e.g. the managers, owners or directors of football, cricket or tennis clubs. Their members and subjects should remain sovereign enough to be free to secede from them and to choose other affiliations for themselves. – J.Z., 25.8.98, 26.3.08. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians should rule only over those who still manage to like them. The others have already learnt their lessons and reject these “experts” and despotic “popes”, “bishops” and “preachers” and their “churches – for themselves and should be freed from their “guidance”, “help”, burdens and domination. – J.Z., 17.12.93, 12.1.12. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians try to alarm us in one way or the other, in order to subscribe to one or the other “program” or “measure” or “policy” which is really only in their interest. I find all territorial politicians alarming, destructive, wasteful, prohibitive and even deadly with their “actions”, legalized by them. – J.Z., 28.11.93, 15.2.08.

POLITICIANS: Politicians waste not only much of our money but also much of our lives. They, their territorial constitutions, laws, jurisdiction and bureaucracies are the greatest barriers to the full realization of all of our individual rights and liberties. They are, in effect, not our helpers and protectors but our main enemies. – J.Z., 14.1.00. 14.2.08. – ENEMIES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICIANS: Politicians who never made any decisions for others and would let everyone make his own, would be best. - J.Z., 5.1.75. - Everyone should be free to be the decisive, energetic and active, “far-sighted” and reformist “politician” - for himself and his own affairs. – Or he should get only those politicians and political, economic and social system, or that kind of political party rule, including personal law and jurisdiction avenue, which he has personally and quite freely and deliberately chosen for himself, just like he choose his doctor, lawyer, arbitration- and protection agency, club, insurance company, savings bank, marriage partner, trade or job, sports or hobby, reading, recreation, music or other arts offers or any other association membership or contract. – But he should get no vote at all on other people, living in the same territory and who merely want to run their own affairs undisturbed by him and other “free” voters, who do now and by their territorial and collectivist votes and “representation” do mutually dominate and exploit each other. – This individual freedom, right and choice does work very well in all spheres not territorially dominated, regulated or monopolized by any territorial government. Thus it should be extended as far as possible, which means doing away with territorial rule over involuntary subjects, who are not criminals or aggressors. Even against these the territorial governments are not very efficient and confine themselves to rightful actions only. - J.Z. 21.9.82, 13.1.12. - GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, AREA BOMBING, TREATMENT OF POWS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

POLITICIANS: politicians whose principal concern is the battle for office.” - Simon Upton, The Withering of the State, 1987, p.108. – What withering, as long as individual and group secessionism is not yet realized? – J.Z., 15.3.09. - DIS., POWER, Q., TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians would be o.k. - if they merely invited us and would not force us to share, realize and finance their dreams and personal empires. - J.Z., 22.10.92, 9.12.03. - VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: politicians, although elected by the people, represent only themselves.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.146. – At best and at worst they do represent the majority. In some of the best and some of the worst cases they do represent a minority. But all majorities and all minorities should rather be free to exterritorially rule themselves in accordance with the political, economic and social systems that they do prefer for themselves. – J.Z., 11.3.09. - & REPRESENTATIVES VS. THE PEOPLE, PARLIAMENTS, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, VOLUNTARISM, REAL INDIVIDUAL CHOICES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT OR SELF-MANAGEMENT

POLITICIANS: Politicians, by making monopolistic, centralistic and collectivistic decisions on thousands of subjects, for millions of people, cannot possibly fully satisfy everybody and mostly do merely hold up natural and free progress, initiated or accepted, step by step, by volunteers for themselves. – They are acting as universal censors and prohibitionists also enforcers, of the largest, official and legalized Mafia. - J.Z., 22.9.92, 13.1.12. – Naturally, this applies only to territorial politicians and their laws and institutions, not to panarchistic ones and their free competition in peaceful coexistence with others. – J.Z., 9.4.08. - TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians, lawyers and unionists batten on to all productive opportunities like leeches or other parasites. You are only allowed to produce and exchange with their permissions, monopolized and forced exchange media and value standards, and while paying them the tributes they demand and legalized. They have established a new kind of feudalism, nationalized and universalized. – J.Z., 13.2.86, 27.3.08, 12.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Politicians, like bombers, seldom see their victims.” – Donald Boudreaux, Chairman, George Mason University Department of Economics. - Moreover, they can easily ignore their petitions and protests. But not so easily their jokes. Almost all people, quite indiscriminately, are the main targets of politicians, e.g. tax victims and tax slaves. Their raids upon them have become regular like clockwork and almost always worse than before. Nevertheless, their victims still do not seriously enough consider voluntary taxation and tax strikes as alternatives to compliance with the territorial power establishment and the many rightful alternatives to "Welfare States" and to territorial statism altogether. Slaves and serfs put up with their subjugation even for centuries, more or less uncritically and largely without resistance. Thus politicians do have a very long experience to back up their wrongful and to them very profitable actions. Tax and territorial State abolitionism is so far advocated only by all too few. It has not yet become a popular movement. (But it is surprising how many references one can find through Google, when searching e.g. for "voluntary taxation", “panarchy” and “personal law”. - J.Z., 2.2.11.) The levying of tax tributes has not yet induced the tax slaves to arm and organized themselves properly for effective resistance and liberation steps. The net tax consumers, e.g. policemen, representatives, soldiers, teachers and all others, who are subsidized by governments out of general revenue, i.e. the takings of legalized robberies, do uphold these abuses. - Abolition of territorial powers has so far been advocated by even less people. We should complete our digitized literature offer on subjects like voluntary taxation, tax strikes, monetary and financial freedom and panarchism. In this format it could be done very cheaply. Tax strikers could and should, temporarily, take over the payment of salaries for policemen and soldiers, until policing and defence have been privatized or otherwise reorganized or they can find other and better jobs, largely through the realization of full monetary and financial freedom. - J.Z., 26. 11. 06, 2.2.11, 13.1.12, 12.7.12 - & AIR RAIDS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS & PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES

POLITICIANS: Politicians, like diapers, have to be changed frequently – and for the very same reason.” – Anonymous, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - But the newly elected alternative politicians will defecate and urinate upon us, not just upon nappies, just as often and as much, if not even more so. - J.Z., 26. 11. 06. – When individuals and communities and societies of volunteers are finally free to chose their own representatives, then these "dirty nappies" will not have to be changed as often. Even individuals and minority groups would then be free to secede from the territorial governments and form or join societies or communities, which they would prefer for themselves. Territorial politicians, legally imposed by the votes of others upon oneself, are often hard to bear and one does want to change them as often as possible, under territorialism, since that is then the only chance for, hopefully, getting a better sort next time. But the lowest common denominator will tend to prevail under territorialism, i.e. all but the majorities will continue to experience one disappointment after the other. Minorities will almost never get their own way for themselves under territorialism (with the exception of the rulers of the territorial gangs). – The ignorant, stupid or prejudiced majorities will then get only the inevitable messes resulting from their choices of politicians and party platforms. - J.Z., 8.1.08, 2.2.11, 13.1.12, 12.7.12. - JOKES, DIS., TERRITORIALISM, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, PARTY POLITICS

POLITICIANS: Politicians, like Mafia bosses, are professional interventionists and exploiters. However, mostly, they are more clever or powerful than these other and private gangsters, because they manage to territorially legalize their nefarious activities and manage to persuade most of their victims to go on voting for them. – J.Z., 22.4.93, 19.2.08, 2.2.11, 13.1.12, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Politicians, like other prophets, gurus, speakers and writers, should be made dependent on voluntary contributions, subscriptions, fees, prices, charges only, paid by voluntary subjects, clients, supporters, fans etc. only  or and their doctrines should be applied only by and to their own faithful. - J.Z., 15.6.91, 7.1.93, 12.7.12. - VOLUNTARY TAXATION

POLITICIANS: Politicians, too, are social welfare parasites whom we can no longer afford. – J.Z., 16.8.08 – However, all those still in favor of this kind of “welfare” should be free to continue it, indefinitely – but only at their expense and risk. – J.Z., 19.2.08, 26.1.12. – PANARCHISM ALSO FOR STATISTS, WELFARE STATES

POLITICIANS: Politics is the diversion of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.” – George Jean Nathan, 1882-1958, attributed. - When they cause and prolong, by their territorial politics, wars, civil wars, bloody revolutions, economic crises and terrorism, it is not a trivial diversion but an extremely dangerous, deadly and destructive activity. – J.Z., 10.9.07. - & VOTERS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM, DIS., LEADERSHIP STRUGGLES & SQUABBLES, TERRITORIAL REPRESENTATION, VOTING & ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: Powerful government tends to draw into it people with bloated egos, people who think they know more than everyone else and have little hesitance in coercing their fellow man. Or as Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek said, "in government, the scum rises to the top". – Walter E. Williams. - In Panarchies on the one hand, most politicians would be granted less power. However, until they have disappointed their followers, politicians would then have unanimous support from them, which would make them, within that community, at least temporarily more powerful than they are now, when they have to cope with the politicians from other parties and with numerous special interest lobbies, while trying to woo or deceive the majority of voters. Genuine reformers among them could then become lastingly effective and influential. The confidence tricksters would mostly be quickly found out and dismissed or even held personally responsible for their wrongful actions. - J.Z., 23. 11. 06, 12.7.12. - POWER & TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, GOD-, CAESAR- OR SUPERIORITY-COMPLEX, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: Scientists endeavor to make the (*) impossible possible. Politicians attempt to make the possible impossible.“ – ("Die Wissenschaftler bemühen sich, das Unmögliche möglich zu machen. Die Politiker bemühen sich oft, das Mögliche unmöglich zu machen.") - Bertrand Russell, in my rough re-translation from the German version. – - Politicians and political scientists are so unscientific that almost none of them has as yet examined and understood the simple, rightful and rational alternative to their territorialist beliefs, dogmas and institutions, forced upon involuntary victims, namely, fully exterritorial autonomy for all, under personal laws and this by individual or minority group choice, i.e., fully voluntaristic. They are all obsessed with not only ruling followers, but also peaceful dissenters and pondering how this might best be done, regardless of the costs in money, lives and injuries and the masses of wrongs committed in the process. – Just like an ignorant, prejudiced and bloodthirsty ruling priesthood or tyrant in ancient times. – (*) seemingly – J.Z., 26.12.07, 12.7.12. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, POLITICAL SCIENTISTS, POWER ADDICTS, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Send your politicians and diplomats packing.” - Wilhelm Reich, Listen Little Man, p.73. – Rather, secede from them and leave them for their still more foolish followers. – J.Z., 16.3.09. – VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: Sensible ideas can by now be electronically transmitted to politicians, like formerly letters to the editor to editors of newspapers. But, will they be read, accepted and acted upon or simply deleted or filed away? – J.Z., 30.7.98. – As territorialists most politicians cannot act otherwise. Positive responses are to be expected only in communities of like-minded volunteers. – J.Z., 26.3.08. – “Communication takes place only between equals.” – They do not even seriously listen to their opponents in parliament, unless these express the same ignorance and prejudices – and have only rarely anything really worthwhile to contribute in thoughts and ideas. – Whenever what they say or write makes some sense then usually only their ghostwriters have been active, not their own minds. – All the more one should appreciate the few exceptional minds among them. – Sometimes only a single person in a whole parliament. - J.Z., 14.4.08, 13.1.12.

POLITICIANS: Shooting a politician would be faster and easier than voting him out of office. This kind of response should only be outlawed when and where individuals may simply vote against him, as far as their own affairs are concerned, by individually seceding from him and his government and where they are free to re-associate in exterritorially quite autonomous communities of volunteers, doing their own things, under personal laws, only for or to themselves. – J.Z., 13.8.96, 26.3.08. – Alas, we are still far from the day when territorial States will finally be considered to be as tyrannical institutions and their leaders as tyrants deserving tyrannicide. Until then these misleaders and their henchmen will be safe. – J.Z., 26.3.08, 13.1.12. – TERRITORIALISM, TYRANNICIDE & SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: Should all politicians be qualified? No, as territorialists they should all be disqualified. - J.Z., 74, 13.1.12. – Excepting the leaders of communities of volunteers, aiming only at exterritorial autonomy or already practicing it with their followers. Fools want fools for their leader and do have a right to them. – J.Z., 16.3.09, 13.1.12. – DIS., LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

POLITICIANS: Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.” – General Charles De Gaulle. - NEWSWEEK, Oct. 1, 1962. - Other versions: Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others still believe him. – In another translation: “Since a politician never believes what he says, he is always astonished when others do.” - Often people come to despise politicians - but again and again all too many keep voting for them, often under the assumption that particular ones among them would be the lesser evil, disregarding the fact that a lesser evil is still an evil. The exterritorial autonomy alternatives for volunteers, based upon individual and group secessionism, is almost never seriously considered and thus, as yet, nowhere fully realized. - J.Z., 26. 11. 06, 12.7.12. – That wrongful powers do always corrupt the rulers as well as the ruled is usually ignored. While this ignorance, prejudice and lack of interest in one’s own major affairs persists, the territorial political circus performances, wars, civil wars, violent revolutions and “freedom” struggles, including even terrorism, all with all too many human sacrifices, in blood and limbs, genuine individual rights and liberties, will go on and on, indefinitely. – J.Z., 13.1.12.  UNFOUNDED TRUST OR FAITH IN THEM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, OBEDIENCE, APATHY, DISINTEREST, JOKES, CREDIBILITY GAP, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Slave masters are brokers, traders and producers, who trade and speculate or work with the forced labor value of slaves, which some people buy or sell or refuse to buy or sell, or use, more or less productively, always exploitatively and wrongly. By now usually only individual slaves or relatively small groups of them are involved, e.g. sex slaves. But territorial politicians play around with the value of the lives, earnings and property of millions of people, whether they got their individual consent for such an abuse or not. As an alternative to such abuse we are only offered the chance to join the ranks of thousands to millions of political opponents, who are, if and when they win, all too likely to continue with this territory-wide abuse of innocent people, mostly not volunteers. We are denied the opting out or secessionist vote and allowed only the vote to elect another territorial master over us. And this vote, it is pretended, is supposedly “the vote” or “the right to vote freely”! – J.Z., 27.3.95, 26.3.08, 2.2.11, 13.1.12. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, CONSENT, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITARIANISM

POLITICIANS: Somehow it does not seem right that I should have to hire someone (a lawyer) to protect me from those people (politicians, judges and their hired police people) that I had hired (*) to protect me. It just doesn't quite track. - Ernest Mann, I Was Robot, p.27. - Actually, he was not allowed to individually hire or fire the territorial officials for himself and like-minded volunteers – as a result of collectivistic and territorial election of officials. That brought about his and our difficulties. – (*) was forced to hire! – J.Z. 29.7.92, 13.2.08. – LAWYERS, PANARCHISM, PROTECTION, VOTING, DIS.

POLITICIANS: Successful … politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.” – Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), The Public Philosophy, 1955. - Only panarchism would supply them with a large degree of job security and independence from votes of their opponents, who then would have to cope with their own problems in their own panarchies, as best as they can, which should keep them busy enough. As long as they have enough voluntary followers all politicians could then get into power over them and stay in office, over them, even with unanimous support. - J.Z., 26. 11. 06. – They would almost have the kind of sinecure, which the Popes have among pious Catholics. – That position, once they comprehend it, should be attractive to at least some of them. – J.Z., 13.1.12.  I would like to hear about the first politicians able to recognize this opportunity and ready to make use of it of his career. – J.Z., 12.7.12. - & PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Take all economic decisions out of the hands of territorial politicians. - J.Z., 75. - To give them such powers was and still is as wrong and absurd as to select some businessmen in the country and let them run all the businesses in the country. - J.Z., 5.11.02. – BUSINESSMEN, MONOPOLIES, WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION, VOTING, GOVERNMENTS, PARLIAMENTS

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians and their generals are just bullies, muggers and sadists on a larger scale – J.Z., 21.3.95, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians are all con-men and delusion mongers, pocket-thieves, robbers, also aggressors, invaders, conquerors, occupiers, meddlers, interventionists, authoritarians, dictocrats and tyrants, different merely by degrees. - J.Z., 21.1.04, 24.3.04, 13.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians have no solutions to offer – only further man-made problems. – J.Z., 10.8.99, 12.7.12. – PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, LAWS, PLATFORMS

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians hold us impotent or inactive or “lead” us backwards, while making all kinds of unsound and unreliable promises for a better future. How to really achieve it they do not know. They make every step forward, a prolonged battle or even stop it altogether. – J.Z., 25.11.93, 15.2.08, 26.1.12. – PROGRESS, STAGNATION, CRISES

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians represent not the best but the worst among and in us. – J.Z., 26.8.98, 13.1.12.

POLITICIANS: Territorial Politicians would only be harmless if they made never any decision and never enforced any. - J.Z., 75. - Only then would they almost be worth their salaries, allowances and pensions. - J.Z., 5.11.02. – Or if they acted only among like-minded volunteers. – J.Z., 9.4.08. – The latter would, naturally, only be possible under full exterritorial autonomy for all communities of volunteers, from anarchist to statist ones of all kinds. – J.Z., 16.3.09. – They are already very wrong and harmful by merely maintaining all the wrongful laws and institutions, which their predecessors had established. – J.Z., 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians, as such, do not, as a rule, have anything rightful and sensible to tell to us. Nor do they have anything to give to us that they haven’t robbed beforehand from us and others. – J.Z., 25.11.95, 27.3.08, 13.1.12, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians, just like preachers, do habitually ignore the most important issues altogether or tackle them in a wrong or useless way. – Thus they often achieve quite the contrary of what they aimed at. Almost all their actions are undertaken out of ignorance, stupidity or prejudices and they repeat the same mistakes over and over again, in some instances, like “price controls”, over thousands of years. Nevertheless, some statists still trust them sufficiently to keep on voting for them. “But, no matter who you vote for, always a politician gets in.” – J.Z., 26.5.93, 19.2.08. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, ELECTIONS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: Territorial politicians: An, alas, still all too highly respected group of professional, official and legalized criminals with not only voluntary but also all too many involuntary victims. However, they are, usually, clever enough to legalize their wrongful and harmful actions and to personally benefit from them. For them, crime pays, on a huge scale, for all too long already. – J.Z., 28.3.08, 13.1.12, 26.1.12, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Territorial politics and bureaucracy cannot be separated from corruption, robberies and all kinds of other wrongful but legalized interventions with the genuine individual rights and liberties of others. – I haven’t heard or read about a single one, who knows and appreciates all of these rights and liberties, has publicly declared them and works towards their realization. Have you? - J.Z., 13.2.08, 13.1.12.

POLITICIANS: Territorial power politics is not a good tool against territorial power politics. It is itself the problem rather than the solution. Excreta do not clean up excreta. (Shit does not clean up shit.) – J.Z., 12.4.95, 26.3.08, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Territorialist democratic politicians neither know nor want to know or practise anything that is not supported by the prejudices of large blocks of voters. – J.Z., 13.3.95, 26.3.08.

POLITICIANS: Territorialist politicians of all kinds are all wrongful political interventionists, regardless of the other and somewhat different points in their platforms. That applies even to a libertarian party as long as its “limited” government machinery is still supported by taxation and applied to the population of a whole territory containing many other kinds of people than lovers of economic and other liberties and rights. To be rightful and consistent, they must come to offer their platforms or particular solution proposals only to volunteers, whether they subscribe to any authoritarian or any supposed already sufficiently limited but still territorial government, i.e. one with involuntary members and subjects. They must come to offer and realize their “ideals” without claiming any territorial monopoly or conceding it to any other government or community or society of statists. Imposing its kind of freedom upon any kind of statist or anarchist would also be an act of territorial despotism. – When selling government assets it would have to distribute the proceeds among all the citizens, including the statists, instead of using them to support its limited government scheme. - J.Z., 31.3.95, 26.3.08, 13.1.12, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Thanks to the media – particularly television – the public has the growing sense that most politicians are ineffectual, ignorant or inept. Voters have begun to look elsewhere for results.” – Richard Cummings, Proposition 14. – So far, they aren’t looking hard, systematically and persistently enough, if at all. – J.Z., 12.7.12. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: That a handful of fools could parade before the people (other fools), promise the moon and stars in exchange for votes, and then suit their own petty interests once elected. They were all the same, no matter who won.” – Gary Alan Ruse, Nanda, ANALOG, Aug. 72. – VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: The babble of politicians has become almost as unbearable to me as the babble of preachers. All nonsense, based on nonsense, leading to nonsense. The vast majority of them, with their habitual ancient, traditional, habitual and current as well as their future crimes towards their involuntary victims, tend to lead only wrongful, expensive and even disastrous consequences, unforeseen by them and not curable by their territorial ideas, laws and policies. Cannibals, crooks, criminals, parasites and exploiters almost all of them, in their attitudes, feasting on our emotional and physical well being, when not also using up our bodies as human sacrifices in their wars. – J.Z., 6.9.98, 26.3.08, 12.7.12. – Almost all of them treat us more or less as their property, while asserting the opposite and pretending to be genuine “public servants” without any private individual interests and aspirations, while taking care of themselves, at the expense and risk of the most of the population, even while they provide some favoritism to some groups and individuals. – J.Z., 13.1.12, 12.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, FEUDALISM, PUBLIC SERVANTS

POLITICIANS: the benevolent owners of the people, who will do anything for the people, except get off their backs.” – Josiah H. C. Wedgwood, Essays, Adventures of a Labour M.P., 1924, p.247. – So much more concise than my above remark, starting with “The babble”. – J.Z., 13.1.12.

POLITICIANS: The best that territorial politicians have to offer is simply not good enough. Nay it is, essentially, even based upon wrongs: impositions and extortions. - J.Z., 15.6.92, 22.3.08, 13.1.12.

POLITICIANS: The best way to evaluate, reward, punish or ignore politicians consists not in political territorial voting or voting with one’s feet but in the individualistic voting via individualist secessionism and voluntary associationism under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. – J.Z., 26.8.92. – One’s own share in the remaining assets of former territorial governments can be settled later, once one is no longer subject to their control. –– Compare the Finance Plan in PEACE PLANS No. 19 C, offering a comprehensive privatization scheme, with taxpayers and citizens receiving their share of the proceeds. – On . – J.Z., 19.2.08, 13.1.12. – VOTING, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: The evidence is all against all politicians – but you will rarely get a confession out of them, their political “scientists” and mass media apologists. Judges and juries and victims will rarely ever convict them but, instead, will help to keep them into office and power and, thereby assist them, in engaging in further crimes against whole populations, while pretending to look out after the “general interest”, the “public interest”, the “common good” and the welfare of the whole population. They have “sold” their phrases, dogmas, fallacies, prejudices errors, false assumptions and conclusions much more effectively to most of the population than the freedom-, peace- and justice lovers have so far. – J.Z., 8.9.93. – Until, finally, each voter can get his kind of State, government, society or community for himself and like-minded volunteers - this kind of counter-productive, oppressive, exploitative, murderous and destructive mess will go on and on. – J.Z., 8.4.08, 13.1.12. - PEOPLE, VOTERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICIANS: The function of (territorial! – J.Z.) politicians is to further narrow down the limited opinions among the people, to strengthen ingrown prejudices, to fan vulgar passions and to support all kinds of popular absurdities.” – Edmund Burke, 1729-1797. - - Retranslated from the German version. – J.Z. - If they ruled only over their own volunteers they would have to put up or shut up. - J.Z., 2.2.11.

POLITICIANS: The good kept out, the worst left in.” – Quoted by Oliver Cromwell, letter to Lord Wharton, 1.1.1649. – However, I do greatly doubt that there can be such a thing as a really good territorial politician any more than a really good criminal with involuntary victims. - J.Z., 2.2.11. – Sometimes one is surprised to find how old some of the truths are, which are still not generally recognized as such today. – J.Z., 13.1.12. - PARLIAMENT, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The informal “trade union”, formed by all our territorialist politicians, holds us even more to ransom than all other trade unions combined. – J.Z., 17.10.92. – They are our wrongful bosses, feudal lords and slave-masters, even conducting human sacrifices on a massive scale, e.g. in their wars.  – J.Z., 13.1.122. - TRADE UNIONS, PARTIES, TAXATION, WAR, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SLAVERY, FEUDALISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The jealousies of territorial governments, States and politicians regarding the ownership and control of “their” taxpayers and other victims, has the most disastrous consequences. Freedom for their victims to individually chose their own masters – or none. – J.Z., 19.9.88, 3.2.11. – GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATES, JEALOUSY, ENVY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM

POLITICIANS: The key to understanding politicians is to grasp that they are fundamentally sick people. Not strong. Not wise. Not inherently more capable than others. They are merely gripped by a desire, nay a desperation, to dominate others and dress their egos in the emperor’s clothes of power. Knowing this can help you eliminate your dependence upon them. If you knew that a person had a mental warpage that made him incapable of respecting the rights of others, would you keep rational arguments for rights at him? Would you keep believing you had some duty to obey him? No, you’d just stay out of his way as best you could. Staying out of the way of criminal maniacs is difficult in a world gone mad with government. But it may also be your only sensible strategy for the moment.” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom. 5. - Ultimately, we do have to abolish their territorial power, constitutions, laws and claims to our earnings, our lives, our rights and liberties. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 12.7.12. - DIS., POWER MONGERS, POWER ADDICTS, PROFESSIONAL MIS-LEADERS, MODERN SOPHISTS

POLITICIANS: The knowledge, experience, ideas and visions of most territorial politicians are all too limited to arrive at genuine solutions for real problems. Moreover, they are usually un-teachable and often even unreachable. – J.Z., 4.10.98. - Leaders of volunteers only will really have to offer them something they can believe in and will have to prove their program by their experiments. Otherwise they would lose their followers. - J.Z., 3.2.11. – Their “minds” are, largely, blocked against rightful, rational and really helpful ideas, proposals, principles, platforms, actions and institutions. But they are great in upholding and practicing old errors, flawed dogmas, popular prejudices, wrongful laws and institutions – indefinitely – and personally profiting from this, like e.g. the ancient priesthood rulers did. The statist territorial faith has required and achieved much larger human sacrifices and still does, than the ancient Moloch cult and similar “religions” did. The primitive and relatively ignorant victims of the Maya rulers were wise enough to simply walk away from them, preferring to live in the wilderness of jungles, with its wild beasts, to living any longer in and under their city and temple rule. We, who believe to be civilized and enlightened, have put up with it for all too long. – J.Z., 13.1.12.

POLITICIANS: The least active (“pro-active”) policy should become the most appealing one, to any politician worth his salt, also the most law-repealing ones. However, it would be one of the least productive actions to appeal to territorial politicians to so reform themselves. There are not enough well organized and financial vested interests that are quite rightful or enough enlightened voters to induce them to do so. – The more effective way for enlightened individuals and minorities, as well as for prejudiced and foolish groups, to get what they want, for themselves, at their own risk and expense, would be individual and group secessionism and voluntary re-organization under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. The dissatisfied members could then only blame themselves for their own wrong choices – and would still be free to secede and join or start another and successful system practised among volunteers. – J.Z., 25.11.93, 2.2.11, 12.7.12. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICIANS: The longer I live, the more I sympathize with Guy Fawkes, except that blowing up politicians is too good for them.” – Peter O’Donnell, Pieces of Modesty, Pan Books 1972, p.33. – With such a mentality spreading among their voters and other subjects, politicians should be among the first to advocate the right of individuals to opt out from under them and to choose personal laws and voluntary communities for themselves, which are only exterritorially autonomous. That would also open up many new political careers, with less power and perks, but with much more permanency, and personal safety - as long as they do manage to satisfy their voluntary customers. – J.Z., 17.9.07, 12.7.12. - & PARLIAMENTS, PANARCHIES & POLYARCHIES

POLITICIANS: The main lines of our national policy during the next few years must therefore be a fixed determination to get our money back into the hands of the people and out of the hands of the politicians. We must, for instance, cut away all those redundant Ministries established to win the war, and left with us to lose the peace.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, first published 1932, p.45. - PEOPLE, PRIVATIZATION, POLICY, WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM. See: PEACE PLANS 19 C. – It would be enough if individuals and groups of dissenters became free to secede to do their own things for or to themselves. – J.Z., 18.2.08, 2.2.11. – What the politicians have already spent we can no longer get back. But the property they accumulated in our name should be taken from them and redistributed, perhaps with equal shares, among all their victims. We might also deny them they huge retirement pension and benefits they have allocated to themselves.  However large these are, they are still trivial compared with their tribute revenue and their wrongful and wasteful spending of it. – J.Z., 13.1.12, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: The main spring of politics is mostly vanity, ambition, the power urge; only seldom greed and still more rarely the altruistic intention to serve an idea or a group of human beings.” – Coudenhove-Kalergi, Held und Heiliger. - („Die Triebfeder der Politik ist meist Eitelkeit, Ehrgeiz, Machwille; nur selten Habsucht und noch seltener der uneigennuetzige Wille einer Idee oder einer Menschengruppe zu dienen.“) - He still assumed, quite wrongly, that with the best of will and the greatest abilities, a territorial politician could really serve all of his involuntary subject. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: The man who claims he can foresee and direct the future is a fool. The only greater fools are those who trust him enough to give him power.” - Joseph Sobran. – Their power must become confined to exterritorial autonomy and their volunteers. Only then will victims and victimizers, leaders and followers be able to learn sufficiently from their practical experience with their attempts to realize their “ideals”. - J.Z., .3.2.11, 13.1.12, 12.7.12. - FOOLS, VOTERS & POWER, RULERS, GOVERNMENT, LEADERSHIP

POLITICIANS: The men against the people. The No.1 enemies - pretending to protect, help and even enrich the people, always, naturally, at the expense and risk of their voluntary and involuntary victims. – J.Z., 16.2.94, 13.1.12. – At least that is the now common situation under territorialism. Things might change much for the better, at least in some communities of volunteers, once consumer sovereignty is introduced towards exterritorially competing communities, societies and governance systems under personal law, all only for their volunteers. – J.Z., 13.1.12. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS, POLYARCHY, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & COMMUNITIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, FREE CHOICE AMONG THEM FOR INDIVIDUALS

POLITICIANS: The more diversity there is, the more you have to choose from, and the better chance you have of getting what you want. Thus we all benefit from diversity, and it is reasonable to encourage it as much as possible. But to introduce force into human relationships, to give one group of people - politicians - the power to tell another group how to live, is to destroy the foundation of human diversity. It is to shrink our range of alternatives to the confines of the politician's brain, which is small territory indeed.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.137. - EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM OVER INVOLUNTARY SUBJECTS, DIVERSITY, FREEDOM OF CHOICE & EXPERIMENTATION

POLITICIANS: The more politicians become known, the less popular they tend to become. Gradually they reveal their true colors and their lies and denials are less and less believed, while their crimes accumulate and become more and more revealed. - J.Z., 27.11.02. - However, without the option for individuals to reject any or even all of them, for the individual's own affairs, we will merely become territorially saddled, all too hopefully, with another bad lot of them. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 13.1.12. - CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL & VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM ELECTIONS, VOTING

POLITICIANS: The more they do “for us” the less positive results there are for us. The less territorial politics and its politicians mismanage our lives the more successful we can be as a result of our own efforts, alone or through voluntary associations. – J.Z., 10.11.97, 14.4.08. - Should we not finally end the experience with territorial rule after it has failed us for thousands of years? - J.Z, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: the most eloquent blind and dumb – misleading the blind and the dumb. – Unfortunately, they do territorially rule over their somewhat enlightened and involuntary subjects as well. - J.Z., 29.7.84, 3.2.11. – LEADERSHIP UNDER TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The most serious problem in modern criminology is, one might justly insist, that of the indispensable and licensed delinquent. The existence of national and individual delinquents of this kind, and the power exerted over national attitudes by psychopaths, is today a graver threat to individual security than accepted crime.” - Alexis Comfort, Authority and Delinquency, p.21. - The territorial delinquents are only supposed to be indispensable. Exterritorial voluntarism would do away with them. - J.Z., 3.2.11. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, AUTHORITARIANISM, HIERARCHIES, POWER, OFFICIAL DELINQUENCY, LEGALIZED CRIMES WITH VICTIMS.

POLITICIANS: the only choice we have at an election is between politicians.” – Michael Palin. – And all of them are territorialists! As such they are ignorant of or prejudiced against voluntary alternatives. – J.Z., 22.3.08. – CHOICE, VOTING, ELECTIONS WITHOUT INDIVIDUAL CHOICE

POLITICIANS: The only good politician is a dead politician.” – Alan Morgan, 25.3.84. - Just let us confine them to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy. For we do need deterrent examples as well. - Secessionism is more effective than tyrannicide. - When it comes to assassinations they are, anyhow, better at it than we are at tyrannicide. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 12.7.12. - DIS., ASSASSINATIONS, TYRANNICIDE

POLITICIANS: The only industry which is not depressed is the trade of politics.” – Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, p.154. – He should have mentioned, however, how depressing territorial politics is, for every moral and thinking human being, with its means and its ends as well as with all its long-term consequences for human nature and all our lives - while it persists and even for a long time afterwards, like very bad experiences and influences during our childhood. – They are the masters of the main incapacitating profession. – J.Z., 27.3.08, 13.1.12.

POLITICIANS: The only raise most politicians deserve is that at the end of a rope. - J.Z., 78. – But, just to get relatively easily get rid of their “protection”, we should offer them a “golden handshake”. – J.Z., 9.5.08. Many slaves and serfs once managed to buy their personal liberty. Under full freedom that cost could be recovered relatively fast and a civil war, violent revolution and official terrorism in attempts to suppress the freedom movement, could thus be avoided. Such a violent aim could lead to much more loss of lives than the number of guilty politicians being executed or outlawed and killed in tyrannicide.  – However, in extreme cases, against the worst kinds of tyrants, tyrannicide is still justified and might somewhat improve the situation. (*) The voluntary members of any panarchy should be free to raise and praise them as much as they like and give them any raise they ask for. – J.Z., 16.3.09. – (*) Anyhow, what are their single and all too guilty lives compared with the large number of their involuntary victims: their human sacrifices, and those they have prepared for with stockpiled ABC mass murder devices? – J.Z., 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: The parasites were in control of the hosts – and they had convinced the hosts that it was for their own good.” – James P. Hogan, Mirror Maze, p.286. – Even that would be O.K. if the parasites could only settle in and remain within – with the individual consent of their victims. – J.Z., 27.5.91. – Brainwashing people permanently would be much harder if they had some much better alternatives daily within sight and hearing all around them. – J.Z., 20.2.08. - - PANARCHISM, PARASITES, STATISM, REPRESENTATION, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, OBEDIENCE, PRETENCE OF CONSENT & REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY

POLITICIANS: The political Mafia is solidly in control.” - Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.43, on totalitarian States. But this does, largely, apply to the other States, too. - J.Z. – Democracies have e.g., not only postal monopolies but also monetary and financial despotism, territorialism and central decision-making on war and peace in common with the totalitarian ones. That makes them all too totalitarian themselves, at least in my eyes. – J.Z., 19.4.08, 3.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The politicians can’t be blamed … because they are simply giving the people what they clamor for: more laws, more regulations and more taxes. And each day that passes means that the American people are less free and less prosperous. As the nation becomes poorer and less efficient the people cry out for more regulations and more subsidies and things only get worse.” – Jim Lewis, Liberty Reclaimed, p. 65. – What is here the main flaw is the territorialist, collectivist, coercive, monopolistic, communistic and State-socialistic management or, rather, mismanagement of all the “public affairs” of all the population of a country, by federal, State and local governments. If people were quite free, e.g. to opt out of this territorial system and its imposed burdens and imagined “benefits”, in order to manage their own affairs themselves, as best as they can, they would soon learn to appreciate many of their individual rights, liberties and responsibilities, especially their economic ones, just like the Pilgrim Fathers did, after suffering for ca. 3 years under a communist utopian system, with all too much unproductive labor, hunger, poverty, sickness and death as a result. The successes of the first secessionists would soon inspire most of the rest of the population. The remainder would only have themselves to blame. – Is the present State- “educated” population, after centuries of supposed education and enlightenment, unable to learn from the experiences of decades to centuries - what the survivors among the Pilgrim Fathers managed to learn from their bitter experiences of only 3 years? - J.Z., 27.3.08, 13.1.12 . – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, COMMUNIST UTOPIAS, COLLECTIVISM, STATE SOCIALISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: The priests have maintained that the rulers are divine and the ruled diabolical; the politicians, that the rulers are competent and the ruled incompetent; and the physicians and psychiatrists, that the rulers are healthy and sane, and the ruled sick and insane.” - Szasz, Heresies. – Competent territorial politicians and statesmen are simply a myth. Territorial politics can only be wrongful and harmful quackery - for all too many people, those who are not voluntary victims of it and it is practised by conceited, ignorant, prejudiced people over all too many ignorant, prejudiced and deluded people, most of them also territorial statists and thus deserving such a treatment. – But the remnant, the somewhat or fully enlightened people, are not given their chance by this system to realize better or correct ideas, principles and ideals among themselves, for their own benefit and also as attractive examples for all others and the even less enlightened and more prejudiced people are not free to set up, among themselves any experiments which they prefer, at their own expense and risk, , some, perhaps, even worse than those set by most present territorial States. Thereby, however unintentionally and indirectly, they may contribute to their own enlightenment and that of many others. – Full experimental freedom for all political, economic and social systems, which do not claim a territorial monopoly for their followers. Competence will naturally follow, as fast as possible, among various groups of volunteers. – Remember the incompetence of most natural scientists – until, finally, they introduced the experimental method. - J.Z., 23.6.92, 12.7.12. – COMPETENCE, INCOMPETENCE, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, RULERS VS. SUBJECTS, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICIANS: The professional territorial nation "preservers and defenders" are now the most powerful threats to the survival of whole “nation”, perhaps even of mankind. - What does one do with surgeons who have become demented and turned into very efficient mass murderers or who very skillfully prepared themselves for such crimes? - All politicians and military men believing in nuclear strength, maintaining it or preparing for it, are a menace to mankind and ought to be treated as such. - ABDICATION, AGGRESSORS, ALTERNATIVES, AMNESTY, DECISION, DEFENCE, DISARMAMENT, ENEMIES, EXPERTS, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, GENERALS, GOVERNMENTS, IGNORANCE, LEADERSHIP, MADNESS, MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT, MILITIA, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, OFFICERS, OUTLAWRY, PENSION CLAIMS, PEOPLE, POWER, PROTECTORS, RECALL, REVOLUTION, RULERS, SECESSION, SECURITY, SELF-HELP, SOVEREIGNTY, TYRANNICIDE, WAR AIMS. - J.Z., An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos. 16 & 17, on - Revision of 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: The question is not whether a politician should hold two or three other jobs but whether he should hold any official and territorial job. - J.Z., 73, 3.2.11. - Rather, whether there should be any job, i.e., any territorial State for politicians to use and abuse for their purposes. - J.Z., 5.11.02. – Only communities of volunteers should be free to offer jobs to politicians. Territorial power jobs should not be offered to anyone. Even democracies and republics were turned into dictatorship and totalitarian regimes. Most territorial states are Warfare States. Remember that whole territories and all of their population are now nuclear targets! – J.Z., 16.3.09, 12.7.12. – Indirectly, through radioactive pollution effects, all of mankind is targeted by nuclear “weapons”. – J.Z., 12.7.12. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, Q., TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.” - Will Rogers, quoted in The Peter Plan by L.J. Peter, p.190. – The Internet and email would now permit to compile and publish a comprehensive incriminating dossier on each politician. It would list all their remaining errors and prejudices and their best refutations, not only the xyz legalized or illegal crimes they were involved in. – (Their legalized actiions tend to be much more wrongful and harmful than their illegal ones. – J.Z., 12.7.12.) However, they have guarded themselves through their laws on libel and the threat of expensive and prolonged libel suits. - J.Z., 29.7.92, 27.3.08. – Instead of trying to resist them, their laws, measures and institutions one by one, in prolonged and often fruitless struggles, we should strive for the freedom of individuals to secede from them and to do their own things among themselves, sorted out by themselves, into the kind of societies and communities that their volunteers do like, under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy, practising any kind of political, economic and social system that they prefer to choose and continue among themselves, while employing as few or as many leaders or politicians as they like in this process, their own business, their own free experiments, always only at their own risk and expense. Territorial politics as usual would and should thus become dissolved. A peaceful competition like e.g. in sports, arts, entertainment, life styles, consumerism and religion would result. – Taxation would be voluntary for these communities of volunteers. – This “meta-utopia” would have “room” for all kinds of peaceful, tolerant and productive utopias. - J.Z., 16.3.09, 12.7.12. - VOTING, OFFICEHOLDERS, JOKES, PUBLIC OPINION, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE.

POLITICIANS: The state in which the rulers are the most reluctant to govern is always the best and most quietly governed; and the state in which they are the most eager, the worst.” – Anonymous. - Non-interference and tolerance for all tolerant actions is the best rule. This requires the choice for individuals and their voluntary communities of full exterritorial autonomy. - J.Z., 22. 11. 06. - STATE, TERRITORIALISM, RULE, POLITICAL ACTIVISM

POLITICIANS: The struggle of a few individuals on each side, which is exclusively personal in nature, has caught us in crossfire, and there is nothing we can do about it. We are powerless because, having accepted to be represented by them, we have never again questioned their authority and right to make us fight their battles, while they sit back and watch us perish. These are not our battles, yet we have to fight them on their behalf. They are not ours because we haven’t caused them – not even inadvertently; and what the few have caused, or rather created, has no relevance to us.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.154. – They did not permit us to individually give our consent or to refuse it – as far as all our own affairs are concerned! – J.Z., 11.3.09. - REPRESENTATIVES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, WRONGFUL POWER, POWER ADDICTS, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, vs. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS OR SOCIETIES, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: The territorial politicians should replace their counter-productive, exploitative and oppressive jobs with productive ones – or confine all their activities to their voluntary victims, i.e., to exterritorially autonomous communities under personal law. – J.Z., 23.3.07, 25.10.07, 3.2.11. - TERRITORIAL & COERCIVE ONES

POLITICIANS: The trouble with territorial leaders is that they are not trying to do nothing but rather something, no matter how wrong, absurd or foolish. - J.Z., 2.2.76, 2.2.02. - LEADERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: The visions and fantasies of territorial politicians, if practicable and realized at all, are always realized largely at the expense of their involuntary victims, usually a majority or a number of minorities. And for this kind of wrongful disserves they want to be highly respected, honored and paid for by all and they do cleverly enforce the payment of this imposed “debt”. – J.Z., 9.1.95.

POLITICIANS: There are fools, damn fools and - politicians. - J.Z., 24.4.82. - They are fools but smart fools where and when their own advantage is involved. But if there are or were a few among them who had a rightful and practicable social reform program, then these could do even better for themselves and their followers – under panarchism! - J.Z., 25.7.82. 21.9.82, 16.3.09, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: there are no good and bad politicians, only bad ones and worse; provisional governments turn into permanent ones inevitably; the best government is no government at all.” – Albert Meltzer, A New World in our Hearts, p.60. – While he is right on territorial governments, is he also right for competing or voluntary governments, societies and communities of volunteers only, all confined to exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, none of them with any territorial powers and privileges? I doubt that he has ever asked himself that question. Most anarchists haven’t as yet. The same is true for most libertarians, almost all still faithful territorialists, although, usually, of the decentralist territorialist type. – J.Z., 22.3.08, 13.1.12. – Q., PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, Q., VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENTS

POLITICIANS: There are still too many criminals and barbarians among us and over us.” – J.Z., 23.7.05. – And we are still not free to secede from them. – J.Z., 30.10.07. - CRIMINALS & BARBARIANS, RULERS, POWERS, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM


POLITICIANS: There is no greater immorality than to occupy a place you cannot fill.” - Napoleon I, to his brother Joseph, King of Spain - Bercovici, in LIBERTY, 6/12/1930. - That applies especially to all territorialists, including the Napoleons, down to the territorialist voters. For they do not only try to live their own lives but to direct those of whole populations, although they are merely humans and certainly not the best examples of our species. - Naturally, regarding minor jobs, professions and trades, their kind of competence is required for a sufficiently good performance. But that kind of competence is within reach of many to most humans. Territorial politicians try the impossible - and only reveal their incompetence to deliver it and their mental deficiencies in not realizing their own limitations. Mostly they cannot even run their own lives and families very successfully. - Do their own nuclear and extended family members quite honestly vote for them - or do they know them too well for that? - J.Z., 25.7.82, 3.2.11, 13.1.12. - Q., TERRITORIALISM WITHOUT SUPERMEN & GODS.

POLITICIANS: There is nothing right and positive that a politician or bureaucrat can do which private volunteers could not do better, faster and much cheaper. – J.Z. 25.11.93, 13.1.12. - And quite rightly, too, without imposing any tributes and forced labor or other wrongs and irrationalities upon anybody. - J.Z., 3.2.11. – VOLUNTARISM, SELF-HELP, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-MANAGEMENT

POLITICIANS: There is only one way for politicians to help Europeans, or any people: let them be, let them go to work, let them produce what they can, and exchange their surpluses as they see fit. Get off their backs, and they won't need charity.” - Frank Chodorov. – We are not on their backs. They are on ours. By now politicians have sunk so low that they do subsidize, out of tax funds, even many charities! And they do this without downsizing their Welfare States. - We should neither be charitable towards them nor pay any tributes to them, nor obey them or their laws, unless we volunteers, as free individuals, to become and remain members or subjects of their societies, communities, competing governments or voluntary governments. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 12.7.12. – DIS., WELFARE STATES, CHARITY, ALTRUISM, WELFARE STATE, SUBSIDIES, AID, BAILOUTS, BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WASTE, FAVORITISM

POLITICIANS: There really are four stone ages: the Old, the Middle, the New and the Politician’s Age. - D.Z., 76. - Their greatest "achievement": They have several times brought us close to a general nuclear holocaust! Secondly, an enormous tax and law burden. Thirdly: One economic crisis after the other, due to their wrongful and irrational anti-economic meddling. - All of their failures constitute good cases for individual and group secessionism and exterritorially autonomous alternatives to their systems for all kinds of volunteers. - I do not know of even one of them who knows and upholds all genuine individual rights and liberties - or is even seriously interested in them. The territorialists among them, so far more than 99.99%, are as such very dangerous power addicts and power mongers, with nuclear buttons within the reach of at least some of them, constituting a great threat to the survival of whole territorial populations, perhaps even to that of the whole human race. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 13.1.12.

POLITICIANS: They "inform" without informing. They "reply" without replying. They "decide" without deciding anything rightfully and rationally. They "give" without giving anything they own. They legally "take" without, mostly, robbing or stealing it themselves. They are “responsible” without being held responsible. They act "in public" and yet largely secretly. They are "frank" without being frank. – J.Z., 22.11.93, 15.2.08, 12.7.12. – How do the fortunes or war chests that some former kings extorted compare with those which some politicians accumulated in secret foreign accounts, under various cover names? To the Russian president Putin over 40 billion in US dollar assets have recently been ascribed - by his opponents. All, if true, naturally, quite honestly earned! – Crime still seems to pay, at almost every level. - J.Z., 15.2.08. - Best at the "highest", the territorialist level. - J.Z., 3.2.11. - STATEMENTS FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION

POLITICIANS: They are in further over their heads than anyone else because the ONLY thing they understand is getting re-elected. Everything politicians do to HELP, as you call it, only postpones the fatal collapse that is the normal part of the business cycle (*) except that, if the government doesn't help, it may only be a small collapse.” - Richard Condon: Money is Love, p.165. - The consent of the victim, again: While a few firms will always go broke, they do not amount to even a small collapse of the whole economy. Without very basic territorial State interventionist acts not even minor general collapses would occur. - J.Z. – (*) There is no such thing as a normal and natural business cycle. The cycles that do and did occur are, largely, merely the result of monetary and financial despotism. We had never as yet a fully free economy. Under full monetary and financial freedom and all other economic liberties, we would have continuously or almost permamently booming economies, at least for the ones who choose them for their own communities of volunteers. - Those who would choose disaster-producing anti-economic policies for themselves would, naturally, have to suffer the consequences. - J.Z., 3.2.11. – “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!” – Naturally, due to scientific, technological changes and those of consumer preferences, some enterprises would shrink while others would expand. But the whole economy would not suffer, like e.g. the “protectionists” believe that it would, under Free Trade. – J.Z., 12.7.12. -  ECONOMIC CRISES, UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION, STAGFLATION, DEFLATION, TAXATION, REGULATIONS ETC.

POLITICIANS: They are not serving the “people”, far less all individuals. They are using people to serve their own ends. – Let individuals choose for themselves the kinds of politicians, laws and institutions they want for themselves, regardless of what the majority of a population or other individuals or minorities will then freely choose for themselves. The more enlightened people will then and gradually enlighten the masses, as far as they can be enlightened, by setting them better practical examples on how to live rightfully, freely, securely, peacefully and prosperously. – J.Z., 23.6.99, 14.2.08, 13.1.12, 12.7.12..

POLITICIANS: they came in only two varieties, bad and worse.” - George Whitley, Familiar Pattern, p.102 of ASTOUNDING SF, Br. Ed., 1/60. - Even these would be harmless for most people - IF these politicians were only allowed to rule exterritorially, over their volunteers. - J.Z., 17.8.02, 12.7.12. - & PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: They feel they are far better suited to make decisions about your life than you are. An ancient Earthman said it best: 'In every generation there are those who want to rule well - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters - but they mean to be masters’.” - F. Paul Wilson: The Healer, p.93, quoting Daniel Webster. - So far there are no laws or constitutions penalizing this kind of addiction or laws allowing the victims of it to secede from these power addicts. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 12.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, POWER ADDICTS

POLITICIANS: They have the worst case of attention deficit disorders. Like with small boys, all their attention is concentrated on trivial or irrelevant things or on their usual power games. For all the big and urgent questions they show no interest, knowledge, ingenuity, creativity and positive ideas at all or have merely the usual wrong answers, based upon popular errors, myths and prejudices. – I do not know why anyone should any further vote for any of them, worship them or pray to them or even listen to them or read what they are saying, except for becoming better prepared to resist their old and new despotic attempts and projects. Alas, the resistance and alternative action options, which they have left open to us, are all too small. We would first have to achieve freedom of action and experimentation for ourselves, quite independent from their laws, institutions and powers, perhaps starting with an optimal declaration of all individual rights and liberties, one not merely those few which they are prepared to fractionally concede to us. – J.Z., 31.1.05, 24.10.07, 3.2.11, 26.1.12, 12.7.12. - TERRITORIAL POLITICIANS

POLITICIANS: They want to stay in their jobs for a long time, pretending to provide you with employment or being able to reduce unemployment, while in reality, with their multiple meddling, they do cause involuntary mass unemployment (e.g. through their legally caused depressions, deflations, credit restrictions, recessions as well as inflations and stagflations). At the same time, they will not allow you to supply yourself with jobs by taking all the monetary, financial and organizational steps required for this purpose, without their "assistance" and "permission". - Monetary and financial despotism keeps them in office. Monetary freedom and financial freedom would soon let most people realize that they do not need politicians any longer but can solve their own problems, in the monetary and financial spheres - and, thus, finally, in all others. - Barter, monetary exchanges and clearing exchanges, do not need third party interventions, far less coercive, monopolistic and fraudulent interventions. For centuries the record speaks against entrusting any government with powers over money, credit, clearing and value standards (and with powers to levy tributes from their subjects and to regulate their financial affairs and other property rights) and many decades already it speaks against entrusting any central bank with exclusive and despotic powers. (Before that we had exclusive rare metal currencies, and coinage monopolies for them. Also compulsory metallic redemption for banknotes, although it is objectively unnecessary to keep them at par with their nominal face value expressed in rare metal weight units. Rare metal coins and certificates fully redeemable in them, by the issuers, were never in sufficient supply to eliminate all barter transactions. Clearing alternatives to cash payments were insufficiently developed and still are. They do not require a restriction in the quantity of physical exchange media but simply make them superfluous, to the extent that free clearing takes place. Free clearing does require the use of sound exchange media but not rare metal redemptionism. Their free market rating against sound value standards would be quite sufficient for sound value standard reckoning to be continued and to avoid over-issues. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 13.1.12, 12.7.12.) More and more people will have to come to realize that they can produce and exchange without government let, hindrance or permission, supervision and control. Let them do so, quite freely, in every sphere. Let people produce and exchange freely, or, as the French manufacturers and traders used to say, when first becoming aware of this possibility and were offered government assistance: "Laissez nous faire!" (Let us do our things!) and: "Laissez faire, laissez passer!" (Let us produce and let us exchange, freely!). - Ever since these words were uttered and their importance realized, by at least some people, the rulers and their apologists and "critics" have slandered and suppressed that freedom, even more so than before and most of their victims have given their consent to that. - J. Z., 23.3.93, 23.5.97, 16.9.02. - Genuine economics and quite free markets in every sphere do remain unknown or unappreciated even by most professional "economists", trained and indoctrinated in governmental schools and universities. - Panarchism applies "laissez faire" to whole political, economic and social systems, all for volunteers only and under full exterritorial autonomy. - J.Z., 3.2.11. - FULL EMPLOYMENT, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXCHANGE

POLITICIANS: They win a State Popularity Contest backed by a newspaper and are sent to Washington to turn out laws for 110 million people they never saw. – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p. 77/78. – (330 millions by now in the USA. – J.Z., 13.1.12.) They should be confined to ruling only over those they are still popular with. Only then would these people fully deserve each other. – J.Z., 3.2.11, 13.1.12, 12.7.12. - LAWS, LEGISLATORS, VOTING, POPULARITY, JOKES

POLITICIANS: This is the character type that goes into politics today; not the problem-solvers but the glamour seekers. …” - Ben Bova editorial, in ANALOG 4/76. – Politicians, as territorial “representatives” are always problem makers rather than problem solvers. – J.Z., 4.5.92. Only as leaders of like-minded volunteers would they have a chance to succeed with their experiments, if these are rightful, well thought-out and realized. – J.Z., 4.5.92, 3.2.11. - But while constantly battling competitors and dissenters in “their” territories, they cannot undertake and carry out uncompromised experiments under good enough conditions. – J.Z., 27.3.08, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Those people, who vainly attempt to settle questions politically which cannot be settled by territorial politics. – J.Z., 20. 7.91. – Also those people who, so far, never explored and utilized their exterritorial and voluntary alternatives to their territorialist political “actions” or crimes with involuntary victims. – J.Z., 27.3.08.

POLITICIANS: To be governed … is to be watched, inspected, directed, indoctrinated, numbered, estimated, regulated, commanded, controlled, law-driven, preached at, spied upon, censured, checked, valued, enrolled – by creatures who have neither the right, nor the wisdom, nor the virtue to do so.” – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. - Even Proudhon did not declare himself in favor of all rightful alternatives to territorial governments and his followers, the modern mutualists, are still largely in doubt about them as well. - J.Z., 23. 11. 06. - PUBLIC SERVANTS, RULERS, CONTROLLERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: To each the government of his dreams.” - K.H.Z. Solneman (Kurt H. Zube): Das Manifest der Freiheit und des Friedens, 1977. – The English edition, The Manifesto of Freedom and Peace, is still online:  -

POLITICIANS: To say that politicians stand for their electorate is misleading. It would usually be more accurate to say that they stand against it and plan to live at its expense. It would be more correct to say that at best they can only stand for those, who supported them as candidates and those, who did vote for them. – J.Z., 18.11.95, 26.3.08. All the others cannot be rightfully and effectively represented territorially, no more so than one father or one mother can rightfully and effectively represent all fathers and all mothers in a territory. - J.Z., 3.2.11. - REPRESENTATION, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, DIS.

POLITICIANS: True, I would like to see politicians out of work, but this is no more destructive than if you hired someone to rid your house of mice. As to what I would put in the place of politicians, the answer is - nothing, hopefully - in the same way that you would not replace the mice in your house with some other rodent.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.223. - As territorial monopolists, rulers, bureaucRATS, controllers, legislators, coercers, destroyers, robbers and mass murderers they ought to be done away with for all but their remaining voluntary victims. - J.Z., 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Underlying my approach is the conviction that politicians are out of their depth; even the best are unequal to the task of spending half the national income and supervising how much of the other half is deployed. They are unable to bring under control the once obedient servant of government that has grown since the war like a malignant Topsy.” - Ralph Harris, The End of Government …? p.29. - Was any territorial government ever a rightful, efficient and obedient servant? - J.Z., 3.2.11. – PUBLIC SERVANTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, PARTY LEADERS

POLITICIANS: Unfortunately, the only way to punish a politician is to refuse to vote for him, … Robert Anton Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat III, p.141. – Legalized secession from him, for individuals and minorities or even majorities, combined with full exterritorial autonomy for societies and communities of volunteers – would be so much more effective! – J.Z., 11.4.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, DOING THE OWN THING, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW

POLITICIANS: Unthinking people often despise politicians, but if we do not have the best people in politics, it is our own fault.” – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, p.189. – It is, rather, the fault of the territorial system! The thinking subjects do often quite rightly despise territorial politicians. One can have the best people in politics only within communities of volunteers. In territorial ones the worst kinds of people tend to get to the top and to stay there all too long. It is our own fault if we continue to put up with territorial institutions and their politicians and lawmakers, judges, policemen and nation-wide prisons. – J.Z., 13.9.07, 13.1.12, 12.7.12. - & POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, INDIVIDUALLY CHOSEN, DIS.

POLITICIANS: We find two great gangs of political speculators, who alternately take possession of the state power and exploit it by the most corrupt ends - the nation is powerless against these two great cartels of politicians who are ostensibly its servants, but in reality dominate and plunder it." ‑ Friedrich Engels. - The various peoples, which are forced into or under one territorial nation or State, are constitutionally, legally and juridically deprived of the rights, liberties and powers required to rule their own affairs, especially of the right to secede from the territorial power-mongers and to reorganize themselves under full exterritorial autonomy and personal law in their own kinds of communities and societies of volunteers. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 12.7.12. - PARTIES, PUBLIC SERVANTS, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION

POLITICIANS: We have so many services for people with disabilities – but as yet none for those with the greatest disabilities, namely those produced by the territorial politicians themselves. – J.Z., 15.2.94, 13.1.12. – Alas, we pay and serve them as if they were very able and willing to do anything rightful and rational, like resigning and never running for a territorial office again. – J.Z., 15.2.08, 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: We must be wary of creating a society where no one counts for anything save a politician or a public servant – where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.” – Sir Winston Churchill. -  - Another version: We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges. – Winston Churchill, in Broadcast, 22.3.1943, quoted in "Right Turn". - Did W. C. do really do anything worthwhile to reverse this trend or is this just one of a politician's promising remarks? - J.Z. 21.9.82. - As an addict to territorial power, a leader of one of the largest warfare States, he was part of the problem, not of the solution. In spite of xyz historical examples for their rightfulness and usefulness, he never even recognized a single government in exile representing dissenting Germans against Hitler's regime, far less governments in exile for all the groups of dissenters in Germany. In spite of his historical knowledge, he conducted a war against all Germans, assuming the principle of collective responsibility to be correct, although it is rightfully and correctly applied only very rarely. Did he ever support any tyrannicide attempt against Hitler? He did not recognize and support the German resistance. He also supported blockades against the civil population. He upheld the decision-making monopoly on war and peace, also monetary and financial despotism and territorial monopolism. He did not declare quite rightful war and peace aims. He did not support a military insurrection or revolution attempt against the Hitler regime. This "policy" he had in common with the Hitler regime. With such measures or omissions he prolonged the war against the Hitler regime and caused millions of deaths unnecessarily and wrongly, not only among Germans but also among Englishmen and the Western Allies. - In short, he was a territorialist and wrong as such on many points. - Did he ever advocate at least full economic freedom? Not to my knowledge. However, most of his Allies and most of his enemies also shared these flaws. - Even today's libertarians and anarchists have not yet decided how a genuinely liberating defence, liberation campaign, revolution, or military insurrection or resistance should be conducted against any despotic and aggressive regime. - To that extent Churchill is excused. In that respect he was just an average man. That he was also a heavy drinker and smoker did not help him, and his subjects, either. - J.Z., 3.2.11. - PUBLIC SERVANTS, CITIZEN, SUBJECTS, VOTING CATTLE & SOCIETY

POLITICIANS: We should get away from the politicians.” - Jack Jones of the Transport Workers, U.K., quoted in THE INDIVIDUALIST, Aug. 75, p. 43. - Secede! – Or did this transport expert know of a better way to get away from them? – J.Z., 19.4.08. - But politicians rule on Earth – which may mean that we have to escape from them into space. - J.Z. 25.7.82. - Unless they can be made to allow us to opt out of States, unions and armies, always quite constitutionally and legally, without suffering any prosecution as a result. - J.Z., 22.9.82, 12.7.12. – Have trade unionists, even of the transport workers, any clear notion of how to get us away from politicians or e.g. syndicalist functionaries? – We should be able to gain our individual and minority rights – right where we are living and working, without dependence on any territorial politicians or trade unions. That kind of liberty, then from priests or particular churches, was largely achieved in the sphere of religion. Now it has to be achieved in the sphere of political, social and economic systems. – J.Z., 19.4.08, 13.1.12.

 POLITICIANS: We should run prize competitions rewarding the first ones to catch politicians in lies and broken promises. Entry fees of contributors should build up the prize funds. But funds should also come from salary and pension reductions of the politicians thus found out. After 3 lies or broken promises they should automatically lose their positions, their salaries, their pension fund claims, their inviolability and become subject to indemnification claims raised by class actions against them and all their private property and that of their spouses, who must be supposed to have known of and supported their wrongful activities. Truth serums and lie detectors and voice stress analysis should also be applied to them to make them reveal their secret bank accounts – for their confiscation. – Naturally, it would be much preferable not to grant them any territorial powers in the first place. – J.Z., 11.11.91, 27.3.08. – (Voice stress analyses should also be published for all their public speeches. – J.Z., 12.7.12.) However, freedom to get exterritorially away from under them is much more important than holding them responsible for their crimes, legally or illegally committed as territorial politicians. – J.Z., 16.3.09, 3.2.11, 13.7.12.

POLITICIANS: We want a President who has to be carried screaming and kicking into the White House - but will then do the best job he possibly can, so that he'll get time off for good behaviour.” - Quoted by Arthur C. Clarke in Imperial Earth, p.132. – An as impossible job should not even exist and be offered to the best man. – J.Z., 16.3.09. It is the territorialism of EVERY present State that is its worst feature and the first that ought to be removed. - J.Z., 3.2.11. – PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, RULERS

POLITICIANS: well meaning politicians treating short-term symptoms but causing long-term problems.” - Viv Forbes, in 1977 talk: Mine your own business. – Can one really ascribe good will and good intentions to most of the territorial politicians? – J.Z., 21.4.08. - If they aspired only to rule over their volunteers, under full exterritorial autonomy, then this would be quite another matter. - J.Z., 3.2.11. – Q.

POLITICIANS: What do a few thousand or even a few million extra deaths of innocents matter - to a power-hungry territorial politician? Often he uses them for propaganda purposes to remain longer in power. All too many territorial politicians are mass-murderers, at least by proxy, through their decisions, their policies and commands – and by their nuclear war preparations or alliances. – J.Z., 16.5.05, 29.10.07. I except here only the rulers of some miniature, small and neutral States. But even a small territorial State like Israel acquired nuclear mass murder devices - as if the mass murders of the Holocaust had not sufficiently condemned all mass murders and preparations for them. - In the Diaspora Jews could not be targeted with nuclear weapons. Under full exterritorial autonomy for them, including full monetary and financial freedom, they and all other groups of volunteers would also have made less enemies. - Their successful experiments would then even be copied by their former enemies, e.g., if the Israelis had overcome unemployment, deflations, inflations and economic crises by full monetary and financial freedom. Instead, they adopted all the wrongs and mistakes, including monetary and financial despotism of other territorial States. There are still some fools, who believe that Jews, as a group, possess a special knowledge of money and currency! What they did was merely, in many cases, make the best use of a bad system. The facts of poverty among them, e.g. in Poland and even in New York, should also not be overlooked. Nor their great efforts to get a better education for their children. The best thing that could be said about the Israelis is, probably, that almost every family there has a library. - J.Z., 3.2.11. - WAR, SOLDIERS, CIVILIANS, Q., CASUALTIES, WARFARE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICIANS: What is history but the story of how politicians have squandered the blood and treasure of the human race.” – Thomas Sowell. – He should have added that this is the record of territorialist politicians. Those aiming only at personal laws and exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers are not as dangerous, as a rule, but still mostly missing in in current political practices. This kind of voluntarism and autonomy is not even dealt with in most of what passes nowadays as “political science”. – Did T. S. clearly demand individual and group secessionism from territorial politicians and their laws, programs, measures and institutions? - J.Z., 3.1.08. - THEIR RECORD IN HISTORY, PANARCHISM & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING, POLITICS, WARS, TAXATION, HISTORY, REPRESSION, DICTATORSHIPS

POLITICIANS: When they have no better idea in their minds (do they ever? – J.Z., 19.2.08 ), then they go e.g. for an Olympics in Sydney or for making Australia a republic or engage in another leadership struggle – and this while there are a million unemployed in Australia and farmers are forced off their land. – J.Z., 30.4.93. - Businesses are forced into bankruptcy, inflation goes on and on and taxes become higher and higher and war and nuclear extermination still threatens us. – They need themselves and their powers and privileges – but who else really needs them? – To each and everyone only the politician and system, laws and institutions of their own choice and at their own expense and risk! - J.Z., 19.2.08. – Under freedom to experiment unemployment and inflation could be ended within hours to days at most – among such experimenters and others should be free to copy their successful methods. – J.Z., 16.3.09, 12.7.12. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM.

POLITICIANS: When we buy a service, we have a contractual guarantee that the service will be performed satisfactorily, which is something no politician dares to do. (*) Second, we have true choice with our economic vote. We can abstain from voting altogether by refusing to buy any brand of a particular item.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.68.  - (*) Or is able to do, e.g., prevent a war or keep us out of a war. – J.Z., 19.4.08. - Non-territorial political, social and economic system or program services should be offered, sold and bought or ignored or boycotted like any other services in a quite free market for them. Only thus can consumer satisfaction of sovereign consumers and the competitive enterprise spirit of free entrepreneurs be satisfied in this sphere as well. - J.Z., 3.2.11.

POLITICIANS: Which are the spheres in which territorial politicians have proven their competence? A) Staying in office in spite of numerous failures to live up to their promises. B) Producing still more taxes and restrictive laws. C) Accusing each other of incompetence. D.) Generally deceiving the voters. E) Raising their own salaries and pensions. F) Breaking their promises. G.) Promising the impossible or what they, as territorial politicians could not deliver – and getting away with this for all too long. H.) Making money and creating powerful positions for themselves – Their incompetence and dishonesty in almost every other sphere is by now almost proverbial wisdom. Their broken promises litter the field. Nevertheless, they go blithely ahead with a stupid over-confidence in their own assumed abilities and the faith that via still more laws and government spending they could solve problems, although all experience speaks against this. It is the remaining and quite similar ignorance, foolishness and popular prejudices of most voters, almost all of them territorialists, which keeps these politicians in office in spite of their flaws and continues territorial politics as usual, stumbling from one man-made disaster to another. – J.Z., 14.9.89, 2.4.08. – VOTING, DEMOCRACY, PREJUDICES, IGNORANCE

POLITICIANS: Who think too little, and who talk too much.” - John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, I, 534. - That would be relatively harmless if we had only temporarily to follow those politicians whom we had individually chosen for ourselves and could drop them again after a contract period has expired or by them committing any crime. Territorial and collective decision-making is no substitute for individual decision-making in this sphere, either. Imagine your shopping cart would be filled in the territorial political way, with prescribed rations, supposedly best for you and everybody else. - J.Z., 27.11.02, 8.3.09, 3.2.11, 13.1.12. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: Why not put high prices on the heads of politicians? I'm considering opening a subscription fund. - 20.9.74. - J.Z. - That should be applied only to self-appointed ones, usurpers of offices. - J.Z., 22.9.82. – Otherwise, we should only open subscription funds to alternative, competing and voluntaristic institutions to their present territorial ones, all of the new and alternative ones to be only exterritorially autonomous and to be applied only by and to their voluntary subscribers. – J.Z., 19.4.0, 12.7.12. - PANARCHISM

POLITICIANS: With politicians the usual procedural principle should be reversed into: “Guilty until proven innocent!” For their very occupation and power is criminal, at least towards dissenting and non-aggressive minorities – under territorial politics as usual. Moreover, territorial politicians have too many cover-up options. – J.Z., 29.5.01, 21.2.08, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: Yes, politicians always think you can do everything.” – From film: Jungle Wolf, by Showcase Video. – I rather hold that they think that they can do everything, while you can do nothing, without them or against them. – They certainly have turned whole countries into their playing fields and experimental proving grounds and whole populations into their resources or “property”. - Let us prove them wrong at least for our future! – J.Z., n.d. & 19.2.08, 16.3.09. –INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. COLLECTIVE SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, RATHER THAN POLITICS AS USUAL, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM

POLITICIANS: Yes, politicians, all politicians, must be made to realize that they must obey the same rule they impose on everyone else. - Politicians in all parties must be told – (1) that we are sick of paying taxes and intend to pay less in the future. – (2) that they must cut down on their spending of our money and leave us with more freedom of choice in how we spend our own money. (3) that we will not tolerate their spending more money than they dare take from us in taxation. (4) that they must stop inflation, the most dishonest of all taxes.” - Workers Party leaflet: Something's Wrong in Australia. - If they are also subject to e.g., taxation, conscription and price controls – would that really improve the situation? – Why prolong our dependence on territorial politicians? Why not confine all of them to voluntary subjects, personal laws and exterritorial autonomy only? - J.Z., 19.4.08. – Not just something but thousands of things. We need the individual liberty to opt out leaving the supporters of wrongs and errors to their consequences. – Panarchism means self-responsibility. - J.Z., 16.3.09. - Q.

POLITICIANS: You can bend a banana - but you can't straighten a Federal politician.” - Down Under Calendar, 1974. – One can unbend a banana but hardly straighten out a crooked politician. – And aren’t all of them crooked, at least to some extent, via their tribute gathering, monetary despotism, subsidies, territorial rule and laws, for which they pretend to have a real mandate? – J.Z., 22.4.08. – Q.

POLITICIANS: You can't be carried to those higher levels on the shoulders of others. The politician is like those who boasted to have the keys of earth and heaven in their pocket. Vainest of vain pretenses! The keys of both heaven and earth lie in your own pocket; it is only you, you, the free individuals - who can unlock the great door. All these great wants and services are the means by which we acquire the great qualities which spell victory; they are the means by which we become raised and changed in ourselves, and by which, as we are changed, we change and remake all the circumstances of our lives. Each victory so gained prepares the way for the next victory, and makes that next victory the easier, for we not only have the sense of success in our hearts, but we have begun to acquire the qualities on which it depends. On the other hand, the more of his ready-made institutions the politician thrusts upon you, the weaker, the more incapable you become, just because the great qualities are not called out and exercised.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.344. – TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICIANS: You can't blow up a social relationship! say some left anarchists in one of their pamphlets. Just work towards the freedom, which would allow individuals to dissociate themselves from them, particularly in the political, social and economic spheres. - J.Z. – 22.9.82. – So far, territorial politicians, have all too successful blown up or otherwise destroyed free political, social and economic relationships or even prevented them from coming into existence. The monopolistic and militaristic Welfare and Warfare States are probably the best examples for this. – J.Z., 19.4.08, 12.7.12.

POLITICIANS: You cannot judge a nation by its politicians.” – Senator Pinochet, quoted by Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, – p.271. – Nevertheless, their subjects are habitually held collectively responsible for the real or asserted crimes of their territorial rulers. – J.Z., 10.3.09. - & NATIONS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICIANS: Your politicians stayed professionals only because the voters, being likewise territorialists, remained ignorant of alternatives to them. – Free after a remark in the film “State of the Union”. – J.Z., n.d. – If the alternatives of individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, personal laws, communities with full exterritorial autonomy and of a complete declaration of individual rights and liberties and of a volunteer-militia for the efficient protection of these rights and liberties were widely known, then for how long would the present territorial regimes be able to survive? – J.Z., 22.2.08. – Q., VOTING, PREJUDICES, PUBLIC OPINION, TERRITORIALISM.

POLITICOHOLISM : In politics we have an art POLITICOHOLISM: Politicoholism – a crippling disease of the brain and emotional system – must now receive serious attention by the American public. It has proved to be the number one cause of wars, economic disaster, inflation, abusive taxation, insufficient housing, unemployment, hunger – and of course the age old plague of government boondoggles.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.164. - I see its essence in territorialism, with its coercive collectivism and monopolism, its wrongful powers, its suppression of many genuine individual rights and liberties and in the addiction to this kind of territorial power over the lives of others, who have not given their individual consent to such a treatment. - J.Z., 3.2.11. – TERRITORIALISM, DIS.

POLITICS & ECONOMICS: The economy can be forced to support politics. Politics cannot support but only obstruct, distort and parasitically exploit the economy. A truly free economy would not support territorial politics but would merely allow all people to do their preferred and different things to themselves, as a matter of free individual choice and exterritorial autonomy. It would do away with territorial power politics and coercively obtained "public revenues". Even if compulsory dues were retained within panarchies, then, due to their voluntary membership, they would amount merely to a form of voluntary taxation. - J.Z. 22.6.91, 14.1.93, 12.7.12. - Already Proudhon wrote of “dissolving the State in the economy”. - J.Z., 11.12.03. – VOLUNTARY TAXATION

POLITICS & PANARCHISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, LEADERS: Without panarchism you remain the political football and tax slave of politicians and bureaucrats and other “great” territorialist misleaders. – J.Z., n.d.

POLITICS & TERRITORIALISM: Hitler's last secret weapon - politics by normal means eats those who create it ..." - Robert Anton Wilson, "Right Where You Are Sitting Now", 189. - Formerly it was said that the revolution eats its own children. Politics is a system of slow torture and cannibalism, at least towards some minorities. However, exterritorial politics is not the same as territorial politics.- J.Z. 16.7.92. - What applies to territorial organizations does not apply to competitive ones. - Even R. A. W. does not go far enough and is not consistently and thoroughly enough applying freedom principles and techniques. His remarks on monetary freedom, for instance, still leave much to be desired. -  J.Z., 8.1.93, 10.12.03.

POLITICS & TERRITORIALISM: Politics is 'normal mammalian behaviour' as Timothy Leary says: struggles over territory and resources." - R. A. Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, 92. - Robert Ardrey has not made out a sufficient case for "The Territorial Imperative". The evils of politics apply largely only to territorial politics, not to its exterritorial and voluntaristic alternative of panarchies. Freedom means also exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, not territorial domination of compulsory members. Ardrey had to admit that by stating that not even all of the larger apes are territorially motivated animals. - J.Z. 26.7.92, 8.1.93, 23.1.12. - However, presently, the human apes are, largely, territorially domesticated or conditioned animals, not because of inborn instincts but because of inherited and indoctrinated ideas and opinions which they are mentally too lazy to closely examine and then shed. - J.Z., 9.12.03, 20.9.04.

POLITICS & THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE: The aim should not be to change voters or politicians or political ideals and methods but simply to change territorial to exterritorial, coercive to voluntary politics, compulsory State membership into voluntary State membership, monopolistic politics into exterritorially competitive politics, collectivist impositions into individual choices, national sovereignties into individual sovereignty and exterritorial minority autonomy, geographical secessions into individual secessionism, territorial intolerance into exterritorial tolerance, the suppression of free experimentation into freedom to experiment, uniform laws for all into personal and freely chosen personal laws. All these seemingly miraculous transformations are easily possible through the framework of panarchism, which allows panarchies or the government or non-governmental society of one's dreams or individual free choice, to each and everyone, all at the same time and in the same territory. - J.Z. 18.4.92, 13.1.93, 12.7.12 - People ought to become politically (and with regard to economic and social systems) as free as they are already regarding their religions (in most countries) and as they already largely are, as ordinary consumers, hobbyists, artists, sportsmen, home builders, gardeners, tourists and entertainment seekers, music lovers, dancers, collectors etc. Only the "public sphere" of their lives has to become de-monopolized or privatized and subjected to individual consumer sovereignty and free choice and experimentation. - J.Z., 20.9.04, 12.7.12. -  What is possible and likely under territorialism is very different from what is possible and likely under exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. – J.Z., 12.7.12. – VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIAL MONOPOLISM, COERCION, EXPLOITATION, OPPRESSION & MISDIRECTION

POLITICS AS A MAZE, AN ART, A SWAMP OR AS A WRONG MODEL? Never used to pay any attention to international politics. Now I study politics the way I used to study rats in mazes. Everybody tells me the same thing – ‘Looks hopeless.’” – “Nothing short of a miracle…” I began. – ‘Believe in magic?’ he asked sharply.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Report on the Barnhouse Effect, p.45, in R. Heinlein, editor, Tomorrow the Stars. – I believe in the “magic” of just and free human relationships. – J.Z., 20.12.1984. – In international as well as in internal relationships this requires panarchism or consistent voluntarism, consistent libertarianism, consistent anarchism or exterritorial autonomy, or freedom of action or freedom to experiment among themselves - for all communities of volunteers. – J.Z., 9.1.99, 20.9.04.

POLITICS AS USUAL & PANARCHISM: Exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities would do away with politics as theorized about and practised today. It would dissolve it in the free competition as well as free cooperation of sovereign individuals and their voluntary associations, which would extend freedom of contract, free market conditions, free enterprises or cooperatives and mutual aid associations into every creative, protective and self-concerned sphere of activities and institutions. – J.Z., 3.9.98, 10.1.99, 20.9.04

POLITICS AS USUAL: Without panarchism you remain the political football and tax slave of politicians and bureaucrats and other “great” territorialist misleaders. - J.Z., 04-11. - TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES, LEADERSHIP, VICTIMIZATION, STATISM, SUBMISSIVENESS.

POLITICS AS USUAL?  Yes! But only among those still believing in it! – J.Z., n.d.

POLITICS, CHOICE, SOCIETY, COMMUNITY, RELATIONSHIPS, AUTONOMY, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM: Politics consists of prohibiting us from choosing our relationships. - Christian Michel. LIBERALIA. - True for territorial politics. Untrue for exterritorial politics. - J.Z., 8.9.04.

POLITICS, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, FRONTIERS: In a highly developed politics there are no boundaries – except those around individuals, their voluntary associations and their private or cooperative properties. – J.Z., 15.3.05.

POLITICS, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, CHOICE & WEATHER CONTROL: Panarchism amounts to control of the “political weather” for individuals. It gives them the choice of the “political weather”, ideologies, faiths, constitutions, laws, jurisdiction and institutions, under which they prefer to live, regardless of the political preferences of others, who do not think or feel like they do. – J.Z., 27.1.05.

POLITICS, REALITY: No. 3: In order to collect enough votes to get elected, a candidate must, to put it politely, make unrealistic and contradictory promises to a wide variety of special interests throughout the citizenry. To put it not so politely, it is virtually impossible to get elected to public office without lying. You might say that it is a mandatory condition built into The System; it is the only way the politician can appeal to the Expediency Factor in most voters. - - REALITY No. 4: Once elected, a politician must violate Natural Law, i.e., he must commit aggression against both voters and nonvoters in an effort to make good on at least some campaign promises. Virtually all political action involves violating the rights of various members of society, whether such action entails redistribution-of-the-wealth programs, government intervention to help certain businesses, favors for special-interest groups, or enactment of victimless crime laws to satisfy the moral judgments of certain individuals.” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.56/57. - - That applies largely only to territorial politics. In exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers a very large degree of unanimity on its politics will prevail and permit openness and frankness, avoiding party strife – Dissenters would secede and join or establish other such communities. - J.Z., 4.3.08. – PANARCHISM, DIS., EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS, STATE, AS USUAL: Always the individual was chained to the common lot, no matter how bitterly he objected; he was carried along irresistibly. - Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday, preface, 1943/44. - Individual sovereignty or full consumer sovereignty or choice of governments and societies, to end or minimize these messes! - J.Z., n.d.

POLITICS, STATE, AS USUAL: Constantly men had to subordinate themselves to the demands of the State, to become the prey of the most stupid politics, to adopt themselves to the most fantastic changes." - Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday, preface, 1943/44. - Panarchies gives them the chance to opt out of such messes or make their own, at their own expense and risk. - J.Z., 8.4.89.  - Or to establish their own form of utopia or paradise, as they perceive it. - J.Z., 8.9.04.

POLITICS, TERRITORIAL, AS USUAL: There is only one purpose for a political action. That purpose is to make decisions for groups of people. I think that each individual should make his own decisions." - Lyle Miller, NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, No. 81, July 10, 1977. - The strength of voluntary associations lies in pooled and alike decisions and actions of individuals. - J.Z. 21.4.89. - There is no enforced togetherness in them, no enforced compromises, neither a majority nor a minority despotism. They enjoy individual secessionism as a safety valve. - J.Z., 20.9.04. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS, TERRITORIAL: Ich suche einen menschlichen Weg - keinen politischen zur Veraenderung. Denn die Politik ist fuer mich immer Macht. Es gibt keine Nicht-Machtpolitik." - Das Konstantin Wecker Buch, 155. - Doch, die des Panarchismus. - J.Z. 22.6.92. (I see a humane road, not a political one, for change. For to me politics is always power. There is no politics without power. – Konstantin Wecker. - Yes, there is, that of panarchism. ) - The voluntaristic policy based on individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy, maximizes power over and responsibility for oneself, while minimizing authority over and responsibility for others.  And precisely thereby it can become more powerful or influential than territorial and coercive politics and power could ever be. - J.Z.. 14.1.93.

POLITICS, TERRITORIAL: Territorial politics is based on coercion, deception, delusions or compromises. Panarchies, being voluntaristic and exterritorially autonomous, allow all individuals and their free grouping their own individual choices in all public affairs. - J.Z., 19.11.92, 4.1.93, 20.9.04.

POLITICS, TERRITORIAL: Territorial politics is based on monopolies, on coercion or compromises. Panarchies, being voluntaristic and exterritorially autonomous, allow all individuals and their free grouping their own choices. - J.Z. 19.11.92, 4.1.93. - Under territorial politics politicians do their own things with their subjects and the property and earnings of their subjects. Under territorial politics there are no longer subjects but only free citizens, or sovereign customers and contractors, who have chosen the institutions, rules, services and agents which they do prefer for themselves, leaving all others free to do their own things to or for themselves. - J.Z., 20.9.04.

POLITICS, TERRITORIAL: We are still stuck in the mud or swamp of territorial politics and mostly do not even see and ponder the exterritorial alternative to it. - J.Z., n.d. & 20.9.04. – TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE & IDEOLOGY: The Terror of Ideological Politics", is a book title that I have seen, written by Marian J. Morton (Mortes?), 1972. Often the title alone indicates already the wrong mindset of the author. The real terror is the result not just of any of the different ideologies but that of the territorial ideology which all of them have in common. Religious ideologies were terrorizing, too, while and wherever they were territorially imposed upon dissenters. They lost their terrorizing characteristics as soon as they became merely exterritorially autonomous for voluntary members. - J.Z., 22.11.90, 14.1.93. - Alas, we still have all too many people in the world who are intolerant in their religion and, correspondingly, we still have some religious wars and terrorist acts - quite apart from the "religions" of territorial nationalism and territorially dominant ideologies. - J.Z., 20.9.04, 12.7.12.

POLITICS: A new science of politics is needed for a new world.” - Alexis de Tocqueville. - A genuine science of politics does not exist when it does not deal also with exterritorially autonomous panarchies (polyarchies, multi-governments, competing governments, communities and societies made up of volunteers, all without a territorial monopoly.) Nor does a genuine science of economics exist without laissez faire or free markets, and free enterprise and free exchange, freedom of association and disassociation, of contract, action and experimentation when it comes to whole political, economic and social services and systems and their diverse kinds of package deals, wanted by different groups (enterprises and their customers, rather than territorial rulers and their subjects) for themselves. For all political, economic and social systems full experimental freedom among volunteers is as much required as it is in the natural sciences, technology and in the creative arts and crafts, in enterprises and in business, in sports, recreation, fashions, reading, writing, speaking, all kinds of assemblies and meetings. - J.Z., 24.11.02, 9.3.09, 3.2.11, 14.1.12, 12.7.12. - POLITICAL SCIENCE, PANARCHISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, COMPETITION, MARKETS, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, CONTRACTS, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & TRADE

POLITICS: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.” - Ambrose Bierce, 1842 – ca.1914 (1916?), The Devil’s Dictionary, 1881-1913, definition of a Conservative. The Enlarged Devils’ Dictionary, 1967. – What is largely true for territorial States is not necessarily true, in most cases, for the affairs of communities of volunteers that are only exterritorially autonomous. – The members of the latter do have many more interests in common and can escape abuses by individual secession. – J.Z., 10.9.07. - & POLITICIANS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: According to the Chodorov rationale, all the great political movements of modern times are slave philosophies. For, no matter whether they speak in the name of communism, socialism, fascism, New Dealism or the Welfare (sometimes called the Positive) State, the modern political philosophers are all alike in advocating the forcible seizure of bigger and bigger proportions of the individual’s energy. It matters not a whit whether the coercion is done by club or the tax agent – the coercion of labor is there; and such coercion is a definition of slavery. Nor does it matter that the energy-product of one individual is spent by the government on another: such spending makes beneficiaries into wards, and wards are slaves, too.” – John Chamberlain, in his introduction to Frank Chodorov, One Is a Crowd, p.X. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, DISTRIBUTIONISM & SLAVERY

POLITICS: All political organization is nothing more nor less than enforced altruism at the common expense.” – Robert LeFevre in Autarchy, RAMPART JOURNAL, Summer 66. – That is true only for territorial States like e.g. Welfare States, all those States with compulsory members and subjects. - J.Z., 3.2.11, 14.1.12. - ALTRUISM

POLITICS: All politics are corrupt, since the essence of politics is compromise, and what can we most easily compromise but our principles?” – Bruce E. Harper. – Compromise is closely associated with the territorialism imposed upon whole populations, consisting of many very to somewhat different groups. Among exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, with largely the same or similar ideas, opinions and attitudes, they can, usually, be avoided. If no unanimous agreement is reached then the dissenters are always free to exterritorially secede from them. That freedom is denied to them under territorialism. -J.Z., 3.2.11, 12.7.12. – COMPROMISE, PRINCIPLES, UNITY, DIVERSITY, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIALISM, Q., DIS.

POLITICS: All politics, even among the greatest statesmen, is mere improvisation, hoping for the best or for luck.” – (“Alles Politisieren, auch bei den groessten Staatsmaennern, ist Improvisieren auf gut Glueck.”) – Nietzssche - That could be rightful and rational among volunteers but not when the experiments are territorially imposed upon whole populations. - J.Z., 3.2.11.

POLITICS: All talk of politics. We talk of us.” – Sponti-Special. – (“Alle reden von Politik. Wir reden von uns.”) – All talk only of territorial politics instead of the voluntarily and individually chosen “politics” i.e., exterritorial autonomy, voluntary membership and personal laws that would correspond to individual ideas and preferences and could and would peacefully coexist and compete with each other, just like fair sports teams, private enterprises or cooperatives. – Conciseness or brevity is not always clear enough. – J.Z., 27.3.08.

POLITICS: All territorial political policies are self-defeating. They form, in the long run, negative feedback loops. – J.Z., 11.11.82. – We should no longer sacrifices human lives, limbs, health, liberties, rights, labors, skills and properties to them. – The ancient Moloch Cult may have demanded less in human sacrifices. – J.Z., 4.3.08.

POLITICS: all that’s politics, we’ll never get away from that. - Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars, p. 389. – We can get away from all the wrongs and irrationalities and conflicts of territorialism to the rights, rationality and mutual tolerance of exterritorialism, its voluntarism, individualism and resulting peaceful coexistence or even harmony, its rapid enlightenment and progress through experimental freedom. Territorial politics should no longer be taken for granted. – J.Z., 22.1.12. - DIS., TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION

POLITICS: Almost all territorial politics, except anti-politics, is political banditry, however pretentious and camouflaged. – J.Z., 13.10.93, 15.2.08.

POLITICS: Almost all who ‘prefer’ predatory political coercion to productive economic commerce do so because they have been indoctrinated to believe the former natural, normal and necessary, the latter impractical, impossible and unthinkable. They ‘voluntarily’ choose the former like they ‘voluntarily’ pay taxes, or like a child born in India ‘voluntarily’ chooses to become a Hindu.” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION, 23.11.1980, p.36. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, MARKET, VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXCHANGE

POLITICS: Always the individual was chained to the common lot, no matter how bitterly he objected; he was carried along irresistibly.” - Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday, preface, VIII, 1943/44. - Individual sovereignty or full consumer sovereignty or choice of governments and societies, should finally end or at least minimize these messes. - J.Z. in PanAZ, rev. 14.1.12. - - We should not forget that millions of them during war-time were armed. Nevertheless, they mostly obeyed rather than mutinied or rose in military insurrections or fraternized with the other armies, they were ordered to fight. They did not consider, publish and conclude a separate and just peace treaty between them. Who could have prevented them from doing that? Only their own prejudices, limited ideas and imagination did. For the spleens of a few leaders, killable with a knife or a pistol or a sharp-shooting rifle - and in dozens of other ways - millions of people let themselves be slaughtered or used and abused in slaughtering millions of other people. How many, if any, even of the libertarians and anarchists, today, have bothered to develop a good revolution and liberation program against any totalitarian or despotic regime? (Including a good tax strike and a good voluntary taxation and monetary freedom program. Also a good program for a military insurrection against such regimes?) How many have pondered quite rightful war and peace aims, which could, if sufficiently published in time, come to prevent wars? In other words, they will become so victimized once again, en masse, because they have not sufficiently prepared themselves for such crisis situations. (Instead, how much time, energy and money do most of them spend upon relative trivial activities? – J.Z., 12.7.12.) As long as they don’t, such mutual slaughters will go on. - J.Z., 22.2.08, 4.2.11, 14.1.12 - STATE, TERRITORIALISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, Q., WAR

POLITICS: Among all the political ideals the wish to make people happy is perhaps the most dangerous one.” – Karl Popper. – Translated from the German version: ”Aber von allen politischen Idealen ist der Wunsch, die Menschen gluecklich zu machen, vielleicht der gefaehrlichste.” - Happiness can’t be dispensed, least of all at the expense of the taxpayers. It has to be earned. – J.Z., 5.7.92. – And under “happiness”, just like under “men” and “people” the most diverse conditions, affairs and individuals are all too much generalized, especially under territorial politics, under which the diverse individuals and groups are not free to sort themselves out and achieve genuine self-government, self-determination and independence. Most important aspects of their lives remain monopolized and subjected, coercively, to centralized planning, decision-making, direction and control by other people, often even people they dislike, hate or have good reasons to fear. – J.Z., 23.2.08. - - HAPPINESS, SELF-RULE, UTILITARIANISM, PRAGMATISM, WELFARE STATE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, VOLUNTARISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-CONTROL

POLITICS: an almost (*) insoluble tangle of desires, ambitions, motivations - hopes, fears, loves - terrible, unyielding hatreds ... monstrous dealings between man and man (**) and between nation and nation (**) ... to atomic war. - Allen Drury, The Promise of Joy, p.436. - (*) For territorial organizations alone is it insoluble. (**) Between territorial mis-leaders rather than men and nations. Individuals and the people as a whole are systematically and explicitly excluded and disfranchised from important international decision making. - J.Z. 15.6.92, 12.7.12. The voluntaristic aspects of panarchies and their exterritorial autonomies would allow all these differences to sort them out and reduce them by corresponding self-responsibilities to either disappear, finally, and in the process already becoming harmless to outsiders. J. Z. 6.1.93, 4.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: an individualized approach is alien to a politicized system.” – Lanny Friedlander in an early reason article: “The gang that couldn’t shot straight.” – It is alien only to the territorialist political system but quite natural for the system of exterritorially autonomous communities under personal laws for volunteers only. – J.Z., 6.3.08. – Territorial politics commits its wrongs en masse. – Panarchies can introduce their rightful and rational policies as well as their flawed ones, only among their volunteers, whether there are a few of them or many whether they exist exterritorially only locally or spread all over the world. - J.Z., 31.12.11.

POLITICS: And an echo of John Stuart Mill was heard in Henderson’s comment “The best brains and intelligence we have in this country traditionally have seldom gone into politics and government … so many untrained and unskilled people (are) determining our destinies.” – Marshall Bruce Evoy, OPTION Magazine, 10/76. – The more mediocre they are, the more power they want. The more competent they fancy themselves to be, the more power they strive for. – J.Z., 18.11.82. – "No one is good enough to rule another man without his consent!" - MEDIOCRITY, INCOMPETENTS POWER ADDICTS, IGNORANT, STUPID & PREJUDICED PEOPLE GOING INTO TERRITORIAL POLITICS & DECIDING IT.

POLITICS: And from a tactical viewpoint, it’s my belief that significant political changes take place as a result of activity outside of politics rather than inside. So, ethically, I will not participate – and pragmatically, I believe it is more effective to remain an outsider.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.15. - One cannot sufficiently reform bureaucracy through bureaucracy or territorialism through territorialism or war through war. However, there are some voluntary, exterritorial and human rights options that are still insufficiently explored, publicized, understood, accepted and practised. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 14.1.12, 12.7.12. - CHANGE, REFORMS, PARTIES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: And no matter how valid the arguments for your project, or how well they are documented, who you know is usually more important than what you know; this is how things get done in the political arena.” - Steven J. Schneider, THE FREEMAN, 9/76. - REASONING, EVIDENCE, POWER, INFLUENCE UNDER TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: And since Natural Law is violated not only by the use of force, but by the threat of force, all political action (other than that intended to protect individuals from aggression (*) is immoral; that is so because all political action carries with it the threat of force.” (**) – R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.314. - - (*) And actually achieving that, which may be quite rare! – (**) That applies only to territorial politics. That of exterritorial politics for volunteers would have institutionalized individual and group secessionism. Dissenters would simply opt out or withdraw. - J.Z., 4.3.08. – They would also form volunteer militias of a kind suitable to defend their individual rights and liberties with genuinely defensive force only. All too much of territorially organized force is used aggressively and for wrongful purposes. - J.Z., 4.1.11. - FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICAL ACTION, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, MILITIA

POLITICS: And there is the “way of force and strife” founded upon either the belief in the ownership of some by others or the simple reverence of brute force. … the inherent dynamic of political power – the ways in which the great game of politics captures its participants no matter what their own initial intentions … - Eric Mack, Auberon Herbert, p.24. - TERRITORIALISM, PERSONALITY CULT, HERO-WORSHIP, LEADERSHIP

POLITICS: any decent man is outside all politics, … - Alexander Herzen, From the Other Shore, London, 1956, pp. 96/97. – I wish that were completely true. At present he is still all too much dominated by territorial politics, as one of its numerous victims. He ought to become free to opt out from under it. – As far as is possible already today, he ought not act as, become or to remain a territorial political activist or victim. - J.Z., 17.3.09, 12.7.12. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

POLITICS: any political system which concentrates power inevitably ends up in the hands of gangsters.” – Brian Wilshire, Fine Print 2, p.27. – B. W. did not consider the exterritorial and voluntary alternatives. A world-wide cosmopolitan society of volunteers would not necessarily be ruled by gangsters, while a World State would be. – J.Z., 17.3.09. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER POLITICS, CENTRALIZATION, PLANNING, INTERVENTIONISM

POLITICS: Apart from being territorially despotic, prohibitive, obstructive and destructive and very costly, it is also full of self-deception, fraud and false pretences. – J.Z., 23.5.91. 28.3.08.

POLITICS: As a new member of the Israeli Parliament, Major-General Ariel Sharon observed, “I’ve just entered the political arena, and it already looks more dangerous than the battlefield. There at least, you’re fighting the enemy. (*) In politics, you have to fight all sides – including your own. – NEWSWEEK, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 11/74. – Neither aggression nor defence nor enemy were so far properly defined in military and political “science”. – J.Z., 5.3.08. – What is true for territorial politics is not necessarily true for the exterritorial politics of voluntarism or panarchism. The first is the extreme of intolerance. The latter is the extreme of tolerance for all those, who are tolerant. – J.Z., 17.3.09. - PARTIES

POLITICS: As evidenced by the state of the economy today, we see that government officials do not look beyond the short range effects of their actions, that is, beyond the next election. Any business that tried to operate along these line would find itself quickly bankrupt. The only thing that keeps local governments from going out of business is their supposedly unlimited source of funds: taxes.” – Steven J. Schneider, THE FREEMAN, 9/76. – Not to forget: Their legalized wrongful monopolies and powers! - J.Z., 4.2.11, 12.7.12. - SHORT RANGE THINKING

POLITICS: As for the people around me, their attitudes seemed strangest of all. They all disparaged politics. Their common saying, "Oh, that's politics," always pointed to something that in any other sphere of action they would call shabby and disreputable. But they never asked themselves why it was that in this one sphere of action alone they took shabby and disreputable conduct as a matter of course. It was all the more strange because these same people still somehow assumed that politics existed for the promotion of the highest social purposes. They assumed that the State's primary purpose was to promote through appropriate institutions the general welfare of its members. - - This assumption, whatever it amounted to, furnished the rationale of their patriotism, and they held to it with a tenacity that on slight provocation became vindictive and fanatical. Yet all of them were aware, and if pressed, could not help acknowledging, that more than 90 percent of the State's energy was employed directly against the general welfare. Thus one might say that they seemed to have one set of credenda for weekdays and another for Sundays, and never to ask themselves what actual reasons they had for holding either." - Albert Jay Nock, Anarchist's Progress - PEOPLE, CONTRADICTORY ATTITUDE OF THEM: NO FAITH IN POLITICIANS COMBINED WITH STATISM, DOUBLE-THINK, TERRITORIALISM, PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, DIS.

POLITICS: As our controversial friend Blake said, ‘Politics is something else apart from human life.” – Jack Robinson, FREEDOM, London, vol. 39, No.11. – Territorial politics forces us into unnatural, and inhuman lives, associations and struggles. – J.Z., 14.1.12. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS, COERCION & MONOPOLIES VS. VOLUNTARISM & COMPETITION.

POLITICS: as the economic motive is profit, so the political motive is power.” – Orval Watts, Should we Strengthen the UN? p.34. – While businesses offers only competitive and wanted services at market prices for profit to itself and its customers, territorial politics also offers and imposes unwanted services and disservices to many involuntary victims and charges them highly for them in form of taxes, while charging high monopoly prices for wanted services, directly or indirectly (through taxes). – J.Z., 28.3.08, 4.2.11.

POLITICS: At the moment it has sunk to a scheme for occupying busybodies and pauperising the rest of mankind. - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.148. – WELFARE STATE, MIXED ECONOMY, POVERTY, INTERVENTIONISM

POLITICS: Australians have been rotted by too much politics.” – THE ECONOMISTS, London, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 10.12.77. - By territorial politics. Its voluntary and exterritorial autonomy alternatives have been all too much neglected or outlawed. - J.Z., 4.2.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, COLLECTIVISM

POLITICS: avoid political action and all other forms of coercive endeavor.” – Robert LeFevre, LIBERTARIAN HANDBOOK, 1973. - Rather: Avoid territorialist "principles", actions, means, assumptions and conclusions if you want peace, freedom, justice, security, progress, order, prosperity and enlightenment. - It is territorialism and compulsion (e.g. compulsory trade unionism) that make collectivism dangerous to human rights and liberties. If it is exterritorially confined to volunteers only then it will be harmful only to them, at least temporarily and to that extent they have renounced or not yet claimed and realized their individual rights and liberties. To that extent the adults deserve the often harmful or even disastrous consequences. – But do their children and grandchildren? - J.Z., 4.2.11, 14.1.12,  12.7.12.  TERRITORIALISM.

POLITICS: avoid reliance upon all political processes of any kind and for any reason.” – Robert LeFevre, LIBERTARIAN YEARBOOK, 1973. – Avoid or abolish, as much as you can, all territorial politics but not all voluntary relationships and associations, communities and societies. – J.Z., 17.3.09. – On the contrary; here we should “let a thousand flowers bloom” – even if they stink in the noses of some. – J.Z., 14.1.12.

POLITICS: Bakunin never entered a parliament as a representative or joined a political part. From the beginning he was well aware that ‘Whoever talks of political power, talks of domination’ and insisted … that ‘All political organization is destined to end in the negation of freedom.’ – Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible. – Territorial politics =/= exterritorial politics. Territorial organization =/= exterritorial organization. Territorial governments =/= exterritorial governments. Uniform and imposed laws =/= personal laws. Compulsory membership =/= voluntary membership. Territorial sovereignty =/= exterritorial autonomy. Coercion =/= voluntarism. Monopolism =/= competition. - What is quite true for territorial governments is not necessarily true for communities of volunteers, which are only exterritorially autonomous. A new science of politics is required, one that considers the exterritorialist options as well. – J.Z., 7.1.99. - The difference is as large as that between compulsory taxes and voluntary taxes, compulsory membership and voluntary membership. And yet what has wrongly been called "political science" has not yet seriously dealt with this difference! - J.Z., 20.9.04, 4.2.11. - TERRITORIAL & EXTERRITORIAL

POLITICS: Band-aid between elections, promises at the polls and betrayal thereafter.” – Des Keegan, THE AUSTRALIAN, 17.1.87. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Basically, political motivation, the want motive, is anti-social. Most simply put, it is wanting something for nothing; it is the desire to have without earning, to take without giving. Its only possible methods, essentially, are begging or stealing.” – ERC WORLD MARKET PERSPECTIVE, Canada, 16.10,75. – Not to forget robbery, fraud, wrongful penalties, extortion, majority despotism, tyranny and totalitarianism. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - SOCIAL, ANTI-SOCIAL, TERRITORIALISM VS. GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT & SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICS: Bastiat had lived through monarchy, middle-class democracy, and egalitarian democracy, each punctuated with periodical revolution. In his last days, he correctly predicted the imminent rise of dictatorship. Thus he experienced the full spectrum of political events. His genius rests on the fact that he recognized the impossibility of any lasting political solution, no matter who might control the state, so long as we fail to appreciate the necessity for individual freedom and for strict limitation of political authority to the task of protecting life and property.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.230. (In my copy there is a typo making an involuntary joke on the State, by replacing the world “property” with “poverty”. – J.Z., 24.2.08. - PROTECTION BY THE STATE? IS THE TERRITORIAL STATE THE LEAST SUITABLE OR THE BEST INSTITUTION FOR THIS? LIMITED GOVERNMENT? HOW LIMITED? REDUCED TO VOLUNTEERS!

POLITICS: Become healthy and free, secure and relatively rich, by your own efforts and as a result of your own individual choice of what you consider to be the best political, economic and social system or experiment for this purpose. Don’t swallow the territorialist lies, errors and false pretences any longer. – If your own free experiments, together with like-minded people, do not or cannot succeed, you will learn from them and will sooner or later undertake or choose better ones for yourself, until you are finally successful or at least happy or content enough with your chosen conditions and association. You will also have the chance to learn much from all kinds of other experiments by other voluntary communities all around you. So your progress has at least the potential to be fast and assured. – J.Z., 9.11.97, 27.3.08, 4.2.11, 14.1.12. – SELF-HELP, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM. START YOUR OWN WELFARE STATE OR WELFARE SOCIETY OR SOCIAL INSURANCE SYSTEM.

POLITICS: becomes a matter of choosing among packaged personalities instead of substantive issues.” – Karl Hess, Community Technology, p.68. – True for the usual election politics. But territorial politics is also characterized by substantive issues like compulsory taxation, conscription, monetary despotism, compulsory State membership or subjugation, imposed territorial laws and monopolistic decision-making on war and peace, issues that are rarely subject to voting campaigns or a referendum. – J.Z., 17.3.09. No matter how good politicians are as actors and demagogues, as long as their play is foul, the words misleading, their real aims and commands, laws, activities and institutions are rationally and morally indefensible and we are still forced to participate and pay for their shows or circus games, with involuntary human sacrifices, there is no excuse for their acting and their actions and use of force or the threat of force against us. – 14.1.12. - VOTING, LEADERSHIP, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITIES

POLITICS: Britain has landed in the soup because the British have ceased generating consistent theories and have been guided by short-term ad hoc pragmatism in response to the agitation of the ignorant in the pursuit of the unobtainable.” – H. S. Ferns: The Disease of Government, p.61. – Territorialism, by its very nature, pays little attention to genuine principles, theories, rights and liberties. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - DEMOCRACY, PEOPLE, IGNORANCE, PRAGMATISM, PARTIES, POLITICIANS, THEORIES, PRINCIPLES, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MORALITY, ETHICS

POLITICS: Bulganin tried to force him to resign as Party Secretary: “We have seven votes, and you have only four.” Khrushchev sneered, “In mathematics, two and two are four indeed, but politics are another matter!”(*) – Rallying his supporters, he ousted his rivals, and in March 1958 became sole dictator of the Soviet Union.” – Jules Archer, The Dictators, p.38. - (*) There it is rather a matter of: “Who has the dirt on whom?” – J.Z., 17.3.09. - And: Who has the bayonets on his side? - J.Z., 4.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Bureaucracy does not even work in private enterprises. Far less could it work in politics, in governments, in the administration of justice and in the provision of education, training and enlightenment, defence, protection, insurance and development. – Statist territorial bureaucracies are the worst, the most wrongful, irrational and counter-productive ones. - J.Z., 3.10.88, 27.3.08, 4.2.11.

POLITICS: Bury your mistakes in more laws. You traffic in illusion.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.170. – The trouble with most laws is not that they are buried, best, perhaps, together with their legislators and upholders, but that they are artificially kept alive, while we and our individual rights and liberties are, largely, buried under the wrongful territorial laws, taxes, institutions and wars of politicians. – J.Z., 9.3.09, 4.2.11. - LAWS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: business (wealth producing) … to politics (wealth consumption)” – Percy L. Greaves, JOURNAL OF CHRISTIAN ECONOMICS, Jan. 27, 1953. (*) – Politics amounts to coercive collectivistic wealth distribution and consumption and as such it is impoverishing. – J.Z., 28.3.08. - - (*) Are there really different economics, different according to a religious belief, or does one genuine economics cover all human beings, regardless of e.g. their religious beliefs? I am inclined towards the latter view. – J.Z., 28.3.08. – All the rest are really anti-economics or neo-comics as Dr. H. G. Pearce used to say. - J.Z., 4.2.11. – There are different dogmas, hypotheses, faiths, beliefs, opinions, convictions, ideologies on economics but only one kind of genuine science of economics, so far not fully taught at any university or by any particular school of economics, not even the Austrian one, with its remaining false premises and conclusions, however righteous its members feel about it. Its achievements are great but it is still far from flawless, the same as many great men and women. After all, it embodies only many human thoughts and ideas and they are not always correct. – To my – all too limited knowledge - all of the valid criticism of it has not yet been systematically collected and published. To best honor its great thinkers and to complete their work, this should be done by its adherents. – Otherwise, it is just another sect attempting to deify and worship its prophets. – “Christian economics”, from my point of view, is a contradiction in terms. - J.Z., 14.1.12. – AUSTRIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS.

POLITICS: But a realistic understanding of government keeps you out of the Government Traps. You won’t waste precious time and energy trying to work through the government to become free. Nor will you allow blind allegiance or patriotism to keep you from living your life as you want to live it. Nor will you be deterred by the government’s apparent powers.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.101. – Alas, there are not enough territorial law loopholes left to lead directly and easily to all liberties and rights. The few still remaining today may already be outlawed to morrow. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 12.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM, PARTIES, GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY

POLITICS: But as they travelled down the troubled road of the nineteenth century together. Politics and Liberty reached a fork. Liberty took one path, and Politics another. The “unspeakably beautiful” doctrine was overshadowed by a cloud, which signified that a terrible storm lay ahead on the road of mankind’s history. That storm was the triumph of statism: Liberty was rarely heard from again.” – R. A. Childs Jr., LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 3/75. - Even now liberty is all too rarely heard of, seen or read - because the supposed liberty lovers have failed so far to make all its texts readily and cheaply accessible, although by now that could be done on a single and merely book-sized cheap and, nevertheless, powerful enough large external H.D. - I do not know of any genuine excuse for this omission. Naturally, it is too large a job for an individual - but libertarians write and talk so much about voluntarism, division of labor and market-like collaboration - and yet they do not apply their insights here, where it is most urgently needed. - Instead they cheer when merely another old libertarian title - is finally reprinted again - for a while. - J.Z., 4.2.11. – At least some large libertarian think tanks of websites do already offer many libertarian classical writings online or on disks. But even between them they do not yet offer a complete digital freedom library and enough special reference works. – J.Z., 14.1.12. - LIBERTY, COMPLETE LIBERTARIAN PUBLISHING IN ALTERNATIVE MEDIA.

POLITICS: but in principle, the bulk of them have simply been sentenced to politics at birth.” - Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p.231. – Just like I was born under the Nazi regime, a few months after it came to power. – R. C. applied this only (I am not so sure about that, upon re-reading this now. - J.Z., 4.2.11.) to the political types, and heirs of queens and kings. However, aren’t at present all of us sentenced to territorialism, to being territorially ruled and, correspondingly, misruled? Even the wisest man at the top of the territorial pyramid is likely to commit many wrongs and make many mistakes that harm his subjects, if he does anything at all, or even if he merely upholds the existing territorial system, with all of its inbuilt and accumulated wrongs and harmful features. – J.Z., 10.10.08. – TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICS: But the nature of the (*) political process is that it’s easiest to get laws that benefit a few greatly and hurt many slightly.” – Filthy Pierre, THE CONNECTION 96, of 2 Aug. 81, p. 66. – In the mechanics of territorial majoritarianism the strong self-interest of the few and the apathy of the many, when it comes to just another wrongfully imposed but small personal burden, lets them get away with this gradual build-up of more and more wrongful privileges at the expense of the many. - In balance, even the thus privileged few have also to pay for many other privileges legally granted to other successful lobbies. - The classical examples are offered by all protectionist legislation. - We have to become individually free to secede from the lot to escape this territorialist and legalized mutual exploitation. – (*) territorial – J.Z., n.d. & 4.2.11, 12.7.12. – Bastiat was right in calling it a mutual plunder bund. – J.Z., 14.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM, LAWS

POLITICS: but the perverse ways of human politics being what they were, the temporary settlement had become more and more permanent. …” - Thomas N. Scortia, Earth Wreck, p.7. - Wartime emergency legislation carries over even into peace-times. - More laws are added than repealed. Parliaments are turned into mass production factories for new laws instead of mass-repeal institutions for wrongful and irrational old laws. - Even Paine's and Jefferson's proposal for "sunset laws" has not yet been generally realized. Individual and group secessionism as well as competing exterritorial autonomy alternatives for volunteers are still constitutionally, legally and juridically blocked, by what I do usually sum up with the term “territorialism”. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM, LEGISLATION

POLITICS: But, it is certain that once a man gets into politics his mind works along obscure ways, none of which fit the ordinary concepts of sanity or probity. When, seeking preferment, he promises to both lower the prices of farm products to the consumer and raise the income of farmers, is he honest or is he sane? If he believes he can perform such a miracle one must conclude that his mind is disarranged. If he has in mind the creation of new money with which to subsidize the farmer, then he is dishonest; unless, of course, he does not know that inflation is dishonest; in which case either his intelligence or his rationality is brought into question.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.102. - - Only the multiplication of legal tender money is inflationary and is dishonest. The issue of optional and market-rated alternative currencies with a sound value standard is an honest business and cannot lead to the inflation of prices expressed in this sound value standard. (*) Under legal tender the bad money drives out the good. Under free market rating the good currencies drive out the bad ones. – (*) At most such competing currencies could themselves become depreciated. E.g., a whole shopping centre, that has issued its own shop-foundation currency, might be destroyed by fire, a tornado, an earthquake or bombing. – Then, like tickets to a cinema or theatre its currency would depreciate. However, e.g. there are ca. 150 Westfield Shopping Centres in Australia alone and they do accept each other’s gift certificates at par. - J.Z., 4.3.08. – POLITICIANS, MONETARY FREEDOM, INFLATION, LEGAL TENDER

POLITICS: By means of economics many good, dull man can live on the brains of a few good, bright men. By means of politics a few bright evil men can live on the blood of many dull evil men.” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 105, 24.7.82, p.8. – And also as the expense and risk of many bright and good men, or not so bright but honest men, as long as these are not free to escape from territorial rule into any of the exterritorially autonomous community or societal alternatives, which they might wish for themselves, once they get this kind of free choice or consumer sovereignty or personal law option. – Everyone should become free to make his own wise, somewhat informed or foolish choices - for himself only. – Then progress would be assured and rapid and the worse evils of territorialism would be avoidable for all. - J.Z., 19.7.89, 27.3.08, 12.7.12.

POLITICS: Carlyle complains, in the bitterness of his heart, that the true kings and governors of mankind (*) have retired in disgust from the task of governing (*) the world, and betaken themselves to the altogether private business of governing themselves. Whenever the world at large shall become as wise as they, when all men shall be content to govern themselves merely, then, and not till then, will “The True Constitution of Government” begin to be installed. Carlyle has but discovered the fact that good men are withdrawing from politics, without penetrating the rationale of the phenomenon.” – Stephen Pearl Andrews, The Science of Society, p.31. – (*) ??? – The wisest men should be aware that even for them it would be very unwise to attempt to territorially rule or guide others. They could be successful guides or leaders only for like-minded volunteers. - We should not even assume that "true kings and governors of mankind" would be possible and desirable territorially rather than merely exterritorially for their volunteers only and thus, indirectly and in the long run only, also for most of mankind. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 12.7.12. - PARTIES, POLITICS, POLITICIANS, GOOD MEN, ENLIGHTENMENT, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION

POLITICS: Caution: Politics is dangerous to your health, property, freedom and life! - J.Z., 73. – I meant, naturally, only territorial politics. – J.Z., 17.3.09.

POLITICS: change toward a politics of living rather than making a living from politics.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.74. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL UNDER PERSONAL LAW

POLITICS: Collective decision-making and representation does not work very well among numerous small shareholders, in spite of their proprietary interests and confinement to particular and limited decision-making. In territorial politics the size and involvements are, usually, much larger and thus lead, inevitably, to still much worse representation, insufficient incentives for the ordinary voter and, naturally, to all too many and wrongful decisions, centrally made by a few mis-managers or “great” leaders, on the property, affairs, rights and liberties of the many dissenting others and the masses of those who let themselves be misled, without protest, even into mass slaughters. – J.Z., 26.5.93, 19.2.08. - SHARE COMPANIES, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, STATES, PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES

POLITICS: Collective political decision-making for large blocks of people should only occur for and among those who get themselves individually registered as voluntary victims for it. - J.Z., 29.5.92. - Under full individual consumer sovereignty it would be largely abolished or greatly reduced, sooner or later and all freedom alternatives could be simultaneously practised among volunteers and would teach them and others all they could and should learn about freedom options and solutions. Territorial politics does not teach. It frustrates and dumbs down and incapacitates us. - J.Z., 13.1.93. – The leaders as well as their misled victims. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Concealment, evasion, factious combinations, the surrender of convictions to party objects, and the systematic pursuit of expediency are things of daily occurrence among men of the highest character, once embarked in the contentions of political life.” – Robert Lowe, Editorial in the London TIMES, Feb. 7, 1852. – CORRUPTION, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIAL STATES AS USUAL VS. PANARCHIES OF VOLUNTEERS

POLITICS: Constantly men had to subordinate themselves to the demands of the State, to become the prey of the most stupid politics, to adapt themselves to the most fantastic changes.” – Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesterday, 1943/44, VIII. - - Panarchism gives them the chance to opt out of such messes or make their own, at their own expense and risk. - J.Z., 8.4.89. - Or to establish their own form of utopia or paradise, as they perceive it. - J.Z., 8.9.04. If they had bothered, in time, to ponder the alternatives to territorialism, would they have lost as much in blood, in goods, in time and energy, as they did, e.g. through WW I, WW II, the Great Depression and the Great German Inflation? But they granted territorialism the consent of the victims and ignored e.g. Johann Gottlieb Fichte’s 1793 book on the French Revolution, in which he clearly demanded the right to secede from the State. Likewise, they mostly ignored the history of personal law communities. – They were rather prepared to run under artillery and machine gun fire and through barbed wire against “enemy” trenches - rather than think and discuss alternatives to territorialism. Is our attitude or wrongful obedience so very different today, when territorialism even threatens us with a general nuclear holocaust? - J.Z., 22.2.08, 14.1.12. -  POWER, TERRITORIALISM, STATE, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, NWT, Q.

POLITICS: Constitutionalism and the extension of the suffrage did not alter the character of politics. These institutions merely increased the number of claimants for special privileges and complicated the art of balancing interests. In the early years of our country the politician’s problem was quite simple: the pressure groups consisted of tariff-seekers, land-grabbers, money-brokers, franchise-hunters and a few others, and the balancing of interests was fixed by the size of campaign contributions. In due time, thanks to professional organizers, others got into the act, and the politician now has to consider the privilege claims of vote-laden and skilfully led proletarians, farmers, teachers, veterans – a host of articulate “minority” groups – as well as the traditional claimants. The juggling has become more intricate.” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.38. - TERRITORIALISM, COMPROMISES, MUTUAL PLUNDER BUND, VESTED INTERESTS, LOBBIES, CONSTITUTIONALISM, VOTING

POLITICS: Contact with the affairs of state is one of the most corrupting of the influences to which men are exposed.” – J. Fenimore Cooper, The American Democrat, VIII, 1838. – Now this kind of “indecent exposure” is also extended to and by women. - CORRUPTION, POWER, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: creative wisdom never originates in political action. … political action so devoid of rationality, discernment, sagacity.” – Leonard E. Read, Thoughts Rule the World.

POLITICS: Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.” - A. E. Newman – From Monica Cellio homepage. - Who says that territorial politics is not a crime? – J.Z., 20.9.08. – What we need to explore and practice is the rightfulness and rationality of voluntarism for exterritorially autonomous political, economic and social systems and their freedom, justice, peace, progress and prosperity promoting effects. A great reduction of the crime rate for ordinary crimes is also one of the likely results. – J.Z., 12.7.12.

POLITICS: Crime is merely politics without the excuses.” - Dave's Gems, Number 113. - CRIME

POLITICS: deemphasize politics radically and move into an era of automatic social self-regulation on the basis of pure individual freedom.” – O’Neill, summing up Ayn Rand in notes to her philosophy, p.232 of O’Neill, Ayn Rand. – But did either of them clearly recognized the exterritorial autonomy and personal law alternatives, based upon individual sovereignty and individual secessionism? – J.Z., 6.3.08. - Ayn Rand, in "The Virtue of Selfishness", even argued against what she misunderstood under "competing governments". - J.Z., 4.2.11. – Q.

POLITICS: Delegated or representative responsibility is close to irresponsibility in all but individual to individual relationships and small group contracts and associations. – J.Z., 30.7.98, 27.3.08. – REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, DELEGATES, RESPONSIBILITY, PARLIAMENTS

POLITICS: Despite the delusion of ‘clean politics’, the only use to which political power can be put is the creation of privilege. Theoretically, government can be ‘good’ but only if its functions are restricted to the protection of life and property; but, to that purely negative occupation only they have never confined themselves, and there is some kind of doubt that the ruled would be satisfied with that kind of government.” – Frank Chodorov, One Is A Crowd, p.63. – Territorially, all “customers” or subjects of governments cannot be satisfied by a single territorial government, no more so than they can be satisfied by one huge shopping complex for all, one religion for all, one sports for all, one philosophy for all, one kind of entertainment or amusement for all, a single book, a single craft, a single hobby or tourist option, etc. Let the territorially misruled people become sovereign customers of competitively supplied political, economic and social systems, all operating only under personal laws and institutions. – J.Z., 14.2.08. – Supposedly limited and clean governments are still unlimited and unclean through their compulsory and collectivistic territorialism. – J.Z., 17.3.09. – One size of shoes does not and cannot fit all foot sizes. – J.Z., 14.1.12. - LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Do nothing politically - and do (almost) everything economically. - J.Z., 76. - Use your exterritorial autonomy options in every sphere - as soon as you have become unshackled for them. At present we are only free to ponder and anticipate them in every sphere now and still territorially monopolized by governments. Territorial governments, by their very nature, even when limited, cannot supply their services competitively and thus economically, or quite in accordance with genuine individual rights and liberties and the diverse choices thus freed individuals wish to make in their own affairs. –- J.Z., 4.2.11, 14.1.12.

POLITICS: do you know any way of making politics without entering the politics of politicians?” – Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.298. – Try the “exterritorial imperative” of panarchism or polyarchism, based upon individual secessionism, voluntary membership and exterritorial autonomy and personal laws for societies, communities and even competing or voluntary governments, none with a territorial monopoly. They could be as rightful and harmless, justice, peace and progress promoting as sports and book clubs are. – J.Z., 4.3.08, 12.7.12. - - - Q.

POLITICS: Don’t expect territorial politics to be ethical or to make sense. It’s just a power game. – J.Z., 28.11.93, 12.7.12. – TERRITORIAL POLITICS, JUST A POWER GAME

POLITICS: During elections, politics is merely the art to get money from the rich and votes from the poor, both under the pretence of intending to protect the ones from the others.” – Marcel Mart. (J.Z. tr. of: „Zur Wahlzeit ist Politik lediglich die Kunst, von den Reichen das Geld und von den Armen die Stimmen zu erhalten, beides unter dem Vorwand, die einen vor den andern schuetzen zu wollen.”) - It is not only the rich who pay taxes or make contributions to candidates. – In total the less than rich people pay probably very much more, in  taxes and in campaign fund contributions, and be it only indirectly, e.g. through trade union funds. - J.Z., 21.2.08. - Let us have freely chosen panarchies for the rich and also, separately, for the poor. Then they can rightly complain only about their own flawed policies. - The combined and effectively used purchasing power of the poor can also make them powerfully rich and influential. Nevertheless, most of the poor have never seriously considered and used it. - J.Z., 4.2.11. – The riches in capital assets of the territorial governments are also withheld from the poor. Moreover, with them or with the fraction of the tributes they are forced to pay to territorial governments, they could purchase all the enterprises they work in - over a relatively short period. Likewise, if they were free to decide how their old age social security funds are to be invested. Almost all the “policies” of territorial governments are impoverishing rather than enriching, except for the rulers and their favorites. Compare the recent vast bailouts of large corporations, out of tax revenues or via further inflation of the government’s monopoly money. – J.Z., 14.1.12.

POLITICS: During its wars politics makes us oppress, wound, capture or kill each other, while we also destroy each other’s property. During the temporary armistice periods, which territorial politicians call peace, we are merely made to dominate and loot each other. Woe to us if either is done with our consent, for that would deprive us even of any reason for moral and rational self-respect to remain. – J.Z., 4.9.87. – I believe that all soldiers, disinclined to talk about their war experiences, are at least dimly aware of this. Too late they realized that – “they have been had”. – J.Z., 22.2.08, 12.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Economic affairs always suffered when they became objects of public policy.” – Roche III, Bastiat, p. 20. - ECONOMICS VS. TERRITORIAL POLITICS

POLITICS: Edmund Burke was wrong. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to go into politics.” – J. Neil Schulman, The Rainbow Cadenza, p.196. – They should only go into exterritorial autonomy or voluntaristic politics. That would allow all to do their own things for or to themselves only. – J.Z., 17.3.09. – PANARCHISM, GOOD MEN, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, SENATORS, MP’S, REPRESENTATIVES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Election Winners: Now we know why they call politics the most promising of all careers.” – S. M. S. - However, judging it by its results, territorial politics is the least promising of all politics. It does not even limp far behind exterritorial politics, its freedom, rights and competition - but goes in the opposite direction. - J.Z., 4.2.11. – Perhaps even towards its total collapse and the death of mankind. – Have we acted, so far, sufficiently different from lemmings? - J.Z., 31.12.11. – PROGRESS OR A RELAPSE INTO THE BARBARISM & PREJUDICES OF THE DARK AGES?

POLITICS: Eliminate politics by consistently introducing private property rights, and all other genuine individual human rights and liberties, e.g.: private contracts in every sphere, including  voluntary relationships, exterritorially autonomous associations, communities and societies under personal laws in spheres so far monopolized by territorial governments. – J.Z., n.d., 5.3.08, 12.7.12. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING & VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, ALL WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY.

POLITICS: End politics! – J.Z., 6/73. - Short for: “…an end also to … the ever increasing and unnatural meddling of politics in all things. … - Bastiat, quoted by G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 230. – End all TERRITORIAL politics. Confine all remaining politics to those of volunteers in their own societies, communities and governance systems. – J.Z., 14.1.12.

POLITICS: Establishment politics has become a matter of two broad factions fighting each other for control of a highly centralized political structure.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, IX. – Panarchies would have no parties or factions but, rather, a peacefully conducted schism, if the differences of opinion among their volunteers, should become large enough. – J.Z., 5.3.08, 14.1.12, 12.7.12. – The “establishment” is territorial. Exterritorial autonomy for volunteers still remains largely suppressed and even unknown. It is all too little considered as a rightful, rational and sound alternative in what passes now as “political science” and, naturally, also in public opinion, largely shaped by government controlled “education” and by the mass media appealing to the lowest common denominators. – J.Z., 31.12.11. - PARTIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICS: Even in politics, an evil action has evil consequences. That, I believe, is the law of Nature as precise as any law of physics or chemistry.” – J. Nehru. – Especially in territorial politics, for there it gets combined with power over others, who do, largely, dissent and are peaceful and productive. – J.Z., 11.9. 07. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Even its popularity cannot make territorial politics right and efficient. – J.Z., 25.1.97. – It should be applied only exterritorially and voluntarily to its true believers. – J.Z., 13.2.08. - POPULARITY, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey the laws too well. What satire on government can equal the severity of censure conveyed in the world politics which now for ages has signified cunning, intimating that the State is a trick.” – Emerson, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p. 43. – How much corruption would remain in the exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers? – J.Z., 12.7.12. - CORRUPTION, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Every government policy amounts to pack rapes of numerous individuals. - J.Z., 78. – Only under territorialism! – Under the voluntarism of panarchies, polyarchies etc. we would have only voluntary “gang bangs”, free love actions and very lively “parties” etc., in that sphere i.e. only among the people, who do like that sort of relationships. - J.Z., 17.3.09, 14.1.12 - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: every man preying on his neighbor and calling it trade or politics.” – Showell Styles, Vincey Joe at Quiberon, p.51. – Or “consent”, “mandate” or “free and equal voting” , “representation”, “democracy” or republicanism.  – J.Z., 14.1.12. - PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Every time you use the political mechanism, as opposed to the market mechanism, to decide an issue, you are increasing the amount of discontent because you are making people dissatisfied who might perfectly well have been able to satisfy themselves through the market. And we have done this to an increasing extent. We have taken area after area out of the free market and turned it over to the government for a decision by a 51 to 49 per cent vote. I think that’s a very important factor in increasing discontent. If we look at areas where discontent is large, the interesting thing is that those are areas where the government exercises a large role. – Where is discontent high? In schooling. Why? Because schooling is provided in the main through governmental channels. Why is there high discontent with housing in the urban areas? Because we have had large-scale urban renewal, public housing projects, and other projects designed to take housing out of the free market.” – Milton Friedman, NOTES FROM FEE, May 78. - - DISSATISFACTION, SATISFACTION, MARKET, CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, COMPETITION, DISCONTENT, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: explained to the audience why I was able to tell the truth. It is because I have never (been? – J.Z.) mixed up in politics.” – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.76. - As if he had not also been mixed up with territorial politics - as one of its involuntary victims, e.g. as a tax-payer or while obeying some of its wrongful laws, while remaining only somewhat free, namely to ridicule it with his humor. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 14.1.12.

POLITICS: Exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities would do away with politics as hypothesized about and practised today. It would dissolve it in the free competition as well as free cooperation of sovereign individuals and their voluntary associations, which would extend freedom of contract, free market conditions, free enterprises or cooperatives and mutual aid associations into every creative, protective and self-concerned sphere of activities and institutions. – J.Z., 3.9.98, 10.1.99, 20.9.04 – POLITICS AS USUAL & PANARCHISM

POLITICS: First we must admit the validity of Mao’s rather starkly expressed dictum that political power flows from the barrel of a gun. A government without power to coerce is without effective authority, as this nation learned well under the Articles of Confederation. It follows, then, that every extension of state power involves ipso facto an extension of the power to coerce.” – Daniel Carl Peterson, THE FREEMAN, 3/77. - The potential power of voluntary action among like-minded people, who are quite free and do appreciate and uphold their genuine individual their rights and liberties, is quite overlooked here. – But then territorialism does not leave us enough scope, i.e., freedom of action or freedom to experiment in all public spheres that are now territorially monopolized. - J.Z., 5.3.08, 14.1.12. – Mao’s regime was never confronted by a panarchistic defence and liberation policy. If it had been, it might still be continued – but as a small sect of true believers only, comparable to the religious crackpots who whip or otherwise torture themselves. Only its war criminals, and other terrorist mass murderers - with all too many innocent victims - would have been eliminated, either by execution or imprisonment. Forced labor for them would not be wrong, either. – J.Z., 17.3.09, 14.1.12, 12.7.12. -  PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, DIS., POWER

POLITICS: for politics”, as President Eisenhower once reflected, “is too important for the politicians.” – Allan C. Brownfeld in THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - To be left to the supposed experts, the territorialist politicians. - It should become confined to the amateurism or experiments of idealistic volunteers doing their own things among themselves, exterritorially and competitively, peacefully coexisting and competing in all their individually preferred diversity. Just like they do now in their private lives. Only the territorial monopolies must be abolished. With them the "professional" politicians would also tend to disappear. Only good managers would always be needed - as long as self-management has not yet become the rule rather than the exception. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 14.1.12, 12.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS

POLITICS: For well nigh half a century the vote has assumed powers and qualities which it can never possess, and we have relied upon political force to perform functions which are only capable of performance at the hands of individual citizens. Illustrations are all around us.” - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, 205/6. – It has usurped wrongful powers and pretended to possess qualities, which are, obviously, insufficient or quite absent in the vast majority of cases. Nobody is competent to make the rightful decisions for thousands to millions of others, in millions of different cases. – J.Z., 14.1.12. - VOTING, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, MARKET COMPETITION & PRICES, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, VOTING, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, LEGALISM, LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATIONS, RULERS

POLITICS: For, in spite of all parliamentary safeguards, it so works out the politics has become a monopoly of the elected few who should – under a real democratic system – normally and always take heed of and be guided by the will of the people. This, however, is only so in theory or on paper; as a matter of form and for the sake of appearances. In practice, exactly the contrary takes place.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.163. – One of the reasons for this is that “the people” and “the nation” are also mere fictions, used to deprive the real people (consisting of numerous and very diverse minorities - ethnic, religious, racial, ideological, etc. – minorities or factions even within the supposed majority groups and coalitions) of their right to secede and practise, each group of volunteers for itself, its own things, thus achieving a genuine self-government, exterritorially quite autonomous. – J.Z., 7.10.07. – Only under panarchism would territorial politics finally be turned into exterritorially supplied and wanted competitive services to voluntary customers and this at competitive prices. – J.Z., 11.3.09, 4.2.11. - A MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY OR FREE TRADE IN EVERY SPHERE.

POLITICS: Four years ago I was circulating a petition to get on the ballot as a Libertarian candidate for state assemblyman. One man gave me a hard yet strangely good-natured look and said, “Look, fellow, anyone seeking political office is either crazy or crooked. Please don’t waste my time.” Then he said, “Hey, nothing personal … You’re telling people you’re not going to do a thing for them, just prevent things from being done to them. Mr. Riggs, people want politicians to do all sorts of things for them. The only thing people want politicians to prevent is the payment of the bill.’ – I’ll have to admit this guy struck home. …” - Guy Riggs, in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter, 76. – Each could get his own wish, at his own risk and expense, only under panarchism, as long as he is willing to put up with the results. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - PARTIES, REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICIANS, WELFARE STATE, PEOPLE - Underlining by me. – J.Z.

POLITICS: Frederic Bastiat constantly returned to the theme that personal responsibility was an absolute prerequisite for dignity or freedom of any kind. Once the community has the right to decide everything and to regulate everything, the will of the individual is replaced by the will of the lawmaker and the social architect. The resultant system closely parallels the relationship between a flock of sheep and its shepherd.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.228/229. - PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, MONOPOLIZED & CENTRALIZED DECISION-MAKING, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & VOLUNTARISM UNDER SELF-RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY.

POLITICS: Free enterprise, free trade, free pricing, free contracts, free competition and free markets in politics, i.e., for political, economic and social systems, would have the respect of the individual and sovereign selectors and consumers of all kinds of services, institutions and laws of this kind, rather than leading to the imposition of the ignorance, prejudices, ideologies, whims and will of the wisps or arbitrary notions, of a few territorial politicians upon all the inhabitants of a country, as happens under territorialism. – J.Z., 30.7.98, 27.3.08, 17.3.09. - PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS, SOCIETIES & PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP VS. IMPOSED MEMBERSHIPS & SUBORDINATION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL INSTEAD OF EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM ONLY FOR POLITICIANS

POLITICS: Freedom works. Territorial politics does not or not rightfully, rationally and effectively. The economic means achieve results in reducing poverty. The political means perpetuate and spread poverty. – The more economic freedom the less poverty. – J.Z., 10.11.94. 15.2.08. – Exterritorial autonomy for the voluntary societies and communities of all kinds of idealists, ideologues, reformers and revolutionaries is the optimal, rightful and rational solution for all of them. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM, POVERTY


POLITICS: Get a life! Vote yourself out of all territorial politics, all its burdens and all its imposed duties.– Since you do not yet enjoy the exterritorial franchise or individual secessionism, just like all the rest of us, do explore it sufficiently, from every angle and then see to it that you get this very significant vote and real power over your own life, a.s.a.p. – To be able to exchange it for “the” supposedly free territorialist vote of today would be a real bargain. One we will never get if we never see it as such, ask for it and strive for it. Herbert Spencer called it “the right to ignore the state”. – – J.Z., 9.11.97, 27.3.08, 12.7.12. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Getting down to the facts of experience, political power never has been used for the “general good”, as advertised, but always has been used to further the interests of those in power or those who can support them in this purpose. To do so it must intervene in the marketplace. The advantage that political power confers upon its priests and their cohorts, consists of what that power skims from the abundance created by society. Since it cannot make a single good, it lives and thrives by what it takes. What it takes deprives producers of the fruits of their labors, impoverishes them, and this causes a feeling of hurt. Intervention in the marketplace can do nothing else, then, than to create friction. Friction is incipient war.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.124. - POWER, TERRITORIALISM, WAR, INTERVENTIONISM, TAXATION, IMPOVERISHMENT, POLITICS, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP

POLITICS: Give to territorial political Caesarism what rightfully belongs to it – namely: NOTHING. And get back from it what it has wrongfully taken or withheld from you, in form of your share in its remaining real capital assets. – Replace its taxation, forced loans and confiscations and monopolies by voluntary contributions or subscriptions to only those services, institutions and personal law system, all competitively offered, that you do want for yourself, together with like-minded people, under full exterritorial autonomy, trying to realize, among  you, your own political, economic and social ideals, as best as you can, always only at your own expense and risk. You could hardly do worse by yourself and with your fellow volunteers than the territorial politicians have done so far. You would also be like to learn faster from your own mistakes than they did and do. – J.Z., 20.1.98, 27.3.08, 4.2.11, 12.7.12. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUPS SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & FREE EXPERIMENTATION VS. TERRITORIALISM & “THE VOTE”, PRIVATIZATION, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & FULL FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, TAX STRIKES & VOLUNTARY TAXATION VS. COMPULSORY TAXATION.

POLITICS: Going into politics to achieve libertarianism is the same as trying to get a libertarian society by being un-libertarian. - D.Z., 77.

POLITICS: Government has come to be a trade, and is managed solely on commercial principles. A man plunges into politics to make his fortune, and only cares that the world shall last his days.” – R. W. Emerson: Letter to Thomas Carlyle, Oct. 7, 1835. – That is all the more true under the “nuclear umbrellas”. – J.Z., 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Government is force, and politics is the process of deciding who gets to use it on whom. This is not the best way to solve problems.” – Richard Grant, The Incredible Bread Machine. - GOVERNMENT & FORCE

POLITICS: Government politics is the Problem, not the Solution.” – Stormy Mon, Liberty Book. – Without territorial power, territorial laws and territorial institutions and compulsory State membership or subordination, States and governments would be relatively harmless – except for their voluntary victims. – J.Z., 4.3.08.

POLITICS: Governments are belligerent - because in democratic as well as in authoritarian parties only the fighters, not the thinkers, do succeed in most instances. Philosopher kings are just rare historical accidents. - J.Z., 77, 12.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, POWER  ADDICTION, LEADERSHIP

POLITICS: Gumplowicz and Oppenheimer have insisted that economic exploitation has furnished the motive power in political processes since the dawn of history.” – William Archibald Dunning, A History of Political Theories, Recent Times, p.375 (The five is rather illegible in my hand-writing! – J.Z.) Referring to G: Outline of Sociology and O.: The State. - EXPLOITATION, STATE, CONQUESTS, SLAVERY, DOMINATION, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Happy the country that has no politics.” – Quoted in C.A.B.: CURRENT AFFAIRS BULLETIN, 1.3.76. - So far there is no country or population that is quite free of territorial politics. - J.Z., 4.2.11.

POLITICS: He reminds us that for “a season perhaps it is the misfortune of every one to fall into this delusion of imagining that human good is to be served by political means.” (Letter VI) (May 17, 1843.) Finally, in Letter VII, he forthrightly answers the question: “What are we to do?” His answer: “Do nothing.” Leave the beast alone (*) he says. It cannot be reformed; participation in (**) politics is evil. - “Like all our enemies, State oppression will die of itself if we meddle not with it” and do not support it. – Carl Watner, Letters from Charles Lane, in A Voluntary Political Government, p. 41. – (*) Yes! If only we could already freely secede from it! Alas, this is not yet an option. – (**) territorial! –J.Z., 22.3.08, 12.7.12.

POLITICS: He who confuses political liberty with freedom and political equality with similarity (*) has never thought for five minutes about either.” – G. B. Shaw, Man and Superman, p.272/73. – (*) egalitarianism? – J.Z.

POLITICS: Herbert clearly argued that there is no right or wrong in politics, that no principles are applicable to the practice of politics, since it necessarily involves the use of force and the eschewing of responsibility.” – Charles Hamilton, in reason, 5/79, on Auberon Herbert. – While this is, largely, true for territorialism it is not for exterritorially autonomous or personal law associations of volunteers. – J.Z., 12.7.12. - DIS., TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBJUGATION

POLITICS: HESS, KARL said: The fundamental question of politics has always been whether there should be politics. - Obviously, he meant territorial politics, with its party politics and pretences of representation. He did not consider the alternative of exterritorial politics among the members of societies and communities of volunteers, whether these are statists, anarchists or limited government libertarians. - J.Z., 20.8.11. - ANARCHISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBJUGATION, VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP

POLITICS: Hitler's last secret weapon - politics by normal means eats those who create it ...” - Robert Anton Wilson, "Right Where You Are Sitting Now", p.189. - Formerly it was said that “the revolution eats its own children.” Politics is a system of slow torture and cannibalism, at least towards some minorities and their rights and liberties. However, exterritorial politics is not the same as territorial politics. - J.Z. 16.7.92. - What applies to territorial organizations does not apply to competitive ones. - Even R. A. W. does not go far enough and is not consistently and thoroughly enough applying freedom principles and techniques. His remarks on monetary freedom, for instance, still leave much to be desired. -  J.Z., 8.1.93, 10.12.03. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Holding public office is like trying to dance in a nightclub. No matter what you do, you rub somebody the wrong way.” – Franklin Jones, READER’S DIGEST, 1/81. – POLITICAL OFFICE, POLITICIANS, POWER, POLITICAL MEANS, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, DECISION-MAKING

POLITICS: hostility does exist in almost all matters that have been transformed from individual decisions into political issues.” – Harry Browne in introduction to Sy Leon, None of the Above. - HOSTILITY, ENEMIES, ANTAGONISM, FRICTION, FACTIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, PARTIES, CIVIL WARS, REVOLUTIONS, TERRORISM

POLITICS: How, then, will we solve the problems afflicting this planet? Not by politics of any sort; all of it is irrelevant mammalian ritual. We will solve our problems by better, cheaper, more efficient technology; especially space migration, the technology of consciousness and intelligence raising, and life extension.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminati Papers, p.86. – Somehow he managed to overlook here: Free exchange, including full monetary, clearing and financial freedom, voluntary associationism and communities, also in a form of free enterprise or free experiments, under full exterritorial autonomy, combined with individual and group secessionism; further: a complete and clear declaration of individual rights and liberties, combined with a quite suitable organization for their defence, like an ideal militia of volunteers. – Without them technology advances, intelligence raising and life extension for rulers can prolong the existence of the basic flaws of territorialism, just like military technology, mismanagement and abuse of intelligence (e.g. for the creation of ABC mass murder devices) and long lives of rulers prolonged some despotic and totalitarian regimes. – But there is also a technology or methodology for full monetary and financial freedom (tax strikes and voluntary taxation, sound money issue, reflux, acceptance, convertibility, clearing and value standard choices), genuine liberation, genuine defence, rightful revolutions and military insurrections, tax strikes and the privatization of all nationalized assets that is still insufficiently known and applied. - J.Z., 4.3.08, 14.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & A CORRESPONDING FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT FOR VOLUNTEERS? - J.Z., 4.2.11.

POLITICS: Humanity continues to be held hostage to the deeper terrorist threat of which polite company refuses to speak, namely, the political organization of society …. Learning how to renounce and walk away from this obscene system may be the act of responsibility each of us must take as our share of being human.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 73. – Alas, Butler Shaffer did not mention that this applies only to territorial politics, not to exterritorial and voluntary politics, in which individual are free to select either any kind of government or any kind of society for themselves and thus are no longer terrorized by the threats towards active dissenters implied in territorial politics. – J.Z., 20.2.05. – Did he here think only of not taking any political office or emigration or instead, of individual and group secessionism without any territorial monopoly claims? - J.Z., 4.2.11, 12.7.12. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS STATES & SOCIETIES, PEACEFULLY COMPETING WITH EACH OTHER BECAUSE NONE HAS A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY ANY LONGER.

POLITICS: I am interested in politics only in order to secure and protect freedom.” – Ayn Rand, PLAYBOY interview. - Even limited government territorialism is no cure for territorialism. - J.Z., 4.2.11. – While it is established and continued territorially it is still not limited enough. – J.Z., 14.1.12. – Another version, at another occasion: I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics.” - Her main interest should have been in anti-politics or in competing governments and societies. But she strongly argued against the latter, with flawed arguments, in her essay "The Nature of Government" in: "The Virtue of Selfishness". - J.Z., 22. 11. 06, 4.2.11. - OR ANTI-POLITICS

POLITICS: I am not a political person; to me the entire democratic process seems designed to obstruct consensus and impede progress rather than assist it…” - Jerry Oltion, The Firefly Farce, ANALOG, May 94, p.77. - TERRITORIAL VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, DEMOCRACY & CONSENSUS, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS: I am not interested in territorial politics – but very much interested in self-ownership, self-direction, self-determination, self-interest, self-liberation, individual sovereignty, independent personal decision-making and all individual rights and liberties. – J.Z., 11.11.76, 4.3.08. - That would include full exterritorial autonomy for communities and societies of volunteers, also for voluntary or competing "governments", the only forms which could constitute genuine voting rights, self-management, self-government, self-determination, self-responsibility, self-help, freedom to act, freedom to experiment. - J.Z., 4.2.11.

POLITICS: I am not into politics, either – but I do want out from under it. – J.Z., 18.12.83. – TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: I become more and more firmly convinced that it is completely pointless to work in the field of politics ... first, because one can't achieve anything unless one is in a key position, and, second, because even if one were in a key position, all one could achieve would be, at the best, a deflection of evil into slightly different channels ... - Aldous Huxley, on page 376 of Sybille Bedford: Aldous Huxley, I. - Under panarchism the individual could make a difference, for himself, for some others in the short run and for many others in the long run. - J.Z. 1.7.92. - Firstly, by choosing an alternative panarchy, he could make a radical, even revolutionary change or one-man revolution for himself. Secondly, by choosing a small panarchy, where his vote and activities would significantly count, he could influence it for the better. This would influence its few present members and could, conceivably, attract a large membership. Thirdly, by establishing an innovative and attractive panarchy he could significantly influence the lives of all its future, potentially large membership. Potentially, and via the mass media reporting his successes, he could reach and sign up all like-minded people in the whole world, without having first to get the permission from anyone who disagreed with him. Rewards for services and penalties for failures would be much more direct and certain. He could gain or lose a thousand followers and co-workers a day. It would be all up to him and his voluntary associates. In other words, it would be very different from territorial politics as usual. - J.Z. 15.1.93. - To attempt to resist, one by one, the avalanches of laws, regulations and court decisions of territorial governments is like the attempt of the ancient tale, of trying to fill a tub without a bottom. It also means a Sisyphus labor. And who could hope to effectively and soon enough achieve, by conventional political and territorial means, the repeal of e.g. 54 million laws and regulations, as are supposed to exist in the USA alone? On the other hand, those finally free to opt out of such "laws", such "legalism", "constitutionalism" and "justice" system and "out" from under the bureaucracy associated with territorialism and its costs in taxation, inflation, deflation, mass unemployment, economic crises, government debts and mismanagement, would, obviously, enjoy such large advantages over the remainder, that their examples would soon be followed by more and more people, even by those who are ideologically still territorial statists. For even protectionists do often try to smuggle, when they believe that they could get away with this, while people believing in the inevitability of taxes try to avoid or even evade them whenever they expect to be able to do so successfully. - Yesterday I saw a one page fine print list in THE AUSTRALIAN (page 9, of all those private superannuation funds which had broken off all contact with "their" supervisory board and the board had been unable to even contact them and thus could only threaten them, by this one page advertisement in the only national newspaper of Australia, with dire consequences, if they do not make themselves known. I did not know that ignoring the government was already an as widely spread practice in Australia. I very much doubt that already as many of them are bankrupt. They probably simply changed their address and did not bother to notify the bureaucrats of this fact. Possibly, they also tried to evade charges imposed by this control board, APRA, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. If we tried to abide by or even to read all laws and regulations, we would have no time and energy left for living and working. - J.Z., 10.12.03, 20.9.04, 26.1.12. – POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIAL POLITICS, RUNNING A COUNTRY, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, IGNORING THE STATE

POLITICS: I believe that a social order, which is designed to function only as government extensively intervenes with its legal power of coercion, is a violation of the moral order whose precepts stress education and conversion. There is a rightful place for political action – to maintain the peace of society by restraining those who break the peace. If men universally understood and accepted the mandates of the moral law there would be little or no need for political government to curb immorality. If men do not understand and accept the mandates of the moral law, then coercion will not correct this condition. The only correctives are education and conversion; understanding and a change of heart.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.155. – Hew assumed, quite wrongly, that territorial governments would be optimal for this purpose rather than the least suitable and never quite rightful organizations. – J.Z., 14.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, MORAL SELF-CONTROL, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM.

POLITICS: I cannot consider politics important enough to quarrel about.” – Poul Anderson, The Enemy Stars, p.22. – The differences violently contested between territorial States are often only small compared with their common territorial features, which lead them to clash and to suppress their own minorities or even their majority to some extent. The differences between panarchies can be major but since all are practiced only by and among volunteers and at their expense and risk, they will have little internal victims and will not tend to violently clash with other and quite different panarchies, which are just doing their own things with their own volunteers and only among them. – J.Z., 17.3.09, 4.2.11, 14.1.12. – WAR, PEACE, DESPOTISM, FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: I dissociate myself from the ranks of the Platonists and from their philosopher-king argument, and align myself with those who propose that a good political system is one that keeps personal idiosyncrasy where it belongs – far away from dictating to others how to live their lives.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p. xviii of his introduction. - - Is that possible under a territorial power system or only under the panarchies of volunteers, all under personal laws, all chosen by individuals for themselves? – J.Z., 6.3.08. – PANARCHISM, Q., MUTUAL TOLERANCE OF DIVERSITY PRACTISED BY VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS INHERENT INTOLERANCE

POLITICS: I do not have any faith in politics at all.” – Lady calling John Laws on 2-way radio, 3.7.75. - Would she condemn the exterritorial politics of panarchies as much as she does the territorial politics of today? - J.Z., 4.2.11.

POLITICS: I do not wish libertarians to become anti-political, but rather anti-party. Politics includes revolutions, coup d’etat, voting, assassinations, philosophic ruminations on whether the State leadership should be changed or abolished, communicating this to others, demonstrations, agitation, propaganda, and even graffiti.” – SEK3, in July 73 NEW LIBERTARIAN NOTES. - Anti-party or anti-territorial power systems? Panarchism would offer lasting realization options to all parties among their voluntary supporters. - J.Z., 4.2.11.

POLITICS: I don’t believe in the devil and god hypothesis - in politics, either. – J.Z., 7.12.77, 5.3.08. – Within their exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers all their members could try to act as Gods or Devils, at their own risk and expense. However, I would expect quite a few to adopt more moral and rational role models in their experiments and non-territorial intentional communities. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - PERSONALITY CULT, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS ETC., RULERS, TOLERANCE

POLITICS: I don’t bother about politics, … I don’t understand anything about them. Freedom has nothing to do with politics.” – Hans Habe, Aftermath, p. 64. – While that is true for territorial politics, it is untrue for the kind of exterritorial or voluntary politics which, under panarchism, each individual is free to choose for himself. – J.Z., 4.3.08. - “about it” - ? – J.Z.

POLITICS: I hate nothing more than politics.” – A 1933 remark ascribed to Selma Lagerloefs, by Dr. Thunin, quoted in Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Band 2, Meilensteine, S.55. – One can, at the same time, hate territorial politics and love exterritorial political options. But to make this possible one has first of all to learn to know and to appreciate the great differences between them. – J.Z., 17.1.07. Most people were not so lucky, so far. – J.Z., 16.9.07. - TERRITORIAL VS. EXTERRITORIAL POLITICS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICS: I hate politics because it is organized violence.” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIPS, No. 10, p.13. - Correct for territorial politics. Exterritorial politics is voluntaristic, non-violent, competitive, peacefully coexisting, tolerant and experimental, leaving other experimental options to all who disagree with one kind of experiment, so much that they seceded from it. - J.Z., 4.2.11.

POLITICS: I put off voting from one election to another, perhaps hoping that sometime a compelling choice would be offered me. I was, I believe, looking for a candidate who would stand for a philosophy of government, something that would be above the ephemeral. In time it dawned on me that I was being romantic, that with principles – that is, moral or philosophical concepts – politics simply had nothing to do, except as convenient slogans in the promotion of its business, which is the acquisition of power.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.37. (On Underwriting An Evil.) – Territorialism in politics amounts also to the realization of a principle, just like totalitarianism, despotism and tyranny. But they all represent only wrongful and irrational principles, that can be applied only coercively and cannot lead to rightful, economic and rational results in balance. The end is predetermined by the means applied. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - POWER, TERRITORIALISM, VOTING

POLITICS: I receive more and more corroboration of my conviction that there is something demoralizing in engaging in politics and in joining parties.” – Henrik Ibsen, in Letters to George Brandes. – TERRITORIALISM, PARTIES

POLITICS: I recognize that present society will continue to rely on political methods. If I can exert some influence on the use of these methods and thereby cause some decrease in the adverse effects on my life and the lives of my neighbors, it is consistent with my personal views to make that effort. But, for myself, I must make that effort from outside the political arena, because if I became active politically I would then become part of the problem.” - Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.15.

POLITICS: I see a humane road, not a political one, for change. For to me politics is always power. There is no politics without power.“ (J.Z. tr. of: "Ich suche einen menschlichen Weg - keinen politischen zur Veraenderung. Denn die Politik ist fuer mich immer Macht. Es gibt keine Nicht-Machtpolitik.") - Das Konstantin Wecker Buch, S.155. - Yes, there is, that of panarchism. - J.Z. 22.6.92. - The voluntaristic policy based on individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy, maximizes power over and responsibility for oneself, while abolishing authority over and responsibility for outsiders or non-members. And precisely thereby it can become more powerful or influential, in a rightful, rational, positive, productive and creative sense, than territorial and coercive politics and power could ever be. - J.Z.. 14.1.93, 14.1.12, 13.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

POLITICS: I sometimes wonder how much of all politics does not consist of real happenings (out of ignorance and immorality and power lust) but is rather intentionally stage-managed to deceive the public. (*) - There are not only the totalitarian show trials and agents provocateurs, false fronts before the Press, radio and TV, ghost-writers and conspiracies to involve nations in wars (US in WW I & II), carefully timed elections and changed electoral districts, hushed up corruptions, crimes at the highest levels, but, probably, many other things which will come to light, if ever, then only much later. – J.Z., 3.7.82. – However, are they foolish enough to risk even wars with ABC mass murder devices? Their power-lust will be stimulated by them and they are immoral anyhow. – J.Z., 4.7.82. – They are, certainly, foolish enough to risk accidental nuclear war, including that by human or computer failures. All too often they did already engage in nuclear brinkmanship. - (*) Like free-style wrestling, plays, movies, circus performances, showmanship and street theatre? - J.Z., 4.3.08, 4.2.11, 14.1.12. – Q.

POLITICS: I soon realized that the art of politics consisted in the balancing of various group interests, one against the other, so as either to attain or retain rulership over all. It was a juggling act.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.37. – Under territorialism that is a rare and precarious balance, in internal and external politics, a kind of high-wire act. It cannot be maintained endlessly. At least now and then it crashes into revolutions, military uprisings, civil wars and international wars. It is no substitute for the natural balance between communities and societies of volunteers, all confined to personal laws and exterritorial autonomy only. – J.Z., 4.3.08, 13.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, PEACE, HARMONY, COEXISTENCE, COMPETITION

POLITICS: I think it’s interesting to distinguish between economics and politics, defining the former (if quite free! – J.Z., 22.2.08.) as the field of individual choice, the latter as a field of abdication(*) of individual choice. – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 133 p.18. – From this one might conclude, as de Puydt did, in his classical article on panarchism, that politics should become dissolved in economics or, as Maine put it: status should be replaced by contracts. In other words, we should try to replace centralized and collective sovereignty by individual sovereignty, territorialism by exterritorialism, territory laws by personal laws, compulsion by voluntarism, as far as is humanly possible and desirable. – J.Z., 22.2.08. - (*) Is it actually an abdication when, presently, individuals are not individually sovereign and neither free to join or to secede from a State or society but are territorially subjected? Slaves and serfs were, as a rule, not volunteers, either but involuntary subjects. As such they did not abdicate from individual rights, liberties and responsibilities but where subjected by force. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 13.7.12. - LAWS, ECONOMICS, CHOICE, SUBJUGATION INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: I was interested in politics for only one reason – to reach the day when I would not have to be interested in politics. I wanted to secure a society in which I would be free to pursue my own concerns and goals, knowing that the government would not interfere to wreck them, knowing that my life, my work, my future were not at the mercy of the state or of a dictator’s whim. This is still my attitude today.” – Ayn Rand, PLAYBOY interview. – Here she came at least close to panarchism. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - The main thoughts of Ayn Rand have been alphabetically combined by The Ayn Rand Library, in the title: The Ayn Rand Lexicon, edited by Harry Binswanger, 536 pages. Perhaps the same job should be done for every major libertarian. – J.Z., 22.4.08. – Then all these titles should become alphabetically combined, as the combined and concisely expressed wisdom of all these writers. – I have a small collection of A to Z libertarian titles. How many of them did altogether appear? I have never even seen them listed together. – A thorough Bible criticism became only possible after it had been fully indexed. – Libertarians, too, still need much internal and external criticism. This, too, would thus be facilitated. - J.Z., 17.3.09.

POLITICS: Ideas and knowledge (that of experts and professionals) do not mix effectively, no more so than e.g. governments and religion. The way-out is offered by free competition, in the spheres now still pre-empted by territorial governments, especially the political, economic and social spheres, following the large precedent set by religious freedom or tolerance. Only then can the wrongs and harms done by official dogmatism, ignorance, prejudices or power addiction become minimized or confined to the true believers. - J.Z., 18.4.02, 14.1.12, 13.7.12. - EDUCATION, BUREAUCRACY, RESEARCH, SCIENCE, IDEAS, KNOWLEDGE, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: If it ever was, politics is no longer "the art of the possible" but has, rather, become a vain attempt to realize the impossible, moreover, it has become an extremely dangerous war game, endangering all that is free, rightful, rational and possible. It plays a game to achieve what is impossible for territorial politics: It cannot achieve peace, security, justice, freedom or wealth. In all its moves, decisions, laws, institutions and struggles it only assures the contrary. It must be discarded or mankind will be its victim. - The old-fashioned politics, in which a few powerful men continuously make decisions contrary to the interests and rights of at least numerous minorities, that is, of people who have not individually authorized them, leads now to the ultimate extreme or catastrophic crisis: nuclear holocaust. (*) - Thus we should no longer tolerate this criminal and wasteful territorial war "game". - All political decisions are to be made in future by individuals and their voluntary associations and this exclusively at their own risk and expense. - All political powers not based on individual consent, at least expressed in voluntary membership, must become dissolved, abolished or  destroyed, starting with all territorially imposed monopolies. - (*) In its territorial form, combined with nuclear mass murder devices, it has become “the art of the impossible”, seeing the impossibility of achieving and defending peace, justice, freedom and security in this way. – J.Z., 12.2.08. Revision of 13.7.12.  - AUTHORITARIANISM, AUTONOMY, BALANCE OF POWER, COLLECTIVIST & COERCIVE POLITICS: THE TERRITORIAL TYPE, CONSENT, DECENTRALIZATION, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, DECLARATIONS, DEFENCE, DEMOCRACY, DIPLOMACY, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, FRONTIERS, GOVERNMENTS, INDIVIDUALISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, MONOPOLIES, NATIONALISM, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, PARTIES, PEOPLE, POLITICIANS, POWER, REFERENDUM, RESPONSIBILITY, SECESSION, SECURITY, STATES, TARGETS, TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, WAR AIMS. - J.Z., An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos. 16 & 17, on

POLITICS: If it is legitimate to attribute elaborate motives to the people who vote – as all pundits do – it is fair to speculate about the intentions of the people who don’t – who are kicking the political habit.” - Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.143. - Are they as yet free to do so? Have they thought sufficiently about it to produce some blueprints, programs, platforms and plans that are rightful rational and consistent? At the lowest intellectual level they satisfy themselves e.g. with painting an (A) sign. - At the next they merely repeat a short and still all too vague slogan. Many of them do somewhat approach but do not clarify panarchism either to themselves or to others, at least not when it comes to whole political, economic and social systems, all only exterritorially autonomous for their volunteers, even while in the remaining private and relatively small or trivial matters they do already act as panarchists and take this liberty for granted. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 13.7.12.

POLITICS: If men could come to a belief in themselves, if they could lose faith in the gold calf of politics, if they could once reach the maturity of manhood, the law of association would do the rest. It is not necessary to plan or build a world society; it is only necessary to remove the obstructions to its growth, all of which are political and all of which stem from faith in authoritarianism.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.125/26: Natural Rights and Unnatural Wrongs. – Underlining by me: J.Z. - MAN, SELF-CONFIDENCE, SELFISHNESS, SELF-RELIANCE, STATISM, PANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, SELF-HELP, VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM, ANTI-MONOPOLISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: If one wants to recognize effortlessly the essence of politics, let one reflect upon the fact that it was a Hitler who was able to make a whole world hold its breath for many years. (*) The fact that Hitler was a political genius unmasks the nature of politics in general as no other fact can.” – William Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism. – We also had our lessons in politics from Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Castro, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, the North Korean dictators and various other mass murderers e.g. in Rwanda, and, further, from “great” ”democracies” - armed with mass-murderous anti-people “weapons”. No territorial government relies enough on voluntary support from its subjects to do away with compulsory taxation of them, i.e. with tax slavery and all either still practise conscription or reserve to themselves the “right” to introduce this military slavery again. – In the meantime they uphold a kind of educational slavery for youngsters to indoctrinate them with territorial statism and make them obedient subjects. – Some made even voting compulsory. – None of them knows, appreciates, declares and subscribes to all individual rights and liberties. – (*) A very unsuitable analogy. No one could have done this and survived. - J.Z., 19.2.08, 4.2.11, 14.1.12. - LEADERS, TERRITORIAL POWER & DESPOTISM

POLITICS: If problems could be solved with territorialist political promises and means then, and for a long time already, we would not have any problems left.– Instead, the politicians have managed to further multiply and increase our problems and expect us to go on believing in them, voting for them and obeying them and their laws and institutions, regardless of the usual consequences. – J.Z., 29.7.90, 28.3.08, 13.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM, COMPULSION, CENTRALIZATION

POLITICS: If the political arts have died out in America, he opined, this is because we have not followed in the tradition of the town meeting and the neighborhood communes so much in evidence in the early development of the country, but have turned increasingly to the politicians and the bureaucrat for formal leadership. Taking issue with those who totally condemn politics because it has come to be equated with coercion directed against people by those who control the State apparatus, Goodman called for a much broader definition of the concept. Throughout the length and breadth of the western political experience, he argued, “politics along with art and theory has been the noble activity of free men” and not the exclusive tool of those who would impose themselves upon their fellowmen through coercion.” – ‘Let us try to define politics as a free act, belonging to free societies,’ he urged.” - – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.570, on Paul Goodman. – SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-RELIANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM,  LEADERSHIP, TOWN MEETINGS, DIRECT DEMOCRACY, DECENTRALIZATION, FREE SOCIETIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, CENTRALIZATION, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, PARTIES, BUREAUCRATS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: If this process of structuring is inherent in all organizations, even those subject to competitive influences, it must be wondered what degree of structuring exists within political systems that do not depend for their existence upon satisfying people who are free either to accept or reject such systems. Since they enjoy a position that is founded upon a monopolistic use of force, and in which financial support is guaranteed through the taxation process, while compliance with system objectives is assured by the absolute power to command, political systems, not surprisingly, become indifferent to the needs and desires of their subjects, and impose a bureaucratic structure that serves the system, but not necessarily the people under it. In short, as Putney noted: “Bureaucracies also tend to become autosystems. As such, they lose sight of the individual and attempt to force all cases into their standardized categories.” – Butler D. Shaffer, Violence as a Product of Imposed Order, p. 28. – Alas, with his notions on “structuring”, he all too often criticized the voluntary associations just as much as the coercive, monopolistic and territorial ones. Here, at least, he made a distinction. – I have not yet been threatened, seriously, by any voluntary association – but too often by those with compulsory membership, subordination and legalized privileges. – J.Z., 5.3.08. – Territorialism largely serves only itself. It has become a purpose in itself and requires for its upkeep almost unlimited human sacrifices, in lives, property, liberty and rights, to achieve a fictitious strength, security, defence, well-being, peace, justice, liberty and progress, based upon the lies, prejudices, errors, delusions, false assumptions and conclusions of the rulers as well as the ruled. – J.Z., 13.7.12. STATISM, ORGANIZATIONS, INSTITUTIONALIZATION, HIERARCHIES, CENTRALIZATION, POWER, TAXATION, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP, PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: If you don’t like what is going on, the best thing is to organize a big pressure group and bring about some changes.” - “And that’s what I don’t agree with, hon. In virtually all political contests that’s what is involved. Each group is trying to get its own concept of ‘the good’ – whatever that may be – into law so that those who disagree can be forced into a mold that the pressurizers happen to like. So the political method which is now almost universally extolled in this whole world is essentially what Mr. Olafson says it is. It’s the study of what you can do to get everyone else lined up on your side of the fence. You begin with those who cannot be persuaded. You end up using force on the total.” - Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.184. - PRESSURE GROUPS, LAWS, INTOLERANCE OF POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM

POLITICS: If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.” – Will Rogers, The Autobiography of Will Rogers, 1949, p. 8. – Another version: “If you injected truth into politics you’d have no politics.” – Being free to practise their ideals among themselves, panarchists would have no need to lie about them. They would rather let their actions speak for them and use the power of attraction – if they have anything worthwhile to offer with their system, methods or organization to outsiders. They would not copyright or patent them, either. They would tend to turn the whole world into a learning and experimentation environment in spheres where territorial monopolism and coercion was so far the rule. – They could thus prick the balloons of territorial powers, whose victims would, finally, leave them in droves. What would be left of them would be just some more panarchies, made up of their remaining volunteers, their true believers. With them their rulers would have a sinecure. - J.Z., 17.3.09, 4.2.11. – Competing and recognized governments in exile, all only for their volunteers, as allies for at least somewhat democratic countries or already free societies and competing exterritorially autonomous governments, could come to play a decisive role in bringing about the collapse of all presently remaining despotic territorial regimes, largely with the help or uprising of the military slaves of these regimes, and separate peace treaties with these forces and with all other internal opponents of a dictatorship, with the already free or somewhat free societies, e.g. via a detailed and believably published genuine and even guaranteed unilateral offer of quite rightful defensive war and peace aims, long before it comes to any military clashes. – The soldiers or militias of the free or somewhat free societies would have to swear to rather rise against their rulers than deviate from these rightful aims. - J.Z., 14.1.12. - JOKES, TRUTH, HONESTY, FRANKNESS, LIES, SECRETS & PUBLICITY, WAR AIMS, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, LIBERATION, PROGRAMS

POLITICS: If you hear of anybody proposing my name for political office, please maim him and send me the bill.” – Will Rogers, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 1/77. – Why maim them physically when they are already mentally crippled? – One is rarely forced to accept such a proposal but can decline the “honor”, politely or scathingly. - J.Z., 5.3.08. – Whoever still expects salvation to come from territorial rulers is just as ignorant or even insane as those, who seek this power over others. – J.Z., 13.7.12. – POLITICIANS, OFFICE SEEKERS, VOTERS, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, REPRESENTATIVES, JOKES

POLITICS: If you look over the record of “the best that has been thought and said in the world”, you will find that politics was helpful only when it got out of the way. So, if you would protect the perfect plan from pollution, your course is clearly indicated; keep it out of politics.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.64, - Territorial politics he meant. Voluntary and exterritorial autonomy “politics’ is merely an extension of voluntary associationism, experimental freedom, collaboration, cooperation, free exchange, free enterprise or free trade in every sphere or mutual neutrality and non-intervention. – J.Z., 4.3.08, 14.1.12, 13.7.12. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, NONINTERVENTION, VOLUNTARISM, ZAP: ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-DETERMINATION, GENUINE INDEPENDENCE

POLITICS: If you practice politics you are creating a world in which there is more politics. If you avoid politics, you are creating a world in which politics is not important.” (*) – Hoy, quoted in THE CONNECTION 120, p. 31. – One should distinguish between territorial and coercive politics on the one side and exterritorial and voluntary politics on the other side. Most of the contributors of THE CONNECTION failed to do so during the years when I subscribed to it and read it. – J.Z., 30.7.89, 27.3.08. – Avoid all territorial politics if you can. Realize and practise only exterritorial politics, systems and methods among like-minded volunteers, whatever little of that would, usually, be required, in the absence of internal opposition and in the absence of external territorial opposition. Former external and internal enemies would then be just as free to do their things for or to themselves, as you yourself would be. So why should they continue to hate each other? Then and between them and between such tolerant and tolerated communities, there would be little left of conventional politics. But they would have “international” jurisdiction agreements on interactions between their members. For these a variety of options were already practised in history, from which one could and should learn something. – Others might be experimented with. - J.Z., 17.3.09, 14.1.12. - (*) It is already tiny when it comes to the “freedom of action” of the territorial voter as such a voter on his own affairs, while it is too large on the affairs of others. It will become large as free choice for every peaceful individual among all kinds of political, economic and social systems, all competitively and enterprisingly offered by and for volunteers only in their experimental freedom attempts to realize their ideals among themselves. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 13.7.12. – PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: If you took all the fraud out of politics, there might not be a lot left." - Thomas Sowell. - - Not only fraud but also legalized monopolies, coercion and confiscations should be eliminated from it. Without territorialism, its monopolism and coercion, only peaceful and tolerant associations of like-minded volunteers, mere panarchies, polyarchies etc. would remain of them. They would not have any territorial monopoly or power left. Their members might live and work among the members of many other panarchies in the same country, continent or even the world. - J.Z., 4.2.11. - LIES, FRAUD, CORRUPTION, FRAUD IN POLITICS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICS: If you want to succeed in politics, you must keep your conscience well under control.” – David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, Lord Riddel, Diary, 23.4.1919. – Here, too, exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteer would make a vast difference. –– For all their internal and external affairs their members would be free to follow their conscience, with close to unanimity between them on all major aspects and actions of their communities. – Strongly dissenting members would simply opt out. - J.Z., 10.9.07, 17.3.09, 14.1.12, 13.7.12. - & CONSCIENCE, PANARCHISM, MORALITY, ETHICS, JUSTICE, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, PERSONAL LAW

POLITICS: Imagine that you were raised in a parallel universe with no such thing as government as we know it, and you observed our society. How ridiculous would it look? Half the people in the country pull various levers on a certain day, and based on this, a few hundred people are chosen that enforce their arbitrary wills on everyone else with the threat of violence." (10/30/02) - Jacob Halbrooks, The spirit of the Season - Strike the Root, - - VOTING, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: In a highly developed politics there are no boundaries – except those around individuals, their voluntary associations and their private or cooperative properties. – J.Z., 15.3.05. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: In a semi-free society, which is what we now have, the government pays only lip service to individual rights and tells you in effect that ‘as long as I (the government) have the support of the majority, anything goes because you must do whatever the majority wants you to do.’ And this is where everything goes crazy, because neither individuals nor a majority of individuals can dictate terms to reality. In the words of Francis Bacon, ‘Nature to be commanded must be obeyed’. In fact, no scientific question – be it a problem of technology or engineering or biology or ecology – has ever or will ever be solved by force, or by majority vote, or by minority schemes, or by parliamentary aid. - Politics is one thing, science is another. Mix them, and you destroy both. The marriage of politics and the science of ecology, for example, has not and will not produce a cleaner environment: it has merely converted the science of ecology into a tragic joke while saddling the American political system with the Environmental Protection Agency, which is a bureaucratic nightmare with the potential for destroying every industry in the United States.” – Eugene Guccione, in National Press Club, Canberra, Sept. 76. – SCIENCE, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, MAJORITARIANISM, DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, FORCE, COERCION, VIOLENCE, , GREENIES, ECOLOGY, CONSERVATION, STATISM

POLITICS: In desperation, Coolidge announced his policy will be Common Sense. Well, don’t you know the Democrats will claim that, too? Besides, Common Sense is not an issue in politics; it’s an affliction, … Davis announces that his policy will be honesty. … Neither is that an issue in politics. … It’s a miracle and can he get enough people that believe in miracles to elect him?” – Will Rogers, in Donald Day, Will Rogers, p.157. – JOKES, COMMON SENSE, HONESTY, TERRITORIALISM, PUBLIC OPINION, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES

POLITICS: In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” - Voltaire (1764). – That is practicable only under territorial governments with involuntary membership and subordination. Most panarchies, unless they are charitably or communistically inclined, could not practise such behavior at all or not for long. Their victims would leave them in droves. – J.Z., 11.1.08, 13.7.12. - GOVERNMENT, TAXATION & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, WELFARE STATE, COERCIVE DISTRIBUTIONISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: In its prevailing and territorial form the greatest confidence trick, fraud, theft, robbery and murder game. However, it is constitutionally, legally and juridically supported. Morally it is only a crime towards its involuntary victims, not towards those who, with their democratic and territorialist prejudices, have give them the consent of the victims, e.g. by voting for these territorialist criminals and not resisting them or at least doubting and discussing the false claims and pretences of their territorial rulers. - J.Z., 27.8.93, 18.2.08. - TERRITORIALISM, CRIME, MAFIA, ORGANIZED CRIME, STATISM

POLITICS: In more and more cases … politics and politicians not only contribute to the problem. They are the problem.” – John Shuttleworth, The Mother Earth News, quoted by David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.18. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM

POLITICS: In one case in 1964, Tom Gumbert, who had attended Freedom School, dropped out of the race for state senator in Nebraska. Freedom School had made him realize that modern American politics was essentially a self-serving mechanism. It had been manipulated by politicians and special interest groups since the beginning.” – Carl Watner, Robert LeFevre, p. 207. – I would not blame it for being a self-serving mechanism but merely for being a territorially monopolistic and coercive self-serving mechanism, one which outlawed free competition from numerous alternatives, all freely chosen by volunteers for themselves, with none of these groups claiming any territorial monopoly. – J.Z., 27.3.08.

POLITICS: In one of his brilliant essays in NEWSWEEK (24 June, 1968), entitled ‘Politics and Violence’, Professor Milton Friedman has argued that this tendency to look to governments to solve all our problems contributes to violence in at least three ways: “1.) It exacerbates discontent. 2.) It directs discontent at persons, not circumstance. 3.) It concentrates great power in the hands of identifiable individuals.” – Thus Friedman puts his discerning finger on the root objection to the extension of government intervention when he says of this politicization of decisions that it “strains further the fragile threat that holds a free society together.” – Ralph Harris, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, 1985, p.17. – Territorialism is more of a chain-gang chain than a fragile threat and it does not establish a free society but, rather, sets societies and communities, movements, faiths, and ideologies against each other, struggling for domination in the same territory, instead of leaving each other exterritorially alone. – J.Z., 6.3.08, 17.3.09. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: In our age there is no such thing as “keeping out of politics”. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.” – George Orwell, Orwell Reader, edited by Richard H. Rovere, pp. 363/64, Politics and the English Language. – In George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – However, while we should keep all our affairs out of territorial politics we should become free to engage in exterritorially autonomous activities of the kind that we do like for ourselves and should concede to others the same right and liberty. Then very little of the politics of the former kind would still occur – apart from remaining criminals, aggressors, fanatic interventionists etc. – Against these better protection could also be organized than territorial States are able to provide. – J.Z., 17.3.09, 14.1.12. – TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, DEFENCE, PROTECTION, MILITIA

POLITICS: In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.” – George Orwell, Politics and the English Language, Shooting an Elephant, 1950. - Territorialism has no real excuses for itself. - J.Z., 4.2.11.

POLITICS: In personal relationships it can be love, hate or neutrality. Refusal of marriage contracts and divorce are always options expressing the voluntarism involved. But with territorial political relationships everything is monopolized and enforced, e.g. laws, membership and subordination. There decisions are made for their numerous victims at their expense and risk and for the benefit of a few men in power and the favorites or bribed supporters of these few. Most of the talk about consent and representation is nothing but false pretence. – J.Z., 18.6.92. – Imagine our marriage partners, meals, drinks, clothing, entertainment, jobs, hobbies, arts involvements etc. being determined by territorial political processes and institutions, all quite legally. – How low would the individual satisfaction factors sink then, in these spheres as well? - J.Z., 31.12.11. - DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, VOTING, ELECTIONS, REPRESENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, Q.

POLITICS: In politics a man must learn to rise above principles.” – THE 1975 DOWN UNDER CALENDAR. Another version: In politics man must learn to rise above (*) principle.” – American political proverb. – (*) discard or ignore sound principles? – Can one rise above them? - J.Z., 27.3.08.  – In his actions, methods, laws and institutions the territorial politician falls far below sound principles, ignores facts and infringes genuine individual rights and liberties. - J.Z., 4.2.11. PRINCIPLES, MORALITY, ETHICS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM, Q., EXTERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: In politics experiments mean revolutions.” – Benjamin Disraeli, Popanilla, IV, 1827. – That remark, too, applies, to a large extent, only to territorial politics. Exterritorial politics by voluntary communities and societies would mean free and very varied experiments taking place quite peacefully in the same country and at the same time, in peaceful and tolerant coexistence and competition with each other. They would, thereby, make free experimentation general and prevent despotism and violent revolutions, while accelerating peaceful reforms and enlightenment. Exterritorialist and voluntary and multiple free experimentation would end and prevent further territorial politics, territorial international and civil wars and territorial violent revolutions and despotism over involuntary victims. Only imposed territorial experiments do constitute and cause further violent revolutions. J.Z., 10.7.86, 27.3.08, 14.1.12. – Under Panarchism its free experimentation for all kinds of people and ideals would mean peace between the various experimenters, all being already free to do their own things for or to themselves only. – J.Z., 17.3.09. - PANARCHISM, DIS.

POLITICS: in politics no man should be trusted.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907. – While that is largely true for territorial power politics it is not true, at least not to the same extent, in the exterritorial politics of communities of volunteers. These would be largely idealists, utopians or ideologues of the same brand, with no need to lie to each other. – J.Z., 9.3.09, 31.12.11. - POLITICIANS, TRUST, PANARCHISM & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES & COERCION

POLITICS: in politics the guns are usually not visible. They’re there, but hidden (as a rule ). Politics more often involves a subtle threat of force, less often the use of force. In non-political coercion the coercer does not have legitimacy, the victim does not give his sanction, and the force is not hidden or subtle, but blatantly out front. – Of course, this opens up a Pandora’s box of borderline cases and narrow distinctions.” – Jim Stumm, THE CONNECTION, Jan. 83, p.106. – I deny that in territorial politics the individual sanction is always given by individuals and minorities, under threats or deceptions. Often it is not even provided by the majority. – Under exterritorial and voluntaristic politics it would be quite different. – Unanimity would tend to prevail because dissenters could freely opt out. – J.Z., 27.3.08. – TERRITORIALISM AS OFFICIAL CRIMINALITY & PRIVATE CRIMES WITH INVOLUNTARY VICTIMS, EXTERRITORIALISM FOR VOLUNTEERS.

POLITICS: In politics we have an art.” - John Morley, On Compromise, p.229 & 235. - To the extent that territorial politics is not based sound principles and institutions and clear knowledge of the required facts and techniques, on basic rights and liberties, it is a mere art or, rather, an unethical and arbitrary practice, not a science, indeed.! - J.Z., 8.9.04. A crafty and criminal activity with involuntary victims, like that of a safe cracker, thief, confidence trickster or skilled embezzler. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 14.1.12. Moreover, modern territorial politics, like modern art, is rather muddled, confused and confusing and to a large extent it is even intended to be so. Otherwise, politicians could hardly look as well after themselves under the pretence of looking after us. - To the extent that it is basically monopolistic, coercive, interventionist and hierarchical, i.e. despotic, it does not deserve the name of an art. Why should the whole population of a territory be forced to follow, for some years, only the currently fashionable school, dogma or ruling model or “political correctness” of the temporarily ruling politicians, when all dissenting "art groups" could freely practise their diverse schools of the real art of politics among themselves, exterritorially and autonomously, under personal laws? - J.Z., 12.6.92, 7.1.93, 4.2.11. - - Do we really have a genuine art here? Then why does it have to be territorially enforced? - J.Z., 20.2.08. - - Territorial politics is, rather, a coercive muddle or at best a compromise between opposing forces. Territorialism does enforce a kind of stagnation or greatly slowed-down development, due to the monopolism, centralism, bureaucracy, “positive” legislation and exclusive jurisdiction and coercion involved. It does not permit free experimentation by dissenters in its territorial spheres, monopolized by it, essentially those of political, economic and social systems. Exterritorialism, based on individual secessionism and personal laws, could get us rapidly out of this state of affairs, with full freedom not only for the political con-artists or confidence tricksters, but also for all kinds of reformers and revolutionaries. It offers them numerous diverse choices, under complete freedom to do their own things for or to themselves, with full self-responsibility for incompetents and all the benefits of their own competent actions. – J.Z., 12.6.92, 20.2.08, 4.2.11, 14.1.12, 13.7.12. – Full and lasting publicity, e.g. a complete exhibition or other presentation of this present territorialist, centralized, monopolized and coercive “artistic” activity and its products, by the number and pictures of dead, crippled and impoverished people, demonstrating its all too many wrongful and irrational aspects and consequences, including its terrorist ones, would fill the visitor, viewer or reader with disgust and also shame for having tolerated it for so long. – J.Z., 9.4.08, 4.2.11, 14.1.12. – So far the territorial rulers have managed to blame various scapegoats instead of themselves, e.g. they blamed capitalism and free markets or laissez faire competition – while neither of them do fully and freely exist, greed, profits and interest rates, when all of them are largely the results of wrongful monopolies,interventions, privileges and subsidies. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS: TO WHAT EXTENT IS IT AN ART OR RATHER ARTLESS? PANARCHISM, DIS., Q.

POLITICS: In politics, as opposed to reality, everything is zero-sum.” – P. J. O’Rourke, “Peace Kills”, 2004, Grove/Atlantic, Inc, then Picador, ISBN 0 330 42125 5, p.41. - That applies mainly to territorial politics and hardly, if at all, to communities of like-minded volunteers, which are only exterritorially autonomous. These volunteers do, largely, agree with each other in each community, society or governance system of volunteers and thus are disinclined to exploit or suppress each other and are not given the chance to do so to any large degree or for long, in this form of organization. – J.Z., 25.3.09, 14.1.12. – In their international relations they would tend to be peaceful because they would already be internally free and as such free people they would have a common interest in non-interventions in the affairs of others, while continuing to proudly display what they consider to be their own achievements and trying to sign up more volunteers to their system. – J.Z., 13.7.12. -  PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS: In politics, the illusion of majority support is substituted for science.” – Thomas G. Dorrity, 4/72. - MAJORITIES

POLITICS: In public life, instead of modesty, incorruptibility, and honesty, shamelessness, bribery and rapacity hold sway. (“Ad rem publicam … pro pudore, pro abstentia, pro virtue, audacia, largito, avarita vigebant”.) – Sallust, Catiline, Sec. 3. - TERRITORIALISM & ITS POWER STRUGGLES

POLITICS: In territorial politics and its parties there are no and cannot be any sound and freely chosen alternatives – because it precludes individual free choices for all dissenting individuals and minorities, at the same time and in the same territory. – A seeming uniformity or submission to it is territorially and legally enforced. Dissenters have only the options of trying to flee, struggle against superior powers and forces and to end up as slaves or serfs, imprisoned or murdered. - J.Z., 27.2.89, 3.4.89, 21.2.08, 13.7.12. - PANARCHISM, PARTIES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: In that conflict, affecting all the supreme issues of life, neither you nor I, if we are on different sides, can afford to be beaten. Think carefully what this conflict and what the possession of unlimited power in plainest matter of fact means. If I win, I can deal with you and yours as I please; you are my creature, my subject for experiment, my plastic material, to which I shall give any shape that I please; if you win, you in the same way can deal with me and mine, just as you please; I am your political plaything, “your chattel, your anything”. Ought we to wonder that, with so vast a stake flung down on the table, even good men forget and disregard all the restraints of their higher nature, and in the excitement of the great game become utterly unscrupulous? There are grim stories of men who have staked body and soul in the madness of their play; are we after all so much unlike them – we gamesters of the political table – staking all rights, all liberties, and the very ownership of ourselves?” – Auberon Herbert, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.402. – TERRITORIALISM VS. SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, POLITICIANS, POWER STRUGGLES, PARTIES, LEADERSHIP, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, VICTORY AT PRESENT “FREE” BUT TERRITORIAL ELECTIONS, MAJORITY RULE, DEMOCRACY.

POLITICS: In the American political system, you're only allowed to have real ideas if it's absolutely guaranteed that you can't win an election.” - P. J. O'Rourke, in "Parliament of Whores." - ELECTIONS, CAMPAIGNS, CANDIDATES, IDEAS

POLITICS: In the last decade, politics has gone from the age of “Camelot”, when all things were possible, to the age of “Watergate”, when all things are suspect.” – William Hungate. – Wasn’t territorial politics always as immoral, coercive and fraudulent, deceptive and misleading as it is today? – J.Z., 23.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER, Q.

POLITICS: In the political marketplace, success depends upon keeping happy the greatest number of significant, well-connected citizens at the expense of the greatest number of the insignificant and unconnected...” – “reason, 8/76, p.47. - It is a genuine market place only once individuals can choose for themselves the political, economic and social system that they do prefer for themselves, leaving to all other their choices for themselves. Personal laws and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers! No territorial monopolies any longer for anyone! – J.Z., 6.5.08. Especially not any monetary or financial despotism, e.g. no central banks for whole populations or any compulsory taxation as part and parcel of territorial despotism. – J.Z., 13.7.12.

POLITICS: In vain we drew the picture of the nobler, happier, safer life of the nation, when men of all conditions voluntarily combined to undertake the great services, class cooperating with class, each bond to the other by new ties of friendship and kindliness, with all its different groups learning to discover their own special wants, to follow their own methods, and make their own experiments. In that way only, as we urged, could we replace the present dangerous and mischief-making strife with blessed fruitful peace, create a happier, better, nobler spirit amongst us all, destroy the old traffic and bargaining of the political market, destroy the fatal belief that one class might rightly prey upon another class, and that all property finally belonged to those who could collect the greater number of votes at the polls.” - Herbert Auberon, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.71. (Underlining by me. – J.Z.) - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TOLERANCE, COMPETITION, COEXISTENCE, VOTING, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS: individual people are politically impotent.” – Earl Foley, LIBERTY, Summer 1974. – Yes, in territorial politics. But as consumers on a free market for consumer goods and services they are already largely sovereign. – J.Z., 2.11.76. - Should they not also become sovereign consumers towards any of the various political, social and economic systems, all offered in the same country, exterritorially, for voluntary members or customers? – J.Z., 6.3.08, 14.1.12. – Q., PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Internal politics is diplomacy against the own people.” – Graff (“Innenpolitik ist Diplomatie gegen das eigene Volk.”) - Added by a lot of coercive and wrongful legislation and police actions. - Politicians do not own the people. They only act as if they did. – Internal security goes much beyond diplomatic means, especially in police States. – Politicians do certainly not rely on diplomacy alone, i.e., on recognition of the individual and voluntary group sovereignties that “their” citizens by rights possess and should be free to practise, e.g. by individual secessionism. – Hitler’s and Stalin’s “internal affairs” policies went very much beyond diplomatic actions towards many millions of their victims. – Or are extermination camps and forced labor concentration camps means of diplomacy? It would be much more correct to speak of open to covered civil wars against the people they have territorially subjected to themselves. - J.Z., 23.2.08. - DIPLOMACY, DIS., PEOPLE, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, POLICE STATES, DICTATORSHIPS, INTERNAL AFFAIRS, CAPTIVE NATIONS, TOTALITARIANISM,

POLITICS: Internal politics is the art of bringing different opinions under one hat, which is no helmet.”- Hans Henny Jahnn. (Jahn? Johann? – J.Z.) – (“Innenpolitik ist die Kunst, verschiedene Meinungen unter einen Hut zu bringen, der kein Helm ist.“) – To me it is rather an attempt to replace all hats, caps, beanies and uncovered tops of heads with one “safety” helmet, one size fits all and enforcing its wear even while trying to sleep and relieving oneself on the toilet. – J.Z., 5.7.92. – Already by speaking of a single hat one misconceives the existence of the whole and mostly rather diverse population of a territory. So far, nobody could build a dome so large that it could cover any large and whole territorial population on Earth. And, anyhow, what rightful and reasonable purpose would that serve? The image comes, probably, from the crown of crowned heads of absolute kings, who tried to dominate a whole country, regardless of the great diversity of its population and the diversity of its ideas, opinions, aims and purposes. It also shows up the very absurdity of territorialism. Nor is there really an art involved, unless one means the art of lies and deception and of wrongful propaganda and that of legalized or illegal coercion. - J.Z., 23.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM, IMPOSED UNIFORMITY, GOVERNMENT, ABSOLUTISM, RULERS, NATIONALISM

POLITICS: It doesn't seem to me that people who are serious about freedom can indulge themselves too much longer in the fantasy that freedom can be advanced through politics without the risk of doing themselves substantial hurt. Politics are the dynamic of government, government is theft and slavery, and we can achieve freedom through political action like we can achieve celibacy through rape.” - Victor Milan, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS AS OPPOSED TO THE EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES THAT PANARCHISM WOULD PROVIDE. FREEDOM, LIBERTY & RIGHTS

POLITICS: It is fundamentally inconsistent to suppose that real choices can be made politically, that society can be politicized, and that there can be general accord on actions taken.” – Clarence B. Carson, in THE FREEMAN, 3/78, p.153. – Society is destroyed, not established, aided or protected by territorial politics. – J.Z., 31.7.92. –It can be liberated, established, protected, aided and improved continuously and as fast as possible only by the exterritorial autonomy options for volunteers. – J.Z., 13.7.12. -  FREE CHOICE, AGREEMENT, CONSENT, HARMONY

POLITICS: It was in friendly voluntary cooperating (*) as free men and women, for all public wants and services; in taking each other’s hands, in sharing our efforts; it was by destroying the belief in power, the belief in “pooling” property and faculties, the belief in the false right of some men to hold other men in subjection, and to use them as their material; …” - Herbert Auberon, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.71. - - (*) Or in peaceful and tolerant coexistence of various societies and communities of volunteers, none with a territorial monopoly. – J.Z., 4.3.08. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY VS. SELF-OWNERSHIP OR INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY OR CONSISTENT VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

POLITICS: it was politics at the highest level.” – “Politics doesn’t have a high level, …” - Peter F. Hamilton, Judas Unchained, 2005, McMillan, p.37. – Territorial politics that is. – In panarchies, among their volunteers, politics can be practised at any level – or omitted altogether. – J.Z., 25.3.09. - DIS.

POLITICS: It’s outrageous that there are not more women in politics.” – I rather find it outrageous that any women or men are in territorial politics. By their nature women are designed to nourish life and not to exploit it or destroy it. And men are supposed to maintain or support women in these efforts. Moreover, I find it outrageous that anyone would wish to get into or to remain in territorial “politics as usual”, nowadays even armed with ABC mass murder devices. To an all too great extent Nazi thinking and measures have also been adopted by “democracies”. It is only a question of the percentage to which all territorial governments have become Nazi or totalitarian governments. They have certainly territorialism and taxation in common with them, monetary despotism, often conscription, at least in war time, the decision-making monopoly on war and peace, armament and disarmament and international treaties, the police and military forces monopoly, the postal monopoly, State security forces or secret services, welfare statism, financial controls, “protectionism”, controls of the movement of people across borders, extensive government propaganda, beginning in government-controlled schools. They are all power addicts and as such unlikely to abdicate. – Even Australia has now its concentration camps – for illegal immigrants. - You add you own examples. – J.Z., 26.8.93, 19.2.08, 13.7.12. – DIS., DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, WOMEN, WOMEN’S LIBERATION, DIS.

POLITICS: Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.” - Pericles (430 B.C.) – Our interest in territorial politics should be confined to finding out how to get rid of it. This requires first of all that we get interested in its alternative: exterritorialist politics, for communities and societies of volunteers only, under personal laws. The territorialist impositions should become dissolved into this kind of free individual and group contracts. That is the essential meaning of the old saying (Maine): From status to contract. – J.Z., 11.1.08. - INTEREST IN POLITICS, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, APATHY, POLYARCHISM, FROM STATUS TO CONTRACT, FROM DISGUST WITH TERRITORIAL POLITICS TO INTEREST IN & SATISFACTION FROM VOLUNTARISM & AUTONOMY, CONTRACTARIANISM

POLITICS: Kill territorial politics before it kills you. – J.Z., 6.2.79, 4.3.08.

POLITICS: Kingsley Martin, of the New Statesman, wrote to Aldous taking him to task no doubt about his politics or lack of them. Aldous replied. “… I don’t know where you got information about Gerald and myself being about to start a community; it doesn’t happen to be true. I don’t know nearly enough about many things to be able to embark on such a venture. … This doesn’t diminish my interest in such ventures; for I become more and more firmly convinced that it is completely pointless to work in the field of politics … first, because one can’t achieve anything unless one is in a key position, and, second, because even if one were in a key position, all one could achieve would be, at the best, a deflection of   into slightly different channels…” - - (Underlined by me. - J.Z.) … Religious people who think they can go into politics and transform the world always end by going into politics and being transformed by the world. (e.g. the Jesuits, Père Joseph, the Oxford Group.) Religion can have no politics except the creation of small-scale societies of chosen individuals outside and on the margin of the essentially unviable large-scale societies …” – Sybille Bedford, Aldous Huxley, I, p.376. - Under panarchism the individual could make a difference, since then he could freely attract and associate with like-minded people, under full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, in order to practise, among themselves, whatever changes and reforms they like for themselves. – Their successful experiments would, at least in the long run, also affect outsiders, in the whole country and even in the whole world, just like e.g. new inventions or computer innovation or fashions or musical preferences or scientific discoveries tend to spread. – J.Z., 19.2.08. – At the same time, their unsuccessful experiments would enlighten not only the members but also many of the outside observers. – J.Z., 13.7.12. - RELIGION, VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, FREEDOM OF ACTION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAWS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Let's get government and parties out of politics! - J.Z., 76. - Reduce both to voluntary followers and exterritorial autonomy and they will have to put up or shut up. - J.Z., 5.11.02. – PARTIES, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: liberty, a free society, is one in which we trust others to mind their own business. … every (*) political action helps to breed an anti-libertarian result.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 76. – (*) territorial instead of voluntary – J.Z., 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Lies, frauds, extortions, robberies and murder – at every level, all too often and sometimes at a massive scale. But the biggest ones occur right at the top. – Isn’t it high time that we did something about these criminals and the territorial system that produces them and keeps them in power? - J.Z., 28.7.06, 25.10.07. - TERRITORIALISM


POLITICS: Morality, economics, science and technology try to save us while politics tries to waste us. The former release creative energies while territorial politics destroys or wastes them. – J.Z., 11.11.78, 5.3.08.

POLITICS: More of the same is just not good enough. – J.Z., 24.3.07. – Especially as far as territorial politics is concerned. It must become totally abolished before it blows up or poisons all of us. – J.Z., 25.7.07, 13.7.12. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

POLITICS: Morse placed very little trust in the ballot box as a method of attaining social justice. If we seek a practical reform for the evils of society (*), he maintained, we are more likely to find it in the abandonment of (**) politics itself than in the processes of government. “Political affairs are at best but a remedy for an evil; a remedy to check the ravages of evil; but utterly impotent to effect a cure.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.59, on Sidney M. Morse. – Territorial politics is itself the very disease and its many symptoms, which it vainly attempts to cure. – J.Z., 5.3.08. - - (*) the territorial State! – (**) territorial – J.Z., 5.3.08. – Isn’t a remedy also a cure? – J.Z., 14.1.12. – VOTING,  REFORMS, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, DIS.

POLITICS: Most troubles in the world are caused by men with grey to white hair and outdated or wrongful but still popular ideas and prejudices but, nevertheless, or because of this, in command positions in territorial States. – J.Z., 25.3.93, 19.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM, PREJUDICES, REPRESENTATIVES, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, GENERATION GAP, OLD MEN DECIDING ON THE LIVES & SURVIVAL OF THE YOUNG.

POLITICS: My friend, ... you’re being emotional. There is no escape from (territorialist – J.Z.) political intrigue. This that you suddenly despise is the human environment. (*) The environment of human passion, human ambition. There never has been, and never will be any other climate for you to operate in. (? - Panarchism! – J.Z.) A man succeeds or fails to the extent that he can understand and control the unrelenting drives of others of his kind. (**) If he tries to abandon intrigue the tide will wash over him and his plans as if they never existed! (***) Beware.” – A. E. von Vogt, The Wizard of Linn, p.49. -  All present politics is based on the mythology of rule or be ruled – territorially, i.e. only a choice of being either anvil or hammer – or the victim in-between them. Politics is relatively harmless when practised only among volunteers of a similar or the same ideology. Then and at most their system can harm only them. – J.Z., 13.10.78. – Due to the exterritorial, sound and voluntary alternatives to flawed or even inhumanly coercive systems, these will be unlikely to grow very much, since they cannot or not soon enough point out some real and obvious successes but reveal only their flaws and wrongs to their voluntary victims – until these are fed up with them and simply secede from them. – J.Z., 5.3.08, 14.1.12, 13.7.12. -  (*) The statist territorial environment imposed upon human societies of volunteers! – (**) I.e., of like-minded volunteers, not territorially captured herds! – (***) Among like-minded volunteers he does not have to intrigue and deceive or engage in power games. - J.Z., 5.3.08. - INTRIGUES, EMOTIONALISM, SUCCESS, DRIVES, FACTION STRIFE, TERRITORIALISM, DIS.

POLITICS: Nearly two hundred years ago a man sought to respond to the argument of Edmund Burke’s “Reflections on the Revolution in France.” He did so in the form of a lengthy and elegantly written treatise on political philosophy, and he endeavored to provide a comprehensive case for liberty by building on a brilliant foundation; the right of independent, private judgment. “The universal exercise of private judgment is a doctrine so unspeakably beautiful”, he wrote, “that the true politician will certainly feel infinite reluctance in admitting the idea of interfering with it.” – When these words were first penned, progress was considered by everyone to be synonymous with the triumph of liberty. Indeed, politics was “the science of liberty”. – R. A. Childs Jr. on William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. – Politics must again become the study and practice of liberty and rights – for nothing else is moral and works well enough. – J.Z., 10/76. And to do so, it must consider all the individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy options for communities of volunteers as well and also as much more rightful and rational, peace-, freedom-, security-, enlightenment-, prosperity- and general progress-promoting than any politics confined to territorial domination over involuntary subjects can possibly offer. – J.Z., 6.3.08, 14.1.12, 13.6.12. - THE RIGHT OF INDEPENDENT PRIVATE JUDGMENT, LIBERTY, PROGRESS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, GODWIN

POLITICS: Never used to pay any attention to international politics. Now I study politics the way I used to study rats in mazes. Everybody tells me the same thing – ‘Looks hopeless.’ – ‘Nothing short of a miracle…’ I began. – ‘Believe in magic?’ he asked sharply.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Report on the Barnhouse Effect, p.45, in R. Heinlein, editor, Tomorrow the Stars. – I believe in the “magic” of just and free human relationships. – J.Z., 20.12.1984. – I.e. the “magic” or miracle of the free market, of spontaneous order, of the natural harmony of all genuine rights and liberties, when known and practised. In international as well as in internal relationships this requires panarchism or consistent voluntarism, consistent libertarianism, consistent anarchism or exterritorial autonomy, or freedom of action or freedom to experiment for all kinds of communities of volunteers, regarding all their internal affairs. - J.Z., 9.1.99, 20.9.04, 14.1.12, 13.7.12. – TERRITORIAL POLITICS AS A MAZE, AN ART, A SWAMP OR, SIMPLY, A WRONG MODEL? EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, FREE MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES FOR EVERYONE EVEN IF MANY OF THEM WILL NEVER USE THEM ALL. ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, FREE CHOICE IN EVERYTHING – FOR ALL PEACEFUL PEOPLE.

POLITICS: no social good can come out of politics.” - Frank Chodorov, One Is a Crowd, p.6. – There is also such a thing as “office politics” and the politics within any voluntary association. People will not always agree or be agreeable. Some fisticuffs might result or even some brawls between drunken crowds, but, hardly, wars or civil wars. On a voluntary basis and when sober, people usually or mostly do separate their own affairs from those of others and thus avoid clashes. – J.Z., 17.3.09 14.1.12. – However, he is right on territorial politics. – J.Z., 13.7.12. - VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM.

POLITICS: Not political chaos but the present kind of political order is the problem. This is closely tied a) to claims for exclusive territorial domination and b) to notions of collective responsibility and punishment. – J.Z., 5.4.95. - CHAOS, ORDER, DISORDER, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, COMPULSORY SUBORDINATION VS. VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS: Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong.” – Thomas Jefferson. - Also attributed to Daniel O'Connell. - Wendell Phillips, speech on the 100th anniversary of O'Connell's birth, August 6, 1875, Speeches, Lectures, and Letters, 2d series, p. 398 (1891). Unverified. - Compare Kant on this in his Eternal Peace, 1795. - The German “Realpolitik”, quite wrongly, teaches otherwise. What would be left of politics, once all of its immoral features, measures, policies, programs and institutions are quite abolished? All its standing armies, its imposed legislation, its legally imposed monopolies, its taxes, its decision-making monopoly on war and peace, etc., would be gone. – J.Z., 13.2.08, 14.1.12, 13.7.12. - Q., MORALITY: RIGHT & WRONG

POLITICS: Now, I want to give you the definition of politics, because politics is the thing that makes the government work. Politics is a method – some call it a science – some call it an art. It’s neither one nor the other. It’s a methodology. Politics is “the method employed in power structures by means of which a monopoly of coercion can be obtained and maintained.” That’s power. Now that means that the government I’m talking about is a group of people who sell retributive justice to the inhabitants of a limited geographic area through the method of getting and keeping a monopoly of coercion. That’s what I am talking about. And that’s what we can do without in the interest of law and order.” – Robert LeFevre, Good Government, p.14. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER, STATE, STATISM, MONOPOLIES, TO BE REPLACED BY EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, I.E. FREE CHOICE, FREE COMPETITION, FREE MARKETS, & FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION IN EVERY SPHERE. – J.Z., 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Nowadays everything is turned into a political affair. That’s why we have to get rid of politics. – J.Z., 3.11.76. – I meant, naturally, only territorial politics, not that of societies and communities or limited governments of volunteers and over volunteers only or the “competing” governments that go beyond the imagination or the limited definitions of e.g. many anarcho-capitalists. – J.Z., 5.3.08, 14.1.12. – Luckily, not yet everything, but we are already all too far on that wrong territorial road or path. – J.Z., 31.12.11, 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Of all perverted industries, that of accumulating force, whether in great bodies of soldiers or great bodies of electors, is the most wasteful and disastrous, not only because, as we have seen, the effort to obtain the possession of force is in itself an immense consumption of energy that should go for other things; not only because, so long as men are intent upon becoming the holders of power, they are blind to the true remedies; not only because systems founded on force are fatal to the two conditions of difference and competition; apart from which unfitness can never be changed into fitness; not only because all fixed laws of moral right and wrong disappear in the presence of force; not only because the world can find no response or security as long as all the great matters of life are left in suspense, to be shaped and reshaped by those who have climbed yesterday or today to power; but because, so long as we live under force, compelling and compelled, so long the affections and sympathies for men – all that is lovely in human nature – must remain sealed from breaking into universal blossom, like the plants of the earth remain sealed so long as winter is with them.” - Auberon Herbert, A Politician in Sight of Heaven. - - COERCION, MILITARY FORCE, VOTING, COERCION, MAJORITIES, DEMOCRACY, PARLIAMENTS, LAWS, DESPOTISM, COMPULSION, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COMPETITION & FREE MARKETS, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE. SECURITY, SAFETY, PROTECTION, INSURANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, DEVELOPMENT, PROGRESS

POLITICS: One cannot think only in the low level of political calculation. It’s necessary to think also of what is noble, and what is honorable – not only what is profitable.” – Solzhenitsyn, Words of Warning to the Western World, p.26. - Also, what is quite moral, rational, reasonable, useful, beneficial, independent, a self-help method and exterritorially quite tolerable if practised only among its volunteers. Let each vote, with his dollars, for his kind of laws, courts, judges, bureaucrats, constitutions, and governments, institutions, protective, insurance, credit and monetary and clearing services, his own kind of competing and voluntary government or free society or community of volunteers. All would profit or benefit, at least in the long run, and often already in the short run, under such “panarchism” or “polyarchism”. (E.g. by rapidly abolishing the State interventions that cause inflations and unemployment and masses of refugees.) Only monopoly profits would tend to disappear, unless they would continue to be made possible among some volunteers, true believers, voluntary victims, as a negative result of their beliefs. Their believers would have to fund them themselves. That applies not only to “sky pilots”, who even recommended self-flagellation. Territorial politics amounts to a very low level politics. It is ethically, unsupportable, with regard to all the dissenters in the whole population of a territory. It makes sub-ethical actions possible and likely, at least towards peaceful dissenters. Majorities should, naturally, also always be free to do their own things for or to themselves, but never to the various peaceful minorities, which must become free to do their own things for or to themselves. Panarchism or polyarchism or exterritorial autonomy politics for volunteers is ethically a high-level ethics or morality, practised in the spheres of political, economic and social systems, even if, in many respects, some of them might be considered, by outsiders, as being still backwards, primitive, inhumane or barbaric. They would only have voluntary victims. Just like gambling halls and pubs have and narcotic drugs dispensing clinics or highly dangerous sports and producers and sellers of tobacco. Naturally, defectors from such flawed societies should be welcomed with open arms by societies and communities without such flaws. Full employment for all new members would not be a problem, since those experiments, which would introduce it, based e.g. on full monetary and financial freedom, would, probably, succeed and spread faster than any others. Exterritorial politics makes even the highest ethical developments possible, of free societies, all constituted only of volunteers, who remain free to secede from them. - Panarchistic institutions and relationships work already extensively in many spheres of our lives, everywhere peace- and progress-promoting, or simply self-eliminating defective people, like incurable addicts or “adventurers” risking their lives unnecessarily. These examples have merely to be extended into the sphere or political, economic and social systems. This job is very urgent, since it would also eliminate targets and motives as well as financial support options for mass extermination devices. – Solzhenitsyn, at least then, did not have much to offer to us, since he came from a system with insufficient freedom of expression and information. – He was then still indoctrinated with anti-profit notions and may be still. Obviously, even this famous opponent of the Soviets had deeply imbibed their anti-profit propaganda. Should the Soviets have been praised for running almost all their "enterprises", except their exploitation of millions of forced laborers, and also of all their "free" laborers, and of their captive nations, at a loss? Winston Churchill once said: The real crime consists in causing losses. So, am I a criminal by running a microfiche hobby enterprise, in which I have had considerable financial losses - apart from non-financial gains? – Apparently, even S. was still conditioned by communist propaganda to consider all profits as morally condemnable and irrational, economically not justified and did not distinguish the profits from legalized and wrongful monopolies from the earned ones, earned e.g. by innovations, sound management and foresight, by learning and the acquisition and productive use of ideas, knowledge and skills, which makes every free and productive laborer also a “profiteer”, a rightful one. Under the best forms of self-management the profits he could earn as his share in a firm self-managed by all its members, as co-owners, investors, workers and elected managers, could be much higher than they are now and also fully earned. However, as a warning voice against any form of totalitarianism he did provide a very valuable service – from his own experience and contacts e.g. with many inmates of Soviet concentration camps. - Let each vote with his dollars for his kind of laws, administration or management, courts, judges, bureaucrats, constitutions and governments. All would profit, in the long run and often even in the short run, under panarchism. (E.g. by rapidly abolishing the laws make inflations and mass unemployment possible and likely, like the legal tender laws and those establishing the money issue monopoly.) Only monopoly profits would disappear, unless true believers are prepared to fund them themselves. Territorial politics is ethically very low-level politics. - J.Z., - J.Z. 1.7.92, 15.1.93, 10.12.03, 20.9.04, 19.2.08, 14.1.12. 23.1.12.  PROFITS & LOSSES, DES., REFUGEES, DIS., DEFECTORS, LIBERATION, WAR AIMS

POLITICS: One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato. - Not only the politicians are corrupted by the territorial power and "voting" system. The voters are, as well. - J.Z., 20. 5. 06. – And if you participate in territorial politics then you are still governed by the worst types, who rise to the top under that system. See: Hayek, “The Road to Serfdom.” - PARTICIPATION RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, VOTERS, VOTING, CORRUPTION, POWER, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, DIS.

POLITICS: Only package deals and log-rolling compromises are offered in territorial politics, so that no voter gets only what he wants but he gets also a lot of unwanted things, laws and institutions as well, and all the extra tax burdens for them. – – All these deals and compromises of territorial policies are not genuine bargains. “Everything the government does – costs at least twice as much.” A remark made, probably, either by Milton or David Friedman. Everybody has to buy, via taxation, many things he does not want and those he does want -often at monopoly prices. Under territorialism we have no free market, competitively producing and offering all kinds of goods and services, payable with all kinds of exchange media, clearing options and value standards, with maximum individual choice under producer and consumer sovereignty even in the “public” service spheres. Under it no one is quite free to pay only for his own choices - in every respect and with his own payment and settlement methods, in agreement with his creditors, the sellers. – Only under panarchism or polyarchism or full experimental freedom and freedom of action or exterritorial autonomy and personal law can everyone get what he is willing to pay for - in the spheres of political, economic and social systems as well. – Only under it can everyone produce all kinds of goods or services, which potential consumers are able and willing to pay for in some way. - J.Z., 12/72, 4.3.08, 14.1.12, 13.7.12.

POLITICS: our modern cacistocracy has strayed from the Greek ideal of politics as rational persuasion of those capable of it to the hegemony of the base and ignorant by the base and ignorant …” - John Wilkinson, The Civilization of the Dialogue, p.159, in: The Dissenting Academy, ed. by Theodor Roszak, Pelican. - That would not be so bad, since they do deserve each other. However, via territorialism, majoritarianism, party systems and parliamentary “representation” the base, prejudice and ignorant do also rule over those who are neither base, prejudiced nor ignorant. - J.Z., 26.1.02, 14.1.12. – CACISTOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM & GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT

POLITICS: Out of such a senseless and wrong arrangement as territorial politics no sense CAN be made. – J.Z., 22.11.90. – Contradicting already the very title of Arthur Sanders: Making Sense of Politics, 1990. – PANARCHISM, DIS.

POLITICS: Panarchism amounts to control of the “political weather” for individuals. It gives them the choice of the “political weather” or climate, environment, ideologies, faiths, constitutions, laws, jurisdiction and institutions, under which they prefer to live, regardless of the political preferences of others, who do not think or feel like they do. – J.Z., 27.1.05. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, CHOICE & WEATHER CONTROL

POLITICS: Panarchism would so change institutions and principles that all collective political decision-making, by taking place among volunteers only, would become individualized, consumer-oriented, contractual and market-like decision making, on the old principle of justice: "to each his own". - J.Z. 19.7.87, 2.4.89, 23.1.12, 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Party politics is like wars, civil wars, violent revolutions, and conquests and dictatorships in not being worth the wrongs, pains, deaths, destruction and impoverishment that it causes. – J.Z., 24.1.95. All parties should be confined to ruling only exterritorially over their own volunteers. – J.Z., 27.3.08. – PARTY POLITICS

POLITICS: Plead then, if you like, on behalf of such a system all the expediencies of the moment, all the conveniences that belong to power, all the pressing things you desire to do through its machinery; plead objects of patriotism, plead objects of philanthropy; yet are you right for the sake of those things, excellent as they may be in themselves, to acquiesce in that which – when stripped bare to its real, its lowest terms, is – the words are not too harsh – the turning of one part of the nation into those who own their slaves, and the other part into the slaves who are owned? - - You may say, as a friend of mine says, “I feel neither like a slave-owner, nor like a slave”, but his feelings, however admirable in themselves, do not alter the system, in which he consents to take part, of trying to obtain control over his fellow men; and, if he fails, in acquiescing in their control over himself. He may never wish or mean to exercise unfairly the power in which he believes, should it fall into his hands; but can he answer for himself in the great conflict; can he answer for his allies, for the great crowd, in which he will count for such a minute factional part, for what they will do, or where they will go? …” - Herbert Auberon, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.55. – SUFFICIENT REPRESENTATION VIA INDIVIDUALLY FREE CHOICES UNDER INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY OR VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP ONLY, VS. TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, STATES, STATISM, AS USUAL NOW, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, DEMOCRACY, VOTING

POLITICS: political action drives out economic action, …” - Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p. 158. – One might consider this as another application of Gresham’s law: The inferior but compulsory means drives out the superior but voluntary means. – J.Z., 18.2.08. – This requires here, too, the kind of “legal tender” or forced currency and the monopoly that is involved in territorialism. Under free market rating and among competing currencies or competing panarchies the better systems tend to drive out the inferior ones. (The ones whose actions or experiments are at par with their ideals. - J.Z., 4.2.11.) The more successful - because more free economic systems of communities of volunteers - would tend to replace the less free and thus inferior ones. Quality and prices charged would come to matter. – J.Z., 17.3.09, 14.1.12 - ECONOMICS, GRESHAM’S LAW FOR MONEY & PANARCHIES

POLITICS: Political action is the highest responsibility (*) of a citizen.” – John F. Kennedy, campaign remarks, Pan Clancy Dinner, Astor Hotel, New York City, Oct. 20, 1960. – (*) I would rather call it, regarding all territorial politics, the highest irresponsibility. – J.Z., 10.85, 27.3.08. – DIS.

POLITICS: Political actions and their consequences speak louder against all territorial politics than its political phrases speak for it.” – J.Z., 14.9.91. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: political activity is abstract activity, negative activity, it does nothing, it only stops other people doing things.” – Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, 101. – Obviously, it cannot abolish war [it rather causes it] or ordinary crimes with victims [it commits, legally, many official crimes] and it is unable to stop e.g. alcohol, tobacco and other drug consumption, end poverty, inflation, involuntary mass unemployment, terrorism [rather, largely, causing all of them]. So why do so many people still remain statists, believing in territorial governments and political parties and their politicians and bureaucrats and governmental institution? Where is their record of successes? – J.Z., 18.2.08. – Q., TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Political alternatives will not be sufficiently and scientifically studied until all exterritorial and voluntary alternatives to territorial politics are examined as well. – J.Z., 25.7.89, 27.3.08, 13.7.12. – PANARCHISM, POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLITICS: Political and territorial decision-making is wrong, risky, costly, dumb and disfranchises all its subjects to a very large extent. – J.Z., 5.10.92, 19.2.08. – DEMOCRACY, LAWS, PARLIAMENTS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, ADMINISTRATIONS, VOTING, ELECTIONS

POLITICS: Political decision-making inevitably gets everybody into various messes which individual and voluntary group decision-making would tend to greatly reduce if not altogether avoid. Whenever voluntary communities create messes as well, as at least some will, (e.g. the Pilgrim Fathers or founders, with their initial communist policies - a large percentage of them even died as a result, in the first 3 years!) then only the voluntary participants will have to suffer under them. – J.Z., 23.11.87, 22.2.08. – PANARCHISM.

POLITICS: Political emancipation meant the emancipation of bourgeois society from politics, …” - Karl Marx, A World without Jews, p.31. – Everybody should try to emancipate himself from territorial politics towards the politics of his own free individual choice. – J.Z., 11.3.09. – There are dozens of voluntary, rightful and rational as well as economic alternatives to the usual hierarchical employer-employee relationship, with all too few owners of the means of production and yet only very few of the communists, State socialists and trade unionists ever bothered to explore them. They rather preferred to engage in class warfare actions, which were rather costly to them and the general economy and even cost more human lives than the wars did during the last century. Wrongful and anti-economic Marxist notions still spook in all too many heads and are embodied in all too many laws of supposedly bourgeois societies and States, e.g. the tax laws and the laws of monetary despotism. Using the free market capital options, employees could have long ago purchased most of the enterprises they work in and thereby increased their incomes very much. Instead, their continued to believe in anti-economic dogmas, errors and prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions, which have prevented them from becoming as prosperous as they could have become under freedom, using all their options. – J.Z., 13.7.12. - EMANCIPATION, SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM, FREE CHOICE, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY EMPLOYEES, LIBERATION AT THE WORKPLACE, EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDING, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES, SELF-MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, TURNING ALMOST EVERYBODY INTO A CAPITALIST.

POLITICS: Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men.” - Milton Friedman. - All territorial States coerce their dissenters. To that extent they and we do not have political freedom. Their political freedom is confined to those who either agree with their government or are content to submit to it in spite of their disagreements, upon the faint hope that one day it may be their turn to oppress, exploit or annoy others with their own ideals, ignoring theirs. - J.Z., 22.8.02, 9.3.09, 4.2.11, 13.7.12. - POLITICAL FREEDOM, STATES, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACIES, COERCION

POLITICS: Political leaders mislead more often than not, especially while they represent only the territorial, coercive, collectivist, centralistic and monopolistic model of politics. – J.Z., 25.8.98. - LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: political life is a “dog eat dog” contest for votes and taxes and power. – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.170. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Political life, as conducted today, means a moral and mental death via territorial politics and all its wrongful impositions, prohibitions and extractions. – J.Z., 23.5.87, 27.3.08, 13.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, SUBJECTS RATHER THAN FREE MEN

POLITICS: Political processes seem to encourage bad ideas.” – Lanny Friedlander, in an early reason article: “The gang that couldn’t shoot straight.” – True for territorial politics but is it for the voluntaristic and exterritorial politics of panarchies? – J.Z., 11.4.08. – Q.

POLITICS: Political systems are as imperfect and corrupt as the men who devise them. – Morris West, Proteus, p.59. – Or who run them. All territorial ones are basically wrong (as far as their peaceful dissenters are concerned) and make for imperfections and corruption. Those for volunteers only, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, are quite another matter, comparable to scientific experiments. Since they are not territorially enforced, i.e., have no monopoly and “legal tender” power, the inferior ones can be freely rejected by anyone – as far as their own affairs are concerned. Thus the properly understood Gresham’s Law would apply here as well: The good means, institutions, laws and systems, all those which correspond to the aspirations of voluntary members, as exterritorial autonomous communities for volunteers, will tend to drive out the bad ones, from which their disappointed members will tend to secede in droves, until they finally disappear or remain only as small and relatively harmless sects of fanatical true believers. – J.Z., 30.6.92, 19.2.08, 14.2.12, 13.7.12. - PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, CORRUPTION

POLITICS: Politically motivated lies are even worse then the others. – Territorialism seems to require many political lies and false pretences. - J.Z., 25.12.97, 13.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, LIES, DISHONESTY

POLITICS: politically profitable courses of action conflict at so many points with what is economically efficient.” – Patrick M. Boarman, Money, Employment and the Political Process, p.9. - ECONOMICS, VOTING, EFFICIENCY, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Politicians are not only mixed up with organized crime. Territorial politics is organized crime – of the worst kind and on the largest scale. – J.Z., 11.2.87, 4.3.08, 13.7.12.


POLITICS: Politics - the curse of civilization.” - E. C. Tubb, The Coming Event, p.6. – It is, rather, the major part of the remaining barbarism, with its territorial monopolism, domination and coercion. – J.Z., 9.3.09, 13.7.12. – CIVILIZATION OR CONTINUED BARBARISM VIA TERRITORIAL POLITICS?

POLITICS: Politics … is counterproductive wherever it exists.” – Michael E. Coughlin, DANDELION, Winter 78, p.22. – Exterritorial politics, on the other hand, can be both, productive or counter-productive – according to the various choices of its volunteers. – J.Z., 11.4.08. – It leaves all people free to secede from its numerous failures and to try again, with another and less flawed or even flawless system or organization. – J.Z., 13.7.12. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW OR VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics always fails, as you can see from history if you are willing to look.” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 109, p.9, 6 March 82. – Alas, Pyrrho had, at least by then, not explored the history of exterritorial autonomy politics, personal law, voluntary communities and their future potential. – J.Z., 27.3.08. - EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIAL DOMINATION OF WHOLE POPULATIONS.

POLITICS: Politics amounts to the abdication or renunciation of individual responsibilities, duties, liberties and basic individual rights, by all too many human beings, simply in order to establish and maintain a big territorial, destructive, prohibitive, oppressive and all too often even bloodthirsty “great” machine. – Thus it amounts to a modern Moloch Cult or other religion with human sacrifices, no matter how benevolent it pretends to be. – Typically, almost all territorial government are now armed with conventional mass murder devices, and some even with nuclear, biological and chemical ones. - J.Z., 22.6.92, 27.3.08. – STATISM, ETATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM, DICTATORSHIPS.

POLITICS: Politics and confusion go hand in hand.” – Dr. David Cunningham, 2.7.75. – When e.g. two to a hundred different parties lay equal claim to the same territory and all its population and resources, a muddle and numerous conflicts must result. – J.Z., 11.4.08, 14.1.12. – Territorial politics is not only based upon and produces confusion but it is also based on ignorance, prejudices and flawed as well as immoral premises and conclusions, with predictable negative results. – J.Z., 31.12.11. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: politics and finance do not go together.” – Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.37. – That is correct for territorial States. But exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers could have exactly the kind of taxation, contribution or finance system that their volunteers prefer for themselves. Thus they would tend not to exploit and victimize anybody and could be as economically and business-like as they want to be. If not, they could only blame themselves for their own losses. Such losses would be as enlightening as are the examples set by those, who are very successful with their communities and ways of financing them. – J.Z., 18.2.08, 14.1.12. – FINANCE, TAXATION, VOLUNTARY VS. COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP & SUBJECTION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

POLITICS: Politics and politicians are the root of all evil.” – Quoted by Filthy Pierre, THE CONNECTION 115, p.104. – While territorial politics has caused many evils, it certainly hasn’t caused all evils, although it could also be accused of having prevented many people from doing away with some evils. Who could rightly accuse them of having caused e.g. all colds, stomach aches, marital troubles; or all private crimes with victims? – J.Z., 22.2.08, 31.12.11. - DIS.

POLITICS: Politics and voting, as mostly practised today, are wrongful means to wrongful ends. – J.Z., 25.11.97. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics as usual means major crimes with victims, as usual. – J.Z., 20.3.03, 21.10.07.

POLITICS: Politics as usual: too many laws, too much government.” – Title of a SLL leaflet.

POLITICS: Politics as usual? Yes! But only among those still believing in it! With the exception of all territorial politics. It must be ended altogether. No one and no group can rightly claim a territorial monopoly. - But all can rightly claim exterritorial autonomy for their own affairs. - J.Z., 04-11. - TERRITORIALISM.

POLITICS: Politics bores me. Anti-politics excites me. - J.Z., 78. - I consider the anti- politics of non-territorially autonomous communities of volunteers, next to a comprehensive declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties and ideal militias for their protection, to be the most effective means to resist and finally abolish any conventional politics of territorial domination, including its democratic and republican forms. - J.Z., 4.2.11. – They could be rightfully continued only for their remaining volunteers – and without any territorial monopoly for them. – J.Z., 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Politics brings out the worse in people every time.” – L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p. 197. – True for territorial States. False for panarchies and polyarchies, i.e. communities and societies of volunteers under their own personal laws, all exterritorially quite autonomous. – The voluntary communities, in the long run, would tend to bring out the best in men and women and even in children. - J.Z., 27.3.08, 13.7.12. – DIS.

POLITICS: Politics consists of prohibiting us from choosing our (*) relationships.” - Christian Michel. LIBERALIA. - (*) public relationships. Present politics still leaves many private relationships largely untouched. But this quote is, largely, true for territorial politics, while untrue for exterritorial politics of societies of volunteers. - J.Z., 8.9.04, 4.2.11, 14.1.12. - CHOICE, SOCIETY, COMMUNITY, RELATIONSHIPS, AUTONOMY, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Politics creates new problems rather than solving old and persistent problems. – J.Z., 1.8.91. – Territorial politics that is. Exterritorial politics for volunteers means experimental freedom and with it progress and genuine solutions. – J.Z., 17.3.09. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PROGRESS, SOLUTIONS

POLITICS: Politics deals in compromise, averaging differences, deception, exaggerating problems that are best left to individuals, the promising Utopia in exchange for power, and outmaneuvering opposition.” – Thomas G. Dorrity, M.D., Memphis, Tenn., 4/72. – Under panarchies people can sufficiently sort themselves out to tackle, on their own and among themselves only, unobstructed by others, the realization of their own ideals or dreams, as far as possible and the overcoming of the remaining difficulties they have in these attempts. No political campaign and election victory is required for them. By themselves and at their own risk and expense, they can go right ahead. – J.Z., 17.3.09. – VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

POLITICS: Politics equals organized and powerful ignorance, prejudices and special interests. – J.Z., 23.10.92. – True, largely for territorial politics, which cannot be obligatory and should never be compulsory. Exterritorial autonomy politics, for volunteers only and their preferred personal law, societies, communities and governance systems, under full experimental freedom for their participants, would properly organize knowledge, wisdom, ethical or moral behavior, actions in accordance with genuine individual rights and liberties and thus promote enlightenment, progress, prosperity, justice, peace, harmony, mutual tolerance, peaceful coexistence. – J.Z., 13.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics has become (unless it always was) the game of the impossible: It struggles but cannot achieve peace, security and wealth. Instead, it threatens all three. It must be discarded - or mankind will be its victim. -J.Z. – Territorial politics! – J.Z., 17.3.09. – The age of exterritorial autonomy politics, for volunteers, has only just begun. In future there will be no more involuntary victims to territorial politics, which came to over 200 million people, mass murdered during the last century, i.e. more even than were murdered in the wars which are common only between territorial States. See the online statistics of Prof. Rudolf Rummel. – J.Z., 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Politics has been retarded for hundreds of years by the intolerance and despotism of territorialism, even in its most democratic and republican forms. – J.Z., 28.12.93. – For there are always some peaceful dissenters who are overruled by it. – J.Z., 15.2.08. The personal law, individual choice and exterritorial autonomy options of panarchism or polyarchism would set these dissenters free to practise their ideals among themselves and thereby to effectively demonstrate their successes to all others. – J.Z., 13.7.12.- TERRITORIALISM & DEMOCRACY

POLITICS: Politics is 'normal mammalian behaviour' as Timothy Leary says: struggles over territory and resources.” - R. A. Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, 92. - Robert Ardrey has not made out a sufficient case for "The Territorial Imperative". The evils of politics apply largely only to territorial politics, not to its exterritorial and voluntaristic alternatives of diverse and tolerant panarchies. Freedom means exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, not territorial domination over compulsory members. Ardrey had to admit that, e.g., not even all apes are territorially motivated animals. - J.Z. 26.7.92, 8.1.93. - But, presently, the human apes are, largely, territorially domesticated animals, not because of inborn instincts but because of inherited and indoctrinated ideas and opinions, which they are mentally too lazy to closely examine and then shed. - J.Z., 9.12.03, 20.9.04. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is a clash of interests masquerading as a clash of principles.” – Anonymous - Territorialism makes interests clash, rather than tolerating and harmonizing them, as the experimental freedom of exterritorial autonomy politics would, for all members of voluntary communities, each doing only its own things to or for the members, under panarchism, polyarchism, multi-government, competing governments and societies etc. - Today did I read in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD of December 21-13, 2007, p.13, that the Russian leader Vladimir Putin may have accumulated in secret funds more than U.S. $ 46 billion, which would make him Russia’s and Europe’s richest man. – All quite honestly earned? – Or: Who says, that crime does not pay? - J.Z., 3.1.07. - VESTED INTERESTS, LOBBIES, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW

POLITICS: politics is a contest to determine who shall control the people; not a choice made by the people. - HAIL, 1:4:1, April 67, published by Charles R. Wiles. - Far less a choice made by each individual for himself or herself. – J.Z., 28.3.08. – VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES BY INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, PEACEFULLY COMPETING, PANARCHISM, SELF-CONTROL VS. EXTERNAL & IMPOSED CONTROLS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is a field where the choice lies constantly between two blunders.” – John Morley, M.P. – Free choice among all kinds of governments, societies and communities for the individual! All of them to be confined to the affairs of their volunteers but in that they are to be exterritorially autonomous. None of them should retain any territorial monopoly or privilege. – J.Z., 11.3.09. – Sometimes, under totalitarianism or tyranny, despotism or dictatorship, it is even confined to one major blunderer, the ruling one. – Presidents, prime ministers, chancellors in “democracies” and republics do still have all too much in common with them, e.g. territorialism, monetary despotism, compulsory taxation, governmental post offices and the decision-making monopoly on war, peace, armament, disarmament and international treaties. – J.Z., 31.12.11. – INSTEAD OF TERRITORIALISM: PANARCHISM: TO EACH HIS OWN, THE ESSENCE OF JUSTICE & LIBERTY. THE BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR PEACE, DEMOCRACY, DICTATORSHIPS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, LEADERSHIP

POLITICS: Politics is a murderous business at any time, and on occasion the drapings fall askew, letting you have a look at the real ugliness squirming around underneath.” – L. Neil Smith, The Wardove, p.142. – When it does not murder people, it destroys wealth, reduces incomes, causes inflations, depressions and mass unemployment, represses individual rights and liberties and supports popular myths, errors and prejudices rather than spreading enlightenment. – J.Z., 28.3.08. – The territorial kind of politics does certainly have to be discontinued and replaced by the exterritorial politics of communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers only, none of them with a territorial monopoly. – J.Z., 13.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.” – Ambrose Bierce. - Territorialist politicians and voters do not take genuine principles serious enough but merely adopt, all too uncritically, numerous flawed slogans, prejudices and myths and then try to put these quite uncritically into practice, a practice territorially forced upon all people living in a territory. Well, territorial politicians exempt themselves sometimes from their services, e.g. the social insurance services these patricians prescribed for their plebes as good enough for them. Nor do they always obey themselves the laws they prescribed for others. – They also exempt some diplomats and grant them diplomatic immunity – but not their dissenting territorial subjects! - J.Z., 26. 11. 06, 13.7.12. - VESTED INTERESTS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is friction. – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.123. – True only for territorial politics. The exterritorial autonomy politics for the volunteers of panarchism is a kind of oil or grease that avoids most friction between very diverse communities of volunteers, all only doing their own things for or to themselves. – J.Z., 4.3.08, 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Politics is not like football; in politics, it is possible for both sides to lose.” – Prof. Galambos. – Under territorial politics there can be dozens of losers, e.g. most of the minor political parties, not to speak of the numerous outvoted minority groups exposed to majority despotism, territorially practised. Just like in wars, where the losses of the finally victorious defender can be enormous – when he fights without mobilizing all genuine rights and liberties on his site and also respecting them even on the other side. – J.Z., 17.3.09, 14.1.12. – Territorialism amounts to a kind of permanent civil war, even during its “peace” or armistice periods between international wars. – If the “balls” of politicians do hit their goals, who else benefits from their power-games and this more than they lose by them, in the average? Naturally there is favoritism, there are subsidies and bailouts, legally or illegally provided, out of the “revenues” extracted from tax slaves also the wrongful and coercive as well as very harmful redistributionism via the inflations, deflations and stagflations of monetary despotism or the anticipation of further tax slavery through the issue and often forced placement of governmental debt certificates, i.e. “investments” in future tax slaves. Do we need territorial politics for this and can we justify it on that basis? – Territorialism does not sufficiently and rightly protect, defend and insure us, either. It cannot even run a postal service or personal transport system efficiently, far less a justice and an education system or the power supply or roads or railways. – So what is it good for, except the maintenance of many delusions, wrongful powers, great burdens and risks? - J.Z., 31.12.11, 13.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is not the art of the impossible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” – John Kenneth Galbraith. - Galbraith’s territorial politics and State socialists economics would leave us only these two options. Exterritorial autonomy leaves all rightful options open for volunteers. It offers freedom of action or experimental freedom at the own risk and expense and for the own benefit. – J.Z., 27.3.08, 13.7.12. DIS, EXTERRITORIALISM, & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM OR PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is not the task of a Christian.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, No Rusty Swords. – Territorial politics is not a rightful, moral or ethical, rational or truly useful activity for anyone! – J.Z., 28.3.08. – Any leash has two ends. – Any territorial ruler, vainly attempting to run the lives of millions of others, will hardly have any time and energy left to run his own life efficiently. – J.Z., 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Politics is nothing else than the tactics of power; it lives only through the division of powers and by the struggle for power.” – Proudhon, quoted in LERNZIEL ANARCHIE No. 4. („Die Politik ist nichts Andres als die Taktik der Willkuer; sie lebt nur von der Teilung der Gewalten und vom Streit um die Macht.“) – As usual, its territorial foundation is ignored. What would happen without territorialism and its compulsory membership and subjugation is not explored. Nevertheless, this territorial politics is, still considered to be a science or an art! – It is like an “artistic” landscape picture without perspective. – J.Z., 5.3.08, 14.1.12, 13.7.12. – POWER, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is now almost as conservative, reactionary, despotic, coercive and territorial as religion once was. To speed up progress in this sphere one has to do what was done in religion, technology, science, the arts: Give innovators their chance to experiment, under full exterritorial autonomy, at their own cost and risk. Allow all secular non-conformists and dissident their own “churches”, or “sects” or communitiess of volunteers or experimental associations. In short, we need tolerance in the economic, political and social system spheres, starting with the freedom to opt out or secede from all territorial institutions, laws, nations or States. – J.Z., 8.6.82, 4.3.08, 4.2.11, 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Politics is of the machine age, obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller. – Panarchistic or polyarchic (voluntary, competitive and tolerant exterritorial politics, allowing peaceful coexistence for all kinds of political, economic and social systems) would only gradually and peacefully, individual by individual secessionist, reduce any not sufficiently satisfactory system and finally eliminate it. But at the same time, it would allow successful utopias or experiments to be started and develop to maturity and to spread, person by person, gradually or even fast, all over the world for all its present and future volunteers. – There are other things and relationships than those of machines and technologies. We have to get rid only of the territorial, monopolistic, centralized, coercive and collectivistic “great” “machines” of national, ideological and religious States. All voluntary organizations will continue as long as they can and want to – but only for their voluntary members and at their risk and expense, just like churches and sects or hobby, sports and arts societies. – J.Z., 4.3.08, 14.1.12, 26.1.12. – Moreover, he wrote as if tools and machines were already obsolete! – J.Z., 11.4.08. – DIS.

POLITICS: Politics is our cross!” (Unser Kreuz ist die Politik!) – J.Z., 27.12.83. Free after Pius X: „Unsere Politik ist das Kreuz.“ - All too true for territorial politics. - J.Z., 4.2.11. – And we are not yet free to throw it off. – We are territorially and quite constitutionally, legally and juridically tied to it, with the backing oft he military and the police monopoly and that of its secret services. – J.Z., 31.12.11.

POLITICS: Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.” - Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894, "Yoshida-Torajiro," Familiar Studies of Men and Books, p.175, (1902). - Cleverness and skill in gaining and retaining power is necessary to succeed in politics but consumer satisfaction for all kinds of sovereign consumers of political services is not provided by or obtainable by territorial politics. - Let each voter become enfranchised to select the politician or politicians or the political system he wants for himself, to either somewhat serve or even exploit and oppress or terrorize HIM, until he wakes up to himself and secedes and chooses better and more productive societies or communities. - J.Z., 24.11.02, 9.3.09. – A governmental school – and university education does also help to succeed in this kind of “profession”, a skill in profiting from the own ignorance, errors and prejudices and those of the masses of voters. – J.Z., 31.12.11. - PROFESSIONS, EXPERTS, POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT BY “EXPERTS”, PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE EXTERRITORIAL COMPETITION BETWEEN DIVERSE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SYSTEMS POLITICIANS, PROFESSIONALS

POLITICS: Politics is the “art” of gang-banging. – The history of politics has been a history of political gang-banging. - J.Z., 4.4.75. – Whole territorial mobs, represented by territorial politicians, are legally victimizing individuals and weaker mobs. – J.Z., 4.3.08. – RAPISM, COMPULSORY POLITICAL “INTERCOURSE “WITH INVOLUNTARY VICTIMS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is the abdication of choice. – Pyrrho, quoted in THE CONNECTION 110 of 6.3.83, p. 86. – Under territorial politics it is not really an abdication of individual choice, since territorialism never grants full individual choice. It is granted and can be assured only under full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers under personal laws, in all their diversity, all peacefully coexisting in the same country, like different religions, sports or various hobby clubs or a multitude or private and cooperative enterprises, partnerships and businesses, with none of them holding, claiming or being granted any territorial monopoly, excepting, naturally, their privately or cooperatively owned real estate. – J.Z., 27.3.08, 15.1.12. – Territorialism amounts rather to the country-wide or State-wide deprivation of individual choice – and also on the local government level. – J.Z., 13.7.12. -  PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, CHOICE VOLUNTARISM, DIS., SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is the art of giving and accepting great disservices under the pretence that they are rightful and necessary services. – J.Z., 20.6.85, 27.3.08. - This does not express the monopolism and coercion involved in territorial politics. Under panarchism its free entrepreneurs would sell their political, social and economic system services only to voluntary customers, just like barbers, doctors and plumbers do serve only volunteers and this under agreed-upon terms. - J.Z., 4.2.11, 15.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM.

POLITICS: Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” – Groucho Marx – We should not forget that territorial politics causes most political, economic and social troubles in the first place. – Politicians are the worst trouble-makers. - J.Z., 8.3.09. - The major aspect of territorial power politics is that it CAUSES artificial troubles! – J.Z., 9.3.09. - & POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, JOKES

POLITICS: Politics is the art of making blunders appear as being in the public interest. – J.Z., 14.11.78. – Territorialism assures many blunders – by trying to conscript dissenters and non-conformists and all kinds of mutually antagonistic minorities into one uniform territorial system. Even its “majority” consists of several diverse factions. It’s like trying to “unify” all sports, hobbies, crafts, arts, fashions, reading, music, life styles etc. into a single “uniform” or “united” organization. – J.Z., 5.2.08, 13.7.12. – PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON INTEREST, PUBLIC GOOD, NATIONAL AIMS, DIVERSITY, INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, LIBERTIES & RIGHTS, UNITY & UNIFORMITY SPLEEN, LEGALISM

POLITICS: Politics is the art of making civilization work.” – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, 189. – Territorial politics is rather the “art” of making civilization go astray. – J.Z., 31.3.04. – It assures the survival of barbarism and primitivism, of collective responsibility practices, mass murder devices, suppression, violence, exploitation, monopolies, despotism, privileges, favoritism, corruption and massive waste in all too many spheres. Just look at the recent bail-out “policies” and government “spending”, not to speak of the history of all territorial warfare States and the bloody revolutions, civil wars and terrorism they do cause and perpetuate. – By now it is also characterized by its stockpiling of mass murder devices. - J.Z., 31.12.11. – One can expect anything wrong and irrational from territorial politics and only very rarely anything quite right and rational, if ever. At present I cannot even think of a single striking example of the latter behavior. Can you? – J.Z., 15.1.12. - CIVILIZATION, DIS., TERRITORIALISM, POWER GAMES, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRORISM, WARFARE STATES

POLITICS: Politics is the art of preventing people from occupying themselves with their own and real responsibilities. – Paul Valéry. – Territorial politics, that is. And in major spheres now monopolized by territorial States. Exterritorial autonomy politics, under personal laws, for all groups of volunteers, would permit all kinds of different peoples, individually and freely associated, to do exactly that for themselves, at their own expense and risk only. When will “political science” finally recognize that fact? – J.Z., 27.3.08.  Then they would be free to make their own choices on really large questions and problems as well, together with like-minded people, instead of merely small choices in their own private lives. – J.Z., 15.1.12. - Another translation: Politics is the art or preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. – Paul Valéry, Tel quel, 1943. – The French poet and critic, quoted by: John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, p.55. - Correct for territorial politics. Not applicable to the panarchies of various voluntary communities. – J.Z., 27.3.08. - At least we should work towards the situation where we get full consumer sovereignty towards all kinds of political, economic and social system services various politicians, parties, factions, faiths and ideologies do offer. – Also the free enterprise right to try to establish a new system among volunteers, while leaving alone the systems preferred by others. - J.Z., n.d. & 13.7.12. – We should no longer act on the wrongful assumption the God or the government knows best. There is no evidence for either assumption but much for the contrary view. – J.Z., 15.1.12. - Still another version: “Politics is the art to prevent people from dealing with what are really their own affairs.” – Paul Valéry. – For the individual citizens even what is called internal politics amounts to foreigners and foreign affairs (those of the internal politicians and bureaucrats) interfering with his private and business affairs. – J.Z., 18.2.08, 15.1.12. – Still another version: “Politics is the art to prevent people from taking care of that which concerns them.” – Valéry. (J.Z. tr. of the German version: “Politik ist die Kunst, die Leute daran zu hindern, sich um das zu kuemmern, was sie angeht.”) - POLITICS VS. THE PEOPLE, AUTHORITARIANISM, COMMAND ECONOMY, DICTOCRACY, PLANNING, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIALITY, MONOPOLIZING DECISIONS WHICH SHOULD BE THE CONCERN OF ALL, TERRITORIALISM & ITS MONOPOLIES, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INTERNAL & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.

POLITICS: Politics is the art of the possible.” (*) Quite true – which is why only second-rate minds go into it. Genius likes to challenge the impossible. (**) – Arthur C. Clarke, 3001. The Final Odyssey, HarperCollins Publishers, 1979, p.88/89. - - (*) One should rather speak of the limited possibilities that exist under territorial politics. The politics of exterritorially autonomous communities open up many more options, almost flawless ones and many flawed ones as well, but all only for volunteers and at their expense and risk. Thus it avoids rather than provokes resistance and clashes. While under territorial politics quite moral, free and rational actions are rarely possible, under exterritorial politics they can be realized among sufficiently moral, free and rational people. Territorial politics attempts the impossible, namely to satisfy all the people in a territory. Insofar it is the “art” of the impossible. - - (**) Only what is widely believed to be impossible, not what is really impossible, is challenged by a genius. Thereby he opens up formerly unknown possibilities and options for almost everyone who desires them for himself. Moreover, territorial politics is not really an art but an unprincipled mess, made by practical men with insufficient knowledge, ideas, interest and abilities and no appreciation of true principles, individual rights and liberties, i.e. of people who are, primarily, power-addicts and thus inclined to use force rather than reason and morality. In it the scum gets to the top, even in democracies, as Hayek pointed out in The Road to Serfdom. – J.Z., 28.9.07, 15.1.12, 13.7.12.  TERRITORIAL VS. EXTERRITORIAL POLITICS, PANARCHISM, DIS.

POLITICS: Politics is the continuance of war or civil war with other than military means and weapons. – J.Z., 5.12.92, 19.2.08. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is the kind of action that is guided by power and the possibility of coercion.” – Jaspers. - (J.Z. tr. of: “Politik ist das Handeln, das orientiert ist an der Macht und an der Moeglichkeit der Gewalt.“) – The politicians of exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers will either satisfy their consumers or clients or insured - or lose them, just like any businessman or firm or insurance company would. If they tried to use force against them then they might not survive for long, or not at liberty, anyhow. – J.Z., 24.2.08.

POLITICS: Politics is the means by which the will of the few becomes the will of the many.” – Howard Koch. - Rather: the obedience or compliance of the many for some time, while dissatisfaction, disgust and horror finally build up into a tidal wave. Moral politics would allow even the will of the many different groups of the few to be freely practised – among them, and, naturally, also the will of the majority, to become the determining factor for their own lives, actions, systems and institutions, without interfering with those of others. - Exterritorial and voluntary as well as competitive politics instead of territorial and coercive monopoly politics! By now the difference should have become clear in most heads, if the territorial model had not taken almost exclusive possession of most heads, for all too long, largely via the government-run or controlled mis-education system, whose statist propaganda ideas, errors, myths, fallacies, prejudices and dogmas do still dominate the mass media and the teachings at universities. - Instance, the popular mix-up of anarchy with chaos and of tyrannicide with assassinations. – Collective responsibility notions and practices are also common among governmentally as well as religiously mis-educated intellectuals. - J.Z., 24. 11. 06, 6.2.11, 15.1.12, 13.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is the means by which we coercively manipulate groups of people “for their own good” – without ever completely understanding what is “their own good”. – Lysander, in THE DAILY CALIFORNIAN, 17.10.66.

POLITICS: Politics is the method employed in power structures by means of which a monopoly of coercion can be attained and maintained.” – Robert LeFevre. – Usually much against the genuine public interest, the interest of the subjects, taxpayers, conscripts, peace lovers etc. – J.Z., 22.2.08, 15.1.12. -  COERCION, MONOPOLIES, POWER, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is the modern version of “panem et circenses.” – J.Z., 10.11.78. – “Bread and Circus” for the plebeians provided by the State, to keep them happy and distracted, while the patricians decide everything of real importance by themselves alone and often contrary to the rights and interests of the lower classes, not allowing them to take their fate into their own hands. – J.Z., 15.1.12, 13.7.12. -  WELFARE STATE

POLITICS: Politics is the only trade in which nothing succeeds like failure.” – Sir Ernest Benn, This Soft Age, p.121. – The failures of territorial politics get subsidized, or bailed out or get a privilege or even a monopoly. The successes that are still possible under territorial politics get heavily taxed and regulated. – All this under all kinds of false pretences. - J.Z., 17.3.09, 15.1.12. – Territorial statism amounts to organized incompetence, guided by its ignorance, prejudices, popular errors, muths, false assumptions and conclusions, numerous fallacies, all not yet sufficiently collected, published and confronted by their best refutations. – J.Z., 13.37.12. - SUBSIDIES, FAILURES, PRIVILEGES, BAIL-OUTS, FOREIGN AID, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is the opiate of the people.” – Quoted in THE CONNECTION 141, p.69. – Only territorial politics has this effect. Exterritorial politics would rather act like a healthy stimulant. – J.Z. 27.3.08. - Individual secessionism, combined with exterritorial autonomy choice would come to wake most people up to their individual rights and liberty options. Then, as sovereign consumers, they could not only choose between the ordinary consumer goods and services offers but also between whole political, economic and social systems, which are so far monopolized and imposed by territorial governments. - J.Z., 6.2.11. – As sovereign entrepreneurs they could then also become the founding fathers of new and better political, economic and social systems, all spread only by voluntary individual acceptances. – J.Z., 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Politics is the pursuit of religion by other means.” – John Freeman, QUADRANT, 1/78. Like under the Roman Empire, it creates its own supreme but secular “gods” and demands their worship or at least tax tributes and human sacrifices (labor in peace, lives in war, taxes in war and peace times) to them and their secular systems, full of false pretences, wrong assumptions and conclusions, ignorance of and prejudices against real solution. – J.Z., 4.3.08, 15.1.12, 13.7.12. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, RELIGION

POLITICS: Politics is the science of how who gets what, when and why.” (*) – Sidney Hillman, 1887-1946. – Andrews Quotations, p.355. – The preceding general robberies should be indicated. – J.Z., 17.3.09. - Also the centralized, monopolized, collectivist and coercive territorial decision-making that is involved. - J.Z., 6.2.11. And the many wrongful and harmful consequences of territorial domination of whole populations. – J.Z., 15.1.12. – (*) Almost always for the wrong motives and aims and through flawed to false reasoning. – J.Z., 13.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is the science of public crime.” – J.Z., 1.8.74. – Under the pretence that it would be in the public or common interest. – J.Z., 4.3.08.

POLITICS: Politics is the substitution of individual preferences by collectivist slogans.” – Lothar Schmidt. – (J.Z. tr. of: “Politik ist die Substitution individueller Praeferenzen durch kollektiv Parolen.”) - Alas, these slogans fill not only the territorialist propaganda and are embraced by "public opinion" but are territorially and coercively realized, as far as possible, upon whole populations including at least many small minority groups of involuntary victims, who are thus prevented from setting better examples by their actions, methods and institutions. - J.Z., 6.2.11, 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Politics is the systematization of helplessness. (perplexity?)”. – Source unknown. (J.Z. tr. of: “Politik ist die Systematisierung der Ratlosigkeit.”) – Those who are without any real programs or solutions, deserving these terms, altogether the vast majority, are territorially imposing their favorite quack "cures" upon those, so far all too few, who would rather help themselves with their own and worthwhile programs for their own affairs. Ask any politician or any of the majority of voters, what they think would cause e.g. unemployment, inflation, war, poverty, prosperity and racism and what they believe to be human rights and you get merely an almost endless reiteration of popular errors, myths, dogmas, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions, resulting in the usual problems of territorial politics. - J.Z., 6.2.11, 13.7.12. - PROGRAM – OR LACK OF ONE.

POLITICS: Politics is too important to be left to politicians.” – Ronald Reagan, p.87, in “Sincerely, Ronald Reagan”, a collection of his letters, compiled by his secretary Helene von Damm, 1976. – Only under panarchism or polyarchism would the political choices and active or passive involvement of every citizen be quite up to his own decision-making, his own personal choices for himself and for like-minded people. Only under it would there be all the diverse organizational forms for the great diversity of human ideals, interests and abilities. They would no longer be coercively and territorially unified, equalized or forced to conform to a single territorial model, that preferred by the current territorial legislators and rulers. – J.Z., 16.9.07, 6.2.11. – Enlightened actions by the first few potential pioneers would no longer be blocked and prevented by ignorant and corrupt as well as prejudiced power mongers and power addicts, namely territorial politicians and bureaucrats. Progress could take placed in a natural way and at its natural speed, no longer being artificially prevented, held back, “regulated” or even legally and territorially prohibited or outlawed. – J.Z., 15.1.12, 13.4.12. - POLITICIANS, PANARCHISM & POLYARCHISM

POLITICS: Politics is war by other means.” – J.Z., 3.1.83. - Compare Clausewitz: “War is the continuation of politics by other means.” - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.” – Mao Tse-Tung, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, 1966, p.5. - Mao managed to make his politics even more bloody than his wars! – J.Z., 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Politics makes strange bed-fellows.” - Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 15th week, p.131 (1871). – That is correct for professional politicians, pretending to act in the interest of the public, while they pursue only their own interests, and of voters, taxpayers and other victims, who believe that politicians are acting in the public interest while their rights, liberties and properties of their subjects are voted away by their "representatives". - To each only the politicians he voted for. That is the only punishment or reward he deserves. - J.Z., 13.10.02, 9.3.09, 15.1.12. - ALLIANCES, COALITIONS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICS: Politics means getting elected.” – From the film: Space. – Territorial politics means nothing else than that and trying to stay, by any means, in territorial power! – “Right or wrong, my territorial power politics must prevail!” – their actions seem to say. - J.Z., 22.7.89.

POLITICS: Politics must again become the study and practice of liberty - for no other kind of politics is moral and works for all. - J.Z., 76. – Was it ever, so far? – J.Z., 22.4.08. - EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION

POLITICS: Politics of Fear.” – L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon. – And of legalized threats and wrongful penalties. – J.Z., 17.3.09. – Extreme instance: nuclear strength via nuclear mass extermination devices. - J.Z., 6.2.11, 15.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM, OFFICIAL TERROR IN INTERNAL & EXTERNAL POLICIES, POLITICS OF FEAR

POLITICS: Politics offers nothing better than ways of temporarily juggling these gigantic forces. … juggling until everything breaks down or blows up.” – Robert Sheckley, Journey of Joenes, p.87. POWER, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics offers yesterday's answers to today's questions." - "The old civic state and national groupings have become unworkable. Nothing can be further from the spirit of the new technology than 'a place for everything and everything in its place.' You can't go home again." - "Our 'Age of Anxiety' is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools - with yesterday's concepts." - Marshall Mc Luhan & Quentin Fiore, 1967, - Quoted by Gian Piero de Bellis in his: "Scenarios for the Future". Scenarios for the Future - TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY

POLITICS: Politics offers yesterday’s answers to today’s problems.” – Marshall McLuhan. – And its answers of yesterday were not even proper answers to yesterday’s problems. – Territorialism has simply no answers to the problems it produces. – For instance, it had admitted that it has no knowledge of how to end mass unemployment and inflation immediately but at best only promises to reduce them within a few years! It has no correct answers to involuntary poverty and wars, either, but is causing them by its wrongful practices. Nevertheless, its leaders are not yet ready to abdicate and may never do so voluntarily. - J.Z., 23.2.08, 6.2.11, 15.1.12, 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Politics operates on the assumption that people can vote or legislate problems away rather than looking for causes and allowing others to apply their ideas in free experimentation among themselves, e.g. their monetary and financial freedom and some forms of alternative medicines or cures, even when applied only among those, who trust them or are willing to risk them – until they are, finally, used widely by all who have come to also trust them by observing the successful experiments of volunteers. – J.Z., 30.6.80, 6.2.11, 15.1.12, 13.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, VOTING, MAJORITIES, DEMOCRACY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, “POSITIVE “LEGISLATION

POLITICS: Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.” - President Dwight D. Eisenhower, address recorded for the Republican Lincoln Day dinners, January 28, 1954. - Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954, p.219. - What individual rights and liberties has territorial politics ever effectively protected in the long run? - J.Z., 13.10.02. – I cannot recall any example at present. Do your? Territorial politics takes the wrong and inefficient road to protect only some rights and liberties. It also infringes many of even these few rights in many ways and does not recognize or has even outlawed many important other rights and liberties. - J.Z., 26. 11. 06, 15.1.12, 13.7.12. – Participation in an officially organized crime syndicate does not protect one’s individual rights and liberties. – Taxation is robbery and most laws are despotic. - J.Z., 9.3.09. – I know of no territorial State that has clearly and explicitly recognized and declared all genuine individual rights and liberties. – Do you? - J.Z., 17.3.09, 15.1.12. - A CIVIC DUTY? CITIZENSHIP, PROTECTION OF RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, DIS., Q.

POLITICS: Politics should be confined to individually consenting adults.” – J.Z., 10.8.99. – Just like any form of sex, capitalism or socialism. – J.Z., 14.2.08. – As it is, it permits the equivalent of e.g. gang rapes, kidnapping and of bank robberies – based upon and “justified” by collectivist territorial majority voting. – J.Z., 17.3.09. – MAJORITARIANISM, DEMOCRACY

POLITICS: Politics should be neither an instrument of business “power” nor should business be an instrument of government power. Both, politics and economics should be separated – at least as well as the State and the Churches mostly are already. – J.Z., 23.10.78, 5.3.08. - BUSINESS, RELIGION, CHURCHES, SEPARATE DEVELOPMENTS FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICS: politics should be seen not as the art of guiding the use of legitimized force, but as the art of promoting and synthesizing difference.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p.162. – DIVERSITY, FREE DEVELOPMENT

POLITICS: Politics survives because of widely-accepted contradictions.” – Joseph DeJan, The Freedom Adventure, p.10. – The panarchies, all only of volunteers, would be very diverse but not self-contradictory or plagued by schisms or party politics for long, simple because of their inbuilt secession and schism option for individual dissenters. - J.Z., 27.3.08, 6.2.11, 13.7.12. - PREJUDICES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PUBLIC OPINION

POLITICS: politics threatens the very existence of men.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.31. – More specifically, it is the inherently territorial, i.e., centralistic, collectivistic, coercive politics as usual, which leads to the threat of a general nuclear holocaust. – J.Z., 7.10.07, .6.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

POLITICS: Politics throughout time, has been an institutionalized denial of man’s ability to survive through the exclusive employment of all his own powers for his own welfare. All politics throughout time, has existed solely through the resources that it has been able to plunder from the creative and productive people whom it has, in the name of many causes and moralities, denied the exclusive employment of all their own powers for their own welfare.” – Karl Hess, The Death of Politics, PLAYBOY, March 69. – TAXATION OR TRIBUTE GATHERING, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Politics was the only trade in which nothing succeeded like failure. The besetting sin of the politician was the urge to be doing something, whereas in public affairs nineteen times out of twenty the wise, kind and helpful course was to do nothing. - - A minimum wage with statutory hours was far more pleasant than the consumer’s nasty way of demanding value for money. - - The last political refinement was better still, for if the consumer declined to pay our wages we simply added them to his taxes. - - Moreover, while wage slavery had gone, consumer slavery had not yet found its Wilberforce. …” - Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, 1960, on Benn’s views, p.84. - - In spite of all its failures and in spite of the absence of any genuine successes, territorial politics goes on and on, based on taxes, compulsory membership or subordination and xyz legalized monopolies and prohibitions, regulations and compulsory licensing schemes. - Panarchies could continue, prosper and spread only through obvious successes of their experiments among volunteers, under personal laws or exterritorial autonomy. – J.Z., 23.6.92, 6.2.11, 15.1.12. – CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & SOVEREIGNTY FOR COMPETING ENTREPRENEURS PROVIDING ANY PUBLIC SERVICE. TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Politics will re-emerge as the engine of individualism.” - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, p.56. – Individualism and voluntarism will be the new engine of a rightful kind of exterritorial autonomy politics. – J.Z., 31.7.03. – Only in the form of voluntary collaboration in exterritorially autonomous communities of like-minded people: panarchies or polyarchies, applying, to themselves, personal laws rather than territorial ones, can “politics” be ever really successful, at least in the long run and for all people. On the road to this they will make many mistakes – but all of them only at the risk and expense of their own volunteers. – J.Z., 16.9.07, 17.3.09, 15.1.12, 13.7.12. - & INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Politics would be more responsive to consumer demand for it - if taxation were voluntary rather than compulsory. That politicians do not really want to serve the voters but, rather, to defraud and mislead them, is proved by their advocacy of compulsory taxation as supposedly rightful, natural and necessary. – J.Z., 26.4.95, 27.3.08. – POLITICIANS, VOLUNTARY TAXATION

POLITICS: Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, had always been the systematic organization of hatreds; …” - Henry Brooks Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907. - Tolerance and peaceful coexistence through voluntarism and panarchism! – Hatreds arise out of territorial impositions, mutual tolerance, peace and harmony grows through exterritorial autonomy or personal law for diverse groups of volunteers, i.e.  through panarchism or polyarchism! - J.Z., n.d. & 6.2.11, 15.1.12. - HATE, ENVY, POWER ADDICTION, ENEMIES, INTOLERANCE

POLITICS: Politics, as hopeful men practise it in the world, consists mainly of the delusion that a change in form is a change in substance.” – H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: Fourth Series, 1924, p.13. – Selected Prejudices, p.194. - I do hold that a change from coercive, monopolistic, collectivist and centralistic territorial politics to the voluntary, competitive, individualistic and decentralized politics of exterritorially autonomous societies, communities and States or governments, all without any territorial monopoly, would, indeed, be a very significant change in form and in substance. – Unfortunately, what is now passing as “political science” has not yet recognized that fact. - J.Z., 27.3.08, 13.7.12. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM.

POLITICS: Politics, in Rogers’ opinion, was, like smoking or drinking or any other human vice – something to be given up by an act of individual will. That men do not do so, he urged, stands as testimony to the fact that their fundamental motives are defective. At basis, Rogers held, the politicianis but a man driver, a human teamster. His business is to control men by the whip and the goad.” How, then, can we place any trust in his leadership when moral issues are at stake as they are in the problem of abolition? Not until we give up all reliance upon political machinery can we realistically look forward to an era of social harmony. …” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.39/40, on N. P. Rogers, 1849. - POLITICS, A VICE OR ADDICTION, TERRITORIALISM, POWER ADDICTION, STATISM, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS

POLITICS: Politics, it has been said, is the art of compromise. But compromise is not the object of politics; it is only a method. The end of politics is to gain and maintain control over the instruments of power over people. Politics is, then, the art of the struggle for power, any kind of (territorial! – J.Z.) power, but above all the power residing in (territorial – J.Z.) government. …” - Clarence B. Carson, in THE FREEMAN, July 78, p.19: The United States: The Concentration of Power. - Compromises are also mostly only needed in territorial politics, not in communities of volunteers, which are or will be exterritorially autonomous in the pursuit of their own, ideals, dreams, happiness, experiments and choices – J.Z., 28.3.08, 15.1.12, 13.7.12.

POLITICS: Politics, like other crimes, has been the career of many a bad man. – J.Z. 24.6.91. - Under the voluntarism and exterritorial competition of panarchism the careers of bad politicians would be limited to rule over their volunteers and since these “leaders” or “misleaders” do, usually, lack any worthwhile program, they would soon lose many to all of their voluntary victims as well. Their victims would rather secede from any mis-leaders to join one of the successful experiments all around them or start their own. - Who will remain loyal to a barber who always gives him always only a bad hair cut? - Who will remain subject to a tyrant or a fool when secession and better systems are an option for him? - J.Z., 6.2.11, 15.1.12.

POLITICS: Politics, to what extent is it an art or rather artless? "In politics we have an art." – said John Morley, On Compromise, p.229. - To the extent that territorial politics is not based on hard and fast rules and clear knowledge of sound facts and techniques, on basic rights and liberties, it is a mere art or, rather, a crafty craft, like safe-cracking, an unethical practice of power addicts, not a science, indeed. Modern territorial politics, like modern art, is rather muddled, confused and confusing and to a large extent it is even intended to be so. Otherwise, politicians could hardly look as well after themselves - under the pretence of looking after us. To the extent that it is basically monopolistic, coercive, interventionist and hierarchical, i.e. despotic, it does not deserve the term art. Why should the whole population of a territory be forced to follow, for some years, only the “art” school, dogma or ruling model of the temporarily dominating politicians, when all dissenting "art groups" could freely practise their diverse schools of the “art” of politics among themselves, exterritorially and autonomously, under personal laws? - J.Z. 12.6.92, 7.1.93, 8.9.04, 23.1.12, 13.7.12. – TERRITORIAL POLITICS, AN ART? PANARCHISM CORRESPONDS MUCH BETTER TO HUMAN NATURE & DIVERSITY

POLITICS: Politics: the general condition of human relations involving involuntary relationships and those relationships involving the use of force or fraud.” – Philip E. Jacobson, THE CONNECTION, 106 p.29. – True for territorial politics, untrue for the exterritorial “politics” of voluntary communities. – J.Z., 27.3.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

POLITICS: Politics is a battlefield on which the result (*), that what one achieves, lies always far below that which one wanted to achieve.” – Tocqueville. – It is far easier, cheaper and faster to buy or to freely produce what one wants on a free market. – (*) of which the result is? - J.Z., 24.2.08, 17.3.09.

POLITICS: Power and authority, as substitutes for performance and rational thought, are the specters that haunt the world today. They are the ghosts of awed and superstitious yesterdays. And politics is their familiar politics, throughout time, has been an institutionalized denial of man’s ability to survive through the exclusive employment of all his own powers for his own welfare.” - Karl Hess, Death of Politics, p.11.

POLITICS: Problems tackled only by territorial political authorities or by other authoritarians, remain usually not only unresolved but tend to become enlarged. – J.Z., 21.11.92. – By coincidence: Today I received an email from the Mises Institute, containing an article by By Murray N. Rothbard , posted on 2/18/2008. This article is excerpted from Conceived in Liberty, Volume IV, chapters 8 and 41. Washington Transforms the Army. It shows how much the authoritarian and aristocratic Washington became an obstacle to the rapid success of the American Revolution. – J.Z., 19.2.08. – Compare how Lincoln mishandled the Secession of the Southern States from his Federal authority. He should either have resigned or let these States secede, or should have stood up of individual and group secessionism, all only for volunteers, including this option for the slaves. He could have spread this peaceful secessionism by recognizing all kinds of governments in exile, all only for their existing and future volunteers. The liberty of the slaves, which was not his primary motive, could also, probably, have been bought for a fraction of the cost of the Civil War. But as a territorialist he preferred the bloody Civil War. The Southerners were also Free Traders. He could have proclaimed Free Trade for Free Traders and Protectionism only for Protectionists. Great wrongs, including monetary despotism, maltreatment of prisoners plunder and arson were committed on both sides. – J.Z., 13.7.12. – LINCOLN, CIVIL WAR, WASHINGTON, ROTHBARD

POLITICS: Professor Milton Friedman comments on the inverse of Smith’s economic “invisible hand”: The invisible hand in politics is as potent a force for harm as the invisible hand in economics is for good. In politics, men who intend only to promote the public interest, as they conceive it, are “led by an invisible hand to promote an end that was no part of their intention”. They become front-men for special interests they would never knowingly serve. They end up sacrificing the public interest to the special interest, the interest of consumers to that of producers, the interests of the masses, who never go to college, to that of those who attend college, the interest of the poor working-class, saddled with employment taxes, to that of the middle class who get disproportionate benefits from social security, and so on down the line.” – THE FREEMAN, 8/78, p.503. – The invisible hand in politics, market forces and laissez faire and tolerance for the tolerant are constitutionally and legally excluded in territorial politics. Its territorialism is visible, at least on maps and via all its power-mad, wrongful and irrational actions and institutions forced upon involuntary victims, not only applied to voluntary ones, the followers, the sheeple. -  J.Z., 15.1.12, 13.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE, IMPOSITIONS VS. CHOICES.

POLITICS: progress … is impossible in the framework of any political power-structure, whether of the right or the left. These structures always exert their pressure on society to ensure that it remains the same or, if this is impossible, even more the same, i.e. repressive.” – Robin Cook, A State of Denmark, p.57. – Some progress in the sciences, in technology, in the arts, in literature, goes on even under territorialism, even under totalitarian territorialism. But it does not go as far and fast as it could and should under freedom. – J.Z., 17.3.09, 13.7.12. - POWER, PROGRESS, TERRITORIALISM VS. FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICS: Pull freedom out of the political mire.” – FREEDOM MAGAZINE, Spring 74. – Pull it out of the quagmire of territorial politics onto the firm ground of exterritorial autonomy and personal law for communities of volunteers. That would minimize obstacles, friction and clashes, for each would get what he or she wants – as far as humanly possible, with the own system, method and organization, at the own risk and expense. No more involuntary victims or human sacrifices! – J.Z., 17.3.09. – Pull freedom out of the political fire! – Take cover under personal law or full exterritorial autonomy. No more fighting about any territorial borders and government systems. – J.Z., 26.1.12. - GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIALISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, ASSOCIATIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, PRIVILEGES, COMPULSION, ENFORCED UNIFICATION & EQUALITY

POLITICS: Question territorial politics and the various faiths just like you would question magic, witchcraft, prejudices, dogmas, astrology and any other superstition, rather than merely questioning politicians, priests and magicians. – J.Z., 23.5.91, 28.3.08, 6.2.11. - TERRITORIALISM, DIS.

POLITICS: Reason devoted to politics fights for its own dethronement.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Catalogue, p.102. – Unless it introduces individual secessionism, personal laws and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. – J.Z., 29.4.91. - - PANARCHISM, PARTIES, REASON

POLITICS: Reduce all politics to free competition and free choice between political “churches”  and “sects”, comparable to religious liberty or religious tolerance, even for rationalist, atheist, humanist and free thought groups, and for all kinds of apolitical as well as political associations, starting with all kinds of anarchists and libertarians and including all kinds of middle-of-the-road people, compromisers, conservative and even reactionary communities and associations, but all only for their volunteers and under personal law or exterritorial autonomy. To each his or her own choice, as long as he she is willing to put up with the results. – J.Z., 17.12.93, 15.2.08, 13.7.12. - GOVERNMENTS, COMPETITION, CHOICE, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: She was a generous person, a wise person in many ways, but she was politically blind. She could work for a firm producing nerve gas – and she would still feel quite happy and satisfied that she was helping, just so long as she was allowed to remember the birthdays of the other staff and bring them little thoughtful presents when they were down.” – Chris Beckett, The Welfare Man, p.348 of The Best of InterZone, ed. David Pringle. – Most people are still blind regarding the nature of territorial politics and its exterritorial alternative, even under the continuous threat of nuclear war. I am reminded of one nice old lady, “Tante Martha”, who often took care of the children in my extended family. Her horizon was completely confined to such activities, as I noticed in a talk with her, much later. She had also often looked after my sister, 2 years older, and myself, while my mother, as a single parent, was at work and my divorced father far away, so that I saw him altogether only for a few months in all my life. She was very competent regarding children and household questions but did not seem to have noticed WW I and its ending by the republican revolution, nor WW II, nor the “Great Inflation” in Germany and, afterwards, the World Depression and the Nazis’ tyranny and its atrocities. When I asked her what she had thought about these events and whether she had tried to understand, prevent or resist them in any way, she became very exited and my mother asked me, successfully, to abstain from such questions – otherwise this nice old lady would get a heart attack. The behavior of most of the victims of similar crises and great wrongs in our times is not so very different. At least this old lade did have a conscience and felt very strongly about my questions. Average guys coolly ignore them, as far as possible or have xyz false excuses for themselves, concentrate on their jobs, household and family problems and some amusements and entertainments instead, while the world around them goes to hell. – At best they offer merely the usual popular errors and prejudices in their responses. Just like most of the discussion comments on the Internet. – “Most people have a horizon with a zero radius. This they call their point of view.” – German proverb. - J.Z., 11.3.09, 14.7.12. - POLITICAL & MORAL BLINDNESS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Since (*) politics has become nothing but a means of acquiring control over people, it seems an improper; even more, an impotent means to use in eliminating controls over the people. – HAIL, 1:4:1, April 67, published by Charles R. Wiles. – (*) territorial! – J.Z. - CONTROLS, TERRITORIALISM, IMPOSED HIERARCHIES, COERCION, COMPULSION, POWER

POLITICS: Since there abound as many opinions as individuals, "tot homines, tot senses", one can see what confusion is graced with the good name of politics. The freedom of some denies the rights of others, and vice-versa. The wisest and best of governments never functions with the full and free consent of all its subjects. There are parties, either victorious or defeated; there are majorities and minorities in perpetual struggle, and the more confused their notions are, the more passionately they hold to their ideals. Some oppress in the name of right, the others revolt for the sake of liberty, to become oppressors in turn, as the case may be.” – P. E. de Puydt, Panarchy, 1860, in PEACE PLANS 4. – GOVERNMENT, PARTIES, CONSENT, MAJORITIES, MINORITIES, PASSIONS, OPPRESSION, LIBERATION, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: So long as we are duped ... and … continue to seek political salvation … so long must we continue to be the … vassals of a proud, arrogant, speak-making few.” – William Lovett, 1836. – “Speech-making”? – J.Z. - PREJUDICES, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, SELF-THINKING, PRIVATE JUDGMENT, SUBORDINATION, EXPERTS, AUTHORITIES, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: So perfectly notorious is all this, that some very sensible persons suppose it to be hardly possible for a man even to touch politics anywhere (by way of participating in them) without being defiled. And, if such persons ever take part in them, they do so only on the principle of choosing the least between two or more enormous evils.” - Lysander Spooner, Works II, Senate, p.324. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Some day we will supersede politics by education.” – Henry Demarest Lloyd. – Some day we will supersede territorial politics by sufficient enlightenment. – J.Z., 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Still politics is extolled. We are told more people should get more and more involved in it, so it will work better. If this is so, we should all avoid drowning by jumping into a whirlpool.” – Joan Marie Leonard, “Whatever Happened to Self-Government?” THE FREEMAN, Feb. 1977, p.75. - - Individuals should only get involved in their own kind of individually self-chosen politics, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy, among like-minded volunteers. Then all the evils of territorialist coercion and monopolism would more and more disappear – because then they could only be furthermore practised among volunteers – who would be surrounded by and live intermixed with the more successful communities of people, who choose more liberties and rights for themselves and possibly even all. – J.Z., 9.12.07. - AS USUAL VS. EXTERRITORIALIST VOLUNTARY POLITICS OR PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

POLITICS: Stop playing a sacrificial animal or pawn in the territorial power games of politicians and bureaucrats and their “great” leaders and “prophets”. – No more human sacrifices for their territorial systems. No more tributes to them. Full experimental freedom for all communities and societies, even governments of volunteers for their own kinds of “games”, always at the own risk and expense. Full freedom also for the remaining welfare State adherents to do their things to themselves, as their own risk and expense, undisturbed by us. – No community is to enjoy or tolerate any territorial monopoly any longer. – We have to get rid of these targets for mass extermination devices and opportunities for mis-rule. - J.Z., 20.1.98, 27.3.08, 15.1.12.

POLITICS: Territorial “… politics is comparable to gang rape …” – Taylor Radford ascribed the quoted words to Phil Jacobson, in THE CONNECTION 109, 22.1.83, p.90. – Minorities and individuals have certainly not sufficient self-determination and self-government under territorial rule. – J.Z., 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial law making for the whole population of a country amounts to organized and legalized irresponsibility. For proof compare how most laws compare with some of the better declarations of individual rights and liberties. – J.Z., 27.3.08. – LAWS, LEGISLATION, PARLIAMENTS, POLICIES, POLITICIANS, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, LEGISLATORS

POLITICS: Territorial politicians have “kidnapped” all of us and hold us to ransom, in territory-wide national security prisons. - Unfortunately, they did and do this still with the consent of all too many of us. – J.Z., 19.9.99, 14.2.08. - TERRITORIAL & KIDNAPPING OR HOSTAGE TAKING, COMPULSORY TAXATION OR TRIBUTE GATHERING, HOSTAGE TAKING, BLACKMAILING

POLITICS: Territorial politics – a “disease of perception and attention”. – J.Z., 11.1.93. – PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics – the road to disasters, even with the best intentions. – J.Z., 15.6.92.

POLITICS: Territorial politics amounts to coercive, centralistic, collectivistic, monopolistic and fraudulent quackery in political, economic and social systems. – J.Z., 28.3.89, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics amounts to organized and legalized parasitism. – J.Z., 3.10.88, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics amounts to systematized monopolies, prohibitions, favoritism, exploitation, oppression, extortion etc., under all kinds of false pretences and excuses. – J.Z., 7.10.88, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics amounts to the organized, dishonest, monopolistic, over-priced political and bureaucratic mismanagement of public affairs. – J.Z., 10.8.99, 14.2.08. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics amounts to the prevention or destruction of many of liberty’s rightful opportunities for all too many people. – J.Z., 24.1.95, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics and politicians render you helpless, poor and dependent, in most cases. – They extinguish producer and consumer sovereignty in some of the most important spheres and greatly diminish them in most others. – J.Z., 19.11.93. - POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics and the kind of territorial statism it leads to, do, largely, prevent the sufficiently informed and intelligent public discussion of almost any political, economic and social issue - even among the libertarian advocates of limited governments and all kinds of anarchists. – This in spite of the fact that its opposite, exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, would provide full experimental freedom for all kinds of communities to do their own things for or to themselves. – The realities of territorialism blind or blinker people towards its rightful and tolerant alternative. - J.Z., 12.5.94, 16.2.08. – LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, LIBERTARIANS, ANARCHISTS, PUBLIC OPINION, ENLIGHTENMENT, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

POLITICS: Territorial politics as usual amounts merely to systematically organized mismanagement of what has been wrongly called “public affairs” or the “common interest” and this for the benefit of politicians, their sponsors and favorites. – J.Z., 10.11.97, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics can get you into troubles but not out of troubles – unless making a career as a territorial politician is your aim. – J.Z., 25.1.97.

POLITICS: Territorial politics continues only out of ignorance, popular errors prejudices and myths on all sides, among voters, politicians, bureaucrats, leaders, law-makers, political scientists, judges, policemen, taxpayers and other subjects and “beneficiaries” of this whole unholy mess. – J.Z., 26.7.91, 28.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics deprives individuals of free choice in most important matters. – J.Z., 3.4.91, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics gets us nowhere fast. It threatens even our very survival, not only the other basic rights. – J.Z., 25.1.97. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics has become less and less believable as a rightful means to any rightful end. – J.Z., 25.1.97. - TERRITORIALISM, ENDS & MEANS, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics has flooded all countries and their populations, killing, destroying and making them sick. It has even driven the rightful, rational and efficient alternatives to it out of the thoughts of most minds and replaced them by popular errors, myths, fallacies, prejudices and false assumptions and conclusions. – It is good only in producing wars, civil wars, bloody revolutions, terrorism, a feudalistic and serf-mentality, poverty and economic crises. Moreover, for all too many decades already it has threatened the survival of mankind on Earth, with its “super” “weapons”. - J.Z., 31.12.11, 14.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, DIS., NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, WARFARE STATES, POWER GAMES

POLITICS: Territorial politics is a hindrance not a promoter of progress – almost in every sphere. – J.Z., 25.11.93. – Can you think of many exceptions to this rule? I for one cannot. – J.Z., 15.2.08. - TERRITORIAL & PROGRESS

POLITICS: Territorial politics is a losing game for all but its politicians and their favorites and their secret allies and supporters. – J.Z., 9.11.97, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is a mental aberration and a moral abomination. – J.Z., 6.4.98.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is a slippery slide towards the destruction of all individual rights and liberties, all self-responsibility, all private property, under the false pretence of serving the greater good, the public good, the common good, the national interest of all. – J.Z., 10.11.97, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is an all too torturous, bloody and expensive circus performance. – J.Z., 26.7.96, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is awfully lawful and wrong as well as irrational at the same time. – J.Z., 31.12.11.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is based on coercion, deception, delusions or compromises. Panarchies, being voluntaristic and exterritorially autonomous, allow all individuals and their free grouping their own individual choices in all public affairs. - J.Z., 19.11.92, 4.1.93, 20.9.04. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics is based on monopolies, on coercion or compromises. Panarchies, being voluntaristic and exterritorially autonomous, allow all individuals and their voluntary groupings their own choices. - J.Z. 19.11.92, 4.1.93, 14.7.12. - Under territorial politics politicians do their own things with “their” subjects and the property and earnings of their subjects. Under territorial politics there are no longer subjects but only free citizens, or sovereign customers and contractors, who have chosen the institutions, rules, services and agents which they do prefer for themselves, leaving all others free to do their own things to or for themselves. - J.Z., 20.9.04. – TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

POLITICS: Territorial politics is good only for territorial politicians and their favorites. But it has also many drawbacks even for them. – Even these they have not yet sufficiently recognized. Otherwise, at least some of them, would become panarchists. - J.Z., 22.12.89, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is inherently and unavoidably immoral and unsound while freedom in economics and the panarchistic free choice for individuals of their governments or societies is inherently moral and sound. – J.Z., 26.11.92, 19.2.08, 9.4.08, 14.7.12.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is just the continuation of war with other means. - J.Z., 77, 9.4.08. - Its coercion is mainly applied by majority voting instead of by the bigger battalions. - J.Z., 5.11.02.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is legalized and ritualized civil war, mostly conducted without the direct used of armed forces. – J.Z., 23.9.91, 30.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is not a game to be played but a wrongful imposition to be resisted at every level. – J.Z., 28.11.93. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics is not a rightful system, establishment or procedure. – J.Z., 25.1.97, 13.2.08, 15.1.12.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is not and cannot be truly representative for all or even most of its subjects. At most it represents a temporary and fluctuation majority, or coalition of various minority groups, which is not really united and in practice consists only of deceived or deceiving minorities, while a small minority is ruling and misleading, itself and the rest. – J.Z., 30.7.98, 27.3.08, 5.1.12. - REPRESENTATION

POLITICS: Territorial politics is not my game. I would rather abstain from it, totally, if were free to do so, from all its supposed benefits and also from all its certain burdens, dangers and restrictions of individual human rights and liberties. – J.Z., 21.5.91, 28.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is not really an ideal but, rather, a disaster. It is based on dreams, errors, prejudices and ignorance. Politicians and voters live and act under illusions. Politicians make promises they can’t fulfill, voters have expectations that cannot be realized, even with the best of will. All their well-meaning actions are based upon wrong premises and delusionary “solutions”, often achieving only the opposite of what they aimed at, while, generally, to ever increasing and multiplying our problems, burdens and nightmares and ignoring or even systematically suppressing many genuine individual rights and liberties. – J.Z., 3.7.93, 15.1.12, 14.7.12.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is not the answer but the problem. – J.Z., 25.1.96. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics is not the art of the possible but the pretence that territorial politics can do what only the voluntarism and experimental freedom of exterritorially autonomous communities under personal laws can hope to achieve, relatively soon and with certainty, like any progress in the natural sciences and in technology. – J.Z., 30.7.98, 27.3.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics is organized and enforced passivity - for most citizens. - J.Z., 78. - And the excessive activity of a few for their own benefit and at the expense of the majority. - J.Z., 5.11.02.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is organized irresponsibility both for those on top of the power pyramid and for those at the bottom, as well as for those in-between. – J.Z., 22.6.82, 28.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is possible only when men are not free. - J.Z., 76, 9.4.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is somewhat like the ancient Roman gladiator sports in reverse. In it a relatively few ruling politicians and bureaucrats are watching and enjoying the power games they play with whole populations. Their arena is world-wide and the peoples, as gladiators and forced laborers, are struggling before them, killing, injuring or otherwise making each other suffer – just to produce a good show or circus performance for the watching territorial rulers. – J.Z., 31.12.11. – TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, POLITICIANS, LEGISLATORS, SENATORS, REPRESENTATIVES, PEOPLES, HUMANS AS PROPERTY & EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS OR HUMAN SACRIFICES FOR POWER ADDICTS.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the art of pretending to act for all, while, in reality, favoring some at the expense of others. – J.Z., 8.2.88.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the art of pretending to be able to do the wrongful rightfully. - J.Z., 5.11.02.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the art of successfully pretending to be able to do the impossible. - J.Z., 73.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the largest and long lasting conspiracy of the few against the many. Alas, also with all too many granting it the consent of the victims. – J.Z., 22.2.08. – All politics, particularly territorial politics, being a conspiracy against individual rights and public welfare, I cannot give my consent to any of its factions and candidates. – J.Z., 11.7.87. – TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM & VOLUNTARISM, CONSPIRACIES

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the major inherited “sin” which all of us ought to cast off. – J.Z., 24.1.95.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the modern way to reintroduce or even exceed the dark and barbaric ages. – J.Z., 24.1.95, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the most obscene human activity. - J.Z., 73. - OBSCENITY

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the penalty for not adopting individual sovereignty and individual secessionism, individual rights, individual liberties and individual responsibilities but handing them over to politicians and bureaucrats, to grant or refuse and to ration out a few and all too limited ones, namely the civil “rights and liberties” of mere territorial subjects. – J.Z., 6.4.93, 19.2.08. – HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the top sucker game in which the general public is fooled and exploited. – J.Z., 23.8.93.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the worst crime. Even politicians are largely its victims, not merely its beneficiaries. – J.Z., 23.5.91, 28.08. – It is the practice of mutual victimization. – J.Z., 15.1.12.

POLITICS: Territorial politics is the worst mistake for territorially shared responsibility is, in practice, none at all. – J.Z., 9.11.97, 27.3.08. – COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics puts and keeps liars, cheats, brutes and mass murderers in power. – J.Z., 25.6.92, 22.3.08, 14.7.12.


POLITICS: Territorial politics makes no sense. It is a torturous, extortionist and distorting system rather than one that truly educates, liberates and provides opportunities for self-responsible growth and maturity. – J.Z., 25.8.98, 27.3.08, 14.7.12.

POLITICS: Territorial politics means ignorance in action, misinformation, mismanagement, misconceived and centrally monopolized and misdirected experimentation at the risk and expense of the dissenting few to many, rather than experimental freedom for all, always only at the own expense and risk. – J.Z., 30.7.98, 27.3.08, 15.1.12, 14.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, IGNORANCE, MINORITY DESPOTISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics means, mainly, wrongful options for a few or even all. It disfranchises most people even under its general franchise, on some of the most important affairs of their own lives. Exterritorial autonomy for volunteers means rightful and tolerant, liberating and enlightening options for all. - J.Z., 6.6.92, 10.12.03.

POLITICS: Territorial politics means mainly wrongful options for a few and no or all too limited options for the many. Exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers means rightful options for all. – J.Z., 6.6.72, 20.2.08. – PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Territorial politics means: Everything is up for grabs: “A mutual plunderbund” as Bastiat called it. – J.Z., 11.8.93.

POLITICS: Territorial politics neither teaches its victims nor its victimizers enough. It certainly keeps silent on the voluntaristic and exterritorial autonomy alternatives to it. – J.Z., 4.10.98, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics pretends to be able to achieve what is, by its very nature, impossible for it to achieve. – J.Z., 30.7.98.

POLITICS: Territorial politics prevents rather than assures solutions. Even when solutions are already known to some people they do not, as a rule, reach the political decision-makers or are accepted by them if they do. – J.Z., 25.8.98.

POLITICS: Territorial politics produces politicians, bureaucrats, taxes, waste, corruption, wars, revolutions, civil wars and terrorism – and nothing that is really worthwhile. – J.Z., 23.12.93, 15.1.12.


POLITICS: Territorial politics, apart from obstruction and destruction, and ignoring or suppressing many individual rights and liberties, is a conglomerate of false actions, flawed experiments, false pretences, false assumptions and false conclusions. – It cannot cure its own inherited or inborn sicknesses and disabilities. - J.Z., 29.5.91, 15.1.12, 14.7.12.

POLITICS: Territorial politics, no matter how you juggle the details and terms, it remains, essentially, a game of looting and suppression, with the loot going largely to the looters, suppressors and their voluntary supporters. - J.Z., 9.9.98, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial politics: The “art” of getting away even with mass murder. – J.Z., 9.1.95, 27.3.08.

POLITICS: Territorial power, monopolies, prohibitions, coercion, corruption and exploitation are the normal, not the extraordinary “business” of the “enterprise” or racket of territorial politics. The important difference, compared to private crimes with involuntary victims, lies only in its legalized status. Otherwise, these official crimes with victims, would be clearly seen as what they are. They would also be widely recognized for what they are once individuals and dissenting minorities are freed to opt out of all territorial systems and, likewise, free to re-associate only voluntarily, in their own kind of communities and societies, under full exterritorial autonomy and personal law. As such they could freely engage in all kinds of political, economic and social experiments, always only at their own risk and expense, so that experience and enlightenment would grow fast and lead them to progress. Even a small group could then set a shiny example for all others - if its ideas and practices are rightful and efficient. At least in some of them progress might occur then as fast as it occurred in the computer industries during the last few decades. – Until certain truths have been widely enough realized they can hardly be repeated too often in different wordings. Compare the efforts of Christian preachers during the last almost 2000 years. – Should we blame them for repetitiveness or rather for the remaining flaws in their ideas and thinking? - J.Z., 25.6.83, 27.3.08, 6.2.11. – Q., CHRISTIANITY, PREACHINGS, REPETITIVENESS

POLITICS: Territorial States or governments deprive individuals of much of what they consider to be their means and options for their own happiness, merely in order to provide to others, not selected by these individuals, whatever politicians and bureaucrats think would contribute to their happiness, after the politicians and bureaucrats have first deducted their enormous brokerage fees, a lion’s share, from the loot or tribute revenue gathered from involuntary taxpayers, for the happiness of these “administrators” of officially and legally stolen money. These stolen funds are also abused to territorially impose all kinds of disservices and prohibitions of free and rightful actions, under the pretence that this would be rightful and good for us. The greatest criminal protection racket of all is involved, with constitutional, legal and juridical sanctions and also one approved by statist scholars and publicists and most of the ignorant or prejudice voters, 14.7.12. – J.Z., 27.6.87, 27.3.08, 6.2.11.

POLITICS: Territorial, monopolistic, compulsory and collectivistic majoritarian decision-making is so wrongful and irrational, really an absurdity, that it should be altogether done away with. Power and authority should become individualized and voluntarized, contractualized as free enterprises and businesses, competing with each other for sovereign customers and voluntary members and investors. Under territorially imposed “unity” this cannot be done but under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws it can be. To each his own alternative political, economic and social system and organization – burdens, obligations and benefits – unless they want merely to exist as free individual producers, exchangers and consumers in a market economy established by the free marketeers or as free entrepreneurs or co-operators working in and for a free market, in their specialty. Then they might hire or subscribe to any competitively offered “government service” or competing societal service – but only to the extent that they do want them. To each his own! No more imposed leaders, ideologies and systems. Full individual consumer sovereignty towards all of them. – J.Z., 21.2.08, 15.1.12, 14.7.12. - PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Territorialist politics has highjacked all of us! – We are all hostages now, threatened with extermination by ABC mass murder devices in the hands of the most powerful criminals ever. - J.Z., 9.4.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

POLITICS: That every activity of the government will result in some groups being rewarded and other groups being, in effect, punished, is true by the nature of state action. If everyone benefited from a particular activity there would be no need for coercion to bring it about. Such natural action and reaction is the essence of all private, voluntary relationships taking place outside the sphere of government. Professor Milton Friedman eloquently describes this arbitrary favoritism inherent in political solutions:A (*) political system finds it very difficult to satisfy the needs of minority groups. It’s very hard to set up a political arrangement under which, if 51 percent of the people vote one way and 49 percent vote the other way, the 51 percent will get what they want and the 49 percent will get what they want. (**) Rather, the 49 percent will also get what the 51 percent want. (***) - - In a market system, if 51 percent of the people vote, say, to buy American cars and 49 percent vote to buy foreign cars and the government lets their votes be effective and doesn’t impose tariffs, 51 percent will get American cars and 49 percent will get foreign cars. In a market system, if 40 percent of the people vote that they want to send their children to integrated schools and 60 percent vote that they want to send their children to segregated schools, 40 percent will be able to do what they want and 60 percent will be able to do what they want. It’s precisely because the market system is a system of proportional representation that it protects the interests of minorities. – ‘There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch’”. - - (F) - (*) territorial – (**) It is rather easy – if you simply let them do their preferred things among themselves, under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy. There are numerous successful precedents for that liberty and right of individuals and minority groups. (***) Or they will get nothing but will have to pay taxes for what the 51 percent want! – J.Z., 31.7.92. – However, even M. F. has not advocated a free market for whole political, economic and social systems, all only for volunteers and without any territorial monopoly. – J.Z., 28.3.08. – Under it the 49% would easily get what they want among their achievable aims and the 51% would get their preferences. – No difficulty at all. But both groups cannot be fully satisfied under a single territorial system. – J.Z., 15.1.12. - FAVORITISM, MARKETS, MAJORITY, MINORITIES - (F) Sorry, but I did not note down who did here quote M. F. as extensively. – J.Z.)

POLITICS: The aim should not be to change voters or politicians or political ideals and methods but simply to change territorial to exterritorial, coercive to voluntary politics, compulsory State membership into voluntary State membership, monopolistic politics into exterritorially competitive politics, collectivist impositions into individual choices, national sovereignties into individual sovereignty and exterritorial minority autonomy, geographical secessions into individual secessionism, intolerance into tolerance, the suppression of free experimentation into freedom to experiment, uniform laws for all into personal and freely chosen personal laws. All these seemingly miraculous transformations are easily possible through the framework of panarchism, which allows panarchies or the government or non-governmental society of one's dreams or choice to each and everyone, all at the same time and in the same territory. - J.Z. 18.4.92, 13.1.93. - People ought to become politically (and with regard to economic and social systems) as free as they are already regarding their religions (in most countries already) and as consumers, hobbyists, artists, sportsmen, home builders, gardeners, tourists and entertainment seekers, music lovers, dancers, collectors etc. Only the "public sphere" of their lives has to become de-monopolized or privatized and subjected to individual consumer sovereignty and choice. - J.Z., 20.9.04. – POLITICS, THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE OR THE PRETENCE OF OMNIPOTENCE?

POLITICS: The application of collective action to seize and/or exercise the coercive power of the State.” – Sal Paradise, THE CONNECTION 123, p.67. – Like most people, he, too, considered only territorial politics. – J.Z., 27.3.08. - “While this probably describes 99.9% of political activity in the world today, it is not necessarily always true: for example, if I lobby for the repeal of an oppressive law, in what way am I attempting to seize or exercise coercive power?” - Dan Tobias, THE CONNECTION, 124, p.87. - It is also oppressive to deprive people of an oppressive law that could be applied only to those who prefer it and which they do manage to want for themselves. Thus any law repeal should only apply to dissenters wanting it and to their share of the tax burden of administering the law upon all. Consequently, the regulatory bodies and methods wanted by some, would in future have to be paid for by those who asked for them and want them maintained at their own expense and risk – among themselves. Instead of uniform laws applying to all and secret votes, we would have laws applying to those who want them and open votes that would bind only those, who do want them. Then more and more would the general and compulsory collectives for all people living in a territory become replaced by special-deal associations for those who do want them. The bargain hunters would become successful in this sphere as well, also the producers of better goods and services at lower prices. - J.Z., 27 Sep. 89, 10.10.89, 15.1.12, 14.7.12. - When decisions by volunteers apply only to these volunteers then, among them, there is obviously no need any longer for secret voting. The present secret voting already indicates that thus many wrongful decisions are made, under territorialism, its monopoly and legalized coercion, over the lives of dissenting others and that the victims of these decisions would tend to retaliate if such votes were public and voters could be held individually responsible for their votes. - J.Z., 20.9.04. – SECRET VOTING, COERCION, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, COMPETITION & VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM. FREEDOM FOR FREEDOM LOVERS ONLY, TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY DESIRE IT FOR THEMSELVES, LAWS, OPPRESSION, DISSENTERS, REGULATIONS, DIVERSITY VS. UNIFORMITY, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITARIANISM

POLITICS: The art of appearing candid and completely open while concealing as much as possible. – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.165. - Compare their opposition to WIKILEAKS. - J.Z., 6.2.11. – TERRITORIALISM, SECRECY, PUBLICITY

POLITICS: The art of collectively organized and imposed political, economic and social impotence -for most of the population. – The few remaining decision-makers under centralized territorialism, as a rule, can only offer more and greater problems, as if they were genuine solutions, but no fundamental solutions. They all subscribe to territorialism and oppose many to most of the important individual rights and liberties that would provide self-help and experimental freedom options. - Under territorialism it creates the largest and least productive and most counter-productive committee, one more interested in faction fighting and leadership struggles than in any rightful and rational reforms. - J.Z., 29.5.92, 20.2.08, 6.2.11, 15.1.12, 14.7.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: The arts and sciences have always been international. … It’s only our damned politics that remain nationalistic. To our sorrow.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat III, p.80. – Not that they are nationalistic, ideological or religious is wrongful and harmful, but that they demand a territorial monopoly for themselves and their “ideals”. – J.Z., 4.3.08, 15.1.12. – NATIONALISM, INTERNATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, DIS.

POLITICS: The attempt to justify a role for the state by ignoring economics in favor of mystical worship of the nation, community, civil society.” – J. C. Lester. – STATISM, POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, CONTROL, LEGISLATION, PARLIAMENTARISM

POLITICS: The authoritarian (instead of “authoritative”) allocation of values for a whole territorial “community”. – J.Z., n.d., a change from a conventional definition.

POLITICS: The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitution of government.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, Sept. 17, 1796. – He, too, left “the people” undefined or simply assumed that only territorial populations could form a “people”. As a territorially imposed system, the USA republic or democracy amounts also to the prohibition for individuals and minorities to achieve the same or something different for themselves. The negro slaves and expropriated and driven out Red Indians were extreme examples. Even the “white” women were not fully emancipated by the American Revolution and the Civil War. Alas, Washington, too, did not say “farewell!” to territorialism and its inherent despotism. – The bill of rights amendments to the US Constitution are even today still all too flawed and incomplete. But who cares? Most critics of the present territorial U.S. governments merely want to return to it, as amended instead of seeking comprehensive amendments - as formulated by themselves, rather than their mis-rulers. - J.Z., 17.10.85, 15.1.12. –  PANARCHISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM, LIBERATION, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PEOPLE.

POLITICS: the black hole of politics.” - Richard Rider, in Mingardi interview. - I would confine this remark to TERRITORIAL politics. But then most people do not know as yet of the other and rightful possibility of diverse panarchies of volunteers, all under personal law only. - J.Z., 31.1.02, 9.3.09, 15.1.12. - WELFARE STATE, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGET, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS: The contest between a few to determine the norms according to which all should live.” – Ron Kritzfeld. – (“Das Ringen weniger um Normen, nach denen alle leben sollen.”) - Territorial politics does not permit all people to live in every respect in accordance with their own principles, ideals, conscience and beliefs. Instead, they are forced to abide by those of the politicians and bureaucrats, which are, very often, inferior and, sometimes, downright immoral or stupid ones. – J.Z., 24.2.08, 15.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: The economy can be forced to support politics. Politics cannot support but only obstruct the economy. Only a truly free economy would not support territorial politics but would merely allow all people to do their preferred and different things for or to themselves, as a matter of free individual choice and exterritorial autonomy. It would do away with territorial power politics and coercively obtained "public revenues". Even if compulsory dues were retained within panarchies, then, due to their voluntary membership, they would amount merely to a form of voluntary taxation. - J.Z., 22.6.91, 14.1.93. - I believe that already Proudhon spoke of dissolving the State in the economy. - J.Z., 11.12.03. – What would remain then of it? Nothing but freely competing societies and communities of volunteers, none of them with a territorial monopoly and thus relatively peaceful and tolerant. A ruler or political leader would then no longer be a feudal lord but an entrepreneur depending on finding, satisfying and keeping his customers or clients, under panarchism, polyarchism, multi-archism, voluntarism or whatever you want to call it. – J.Z., 17.3.09. 6.2.11. - & ECONOMICS, PROUDHON

POLITICS: The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.” – Buckminster Fuller. – Also the end-move in all exterritorial politics against territorial politics, unless individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities is maintained. All basic rights and liberties are associated with the right to enforce them. Only wide-spread ignorance of and wide-spread disinterest for all individual rights and liberties has so far preserved territorial politicians in power. – So far there exists no armed force in the world dedicated only to uphold all individual rights and liberties. So far there exists neither a recognized and sufficiently published complete declaration of all these rights and liberties so far discovered and formulated nor a sufficient interest in trying to provide such a declaration. - J.Z., 23.2.08, 15.1.12, 14.7.12. – MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICS: The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” - Thomas Sowell. - ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - The economics of freedom can provide relative abundance for productive people while the anti-economics of politics can only provide shortages and poverty. - J.Z., 23.11.02. - Only under full freedom can the relative economic scarcity be turned into a relative abundance for everybody, by fully utilizing natural resources, manpower, ideas and intelligence, science and technology and all economic freedom options. Only under fully free competition for all alternative political systems can all people get the governments or societies of their own choice and dreams – for themselves and likeminded people only and this at their own expense and risk. – Let all utopias become practised – but only among their followers. Then few would survive for long, by being successful, but all could learn much from these experiments. The best would gradually drive out the worst, via better informed individual choices, while exterritorially, under personal laws and for volunteers, all of them could peacefully coexist. – J.Z., 8.1.08, 9.3.09, 7.2.11. – PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, ECONOMICS & SCARCITY, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: The fundamental difference between the political market and the economic market is that in the political market there is very little relation between what you vote for (*) and what you get. In the economic market you get what you vote for.” (**) – Milton Friedman, 1975. - (*), what you pay for – (**) and pay for.  - Once a fully free  market is introduced also for political, economic and social systems, then this difference will largely disappear. - J.Z., 4.3.08, 7.2.11. – VOTING, MARKET, CHOICE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, LAISSEZ FARE IN POLITICS AS WELL AS IN ECONOMICS – FOR THOSE, WHO WANT IT FOR THEMSELVES – OR PREFER ANY OTHER KIND OF SYSTEM FOR THEMSELVES, AT THEIR OWN RISK & EXPENSE.

POLITICS: The future messes are predictable to the extent that coercion, monopolies and centralized territorial powers continue to intervene with individual rights and liberties. To the extent that individual rights and liberties become realized the future becomes somewhat predictable, too. It would then and certainly be a much better one than our past and present one. - J.Z., 26.11.93, 22.4.08, 7.2.11, 14.7.12. - FUTURISM, PREDICTIONS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

POLITICS: The highway to injustice. - J.Z., 17.8.91. Territorial politics that is. The exterritorial politics of volunteer communities and societies is the high road to justice for all of them. – J.Z., 28.3.08. (*) - Under voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy or personal law, they can freely and individually sort themselves out, so that each can do the own things. Any degree of liberty for freedom lovers and any degree of statism for the statists. - J.Z., 7.2.11. – (*) And towards freedom, security, peace, prosperity, enlightenment, progress, even life extension and the stars. – J.Z., 14.7.12.

POLITICS: the impossibility of any lasting political solution, no matter who might control the state …” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 230. – Alas, Bastiat and Roch remained supporters of “limited” but still territorial governments and insofar authoritarian or even totalitarian governments. They did not explore the alternative to territorial domination of a whole population, namely, full exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers and this although, as a pious Christian, he must be aware of the precedent of religious liberty or religious tolerance. Too many split minds are around, most of them with the unchecked premise: “Politics is quite another matter!” - Well, it took hundreds of years before they recognized religious tolerance. – For some it may take as long before they grasp the rightfulness and rationality of exterritorial autonomy for all but criminals with victims and aggressors. - J.Z., 6.3.08, 14.7.12.

POLITICS: The major political success is not to win an election but to move the political spectrum in your direction. – J. J., Ray, 12.2.78. – Why not let everybody win? How? “To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice!” – Recognize and respect all of the diverse groups of people, who only want to do their own things among themselves, as “people”. – J.Z., n.d. & 14.7.12. - PANARCHISM, PARTIES, SUCCESS, VICTORY, DIS., TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

POLITICS: The moment for great measures has come. The evil is at its height. It covers the face of the earth. Chaos, under the name of politics, reigns there throughout too many centuries. Let everyone return once more to order, and reassume its just place.” – Ernest Belfort Bax, in the anthology “Against the Grain”, ed by Giffin/Smith, p.74. – His just place? Was that ever the case? - There are different concepts and methods of justice. Let each choose the system he prefers for his affairs. - J.Z., 7.2.11, 7.2.11. - ORDER, CHAOS, SECESSIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, DIS.

POLITICS: The monopoly for the highest degree of confidence-trickery, robbery, compulsion, fraud and corruption – over a whole territory and its population. – J.Z., 17.12.93, 15.2.08, 17.3.09. - The alternative of voluntary, competing and exterritorial autonomy for each of the diverse groups has either still to be explored or still to be sufficiently publicized - as a way out for all peaceful, tolerant and productive people, whatever their ideology may ask of them regarding their own affairs. - J.Z., 7.2.11. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS

POLITICS: The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.” - (“Plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose.”) – Alphonse Karr, Les Guêpes; Les Femmes, Jan., 1849. (Edition Levy, vol. vi, p. 304.) - Not true for the time after the change to exterritorial politics – voluntary, self-chosen and confined to exterritorial autonomy with individual rights and liberties (to the extent that they are known and appreciated) determining their internal and international policies. – J.Z., 4.3.08, 26.1.12. – DIS., CHANGE

POLITICS: The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other.” – Will Rogers, 1879-1935, The Illiterate Digest, 1924. – Is something else to be expected under territorial politics, which permits the winning party to rule also over the affairs of the other parties and their followers? – J.Z., 10.9.07, 26.1.12. - All have so far subscribed to the worst political hypothesis or dogma, that of territorialism. To that extent they are all the same, regardless of which one is temporarily in power. They differ only in secondary and tertiary aspects, which they, quite wrongfully, believe to be the most important ones. - J.Z., 7.2.11, 15.1.12, 26.1.12. - & PARTIES, DIS., JOKES

POLITICS: The Nixon Political Principle: If two wrongs don’t make right – try three.” – L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.81. – Was he really a worse politician than most of the others were and are? (*) – It seems that the current territorial ruler often do often to mostly arouses the greatest hatred. - J.Z., 5.3.08, 17.3.09. - Under panarchism even the worst ruler or political systems are at least temporarily bearable for their supporters, for they volunteered for them. Once they experience them for a while, the dissenters would and could simply secede from it. - J.Z., 7.2.11, 26.1.12. – (*) He might have said, like many convicts do: My “crime” consisted in getting caught, while most others got away with their outlawed actions, which is true, too, under territorialism. – J.Z., 14.3.12. - VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIALISM & SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, POWER MONGERS, POLITICIANS

POLITICS: The one justifiable purpose of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered development of the individual.” - Albert Einstein. - Precisely that is the one thing, which they can least of all do in any of the spheres that are monopolized by territorial statism! The rightful, tolerant, voluntary and peaceful alternative of individual and group secessionism, combined with exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, was rejected by Einstein when he was approached about it in the 1930's. He remained a dogmatic territorialist and even upheld the principle of collective responsibility of subjects for the actions of their governments, e.g. by recommending the building of the nuclear bomb. He was a good example of the general ignorance and “barbarism of the specialists”. (Ortega I. Gasset.) That he was, in all too general terms, for "peace" does not save him from this accusation. - J.Z., 29.1.02, 7.2.11. - INDIVIDUALISM, STATES, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, SOCIETIES, INSTITUTIONS, DIS.

POLITICS: The only bad weather, climate and environment that I do really dislike is that provided by territorial and, therefore, unjust and coercive politics. – J.Z., 30.10.94, 27.3.08. – Historically, many of the non-violent tribes fled from it into jungles, deserts or icy areas. By now such options have been greatly reduced. – J.Z., 14.7.12.

POLITICS: The only thing to do was turn your back on the politics of politicians, …” - Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.403. – Turn your back only on territorial politics and become open-minded towards and explore the politics of exterritorial autonomy and personal law alternatives for communities, societies and competing governance systems, all for their volunteers only. That approach promises successes comparable to the introduction of the experimental method in science and technology, while all its failures will be limited to their volunteers.– Alas, while this solution is desirable and practicable – it is still outlawed and all too widely even unappreciated. – If enough people loved it, like e.g. many people love drugs, smuggling and tax evasion … - J.Z., 4.3.08, 11.4.08, 14.7.12. – The exterritorialist revolution has the potential to be the most non-violent, fast and powerful and least destructive one, for it would release all the centrifugal forces in all territorially ruled populations and turn even many to most of those, who are now ideologically or religiously or in their customs and traditions opponents of each other, into effective allies under the common platform: To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her own choice, exterritorially, under personal law. All of mankind’s history, properly seen and understood, speaks for this solution, a tolerant one for all tolerant, peaceful, non-criminal, non-violent and non-aggressive people, who know their individual rights liberties and are willing to stand up for them, to the extent that they do already appreciate them and want to practise them among themselves. – J.Z., 14.7.12. – REVOLUTION, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, TOLERANCE, LIBERATION, INTERNATIONAL, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, MILITIA, SECRET ALLIES, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, FRATERNIZATION, DECISION-MAKING BY THE SUBJECTS RATHER THAN THE RULERS, DESERTION, MILITARY UPRISINGS

POLITICS: The penalty good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.” – G. B. Shaw. – “Abstain from beans!” – Abstain from politics? – Abstain from territorial politics. – J.Z., 4.3.08.

POLITICS: the perpetual triumph of those who command, who promise, who frighten.” - Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.14. – Rather, the perpetuation of numerous diverse and man-made disasters caused by those who territorially command, promise and frighten. - J.Z., 16.9.82, 14.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM, LAWS

POLITICS: The political choice is no choice. – J.Z, 11.12.87. – The territorialist choices are quite insufficient and often produce more wrongs and harm than they prevent. – J.Z., 22.2.08. – VOTING, PARTIES, LAWS, STATES, DIS., GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, REPRESENTATIVES, ELECTIONS

POLITICS: the political condition is a condition merely of fact, not a condition of right.” - William Archibald Dunning, A History of Political Theories, Recent Times, p.112. That is well expressed by the German term for territorial power politics: “Realpolitik”. – J.Z., n.d. - Strongly believed in but false ideas are real factors, inducing people to commit many wrongs, but that does not make them right, rational or correct. The territorial establishments are indeed facts of our reality, our present man-made environment, but this does neither make them right nor rational, no more so than any of the religious hierarchies were and are. - We have to start thinking and acting beyond them, if we wish mankind to survive, for now our territorial masters are armed with mass murder devices, i.e., anti-people "weapons" and are insane enough to keep them in readiness for their ultimate "use" by them - against us. It hardly matters whether we are mass-murderously extinguished by our own insane territorial rulers or their equivalents on the other side of the borders. They do rightly fear each other but do not aim their weapons at each other but, rather, at the victimized populations of whole territories. - For tyrannicide alone or the overthrow of despotic governments there are dozens of suitable weapons. All ABC mass murder devices are quite unsuitable for this purpose. All tyrannical and authoritarian regimes, i.e. all territorial ones, must become replaced by systems chosen by volunteers for themselves, none of them with any territorial monopoly. - J.Z., 7.2.11. - NWT., TERRITORIALISM, RIGHTS, MORALITY, ETHICS, DIS.

POLITICS: the political market (*) – a market characterized by customers who do not buy, producers who do not sell and owners who do not control.” – Laissez Faire Books, catalogue May 92 p.10. – (*) Territorial politics constitutes rather the opposite of a market, since it monopolizes important activities in whole territories. Only the so far outlawed exterritorial politics of voluntary communities, societies and governments, all without any territorial monopoly, all under personal laws and institutions only and all of them permitting individual and group secession, thus upholding their status as volunteers, would constitute a genuine market for wanted political services. One might as well call any other monopolist a “free marketeer”, too. – J.Z., 28.3.08, 15.1.12. - MARKET

POLITICS: The political mechanism rests on coercion: so long as politicians enjoy unlimited power, a fleeting majority (or even a winning minority like Mr. Wilson’s in 1974) can over-ride personal preferences and enforce the private whims of the ruling clique.” – Ralph Harris, in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, 1985, p.14. - TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITY RULE? ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY

POLITICS: The political method is something that is basically erosive of one’s personal morality, rather than an attack on one’s ideology. I think we should not be so enthusiastic about politics.” – Mike Dunn, OPTION, 6/78. - Any territorial regime, more or less constitutionally, legally and to different degrees, suppresses and exploits those not agreeing with its ideology or party platform. They operate like criminal gangs fighting for "their" turf, but on a much larger scale and without their Warfare State activities being outlawed or even sufficiently criticized. - J.Z., 7.2.11, 15.1.12. - MORALITY, CORRUPTION, TERRITORIALISM, DIS.

POLITICS: the political method of solving economic problems is always the wrong one. …” - Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.37. – Correct only for most territorial politics. – J.Z., 15.1.12. - ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS, PUBLIC SPENDING, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: The political principle has always been the use of the ‘big stick’ in human relations.” – Bronislaw Malinowski, Freedom and Civilization, p.259. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: The political process is indeed an immoral process.” – Anthony C. Sutton, What Is Libertarianism? p.17. – MORALITY, IMMORALITY, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, MAJORITIES, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: The political sphere is viewed by the average man as a realm of magic and miracles, a world view identical to medieval man’s. While with his mouth, he may deride magic, in the heart he believes in miracles. - So he continuously elects men who proclaim the faith in miracles. Or worse yet, he elects men who actually believe in miracles.” – K. Browning, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 8.11.75. – VOTING, FAITH, MIRACLES, MAGIC, PREJUDICES, STATISM, RELIGION, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: The power of territorial politics, like that of compulsory taxation and monetary despotism, is not a creative but a destructive and preventative force, a power against any genuine, fast, voluntary, progressive and self-liberation attempt. – J.Z., 22.2.98, 27.3.08, 15.1.12.

POLITICS: The principles of true politics are those of morality enlarged; and neither do nor ever will admit of any other.” – Edmund Burke, quoted in C. Bingham, Men and Affairs, p.41. – How often have we experienced “true politics” and true morality or ethics and enjoyed all our genuine individual rights and liberties under territorialism, if ever? – J.Z., 15.1.12, 14.7.12. – Q., MORALITY, DIS.

POLITICS: The process of dispensing of the property, earnings, liberties, rights and even lives of individuals without so much as asking them for their individual permission or consent. This moral requirement is replaced by majoritarian “free voting” and a “representative” farce. – J.Z., 29.11.92, 19.2.08. – TERRITORIALISM, PROPERTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, CONSENT

POLITICS: The Terror of Ideological Politics, is merely the title of a book that I have seen mentioned. It was written by Marian J. Morton (Mortes?), 1972. Often the title alone indicates already the wrong mindset of the author. The real terror is the result not just of any of the different ideologies but that of the territorial ideology which, presently, almost all of them do have in common. Religious ideologies were terrorizing, too, while and wherever they were territorially imposed upon dissenters. They lost their terrorizing characteristics as soon as they became merely exterritorially autonomous for voluntary members. - J.Z., 22.11.90, 14.1.93. - Alas, we still have all too many people in the world who are intolerant in their religion and, correspondingly, we still have some religious wars and terrorist acts - quite apart from the "religion" of territorial nationalism and statism and its official and unofficial terrorist actions. - J.Z., 20.9.04, 9.4.08, 15.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE & IDEOLOGY

POLITICS: The theocracies of antiquity were political states. The totalitarian states of today are the realizations of quasi-religious theories. Politics is the pursuit of religion by other means. It was that shrewd observer Junius who noted as early as 1769 that the fanatics, who made the Wars of Religion possible, had merely changed their occupation. “There is a holy mistaken zeal in politics as well as in religion. …” – John Freeman, The Tyranny of Politics, QUADRANT, 6/78. – FAITH, RELIGION, FANATICISM, INTOLERANCE, BELIEF, IDEOLOGIES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM – Underlining by me. – J.Z.

POLITICS: The way to solve problems is to make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.” – Milton Friedman in Australia 1975, p.66. – Why not simply allow all the diverse groups, movements, parties and peoples to do their own things for or to themselves, at their own risk and expense? – Exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers! – Free enterprise and consumer sovereignty in that sphere as well. - Even the worst politicians, parties and platforms do have some followers. Let them have for themselves what they do prefer for themselves. They would deserve what they would then choose for themselves to practise, at their own expense and risk. However, neither the worst nor the best have the right to rule territorially over peaceful dissenters who just want to do their own things among themselves. - The road to mutual tolerance requires exterritorial autonomy for all desiring it for their own affairs. - J.Z., n.d. & 7.2.11. - PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, ASSOCIATIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

POLITICS: The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” - H. L. Mencken, "Women as Outlaws," A Mencken Chrestomathy, p. 29 (1949). This essay was first published in THE SMART SET, December 1921. - The threats posed by territorially competing politicians are not imaginary. The own politicians and those in other countries are our own worst enemies. They can only save themselves from their internal victims by asserting that they could protect their own victims from other internal and external politicians. But these other internal and external politicians could, usually, assert just the same about themselves – as supposed or asserted "saviors" and “protectors”. – Let individuals freely choose their own “saviors” and protectors, at their own risk and expense! - J.Z., 13.10.02, 9.3.09, 15.1.12 – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EMERGENCIES, THREATS, FEAR, PANIC, SECESSIONISM

POLITICS: The whole art of politics consists in directing rationally the irrationalities of men.” - Reinhold Niebuhr. - This statement is attributed to him in his obituary in THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 2, 1971, p.45. Unverified. - It is rather the wrongful and irrational misdirecting and ruling of the present territorial States, their attacks on the genuine individual rights and liberties of their subjects, under the pretence of protecting them, the territorial monopoly suppression of all rightful, rational and voluntary alternatives to the exclusive, coercive and territorial rule over non-consenting victims. Competing governments and societies would have only voluntary members and victims. They would be educational for them and for outside observers. Most people never learned enough from territorial politics, least of all most of its political "scientists", its politicians and its voters. - J.Z., 13.10.02, 7.2.11. – PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: The whole art of politics lies, I should say, in a judicious combination of conservatism and reformism.” – Maurice Cranston, Political dialogues, p.180. – Rather, in the injudicious, coercive and monopolistic and centralistic combination of various opposites existing in the population of a whole territory. – J.Z., 4.3.08. – SEPARATISM – ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, EXTERRITORIAL ONLY, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES FOR INDIVIDUALS, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

POLITICS: The worship of power or the skill of doing wrong under the pretence of doing good, not only to consenting victims but also to dissenting ones. – This kind of territorial power is to be clearly distinguished from exterritorial autonomy powers granted only by volunteers to a community, society or government. - J.Z., 8.5.92, 28.3.08.

POLITICS: There is an invisible hand in politics that operates in the opposite direction to the invisible hand in the market. In politics, individuals who seek to promote only the public good are led by an invisible hand to promote special interests that it was no part of their intention to promote.” – Milton Friedman, Government vs. The People from An Economist’s Protest. – Correct only for territorial politics. Exterritorial politics of volunteers would tend to be business-like. – J.Z., 9.4.08. - INVISIBLE HAND, SPECIAL INTERESTS, LOBBIES, PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, DIS., TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

POLITICS: There is no such thing as non-violent politics. The entire purpose of all political action is to obtain a legalized use of force to be placed in the hands of the few who are then to do as they please in creating the kind of society they want.” – Robert LeFevre, OUTLOOK, 10/72. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: There is no territorial cure for any of the problems of territorial politics. Territorial politics, like the territorial application of all “medicines” to all inhabitants, amounts to the worst kind of quackery, often even a deadly one. (There were about 200 million victims of this method during the last century. See Prof. Rudolf Rummel’s extensive website on this. Let all either try to cure themselves or choose their own doctors, medicines and treatments - under sovereign individual consumer choice or personal law or full exterritorial autonomy. No more legalized impositions by territorial bureaucrats and politicians! - J.Z., 24.6.91, 14.1.93, 20.2.08, 26.1.12. - TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: There is nothing benign about territorial politics. – J.Z., 5.1.91. Not even in democratic but still territorial Welfare States. Far less in the more obvious dictatorial and warfare States. – J.Z., 16.2.08, 7.2.11. – BENEVOLENCE, STATISM, PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATES

POLITICS: There is nothing so bad that politics cannot make it worse.” - Thomas Sowell, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – I would expect less wrongs and harm and more rightful and beneficial behavior from exterritorial politics, laws and institutions. Likeminded people are less likely to wrong and harm each other in their own communities. Once they are really free in that respect, they will tend to become more tolerant towards the volunteers of other communities. – J.Z., 7.1.08. – There is nothing to bad that the free choices for individuals and groups under panarchism or polyarchism or exterritorial autonomy for volunteers - could not make better. – J.Z., 8.1.08, 7.2.11. – Simply because full freedom is involved, by means of which, sooner or later, some people will arrive at the best solutions and from them they can spread to all others, by voluntary adoption. – J.Z., 15.1.12. - PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIAL POLITICS, MAXIMIZATION OF SELF-HELP OPTIONS, POLITICS MAKES MATTERS WORSE, JOKE

POLITICS: There is nothing that territorial politics can assure except continued immaturity, ignorance, irresponsibility, dishonesty, prejudices, strife, corruption, exploitation, intolerance and repression, mass murders and preparations for them. – J.Z., 25.8.98, 27.3.08, 14.7.12.

POLITICS: There is only one purpose for a (*) political action. That purpose is to make decisions for groups of people. I think that each individual (**) should make its own decision. (***) – Lyle Miller, NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, 81, July 10, 77. – The rightful strength of voluntary associations lies in pooled and alike decisions and actions of individuals. – (*) for any territorial – (**) and each group of volunteers – (***) If it wants to, it should be free to do so! – J.Z., 21.4.89, 20.9.04, 28.3.08, 14.7.12. – EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COERCION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & CHOICES

POLITICS: There is too much politics in politics.” – Steve Couling, 24.9.76. – There is too much politics. Full stop. – J.Z., 24.9.76. – There is too much territorial politics. And this while the exterritorial, rightful, freedom-promoting and voluntary alternatives are not even publicly discussed, not even among most “political scientists” and most anarchists and libertarians as well. – J.Z., 5.3.08, 12.1.12.

POLITICS: there were so many people on the planet … , he could never hope to connect with them, to become the articulator of all their hopes and desires. – Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars, p.336. -  STATES, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, PEOPLE, TERRITORIALISM, MULTITUDE, MASSES, REPRESENTATION, CENTRALIZATION, KNOWLEDGE

POLITICS: This is not to deny that poor people get some benefit from some government programs. Everyone gets some benefit from some government programs. The political system is itself a sort of marketplace. Anyone with something to bid – votes, money, labor – can get a special favor, but the favor comes at the expense of someone else. Elsewhere I argue that, on net, very nearly everyone loses. Whether that is the case for everyone or not, it surely is the case for the poor, who bring less to the bidding than anyone else.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.31. – The poor and the other subsidized people bring much in the form of extra votes. – The territorial government market is an odd kind of “market”, one with only one territorial monopoly supplier for its goods and services. – So why should one call it a “market”? – It is certainly not a free and quite competitive market. - J.Z., 6.3.08. - DIS., MARKET SERVICES INSTEAD OF TERRITORIALLY & LEGALLY IMPOSED MONOPOLIES! VOLUNTARY TAXATION INSTEAD OF IMPOSED TRIBUTES. WELFARE STATE

POLITICS: Those among us who deny the existence of a political science, and believe that ethics cannot be made to include politics, …” – Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, p.170. – Acton was right only regarding the “political science” of territorial politics, i.e. excluding the exterritorial political options that all peaceful dissenters should be quite free to enjoy. He was wrong on the political science of exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, doing their own things only for or to themselves, just like religious bodies under full religious freedom and tolerance, not bound to any territory. - ETHICS, MORALITY, TERRITORIALISM, DIS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” - Plato (427-347 B.C.) Unless they were smart enough to see to it that they could opt out from under territorial politics. – J.Z., 8.8.08. – Well, that freedom has still to be taught and fought for. It is certainly not yet a ready option for all in all spheres, especially not those still constitutionally, legally, juridically enforced, also with military and police powers of territorial monopoly governments. – J.Z., 17.3.09., 15.1.12 - SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

POLITICS: Those who choose not to become involved in politics, therefore should not complain when they are inconvenienced, taxed, exploited, or oppressed by their own government. It is the price they must pay for the comfort of apathy.” - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 1/80. - Territorial politics can make its victims all too apathetic. – J.Z., 14.7.12.

POLITICS: Those who have no interest in politics forever will be ruled by those who do.” - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 1/80. - Unless they adopt exterritorial politics for themselves. - We need ideas and thoughts and actions for exterritorial rather than territorial politics. - J.Z., 7.2.11, 14.7.12. – APATHY, INDIFFERENCE, LACK OF INTEREST, PASSIVITY, STATISM, HOPELESSNESS UNDER TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: Those, that are in, are trying to stay in and those that are out, are trying to get in, and that’s about all there is to the game.” – Will Rogers. - JOKES - With voluntarism, including exterritorial secessionism, a new, rightful and rational game could begin for all of us, whatever our ideal may be for our own affairs. - J.Z., 7.2.11. – TERRITORIALISM, PARTIES, FREE CHOICE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

POLITICS: Thou shalt not engage in politics.” – Leonard E. Read, The Romance of Reality, p.139. - Not in territorial politics, anyhow. It is not only a zero-sum but even a negative sum game, just like gambling and betting. - J.Z., 7.2.11.

POLITICS: Though it is in the power of human institutions to make everybody poor, they cannot make everybody rich.” – William of Nassau, the Elder, Journal. - Rich by what standards? By the standards of some of the still extremely underdeveloped countries we are already extremely well off. So much so that the term “affluence” was coined. And this in spite of the fact that we are still operating under huge tax burdens and xyz other anti-economic and imposed restrictions. How rich the average worker could become, as a quite free wage or salary earner, cooperator, partner, investor and through rightful and rational old age insurance, upon retirement, we do not know yet for sure. Only a fraction of all the enrichment possibilities have been tried as yet or even fully discussed and published. But reckoned in machine and energy horsepower, each of us has already dozens to hundreds of “iron slaves” at his disposal, not to speak of robots and automated production units, which could be endlessly multiplied. Who knows the limits of full liberty? The whole universe is a treasure chest and so far we seem to be the only claimant. – J.Z., 21.2.08. – We certainly cannot tax each other into riches but we can make each other so free that each of us could produce riches for himself during his lifetime, by his own informed and rightful productive actions. - Let us institutionalize experimental freedom in the social sciences also as a method to enrich ourselves. It worked in religion, science and technology. - Voluntary poverty should, naturally, always be an option, too. - J.Z., 7.2.11. – I ignore most of what I consider to be luxury goods or services, even when I could afford them. – J.Z., 15.1.12. - RICHES, WEALTH, POVERTY, TOOLS, MACHINERY, AUTOMATION, ROBOTS, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, DIS., GOVERNMENTS, STATES, WELFARE STATE, DIS.

POLITICS: Three things: 1) Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it wrong, and applying unsuitable remedies.” – Stephen Beeley, in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 75. - TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE. DIS.

POLITICS: Unlike the world of free-markets, in political government when some individuals win, other individuals lose.” – Robert Klassen, 10.3.02. - What is true for territorial politics and governments is not necessarily true for exterritorial ones, which ARE market-like persuasion efforts, market institutions and market actions by and for volunteers. Reduce all territorial governments to self-responsible and self-governing communities and societies of volunteers, all doing their favorite things for or to themselves only. In other words, let us have a real free market for government services, full consumer sovereignty for them and government businesses of all kinds, in real free enterprise attempts according to their preferred forms organizations and models for themselves, with their own personal laws, personal constitutions, particular principles, aims and methods. Variety is the spice of life, here, too. - J.Z., 25. 11. 06. - GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIAL VS. PANARCHIES FOR VOLUNTEERS

POLITICS: Vain hope, to make people happy by (*) politics!” – Thomas Carlyle, Journal, Oct. 10, 1831. - (*) territorial - J.Z.

POLITICS: Violence and (*) political solutions have only created more problems.” – PROTOS, Nov. 70. - (*) territorial - J.Z. – VIOLENCE, DIS.

POLITICS: Voluntary participation in territorial politics indicates a character flaw and one in one’s personal ethics. E.g., by one’s political territorial and collectivist vote one tries to run the lives of thousands to millions of other people and they are also wrongly granted the civil “right” to thus run one’s own life. Civilized and enlightened people have long ago given up all such wrongful actions and attempts in the case of religions and in trying, otherwise as well, to run the lives of others without their consent. But in the case of whole political, economic and social systems for the populations of large territories, such organizations and their actions, territorial politics, as usual, does persist and is even taken for granted, as if it were natural and inevitable, and this at a huge costs in lives, limbs, health, money, individual rights and liberties. – J.Z., 31.12.11, 14.1.12, 14.7.12. – TERRITORIALISM MUTUAL DOMINATION ATTEMPTS, RULING OTHERS RATHER THAN ONESELF. COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM VS. VOLUNTARISM & INDIVIDUALISM, LAWS VS. CHOICE

POLITICS: War is nothing more than the continuation of state policy by other means.” - Karl von Clausewitz, 1780-1831. – And territorial politics is nothing else than the continuance of wrongful wars by other means. – J.Z., 8.3.09. - WAR, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, WAR & PEACE AIMS, INTOLERANCE, DOMINATION, EXPLOITATION, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: We are still stuck in the mud or swamp of territorial politics and mostly do not even see and ponder the exterritorial alternative to it. - J.Z., n.d. & 20.9.04. - TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: We have abandoned progress and taken to politics; …” - Sir Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p.154. – Most people are still taken in by the fallacies of territorial politics and thereby progress is largely prevented. – Progress under exterritorial autonomy options for volunteers would tend to be fast, in some panarchies and also in the average - but not forced upon anyone. Alas, Benn did not discuss this alternative. – J.Z., 27.3.08. - PROGRESS

POLITICS: We have to face the fact that all governments, even our own, are politically motivated, and therefore, not to be trusted.” - P. M. Ferguson, The Darkling Plain, ANALOG, Nov. 85, p.163. A different kind of relationship will come to exist between leaders and followers of communities of volunteers that are only exterritorially autonomous and from which anyone could freely secede, unless he had committed a serious offence against one of the other members or a member of another community. – J.Z., 9.3.09. - TRUST, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

POLITICS: We need to form a coherent political unit no matter what kind of disagreements we might have.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars, HarperCollinsPublishers, 1992, p.437. This is as wrong a premise as e.g. 10 to 20 million entrepreneurs in the USA suddenly declaring: We ought to establish a unified business for ourselves, I form of a single company, instead of freely competing with each other in our attempts to satisfy the wishes and prices offered by our customers. The whole national, territorial and people spleen of collectivist “self-government” is involved in that notion. – J.Z., 24.1.12. – TERRITORIALISM, UNITY, UNIFORMITY, DIS., COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM

POLITICS: We should not expect rational economic decisions to come from the territorial political process. It's neither informed nor motivated nor designed for this nor capable of such decisions. - J.Z., 76. - Nor would genuine economists, professionals or entrepreneurs pursue such a career. - J.Z., 5.11.02, 7.2.11. – Considered as a single class of students, the whole population is much too large for an optimal learning or teaching experience. Also as the employees of a single territorial employer. Especially when teaching and other enterprises are also territorially monopolized. Leaders like teachers and doctors, should only lead, guide and advise volunteers and the followers should be individually quite free in the choice of a leader, teacher or doctor. Then dozens to hundreds of diverse groups of leaders etc. and their followers could come to coexist, quite peacefully, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy for all of them, and freely compete in the same country, continent or even world-wide. - What service could we expect if e.g. plumbing were also territorially monopolized? It its already expensive and slow enough under compulsory licensing. Or if there were only one building society for a whole country and this a governmental and bureaucratic one? Why should we expect any rightful and competitively priced service from any monopoly supplier for a whole territory? We have, possibly, lost count of how many territorial monopolies, privileges or subsidized bodies have already been established by  governments, at the expense and risk of the consumers and taxpayers. I do not know of any that works better than e.g. the Post Office or the Central Bank. - J.Z., 7.2.11, 14.7.12.

POLITICS: When (territorial- J.Z.) politics are used to allocate resources, the resources all end up being allocated to politics." – P. J. O’Rourke - Then they largely tend to be allocated to territorial politics. - In panarchies they are allocated only in accordance with the wishes of their voluntary members, who remain free to secede from these associations of volunteers and also free to allocate much or little to their community, their political, social or economic experiment, utopia or intentional community. - J.Z., 7.2.11, 14.7.12. - & RESOURCE ALLOCATION, JOKES

POLITICS: When territorial politics gets big and, supposedly, important, it tends to get very expensive and uneconomical. - J.Z., 77, 7.2.11.

POLITICS: Wherever politics intrudes upon economic life, political success is readily attained by saying what people like to hear rather than what is demonstrably true. Instead of safeguarding truth and honesty, the state then tends to become a major source of insincerity and mendacity.” – Hans F. Sennholz. - Under panarchism this situation would be rapidly changed for the better, at least for the majority of somewhat sensible and moral people. Only the rest would then suffer under their own remaining mistakes and errors. - J.Z., 26. 11. 06. -  Wrongful and flawed as well as uneconomic and bureaucratic practices are, inevitably, connected with territorialist statism.– In the panarchies of volunteers the leaders do not have to lie to their followers, for they do, largely, share the same views and errors and myths - and do have the same interests, just like they do in competing churches and sects or competing sports clubs. – J.Z., 7.1.08, 14.7.12. - VS. ECONOMICS, POLITICIANS, MISLEADING THE PEOPLE, STATE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

POLITICS: Whilst the lowest level of public debate is reached during election campaigns, its motives and arguments are at least somewhat checked by publicity. Once the somewhat clever (in their own interests) fools and conmen are elected by the other fools, prejudiced and ignorant people, almost always making up the majority, they can, usually quite safely, ignore their promises and make all kind of treacherous deals, for which they are exposed and held responsible only in exceptional cases. Even then the level of political debates rises only very slightly. – Only once every reform idea can be freely tried among its supporters, could we expect the public debate of any of their reforms to become very much improved and sufficiently influenced by daily observable facts in every country. - These discussions would then also become relatively short, because the facts would be in and would be accessible to anyone interested. – J.Z., 4.9.87, 22.2.08, 15.1.12, 14.7.12.

POLITICS: Why say that territorial politics is not a religion? The basic principle of all territorial politics is the same as that of the Nazis: One people, one empire, one leader. – J.Z., 23.7.77. – Or like the monotheistic modern religions: One god for all. -  J.Z., 15.1.12.  - The “exterritorial imperative” leads to another kind of politics, one which deserves a better name. – J.Z., 17.11.78. - POLITICS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TERRITORIAL, AN INTOLERANT RELIGION

POLITICS: Will men continue to submit to rule by politics, which has always meant the power of some men over other men, or are we ready to go it alone socially, in communities of voluntarism, in a world more economic and cultural than political, just as so many now are prepared to go it alone metaphysically in a world more of reason than religion?” – Karl Hess, Death of Politics, p.7. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, POWER, RULE, GOVERNMENTS

POLITICS: Without panarchism you remain the political football and tax slave of politicians and bureaucrats and other “great” territorialist misleaders. – J.Z., n.d. - PANARCHISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, LEADERS

POLITICS: Work is pushing matter around Politics is pushing people around.” - Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p. 74. - Territorial politics pushes people around. Under the exterritoriality and voluntarism of panarchism individuals select their own team to work towards whatever ideal they have in common. - J.Z, 7.2.11.

POLITICS: Yes! But only among those still believing in it!” – J.Z., in Pan AZ. – With the exception of territorial politics rulling over involuntary victims. This amounts to tyranny and must be ended. . - Only the politics of and among volunteers is tolerable for them - and for all outsiders, who are not subjected to it but are free to make their own choices for their own lives. - J.Z., 7.2.11, 14.7.12. - POLITICS AS USUAL?

POLITICS: Yet the incontrovertible fact of history is that politics is purely an expense, a drain on the market place, and cannot by anything else.” - Frank Chodorov, One Is A Crowd, p.67. – It, too, could be competitively supplied by “entrepreneurs” to voluntary customers only. However, this would require its confinement to volunteers under exterritorial autonomy and personal laws. - What he says is true only for territorial politics. – J.Z., 14.2.08, 7.2.11, 15.1.12. - DIS.

POLITICS: You can’t adopt politics as a profession and remain honest.” – Louis McHenry Howe, F. D. Roosevelt’s secretary. Speech, Columbia University School of Journalism, 17.1.1933. – True for territorially imposed politics, untrue for individually chosen politics among volunteers. - J.Z., 7.2.11. - LIES, HONESTY, TRUTH

POLLUTION: Politicians pollute politics.” – D.Z., n.d. – Only when individuals are free to sort themselves out into the various political, economic and social systems, which they do individually prefer for themselves, will we get any kind of pure politics for such communities of volunteers. – JZ, 5.3.08. - EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, COMPETITION VS. MONOPOLISM

POLYARCHY - POLYARCHIE - POLIARCHIA - POLIARQUIA , 2000 - 2009. Polyarchy : essays on post-statism (English) [2006]. - On the Social Sciences as Social Scam and the Social Scientists as Social Scoundrels: Presentation - Social Sciences & Social Scientists in the Statist Age - Straitjackets and Superstitions of the Statist Age - Escaping Obscurantism & Overcoming Nonsense - Principles and Tools for Post-Statism - Scenarios for the Future - Appendix: Waiting for the Bomb? [2006] - Poliarchia : saggi sul post-statismo (Italiano) [2006] - Sulle Scienze Sociali come Imbroglio e sugli Scienziati Sociali come Contastorie - Appendice: Aspettando la Bomba? [2006] - - - Panarchy - Polyarchy - Personarchy (English) [2005] - Panarchia - Poliarchia - Personarchia (Italiano) [2005] - - - Polyarchy : essays on statism (English) [2003] - Presentation - Capitalism / Anticapitalism - Globalism / Antiglobalism - Socialism / Antisocialism - Terrorism / Antiterrorism - Summing up - - Poliarchia : saggi sullo statismo (Italiano) [2003] - - - Polyarchy : a paradigm (English) [2002 - 2008] - Presentation - From magic words to meaningful concepts - From vicious interests to virtuous choices - From fake polarities to fitting pluralities - From senseless consumption to sensible care - From territorial sovereignty to personal seigniory - From enforced schooling to self-directed learning - From political economy to scientific ecolonomics - From rulers' monopolies to users' choices - From compulsory taxation to voluntary allocation - From legal tender to virtual vouchers - From fallacious politics to sound civics - From state policing to community righting - From totalitarian democracy to libertarian polyarchy - Summing up - - - Poliarchia : un paradigma (Italiano) [2002 - 2008] - Dal controllo politico statale alla risoluzione comunitaria dei conflitti - Dall'economia politica all'ecolonomia scientifica - Dai monopoli padronali alle scelte personali - - - Polyarchy : a manifesto (English) [2000] - Introduction - Past/Past - Past/Present - Present/Future - - - Poliarchia : un manifesto (Italiano) [2000] - - Poliarchia : Manifest (Polski) [2002] - - Polyarchie : ein Manifest (Deutsch) [2003] - - Polyarchie : un manifeste (Français) [2004] - - - Polyarchy : documents/documenti (English, Français, Español, Italiano) - - - Reference Lists - Listes de références - Liste di riferimenti - See also GIAN PIERO DE BELLLIS, - I gladly leave it to GPdB himself to edid this segment properly. – JZ, 26.1.12.

POLYARCHY - POLYARCHIE - POLIARCHIA - POLIARQUIA: Pierre Joseph Proudhon,  Du Principe Fédératif [chapitre VII] (1863) [Français] - Clarence Lee Swartz, What is Mutualism? (1927) [English] - Leopold Kohr,  Disunion now (1941) [English] - Max Richard,  Principes et Méthodes du Fédéralisme (1956) [Français] - George Woodcock,  Reflection on decentralism - (1969) [English] - Polyarchy : documents/documenti [English, Français, Español, Italiano] Polyarchy : a manifesto  (2000) [English] - Poliarchia : un manifesto - (2000) [Italiano] - Poliarchia : manifest  (2002) [Polski] - Polyarchie : ein Manifest (2003) [Deutsch] - Polyarchie : un manifeste (2004) [Français] - Polyarchy : a paradigm (2002) [English] - Poliarchia : un paradigma From Faked Polarities to Fitting Pluralities. (2002) [Italiano] Polyarchy : essays on statism (2003) - [English] - Poliarchia : saggi sullo statismo (2003) [Italiano] - His website has been much enlarged and enriched since. - JZ, 20.8.11. - POLYARCHY ESSAYS BY GIAN PIERO DE, ET AL. - PANARCHY

POLYARCHY & PERSONARCHY: Terms coined and explained by GIAN PIERO DE BELLIS See his extensive web pages. I have partly reproduced them on microfiche, in my ON PANARCHY sub-series and on my first CD-ROM. - Both of us see little difference between panarchy and polyarchy. -[Index] – He independently re-discovered this idea and coined his own terms for it. – JZ, 26.1.12. –p PERSONARCHY & PANARCHISM, NAMES, TERMINOLOGY

POLYARCHY: After repeated experiments it had become clear – on Mars at least – that all these sometimes contradictory goals could be best achieved in polyarchy, a complex system in which power was distributed out to a great number of institutions. In theory this network of distributed power, partly centralized and partly decentralized, created the greatest amount of individual freedom and collective good, by maximizing the amount of control than an individual had over his or her life. - Thus political science. …” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.446/447. – Political power, or the absence of it, should not be “distributed” by someone or some organization, but, rather, be chosen by individual volunteers for themselves and like-minded people. This book appeared first 1996 and its notion of polyarchy is still somewhat vague or too close to territorial pluralism. – JZ, 11.9.07. – However, on p 447 the author reveals his or her limited view further: “… they had warm bodies filling the whole polyarchic array, the neighbourhood boards, the ag board, the water board, the architectural review board, the project review council, the economic co-ordination group, the crater council to co-ordinate all these smaller bodies, the global delegates’ advisory board – all that network of small management bodies that progressive political theorists had been suggesting in one variation or another for centuries, incorporating aspects of the almost-forgotten guild socialism of Great Britain, Yugoslavian worker management, Mondragan ownership, Kerala land tenure, and so on. An experiment in synthesis.” – Alas, obviously, the territorial and bureaucratic federation model prevailed there, too. Full experimental freedom for communities with voluntary members only was not considered by this author, either. – JZ, 11.9.070. – PLURALISM, TERRITORIALISM, DIS., BUREAUCRACY, PANARCHISM

POLYARCHY: Once we recognize that our present institutions and constitutions are obsolete and we begin searching for alternatives, all sorts of breathtaking political options, never before possible (*), suddenly open up to us.” - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.436. - - (*) There is almost nothing quite new under the sun. There are many historical, even though not quite just and complete precedents, for panarchies and polyarchies, personal laws and voluntary institutions, although they remain mostly neglected by historians and jurists and in territorialist politics and its “political science”. Why have they not developed towards perfection? E.g.: Individual rights and liberties were then quite insufficiently known and are not even fully recognized today! – Generally, intolerance came before tolerance, barbarism before humane behavior, violence before mutually beneficial free trading and free contracts, ignorance and prejudice before knowledge and wisdom, etc. - JZ, 24.9.07. - ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITIES, STATES & SOCIETIES, COMPULSION VS. VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, STATES VS. PANARCHISM

POLYARCHY: Polyarchy - Polyarchy: essays on post-statism. - On the Social Sciences as Social Scam and the Social Scientists as Social Scoundrels, (2006) Novara - Zürich - Oxford - Hammamet - Index: 1.) Presentation- 2.) Social Sciences & Social Scientists in the Statist Age - 3.) Straitjackets and Superstitions of the Statist Age - 4.) Escaping Obscurantism & Overcoming Nonsense - 5.) Principles and Tools for Post-Statism - 6.) Scenarios for the Future - 7.) Appendix: Waiting for the Bomb? - For corrections, comments or if you want to take active part in "Polyarchy" send a message. Polyarchy - GIAN PIERO DE BELLIS - These and others of his English essays are all small master pieces and well worth re-reading. This in spite of the fact that English, for him, too, is not his primary language. Naturally, there is almost always some room for improvements still (especially in my own writings) and he readily accepts some suggestions made by others. I have never drafted my texts as carefully as he does his. Regarding the possibility of further improvements, I heard only of one exception: Ulrich von Beckerath asserted regarding the writings of Heinrich Heine, that not one word could be left out, added or changed without deteriorating his texts. But then even U. v. B. was inclined to exaggerate a bit when it came to praising others, with whom he sympathized or was in friendly relations. - JZ, 26.8.11. The following is just one sample of his many essays, offered for downloading: [Index]

POLYCENTRIC LAW: Against Politics: Polycentric Law. [March 2005] - A selection of essays on the libertarian views of law and order. - GPdB. - Its book and article list on the provision of private law and justice is so long that I extracted only a few titles that especially appealed to me - already through their title. In the others the title does not as clearly indicate its leaning towards panarchism or polyarchism. - JZ, 5.10.11. -

POLYCENTRIC LAW: Polycentric Law - Mises Economics Blog - I suggest the study of the history of personal law and exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities - for all kinds of anarchists, libertarians and ... - - Similar - One of numerous Google search results.

PONDERING PANARCHY: - - Reply to sender | Reply to group - Messages in this topic (22) - By 21 11 09 it contained some interesting input at least by GPdB and RCBJ and it may offer much more by now. - JZ, 5.10.11.

POPE: Leader of the Vatican, a small extraterritorial enclave, but, apart from this, leader of the world-wide Catholic Church that enjoys, as such, a degree of exterritorial autonomy and personal law everywhere. – JZ, in old Pan AZ. – PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OF VOLUNTEERS

POPULARIZATION OF PANARCHIST IDEAS: See e.g.: Slogans for Liberty, ON PANARCHY, my first CD, dealing mainly with panarchism and monetary freedom. These alphabetized notes are contributions towards an encyclopedia on panarchism that is to be published online and on CDs. They are also open to factual and reasoned input and corrections by anyone, on the road to a new and comprehensive political science. - JZ, 20.9.04.Most of the relevant entries in my SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY file at  have been included in this Pan A to Z! – I hate these long URL’s. Too many chances for copying mistakes or typos! Also hard to impossible to remember accurately. - JZ, 23.1.12. NEW DRAFT MANUSCRIPT OF 2010.

POPULISM: The new populism is another revolt altogether. It does not intend to leave professional politicians and bureaucrats with any weapons at all. Its goal is to make it possible for American citizens directly to propose and to vote on legislation without going through channels or red tape. People want to do more than cut taxes. They want to do more than curtail government itself. They want to be the government.” – Karl Hess, PENTHOUSE, INTERNATIONAL, 2/79. – Since “the” people are made up out of numerous and very diverse factions, this can be realized only panarchistically, under personal laws and via exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers, none of them tied to any particular territory. – JZ, 6.3.08. - By now we have a Tea Party and its website - even in Australia. But it, too, represents all too many different groups, factions and ideas, not all of them consistently libertarian and in favor of all genuine individual rights and liberties. Thus it is mostly striving in different directions all the time, with not enough common ideals between them apart from still subscribing, all too extensively, to territorialism and mere constitutionalism. Unless it adopts a panarchist program for all its members and supporters and for all other present movements and parties, I am not likely to join it. - JZ, 8.2.11, 14.7.12.  – DIS., REFERENDUM, DIRECT DEMOCRACY, DECENTRALIZATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, PANARCHISM, PEOPLE, TEA PARTIES

POPULISM: The process by which people vote directly on issues has been termed populism. But historically populism was a political movement in this country that united farmers, industrial workers, and small businessmen to vote for candidates who would use the power of government to represent their interests against the vested interests of Wall Street, the big banks, the big businesses, and even the big unions. - - The new populism cuts much deeper. It does not seek to use the power of government; it seeks to replace the power of government.” – Karl Hess, in Penthouse International, 2/79. – I have hardly seen any of that trend in the current populist “occupation” and street demonstration movement, all too full of popular errors, myths, prejudices, ignorance and stupidity. – JZ, 14.7.12. -  POWER, GOVERNMENT

POSITIVE LAW: Positive law is a very negative concept. Mostly the “positive law” is positively wrong. No one but the territorial State of politicians and bureaucrats is left free to make better laws or rules for his own affairs. – JZ, 22.4.83, 7.3.08, 15.1.12. – And they do, usually, make worse, longer and even more of them, so that all of them have become unreadable and unknowable for most, if not all people, even the legislators, lawyers and judges. What would be the size of a comprehensive and printed library of all of them, including all commentaries and precedent judgments? I doubt that it would fit into any private library, unless it is fully digitized. And then its enormous reading chore would remain, even if the disc includes one or the other automatic search engine. Who has the time and energy to browse through tens of thousands to millions of search results? Such facts do turn “positive law” into “negative law”. – JZ, 14.7.12. - LAW, LAWS, LEGISLATION, STATE, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAWS.

POSSIBILITIES: Ideas often lie unused because people do not want to use them. The fact that something is possible does not mean that it will happen.” - Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, p.237, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4 – If all ideas were readily, easily and cheaply accessible to almost all people in the world, then at least some people would want to apply them among themselves. Alas, such a market does not yet exist, not even on the Internet. There, too, just like in the mass media, popular errors, myths, fallacies and prejudices do still largely prevail and are not yet sufficiently countered. – For many of them full experimental freedom does not exist either as yet, but, rather, legal and regulatory prohibitions. – JZ, 13.9.08. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, INTERNET, MASS MEDIA, PREJUDICES

POST OFFICE: The PO has had over a hundred years to develop its postal service. If it has anything to fear from competition, that is a reason in itself for creating it. If it has lost the ability to make a profit other than by exploiting its monopoly privilege, that is a reason for abolishing the monopoly. If it can run the postal services better than other organizations, let it have the chance to prove it. If other organizations prove more efficient in satisfying the user, the user will benefit.” – Ian Senior, The Postal Service, Competition or Monopoly? In R. Harris and A. Seldon: Not from Benevolence, p. 97. - Free competition would be rightful, rational and efficient in every other "service" as well that is presently monopolistically provided by territorial governments at the expense of its involuntary customers and taxpayers. - While I can't run any of these services any better, I am sure that there are people who are willing and able to do so. - There are also people and associations that could efficiently offer whole package deals of such services to their subscribers. - JZ, 8.2.11. Panarchism and polyarchism do not offer anything more but also not anything less. – JZ, 14.7.12.


POTENTIALITIES: Anarchy is incompatible with constricting social forms or rigid and dogmatic thought. “One’s most vivid imagination cannot foresee the potentialities of a race set free from restraint.” – Rudolf Rocker. – It certainly demands the abolition of territorialism and any involuntary membership in any State, society or community. Whether, within a community or society of volunteers, one that is exterritorially autonomous, under personal laws, they adopt for themselves any of the various anarchist other dogmas, faiths or convictions or those of any kind of governmentalist or statist, excepting only the territorial ones, should be entirely up to them. The essence of anarchism is only voluntarism, so that one is not ruled by others against one’s will but only by individual consent and to the extent that one wants to be ruled, managed, aided or led.  – The demand for voluntarism in all relationships is hardly a “constricting social form or rigid and dogmatic thought.” For how would one then characterize compulsion and coercion? - JZ, 18.3.09, 8.2.11, 15.1.12. – ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, DIS., RESTRAINTS, LAWS, REGULATIONS, FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, ROCKER

POVERTY, EXPLOITATION & PANARCHISM: 35, 52, 54, ON PANARCHY I, in PEACE PLANS 505. Especially the poor, oppressed, exploited and mislead people need panarchism more than anything else – towards a better future for them. For instance, under the experimental freedom of panarchism problems arising for them out of unemployment, inflation and housing shortage would soon be solved. – JZ, 9.1.05. – They would also get their share of the governmentally held and mismanaged real capital assets, coming in Australia, probably, still to ca. A$ 1 million per head, in depreciated A dollars, even after a degree of “privatization” took place, with its sales proceeds ending up in government hands and government spending. – See PEACE PLANS 19 c, of 1976,  digitized on a CD of mine reproduced at  - JZ, 14.7.12.

POVERTY: But the poor man does the rich no service by obeying him – the rich man does the poor no good by commanding him.” – P. B. Shelley, An Address to the Irish People, 1812. – Alas, even Shelley had only the usual poor knowledge that poets have of economics and its opportunities for all. – JZ, 25.2.08. – Neither the rich nor the poor do benefit from obeying most of the territorial government laws. They would both be much better off if they freed themselves to enable them to individually choose their own personal law and their own economic, political and social systems, mostly in form of communities and societies of volunteers or “competing and voluntary governments”, none of them with any territorial monopoly. Then progress might be achieved fast and false measures would be rapidly revealed as such, before they would harm large numbers of people. – JZ, 25.2.08, 15.1.12. – PANARCHISM, LAWS, MONETARY DESPOTISM VS. MONETARY FREEDOM, LIBERATION, PANARCHISM, PROGRESS, SELF-MANAGEMENT, COOPERATIVES, EMPLOYER & EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

POVERTY: But they kept that government poor …” - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.152. – Keep government poor! Reduce government to poverty! – JZ, 11/78. – Then it cannot commit as many wrongs and do as much harm. – Best: confine it to voluntary members, subjects and taxpayers only, under exterritorial autonomy, letting all others escape it into voluntary communities under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy, doing only their own things for or to themselves. That will teach them! - JZ, 25.2.08. – PANARCHISM, DIS., GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS INSTEAD OF TERRITORIAL MONOPOLISM & COERCION

POVERTY: Especially the poor, oppressed, exploited and mislead people need panarchism more than anything else – towards a better future for them. For instance, under the experimental freedom of panarchism problems arising for them out of unemployment, inflation and housing shortage could and would soon become solved problems. – JZ, 9.1.05, 14.7.12. – Compare pages 35, 52, 54, in ON PANARCHY I, in PEACE PLANS 505. - EXPLOITATION & PANARCHISM

POVERTY: If you feel driven to feed the poor, get your checkbook out and keep your tyrannical mouth shut about it.” – Lew Goldberg. – Why consider always only charity as an option or a solution? Rather start an insurance company or credit institute or establish a freely competing note issuing bank that would increase the monetary demand for the labor power of the poor with a better kind of money than governments are able or willing to supply. Do also allow them to buy duty-free from all over the world – paying with assignments upon their labors, products and services or clearing them freely against those of the people in their own country and the rest of the world. – Remove immigration barriers for “economic migrants” seeking more economic freedom and its opportunities. Separate the economy from the State, just like religious activities. Poverty is largely the product of governmental interventions. Without government meddling, including compulsory licensing, it would be rapidly diminished. Going from rags to riches is possible – but largely outlawed. Anyhow, quality second-hand clothing is offered in many charity shops at ridiculously low prices. Under full economic freedom, as an individual and group action for volunteers, people could then rapidly advance from rags to relative riches through their own productive labor and other free exchanges. – Allow the poor to secede and then to advance as fast as they can under their own personal law. Also remove all emigration and immigration barriers for them. – Even poverty-stricken districts in Welfare States do pay, in balance, more in taxes than they received in hand-outs. How “effective” the anti-poverty programs of governments are has long been demonstrated by the costly governmental administration of reserves for Red Indians and Aborigines, mostly for the benefit of their white administrators. – These people, too, could have achieved much more under individually chosen laws and institutions of their own. - JZ, 3.1.08, 14.7.12. - WELFARE STATE & CHARITY, MONETARY FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

POVERTY: In a country well governed (*) poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.” – Confucius, Analects, VIII, . 500 B.C. – Quoted in: G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. - Not government should be the criterion but freedom or lack of it. – (*) i.e. economically free, free even of territorial governments! – JZ, 25.2.08. – WEALTH, RICHES, POVERTY, MONOPOLY, EXTORTION, TAXES, DISHONESTY, THEFT, ROBBERY, GOVERNMENT, DIS.

POVERTY: One of the most fashionable notions of our times is that social problems like poverty and oppression breed wars. Most wars, however, are started by well-fed people with time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions, and to nurse real or imagined grievances.” - Thomas Sowell. – In territorial States neither the rich nor the poor have much say on war and peace, such decision-making still being centralized and monopolized even in democracies, thereby characterized as inherently authoritarian or even despotic as well. – Unsolved problems of territorialism, like mass unemployment, rapid inflation and territorial oppression do certainly tend to lead to wars, civil wars, or revolutionary attempts, terrorism and putsches - when they are not solved soon enough. – JZ, 27.12.07, 23.1.08, 9.3.09. – With unemployment in Spain now being, according to one report, close to 30%, it may be close, once again, to a revolution. However, as long a most revolutionaries do not have a program that deserves this name, and do not care to acquire one, only another bloody revolution, civil war and despotism is to be expected. Is there, so far, even a single Spanish panarchist in Spain and a single advocate of full monetary and financial freedom? – JZ, 14.7.12. - SOCIAL PROBLEMS, & WAR, DIS., DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM

POVERTY: Poor subjects are much easier to rule. This may be one motive for governments to engage in so many poverty- rather than wealth-promoting policies. Perhaps they are, in this respect, really  more clever than ignorant, prejudice or stupid. They are certainly power-hungry. – JZ, 1.7.99, 15.1.12. – Their greatest wealth-promoting scheme would naturally be their abdication, permanently. Don’t expect them to do you this great favor. – JZ, 13.2.08. – With the method described by me in PEACE PLANS 19C, offered on , the remaining governmental assets could become peacefully and effectively expropriated and privatized and governments could thus become partly deprived of their powers, as far as “their” public property and its abuse is concerned, while their subjects and victims could become correspondingly enriched. – By the way, this plan offers a good way to help finance a libertarian party to victory, the only kind of victory that it deserves, namely, exterritorial autonomy for all its voluntary supporters. The rest it should leave to their own and all too flawed utopias, also all practised only among volunteers, with their shares of the former governmental assets. - JZ, 18.3.09, 8.2.11. - POLITICIANS & POLICIES, MEASURES, PROGRAMS, EXPROPRIATING THE POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS – OVER THEIR CONTROL OVER THE PUBLIC ASSETS, INDIVIDUALIZING ALL OF THEM, FOR STATISTS & ANTI-STATISTS ALIKE, PANARCHISM, PRIVATIZATION, FINANCING A LIBERTARIAN PARTY

POVERTY: Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.” - Walter Bagehot. - Neither the rich nor the poor study the natural laws of money and of free exchange sufficiently to avoid poverty, unemployment, losses and bankruptcy. - JZ, 13.10.02. – Nor have e.g. the libertarians sufficiently, permanently and cheaply published all their solutions. – JZ, 18.3.09. – Poor people make poor customers and clients for small to wealthy businesses, producers of food items and manufacturers of other consumer goods and wanted as well as needed consumer services. Mass unemployment and under-employment of willing and able labor does mean an enormous waste. These people could, should and would produce more wealth for everybody, in form of wanted consumer goods and services, under full economic freedom, including full monetary and financial freedom. – Already their own and so far unsatisfied needs and wants would constitute a enormous demand for productive labor in any economy that does not obstruct free exchange via e.g. monetary and financial despotism, protectionism, compulsory licensing, regulations etc. – JZ, 14.7.12. - RICHES, WEALTH, UNEMPLOYMENT, DEMAND FOR LABOR, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

POVERTY: Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.” – Berthold Brecht, The Threepenny Opera, 1928, 2.3., tr. Desmond Vesey and Eric Bentley. – I do not know about the wisdom. I have seen no evidence of it. Neither the unemployed nor the poor, as a whole, are eager to learn about the real causes and real cures for unemployment and poverty. – Instead of being sad and passive or still all too merry, they should seriously study the explanations of causes and the cures offered – enough to make the right choices for their future and, possibly, engage in combined actions, to remove the causes and to apply the cures. – Under panarchism they could rapidly try out all cures proposed or imagined by themselves. – At least on discs or online they could also thoroughly thresh out all relevant ideas and opinions. – But can they be bothered to do so? - JZ, 18.11.85, 28.3.08, 18.3.09. – Q., UNEMPLOYMENT, LACK OF INTEREST & CURIOSITY, APATHY, STATISM, SLAVE MENTALITY

POVERTY: The best way to do away with poverty is to allow the poor to rightfully earn their own wealth, in any rightful way, and to keep what they earned and to have it under their own full control. – JZ, 8.2.83. – No monetary despotism, no financial despotism, no taxes, no price-, wage- or rent-control, no control over external trade, i.e., cheap imports for them, should be forced upon them, no housing controls, no labor laws, no trade unions, no monopolies. They should also be free to choose whole economic, social and political systems for themselves and to experiment with them as much as they like. They should run their own social insurance systems and could do it much better than the government does. They should get their shares in all governmental capital assets. – JZ, 24.2.08. – WEALTH, RICHES, PROSPERITY, ECONOMIC FREEDOM,

POVERTY: the freer a society has been, the lower the percentage of poor people in it.” - Tibor Machan, Liberty and Power, p.274. – Panarchism would permit the simultaneous application of all anti-poverty programs in the same territory, but all only among their believers. – JZ, 20.2.08. - FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, FREE SOCIETY

POVERTY: The so-called "war against poverty" is a war, a civil war. - It perpetuates poverty by spreading and subsidizing it and restricting numerous economic activities, which could reduce poverty effectively. - Instead of increasing production, it reduces it, e.g. by keeping employable people out of jobs and reducing production incentives. - Involuntary poverty must be removed or at least greatly reduced if the nuclear war threat is to be removed - as it promotes class warfare ideas and is thus behind the East/West conflict, and now behind much of the hatreds in extremely underdeveloped countries against the somewhat developed ones. - In theory and in practice only full economic freedom can do away with involuntary poverty. Measures like full monetary and financial freedom, still new to most people, would be primary. Naturally, these freedom steps would have to be supported by many of the more conventional economic freedom steps, like: free pricing, free wage agreements, cooperative production or other self-chosen self-management schemes, the purchase of enterprises by their employees, free trade, free interest rates, free insurance and credit arrangements and, last, and least of all, charity and subsidies. Territorial statism cannot abolish poverty but it can spread and perpetuate it. - Full experimental freedom, for all kinds of economic and social experiments, within volunteer communities, in combination with a genuinely cultural revolution, could prove this sufficiently. - Panarchism would soon bring not only an end to wars but also an end to involuntary and wide-spread poverty. (Study all its aspects – and you will arrive at the same conclusion. – JZ, 14.7.12. - CAPITALISM, COMMUNISM, COMPETITION, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE MIGRATION, FREE TRADE, INVESTMENTS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, LAND MONOPOLY, MARKET, MONETARY FREEDOM, NATURAL RESOURCES, SECESSION, SOCIALISM, STATISM, TAXATION, TAX STRIKE, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, WELFARE STATE. - JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War, in PEACE PLANS Nos. 16 & 17, on - Rev., 8.2.11, 16.1.12, 1.47.12. - INVOLUNTARY & VOLUNTARY POVERTY

POVERTY: Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded – here and there, now and then – are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. (*) Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. – This is known as ‘bad luck’.” – Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, P.244. - All minorities should be set free to do their things for or to themselves and, thereby, to set shiny or deterrent examples to all others. – JZ, 25.2.08. – (*) “right”-thinking” or “politically correct” ones. – JZ - MINORITIES, PANARCHIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PROGRESS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PIONEERING SHOULD ALWAYS BE FREE, PUBLIC OPINION, PREJUDICES, OCCUPATION & STREET PROTEST MOVEMENT



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