John Zube


Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices

Index - I1




ICEBERGS AS WATER SUPPLY? Watch A Tugboat Drag An Arctic Iceberg To Parched People Half A World Away [Video] | Fast Company - - I doubt that they could be enclosed in a kind of plastic that would withstand the wave action and prevent too much loss from melting on the way. But large tankers could, probably, transport crushed ice without too much loss on the way, as would occur with icebergs, and this at lower transport costs. Could the crushing be done cheaply enough? Look at the prices of pure drinking water, offered in bottles. The idea is not new and worth thinking about how to do this most economically. So far we have no even learnt how to cope with very high rainfalls, catching much to most of this water, to prevent flooding, e.g. filling huge plastic sausages with such water, along rivers, which could also serve as temporary dams against flooding. Leaving water management to bureaucrats and politicians was always a great mistake. - JZ, 7.6.11, on Facebook. – WATER SAVING FROM FLOODS, WATER SHORTAGE?

IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE: When a man of genius appears in the world, it is immediately recognized by the fact that all the blockheads join forces against him. - Johnathan Swift - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – It is much more common that he or she is widely ignored rather than opposed. There is as yet no ready market for their ideas and talents in all spheres, nor full experimental freedom to apply them. – TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE MARKET, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER

IDEAS, BIG ONES, FRIGHTENING ONES, BLOCKED OUT: Some people refuse to see the problem… Refuse to see what problem? It’s like that sometimes, something so big, so frightening, staring you right in the face, and you just block it out. Planet dwellers live in earthquake zones and on the side of volcanoes, yet they can’t see anything crazy about it, how stupid they’re being. – Peter F. Hamilton, The Reality Dysfunction, Pan Books edition, 1997, p.206. – In psychology and psychiatry “fugue” describes an automatic amnesia or avoidance reaction. – Most people refuse to think e.g. about the nuclear war threat for long, because they see no way to prevent it. - JZ, 1.9.12. - NWT, FEAR OF FREEDOM, FUGUES, SUFFICIENT THINKING ABOUT WAR PREVENTION, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION, EFFECTIVE RESISTANCE, ENEMIES, TERRITORIALISM, FREE TRADE. PLAUSIBLE FALSE IDEAS PREFERRED, LIKE OVERPOPULATION, PROTECTIONISM, GREED, BLAMING CAPITALISM FOR WARS, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT

IDEAS, FORCE & ARMIES: A stand can be made against invasion by an army, no stand can be made against invasion by an idea. - Victor Hugo, 1802-1885. - The resistance put up by tens of thousands of popular, false and flawed ideas against sound ideas cannot even be overcome by the strongest armies. It can only be overcome intellectually and by sufficient publicity, e.g. by confronting all of them by an army of the best refutations, consisting e.g. in a portable digital encyclopedia or several specialized ones, offered on DVD, flash memory sticks or online. - JZ, 29.9.12.

IDEAS: I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones. – John Cage, in – Some of the new ones are frightful, too. However, one does not have to be afraid of them if neither of them, their rules and institutions, are territorially imposed upon dissenters. Under panarchism everyone would be free to live under the own and self-chosen personal law, together with like-minded people and at the own risk and expense. The burdens of their own decisions could then not be imposed upon outsiders. – JZ, 30.3.12, 9.9.13. – IDEAS, FEAR, PREJUDICES

IDEAS: The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else. - John Maynard Keynes

IDEAS: To die for an idea: It is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler would it be if men died for ideas that were true. – H. L. Mencken, quoted by Nizam Ahmad shared LearnLiberty's photo. - John Zube : Or lived, largely, for true ideas! In the long run this requires a much greater effort. A quick death is easier, even a death under torture is. – Facebook, 20.7.13. - TRUTH, DYING FOR THEM OR LIVING FOR THEM

IGNORANCE: If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t there more happy people in the world? – Stephen Frey, quoted byEamon James Cahall added a new photo. – So many old and false "saws" are still all too popular. The only core of truth in it is that those with more knowledge do have many more worries. Those unaware of what is being done to them, without their consent, will not worry about it. - Facebook, 31.7.13. – Q.

IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS OR FREE MIGRATION? People should not only be free to emigrate and immigrate freely but also free to apply among themselves all those genuine individual rights and liberties that would be required to make them employed or self-employed, supporting themselves and their family members and this without wrongfully depriving anybody of any job or business. Under that condition their monetary and financial methods to achieve that would soon be copied by the prior immigrants of a country and their descendants and it would then be clearly seen that the additional productive people would increase rather than reduce the standard of living in a country, by more division of labor and by higher productivity. Primary requirements for this would be full monetary and financial freedom. Whatever wrongful and irrational restrictions of productive, creative and exchange activities the “natives” are still tolerating among themselves, the new immigrants should be free to ignore, at least for all transactions among themselves. Seeing their benefits of free and rightful actions of the immigrants, the natives would soon demand and realize these rights and liberties for themselves as well. Finally new immigrants would be welcomed as helpers to increase prosperity further, rather than suspected, despised, hated and discriminated against as feared competitors. – JZ, 30.10.09, 10.3.12, 9.9.13. - DIS., FULL EMPLOYMENT, EASY SALES, THROUGH FULL MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM & OTHER LIBERTIES, E.G. FREE TRADE, VOLUNTARY TAXATION

IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, ALIENS, FOREIGNERS, RACISM, RED INDIANS: Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. – Robert Orben- The "legalized" "importation" of foreign slaves was also a problem. Freedom of movement all over the world should never be infringed by any law for anyone who is not a criminal with victims. - JZ, 26.3.04. – (*) Neither the earlier not the later immigrants can rightfully claim a monopoly to whole territories. – JZ, 8.8.08. – (*) That would exclude freedom of movement for territorial politicians! – JZ, 15.1.09. - ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, FREE MIGRATION, ALIENS, FOREIGNERS, RACISM, RED INDIANS, TERRITORIALISM, JOKES.

IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS: an international movement of the working class, having at its slogan, “Proletarians of all countries, unite!” … has since passed to the opposite side and now says, “Proletarians of all countries, don’t come to my country and take my job away from me!” – In other words, the wrongs and irrationalities of Protectionism rather than Free Trade, have now been adopted by most workers and small businessmen and tradesmen as well, fearing the additional competition, while they are already struggling under the present system, with its inbuilt unemployment and sales difficulties, especially its monetary and financial despotism. They think and act as if there were a natural limit to the number of productive jobs, i.e. to the numerous kinds of wanted or needed goods and services the hundreds of thousands of different jobs do provide and to their total quantity. Only a small fraction of the total population has already all the goods and services that it wants and can afford to pay for them. All the rest are willing and able to engage in more work in exchange for them, through exchange media or clearing options, earned through their labors or services. The actual limit for jobs and exchange options is rather set by monetary despotism and its insufficient supply of sound exchange media. Under full monetary freedom and financial freedom all exchanges would be quite unrestricted, including the exchange of productive labor for sound exchange media, usable to support and reward the productive labor in accordance with its productivity and competitively supplied, to the extent that they are required. Under full financial freedom much more capital would also become available for productive and profitable investments. – JZ, 17.8.13, 9.9.13. – COMMUNISM, JOBS, PROLETARIANS, FEAR OF UNEMPLOYMENT, FEAR FOR JOBS THROUGH FREE IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. - Emma Lazarus, Engraved on Statue of Liberty-- FREE MIGRATION

IMMIGRATION: [B]oth legal and illegal immigrants have higher workforce participation rates and lower welfare claims than native-born citizens." - Cato Institute: News Releases - Amid the escalating debate over birthright citizenship, a new report by Cato Institute Adjunct Scholar Stuart Anderson shows that both legal and illegal immigrants have higher workforce participation rates and lower welfare claims than native-born citizens. - David E. Shellenberger on Facebook, 13.3.12. - IMMIGRANTS SEEK WORK, NOT WELFARE

IMMIGRATION: A free and prosperous society has no fear of anyone entering it. But a welfare state is scared to death of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out. – Harry Browne, quoted by James Calvin Hanks Jr. and 6 other friends shared Bastiat Institute's photo. – Facebook, 30.6.12.

IMMIGRATION: Ayn Rand Was an Illegal Immigrant. - - According to today's anti-immigration Republicans, the Russian-born novelist should have returned to Soviet tyranny. – Facebook entry 15.2.12.

IMMIGRATION: Economic migration has been a motive force of human history – and progress – since “homo erectus” first left Africa to see if the grass was greener elsewhere. It is what made the United States the wealthiest nation on earth. - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.257. - FREE MIGRATION

IMMIGRATION: Government schooling and meddling in health care forces people to pay for others, illegal immigrants and citizens alike, against their will, driving up prices and causing resentment." - - Want to learn more? Watch Powell featured in a recent LearnLiberty video on the myths of immigration. - - Want to support scholars like Powell?

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants ARE NOT a drag on the economy. They don’t STEAL JOBS or Depress Wages. - Ben Powell, quoted on Facebook, 15.7.12, by: The Independent Institute's photos · The Independent Institute's Page. The Independent Institute - Riley Inks shared The Independent Institute's photo

IMMIGRATION: It is interesting to note that the free market seems to know better than government policy when immigration is unprofitable, as evidence by the fact that the number of people leaving the United States exceeded the number entering during each year from 1931 to 1935. (Daniel B. Levine, Kenneth Hill, and Robert Warren, eds., Immigration Statistics, a Story of Neglect. (Washington: National Academy Press, 1985), p.15. - Paul Zane Pilzer, Unlimited Wealth, updated edition, Crown Publishers, New York, 1994, p.133.

IMMIGRATION: Most Americans think that freedom means the government gets to tell us who can come here and live with us. Even many Americans who believe strongly in free trade in goods can’t quite bring themselves to embrace free movement of people. De-socialize society and the immigration “problem” resolves itself into a great blessing for us all. Foreigners will come — the best and hardiest of them - because of the abundance of opportunity a free society represents. – Lawrence W. Reed, THE FREEMAN, OCT. 94. - FREE IMMIGRATION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, FREE SOCIETIES

IMMIGRATION: The Freedom to Cross the Border, by Wendy McElroy (The Independent Review, Winter 2012) & Why Is Immigration Illegal Anyway? by Ben Powell (Birmingham News, November 20, 2012). - Two new articles on the subject mentioned by the INDEPENDENCE INSTITUTE in email, 14.2.12. – Should we have to remain “nailed” into place? Should feudalism become re-introduced, continued on a national scale? – JZ, 14.2.12, 9.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: What is wrong with illegal immigration is contained in the world illegal, not immigration. - Paul Zane Pilzer, Unlimited Wealth, updated edition, Crown Publishers, New York, 1994, p.148.

IMPOSSIBLE: They said it couldn’t be done” is a phrase that occurs throughout the history of inventions;…” – Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future, Pan Books 1964, p.15. – DISCOVERIES, INNOVATIONS, INVENTIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE

INDEPENDENCE DAY, USA: Why would you trade 1 tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants less than 1 mile away? ~ Mather Byles, Cotton Mather’s grandson, to Nathaniel Emmons in Massachusetts. During the war for American Independence - Mark Are Reynolds – Facebook, 4.7.13.

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES: Individual guarantees stated in writing in the constitution are of no use to a nation if it is not the people, but a third party, whether government or trade-union, that fixes prices and wages and determines what is to be produced and what is to be sold; for in that case the people, in being deprived of their right of free choice in the market, i.e., their right to assign everything the rank and the value it suits them to give it, from being sovereign are reduced to the status of slaves. Control of the market by the governmental authorities is the instrument of the modern dictatorships, much less cruel in appearance, much less spectacular, but far more effective than the police and resort to naked force. - Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics, 1956 in Mexico, from the English edition, D. Van NostrandCompany Inc., 1963, FEE edition, undated, p.16. - CONSTITUTIONALISM, FREE CHOICE, PRICE CONTROL, WAGE CONTROL, CENTRALIZED PLANNING, CONTROL OF THE MARKET, REGULATIONS, INSPECTIONS, LICENSING, QUOTAS, PERMITS, BILLS OF RIGHT, TRADE UNIONISM, GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION, PRICE-, WAGE- & RENT CONTROLS

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES: The Bill of Rights does not come from the people and is not subject to change by majorities. It comes from the nature of things. It declares the inalienable rights of man not only against all government but also against the people collectively. – Walter Lippmann– If only this or other governmental bills of rights had declared all of them, quite correctly and clearly enough. But territorial governments are unsuitable for this job, too. The same is true for most libertarians and anarchists so far. Who is to be blamed for that? – JZ, 16.4.12.

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES & SOVEREIGNTY OR INDEPENDENCE: All men are created equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing the obtaining of happiness and safety. – George Masonin - LAWS, POSITIVE LEGISLATION, VOTING, MAJORITARIANISM

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, MINORITY RIGHTS, VOTING, MAJORITIES: Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual.). – Ayn Rand, quoted by: Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo, adding: This is democracy - protecting each individual not the majority. – Facebook, 25.10.12.

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: If the individual has a right to govern himself, all external government is tyranny." Benjamin R. Tucker – quoted by René Dietrich on Facebook 2.3.12. – GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS: Republican Party R.I.P. (1854-2012), by L. Neil Smith - - If it favored individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers, even if these are merely statists, then it would get many allies, satisfied with that aim and could get as much libertarian experimental freedom as it wishes to have for its members. While committed to territorialism it will get only few, if ANY allies. While territorialism prevails in its own heads and in the heads of their competitors and opponents, the LP, too, has hardly a chance at all. Full experimental freedom for all! Then we would see some rapid progress. – JZ. 23.11.11, on Facebook.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM: Once one concedes that a single world government is not necessary, then where does one logically stop at the permissibility of separate states? If Canada and the United States can be separate nations without being denounced as being in a state of impermissible “anarchy”, why may not the South secede from the United States? New York State from the Union? New York City from the state? Why may not Manhattan secede? Each neighbourhood? Each block? Each house? Each person? But, of course, if each person may secede from government, we have virtually arrived at the purely free society, where defense is supplied along with all other services by the free market and where the invasive State has ceased to exist. – Murray Rothbard, quoted by Itinerant Voluntaryist sharing Chris Lyspooner's photo. Facebook, 21.6.12. – Alas, he did not clearly enough envision and describe the panarchistic or polyarchic consequence of societies, communities and governance systems, all different, offering package deals to their volunteers and fell back upon the usual libertarian “ideal” of “limited” governments, which still have a territorial monopoly. – Am I wrong in this? Was R. really consistent on this point? Have all his relevant remarks on this ever been put together? – Since so many of his writings have been digitized by the Mises Institute, it should not be too difficult to find most of these remarks. – However, I have no time and energy left to dig for them myself. – A search for ROTHBARD, in my files would reveal only a few of them, I believe. - JZ, 5.9.12, 9.9.13. – Q., ROTHBARD, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, WORLD GOVERNMENT, DECENTRALIZATION, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody. – Thomas Paine – This is only a true remark for people under territorial governments. In societies and communities of volunteers, just doing their own things, at the own expense and risk, these people can be trusted, as a rule, to do just that. They are not responsible to outsiders – except, naturally, having to respect their individual rights and liberties, just like they wish their own to be respected. They are no longer involved in institutionalized mutual domination and aggression attempts - as are all too many of the territorialists with their more or less authoritarian regimes and Warfare States. – JZ, 9.9.13. - VS. COLLECTIVE & TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, TRUST, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM FOR DISSIDENTS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: A bureaucracy has no more right to own and direct your life than a monarch or a tyrant has - even if this bureaucracy had the approval of the majority. - JZ, n.d. & 23.12.11. – MAJORITY, CONSENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, TERRITORIALISM, ITS POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: A Free Man is a Sovereign.” - W. G. Sumner: What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.25. - Nevertheless, he did not clearly come out for exterritorial autonomy and personal laws for volunteer communities or at least for individual secessionism. Even great scholars and thinkers do not always draw the right and complete conclusions from their own statements. - JZ, 18.11.02, 21.5.12.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: A society will remain as free or as enslaved as the conscious dispositions of individuals determine it shall be. Just as the roots of oppression are found in passivity, the foundations of our liberty reside in highly energized and focused minds that insist upon their independence. There are no shortcuts, no structures or doctrines that can be erected, no hallowed documents to be revered, to save us the effort of continually challenging those who would presume to exercise authority over our lives.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 17: The Delusion of Limited Government, which is online at – Like Ayn Rand, he got most of the principles right but not their practical application to the various political, economic and social systems. Rather he condemns all institutions and organizations, even the voluntary one and merely exterritorially autonomous ones, if I understand him right. – JZ, 19.2.05, 4.1.09. – In this he upholds the old saying that no institution can help being an institution. I assert instead that voluntary associations tend to be greatly superior to compulsory association and as voluntary association also rightful, even though their members might make mistakes at their own expense and risk. – JZ, 21.5.12. - FREE SOCIETIES

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.” - Henry Brooks Adams, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – He is also responsible for his actions towards others. – JZ, 21.5.12. - INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, ABSOLUTE LIBERTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: All places that the eye of Heaven visits, / Are to a wise man ports and happy havens: - / Think not the king did banish thee: / But thou the king. – Richard II. (Shakespeare?) Quoted in: Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers, p. 16, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 7th printing, 1966. – Let us banish or outlaw all territorial government out of all our affairs. – JZ, 21.5.12. - EACH A KING, COSMOPOLITANISM, EMIGRATION, DEPORTATION, BANISHMENT. HOME IS WHERE ONE IS AS FREE AS ONE WANTS TO BE.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Almost Everything Is A Crime In America Now: 14 Of The Most Ridiculous Things That Americans Are Being arrested for … - - Sovereign individuals, under genuine self-government, need free choice of law systems (personal laws) and of institutions for their protection (panarchies, polyarchies), which are exterritorially autonomous. The authoritarian and criminal territorial laws and institutions cannot be sufficiently reformed by the dissenters and do unnecessarily provoke violence by those exploited or suppressed by them. To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice! See e.g. - JZ, 31.1.11, on Facebook. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRAT & ASSOCIATION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Anarchism, as Tucker conceived it, arose out of the contradiction that exists between the sovereign individual and the sovereign State. One or the other must emerge supreme, and in Tucker's opinion, this must be the individual.” - William O. Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.152.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Anarchism, the great leaven of thought, is today permeating every phase of human endeavor. Science, art, literature, the drama, the effort for economic betterment, in fact every individual and social opposition to the existing disorder of things, is illuminated by the spiritual light of Anarchism. It is the philosophy of the sovereignty of the individual. It is the theory of social harmony. It is the great, surging, living truth that is reconstructing the world, and that will usher in the Dawn.” - Emma Goldman, “Anarchism What It Really Stands For”, in: Alix Kates Shulman, ed. of Red Emma Speaks, in conclusion, on p.71. – Sovereign individuals might choose not to live as anarchists and even – or especially - as anarchists they should allow other sovereign individuals to make other choices for their lives than any kind of anarchism or libertarianism. – JZ, 23.12.11. - ANARCHISM, HARMONY INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: And now, if these principles, as I have tried to set them before you, are true; if men have no rightful claim to possess any sovereignty over the bodies and minds of each other; if that sovereignty only belongs to the man's own self; ...” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p. 150.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: As it must not, so genius can not be lawless; for it is even this that constitutes its genius - the power of acting creatively under laws of its own origination.” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), Lectures and Notes on Shakespeare and Other Dramatists (published 1853). - Under territorialism neither the genius nor the fool, neither the rich nor the poor have the liberty, neither the anarchists nor the statists are free enough to live only under laws and institutions of their own individual choosing. - JZ, 13.10.02, 9.9.13. - Under exterritorialism both do and almost all people, except criminals and aggressors, caught and convicted as such. - JZ, 26.11.02. - GENIUS, PERSONAL LAW, MAKING & LIVING ONESELF BY THE OWN RULES, LAWLESSNESS, SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDEPENDENCE

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Barring force and fraud, autonomy need never be abridged in society, if autonomy is understood in the sense of individual sovereignty.” - Roy Childs, Anarchism and Justice, INDIVIDUALIST, 10/71. - AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Being your own man is the most serious crime of all, today." - Paul Herr. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUALISM, INDEPENDENCE

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: By Liberty I understand the Power which every Man has over his own Actions, and his Right to enjoy the Fruits of his Labour, Art, and Industry, as far as by it he hurts not the Society, or any Members of it, by taking from any Member, or by hindering him from enjoying what he himself enjoys. The Fruits of a Man’s honest Industry are the just Rewards of it, ascribed to him by natural and eternal Equity, as is his Title to use them in the Manner which he thinks fit: And thus, with the above Limitations, every Man is sole Lord and Arbiter of his own private Actions and Property. – Cato - in - LIBERTY, RIGHT, POWER, LABOR, PROPERTY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: By natural law you are the master of your own fate. - What an absurd and disgusting thought that politicians and bureaucrats, as they are, could and should be masters of your fate! - JZ, 2.6.84. - VS. COLLECTIVIST, TERRITORIAL & COMPULSORY STATE SOVEREIGNTY, MASTER OF THE OWN FATE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERMINATION

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Caesar does not rightly own you, your property or your allegiance - unless you yourself, voluntarily and temporarily give them to him. – Rather: Unless you give yourself and it to him, as long as you can stand or want his rule over you. - JZ 2.6.84, 12.1.09. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, CAESAR, GOVERNMENT, NATION

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Caesar, by natural law, does not own anyone but himself. - JZ - SELF-OWNERSHIP, CAESAR, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, GOVERNMENT, STATES

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Consumption should be voluntary - also for State services. – JZ, n.d. - PUBLIC SERVICES, STATES & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: denationalization of Sovereign Individuals."… - James Dale Davidson & William Rees-MOGG, The Sovereign Individual, MacMillan, & Simon & Schuster, 1997, 276. – If they were already recognized and treated as sovereign individuals then they would not need any denationalization. And as fully sovereign individuals they could not have become nationalized. People have the right to be treated and to act as sovereign individuals in all their own affairs and choices for themselves. – JZ, 12.1.09. – DENATIONALIZATION, SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUALS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Does there exist a nobler inspiration than the desire to be free? It is by his freedom that a man knows himself, by his sovereignty over his own life. To violate freedom, to flout that sovereignty, is to deny man the right to live his life, to take responsibility for himself with dignity.” - Elie Wiesel, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03, quoted by Anja Hartleb on Facebook, 7.2.12. – VS. TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Doing one's own thing is morally never wrong. - But doing wrongs to others as if they and their property were your own, that is the greatest crime, on any scale, from individual robberies and murders to compulsory taxes and official mass murders. - JZ, n.d., 15.11.02. - DOING THE OWN THING

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Each individual is the only and final arbiter in matters concerning his own satisfaction and happiness. – Ludwig von Mises, quoted by Natalie Fawn Danelishen Libertarian Page Owners – Facebook, 22.9.12.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Edith was a little country bounded on the North, South, East and West by Edith.” - Martha Ostenso, b. 1900, quoted in A. Andrews Quotations. - But did little Edith, then or even 60 years later, comprehend all that is involved in individual sovereignty? Or did she confine her sovereignty mainly to the trivia of individual daily lives? - JZ, 18.11.02. – (Compare the level of most entries on Facebook! – JZ, 21.5.12.) Doesn’t our upbringing, schooling and training all too often squash or suppress this natural individual sovereignty shown already in many infants and children? – JZ, 12.1.09.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Even children should have the right to vote e.g. on the destruction of all nuclear “weapons”. After all, their survival is also involved. - JZ, n.d. - Would they really make, mostly, worse decisions than our top political decision-makers have made so far? - JZ, 15.11.02. - DECISION-MAKING, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, VOTING, CHILDREN, VOTING, CHILDREN

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Even terrorists have some rightful claims and they should thus be given the secessionist and exterritorial option to realize them. Who knows? - that approach might even pacify many of them! - JZ, 2.6.84. – But that right does not grant them immunity or any moral excuse for the terrorist actions they have committed or might still undertake. On the other hand, it should be taken into consideration that the official terrorist actions undertaken by territorial governments, also upon the “principle” of collective responsibility, had, usually, even much worse mass murderous results. When private and relatively small-scale terrorists are held responsible for their terrorist actions, then so should be the officials for their terrorist actions. – Who is to throw the first stone? Who is entirely innocent of territorialist and collective responsibility notions and actions? - JZ, 12.1.09, 21.5.12. – TERRORISTS & TERRITORIALIST TERRORIST ACTIONS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Every individual is by rights a sovereign “nation” by himself and under no obligation to federate or to remain in a federation, least of all a territorial one. - JZ, n.d., 15.11.02. – Exterritorially organized nations of volunteers do agree with individual sovereignty and its diverse individual choices. – JZ, 12.1.09. - VS. TERRITORIAL NATIONS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Every Man a King.” - Title of Huey Long's biography, 1933. - Kings make war against each other, using up their subjects in the process, because they do not recognize their kinghood or individual sovereignty. Thus this phrasing is not sufficiently enlightening. - Everyone a king, but only a king without involuntary subjects! A king without owning an exclusive territory and all its population. Or a king - but only over voluntary followers. - JZ, 18.11.02. – PANARCHISM, MONARCHISM, QUEENS, KINGS, RULERS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Every man is free to do that which he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man.” - Herbert Spencer, Principles of Ethics, Part IV, Justice. - He was, as a young man, writing in 1850, in SOCIAL STATICS, one of the few consistent political thinkers, arriving from this principle to conclude upon "the right to ignore the State." Later he seems to have renounced this idea, without sufficiently, if at all, explaining why he did so. - JZ, 18.11.02. Perhaps he found it merely wise to keep his more radical ideas to himself and did not reproduce this chapter again in later issues of “Social Statics”. – JZ, 21.5.12.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: EVERY person being entitled to SOVEREIGNTY within his own sphere, there can be, consistently, no limits or exceptions to the title to protection in the legitimate exercise of this sacred right, whether on this side or the other side of the Atlantic, and whether 'in a state of war' or not: and, as soon as we take position for this universal right for all the world, we shall have all the world FOR us and WITH us and no enemies to contend with. Did military men ever think of this? Did governments ever think of it?” - J. Warren, True Civilization, p.16. (21.) – Subscription to panarchist ideas and associations can turn almost everybody into allies in this common cause. – JZ, 21.5.12. - LIBERATION, DEFENCE, PEACE, MINORITY AUTONOMY FOR ALL, ALLIES, ENEMIES, STRENGTH

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: every person is s a sovereign entity, free to do what they want. – Kim Stanley Robinson, The Gold Coast, p.37, HarperCollins Science Fiction & Fantasy, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 1995. - Only as long as they keep this in mind and the existing territorialist obstacles and act, rightfully, sensibly and systematically to abolish these wrongful obstacles. – JZ, 13.3.12, 9.9.13. – Compare: SOCIETY, VOLUNTARISM, TEAM-WORK, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Everyone must feel that he is the supreme arbiter of his own (destiny), that no power on earth shall rise over him, that he is and always shall be sovereign of himself and all relating to his individuality. Then only shall all men realize security of person and property.” - Josiah Warren, quoted on p.102 of William Bailie's biography of J. W. - AS OPPOSED TO NATIONAL & TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he; and therefore, truly, sir, I think it is clear that every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government; and I do think that the poorest man in England is not at all bound in a strict sense to that government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under; …” - Rainborough: October 1647. - Quoted in: R. F. D. Ball, The People Shall Judge, vol. 1, part 1, p.41. - Was he thinking of exterritorial autonomy for individuals and their voluntary associations or only of “the” collective, “free” and “equal” vote, one among millions? – JZ, 13.9.07. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY AMONG THE LEVELERS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Freedom for the individual from every coercion by the State. Every human being is free by nature and no one has the right to impose a law upon him but himself.” – (Freiheit von jedem staatlichen Zwang fuer das Individuum. Jeder Mensch ist von Natur frei, und niemand hat das Recht, ihm ein Gesetz aufzuerlegen, als er selbst.) - J. G. Fichte, Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution, 1793, Roederberg Ausgabe, S.246. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, LAWS, COERCION, STATE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, FREEDOM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Freedom means: Do your own thing, in your own time, in your own place, at your own risk and expense, in whatever country you please. - JZ, n.d., & 16.11.02. - INDEPENDENCE, INDIVIDUALISM, FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Freedom! A fine word when rightly understood. What freedom would you have? What is the freedom of the most free? To act rightly!” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Egmont (1775-1787). - FREEDOM OF ACTION, RIGHT ACTION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: From a political point of view, there is but one principle, the sovereignty of man over himself. This sovereignty of myself over myself is called Liberty. – Victor Hugo in .

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: From individual sovereignty follow, at least for me, quite logically and inseparately: 1. individual secessionism, 2. voluntary associationism, 3. minority autonomy, 4. exterritoriality or non-territoriality for voluntary associations, 5. free competition between a great variety of different governmental and non-governmental societies, 6. freedom of action and experimental freedom in all spheres - at the expense and risk of the voluntary participants, 7. the possibility of peaceful coexistence of the most diverse forms of human association in the same territory, 8. the abolition of all coercive and artificial monopolies, 9. ultimate decentralization and centralization options, by individual choice, 10. the abolition of all compulsory membership rules, even for States, armed forces and trade and professional unions, 11. the abolition of territorialism, standing armies, the police-, jurisdiction & legislation monopoly and the decision-making monopoly on war and peace, armament and disarmament, 12. the settlement of "international" disputes between exterritorial, autonomous protective associations of volunteers on the basis of natural law, individual rights and international law rules and institutions based upon them, 13. the confinement of all protection efforts to those rights and liberties only that are actually claimed by the voluntary members of an exterritorial and autonomous protective community (or Panarchy, or Competing Government, or Polyarchy or Multi-Government, etc. ), with the option to claim more or all of them always remaining, 14. the realization there is no single and uniform kind of society that is suitable for all human beings, 15. that the greatest possible variety and autonomy of human societies and actions, in all creative spheres, is not only rightful but necessary for the full development of individuals and societies to their maximum potential, 16. that the release of all creative energies and the reduction or even abolition of most destructive human activities requires this reorganization. - - What is still a riddle to me is: Why do not most others, especially anarchists and libertarians, who should be, essentially, individualists and voluntarists and thorough enough anti-statists, see these and related connections? Why do they get side-tracked by notions of small, decentralized, independent territories, in which territorial coercion and monopolies are not challenged, or of one supposedly ideal form of society for all, by notions of imposed equality, rather than chosen inequality, by their antagonism to private property, even if only among volunteers, while other volunteers could make other arrangements among themselves, by their illusions of the “limited” State as protector of persons and property, by ideas of still territorial, exclusively sovereign, centralized or decentralized, but coercively upheld governments, that would have compulsory membership and exclusive jurisdiction, policing and defence powers in "their" territories but are, nevertheless, supposed to be so limited that they would be ideal and acceptable to all? What would it take to defeat such remaining statist notions of territorial uniformity, equality, law and order? - When will the advocates of spontaneous order, a superior and perhaps the only kind of true order that is possible, expressed by Adam Smith as “the invisible hand", Proudhon's statement that "Liberty is the mother, not the daughter of order", and Hayek's notions of “spontaneous order” in essential human relationships, that cannot be successfully replaced by a planned or designed order systems, finally extend their notions to the worst threat to mankind, the organization of territorial, exclusive and coercive governments? Smith favored at least much laissez faire in economics. Proudhon was at least in general terms for dissolving States by contracts. But Hayekians are still addicted to the exclusive and territorial State model for politics, defence, courts and police and merely want to reform its constitution. And most of the anarchists and libertarians just want more of the same - but on a smaller scale and under other labels. - PIOT, John Zube, 10 October 1989. - Re point 11: These notes were split in two and part of point 11 got lost in the process. Off the cuff, I neither remember nor can I reconstruct the missing part among 16 points but sooner or later I will probably be able to reconstruct it or to find the original and complete statement. - JZ, 6.9.04. – Anyhow, this lists of mine is, most likely, all too incomplete still and will thus have to be corrected and expanded by others. – JZ, 21.12.11, 21.5.12, 9.9.13. - SECESSION & PANARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Government service shall be exactly, and only, what the people want and are willing to voluntarily pay for.” – Jack Anderson and Perry Miles, A Constitution for a Moral Government, p.47. - In this wording 'the people ' should be replaced by: "individuals". JZ – “THE PEOPLE”, GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, COMPETITION, PANARCHISM, PEOPLE

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Governments - supposedly our servants, are in reality armed against us, their nominal masters. E.g. when they wrongfully involve us in their arguments and struggles with the masters and "servants" of other territorial nation States. Instead of being hired and fired by us, they tax us and regulate us. And all too many of us call this a democratic or republican or constitutional solution and the only and best possible one! As Ulrich von Beckerath used to say, particularly with regard to the threat of the nuclear holocaust, in which they have involved us, in which each "nuclear power" holds all the subjects of the other nuclear power as hostages, even a dog would tend to run away if it were as badly treated. But we continue to cheer for our masters or vote them into office or tolerate them in office. - JZ, 2.6.84, 12.1.09, 9.9.13. - VS. TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, LLIMITED GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM FROM NUCLEAR POWERS AS A DUTY.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: He then makes a distinction between individual freedom and individual licence: "What, then, constitutes the boundaries of one's own dominions? ... The limitation is this: every individual is the rightful Sovereign over his own conduct in all things, whenever, and just so far as, the consequences of his conduct can be assumed by himself ... 'THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE INDIVIDUAL IS TO BE EXERCISED AT HIS OWN COST...” – Jerome Tuccille: Radical Libertarianism, p. 29, quoting S. P. Andrews, The Science of Society.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: He's free because he recognizes his most priceless asset, the same asset that YOU possess - sovereignty. - Every person is the sovereign ruler of his own life. But few people ever recognize that fact. Those who do will make it their business to find freedom. Those who don't will invariably resign themselves to whatever 'society' makes available to them.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.167. – He may have been able to reduce his direct tax burden. But did he get away from all indirect taxes? – JZ, 10.12.10. – What fraction of all rights and liberties did he find and describe? – JZ, 21.5.12.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: How is it then that so many thinkers have believed that duty can arise only from promise or consent? It is certainly true that we can hardly BLAME a man for acting in a way, which he believes to be right. We cannot condemn him for not acting in accordance with a rule that he does not recognise, for not following a law of right conduct, which he does not accept. - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.41.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: I am an individual and there is no authority higher than I.” - An anarchist in Rostov, Oct. 1917, quoted by Avrich, The Russian Anarchists, p.154. - AUTHORITY, INDIVIDUALISM, ANARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: I am free because I say I am. (*) My freedom is not dependent on any government benefit or piece of legislation. My rights are inherent in the fact that I was born a sovereign being. They are not negotiable. Government can list them and protect them, but my rights are not theirs to give away. – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad shared Libertarian Party's photo, on Facebook, 24.7.12. - It's time to cut government ... not just have it grow more slowly. - John Zube, comment on Facebook: We will become free, as free as we do, individually, want to be, once individuals and dissenting minority groups become free to secede and to organize themselves under personal law or full exterritorial autonomy, i.e. the equivalent to experimental freedom in science and technology, private life styles and of religious liberty in those spheres still monopolized by territorial governments. As such they could also federate or ally themselves as much as they want to, countrywide or world wide, in several freely competing associations of volunteers. Territorial unity is not the highest ethical ideal - far from it! - (*) I disagree with the first sentence. One can SAY ANYTHING but that does not make it true. Daily experience of almost everyone indicates that we are still very far from being free under territorial governments of every kind. – JZ, 24.7.12, 9.9.13.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. - Robert Heinlein, quoted by Scott Bieser shared Robert Anson Heinlein's photo. Facebook, 8.8.12. - – By rights – yes, but not by “positive laws” passed by territorial States. – JZ, 13.1.13. – Did he expect to get away with breaking any or many wrongful territorial laws? – JZ, 9.9.13. - LAWS, TERRITORIALISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: I am not the means to any end others may wish to accomplish. I am not a tool for their use. I am not a servant of their needs. I am not a bandage for their wounds; I am not a sacrifice on their altars. – Ayn Rand. – SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SACRIFICES, ALTRUISM, WELFARE STATE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: I consider myself a sort of sovereign state. I don’t recognize other governments within my borders.” - F. Paul Wilson, The Tomb, 1984, 1985, New English Library, p.93. – “Autonomy had been his driving motive – to reduce to the barest minimum all external restraints upon his life. But honor … honor was an internal restraint. He hadn’t recognized the role it had played all along in guiding him.” – Ibid, p.101. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY & HONOR, DIGNITY - [For me neither honor nor dignity are attractive concepts, since for all too long and all too much and all too many they have stood for many wrong attitudes and actions. They have tolerated slavery and the subjection of women and in too many minds they still do the latter. – JZ, 21.5.12.]

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: I do not need for all of humanity to be able to govern themselves, though I think they each can. All that I require for self-government is that I be able to govern myself. And I do. I delegate no authority, no power, no scintilla of my good name to any other government. – Jim Davidson – Facebook, 22.2.12.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: I have always given it as my decided opinion that ... everyone had a right to form and adopt whatever government they like best to live under themselves; ...” - George Washington, August 25, 1796, quoted by Roger McBride in A New Dawn, p.58. - All too soon and by all too many this becomes misinterpreted as a right only of the collective "everyone", i.e., "the” people. - And then we tend to stick with such wrong ideas for decades to centuries, no matter how much they cost us, as unchecked premises, even if they cost us most of our earnings, our liberties, our health or our lives! - JZ, 18.11.02. . – Was George Washington really a panarchist? Did he ever act as one? – JZ, 10.10.08. – Neither did Lincoln uphold that right. Power tends to make people power-mad. – JZ, 5.1.09. - PANARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: I'm not interested in the sovereignty of a God or of a State but in my own individual sovereignty and exterritorial autonomy – as well as that of all others, confined to personal laws, to voluntary associations, contracts and free exchanges. - JZ, 13.6.01, 21.12.11. – It authorizes freedom of action and experimentation in every sphere, although always only at the own risk and expense. – JZ, 21.5.12. - GOD & THE STATE, SELF-GOVERNMENT

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: If each individual in society respects his own person and minds his own business then individual sovereignty is established, there is no more room for government, every rule is destroyed and man is equal to man.” - A. Bellegarrigue, Manifesto. ANOTHER VERSION: If each member of society affirms himself and only himself, and individual sovereignty is established, there is no more room for government, all supremacy is destroyed; man is equal to man...” - A. Bellagarrigue, quoted in THE MATCH, 9/75. - Equal in rights and liberties, not in abilities, interests, wealth etc. – JZ, 12.1.09.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: If every nation is entitled to choose the political system under which it wishes to live, this is true all the more of every individual person. A country whose citizens are deprived of this minimal right is not free even if there were not a single citizen who would want to exercise that right.” - Sakharov in an open letter to the Congress of the United States, Moscow, September 14th, 1973, quoted from NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, March 74. – Did he clearly draw the panarchist conclusion of exterritorial autonomy and personal laws for volunteers – anywhere in his writings or lectures? – JZ, 15.1.09. – Probably, he had only free migration in mind. – JZ, 10.12.10. - PANARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau – He seems to have imagined that this was already possible in all spheres - under territorialism, its monopolism and coercion. – JZ, 26.3.12. – PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, FULL LIBERTY & RIGHTS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Imposed friends are no friends. You have the right to pick and choose them yourself - provided they are agreeable. (*) With major allegiances, expressed in patriotism and international treaties it is the same. (The same applies to internal and external enemies - which will be reduced to a minimum once individual secessionism is widely practised.) - JZ, 2.6.84. – (*) In this respect e.g. Facebook is much more panarchistic than is any existing State. – JZ, 23.12.11. – However, under the cover of “friendship” all kinds of trivial concerns are brought to one’s attention there, robbing one’s time, even if one merely glances a them and skims over them. – JZ, 21.5.12. – FRIENDS, ENEMIES, ASSOCIATES, FACEBOOK “FRIENDSHIPS”

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: In his private affairs, the now sovereign individual would have to abide by the dictum of the market place: produce or you will not eat, for no law will help you. In his public behavior he must be decent or suffer the sentence of social ostracism, with no recourse to legal exoneration. From a law-abiding citizen he would be transmuted into a self-respecting man.” - Frank Chodorov: Out of Step, p.45. – Some people get by even as beggars, thieves, inheritors or prize winners etc. As long as they got their spending money honestly they can rightly spend it to survive. The territorial laws help the official robbers and spenders all too much all too wrongly in many to most cases. They should only be able to spend the proceeds of voluntary taxation or voluntary contribution schemes. – Naturally, without continuous production only few of the present population could survive. - JZ, 23.12.11, 9.9.13.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: In the same way each declared for himself, that his own will, pleasure, and discretion were the only authorities he had any occasion to consult, in determining whether he would any longer support the government under which he had always lived. And if this action of each individual were valid and rightful when he had so many other individuals to keep him company, it would have been, in the view of natural justice and right, equally valid and rightful, if he had taken the same step alone. He had the same natural right to take up arms alone to defend his own property against a single tax-gatherer, that he had to take up arms in company with three millions of others, to defend the property of all against an army of tax-gatherers.” - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, I, Works I, page 13. – PANARCHISM, RESISTANCE, SELF-DEFENCE, PROTECTING ONE’S INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Individual sovereignty is John the Baptist, without whose coming the mutualist idea remains void.” – Wm. B. Green. - Individual sovereignty, expressed in individual secessionism and associationism, is the foundation stone or basic principle of the diverse panarchies of panarchism. - JZ, 16.9.04, 21.12.11. – I still do not understand and cannot agree with this remark by Wm. B. Green. Perhaps someone will enlighten me. – JZ, 9.9.13. - MUTUALISM & PANARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Individual sovereignty, as opposed to national sovereignty, or centralized, coercive and territorial sovereignty, does not require the obedience of others but, instead, the same freedom of action for them, as for oneself, and obedience only to a self-given law, one which presupposes the individual sovereignty of others. – JZ, 25. 12. 84.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Individual sovereignty, individual secessionism or disassociationism and associationism vs. territorial, monopolistic, compulsory, and centralized and collectivist sovereignty. Only thus can the remaining and solvable human problems be solved as fast as possible. For it would mean introducing experimental freedom into spheres where it had been so far systematically excluded. – JZ, 9.1.05. - VS. COLLECTIVIST "REPRESENTATIVE" & TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Individuality is the keynote of Warren's philosophy: Everyone should be a law unto himself, but always exercising his liberty with due regard to the equal rights of others ...” - William Bailie, Josiah Warren, p.99.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Interference with individual sovereignty and minority autonomy is treason against man and mankind. - JZ, 1984, 1986, 25.10.02. - PANARCHISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, TREASON

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Is man a sovereign individual who owns his person, his mind, his life, his work and its products - or is he the property of the tribe (the state, the society, the collective)? - Ayn Rand, Capitalism the Unknown Ideal, Signet edition, 18. - Nevertheless, she argued vehemently against "competing governments" (*), completely misunderstanding what was meant by that term, and stood up only for monopolistic and authoritarian because territorial governments, which she dared, like so many others, to call "limited" governments. - Roy Childs and myself have written on her false premises and conclusions in this respect. Childs supposedly renounced this criticism of A. R. I have not seen such a withdrawal by him in writing. Have you? – (*) In: “The Virtue of Selfishness”. - JZ, 18.11.02. – SELF-OWNERSHIP OR PEOPLE AS PROPERTY? – Q.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: It amounts to subversion of one's own life if one lets others decide how one is to live. - JZ - INDIVIDUALISM, LIFE, MAN, RIGHTS, DECISION-MAKING, SUBVERSION

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: It is certainly true that we can hardly blame a man for acting in a way which he believes to be right. We cannot condemn him for not acting in accordance with a rule that he does not recognise, for not following a law of right conduct which he does not accept.” - David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.41. - PANARCHISM, DUTY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Just contemplate how much exterritorial self-determination and voluntary and cooperative actions and contracts do already determine our private lives and actions and associations and then consider how much they could, likewise, come to do for us in our public lives and affiliations. - JZ, 17.7.01, 31.10.02, 23.12.11. - PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORAIL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Let each man have the wit to go his own way.” - Sextus Aurelius Propertius, Elegies, II, xxv, 38. – And if he hasn’t – let him choose his own leader or or misleader, system or community for himself! – JZ, 12.1.09, 23.12.11. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, DIS.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Let terrorists rule themselves - but no one else. If anything, that could pacify them. Naturally, we would also have to destroy their - and our belief in "collective responsibility". - JZ, 15.11.02. – TERRORISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Liberty, then, is the sovereignty of the individual, and never shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost. – Josiah Warren, in – & LIBERTY, LIBERATION, FREEDOM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, PANARCHIES, INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELFP-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION VS. TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP & SUBORDINATION, STATISM, NATIONALISM.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Like William Godwin, Warren held that the only possible road to human freedom lies down the path of individual sovereignty. As he viewed the problem, "the great mistake of all society is the compromise or surrender of the sovereignty of the individual.' Unless sovereignty can be reconstituted without this surrender of individual sovereignty, freedom must forever remain unknown to mankind.” - William O. Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, 68/9 - FREEDOM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Men like Andrews steadfastly held to the individual's right to freedom from coercion, and their communitarian experiments were strictly voluntaristic. One might refer to a man like Andrews as a left-wing anarchist but would have to call him a right-wing socialist, using 'right-wing' to mean respect for the rights of the individual. Warren had called his philosophy 'Individual Sovereignty’, and Andrews made this phrase his motto.” - William Chadwick, THE FREEMAN, March 1976.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Most significantly, Virginia, New York and Rhode Island declared that 'the powers of government' may be 'resumed' or 'reassumed' by the people when perverted or abused - in the text of their ratification of the constitution.' - Tansill, Documents, pp. 1027,1034-5, & 1052. Quoted in THE LIBERTARIAN FORUM, June 76, p.5. - Not only "the people" should be able to enjoy this freedom or right but ever single adult and rational member. - JZ, 14.11.02, 23.12.11. – DIS.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: My life, liberty and property are mine. I have never ceded to any 'sovereign' power whatever a right to dispose of either without my consent." - Paraphrasing the First Continental Congress of 1774, as reported in THE FREEMAN, April 72, p. 237. - LIBERTY, LIFE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, PROPERTY & CONSENT

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: National life is a mythical concept. Only your own life - and that of other individuals - is real and worth living - if you claim it and use it fully - and they do theirs. - JZ, n.d., & 23.12.11. - VS. NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, NATIONAL TERRITORIALISM & ITS ENFORCED & THUS MERELY PRETENDED UNITY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: National sovereignty is a mortal foe to individual sovereignty. - JZ 1.1.93. - Individual sovereignty is a mortal foe of territorially enforced national, racial, religious or ideological sovereignty. - JZ, 9.12.03. - But individual sovereignty is also the best ally for all rightful, because exterritorial national, racial, religious and ideological aspirations and their movements. - JZ, 16.9.04. - VS. NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: No man is free who is not a master of himself. - Epictetus– in – SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Nobody owns you but yourself. Any other claim against you amounts to an imposed slavery - unless you consented, quite voluntarily, freely and individually. - JZ, n.d. & 23.12.11. - SELF-OWNERSHIP

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Obedience towards tyranny is not obligatory, not even towards a majority-supported tyranny. - JZ – Rather resistance and “treason” against tyrannies is obligatory for moral beings. – JZ, 12.1.09. – DISOBEDIENCE, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Once individual secession has replaced national sovereignty, the danger of nuclear war will have passed because this would imply the abolition of all life and death powers over non-aggressive others. - JZ, under: Individual Sovereignty in: An ABC Against Nuclear War, PEACE PLANS 16-17. (Now on - Seen merely technically, it would abolish all targets for the use of nuclear weapons and motives for stockpiling them, except for outright terrorists and extortionists, as enemies of almost all mankind and how long would they last with as many enemies? – JZ, 21.5.12.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Over his own body and mind the individual is sovereign." - J. S. Mill. - Should be, is more correct. - JZ, 23.8.95. - Not yet, but under panarchism it would be! - JZ, 20.10.02.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Over one’s mind and over one’s body the individual is sovereign. – Source? A version of J. S. Mill’s remark? - Morally, by rights and ethically, he or she is, at least all rational adults are, but legally and constitutionally they are not yet, anywhere. - JZ, 26.7.13. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, VOLUNTARIM, PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Parrington calls Thoreau's position 'individual compact; which 'implied ... individual nullification’ or full anarchism.” - J. R. Stromberg in LIBERTARIAN FORUM, 6/76, on Parrington: Main Currents, II, p.402/3.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Patriotism to one's self precludes any other form of rational patriotism.” - W. Robert Black, THE NEW BANNER, 18.12.72. - PATRIOTISM, SELF-INTEREST

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Perhaps no right is more "fair, just and necessary" for our times and its problems than that of individual sovereignty and secession. It is a right that implies exterritorial autonomy, too and experimental freedom or freedom of action, for all volunteers. - JZ, 4 Sep. 89, 10.10.89. - See: BECKERATH, ULRICH VON: On Panarchy. - SOVEREIGNTY & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Personal liberty, if you understand it, means a lot. It means you have a right to your life and you have a right to the fruits of your labor. You both have economic and social liberty. As long as one does not hurt another individual, you can run your life as you so choose. – Ron Paul, quoted by Nizam Ahmad shared Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 20.10.12. – That is hardly the case under territorial constitutions, laws, jurisdiction and administration. – Elsewhere he has spoken up more clearly about the panarchist alternative. - JZ, 9.9.13.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair." - George Washington. – As a territorialist he was no longer the resort of the wise and the honest - if he ever fully was. - JZ, n.d., & 10.12.10.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Real life means independence, freedom, self-responsibility, not submission to any organization, not even to the State.” – Source? – My own note, wrongly italicized? – JZ, 9.9.13. - LIFE

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Really, I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest he; and therefore truly, Sir, I think it is clear, that every man that is to live under a government ought first, by his own consent, to put himself under that government, and I do believe that the poorest man in England is not at all bound to that government that he has not had a voice to put himself under. - Captain Rainborough in the Putney Debates of the New Model Army, quoted by Firth. Alas, most have interpreted this only as the right to vote for one or the other party candidate or independent "representative. JZ, 6.1.93. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, VOTING

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, // These three alone lead to sovereign power.” - Alfred Lord Tennyson - So far it has only misled some people into territorial power over other people and obedience of the others towards it. As long as the territorial power opportunity exists, and it is hardly ever doubted or criticized, the worst kinds of people will tend to get to the top of this power pyramid - and stay there for all too long, no matter how much this suppresses the individual sovereignty of all those under them. - JZ, 18.11.02, 23.12.11, 9.9.13. – It leads to sovereign sovereignty only when one has also in mind all of one’s exterritorial, individual choices, personal law and voluntaristic options, individual rights and liberties. How many people have, so far, seriously considered all of them? – JZ, 10.10.08, 21.5.12, 9.3.13.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Society rests on a voluntary and not on a coercive compact, at least with regard to political, social and economic associations, systems and institutions. The social contract of mutual support in emergencies is morally obligatory but not coercive or compulsory. – Defensive force is only justified against aggressors and criminals with victims. - JZ, 3.6.84, 12.1.09, 9.9.13. - SOCIETY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Society, States, communities, institutions and laws by contracts between individuals. - JZ, 14.11.02, 10.12.10, 23,12.11. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, CONTRACTS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Sovereignty exists only in the individual. What the group has - the State, the Church - is not sovereignty, it is power. The members have lost their sovereignty and become parts instead of wholes. All are less. Power takes.” - David Reissig, 1988. - Volunteer communities, only exterritorially autonomous, subject to individual secessionism, are another matter. They do not destroy but uphold individual sovereignty and are based on it. - JZ, 24.11.96, 20.10.02. – PANARCHISM, STATES, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Sovereignty of every individual over his or her own...” – Josiah Warren, True Civilization, p.13. – Another version: “Sovereignty of the individual at his own cost.” - Josiah Warren

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: sovereignty of the individual is what really counts, not sovereignty of any State. A state is an environment or place, therefore cannot possess sovereignty. When sovereignty is granted to a State politically, in the name of the people, it is usually usurped by some individual.” (*) - G. C. Szmak in The Four Blind Spots. - (*) An essentially insane power-addict and most people are insane enough to obey him, no matter how much it costs them! - JZ, 18.11.02. – LEADERSHIP, RULERS, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Taxation is theft - and nobody owes allegiance to thieves. - JZ - TAXATION, ALLEGIANCE, TERRITORIALISM, STATES

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Territorial sovereignty and individual sovereignty are irreconcilable. - JZ, 27.3.89. - Only territorial sovereignty and extraterritorial sovereignty or territorial enclaves are reconcilable. - JZ, 6.9.04. – Even exterritorial enclaves are still part of or mere exemptions within territorial countries, backed by a foreign territorial power. They, too, ought to become private or cooperatively proprietary communities or intentional communities of volunteers, under exterritorial autonomy and personal law, with their personal law confined to their voluntary members, wherever on Earth they might temporarily or permanently reside and work. – JZ, 21.12.11. – VS. TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIALITY & EXTRATERRITORIALISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: That each and every individual has the unquestionable and unabridgeable right of free and voluntary association with other equally sovereign individuals for economic, political, social and all other purposes ...” - Emma Goldman in her "A New Declaration of Independence", MOTHER EARTH, vol. IV, 1909/10 – But she came out against property rights! Everything good comes rarely together. – If she had consistently applied what she stated above, then she would have favored voluntary associations of people opposed to their own property rights and also for those, which respected and upheld them. Instead, to my knowledge, she largely remained a territorialist – and, economically, a communist. – However, in the above statement she was clearly a panarchist, tolerant towards all other voluntary choices made by others, quite different from those, she would have made, together with like-minded volunteers. - JZ, 5.1.09, 23.12.11. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The American citizen must be made aware that today a relatively small group of people is proclaiming its purposes to be the will of the People. That elitist approach to government must be repudiated. There is no such thing as the People; it is a collectivist myth. There are only individual citizens with individual wills and individual purposes. There is only one social system that reflects this sovereignty of the individual: the free-market, or capitalist, system, which means the sovereignty of the individual 'vote' in the marketplace and the sovereignty of the individual vote in the political realm.” - Simon: A Time for Truth, p.221. – All kinds of statist and communist communities can also be based upon individual choices, supporting various socialist schemes as volunteers. Even the free market, the capitalist system, free trade etc. should not be forced upon dissenters. Their opponents should remain free to do their own things to themselves and to suffer the consequences. – JZ, 10.12.10. – THE PEOPLE? COLLECTIVISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATE SOCIALISTS, REPRESENTATION, VOTING, POLITICIANS, RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES AT THE OWN EXPENSE & RISK

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution did not establish the sovereignty of 'society', but the sovereignty of the individual. Neither did it require that the individual serve the State, the king, the nobility, the society, the rich, the poor, the public interest, the fatherland, or humanity. As long as the individual did not initiate force against others, he was to be free to live his own life without fear in accordance with his own convictions. It was individualism that was the basis of the most free and progressive nation on earth.” - The Incredible Bread Machine, Susan Love Brown et al, 1974-82, p. 134. – As if this Bill of Rights – or that of any other territorial government – had been a sufficiently complete one. – JZ, 23.12.11. – How many others managed to read this interpretation into the USA Bill of Rights amendments? – JZ, 21.5.12.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The building block of a free society must be the individual, not as a personality, but as an entity respected for its own sake. The individual must have rights to move and shape, within limits, his world. As John Stuart Mill, the nineteenth-century political economist, noted: “The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way.” Freedom implies the power to imagine a “less unsatisfactory” world, to use a phrase of Ludwig von Mises, and to change the present state of things (*). Freedom implies purposeful action grounded in power, albeit limited power.” (**) - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.48. - (*) Only for oneself and among like-minded volunteers, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. - (**) Alas, neither J. S. Mill nor L. v. Mises, nor Richard B. McKenzie went beyond such generalities and their notions of “limited” but still territorial governments - to the possibilities of exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, peacefully coexisting and competing in the same territories or, somewhat associated, leagued or federated, world-wide. They did not stand up fully, consistently, for individual sovereignty, choice, rights and liberties, including full freedom of action and experimentation, starting with individual and group secessionism and practised by the various groups of secessionists under full exterritorial autonomy. If they have held that view then they failed to clearly enough express it, in spite of their numerous other and correct pro-freedom statements. – Their power over themselves should be unlimited. Their power over others, who are not criminals with victims or other aggressors, should be zero. - JZ, 6.10.07, 23.12.11. - INDIVIDUALISM & A FREE SOCIETY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The coincidence or harmony of Nations will necessarily arise from that of INDIVIDUALS.” - Josiah Warren, True Civilization, point 427. - PEACE, HARMONY, NATIONALISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The freedom concept applies to any organization. None can rightly claim compulsory membership. – JZ, n.d. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM, VOLUNTARY STATE MEMBERSHIP

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The government and its Constitution are not sovereign. 'The only real "sovereignty", or right of "sovereignty", in this or any other country, is that right of sovereignty which each and every human being has over his or her own person and property so long as he or she obeys the one law of justice towards the person and property of every other human being.'" - Carl Watner, in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, 133, quoting: Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p. 86.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The individual is morally 'sovereign of the domain of his own life, liberty and property, and is sovereign of no other domain. To interfere forcibly with another's use, disposal or destruction of his own property is to initiate force against him and to violate his rights.” - Duncan Yuille in leaflet Human Rights.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The libertarian insistence that each man is a sovereign land of liberty, with his primary allegiance to himself, is rejected by patriots who sing of freedom but also shout of banners and boundaries.” - Karl Hess: Death of Politics, p.2. - Late in life he made a rather panarchistic half-page statement, which was published in the Libertarian Party's newsletter. I microfiched it somewhere and probably reproduced it in my ON PANARCHY sub-series. - JZ, 18.11.02. – KARL HESS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The moment you abate anything from the full rights of men to each govern himself, and suffer any artificial positive limitation upon those rights, from that moment the whole organization of government becomes a consideration of convenience.” - Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790. - So, even in this later book some of his original radicalism still shows through! - JZ, 25.10.02. – PANARCHISM, PRAGMATISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, UTILITARIANISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The only ethical authority is your own authority over yourself. - Michael Shanklin, on Facebook, 21.5.12.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The only part of the conduct of anyone for which he is amenable to society is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself (*) his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.” - J. S. Mill, On Liberty, ch. I, 1859, quoted in: Bruce L. Richmond, The Pattern of Freedom, Ljus English Library, vol. 12, Stockholm, 1943, p.142. - John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, ed. David Spitz, chapter 1, p.11 (1975). - (*) and like-minded volunteers! – JZ - INDEPENDENCE, INDIVIDUALISM


INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The only real 'sovereignty' or right of 'sovereignty' in this or any other country, is that right of sovereignty which each and every human being has over his or her own person and property, so long as he or she obeys the one law of justice towards the person and property of every other human being. This is the only NATURAL right of sovereignty that was ever known among men. All other so-called rights of sovereignty are simply the usurpations of impostors, conspirators, robbers, tyrants, and murderers.” – Lysander Spooner: A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.86, Works I.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: the principles of individual sovereignty were incompatible with the idea of a State.” - Libertarian Handbook 1973, p.43. – It is only incompatible with the idea and practice of a territorial State. - Why not compile libertarian annuals electronically, inviting the widest possible participation from libertarians all over the world? – Offering them online, or as paid for email attachments or CD’s would be possible, cheap and almost risk-free. – After 10 or 20 years they could be combined into a kind of libertarian encyclopedia. - JZ, 12.1.09.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The revolution was this idea: 'Each person is a sovereign individual with certain inalienable ... rights ...” - Vincent A. Drosdik III, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 7/73, on the revolution of 1776. - In spite of also publishing panarchistic ideas in general form, FEE and it’s "THE FREEMAN" mainly confined themselves to advocating "limited" territorial government, which, by its very nature, does NOT recognize individual sovereignty, although it sometimes concedes some rights, even some economic rights, to individuals. - JZ, 18.11.02, 23.12.11. – Recently, THE FREEMAN has also published some explicitly panarchistic articles. – I do not have a list of them ready on hand. – All its issues are now online. - JZ, 9.9.13. - REVOLUTION

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: the right of every human born (when still unborn, then to be given his natural chance to become a born human being! - JZ) to be, within the limitations of nature, captain of his own destiny, and to surrender that captaincy to no authority in this world, and especially to no authority beyond this world." - Marie Jakober, The Mind Gods, 48. - ABORTION, CAPTAIN OF THE OWN SHIP OR DESTINY, MASTER OF THE OWN FATE, SELF-DETERMINATION, AUTONOMY, SELF-GOVERNMENT

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The right of self-sovereignty in every individual is my constitution. ...” – Josiah Warren, True Civilization, p.54. - CONSTITUTIONALISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The SOVEREIGNTY OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL in his or her own sphere, places all mankind upon the only possible plane of political Equality. All being sovereigns, none can be less, none more. This is beautifully illustrated at every assembly of kinds and emperors. Each one is admitted by all the others to be SUPREME within his own sphere of jurisdiction.” - Josiah Warren, True Civilization, p.147, point 428.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The State didn't father or mother you – and even your parents do not own you. - JZ, n.d. & 15.11.02. - PARENTS & PATERNALISM, TERRITORIAL STATISM & GOVERNMENTS, SELF-OWNERSHIP

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The tyrant has 'nothing more than the power you confer upon him to destroy you.'" - Albert the Unknown in THE LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 28/12/75. - Albert there questions the statement but I would add: The proper and effective secession of a single individual is still the beginning of the end of all tyrannies. - JZ, 76, 23.12.11. - SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, TYRANNY, LEADERSHIPS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it. Each of us is a center of the Universe, and that Universe is shattered when they hiss at you: “You are under arrest.” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1856, Collins/Fontana, 1974, page 3. – Or: You are under our territorial laws, constitutions, jurisdictions and other institutions. – JZ, 9.10.07. - TERRITORIALISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: The vote in the political realm means, in practice, a renunciation of individual sovereignty. - JZ, n.d. - In other words, it disenfranchises rather than liberates the individual. It deprives him of the decisive vote on his own affairs. - JZ, 18.11.02. - VOTING

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: There is nothing wrong with voluntary separation or separatism, nor with voluntary integration. But everything is wrong with coercive separation and coercive integration. – JZ, n.d. - SEPARATION, SEPARATISM, INTEGRATION, UNITY, COERCION, VOLUNTARISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Darlington Morley, 1890-1957, American novelist and essayist. - & SUCCESS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: To Each Their Own. I have been an anarchist for an awful long time. I believe that, to paraphrase Proudhon, whoever lays a hand on me to govern me is a usurper and tyrant, and I declare them my enemy. I favour the abolition of the state, completely and at the earliest possible opportunity. This seems to me the basic, essential libertarian idea, founded on the belief that people are capable of living their lives and interacting with others un-coerced, unsupervised, unmanaged, unpoliced, unchaperoned – in other words, ungoverned. - Joe Peacott, ANCHORAGE ANARCHY, DEC. 2011. - The abolition of its territorial monopoly would be enough. That would reduce it to a society or community of volunteers only. – JZ, 17.2.12. – UN-GOVERNING, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, ABOLITIONISM, STATE, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, SELF-MANAGEMENT, COMPULSION, COERCION, MEMBERSHIP

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: To Each, His Own ... My faith in the proposition that each man should do precisely as he pleases with all, which is exclusively his own, lies at the foundation of the sense of justice there is in me. I extend the principle to communities of men as well as to individuals. I so extend it because it is politically wise, as well as naturally just: politically wise in saving us from broils about matters which do not concern us.” - Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Peoria, Ill, 16.10.1854. - And then he wasted half a million lives to retain power in the face of wide-spread secessionism. He did not, when he ruled, permit even geographical secessions. Far less did he permit individual secessionism. Even his inflated paper money was forced upon people, considered as his property or mere subjects, not only his "federation" and its taxes and its war. - JZ, 18.11.02, 23.12.11. – Alas, he seems to have only territorial communities in mind. – JZ, 10.10.08.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Warren had called his philosophy 'Individual Sovereignty', and Andrews made this phrase his motto." - William Chadwick. THE FREEMAN, 3/76.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: We cannot all be masters.” - William Shakespeare, Othello, I, I, 43 - We can and should all be masters of ourselves - and of no one else! - JZ, 12.10.02. - While, obviously, we cannot be masters over all others or even many others, we should all be free to master ourselves and our own affairs in complete freedom, tolerance and justice. - JZ, 26.11.02. - INDIVIDUALISM, MASTERS, SUBORDINATES, SLAVES, SELF-MANAGEMENT, COOPERATIVES, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNANCE

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: We hold that each individual has the right to exercise sole dominion over his own life, and has the right to live his life in whatever manner he chooses, so long as he does not forcibly interfere with the equal rights of others to live their lives in whatever manner they choose.” - Statement of Principles, Platform of the Libertarian Party, 1972.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Who has first claim on your life, if not you yourself? – JZ - SELF-OWNERSHIP, Q.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Whoever lays his hand on me to govern me is a usurper and a tyrant, and I declare him my enemy." - (Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Confessions of a Revolutionary, 1849)

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: With his usual independence, Spooner does not use the term, 'individual sovereignty' - which his late friend Josiah Warren had introduced. Warren's term had been popularized among Americans by Stephen Pearl Andrews, and in England by John Stuart Mill (who did not fully understand Warren's ideas) (Stephen Pearl Andrews, Science of Society, Charles Shively, ed. - M. & S. Press, Weston, Mass, 1970). This idea is at the core of all anti-statist thought - the idea that people are born free, each independent, each the sovereign master over his or her life and work.” - Shively's Introduction to A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.8, Spooner, Works I. – SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Would you describe yourself, ... as a sovereign individual of fully intact sapience? - L. Neil Smith, Converse and Conflict, p.78.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You are an individual. The majority does not own you. - JZ, SELF-OWNERSHIP, MAJORITY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You are not a national resource but your own man - or woman. - JZ – However, in practice, in territorial States, when there are all too many laws, politicians, bureaucrats and offices, they will meddle with your life, since they can hardly sit around all day only twiddling with their thumbs. – 46 million bureaucrats in China alone and its proportion of bureaucrats to population is still rather low, compared with that in some Western “democracies”! – Already out of self-justification attempts for their positions and salaries, if not because of their addiction to power, they will meddle, more and more, as long as we let them. – Also they will coercively charge us for their wrongful interferences and deny us the liberty to opt out from under their rule. - JZ, 12.1.09, 21.5.12. - SELF-OWNERSHIP, NATIONAL RESOURCE, BUREAUCRACY, TAXATION, MEDDLING, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATION, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You are the ruler of your world and no one ... can stop you from living as you want ... unless you disregard your own sovereignty.” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.167. – As if living your own life, together with like-minded people, were already quite optional in every respect. How could a freedom lover remain so blind towards the large degrees of its absence? – JZ, 23.12.11.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You are the ultimate authority in your day-to-day life, so long as that doesn’t include victimizing other people. – Deep Thoughts, by Tony Baize. - Nizam Ahmad shared Libertarian Party's photo. – Facebook, 31.7.13. - I am - the ultimate authority in my life. - added N. A. - The LP added: As libertarians, we seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no on is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others. – Tony Baize and the LP, to my knowledge, confined this to the own day-to-day private lives, and did not extended it to our public lives, in States, societies and communities. If it should be, now, on the larger and more consistent and comprehensive scale, going beyond economic laissez faire to laissez faire as well in political and social matters, as P. E. de Puydt clearly proposed, I would be very glad. – JZ, 31.7.13. - LP

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You can beat 'em if you don't join 'em." - Prof. Galambos. - Or if you leave them. – JZ – VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You have the right to act (*) - not only to react upon the impulses given to you by others. - (*) alone or in association with like-minded people. - JZ, 2.6.84. – FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREE ASSOCIATIONISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT VERSUS TERRITORIALISM & IMPOSED CONSTITUTIONS, LAWS & JURISDICTIONS & OTHER IMPOSED RULES & INSTITUTIONS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You have the right to be charitable but you are not obliged to work for the benefit of others. You may opt out of any coercive charity system, like that practised by Welfare States. – JZ, n.d. & 23.12.11. - WELFARE STATE, SELF-OWNERSHIP & CHARITY

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You have the right to live according to your own beliefs - as long as you don't meddle with other people living according to their beliefs. – JZ, n.d. - MEDDLING, MAJORITIES, TERRITORIALISM, BELIEFS

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You have the right to vote - on all your life's issues – yourself, quite exclusively. - JZ, n.d. & 21.5.12. - SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, VOTING, CHOICE, FREEDOM

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You live in a world of your own, bounded by your own knowledge and experience. It's a wonderful world - full of the power to do things to bring freedom and happiness. Recognize your sovereign authority. You won't ever be the totalitarian ruler of someone else's life. But you do rule your own.” - Harry Browne: How I Found Freedom, p.141, 161? – Certainly an ideal to be striven for – but, alas, not one already achieved. – JZ, 23.12.11. – At best H. B. merely pointed out some loopholes that were then not yet closed. – JZ, 9.9.13.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You may share your life - but you are not obliged to share it with every-one laying claim to it, not even with the majority. Choose your own friends! - JZ – And associates – in every sphere, as soon as you can freely do so and do seriously work towards that kind of D-Day. – JZ, 23.12.11. - SHARING

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You may trade freely anything with anyone. (*) You are under no moral or contractual obligation to trade certain services only with a particular government. - JZ, n.d. - (*) I don’t favour "Free Trade" e.g. in mass extermination devices but consider their production and stockpiling to be mass murder preparations and conspiracies. - JZ, 15.11.02, 23.12.11. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSION, FREE TRADE & BOYCOTT

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You must be an individual country by yourself.” - Harry Schultz, 10/87. - I feel certain that H. S. would not want to outlaw voluntary federations of SUCH “countries”. They would also constitute "panarchies". - JZ, 16.9.04. – None of them have to become realized only in one of the former national or governmental territories. Some might be spread over a whole continent or even world-wide – with all their dispersed voluntary members. – JZ, 21.12.11. – Perhaps we should make a list of all those who, in recent years, have made such utterances, try to find out their email address and then email them, a few at a time, to avoid spam barriers, whether they would subscribe to an attached panarchistic manifesto. Years ago I attended once a meeting in Sydney, where Harry Schultz spoke. Upon my question he declared himself in favor of full monetary freedom. – A close net between panarchists and potential panarchists has still to be woven. So far the “tyranny of distance” still prevails, even among them. – Maybe someone will get around to utilize this slogans collection in this way and we end up with a panarchist directory and effective network, within which a considerable division of labor would become possible. – Those already in favor of of financial freedom are, usually, pretty good prospects. – Not to speak of those also in favor of full monetary freedom. - JZ, 12.1.09. – Urgently needed are e.g. a directory of and for libertarians with special interests and a common online-list of libertarian projects. – Only with such aids can sufficient collaboration and division of labor be achieved among them. - JZ, 23.12.11, 23.12.11. - & SECESSIONISM OR COMPLETE CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, COMBINED WITH COMPLETE FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, ABSTRACTS REVIEWS, INDEX

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: You must choose your own path now, for only you can walk it.” … “This is your journey. It will be what you want it to be.” - Jeri Taylor, Pathways, in Startrek Voyager, Pocket Books, 1998, p.42 & 44. – Under territorial legislation rather than personal law choices, that freedom is not complete. Even our formal legal maturity still leaves us in a territorially conducted and country-wide statist kindergarten. – JZ, 13.3.12. – ADULTHOOD, MATURITY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM.

INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY: Your decisions on your own affairs ought not to depend upon the opinions of others, no matter how large their number. - JZ - INTERNAL AFFAIRS, MAJORITIES, STATES, DECISION

INDIVIDUALISM: [Statists] believe that government should make decisions for individuals. Since individuals usually prefer to make their own decisions, coercion and compulsion become necessary correctives. – Theodore Forstmann (From remarks delivered during the 1997 Shavano Institute for National Leadership) - VS. STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, SELF-DETERMINATION, TERRITORIALISM

INDIVIDUALISM: Despite criticism to the contrary, individualists are not anti-social or illiberal. We favor voluntary cooperation while also believing in private property. We oppose racism and sexism without embracing a group-oriented identity politics. We oppose laws, police, taxation, mandatory schooling, warfare and welfare, while supporting any voluntary, non-coercive efforts and arrangements that people come up with to satisfy their needs and wants and assist others, unable to fend adequately for themselves. We envision a society where people come together for work, discussion, trade, sex, recreation or other projects when they choose and do their own thing otherwise. Any necessary organizations will be formed as needed and dissolved as soon as possible – individualists do not envision any permanent structure of groups, councils, assemblies, or syndicates to coordinate people’s affairs. (*) The social change individualists seek would create a world of free people with free minds, free trade, and free choices to make (*) about how they want to live, limited only by respect for the equal freedom of others to live unmolested. - Joe Peacott, ANCHORAGE ANARCHY, DEC. 2011, p.1. - To achieve that, voluntary membership, including individual secessionism, would be enough. – JZ, 17.2.12. – LIBERTARIANISM, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

INDIVIDUALISM: Doc had taught me the value of being the odd man out. The man assumes the role of the loner, the thinker and the searching spirit, who calls the privileged and the powerful to task. The power of one was the courage to remain separate, to think through to the truth and not to be beguiled by convention or the plausible arguments of those, who expect o maintain power, whatever the cost. – Bryce Courtnay, The Power of One, Mandarin, 1989, p.442. – Without e.g. individual secessionism, full consumer sovereignty, personal law and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers – and other important individual rights and liberties the power of one remains all too limited. – JZ, 1.3.12. - VS. POWER & TERRITORIALISM, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-THINKING, SELF-HELP, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, VOLUNTARISM

INDIVIDUALISM: Every person is so much more than the paths they’ve taken, those few particular paths we choose [often, not always! – JZ] on the spur of the moment, with no [insufficient! – JZ] information. So much of it is mistakes. - Wil McCarthy, The Collapsium, Gollancz, London, 2001, p.216 – Were any of us ever fully developed as personalities, not only persons, by our own efforts and decisions or by those of others? – How many of the choices we made in our lives were really fully informed, rational and moral choices? - JZ, 29.2.12. – POTENTIAL OF INDIVIDUALS & PATHS TAKEN, EDUCATION, DEVELOPMENT, CHOICES, CHANCES, PERSONAL FATE, CAREERS, BIOGRAPHIES, LIVES, Q.

INDIVIDUALISM: Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. – Albert Einstein, in - CREATIVITY & FREEDOM, GREATNESS

INDIVIDUALISM: I favor neither capitalism nor socialism. Individuals need to choose for themselves how and when to interact with others socially and economically. (Also politically, but only exterritorially! – JZ, 17.2.12.) These exchanges will take many forms – from cooperatives, to mutual banks, to barter networks, to time stores to who knows what. But when the limits and structures of such interactions and arrangements are dictated by the (territorial! – JZ) state, as they are and will be in a governmental society, they will never be a libertarian enterprise. - Joe Peacott, ANCHORAGE ANARCHY, DEC. 2011, p.6.

INDIVIDUALISM: Individualism is a social theory or ideology which assigns a higher moral value to the individual than to the community or society, and which consequently advocates leaving individuals free to act as they think most conducive to their self-interest. The term was also, as noted below, sometimes used in the 19th century as a name for an actual economic system. When so used, the term denoted the competitive market system, which lets the direction of the economy be the unintended outcome of the decisions made by myriad individuals about the uses to which they will put their own labour and resources. - The first edition 91896) of Palgrave’s “Dictionary of Political Economy” defined individualism in the latter, narrower sense. The article entitled Individualism began by reporting that John Stuart Mill had applied the term to ‘that system of industrial organization in which all initiative is due to private individuals, and all organisation to their voluntary agreement.’ – C. B. Macpherson, Individualism, in: The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.149. - Individualism of the panarchistic type goes beyond economic systems to political and social systems as well, including collectivist and governmental ones, as long as they remain exterritorial and for their volunteers only, who remain free to secede from them. – JZ, 18.11.11, 24.2.12. - EXTERRITORIAL VS. TERRITORIAL, COMPREHENSIVE VS. ECONOMIC INDIVIDUALISM ONLY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

INDIVIDUALISM: It’s your road … And yours alone … Others may walk is WITH you, but no one can walk it FOR you. - Shaun Lee, on Facebook, 5.4.12, quoting: Wall Photos - Yours alone ... - Jerose Yap Bautista - by: Wisdom Quotes - CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

INDIVIDUALISM: Statism runs counter to human nature, since it consists of the systematic, monopolistic exercise of a coercion which, in all areas where it is felt (including those corresponding to the definition of law and the maintenance of public order), blocks the creativity and entrepreneurial coordination which are precisely the most typical and essential manifestations of human nature. Statism fosters and drives irresponsibility and moral corruption, as it diverts the focus of human behavior toward a privileged pulling on the reins of political power, within a context of ineradicable ignorance that makes it impossible to know the costs of each government action. - Jesus Huerta de Soto. Essay 19 in Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe - Ludwig von Mises Institute, Facebook, 7.8.12 - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, RULE BY IGNORANCE & PREJUDICES, GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRACY, CENTRALIZATION, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM

INDIVIDUALISM: The essential features of individualism are, (1) private property in capital, to which are added almost of necessity the rights of bequest and inheritance, thus permitting unlimited transfer and accumulation. – (2) competition, a rivalry between individuals in the acquisition of wealth, a struggle for existence in which the fittest survive.” - The first edition (1896) of Palgrave’s “Dictionary of Political Economy. – That is, rather, a definition of capitalism and describes only one aspect of a comprehensive individualism, which includes individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, voluntarism and personal law choices and institutions in ALL spheres. – The choices of some individuals FOR THEIR OWN AFFAIRS, might well be statist and collectivist ones, as long as they don’t know or appreciate anything better. That is all part of the general right to make mistakes at the own expense and risk. – The absolutely fittest might be only a single person, like a world-record holder. As such he would be absolutely unfit to survive on his own, at least in the long run. – Being fit ENOUGH is good enough for survival, for all of us, although at a lower standard of living than those, who are most fit for free enterprise production and free exchange and quite free to use their abilities in these spheres. – Billions of workers are fit enough to survive under freedom and to help support their families, without being the fittest people in the world for this purpose. - JZ, 24.2.12. –DARWINISM & SURVIVAL REQUIREMENTS MISUNDERSTOOD, CAPITALISM, FREE ECONOMY. PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, VOLUNTARISM IN ALL SPHERES.

INDIVIDUALISM: The individual is the true reality of life. A cosmos in himself, he does not exist for the State, nor for that abstraction called "society" or the "nation," which is only a collection of individuals. – Emma Goldman, 1869-1940, The Place of the Individual in Society. - Quoted by Pete Voluntaryist Eyre – on Facebook, 2.3.12. - LIFE, NATION, SOCIETY, STATE

INDIVIDUALISM: True individualism he says,affirms the value of the family and all the common efforts of the small community and group, … believes in local autonomy and voluntary associations …, and … its case rests largely on the contention that much for which the coercive action of the state is usually invoked can be done better by voluntary collaboration.” – Hayek in his 1945 lecture “Individualism, True and False”. Alas, here, too, he is still a territorialist, although also a decentralist and advocate of “limited” governments, but not in favor of limiting them to volunteers, personal law and exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 24.2.12. - & VOLUNTARISM

INDIVIDUALISM: Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. – Mahatma Gandhi– The “insignificant” steps of a determined minority can bring about very large changes. – JZ, 9.9.13. – NEW DRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS ONLINE, LIBERTARIAN DIRECTORY, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, ABSTRACTS, BIBLIOGRAPHY, REVIEWS, SCANNING, POWER, SETTING AN EXAMPLE

INDIVIDUALITY & POLITICAL LIBERTY, FREEDOM, RIGHTS & ORDER: 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 laws and institutions try in vain to achieve that aim. Human beings are too diverse critters for that. Only voluntary membership in exterritorially autonomous communities and society as well as governance systems under personal law can satisfy the individuality of men and women and do offer them alternatives when they change further, as they get older, and, hopefully, more experienced and better informed. – In this way they can sort themselves out, quite peacefully, while maximizing their chances and their satisfactions, as far as they can. - JZ, 6.4.12.

INDIVIDUALITY VS. DESPOTISM: Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, no matter what name it is called. – John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873. – Thieves, rapists, robbers and murderers crush the individuality of others and thus deserve to be stopped or even crushed in self-defence. – JZ, 13.1.13. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CRIME, AGGRESSION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, SELF-DEFENCE

INDIVIDUALS: Civilization has been a continuous struggle of the individual or of groups of individuals against the State and even against “society”, that is, against the majority subdued and hypnotized by the State and State worship. – Emma Goldman in – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, CIVILIZATION VS. POWER, THE STATE, TERRITORIALISM SOCIETY, SOCIAL PRESSURES & WRONGFUL CUSTOMS

INDIVIDUALS: It has always been the individual, often alone and singly, at other times in unity and co-operation with others of his kind, who has fought and bled in the age-long battle against suppression and oppression, against the powers that enslave and degrade him." - Emma Goldman. Quoted by Sheldon Richman, Facebook, 3.3.12.

INDIVIDUALS: Most people take it for granted that an individual could not change the world. They manage to overlook that when one individual changes himself, he is already changing the world, although only to a very small degree, for he is a part of it. And if he manages to set an attractive example, then his behaviour and his successful methods will be copied by many others. All improvements come from the first single successful mutations, adaptations, inventions or innovations and by now we are surrounded by many millions of them, hundreds of thousands of them, for instance, in any large supermarket or shopping center. – JZ, 9.7.09, 10.3.12. – & CHANGING THE WORLD, SELF-IMPROVEMENT, ENLIGHTENMENT, INNOVATIONS, INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, NEW DRAFT, PANARCHISM, PUBLICITY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, NEW DRAFT

INDIVIDUALS: The individual is the true reality in life. A cosmos in himself, he does not exist for the State, nor for that abstraction called 'society,' or the 'nation,' which is only a collection of individuals. Man, the individual, has always been and, necessarily is the sole source and motive power of evolution and progress." - Emma Goldman, quoted by Sheldon Richman – on Facebook, 3.3.12.

INEPTOCRACY (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy): A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. – Text of a T-shirt photographed on Facebook, 19.5.12, provided by Katcha Sanderson, subject: Word of the Decade. – DEMOCRACY, ELECTION, LEADERSHIP, DISTRIBUTIONISM, WELFARE STATE

INEQUALITY VS. EQUALITY: All men are created unequal. - Robert Heinlein - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – That is one thing that is good about them. Each has at least the chance to become a unique creative and productive individual, an asset rather than a liability for mankind. – JZ, 26.3.12.

INEQUALITY: It is the greatest inequality to try to make unequal things equal." - Aristotle, quoted by Sørengaard Srugis shared Bastiat Institute's photo. - Facebook, 28.8.12. – DIS.

INFLATION: Another day, another dollar. - Consider by how much this old proverbial saying has become outdated during the last century through the establishment and “monetary policy” of central banking, with its legal tender power, although this institution was expected or promised to preserve and guaranty the purchasing power of its monopoly money. 100 years ago it came close to represent, roughly, an average weekly wage. – JZ, 11.7.13. – Moreover, as a rule, from one day to another, governments diminish the value of the dollar, so that every day the new dollars is worth less and is thus, really, ANOTHER dollar. – JZ, 17.8.13. – See also my free banking A to Z and bibliography on

INFLATION: Ben Stein offers Rick Perry an economics lesson - CBS News - - Printing money for the GAME "Monopoly" does, certainly, NOT cause inflation. Nor could the printing of any competing, optional, market-rate and refusable paper currency, not redeemable in rare metals, although they might use such weight units merely as their value standard, cause an inflation of prices, wages, rents etc., all marked out in sound value standards. But the printing of the governments monopoly money, which is also given. legally, the quite wrongful "legal tender" power, meaning: compulsory acceptance at a forced value, i.e. that of a flawed value standard, CAN & DOES cause inflation. Alas, this distinction is not made in most books and lectures on economics. – Forced currency instead of optional and market-rated currency, legal tender monopoly money, instead of free market money, which is market rated and refusable and has a good and self-chosen value standard – are necessary preconditions for inflation. This is still widely ignored. – JZ, 23.8.12, 9.9.13.. - BY SIMPLY PRINTING MONEY?

INFLATION: Government is the only institution that can take a valuable commodity like paper, and make it worthless by applying ink.” (Ludwig von Mises) Luca Fusari – Facebook, 25.2.12. – Without legal tender and an issue monopoly one cannot inflate a currency. Not even a strong government can do this. Then people remain free to refuse or discount unsound monies and to go on reckoning in sound value standards and accepting only sound money. – JZ, 25.2.12. – With these wrongful privileges granted by a government, anybody could cause an inflation. – JZ, 14.1.13, 9.9.13.

INFLATION: How Inflation Breeds Recession - - ONLY MONOPOLY paper money with LEGAL TENDER POWER can be inflated. With that monopoly and power you and I could cause an inflation. Without it neither of us could, nor could anyone else. (Then deflations would become impossible, too, just like a "deflation" in tickets.) Especially when people are free to mark their wages, prices, salaries, debts and credits in agreed-upon or self-chosen sound value standards. The paper scraps of governments do hardly deserve the term money. They are much more like requisitioning certificates. – JZ, 17.10.11, Facebook - LEGAL TENDER & CENTRAL BANKING MONOPOLY

INFLATION: Nizam Ahmad shared Young Americans for Liberty's photo. It shows a Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe note for ONE HUNDRED TRILLION DOLLARS, dated 2008, with the comment underneath: More money does not equal more wealth. – I commented: More of the money of monetary despotism in circulation does not equal more wealth. These paper monies are, rather, requisitioning certificates - until they are so depreciated that they are refused even when there are extreme penalties upon such refusals. Then the government cannot enforce these refusals, since its public servants, including policemen, soldiers and judges, do then refuse its money as well, because they can buy almost nothing for it. More of the money of monetary freedom can very well represent more wealth and get more wealth, including labor, goods and services, ready for sale, easily exchanged. – JZ, 9.10.12. - IN ZIMBABWE

INFLATION: Ryan Ashley Hilefree banking - 18 August 2011 - Zimbabwe dollars. The first is from 2007, which bought about 1 loaf of bread. After only 1 year and horrendous amounts of money being printed out of thin air (*) the second (the 50 trillion dollar note) couldn't even buy the same loaf of bread. This is the danger of a printing press. - It does not indicate any danger from printing presses but the dangers of monopoly money with legal tender power. Know your enemies! – JZ, 19.8.11, on Facebook. – (*) Even the most inflated paper money does still require valuable resources like paper and ink. – JZ, 12.10.12. - PRINTING MONEY, LEGAL TENDER & ISSUE MONOPOLY

INFLATION: Some people are arguing these days that we need to get rid of the penny because it is basically worthless. By that same logic, one day we will need to get rid of the 100 trillion dollar bill. Zimbabwe 100 Trillion Dollar Bill Banknote 2008 Uncirculated in Sequential Number - Scott Ellis - Mike Peinovich commented: Funny. Those notes have more value as novelty items than as money. – Facebook, 19.5.12. - Zimbabwe 100 Trillion Dollar Bill Banknote 2008 Uncirculated in Sequential Number by Zimbabwe - 4.7 out of 5 stars - Price: $2.49 – from Amazone Books. - See all reviews  (7 customer reviews) - ZIMBABWE

INFLATION: The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. Both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists. - Ernest Hemingway - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – It is not the initial inflation that brings a degree of prosperity but the initial ending of a degree of deflation that is involved. Only when that is ended, as far as it can be ended by monopoly money with legal tender power, does inflation begin. War by itself can never bring prosperity, for quite inherently, it wastes manpower, consumer goods and services as well as natural resources – or simply destroys them. – JZ, 24.3.12. – WAR, PROSPERITY

INFLATION: Things haven’t become more expensive, your money is just worth less because the government has been counterfeiting. - Wall Photos - Remember that counterfeiters counterfeit the money of others, not their own! Those with an issue monopoly and legal tender can only depreciate their own money and, alas, force it upon us, asserting that it could be and should be our money, while prohibiting us from issuing our own sound currencies, clearing certificates, tokens, ticket money, coins etc. Monetary and financial freedom will only be achieved if we use the correct terminology." – JZ on Facebook, n.d. - DISTINCT FROM COUNTERFEITING, LEGAL TENDER, ISSUE MONOPOLY, CENTRAL BANKING

INFORMAL ECONOMY, BLACK MARKET, UNDERGROUND ECONOMY: The 'Informal Economy' Driving World Business : NPR - - It is governments that ought to become reduced to black market transactions, like the private Mafia. Even the private Mafia is largely a product of wrongful government interventions. We need many more and all quite rightful and well-organized interventions against all wrongful government actions. I believe that an ideal militia would be best for the protection of all genuine individual rights and liberties, to the extent that they are claimed by volunteers in their communities, doing their things exterritorially, under personal law, either for or to themselves only. Precondition: we finally produce a comprehensive declaration of these rights and liberties. Governments won't do this job for us, either. – JZ, 8.11.11.

INFORMATION VS. OPINIONS: Try being informed instead of just opinionated. – Julia Melcher on Facebook, 26.1.12. – RED.

INGENUITY, PEACE & JUSTICE: There is no limit to the ingenuity of man if it is properly and vigorously applied under conditions of peace and justice. – Winston Churchill– If he had not drunk and smoked so much, he might not have been so disingenuous on many important points. Once he had an almost photographic memory but in spite of it he managed to forget many lessons of history. Has anybody written up the great errors, mistakes and wrongs of W. C.? – JZ, 4.4.12. – E.g., he forgot the historical lessons on collective responsibility warfare actions and on unconditional surrender demands. – JZ, 14.1.13.

INSULTS & GENTLEMEN: A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me. - Frederick Douglas - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – RED.

INSULTS, ABUSE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & RIDICULE INSTEAD OF ARGUMENTS, FACTS, GENUINE CRITICISM OR ADMISSION THAT ONE HASN’T GOT ANYTHING WORTHWHILE TO SAY: If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. – Elbert HubbardRED.

INSULTS, FOOLISH OBJECTIONS: If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him. – George Herbert – “Silence is golden” – at least sometimes. – JZ, 6.4.12.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS? COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS: 35 years in prison for JSTOR downloads? Seems like a joke - - As if scholarly knowledge could become too widely spread! Governmental wrongful laws interfere not only with the exchange of goods, services and labor and the movement of persons, but, all too much, even with the spread of information. Some, but not enough libertarians have so far criticized property in ideas and in texts. Even government laws have not upheld them indefinitely but only for limited periods, a number of years. Libertarians should not even recognize them for a second! All the criticism of this kind of legalized monopolism has still not been fully anthologized, reviewed, abstracted and included in a bibliography, to my knowledge. But at least there are a few critical article online on this. - JZ, 29.7.11, on Facebook. - Even the territorial statist laws put time limits on these "rights". They can neither establish genuine rights and liberties nor destroy them, they can only suppress them. Knowledge and ideas become valuable for mankind only when they are most widely shared. And they can be shared almost indefinitely. Your comb, toothbrush and toilet paper can't be, nor can your person or personality. You own yourself but your ideas and thoughts only until you utter them. – JZ, 31.7.11, on Facebook.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS: I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others. - John Perry BarlowPeter Emborsky - Facebook entry 26 2 12.

INTELLIGENCE SERVICES: Intelligence collection has been given an additional bureaucracy to correct the problems created by too much bureaucracy in intelligence collection." - P. J. O'Rourke - BUREAUCRACY

INTELLIGENCE: A truly intelligent race is not likely to be unfriendly. – Arthur C. Clarke, Against the Fall of Night, Orbit, 1991, 1992, ISBAN 1 85723 026 4 – p.117. - ANIMOSITY, GENTLENESS, AGGRESSIVENESS, FRIENDLINESS, PEACEFULNESS

INTEREST IN THE OWN AFFAIRS OR, RATHER LACK OF IT: Most people are more interested in e.g. their pets than in the state of affairs, usually a mess, in their own country and in other countries, although they are mostly citizen-subjects of a territorial State, all members of the human race and inhabitants of this planet. Among the main reasons for this are e.g. 1.) the State control of what passes as “education” and amounts, rather, to mis-education, 2.) the territorial regimes all are suffering under, without ascribing their suffering to territorial governmental interventionism and the associated fact that they are given no significant choice, in spite of or, rather, because of “free and equal” voting “rights. They do have no free choice or vote on alternatives to territorial statism and are long accustomed to taking it for granted, necessary, rightful and inevitable, including its monetary and financial despotism. If they do get “involved” at all, then it is, usually, only in form of marching, protesting, demonstrations and this without a clue on the real causes of problems and possible rightful and effective solutions. Usually, they only insist that the old territorial government (or a new one, to be elected) should act somehow otherwise, rightfully and effectively. They do not wish to do away with the territorial monopoly for experimentation with alternatives in the spheres still territorially monopolized by governments and to open up freedom of choice, association, contract, action and experimentation to individuals and minority groups in all spheres, always only on the tolerant basis of free individual and group secessionism and associationism, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy. 3.) They, just like even most anarchists and libertarian radicals, see no need for e.g. an ideas archive or free market for ideas and talents, one which would bring demand and supply in this sphere world-wide together. They have this attitude largely because they do, quite wrongly, assume that a free market for ideas and talents does already exist, a false assumption and conclusion based upon the limited freedom of expression and information opportunities that do already exist. They do wrongly assume that these limited options do already operate well enough, even while they have themselves still the greatest difficulties in trying to spread whatever ideas they have and think to be rightful and good. All, even the already somewhat enlightened people, are most handicapped by the existence of tens of thousands, if not even millions of popular errors, prejudices, myths, false assumptions and conclusions, definitions, observations and opinions, dominating in the mass media as well as in parliaments and in the general public and so far nowhere comprehensively collected and confronted with the best refutations found for them so far. (E.g., even many anarchists and libertarians are opposed to the abolition of copyrights and patents and of all immigration restrictions upon peaceful people.) The facts and truths in a few heads are thus almost everywhere and at all times outvoted or “argued” against by most speakers, writers, listeners and readers. In this situation it is difficult to impossible for an individual, even during a long life of self-education efforts, to shed all this ballast with the own efforts alone, without the help of such a reference work, which does not yet exist although, by now, through the Internet, it could become reasonably easily, cheaply and fast developed to close to perfection. – JZ, 12.7.13. – DIS NOTES OR ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS OF POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES ETC., WHICH ARE OBSTACLE TO PROGRESS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT REGISTRY, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

INTEREST, DIVIDENDS & PROFITS: Under free market conditions interest is the return for pre-done labor, expressed in productive capital properly utilized. Why pay attention only to the ancient prejudices against interest, which were strengthened through the scarcity of money under monetary despotism? How productive is a laborer without tools, machines etc.? You can still see it in any severely underdeveloped country or among primitive tribes. – JZ, 16.9.11, to Max Wessenberg

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: The need to export in order to pay for their imports. Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics, 1956 in Mexico, from the English edition, D. Van NostrandCompany Inc., 1963, FEE edition, undated, p.72. - Here he should have added: They need to import in order to achieve their exports, via the payments or clearing credits, which they had offered for the imported goods and which their exporters can only use, directly or indirectly, to pay for the exports of the country that had imported from them. That could be most clearly arranged by international clearing certificates used as means of payment for imports and redeemed in the exports of the importing country, perhaps only after having changed hands several times in different countries. “Foreign exchange” with a sound purchasing power is welcome in most countries. – Bilateral and multilateral international trade, using sound and optional means of exchange for this purpose, competitively supplied, automatically balances the balance of trade and the balance of payments, at least in the long run, through floating exchange rates, free banking, free clearing and full monetary freedom, including contracted value standards. Exports lead to imports and imports lead to exports, if both are free. – JZ, 17.8.13. - WORLD MARKET, FREE TRADE VS. PROTECTIONISM, NATIONALISTIC BARRIERS & OBSTACLES TO TRADING, LEADING TO WAR RATHER THAN PEACE BETWEEN TERRITORIAL POWERS OR WARFARE STATES

INTERNATIONAL TRADE: the only really integral economic whole is the international, or rather, the world-wide, market, because, in fact, trade takes place, not between nations, but among men and across national frontiers. This universal economic community can be realized only when every entrepreneur buys and sells in the markets of the whole world. (While he should be free to do so, he could already be fully employed just producing or working for his local market, as e.g. many local tradesmen are. – JZ, 17.8.13.) In this way, demand and supply are allowed free play and brought into equilibrium; income and expenses balance each other everywhere quite insensibly, without difficulties or conflicts; and everyone adjusts himself smoothly and imperceptibly to his possibilities. But as soon as national groups, rather than individuals, seek to enter the market, the whole mechanism of commercial intercourse becomes sluggish as well as dangerous, because covetous ambitions, rivalries, and conflicts arise among armed powers. - Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics, 1956 in Mexico, from the English edition, D. Van NostrandCompany Inc., 1963, FEE edition, undated, p.73. - FREE TRADE VS. PROTECTIONISM, WORLD MARKET, FREE MARKET, INERNATIONAL MARKET. NATIONAL MARKETS ARE UNFREE OR RESTRICTED MARKETS, BALANCE OF TRADE & PAYMENTS, VIA INDIVIDUAL CHOICES RATHER THAN ARTIFICIAL POWER & SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS.

INTERVENTIONISM: Politics is the business of tinkering with other people's lives." - Nolan Neathercutt – POLITICIANS, STATISM, LEADERSHIP

INTERVENTIONISM: The beneficial effect of state intervention, especially in the form of legislation, is direct, immediate, and so to speak, visible, while its evil effects are gradual and indirect and lay out of sight … Hence the majority of mankind must almost of necessity look with undue favor upon governmental intervention. – A. V. Dicey - INTERFERENCE, CONSTITUTIONS, LEGISLATION, JURISDICTION, REPRESENTATION & BUREAUCRATIC ADMINISTRATION BY THE TERRITORIAL STATE

INTERVENTIONISM: The problems created by government interventionism become the grounds for ever-more interventionism. - Ron Manners – Facebook, 11.3.12. – GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

INTOLERANCE: We humans can be a mean bunch of critters. Give us a creed – any creed – and we’ll shove people with other creeds into ovens. I guess that was our special talent – building bigger and better ovens. Till we finally built one big enough for all of us. - William Prochnau, Trinity’s Child, Sphere Books, 1985, p.314.CREEDS, IDEOLOGIES, RELIGIONS, FUNDAMENTALISM, FANATICISM, TERRITORIALISM, MASS MURDERS, GENOCIDE, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

INVISIBLE HAND, SELF-INTEREST: Every individual necessarily labors to render the annual revenue of society as great as he can. He generally neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. He intends only his own gain, and he is, in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was not part of his intention. – Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations – COMMON INTEREST, PUBLIC INTEREST, NATURAL HARMONY

IRA, IRELAND: the IRA itself is split down the middle. One half call themselves official and seem to have swung rather to the left politically.” – “How far?” – “As far as you like. The other lot, the pure nationalists, Provisionals, Provos, Bradyites, call them what you like, are the ones who are supposed to be responsible for all the physical action.” – “And aren’t they?” – “Not at all. The official IRA is just as much in favour of violence when it suits them. And then there are the splinter groups. Fanatical fringe elements, who want to shoot everyone in sight. The worst of that little lot is a group called the Sons of Erin led by a man called Frank Barry. – Jack Higgins, The Savage Day, Pan Books, 1977, p. 16. - “They’re not only having a go at the British. They’re fighting each other. Each group has its own spies out, … On top of that, it’s almost impossible to keep any kind of security the way things are. There isn’t a post office or shop or telephone exchange in the country that doesn’t have sympathizers working in it. Ordinary, decent people on the whole, who probably hate the violence but are willing to pass on interesting information, for all that. And then there’s always intimidation.” – Ibid, p.119. - Even the IRA is split into multiple factions – and, typically, has not yet considered its exterritorial autonomy or personal law, and voluntary alternatives, starting with individual and group secessionism. – JZ, n.d. & 1.3.12, 14.1.13. - TERRITORIALISM, MINORITY GROUPS, DIVERSITY, VIOLENCE, TERRORISM

IRELAND: The absence from the function of lawmaking of the Irish kings may seem startling. But Irish kings were not legislators nor were they normally involved in the adjudication of disputes unless requested to do so by the litigants. A king was not a sovereign ... There was no legislature, no bailiffs or police, no public enforcement of justice ... there was no trace of State-administered justice. - Joseph R. Peden, Property Rights in Celtic Irish Law - - Ludwig von Mises Institute - - Nathan Joshua Rodríguez see also: - Private Creation and Enforcement of Law: A Historical Case - - - Dustin Hanson: There is also a section in Rothbard's For A New Liberty. Get the PDF and search it for the term "tuatha", if I remember correctly. – LAW, COURTS, JURISDICTION, POLICE, ANARCHY

IRRESPONSIBILITY, MARKETS & GOVERNMENTS: The free market punishes irresponsibility. Government rewards it. – Harry Browne – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

IRREVERENCE, DISCRIMINATING: A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty." — Mark Twain – DISOBEDIENCE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, DUTIES, RESISTANCE, LIBERATION

ISLAM: According to Abu al-A’la al-Mawdudi, the foremost ideologue of modern Islamism, ‘there can be no reconciliation between Islam and democracy, not even in minor issues, because they contradict each other in all particulars.’ – and anyone who says otherwise is an apostate. This menacing injunction has been repeated by other fundamentalist intellectuals, such as Sayyid Qutb and Yusuf al-Qaradawi. But on what authority? If they were as devout and learned as they professed to be, they ought to have realised that it is itself a form of blasphemy. As one Muslim writer objects, ‘these fundamentalist thinkers expound their “quite human views”, accord them a divine status, and dismiss their critics as … heretics.’ Thus they insist upon “hakimiyyat Allah” – ‘God’s rule’ – as the correct alternative to democracy, even though it can be found nowhere in the Koran or the “hadith” (the Prophet’s sayings), the only two authoritarian texts. Certainly one can construct a historical and doctrinal case for the incompatibility of Islam and democracy, but the Iranian scholar Hamid Enayat has shown it is ‘neither… inordinately difficult nor illegitimate to derive a list of democratic rights and liberties’. – Even so, an unavoidable obstacle remains: there can be no political rights or liberties without religious pluralism and toleration. As Thomas Jefferson write in 1782: “Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men; men governed by bad passions, by private as well as public reasons. And why subject it to coercion? To produce uniformity … Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the world.” - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p. 308/309. - FUNDAMENTALISTS

ISLAM: One of the most important aspects of the Human Rights issue is the respect and tolerance which society must show towards the religions of other people; this, of course, includes the issue of freedom of religion. Tonight I would like ... Gian Piero de Bellis shared a link. Religious Tolerance in Islam - MUSLIMS & RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE

ISLAM: Sadar thought that Muslims had ‘fetishised the Prophet’ to the point where all his human qualities evaporated, and devoted themselves to imitating him in every antique detail. ‘The quest for this status … becomes a pathological end in itself. And all forms of violence and oppression are justified to achieve the end in the name of the Prophet.’ – Yet Mohammed himself sanctioned few of their supposedly sacred beliefs. The source of the shariah, for example, is not the Koran but the opinions of jurists in the eighth and ninth centuries, when Islam was in one of its imperialist phrases. It was they who divided the world into ‘the abode of Islam’ and ‘the abode of war”, equating apostasy with treason despite the Prophet’s unequivocal assertion that ‘there is no compulsion in religion”. The famous ‘two-for-one formula’ in the shariah legal code, whereby a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man, has no Koranic authority; nor does the stoning to death of adulterers and rape victims. “What this means in reality’, Sardar wrote, ‘is that when Muslim countries apply or impose the shariah – the demand of Muslims from Algeria through Pakistan to Nigeria – the contradictions that were inherent in the formulation and evolution of this jurisprudence come to the fore. The shariah’s obsession with extreme punishment generates extreme societies. That is why, wherever the shariah is imposed, Muslim societies acquire a medieval feel. We can see that in Saudi Arabia, the Sudan and the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. But this is what even the moderate elements of the Islamic movement want.” - Francis Wheen, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, Harper Perennials, 2004, p.291/92. – I deny the truth of the last sentence. – JZ, 16.8.13. - ISLAMISTS, MUSLIMS, KORAN, MOHAMMED, INTOLERANCE, SHARIAH – JURISTICAL MEDIEVALISM & INJUSTICE & CRUELTY

ISLAM: The Crusaders found Christians everywhere they went – for the simple reason that Christians had been there all along. For a thousand years Christians had been living peacefully among the Moslems, along with Armenians, Albanians, Greeks, Copts, Marenites, Druses, Jews, Parsis, Hindus, to mention a few. “Let there be no violence in religion,” Mohammed had cautioned” … fight for the religion of God against those who fight against you; but transgress not by attacking them first.” - It was the Europeans who had the habit of starting wars; it was the Europeans who massacred heretics, down to the last infant. They killed the Albigenses, the Waldenses, the Socinians, the Huguenots, the Convenanters, and many others. Five hundred years after the Crusades, both Protestants and Catholics were alternately seeking refuge in the American wilderness to save their lives from European fanaticism.” - Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress, revised edition, FEE, 1953, p. 114/15. (A 1999 FEE edition in pdf is now online, 10.2 MBs. It is one of the best freedom books that I have read, many years ago. - JZ, 10.9.13.) – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad on Facebook, 17.8.12. - Quite true. But it is also true that most of the Christians have become rather tolerant since then, while all too many Muslims have become more intolerant since then and are not even aware of their tolerant tradition. – JZ, 17.8.12. – CHRISTIANITY & TOLERANCE, , HISTORICALLY & NOW, CHRISTIANITY, MUSLIMS

ISLAM: Three Things Everyone Needs To Know About Islam - - According to one verbal anecdote, unconfirmed by a text, his secretary wrote down M's remarks on the shoulder-blades of sheep. Finally, when M insisted, that he read out aloud certain statements he had made, M. noticed how unreliable this scribe had recorded him and dismissed him. After M.'s death, according to this story, a heap of these bones was found in some corner of a palace and turned by some scholars into the Koran. Is there anything to that story or not? The library of my friend, who reported this to me, was burnt in an air raid in Berlin, back in November 1943. – JZ, on Facebook, 8.11.11. – I suppose that this passage is somewhere in Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” – but am unwilling to browse through it for this. – If this great work is already online - then it could be relatively easily found there. – But it might start another hue and cry of those faithful, who would feel offended by such a report, however truthful it might be. - JZ, 6.10.12.

ISLAM: Yet Mohammed himself sanctioned few of their supposedly sacred beliefs. The source of the shariah, for example, is not the Koran but the opinions of jurists in the eighth and ninth centuries, when Islam was in one of its imperialist phases. It was they who divided the world into ‘the abode of Islam’ and ‘the abode of war’, equating apostasy with treason, despite the Prophet’s unequivocal assertion that ‘there is no compulsion in religion’. The famous ‘two-for-one formula’ in the shariah legal code, whereby a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man, has no Koranic authority; nor does the stoning to death of adulterers and rape victims. - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.291. - MOHAMMED & KORAN, SHARIA, STONING, APOSTASY, TREASON, RELIGION TOLERANCE

ISRAEL: After giving her lover some golden jewellery, she said to him: “That’s the only decoration you’ll ever get – we don’t usually give medals”, she told him laughingly. “But welcome to Israel anyway.” - Wilbur Smith, Eagle in the Sky, A Mandarin paperback, 1995, p.94. – Soldiers for a rightful cause would not need such incentives or encouragements anyhow. I wish the case of Israel were not a territorialist but a quite rightful one, only aiming and maintaining exterritorial autonomy for its volunteers and respecting that of any other community of volunteers. – JZ, 2.3.12. – ARMED FORCES, NO MEDALS & DECORATIONS? MILITIA, SOLDIERS, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, PANARCHISM, ARMED FORCES

ISRAEL: Isn't the other side using e.g. artillery, mortars and rockets, too? The greatest wrong on all sides, with all their factions, is that they are all territorialists and subscribe to the principle of collective responsibility, i.e. all too indiscriminate killings. – JZ, Oct. 12, comment to Wall Photos - & PALESTINE, TERRITORIALISM

ISRAEL: Israeli DM: ‘Time Has Come’ to Move Against Iran -- News from - - Iran is just a territory. As such it is not guilty of anything. But those, who rule it, or any other country and its population, territorially, i.e. without individual consent, are guilty of many things, including the building and stockpiling of nuclear mass murder devices, upholding monetary and financial despotism as well as immigration barriers. Based upon false ideas one can only arrive at wrongful and irrational actions. Most people in Iran and Israel, too, are innocent and should never be targeted by any of the "super-weapons". – JZ, 25.11.11, Facebook. - “Newsspeak”, with its wrongful terminology, can also lead to war. – JZ, 6.10.12. – IRAN, TERRITORIALISM, VICTIMIZING WHOLE POPULATIONS FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR GOVERNMENTS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

ISRAEL: Rostov asked him, ‘You’re from Lebanon?’ – ‘Palestine.’ – ‘Ah!’ Rostov became animated. ‘And what do you think of the United Nations partition plan?’ – ‘Irrelevant’, the Arab said languidly. ‘The British must leave, and my country will have a democratic government.’ [As “democratic” as all the other Arab States? – JZ, 1.3.12.] – ‘But then the Jews will be a minority’, Rostov argued. – ‘They are a minority in England. Should they be given Surrey as a national home?’ – ‘Surrey has never been theirs. Palestine was, once.’ – Hassan shrugged elegantly. ‘It was – when the Welsh had England, the English had Germany, and the Norman French lived in Scandinavia.’ He turned to Dickstein. ‘You have a sense of justice – what do you think?’ – Dickstein took off his glasses. ‘Never mind justice. I want a place to call my own.’ [Most Jews still live outside of Israel by now. I also believe that most of them do have a place of their own, in form of private real estate and houses or flats. – JZ, 1.3.12.] – ‘Even if you have to steal mine?’ – Hassan said. – ‘You can have the rest of the Middle East.’ – ‘I don’t want it.’ – Rostov said, ‘This discussion proves the necessity for partition.’ – Ken Follett, Triple, A Signet Book, published by the Penguin Group, 1980, p.9. – At least a somewhat thoughtful discussion but still mired in territorialism. – JZ, 1.3.12. - & PALESTINE, TERRITORIAL DIVISION OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL CLAIMANTS?TERRITORIALISM, PARTITION? OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL GROUPS, SHARING THE SAME COUNTRY OR EVEN THE WORLD?

ISRAEL: Territorial Israel, like every other territorial State, should be wiped off the map. But, in the process, no individual, no minority or member of the majority should be killed. Instead, all of the population, in all its Jewish and Arab varieties, should get their individually preferred governance, societal or communal system, including the political, economic and social system of their individual choice, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, always at the own risk and expense. Only the territorial monopoly should be abolished, the imposed borders or frontiers of territories, the main bone of contention. Who would be left to rightfully complain - under that condition? – JZ, 3.8.12, Facebook, 3.8.12. - John Zube – TERRITORIALISM, BORDERS, FRONTIERS

ISRAEL: Territorial rule is unjust everywhere, by everyone. Why single out Jews as if they were the only culprits in this respect? No country or continent belongs exclusively to any ethnic, ideological or religious group. That kind of mythology keeps us close to the general nuclear holocaust. – JZ, 29.1.12, in response to Wall Photos – statement: “End the unjust Jewish occupation of Arab land. – Land, like oceans and the air around this planet, the clouds and life forms on it, all have no nationality or any rightful and government or State monopoly, even when these power-addicts grant each other patents or titles to them by their laws or make international treaties on this. Only private and cooperative property of volunteers can be rightful. Only volunteers can be rightfully represented and voluntary associations cannot rightfully claim a territorial monopoly. All these territorial governmental claims are wrongful fictions, coercively upheld, essentially under a State socialist ideology, however “democratic” or majoritarian some of them are. – JZ, 19.1.12. - PALESTINE, JEWS, ARABS & TERRITORIALISM

ISRAEL: The solution for Israelis and Palestinians: a parallel state structure - Essentially, the idea suggests the creation of two-state structures on the same land, both covering the whole territory, both providing the freedom for their citizens – Israelis and Palestinians – to live between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. -The most important innovation of a parallel state structure is that state sovereignty would be linked primarily with the individual citizen, and only in a secondary way with territory. Separating the territorial and citizenship/identity dimensions of sovereignty would allow Israelis and Palestinians to retain their national symbols, have political and legislative bodies that are responsible to their own electorate, and retain a high degree of political independence. - The solution for Israelis and Palestinians: a parallel state structure - A parallel state structure for Israelis and Palestinians, not a two-state or one-state approach, has the best chance to bring lasting peace. - By Mathias Mossberg and Mark LeVine / April 8, 2010, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. – Levine? - & PALESTINE AS PARALLEL OR PANARCHISTIC INSTITUTIONS

ISRAEL: we Jews, at one time the most cosmopolitan peoples in the world, have become the most insular. - Harry Harrison, Starworld, Grafton Books edition, 1988, p.99. - COSMOPOLITANISM, TERRITORIALISM & JEWS

ISRAEL: What would happen if e.g. all the English, Irish, Scottish, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Greek people of the world, now living in other countries tried to return to their “homeland”? Would they be welcomed? And what would happen if all people of the world, tried to return to Africa, as the country of their origin? Luckily, most of the Jews of the world are intelligent and well enough informed not to make such an attempt. – Free migration for all, combined with the panarchist option, would distribute people best - JZ, 21.3.12. – HOMELAND? Q., FREE MIGRATION, TERRITORIALISM INSTEAD OF EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS.

I CHING: Easier than "reading the augurs" but with nothing else to recommend it. Chinese fortune cookies are just as accurate - and you get to eat the cookie. Nevertheless, this bit of oriental nonsense is treated with solemn seriousness by many "educated" people. …” Robert Heinlein, Expanded Universe


I: The I is that window through which every human being born looks at the scenery of existence. It is opened for him with his birth and closed with his death. No one else can look through it. Each of us sits at it for his whole life.” – (Das Ich ist das Fenster, durch welches jeder Mensch, der geboren wurde, auf die Szene des Daseins blickt, an diesem Fenster, das bei der Geburt geoeffnet und beim Tode geschlossen wird, durch das niemand anderer jemals blicken kann, sitzt jeder von uns sein Leben lang.”) - Dixon. - Some do more than sit behind a window - watching others do something. It makes more sense to day: Only you can see through your own eyes. - JZ, 5.7.92. - We should be more than mere observers, namely, reasonable thinkers and activists. - JZ, 25.10.02. – INDIVIDUALISM, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION

I: The I is the central point of the universe.” – (Das Ich ist der Mittelpunkt des Universums.”) - Author unknown. - Only subjectively, for individuals. Compare the subjective value theory. – JZ, 8.1.09. - VALUES, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

I: The I is the top of a truncated cone, whose bottom is the universe.” – (Das Ich ist die Spitze eines Kegels, dessen Boden das All ist.”) – Christian Morgenstern. – We stand just on Earth, not on the whole universe, which is so far mostly out of our reach still, even out o four sight and this with the best telescopes. But we are part of it. And we can come use much of its energies and matter, beyond those, which are so far accessible to us. – JZ, 8.1.09, 10.9.13. – SPACE, ENERGY, MATTER

ICEBERGS, HARVESTING AS A FRESH WATER RESOURCE: That is an old idea, but not yet as old as the idea of freedom and natural rights. But for both of these ideas, too, the right technology is still missing to realize them optimally, technically and economically. E.g., should they be pulled as they are, into warm harbors or ground up, filling tankers with clumps of ice them, or wrapped in plastic and then towed or reshaped into ship form and then wrapped and towed? What kind of tankers would be optimal? Perhaps tankers that would conduct warmer seawater in pipes through them, to melt the ice before the tanker arrives? Or could they be crushed and the crushed ice then piped to wherever its water is needed? Icebergs or their crushed ice or melt water could come to cool and humidity hot sea-side cities. - Perhaps a collection, publication and thorough discussion of all such plans would help or an international prize competition. (I checked once a wave power project, proposed as if it were the best possible or even only one – and found that then there existed already 56 different projects of this kind. – JZ, 10.9.13.) Just letting them melt into salty seawater seems to be an extreme waste. But to make their economic usage possible water pricing would have to become free market pricing, everywhere, to fully express the scarcity of this resource and to reflect the real costs of utilizing it, everywhere, from any source. Water and water sources must no longer be subjected to management, i.e., mismanagement, by territorial governments, for territorial governments do not understand competition and free market pricing. – JZ, 18.10.07. Every bill I get for water and sewage does remind me of this with e.g. its “availability” charges. Do free enterprise shops charge you extra for their “availability”? – Bureaucrats seem to understand nothing about free markets, freedom of contract and free pricing. – JZ, 10.9.13. - FRESH WATER SUPPLY

IDEAL MONEY SYSTEM OR MONETARY FREEDOM? The discussion on a supposedly ideal money system for all, if such a thing were really possible, is likely to be almost endless. Alternatively, discussion on monetary freedom for all does appear to be finite, since it would confine itself to elaborating the rights, liberties, tolerance and opportunities existing or to be established in this sphere, in order for individuals or their voluntary associations to use them as they please, at least among themselves. - JZ, free after MONETARY FREEDOM NEWS LETTER & MF, No. 3/4, Feb. 89. - Because of lack of interest it came only to 5 issues, which I micro-fiched and later digitized. –– The sphere of money monetary and financial freedom is one just application of panarchism and its variety, tolerance and voluntarism. – JZ, 8.1.09, 2.5.13.

IDEALISM: An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it is also more nourishing.” - H. L. Mencken, A Little Book in C Major, p. 19, (1916). He later altered this to read "… concludes that it will also make better soup." - A Book of Burlesques, p.205 (1924) and A Mencken Chrestomathy, p.617 (1949). – I recently observed several pairs of brightly colored birds eating flower petals from a tree right in front of my dining room window. – JZ, 10.9.13.

IDEALISM: Do not consider collectivists as "sincere but deluded idealists". The proposal to enslave some men for the sake of others is not an ideal; brutality is not "idealistic," no matter what its purpose. Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.” - Ayn Rand, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – However, on a voluntary basis all kinds of collectivism, communism, socialism, syndicalism should be tolerated, as corresponding to the present state of enlightenment of their members and also as deterrent examples. – JZ, 10.1.08. - COLLECTIVIST & COMMUNIST, DO-GOODING, GOOD INTENTIONS, GOOD WILL, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, STATE SOCIALISM, FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION

IDEALISM: Extreme realists are always cowards - they run away from reality.” – (Extreme Idealisten sind immer Feiglinge; sie nehmen vor der Wirklichkeit Reissaus.) - Bosshart. - EXTREMISM & REALITY

IDEALISM: From the saintly and single-minded idealist to the fanatic is often but a step.” - F. A. Hayek - FANATICISM, SAINTLINESS SAINTS, SINGLE-MINDEDNESS & FANATICISM, ONE-BOOK-PEOPLE, TRUE BELIEVERS, INTOLERANCE, ZEALOTS

IDEALISM: I find Kierkegaard's almost fanatical concern for the individual and keen psychological insights much more appealing than the grandiose schemes and concern for humanity-in-the-abstract of Hegel or Marx. Respect for groups that doesn't include respect for individuals of those groups isn't respect at all. … In history, some of the worst disasters have been caused by idealists trying to force people into “doing what is good for them''. Such idealism not only leads to suffering among its innocent victims, but also to delusion and corruption of the idealists applying the force. I also find idealists prone to ignore experience and experiment that inconveniently clashes with dogma or theory." - Bjarne Stroustrup, "The Design and Evolution of C++", p23. - UTOPISM, REFORMISM, REVOLUTIONS, EXPERIENCE AND EXPERIMENTS, PANARCHISM

IDEALISM: Idealism is a precious Toga which politicians wrap around their will to power.” - Aldous Leonard Huxley. - Retranslated from the German version: “Idealismus ist eine praechtige Toga, welche die Politiker um ihren Willen zur Mach drapieren.” - POLITICIANS, POWER, HYPOCRITES

IDEALISM: Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.” - William F Buckley, Jr. – If the realization is confined to volunteers then the costs and risks involved fall only upon these volunteers – which would make them quite bearable for all those, who did not volunteer to participate and can expect an interesting spectacle, at least. – Only imposing any idealism territorially upon whole populations makes these experiments all too costly and risky. - JZ, 7.8.08. – PANARCHISM, REALITY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, UNIFORMITY SPLEEN, EGALITARIANISM

IDEALISM: Idealism is no excuse for irrational behaviour.” - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH on the anti-apartheid riots in New Zealand, 26. 7. 1981. - I would have rather said: "wrongful" behaviour. - JZ - IRRATIONALITY, DOGMATISM, FANATICISM, IMMORALITY, WRONGS, RIOTS, AGGRESSION

IDEALISM: Idealism is the despot of thought, just as politics is the despot of will.” - Mikhail Bakunin. - However, that applies only to territorialist idealism and politics. - JZ, 30.6.00. – Despotic or even totalitarian idealism should be distinguished from the idealism practised only among volunteers. – JZ, 8.1.09. - POLITICS, BOTH ARE ENEMIES OF THOUGHT, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE VS. PANARCHISM & ITS VOLUNTARISM & TOLERANCE

IDEALISM: Idealism without realism is impotent. Realism without idealism is immoral.” - Richard Nixon. - Somebody else said in essence: Before or at least immediately after you try to build a castle in the air do provide a sound foundation for it. - JZ, 21.8.02. - REALISM

IDEALISM: Idealist - A man who, if he enters politics, can be likened to the virgin who took lodgings in a brothel in order to convert its inmates and patrons to the ways of virtue.” - Max Nomad, A Skeptic's Political Dictionary, 1953, p.53. – POLITICS, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, CORRUPTION

IDEALISM: Ideals are like stars. You cannot touch them with your hands. But, like navigators on the marine deserts, you select them as your guides.” – (Ideale sind sie Sterne; ihr koennt sie mit den Haenden nicht beruehren. Aber wie Seefahrer in den Wasserwuesten waehlt ihr sie als eure Fuehrer.) – Carl Schurz. – That, too, applies only to “ideal ideals”, not false or all too flawed ones. Thus all of them should, at least initially, only be practised among volunteers and spread only through the increasing number of volunteers, who want to share them. – JZ, n.d. & 10.9.13. - IDEALS, IDEAS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

IDEALISM: If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” - Henry David Thoreau. - REALISM, UTOPIANISM, REFORMS, EXPERIMENTS

IDEALISM: Never trust an altruist. He'll sell you down the river for the sake of a Higher Purpose.” - Michael F. Flynn, A Rose by Other Name, ANALOG, 5/90, 155. - IDEOLOGIES, ALTRUISM, TRUE BELIEVERS, FANATICISM, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-INTEREST

IDEALISM: that peculiar disease of intellectuals, that infatuation with ideas at the expense of experience that compels experience to conform to bookish preconceptions.” - Archibald MacLeish. - Alas, they are not yet infatuated with ideas on individual rights and liberties, e.g., with individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, exterritorial autonomy, volunteer communities, monetary freedom, self-management and voluntary taxation options, libertarian revolution, liberation and defence options, ideal militias. - One should distinguish infatuation with wrongful, false and flawed ideas from addiction to rightful and truthful as well as profitable ideas. - JZ, 25.10.02. - EXPERIENCE, INTELLECTUALS, INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

IDEALISM: What would the idealists be without the materialism, which they possess and what would the materialists be without the idealism that has hold of them? – (Was waeren die Idealisten ohne den Materialismus, den sie haben, und was waeren die Materialisten ohne den Idealismus, der sie hat?) - Lohberger. - So many verbal opposites are not real opposites at all. - JZ, 25.10.02. - VS. MATERIALISM, Q.

IDEALISTS: I shall die and the worms will eat me, but I want our idea to triumph. I want the masses of humanity to be truly emancipated from all authorities and from all heroes, present and to come.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin. Quoted by Eugene Pyziur, The Doctrine of Anarchism of Michael A. Bakunin, 1955, p.6. - IDEAS, ANARCHISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, LIBERATION, PERSONALITY CULT, EMANCIPATION

IDEALISTS: Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from mistaken conviction.” - Patrick Pearse. - Thus we need full experimental freedom, not only for them but for their victims. - JZ, 1.12.02. - REFORMERS, FANATICS, TRUE BELIEVERS, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, DIVERSITY, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

IDEALISTS: Oh you coursed idealists. Of your theories (hypotheses) nothing is real than the blood that you spill for them. - (“O ihr verwuenschten Idealisten! An euren Theorien ist nichts reell als das Blut, das ihr dafuer vergiesst!”) - Hamerling, Danton und Robespierre. - One should distinguish between tolerant idealists - striving for exterritorial autonomoy for themselves as well as for all others - and intolerant idealists fighting to establish or maintain territorial empires, ruling over involuntary victims. - JZ, 22.7.86, 25.10.02, 8.1.09. - FANATICS, RADICALS, REVOLUTIONARIES, VIOLENCE, INTOLERANCE, TOLERANCE, TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

IDEALISTS: The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie.” - Joseph A. Schumpeter - DISHONESTY, LIES

IDEALISTS: The ruthlessness born of self-seeking is ineffectual compared with the ruthlessness sustained by dedication to a holy cause. … So it is better to be bossed by men of little faith, who set their hearts on toys, than by men animated by lofty ideals who are ready to sacrifice themselves and others for a cause.” - Eric Hoffer. - FANATICS

IDEALS: An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.” - George Santayana: The Life of Reason, I, 1905. - What is true for the unjustified delays for reforms, under exclusive territorial politics, which thus lead to terrorism, revolutions, dictatorships and wars, is not true for the exterritorial and voluntaristic alternatives. - Panarchism offers opportunities to all kinds of idealists, immediately, once its experimental freedom is generally realized, to do their things for and to themselves, quite independently of the prejudices, wisdom, errors and practices of other volunteer communities and their leaders. - JZ, 17.10.85, 10.76.86, 24.10.02, 10.9.13. - POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALITY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOTING, FANATICISM, TOTALITARIANISM, TERRORISM

IDEALS: An ideal is often nothing but a flaming vision of truth.” - (Ein Ideal ist oft nichts als eine flammende Vision der Wahrheit.) - Conrad.) – All too often it is nothing but a fantasy, far removed from a realistic option. Compare e.g. the all too ancient communist and State socialists errors and false assumptions. – JZ, 10.9.13. - TRUTH

IDEALS: Apply your mind in at least one problem which has never been solved, which in general is considered impossible of solution, but which, being solved, would help humanity. Do with your life something that has never been done, but which you feel needs doing.” - Harvey H. Nininger, ANALOG, Mid-Dec. 90, 10. - PURPOSE, REFORMS, VALUES

IDEALS: Ideals are facts of which one dreams.” - Wiggins. – Genuine ideals are those realities, which so far one sees only in one's dreams. – JZ, n.d. - DREAMS & FACTS

IDEALS: Ideals are ideals only when they reflect reality. While we think ahead, we must reflect upon the experience of the past.” – (Ideale sind nur dann Ideale, wenn sie eine Reflexion der Wirklichkeit sind. Indem wir vorwaertsdenken, muessen wir zurueckdenken.”) - Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Bd 4, S. 63. - REALITY, FUTURISM & HISTORY

IDEALS: Ideals are no common good or commonly accepted good. Ideals can only be broadcast or otherwise spread to and picked up and applied by people, who are already somewhat receptive for them. - JZ, 10.12.93, 10.9.13. - IDEAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEALS: Ideals are our better selves.” – (Ideale sind unsere besseren Ichs.) - Alcott. - SELVES, INDIVIDUALS

IDEALS: It's hard enough to die for an ideal, but to give up your life for a lie...” - Frank Herbert, The Priests of PSI, p.41. – Most “ideals” are so flawed that they waste lives, the own and that of others. – JZ, 10.9.13. - LIES, SACRIFICES AND GIVING ME ONES LIFE

IDEALS: Man can remain connected with men only through the same ideal.” – (Der Mensch kann mit dem Menschen nur durch das gleiche Ideal Verbindung halten.) - Saint-Exupéry. - Trade, free pricing, contracts, can also hold men together, even those who are ideologically opposed to free trade, free pricing and free contracts. - JZ, 25.10.02. – How many of them do e.g. reject money, interest, profit and rent – but do survive only because they still do exist and function as they should? – JZ, 109.13. – INCENTIVE, ECONOMIC IGNORANCE & PREJUDICES, PANARCHIES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTEER COMMUNITIES, CAPITALISM, PROFT, MONEY, INTEREST

IDEALS: No doubt we will never quite attain anybody's political ideal, but only when we have something inspiring to aim at do we make any real progress.” - Geoffrey Sampson, An End To Allegiance, p.16. - We, all of us, will never agree upon any single ideal. We do have different ones, often very different ones. But this does not mean that those who do agree, among themselves, could not or should not realize their ideals among themselves, as far as this is possible for human beings, but always only at the own expense and risk. - JZ, 24.3.99. - PANARCHISM

IDEALS: Our ultimate allegiance is always to the ideal.” - Laski, Authority In The Modern State, p.53. - It should be our own ideal, or one that we voluntarily adopted, not one that others have chosen and territorially imposed upon us. - John Zube, 19.3.99, 10.9.13. - LOYALTY & ALLEGIANCE, CONTRACTS VS. TRADITIONS, PANARCHISM

IDEALS: The free-market economist F. A. Hayek, himself in no sense an “extremist”, has written eloquently of the vital importance for the success of liberty of holding the pure and “extreme” ideology aloft as a never to be forgotten creed. Hayek has written that one of the great attractions of socialism has always been the continuing stress on its “ideal” goal, an ideal that permeates, informs, and guides the actions of all those striving to attain it.” - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, revised edition, p.300, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3. - Ibid, p. 301: “Who, in contrast, will go to the barricades for a two percent tax reduction?” - Alas, neither Hayek nor Rothbard offered their creed in the form of an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties or systematically worked towards that aim. – JZ, 16.9.08. - EXTREMES, RADICALISM, GRADUALISM, CONSISTENCY

IDEALS: The ideal is ... the reality in its highest truth.” – (Das Ideal ist … das Wirkliche in seiner hoechsten Wahrheit.”) - Hegel.

IDEALS: The ideal is nothing but truth from a distance.” – (Das Ideal ist nichts als die Wahrheit von weitem.) - Lamartine. – Often it is so far away that it is not clearly seen but only vaguely or even falsely interpreted. – JZ, 10.9.13. - TRUTH

IDEALS: The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” - Plutarch. - INTEREST, LEARNING, KNOWLEDGE, MOTIVATION, ENTHUSIASM

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Die grossen Denker, Erfinder und Entdecker aller Zeiten und Nationen, sie wurden nicht durch Hunger angespornt, ja man kann in der Mehrzahl der Faelle behaupten, dass sie sannen und dachten und forchten und fanden, nicht weil, sondern trotzdem sie hungerten.” - Theodor Hertzka. - (The great thinkers, inventors and discoverers of all times and nations were not spurred by hunger. One can indeed assert, for the majority of cases, that they thought and pondered, searched and found not because of but in spite of being hungry.) - NEED, POVERTY, HUNGER, STARVATION, EMERGENCY REQUIRED FOR IDEAS?

IDEAS ARCHIVE: $ 21,000 were paid for a single bottle of 1951 wine. Not even $1 is offered, to my knowledge, for an idea that could abolish unemployment or inflation or war. This is a significant sign for our times - and of the absence of a proper market for ideas. - JZ, 6.7.99.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: an inclination towards absolute rule, a thorough dislike against talented personalities, which could have its hidden source in a jealousy against any mental and even against any physical superiority. Indeed, one says, this brave young man would even be jealous of those who are larger than he is. He distinguishes himself through this hostile stand against individualism. - Heinrich Heine, Briefe aus Paris, ueber Louis Blanc, French Edition, 6.11.40. - Compare: Meysenbug: Memoiren einer Idealistin. (… eine Vorliebe fuer absolute Herrscherei, eine gruendliche Abneigung gegen genialen Personalismus, welche wohl ihre verborgene Quelle in einer Eifersucht wider jede geistige und selbst wider jegliche leibliche Superioritaet haben koennte, ja man sagt, der brave kleine Mann sei sogar eifersuechtig auf diejenigen, die ihn an Statur uebertreffen: Durch diese feindseelige Stimmung gegen den Individualismus unterscheidet er sich von einigen.) - This stance towards the talents of others is rather typical than a mere exception and character flaw in Louis Blanc. Appreciation of worthwhile talents and ideas of others, especially in the social sciences, is rare rather than the rule. Already Sokrates, in his talks, complained how anyone imagines himself to be an expert in these sciences, no matter how ignorant and uneducated and prejudiced he still is. Thus the real innovators and talents do have a hard stand against them. By now they ought to have learned their lesson and established an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre for themselves, whose combined resources could greatly help each of them. - JZ, 23.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: every lecture was put on tape as a matter of course, even those which were not either broadcast or syndicated.” - Frederik Pohl, Drunkard's Walk, p.14. - Now they could be put more cheaply on CDs - and much more cheaply on text only CDs that are also zipped. - However, complete publishing of all presentations, in all formats, is not enough. The ideas contents must also become sufficiently extracted and displayed, together with the related ideas contents of all other complete presentations. Most books, for instance, contain only one or a few new ideas, if any, and if these are not extracted and accessibly displayed then these ideas get more or less and for all too long buried in these books. - JZ, 20.10.02. – At least online some related texts are now already automatically offered. – JZ, 10.9.13. - AUDIO- & VIDEO-TAPE ARCHIVE, LECTURES

IDEAS ARCHIVE: I didn’t want to run a bottom-line driven gadget factory, … I thought what we needed was an idea factory, working at the boundaries, pushing back the boundaries.” – Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell, The Trigger, Harper/Collins Publishers, 1999, p.4. - TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: in communion with the finest and fairest in the souls of all men everywhere." - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, SF story in NEW DIRECTIONS, III.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: paper seems to have been invented by the Chinese in the second century, and learned about from the Chinese by the Arabs about seven hundred years later. Europeans first made paper only in the twelfth century in Europe.” - Ingo Swann, Star Fire, Sphere Book Edition 1978, p. 97/98. – How many good ideas and inventions are there today, still not realized, although they were known to some already for years or decades, if not even for centuries? Anarchists and libertarians especially should be fully aware of that and also of the reasons why their ideas are not yet recognized. Missing are especially an Ideas Archive, a Talent Center and Experimental Freedom for them – and for all other innovators. – JZ, 10.9.08. – In other words, a fully free market for them is still needed. It should not simple be assumed, with a misleading proverb, that it does already exist. – JZ, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: they would have to be studied with … thoroughness; and any and all worthwhile ideas and devices and other artifacts should be and would be incorporated into the … way of life.” - E. E. SMITH, Skylark DuQuesne, IF SF, June 65, 38.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: you are about to learn that in the Country of the Blind the one-eyed man is in for a hell of a rough ride.” - Robert Heinlein, The Puppet Masters, p.31. – In the absence of an Ideas Archive and of a Talent Centre, bringing supply and demand in these spheres automatically together, in a free-market way, with maximum but almost free publicity for them. – JZ, 10.9.13. - INNOVATORS, TALENTS, REFORMERS, INVENTORS, LIBERATORS, LIBERTARIANS, ANARCHISTS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: 1000s of places with one idea, or one place with 1000s of ideas?” – Home Ideas Centre, Free Entry, Open 7 days. 61-63 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria, Sydney. Browse Endless free inspiration Homebuilders, Renovators and Designers.” – Advertisement in THE SUN HERALD, 4.5.08. – The same idea applies to the general Ideas Archive my father proposed and wrote two books about, one offered by me, zipped, in German and in English, the other only in German and in my own, in English, in PEACE PLANS 20, especially on libertarian ideas. All are available from me upon request, free of charge, as email attachments, until they appear on disk or online. A genuine and comprehensive as well as world-wide market for ideas – and talents – could become one of the most influential special free markets ever. Does it have to remain a dream? Or do we have furthermore to subscribe to the wrong assumption that a free market for ideas and talents does already exist, just because some of them are sufficiently publicized, sold and successful? – JZ, 11.9.08, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A free market will judge innovations much better than the best experts that a parliament consults: “British Parliament ordered a study of Thomas A. Edison’s electric light bulb in 1878. The report concluded: ‘Edison’s ideas are good enough for our trans-Atlantic friends, but unworthy of the attention of practical or scientific men.’“ - Dr. Laurence J. Peter.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A free market, mainly for non-copyrighted ideas in the social sciences, that their originators and developers and followers rather want to see publicized and realized as widely as possible, and at the same time a supply and search or demand centre for good ideas and talents, and registry of people who do seek such ideas and talents, so that demand for and supply of ideas and talents are finally and systematically brought together, as far as is humanly possible. - JZ, 1.4.96, 19.10.02. – The technical options for this are by now more powerful and cheap than ever before. Nevertheless, this options have not yet been realized. Free enterprise initiative in this sphere seems to be lacking, even among the talents, innovators and reformers, each of them aware of the own difficulties but still unaware that between them they could, largely, remove them in this way. – JZ, 20.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A libertarian one. It should offer each libertarian idea with all its pro and con. This could be done online, rather expensively and, inexpensively instead and, possibly, even profitably, on a large HD, at least annually updated and supplemented by a website for the latest entries. So far, if published at all, they and their pro and con are spread over all too many diverse texts, and sites, many of them no longer easily accessible. It might be started via an electronic and ever growing libertarian encyclopedia. The thickest volume could not contain more than a tiny fraction of all this important material. Too much of it remains unknown to and thus ignored even by famous libertarians. With such reference works and services libertarians could much more easily mobilize their greatest strengths. – JZ, n.d., 21.10.07. LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A man about to speak the truth should keep one foot in the stirrup.” - Old Mongolian saying, quoted in ANALOG, 3/87, p.125. - TRUTH TELLING

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A man with a new idea is a crank, until the idea succeeds.” – Mark Twain. – Rather: He is mostly regarded as a crank! – JZ, 11. 9.07. – TALENT CENTRE, PUBLIC OPINION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.” - e-mail quote. – But how can one get minds to stretch themselves? Usually ideas go in one ear and out the other. At most they do, usually, only tend to mobilize only many popular errors, prejudices and false assumptions in opposition. – An ideal market for ideas and talents, one for the whole world, for their promoters as well as for their critics, could come to stretch enough minds so that something like a creative chain reaction might come into existence, comparable to the progress that is already happening e.g. in the sphere of computing. – For me it does not compute that almost no one shows an interest in these possible free markets – and this happens even among free market advocates like libertarians. - JZ, 5.1.08, 10.9.13. – LIBERTARIANS, FREE MARKETS IN EVERY SPHERE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A professor of literature at the Lycée d’Aix graded one of his students zero for composition and French literature. The student was Emile Zola.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter. - IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE & FREE MARKET SERVICE, EXPERTS, SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, PROFESSORS, EXAMINATIONS, GRADING, MARKS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A sure sign of a genius is that all of the dunces are in a confederacy against him." - Frank Lloyd Wright - TALENT CENTRE, GENIUS, FOOLS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A treasure of books is like a spiritual tree, which lasts and which offers its precious fruits year after year, generation to generation.” - Thomas Carlyle, retranslated from a German version. - Alas, books do often more hide than display their best ideas. - They ought to be extracted and displayed separately, together with all related ideas, facts, opinions and references. - JZ, 22.10.02. - LIBRARIES, BOOKS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: A truly free and effective free market for free market information of all kinds will only come into existence when a comprehensive market for all kind of oral and written or otherwise recorded information has been established and made sufficiently known. Free marketeers have, objectively, the greatest interest in establishing such a market or would benefit most from it, since it would best market all freedom information. - JZ, 11.9.98. - Nevertheless, they have so far shown, subjectively and to me very little if any interest in such a market but - merely presumed that it does already exist or is already sufficiently provided by their periodicals and their websites. - JZ, 21.10.02, 10.9.13. - FREE MARKET, LIBERTARIANS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Alas, how many have been persecuted for the “wrong” of having been right? - Jean-Baptiste Say. - TALENT CENTRE, PERSECUTION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: All the reformers, inventors and idealists would never have achieved anything if the masses would not have show a readiness, however slow, uncertain and hesitant, to listen to the voice of truth and justice, once it has become loud enough.” - Michael Roberts: The Renewal of the West. – (Alle Reformer, die Erfinder und Schwaermer hatten niemals etwas erreicht, wenn nicht die Massen eine, wenn auch sehr langsame, unsichere und zoegernde Bereitschaft erwiesen haetten, auf die Stimmer der Wahrheit und Gerechtigkeit zu hoeren, wenn sie einmal laut geworden ist.”) - Michael Roberts: Die Erneuerung des Westens, S.75.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Almost all great talents need publicity and sales managers - but are not always aware of this and act upon it, particularly when their talents are not easy to sell to many people and for much. Boxers, politicians, musicians and actors have usually a large and well organized as well as lucrative market for their great talents and thus for them, as well as business enterprises, catering to wide-spread and frequent wants and tastes, their requirements are catered to. The rest ought to be helped by an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre, which establishes a special market for them. Otherwise, they might perish or might not be fully developed or will be utilized all too late and they will not lead to many more ideas and much more creative use of a talent. - JZ, Dec. 88 & 25.10.02. – I offer so far three books on the subject. One in German and English, one only in English and one only in German, all available from me digitized, free of charge, via zipped email attachments, until they appear online or on a CD. – JZ, 8.1.09, 10.9.13. - - ITG, TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: An idea is futile if it can't be communicated from the originator to the man who can apply it. … Whose job is it to maintain communication with the intelligent and understanding amateur?” - John W. Campbell, Jr., in ASTOUNDING SF, British edition, Nov. 1954 editorial, pages 5 & 6. - If it ISN'T communicated from the originator to the man who is able AND WILLING to apply it. To achieve that, a proper market for the supply of new ideas and for the demand for new ideas has to be established, one where both will meet, at least by snail or email, as soon as possible. - JZ, 3.2.02. - IDEAS, COMMUNICATION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: An Ideas Archive could solve the problem of collecting and accessing all available constructive ideas and talents. - JZ, 78. – A GENUINE FREE MARKET FOR IDEAS, INSTEAD OF THE ONE, WHICH IS, WRONGFULLY, ASSUMED TO EXIST ALREADY

IDEAS ARCHIVE: An uninterrupted and ever increasing flow of knowledge, experience, observations, ideas and talents, from those, who have them, to those who need them, at prices and fees freely agreed upon and whenever that can be done by the suppliers, offered free of charge or for a trivial donation or cost contribution. – JZ, 13.2.07. - From a misnomer: “The free market for ideas” - to its reality! – JZ, 25.10.07. & TALENT CENTRE, MARKET FOR IDEAS & TALENTS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: And so civilizations crumbled, battles were lost, and ships destroyed because the man or group with the saving ideas would not go through the long-drawn-out ritual of convincing others.” - A. E. van Vogt, The Voyage of the Space Beagle, p.133. - With an Ideas Archive realized, it need no longer be a long-drawn-out ritual. Today e.g. e-mail and broadcasting could spread a positive idea - and the proofs for it - very fast, at least if an Ideas Archive for it does already exist, one which would, permanently, bring supply and demand in this sphere together. Printing and the conventional mass media, even the Internet so far, have greatly failed to achieve this. - JZ, 22.1.02, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: And that is what will bring me down, if I have to fall: Not Meletos or Anytos, but spiteful malignment with the masses and its hatred. That has already brought down many outstanding men and that will also happen in future. There is no risk that it will end with me.” – (Und dies ist's, was mich zu Falle bringen wird, wenn ich nun einmal fallen soll, nicht Meletos oder Anytos, sondern der boese Leumund bei der Menge und deren Gehaessigkeit. Dies hat schon viele treffliche Maenner zu Fall gebracht, und das wird, denke ich, auch in Zukunft so sein, und es hat keine Gefahr, dass es bei mir halt mache.”) - Sokrates

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Answers, solutions, ideas for the liberation of everyone - to the extent that they deserve it, i.e., have a right to be free and want to be free (not having infringed the rights and liberties of others), together with full employment and prosperity as a result of their own thinking and efforts. - JZ, 18.7.95. - A comprehensive Ideas Archive could supply these options fast to all who are interested. Many of them are already offered in my own microfiched PEACE PLANS series. Alas, it is still only fractionally digitized so far. One person can do only som much. See: - JZ, 20.10.02. – LIBERATION, NEW DRAFT

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Arrogance in persons of merit affronts us more than arrogance in those without merit: merit itself is an affront.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. - Thus the men of talent and genius should not be merely exposed to the general market, with its public opinions and prejudices, but registered in a special market, where the supply of them can meet all the demand for them. They require special employment agencies, at least as good as those for writers, sportsmen and actors. The same applies to their innovative ideas. - JZ, 21.8.02. - TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw. - TALENTS, TRUTHS, LIES

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Austria hates its geniuses, complains Ebner-Eschenbach.“ – Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Band 2, Meilensteine, S. 45. On page 46 Habe quotes a poem of Grillparzer on this. – Not all Austrians or all people in all other countries, but public opinion in all of them, until, finally, much later, they are widely recoginized. – JZ, 2.5.13. - TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE, PUBLIC OPINION, INNOVATORS, PIONEERS, REFORMERS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Basically, it should be a self-regulating free market for ideas and talents. The libertarian section of it could also be self-regulating. That does not exclude guides, anthologies, reviews, abstracts and index compilations produced by some who are interested in providing them from the collected material, or individuals and groups engaged in follow-up activities, financing, promotion, management, company formation etc. - JZ, 25.2.00.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Books can only embrace the more or less narrow knowledge, ideas and visions of their authors. For that reason an ideas archive, comprehensive special libraries and information services and "open" and growing encyclopaedias are needed, that would much more comprehensively represent the whole spectrum of ideas, opinions and facts. Quite cheaply and with a low risk these could only be produced, kept in print and frequently updated in some of the so far neglected alternative media for book publishing, like microfiche, floppy disks, websites, blogs and CDs. Neither print on paper nor Internet publishing have led so far to complete, permanent and cheap book publishing. Editors have improved many texts - but have also prevented many others from being published in the conventional ways. – Printing only upon demand, perhaps at the author’s expense and risk only, has at least widened the print publishing options. So has the option to print on paper at home, on a chepa print, any book that one has got in a digital file. – Add to this the tablete Reading options now available for such files, some even lighter and thinner than some books. – Alas, a comprehensive libertarian ideas archive is not yet offerd online or on a DVD or external HDD. - JZ, 9.10.02, 31.10.02, 10.9.13. - BOOKS, ENCYCLOPAEDIAS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Brian Epstein approached Dick Rose, a record executive at Decca, in 1962 with a demo of a group he was managing. Rose listened to the record but refused to sign the group, saying: “Groups with guitars are on their way out.” The Beatles were also offered unsuccessfully to Columbia Records, Pye, and HMV. Later, the group went with EMI and within six years sold 100 million albums and 100 million singles for that label.” – Dr. Laurance J. Peter. – On much that is new the experts are often the least informed and the most prejudiced people. – JZ, 10.9.13. – EXPERTS, OPPONENTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE & FREE MARKET SERVICE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Can intelligence and the best ideas and talents come to the forefront through the Internet? So far it seems that unusual ideas are as much buried in there as they are in large libraries. Most of the Internet information caters to mass tastes and interests, just like the mass media do. A special ideas archive and talent registry on the Internet might do some good but the Internet does not automatical act as a market for ideas and talents. Maybe it will, one day, but that day has not yet arrived. To judge its relative ineffectiveness: Consider how incomplete its directories, book offers, abstracts, bibliographies and review compilations and even its links lists still are. It does not yet offer a comprehensive anarchist or libertarian encyclopaedia. It has not yet scanned most freedom texts or organized a cooperative of active libertarian scanners. It is an interesting beginning and has much to offer but cannot yet fulfill every dream for a comprehensive information revolution. - JZ, 14.2.98, 20.10.02. – Its search programs still leave all too much to be desired and throw all too much together when there is only a verbal resemblance. One has still to search for the few pearls in the much. – JZ, 9.10.13. – INTERNET, SEARCH ENGINES

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Children, delivered to the State's educational institutions, upon their mercy or lack of it, will have the tendency to become all the same, while the few, who cannot adapt to the official scheme, are exposed to prosecution not only by their fellows but also by the institution. (There are very positive and also very negative elements among them.) That means, that especially those, with the greatest mental faculties, will be hunted and tortured until their spirit is broken. Furthermore, it means that the overwhelming majority, which manages to adapt, becomes very self-confident, ready to prosecute and completely incapable to lend their ears patiently to a new idea.” - Bertrand Russell, re-translated from "Ehe und Moral", the German version of Marriage & Morality. - CHILDREN, EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, COMPULSORY EDUCATION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Connections and private information lead most easily to success. Aside them, personal abilities are not really a hindrance as long as they keep within reasonable limits and thus the vanity of fellow human beings is not too much hurt.” – (Konnexionen und Privatinformationen fuehren am leichtesten zum Erfolge; daneben ist persoenliche Faehigkeit gerade kein Hindernis, solange sie sich in vernuenftigen Grenzen haelt und die Eitelkeit der Mitmenschen nicht zu sehr verletzt.” ) - Otto Leibecke, Das raetselhafte Ich. - TALENT CENTRE, TALENTS, SUCCESS & FAILURE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Curtains by Cresta, great ideas that come to you." - An advertisement from a booklet for Cresta curtains. That is the kind of ideas that are relatively easily and widely marketed now. - JZ, 26.4.95. - At the same time, some of the most important ideas for mankind are hardly marketed at all and visible and accessible to most people because no special market does as yet exist for them. Not even on the Internet, where only some of them are represented but, alas, widely dispersed over thousands of libertarian and anarchist websites. - JZ, 20.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. - NEW DRAFT

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Do you know how often a truly superior intellect is born?” - - “Not very often. Look, I …” - “Once in four million, five hundred and thirty-three thousand, two hundred and four birth. With a world population of half a billion, the present figure (*), the rules of probability allow for the presence among us of only one hundred such gifted persons. And do you know what percentage of these superior individuals are fortunate enough to encounter conditions conducive to the full stimulation of their latent abilities?” - I’d guess about – “ - Not even one per cent”, Norgo said flatly. “With luck, one individual.” – Keith Laumer, The Great Time Machine Hoax, ACE SF 1978, p.91. - (*) Now there are on Earth rather 6 billion. – That would make it, with luck, about 12 genius type people being born per year with the chance to become fully developed. – That sounds about right for present conditions. But, with a proper market established for talents and ideas that figure could, perhaps, be increased up to a hundred-fold. Moreover, one should not forget the combined capacity of all the minor talents, either. They too would add up to very much progress. They do already produce much of the current progress, under present and all too restrictive conditions. - JZ, 19.9.07. - THE GENIUS & TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.” - Howard Aiken. - Even that way it is impossible to convey new ideas successfully. They will rather tend to vomit them up or excrete them undigested. Ideas as well as details on talents must be conveyed and accessible in special markets, archives, clearing houses and centres, where the supply of and demand for them will be brought together, from the whole world, permanently, easily and systematically. My favourite image of the effectiveness of such a centre is: A postcard describing an offer should be able to reach almost all those who would presently or in the future be interested in it. Likewise, a postcard indicating the demand for a new idea or talent should there be able to to find all those who presently or in the future can supply the wanted idea or talent. - These are our greatest treasures, essential even for our very survival. Let us finally treat them as such. - JZ, 1.11.97, 2120.02. – Experimental freedom for all of them is much preferable to attempts at their territorial introduction. – JZ, 2.5.13. - COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Even a fool," said the wisest of men, "when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise," and still more often, the wisest of men, when he spoke the highest wisdom, has been counted a fool.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907. & TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.” - Robert Lynd. – Not he but some of his ideas are then somewhat more likely to be taken serious. – Compare: “A prophet counts for nothing in his own country.” – Some famous dead prophets have now many more followers than they ever had when they were alive. - JZ, 8.1.09, 10.9.13. - TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Every solution, until it is recognized, goes through three stages: In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is fought, and in the third it is considered to be self-evident.) - I would insert a fourth one, before his No. 3: in the third it will be defended as the idea of someone else and in the fourth it will be considered to be self-evident.” – (Ein jedes Problem durchlaeuft bis zu seiner Anerkennung drei Stufen: In der ersten erscheint es laecherlich, in der zweiten wird es bekaempft und in der dritten gilt es als selbstverstaendlich.) – “Indeed, there exists no opinion, no matter how absurd, which people could not easily turn into one of their own if only one succeeds in persuading them that such an opinion would already be generally accepted. - It is more easy for them to die than to think.” - (Ja, es gibt keine noch so absurde Meinung, die die Menschen nicht leicht zu der ihrigen machten, sobald man es dahin gebracht hat, sie zu ueberreden, dass solche allgemein angenommen sei. … Es ist ihnen leichter, zu sterben, als zu denken.) – Arthur Schopenhauer: Eristische Dialektik, Kniff 30.- I collected many such remarks as proofs for the need of an Ideas Archive. But offhand I can't remember even a single person, apart from my youngest son, whom I have succeeded in persuading, at least temporarily, to become a fan of an Ideas Archive. And he got his mind now stuffed with many other ideas, most of which I consider all too flawed. - There exists still no Ideas Archive and Talent centre to bring these treasures and the demand for them together in a special free market, precisely because they are or will be appreciated, at least initially, only by a few and and they are insufficiently publicized and the already existing demand is thus not concentrated on them. - JZ, 23.10.02. – My father once estimated that to deal with all the input into a general Ideas Archive and Talent Centre ca. 6.000 employees or cooperators would be needed. At least by now storage, copying and communication of ideas would not longer be as laborious and expensive. – Libertarians might start it off with their own kind of Ideas Archive, as I suggested in PEACE PLANS 20, now also offered digitized by me. – A comprehensive and ever growing libertarian electronic encyclopedia could then be easily be produced, almost by the way. - JZ, 8.1.09, 10.9.13. - INNOVATORS, PIONEERS, PROBLEMS, PUBLIC OPINION, CLOSED MINDS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Everyone hears only that what he understands.” – (Es hoert doch jeder nur was er versteht.) - Goethe, zu Eckermann, 1831. - WILLFUL DEAFNESS, CLOSED MINDS, UNDERSTANDING, COMPREHENSIION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: For myself I do not desire much, but when I see talents which a great people lets perish in its ignorance, indifference and small-mindedness, then rage rises within me.” – Christian Morgenstern, Stufen, 1918, p.106. – In another version: For myself I do not want much. But when I see talents which a great people, in its ignorance, indifference and small-mindedness allows to wither away, then I do become angry.” - Fuer mich begehre ich nicht viel, wenn ich aber Talente sehe, die ein grosses Volk in seiner Unwissenheit, Gleichgueltigkeit und Kleinlichkeit verkuemmern laesst, dann steigt mir der Zorn auf.” - Christian Morgenstern, "Zeitkritisches", 1907. - TALENT MARKET

IDEAS ARCHIVE: For Third Wave civilization, the most basic raw material of all – and one that can never be exhausted – is information, including imagination. Through imagination and information, substitutes will be found for many of today’s exhaustible resources - …” - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.351. - INFORMATION EXPLOSION, TALENT REGISTRY, MARKET FOR IDEAS & TALENTS, RESOURCES

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Good ideas are man’s most precious possessions. Bad ideas bring about man’s greatest man-made dangers and risks. Nevertheless, the good old and new ideas are not yet sufficiently collected and permanently and efficiently marketed, nor are all the outstanding talents of mankind fully recorded and made accessible, i.e., systematically confronted with the need and demand for them. The latter should also be centrally registered. The principle and practice of mutual advertising should be fully applied in this sphere. Only then would supply and demand in these two important spheres be brought sufficiently together and good ideas and talents would no longer remain ignored or neglected for all too long. A few shows and exhibitions of inventors and occasional reports in the mass media do not establish a sufficient market for them. Nor are the popular ideas and opinions, prejudices, errors, myths etc., which oppose great ideas and talents or are anyhow all too great obstacles for them, systematically enough collected and refuted so far, e.g. by an ever growing electronic encyclopedia of the best refutations. – JZ, 26.6.06, 30.10.07. - IDEAS EXHIBITIONS, IDEAS MARKETS, TALENT MARKETS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” - Albert Einstein – TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Great truths do not interest the multitudes, and now that the world is in such confusion, even though I know the Path, how can I guide? I know I cannot succeed and that in trying to force results I shall merely add to the confusion. Isn't it bett er to give up and stop striving? But then, if I do not strive, who will?” - Chuang-Tzu, 300 B.C. - INNOVATORS, REFORMERS, SCHOLARS, MARKETING OF IDEAS TALENTS, SMALL MINDS, CLOSED MINDS, PUBLIC OPINION, MASSES, MULTIDUTES, MAJORITIES

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Have we as yet bothered to count how many freedom-, peace-, justice-, prosperity-, longevity-, health-, space research-, intelligence expansion-option are not yet taken up or not yet sufficiently by supposed lovers of freedom, peace, justice, prosperity, longevity, health, space research, intelligence expansion, lovers of life and science? – An archive of libertarian ideas, a project list of all libertarian projects, a comprehensive freedom library, with abstracts and bibliographies and indexes, would tend to reveal them. - JZ, 96/97, 20.8.08.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: How, without an ideas archive and talent market, can one best spread unpopular but true and valuable ideas and knowledge, that might save the world or mankind, under present conditions? A free market for ideas and talents is supposed to already exist - but does it? Does the current “free market” in this sphere recognize valuable ideas and talents fast enough and always? – Compare e.g. the reception scholars like Ludwig von Mises and Murray N. Rothbard had, initially, in the USA. – And the still all too limited acceptance of sound freedom, peace and justice ideas. - JZ, 26.10.05, 30.10.07. - WORLD SAVIORS, WORLD SAVING IDEAS, PEACE IDEAS, FREEDOM IDEAS, PROSPERITY IDEAS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: I have been repeatedly told that I should not just offer but properly market ideas with salesmanship and clever psychology, training as a speaker, writer and marketing man or public relations expert. But I rather rely upon division of labour in the production, collection, development and sale of ideas and talents, upon specialized skills and training of others - and, most importantly of all, upon the establishment of a proper market for new ideas and talents. It could bring almost automatically demand and supply in this sphere together. However, neither of these approaches are sufficiently grasped as possible and desirable in this sphere, enough to lead to the establishment of an effective and world-wide Ideas Archive and Talent Centre and their various services. Alas, big ideas don't fit easily into small minds and small thoughts. - JZ, 26.6.89, 25.10.02. - MARKETING, SALESMANSHIP, MANAGEMENT, PUBLICITY, PROPAGANDA, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: I have learned how to abolish unemployment, inflation and war but our "civilization" is so prejudiced and limited that it employed me only as a clerk, unskilled labourer and a prison officer and gave me insufficient opportunities to spread that knowledge. - I could place it on microfiche - but on these it remains largely buried for the time being. To the extent that it is already digitized and available either online or at least via floppy disks or e-mail, it remains largely ignored as well. JZ, 8.6.97, 21.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Ideally, a mere postcard, shortly describing some important new fact, idea, solution or talent and sent to a perfected marketing institution, should set that idea etc. on the fast and certain track towards its realization in the whole world, if it is the best, the most truthful idea or the top talent in the field. Unfortunately, such a perfect market institution does not yet exist. Parliaments, MPs, and recognized experts, the mass media as well as specialized periodicals, universities and research institutes and think tanks, even the Internet, are all still far from realizing this ideal or even perceiving it as being desirable. - JZ, 13.2.97. - PARLIAMENTS, PETITIONS, INFORMATION REVOLUTION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Ideas for a Free Society - a project of IPN: Home - Introduction - Contents - Contact Orders - Quotes about Freedom I – wish that all the many suppliers of relatively short lists of quotes, which they have put on the Internet, would combine them into one, alphabetically sorted by catchwords, like I am trying to do with my collection from many of these and other sources. – The material for freedom can be offered in too much decentralization, instead of becoming combined in a single source. – JZ 4.1.09.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Ideas really worthwhile living, fighting and dying for – have so far not even been systematically collected, published and marketed, i.e. sufficiently confronted with the need and demand for them and systematically promoted and realized, i.e., properly marketed. – JZ, 28.12.06, 25.10.07.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.” - Emerson. - This has not been the general experience of inventors, innovators and thinkers who were much ahead of their times. - It would mostly happen only once the new "mousetrap" has been properly marketed, especially by being announced in an Ideas Archive. - JZ, 22.1.02. – BETTER MOUSETRAP QUOTE:

IDEAS ARCHIVE: If all pro-freedom ideas were combined in one spot, this could become the most powerful weapon in the struggle for liberty - and also one, which could easily be multiplied. - JZ, 78. – By now, in a book-sized HDD, they could come to sit on the desk of almost every serious libertarian, includindg a search engine. – JZ, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: If in my youth I had been encouraged instead of humbled, then I would be more worth now.” – (Wenn ich in meiner Jugend ermutigt statt gedemuetigt worden waere, so taugte ich mehr als jetzt.) - Friedrich der Grosse. - TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: If some men know who some men are then some men would honour some men more.” – (Wenn mancher Mann wuesste, wer mancher Mann waer, taet mancher Mann manchem Mann manchmal mehr Ehr.) - Source? - & TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: If someone should publish a work of ten weighty volumes containing something new, particularly of a speculative nature, in chapters which were not too long and which gave you something to think about, new facts, a widening of experience, I believe I could crawl on my knees as far as Hamburg to obtain it, if I were sure that when I arrived I should still have health enough and time to read it in comfort.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, in: Carl Brinitzer, A Reasonable Rebel, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1960, p.190. - LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OR IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: If we have to have real improvement in human society, we must create an environment that is hospitable to new ideas.” - Chapman Cohen, What Is Freethought? p.15. – That would require e.g. an ideas archive and full experimental freedom for their first realization among volunteers. – JZ, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: If you have an idea that seems to have some merit, do not let it escape. Write it down and send it to an ideas archive or start such an archive, even if initially only as a private journal of ideas. It might help, one day, to liberate mankind, if it should get into the right hands, as soon as possible, which would require a world-wide Ideas Archive. - JZ, 7.2.95, 19.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: If you love your ideas, set them free. Make yourself heard.” - Ericson advertisement, seen Sydney, 20.11.98. – Each and everyone cannot today establish easily enough, if at all, a ready market for his own idea or ideas. But each could contribute to establish a ready market for all ideas and talents, just like he can put up a classified advertisement in a medium suitable for this purpose, e.g. a website or a blog. – JZ, 8.1.09. - If millions combined their input on a single site or disc then the principle of mutual advertising would come to the aid of all of them. – JZ, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: In 1830, Dr. Dionysius Lardner, of University College in London, informed the world that a steamship would not be able to cross the Atlantic because it would require more coal than the ship could hold. Eight years later, the Great Western steamed across the Atlantic. Dr. Lardner also said travel by steam engine would “not be possible, because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.” – Dr. Laurance J. Peter. - STEAM SHIPS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: In 1899, the Literary Digest predicted a dim future for the horseless carriage. “At present it is a luxury for the wealthy; and although its price will probably fall ... it will never, of course, come into as common use as the bicycle.” – Quoted by Dr. Laurence J. Peter. - CARS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: In 1912, Samuel Courtauld, a British chemist, called on the president of Lister & Co., a Yorkshire textile mill. Courtauld offered Lister the formula for rayon. Lister officiously proclaimed: “It will never catch on- the public will never accept artificial silks.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: In 1932, Boeing’s 247 made its first flight. A company engineer triumphantly declared: “There will never be a bigger plane built.” - The twin-engine, all-metal plane carried ten.” – Dr. Laurence J. Peter.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: In 1948, British and American executives of automotive companies toured the Volkswagen factory in Germany: Ernest Breech, executive vice-president of the Ford Motor Company, commented: “The car is not worth a damn.” Sir William Rootes added a British raspberry, saying the Volkswagen did not “meet the fundamental technical requirements of a motor car.” – Dr. Laurence J. Peter.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: In the absence of an ideas archive the most important ideas for our times have been kept out of the limelight - for decades to centuries! - JZ, 10.3.95, 19.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: It is a sorry sight to see how an extraordinary man so often struggles with himself, his conditions, his time, without getting out of his trouble. A tragic example: Buerger.” – (Es ist traurig anzusehen, wie ein ausserordentlicher Mensch sich gar oft mit sich selbst, seinen Umstaenden, seiner Zeit herumwuergt, ohne auf einen gruenen Zweig zu kommen. Trauriges Beispiel: Buerger.”) - Goethe. - TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: It is every people's sorry privilege to become the henchmen of its most noble members.” – (Es ist jedes Volkes trauriges Privilegium, er Henker seiner Edelsten zu sein.) - Theodor Hertzka. - PROSECUTION, GREAT PEOPLE, INNOVATORS, REFORMERS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: It is needed as a launch pad for great ideas and talents. - JZ, 23.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: It is noteworthy that hatred can be caused as well by good deeds as by evil ones.” - Machiavelli, The Prince, p. 98 of a German edition. - HATE, ENVY, JEALOUSY

IDEAS ARCHIVE: It takes the highest courage to utter unpopular truths.” —Herbert Spencer – TRUTHS, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, UNPOPULAR TRUTHS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Just the complete publishing of largely unread and misunderstood print (or material in other media) is not enough. The essential ideas, facts, discoveries and inventions, methods, programs, platforms, plans etc. must be extracted, ordered, indexed and made easily and fast accessible. Likewise the essential addresses and contacts, projects, organizations, individuals, co-workers and researchers, and the demand for ideas and talents. - JZ, 10.3.95, 19.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Knowledge can be enormously costly, and is often scattered in widely uneven fragments, too small to be individually usable in decision making. The communication and coordination of these scattered fragments of knowledge is one of the basic problems - perhaps "the" basic problem - of any society.” - Thomas Sowell. - KNOWLEDGE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Lack of Foresight, imagination. The need for establishing a proper market for new ideas and talents. Some examples demonstrating the need for an Ideas Archive: (1) So many centuries after the Creation, it is unlikely that anyone could find hitherto unknown lands of any value. - Spanish Royal Commission, rejecting Christopher Columbus' proposal to sail west. (2) I would sooner believe that two Yankee professors lied, than that stones fell from the sky. - Thomas Jefferson, after hearing reports of meteorites. (3) Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895. (4) Everything that can be invented has been invented. - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899 (Note: Some dispute whether or not Mr. Duell actually said this.) (5) There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and more precise measurement. - Lord Kelvin, 1900? (6) Man won't fly for a thousand years. - Wilbur Wright, to brother Orville after a disappointing flying experiment, 1901. (7) The demonstration that no possible combination of known substances, known forms of machinery, and known forms of force can be united in a practicable machine by which men shall fly for long distances through the air, seems to the writer as complete as it is possible for the demonstration of any physical fact to be. - Astronomer S. Newcomb, 1906. (8) This foolish idea of shooting at the moon is an example of the absurd lengths to which vicious specialization will carry scientists. – A. W. Bickerton, physicist, NZ, 1926. (8) I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. - Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943. (9) Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. - Popular Mechanics, 1949. (10) There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. - President and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977. (11) 640K ought to be enough for anybody. - Bill Gates, 1981.” - Note that 640KBs of memory is just 0.640 Mbs. - Most modern PCs have at least 64MBs, 100 times as much. ) – By now they have at least 80 GBs. if not hundreds. – JZ, 4.1.08. - EXPERT OPINIONS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Let all good ideas of mankind be concentrated under one roof (or in one databank network) and let everybody know about it. - J., 20.5.76.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Limited, flawed and quite wrong ideas have still a much greater influence upon our contemporaries than than the best pro-freedom ideas have. Obviously, we have not yet properly marketed freedom ideas and created special institutions for this purpose. - JZ, 13.1.00, 20.10.02. – POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES, PUBLIC OPINION, IGNORANCE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Making easy, certain, fast and cheap contact with all worthwhile human ideas and talents is, for the time being, probably much more important and easier, cheaper and faster to achieve than contact with extraterrestrial civilizations and their ideas. - JZ, 28.11.99. - If the best ideas and talents may only appeal to the general market, which makes the lowest common denominator most profitable, then they do not, obviously, get their best chance. We need special and world-wide markets for them, not just for luxury goods and services. To achieve them we have to recognize them for the potential gold mines or treasure chests that they are and bring them systematically to light. That would also make contact with extraterrestrials easier and faster to achieve and more fruitful in its results. - JZ, 20.10.02, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Mere unassisted merit advances slowly, if - what is not very common - it advances at all.” - Samuel Johnson.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Moreover, we discover a feeling of very low kind, namely, a need for subordination and astonishment, a need to get high and to fantasize about an impression of imagined greatness. This applies only to the impression gained from the politically and militarily powerful, for the intellectually great people, poets, artists and philosophers are persistently denied recognition during their lifetime” – (Ferner entdecken wir in us ein Gefuehl der unechtesten Art, naemlich ein Beduerfnis der Unterwuerfigkeit und des Staunens, ein Verlangen, uns an einem fuer gross gehaltenen Eindruck zu berauschen und darueber zu phantasieren. Dies gilt freilich nur von dem Eindruck der politisch und militaerisch Maechtigen, denn den intellektuell Grossen {Dichtern, Kuenstlern, Philosophen} macht man die Anerkennung by Lebzeiten oft beharrlich streitig.) - Jacob Burckhard, Weltgeschichtliche Betrachtungen, S.209. - That might be widely the case but is not always the case. What percentage is sufficiently recognized fast or during their life span? - JZ, 22.10.02. – The powerful, the poets, artists and philosophers are paid more attention to than the reformers. Maybe one factor is this non-appreciation is that the quality of the the reformers, in most cases, leaves much to be desired. On the other hand, their very flaws are, usually, much in accordance with public opinion, while the best reformers are, usually, advanced much beyond public opinion. – JZ, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Most people would rather tear down talents and ideas than build them up and set them free to do their things for everybody who likes them. - JZ, 23.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Most people's minds are open only to a few ideas, which they conceive or receive, develop or pass on. All the more important it is to make sure that they receive all the best ideas of those they are receptive to and also the best chance to pass on their own. Such a service could and should be provided by an ideas archive, i.e., a free market especially for ideas and talents. - JZ, 24.2.94. - Astonishingly, most free marketeers have so far shown little interest for such an archive, although all their experience shows them how hard it is to spread libertarian ideas in the absence of such a special market. Alas, they act under the delusion that their efforts do already provide such a market for libertarian ideas. This in spite of the fact that they have not even achieved as yet complete and permanent as well as cheap libertarian publishing, libertarian libraries, bibliographies, abstracts and review collections, far less an alphabetical index to all libertarian writings and not even an ever growing and yet cheap libertarian encyclopaedia. In their fragmented, unsystematic and incomplete approaches they have been their own worst enemies and have left some of their most important tools, media and resources largely unused. - JZ, 19.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.” - John Locke – OPINIONS, OPPOSITION, PREJUDICES, OBJECTIONS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Nobody does good to men with impunity.” - Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917. - Alas, the situation is otherwise for the supposed public servants, protectors and defenders: They are often rewarded and honored for their wrongful and mistaken actions. - Panarchism and an Ideas Archive, combined with an ideal militia for the protection of individual rights and liberties could remedy both situations. - JZ, 2.2.02. – Nevertheless, they are still all too unpopular. – JZ, 10.9.13. - INNOVATORS, REFORMERS, PANARCHISM

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Nobody doubts that John Stuart Mill was right when he complained that all discoveries and inventions had so far not sufficied to mitigate the plagues and sufferings even of a single working man, thus what a terrible madness it is to believe that precisely this would be necessary to achieve fruther discoveries and inventions. – (Niemand bezweifelt, dass Stuart Mill Recht hatte, als er beklagte, dass all Entdeckungen und Erfindungen bisher nicht vermochten, die Plage und Not auch nur eines arbeitenden Menschen zu lindern, welch schrecklicher Wahnsinn jedoch, zu glauben, dass gerade das notwendig sei, damit fernerhin entdeckt und erfunden werde.”) - Theodor Hertzka, 1890. - An argument against the popular view that necessity and need would be the mother of invention. - As for the supposed uselessness of inventions: Try to hammer in a nail without a hammer or secure a screw without a screwdriver - or to join two parts without either nails, screws or glue. All inventions, discoveries and positive inventions and reforms tend to become, given their chance, the common heritage of mankind, increasing everyone's prosperity - and saving labour. Thus they should be encouraged and facilitated as much as possible. Or should we go back to hoeing the ground instead of plough it, withe the help of a tractor? Properly using all resources, discoveries and worthwhile new ideas and inventions as well as talents would require, among other things, an Ideas Archive, a Talent Centre and full freedom to experimente among volunteers, at their risk and expense, in every sphere. - JZ, 22.10.02, 10.9.13.. - DISCOVERERS, INVENTORS, INNOVATORS, REFORMERS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Not every genuius or talent is his own best manager or salesman nor can all of them be sufficiently trained in these specialties. Division of labour and free markets are needed for them especially, as sources for all further progress. - JZ, 23.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Not still another bargain store for consumer goods and services is urgently needed but a world-wide chain store or electronic data bank that would store libertarian ideas, all their pro and cons and make them easily and cheaply electronically available, via websites, email and various disks, from floppies, CDs, DVDs to HDs. Naturally, such disks should be frequently updated, at least annually, Neither the Internet nor the libertarian presses or the few libertarian libraries do so far provide a sufficiently comprehensive service of this kind to every freedom lover. Even the need for such a service is not yet widely recognized. Thus it is still not organized and provided. An ideas bank or archive, where we can easily deposit our ideas, preferably without copyrights claims, and withdraw those of others. For ideas can be cheaply and indefinitely duplicated and now also very cheaply and electronically recorded and transmitted and, for most reading purposes, fast enough sent even via snail mail. Who could not wait for 10 days to receive a disked special freedom library containing 3000 or even 15 000 freedom books – or their page equivalent, or a HD of 320 Gbs that might contain even a million such titles? – JZ, n.d., 26.10.07, 10.9.13. – Or good ideas, already checked by others, which could save one’s life, health or freedom? – JZ, 9.2.08, 10.9.13. - LIBERTARIAN IDEAS BANK, IDEAS STORE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Often the one very rich in knowledge is least enlightened on the utilization of it.” – (… und ofter der, so an Kenntnissen ueberaus reich its, im Gebrauch derselben am wenigstens aufgeklaert ist.”) - Kant, Was heisst sich im Denken orientieren? - That is why great talents often need a manager or marketing agency and all could use an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre. - Compare: "Knowledge is power." - That is often true but more so for those who not only know but already possess considerable power. Knowledge is not a direct and easy road to power, not even to power over oneself. - JZ, 22.10.02. – Those with knowledge do not strive mainly for power, but, rather, for influence, for the realization of good ideas and talents. Those with territorial power based it mostly on ignorance, popular prejudices and outdated ideas and do not welcome better ideas from others. – JZ, 10.9.13. - KNOWLEDGE, POWER, ENLIGHTENMENT, WISDOM

IDEAS ARCHIVE: On July 22, 1832, Guiseppe Verdi applied to study music at the Royal and Imperial Conservatory of Milan. Maestro Franceso Basily, the principal, rejected the boy, declaring him “certain to prove mediocre”. - Dr. Laurence J. Peter. - TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE & FREE MARKET SERVICE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: One sees to it that trees do not grow sky high.” – (Es wird dafuer gesorgt, dass die Baeme nicht in den Himmel wachsen.”) - Goethe, Wahrheit und Dichtung.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Our grandfathers thought the horse could never be replaced by the auto. Four years after the Wright brothers first flew, they were still trying to get the War Department to come out to look at the airplane. And when one Major General did take a look at an airplane flying, he remarked that it was a very interesting scientific toy, but, of cause, it had no possible military application!” - Robert Heinlein, Requiem, 208.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Ours is an age which is proud of machines that think, and suspicious of any man who tries to.” - Howard Mumford Jones. - The products of most “thinkers”, reformers and innovators do deserve suspicion and distrust. Following them as leaders or gurus has led to many large and small failures. - JZ 25.11.02. - See: DOUBT. - Almost all ideas should be made easily available, together with all doubts, suspicion and more or less well founded criticism. - JZ, 25.11.02. - THINKING, INNOVATORS, TALENTS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Print is nothing but a painful sensation on the iris. Print convinces nobody of anything. If you want to influence nobody have your words published in memo, magazine or book form." - A. E. Van Vogt, The Proxy Intelligence and Other Mind Benders, chap. IV, page 95. - It greatly depends WHERE you publish and WHOM you address, what medium you use, HOW you express yourself, also, upon what occasion, and whether your information is asked for or is unasked for advice, and whether experimental freedom exists for your suggestion or does not. Compare propaganda for monetary freedom, panarchism, microfilm, book and library publishing on discs. - JZ, 22.1.01, 10.9.13. – In books, newspapers, magazines, bookshops, libraries, broadcasts etc. new ideas can get lost, too, and this for all too long. – JZ, 3.1.09. – Who has the time and energy for an extensive filing system of clippings? – JZ, 10.9.13. - PUBLISHING, BOOKS, MAGAZINES, PUBLICITY, MARKETING OF IDEAS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Rembrandt died a pauper in 1669, totally unrecognized as an artist. Two centuries later, John Ruskin, England’s leading art critic, rendered much the same opinion as Rembrandt’s contemporaries. “All the colors are wrong… vulgarity, dullness and impiety will always express themselves through art in brown and grays as in Rembrandt. It is the aim of the best painters to paint the noblest things they can see by sunlight. It was the aim of Rembrandt to paint the foulest things he could see by rush-light.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter. - TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE & FREE MARKET SERVICE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Remington Arms Company was offered the patent to the typewriter in 1897 by the Wagner Typewriting Machine Company. Remington did not purchase the machine because, “No mere machine can replace a reliable and honest clerk.” Underwood acquired the Wagner Company and sold more than 12 million typewriters in the fifty years that followed.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter. - TYPEWRITER

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push and you push alone!” - The Peter Principle by Laurance J. Peter and Raymond Hall, 1969ff, 43. – The ideas and talent-pushers should combine their efforts and then their successes could be achieved with relative ease. How useful would e.g. telephones be without telephone directories? Or tour guides without maps? – JZ, 10.9.13. - INNOVATORS, REFORMERS, IDEAS, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: So much earnest enthusiasm, time, energy, money and labour are wasted upon so many flawed and false ideas. - JZ, 18.9.99. - It is high time that these are finally confronted with their best refutations and also with the competition from the best ideas and talents, suitably assembled and publicized or made accessible. Most of the remaining problems of our times could rapidly become solved once the energies of the best ideas and talents become effectively combined and freed, so that they could become realized already among their first voluntary supporters. - JZ, 20.10.02, 10.9.13. – EXPERIMENTL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Some think they could make others happy through quite new ideas. Far from it! Human beings are driven hither and thither by their urges and have thus no time left to pay attention to their saviors, who, ignoring human nature, sacrifice themselves. Clever people laugh about these dreamers. Nevertheless, they cry for saviors.” – ( Mancher denkt, er koenne die Menschen durch ganz neue Ideen begluecken. Aber weit gefehlt! Die Menschen werden von ihren Trieben hin und her gerissen und haben somit gar keine Zeit, ihre Messiasse zu beachten, die sich in Verkennung der menschlichen Natur opfern. Die klugen Menschn lachen uber diese "Phantasten". Gleichwohl schreien sie nach Erloesung.”) - Otto Leibecke. – Saviors and gurus are more popular than innovators, and sound new ideas, especially in the social sciences, and those, who developed them or try to realize them. – JZ, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Start a systematic hunt for better ideas and talents, for a better future, a peaceful, just, free and prosperous one, with intelligence expansion and life extension and access to other planets. Establish a special market, register and archive for all ideas and talents that can lead us in this direction. They are the greatest "resource" and hope for mankind. This resource should be fully mobilized by all ideas carriers and all those who appreciate good ideas and talents. Without their informal leadership we only go from one catastrophe to another. - JZ, 21.1.00, 20.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Superstition, idolatry, and hypocrisy have ample wages, but truth goes a-begging.” - Martin Luther. - TRUTH

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Television is a plague and a curse, and I won’t have any of our people working on it. And we certainly won’t sell them any of our pictures.” - Louis B. Mayer, quoted by Dr. Laurence J. Peter. - TELEVISION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Tell the truth and run.” - “Whoever tells the truth is chased out of nine villages.” – Two Turkish proverbs. - TRUTH, ANIMOSITIES, INTOLERANCE, FAITH, TRUE BELIEVERS, DOGMATISM

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The "free" market is not a free market without full monetary and financial freedom. Nor is it a free market without an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre and without free competition for exterritorially autonomous governmental and societal services, i.e., while there is compulsory consumption for territorially and monopolistically supplied governmental disservices. In a free market all forms of self-management would also be freely practised among volunteers, towards ending the organized antagonism and anti-industrial warfare resulting from the still predominant the employer-employee relationship (“an organized antagonism” according to H. Dubreuil) and achieving productive capital-owner for almost all. As freedom lovers and people who have long and largely in vain tried to sell freedom ideas, freedom institutions, freedom principles, practices and talents, libertarians should be aware of this much more than others are - but they still aren't, they still do not fully envision a free market that is quite free and under the rule of "laissez-faire, laissez passer" in every creative sphere. Most do still have their hang-ups with e.g., "limited governments", with monopolies for defence, protection and jurisdiction, with "owning" embryos like slaves and they still believe that the "free market for ideas and talents" does already exist and that, e.g., printing and Internet services are cheap and powerful enough for all purposes, so that they closed their minds to alternative, powerful and lasting media like microfiche, floppy disks, CDs and DVDs, especially for the permanent, complete and cheap publishing of all their own literature. As all too flawed marketeers for their literature they have still not supplied large enough libertarian and digital encyclopedias, abstracts, bibliographies, review collections and alphabetical indexes and comprehensive library and information services and are still pottering around only with a fraction of all freedom ideas and opportunities. - JZ, 28.11.02, 10.9.13. - MONETARY FREEDOM, INFLATION, DEFLATION, DEPRESSIONS, MONETARY DESPOTISM, MARKET, FREE MARKET, LIBERTARIANISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The best ideas and solutions for the problems of our times are not systematically collected and published, discussed and optimally realized among voluntary experimenters. Instead, they mostly do not reach the public arena at all or even the few who would already be interested in them now or in the near future. - JZ, 8.8.94.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The best ideas are common property.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Epistles, 12, 11. - If only that were always the case. It is not the case for the best libertarian and anarchist ideas, not even among libertarians and anarchists. - What is true about this remark is merely that the best ideas could and should not be monopolized. They are hard enough to spread, even if and where they are freely offered. - JZ, 25.11.02. – So far, in the absence of a proper market for the best ideas, it is still only the flawed and even some of the worst ideas that are most widely spread and upheld. – JZ, 2.5.13. - COPYRIGHTS, TALENTS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The best ideas, the best writings, remain largely unknown or neglected or even attacked, whether offered in print on paper or on microfilm, floppy disks, CDs or online. There is as yet no museum, archive, directory, data bank, exhibition or library for all of them. - JZ, 30.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The big idea is not good enough without the correct technical details. – JZ, 20.8.03. – But if it were contained in a libertarian encyclopedia, a complete freedom library, in freedom abstracts, a review compilation and, best of all, in a libertarian ideas archive, combined with a libertarian talent registry, then, it would enjoy the opportunities of a genuinely free market, in which supply and demand even for new ideas would meet and the necessary details might then be developed and supported by others, those, whose minds are open even to big ideas, into genuine blueprints for liberty. – JZ, 18.10.07, 10.9.13. – TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The brutal ability to admit that something's wrong and needs remedying - you've no idea how rare it is in this world of easy optimism.” - C. S. Forester: Randall and the River of Time. - JUDGMENT, VISION, SEEING, UNDERSTANDING, COMPREHENSION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The circulation of ideas is, of all kinds of commerce, the one whose benefits are most certain.” – Madame de Staël, quoted on page 582 of: J. Christopher Herold, Mistress to an Age, Time Life Books, 1958. – Almost certain it is only for popular consumer items, least certain it is for radical and sound ideas. – A very effective commerce or market in ideas and talents has, unfortunately, not yet been developed. – It may, for instance, still be true that only ca. 4 % of all patents are utilized. And these are the ideas that were already sufficiently pushed to reach the patent registration stage. How many failed before that? I was told by an expert in this field that often it is not worthwhile to struggle for a patent and commercially it would be best to the first on the market with a new gadget and to make “a killing “ with it, before others get into this game. - JZ, 5.1.09, 10.9.13.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The collection, publication and defence of those ideas which would achieve peace, freedom, justice, prosperity, progress, longevity, intelligence expansion, space exploration, a real knowledge explosion, is not made easy and efficient enough today. - JZ, 1.11.99. - We have still not developed a proper market for them, i.e., one that would bring supply and demand in this sphere automatically together, fast and cheaply and with the greatest degree of certainty. - JZ, 20.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The complete supply of ideas and talents will only become effective when it is finally combined with the complete demand for them - in a special market. - JZ, 6.9.98, 21.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of those pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplace, but which all experience refutes.” - John Stuart Mill. - TRUTH

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The Germans do not really know how to respond to something unusual. The higher things often pass them by without them becoming aware of them.” – (Die Deutschen wissen nicht leicht, wie sie etwas Ungewohntes zu nehmen haben, und das Hoehere geht oft an ihnen vorueber, ohne dass sie es gewahr werden.) - Goethe, zu Eckermann, 1831. - That is not only a characteristic for most Germans. - JZ, 22.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The great law of Pythagoras once earned bitter hatred from all Greek cattle, for its great discoverer, so one said, sacrificed 100 cattle to the gods. Thus the cattle are still afraid when any truth is anywhere discovered and each wise man, who loudly proclaims it, will have all the cattle united against him.” – (Dem grossen Lehrsatz des Pythagoras // galt einst der Griechenochsten bittrer Hass, // denn freudig opferte der grosse Finder, // so wird erzaehlt, den Goettern 100 Rinder. // Drum wird das Rindvieh heut noch aufgeschreckt, // wird eine Wahrheit irgendwo entdeckt // und jeder Weise, der sie laut verkuendet // sieht alle Ochsen gegen sich verbuendet.”) - Ascribed to G. C.. Lichtenberg.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The history of civilization is the story of the sufferings of those who have created it.” – Erich Maria Remarque, Flotsom, p.281. - TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE, CIVILIZATION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The idea of Ideas Archive itself might need an ideas archive to realize it easily. - JZ, 27.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The individual can have an "influence" upon the ideas of the world only when he has an entry option to its ideas market, i.e., when such a market has been effectively established for all. - JZ, 20.11.96, 20.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The man of culture, once he has come to know higher needs than those of merely quieting hunger, thirst and sex drive, will all the more endevour to satisfy these higher ambitions the less a dehumanizing poverty has broken the strength of his mind and body and the more certain the success of his striving is.(Der Kulturmensch, der hoehere Beduerfnisse {als die Stilling von Hunger, Durst und Geschlechtstrieb} einmal kennen gelernt, wird desto emsiger deren Befriedigung anstreben, je weniger ihm entwuerdigende Not die Spannkraft des Geistes und Koerpers gebrochen hat und je zweifelloser der Erfolg seines Strebens ist.”) - Theodor Hertzka. - The most poverty-stricken and desperate people are rarely the most inventive and innovative ones. - JZ, 22.10.02. - INNOVATION & POVERTY, NEEDS, LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The mental maelstrom. Never before have so many people in so many countries – even educated and supposedly sophisticated people – been so intellectually helpless, drowning, as it were, in a maelstrom of conflicting, confusing and cacophonous ideas. Colliding visions rock our mental universe. - Every day brings some new fad, scientific finding, religion, movement, or manifesto. Nature worship, ESP, holistic medicine, sociobiology, anarchism, structuralism, neo-Marxism, the new physics Eastern mysticism, technophilia, technophobia, and a thousand other currents and crosscurrents sweep across the screen of consciousness, each with its scientific priesthood or ten-minute guru.” - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p. 269. - Feedback hasn’t been sufficiently organized, e.g. for the numerous alternative health proposals, crisis cure suggestions, religious spleens, popular errors and prejudices etc., which could be only encyclopedically answered, e.g. in WIKIPEDIA fashion, by thousands to millions of interested people and via e.g. electronic argument mapping, comprehensive indexing, abstracting, review collections, cross referencing, collections of definitions and other special reference works and guides, old and new types, all of which could now be offered very cheaply electronically, if not online then on disks. A further requirement to achieve sufficient enlightenment is freedom of action for volunteers, experimental freedom, for exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, for all their supposed or real ideals of political, economic and social systems. Without this experimental freedom we are stuck with the usual failures, threats and incompetence of territorial States, governments, constitutions, laws and jurisdictions, their politicians and bureaucrats, with their vested interests and power urges. – The information explosion’s gas and smoke parts have to become properly sorted out and confronted to become fully useful. This has not yet been achieved. Only some steps in this direction have been taken, not yet enough and sufficiently good ones. - JZ, 24.9.07. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INFORMATION EXPLOSION, FUTURE SHOCK

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The most serious threat to the free market of ideas, as would be constituted by an Ideas Archive, is the notion that it has already been achieved. - JZ, 1.12.02. - (My version of the same remark, author unknown, about democracy.) - FREE MARKET FOR IDEAS, DEMOCRACY

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The pricing system has so far failed especially for the best of the old and new ideas in the social sciences. But then it has always depended on proper general and special markets being established for everything. The self-publishing options for innovators were limited and expensive. So was the demand in the mass media for what they had to offer. A special market and publicity effort for them was absent, though it was presumed to exist in the popular remark about "the free market for ideas and talents". Especially for social reform ideas and their kind of talents special markets and sufficient publicity have still to be established. Otherwise they get drowned or buried among masses of other information and news. Even the patent offices were of little help to most inventors. And their monopolizing approach was basically flawed. - JZ, 28.4.95, 19.10.02. - PRICING, MARKET

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The probability of something happening is inversely proportional to its desirability.” - Quoted by John Pearce, 4.7.93. - The undesirable is much more likely to happen than the desirable, unless full freedom of expression and information is introduced together with an Ideas Archive and Talent Registry and also full freedom for tolerant experiments among the believers. - JZ, 22.10.02. - IDEAS, LIBERTARIANISM, MURPHY'S LAW

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The Roman law was transmitted to the civilization that succeeded Rome through the Digest of Justinian, a codification of centuries of Roman law that was drawn up in the sixth century C.E. under the direction of the jurist Tribonian and rediscovered in the Latin west in the eleventh century.” - Tom G. Palmer, Saving Rights Theory from its Friends, p. 59 of: Machan, Tibor R., editor, Individual Rights Reconsidered. Are the Truths of the U.S. Declaration of Independence lasting? Hoover Institution Press, 2001, . - EXAMPLE FOR ITS USEFULNESS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: The successful marketing of new truths, ideas and talents presupposes the existence of cheap and comprehensive recording and duplication options and practices, i.e., of one or a few special market for them. Otherwise the supply of them and the demand for them will not be brought sufficiently together. - JZ, 13.9.88, 22.10.02.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.” - quoted in advertising email 11.7.04. - TALENTS, ABILITY

IDEAS ARCHIVE: There was a common purpose, the forging of a great confraternity of all intelligences. We realized that among us, among all the races, we had a staggering fund of knowledge and of techniques - that working together, by putting together all this knowledge and capability, we could arrive at something that would be far greater and more significant than any race, alone, could hope of accomplishing.” - Clifford D. Simak, Way Station, p.123. - SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, CD-ROM PUBLISHING, MICROFICHE PUBLISHING, WORLD LIBRARY, ENLIGHTENMENT, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE, COMMUNICATION, INTERNET, LIBERTARIAN ENCYLOPAEDIA, INDEX, ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS, NEW DRAFT

IDEAS ARCHIVE: There was so much to say - and no one to say it to.” - Clifford Simak, Worlds of Wonder, story: Full Cycle, p.99. - ISOLATION OF TALENTS & INNOVATORS, MICROFILM, CD-ROM PROJECT, NETWORKING, INTERNET

IDEAS ARCHIVE: There's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know.” - Ambrose Bierce.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: They say it took almost a millennium for the wheelbarrow – a Chinese invention – to reach Europe. And another Chinese invention, the screw, took 1400 years to make it to the west. Technology spread slowly, once. Not these days.” – Thomas Larsson, The Race to the Top, The Real Story of Globalization, Cato Institute, 2001, p.119 – Not as slowly but still too slowly. Where are the hard disks of 320 GB that offer the full texts of over a million books, freedom books for instance, if as many were ever written? Full economic liberty has still not been realized, nor has the sound issue and reflux technique of free banking become theoretically known and appreciated and practically realized. Many freedom ideas are still not generally known among anarchists and libertarians, not to speak of the others. Only some technical advances have spread fast. Others are only very slowly advanced. Territorial governments and their laws, as usual, are the main obstacles. Even a libertarians projects list, ideas archive and encyclopedia, bibliography and abstracts and review collection does not yet exist, far less a comprehensive electronic freedom library. We rather speak glibly of “the free market for ideas and talents”, as if it already existed. – JZ, 28.9.07. – Individualist secessionism has by now been advocated for at least 200 years and is still not realized even in the most advanced countries. – Nuclear “weapons” are still not destroyed after over half a century! - JZ, 5.1.09.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: To create a new culture does not only mean to make original discoveries on an individual basis. It also and especially means to critically popularize already discovered truths, make them, so to speak, social, therefore give them the consistency of basis for vital actions, make them coordinating elements of intellectual and social relevance.” - Antonio Gramsci. - CD PROJECT, LIBERTARIAN MICROFICHE PUBLISHING, PEACE PLANS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Turn the testing and realization of your ideas, as far as possible, from your problem into their self-interested problem.” - Suggested by Ralph Williams in his story The Test, in ASTOUNDING SF, 10/53, p.99. - In a general, not a specific way, this is done by a special market for ideas, which would bring the supply and demand for ideas, as well as talents, systematically together. Public bets and prize competitions for ideas and talents would also help, not only venture capital companies. Each of the alternatively ruling two largest parties should also be supplied with optimal ideas for themselves and optimal refutations of the remaining errors of their opponents. The leading opinion makers in each country should also be systematically approached with positive ideas that could promote their careers and with effective criticism for their remaining errors, which weaken their effectiveness. Turn ideas into appealing and satisfying drugs or curing fevers, as far as this is humanly possible. Special Olympics for ideas and ideas carriers might also help. So would comprehensive, cheap and permanent publishing, combined with bibliographies, abstracts, reviews and indexes guiding to the best ideas. - Make your problem their problem, your incentive their incentive, to the fullest extent that this can be rightfully and tolerantly done. - Individual secessionism and panarchies would be large steps in this direction, so would the monetary freedom revolution and voluntary taxation that would follow from this basic reform. - JZ, 20.10.02. - PERSUASION, PROPAGANDA, CONVERSION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Video won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.” - Darryl F. Zanuck, quoted by Dr. Laurence J. Peter. - VIDEO

IDEAS ARCHIVE: We are searching for extraterrestrial intelligences – but have made no systematic search for any accessible record of outstanding terrestrial intelligences as yet. We certainly do not find them, sufficiently or completely through the mass media or the political process and, mostly, not through our universities, and publishing houses, either. Even on the Internet are ideas and talents not yet systematically assembled and interconnected or reachable. Nor are they reachable through what is already assumed to exist, wrongly named “the free market for ideas and talents”, nor through the usual markets for goods and services, either. Especially the new and outstanding ones do require a special market that would bring supply and demand in their sphere finally sufficiently together, world-wide. – But are there as yet a dozen people on Earth fully aware of this? – I would like to hear of them. - JZ, 15.7.03, 24.10.07. & TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: We are still savages, he thought. We still crouch within our cave, staring out beyond the smoky fire that guards the entrance of our cave against the illimitable darkness upon the world.” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.152. - How many ideas, how much knowledge, how many books, are welcomed by most people who are not living in natural caves but artificial ones, in pretty houses, with nice furniture, fittings and gardens? - JZ, 30.10.02, 10.9.13. – At least in Israel most houses have private libraries. For how many other countries is this true already? – JZ, 10.9.13. - MAN, KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, SAVAGERY, ENLIGHTENMENT VS. DARKNESS, EDUCATION, PROGRESS, BARBARISM, PRIMITIVES

IDEAS ARCHIVE: We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.” - Duc de la Rochefoucauld. – Actually, a comprehensive report on a good new idea would also contain a few suggestions on how to realize it and how to profit from it. – Venture capitalists would also search its collection for profitable investment opportunities. - JZ, 8.1.09, 10.9.13. - WISDOM, IDEAS, ADVICE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: What can be more palpably absurd thant he prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stage coaches?” - THE QUARTERLY REVIEW, England, March 1825.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: What has long been known becomes again buried. How Tycho worked to see in comets regular bodies, although Seneca had long ago already recognized them as such.“ – Goethe, Sprueche in Prosa. – JZ tr. of: “Das laengst Gefundene wird wieder verscharrt; wie bemuehte sich Tycho, die Kometen zu regelmaessigen Koerpern zu machen, wofuer sie Seneca laengst anerkannt!”

IDEAS ARCHIVE: What is the "critical mass" for freedom ideas and talents? The Ideas Archive and LIBERTARIAN MICROFICHE PUBLISHING as well as the CD-project could help us to find out - and could lead us to the essential information explosion. - JZ, 10.3.95, 19.10.02. - CRITICAL MASS OF IDEAS & TALENTS, INFORMATION EXPLOSION

IDEAS ARCHIVE: While technically the collection and expression of all ideas and knowledge is possible, we presently concentrate rather on collecting, expressing and enacting all prejudices and ignorance - by means of the territorial, political and democratic process. - JZ, 76, 10.9.13. – Or we arrange for the publishing of all kinds of mere “news”, from the boring to the sensational, but with most of them not even attempting to advance mankind. – JZ, 8.1.09. - NEWS

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Without a special market for ideas, their originators and advocates, as well as for outstanding talents, and the experiences with them, a market that would really bring demand and supply together, in this sphere as well, almost all innovators and special talents will have an uphill and all too often a losing battle on their hands. – JZ, 15.1.07, 26.10.07. & TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Without an Ideas Archive and a Registry for all Talents mankind remains largely unaware of and without the benefits of its greatest treasures and resources. - JZ, 1.12.94.

IDEAS ARCHIVE: You can make a better living in the world as a soothsayer than as a truth-sayer.” – G. C. Lichtenberg. - TALENT & GENIUS CENTRE & FREE MARKET SERVICE, TRUTHS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES

IDEAS ARCHIVE: You will see where that gets you!” – (Sie werden schon sehen, was Sie davon haben!") - A thinly veiled threat by opponents to innovators, common, probably, in many languages. Oldest recorded instance was perhaps Socrates: “Don't be angry with me if I tell you the truth. No man's life is secure who opposes you, or another large assembly of people, openly and honestly, in the attempt to prevent some wrongs and lawlessness in the State and wants to be a pioneer for what is right. If he wants to preserve his life even if only for a short time then he must confine his efforts to dealing with individuals only and must avoid any participation in public affairs." – (Seid mir aber nicht gram, wenn ich euch die Wahrheit sage. Kein Mensch ist seines Lebens sicher, der euch oder einer anderen Volksmenge offen und ehrlich entgegentritt und allerlei Unrecht und Gesetzwidrigkeit im Staate zu verhindern sucht, sondern wer wirklich ein Vorkaempfer des Rechts sein will, der muss, um auch nur kurze Zeit sein Leben zu fristen, schlechterdings sich auf den Einzelverkehr beschraenken und auf die Beteiligung an den oeffentlichen Angelegenheiten verzichten.) - TALENT CENTRE, THE MASSES, MOBS, MAJORITY, PEOPLE

IDEAS ARCHIVE: You would be surprised to find what a poor inventor the average scientist makes.” - C. S. Forester: Randall and the River of Time. - More people readily listen to recognized experts scholars and scientists than to genuine and radical innovators, who are unknown, off the beaten track and not officially sanctioned. Thus these innovators need a special ideas and talent market even more than the recognized experts. - JZ, 22.10.02, 10.9.13. - INNOVATORS, INVENTORS, DISCOVERERS, CREATIVITY, EXPERTS, SCIENTISTS, PROFESSIONALS, LAYMEN, ORIGINALITY

IDEAS ARCHIVE: You’ve heard the saying, ‘in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” – “Yeah.” – “The person who said it was mistaken. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is apt to be considered a liar and a fraud.” – John Dalmas, A Most Singular Murder, in ANALOG, April 1991, p. 144. – DIS., SUCCESS, RECOGNITION, LEADERSHIP

IDEAS ARCHIVE: Young man, behold the fate of reformers.” - Voltaire, to a young humanitarian, pointing to a crucifix. - TALENT REGISTRY

IDEAS ARCHIVE: In all times it was individuals who actively promoted science, not the times. It was his times that executed Sokrates, the times that burned Hussen. The times have always remained the same.” – (Zu allen Zeiten sind es nur die Individuen, welche fuer die Wissenschaft gewirkt, nicht das Zeitalter. Das Zeitalter wars, das den Sokrates hinrichtete, das Zeitalter, das Hussen verbrannte: Die Zeitalter sind sich immer gleich geblieben.) - Goethe. -TALENT CENTRE, INDIVIDUALS, TIMES, CONDITIONS, THE AGE OR PERIOD

IDEAS: 1.) I never heard of such a crazy idea! 2.) You may be right - so what? 3.) I said it was a good idea all along! 4.) I thought of it first!” - Arthur C. Clarke's four stages of an idea, as revised by Harry Stine in ANALOG, Nov. (95?).

IDEAS: A drop of ink may make millions think.” – From an advertisement in email 15.6.04. – But if it is only in the mass media or in an obscure book or alternative press publication - then the drops of ink used might still be largely wasted. Ideas are so precious and important that they should be centrally collected and accessible in one spot. From there they can be endlessly duplicated upon demand. Electronically that could now be done relatively easily, with a single powerful disk, from which unlimited numbers of duplicates can be made and distributed, and an associated website for new input, downloadable to each disc and at least annual smaller disks as supplements, until one buys the larger single disk which includes all the present supplements. Unless we mobilize the best ideas to cope with all the remaining problems – mankind might even be wiped out. – It does not make sense for all having to search the libraries and the Internet separately and laboriously, in the hope that they would thus be able to find all the best ideas that would appeal to them or that they do urgently need. All the required searches for material already existing somewhere, could be made a the centre and then added to all new duplicates of the updated disc. Supply and demand in this sphere should be brought systematically together. - JZ, 4.1.09, 10.9.13. – MARKETING, PUBLICITY, INK & THINKING, MEDIA, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE

IDEAS: A generation from now, every local country club and neighborhood recreation center should have an idea center as well as a tennis center. - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.175. – Electronically a world-wide ideas centre could be made accessible world-wide to all who have PCs or access to public computer facilities. – However, local producers and fans of new ideas might also come to socialize and stimulate each other in person, rather than having only the chance to meet in the usual social clubs, among people mostly indifferent to or even antagonistic to new ideas. – After almost half a century in this district of ca. 30,000 people I haven’t even encountered one among them with whom I would like to meet frequently or who would like to meet me frequently, in order to discuss some ideas interesting to both of us. – And this was not for lack of trying on my side. - JZ, 3.9.08. – Well, by now there are 2. – JZ, 10.9.13. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, IDEAS CENTERS, INTELLECTUAL COFFEE-HOUSE TRADITION – NEEDS REVIVING

IDEAS: A good idea does not mind who has it.” - Heard on radio, SA, 23.8.94, in a talk show by a lady. - IDEAS CARRIERS & ORIGINATORS

IDEAS: A man isn't a collection of chemical reactions; he is a collection of ideas.” - Robert Heinlein, Rocketship Galileo, p.116. – MAN, MINDS, KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM

IDEAS: A permanent Olympics "game" or prize competition in search of the best ideas and innovators would be much more helpful than are the muscle and sinew Olympics every 4 years. Strain your brain rather than your body. Chess competitions are not a sufficient substitute. They do not increase peace, freedom, security, justice and progress in the world but keep us, like territorialism, confined into all too narrow a field and its limited options. - JZ, 14.4.99, 20.10.02. – Some organizations of this type do now exist. I found them still very unsatisfactory for the kinds of libertarian ideas that are of interest to me. – 10.9.13. - TALENTS & SPORTS, TED?

IDEAS: A strong thing about pure joy, … one wants to share it.” - Poul Anderson, The Boat of a Million Years, p.146. - Just replace "pure joy" with sound ideas and information. - JZ, 26.12.90. - INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE, COPYRIGHTS, SHARING

IDEAS: All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.” - John Stuart Mill. – Alas, all the evils of wrongful and harmful ideas are also originated, e.g. those of Karl Marx and his predecessors. And they need to become thoroughly refuted or one has to become free to opt out from under their territorial and coercive application. – Once the false ideas are only applied among volunteers, then only do they become harmless to the others. - JZ, 9.1.09, 10.9.13. - INNOVATION, ORIGINALITY, INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PANARCHISM FOR DISSENTERS.

IDEAS: All our best thoughts were brought about in a kind of feverish intoxication, in the fever of coffee.” – G. C. Lichtenberg, Aphorismen, S. 228. - THOUGHTS, FEVER, COFFEE

IDEAS: Although there is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come, there is nothing as feeble as an idea whose time has passed.” - G. Harry Stine, ANALOG Mid Dec. 94. - Or as an idea whose time has not yet come! - JZ, 19.10.02. – Territorialism amounts to an idea whose time has long passed but it is still far from feeble, because all too many feeble minds still uphold it and abide by it. – JZ, 9.1.09. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM & THEIR KINDS OF “POLITICS” & “POLITICAL SCIENCE”

IDEAS: Among ideas and talents as well, any rubbish and inferior ones always outnumber the best and superior ones. - JZ, 2.7.98, 21.10.02. - But unless all are sufficiently recorded and offered not sufficent criticism of them and selection of the better and best from among them will take place. - JZ, 21.10.02, 8.1.09, 10.9.13. - TALENTS

IDEAS: Among the multiple daily facts, observations, impressions, opinions, daily offered to us, the really important and truthful ones do usually get swamped, neglected and ignored. "Panem and circenses." (Bread and circus performances.) are still the rule as well as miseducation instead of genuine education. Propaganda and lies outdo all enlightenment efforts so far. But then all truths have never as yet been efficiently assembled, optimally expressed and placed to confront, permanently, cheaply and almost effortlessly, all remaining popular errors, myths, lies and prejudices whole armies of them. - JZ, 16.9.97, 21.10.02, 10.9.13.

IDEAS: An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. Neither the channel nor the Rhine will arrest its progress. It will march on the horizon of the world and it will conquer.” - Thomas Paine. - On the gravestone of Rose Wilder Lane, 1901-1979. - It may be that Paine preceded with this remark the one ascribed to Napoleon I and later to Victor Hugo: “An idea whose time has come is stronger than any army in the world.” – Alas, we still have to mobilize and put into march e.g. an ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties. With it we could rightfully “conquer” and liberate the world, to the extent that its very diverse people do want to be liberated. – It would sum up the best of the libertarian ideas and principles. – Can we win full liberty for ourselves without fully mobilizing that resource or “machinery for freedom”? - JZ, 4.1.09. – The same applies to an ideal militia for its protection and organizations of volunteers, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, free to practise as as many these rights and liberties among them as they do already appreciate. – JZ, 10.9.13. - PRINCIPLES, ARMIES, FORCE, STRENGTH, LIBERATION, PANARCHISM, DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MILITIA FOR ITS PROTECTION, PANARCHISM FOR THEIR REALIZATION FIRST ONLY AMONG VOLUNTEERS.

IDEAS: An idea that is not considered ‘dangerous’ is not worthy of being considered and ‘idea.’" - Source unknown.

IDEAS: An invasion of ideas cannot be resisted”, - said Victor Hugo. Unfortunately, he was right largely only for wrong and prejudicial ideas which, presently, overrun attempts to resist them with correct ones. A defence or an invasion with rightful ideas will be irresistible only once they are organized by an ideal market for ideas, in a super-computer scheme. That could. indeed, be the best organized, most successful and most rightful invasion, weapon or institution ever, in combination with panarchies, polyarchies, governance systems of volunteers, all of whom quite free to realize all or at least some of these ideas among themselves, which they think to be the best ones.. - JZ, n.d., & 10.9.13. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER-PROJECT

IDEAS: an irruption of new ideas does not necessarily flood the whole mind, but may have a very limited reception and application.” - Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892. - THEIR RECEPTION, PANARCHISM, MONETARY FREEDOM ETC., IDEAS ARCHIVE, RESISTANCE TO NEW IDEAS

IDEAS: And, he gave it for his Opinion; that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before; would deserve better of Mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.” - Jonathan Swift, "A Voyage to Brobdingnag," Gulliver's travels, part 2, pp. 119-20, in The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, ed. Herbert Davis, vol. 11 (1941). - VS. POLITICIANS, PROGRESS

IDEAS: Astonish me!” - Quoted by Arthur C. Clarke, in: A Meeting with Medusa, p.65.

IDEAS: Bad ideas rule the world” - is a correct statement. However, if the good ideas were not so badly marketed then they would rule the world – that is also correct. - JZ, 76, 10.9.13.

IDEAS: Belief is only a dream. Reality is the sum of dreams come true.” – Victor Canning, The Finger of Saturn, p.228. – They can come true only if all of them can be freely recorded and spread insuitable and affordable media, are sufficiently criticized and survive this process, become fully developed and then volunteers are free to attempt to realize them among themselves. For some of the most important ones, those of genuine social sciences, not their governmental and territorialist parodies, territorial governments prevent this by monopolizing experimentation in large and important spheres to themselves, not permitting secession from them and free competition with them. - DREAMS, REALITY & BELIEF, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEES, PANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

IDEAS: Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. (*) Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.” - A. Whitney Griswold, (1909-1963), president of Yale, "A Little Learning," THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, November 1952, p. 52. Address to students at Phillips Academy, Andover, New Hampshire, Spring 1952. - NEW YORK TIMES, 24 February 1959. The education provided by modern liberalism is certainly not the road to sufficient enlightenment. On the contrary. - JZ, 23.11.02. – (*) While ideas can’t be burnt, books and manuscripts often were and even their authors were all too often imprisoned, murdered or burnt. – JZ, 2.1.08. - Books have also often been recycled as scrap paper or gone out of print for decades. – JZ, 8.1.09. – My local recycling centre has set up a whole bookshop section, due to “readers”, who dumped books simply in their rubbish! – JZ, 23.4.09, 10.9.13. – The best feature, in my opinion, of some charity shops, is their book section, in which they recycle books more cheaply than second-hand bookshops do. – I found a better disposal for unwanted books: I dumped them in the local public telephone cell, where they rapidly disappeared. JZ, 10.9.13. - CENSORSHIP, EDUCATION, BOOKS, BURNING OR RECYCLING OF BOOKS, INQUISITION

IDEAS: But men want to merge themselves in things greater than their individual lives. Destiny is the word I use, for those supernal (*) living forces that exalt and give purpose to the lives of myriads.” - Jack Williams, People Machines, story: Breakdown, p.178. – (*) supernatural? - There's more to life than pleasing oneself and a few relatives and friends. - JZ, 18.10.99. - The daily chores and pleasures are hardly enough to make life worth living. We want to impart a greater meaning and purpose to our lives. Whatever aims and ideals or ideals and institutions we choose for this is largely subjective. However, when it comes to basic rights and liberties then there are also some objective values involved, even if all too many people are not yet sufficiently aware and appreciative of them. - JZ, 20.10.02. – They differ only in the degrees to which they want to make use of their individual rights and liberties and this they have the right to do, as far as their own affairs are concerned. – Tolerance for self-restricting people, statists, fundamentalists etc. No tolerance for any attempts to restrict the basic rights and liberties for non-consenting others! - JZ, 9.1.09. – Alas, an up to date and as complete and clear as well as widely agreed-upon declaration of individual rights and liberties as would be possible by now – is still missing and I try in vain, again and again, to interest other libertarians in helping to provide it. – JZ, 10.9.13. - VALUES, PURPOSE, MAN, LIFE, DESTINY, PROGRAMME, AIMS, PANARCHISM, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE

IDEAS: But now, if annihilation does not come, if war does not come first, and people know life is not so short, will they die for ideas? I think they will not. There will be time to try ideas first, test ideas, no reason to fight and die for them.” – Kate Wilhelm, Welcome, Chaos, p.195. - EXPERIMENTS, WARS, PANARCHISM, FIGHTING

IDEAS: Calculations are plentiful while ideas are few.” – Tony Rothman, ANALOG, Nov. 87, p. 57. – Mere ideological spleens, religious beliefs, mere speculations, fantasies and conspiracy hypotheses are plentiful while sound ideas, calculations, estimates and theories are few. – JZ, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Can one make ideas sufficiently newsworthy for the mass media? Can one arouse for them as much curiosity and spectator interest as tourist options and sports events provide? Can one make them as interesting as visits to strange places and observations of rapid and forceful actions of athletes? Can one make them as appealing as new fashions or good goods? Obviously, our mass education system has failed to arouse such an interest. New ideas may never appeal to the masses - but only to a few. So at least one should try to so organize and display new ideas and talents in a way that they will reach all or almost all those of the minorities in the world who, already now, or in the future, would be interested in them. Demand and supply in this sphere must be brought sufficiently together. It is wrong to assume that this is already the case and that each outstanding idea and talent does already attract sufficient interest, in family or friendship or business circles, country or world-wide or that each innovator is or can be also his own best salesman or sales organization. Mass media, politics and even the Internet cater mostly still to the interests and tastes of the masses and unless the new ideas, discoveries, inventions and talents are sufficiently sorted out from avalanches of trivia and flawed information, if mentioned in the mass media at all, they will remain are largely buried and unnoticed there, when mentioned somewhere, and also on the Internet, by thousands of automated search engines or offered only buried among thousands to millions of search results with mere verbal similarities. That may come to change in the near to distant future but the best ideas and talents have not yet been automatically selected in Internet searches or sufficientlyl assembled on any particular web pages or sets of web pages. – The opinions on what is newsworthy do differ all too much – except on what is newsworthy to the masses. - JZ, 27.3.97, 21.10.02, 11.9.13. - MEDIA, INTERNET, PUBLIC INTEREST, NEWSWORTHINESS, SPORTS, TOURISM, EXHIBITIONS, MUSEUMS, DISPLAYS, IDEAS ARCHIVE


IDEAS: Consider not only the most obvious symptoms of problems but also the multiple explanations that have been advanced as their causes as well as all the diverse "cures" or preventatives that have so far been proposed. Mere knee-jerk reactions, bi-polar thinking or false alternatives or misleading generalizations and over-simplifications do not cover the realities and our options and thus cannot often enough lead to rightful and rational solutions. - JZ, 24.5.02, 20.8.02, 11.9.13. - ALTERNATIVES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, MULTI-HYPOTHESIS, RED

IDEAS: Correct ideas are objectively the most valuable resource. Nevertheless, they are not yet propertly collected, displayed and marketed. Neither are all great talents. Extremely valuable ideas remain largely unknown and unutilized. My PEACE PLANS series contains thousands of them and aims at the collection and cheap duplication of all creative ideas. - JZ, 17.6.92, 27.10.02. – But the job got too much for one man, even with the aid of micrographics - because microfilm as a libertarian publishing and reading medium never took off. Therefore the series stopped in 2002 at issue 1779 and it is unlikely that I will be able and willing to take it up again. Since then I have largely only digitized texts, which is much more laborious than getting them automatically microfilme with computerized cameras. – JZ, 8.1.08, 11.9.13. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, PEACE PLANS, LIBERTARIAN MICROFICHE PUBLISHING, CD-ROM PROJECT, TALENT CENTER

IDEAS: Create a free market for ideas - to turn them instantly into history-making forces, if they are worthwhile. But don't imagine that today's press and other institutions or even the Internet do constitute already such a market. – JZ, n.d. & 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Creative ideas, in their totality, are the greatest capital asset. Yet, strangely, those calling themselves capitalists have not yet "mined", "refined", accumulated, traded and utilised all of them in a capitalistic way. Obviously, all material capital now in existence is lastly built upon ideas and knowledge - and it could be quickly replaced by means of them if it were lost. - JZ, n.d. & 3.11.02.

IDEAS: cultures strive with free movement of people, goods and capital.” - LFB review of Thomas Sowell: Race & Culture. - Add: ideas, behind capital. Their free movement requires firstly their collection in a special market and then sufficient publicity for this special market. (*) Otherwise only a fraction of them will be exchanged and realized fast enough. - JZ, 19.10.02. – (*) To some extent the very existence even of the beginnings of such a market will tend to establish its own publicity, like a giant light tower or the largest building in the world. – Those depositing ideas there and also those finding ideas there will make it known and be it only by word of mouth. – But by now it could be connected to the world electronically and thus would be more and more referred to. - JZ, 8.1.09. - IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - BEGINNINGS, TRIES, START-UPS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

IDEAS: Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi. - Probably all libertarians in developed countries have seen CDs - but have they seen their potential to provide whole special libertarian libraries very cheaply? - JZ, 21.8.02. - DISCOVERIES, INVENTIONS

IDEAS: Do not think about the difficulties too much. First of all think of the possibilities, the potentials. If you do so long enough then your will probably consider and might even discover the possibilities for overcoming the difficulties. – A related quote by someone was on building castles in the air: It stated, essentially: By all means, dream them up and if you have perfected them in your dreams, then start building foundations for the real things. – JZ, 14.1.07, 25.10.07. – DREAMS, IDEALISM, SPECULATIONS, FUTURISM, WHAT IF?

IDEAS: Do not underestimate the power of words, ideas, slogans. Use them wherever and whenever you can - and concentrate this power by collecting and ordering them property and handily - a job, which far exceeds the time and abilities of one man and demands extensive division of labour. - JZ, 4/72. – SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, WORDS, DEFINITIONS

IDEAS: Don't blow your top. Rather expand your mind and your liberties - with sound freedom ideas and programs. - JZ, 18.1.95, 11.9.13. – ANGER, PROTESTS, MARCHES, DEMONSTARATIONS

IDEAS: Don't imprison or outlaw or perpetuate ideas and ideals by laws. Let them live or die - by free and tolerant practice - on a free market place i.e., among volunteers and at their expense and risk - and for their benefit. No sacrificial victims to any ideal, not even a legalized one. - JZ, 73. – LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, VS. VOLUNTARISM EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

IDEAS: Don't talk to me of your Archimedes' lever.... Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.” - Joseph Conrad, A Personal Record: preface. , WORDS, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY

IDEAS: During his last months (at? with? – JZ ) THE FREEMAN his belief in the efficacy of ideas was severely shaken.” - Michael Wreszin, The Superfluous Anarchist Albert Jay Nock, Brown U.P., Providence, 1972, 73. - He should not have assumed that one additional small magazine for liberty would be enough to launch all worthwhile freedom ideas successfully upon the world. None of the presses of the past and present are, between them, a good substitute for a proper market for ideas, an Ideas Archive, that would systematically bring demand and supply in this sphere together. Some do even try to achieve this with the few pages of a small newsletter! Nor are a few books or whole small libraries enough. - JZ, 3.5.00. - THE LACK OF AN IDEAS ARCHIVE, FREEDOM OF PRESS

IDEAS: Each great idea which appears as an Evangelism in the world is an annoyance for hesitant and pedantic people and appears to be foolish to a much but superficially educated man.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”. – JZ tr. of: “Jede grosse Idee, die als ein Evangelium in die Welt tritt, wird dem stockenden pedantischen Volk ein Aergernis und einem Viel- aber Leichtgebildeten eine Thorheit.” - IDEAS ARCHIVE, PREJUDICES, THE USUAL OBJECTIONS:

IDEAS: Ever optimistic, Julian was fond of saying that good ideas eventually catch on.” – Timur Kuran, in Editor’s Preface to: Julian L. Simon, The Great Breakthrough and Its Cause, The University of Michigan Press, 2000 – 2003. – - But the delays! Many of them are forgotten and rediscovered again and again. No proper archive and market exists for them as yet, to bring supply and demand in this sphere automatically together. – JZ, 7.10.07.

IDEAS: Everybody's first idea isn't necessarily right. Also, people are capable of self-deception. Scientists, too. … everybody makes mistakes. It's part of being human.” - Carl Sagan, Contact, a novel, Arrow Books, 1985/86, p.164. - Alas, he merely recommends scientific skepticism rather than an ideas archive, which, with its abundance of diverse ideas on the same subject would make the sufficient exploration, refutation or proof for all of them much more likely and rapid. The most important market for ideas now is one for all ideas on liberty and rights, bringing supply and demand for them automatically together, leading all false ideas to the best refutations available and all good ideas to their best supports - and making them readily accessible upon demand. So far, to my knowledge, there exists not even a comprehensive encyclopaedia of the ideas in SF. I saw a short and superficial one, once. - JZ, 19.4.00. – I did acquire “Encyclopedia of Science Fiction”, by consultant editor Robert Holdstock, with a foreword by Isaac Asimov, 1978 Octopus Books, London, 224 large pages. However, it concentrates on illustrations and entertainment values, awards, authors, fandom etc. and not on significant new ideas. – JZ, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together.” - G. C. Lichtenberg. - GENIUS, TALENT

IDEAS: face calumny, injustice and loneliness for the truth which makes men free...” - H. L. Mencken, 1908. - TRUTH

IDEAS: False ideas set us against each other - or, unnecessarily and wrongly, keep us more apart or more together than is required for each to mind his own business and peacefully exchange his goods and services with others. - JZ, 16.7.02., 29.1.02. - PREJUDICES, ERRORS, MYTHS, INTOLERANCE, TOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, UNITY, CONSENT, IDEOLOGIES, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, PROTECTIONISM, MONETARY DESPOTISM, NATIONALISM, CHAUVINISM,

IDEAS: For one of mankind's less endearing traits is that they will pay fortunes to be gulled, humbugged, and chicaned, but very little to be debunked and undeceived.” - L. Sprague De Camp, Orthodoxy in Science, ASTOUNDING SF, British ed., Oct. 1954, p 104. - The easy and plausible errors, myths and prejudices are offered as truth and require little to no effort to accept, thus they are widely preferred to truths, which require considerable thought efforts to comprehend and also the overcoming of numerous errors and prejudices previously accepted. - JZ, 3.2.02, 11.9.13. – By now a portable encyclopedia of the best refutations is technically possible and anyone spouting flawed ideas could thus be easily refuted by anyone with the help of this resource. Then and thus careless public utterances will tend to become rare, because such an opposition will have to be expected and one does not want to expose oneself to ridicule. Imagine you have drafted an outline for a public lecture or an essay. You could then send it through a program, somewhat like a spelling checker, that would point out all the errors your draft still contains and the best refutations of them. Thus you could eliminate the weak points in your presentation yourself, rather than having them pointed out to you by your listeners or readers or viewers. – That possibility would also tend to greatly improve the quality of the offers of the mass media, as far as ideas and opinions are concerned, especially on social science subjects. – JZ, 4.1.08, 11.9.13. – They even let themselves be herded into mutual slaughters, never for rightful war and peace aims but merely for the benefit of their rulers. – JZ, 9.1.09. - RED, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, MEDICAL, POLITICAL, SOCIAL REFORM & ANTI-ECONOMIC QUACKERY

IDEAS: For the material world is just the dream world frozen hard.” - William F. Temple, The Legend of Ernie Deacon, p.76 of ANALOG, 3/65.

IDEAS: Fuller could turn any topic into something worth looking at again, as if ideas were sculpture to be turned and seen in a different light.” - Sol Stein, The Touch of Treason, Charter Books, N.Y., 1985, 75. - That should not be surprising, since they are expressed in words with xyz different meanings and shades of meanings. To assume that only one version or interpretation is correct keeps us from many truthful aspects. A consistent and close to complete libertarian re-interpretation of many to most terms in the humanities remains, probably, still to be undertaken. – JZ, 21.4.00.

IDEAS: Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.” - Alfred North Whitehead. - PROGRESS, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” - Desiderius Erasmus. - Russian proverbs: 1) All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. 1) One candle can be used to light a million others. – However, it would be wise to allow people to put up their own shades and to withdraw into the darkness they prefer. – JZ, 9.1.09. – Most will come only gradually to appreciate the light that some human lighttowers do have to offer. – JZ, 11.9.13. - KNOWLEDGE, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION

IDEAS: Good ideas need a lot more than making sense before they can be realised. Most of all they need a proper market. - JZ, 77. - And experimental freedom for them. - JZ, 3.11.02.

IDEAS: Good new ideas could be made almost irrefutable if all the popular prejudices against new ideas were collected and confronted with their best refutations in a new kind of encyclopedia. - JZ, 6.3.99. – IDEAS MADE ALMOST IRREFUTABLE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REFUTATIONS

IDEAS: Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruits and man is his own gardener.” - James Allen. – At least he should be free to be his own gardener, in every sphere. Neither more nor less is demanded by panarchism, in opposition to territorialism. – JZ, 9.1.09. – THOUGHTS, IDEOLOGIES, VOLUNTARISM, DOING THE OWN THINGS FOR OR TO ONESELF, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

IDEAS: Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.” - Theodor Reik. - ARCHIVE, INNOVATORS, THINKERS

IDEAS: Great men have ideas, lesser men implement them - and the least men gain control of their use.” - Charles Sheffield, The Web Between The Worlds, p.181. – The “great” men are not so great if they let institutions persist which do have that result. – JZ, 9.1.09. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, MONOPOLIZED DECISION-MAKING, EVEN ON WAR & PEACE

IDEAS: Half the world's troubles come from not being able to tell the other fellow just what you're thinking.” - John Rackham, 107 of ASTOUNDING SF, Brit. ed., 8/58. - COMMUNICATION

IDEAS: Have you got any idea how much good ideas could help you? - JZ, n.d. & 11.9.13.

IDEAS: He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.” – Benjamin Franklin. – He that can produce or recognize and help to realize a great idea, invention or discovery is greater than he that can take whole countries. – JZ, Aug. 94. & 19.9.07, 11.9.13. – Even the great B. F. was not always wise and observant enough. – JZ, 5.1.09. - REASONABLE OPEN-MINDEDNESS, DIS.

IDEAS: How can one get many or enough people to cheer good thoughts and ideas as much as they do cheer athletes and popstars? How can one get them to spend as much time and money on ideas and thoughts as they do on sports and entertainment? Can one make ideas and thoughts as attractive? How much support must rightful ideas and thoughts gain to become effective? How much marketing and publicity must be provided for them and how much free experimentation? Even the survival instinct has so far not been strong enough to push most or enough minds in the right direction. - JZ, 23.4.97, 21.10.02. – THOUGHTS, NWT

IDEAS: I believe the age of bullets is over. I believe the age of ideas is come.” - Wendell Phillips. - At least a proper market for ideas, an ideas archive and talent registry, as well as experimental freedom are required to help good ideas and talents to their successes. - John Zube, 23.3.99, 11.9.13. – “has come”? - IDEAS ARCHIVE, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. - I'm frightened of old ones.” - John Cage – Ideas tolerantly practised among volunteers should not frighten anyone. But ideas that are territorially imposed upon whole populations can and do ead to dictatorships, tyrannies and terror regimes. – JZ, 7.8.08, 11.9.13. – TERRITORIALISM VS. TOLERANCE OF VOLUNTARY EXPERIMENTS, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: I for one put more trust in correct ideas and rightful actions, in accordance with them and also with the laws of nature, than in waiting for mere chance developments arising out of natural laws and spontaneous happenings or actions of unfocused, under-informed and prejudiced men. - JZ, 29.7.00 & 23. 1.02, 11.9.13, in comment to: … Seneca, Letters, 48, page 98. It is not merely our job to bear passively and stoically with society but to work towards a free, peaceful and just one. - JZ, 23.1.02. - RATIONAL, LIBERATING ACTIONS, LAWS OF NATURE AND NATURAL DEVELOPMENT

IDEAS: I have answers, not ideas.” - Cordwainer Smith, Norstrilia, p. 66. – Is that a distinction without a difference? – JZ, 8.1.09. – ANSWERS, SOLUTIONS

IDEAS: I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand.” – Confucius (B.C. 551-479). - Even the best persuasion attempts are often not sufficiently productive. Freedom of action and experimentation are needed as well, and the determination to make the fullest use of them. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - PRACTICE, APPLICATION OR REALIZATION, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: I live for them, I collect them and try to spread them - by the only means I can afford and am able to handle. Alas, I am still too much of a computer idiot. - JZ, 20.8.95, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: I study only what pleases me. I dedicate myself only to ideas which interest me, whether they appear to others as useless or senseless. A time may come and circumstances may arise in which I can utilize these possessions, or not. In any case, I have the immense advantage of not having acted contrary to myself and to my thinking, and to have remained true to my character.” - Chamfort, in: Franzoesische Moralisten, p.269. - That could almost serve as a motto for my PEACE PLANS and my LIBERTARIAN MICROFICHE PUBLISHING. – JZ, 11.3.99. - EDUCATION, STUDIES, INTERESTS

IDEAS: I would say … that it's a matter of setting up correct ideas.” - A. E. van Vogt, The Pawns of Null-A, p.142. – Alas, even most Science Fiction is still all too full of the old, false and flawed ideas. So far there seems to be only a single SF novel that favors panarchism: Neil Stepheson, The Diamond Age, which was recently recommended by Gene Callahan. – I would like to see a bibliography with abstracts of all SF that is somewhat libertarian. – Why isn’t it gradually built up on the Internet, by input from libertarian fans? Also worthwhile would be a survey of the usual flawed ideas still upheld in all too many SF books – together with some of the best refutations of them, ideas to be avoided by future SF writers. - JZ 4.1.-9.

IDEAS: I'd love to see the same enthusiasm for the contest between different ideas as we can see in stadiums during football and soccer games. - JZ, 13.4.95. - Then the world would certainly be a better place, soon. - JZ, 20.10.02. – There should be ongoing competitions and displays and exhibitions of ideas and collections of them should be offered on CDs & DVDs. The latter two options could be realized very cheaply. - JZ, 8.1.09. - IDEAS OLYMPICS, SPORTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: I'm suggesting that the knowledge is there and waiting, waiting for us to go out there and get it.” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.44. - Let's start by assembling and making accessible all the ideas, knowledge and talents on Earth. That would make also access to the knowledge of extraterrestrial civilizations much easier - and we would have more to offer them in exchange. - JZ, 30.10.02. – Can one speculatively anticipate contact with alien civilizations and utilize credit based upon that anticipation to speed up the development of our contact options? – JZ, 9.1.09. – To some extent this is already done e.g. by SF writing, reading and movies. - KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SPACE, SF, PEACE PLANS 20

IDEAS: Idea-assassins rush forward to kill any new suggestion on the grounds of its impracticability, while defending whatever now exists as practical, no matter how absurd. – Alvin Toffler. – PRACTICAL MEN, EXPERTS, PROFESSIONALS

IDEAS: Ideas and actions are individually approved or disapproved. Thus our connections to them should not be collectively decided but also individually. Exterritorial autonomy under personal laws makes that and all kinds of ideal societies (ideal for their voluntary members) possible and practicable. This freedom would correspond to the experimental freedom adopted for scientists and technicians, in our personal lives and for our religious and artistic and crafts involvements. - JZ, 27.4.95, 20.10.02. - ACTIONS, INDIVIDUALISM PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR DISSENTING MINORITIES, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

IDEAS: Ideas are a capital that bears interest only in the hands of talent.” - Riverol. - Without an Ideas Archive, an Encyclopedia of the Best Refutations and one of the optimal wordings for replies, as well as one of all the various definitions of every term, a complete bibliography, abstracts, reviews and an alphabetical index to all references – and access to a complete electronic freedom library even the greatest talent will often encounter difficulties in replying convincingly to masses of objectors, each spouting an abundance of popular errors, myths and prejudices as “objections”. - JZ, 5.7.00, 9.1.09.

IDEAS: Ideas are duty free.” – Leopold Zunz, 1794-1866, Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.76. - TARIFFS, CUSTOM DUTIES, FREE TRADE

IDEAS: Ideas are everywhere, but knowledge is rare.” - Thomas Sowell. - False and incomplete ideas are everywhere and they certainly do not constitute knowledge, insight, understanding and wisdom. Good and the best ideas are so far nowhere brought together, in a special market, and thus not available anywhere to anyone. – See: IDEAS ARCHIVE. - JZ, 29.11.02. – Good ideas are nowhere combined while general knowledge is already very widespread and accessible. – JZ, 11.9.13. – POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES, OPINIONS, PUBLIC OPINION, KNOWLEDGE

IDEAS: Ideas are important. Principles are important. Words are important. Your word is the most important of all. Your word is who you are.” - Tom Clancy, Clear and Present Danger, p.610. - Not only the clear and present dangers ought to be clearly described, but also all the solutions to them that have so far been advanced. Politicians and their advisors will not systematically search for them or comprehend them, far less apply them. They must be permanently and together exhibited and made accessible to all and all people must become free not only to discuss them but also to try to apply them in their circles of volunteers, if they come to believe that any particular ones might be good or even the best ones. – JZ, n.d., 11.9.13 - WORDS, PRINCIPLES & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

IDEAS: Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” - John Steinbeck. - Alas, most people satisfy themselves with all too few ideas, mostly false ones, and put up barriers against the entry of more and better ones. - All the more important it is that those who really love ideas and who continue to morally and rationally judge them, do, first of all, collect them and order them accessibly in an Ideas Archive and then gain freedom to try them out in practices, without permission from any legislator, politician or bureaucrat, but only at their own risk and expense. - JZ, 25.11.02, 11.9.13. – How many more good ideas would become stimulated in the minds of creative people – IF they got access to an Ideas Archive? - JZ, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?” - Joseph Stalin. – Another version: “Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas?" - Neither ideas nor institutions and guns were sufficiently mobilized against his regime. – Should any totalitarians still be allowed military arms and organizations? Does the right to bear arms and to organize for defence belong to them, too? – Stalin could restrict the expression and circulation of better ideas only within his own empire. Somewhat free people have many different ideas but not yet armories filled with all of them, ready for use. - Mobilize all freedom ideas via an Ideas Archive and CD- publishing! - JZ, 13.5.01, 29.1.02, 9.1.09. – And in the political, social and economic spheres do work towards full exterritorial autonomy or experimental freedom for them, among volunteers only: Panarchies und Panarchism. – JZ, 3.1.09. – All the Stalins, Hitlers etc. ought to be prevented from gaining territorial powers or executed very early in their attempts to gain totalitarian territorial power. Individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers, a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties and an a suitable militia for their protection, may be the best ways to achieve this. – JZ, 11.9.13. - AS WEAPONS, CENSORSHIP, GUN CONTROL, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MILITIA, VS. TERRITORIALISM, DICTATORSHIPS, TYRANNY, TOTALITARIANISM, TYRANNICIDE. LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY ON A HD, LIBERTARIAN ELECTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIA, LIBERTARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY, LIBERTARIAN ABSTRACTS, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, LIBERTARIAN REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA. WAR & PEACE AIMS, LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION PROGRAM, LIBERTARIAN LIBERATION PROGRAM. GUN CONTROL LAWS? NEW DRAFT

IDEAS: Ideas are more powerful than physical strength.” - Sophocles, Fragments, 853 bei K. Heinemann. - Yes, provided they are given their chance to be uttered, publicized, accessed and applied. For their application and spread it would be enough if they can be applied at first only among a few volunteers, quite undisturbed. - JZ, 22.7.86, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Ideas are no more property than people are, the air and the oceans or the wide spaces of the universe.” - JZ, 4.1.97, 20.10.02. – Any language is also full of ideas. To whom does any language belong? To anyone able and willing to learn it! – JZ, 8.1.09. - COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS, PROPERTY, LANGUAGES

IDEAS: Ideas are our most precious and most neglected possessions. We have museums and exhibitions for all kinds of old and new "rubbish"- but none for ideas and talents. – JZ, n.d. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: Ideas are powerful - if people know and understand them and are free or dare to act upon them. - JZ, 72, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Ideas are weapons”, said Max Lerner. - Let's use them more effectively - by fully mobilising them. - JZ, 78. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: Ideas are, in truth, forces. Infinite, too, is the power of personality. A union of the two always makes history.” - Henry James, Charles W. Eliot, I, p.235. - "Always" is an exaggeration. To come close to that ideal a number of precondition have to be fulfilled. Among them is the establishment of an ideas archive and talent central registry, as well as full freedom of action and experimentation. We shouldn't expect too much when a fully free market for ideas, talents and experiments is still missing and full experimental freedom also in the social science sphers, which are now monopolized by territorial governments. - JZ, 1.4.99, 11.9.13. - PERSONALITIES, HISTORY

IDEAS: Ideas determine world history.” - Jean-Pierre Hamilius, Mises, bibliography, p. 277. - HISTORY

IDEAS: Ideas do often have a very long incubation period, in individuals as well as in the public. – JZ, 14.7.89.

IDEAS: Ideas govern the world or throw it into chaos; …” - Auguste Compte, The Positive Philosophy, quoted in Seldes, p.491. – Only the flawed and false ideas cause chaos, murder and destruction. Did Compte’s philosophy counter them, sufficiently? – JZ, 9.1.09.

IDEAS: Ideas have their own power, an abstract and impersonal one, completely independent from individuals.” – (Die Ideen habe ihre eigene Kraft, eine abstrakte, unpersoenliche, von den Individuen voellig unabhaengige Kraft.) - Prof. Edgard Milhaud. – If the ideas were completely independent then they would still act as a force on Earth even once mankind has wiped itself out! – We or any other moral or rational beings, are the required tools and leverage for them. – They, like genuine individual rights and liberties are meant only for moral and rational beings. To this extent they are dependent on the existence of such beings. However, there are also masses of flawed and false ideas for multitudes of flawed heads. – JZ, 9.1.09, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Ideas shape the course of history.” - John Maynard Keynes. - His, unfortunately, did so and still do. Just ponder what the central banks are doing to you with their coercive and monopolized national paper currencies, in execution of Keynes' superficial and territorialist and statist, even decades after the had been scientifically refuted, e.g. by Prof. Hutt. - JZ, 2.7.00. - They can do so only if their supporters are quite free to express them and spread them in any way that they can afford and, moreover, if their adherents are quite free to practise them among themselves. – Ideas, which are wrong and are, nevertheless, territorially imposed upon dissenters, are among our worst problems. – However, even correct and provable ideas should not be imposed upon dissenters because that would provoke opposition and resistance, based upon popular errors and prejudices. Volunteers could already do pretty well for themselves and, ultimately, for all others, under freedom of expression and information, affordable publicity for them and full freedom to experiment with the the right ideas. - JZ, 5.7.00. 8.1.09, 11.9.13. – HISTORY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

IDEAS: Ideas without vehicles are hands without tools.” - Captain Don X. Quixote, p. 95. (Sometimes my cryptic notes, some time later, are too cryptic even for me! – JZ, n.d. – I think I had the libertarian enlightenment options in mind, which I described later, in 2010, in a digital book manuscript, still only called “New Draft”, not yet online but reviewed at - It is not copyrighted. Anyone is invited to copy, publish and sell it if he can. Presently, I am offering it free of charge upon request as a zipped email attachment, coming only to 306 KBs. – jzube@acenet, – JZ, 11.9.13.) - IDEAS ARCHIVE, IDEAS MARKETS

IDEAS: Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.” - Alfred North Whitehead. - Ideas do not deteriorate over time. At “worst” their spread and application is all too much delayed or they are by-passed by still better ones. But if they are any good, then they should be spread and put into operation as soon as possible. This requires a special market for ideas and talents, an Ideas Archive and a Talent Registry. That covers the persuasion side. On the practical side, all innovators and supporters of innovations and reforms should have full experimental freedom, at their own cost and risk, to try to demonstrate the validity of their ideas. - JZ, 5.7.00. – At least we should a.s.a.p. put them in a proper market for ideas and talents. – JZ, 26.4.06. Otherwise they may be kept, somewhere, generally unknown and unused, for decades to centuries. – JZ, 11.9.07. - IDEAS ARCHIVE OR IDEAS MARKET

IDEAS: If I did not have any opponents, then I would have to doubt and criticize some of my opinions, ideas and proposals myself, much more than I do, for I have never run with the herd. – JZ, 14.9.08. – But most of the “objections” that I encountered are so superficial and flawed that they rather confirm the ideas I try to represent, than weaken them. – The machinery or institutions to sufficiently promote all good and the best ideas and talents have, unfortuantly still to be provided. - JZ, 11.9.13. - ENEMIES, OPPONENTS, CRITICISM, CONFIDENCE, ENEMIES, SELF-KNOWLEDGE, SELF-RESPECT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER, NEW DRAFT

IDEAS: If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself, but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, whom she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density at any point, and like the air in which we breath, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.” - Thomas Jefferson. – Ideas have that in common with languages. They are made to be used as widely as possible and not to be monopolized, patented or copyrighted. The same applies to all inventions and discoveries. They belong to mankind and not to any monopolist. There are other and better ways to honor and reward their originators. – JZ, 11.9.13. - COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS, INVENTIONS, PROPERTY RIGHTS, IP: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY claims

IDEAS: If only each book contained at least one worthwhile and unique idea! That would already amount to a treasure of over 400 million worthwhile ideas. - JZ, 21.1.99, 8.1.09. - BOOKS

IDEAS: If the idea is wrong, is there any better way to demonstrate it than to really expose it? Is there any better way to make it more dangerous than to repress it?” - John Stuart Mill, quoted in: William F. Buckley, Jr., Cruising Speed, Putnams, 1971, p.123. - REPRESSION, CENSORSHIP, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT

IDEAS: If you happen to be one of the fretful minority who can do creative work, never force an idea; you'll abort it if you do. Be patient and you'll give birth to it when the time is ripe. Learn to wait.” - Robert Heinlein - And learn to study, immediately, all the related precedents, facts and hints that you can find. But do not be patient about the introduction of full experimental freedom, under full exterritorial autonomy for groups of likeminded volunteers. So that a.s.a.p. you can freely experiment in your sphere of intended social science innovations just as much as others do already, in technology, the arts, business, hobbies, entertainments and amusements, religions. Innovations in political, economic and social systems should no longer be tolerated as monopolies of territorial States. – Even under full experimental freedom you may still have to undertake thousands of experiments before you will succeed. - JZ, 23.1.08. - CREATIVITY, INNOVATIONS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & STATISM, NATIONALISM, MONOPOLISM, POWER-MONGERS

IDEAS: If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” - Henry David Thoreau. - CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, UTOPIAS, IDEALS

IDEAS: If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.” - Charles F. Kettering, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – All parliaments seem to make very extensive use of this method. – JZ, 8.1.08. – Both institutions seem to mobilize from among their members more popular errors, prejudices and myths for their resolutions and “positive” legislation than genuine knowledge, sound ideas, principles and facts. Since they are usually well paid and do not have to suffer the consequences of their decisions, like e.g. businessmen would have, they do not care much or enough about the truthfulness of their reports or decisions. – It is also much easier to argue against rather than for any new and potentially valuable idea. - JZ 3.1.09, 11.9.13. – COMMITTEES, PARLIAMENTARISM, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, PARTY POLITICS, FACTIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES VS. VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

IDEAS: If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” - Woodrow Wilson. - CHANGE, REFORMS, ENEMIES

IDEAS: Ignorant men // Don't know what good they hold in their hands until // They've flung it away.” - Sophocles, "Ajax," trans. John Moore, The Complete Greek Tragedies, ed. David Greene and Richmond Lattimore, vol. 2, p. 250 (1959). Since there have been numerous translations of this play by Sophocles, these words - spoken by Tecmessa - vary. The translation by George Young, The Dramas of Sophocles, p. 102 (1888) reads, "Men of perverse opinion do not know / The excellence of what is in their hands, / Till some one dash it from them." - IGNORANCE, JUDGMENT – PREJUDICES, IGNORANCE, POPULAR ERRORS, PUBLIC OPINION

IDEAS: Imagination rules the world.” - Napoleon Bonaparte. - IMAGINATION

IDEAS: In brief, being the highest form of energy, thought is a great and real power. (*) Here De Roberty’s theory coincides with the conclusions reached from a different standpoint by A. Fouillée in his philosophy and psychology of idea-forces. According to Fouillée, an idea is not a powerless representation only, but a real dynamic force, which influences the behavior of individuals and masses. “Everywhere the ‘idea’ appears as a power which contains in itself the conditions for a change of consciousness, and, thanks to a correlation of psychical processes with cerebral movements, the conditions for a change of cerebral processes themselves. … Every concept, like that of ‘My Country’, ‘Humanity’, and ‘Universe’, excites an infinity of perceptions which contain the most powerful feelings and emotions. … ‘My Country!’, ‘Humanity!’ With these words they often carried and moved whole armies and peoples. … “ Being social in their origin, “ideas compose the collective force stored (emmagasinée) in an individual; they have their own intellectual heredity which reacts on biological heredity and often, through education, may direct, and sometimes even dominate, it.” – Fouillée, A., “L’evolutionisme des idées-forces,” Paris, 1906, pp. XCI-XCIII. In his introduction Fouillée gives a concise summary of his theory of the ideas-force; “La morale des idées-forces; Eléments sociologique de la morale,” not to mention his other books.” - .” – Pitirim A. Sorokin, Contemporary Sociological Theories Through the First Quarter of the Twentieth Century, Harper Torchbooks, 1928, in footnotes, p. 450. - (*) Also, in all situations, against tyranny and totalitarianism, by their victims? From the first thoughts to their effective realization there is often a long, difficult and often bloody path, on which many fall by the wayside. – Ideas that are not merely popular errors or prejudices do not spread automatically and fast. Often they need for their success proper free markets, like an “IDEAS ARCHIVE” or the SUPER-COMPUTER-PROJECT (PEACE PLANS 20).– Otherwise, they may wither away with their originators and have to be re-discovered, again and again, sometimes over centuries, often over decades. – Consider as an analogy e.g. electricity and magnetism. They are natural forces. They have always existed but since when have we first made some effective use of them? - JZ, 30.9.08. – THOUGHT, THINK

IDEAS: In the long run even the most despotic governments with all their brutality and cruelty are no match for ideas." - Ludwig von Mises. – Mises, who himself experienced or observed much despotism, should have realized that being right in the long run is just not good enough. For all too long ignorance, prejudices and despotism remained victorious. The better ideas have still an uphill battle. As a free marketeer he should have realized that they are still not well enough marketed and that no special and effective enough market for them and for talents does as yet exist. The conventional freedom of speech and press options, were they exist, are, obviously not yet effective enough. He experienced that almost every day of his adult life and merely consoled himself that, in the long run, his correct ideas would be victorious. Good as the present Mises Institute is, in many ways, it is still not an effective market for all freedom, peace and justice ideas. Pork belly futures are better marketed than are such ideas. Demand and supply of them are still not brought systematically together, world-wide. Only once they are can they become recognized and realized as fast as possible. – JZ, 9.2.08. – VS. DESPOTISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER

IDEAS: In the long run the better ideas win – rather than the censors, the wrongful laws and the men in power. But better ideas should be properly marketed, also all kinds of ideas on how to speed up the process of enlightenment. – JZ, 4.2.09, 23.4.09. – ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, NEW DRAFT

IDEAS: In the main, ... the less reliably an idea works, the more tenaciously you cling to it. Welfare payments drain you moral and economic vitality, so you approve more welfare. Criminal laws create crime where none existed previously, so you pass more laws. You defend yourselves from a tyranny you fear some foreign power may impose, by imposing it on yourselves, then wonder why your freedom has evaporated.” - L. Neil Smith, Converse and Conflict, p.51. - TRADITIONS, PROGRAMS, WELFARE STATE, CONSERVATISM, PUBLIC OPINION, WELFARE STATES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

IDEAS: In theory it is easy to convince an ignorant person; in actual life, men not only object to offering themselves to be convinced, but hate the man who has convinced them.” - Epictetus. - They hate the ones who deprived them of their comfortable prejudices and threw them into the fast river of new thoughts and painful new learning experiences. Quite simply, they hate the person that has proven them to be wrong. Maybe they are reminded of the educational slavery of their youth, to which they were exposed as helpless victims and all new lessons are considered as new and hateful school lessons. - JZ, 25.11.02, 9.1.09. - INNOVATORS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES

IDEAS: Instant acceptance of an idea is as self-defeating as instant rejection.” - Mark Clifton and Frank Riley, They'd Rather Be Right, ASTOUNDING SF, Nov. 1954, p. 113. – That seems paradoxical – until we remember that instant acceptance means all too often insufficient understanding or acceptance only upon authority or because the idea is misunderstood and then spread in the misunderstood version. All the implications of any really revolutionary idea do take time to sink in. – JZ, 4.1.09, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Isn't it curious that false large ideas, e.g., like State Socialism, can be easily sold, even to small minds, but not truthful large ideas, like e.g. the Ideas Archive, the expropriation of the bureaucracy (PEACE PLANS 19c), monetary freedom, Libertarian Microfiche Publishing or the libertarian CD-Project, an ideal militia for the protection of individual rights or even the compilation of an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 27.10.02, 9.1.09, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.” - Friedrich Schiller. - Too early criticism should not interrupt the thinking process but timed, properly, for later, criticism should only then try to separate the wheat from the straw. - JZ, 25.11.02, 11.9.13. – Let ideas pour in and take notes on them. Criticize or develop them later, alone or with the help of interested others – if you can find them. – JZ, 8.1.09. - BRAINSTORMING, CREATIVITY, CRITICISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER

IDEAS: It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.” - Emerson, Miscellanies: War. - CIRCUMSTANCES

IDEAS: It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what it wrong.” - Jefferson, in: A .J. Nock, Jefferson, Harcourt, 1926, p.143. - BELIEF, DOUBT & TRUTH, SKEPTICISM

IDEAS: It is beliefs and not realities that motivate.” – E. C. Riegel, The Yellow Book, p.131. – The good and best ideas should become collected and expressed so well that they do become strong motives for their realization, even if at first only among a few volunteers who have achieved experimental freedom for this. – JZ, 11.9.13. - BELIEFS, PREJUDICES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS, OPTIMAL EXPRESSIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, VS. POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES, PUBLIC OPINION

IDEAS: It is either rare or difficult to impossible for people to easily understand and appreciate other people's ideas. - JZ, 8.7.96. – The Ideas Archive will also keep busy numerous mediators, agents, advocates, popularizers, businessmen, financiers, journalists, writers. It could be something like a genuine “parliament” of man – but without laying down any laws to anyone. Just offering the best advice it can, for the time being, mobilizing, gradually, the best brains of the past, of the present and of the future. – JZ, 8.1.09. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER

IDEAS: It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” - Sally Kempton. - FREEDOM LOVERS, LIBERTARIANS, ANARCHISTS, TERRITORIALISM, PREJUDICES, MYTHS, FALSE PREMISES, RED

IDEAS: It is ideas that determine social trends, that create or destroy social systems. Therefore, the right ideas, the right philosophy, should be advocated and spread.” – Ayn Rand in “Playboy” interview. - PHILOSOPHY, IDEOLOGIES

IDEAS: It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available.” - Thomas Mann. - Just one forum, or even many of them, is by far not enough to launch good ideas properly. Books and speeches etc. are often largely ignored for decades. A proper free market especially for ideas and talents is needed. A few forums are not good enough substitutes. - Free marketeers, especially, should be aware of that. - We have free markets even e.g. for pork belly futures - but not for our most precious possession, our freedom ideas! - JZ, 2.7.00. – COURAGE, DIS., FORUMS OR PLATFORMS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: It is not bricks and mortar or “leaders” who make history but talents and ideas. (*) – JZ, 21.5.03 - Alas, some of the most important ideas are still not widely enough recognized, sometimes not even after decades or centuries. They become historical influences only once they can be freely applied and are. – Alas, they have not yet been combined e.g. in a libertarian encyclopedia, ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties, libertarian abstracts, an archive of libertarian ideas and a list of all current libertarian projects. But some of them you can find already e.g. in my own two peace books ( & and in three books of Ulrich von Beckerath, on – If we bothered to sufficiently publish and discuss all libertarian ideas, then this world could soon be a much better place. –JZ, 20.9.08. – My complaint about the numerous tourists visiting the “historical” village of Berrima, N.S.W., merely gawking at its buildings. – JZ, 3.1.09, 11.9.13. - HISTORY – See also e.g. under MONETARY FREEDOM & PANARCHISM

IDEAS: It is not so much big power or big money that we have to fight but the unseen and unfelt lack of better ideas and the all too wide-spread addiction to flawed ones. - JZ, 29.8.99. – PREJUDICES, POPULAR ERRORS

IDEAS: It is not the things themselves that control us but the images we have of them. - In love and friendship as well as in public policies. - JZ, 6.9.95. - It is not so much the things themselves that plague people but the false ideas they have of them. - JZ, 8.10.96. - One can have too much faith in computers, the Internet, technology in general and too much faith in external controls provided by laws, politicians, bureaucrats and policemen. And, at the same time, most people still have all too little faith in and understanding of the market, man, freedom and rights, natural order and harmony – Formerly people were plagued by their superstitions and belief in demons, now they are plagued even more by popular errors and prejudices. - JZ, 19.10.02, 9.1.09. - IMAGES, PREJUDICES, MISCONCEPTIONS, WRONG PREMISES, THINGS, PEOPLE, CONDITIONS, PROBLEMS, PUBLIC OPINION, DIS.

IDEAS: It is often wonderful how putting down on paper a clear statement of a case helps one to see not perhaps the way out but the way in.” - A. C. Benson. – Reminds me of a remark ascribed to Goethe, saying in essence: If you want to understand something – write about it!” – JZ, 8.1.09. - CREATIVITY, THINKING, WRITING

IDEAS: It is one of the most elementary rules of scientific inquiry that, if you don't know exactly what you are looking for, you may not know when you have found it.” - Francis A. Cartier, The Signals, p.38 in ANALOG, 7/66. – Who has or could have found, on his own, all the truths in the social sciences, which are more or less buried under an avalanche or errors, myths and prejudices? – JZ, 9.1.09. - UNDERSTANDING, COMPREHENSION, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SEARCHING, TRUTH, Q.

IDEAS: It is one of those discoveries which are in the air at certain periods, and are made by several persons at once - many of them not fully aware of what they really are, and unable to follow out their implications.” - Letters From Albert Jay Nock, 1924-45, to Mr. & Mrs. Edmund C. Evans & Ellen Windsor, Caxton, 1949, 89. - That is still true of many important libertarian ideas, only partly grasped, if at all, among most libertarians. Some libertarian ideas have now waited for recognition among libertarians for decades, if not centuries. Waiting for the time to become ripe is not good enough. A proper market should be provided for all of them. - JZ, 4.5.00.

IDEAS: It is the beauty and the terror of a revolutionary age such as ours that theories and ideas are probably the most important ‘facts’ altogether.” - Prof. Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.49. - THEORIES, FACTS & REVOLUTIONS, TERROR

IDEAS: It isn't bricks and mortar that make history, or even heroes, but ideas do, alas, false or flawed ones, so far, more so than truthful ones.” - JZ, 13.11.02. - HISTORY & CONSERVATION

IDEAS: it was not trade, but ideas, that truly advanced civilization.” - Richard Adams, Shadrik, p.508. - Even the Australian Aborigines had, for thousands, if not tens of thousands of years, a continent-wide trade in small and portable items. That trade did not advance them sufficiently. - Even the Hansa trade network in Europe was conveying more the notions and practices of trading monopolies than the ideas and insights of Free Trade. Even in our times a Free Trade in or Free Market for ideas and the services of talents has still to be established, not only full experimental freedom for them – among volunteerrs. - So far special markets for other raw materials to finished products are much better developed. Is there a sufficient excuse for this? Are ideas and talents not mankind’s most important resources? - JZ, 21.10.02, 11.9.13. - TRADE, CIVILIZATION, IDEAS ARCHIVE, IDEAS MARKET, Q.

IDEAS: It would be nice to get access to the knowledge and wisdom of alien civilizations - but nicer still to get, first of all, full access to all our own knowledge and best ideas. That is so far not achieved through conventional book publishing and libraries, nor through the mass media, nor, so far, fully or sufficiently, through the Internet. - JZ, 1.2.96. - A special free market is needed for ideas and talents, not just one e.g. for patents and actors. - JZ, 20.10.02. – IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTER, EXTRATERRESTRIALS, ALIEN CIVILIZATIONS

IDEAS: It's a free world: you can't shoot people for havin' stupid ideas. Otherwise we'd all go to the wall, one time or another!” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.137. - STUPIDITY & FREEDOM, LIBERTY FOR SUPPOSED OR REAL FOOLS TO DO THEIR OWN THINGS, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARISM, RED., TOLERANCE, PATIENCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

IDEAS: Just because something is better for individuals, or races, doesn't mean they'll automatically go for it.” - Gordon R. Dickson, One Ounce of Emotion, IF SF, Oct. 65, 110. - Just let enlightened individuals be free to go for it, at their own risk and expense, setting an example for others to follow, if and when they want to. - JZ, 9.2.02. – Also let them disprove their ideas themselves, by the failures thye have in trying to realize them. – JZ, 11.9.13. - CHOICE, MEN, PANARCHISM, MICROFILM, CD-ROMs, MONETARY FREEDOM, IDEAL MILITIAS, ANARCHISM, SELF-MANAGEMENT, COOPS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, MINORITY AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MAN, PROGRESS, MAJORITIES, DEMOCRACY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

IDEAS: Korzybski holds that our moment-to-moment behavior, as well as our mental health, is determined by prescientific assumptions embedded in the language we learned as children. Scientists, for instance, fight shy of two-valued logic; but our language structure practically forces us to choose between black and white with little allowance for shades of gray.” - Stuart Chase, The Proper Study Of Mankind ..., p.252. - LANGUAGE, TWO-VALUED LOGIC, BI-POLAR THINKING

IDEAS: Let the cake of custom be broken once and a host of new ideas shower down upon the land like a monsoon rain as each novel thought creates a thousand added new thoughts in a psychological chain reaction.” - Michael F. Flynn, A Rose by Other Name, ANALOG, 5/90, p.114. - If only that were the case. In the absence of a proper market for ideas and talents all too many of them remain wasted for all too long. Even if they are, somewhere, on record, these records remain largely ignored or inaccessible. - JZ, 22.11.02, 11.9.13. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENLIGHTENMENT, THOUGHTS, CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS

IDEAS: Libertarians, too, need "ideas hounds" much more than news hounds - but are they aware of this? - JZ, 13.6.01. - They have managed to flood each other with news and various information. But are they flooding each other with sound and alternative libertarian ideas, programs, platforms, principles, definitions, refutations, directories, indexes, abstracts and bibliographies, libertarian jokes and contact addresses as yet, or with the wealth of all libertarian writings, published on affordable alternative media, permanently and cheaply? - JZ, 30.1.02, 9.1.09. - NEWS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN PUBLISHING, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

IDEAS: Life is worthwhile, apart from mere vegetating, only by our rational day-dreams. - JZ, 77.

IDEAS: Like all fanatics, he really believed that once someone had been told the truth, they would see the light.” - Paul J. McAuley, Eternal Light, p.227. - Truths must not only be stated once but numerous times and in optimal forms and must systematically and continuously confront all the remaining errors, lies, myths and prejudices. Moreover, we need full experimental freedom for the minorities that have already been convinced by them. - JZ, 21.10.02. – FANATICS, TRUTHS & PROOFS FOR THEM THEORETICAL & PRACTICAL, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: made so many errors because the thinking has been so inbred.” - Michael F. Flynn, In the Country of the Blind, conclusion, ANALOG, 11/87, p.182. – Compare Goethe, quoted only from memory: “Es erben sich Gesetz und Recht wie eine ewge Krankheit fort.” In my own and rough as well as biased tanslation: “Territorial laws and jurisprudence, are being continued like an eternal disease.” – JZ, 9.1.09. - THOUGHTS, TRADITIONS, DOGMATISM, SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT, CUSTOMS, CONDITIONING, EDUCATION, CHANNELED THOUGHTS, MEMES, PREJUDICES, RELIGIONS, IDEOLOGIES, CONDITIONING, TERRITORIALISM

IDEAS: Make no little plans, they have not the power to stir men's souls.” - Voltaire. - Alas, the big plans stir only some of the big minds and the big minds are rare and so one reaches only a very few. However, with a proper ideas market and talent registry one could reach all those on Earth who would be somewhat interested. - The big plans deter small minds or leave them entirely disinterested. "Only small things occupy small minds." - JZ, 13.10.02. – However, there are also all too many big as well as wrongful, false and irrational ideas like e.g. statism and world federations, central banking, territorialism, not yet sufficiently refuted in public opinion. – JZ, 9.1.09. - IMAGINATION, APPEALS, DREAMS, FUTURISM, REFORMS, PLANS, PLATFORMS, PROGRAMS, ENTHUSIASM, INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION

IDEAS: Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.” - Attributed to Daniel H. Burnham. While Burnham expressed these thoughts in a paper he read before the Town Planning Conference, London, 1910, the exact words were reconstructed by Willis Polk, Burnham's San Francisco partner. Polk used the paragraph on Christmas cards in 1912 after Burnham's death in June of that year. - Henry H. Saylor, "Make No Little Plans," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, March 1957, pp. 95-99. – So far only big ideas that correspond to or express popular prejudices have a chance to become rapidly popular. - JZ, 13.10.02. – We still have to give the correct big ideas their best chance – a real free market for all ideas – and for all refutations of the flawed ones. – JZ, 9.1.09. - IMAGINATION, APPEALS, DREAMS, FUTURISM, REFORMS, PLANS, PLATFORMS, PROGRAMS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

IDEAS: Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.” - Mortimer Adler. - MAN, GREATNESS, MIND, THOUGHT

IDEAS: Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes. - But how can one get him to stretch it in this way? - With all too many people an idea goes on one ear and out the other, with never a stop in-between. - JZ, 27.11.02, 11.9.13. - MIND, MAN, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: Max Planck, writing of the reluctance of his colleagues to accept his quantum theory, said: "new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light but rather because its opponents eventually die." This is not wholly true… But there is truth in it. … The trouble seems to be that when a man has identified himself with a particular opinion or school of thought, any attack on that opinion becomes an attack on the man's own ego. When this happens, his glands take over from his cerebrum, and the man becomes "human". The human ego is such a sensitive thing that its owner will go to any lengths to protect it, and its first line of defense is an unshakable conviction of rightness and righteousness.” - L. Sprague De Camp, Orthodoxy in Science, ASTOUNDING SF, British ed., Oct. 1954, p 100, 102. – The situation is much worse in the so-called “social sciences” which, to a large extent, are still far from being scientific. – JZ, 4.1.09. – Thoma Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 1969, made a similar statement and largely proved it. – A quick search with Google just brought me ca. 285,000 references to it. - JZ, 11.9.13. - NEW PARADIGMS, DOGMAS, MODELS, NEW SYSTEMS OR WAYS OF THINKING, DIS.

IDEAS: Mella came to the same conclusion, through his conviction that every idea had an equal right to manifest itself.” - Max Nettlau, A SHORT HISTORY OF ANARCHISM, 201. - Every ideologue or ideas carrier has rights, while ideas, however important, as mere abstractions, have no rights. – JZ, n.d. & 11.9.13. - IDEOLOGUES

IDEAS: Memes circulate in a culture the way genes do in a biological population; and they cause learned (*) behaviors the way genes cause instinctive behaviors.” - Michael F. Flynn, In the Country of the Blind, conclusion, ANALOG, 11/87, 157. – (*) learnt, not learned or wise! Thus it would be better to speak of conditioned behaviour. - JZ, 30.10.02.) - PREJUDICES, SOCIAL CONDITIONING, TRAINING, ENVIRONMENT, TRADITIONS, CUSTOMS, UNCHECKED PREMISES, DOGMAS, MEMES

IDEAS: Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” - Winston Churchill. – Did Winston Churchill stumble over enough sound ideas and did he always pick them up and utilize them? – JZ, 8.1.09. – All the flaws of the great and famous deserve full publicity and criticism as well. They should never be overlooked or excused in silence. Then, finally, only their best ideas and thoughts will be preserved and transmitted. – They and their readers and admirers do deserve such a critical treatment. They should never be turned into worshipped idols, as if they were not, also, flawed human beings. – JZ, 11.9.13. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, TRUTH, CD-ROM PROJECT

IDEAS: men tend to remember facts that support their beliefs they already hold. They forget facts that contradict those beliefs.” - Marc Stiegler, The Third Alternative, ANALOG, Nov. 87, p.85. - FACTS VS. BELIEFS, PREJUDICES, MEMES, MEMORY, FORGETFULNESS MAN, RED

IDEAS: Millions would rather die for flawed ideas than thoroughly criticize them and consider the sound alternative ones. - JZ, 26.11.90. - This makes it all the more important to open avenue for freedom for volunteers to experiment, at their expense and risk, with the ideas they prefer for themselves, so that they have no longer to fight for their realization, mostly in vain, with bullets or votes. By such free experimentation they will prove or disprove their ideas for themselves and for others and they could do so quite peacefully and soon. Enlightenment would spread as it has from free experiments in the sciences and in technology. - JZ, 20.10.02. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

IDEAS: Mises understood very well that the fate of the world depends on the ideas men hold.” - Bettina Bien Greaves, Mises Bibliography, p.363. - THE FATE OF THE WORLD

IDEAS: More people have died for false idols than true ideas.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, under IDEALISM. – IDOLS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

IDEAS: More powerful than all armies is an idea whose time has come.” - Napoleon I. - Often ascribed only to Victor Hugo: "more powerful than armies is an idea whose time has come." - in: The History of a Crime. Also quoted as: “There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Thomas Paine, possibly before him, made a very similar remark. – JZ - ARMIES, POWER, INFLUENCE

IDEAS: Most people are receptive only for a few social reform ideas - and these are mostly flawed or false. - JZ, 7.3.97. - Nevertheless, they should become fully liberated to practise these ideas among themselves, at their own expense and risk. - JZ, 20.10.02. - SOCIAL REFORM IDEAS, LIBERTARIANS, ANARCHISTS, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIAITONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

IDEAS: Most people become the victims of their own flawed or false ideas and remain unaware of this fact. – JZ, 6.12.06. – A special encyclopedia should point all of them out, together with their best refutation so far found. – Without such a reference tool most people cannot shake off all their flawed ideas, not even in a life-long self-enlightenment effort. – JZ, 25.10.07. – There are simply too many of them to make it possible for an individual to recognize and refute all of them sufficiently, at least in his own mind. – JZ, 5.11.07. – So far we do not even have an ever-growing libertarian digital encyclopedia. – JZ, 3.1.09, 11.9.13. - PEOPLE, FIXED IDEAS, PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA & LIBRARY

IDEAS: Most people do not respond to the best and greatest ideas and all too many do even oppose them. – JZ, 19.10.06.

IDEAS: most people have emotions and think they are having ideas.”. – Gregory Benford, Beyond Infinity, Orbit, 2004, p. 119. - – The Home of SF Online. Monthly email newsletter: ORBIT.UK@TIMEWARNERBOOKS.CO.UK – or rather: - ? EMOTIONS: RED (I just tried this URL & Firefox could not find it! – A search for “orbitbooks” brought over 59 000 hints, mostly, I believe, only to printed SF. - JZ, 3.1.09.)

IDEAS: Most people rather want to multiply their tourist trips and views and snaps than their worthwhile thoughts and ideas. - JZ 11.9.97. - Their trips and the fun they derive from them won't save mankind but are just some more of the many activities by which people avoid trying to save their own lives and the lives of all others. - I live in a tourist centre, a historical village that might get 5,000 visitors over a weekend. Not one of them has ever shown an interest in the radical ideas I represent, nor any of the ca. 800 people of its population. They are more interested in bricks and mortar than in positive ideas. I do not even find many more listeners and readers in a large city like Sydney - or in the whole of Australia! I remain a voice in the wilderness, largely even on the Internet. - JZ, 21.10.02. - TOURISM

IDEAS: Most people simply aren't unhappy enough with the known to trade it for the unknown.” - Joan D. Vinge, The Snowqueen, p.194. - What is, is known to most people almost as little as what could be. Therefore, the few thinkers and pioneers need not only freedom of information and expression but also freedom to experiment among volunteers. – JZ, 6.3.99. - THE UNKNOWN, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: Most people tend to settle for a few and simple or over-simplified ideas or generalizations, most of them severely flawed, instead of looking for more and better ones. - JZ, 13.6.01, 30.1.02. – If they lived surrounded by the free experiments of diverse panarchies, run by people who think very different from themselves, they might be shaken out of their apathy and try something do something better themselves. – For instance, they would daily be confronted with perhaps a few up to dozens of different means of payment, instead of a single forced, exclusive and usually deteriorating currency. – Thus they would have to begin to think about good and bad currencies. - JZ, 4.1.09. - PEOPLE, LIMITED HORIZONS, POINT OF VIEW, WORLD VIEW, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, PROGRESS, VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS RELATIVE STAGNATION, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM

IDEAS: Most people think that ideas are unimportant. And yet, at least today's ruling ideas are the most important factors in all, human affairs. It is also true that even under the present bad marketing system for ideas some of the now unpopular but good ideas will or can become the ruling ones - a few decades hence. - JZ, n.d. – That progress should be rightfully speeded up as much as possible by attracting more subscribers to it as fast as possible. – JZ, 9.1.09. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, A FREE MARKET FOR LIBERTARIAN IDEAS & TALENTS

IDEAS: Most people, "think" only within a narrow circle of ideas, most of them still flawed. - JZ, 13.6.01. - Most libertarians and anarchists are no exceptions in this respect. - JZ, 30.1.02, 11.9.13. – It should be made much easier for them to come into contact with all ideas, including those, which are critical of their own and those, which are much better. – JZ, 4.1.09. - NARROW-MINDEDNESS, PREJUDICES, LIMITED HORIZONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SIGN DEBATES, FLOW CHART DISCUSSIONS, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, COMPLETE LIBERTARIAN PUBLISHING, MICROFICHE, CD-TEXTS-PUBLISHING, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS, INDEXES, DIRECTORIES, LIST OF ALL LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS ONLINE

IDEAS: My freedom is more important than your great idea.” – Anonymous. - No one should be subjected to the supposedly great ideas of others. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. – But everyone should be free to act on his ideas, at the own expense and risk, alone or together with others, who think like him. – JZ, 4.1.09. IDEAS, GREAT ONES, IMPOSED REFORMS OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: PANARCHISM?

IDEAS: Naturally, no one of any sense would hold that the ideas most commonly held, or those at any given moment constituting the highest fashion, are likely to be the right ones. Historically speaking, innumerable instances could be cited to show that in the long run it has always been the critic of such ideas who has had more of the truth in him than his opponents …” - Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p 201. – Alas, many of the critics hold just as bad or even worse views. Experimental freedom for all to practise their own views – among themselves, at the own risk and expense only. Thereby many fruitless arguments can be avoided. – JZ, 10.10.08. - “EVERYBODY KNOWS!” - COMMON SENSE, PUBLIC OPINION, MAJORITIES, DIS., RED., POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

IDEAS: Never underestimate the power of an idea.” - Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune, p.475. - Especially if it is presented well enough and this in a really free and suitable market for ideas. - JZ, 7.2.02, 8.1.09. - POWER, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.” - John Locke. – PUBLIC OPINION, NEWS, RED., DIS., FLOW-CHART DISCUSSIONS, ELECTRONIC, “ARGUMENT MAPPING”, PREJUDICES, OBJECTIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: Newton overthrew Aristotle, Einstein overthrew Newton. Tomorrow someone else'll overthrow Einstein … Remember, the scientists don't always get it right.” - Carl Sagan, Contact, a novel, Arrow Books, 1985/86, p.136. - THEORIES, SCIENTIFIC MODELS & HYPOTHESES

IDEAS: no dictatorship can last without the help of censorship - because, in a free marketplace of ideas, truth and reason will always win.” - Ayn Rand, An Open Letter To My Readers, LA TIMES, August 26, 1962. - Do they always win when censorship is abolished or almost absent? Over the last few decades, libertarians and anarchists have enjoyed much freedom of expression and information, in democracies - but have they won their cases, at least for themselves? The mere absence of censorship does not yet establish a free market for ideas, in the same way as the absence of a legal prohibition of a stock exchange in many under-developed countries does not yet establish a functioning stock exchange in them. – JZ, n.d. - There is already much freedom of expression and information in many countries – but this has not yet led to a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties and to the best institutions for their protection and practice. – JZ, 11.9.13. - CENSORSHIP, DICTATORSHIP, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, IDEAS ARCHIVE, NEW DRAFT, DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MILITIA, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, LIBERTARIANISM, ANARCHISM

IDEAS: No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time with a steady eye.” - Winston Churchill. - But if it is an idea that has been advanced thousands of times over centuries and already refuted thousands of times - then an Encyclopedia of the Best Refutations should be on hand, one of Optimal Wordings and one of Alternative Definitions. For positive ideas as well as for the refutations of false ones, an Ideas Archive and its information service would also be handy. - JZ, 5.7.00, 11.9.13. - Alas, he did not examine his collective responsibility notions and thus change e.g. his air raid policy and his unconditional surrender demand, directed not against the Nazis only but all Germans. Nor did he bother to seriously consider what quite rightful war aims would require. - JZ, 30.11.02. However, in this he was hardly any worse than all other leading politicians. 11.9.13. – If only he had closely and deeply enough examined some of his own ideas! Or if others had done so, sufficiently and publicly! – JZ, 9.1.09. – At least this should be done now, for him and all other famous leaders. – JZ, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: No man can ever be greater than his loftiest thoughts.” - Author Unknown. - THOUGHT, MAN, GREATNESS

IDEAS: Nobody has ever seen an electron. Nor a thought. You can’t see a thought, you can’t measure , weight, nor taste it – but thoughts are the most real things in the Galaxy.” – Robert A. Heinlein, Citizen of the Galaxy, p.146. - THOUGHTS & REALITY

IDEAS: Oh, how inspired men are by a false concept!” - Goethe, Epigramme, Venedig, 1790, in JZ tr. of: “O, wie beseliget uns Menschen ein falscher Begriff! - PREJUDICES, ERRORS, DEFINITIONS, CONCEPTS

IDEAS: One can recognize the usefulness of an idea, without being able to utilize it completely.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”. – JZ tr. of: “Man kann die Nuetzlichkeit einer Idee anerkennen, und doch nicht recht verstehen, sie vollkommen zu nutzen.” - Thus a proper market is needed for ideas and talents. – JZ, 15.9.08. - USEFULNESS, UTILIZATION, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER, VENTURE CAPITAL COMPANIES, PANARCHIES, GRADUALISM

IDEAS: One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.” – Walter Bagehot, Physics and Politics, p.163. Quoted in ANALOG, 1/91, p. 249. – I also saw it ascribed to George F. Baer. - For a new idea to enter our minds, the large barriers of popular prejudices, diverse definitions, myths, errors, wrong assumption, notions of superiority, etc., have to be penetrated and this is so painful a process that it is usually soon stopped. The mind remains impregnable to the new idea and all too self-satisfied. Let innovators do their things for and to themselves and let others isolate themselves from them as much as they like. - JZ, 25.11.02. – On the other hand, at least for some people a new idea is the greatest pleasure they can experience, some even get the benefits of temporary ecstasy out of it. – JZ, 9.1.09. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: One says that the self-praise of vanity stinks. That may be but what a stench is associated with an unjustified accusation by a stranger - for that the public has no nose at all.” – (“Man sagt: Eitles Eigenlob stinkt. Das mag sein, was aber ein fremder und ungerechter Tadel fuer einen Geruch habe, dafuer hat das Publikum keine Nase.”) - Goethe. - All new ideas encounter such stinking attacks. - JZ, 23.10.02.

IDEAS: One spark can consume a hundred miles of prairies.’ - Proverb cited by Maoists after Chiang Kai-shek had mounted against them the Fifth Extermination Campaign in the thirties.” - William F. Buckley, Jr., Inveighing We Will Go, Putnams, 1969-72, p.91. - Violence breeds violence. Would the Red Chinese have become the murderers of dozens of millions if they hadn't been confronted by such campaigns but, instead, by an offer of exterritorial autonomy for themselves, anywhere, under personal laws? Violence breeds violence, especially among those with a strong faith, not yet refuted by their own practical experiences with it. - A Russian old proverb says the same more positively: “A single candle can be used to light a million others." - JZ, 28.4.00. - IDEAS AS SPARKS, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: Only he who handles his ideas lightly is master of his ideas, and only he who is master of his ideas is not enslaved by them." - Lin Yutang. - One can also treat important ideas too lightly and can get rid of certain remaining forms of enslavement and collectivist mass murders only by taking some valuable ideas quite serious. - JZ, 22.8.02. – Man should master ideas rather than be mastered by them. – JZ, 1. 1.08.

IDEAS: Only the wise possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.” - S. T. Coleridge, Miscellanies, p.154. – Alas, possession by flawed or even wrong ideas is still much more common than possession by good or the best ideas. Both groups have to become free to secede and to practise their ideas under personal law, only among their volunteers and at their own expense and risk. That would tend to enlighten them more and faster, in most cases, than even the best persuasion attempts could. – JZ, 11.9.13. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PESONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: Opinions are stronger than armies. Opinions, if they are founded in truth and justice, will in the end prevail against the bayonets of infantry, the fire of artillery, and the charges of cavalry. …” Palmerston, quoted in C. Bingham, Men & Affairs. - OPINIONS

IDEAS: Our fate depends much more on the history, preservation and use of good ideas than the conservation of assemblies of bricks and mortar. - JZ, 12.4.01, 11.9.13. - CONSERVATION, HISTORY, FATE, MAN, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: Our life is what our thoughts make it.” - Marcus Aurelius. – If we are already free enough to live in accordance with our thoughts and ideas, alone or in association with like-minded people. – JZ, 9.1.09. - THOUGHTS, LIVES, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: Our minds have been invaded and our actions have been misguidd by numerous wrong ideas. - JZ, 3.9.97. - Nevertheless, we have not yet made engaged in enough and systematic efforts to support and spread the correct ideas and defeat the wrong ones. - JZ, 21.10.02, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden pathway always throw stones on those who are showing a new road.” - Voltaire. - So we need e.g. nurseries for new ideas, archives for ideas, registries of talents and innovators and development coops for them, as well as venture capital. Only the one aspect, that of venture capital, has been well developed in recent years, at least for electronic innovations. There has even been an excessive and speculative rush of capital into such innovations, comparable to the South Sea Bubble, the tulip speculation and the Australian Nickel Boom a few years back. - JZ, 1.7.00. – Under full experimental freedom for both, the innovators and the conservatives, the antagonism among them would be greatly diminished. – JZ, 9.1.09. - INNOVATORS

IDEAS: Over the years I have discovered that ideas come through an intense desire for them; continually desiring, the mind becomes a watch-tower on the look-out for incidents that may excite the imagination - music, a sunset, may give image to an idea.” - Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography, p.209. - Ibid, 210: “How does one get idea? By sheer perseverance to the point of madness. One must have a capacity to suffer anguish and sustain enthusiasm over a long period of time. Perhaps it's easier for some people, but I doubt it.” - CREATIVITY

IDEAS: people are only interesting because of the ideas they have.” - Charles Sheffield, The Web Between The Worlds, p.65. - PEOPLE

IDEAS: People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.” – Source? – Ideally, ideas should be presented in a form analogous to a live wire, that can give a small electric shock, shaking them out of their apathy and really taking notice of the idea. But the shock should not mislead them, as some provocative and contradictory statements do, e.g. Proudhon’s “property is theft!” assertion. – Hopefully, this Slogans for Liberty or DISCUSSION NOTES collection, too, will come to contain many awakening and thought-provoking statements – if enough people contribute to make it better and better. – Even some still flawed first formulations can, ultimately, lead to the optimal one and be it only by the strong tendency of most people to contradict, criticize or qualify. – I for one would find a comprehensive Ideas Archive very stimulating and expect many other people would, too. But the proposals to provide it have not yet been stimulating enough. In PEACE PLANS 20 I tried to provoke such an interest by at least listing ca. 1000 libertarian projects that need more interested people to push them forward. A common list of all libertarian projects, published online, as a standing invitation to other libertarians to participate in them, could offer challenging work and interesting contacts to every serious libertarian in the sphere of his highest interests. - JZ, 4.1.09. JUDGMENT, APPRECIATION, UNDERSTANDING, LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST ONLINE, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, DIS NOTES

IDEAS: People rather stick to a false idea – because it is their own or previously adopted by them, than readily accept another and correct idea on the same subject, that was conceived or advocated by someone else. Not only mental laziness, and a wrong concept of self-respect are involved but, probably, many other factors and motives, leading to the same irrational behavior, in spite of or perhaps even because of the “free and compulsory” government education we have received, which has made us all too uncritical in many important respects. – JZ, 20.10.03. - FIXED IDEAS, PREJUDICES ETC., STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, EDUCATION, FREE & COMPULSORY – BY THE STATE

IDEAS: People tend to act out their ideas – or try to, if they do get the chance, however flawed their ideas still are. - JZ, 4.5.01, 3.1.09. - That would not be so bad if they were to do so tolerantly, at their own expense and risk, while granting the same freedom of action to all others. Thus the opportunity to learn from the own experience - and that of others - would be maximized for all. - JZ, 30.1.02. – But many of them need a) to be legally permissible and contrary laws are certainly not easy to overcome, and b) some collaborators for their realization and these are very hard to find. – JZ, 3.1.09. – Even a comprehensive directory to all libertarians, indicating their special libertarian interests, is still missing. Naturally, it should contain their addresses and interests only if they can already safely afford to be so listed. – JZ, 11.9.13. - ACTION, EXPERIENCE, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, PANARCHISM, LIBERTARIAN DIRECTORY

IDEAS: Perhaps ideas had to become forgotten in order to become real again; …” - Upton Sinclair, Dragon's Teeth, p.186. - The words expressing some important ideas have become, to all too many people, just words or background noise, without meaning. Often we have to rediscover the meaning of certain ideas under new terms in order to understand them. In other words, the more often some words are seen, heard of spoken, the less they are understood. The mind becomes numbed by them. What makes the situation worse is that so many terms are also misunderstood in many ways or given multiple wrong meanings. Thus the true meaning is largely covered up by false ones. - Terms like egoism, competition, capitalism, laissez faire, industrial revolution, anarchism, panarchism etc. are, so far, more misunderstood than understood. - JZ, 22.4.00, 8.1.09, 11.9.13. – WORDS, DEFINITIONS, ERRORS, PREJUDICES, MISUNDERSTANDINGS, CAPITALISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, COMPETITION, SOCIALISM, ANARCHY

IDEAS: Perhaps philosophers need arguments so powerful they set up reverberations in the brain: if the person refuses to accept the conclusion, he dies. How's that for a powerful argument?” - Robert Nozick, Philosophical Explanations. – If such arguments existed and philosophers would really die if they refused to accept them, then the surviving philosophers would all recognize such powerful arguments. However, in reality, most philosophers seem to me not to be upholding but rather arguing against powerful truths. They have not died the death that Nozick indicated as possible or desirable. – But refusals to accept certain truths leads indeed to wrongs and irrational actions like wars, inflation, mass unemployment, despotism, violent revolutions, civil wars, terrorism – and the ideas of most philosophers, so far, haven’t been of much help against these deadly to destructive, wrongful and irrational conditions. – And not only philosophers die or suffer under these conditions. - JZ, 8.1.09. – PHILOSOPHERS, CORRECT IDEAS

IDEAS: Philosophers today sometimes suggest that the true reading of E = MC² should be, “Evolution is Man multiplied by the speed of concept raised to the second power.” - Alfred Bester, Deceivers, p.303. - MAN, EVOLUTION, DEVELOPMENT, PROGRESS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, NEW DRAFT, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION

IDEAS: Popularly held ideas are far more important than guns, bombs, material wealth or temporary political power in determining the shape of things to come.” - Percy L. Greaves, Jr., in Mises bibliography by Bettina Bien Greaves, p.171.

IDEAS: radically new (*) information has to be assimilated (**) slowly; too much at once would only confuse.” Poul Anderson, A Circus of Hells, p.124. - It would not only confuse but provoke into antagonism! – (*) or widely unknown – (**) and spread - JZ, 23.1.02. – True, each individual can assimilate knowledge new to him or her only relatively slowly. But everything should be accessible, easily, to anyone and this in any desired segment, according to the person’s special interests. On a very large disk this could now be done, e.g. a 1 TO 3 TB external HDD, with space for the page equivalent of millions of books. – He should not have to search thousands, if not tens of thousands of Websites to find what he wants or remain confined to search engines that are word-bound rather than guided by ideas. - JZ, 4.1.09, 11.9.13. - INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE, PROPAGANDA, CD-PROJECT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, LIBERTARIAN DIGITAL LIBRARY, ABSTRACTS & REVIEW COLLECTION, ALPHABETICAL INDEX

IDEAS: Render ideas and talents effective - by making them available to all who are already interested - through a central archive and information service. - JZ, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT

IDEAS: Revolution is an idea which has found bayonets.” - Napoleon I. (Quoted in Seldes) – Only fragments of the ideas of most revolutionaries were rightful and sensible. – JZ, 9.1.09. – Has any libertarian or group of libertarians as yet offered a sufficiently comprehensive libertarian revolution, liberation and enlightenment program? – JZ, 11.9.13. - REVOLUTION, WEAPONS, STRENGTH, FORCE, LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION, DEFENCE, LIBERATION & ENLIGHTEMENT PROGRAM

IDEAS: so few could be passionate about ideas.” - Ethel Mannin, Crescendo, 1928-1937, p.196. - So few people get in touch with many ideas that are really worth getting passionate about. The best ideas can only rarely, if at all, be encountered in the mass media and are more or less buried in hundreds of millions of books and periodicals. If some of them should fleetingly appear in the mass media, then they are usually buried by masses of false ones. The educational establishments are also not geared to uncover and promote sound ideas. On the contrary. The existence of an Ideas Archive would make it much easier and certain that one encounters worthwhile ideas, if one wants to. How many are now more or less buried in SF and futuristic writings? Even these writings are still all too full of popular errors and prejudices, in most cases. – Perhaps theses should be listed together, in a guide to future SF writers? Refutations could be added via some URLs. - JZ, 19.4.00, 11.9.13. – PASSIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: So many men, so many opinions; every one his own way.” - Terence [Publius Terentius Afer] – “Tot hominem tot senses.” - ? - So, let everyone follow his own opinion by his own actions, consistent with his opinions and ideas, to the extent that he can and will do so at the own risk and expense. - JZ, 13.10.02. - OPINIONS, VARIETY, DIVERSITY, DISAGREEMENT, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: Some of the most important issues, alternatives and ideas are rarely if ever discussed - and may not be freely practised. - JZ, 19.7.94. - Because they are territorially outlawed. – E.g.: Panarchism, monetary freedom, decision on war and peace, armament and disarmament and international treaties by the people themselves, militias for the protection of individual rights and liberties, expropriation of the bureaucracy for the benefit of its victims (PEACE PLANS 19C), individual and minority group secessionism. - JZ, 20.10.02, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Some people entertain ideas others put them to work.” – Source? - A properly organized Ideas Archive and Talent Centre would bring these two types efficiently together. – JZ, 5.1.08. – All too many of the good and even best ideas and talents remained so far unutilized altogether or for all too long. - IDEALISTS, IDEA CARRIERS & ACTIVISTS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENTE CENTER

IDEAS: strike back … with ideas.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.256. – Mobilize all of the best and the best refutations of the rest – e.g. through an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre, a proper market for them. – Also through an encyclopedia of the best refutations. - JZ, 4.1.09, 11.9.13. - Recognize all kinds of governments in exile rather than start a military invasion. The diverse opposition forces under a despotic regime, together with its military forces, will do the rest. On a common platform like panarchies for all communities of volunteers, these opposition forces can effectively unite against a territorial despotism. – JZ, 9.1.09. STRENGTH, DEFENCE, AGGRESSION, AIR RAIDS? BOMBING? DESTRUCTION? TYRANNICIDE, LIBERTARIAN REVOLUTION PROGRAM, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, PANARCHISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, PEACE PLANS 19 C

IDEAS: Stronger than all armies is an idea whose time has come.” (Staerker als alle Armeen ist eine Idee, deren Zeit gekommen ist.”) - Napoleon I. - Mostly ascribed to Victor Hugo. – Compare also Thomas Paine’s very similar remark. - STRENGTH, ARMIES

IDEAS: Success is often just an idea away.” - Frank Tyger-Ferbes. – SUCCESS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: Tell me a new idea I haven't heard or read of for a long time, or not at all! - JZ, 20.8.95, 20.10.02.

IDEAS: That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.” - Attributed to John Stuart Mill. - Adlai E. Stevenson, Call to Greatness, p. 102 (1954). Unverified. - INNOVATION, WISDOM, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: That’s what we’ve got – a way of life, an idea. Nothing can blast that to shreds. Nothing can defeat an idea – except a better one.” - Eric Frank Russell, Late Night Final, p.184 of: The Best of Eric Frank Russell, introduced by Alan Dean Foster. - But even the best ideas have to be properly marketed, which is certainly not yet the case when we do not even have an ideas archive and information service. – Moreover: Even the best of ideas can be held up for centuries by tens-of thousands of popular errors, myths and prejudices. Churches and sects are still popular and offer charity instead of genuine economics, free market economics, with free markets in every sphere, even in the provision of exchange media, value standards, governmental and societal services, with full employment and stable currency policies, abundant trade, production, credit and insurance options, making optimal use of anyone able and willing to work and rewarding them properly. – JZ, 8.9.07. - SAVING IDEAS, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: The average length of time, I think, for any great discovery in the realm of ideas to pass into general currency or to receive any practical effectuation is a 1,000 years.” - Alfred North Whitehead. - That just indicates the difficulties ideas and innovators do run into - without the services of a proper market for ideas and talents: an Ideas Archive and a Talent and Genius Centre and without the experimental freedom of panarchism. Where experimental freedom does already exist and their reporting was good enough, they have often spread rather fast. - JZ, 5.7.00, 9.1.09. – INNOVATIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, PANARCHISM

IDEAS: The bad ideas need no marketing. They do already flood every market and most people's minds. But good ideas need the best kind of marketing that can be provided for them. - JZ, 77 & 3.11.02. – IDEAS ARCHVIVE, LIBERTARIAN DIGITAL LIBRARY, ENCYCLOPEDIA, ABSTRACTS & REVIEW COMPILAITONS, REFUTATIONS, DEFINITIONS

IDEAS: The best is the enemy of the good.” - Voltaire. - Only from the point of view of the inferiors, with little chance to be the final winners. At least like the fox in the legend, who cannot reach top grapes, they declare them to be sour or rotten. - JZ, 29.11.02. – The good is the enemy of the best! – Experimental freedom for all! - JZ, 9.1.09. SUPERIORITY, COMPETITION, ENVY, EGALITARIANISM, HATE, INFERIORITY COMPLEX, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

IDEAS: The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” - Linus Pauling – Easy access to many ideas of others, flawed as well as good ones, leads also to some new or better ideas. So far not even the remaining problems have been clearly stated, together, best perhaps in form of questions, appealing for answers or point out so far insufficiently explained facts. Like e.g. the ca. 900 years old iron pillar in or near Dehli, not yet rusted away. – 4.1.09. – CREATIVITY, QUESTIONS

IDEAS: The biggest job, with the highest stakes anybody ever dreamed of. How can you turn it down? - From: Raise the Titanic. - Even the imagination of most writers is all too limited. - How important is it to raise a wreck in which "merely" ca, 1,200 people died? There were many much larger man-made catastrophes and mass murders since. However, the problem remains of how to interest people in really large or significant ideas, like that of the Ideas Archive, of LMP, Free Banking, the CD-ROM project, Panarchism, Unilateral Peace Declarations, Rightful War Aims, Individual Secessionism, businesslike productive coops, ideal militia forces, improved human rights declarations, a plan for the comprehensive expropriation of the bureaucracy, a libertarian revolution, library, encyclopaedia, etc. - JZ, 19.10.02.

IDEAS: The blackest billingsgate, the most ungentlemanly insolence, the most yahooist brutality, is patently endured, countenanced, propagated, and applauded. But touch a solemn truth in collision with the dogma of a sect, though capable of the clearest proof, and you will soon find you have disturbed a nest, and the hornets will swarm about your eyes and hand, and fly into your face and eyes.” - John Adams. - Not only maximum freedom of expression and information are needed but also freedom to experiment among volunteers, regardless what the multitude or the experts "think" about them. - This morning, on the radio, the Australian Prime Minister was reported as rejecting opposition to his further federal gun control attempts as "childish"! (*). He may have more armed men protecting him than anyone else in Australia. Should we insist that all his bodyguards are to be armed only with peashooters or toothpicks? - JZ, 29.11.02. – (*) That was a rather childish defence of his point of view! – Since his views are all too well published there should at least be one publication or website which would also record and publish all opposite views. The opposition on parliaments or in party papers and meetings is, obviously, not enough. All parties get away with too many childish, stupid and wrongful statements, while still pretending to represent us. Maybe the most wrongful and stupid among us, or the silent and uninformed majority they do represent but certainly not the most enlightened minorities and individuals. - JZ, 9.1.09 – Maybe all parties and all their factions should become systematically supplied with the best refutations of the platforms of all their competitors? Then they might come to enlighten each other. Naturally, they and all other interested people should also get access to an Ideas Archive which offers all the good and best ideas, together with all their pro and con. Realization of some of them, like panarchism and polyarchism, would soon lead to the abolition of the territorialism, which gave birth to political parties and their factions. – JZ, 11.9.13. - TRUTHS, REPRESENTATION, RULERS, LEADERSHIP, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICE & INSOLENCE IN TERRITORIAL POWER POSITIONS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, GUN CONTROL LAWS

IDEAS: The collection and launching of constructive ideas is more valuable and important than the stockpiling and launching of mass murderous and destructive missiles. – JZ, n.d. – It would even lead to the destruction of these mass murderous devices. – JZ, 11.9.13. - MISSILES, IBM’s, STRENGTH, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION

IDEAS: The composition of this book has been for the author a long struggle of escape, and so must the reading of it be for most readers if the author's assault upon them is to be successful, a struggle of escape from habitual modes of thought and expression. The ideas which are here expressed so laboriously are extremely simple and should be obvious. The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.” - John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, Preface, p. viii (1936). - Alas, he offered nothing but a reiteration of popular errors and prejudices, also of wrongful governmental policies - in fashionable terms. - He was one of the many high priests of monetary despotism and never considered the monetary freedom alternatives to it. - JZ, 25.11.02, 11.9.13. – MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, KEYNES

IDEAS: The course of human events is not determined by mythical material productive forces, but by truth and ideas.” - Mises, in Bettina Bien Greaves’ bibliography, p.166. - TRUTHS, MARXISM END "MATERIAL PRODUCTIVE FORCES"

IDEAS: The good news traveled a lot slower.” – “The Web 2028”, in Pat Cadican, Avatar, p.510. - Should we not spread the best news and ideas with electronic speed – and publish them permanently, at any times accessible to anyone? – See e.g. the 3 books on the Ideas Archive in my PEACE PLANS series, two of them in English, one also in German, one only in German. – JZ, 13.9.07, 11.9.13. - NEWS, DISCOVERIES, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: The greatest positive force lies in positive ideas, provided they can be freely expressed and practically demonstrated, i.e., there exists a proper market for them that brings the supply of and the demand for ideas together, the same is done for all talents, and, moreover, opportunities exists for the free experimentation with all such ideas among volunteers. - A market for ideas and for their experimental realization! – JZ, 7.12. 84, 26.3.99. - HISTORY & IDEAS ARCHIVE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

IDEAS: The hardest part of gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche.” - Robert Heinlein. - E.G. the proverbial “wisdom” that a free market for ideas and talents does already exist, that free enterprise capitalism, free trade and laissez faire economics ever existed in full, that territorial statism is rightful, efficient and benevolent. – JZ, 26.12.07. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, PREJUDICES, ERRORS, MYTHS, RESISTANCE AGAINST THEM, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, TERRITORIALISM

IDEAS: The history of mankind is the history of ideas. For it is ideas, theories and doctrines that determine human action, determine the ultimate ends men aim at and the choice of the means employed for the attainment of these ends.” - Ludwig von Mises, Planned Chaos, p.62.

IDEAS: The history of the race, and each individual's experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.” - Mark Twain. – The truths are not killed but buried under avalanches of flawed or false opinions, usually for all too long. The lies, errors and prejudices are not immortal but, simply, not yet systematically enough collected and publicly refuted. – JZ, 11.9.13. TRUTHS, LIES, PREJUDICES, ERRORS, PUBLIC OPINION, ENLIGHTENMENT, DIS.

IDEAS: The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives.” - William James. - And they gained them mostly from people over 25 who had also ceased to be open-minded towards new ideas. - JZ, 25.11.02. – CONSERVATISM, EDUCATION

IDEAS: The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it.” - Henry Hazlitt – If we had already a comprehensive archive of ideas, then the endless repetition of an drule by old errors, prejudices and mistakes, could be ended much easier. – Under voluntarism, personal laws and exterritorial autonomy the repetition of old mistakes would also be confined to these volunteers, acting out their own errors and mistakes only among themselves, at their risk and expense, while teaching all outside observers what not to do. Even in territorial democracies the worst tend to get to the top and to stay there for all too long. – JZ, 23.1.08. - IDEOLOGY, IDEALS, UTOPIAS, REFORMERS, INNOVATIONS, REFORMS, HISTORY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES, HISTORY, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS

IDEAS: The key to every man is his thought. … He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Circles," Essays: First Series, p. 303 (1903). - Any comprehensive ideas archive would contain many such ideas. Would each man find them by himself or would his friends or opponents have to dig them out for him? - JZ, 25.11.02. – MAN, THOUGHTS, MAN, REFORMS, CHANGES

IDEAS: The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” - H. L. Mencken. – INTOLERANCE, GOVERNMENT, STATISM, FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION & TERRITORIALISM

IDEAS: The man with a new idea is a crank - until the idea succeeds.” - Mark Twain. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENTS

IDEAS: The most dangerous, even mass-murderous, invasive, aggressive, oppressive enemies are - false ideas. - JZ, 3.9.97. - And yet they are the kind of “enemies” that could be most easily and cheaply as well as fast defeated, if only enough systematic attempts were made to do so, using also all the affordable, efficient and powerful alternative media for this purpose. No single truth need remain unpublished and inaccessble any more. All could become optimally assembled and marketed to defeat prejudices errors and myths that stand in their way. - However, a large number of intelligent and interested people would have to collaborate in these efforts. Can one gain sufficient support for them? My efforts to popularize e.g., the use of microfiche, floppy disks and CDs for this purpose have not been encouraging. These and many other projects could provide us with Archimedean Leverage - but so far not enough people have shown interest for such tools and machinery for enlightenment and liberation. Most seem to expect salvation merely from talks, conferences, audio tapes, printed matter, and websites, i.e. ignore a whole spectrum of alternatives that could very powerfully supplement the old and conventional as well as the popular new methods. - JZ, 21.10.02. – FALSE IDEAS, PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SPEEDING UP THE PROCESS OF ENLIGHTENMENT

IDEAS: The most difficult of enterprises is to secure the co-operation of others in enterprises those others did not think of first.” - Murray Leinster, The Grandfathers' War, p.42, in ASTOUNDING SF, 10/57. - INNOVATION, PROPAGANDA

IDEAS: The most rightful and helpful ideas are usually kept out of the mass media. The most wrongful and useless ideas, on the contrary, are welcomed there and repeated over and over again, without being sufficiently criticized. (*) - JZ, 8.9.97. - Contemplation of this can be very depressing. I find it even more depressing that no large-scale effort is made by freedom, peace and justice lovers to get all their blueprints together, permanently and cheaply in print upon demand, at least on very affordable microfiche, floppy disks, CDs, DVDs & HDDs. - The Internet has not yet become a sufficient substitute for such alternative media. - JZ, 21.10.02. – (*) That happens even in all too much of Science Fiction! – JZ, 8.1.09. - BROADCASTING, PRESS, MASS MEDIA, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION, RADIO, TV, INTERNET, ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, MICROFILM, FLOPPY DISKS, CD-ROM, COMPLETE, PERMANENT & CHEAP PUBLISHING UPON DEMAND, NEWSPAPERS, PERIODICALS, BOOKS, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, ENCYCLOPEDIA, ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS, DEFINITIONS

IDEAS: The newspapers are the cemeteries of ideas.” - Pierre Joseph Proudhon. – That does already presume that they accept them for publication, rather than putting them into the trash basket. If they accept and print them, then often in distorted form or ridiculing them. Afterwards the newspaper is just scrap paper, unless it is microfilmed or digitized and thus preserved. And even then whatever good ideas they thus contain, are not yet systematically extracted and put together. – Not to speak of other kinds of publications. - JZ, 8.1.09. - NEWSPAPERS, PRESS, MASS MEDIA, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: The numerous books on and visits to old and new buildings are not solving any major problems of our times. Better old and new ideas could. So why are more people interested in viewing "bricks and mortar" rather than reviewing old and new ideas? Probably much less thought is required in the kind of tourism and spectator "sport", by those merely looking e.g., for beauty in buildings and assuming that they possess sufficient competence to judge them properly or that their feelings would be good enough indications. Social problems, those of war and peace, justice and freedom, cannot be so superficially and thoughtlessly judged in a correct way. Thus many people don’t even try to do so. - JZ, 25.6.99, 21.10.02, 11.9.13. - CONSERVATION, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, BUILDINGS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, DIGITIAL ARGUMENT MAPPING, SIGN DEBATES

IDEAS: the old ideas are killing people.” - Poul Anderson, The Avatar, p.51. – Some old ideas and practices, like personal laws and communities of volunteers, would also save lives, perhaps, even assure the survival of mankind – if it is not already too late for such attempts. – JZ, 9.1.09, 11.9.13. - PANARCHISM

IDEAS: The revolutions of thought which shape the basic outlook of an age are not disseminated through text-books - they spread like epidemics, through contamination by invisible agents and innocent germ carriers, by the most varied forms of contact, or simply by breathing the common air.” - Arthur Koestler. - If freedom ideas would really effectively spread already like this, why are they then, today, still as largely unknown or unappreciated? Should we burn all our libraries and give up publishing in any affordable format, betting on Koestler having been right on this? - What he says applies much more to popular prejudices, myths and errors than to any truths. - JZ, 22.8.02. – It also applies more to the old media and enlightenment options and their tools and methods than to new and affordable technologies. An in-between approach consists in book printing only upon demand or cheaply in e-book format. – JZ, 11.9.13. - THOUGHTS, OPINIONS

IDEAS: The road to heaven (on Earth) is plastered with - good ideas. - JZ, 77, 3.11.02. – That to a hell on Earth with bad ones. – JZ, 9.1.09.

IDEAS: The thing that gives people courage is ideas.” - George Clemenceau. - Courage to fight for the wrong kind of ideas is one of our major problems. Rightful ideas often do not only need courage but also organization, training, arms and quite a number of supporters to succeed and get their optimum chances only in and Ideas Archive and under experimental freedom for volunteers. - JZ, 5.7.00, 11.9.13. – PANARCHISM, COURAGE

IDEAS: The ultimate determiners of the conditions of human existence are human ideas.” - Ernestine Perkins, in: Liberty in our Time: Is it possible?

IDEAS: The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.” - Oscar Wilde. - INNOVATORS, ORIGINATORS, VALUE, VICE, SCOUNDRELS, SINCERITY, GOOD WILL, GOOD INTENTIONS

IDEAS: The wise learn many things from their enemies.” - Aristophanes, Birds, 375. - WISDOM, LEARNING EVEN FROM THE ENEMY

IDEAS: The world may be only an idea of mine, but my idea is not this kind of world.” - Dagobert Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.58. – I would have left out: “of mine”. – JZ, 9.1.09. – All the ideas, which are urgently needed in this world, are still not sufficiently assembled, published and explained. – JZ, 11.9.13. – IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: The worst and most critical unemployment is that of good ideas and talents. - JZ, n.d. – Most needed is a free market for them in the form of an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre. – JZ, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: There are as many opinions as there are experts.” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio appeal on the scrap rubber campaign, June 12, 1942. - The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1942, p. 272 (1950). The speech was reprinted in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, June 15, 1942, vol. 88, Appendix, p. A2228. - So, let each choose his own expert, doctor, quack or medicine man for his own affairs. It's his life, after all. Let him reject and withdraw from all contrary advice and experts - even if it would kill him. - JZ, 26.11.02. - OPINIONS, EXPERTS, PROFESSIONALS, ACADEMICS, SCHOLARS, DOCTORS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM

IDEAS: There are some ideas so complex and so important that they both require and repay time spent in developing and understanding them.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.116. - Sometimes even 2,000 years, with present methods, do not seem to have been sufficient to clarify, refute or strengthen them sufficiently. Compare e.g. the various notions on love, free will, self-government, legitimacy, democracy, republicanism, exterritoriality, monetary freedom, free trade, secessionism, consent, voluntarism, abortion, euthanasia. - JZ, 23.1.02. – Under panarchism the various dissenting and antagonistic groups could sort themselves out, peacefully, with each groups finally doing the own things quite freely – among volunteers only. – JZ, 9.1.09. – PANARCHISM, FREEDOM FOR DIVERSITY, EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, UNDERSTANDING, KNOWLEDGE, COMPLEXITY, IMPORTANCE, EXTERRITORIAL TOLERANCE VS. TERRITORIAL INTOLERANCE, STUDY, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

IDEAS: There is a snail-paced gait for the advance of new ideas on the general mind," he observed to Joel Barlow, "under which we must acquiesce. … If too hard pushed, they balk." – Source? - A proper market for all ideas would soon reach all those interested in them. And full experimental freedom for volunteer communities would eliminate unjustified and unnecessary delays at least for them and would not threaten those, who fear new ideas and experiments in their own lives. Handbooks like Refutation Encyclopedias, Handbooks of Optimal Reply Wordings, of Definitions, of Slogans for Liberty, Complete Alphabetized Indexes to Relevant Literature, Complete Abstracts and Review Compilations, Complete Libraries and Publishing Services, cheap and permanent, for all freedom writings, could greatly speed up the process of enlightenment. Even 200 years later we still have not provided these and other basic aids for ourselves - and most do not even see the need for them! - JZ, 2.5.00. - NEW IDEAS, TIME & PATIENCE, SPEEDING UP HE ENLIGHTENMENT PROCESS, NEW DRAFT

IDEAS: There is an old cliché that great men of ideas seldom live to enjoy the fruits of their fame and influence...” - Don Lavoie, quoted in Mises bibliography, by Bettina Bien Greaves, p.366. – This is one of the consequences of the absence of an ideas archive, talent registry and of full experimental freedom. Compare how fast computer technology progresses under freedom to experiment. – JZ, 13.4.99, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: There is no squabbling so violent as that between people who accepted an idea yesterday and those who will accept the same idea tomorrow.” - Christopher Morley, Religio Journalistici.

IDEAS: There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” - Machiavelli. - Quoted by Frank Herbert, Eye, p.99. - Especially when the alternative and affordable media for them are not sufficiently used, and there is no proper market for ideas and no experimental freedom for their practice among the first volunteers. - JZ, 17.3. 99. – Their introduction among volunteers only should be made free and easy. The inertia of established ideas, laws and institutions is enormous. Especially under territorialism and when there exists as yet no Ideas Archive and Experimental Freedom or Panarchism and no Encyclopedia of the best refutations of popular errors, myths and prejudices. - JZ, 22.1.02, 4.1.09, 9.1.09. - INNOVATION, STARTING SOMETHING NEW, REFORM, NEW ORDER, PANARCHISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, MICROFILM PUBLISHING, CD-BOOK PUBLISHING, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM - JZ, 9.1.09.

IDEAS: They encourage any meme that downplays thoughtful analysis or encourages docility or self-indulgence or uniformity. In what other society do people use 'smart' and 'wise' as insults. …” - Michael F. Flynn, In the Country of the Blind, conclusion, ANALOG, 11/87, 174. - Ibid, 175: That's why we have to stop Them. We have to start spreading anti-memes.” - MEMES, PREJUDICES, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE

IDEAS: They have no vision and when there is no vision the people perish.” - Pres. D. Rossevelt, in many addresses. - They can also perish, and do so much more often, from false visions, like his own. - JZ, 15.3.97. - VISIONS

IDEAS: those who did not stand for something would fall for anything.” - John C. Grover, The Hellmakers, Veritas Publishing Co., PO Box 42, Cranbrook, WA 6321, 1993, p.12. - IGNORANCE, LACK OF INTERESTS & COMMITMENTS

IDEAS: Thought, by some means or other, is (*) got abroad in the world, and cannot be restrained though reading may.” - Thomas Paine. - Quoted by Theodore Schroeder, compiler, “Free Press Anthology”, 1909, Sec. III, ”Laconics of Toleration and Free Inquiry.” – (*) has?

IDEAS: Thoughts rule the world.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson. – So far, mostly or all too much still, through the, wrong and flawed ones. – JZ, 8.1.09. – THOUGHTS, HISTORY, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DEFINITIONS

IDEAS: Time urges and forces us to be brief; we must inform ourselves not only about the facts of the present but, likewise, about the mysterious mothers of the future, the IDEAS.” - Georg Herwegh, Gedichte und Prosa, p.122, Reclam edition.

IDEAS: To commit violent and unjust acts, it is not enough for a government to have the will or even the power; the habits, ideas, and passions of the time must lend themselves to their committal.” - Alexis de Tocqueville. - PUBLIC OPINION, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE, UNIFORMITY & EGALITARIAN BIAS, VIOLENCE, GOVERNMENTS, POPULAR ERRORS, MYTHS & PREJUDICES, STILL RAMPANT, RACISM, ANTI-SEMITISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM

IDEAS: To someone who has thought much, every new idea he hears or reads, immediately appears as a chain.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. - Ulrich von Beckerath remarked to me that every truth is interconnected and so are all errors and prejudices. - The implication, from the relative scarcity of truths and the masses of untruths is, that any truth uttered will tend to encounter an endless chain of prejudices, errors and myths, readily spouted by almost anyone and any further truth uttered will encounter the same fate. So the maximum verbiage tends to be on the side of untruths. That situation will tend to prevail until a new encyclopedia for discussions is fully developed, one that offers the best refutations of all popular errors, myths and prejudices, and another handbook of the optimal wordings for every put-down of errors, myths and prejudices, every type of character and situation. - With their aid even ordinary people will be able to confront machine gun mouths like e.g. that of Goebbel's and come out victorious, especially if they tape a typical talks by such demagogues and then go through it, point by point, after looking up the suitable references. In a public meeting several persons will tend to be so equipped and alternate in their counter-attacks. - Many ideas are so involved that the time and space available and ordinary sequential sequence far exceed the attention span of most people. In these cases the discussion should be rather a written one, in flow-chart discussion form, so that not a single point becomes overlooked and any line of reasoning can easily be followed to its ends. - Only a comprehensive Ideas Archive will have accumulated all the pro and con on any idea - and could make them easily accessible. - JZ, 5.7.00. – By now electronic “argument mapping” as developed and described by Paul Monk et al on the Internet, could display all such debates and bring them to their decisive final points. Then often the mere mentioning of the URL of such a debate might stop an argument, until both, speakers and listeners, have perused it. – Speakers and writers would then also be advised and tend themselves to send their lecture notes, essays and manuscripts of books through such an automatic checking system, as effective as a good spelling and style program, to discover thei remaining flaws in their ideas and opinions, before they reveal them in a public speech, or published essay or book. - JZ, 9.1.09, 11.9.13.

IDEAS: Too many people can become all too much addicted to false ideas. Nevertheless, they should have the freedom to apply them among themselves, at their own risk and expense. Never should any territorial power be conceded to them to apply these ideas upon the others. – JZ, 9.1.09, 11.9.13. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY: PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHY

IDEAS: Unfortunately, most people's minds are not yet sufficiently prepared and supported by information aids to accept and retain many important, rightful and truthful ideas, far less to act upon them. Name your own examples. - JZ, 9.2.95. - They find it much easier to subscribe uncritically to popular prejudices, errors and myths. - JZ, 19.10.02. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POPULAR ERRORS, PREJUDICES ETC. & THEIR BEST REFUTATIONS

IDEAS: We can learn even from our enemies.” - Ovid [Publius Ovidius Naso], Metamorphoses, IV, 428. – Most of our existing ideas and knowledge come, originally, from other people than our own, except the relatively trivial or wrongful faiths, customs, taboos and traditions. Globalization has been going on for a long time. Ideas and facts are easier to carry over long distances than are goods. - To that extent all of us are already cosmopolitans. – JZ, 9.1.09. – Alas, it is mainly the flawed or wrong ideas, which have already become internationalized and all too widely practised. E.g.: monetary and financial despotism, statism and territorialism, nationalism, governmentalism, their intolerance, monopolism, wrongful collectivism and suppression of individual and group secessionism and experimental freedom in spheres they have monopolized. However, these create so many weaknesses and flaws, e.g. mass unemployment, poverty, inflation, despotism, civil wars, violent revolutions, that from the first demonstrations of their opposites, by some volunteers, somewhere, undisturbed for enough time, the best examples could come to suddenly spread, like the fall of the Berlin Wall and of the Iron Curtain. The protests, demonstrations, marches and occupations of the 99% are not a good enough substitute for comprehensive freedom programs and their realization among volunteers, at least on a small scale. Embodying such ideas in the programs of all recognized governments in exile, all only for their present and future volunteers, all as allies of the somewhat free countries, could come to spread freedom ideas and practices suddenly and widely, reducing and ending rather than prolonging and spreading civil wars, violent revolutions, terrorism and the threat of war. – JZ, 11.9.13. - KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, ENEMIES

IDEAS: We could make our ideas count, at least for some of the dissidents and minorities, if not for all of them, and finally the overwhelming majority, if only we bothered to compile them all and to make them readily, cheaply, permanently and fast enough accessible in an affordable and easily penetrating medium or several ones. - JZ, 5.4.95. Naturally, a comprehensive libertarian electronic library, a libertarian ideas archive, common projects list, directory according to special interests, libertarian bibliography, abstracts, index, review compilation and greately diverse panarchistic experiments, under exterritorial autonomy for their volunteers, a libertarian defence, liberation and revolution programme, an ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties, and an encyclopedia of the best refutations, would greatly help. - JZ, 19.10.02. - LIBERTARIAN MOVEMENT, NEW DRAFT, LIBERATION PROGRAM, ENLIGHTENMENT, DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, A MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE

IDEAS: We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.” - John Locke, Essay on the Human Understanding, iii, Chapter 10. - Compare: “The map is not the territory!” – WORDS, DEFINITIONS

IDEAS: We suffer most when the White House busts with ideas.” - H. L. Mencken. – Because most of the “ideas” of territorial centralists are wrongful and irrational or at least flawed. – JZ, 9.1.09. - PROGRAMS, MEASURES OF GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, MAD POLICIES: MUTUAL ASSURED DESTRUCTION, NWT

IDEAS: Wealth increase where ideas are free.” - Robert Anton Wilson, The Earth Will Shake, p.277. Ideas can't be free or unfree, only people can be free or unfree regarding ideas. It is the originators and advocates of ideas that need freedom. Rather: When rightful ideas may be freely uttered, recorded, listened to and applied. - That freedom of action, not only of thought and expression, is also required, should always be quite clearly expressed. We have it already in most spheres except those monopolized by territorial governments, namely the political, economic and social system spheres. – JZ, 22.1.02, 9.2.08, 3.1.09. – WEALTH, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION, IDEAS ARCHIVE, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM

IDEAS: What if no ideas come? Then I sit down and start writing anyway.” - THE READER'S DIGEST, Jan. 65. - "The human brain can be an amazing instrument when it is forced to function.” - Source unknown. – A good start would be to simply ask oneself some questions about a subject and then to try to answer them. – JZ 4.1.09. - Reminds me of the French proverb that says: “The appetite comes during the eating!” – Often ideas develop during discussions and one can discuss even with oneself and even in dreams. One can pose questions and can answer them often oneself, after a while. An active brain can make many previously unforeseen connections. – JZ, 8.1.09. Heinrich von Kleist wrote an interesting essay: “Ueber die allmaehliche Anfertigung der Gedanken beim Sprechen.” – (“On the gradual manufacture of thoughts during speaking.“) – The writing process makes even more sure that some thoughts are assembled and this in a more correct form than those which are merely orally expressed. – JZ, 15.1.09. - CREATIVITY, BRAIN STORMING WITH ONESELF, THINKING WHILE WRITING - & RE-WRITING, Q., ARGUMENT MAPPING, SIGN DEBATES, A TO Z COMPILATIONS

IDEAS: When a true genius appears in this world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” - Jonathan Swift. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT REGISTRY, GENIUS, DUNCES, FOOLS, DIS.

IDEAS: Where there is no vision, the people perish.” - The Bible, Proverbs 29:18. - By now they should be able to add to the vision and practice of religious liberty and tolerance, the panarchistic liberty and tolerance in the political, economic and social spheres. Without that vision being widely enough spread and applied, we might, indeed, still perish. – JZ, 13.10.02. - Alas, we still suffer under all too many wrongful and irrational visions, ideals and popular errors and myths, pure products of an under-informed imagination. – JZ, 9.1.09. - VISIONS, PEOPLE, PROGRAMS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

IDEAS: Whoever does not not want to drive out the devil with Satan will have to counter the idea of power with the power of the idea.” - Hans Habe. - (Wer nicht den Teufel mit dem Beelzebub austreiben will, der muss der Idee der Gewalt die Gewalt der Idee entgegensetzen.) - VS. COERCION, VIOLENCE , COMPULSION & FORCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW FOR VOLUNTEERS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

IDEAS: With many ideas one is not yet a great man, in the same way as a general with many soldiers is not yet a good commander.” - Chamfort, in: Franzoesische Moralisten, S.287. - Ideas have to be properly marketed as well and so far a comprehensive market for all ideas and talents has not yet been developed. - Without it neither good ideas nor great talents to be properly managed, developed and made effective. – JZ, 11.3.99.

IDEAS: Wrong ideas cause food shortages … and that leads to hunger and death. Do we let the little Oriental girl die because her mother believes that Buddha will provide? … I guess not, … not if you really care about her. - It wouldn't do as much good, would it, to send the mother a pamphlet explaining that Buddha won't provide? … In the long run, it might do more good to send the pamphlet. - Fine. You work on the pamphlets and leave the food problem to me.” - David Houston, Substance X, p.130/131. - WRONG IDEAS, STATE SOCIALISM, HUNGER, STARVATION, SHORTAGES, LIBERTIES & RIGHTS MORE NEEDED THAN FOREIGN AID & CHARITY TO OVERCOME HUNGER & POVERTY, CATASTROPHE INSURANCE ON THE LEVY PRINCIPLE, VIA REPAYABLE LOANS, REPAYABLE WITH THE MEANS OF MONETARY FREEDOM & UNDER FINANCIAL FREEDOM, EMERGENCIES, CRISES, STARVATION, FLOODS, EARTHQAKES, STORMS

IDEAS: Wrong ideas or theories or models in our minds do misdirect us, not the observable and recorded facts of reality. - JZ, 6.9.95. - Thus an Ideas Archive and panarchistic freedom to experiment could become all-important for our future. - JZ, 20.10.02. - EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, MICROFICHE, CD-PROJECT

IDEAS: You can’t get a man to give up an idea when it’s sound and valid; you’ve got to find the area of its validity, acknowledge it belongs there – and then he’ll be able to agree there are places it doesn’t belong. But saying that it doesn’t belong anywhere, under any circumstances, doesn’t get you far.” - W. Campbell, The Demeaned Viewpoint, in Collected Editorials from ANALOG, ed. by Harry Harrison, Doubleday & Co, 1966, p. 148. – APPLICABILITY, PERSUASION, EXTENT & LIMITS OF IDEAS

IDEAS: You see things; and you say "Why?" - But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), The Serpent, in "Back to Methuselah, "In the Beginning," act 1. - Often associated with Robert Kennedy, this was quoted by him in an address to the Irish Parliament in Dublin, June 1963; also attributed to him by Edward Kennedy at RFK's funeral service in 1968. - Alas, Shaw and Kennedy pursued only territorial dreams and did not subscribe to the principle: “To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her dreams.” - JZ, 29.10.02. - Also stated by Jack Schwartzman, FRAGMENTS, Jan.-Dec. 00, p.5. – Prolific readers like J. S. was, probably just remember such phrases, when needed, but not their origin. – JZ, 15.1.09 - CHANGE, INNOVATIONS, PROGRESS, DREAMING, IMAGINATION

IDEAS: Your own brain-children or favourite ideas are first immigrants and settlers in your brain and they tend to set up immigration barriers against further ideas from others. Do not become possessed or obsessed by your ideas. Become prepared not only to share them with others who are interested but also to share their ideas. - JZ, 19.11.96, 20.10.02.

IDENTITY CARDS: ID cards, at their expense, for all those who want their supposed benefits - but they should not be imposed upon any dissenters. - JZ, 9.9.87. - The ID card should be as voluntary as any credit card. Whoever wants it, orders it and pays for it gets whatever advantages and disadvantages he has from it. Not one else should be obliged to accept and use this tool. I for one distrust any "benefit" that someone attempts to force upon me. And if he is a public servant then I should be free to dismiss him - or to opt out of his system. - JZ, 15.9.87, 26.10.02. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

IDENTITY: Suppression of identity is murder...” - Richard S. McEnroe, The Shattered Stars, p.76. - INDIVIDUALISM, PERSONALITY

IDEOLOGIES: an infallible party was good theology but poor engineering.” - Alexis A. Gilliland, The Man Who Funded the Moon, ANALOG, 10/89, p.163. - RELIGION, FAITH, BELIEF, PARTIES

IDEOLOGIES: in quarrel over philosophies whose very defence by force indicated their weakness, we succeeded eventually in destroying both our race and the living richness of our planetary home." - Edmund Cooper, Jupiter Laughs, Coronet Books, 1981, p.186. - The territorial model leaves us no alternative but force, including votes as bayonet substitutes, to achieve the realization of our own dreams. Exterritorially, all could peacefully pursue their own dreams, without disturbing dissenters. - JZ, 21.4.00. - FORCE, WARS, CIVIL WARS & REVOLUTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL VOLUNTARISM & TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

IDEOLOGIES: in the future, when intellectual dictatorships as well as material dictatorships has been abolished.” - Max Nettlau, A Short History of Anarchism, p.201. - Intellectual as well as material dictatorships do dominate the wills of dissenters only when they are territorially, that is, uniformly, imposed upon all people living in a territory. Most anarchists try that as well as do the archists. Peaceful coexistence is not possible on the territorial model but only to the extent that people leave each other exterritorially alone, with each remaining free to do his things for or to himself only. – JZ, 19.3.99. – Fluoridation and vaccination also only for their volunteers, e.g. via fluoridated tooth pastes. – Welfare States etc. only for their advocates and at their expense and risk. Likewise, any degree of monetary and financial despotism – but also the opposites for their volunteers. - JZ, 11.9.13. - DICTATORSHIPS, TOLERANCE & PANARCHISM

IDEOLOGIES: the effrontery to attempt to impose the ideology on everyone within their power.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 77, p. 479. - TERRITORIALISM

IDEOLOGIES: I have no interest in political ideologies. (*) They are nothing but medieval religion and superstition, hiding behind different slogans. Their purpose is the same: to control the minds of people through dogmatism and manipulation. Neither system respects truth, freedom, or any form of independent thinking, or tolerates opposing opinions.” - James P. Hogan, Endgame Enigma, 212. – (*) I would say: territorial ideologies. - JZ

IDEOLOGIES: Ideologies are ideas in arms.” – (Ideologien sind Ideen in Waffen.)- Source unknown. - Often they are merely the faiths of fools and fanatics, driven by all too limited, primitive, false or contradictory notions, by a lack rather than an abundance of ideas. If they were made aware of the whole range of ideas that are offered, then they would tend to become, sooner or later, tolerant towards tolerant actions of others. - JZ, 5.7.92. IDEAS ARCHIVE, TOLERANCE

IDEOLOGIES: Ideologists, all of you. All of the world's troubles have been caused by noble and righteous (*) ideas of how other people ought to live. I look after my own interests, and I allow the world to look after its in whatever way it chooses. That's my only ideology, and it serves me well. . - James P. Hogan, The Code of the Lifemaker, p.150. – (*) ignoble and wrongful! - JZ - INTOLERANCE, TOLERANCE, SELF-INTEREST, SELF-RELIANCE, PANARCHISM, MINDING THE OWN BUSINESS, NON-INTERFERENCE

IDEOLOGIES: Long live freedom and damn the ideologies.” - Robinson Jeffers, quoted by Poul Anderson in Past Times, p.141. – No! Let them have their kind of freedom, too. Let each ideologue suffer under the own ideology. Don't allow any ideologue to make others, who do not share his ideology, suffer it, - JZ, 18.8.85, 9.1.09. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS OR TOLERANCE VS. THE INTOLERANCE OF TERRITORIALISM

IDEOLOGIES: The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.” - Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism.

IDEOLOGIES: The Terrors of Ideological Policies.” - Book title by Marian J. Morton, 1972. - It is rather the terror of ideologies that are territorially applied! - JZ, 22.11.90, 23.10.02. - TERRORISM, POLICIES, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

IDEOLOGIES: I curse those, who turn errors into a fantasy world of their own and yet continuously demand that human beings should be useful.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”, JZ tr. of: “Ich verwuensche die, die aus dem Irrtum eine eigne Welt machen, und doch unablaessig fordern, dass der Mensch nuetzlich sein muesse.” - SOME INTELLECTUALS & MOST UTOPIANS, UTILITARIANS

IDEOLOGIES: Ideologues collect not experiences but prejudices.” – (Ideologen sammeln keine Erfahrungen, sondern Vorurteile.) - Ron Kritzfeld. - EXPERIENCE & PREJUDICES

IDEOLOGIES: The greatest horrors of life are not due to the ambition of the Napoleons or the vengeance of the Agamemmnons, but to the doctrinaire philosophers ... The cold-blooded calculations of Karl Marx led to the judicial and business-like operations of the Checka.” -Aleister Crowley.- TRUE BELIEVERS, FANATICS

IDEOLOGIES: The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” – H. L. Mencken, 1880-1956, Minority Report, 1956. - STATISTS, GOVERNMENTALISTS & FORCE, COERCIVE UTOPIANS

IDEOLOGIES: the trouble was … frozen ideology.” - William F. Buckley, The Unmaking of a Mayor, Viking Press, 1966, p.50. - Under territorialism it wrongs and harms everybody. Under the voluntarism of exterritorial autonomy it wrongs or harms only those who choose it for themselves. - JZ, 27.4.00, 11.9.13.

IDEOLOGIES: Ideology - the opium of the more intelligent. - JZ, 28.6.88. - But not of the quite intelligent people. - JZ, 26.10.02. - RELIGION, INTELLECTUALS

IDEOLOGIES: Ideology, a vaccination that immunizes against thinking.” – (Impfstoff, der gegen das Denken immunisiert. “) - Ron Kritzfeld.

IDEOLOGIES: Unjust laws have to be fought ideologically; they cannot be fought or corrected by means of mere disobedience and futile martyrdom.” - Ayn Rand. – I for one prefer the ideology of individual and group secessionism. – JZ, 23.1.08. – Why should one have to fight an unjust law or a whole system of them, built up into a wrongful State, rather than becoming free to opt out from under them, thus casting a free vote whereby one rejects its validity for oneself and the own affairs, unless one has been a criminal with victims. – JZ, 4.1.09. – FIGHTING, ARGUING AGITATING & TRYING TO REPEAL UNJUST LAWS, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

IDOLS: More people have died for false idols than true ideas.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.68. - IDEOLOGIES, BELIEFS, FAITH, RELIGION, FANATICISM, DOGMATISM, IDEAS, PREJUDICES

IGNORANCE: IGNORANCE, Ignorance is not innocence, but sin.” - Robert Browning, The Inn Album, canto v.

IGNORANCE: far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.” - Richard Mitchell. - PREJUDICES, STATISM & EDUCATION

IGNORANCE: the case for individual freedom rests largely on the recognition of the inevitable and universal ignorance of all of us concerning a great many of the factors on which the achievements of our ends and welfare depend.” - F. A. Hayek. - KNOWLEDGE, INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

IGNORANCE: as the diameter of our knowledge increases so does the circumference of our ignorance increase; …” - S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.327. – At the periphery of our circle of knowledge we are in touch with still more of what remains unknown to us. – JZ, 11.9.13. - KNOWLEDGE


IGNORANCE: understanding comes first, mountains, rivers, seas are no longer the barriers that separate mankind, just the minds of mankind itself. The intolerance of ignorance not WANTING to know - that is the last real frontier left on earth.” - Alistair MacLean, The Last Frontier, p.203. - Not all have to become thought leaders and public opinion makers. But however many or few of them there are, their strengths and interests ought to be come fully mobilized. Then public opinion will merely follow them and the first experiments undertaken with the new thoughts and ideas. - JZ, 21.10.02. - PANARCHISM, INTOLERANCE, MINDS, BARRIERS, FRONTIERS, UNDERSTANDING

IGNORANCE: A considerable amount of insight is required to realize that one does not know anything. Es gehoert doch immer ein gewisser Grad von Einsicht dazu, wahrzunehmen, dass man nichts wisse.” - Montaigne. – Rather: How little one knows! – JZ - RED., KNOWLEDGE, KNOW-IT-ALLS

IGNORANCE: A good deal of our ignorance is not inevitable (seeing the total accumulated knowledge of man and our limited life spans and learning periods as well as limited memories) but self-chosen, a self-inflicted wound or infection that keeps us far below our potential. Those who come to choose as much knowledge as possible for themselves will not ant to rule the world but would get a chance to rule themselves. Microfiche, floppy disk and CD-publishing and reading are handy and economical way to achieve this. - JZ, 25.2.86, 24.10.02, 11.9.13.

IGNORANCE: A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter. – Alas, all too often they satisfy themselves with small scraps of knowledge only and imagine that these are all there is on a subject. – JZ, 9.1.09. - KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: America will be to the world a signal for arousing men to burst the chains under which … ignorance and superstition has persuaded them to bind themselves and to assume the blessings and security of self-government.” - Thomas Jefferson. - Territorial government, of whatever form, makes exactly that impossible. At most it allows territorial majorities to rule themselves and, alas, also all the dissenters in "their" territories. - JZ, 22.10.02. - BONDAGE, CHAINS, INDEPENDENCE, AMERICANISM, TERRITORIALISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-RULE, INDIVIDUALISM

IGNORANCE: Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.” - Publilius Syrus, Maxim 865. - KNOWLEDGE, HALF-KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” - Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949. - Paula McSpadden Love, The Will Rogers Book, p. 119 (1972). - KNOWLEDGE, SPECIALIZATION

IGNORANCE: Governments are so ignorant of real causes and cures that they are only able to tinker around with appearances and symptoms, like establishing new committees and offices, titles, decorations and uniforms, or robbing Peter to pay Paul, instead of tackling the freedom and justice reforms required: the abolition of wrongful and self-defeating but legalized interventionist measures. - JZ, 27.8.02. - CAUSES, CURES, PROGRAMS, GOVERNMENTS, POLITICIANS, PLATFORMS, PARTIES, TERRITORIALISM, EGALITARIANISM, UNIFORMITY SPLEENS, STATISM, NATIONALISM, INTOLERANCE

IGNORANCE: Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.” - Sydney Smith. - SPECIALISATION, KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” - Thomas Jefferson. – Provided he shows any interest in truths and is willing to learn. – That, too, should not be taken for granted, because it is rather rare. - JZ, 11.1.08. – PREJUDICES, TRUTHS

IGNORANCE: His ignorance was an Empire State Building of ignorance. You had to admire it for its size.” - Dorothy Parker, of Harold Ross. - RED

IGNORANCE: I believe we are in a period in which large portions of the human race will be in a condition of, if not insanity, at least un-sanity.” - Robert Heinlein, Requiem, p.211. – We have not yet built up all the resources and institutions required to end that condition and prevent it from becoming worse. – JZ, 4.1.09. - PREJUDICE, INSANITY, MYTHOLOGY, IRRATIONALITY, IMMORALITY, ENLIGHTENMENT, NEW DRAFT

IGNORANCE: I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.” - Harold Macmillan. – CRITICISM, RED.

IGNORANCE: I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.” - Galileo Galilei. - Sometimes one can learn as much or more from having to contradict than from having to concede a point. - JZ, 25.11.02. - LEARNING

IGNORANCE: If a nation expects to be ignorant and free … it expects what never was and never will be.” - Thomas Jefferson, 1816, in letter to Colonel Charles Yancy. - FREEDOM

IGNORANCE: Ignorance among the subjects is the strength of the State. - JZ, 4.1.85, 27.9.89. - That is much more true for the territorial State than for exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers. They do, by their very nature, as free experiments, provide internal and external enlightenment pressures. - JZ, 25.10.02. - SUBJECTS, STATES, STRENGTH, POWER, PANARCHISM, ENLIGHTENMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EDUCATION

IGNORANCE: Ignorance and prejudice are largely, but not exclusively, government produced and maintained.” - JZ, 5.4.95, 19.10.02. - PREJUDICE & GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

IGNORANCE: Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.” - James Fenimore Cooper. - Close, yes, but a mathematical relationship? No! He was careful enough not to try to state it! - JZ, 22.8.02. - SUPERSTITION, RELIGION

IGNORANCE: Ignorance deprives men of freedom because they do not know what alternatives there are. It is impossible to choose to do what one has never "heard of". - Ralph Barton Perry, quoted in Leonard E. Read: How Do We Know? p.97. - FREEDOM & CHOICE

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is a situation which hermetically seals man in like a prison.” - (“Die Unwissenheit ist eine Situation die den Menschen ebenso hermetisch abschliesst wie ein Gefaengnis.”) - de Beauvoir

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.” - Nicholas Ling, Politeuphuia, 1597. – RED.

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is less remote from truth than prejudice.” - Denis Diderot, 1713-1784. - PREJUDICE, LIES, TRUTH

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion.” - Philip Wylie, Generation of Vipers, 1942. – It can mean oblivion. If it were quite true then all ignorant people would already be self-eliminated. – JZ, 10.1.09. – NWT, MAD

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is not lack of knowledge but the will not to learn.”- Ignoranz ist nicht Nichtwissen, sondern Nichtwissenwollen. - Werner Mitsch. - Compare Kant: Was ist Aufklaerung? (What Is Enlightenment?) on self-caused immaturity. – It is rather the result of the will not to learn. – JZ, 9.1.09. - KNOWLEDGE, INDIFFERENCE, ENLIGHTENMENT, LEARNING, EDUCATION, WISDOM

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is often bliss – to the ignorant. Slaves, in general, tend to cherish their chains.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.61. – They have, usually, outnumbered their slave-masters and, nevertheless, submitted themselves and adapted to their condition, for all too long. Or, if they rebelled, they had nothing but revenge, murder, rape, pillage and arson in mind – in all too many cases. – J.Z, 9.10.07. - IGNORANCE IS OFTEN BLISS, SLAVERY, STATISM, WELFARE STATE

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is the mother of admiration.” – (Unwissenheit ist die Mutter der Bewunderung.”) - Chapman. – Familiarity with our rulers would also breed contempt. – Compare all the dirt that has been dug up regarding e.g. all the Presidents. - JZ, 10.1.09. - ADMIRATION, HEROES, LEADERSHIP, RULERS

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is the mother of devotion.” - Bishop Jeremy Taylor, to a person newly converted to the Church of England. - Sometimes, involuntarily, they give their game away. - JZ, 23.10.02. - WORSHIP, DEVOTION, RELIGION, FAITH

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is the mother of prejudice.” - Quoted in Column 8, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 20.30.99. - Prejudice has also an incestuous relationship with ignorance. - JZ, 13.4.99. PREJUDICES, KNOWLEDGE, REASON, UNDERSTANDING, FOOLISHNESS

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is the night of the mind, a night without moon and stars.” – (Unwissenheit ist die Nacht des Geistes, eine Nacht ohne Mond und Sterne.) -Confuzius.

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is the nurse of prejudices.” - (Unwissenheit ist die Amme des Vorurteils.”) – Josh Billings. - PREJUDICES

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is voluntary misfortune.” – (Unwissenheit ist freiwilliges Unglueck.) - Ling. – RED.

IGNORANCE: Ignorance is what eternally connects us with prejudices and continous errors.” – (Unwissenheit ist das, was uns ein ewiges Verbundensein mit Vorurteilen verschafft und bestaendigem Irrtum.”) - Hall

IGNORANCE: Ignorance never settles a question.” - Benjamin Disreaeli, Speech in the House of Commons, May 14, 1866. - And it will not be sufficiently or easily defeated until freedom lovers get all their blueprints together and make them cheaply accessible. - JZ, 30.4.00. – So far no one can get access to all aspects of liberty. Not even a complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties seems to have been produced. – JZ, 10.1.09. – RED.

IGNORANCE: Ignorance nourishes illusions which, be they positive or negative, constitute a deadly danger in politics.” – (Unwissenheit naehrt Illusionen, die - seien sie positiv oder negativ - politisch eine toedliche Gefahr sind.”) – Arthur Koestler. – The ignorance of the effects of territorialism and of collective responsibility actions are, possibly the largest two examples. – JZ, 10.1.09.

IGNORANCE: Ignorance only is true wisdom's foe.” - George Wither, 1613.

IGNORANCE: Ignorance raises questions which were already answered by wise men thousand years ago.” – Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa.” - JZ tr. of: “Unwissende werfen Fragen auf, welche von Wissenden vor tausend Jahren schon beantwortet sind.” – Alas, these answers have not yet been sufficiently combined and cheaply and permanently published. – JZ, 15.9.08. - KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, QUESTIONS, RED.

IGNORANCE: In every age its (liberty's) progress has been beset by its natural enemies: by ignorance and superstition, by lust of conquest and by love of ease, by the strong man's craving for power, and the poor man's craving for food.” - Lord Acton (John E. E. Dalberg), The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877. - PREJUDICES, LIBERTY

IGNORANCE: In the common people there is no wisdom, no penetration, no power of judgment.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero, Pro Planchio. - Thus full freedom to act, tolerantly, is much more important for the few thinkers and innovators than it is for the masses of the people. Not that these masses do not need or have no right to freedom as well. It's just that they are likely to make much less positive use of it. - JZ, 25.11.02. - PEOPLE, MASSES, WISDOM, JUDGMENT, DEMOCRACY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, MINORITIES, MAJORITY

IGNORANCE: Irrational criticism of truths and uncritical acceptance of prejudices, errors and myths are our major problems. - JZ, 11.7.95. - This evil could be greatly reduced by an encyclopaedia of the best refutations of popular errors, myths and prejudices which are obstacles to progress, in combination with panarchistic freedom for voluntary experiments in the political, economic and social spheres. - JZ, 20.10.02. - PREJUDICES, CRITICISM

IGNORANCE: It is a trusty rule of human conduct that. the less a man knows about a controversial subject, the more emotional, dogmatic and violent he becomes when it is brought up.” - L. Sprague de Camp, The Breeds of Man, ANALOG, 4/76. - DOGMATISM, KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: It is quite in order that a land, which produced a Kopernikus (he was born at Thorn, on 19.2.1473) no longer remains in every kind of barbarism into which it was forced by the tyranny of those in power. This tyranny went so far that the aristrocrats, to more easily follow their whims, had destroyed all schools, since they believed that it would be more easily for them to suppress ignorant people than educated people. – (Es ist durchaus in der Ordnung, dass ein Land, welches einen Kopernikus hervorgebracht hat {Kopernikus ist zu Thorn, am 19.2.1473 geboren} , nicht laenger in jeglicher Art von Barbarei stecken verbleibt, in welcher die Tyrannie der Machthaber es gestuerzt hatte. Diese Tyrannie ging so weit, dass die Grossen, um besser ihren Launen zu froenen, all Schulen zerstoert hatten, da sie Unwissende leichter unterdruecken zu koennen glaubten als ein unterrichtetes Volk.”) - Friedrich der Grosse, an Voltaire, 10.12.1773. (A passage marked by U. v. Beckerath.) - RULERS, EDUCATION, TYRANNY, SCHOOLS

IGNORANCE: It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know - and the less a man knows, the sure he is that he knows everything.” - Joyce Cary, Art and Reality. – Most do not pretend to know everything but that the little knowledge that they do possess is already enough. – That applies even to those pro-free-market liberlarians, who imagine, for instance, that the limited view of gold standard options, of crisis theories and of governments that they do possess, would already be all that is required. - JZ, KNOWLEDGE VS. KNOWLEDGE, CONSTITUTIONALISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, GOVERMENTLA BILLS OF RIGHTS

IGNORANCE: It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.” - St. Jerome.

IGNORANCE: Knowledge includes qualifiers. Ignorance jumps to unqualified conclusions. - JZ, 4/5.92. - KNOWLEDGE, JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS

IGNORANCE: Men err as often because they are ignorant. Generally, their incurable foolishness consists that they deem themselves wise.” - (“Die Menschen irren deswegen sooft, weil sie unwissend sind; und ueberhaupt besteht ihre unheilbare Narrheit darin, dass sie sich weise duenken.”) - Helvétius, De lésprit, 2, 21. - Allow even those deemed ignorant to try to set good examples as they can to those deemed wise. - No one has the right to rule others (in their affairs) without the consent of the others. - JZ, 22.7.86. - & PANARCHISM – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

IGNORANCE: Men have shouted peace and preached the brotherhood of man and there has been no peace and only lip service to brotherhood. You would have us hold conferences? I ask you, my friend, what is the history of conference?” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.163. - I would expect more from tolerance towards tolerant dissenters (doing their things to and for themselves) than from love or brotherly feelings towards them or conferences with them. - JZ, 30.10.02. - IGNORANCE OF & INDIFFERENCE TO PEACE & ITS REQUIREMENTS, PEACE, LOVE OF PEACE, IDEAS, PEACE PLANS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, CONFERENCES, PEACE MOVEMENT, PEACE & LIBERTARIAN CONFERENCES, SUMMIT CONFERENCE

IGNORANCE: Most ignorance is vincible ignorance: we don't know because we don't want to know.” - Aldous Huxley. - KNOWLEDGE, FOOLISHNESS

IGNORANCE: Most spheres of human activisties - as far as mass media and mass consciousness are concerned, are intellectual deserts: rulers rule in ignorance and under prejudices and are submitted to and approved in ignorance and through prejudices. Protectionism, unionism, monetary despotism, militarism, territorial laws, drug laws, are infamous instances. Even religious wars and censorship are still occurring in many parts of the world. - JZ, 17.9.82. - Nowhere has man as yet been set quite free. - JZ, 24.10.02. - IDEAS, ENLIGHTENMENT, PREJUDICE

IGNORANCE: Much of ignorance and indifference to knowledge and ideas is also mass produced in government schools. - JZ, 25.10.02. - KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATIONS, INDIFFERENCE, APATHY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POWERLESSNESS, IDEAS

IGNORANCE: No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot.” - George Bernard Shaw. - PROFESSIONALS, EXPERTS

IGNORANCE: No one is more ignorant than the one who does not know that he does not know. – JZ, 6.2.08. – KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.” - Alfred North Whitehead. - Knowledge does not simply die because most people quite intentionally remain ignorant of it. - JZ, 25.10.02. - KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: Nothing is more terrible than active ignorance.” – Another translation: “Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.” - Another: There is nothing more frightening that ignorance in action.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. – Just watch the daily shows produced by all territorial governments! – JZ, 5.1.09. – (“Es ist nichts schrecklicher al seine taetige Unwissenheit.”) - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”. – Also in Goethe's World View Presented in His Reflections and Maxims, ed. Frederick Ungar, pp. 58-59 (1963) - Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action. - Abraham Lincoln. - ACTION

IGNORANCE: Nothing is more terrible to behold than activity without insight.” - Thomas Carlyle. Compare Goethe's remark: “Nothing is more terrible to behold than ignorance in action.” – IGNORANCE IN ACTION

IGNORANCE: Nothing is so ignorant as the ignorance of certainty.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter. – RED.

IGNORANCE: On the whole, though, men seem to suffer much more through ignorance than through knowledge.” - L. Sprague de Camp. The Breeds of Man, ANALOG, 4/76, p. 36. - KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: One cannot teach a thing to people who imagine that they already know all or enough about a subject and who are thus unwilling to learn more. However, to the others all worthwhile knowledge should be made accessible everywhere, cheaply, fast and convenient enough, not only with the old and fashionable media but with alternative, cheap and powerful media in their particular strengths. See Microfilm & CD and various encyclopaedia projects, e.g., PEACE PLANS 16-17. - JZ, 4.9.91, 27.10.02. - LEARNING, EDUCATION, EXPERTS, PROFESSIONALS, TEACHING, KNOWLEDGE, ENLIGHTENMENT, INFORMATION REVOLUTION

IGNORANCE: One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known.” - Crates. - To arrive at true knowledge we have first to discard much of what falsely passes as knowledge. - JZ, 25.11.02. - KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: Our ignorance deserves our utmost respect.” - William Tedford, Time Quest, Book II: Hydrabyss Red, p. 155. - If we respect it then we will not carelessly act as if we were omniscient, neither in our own affairs nor in those of others. - JZ, 22.6.93, 23.10.02. – RED.

IGNORANCE: Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.” - Herbert Spencer, Principles of Biology, 1867, Pt. VI, ch. 12, sec. 372. - IGNORANCE SHORTENS LIVES, HEALTH, LIFE SPANS, CANCER CURES

IGNORANCE: People are not in general stupid, but they are often ignorant. In their ignorance they often tolerate ignorant news reporters, who in turn tolerate ignorant politicians. The result is an ignorant politician making an ignorant speech to be covered by an ignorant reporter and shown in a forty-second clip on television to an ignorant audience.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.263. - PEOPLE, REPORTERS, JOURNALISTS, POLITICIANS, PUBLIC OPINION, PRESS, MASS MEDIA, RADIO, TELEVISION

IGNORANCE: Poverty, since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution is only the consequence of a collective stupidity.” - Bertrand Russell, retranslated from an essay: “Erziehung, vornehmlich in fruehester Jugend”. (Education, especially in earliest youth.) U. v. Beckerath. noted on this remark, 1.9.53: “War sie schon vorher!” - (That was the case already before!) - STUPIDITY

IGNORANCE: Teachers can't teach, journalists can't report, lecturers can't lecture, politicians and economists can't advise and lead, bureaucrats can't administer, planners can't plan, policemen can't protect, judges can't judge, generals can't defend - all because neither knows enough. - JZ, 4.9.91. - KNOWLEDGE, LEADERSHIP, PREJUDICES, INCOMPETENCE, EVERYWHERE

IGNORANCE: That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call tragedy, were it to happen more than twenty times in the minute, as by some computations it does. The miserable fraction of science which our united mankind, in a wide universe of nescience, has acquired, why is not this, with all diligence, imparted to all?” - Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Sartor Resartus, III. – While it cannot be imparted to all it can and should be made accessible to all. – JZ, 9.1.08. – KNOWLEDGE, RED.

IGNORANCE: The fool and the wise man are equally harmless; it is the half-wise and the half-foolish who are most to be feared.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Sprüche in Prosa. - KNOWLEDGE, FOOLISHNESS, WISDOM, HALF-KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: The full area of ignorance is not yet mapped. We are at present only exploring its fringes.” - J. D. Bernal, The Perpetual Pessimist. – RED.

IGNORANCE: The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” - Ralph W. Sockman. - KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: The little I know I owe to my ignorance.” - Sacha Guitry. – To my will to overcome my ignorance? – JZ, 9.1.09. - KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: The more ignorant and stupid the man, the more firm he is an all his faiths ... he votes, pays taxes and reads his newspaper - and still believes in democracy. He looks in the mirror - and still believes that man is made in the image of God.” - H. L. Mencken. - STUPIDITY, FAITH AND DEMOCRACY, GOD, MAN, RELIGION

IGNORANCE: The most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance which fancies it knows everything.” - Albert Camus, The Plague, 1947. - If the hypothetical God is omniscient and omnipotent then he is either indifferent to to his children, whom he is supposed to love, of whom all too many remain all too ignorant, or malevolent and vicious, in all too many cases, like some of he worst parents. Or are we merely his laboratory rats? Then he would certainly not be our loving father, either. - Ignorance rather imagines that the little it knows, while not embracing all knowledge, is already enough, so that further learning would be a waste of time and energy. – The most tragic cases are those of children held back from eduation by parents imagining that their children would not need and should not receive any further education than they themselves had received. Appreciation of and respect for learning is all too small among all too many people, often whole ethnic groups, while others do place a great value on learning, even if it is only of the traditionalist kind. - JZ, 27.10.02. 9.1.09. - KNOWLEDGE, OMNISCIENCE

IGNORANCE: The real human problem is that the ignorant do not know they are ignorant.” - Christopher Hills, The Golden Egg, VIII. - Lack of this awareness holds back also many anarchists and libertarians and makes many of their writings insufficiently appealing. The half-blind cannot lead the blind well enough. - Much worse is the fact that those who are not ignorant are firstly not sufficiently in touch with each other and secondly not making sufficient use of affordable and powerful alternative media and thirdly not free to apply their knowledge in tolerant experiments among themselves. - JZ, 21.10.02. – KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

IGNORANCE: There are forces, … infinitely more powerful than reason and science.’ – ‘Which?’ – ‘Ignorance and folly.’ ” – Anatole France, in Thais, regarding “pillar saints”. Quoted in: Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p.133. - FOLLY, REASON, STUPIDITY, IGNORANCE, RED.

IGNORANCE: There are two things, which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.” - Lord Acton. - They could be smashed by an encyclopaedia of the best refutations, with whose help they could be easily and publicly refuted by almost anyone in possession of it. It could and should be portable e.g. on microfiche, floppy disk or CD, with a portable reading machine. - JZ, 30.6.00. - ERRORS, PREJUDICES, MYTHS

IGNORANCE: There is an alphabetical ignorance, which precedes learning; but there is also another kind of ignorance, which we might call doctoral, that is created by learning and replaces the alphabetical ignorance which has been destroyed.” - Michel de Montaigne, Essais. - LEARNING, SCHOLARSHIP, EDUCATION, INTELLECTUALS, ACADEMICS, EXPERTS, SPECIALISTS

IGNORANCE: There is no darkness but ignorance.” - Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, iv, c. 1601.

IGNORANCE: There is no slavery but ignorance.” - R. G. Ingersoll, Liberty of Man, and Child. – Even a wise slave is still a slave. But he has a chance to get out of it, even if his attempt to do so may result in him being murdered. – Even some of the Nazi’s extermination camp inmates managed to escape. - JZ, 10.1.09.

IGNORANCE: There is only one evil: ignorance.” ("Es gibt nur ein einziges Übel: die Unwissenheit.") – Socrates – Is the ignorance of the unborn and that of the born baby as well as that of an infant really an evil? – All too much willful ignorance in an adult is quite another matter. - JZ, 4.1.09. - EVILS

IGNORANCE: To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant." Amos Bronson Alcott, 1788-1888. - Sent by C.B.

IGNORANCE: To the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name knowledge.” - Ambrose Bierce. - KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: We are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand, and snarl at the good and beautiful because it lies beyond their sympathies.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Faust, (1806). - PREJUDICE

IGNORANCE: We are constitutionally ignorant about what other people want and do. That stark fact must humble anyone or any group who thinks that an entire economy can sensibly be centrally organized to serve the ends of a heterogeneous population.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p. 56. – Just think of the numerous disagreements that occur already even within the nuclear families and in friendship circles. – JZ, 6.10.07. - DIVERSITY OF HUMAN BEINGS, ECONOMY, CENTRALIZATION, PLANNING

IGNORANCE: We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.” – Livy – Often the fear is quite justified and based on ignorance of causes and solutions, e.g., regarding war, inflation, mass unemployment and poverty, but combined with culpable disinterest in exploring causes and solutions. - JZ, 30.11.02. - For some wrongful and dangerous ideas and things the fear is quite justified. Just think of the ideas resulting in nuclear mass murder devices and the flawed ideas, which made some people build and stockpile these devices in the first place. – We still cannot predict earthquakes sufficiently and avoid all accidents and defeat all diseases. -JZ, 4.1.09. - FEAR, RED., FEAR OF FREEDOM

IGNORANCE: When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” - Mark Twain – KNOWLEDGE, YOUTH, EXPERIENCE, JOKES

IGNORANCE: When ignorance gets started, it knows no bounds.” - Will Rogers. -RED

IGNORANCE: Who is aware how much he has to know in order to realize that he still knows to little?” – (Wer weiss schon, wieviel er wissen muss, um zu wissen, dass er noch zu wenig weiss?) - Lothar Schmidt. – RED., KNOWLEDGE

IGNORANCE: Who today hides his head in the sand will tomorrow have to gnash his teeth.” – (Wer heute den Kopf in den Sand steckt, knirscht morgen mit den Zaehnen.) - Graffito - Ignoring problems enlarges them. - JZ, n.d. - "Principiis obstat” - (“Resist the beginnings.") - APATHY, INDIFFERENCE, RESISTANCE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

IGNORING THE GOVERNMENT: If we all ignore the government, it’ll go away.” – Quoted by: Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘til the Revolution, Breakout Productions, Port Townsend, Washington, 1999, rev. ed., ISBN 1-89.3626-13-X, p. 17. - Under today’s conditions, if some try to follow this advice, then our territorial governments will use or grab even more powers against us. - The same error is involved as in conscientious objection and in tax strikes, namely the assumption that even all policemen and soldiers and all the taxpayers will automatically follow this advice. – However, even a small but well organized minority with a vested interest can, under today’s conditions, still enforce military and tax slavery. The majority of the victims ought to become armed, trained, organized and well motivated. Then only can they protect or regain and maintain their rights and liberties, mostly even without any fighting. – See: MILITIA. – Territorial governments will not go away if we merely look the other way and continue to ignore alternative, rightful and sound institutions, methods and principles and practices. - JZ, 26.9.070, 9.10.07. – How do you ignore e.g. the government’s tax laws, conscription, inflated paper money, police and military power? – Who has as yet produced a comprehensive libertarian revolution and liberation program? – JZ, 5.1.09.

IGNORING THE LAWS: The pioneer Americans knew that they were free. (*) They had learned it the hard way – from stern experience. So when the British government tried to regiment them and obstruct their efforts, they simply ignored it. When the King laid down silly restrictions and controls on trade, the colonists went right on trading. When the weaving of cloth was prohibited in order to protect weavers in England, the women of America kept right on working in their homes.” - Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress, revised edition, FEE, 1953, p.178. – (This title is now online!) - (*) Ought to be free or had the right to be free, by their own individual choice. – JZ, 13.9.08, 11.9.13.

IGNORING THE STATE: Ignoring laws and governments may not become a wide-spread practice due to theoretical studies of the rights and wrongs of it - but, rather, because of the practical impossibilities to know and apply the avalanches of laws that have been let loose upon us. Even merely reading them, once only, would take up already all too much of our lifetime. - JZ, 10.7.86. - Thus in practice, even politicians and bureaucrats themselves, not only their victims, do already habitually ignore many laws and regulations. Otherwise little positive would get done at all. Compare the work-to-rule "strikes" of workers, which demonstrate that only by ignoring many of the imposed rules can high productivity be maintained. - JZ, 25.10.02. - IGNORING LAWS & GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM

IGNORING THE STATE: Ignoring the State is what most North Americans already do now - by not voting or running for office. If they were given the vote to opt out of taxes and regulations and oppressive laws, they would, most likely, soon go the whole way. It could start with the secessions of a few dissidents and their cutting of a few chains and and of connections with a few territorial monopoly institutions. Then they would soon expand their secessionism towards most of them and more and more would join them or do their own things for and to themselves. To each his own ideal or utopia! No more involuntary victims to the dreams and powers of others. - JZ, 29.11.92, 23.10.02, 11.9.13. - LAWS, CONSTITUTIONS, JURISDICTIONS, THE WISHES OF MAJORITIES, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM

IGNORING THE STATE: Pay no attention to Caesar. Caesar doesn't have the slightest idea what's really going on.” - Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle, p.66. – He wrongfully collects all too much in taxes, nevertheless and puts innocent (illegal) immigrants into concentration camps! – JZ, 10.1.09. - LEADERSHIP, RULERS, GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, PANARCHISM, POLITICIANS

IGNORING THE STATE: The American method, from the beginning of things, has been to ignore the obnoxious law, not to repeal it. Our statute books are cluttered with enactments which prove the truth of this assertion. ... the appeals require action by legislatures, and legislatures are notoriously timid, particularly when they are beset by fanatics. There are many men in legislatures and elsewhere who will see a law ignored with a wholly clear conscience but wouldn't have the courage to vote for its repeal.” - H. L. Mencken, 1925. – There are numerous “folk crimes”, of which smuggling, speeding, tax evasion, informal voting, illegal immigration and littering are perhaps the best known examples. – JZ, 10.1.09. - IGNORING LAWS & REPEALING LAWS, FOLK-CRIMES

ILLEGAL: Illegal is purely a matter of geography.” - From film: Dear Brigitte. – Not purely! Even mass murderous regimes prosecute private murderers who compete with them. – However, the remark applies to most of the territorial legislation. - JZ, 10.1.09, 12.8.13.

ILLITERACY: The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those, who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. – Alvon Toffler – Then they are not illiterate but are unable or stupid or so prejudiced, e.g. by a religion or pop ideology, that they are unwilling to learn more then these basic skills. – JZ 12.9.13. - READING, LEARNING, UNLEARNING, ENLIGHTENMENT

IMAGES: The mental images in our heads determine our actions more, in many spheres, than the facts of reality. - JZ, 6.9.95. - VS. REALITY, IDEAS & DELUSIONS, ERRORS, MYTHS, PREJUDICES, ENGRAMS, RED., STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

IMAGINARY DEPOSITS: They exist only in the imagination of those who imagine that they do exist because they cannot imagine or understand the clearing and short term credit transactions of mere turnover credits or delayed payments that are involved. - JZ, 8.10.92, 16.3.97, 12.9.13. - See: SOCIAL CREDIT, MONEY CREATION, DEPOSIT CREATION, CREDIT CREATION

IMAGINATION: man has an irrepressible tendency to read meaning into the buzzing confusion of sights and sounds impinging on his senses; and where no agreed meaning can be found, he will provide it out of his own imagination.” - Arthur Koestler - IMAGINED MEANINGS, PRESUMED CAUSES & EXPLANATIONS:

IMAGINATION: be daring in your dreams, because your wildest dreams will fall far short of what will really occur.” - Harry Stine, The Future of Engineers, in ANALOG, April 86, p. 141. - DREAMS, IDEAS

IMAGINATION: for what two ever thought alike, on a subject of the imagination?” - Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers, p. XXV, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 7th printing, 1966. - Nevertheless, even in metaphysics, there is room for large churches and sects and numerous panarchies and polyarchies. – Only different territorial utopias do not fit, at the same time, into the same territory. – JZ, 28.9.07. - And the freedom, peace, prosperity, security, and progress options of panarchism and polyarchism do not, at present, fit into the majority of all too pre-programmed and conditioned minds. The proper tools for genuine and easy self-education have still to be produced or to made known. – JZ, 9.10.07. - DISAGREEMENTS, FUTURISM, REFORMERS, IDEALISTS, UTOPIANS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, NEW DRAFT

IMAGINATION: A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942. – I wish more thoughts would be spent on building still more churches, temples and cathedrals and building, instead, more useful housing. Alas, even that sector is under all too many counter-productive governmental restrictions. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMAGINATION: Always remember what separates man from animal - imagination. Make the most of it.” - John Laws, John Law's Book of Uncommon Sense, Pan, 1995, p.55. - To make the most of creativity and ideas we should establish a proper market for them, in form of an Ideas Archive and Talent Registry. They could assure that the supply of and the demand for them come always together, as soon as possible. - JZ, 18.4.00. - MAN & ANIMALS, IDEAS

IMAGINATION: Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.” - John Dewey - INNOVATION, PROGRESS, IDEAS

IMAGINATION: Experience is not the best teacher, it’s the most expensive one. Imagination is better.” – Terry Liberty Parker, in email of 15.12.03. – Or sufficient reading and understanding. – JZ, n.d. & 12.9.13. - VS. MERE EXPERIENCE

IMAGINATION: Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper.” - George William Curtis. – I would leave out the “how” or replace it with “so”. – JZ

IMAGINATION: Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” - Albert Einstein, On Science. – But of what use is mere imagination if it is not also based upon sound knowledge of what is possible and what is not and upon free experimentation? Mere prayers, hopes or fairy tales won’t get us out of our difficulties. We ought to stay in touch with the realities and build our future structures and lives upon them. – Do study history and the present reality – and then avoid their mistakes for the future – with enough imagination. - JZ, 10.1.09. – KNOWLEDGE, HISTORY, FUTURISM, REFORMS, PANARCHISM

IMAGINATION: Imagination is the first faculty wanting in those who do harm to their kind.” - Mrs. Margarete Oliphant – They may not lack in imagination but certainly in tolerance, morality or ethics and knowledge of individual rights and liberties, while being abundantly supplied with prejudices, errors, myths, hate, maliciousness and fanaticism. To the extent that they do hold whole collectives of mostly innocent people responsible for the actions of a few, their notion of guilt is purely the product of their over-active imagination. – JZ, 10.1.09.

IMAGINATION: Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – (Einbildungskraft ist die einzige Waffe im Krieg gegen die Wirklichkeit.) - de Gaultier. - Imagination and better ideas are the best weapons against imposed, wrongful and harmful conditions. We must realize that we do not have to put up with the present realities, which are merely the output of ignorance, prejudice and stupid or self-interested and wrongful territorial and statist interventionsm. Let us secede from these "realities" and set up really free, competitive and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, whose competition would soon diminish the power and spread of the present governmental territorial "realities". - JZ, 25.10.02. – SECESSIONISM, REALITY, PANARCHISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

IMAGINATION: In an open system we compete with our imagination, not with a lock and key”, Negroponte observed. “The result is not only a larger number of successful companies, but a wider variety of choice for the consumer and an ever more nimble commercial sector, one capable of rapid change and growth.” Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, p.225, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4 – Sometimes I wonder how many varieties e.g. of food and clothing are really needed, for those, to whom these things are not of great importance, but more leisure time to do the things they want to do is important. That requires short working time options for such people, enough for a simple self-support while their leisure time is used for whatever seems right and sensible for them to do. “Freedom is leisure!” was a remark by G. B. Shaw. – T. F. did not imagine fully free competition in the political and social sphere as desirable and rightful as well. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMAGINATION: It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, however suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.” - Gore Vidal, ENCOUNTER, Dec. 1967. – I rather regret that so many facts and actions, man- and woman hours, minds and imaginations are involved in rather useless plays, hobbies, crafts, entertainments, sports, tourism, fashions, record setting attempts, betting, gambling, legal and illegal drug use rather than concentrating on facts and realities, like the continuing nuclear war threat, unemployment, inflation, involuntary poverty, dictatorships and soundly using imagination to end them. I hold with some of the minds that I respect most, that it is a duty to work towards a free, just and therefore peaceful general society, made up of many diverse societies of this kind, all doing their own things only among volunteers and under personal law. – JZ, 12.9.13. – FACTS, REALITIES, POSSIBILITY, SIGNIFICANT ACTIONS & IDEAS VS. RELATIVELY TRIVIAL ONES

IMAGINATION: Let your "imagination run away with you" - as often as you can and record your findings. There is almost always time, later, to examine them, critically, along with others. - JZ, 7.5.92. - CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, BRAIN-STORMING

IMAGINATION: Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.” - Lin Yutang. - Alas, most men remain rather bored and let themselves be entertained by others than use their imagination, even when their lives, liberty, rights, health and property are at stake. - JZ, 30.11.02, 12.9.13. – IDEAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, GENIUS

IMAGINATION: Reality - what a poor substitute for imagination.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - Reality should not be ignored but present conditions do not form all possible and desirable realities. We are not inevitably and quite helplessly stuck in them. Thus we should think beyond present conditions towards future, rightful and better realities and seriously and persistently ponder the realistic ways, tools and conditions for getting there.  - JZ, 26.10.02, 12.9.13.

IMAGINATION: Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon. – With enough imagination we could establish a peaceful and just world fast, one without involuntary poverty, inflation, deflation or stagflation. But how many bother to apply their imagination sufficiently in such spheres? – JZ, 17.9.08. – Statism combined with territorialism do not encourage such thoughts in most people. - JZ, 4.1.09, 12.9.13. - REALITY, CHANGING THE WORLD, FREEING MAN, PEACE, PROSPERITY

IMAGINATION: The greatest asset any living creature can possess is a brain capable of imagination. That is its strong point, its power center.” - Eric Frank Russell, Legwork, p.49, in ASTOUNDING SF, Br. ed., 9/56. – However, what many people imagine to be real the difficulties and valid objections are often nothing but pure products of the imagination. At the same time some people may imagine that some real difficulties and valid objections do not really exist. – JZ, 10.1.09. - CREATIVITY, IDEAS, INVENTIONS, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, PERSONAL THINKING, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

IMAGINATION: The human race is governed by its imagination.” - Napoleon Bonaparte. - If we make use only of the imagination of public opinion, political leaders and opinion makers, government teachers, statists intellectuals, territorial voting campaigns, discussions in parliaments, or among bureaucrats and diplomats, instead of gathering all the best thoughts, ideas and talents of the world in special markets, encyclopedias and registries - that bring all this demand and supply together, we will be governed by imaginary goods & services, will feel threatened by real ones, misled and misruled, exploited and deceived, deprived of our rights and liberties to the advantage of a few powerful monopolists. - JZ, 30.4.00. – If people clearly enough imagined and understood the conditions of e.g. unemployment and full employment, inflation and sound competing currencies, what makes for war and what for peace, what impoverishes people and what makes them prosperous, we would soon live in a much better world. Alas, most people do no bother to do so but satisfy their imagination with all too superficial, false or flawed notions and remain stuck in them, insufficiently enlightened and believing that they already know and understand enough. – Alas, this applies even to many anarchists, libertarians and peace and justice lovers. - JZ, 12.9.13. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, AS PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE & GENUINE CULTURAL REVOLUTION, PUBLIC OPINION, ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEOLOGIES, EGALITARIANISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

IMAGINATION: The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for to them everything is possible.” - Alexander Chase, Perspectives, 1966. - CREDULITY, PREJUDICES, RED

IMAGINATION: To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.” - John Burroughs, The Heart of Bourrough's Journals. - VS. FACTS, RED

IMAGINATION: When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” - Albert Einstein. – As a result some of his thoughts or conclusions are, probably, mere fantasy. – Have all of his critics been as well published as he was? - JZ, 10.1.08. - Even A. E. did not have enough imagination to adopt non-territorial models of societies and to distinguish clearly all the different concepts of time. Thus he arrived at wrong conclusions. Alas, the manuscript of Ulrich von Beckerath’s criticism of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was burnt in an air raid (Only hints to its contents can be found in the letters of U. v. Bth.) and regarding personal law associations he was too prejudiced to make further correspondence possible. The “barbarism of the specialists” was also demonstrated by him in his advocacy of nuclear “weapons”. – JZ, 23.1.08. - FANTASY, INTUITION, THOUGHT, KNOWLEDGE & CREATIVITY, INTELLIGENCE & THE ABILITY TO LEARN

IMAGINATION: Your greatness lies in imagination.” – Michael Crighton, Sphere, page 335. - GREATNESS

IMF: With all that IMF money, the Thailand’s and Mexico’s are spared the consequences of their fiscal incompetence, and Wall Street’s heavy hitters are spared the consequences of their stupid investments. The global economy is a rigged game, rigged so Third World politicians, rich investors and global corporations win – and U.S. taxpayers lose.” – Patrick J. Buchanan - FOREIGN AID PROGRAMS, ECONOMIC CRISES, CAUSED BY GOVERNMENTS & MADE WORSE BY THEIR “FIGHTS” AGAINST THEM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, BAILOUTS, FOREIGN AID, TAX-SLAVERY

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: There is nothing wrong with immaculate conception. At least no divine rape is involved, no violence, no drunkenness, no mere sex act and not even a marriage vow. But to make it one of the foundations of one of the major religions seems quite absurd to me. – JZ, 18.6.04, 21.10.07. – I do not even find the very idea that a God exists, a heaven and a hell, and a savior of all mankind, supposedly saving it by letting himself be crucified, to be immaculate concepts and could not imagine them to be divinely inspired. – JZ, 4.1.09. – GOD, HEAVEN, HELL, RELIGIONS, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM, TOLERANCE

IMMIGRANTS: We do not need a defence against peaceful “invaders” but need it against our politicians and bureaucrats, who wrongfully, but quite legally, restrict our individual rights and liberties, especially our monetary and financial ones. Thus they do keep us relatively poor, ignorant and prejudiced and with our jobs always threatened by unemployment. Or our incomes from other sales always menaced by competitors, with whom we are forced to struggle for the insufficiently and unevenly supplied official exchange medium. Moreover, their forced and monopolized currency is unsound and depreciating and thus threatens all our credit relationships. Through their monetary and financial despotism our potential customers are either unemployed or insufficiently supplied with sound purchasing power. And such mis-managers and chaos producers expect us to vote for them, again and again, under one or the other party name or as independents - with the same kind or prejudices and ignorance in their heads. – JZ, 1.8.03, 23.10.07. – ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, IMMIGRATION, FREE MIGRATION, VOTING, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

IMMIGRANTS: Immigrants used to come to America seeking freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from government. Now they come looking for free health care, free education, and a free lunch.” – Harry Browne. - However, even statist immigrants do have the right to self-government among themselves - but not the right to determine the fate of others (who might love rights and liberties more than these immigrants - and most natives – do), by means of the "free" and equal votes – over the affairs of others. - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 4.1.09. – In reality, most of the immigrants are prepared to work harder and longer than the natives. And this, under government-created mass unemployment, is what mainly makes immigrants unwelcome or even hated as competitors for the remaining jobs. – JZ, 12.9.13. - HAVE MORE & MORE PEOPLE BECOME STATISTS RATHER THAN PIONEERS, FREEDOM & JUSTICE LOVERS & SELF-MADE MEN?

IMMIGRANTS: The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” - General George Washington, letter to the members of the Volunteer Association and other Inhabitants of the Kingdom of Ireland who have lately arrived in the City of New York, December 2, 1783. - The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 27, p. 254 (1938).

IMMIGRATION: 20 Chinese are arrested by Japanese for trying to escape from China.” - News on Capital TV, 19.2.97. Since when is it a crime to try to escape from a dictatorship? Such actions turn the police, navies, armies and air forces of  "democracies" into branches of the remaining dictatorships. With such friends and allies, who needs enemies? - JZ, 19.2.97, 21.10.02. - But we should not expect "open arms" policies towards refugees and deserters from dictatorships, from our “democratic” and “representative” governments, since they do not even know how to achieve full and free employment for all of their present subjects and thus fear the influx of more people. Moreover, the present territorial governments are not prepared to get out of the way and let people try to solve their own problems in their own ways, without government aid, regulations, prohibitions, monopolies and burdens, which are the main cause of the remaining economic and social problems. - JZ, 21.10.02, 12.9.13. – BARRIERS, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, REFUGEES, DESERTERS, ASYLM SEEKERS, ECONOMIC IMMIGRANTS, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, UNEMPLOYMENT

IMMIGRATION: Immigration barriers do possibly lead to the killing of even more people than do emigration barriers. - JZ, 30.10.93, 21.10.02. - That guilt aspect of "the" Holocaust and of many other mass murders, has so far been insufficiently examined. Likewise, the all too general subscription to the wrongfulness of territorial rule and “integrity” and to the wrongful “principle” of "collective responsibility".  - Presently, these "chickens came home to roost" in form of acts of terrorism. - However, compared with the scale of government-conducted wars and civil wars, terrorism by private terror gangs, and individual psychopaths with guns, private murderous and mass murderous terrorist acts lead only to a relatively small numbers of victims. Governments and abortionists as well as car drivers are much more "productive" mass murderers. Official and unofficial mass murders and the collective responsibility mentality would be greatly reduced through individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities and much more knowledge of and appreciation of individual rights and liberties and their suitable protection by an ideal militia of volunteers. I would even expect the number of privately committed crimes and of abortions to become greatly reduced thereby. Private road-building, road maintenance and policing of roads would also tend to remove the worst of the drivers and reduce accidents. – Is the crime rate among illegal immigrants really higher or rather lower than that among the “natives”? If so, efficient competing police services could cope with it. - JZ, 21.10.02, 12.9.13. – CRIME RATE, PRIVATE ROADS, ABORTIONS, TERRORISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES,

IMMIGRATION: Immigration barriers make war not love. - JZ, 9.12.74. - Thus they are especially absurd between States with supposedly predominantly Christian populations. And even these are under their religious commandment to love their neighbours and even their enemies. - At least they should be just and tolerant enough towards them to let them come, work and settle as peaceful immigrants. - However, as long as they believe that there can be only a limited number of jobs they will come to fear for their own, especially in times of high unemployment, whose real causes they do not bother to examine. So they turn illegal immigrants into their scapegoats. - JZ, 26.10.02. - WAR, PEACE, LOVE, UNEMPLOYMENT & FEAR OF IT, COMBINED WITH IGNORANCE OF & DISINTEREST IN THE CAUSES & CURES FOR IT.

IMMIGRATION: Just because governments do not know how to end unemployment, depressions, stagflations and inflation, they think that they ought to set up immigration barriers and concentration camps for illegal immigrants and deport them when they think that they are "only" refugees from still worse economic policies of other governments rather than economically suppressed and politically persecuted refugees seeking asylum and better chances for their lives, just like everybody else. Even when persecuted victims, refugees and asylum seekers, they are expected to wait their term - and are expected to wait, incarcerated in internment camps, with their children, in idleness, often in remote areas and this as the expense of taxpayers. Such “policies” are really an intellectual bankruptcy declaration of territorial governments. Instead, they ought to allow these immigrants to opt out of all the laws and institutions that cause unemployment and other economic difficulties, so that they could help themselves via their own monetary and financial arrangements and organizations. They should be granted full exterritorial autonomy for this purpose and then at least some of their experiments would be successful and set shiny and attractive examples to the natives and previous immigrants. The problems, which governments with their ignorance, prejudices and coercive and wrongful measures cannot solve, could be easily solved by free men - but not by wrongfully imprisoned ones and other "measures" like the usual governmental ones. - JZ, 19.8.02, 14.9.02. - UNEMPLOYMENT & INFLATION, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEER COMMUNITIES

IMMIGRATION: We should either abolish immigration restrictions - or deport ourselves. - JZ, 24.11.92. – Starting with our party leaders and prime ministers or presidents. – Apparently, they do not know enough about development and what a free country and free people means. – In their position that kind of ignorance is a crime! - JZ, 10.1.09. – RULERS, LEADERSHIP, DEPORTATIONS

IMMIGRATION: I have only this to say in their favor: They do not kill or deport all the illegal immigrants that they capture and they do not capture all of them. - JZ, 31.1.02. - IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENTS

IMMIGRATION: Immigration laws get between willing employers, willing employees, willing landlords, willing tenants, willing sellers and willing buyers. – JZ, 15.5.05. - IMMIGRATION LAWS

IMMIGRATION: all legislation dealing with labor-employer relations - are concessions to the communist concept of wages. - Our immigration restriction laws pay homage to this idea, for these laws, translated into economics, simply say that there are just so many jobs that capitalists have at their disposal, that any increase in the working population will lower the wage level by simple division; the idea that the immigrant makes his own wage is rejected off-hand. Birth control is likewise advocated as a means of raising wage level, and Malthusianism borrows all its economics from communism. …” - Frank Chodorov, Let's Teach Communism, in: One Is A Crowd, 79. – IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, MALTHUSIANISM, COMMUNISM, LABOR LAWS, LIMITED NUMBER OF JOBS? WAGES, EARNINGS, UNEMPLOYMENT, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM INSTEAD OF MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, FULLY FREE TRADE, EXCHANGE & ENTERPRISE, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & CONTRACT

IMMIGRATION: A country that knows how to mobilise the resources not only of its millions of unemployed but also of millions of immigrant refugees, displaced persons and economic migrants, could soon become the most influential country in the world. Obviously, our politicians and bureaucrats do not know how to achieve this. So they should do the next best thing and get out of the way of all those who believe that they have the answers and who are willing to try them out at their own risk and expense. Under such experimental freedom, in the political, economic and social sphere either new answers would be developed or old and truthful answers would be proven and publicised.  - JZ, 15. & 16. 9. 01.

IMMIGRATION: A freed immigrant would be an asset to us. An incarcerated or deported one is a definite loss to us. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: A nation of immigrants restricting immigration - is an absurdity and it commits a great wrong. - JZ, 31.7.93, 23.10.02. - A nation of immigrants setting up immigration barriers. How wrongful, irrational and absurd! - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: A planet is a habitat for all its people, wherever and as long as they can support themselves. Frontiers are a wrongful and irrational imposition by power junkies and their all too ready serfs. - JZ, 15.9.01. – FRONTIERS, BORDERS

IMMIGRATION: Abolition of immigration barriers would obviously make trading with foreigners easier and cheaper for us, for then many of them might come to live almost next door. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – FREE TRADE, TRANSPORTATION COSTS

IMMIGRATION: All borders should be dissolved by individual secessionism and by voluntary associations with full exterritorial autonomy, as they were for religious borders wherever religious liberty was introduced. - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01. – SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

IMMIGRATION: All the State frontiers on Earth are artificial, coercively established and maintained by power maniacs and in their interests, not ours. We have no reasons to respect them or to be grateful for them or to go on maintaining them. On the contrary. We would all be better off by ignoring all frontiers and all power mongers and by breaking and resisting them if we must. - JZ, 15.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Allow all those who want to fraternise with immigrants to help them establish themselves. Bureaucrats and politicians are less rightful and useful than are immigrants. So, if anyone is to be deported at all, then let us start with the former.  - JZ, 13. & 14. 9.01. – Deport politicians, legislators and bureaucrats rather than immigrants. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Allow the ready for sale goods and services to be competitively monetised by their owners and providers or their free banking associations. Then, between them, they could exert enough monetary demand for much more productive labour while assuring the sale of their goods and services, serving as natural "redemption funds" for their competing private currencies. Actually, under full monetary freedom, including fully developed clearing, the ready-for-sale labour could and should also be turned into money tokens and clearing certificates that would represent an advance payment of wages and salaries, provide a demand for their labour and would be deducted once they are employed and their wages and salaries are due, or, rather, these IOUs are returned to them in their pay packet. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01. – MONETARY FREEDOM, FULL EMPLOYMENT

IMMIGRATION: Almost all of us are immigrants or related to immigrants, whether the immigration took place thousands of years ago or yesterday. - JZ, n.d.

IMMIGRATION: Are freedom of movement and free migration (free emigration and free immigration) only right and beneficial when you get a government permit for them? - JZ, 3.12.00, 2.2.02. – That would mean the re-introduction of feudalism or serfdom on a country-wide scale. – JZ, 12.9.13. – FEUDALISM, SERFDOM, FRONTIERS, BORDERS, WORK PERMITS, FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, FREE MIGRATION

IMMIGRATION: As many migrants as want to come and as are individually welcomed, or by independent voluntary communities, and contracted with. But we should realize that they usually come from countries so badly misgoverned that these people often risk their lives and their limited possessions, to pay "people smugglers" to get them here, in spite of all the artificial barriers set up against them, and that they would arrive here, i.e., in still another country that is also so badly governed and with so little freedom that commonly most and more people are considered to be burdens rather than assets to the economy. Since one cannot suddenly change the views of masses, either of the new or of the old immigrants or that of the natives, the solution would lie in allowing all of them to form exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities within which, at their own expense and risk, they could freely practise all the self-help measures they can think of or that others may successfully suggest to them. In this way real solutions would either be rapidly developed or proven. - JZ, 15.9.01. - They would have the right to be exclusive and discriminating as they like - within their own volunteer communities. Only compulsory discrimination and compulsory integration in whole territories are wrong. - JZ, 3.12.02.

IMMIGRATION: At most migrants, by coming here, diminish somewhat our exports, namely to the extent that they imported them before and are now no longer being foreign buyers but internal buyers for us. But they would increase our internal trade, as a rule, by at least as much and are also likely to help increase our production for exports as well. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Australia is extremely under-populated, over-all. Thus we should welcome honest and hard-working immigrants with open arms. At least all Australians willing to do so should be allowed to do so. - JZ, 13. & 14. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Australian politicians and bureaucrats have already reduced our standard of living from No.1, about 100 years ago, to about No.20. Maybe in another 100 years or even less they will have reduced it so much that no one will any longer want to migrate to Australia and most Australians will want to flee from it. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Bastiat said, in defence of Free Trade: "When goods do not cross frontiers, armies will." That remark can be extended with regard to the densely populated and obviously under-populated areas of this world: When people are not free to cross frontiers, to become peaceful settlers, then conscript armies of them will, sooner or later, as did almost happen to Australia during WW II, which was largely caused by protectionism, immigration barriers and monetary despotism - and their consequences. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01. – The Nazis tried to “justify” their aggressions under the pretence that Germans were a people without enough territory for it: “Volk ohne Raum.” All the economists in the world have not yet effectively refuted all the errors, myths and prejudices that are related to that notion, but, all too often, share some of them. – 10.1.09. – OVERPOPULATION, WARS, AGRESSION, INVASIONS, TERRITORIALISM, “NATIONAL ECONOMY”

IMMIGRATION: Beware of politicians and bureaucrats rather than of immigrants. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Borders are acts of aggression against individual rights and liberties and as such quite indefensible. They are acts of aggression against the majority of mankind and they can lead to invasions and military occupations and dictatorships. - JZ, 15.9.01, 3.12.02. - All national, ethnical, racial or religious territorial land monopoly claims are wrong, an assault on the individual rights and liberties of most of the people on Earth. - JZ, 3.12.02. – BORDERS, FRONTIERS, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM, STATES, GOVERNMENTS

IMMIGRATION: Borders are among the many wrongs and evils that make for wars, civil wars, revolutions, oppression, exploitation and terrorism. Maintaining them is part and parcel of all major crimes on the national and international scale. - JZ, 15.9.01. – BORDERS, FRONTIERS

IMMIGRATION: Borders have two sides, like any leash has two ends. They coercively restrict not only the outsiders but also the insiders. They create nation-wide prisons, mostly for innocents. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Borders make only sense around houses, business enterprises and gardens. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Break down all barriers to peaceful immigration but set up great barriers for the entry of still more politicians and bureaucrats and private criminals and deport or imprison the existing ones, granting all those, formerly classed as "public servants" (rather than providers of public disservices, non-services or monopoly services), free exit visas and even golden hand-shakes. - JZ, 13. & 14. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Bureaucratically "managed" immigration is economically no better than are price-, wage- and rent controls. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: By all means, deny immigrants citizenship or membership or subject status in YOUR OWN VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY. But you have no right to deny them their own voluntary community anywhere on earth, under full exterritorial autonomy, while you claim this right for yourself. No one can rightly claim any exclusive territory for his own favourite political, economic or social system. - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01. – FREE MIGRATION, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

IMMIGRATION: By rights no country belongs exclusively to its present inhabitants. Earlier immigrants have no greater claims to rights and liberties than have later ones. All have only the right to their own individual liberties and to the private or cooperative properties that they rightfully acquired. No one has the right to deny rights to other peaceful i.e. non-criminal others. Those who do are criminals, whether they do so privately and illegally or officially and legally. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Can Canberra export it its immigration restrictions or repeal them, rather than deport any refugees! - Usually, the politicians want more tax-payers and voters than less. - JZ, 13.9.01, 2.5.13. – It seems that they cannot even see and realize their own interests, far less our interests, rights and liberties. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Can you trade more profitably with politicians and bureaucrats than with immigrants? - JZ, 13.9.01. – Q., FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE

IMMIGRATION: Deport all opponents to free migration as enemies of liberty and prosperity. - JZ, 19.10.02. – Alas, who would want them? If all indemnification claims against such politicians, resulting from class actions, were juridically decided, they would have to work hard for the rest of their lives to pay off at least part of this huge debt. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Deport all those who oppose free migration - as intolerable enemies of liberty! - JZ, 19.3.95. – Since no other peoples would want them, we should at least confine all their activities to their remaining voluntary followers or simply secede from them and live under our self-chosen personal law and institutions, under full exterritorial autonomy. That, too, would confine them to their remaining voluntary victims. – JZ, 12.9.13. - IMMIGRATION, DEPORTATION, ENEMIES OF LIBERTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM & STATISM

IMMIGRATION: Deport governments rather than peaceful migrants, settlers and workers. And if you fear them and their ideas and customs or traditions as voters, who might outvote you, then confine them to their own and only exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities, with no membership and voting rights in your own. - JZ, 19.11.93, 21.10.02. - DEPORTATIONS

IMMIGRATION: Deport ministers of immigration and Prime Ministers rather than any illegal immigrants. - JZ, 14.1.02. – Maybe they can make a living by writing and selling their memoirs or as exhibits in an internationally travelling zoo, or as board members with famous names. Or they might find enough fools or prejudiced people as voluntary victims, whom they could still rule, as long as they satisfy them. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Deport politicians and bureaucrats rather than refugees. Refugees, given freedom, would certainly be more productive than are politicians and bureaucrats with the greatest powers and bags of extorted "revenues". Refugees tend not to be counterproductive at all. – Under full monetary and financial freedom there would even be some productive jobs for former bureaucrats and politicians. - JZ, 5. & 15.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Deport rulers, politicians and bureaucrats rather than immigrants - or set them free to engage in productive work. - JZ, 14.9.01. - Deport ruling and aspiring "fat cats" rather than any refugees. - JZ, 15.9.01. - Deport the Prime Minister, the immigration minister and his whole department. - JZ, 24.11.94, 10.1.09. – Actually, I do not believe in deportations but in holding people responsible for their actions. Even for former politicians and bureaucrats some productive jobs would be available in a really free economy. As territorial politicians and bureaucrats they do more wrong and harm than all immigrants and natives between them. – JZ, 12.9.13. - DEPORTATIONS

IMMIGRATION: Do Australian farmers, graziers, orchardists and market gardeners complain that there are too many mouths to be filled by them? Do all Australian goods and service suppliers have enough customers? - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Do immigrants tax you or do politicians and bureaucrats? - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Do plants and animals have immigration restrictions that go beyond their private spheres? - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Do politicians and bureaucrats work better for you than would immigrants? Are they better customers and suppliers? - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Do you believe that our bureaucrats and politicians love your freedom more than do refugees from the bureaucrats and politicians in other countries? I count economic migrants to be refugees as well - from other territorial and statist rulers. If we rid ourselves of the rule by territorial politicians and bureaucrats and their systems, i.e., introduced e.g. all economic liberties, initially only for all those, who do already appreciate them, then migrants would soon be welcomed even by those who now see only unwelcome competitors in them. - JZ, 13. & 15. 9.01, 12.9.13. - Let the first who do appreciate economic liberties practise them freely among themselves. From such successful experiments economic liberties would rapidly spread by voluntary adoption or growth of the economically free volunteer communities. - JZ, 3.12.02.

IMMIGRATION: Does a free market have to be confined to natives and official immigrants? Should free exchange and property rights be confined to them? - JZ, 13.9.01. - The very idea is absurd. - JZ, 3.12.02.

IMMIGRATION: Does even one of the government-run and government-financed universities run a course teaching all about free migration, free trade, monetary freedom and competing governments, or competing societies, i.e. such as permit individual secessions and represent only exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities? - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01. – EDUCATION, UNIVERSITIES, FREEDOM, SOCIAL SCIENCES, POLITICAL “SCIENCE” CONFINED TO TERRITORIALISM

IMMIGRATION: Does society require interference by politicians and bureaucrats to achieve spontaneous order? - JZ, 14.9.01. – Q., LAW & ORDER

IMMIGRATION: Earth is just a tiny speck of matter in the universe and we are the still much tinier microbes living on it. We have still not even learned yet that most animals, plants, insects and microbes, although not intelligent, manage to get by without artificial borders. Only we do still stick to this ancient, costly, wrongful, uneconomic and traditional ritual, one that holds us back and endangers us in many ways. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01. – BORDERS, FRONTIERS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

IMMIGRATION: Even the ancestors of most of the present natives were immigrants in the distant past. When and where immigrants arrived should not matter at all. What matters is that they should have the freedom to become self-supporting and to rule themselves, rather than others. All associations with them should be voluntary and contractual. We have no right to legislatively determine their fate nor do they have the right to vote upon our fate. As traders, contractors, proprietors, co-workers and co-professionals all should be welcomed - at least by all who do like them enough to want to deal with them. All people should be free to voluntarily integrate or voluntarily segretate themselves as much as they like, but without setting up territorial borders. Barriers, fences and exclusion rules for private or cooperative or partnership property are quite another matter. - JZ, 23.10.02.

IMMIGRATION: Expel your prejudices rather than deport any immigrant. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Exports are supposedly good for us. Well, when we trade with the same people, once they moved over here, as immigrants, we would save obviously in transport costs, whenever we buy from them and they from us. So where is the harm and wrong they are supposed to do to us? Neither the number of jobs nor of sales are inherently limited, although, admittedly, many laws and regulations reduce or prevent free exchanges of labour, goods and services.  - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. - Repeal or ignore these laws rather than put illegal immigrants into concentration camps and finally deport many of them. - JZ, 3.12.02. – The capital so wasted should rather be used productively. Politicians and bureaucrats won’t do this, so it should not be extorted from tax slaves in the first place. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: For all but criminals with victims free migration (free immigration and free emigration) is a right, not a government-granted privilege. - JZ, 4.9.02. – FREE MIGRATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES NOT DECLARED BY ANY GOVERNMENTS

IMMIGRATION: Free immigration. Rather incarcerate and restrict politicians and bureaucrats than immigrants. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – Our rulers and great mis-leaders have not even included the right to free migration and to free trade in their bills of rights, far less monetary and financial freedom, including free choice of value standards and full freedom to clear one’s debts. – JZ, 10.1.09.

IMMIGRATION: Free migration does not mean a "right" of any people who are parasites to be supported anywhere that it pleases them to go, at the expense of e.g. involuntary taxpayers. But it does mean the right of free and honest people to support themselves anywhere on earth except on the private or cooperative property of others who have made no contracts with them. - JZ, 14. & 15. 9. 01. – FREE MIGRATION

IMMIGRATION: Free migration does not mean an official licence to live at other people's expense, like politicians and bureaucrats usually do, without getting the consent of all of their individual victims to be so used and abused. - JZ, 14. & 15.9.01, 2.12.02.

IMMIGRATION: Free migration for all - except those convicted of or charged with violent crimes. - JZ, 13.12.87.

IMMIGRATION: Free migration is one path towards full liberty for all. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Free migration means freedom for immigrants to deal with us as individuals and freedom for us to deal with them as individuals. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Free migration to a country indicates a free people. Immigration barriers indicate people who have let themselves become incarcerated with bureaucrats and politicians as their warders. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Free migration would still be rightful but less necessary - if all people were freed to make a decent living anywhere by their own efforts (quite independent from any territorial rulers), to the extent that this is physically and economically possible, anywhere. To achieve this we should promote individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities anywhere. Then, and, naturally, under full freedom of expression and information and full realization of their alternative media options, we would see rapid progress towards prosperity almost everywhere. Under these conditions not foreign aid but foreign investments would also be plentiful and not monopolistic and exploitative. - The least resources seem to exist in empty space, at first glance. However, there space is practically unlimited and so is energy and, once out of the gravity well, access to all forms of material resources becomes also almost unlimited, provided the transport problem is solved. - Compared with conditions in "empty" space, almost any place on Earth has great and largely unused resources. Only freedom, imagination and ingenuity are needed to turn them into riches. -  JZ, 31.7.93, 22.10.02. - PANARCHISM, INVESTMENTS, SELF-HELP, PROGRESS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SPACE, ENERGY, SPACE TRAVEL, RESOURCES

IMMIGRATION: Freed human beings from anywhere would be the greatest investment and development opportunity for Australia. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Freedom for friendship, business partnerships, employing and being employed, cooperation, mutual aid, self-help, credit, insurance and charity, for and with all immigrants, especially full monetary and financial freedom for them and us, and the replacement of all coercive and territorial communities by volunteer communities that are only exterritorially autonomous. Then all could be as free or as restricted as they want to be and the supposed "problem" of legal or illegal immigrants would have disappeared. It would no more exist than would exist a "problem" in their and our choice of religion, art, amusements, literature, travel, clothing, foods, drinks, sports, interior decoration, plants for one's gardens, etc. - JZ, 13. & 15. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Freedom for individuals, in order to be realized, ultimately, everywhere, requires not only freedom of religion, expression and information, assembly and association, freedom in production and exchange, but also freedom to emigrate and immigrate, freedom to revolt against oppression, freedom in foreign trade and for foreign investments and an unlimited right to asylum for innocents. It does not require hand-outs at the expense of tax payers but freedom to negotiate e.g. residence and jobs anywhere under mutually agreeable conditions. Also freedom to join or set up communities of one's own choice and to secede from them if they do no longer satisfy. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Freedom of movement, locally, nationally and internationally, for all people except violent criminals with victims. However, I would exclude freedom of movement for many territorial politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. - They are criminals and victimisers (towards all dissenters) rather than innocents and victims. - JZ, 3.12.02. Only as leaders of voluntary victims could they do some good, at least by teaching them what ought not to be done among them. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Freedom should have not legally set limits, neither for immigrants nor for natives. A politicised, bureaucratised, collectivised, territorialized, centralised and nationalised freedom is no longer FREEDOM, but, rather, licence for the few at the expense of the many. - JZ, 13. & 15. 9.01. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, POWER, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, SUBJECTS

IMMIGRATION: Freedom to make a decent living anywhere. - JZ, 31.7.93. - On the man smuggling Mexicans into the US, characterised by the remark: "He sells freedom", in the cover note for the film: On The Line.

IMMIGRATION: Freedom to run, not only for sportsmen of the world but also for refugees. - JZ, 15.9.01. - Let migrants practise their skills anywhere in the world, like sportsmen do. They would not only entertain us but, by free exchange with them, and greater division of labour, make us more prosperous. - JZ, 3.12.02, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: From the perspective of space political borders are invisible. They have carved their bloody markers only in our minds and in our most wrongful and stupid actions. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Frontiers are manifestations of racial, religious, ethnic, political and economic hatreds based on ignorance and prejudices. They reduce all of us to the status of domesticated, exploited and fenced-in domesticated and exploited animals, i.e., turn us into the property and victims of our politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 3.12.02. – FEUDALISM, SERDOM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TAX SLAVERY, SUBJECTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, ENCORCED COLLECTIVISM

IMMIGRATION: Full freedom for all immigrants as well as for all natives - at least to the degree that individuals of either group desire it for themselves. Then, who would continue to feel threatened by immigrants or other parties - seeing that he could have the government or non-governmental society of his dreams for himself and all like-minded people? - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Governments can't cope with unemployment, population growth and migration, either. So why continue to expect them to solve such "problems" rather than making them worse? They have turned them into problems in the first place.  - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01. They keep productive people, the illegal immigrants, idle and imprisoned, at great expense to the taxpayers, rather than liberate them and allow them to work productively and freely under greater division of labour and free exchange, making all more prosperous. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Historically we are all immigrants. How can older immigrants - or their offspring - dare to keep out new immigrants? - JZ, 8.4.75, 26.10.02.

IMMIGRATION: Hong Kong will deport all the boat people under an agreement achieved by both sides last months.” - ABC Radio news, 27.3.95. - As if these people were cattle or other property, not representing any side of the problem! - JZ, 27.3.95. - Governments and their laws, treaties and agreements, are the main problem and not the solution to any "problem". Without government interventionism free migration would not be a problem for immigrants or the "natives" or earlier immigrants. - JZ, 19.10.02.

IMMIGRATION: How do you like our communist institution, the Reserve Bank of Australia? Has it created enough inflation, unemployment and stagflation for you and wrongful misery for refugees, and for native and other unemployed nationals, whom the Reserve Bank is unable to integrate in the process of production and exchange? - JZ, 13 & 15.9.01. - CENTRAL BANKING, COMMUNISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM INSTEAD OF MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

IMMIGRATION: How do you think man survived for millions of years without the “services” of immigration officials? - JZ, 26.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: How many Germans, Japanese and Italians are among the illegal immigrants now? Probably almost none. Probably, by now they have passed our standard of living in their countries. In the past we have let in hundreds of thousands of them, although we had been bitterly fighting their governments during WW II. Now they have become close to favoured immigrants, should they apply for immigration. Most of those, whom we do now coercively exclude come from despotically ruled countries with whose governments we were not at war. Yet we exclude refugees from these governments more than we exclude people from countries with which we were at war.  And if we were now at war with these countries then we should all the more be prepared to accept refugees and deserters from these countries, either as neutrals or as our allies. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: How many of the numerous economists are good enough economists to protest against any immigration restrictions? Not many, because most were trained in government-run universities. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: How much of the fear of immigration is still instinctual and inherited fear of the primitive cave dwellers of competitors for their scarce natural caves and for their all too limited hunting and food gathering options, and this in spite of the relatively easy and cheap production that is possible of "artificial caves" and within them and of the present abundance of attractive food stuffs, now produced in most countries, which leads sales difficulties for them, over-eating and consequent obesity in all too many cases? - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: I came by boat, too, and so did most of you - or your ancestors. - JZ, 11.11.01. – From the point of view of Australian Aborigines we are all “illegal immigrants”. – JZ, 10.1.09. - BOAT PEOPLE, REFUGEES, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

IMMIGRATION: I find it easier to trade with a foreigner who has moved in next door than it would be if he still lived at the other side of the world. But in both cases no more than peaceful and mutually profitable trade is involved. Why should we only be eager to trade with foreigners while they live far away and not when they come to live close to us? - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: I have yet to find one valid argument for restricting migration. Popular errors, myths and prejudices are poor substitutes for such arguments. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01. – There is only some justification for some temporary quarantine health measures. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: I would rather have all immigration officials imprisoned or deported than any "illegal" immigrant. - JZ, 31.10.93. - Deport or imprison the immigration minister rather than any immigrant! – JZ, 6.7.01. At least abolish his wrongful “job”. – JZ, 12.9.13. - DEPORTATIONS

IMMIGRATION: I would rather have another 25 million free and productive immigrants in Australia than a single counter-productive, exploitative, despotic and expensive bureaucrat or politician, far less millions of them. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: I would rather have immigrants as fellow citizens who fled from despotic governments than Australians who all too complacently put up with the despotic acts of Australian governments. - JZ, 15. & 16. 9. 01.

IMMIGRATION: I would rather put all our mis-leading politicians and bureaucrats on leaking boats to Asia than refuse asylum to any boatpeople and the freedom they want for themselves in Australia. - JZ, 8.4.95, 20.10.02, 10.1.09. - BOAT PEOPLE, DEPORTATIONS

IMMIGRATION: I'd rather have millions of productive immigrants than millions of counter-productive bureaucrats. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: If anyone is denied the right to migrate freely then this is also an attack on MY right to migrate freely wherever I might want to go, work and live. - JZ, 14. & 15. 9. 01.

IMMIGRATION: If governments could solve problems rather than merely create them, then there would be no refugees and no illegal immigrants. To entrust the solution to this problem, created by governments, to any government, which cannot even cope with its existing unemployment problem, is absurd. All governments are failures in this respect and thus should allow any kind of self-responsible self-help experiments, even if they infringed dozens of territorial laws and regulations, as they inevitably would have to, to do the economically right things for themselves and their trading partners. For their remaining volunteers governments could retain all these restrictions. But they should no longer territorially impose them upon dissidents. Under full freedom for self-help measures - unemployment would rapidly disappear and more immigrants would be welcomed rather than hated, kept out or incarcerated as innocent people, whose only "crime" was that their migration was not authorised by our politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 3.12.02.

IMMIGRATION: If it were right to exclude present migrants, whether they are refugees, illegal immigrants or economic migrants, then it would have been also right to exclude you or your ancestors from migrating to and settling in this country.  - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: If you consider and treat immigrants as parasites then you do have a problem. If you consider and treat them as free producers and exchangers then you have got another natural solution to a man-made and law-made "problem". - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: If you favour immigration barriers then you are an enemy of individual liberties rather than a friend or ally. - JZ, 13. & 15. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: If you support immigration restrictions against others then you must also support them against yourself, i.e., must be willing to see that most of this planet remains closed to you, for all but trade and tourism, by the same kind of immigration restrictions imposed by other territorial regimes. Are you really in favour of such restrictions upon your rights and liberties? - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Illegal and legal immigrants are not enemies but allies and trading partners. They help increase our living standard through greater division of labour - if only we unfetter them and us. - JZ, 15.9.01. – I.e., we should establish fully free exchange conditions for them as well as us, in our mutual interest, starting with such options for like-minded volunteers, doing their own things in their own personal law communities, exterritorially fully autonomous, practising full freedom of contract, association, experimentation and secessionism, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, thus achieving rapid progress and setting attractive examples to the rest. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Illegal Immigrant, n. As commonly conceived, a lazy person who comes to the United States to live off welfare and is so desperate to find a job that he will perform odious physical labor for $ 2.50 an hour.” - Chaz Bufe, THE AMERICAN HERETIC'S DICTIONARY, 32. - ILLEGALS, FREE MIGRATION

IMMIGRATION: Illegal immigrants are our natural and courageous allies, while the legal politicians and bureaucrats, who try to keep them out, are our natural enemies. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Illegal immigrants as well do have the right to live in the country of their choice. The natives are merely born into it. They have no right to legally restrict the basic individual rights and liberties of other people. - JZ, 8.9.93.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants are among our greatest assets. Politicians and bureaucrats are our greatest burdens. Welcome the former and rather deport, incarcerate or otherwise restrict the latter. Allow them only to become self-supporting. No more tax subsidies to any of them, or to any native, of whatever colour, or degree of "whiteness" or to any of the previous immigrants. No more taxes. Period. But freedom to exchange wanted goods and services. - JZ, 13. & 14. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants are basically more freedom loving than are most of the natives or earlier immigrants. Thus, as freedom lovers, we should rather favour than incarcerate new immigrants and deport rather the natives and earlier immigrants than the new immigrants. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – I do not really favour the deportation of anyone but holding them responsible for all their wrongful actions towards involuntary victim. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants are not the problem. Bureaucrats and politicians - and their laws and regulations and institutions are. Allow all people everywhere to secede and flee from the bureaucrats and politicians, not only externally, in and from other countries, but also internally, within "our own", by seceding from them and serving themselves, in their own volunteer communities, according to their own beliefs and systems, better than territorial politicians and bureaucrats ever could or would. They are bound to make mistakes, too. But they would learn from them, rather fast, because all their mistakes would be at the own expense and risk. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM,  VOLUNTARISM, CONSENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHRTS & LIBERTIES, ALSO FOR ALL KINDS OF SOCIETIES GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, AS NATURAL ALLIES OF FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLES, SECRET ALLIES, THE CAPTIVE NATIONS & PEOPLES

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants are people who have chosen a country for themselves rather than being merely born in it. Thus they are more likely to appreciate its existing liberties and to try to expand them to the full range than are the natives. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants are perceived as burdens only under the rule of politicians and bureaucrats and their laws, regulations and institutions. Thus let us rather get rid of all politicians and bureaucrats and of their whole "great machine" than of a single peaceful immigrant able and willing to work and exchange with us. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants can and will help us to become wealthy and secure, while becoming so themselves. Politicians and bureaucrats can't. They can and will only make themselves rich and secure - at our expense and risk. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants can be better helpers and allies, employees, partners and customers than politicians and bureaucrats could ever be. - JZ, 13.9.01, 10.1.09.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants come here to buy and produce Australian goods and services and we won't let them do this or let in only a few of those who want to come and stay. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants do not wrong or harm us. Politicians and bureaucrats do. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants have much more to offer to us than have any bureaucrats and politicians. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants have much to offer to us; bureaucrats and politicians - nothing! - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants have rights, too, e.g. the right to flee and seek asylum anywhere. The right to live by their own work, skills, knowledge and investments and the right to live autonomously and exterritorially, under their own personal laws in any country on any continent of their choosing. It is wrong to monopolise segments of "spaceship Earth" to people of certain ideologies, religions, skin colours, cultures, ideologies or constitutions and bodies of law. Territorial monopoly claims are attacks and usurpations against the rights of man. Unless we can still find descendants of the first man wherever man first developed on Earth, we are all immigrants at best and merely conquerors at worst. -  JZ, 9.1.87, 24.10.02. - FREE IMMIGRATION, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NATIONAL LAND MONOPOLY CLAIMS

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants help nations prosper.” - Jim Powell, reviewing: Thomas Sowell: Migration and Cultures.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants need guidance, teachers and contracts, not obstructions like warships, bureaucracies and politicians. They are entitled to the same individual rights and liberties that we already enjoy (and more, just like ourselves!) and we are not entitled to put them into fetters, fence them in or deport them. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants tend to be freedom lovers, at least to some extent and as such should be welcomed rather than incarcerated for all too long and then either deported or licensed as citizens. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants will no longer be considered as problems once we stop regarding them merely as mouths to be fed, at our expense, but as arms and minds that are ready and willing to support themselves by their own labours - if only they are freed to do so. We need only to break down all internal and external barriers against free production and free exchange. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants, under full freedom, especially economic liberties, are additional customers for our goods, services and labours. Thus the more we can get of them, the better. All we would have to "sacrifice" are our wrongful and anti-economic restrictions upon them and us. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants, when free enough, would advance themselves and us economically while politicians and bureaucrats can only hold us back and exploit us. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration and trade barriers are the wrongful, irrational and official equivalent to the wrongful, irrational and unofficial protestors against "globalisation". - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration barriers are based on nothing but popular errors, myths, prejudices and false premises and as such they do not deserve any respect. However, exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities should be free to close their membership lists at least for the kinds of people that they dislike. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration barriers make war, not love. - J., 74.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration causes inflation!” - So, if the white man would not have come to Australia then the Aborigines would have had a stable currency? - Does every deportation of illegal immigrants, regardless of how productively they had been employed or could be employed, increase the value of the Australian dollar? Does every illegal or illegal immigrant decrease it? - The mere assertion of a causal connection cannot cause or substitute for a causal connection. Under monetary freedom we could multiply the number of immigrants and employed - and still enjoy both: stable competing currencies and full employment. Under monetary despotism, no matter what is tried otherwise, we have stable and also insufficient currencies only for very short periods; almost never full employment, or lasting boom economies and stable currencies for long. The causes and cures are otherwise than our mis-leaders and public opinion imagine. – Objectively, we should ask for the resignation of every leader who does not know the causes and cures for inflation, unemployment and war and wants to muddle on, nevertheless – or recall them. - J. Z., 2.4.97, 10.1.09. –At least all their laws, institutions and policies should become confined to their voluntary victims. – JZ, 12.9.13. - INFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT

IMMIGRATION: Immigration controls are a governmental denial of human rights. In the case of Australia, the supposed representatives of about 22 million people deny the right to migrate to ca. 7,000 million people. - JZ, 15.9.01, 13.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration controls or barriers are class warfare at its worst. All illegal immigrants are treated as second-class human beings, even as criminals, without all of the individual rights and liberties of first class citizens of the countries they want to migrate to. - JZ, 15.9.02. – CLASS WARFARE

IMMIGRATION: Immigration policy is not excuse for any taxation, either, neither to support favoured immigrants nor to keep "illegal immigrants" out. - JZ, 3.12.02.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration policy is the problem, not the answer. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration restrictions are collectivism, nationalism, statism, territorialism, central planning and direction and economic interventionism and even despotism, at their worst. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration restrictions are expressing the mentality of primitive cave men, who know that there are only so many natural caves in a country. - JZ, 5.4.95. - Civilized people create the resources they want and need, the tools and machines and facilities. The more there are of them and the more free they are, the more prosperous they do become. To a large extent large cities do prove this. But so far they were always still under government controls rather than only the self-controls of free market relationships. Thus numerous shortages developed, mismanagement and corruption. But, obviously and essentially (under freedom, not building and housing restrictions and zoning laws etc.), they do provide an abundance of comfortable artificial caves. If we include all space around us, underground and in space, there is not limit to these. - JZ, 19.12.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration restrictions are infantile reactions against freedom. As if we depended on the State to support us like a baby or infant is dependent upon mother and father to keep them alive. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration restrictions are one instance of the all too large remaining fear of freedom that can be found even among people who, otherwise, are already, to a large extent, libertarians. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration restrictions set mere and wrongful laws above individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration restrictions show that territorial governments and their subjects are more diverse or coercively united than people, as individuals, are or want to be. – Set all honest and productive people free to sort themselves out all over the world, for their work and residence and also the personal law system, which they prefer for themselves, just like they make their choice of religion or disbelief. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration restrictions tie in with most other popular economic errors, myths and prejudices. That is why it is so hard to end this abuse. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration to a somewhat more free country helps to increase the total supply of goods, services and capital for everybody. - JZ, 4.1.00.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration, like tourism and trade and production, is, by its very nature self-regulating. Migrants will not tend to migrate from under-populated countries into "over-populated" countries or from free into unfree countries. Rather, they will follow the freedom trail from oppressive to less oppressive countries or governments. Alas, no one offers them, so far, the no-government option or the exterritorial self-government options, including that of exterritorially autonomous free societies under personal law, all only for their volunteers. - JZ, 2.12.02. – Personal law, exterritorial autonomy, voluntarism, panarchism, polyarchism, competing governance, laissez faire in all spheres, even for statists wishing to do their things to themselves. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: In immigration law, you are guilty by reason of your place of birth.” - Wolf De Voon, De Facto Anarchy. - People should at least be free to escape from one “national concentration camp” into another one, which they do prefer. But they have no right to be maintained by other inmates. They have only the right to do everything to become self-supporting, without infringing the rights of others. - JZ, 30.1.02. - ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. LAISSEZ FAIRE, LAISSEZ PASSER = LET PEOPLE PRODUCE & EXCHANGE.

IMMIGRATION: Incarcerate and deport all bureaucrats and politicians rather than any peaceful immigrants that are willing to support themselves in freedom. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Incarcerate restrictionists rather than immigrants. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Individualise immigration, depoliticise and de-bureaucratise it. Voluntary associations could cope with a large immigration influx - if they are not bound by anti-economic laws and institutions. - JZ, 13. & 15.91.01. – FREE ECONOMY, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE MARKETS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE

IMMIGRATION: Individuals should remain free to disassociate themselves from new immigrants, if they want to, but neither they nor their representatives are morally authorised to keep immigrants out of a country or continent. - JZ, 15.9.01. – DISCRIMINATION, SEGREGATION & INTEGRATION, VOLUNTARY & NOT COMPULSORY

IMMIGRATION: Insurmountable barriers for politicians and bureaucrats unwanted by individuals and their voluntary communities. No barriers for any non-criminal immigrants. Let each volunteer community choose freely how many new members it would accept from immigrants and what kinds of applicants it would reject. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

IMMIGRATION: Investments in refugees could be the most productive investment in Australia. The refugees themselves (considered as multi-purpose, productive and biological "robots" - 14.9.01) constitute an enormous "capital" influx - under full economic freedom. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: It is a major crime to keep peaceful migrants out, to hunt down and incarcerate them, to sit in judgement upon them and to deport them. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: It is all lastly a question of money, i.e., of the degree of the monetary demand for more labour. When our territorial legislators (not the “banksters”!) artificially, wrongfully and legally reduce it, by the money issue monopoly of central banking, then we come to fear the competition from additional labourers and try to keep them out. When we abolish monetary despotism and introduce monetary freedom, then we want many more workers and customers and would welcome swarms of immigrants with open arms. Those few, who would rather maintain their irrational and prejudiced hatreds against them, would remain free to refuse to deal with them - at their own risk and expense, diminishing their own work and sales opportunities. That kind of self-inflicted penalty they would justly deserve. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: It was their skill, their intelligence, their hardy power of labor, their knack of succeeding and driving duller rivals out, rather than their alien habits, that made them feared and hated …” - Future president Woodrow Wilson, A History of the American People, Vo. 5, 1902, p.213-14. - Under full employment conditions, achievable fast and permanently only under full monetary and financial freedom, in addition to all other economic liberties, rights and opportunities, that kind of hatred would be very much reduced. – JZ, 23.9.07. – Finally, it might even disappear altogether. Cosmopolitan cities are already a step in this direction. Alas, they, too, are still territorially misgoverned. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Let all people come and go, not just tourists, by the millions. With immigrants, by the millions, we would exchange ALL their productive output, not just sell them something for some of their savings, as we do with millions of tourists. JZ, 15. & 16.9.01m 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Let natives and former immigrants vouch for new immigrants - under full economic freedom for all, to the extent that they choose it, freely and individually for themselves, in their own volunteer communities. - JZ, 13. & 15. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Let victims escape. Punish the victimisers rather than their victims. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Let's face it: We are, almost all of us, immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Go far enough back and you will find that even the Aboriginals are immigrants. For migrants to restrict other migrants is not only absurd but wrong and counter-productive. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Like all immigrants - we, too, need more freedom and should neither deny it to them nor to ourselves. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Like cattle fences, most territorial borders placed around human beings are mainly maintained by bluff and coercion. Even the Berlin Wall could not keep all East German people captive forever. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Man learnt do walk, and drive, even to fly and ship over oceans – and then set up borders against such free movements! Borders and frontiers are only the wrongful products of all too limited minds. – JZ, 10.1.09.

IMMIGRATION: Managed immigration is inevitably mismanaged immigration - compared with free migration into freedom. - JZ, 14.9.01. – We need full self-management in this sphere as well. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Managed immigration or immigration policies are governmental infringements of basic individual human rights and liberties. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Millions of immigrants every year to and for Australia! No legal restrictions for them. (Violent criminals with victims excepted. These few should remain liable to prosecution.) Freedom in production and exchange for all, to the extent that they desire them for themselves. Then the more the merrier we could and would be. - JZ, 13. & 14. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: More immigrants and less politicians and bureaucrats. To the extent that some people still believe that they need politicians and bureaucrats, they should be allowed to have them, at their expense and risk, in their own voluntary communities, also under full exterritorial autonomy. Refugees as well as natives and earlier immigrants should also be free to set up their own "panarchies" or competing governments and societies, all with voluntary members only. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – The white first Aboriginal immigrants to Australia set up their own communities. So did the “white” immigrants much later. Why shouldn’t the current immigrants be free to do the same? As long as neither tries to territorially lay down the law for all the others. – JZ, 10.1.09. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, ITS MONOPOLY, COLLECTIVISM, COERCION, EXTORTIONS & INHERENT DESPOTISM

IMMIGRATION: More immigrants and less politicians, bureaucrats, taxes, laws and regulations. As much freedom for all as they are willing to accept, individually, for themselves, in their own volunteer communities. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, CONSUMER & PRODUCER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE

IMMIGRATION: More people are not a burden but an asset, a rich natural resource - if only they are not incarcerated or otherwise fettered, i.e., if the country to which the migrants want to go has not already restricted the own liberties too much. Such restrictions can either be ignored or repealed at the stroke of a pen or upon a single vote in parliament - or one can allow citizens and immigrants to opt out of them and to establish their own liberated volunteer communities, with their own full employment programs or experiments. Territorial governments with their institutions are, obviously, helpless in the face of mass unemployment and inflations (although they have caused them themselves, with their wrongful laws) and they ought to step aside enough to allow volunteers to try to do better. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: More than 1 million persons apply for migration to Australia every year.” - Radio broadcast of parliamentary debate, 13.3.86. "One million enquiries are received every year regarding immigration to Australia." (Applications =/= enquiries.) – In other words: Hundreds of thousands are refused entry every year, unless they come merely as tourists. – JZ, 15.1.09. – One of the best examples of the helplessness and stupidity as well as errors and prejudices of territorial governments. – JZ, 12.9.13. - TERRITORIALISM

IMMIGRATION: Multiculturalism isn't enough. Rightful and needful are also: a) multi-politics, b) multi-economics and c) multi-social-arrangements, all within volunteer communities that are exterritorially autonomous. - JZ, 14.9.01. – MULTICULTURALISM ONLY OR PANARCHISM?

IMMIGRATION: National immigration barriers and other coercive infringements of individual rights and liberties, are not the solutions but the problems. - JZ, 13. & 14. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Neither restrictions upon immigration nor subsidies for immigrants. But full liberty for their mutual and voluntary support groups and those of their friends. We could benefit from freely trading with them in Australia, even more so than we could when trading with them while they still were overseas and were there under even less economic liberties than we enjoy here so far. - JZ, 14.12.92, 23.10.02, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Neither the earliest nor the early nor the present legal immigrants do have the right to exclusively own any country or continent and to exclude, restrict or deport later immigrants as "illegals". - JZ, 6.3.97, 21.10.02. – As if human beings could be “illegal” – as someone remarked. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: New-born babies are "immigrants", too, into this world and into a particular country. Yet we welcome them, as a rule, in spite of their temporal disabilities and do know that we depend upon them, in our old age. So we do care for them, not sparing costs, until they become self-supporting. The legal and illegal immigrants require much less in care and assistance from us, and, as free workers and taxpayers, would rapidly repay any initial outlay. Tax-funded aid for them would not even be required if voluntary associations are at liberty to help them.  - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: No kinds of people, except criminals with victims, are to be confined or restricted to their country only. For all others the world should be their oyster. All they would have to do is to respect the private property and other individual rights of others. “Rights” of territorial nations are a disastrous fiction. - JZ, 13.9.01. – NATIONALISM, COLLECTIVISM, TERRITORIALISM

IMMIGRATION: Not millions of refugees and immigrants are the problem but millions of legal or despotic restrictions, in other countries - and in "our own". - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – TERRITORIALISM, “POLITICAL ECONOMY”, NATIONALISM, PROTECTIONISM, DIRIGISM

IMMIGRATION: Not only tourists but migrants, too, should enjoy freedom of movement. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Not welfarism but full freedom and self-responsibility for all refugees - and for all Australians willing to accept it. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Only those borders, which individuals maintain around themselves and as long as they do and to the extent that they do, are rightful. - JZ, 15.9.01. – BORDERS, FRONTIERS, INDIVIDUALISM INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

IMMIGRATION: Open arms rather than concentration camps. Resist pirates and dictators rather than refugees. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Open the barriers around countries and those in your mind, which keep immigrants out and degrees of despotism in. Either open your mind to more or all the freedom options for yourself, and utilise them in your own volunteer communities or allow at least all other people, including all immigrants, to do so for themselves. - JZ, 13. & 15. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Open the borders and remove all restrictions on individual liberties and rights, especially the anti-economic ones, and immigrants, by the millions every year, would not longer be considered a problem. - JZ, 13. & 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Optimum population distribution, under present conditions in the world, is achievable only by free migration, free investments, free trade, free markets, monetary, financial and other economic and other individual rights and liberties, not by "protectionist" political and bureaucratic measures, like managed immigration policies. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Our warehouses and shops are filled with goods and services ready for sale. Let their owners be free to monetise these assets, competitively (*), and thus to exert a monetary demand for the labour of unemployed and of immigrants, by the millions, while assuring the sale of what they have to offer. Ticket money is one of the tickets to free migration and ending economic crises. It could assure full employment, very fast, and could maintain it indefinitely. – JZ, 13. & 15.9.01, 12.9.13. - (*) Without legal tender, i.e., compulsory acceptance and compulsory value, all private free market monies, tokens and clearing certificates or clearing account credits would be refusable and market rated (discountable) and thus would not only prevent inflation but also deflation and stagflation. Then good money would be free to drive out the bad, since potential acceptors would be free to refuse or discount the bad money and insist upon payment in honest and non-coercive currency. Sound value reckoning and prices for goods, services, wages and salaries could go on. Mostly the present government paper money would be driven out of circulation. It has already and for all too long been depreciated by the central bank of the government, even while it is monopolistically kept money in short supply - except within governmental spending channels. Such and other private and competitive note issuers could provide sufficient sound exchange media to pay for all jobs at market rates, even if, temporarily, most job opportunities were turned into day and night shift work, with two to three times the former number of employees. And in streaming back to the issuers, for their cover of wanted consumer goods and services, it would assure the sale of these goods and services and their replacement by new products and more services of the same kind. Exchange media and freely chosen value standards would finally be freed to fulfil their functions, at least among the volunteers, who choose to use them among themselves. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – Monetary and financial despotism, replacing monetary and financial freedom, are among the greatest disservices which all territorial governments do presently impose upon us and have done already for all too long. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: People unable to see the causes and the cures for unemployment do support wrongs and absurdities like population controls and immigration restrictions. - JZ, 15.9.01. – UNEMPLOYMENT, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICES & THEIR “POLICIES”

IMMIGRATION: People who risked their lives and the hard acquired and modest savings of their family, to get illegally to Australia will, in the long run, and mostly, turn into better and more productive citizens than those who merely happened to be born here and who, all too complacently, and disinterestedly, live here, often more interested in sports and amusements than anything else and with little knowledge of and respect for the own individual rights and liberties and for those of others. - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Politicians and bureaucrats can and will only worsen the messes they have caused by their previous interventions, all of them wrong, irrational, obstructive and costly. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Politicians and bureaucrats can only offer us restrictions of our rights and liberties and of those of other people, not liberation, not rights and liberties, wealth and security. But they can restrict our freedom of movement and that of foreigners, who would like to become citizens here and they can restrict our production and exchange efforts and they can rob, mislead, deceive, defraud and oppress us and others. And yet we entrust them with foreign relations, immigration management, economic and anti-economic powers like taxation, legislative powers, and do not even insist, in most cases, on a comprehensive bill of rights and volunteer militias for their protection. They are unable to provide our unemployed and many immigrants with jobs but they can cause unemployment, inflation, depressions, wars and revolutions and make them even worse with their attempted "cures" or reforms. Then they take the problems, which they have created in the first place, as their excuses to coercively restrict immigration and sometimes even emigration, as the USSR did. - JZ, 13 & 15.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Present immigration restrictions are the equivalent of the infamous Poor Laws of England - on the international level. They are just as wrong and harmful - but on a much wider scale. - JZ, 13.12.87. - POOR LAWS

IMMIGRATION: Privatize immigration completely, as well as all production and exchange. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Public policies, unless liberating, are the problem, individual rights and liberties offer the solutions. - JZ, 13. & 14. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Rather dozens of millions of immigrants, under full freedom, than even one politician and one bureaucrat with only one or two of their kinds of wrongful and irrational restrictions of individual rights and liberties, far less millions of politicians and bureaucrats and millions of their imposed and wrongful as well as irrational restrictions. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – However, they should be free to impose them upon themselves and their remaining voluntary victims. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Recognize full exterritorial autonomy for all immigrants and volunteer communities for them, if and to the extent that they desire them for themselves and do recognize the same liberty for all natives and earlier immigrants. Then most supposedly insolvable problems would disappear rather soon under this kind of experimental freedom and freedom of action. - A man free to help himself will not, as a rule, be dependent upon help from others for very long. And if such help is granted at all then it should not be given at the expense of tax slaves but by free men volunteering for this job, or by businessmen. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Refugees abhor despotism. Thus we should welcome them as our allies against despotism here and in other countries. - JZ, 13.9.01. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

IMMIGRATION: Refugees are more justified and useful, in living and working here, than are hordes of bureaucrats and politicians, with their avalanches of regulations, laws and monopolistic and coercive institutions. - JZ, 13. & 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Refugees flee the bureaucrats and politicians in other countries and we still imagine that our territorial bureaucrats and politicians could, would, do or ever did solve our problems here. - JZ, 13. & 14. 9.01. – TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS

IMMIGRATION: Refugees need not be a problem at all for us, even if they came by the millions, if we released their production and exchange potential and that would be relatively easy by the introduction of full economic liberty for them and for us. - JZ, 13.9.01. – However, even the greatest degrees of individual rights and liberties should not be forced upon any peaceful dissenters. They should remain free to do their own things for or to themselves, at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 12.9.13. – TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, EXPERIMENAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & CONTRACT, PERSONAL LAW FOR ALL.

IMMIGRATION: Refugees should not be bureaucratically deterred, selected, integrated, interned or deported, but, instead, FULLY LIBERATED (optionally, by individual or group choices), far beyond the few liberties we are now allowed to enjoy - by our occupying force of  "aliens", namely "our" politicians and bureaucrats. - If the latter were really "mine", we would part company pretty fast. - JZ, 13. & 14.9.01, 12.9.13. - PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM ETC.

IMMIGRATION: Refugees should not be granted any hand-outs at the expense of all Australians - but full freedom and self-responsibility, at no one's expense. - JZ, 13.9.01. - Except temporary assistance by some volunteers. – JZ, 14.9.01. – Or help via business-like credits and investments, under full monetary and financial freedom. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Refugees should not be integrated, selected or interned but set free. - Refugees should not be deterred, kept out or captured like criminals, when they arrive unofficially, as "illegal immigrants" and then all too slowly and bureaucratically and individually investigated, selected and then "nationalised or "integrated", or, alternatively, incarcerated and finally deported, but, rather, set free. If they do come from a despotic regime that should be reason enough to grant them asylum. They should also be free to select the degrees of liberty that they want for themselves, in their own volunteer communities, under full exterritorial autonomy. If, later, they are proven to have been criminals with victims themselves, then they should be liable to public prosecution. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Refugees, illegal immigrants and economic migrants should not be subjected to other fetters and chains, than the ones they broke and fled from, but, rather, none at all should be forced upon them. They should remain free to choose less than full liberty conditions for themselves, at their own risk and expense, and to discard these restrictions, too, once they become ready for this. To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her choice! - JZ, 13. & 14.9.01. – Gian Piero de Bellis replaced the last word, “dream”, by “choice”, a much better indication of rational and rightful action. – My version was a re-wording of that of my father in his “Manifesto for Freedom and Peace”, 1977 in the German edition of the Mackay Gesellsschaft. - JZ, 12.9.13. - PANARCHISM

IMMIGRATION: Refugees, under economic freedom, would assure that much more would be "made in Australia" and freely exchanged with the world. ? - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Refugees: Let their acceptance or rejection become individualized, instead of being nationalised and bureaucratised - at the expense of taxpayers and if the still victimized refugees and illegal immigrants and asylum seekers. - JZ, 13. & 14.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Refugees: Let's all turn into refugees and secessionists from all oppressive and exploitative governmental territorial laws, institutions and policies and make common cause with all immigrants. - JZ, 13.9.01. That is, all those in Australia, who desire more liberty for themselves, should strive for the freedom to establish it for themselves and for all the new immigrants who would like to join them in their efforts or use the same individual rights and liberties, as extensively as they want to, within their own communities of volunteers. - JZ, 14.9.01, 12.9.13. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

IMMIGRATION: Refugees: There is no territorial political or bureaucratic solution to the refugee problem. Actually, TERRITORIALISM is its CAUSE. But full freedom has the answer to this problem as well and would, ultimately, establish optimum population levels everywhere, in peacefully competing volunteer communities, freed from all imposed political, economic, social and bureaucratic fetters. That degree of liberation has to be initiated somewhere. From there it could spread rapidly over the rest of the world. - JZ, 13. & 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Release all creative energies!" - Leonard E. Read. Not forgetting those of legal and illegal immigrants, as well as those of natives and former immigrants. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Release the creative energies of all present and former immigrants and abolish all the destructive, oppressive and exploitative powers and institutions of territorial politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, remarks before the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, D.C., April 21, 1938. - The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1938, p. 259 (1941). FDR is often quoted as having addressed the DAR as "my fellow immigrants." The above words are believed to be the source.

IMMIGRATION: Removal of ALL territorial restrictions solves the refugee "problem". - JZ, 13.9.01. – In recent years there were up to 40 million refugees and displaced persons on Earth. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Remove the barriers against free production and free exchanges and the barriers against free migration will also appear soon to be not only wrong but superfluous and harmful. But since these barriers are based in popular prejudices and thus rapid changes cannot be achieved by majority votes - but only by granting individuals and groups full freedom of action and experimental freedom to solve these problems for themselves, at their own risk and expense, quite independently, in exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities, e.g. via free and competitive payment and clearing communities. These would soon be able to show all others how to solve these supposedly difficult political, economic and social "problems", by the rightful and rational self-help measures among themselves, that are obviously successful and as such would be well publicised. These solutions are likely to be of a kind, which our present territorial politicians and bureaucrats might not have imagined or, via normal channels, might not have allowed to come into existence within another 200 years. It is the same as it is with e.g. better postal, general banking and insurance services. They are not impossible, either, but merely outlawed in favour of monopolistic and coercive systems, all with a bad history. - JZ, 17.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Repeal all immigration restrictions but also all automatic welfare claim rights for immigrants. Rather free them from all taxes towards the welfare of the "natives" or prior immigrants, while permitting them to establish the own welfare, insurance, credit and banking organizations and conceding them their own personal laws in exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. Then they will soon no longer be considered as a burden and a threat but will become enabled to set worthy examples to be followed - and also some deterrent examples at their own expense and risk. - JZ, 7.9.94, 19.10.02.

IMMIGRATION: Restrict politicians and bureaucrats rather than immigrants. - JZ, 14.9.01. - Set immigrants free and restrict politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Short term consumer credit could be monetised between sellers and unemployed natives and immigrants and stream back to these consumers, in payment for the jobs they would thus help to create for themselves by adding an additional monetary demand for more goods and thus for more labour. Such labour notes, using a sound and agreed upon value standard, could be competitively issued with other shop and service currencies. Under full monetary freedom there would soon not only be full employment for the formerly involuntarily unemployed but also a demand for many more immigrants. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01. – Exclusively for consumer credit designed “shop currencies” do already exist in Australia. They should also be permitted for wage and salary payments and for personal short-term loans to immigrants. – JZ, 15.1.09. - UNEMPLOYMENT & MONETARY FREEDOM, SHOP CURRENCIES, CONSUMER CREDIT

IMMIGRATION: Should planet Earth be subdivided by artificial, territorial, political, economic and social frontiers or rather be considered as the common habitat of free people who live and work in diverse voluntary communities, none of them tied to any particular territory? - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Should planet Earth be subdivided into exclusive turfs for territorial political gangsters and con-men? - JZ, 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Slave masters and feudal lords would not have been foolish enough to consider the possession of more slaves or serfs as a burden. Only we are so ignorant to consider more human beings as a burden rather than as assets and thus keeping them out, not allowing them to become self-supporting and trading partners for us. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Some productive class Americans blame it all on immigrants, forgetting that we're a nation of immigrants - and immigrants' children - many of whom fled the same tyranny and corruption we face today. Sooner or later they'll learn not to blame people with funny names, funny clothes, or funny customs, but to look upon their own "representatives" as the foreign despots they've really become.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.15.

IMMIGRATION: Someone who risked his life to get here is likely to become a more valuable member of the community than most of those are whose merit consists merely in having been born here. - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: The borders, which you believe to make you secure and better off - do actually make you more insecure and less well off. Only due to delusions and for the benefit of territorial rulers are they coercively maintained. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: The Christian commandments: "Love your neighbour!" and "Love your enemy!" were not just meant for the people living next door to you but for all people living across territorial borders as well. Such over-extensions of idealistic notions were formulated at a time when the concepts of rights, liberties, duties and responsibilities were barely developed and generally even less known and appreciated than they are today and thus a primitive analogy had to be utilised in popular teachings.  Luckily, we do not have to go so far as to try to love all the other "bastards" - but we do owe them full respect for their individual rights and liberties, no matter how much we may dislike or even hate them. That is our only duty towards them, whether they prefer to stay where they are or whether they decide to migrate here.  - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: The common enemies of immigrants and "natives" or earlier immigrants, are politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: The currently strong animosity to new illegal immigrants, from some countries that are currently despotically suppressed, may be largely due to the fact that so far only a few people from these countries have migrated here and been accepted. Moreover, they are different from the usual migrant streams. If they were all "white" and also "Christians", e.g. from the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Europe or Russia, there would be much less opposition to them, since there are already many of their countrymen living here. Which goes to show how biased the official immigration policy as well as much of public opinion still is on this subject. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: The existence of the Welfare State is no reason for restricting free migration but, rather, for the abolition of the Welfare State or for reducing it to one or several volunteer communities. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: The frontiers of peace-time are no more rightful and sensible than are the frontiers of war-time. - JZ, 15.9.01. – FRONTIERS, BORDERS, WAR, PEACE

IMMIGRATION: The immigration policy is sexually imbalanced and thus, probably, indirectly and partly responsible for many of the sex crimes committed in Australia and also, partly, for the low birth rate. - JZ, 23.5.89.

IMMIGRATION: The late economist Julian Simon, in addition to his own extensive research supporting immigration, surveyed over 100 economists of various political beliefs, and all of them said that immigrants had a positive impact because they were harder-working, better educated, created jobs and businesses, and paid more taxes and received fewer government services than the average native.” - Ken Schoolland, FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS, No. 57.

IMMIGRATION: The maintenance of borders maintains the targets for ABC mass murder devices and promotes the wrongful notion of "collective responsibility" which leads to these anti-people mass murder devices, wrongly conceived as defensive "weapons". - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM

IMMIGRATION: The only "crime" of "illegal immigrants" is that they are so much in favor of Australia that they are risking their lives or their family's life-savings in trying to get here. - JZ, 13.12.01. - Their second "crime" is that they happen to have been born somewhere else. - JZ, 26.1.02.

IMMIGRATION: The only rightful frontiers exist around individuals and their properties. And only the individuals can rightly open up their "borders" or close them down. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01. – DISCRIMINAITON, INTEGRATION & SEGREGATION SHOULD ONLY BE VOLUNTARY ACTIONS

IMMIGRATION: The outlawry and restriction of immigration will, in the long run, promote invasions, occupations and dictatorships, just like protectionism instead of free trade. The means predetermine the end. - JZ 14.4.99. - It is absurd to thus compartmentalize spaceship Earth. The wrongfulness and absurdity of national frontiers was perhaps best demonstrated by their extreme case, the Berlin Wall. - JZ, 24.4.00. – Discrimination on an individual and voluntary basis is quite another matter. Each should be free not only in the choice of religious, marriage, sex affairs, business partners, employers, employees and public service suppliers, even of whole economic, political and social systems or package deals, all without a territorial monopoly and under personal law for their volunteers. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: The self-delusion of most immigrants to Australia, whether the legal or the illegal ones, is that they would have come to a free country, instead of coming merely to one that is somewhat more free than the open despotisms they fled from. I hold that we owe them and ourselves the chance to set up exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities. Then, after a few years, the rumps remaining, of the present governments, would indicate how small their "mandate" actually was. All dissenters having seceded from them, they, too, would be thus reduced to mere exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteer. Only as such would they have the right to continue to exist, as long as they can find or keep volunteers for themselves. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: The test question for genuine liberals and libertarians: Are you willing to make e.g. Australia a refuge for all liberties and all liberty lovers?  - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: The world is ONE market, ONE place of business, ONE place to move about or to reside in. Territorial borders just get in the way of free, peaceful, productive and economic actions. They are obstacles for free people, not their protection. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: There is no limit to the quantity of goods, labour and services that free people could offer to each other in free exchange. Once one realises this, one will no longer support any restrictions upon family size, immigration or any other peaceful competition but will rather go after the restrictions that prevent people from supporting themselves and their dependants. - However, to realize all the desired and possible exchanges, either sufficient sound exchange media or well developed clearing opportunities must be provided. And these are not impossible but merely outlawed. Neither may be freely and competitively supplied under the present territorially imposed legislation. Most other economic troubles stem from that primary intervention, summed up by the term "monetary despotism", as opposed to "monetary freedom". – It is made worse by financial despotism, especially its compulsory taxation. – Alas, so far not even a comprehensive handbook exists for all of the monetary freedom alternatives and one for all kinds of voluntary taxation or subscription and financing systems for wanted public services. - JZ, 15.9.01, 12.9.13. – UNEMPLOYMENT? FULL EMPLOYMENT THE FREE & NATURAL THING!

IMMIGRATION: There is no shortages of e.g. pens, watches, clothing and food for immigrants (or unemployed) in exchange for their willing labours but merely of goods and services that are publicly supplied, by various government departments, especially when it comes to sound and sufficient money tokens and finance. For self-responsible volunteer communities, applying their own laws, institutions and systems to themselves, immigration would mostly or soon not be a problem at all. For they would be able and willing to learn rapidly from their mistakes or to apply already somewhere recorded knowledge and workable systems among themselves. They would not have to reinvent the wheel. One cannot say the same about territorial, monopolistic, coercive and centralist politicians and bureaucrats. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01, 12.9.13. They repeat the same kind of basic mistakes over and over again. sometimes for centuries (e.g. anti-truck legislation) or even thousands of years (e.g. price controls). - JZ, 3.12.02.

IMMIGRATION: There is no such thing as a rightful and rational "immigration policy". It is merely motivated by ignorant and prejudiced politicians and bureaucrats and by those of their victimised subjects, who share their popular errors and myths and their ignorance of the cause and cure of unemployment, inflation, depressions and other economic crises. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: There is no such thing as a rightful territorial border. Borders and their institutions are attacks upon all of mankind. - JZ, 15.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: There is no worse population growth than that of bureaucrats and politicians. Without them immigration would not be seen as a problem at all but as part of the solution. Most of them come not only equipped with mouths to feed but with minds and limbs to feed themselves and their dependants, under laissez faire or free market economics, and, directly and indirectly, to help increase the general standard of living through more division of labour, more productive work hours and thus under higher productivity. - JZ, 13. & 14.9.01, 12.9.13. – OVERPOPULATION OR JUST AN EXCESS OF POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, THEIR LAWS, REGULATIONS & INSTITUTIONS?

IMMIGRATION: There is nothing right or rational about territorial immigration restrictions. - JZ, 14.9.01. – Only private and individualized or voluntary discrimination, segregation and integration can be rightful, as rightful as free choice of marriage partners, religions, doctors, friends and associates. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: This country was built by boat people. Lest we forget.” - Steve Harrison, Balmain, in letter column: THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, Nov. 5 or 6, 01. - BOAT PEOPLE, REFUGEES

IMMIGRATION: This country, too, belongs to the world, to humanity, not just to its natives and former immigrants. - JZ, 14.9.01. – TERRITORIALISM, MANKIND, SPACESHIP EARTH & ITS PASSENGERS

IMMIGRATION: Those fearing the spread of a certain faith by new immigrants seem to have little faith in their own faith or in any other kinds of knowledge, wisdom, insights and ideas. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Those who favour immigration restrictions should be deported themselves. Moreover, they should be the only ones to be deported, IF anyone is to be deported at all. Maybe in this way, too, we could come somewhat closer to finally becoming a truly free country or a truly free people or society. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01. – Be done by as you want to do to others! – Maybe they just need some compulsory schooling on basic individual rights and liberties, which they so far wrongly restricted or outlawed. – Perhaps most of them could still be rehabilitated and turned into useful citizens in this fashion. – Are there any better proposals for them? - JZ, 10.1.09, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: To allow people to live only in nation-wide territorial concentration camps or to move only from one such prison to another, selected, by politician and bureaucrats, for "good behaviour", means neither freedom for the natives nor for the immigrants. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Totalitarian regimes keep their people captive within their borders. Our immigration restrictions substitute "democratic" barriers for the fallen totalitarian ones. They, too, help to keep innocent people as captive slaves of their despotic governments. An enormous moral guilt is involved. For instance, I read only today that 50,000 Jews applied for immigration to Australia between 1933 and 1945. Of these the Australian government accepted less than 5,000. That was its contribution to the Holocaust. According to some estimates tens of-thousands or perhaps even hundred-thousands of "boat people" may have died in boats that were not seaworthy or as victims of pirates who were not suppressed by the navies of the world. That may be a vastly exaggerated estimate, There is no documented evidence for or against such losses, because it involves illegal activities, called “people smuggling”. Navies rather engage in fruitless exercises or, in capturing illegal immigrants and illegal fishermen. – There is no shortage of transport facilities for people free to immigrated and wanting to do this. - JZ, 16.9.01. – Was anyone ever held responsible among the immigration restrictionists for the unnecessary deaths resulting from their restrictions? – JZ, 10.1.09, 12.9.13. - NAZIS & HOLOCAUST

IMMIGRATION: Under freedom we can as profitably exchange with immigrants as with people in foreign countries or with natives and former immigrants. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Under full economic freedom refugees would not be an economic burden but an asset. - JZ, 14.9.01. – REFUGEES, ASYLUM SEEKERS, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

IMMIGRATION: Under full political freedom, i.e., as members of exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities, refugees would not constitute a political problem, either, but, rather, an asset, namely allies in the struggle for peace, freedom and justice in the world. - JZ, 14.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Unemployment for natives and immigrants is neither imported nor can it be deported, e.g. by deporting the unemployed and the supposedly surplus immigrants. It can, in practice, only be abolished by governments getting out of the way of all voluntary experiments practices towards full and voluntary employment, using all voluntary and suitable means for this. All government experiments with the same aim have failed. Thus governments should no longer be granted a monopoly to undertake such experiments. To overcome unemployment, especially the rare and dispersed monetary freedom knowledge is required which, by mere persuasion and literature, has failed to spread sufficiently to the majority and is likely to fail to reach it and persuade it in the future. How many are interested in the theory and practice of monetary freedom? Only under full experimental freedom could these few become effective and finally spread their message sufficiently, through their successful experiments. So far all territorial governments prevent or suppress all significant experiments of this kind. - JZ, 15. & 16. 9. 01. – UNEMPLOYMENT, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, EXPERIMENTLA FREEDOM

IMMIGRATION: We are all natives of Earth, anywhere on its surface. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We are in deadly-fear that the love for our neighbours might spread too far and erect barriers against them, the nationalities.” - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. (Wir sind in Todesangst, dass die Naechstenliebe sich zu weit ausbreiten koennte, und richten Schranken gegen sie auf - die Nationalitaeten.) – BORDERS, FRONTIERS, SPLITTING UP MANKIND, COERCIVELY, TERRITORIALLY, WRONGFULLY & IRRATIONALLY

IMMIGRATION: We are not obliged to support refugees or migrants but we are obliged to allow them to support themselves and to remove all territorial barriers and other restrictions upon them that would prevent them from doing so. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We can rightly impose unjust restrictions only upon ourselves, not upon others. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We do not assure our own individual rights and liberties by denying them to others. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We do not have 800,000 unemployed in Australia because we have only ca. 100,000 or even less immigrants to Australia p.a. Nor do we have a vast youth unemployment, from 20 to 40% in some areas, due to immigration. Most immigrants are adults. Nor do their young children throw ours out of jobs. All such notion are based on primitive and false nations, e.g. that there is only a limited number of jobs available at any one time, which ought to be "fairly shared" - first of all among the locally born or already naturalized citizens. At the same time, the really limiting factors: monopolies, despotic laws and regulations, red tape, taxation and, most of all, a monopolzed means of exchange, especially for wage and salary payments, the suppression of free choice of value standards by legal tender laws, i.e., the suppression of monetary freedom and of freedom to clear all one's debts, using sound value standards, is ignored, although such despotic measures are the major factor in preventing all desired and possible exchanges from taking place, under sound value standard reckoning. The further increase in our living standard would require the full employment of all our unemployed and under-employed and that of all the immigrants we could manage to get. - JZ, 20.3.97, 10.1.09. Any leader who does not know how to achieve that, - although the solutions are published, should simply get out of the way and let all those able and willing to demonstrate the solutions – among volunteers only - go ahead. Also those, who only believe that the have the real solutions, should be given experimental freedom among their volunteers. All present territorial constitutions, laws, jurisdictions, institutions and systems – should be confined to their volunteers. Experimental freedom for all, naturally always at the own risk and expense. Then the real solutions will get their chance to become demonstrated among volunteers – and spread from their successful experiments. The mere quackery of governments in this sphere has gone on for all too long and is also responsible for the current economic crisis. – JZ, 10.1.09. – UNEMPLOYMENT& FEAR OF UNEMPLOYMENT, CRISES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, FREE MIGRATION

IMMIGRATION: We do not have to fear free, peaceful and productive competitors coming to our shores but only enslaved, aggressive and destructive invaders. Refugees and immigrants need only to be freed, i.e. respected especially in all their economic rights and liberties, in order to become rapidly self-supporting, not kept out, hunted down, incarcerated and fed at public expense as if they were invaders, criminals and looters. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We do not have to share accommodation, food, water and jobs with them. A country or a continent is not a lifeboat, with all too limited provisions, in an empty ocean. Under freedom it offers unlimited jobs and business opportunities. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We do not live by stopping free exchanges and our mobility but by using them to increase our wellbeing. All frontiers are anti-life, their lives and our lives. Frontiers are an imposed disease, sometimes even a disaster, and not at all a cure or solution. - JZ, 15.9.01, 12.9.13. – FRONTIERS, BORDERS

IMMIGRATION: We fear immigrants as if they were invaders, conquerors and oppressors or even cannibals, rather than additional producers of an abundance of goods and services, that would help us to become even more prosperous. - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: We need freedom lovers more than we need restriction-loving natives. So let's rather deport the natives, starting with all politicians and bureaucrats, than any immigrants. - JZ, 13. 9. 01. – Immigrants are also less likely to become politicians and restrict or liberties and rights ever more. – JZ, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: We need what Leonard E. Read called: "the release of all creative energies", not the suppression or even incarceration of the creative energies of millions of refugees and displaced persons, nor the involuntary unemployment or under-employment of hundreds of millions of people in the world, all due to interventionist, monopolistic and territorial laws and regulations. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders. People are the great resource, and so long as we keep our economy free, more people means more growth, the more the merrier. Study after study shows that even the most recent immigrants give more than they take." - WALL STREET JOURNAL. – To the occasional pro-freedom article in newspapers the old saying well applies: “Out of the newspapers, out of the mind!” – JZ - IMMIGRATION, FREE MIGRATION, OPEN BORDERS, FRONTIERS

IMMIGRATION: We should not deny any genuine individual rights and liberty either to ourselves or to any immigrant - unless we do so only within a volunteer community, one that is only exterritorially autonomous, i.e. cannot put immigration barriers around a whole country or continent. - JZ, 14. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We trade with the world's thousands of millions. We accept tourists of the world by the millions every year - but we exclude peaceful migrants by the millions, even by the hundreds. Morally and economically this does not make sense at all. It is criminal and counter-productive. Additional millions would need only economic freedom, including monetary freedom, to become very soon self-supporting. Moreover, if we demonstrated the successes of full economic freedom then it would soon spread over the rest of the world and massive refugee and economic migrant streams would tend to dry up, as they have already from countries that are now better off than Australia is now. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We welcomed (not early and often enough) refugees from the Nazis and Soviets. Why not also refugees from other despotic regimes? - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We were and are all migrants on the surface of this Earth and as such it does not make any sense for any migrants to shut out other migrants. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Welcome not only refugees but also the refuge-capital of the world. And remove all your legal and bureaucratic restrictions on production and exchange. - JZ, -13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: We're a nation of boat people, and we have been ever since 1788.” - Diane Armstrong, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, Oct. 27-28, 2001. - My favorite quote on this subject is a bumper sticker I once had attached to my car: "Nice people come in all colors!" - Somebody should produce it again. - JZ, 26.1.02. – Well, by now many have come by air but hardly any illegal immigrants. – By the very nature of their actions, the illegal immigrants are more enterprising than are the average Australians. We need and could profit from more such people! – Naturally, criminals with victims, who are on the run, should not be granted asylum here but extradited upon request to any just jurisdiction. - BOAT PEOPLE

IMMIGRATION: While private and cooperative property can be acquired quite rightfully, territorial, collectivist and exclusive "property" claims of "nations" or States in whole countries or continents are all quite wrong and a threat to peace, freedom, justice, security, progress and wealth for all. - JZ, 13. & 15. 9.01. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONAL LAND MONOPOLIES

IMMIGRATION: While the potential of any country to accept and support parasites is always rather limited and while politicians and bureaucrats have already brought us close to these limits, there are no limits for self-supporting immigrants and refugees. They themselves, even if they do not bring any or much other capital with them, constitute an enormous potential capital and we have only ourselves to blame if we do not invite the refuge capital of the world to safe and productive investments here. There is no natural limit to the jobs, services, goods and productive capital that people can provide for each other under full economic liberty. - JZ, 14. & 15. 9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Who works better for you, as an employer, an employee, a customer or investor: an immigrant or a politician or bureaucrat? - JZ, 13. & 15. 9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Who wrongs and harms us more, if at all, bureaucrats and politicians or immigrants? - JZ, 13.9.01. – Q.

IMMIGRATION: Whom do we need more? Politicians and bureaucrats or immigrants? Who wrongs and harms us less, politicians and bureaucrats or immigrants? - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Why do you fear and restrict immigrants more than you fear your politicians and bureaucrats? - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01. – Q.

IMMIGRATION: Why only e.g. freedom of expression and information, assembly and association, freedom of religion and freedom to choose a trade, but not freedom to migrate? - JZ, 15. & 16. 9.01. – Are ANY individual rights and liberties wrong? – JZ, 12.9.13. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

IMMIGRATION: Why should any goods, music, paintings, films, TV or radio shows, poems, dramas, books, news and ideas be free to travel the world and reside anywhere, but not people, their originators, owners or fans? - JZ, 14.9.01.  – Q.

IMMIGRATION: Why should producers and traders fear other producers and traders? - JZ, 15.9.01. – Q.

IMMIGRATION: Why should we make the immigrants the scapegoats for the results of some of the many wrongs and mistakes committed by politicians and bureaucrats? - JZ 2.12.02. – MONETARY DESPOTISM, Q.

IMMIGRATION: With no restrictions upon self-help and voluntarism even massive hordes of immigrants would not need official aid at the expense of taxpayers. All that would be needed is a sufficient publication of all effective self-help steps. - JZ, 15. & 16. 9. 01.

IMMIGRATION: With territorial borders we have fenced ourselves in and become the domesticated animals of our rulers, exploited for their benefit and sometimes even killed for their benefit. Look at the total of all the taxes you are forced to pay to them. - JZ, 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: With whom it is easier, or possible at all, to exchange profitably, with immigrants or with politicians and bureaucrats?  - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Without official, i.e., territorial barriers, there would be no economic problem, neither for the natives nor for the immigrants, which free enterprise and free exchange and individual responsibility and free cooperation could not overcome. - JZ, 13. & 15.89.01.

IMMIGRATION: Without politicians and bureaucrats immigrants would not be a problem. - JZ, 13.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Would we ourselves like to be denied freedom to flee and migrate and settle in another country, if our own government became too dangerous, exploitative and oppressive for us? How then can we deny freedom to others who are now in this situation? - JZ, 15.9.01.


IMMIGRATION: You can and do profit from free exchanges with illegal immigrants set free and thus having become self-supporting. You cannot profit, in balance, from your involuntary exchanges with your politicians and bureaucrats. The delusion that jobs and business opportunities are limited was created by the interventionism of the territorial statists, your worst enemies, posing as your greatest benefactors. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01, 12.9.13.

IMMIGRATION: Your bureaucrats and politicians threaten your jobs and sales, freedom, security, property and life, immigrants don't, as a rule. - JZ, 13. & 15.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: And immigrants now are a hell of (*) lot more peaceable in their approach to the people already here than were the immigrants of the past. This continent, like all the others, has a bloody, nasty history of wars of conquest, slavery, rape and attempts at extermination, perpetrated by evildoers of various skin colors. New arrivals tend to be peaceable folk looking for new homes and jobs and happy to share with their new neighbors. It is the height of hypocrisy for the descendants of in invaders and conquerors to attempt to deny entry to other people who pose no threat to them.” – ANCHORAGE ANARCHY, Dec. 07, p.3. – By the false notion that the number of jobs is limited, immigrants are still widely perceived as threats to the own jobs. Under the unemployment artificially produced by various government interventions, especially monetary and financial despotism, not these governmental and wrongful interventions are blamed but the immigrants – and the governments cater to this error by immigration restrictions. – (*) a? –JZ, 11.9.09. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

IMMIGRATION: Are freedom of movement, free migration  free emigration and free immigration) only right and beneficial when you get a government permit for them? - JZ, 3.12.00, 2.2.02. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, Q.

IMMIGRATION: As far as America is concerned, I say bring ‘em in, and not only the rich, educated entrepreneurs. I would never turn back a single Haitian boat person. Anyone who has the smarts and energy to build a raft out of milk cartons and then sail across the Atlantic to America’s shores is someone I want as a new immigrant.” - Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4 – p.371.

IMMIGRATION: Borders are maintained by nothing than popular errors, myths and prejudices - and the violence they do lead to. - JZ, 15. & 16.9.01.

IMMIGRATION: Deport or imprison the immigration minister rather than any immigrant! – JZ, 6.7.01. - Deport ministers of immigration and the Prime Ministers rather than any illegal immigrants. - JZ, 14.1.02. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, DEPORTATION:

IMMIGRATION: How do you think man survived for millions of years without the services of immigration officials? - JZ, 26.9.01. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

IMMIGRATION: I came by boat, too, and so did most of you - or your ancestors. - JZ, 11.11.01. – IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, BOAT PEOPLE, REFUGEES, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

IMMIGRATION: I do claim the right to migrate freely all over the world, not only for myself but for all other peaceful, tolerant and productive people and that all barriers against this are criminal offences against their basic rights and liberties and mine. However, I do not favor freedom of movement for terrorists and other criminals. – Here I would include politicians and mercenaries. – JZ, n.d. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

IMMIGRATION: Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.” - Robert Orben - The "legalized" "importation" of foreign slaves was also a problem. Freedom of movement all over the world should never be infringed by any law for anyone who is not a criminal with victims. - JZ, 26.3.04. – (*) Neither the earlier not the later immigrants can rightfully claim a monopoly to whole territories. – JZ, 8.8.08. – (*) That would exclude freedom of movement for territorial politicians! – JZ, 15.1.09. - ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, FREE MIGRATION, JOKES, TERRITORIALISM, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

IMMIGRATION: Immigrants used to come to America seeking freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from government. Now they come looking for free health care, free education, and a free lunch.” – Harry Browne. – Let them form their own communities, at their own expense and risk. Then the antagonism against new immigrants will rapidly disappear. Some immigrant communities might then also set shiny freedom examples to the Welfare State advocates among the multitudes of previous immigrants and their descendants. – JZ, 2.1.08.

IMMIGRATION: Immigration laws are crimes with victims and only offences against the offensive immigration acts. – Those fearing unemployment through free migration should fear monetary despotism much more, since it causes unemployment in the first place. Under full monetary and financial freedom more immigrants would be welcomed as helpers to increase our standard of living by a greater workforce, higher division of labor, higher productivity and more free exchanges, just as if we had been presented with numerous additional computerized production robots or with correspondingly enlarged production, consumption and export opportunities. Productive people free to act, are assets for a country, not liabilities. They do increase the internal market for one’s own goods, services and labors and also one’s export potential. – JZ, 15.5.05, 30.10.07, 6.11.07. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

IMMIGRATION: In immigration law, you are guilty by reason of your place of birth.” - Wolf De Voon, De Facto Anarchy. - People should at least be free to escape from one national concentration camp into another one, which they do prefer. But they have no right to be maintained by other inmates. They have only the right to do everything to become self-supporting, without infringing the rights of others. - JZ, 30.1.02. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

IMMIGRATION: It is not immigration that causes problems for immigrants and natives - but lack of sufficient freedom that causes problems for both. - JZ, 26.3.04. – Under full freedom for natives and earlier as well as new immigrants, new immigrants would be welcomed rather than feared as competitors. – JZ, 4.1.08.

IMMIGRATION: It’s not a crime to be in the U.S. illegally. It’s a violation of civil law.” - INS Deputy District Director Fred Alexander speaking to a group of 'undocumented' day laborers. - MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL (Georgia) - Rather, it is only a "violation" of very uncivilized law, that does not really deserve the name of "law". It amounts to a tyrannical decree, suppressing as basic an individual human right as free migration. – Americans had long claimed it for themselves, not only in their migration to America, “a nation of immigrants” – and now they deny it to others. – What they should deny them is merely access to the Welfare State that they established at their expense. – Instead, they should allow immigrants their own and self-financed communities, just like Red Indians, initially, tolerated many of the first white settlements. - JZ, 26.3.04, 4.1.08. – Immigration laws are violations of natural law, natural rights and liberties. - JZ, 15.1.09.

IMMIGRATION: Neither restrictions of immigration nor subsidies or "welfare rights” for immigrants at the expense of the general taxpayer. But full liberty for their mutual support groups and for those of their friends and sympathizers. And full autonomy for all their productive and free exchange self-help efforts, especially their use of monetary and financial freedom. We would greatly benefit from freely trading with them, as soon as they have settled here, more so than we could when trading with them while they remained overseas and were under the restrictions of their overseas governments. - JZ 14.12.92, 31.12.92. - UNEMPLOYMENT IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, IMMIGRATION BARRIERS

IMMIGRATION: No more immigration and emigration barriers. Peaceful migration on the basis of private property, purchase, rent and labor contracts, with other individuals, not limited to those migrants accepted under the rules set by politicians and their bureaucrats. Both, politicians and bureaucrats have proven that they cannot provide jobs and sales beyond those of private contracts on free markets. All the publicly provided “jobs” are paid for at the expense of the still free aspects of the existing and all too limited private markets. Everywhere they have rather established numerous obstacles to economic and free activities. Their immigration policies and practices are no better and more justified than all their other policies and practices. Immigration and emigration are also much too important to be left in their charge, especially for nations of immigrants. From the long-term view almost all countries are populated largely by immigrants, much earlier ones than the present ones. Governments have no right to set themselves up between people and parts of this planet, this “spaceship Earth”. Trade with immigrants is even more beneficial than that with “foreigners” in other countries. At least there is a saving in transport costs and an increase in the internal division of labor. If less population were optimal then the deserts or the polar areas should be the most prosperous areas in the world and the country people should all be much more prosperous than the city people are. – JZ, n.d. & 30.10.07. - EMIGRATION BARRIERS, POPULATION DENSITY

IMMIGRATION: The only "crime" of "illegal immigrants" is that they are so much in favor of Australia that they are risking their lives or their family's life-savings in trying to get here. - JZ, 13.12.01. - Their second "crime" is that they happen to have been born somewhere else. - JZ, 26.1.02. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

IMMIGRATION: Their indiscriminate imprisonment or other incarceration, e.g. in various concentration camps (internment camps etc.), amounts to a severe crime, offending against basis human rights and liberties, whose culprits, politicians and bureaucrats, deserve long-time imprisonment. – It also demonstrates that territorial governments are unable to provide employment and unwilling to let people take the self-help steps required to provide employment for themselves. They are ignorant and foolish enough not to recognize these people as some of our most important allies in all our attempts to achieve earned incomes for all and more wealth by greater division of labor and more secure savings and investments and also more natural allies against dictators. - JZ, n.d., & 25.10.07. – IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, CONCENTRATION CAMPS & PRISON CAMPS FOR PRISONERS OF WAR, DESERTERS FROM CONSCRIPTED ARMIES, REFUGEES, ASYLUM SEEKERS & ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. DES.

IMMIGRATION: There was a time when we [the U.S.] had completely unrestricted immigration, when anybody could come to these shores and the motto on the Statue of Liberty had some real meaning. This was a country of hope and of promise for immigrants and their children, and as many as a million immigrants a year came in 1906 and '07 and '08. By 1914, roughly a third of the population was foreign-born or the immediate descendants of foreign-born ... The fact that year after year hundreds of thousands of people left the countries of Europe to come to this country was persuasive evidence that they were coming to improve their lot, not to worsen it.” - Milton Friedman, - ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – They not only improved their own lot, to the extent that they were free, but also the lot of the natives and of the prior immigrants. – Population is the Ultimate Resource, as e.g. Julian L. Simon and some others have argued in some outstanding books. - JZ, 8.1.08. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

IMMIGRATION: Those favoring immigration restrictions tend to overlook that such restrictions do restrict them as well in their own right and liberty to migrate to and settle in another country. – JZ, 19.7.08. - Every restriction of genuine individual rights and liberties is based on ignorance and prejudices and also on offences against genuine individual rights and liberties. If they were all known and realized then immigrants would be invited and welcomed everywhere. – JZ, 19.9.08, 4.1.09. - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

IMMIGRATION: Under full private property rights rather than national or state territorial sovereignty, every private or cooperative proprietor could have his own immigration policy towards potential immigrants, e.g. by offering them a house for sale, accommodation for rent or a job – or refusing to do so. – Nobody would then be authorized to lay down a territorial immigration policy for all inhabitants. – JZ, 24.11.04, 22.10.07. – IMMIGRATION POLICIES, RESTRICTIONS, FREE MIGRATION

IMMIGRATION: We propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders. People are the great resource, and so long as we keep our economy free, more people means more growth, the more the merrier. Study after study shows that even the most recent immigrants give more than they take."  WALL STREET JOURNAL. – Underlining by me. – JZ - IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, OPEN BORDERS, FRONTIERS

IMMIGRATION: We're a nation of boat people, and we have been ever since 1788.” - Diane Armstrong, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, Oct. 27-28, 2001. - My favorite quote on this subject is a bumper sticker I once had attached to my car: "Nice people come in all colors!" - Somebody should produce it again. - JZ, 26.1.02. - RESTRICTIONS, BOAT PEOPLE

IMMORALITY: Psalms 137: Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. - Mathew 10:34-36: Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. - - Deuteronomy 7:2. And when the Lord they God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them.” – Ulrich von Beckerath in his correspondence, especially with BAILONY (Already digitized by me, alas only in German.), quotes many similar passages. – Christians have no reason to feel superior in this respect to Muslims, still believing in the Koran as the word of God in all its similar passages. – JZ, 31.10.07. - IN THE BIBLE, GOD, CHRISTIANITY, JUDAISM, WARFARE, WAR CRIMES, SCRIPTURES, BIBLE, KORAN, ISLAM, RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE

IMMORALITY: Morality, thou deadly bane, // Thy tens o' thousands thou has slain!” - Robert Burns. - Rather, it was immorality masking as morality, injustice masked as justice, murder masked as protection, etc. - The morality of priest and politicians should be distinguished from that of free and rational men. - JZ, 29.11.02. - VS. MORALITY

IMMORALITY: The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.” - Jane Addams. – Sent by C.B. – Whom does one victimize if one chooses to live under self-chosen personal laws, together with like-minded people, rather than bow to territorially imposed laws and institutions? – JZ, 27.12.07. – Q.

IMMORTALITY: Dr. Johan Bjorksten is working on a formula that he says might raise average life expectance to a minimum of 150 years. Dr. Timothy Leary, always the bard of the avant minority in science, argues plausibly that if we mount a national campaign similar to the atomic Manhattan Project of the Forties or the space race of the Sixties, we can have immortality before 1990.” - R. A. Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, 1982, p.174. - If we wait for government finance for this we may have a very long wait ahead. But should it not be possible to persuade most adults in the developed countries to contribute, say, $ 50 p.a. to such research, preferably to special lines of anti-aging research attempts that they prefer, and under the condition that they, as well as their children and grandchildren, will have prior claims upon such research findings, corresponding to the total size or length of their contributions? Has not salesmanship and publicity been sufficiently developed to achieve that? Hundreds of millions of contributions of $ 50 p.a. could greatly promote such research. So, why isn't that organized? - Why remain even libertarian deaf and blind to such financing options? You tell me! - JZ, 26.10.02.

IMMORTALITY: An immortal society would be certain of total ability and total knowledge of its manpower.” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.152.

IMMORTALITY: Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.” - G. B. Shaw, The Doctor's Dilemma, preface, 1906. - Do try … you might … - JZ, 10/85.

IMMORTALITY: I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.” - Leo Durocher at eighty-one.

IMMORTALITY: I don't want to achieve immortality through my work, I want to achieve it through not dying.” - Woody Allen. - Quoted E. Lax, Woody Allen and his Comedy.

IMMORTALITY: I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without the absurdity of speculating upon another. … The basis of your religion is injustice; the Son of God, the pure, the immaculate, the innocent, is sacrificed for the guilty.” - George Gordon, Lord Byron. - CHRISTIANITY, SOULS, HEAVEN, GOD, CHRIST

IMMORTALITY: If immortality were practicable and affordable now, then the politicians would be likely to withhold it from us. - JZ, 20.9.92. – They would also tend to monopolize it for themselves. – JZ, 10.1.09. - POLITICIANS

IMMORTALITY: If no one ever died, you could count on the ultimate strength and knowledge and ability of each member of the tribe. When a man died, his ability died with him, and to some extent, his knowledge. but it wasn't only that. You lost, not only his present ability and knowledge, but all his future ability and knowledge.” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.151. - AGING, DEATH, MAN, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, LIFE EXTENSION

IMMORTALITY: If you have a back-up of your brain on the computer, you don’t die.” Ian Pearson, Telecom Futurist, in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 15.2.05, Next, p. 4. - THROUGH RECORDING THE CONTENTS OF BRAINS? “THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE”

IMMORTALITY: Immortality - a basic life necessity.” - ALCOR slogan. - LIFE, LONGEVITY, LIFE EXTENSION, JOKES

IMMORTALITY: Let's never die - for that would mean surrendering to the majority. - JZ, 4/77. - DEATH, AGE, MAJORITY

IMMORTALITY: The universe goes on forever. I want to see the end of it before I die.” - LIVE & LET LIVE, No. 16, Oct. 16, 1979.

IMMORTALITY: To die will be an awfully big adventure.” - Sir James M. Barrie, Peter Pan, act III, final sentence, p. 94 (1930, reprinted 1975). (*) - This line was quoted by Barrie's friend, American impresario Charles Frohman, as he plunged to his death on the Lusitania. - The Dictionary of National Biography, 1931-1940, p. 49. - To go on living, indefinitely, will be an even greater one! - JZ, 12.10.02. - You can't write about this adventure in your memoirs but only about the cases in which you cheated death. We should become more eager to do so, all the time. Age-ism and death-ism are still all too common. - JZ, 25.11.02. – (*) Usually it’s bound to be a short adventure. – JZ, 10.1.09, 12.9.13. - DEATH

IMMUNITY: No immunity for any government and any member of a government for criminal actions. - JZ, 6.4.91. - And no indemnifications at the expense of taxpayers, either. They should also have to fund their own legal bills, or insure themselves for legal costs out of their earnings. Maybe that would be a strong enough incentive for these people, mostly lawyers, to finally simplify, speed up and cheapen court procedures. - JZ, 24.10.02. - NON-INTERVENTION, INTERNAL AFFAIRS, SOVEREIGNTY, TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, ROGUE GOVERNMENTS, ROGUE RULERS

IMMUNITY: The personal immunity of the territorial top decision-makers should be abolished. They and, and, possibly, their close family members. should be held financially responsible for all personal injuries and financial damages they cause with their platforms, policies, laws, regulations and decisions that contravened constitutional bill of rights or other and more genuine declarations of individual human rights and liberties. – Putting their loot in the name of their wife or children, or into an anonymous account, e.g. in Switzerland, should not protect it against indemnification claims - JZ, 5.8.02, 31.10.02, 10.1.09, 15.9.08. - OF LEGISLATORS, PARTIES, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, MINISTERS & JUDGES, IRRESPONSIBILITY, IMPUNITY

IMMUNITY: They became the creatures immunity always creates; they became monsters.” - Joseph H. Delaney: The New Untouchables, ANALOG, Mid Sept. 83, p. 162. - Immunity for defence =/= immunity for aggression. - JZ - GOVERNMENTS, ATROCITIES, POWER, CORRUPTION, IRRESPONSIBILITY, ABUSES, AGGRESSION, DEFENCE

IMPARTIALITY: he weighed with an equal and dispassionate mind whether it was better to spare a man or to cut his throat.” - Lord Acton, Lectures on Modern History, 52, on Caesar Borgia.  - That does make some sense for individual self-defence against attacking individuals, during a self-defence effort, not afterwards, and also for the contemplation and organization of tyrannicide. - Soldiers and officers should also consider that inducing their opponents to desert or to rise might be preferable and safer as well as cheaper than trying to kill, disable or imprison them. Not only immoral actions fall under Actons thought. - JZ, 25.10.02. - INDIFFERENCE, NEUTRALITY

IMPARTIALITY: To be frank, I can promise. To be impartial, I can’t.” Goethe, Sprueche in Prosa. (Aufrichtig zu sein kann ich versprechen, unparteiisch zu sein aber nicht.”) – Another translation: I can promise to be sincere, but not to be impartial.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. - SINCERITY, HONESTY, OBJECTIVITY, JUDGEMENT, NEUTRALITY

IMPARTIALITY: I decline utterly to be impartial as between the Fire Brigade and the Fire.” - Winston Churchill when editing the BRITISH GAZETTE DURING THE General Strike of 1926. - Compare: "There are no absolute values. All values are relative!" - NEUTRALITY, NOT TAKING SIDES, INDIFFERENCE, VALUES, RELATIVITY

IMPATIENCE: Do not become impatient if one does not accept your arguments.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”. – JZ tr. of: “Sei nicht ungeduldig, wenn man deine Argumente nicht gelten laesst.” – This is the rule rather than the exception, especially in the social “sciences”, where the wrong ideas and arguments still abound. – JZ, 30.6.89. – RED., PATIENCE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

IMPATIENCE: The only things that I am impatient for are enlightenment, freedom, justice, peace, longevity, prosperity, intelligence expansion and the stars. - JZ, 1.10.86, 24.10.02.

IMPEACHMENT: Why only Nixon? Impeach them all! - JZ, 3.5.73. - If not corrupt or otherwise criminal, they are all at least power-mad. - JZ, 26.10.02. - RULERS, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS

IMPERATIVE: There is, therefore, only one categorical imperative. It is: Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” - Immanuel Kant, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, trans. Lewis W. Beck, ed. Robert P Wolff, section 2, p. 44 (1969). - CATEGORICAL, MORALITY, ETHICS, UNIVERSALITY PRINCIPLE

IMPERFECTIONS: were we to love none who had imperfections, this would be a desert for our love.  All we can do is to make the best of our friends; love and cherish what is good in them, and keep out of the way of what is bad: but no more think of rejecting them for it than of throwing away a piece of music for a flat passage or two.” - Thomas Jefferson

IMPERIALISM: there is a wide difference between a conquering and a flourishing empire.” - Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, p.68.

IMPERIALISM: Prussianism and Imperialism, the ideal of political power as an end in itself, against which “The Great Illusion” was a protest. The Imperialist, not alone in Prussia, takes small account of the quality of individual life under the flag. The one thing to be sought is that the flag should be triumphant, be flown over fast territories, inspire fear in foreigners, and be an emblem of ‘glory’.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.159. - TERRITORIALISM, POWER URGE, NATIONALISM

IMPERIALISM: Another ism figures in the forefront of Soviet propaganda. This is American (and, when suitable, British) imperialism. All we need to do is recall a few facts which deny the Soviet Union every ounce of authority to raise such an issue. There is in history no example of imperialism to vie in speed, perfidy, brutality and cupidity with the virtual annexation of Eastern Europe by the Soviet Union. It is, indeed, an impressive witness to the monumental gullibility of western masses that Soviet leaders dare speak of American imperialism from behind a barrier of chained slave-nations.” - Salvador de Madariaga, The Blowing up of the Parthenon, p.30. ANTI-AMERICANISM

IMPERIALISM: Empire is a crippling drag on the Imperial power, that it severely crippled the economic development of the European Empire states especially after 1870, and that e.g. Sweden developed at the rate of about 2.6% in the 19th century, while Britain and France only at 1%. … The Portuguese after all had this for 400 years, and it dragged on them. Contrast Portugal with Norway which didn't fuss at all with this nonsense, they are about the same population: think of the contribution of Norway to European culture, it is extraordinary for the size of the country - you can't think of a Portuguese after Camoens, can you? This is because of the empire, I am quite sure, and there's tremendous evidence that it drained the British economy after 1870. …” Kenneth Boulding, in SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, Oct. 82, p. 16.

IMPERIALISM: Imperialism destroys civilization. It saps morality and law, the two things upon which human society is founded. It is hostile to three fundamental ideas: to the idea of the unity of mankind; to the idea of individuality; to the idea that every individual should have the right of self-determination.” - Romain Rolland, 1866-1944, 1917, quoting from ZENTRALBLATT DES ZOFINGERVEREINS, May 1917. - It is so ignorant of its own limitations and of its opposite, just like most of its opponents, that it is not even expressly hostile to the exterritorial autonomy that is right and useful for all volunteer communities. It does not attack this option but simply ignores it, ignorant of it. It is never mentioned and discussed in its international "peace" conferences. That is almost like discussing cancer without bothering to mention how to prevent it. - JZ, 27.4.00. - INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-DETERMINATION, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM

IMPERIALISM: Imperialism is an institution under which one nation asserts the right to seize the land or at least to control the government or resources of another people.” - John T. Flynn – In form of territorialism each territorial government imposes imperialism even upon its own subjects! – JZ, 4.1.09. – TERRITORIALISM, “EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW”, “REPRESENTATION”, “DEMOCRACY”

IMPERIALISM: It is a reality attested by all history that if a republic assumes imperial functions it will not remain a republic.” – Felix Morley (1894-1981), American journalist, educator and author. - All larger republics and federations have already imperialistic traits and tendencies, e.g. territorialism, centralized power, taxation, more or less monetary despotism and the unity spleen, which induces them to suppress secessionists. - JZ, 25.11.06. - VS. REPUBLICANISM

IMPERIALISM: Russia and China have the only empires left.” - Kenneth Boulding, in SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, Oct. 82, p.16. - The essence of empire is the enforced rule over large territories. States with smaller territories try their brand of imperialism on a smaller scale. Instance: While Biafrans tried to secede from Nigeria, they themselves suppressed some coastal tribes and incorporated them in their small territorial "empire". Even local governments try to lord it over dissenters in their domain and are, sometimes, even more intolerant than are the masters of larger territories. - JZ, 26.10.02

IMPERIALISM: The chief characteristic of imperialism is the will to power, the desire for expansion, the longing for domination. It is based upon a belief that might is right; it tends to impose itself by force. One of its mainsprings is the nationalist spirit, the mystical cult of nationality, of the chosen people, the sacred egoism of the fatherland….” - Grob, in: ZENTRALBLATT DES ZOFINGERVEREINS, May 1917, quoted by: - Romain Rolland, 1866-1944, 1917, in The Forerunners, Harcourt, 1920, 76/77. - For me its essence is territorialism and this can already be realized in the small-scale imperialism of small States. - JZ, 27.4.00. - POWER & TERRITORIALISM

IMPERIALISM: The difference between gangsterism and imperialism is mainly in scale. The attacks of Hitler on Poland or Stalin on Finland, Alexander's plundering of Asia, Titus' sacking of Jerusalem or the banditry of the Vandals, the Vikings, the Normans, the Huns, the privateers of Queen Elizabeth, etc., etc. - it is only the size of these sanguinary excursions and the loot that distinguishes them from common holdups. Take off their gilded armor, fancy tunics, pretentious crowns and ludicrous rationalizations and before you stands a motley lot of bandits with tribal support.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - EMPIRES, CONQUESTS, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, GREAT POWERS, CRIME, GANGSTERS, ORGANIZED CRIME

IMPERIALISM: The U.S. regime taxes Americans 10 times more today than the British Parliament ever hoped to achieve in the past. Our government has deployed more than half a million troops in 100 countries - propping up dictators who support the economic special interests of politicians in Washington - in a way that would make the old British Empire envious." (10/02) - Joe Goodson, Liberty For All -TAXATION, INDEPENCENCE, PATRIOTISM OR LOYALISM?

IMPERIALISM: When one desires to take in hand the empire and make it, I see him not succeed. The empire is a divine vessel, which cannot be made. One who makes it, mars it. One who takes it, loses it.” - Lao-Tzu, under Non-Assertion, in Peter Mayer, editor, The Pacifist Conscience, a Pelican Book, paper back, 1966, p.32. – But at least some empires have improved internal trade and communication as well as migration and insofar have done some good. But how much have they caused in losses in being built, and maintained? And how expensive and abusive has their bureaucracy been? If they had pursued economic freedom and development at least as much as they strove for power, they might over-all have done much good. – JZ, 11.9.08.

IMPERTINENCE: Impertinence: the name which authorities give to the aspirations for, and declarations of independence of their inferiors.” - Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.69. - I would replace "inferiors" with "territorial subjects". - JZ

IMPORTANCE: Trivial things do matter … More people are killed each year by the bite of mosquitoes than are stepped upon by charging elephants.” - Author Unknown. – Small things are not necessarily trivial. – JZ, 10.1.09. - IMPORTANCE OF SMALL & SEEMINGLY TRIVIAL MATTERS, MALARIA, MOSQUITOES, GERMS, VIRUSES, RISKS, DANGERS, DETAILS, SIZISM

IMPORTANT MATTERS: Like the right and duty of every person to do his part in establishing a free, just and peaceful society on earth. You might say that this is merely my religion - and you would be right. But if you know a better one, let me know. - JZ, 28.2.1985, 5.1.09. – DUTY, FREE, JUST & PEACEFUL SOCIETY TO BE ESTABLISHED, MADE UP OF MANY SOCIETIES, ALL & FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY: PANARCHISM

IMPORTS: Government’s import restrictions are not aimed at foreigners. These restrictions penalize consumers by forcing them to buy higher-priced or lower-quality products than they would prefer. By raising prices, trade barriers also deprive us of the savings that we could use to buy other products that would be generated by employment in new industries.” - Ken Schoolland, The Adventure of Jonathan Gullible, Leap Publishing, Cape Town, with Commentaries by Ken Schoolland and Janette Eldrige, 1981 ff, 2004 ed., p. 24. - PROTECTIONISM, TARIFFS, IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

IMPORTS: Imports are exports and exports are imports, for one or the other side. Thus they are nothing to worry about – under full freedom of contract. – JZ, 23.3.03. – At least as long as one is productive rather than destructive, a maker rather than a taker or faker. – JZ, 21.10.07. & EXPORTS


IMPORTS: Since the imports of one country are the exports of the other countries, all exports and all imports together, and all their values and payments must equal each other, apart from delays caused by delivery times and payment delays via credits and the fact that trades as a rule, are undertaken only for mutual benefit and thus are not zero sum games but mutually profitable, at least from the subjective point of view and in the long run. Just in the same way as all credits are the equivalents of debts in all ordinary and internal trades. Thus no trade minister or international conference has to worry about them. Only the individual buyers and sellers should be concerned with them and they should not be interfered with by third parties. (Apart from insurance and credit arrangements as well as transport services.) Under full monetary and financial freedom included in their kind of freedom of contract, all their supposed “problems” are limited and self-solving. – JZ, 23.3.03, 21.10.07. - EXPORTS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FREE TRADE VS. PROTECTIONISM, BALANCE OF TRADE, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS

IMPORTS: Unlimited imports lead inevitably to unlimited exports. - JZ, 11.3.94. – For they do have to be paid for and the money they are paid with will sooner or later return to us, directly or indirectly, in payment for our exports. – JZ, 2.5.13.

IMPOSITIONS: All is bad that is imposed from without.” - Isaac Asimov, Foundation and Earth, p.99. - Even if the results of a coercive intervention are quite beneficial, the coercion itself is quite wrong - if it was exercised against a rational being in full possession of his senses. Even for the most rational beings this is not always the case. Thus coercively preventing them from committing an insufficiently considered suicide is not necessarily wrong. If the suicidal person was right in his choice then he will, as a rule, get many other chances to do away with himself. - JZ,, 27.10.02. - COERCON, VIOLENCE, COMPULSION, IMMORALITY

IMPOSITIONS: I believe that no small group has the right to impose its own will on everybody else.” - Poul Anderson, Question & Answer, p. 146. - No large group, either! - JZ, 6.10.01. - RULE, GOVERNMENT, INTOLERANCE, DOMINATION, GROUPS, MAJORITY, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

IMPOSITIONS: Stop everybody from imposing anybody's will on anybody else.” - Pee Wee Hermeneutics, THE CONNECTION 149, p.42. - The "how to do so" is the important thing that ought to be spelled out. See my ON PANARCHY series. - JZ, 25.10.02. - COERCION, COMPULSION, VIOLENCE, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, CONSTITUTIONS, AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

IMPOSSIBILITIES: All things are possible until they are proved (*) impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.” - Pearl S. Buck, A Bridge for Passing, 1962, p.3. - Radical advocates of human rights and possibilities should also register what they consider to be impossibilities, e.g., successful price controls, rightful and effective central banks, truly limited but still territorial federal governments, good territorial governments, defence with ABC mass murder devices, universal benefits from legalized monopolies, inflations without legal tender and an issue monopoly. - JZ, 20.11.85, 24.10.02. – Is there really nothing that is not already a priori impossible? – (*) proven? - JZ, 10.1.09. - IMPOSSIBLE

IMPOSSIBILITIES: America is a country where the minute one person stands up and says, “That’s impossible”, someone else walks in the door and announces, “We just did it.” - Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, p. 374, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4 -

IMPOSSIBILITIES: By asking the impossible we obtain the best possible.” - Italian proverb.

IMPOSSIBILITIES: Do not think that what is difficult for thee to master is impossible for man; but if a thing is possible and proper to man, deem it attainable by thee.” - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, book 6, section 19.

IMPOSSIBILITIES: Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.” - Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, ch. 12.

IMPOSSIBILITIES: Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.” - Samuel Johnson, Rasselas, XII, 1759. – We should at least add intelligence, patience and persistence. – JZ - “One cannot be and have been.” - French proverb. – “No one can blow and swallow at the same time.” - German proverb. – “A thousand men can't undress a naked man.” - Greek Proverb. - IMPOSSIBLE

IMPOSSIBILITIES: If a man does not know what is impossible, he will do it.” - Michael Todd, 1909-1958, - Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.103. – If a man does not know what is supposedly impossible, he may try it and he may succeed. – A good reason for full experimental freedom, as long as the genuine rights and liberties of others are not infringed or threatened thereby. At present, in Switzerland, an experiment is undertaken to repeat the process of the first Big Bang, by which, supposedly, the universe was somehow creating itself. That is a much more risky experiment than was the first nuclear reactor pile near Chicago. Extremely unscientific in its attitude and extremely costly, at the expense of involuntary taxpayers. The risks for everyone would not be reduced if the experiment were to be conducted only on the Moon, on Mars or even in another galaxy. – The experimenters are not suicidal but just too curious and unwise enough to believe that nothing can or will go wrong. – If someone were to shoot them or to sabotage this experiment, he would have my applause! – Nuclear scientists have already saddled us with enough problems and no genuine solutions! - JZ, 15.1.09. - KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TOO, SHOULD HAVE ITS LIMITS! NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS

IMPOSSIBILITIES: Impossibilities recede as experience advances.” - Helps, Friends in Council, Book 3, Chapter 5.

IMPOSSIBILITIES: Inexperience is what makes a young man do what an older man says is impossible.” - Herbert V. Prochow, SATURDAY EVENING POST, 4 Dec. 1948. – IMPOSSIBLE, EXPERIENCE, INEXPERIENCE

IMPOSSIBILITIES: It is not a lucky word, this impossible; no good comes of those that have it often in their mouth.” - Thomas Carlyle: The French Revolution, III, 1837. - IMPOSSIBLE & LUCK

IMPOSSIBILITIES: No one is bound to do the impossible.” - (Ad impossibile nemo tenetur.) Legal Maxim. - Other forms are: “No one is bound by the impossible.” - (Nemo tenetur ad impossibile.) “The law requires no one to do the impossible.” - (Lex neminem cogit ad impossibile.) – “There can be no obligation to perform the impossible.” – (Impossibilium nulla obligatio.) – “The law excuses impossibility.” - (Impotentia excusat legem.). - Does that also mean that no territorial government is obliged to try to become a limited or good government, because that would be impossible for it, by its very nature? - Or that it ought to resign, immediately, once it becomes beware of its inherent limitations and totalitarian nature? - JZ, 24.10.02. - IMPOSSIBLE & DUTY, TERRITORIALISM:

IMPOSSIBILITIES: Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” - John Heywood, Proverbs, I, 4. - If only wishes could make it so! Alas, goodwill and good intentions are not enough, especially when good ideas and sufficient knowledge are missing. – JZ

IMPOSSIBILITIES: Nothing is impossible to the man who can will.” - Mirabeau, in Emerson, Considerations by the Way. – As if all of us were already omnipotent. – Compare the proverb: “Where there is a will, there is a way!” – It is only true that there are, usually, more ways then even most of the very willful people are willing to explore. - JZ, 10.1.09. – Are e.g. immorality, omnipresence and omnipotence achievable for all merely by an act of will? – JZ, 2.5.13. – Q., WILL, WILLPOWER

IMPOSSIBILITIES: sometimes roads exist, sometimes not; where there is no road, 'genius will blast a path'.” - Isaiah Berlin, Russian Thinkers, on Alexander Herzen, p.195. – Can you blast it without explosives? – JZ, 10.1.09. – IMPOSSIBLE

IMPOSSIBILITIES: The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Bagehot. – And if they were of the opinion that it would be impossible for a person with your character to commit a murder – would it then give you the greatest pleasure to commit one? – JZ, 10.1.09. - IMPOSSIBLE, Q., CREATIVITY, INNOVATION

IMPOSSIBILITIES: To believe a business impossible is the way to make it so.” - Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia. - To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.” - Scott, Rob Roy, ch.16. – Under full experimental freedom some people will come to do what others had wrongly thought to be impossible. – That is one of the greatest values of panarchism. – JZ, 10.1.9. – IMPOSSIBLE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

IMPOSSIBILITIES: What creates the new realities for mankind has always been the impossible.” - Gustav Landauer. – Rather that, which was only thought to be impossible. – JZ, 10.1.09. - IMPOSSIBLE, CREATIVITY

IMPOSSIBILITIES: What is possible can often only be found out only by trying, hard, imaginatively and repeatedly. It will not be achieved by those who consider it impossible and thus do not even try. - JZ, 24.10.02. – IMPOSSIBLE, VALUE OF EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS

IMPOTENCE: All weakness tends to corrupt, and impotence corrupts absolutely.” - Edgar Z. Freidenberg. - Freudenberg? Friedenberg? - WEAKNESS & CORRUPTION, POWERLESSNESS

IMPROVEMENTS: Let him that would move the world first move himself.” - Socrates. – Actually, even if I merely lift a little finger I do already lift part of this world. – And when I walk forward then, to a very small degree, I move this world, this planet, in the opposite direction in its rotation, to that extent impeding, affecting or increasing its present rotation. – To me it makes more sense to say that, in order to somewhat enlighten the world one has first to enlighten oneself. - JZ, 10.1.09. - SELF-IMPROVEMENT

IMPROVEMENTS: Each day try to find some way in which your work can be improved.” - Earl Nightingale. - INNOVATIONS, IDEAS, REFORMS

IMPROVEMENTS: Man wants to improve his lot. This is the first law of his nature." - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastioat, A Man Alone: Bastiat, continued: "There are only two ways in which each of us can improve our lot: at our own expense; or at the expense of others. The first method constitutes justice; the second, injustice. While we all oppose injustice in the abstract, how many men follow Bastiat's advice? " - Even Bastiat seemed unaware that man would have the best chance for self-improvement if he could withdraw from all past and present reforms and do his things to and for himself, under full individual sovereignty or under the exterritorial autonomy of likeminded volunteers and their societies, States or communities. - Would he have arrived at that conclusion if he had lived longer? Then he might have come across e.g. Fichte's 1793 book on the right of individuals to secede from the State or he might have discovered panarchism or exterritorialist tradition independently. - JZ, 25.10.52. - MAN, PROGRESS, INJUSTICE, JUSTICE, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

IMPROVEMENTS: We think we are on the right road to improvement because we are making experiments.” - Benjamin Franklin. - REFORM, EXPERIMENTS

IMPROVEMENTS: When freedom prevails, the ingenuity and inventiveness of people creates incredible wealth. This is the source of the natural improvement of the human condition.” - Brian S. Wesbury. - INGENUITY, INVENTIVENESS, PROGRESS, PROSPERITY, FREEDOM

INACTIVITY: Come now, do I really give you the impression of inactivity? I have only buried myself away behind closed doors in order to be able to be of use to more people.” - Seneca, Letters, VIII, page 44. - INACTIVITY? ACTION?

INACTIVITY: Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there.” - Will Rogers. - ACTION, SPECULATION, CONTEMPLATION, PONDERING, THOUGHT

INACTIVITY: Those who appear inactive are, believe me, engaged in far more important activity; they're dealing with matters divine and human at the same moment.” … - Seneca, Letters, VIII, page 46. – All of them? They may be just idlers or loafers or are having a rest. – And should we assume that there are any divine matters? – But if they do really think, productively or creatively, do not disturb them. - JZ, 4.1.09. - ACTION

INCENTIVES: As the incentives of capitalism are chopped away along with the risks of failure, it is inevitable that the citizens will increasingly become wards of the state.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.125. – If that, too, were done only for volunteers, then these people would set a good deterrent example. – JZ, 23.10.07. - RISKS, FAILURES, CAPITALISM & THE STATE

INCENTIVES: Natural incentives rather than compulsion. - JZ, 7.9.00. - VS. COMPULSION

INCENTIVES: One motivation is worth ten threats, two pressures and six reminders.” - Paul Sweeney. – VOLUNTARISM VS. PRESSURES, NAGGING & COMPULSION

INCENTIVES: Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently to build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence.” - Abraham Lincoln, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - PROPERTY, LABOR, RICHES, WEALTH, ACQUISITIVENESS, PROSPERITY, PROFIT

INCENTIVES: They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work.” - From a film seen on ABC. - WAGES, WORK

INCENTIVES: Where there is no desire, there will be no industry.” - John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693, P.126. - INDUSTRY, PROFIT, EDUCATION

INCOME: The perfect income is that which, as it goes into the pocket, brings into the heart and mind a sense of satisfaction and justice. The man who, when he gets his money, whatever it is, can feel that he has given value in return, enjoys a perfect satisfaction which is denied to all the rest. Whatever the system under which we live may be called, the fact remains that we have to render service to one another, and to exchange these services each with the others. …” - Ernest Benn, in Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.75. - WAGES, SALARIES, EARNINGS, MERIT, SATISFACTION, INCOMES FROM FREE EXCHANGES

INCOMES POLICY: The guaranteed annual income means ‘guaranteed annual charity.’" - Anderson/Miles, A Constitution for a Moral Government, p.52. , GUARANTEED ANNUAL INCOME

INCOMES POLICY: We need a sensible incomes policy approach.” - Popular opinion. - The only rightful and sensible policy is to let the productive individual chose his job, trade or profession, the wage rate or prices offered to him or by him and the number of hours he is willing to work in that job, trade or profession, and the form of payment in a stable currency that is acceptable to him, useful to him and measured in a value standard that he has reasons to trust. All other incomes policies set by third parties are wrong and dictatorial, part of a centralised and planned, i.e., centrally mismanaged economy, or part of the utopia of state socialism or bureaucratic socialism or state capitalism. - J.Z., n.d. & 2.4.97. - WAGE CONTROLS. – INFLATION, DIS.

INCOMES POLICY: We need therefore something new, an "incomes policy", one that will help us resolve better this vexing conflict between full employment and price stability. ... Examples of incomes policies range from the direct wage-price controls and freezes of wartime down to mere moral persuasion and verbal wrist slaps from the President. Without recommending outright wage-price controls I do urge upon the Administration an activist incomes policy - that is, a policy in which the Government, at times when labour markets are not slack and demand-pull inflation is not excessive, supplements its fiscal and monetary policies by actions that discourage price-tag and wage rate increases. - I shall not pretend here that modern economic science knows how to prescribe an incomes policy that a jury of informed people can agree will work well... Alas, study of foreign examples does not tell us how to solve the problem.” - Dr. Paul A. Samuelson, THE NATIONAL TIMES, 26.1.71. - The only" incomes policy" that is rightful and useful is that agreed upon between individuals in their choices of careers and jobs and their employers, those of tradesmen and professionals and the customers for their services, that of e.g. retailers and their buyers, the individual consumers. Each consumer with one dollar to spend has a dollar vote on the market that expresses his incomes policy for all those who directly or indirectly supply what he wants. The experts and planners do not like them to have this consumer sovereignty and monopolistically inclined employers do no love it, either. Any income policies imposed upon employers or employees or self-employed, by any third parties, would represent either unearned incomes or coercive transfer payments or robberies to make these possible. - JZ, 2.4.97. – DIS., “ECONOMISTS”

INCOMPETENCE: scientists who neither knew nor cared about the effects of what they did in their labs, soldiers who fought without knowing why, governments that legislated in mental darkness, writers who wrote glibly about problems which they were incompetent to understand.” - Chad Oliver, Rite of Passage, ASTOUNDING SF, British edition, Sep. 1954, p.67. - IRRESPONSIBILITY, BLINDNESS, IGNORANCE, GOVERNMENT, WRITERS, AUTHORS, SCIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING, LEGISLATION

INCOMPETENCE: I have noticed that, with few exceptions, men bungle their affairs. Everywhere I see incompetence rampant, incompetence triumphant.” -. Laurance J. Peter & Raymond Hall, The Peter Principle, Why Things Always Go Wrong, Raymond Hall in the introduction, IX. - BUNGLING

INCOMPETENCE: Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. – SAVE AUSTRALIA ALLIANCE, a newspaper, issue no.36 (12 01 06), p. 3. - INCOMPETENCE, MALICE OR CONSPIRACY?

INCONSISTENCY: Incompleteness and inconsistencies of the principles, ideas and actions of freedom lovers are among their main obstacles and enemies. - JZ, 30.7.96. - INCOMPLETENESS, PRINCIPLES, IDEAS

INCONSISTENCY: There are those who would mis-teach us that to stick in a rut is consistency - and a virtue, and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency - and a vice.” - Mark Twain. - CONSISTENCY

INCONVENIENCE: A great variety of means of payment would be very inconvenient, while uniformity of means of payment is very convenient.” - A popular view taken as objection against free banking or monetary freedom. - This fact or opinion is often used in an attempt to “justify” the uniformity of an imposed means of exchange and value standard. But overlooked is that the inconvenience of a great variety was usually accepted because the inconvenience of not being able to sell and not being paid would have been even greater. Thus, as long as the convenience of monetary transactions was not exceeded by the inconvenience of a great variety in money tokens, a great variety was still accepted. Naturally, not a greater variety than people were still able to cope with. The varieties of present private notes, like cheques, is often overlooked and people can manage to deal with hundreds of thousands of different kinds of tickets - or refuse to deal with them. At best and at least money can solve only the monetary problems of its voluntary acceptors. In this respect it is not different from any other commodity or service, within the circles of its voluntary acceptors. One can speak rightly of "universal" acceptability only within the circulation sphere of a particular kind of money in its payment community, whether that be small or large. In England from 1648 - 1672 there were over 20,000 different tokens. They were still voluntarily accepted although many of these tokens were not accepted beyond a particular street. - Source: J. Shield Nicholson, Elements of Political Economy, p.272. - J. Z., 12.4.97. – DIS., VARIETIES OF MONEY, INCONVENIENCE OF A GREAT VARIETY OF MEANS OF PAYMENT, UNIFORMITY OF MEANS OF PAYMENT? MONETARY FREEDOM

INCONVENIENCE: I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.” - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Archibald Stuart, December 23, 1791. - The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Paul L. Ford, vol. 5, p.409 (1895). - OF LIBERTY, FREEDOM

INCONVERTIBILITY: INCONVERTIBLE PAPER MONEY & LEGAL TENDER PAPER MONEY: Many authors seem to be unable or unwilling to distinguish between the two. They are right only insofar as it matters little whether a 100% gold convertible paper money has legal tender power or not. Legal tender then cannot depreciate it. Over-issues are prevented by the convertibility obligation and its fulfillment, as long as they function. But legal tender or, its alternative, free market rating for a currency, matter very much as soon as convertibility is temporarily or lastingly abolished. These undiscriminating authors and lecturers then simply assume that the abolition of convertibility, on its own, would already, quite inevitably, lead to the depreciation of a paper currency, since governments do always have a motive for over-issues. However, that applies only to inconvertible paper money with legal tender - at least until this money has been so depreciated that it is altogether refused, in spite of the severest penalties. But only legal tender permits it to reach that stage. When a paper money has been made inconvertible into rare metal coins but NOT given the legal tender privilege then there are at least two possible results: The paper money is not depreciated but kept at par with its nominal gold weight unit value, especially by being so accepted in payment of all taxes and dues due to a government. The government might then increase taxes in order to withdraw more of its paper money from circulation, giving it more of a taxation reflux since further taxation, would increase the government’s demand for it. That was long the practice for sound tax foundation money that did not have any legal tender power in general circulation - but only legal tender power towards the issuer, the government. The alternative to this is that the government may not care about preserving the value of its notes but continues issuing them without arranging for a sufficient reflux to keep them at par with their nominal value. Then there are two possible effects on the price and wage levels. Either these are marked in the nominal paper value units. Then they do become inflated. Or they are not so marked but expressed in e.g. gold weight units, with the government's money only accepted, for the payment of goods and service prices and payment of wages and salaries at its current discount and at par only if it is so rated in the market. Consequently, prices and wages expressed in these gold weight units remain the same - but the government's money depreciates. Moreover, as long as taxes are still expressed in gold weight units, and payable at par with the government's paper money, the taxpayers have, to that extent, reasons to rejoice. Their tax burden becomes reduced by the degree of depreciation of the paper money. A still somewhat honest government would have to continue to accept its own paper money IOUs. at par with their nominal gold weight value units and it would have to fix the taxes in such value units. But, as we well know, not all governments do so or do so all the time. On the contrary. They often express the taxes only in paper value "standards" and accept their over-issued paper money only at par with this nominal paper value standard. Then it has lost all in-built restraint, under an exclusive currency system, any incentive to reduce further issues (in order not to lose out, while spending its notes at a discount and having to accept them at par in tax revenue). Under the issue monopoly and legal tender it might find it easier to print more and more of this legal tender paper money rather than raise taxes. Although, through the raising of taxes, it could increase the demand for its paper money and, theoretically, even restore them to par. (In practice this would create deflationary difficulties. (As long as it is an exclusive currency. If it is just one competing money, then any shortage of it will be supplied by the note issues of other money issuers of sound competing notes. It is easier to increase taxes to keep its tax foundation money at par than to increase taxes later, when the depreciation has already set in, in attempt to restore the value of the government paper money to parity with a sound value standard.) - As a rule and politically, the government finds it easier to abuse it legal tender and money issue monopoly power rather than to increase its taxes to keep its paper money at par with its nominal value standard unit, e.g. a certain weight unit of gold. - The other factor that is almost always involved with legal tender is the exclusive currency status or issue monopoly of the central bank. Even in the absence of legal tender it would force people to accept the government's or the central bank's paper money, to the extent that they do engage in monetary transactions at all. To that extent that monopoly acts like legal tender. However, without legal tender, people would not be obliged to mark out all their contracts, prices, wages, and debts, in the depreciating paper "value unit" of the exclusive currency or exchange medium. They might, instead, go on accepting it as the exclusive exchange medium allowed to them - but only at its market rate. Their prices, wages and debt amounts, expressed in some or the other sound value unit, would remain the same, no matter how much the government inflated its exclusive but not forced exclusive currency. With one exception: As soon as traders and employees anticipate further paper money depreciation, they will tend to increase their prices and wages, in anticipation of further depreciation, which possibly or even likely (in the later stages of an inflation) may occur even faster than the depreciation happens through further note issues. To this extent deflationary phenomena can then occur. There are then not yet enough exchange media printed, of the exclusive currency, to keep up with this increased demand for them. Prices, wages, salaries and rents increases faster than the note printing presses can provide new notes for them. Partly this can be overcome by issuing notes in larger denominations. But then shortages of the smaller denominations can occur. Naturally, the increased production of exchange media does have some inherent limits. In Germany, in 1923, almost all printing presses were working overtime in producing more official and emergency money notes (largely due to the above hinted at deflationary effect). Moreover, the purchasing power of the exclusive and depreciated notes became so low that production costs of the notes came, according to some reports, to 48 % of the purchasing power of the notes and, according to other reports, the paper value of the notes was ultimately higher than the purchasing power that was printed upon them. Only a Hungarian inflation, after WW II, is supposed to have gone even beyond that German "Great" Inflation. When strong deflationary or stag-flationary effects appear in a rapid inflations, then legally or illegally, private or official institutions tend to issue "emergency monies", initially also using only the depreciating paper standard. To that extent such a currency is then no longer exclusive but a competition in depreciation results. After a while at least some of the emergency money issuers (Reichsbahn and Farbenwerke Hoechst, for instance) begin to issue gold-weight value emergency money. To the extent that such exchange media are thus made available, the official inflated paper money will be refused and driven out of circulation. If, right from the beginning, the government's paper money has neither legal tender nor an exclusive currency status, then the privately or cooperatively issued currencies and those by some state or local governments, provided only that they are sound alternative currencies, will tend to be preferred for most local exchanges and the central government's or central bank's depreciated paper money will either be discounted or refused (unless some taxpayers find it still useful to help them to shed some of their tax burdens with it), so that the good money alternatives will drive out the bad money from the general circulation, in correct application of Gresham's Law and in reversal to the popular misconception of it, which applies only to monopoly money with legal tender power. - To speak only of convertibility and inconvertibility, as if nothing else mattered and as if metallic convertibility were essential for sound money, is, indeed, very inaccurate and misleading. It is very similar to the abuse of the term "fiat" money as opposed to the classical gold standard (the gold redemptionist) currency. The "fiat" consists in the legal tender and the exclusive currency status of a paper money, NOT in its irredeemability by the issuer into gold. Your cheque and IOUs are also not redeemable in gold, at least not nowadays, and they are not legal tender and not an exclusive currency, nor are your current account and at any time reclaimable deposits. Potential acceptors are free to refuse them. They are not "fiat" money. – JZ, n.d. & 10.1.09. – REDEMPTIONISM, GOLD STANDARD, GOLD VALUE ACCOUNTING OR GOLD CLEARING STANDARD, FIAT MONEY. CREATION OF MONEY & CREDIT, PAPER MONEY, MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY, LEGAL TENDER, CONVERTIBILITY, COVER, RESERVE, SOUND MONEY, FIAT MONEY, REDEMPTIONISM, METALLIC REDEMPTION, BACKING, PAPER MONEY

INCORRUPTIBILITY: the incorruptible were statistically insignificant, …” J. Neil Schulman, Alongside Night, p.16.

INCURABLE: There are no such things as incurables; there are only things for which man has not found a cure.” - Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, - Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.106. - So far not even all solutions, ideas, proposals etc. have been sufficiently collected, evaluated and published. That has not even been done in the sphere of health and life-extension, neither has it been done for anarchist and libertarian ideas, their texts and their creative people and talents, ideas carriers and promoters. But we have already rediscovered some cures and ideas and practices that are decades to centuries old and were known only to a few in a few countries, and otherwise forgotten. – JZ, 13.9.08. – All health knowledge and all the pro and con discussions and facts should become combined in a giant electronic encyclopedia. By now it could be combined in a single disk and annually updated or fully supplemented by a website and some additional smaller disks, until the whole large disk becomes replaced again. – How many lives could such a compilation come to save, if it is sufficiently used? – JZ, 4.1.09. - DISEASES, SICKNESSES, PROBLEMS, CURES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT, INSOLVABLE? PREJUDICES, INTRACTABLE? DIGITAL HEALTH & ANTI-AGING ENCYCLOPEDIA

INDEMNIFICATION: He must make full restitution for his wrong, add one-fifth to it and give it to the person that he has wronged.” - Bible, Numbers 4:7. - Adding 1/5ths is not enough to make up for all the troubles caused and all the crimes not conviction was obtained for. Thus Frederick the Great suggested adding e.g. 300%. - And part of that should be used for the indemnification of all crime victims. - JZ, n.d. Generally speaking: All kinds of crimes acts, court systems and penal systems should be freely practised – but all among their volunteers only, with agreements between their various communities on which law is to be applied in their “international” cases. – JZ, 4.1.09. - PUNISHMENT, CRIME, RESTITUTION, COMPETITIVELY & DIVERSELY SOLVED VIA PANARCHISM.

INDEPENDENCE: over himself, his independence is of right absolute." - Leigh H. Irvine, What Is Americanism? 1940, p.17. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, SELF-OWNERSHIP

INDEPENDENCE: it is better to lead a simple life on your feet than a fancy one on your knees.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.124.

INDEPENDENCE: A man receiving charity always hates his benefactor- it is a fixed characteristic of human nature.” - George Orwell. - Unless they convince themselves that they possess "welfare rights" as claims against other human beings. – JZ, 29.11.02. - CHARITY, BENEVOLENCE, GIFTS, WELFARE STATE, STATISM

INDEPENDENCE: Do not let them govern your life. Those who try to do so are often failures in their own lives - and yet they have the impertinence to attempt to run your life. - JZ, 2.6.84. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, SELF-GOVERNMENT, AUTONOMY, SELF-DETERMINATION, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, LIVING, LIFE

INDEPENDENCE: Each generation … has a right to choose for itself the form of government it believes most promotive of its own happiness.” - Thomas Jefferson. - Not only each generation but every individual, every minority, every majority, - everywhere and all the time! - JZ, 14.10.02. - SELF-GOVERNMENT, CHOICE, VOTING, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CONSENT, PANARCHISM

INDEPENDENCE: Experiment with yourself, not with others without their consent and at their expense and risk. Your rights go that far but no further. – JZ, n.d. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIALITY

INDEPENDENCE: Follow your own path, no matter what people say.” - Karl Marx, Das Kapital, pref., 1867. - One of his pupils, Trotzky, declared that he would sacrifice up to 75 % of the population for the victory of communism. Should we respect the independent paths of mass murderers, builders and users of ABC mass murder devices? Or only the independence of those who respect the individual sovereignty of others? - JZ, 24.10.02. – PATH, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, SOCIAL CONTRACT, OBEDIENCE, DISOBEDIENCE, SECESSIONISM, Q.

INDEPENDENCE: For man to grow up, fully, into a mature human being, he must become master of his own fate, exterritorially autonomous or independent from any collectivist, territorial and hierarchical system, even though such a system might still be preferred by the majority of his countrymen. - JZ, 25.8.98, 21.10.02. - PANARCHISM, MAN, MATURITY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY AS WELL AS FREE ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE

INDEPENDENCE: Free agency - right to work toward the goals of our choice, necessitates acceptance of the consequences of choice.” - Author Unknown. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, CHOICE

INDEPENDENCE: Freedom is the absolute right of all adult men and women to seek permission for their action only from their own conscience and reason, and to be determined in their actions only by their own will, and consequently to be responsible only to themselves, and then to the society to which they belong, but only insofar as they have made a free decision to belong to it.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Gesammelte Werke, II, p.9. - SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-EMPLOYMENT, CONSCIENCE, REASON, SELF-CONTROL, LICENSES, PERMISSIONS, DEPENDENCY

INDEPENDENCE: Government is good at one thing. It knows how to cripple you, hand you a crutch, and then tell you that you couldn't walk without government.” - Harry Browne, 1996 Libertarian candidate for President of the US, in his acceptance speech at the nominating convention, July 1996. - SELF-HELP, WELFARE, SELF-RELIANCE, SUBSIDIES, GOVERNMENT

INDEPENDENCE: I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon - if I can. I seek opportunity - not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfilment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say: This I have done.” - Dean Alfange - SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, VS. STATISM, WELFARE STATE, PROTECTIONISM

INDEPENDENCE: I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared ... To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt - we must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.” - Thomas Jefferson. - PUBLIC DEBT, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

INDEPENDENCE: If we lift any man up we must have a fulcrum, or point of reaction. In society that means that to lift one man up, we push another down. ... The beneficiaries are selected by favouritism, and are apt to be those who have recommended themselves to the friends of humanity by language or conduct which does not betoken independence and energy. Those who suffer a corresponding depression by the interference are the independent and self-reliant, who once more are forgotten or passed over; and the friends of humanity once more appear, in their zeal to help somebody, to be trampling on those who are trying to help themselves." - W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.118. - SELF-HELP, VICTIMISATION, POVERTY, FORGOTTEN MAN, WELFARE, TAX SLAVERY

INDEPENDENCE: Incidentally we shall not make much progress perhaps in better international conduct until we have banished the word ‘independence’ from our political vocabulary.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.19. – Alternatively, we should extend and also confine it to exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers only, all under their own personal laws. – JZ, 8.10.08. – PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, SOCIETIES COMMUNITIES & GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

INDEPENDENCE: Independence - The ideal of the elite of those small nationalities whose natural and legitimate propensity to oppress still weaker groups is thwarted by the rulers of the Empire in which they are incorporated.” - Max Nomad, A Skeptic's Political Dictionary, 1953, 56. – Territorial centralists, of necessity are to some extent more tolerant than are territorial decentralists. – JZ, 10.1.09. - NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, IMPERIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, DECENTRALIZATION

INDEPENDENCE: Independence for everybody, not just for territorial monopoly governments. - JZ, 26.7.89, 12.9.13. - Independence only for exterritorially autonomous communities and societies - but not for any territorial government. For that would mean dependency for all people in their nation-wide territorial prisons or slave pens. - JZ, 25.10.02. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY OR SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-GOVERNANCE OR SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY BUT NO TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY OR TERRITORIAL “INTEGRITY” FOR ANY GOVERNMENT OR STATE OR FOR ANY FICTITIOUSLY & TERRITORY-WIDE ASSUMED OR PRETENDED UNITED OR UNIFORM PEOPLE,  WHICH ARE ALL MERELY MADE-UP OR IMAGINED ENTITIES & REALLY CONSISTE MERELY OF MANY DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN EVERY TERRITORY. NO INDEPENDENCE FOR TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS & “THEIR” “PEOPLE”.

INDEPENDENCE: Independence is good, but isolation is too high a price to pay for it.” - Benjamin R. Tucker, Instead of a Book, 1893. - ISOLATIONISM

INDEPENDENCE: Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” - Thomas Paine. - COSMOPOLITANISM, INTERNATIONALISM, COUNTRIES

INDEPENDENCE: Independence, self-respect, self-reliance, dignity, diligence, - often narrow and primitive in their manifestations, if you like, ill-rounded, not at all durchgearbeitet, but there they were, the virtues that once spoke out in the Declaration of Independence. It was noticeable, too, that these virtues flourished as well as they did in a state of freedom. Our life was singularly free; we were so little conscious of arbitrary restraint that we hardly knew government existed. Aside from the county sheriff and one deputy, the town had no police, nor seemed to need any. On the whole, our society might have served pretty well as a standing advertisement for Mr. Jefferson's notion that the virtues which he regarded as distinctively American thrive best in the absence of government.” - Albert Jay Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, Harper, 1943, p.60. - AMERICANISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-RELIANCE

INDEPENDENCE: It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. - Charles A. Beard – FOUNDING FATHERS, HUMAN RIGHTS

INDEPENDENCE: Let every vat stand upon its own bottom.” - William Bullein, Dialogue Against the Fever Pestilence, 1564. – “Every tub must stand upon its bottom.” - Charles Macklin, The Man of the World, I, 1781. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-GOVERNMENT

INDEPENDENCE: Most people consider independence a desirable goal – but desire and good intention are not enough to achieve it.” - Brian C. Coad, Everybody’s Hamlet, ANALOG, July 92, p. 189. – How many have so far considered the personal law or exterritorial autonomy options? Even old apes and bulls do probably practise individual secessionism more than humans do, so far. – JZ, 10/07. – UNLESS THEY ARE DRIVEN OUT FROM THEIR SMALL TRIBE AS HAVING BECOME TOO DESPOTIC. TERRITORIALISM

INDEPENDENCE: National independence does not make ME independent. - JZ, 2.10.91. - Nor does it make anyone else independent. - JZ, 26.10.02. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION

INDEPENDENCE: Nature does not say to me: Don't be poor! Far less: be rich!  But it always tells me: Be independent!” - Chamfort, in: Franzoesische Moralisten, S. 261. – Another version: Nature has not told me: Be poor! or: Be rich! but, instead, it shouts at me: Be independent!” - Nicholas Chamfort, Aphorismen, German version, p. 4. - Gedanken und Maximen, p.26. POVERTY & RICHES, NATURE

INDEPENDENCE: No man has a right to do as he pleases, except when he pleases to do right.” - Charles Simmons. - RIGHTFUL & RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS VS. ARBITRARY ONES

INDEPENDENCE: No man shall seek or give the unearned or undeserved." - Anderson/Miles, A Constitution for a Moral Government.” - MAN, STATISM, PARASITISM, SELF-SUPPORT, TRADE, INSURANCE, CREDIT

INDEPENDENCE: One should not have to go through a bureaucrat, politicians or lawyer to do what is right or be prevented by them from doing it. - JZ, 11.9.98. - RIGHT, AUTONOMOY, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, LEGISLATION, JURISDICTION

INDEPENDENCE: Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.” - Alexander Hamilton. - POWER, SELF-SUPPORT VS. HANDOUTS, LIVELIHOOD, MAN, DEPENDENCE

INDEPENDENCE: Son of man, stand upon your own feet so that I may speak with you.” - William James.

INDEPENDENCE: Stand on your own feet - and mind - otherwise you may have nothing to stand on. - JZ, 3.6.73, 15.1.09.

INDEPENDENCE: The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive. To a creator, all relations with men are secondary.” - Ayn Rand. - COMPULSION, CREATIVITY

INDEPENDENCE: The free man wants to live, create and work in independence.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.60. - FREEDOM

INDEPENDENCE: The greatest fruit of self-sufficiency is freedom.” - Epicurus (341-270 B.C.), Fragments. - SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-HELP, FREEDOM

INDEPENDENCE: There are twenty-seven specific complaints against the British Crown set forth in the Declaration of Independence. To modern ears they still sound reasonable ... in large part, because so many of them can be levelled against the federal government of the United States.” - P. J. O'Rourke.- Its mistake was to assume that independence for individuals could be attained and maintained through a territorial State or State Federation. - JZ, 3.7.00.

INDEPENDENCE: There is nothing to take a man's freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers.” - Ayn Rand. - FREEDOM, BROTHERHOOD, MAN

INDEPENDENCE: There is only one success … to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.” - Christopher Morley, Where the Blue Begins, p.85 (1922). - FREEDOM, SUCCESS, TAXATION, REGULATIONS, LAWS, PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

INDEPENDENCE: There is only one thing in life that matters - independence.” - Galsworthy, Five Tales, A Stoic.

INDEPENDENCE: To be independent is the business of a few only; it is the privilege of the strong.” - F. W. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886. - But the others should at least be free to individually and not collectively choose their own masters or leaders, if they really cannot achieve, between them, the forms of self-government and self-management they might be capable of and might wish for themselves. After all, the masters are only single persons, too and their physical and mental strength does have limits as well. As a result of this kind of consumer sovereignty they might grow towards fully self-responsible individual human beings and free producers and traders, at least over several generations. Voluntary taxation and the individual secession option as well as the successes of competing communities would greatly reduced the influence of power mongers, prophets and "great leaders" and their personality cults. - JZ, 10.7.86, 25.10.02. - PANARCHISM

INDEPENDENCE: To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.” - William Cobbett (1762-1835), Advice to Young Men, 2, "To a Youth". - The degree to which independence of individuals could be increased through the realization of full monetary freedom remains still to be widely enough appreciated. - JZ, 26.11.02. - MONEY, POVERTY, WEALTH, INDEPENDENCE, MONETARY FREEDOM

INDEPENDENCE: True advocates of independence would not aim at participation in the messes of territorial politics but rather at opting out from under it and replacing territorial States by exterritorially autonomous communities, as fast as possible or as far and fast as free individuals desire them for themselves. - JZ, 22.6.92, 14.1.93, 23.10.02, 12.9.13. - PANARCHISM

INDEPENDENCE: We should be as independent of territorial borders, as are the birds, plants and the clouds. - J. Zube, 21st of January 1999.

INDEPENDENCE: What do you suppose will satisfy the soul, except to walk free and own no superior?” - Walt Whitman. - FREEDOM

INDEPENDENCE: What is bought is cheaper than a gift.” - Miguel de Cervantes. - PURCHASES VS. GIFTS

INDEPENDENTS: An independent is the guy who wants to take the politics out of politics.” - Adlai Stevenson, The Art of Politics, The Stevenson Wit, 1966. - But territorial politics and interventionism remain politics and interventionism, even under independent representatives. - JZ, 20.11.85. - Even the independents do continue the wrongs and injuries of territorial politics. They do not allow individuals to become sovereign and volunteer communities to become exterritorially autonomous. The “independente” “representatives” are merely independent of political parties and are also, if elected, become, largely, independente of those, who once voted for them and not only of those who never voted for them and are ever likely to vote for them. To that extent they are still part of the problem, not of the solution. - JZ, 24.10.02. – There is no art in territorial politics. As long as it remains territorial one cannot remove its thereby inherently despotic nature. – JZ, 9.1.09, 12.9.13. - POLITICS, PARTIES, POWER POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM

INDEX CURRENCIES: Free market ratings of currencies and free choice among competing value standards, are also a form of index currencies - but of a non-monopolistic kind, one in which the money-issue monopoly and the forced value standard or legal tender privilege of the government currency is eliminated. Then, and as a rule, via consumer and entrepreneurial sovereignty, ensuring free competition and fully free choice, for exchange media as well as value standards, only those currencies could survive, in the long run, which remain largely and mostly at par with their nominal value standards, at least in the area where they are issued. Elsewhere, they are just another kind of “foreign exchange” that is valued at freely-floating market rates for them. In other words, under monetary freedom any additional and frequent indexing of prices, wages and other contracts would no longer be required. Price and wage levels would then be as stable as they could be and should be, under freedom, from the exchange media and value standard sides, because then they would be safe from coercive and monopolistic monetary interventions, territorial currency policies and measures, safe from any government, as safe as are measures of length, weight and volume. - J.Z., 18.10.89, 29.4.97, 11.1.09, 12.9.13. - INDEX STANDARDS & MONETARY FREEDOM

INDEX CURRENCIES: We need a currency stabilised by a price index at a particular stable price level." - Popular opinion. - What this really means is that some people do believe that they would benefit from such an index currency and that thus they want all people to adopt it. While morally they do have the right to adopt any of a possible hundreds if not thousands of different index standards for themselves, they have no right at all to force their preferred index standard or any index standard at all upon any dissenting people, no matter how strongly they believe that others would "need" it and ought to be included in their "we". - Freedom of choice for value standards, too, in addition to freedom of choice regarding means of payment or methods of clearing. Indeed, most government currencies are somewhat managed, too, under the pretence that governments or their central banks can and will provide stability in this sphere. What can be achieved in this political way can be seen by the more or less rapid depreciation of almost all paper currencies, those that were exclusive and forced, in this and former centuries. Stability can be best provided for when neither bad nor even sound currencies are not granted a monopoly or legal tender powers - except the issuers property right against forgers and the natural legal tender against their issuer, who have always to accept their own issues or account credits at par with their nominal value, regardless of how low they may be rated by others and elsewhere, while all possible, desired and practicable alternative private enterprise and cooperative currencies can freely compete even against the supposedly best and better ones. - J.Z., 24.3.97, 11.1.09. - PRICE LEVEL STABILITY, FREE CHOICE AMONG VALUE STANDARDS & COMPETITIVELY ISSUED EXCHANGE MEDIA, INCLUDING CLEARING CERTIFICATES & ACCOUNT CREDITS

INDEXATION: Let e.g. the value of grams of gold index your paypacket. - JZ, 15.9.75. – Free choice of value standards, too! – Gold-weight accounting and clearing, without metallic redemptionsm, anbd converntibility into gold referred to the free gold markets – This kind of indexing could be introduced immediately and without the costs of a gold cover and gold redemption fund. – Moreover, it would make possible an unlimited amount of free exchanges, mediated through freely issued, competing and market rated banknotes, other means of payment, clearing certificates and clearing accounts, theoretically even without a single gold coin being owned and changing hands by these exchangers. – That gold bugs have so far mostly ignored this option does not say much for their intelligence, historical knowledge, judgment on monetary matters and intellectual curiosity. - JZ, 15.1.09. - GOLD WEIGHT VALUE UNITS,. INFLATION, WAGES

INDEXES: How can anyone love libertarian literature without wanting to see it it fully and permanently published, collected, kept available and accessible, easily and cheaply, anywhere, to anyone, in any major language, also indexed, abstracted, reviewed and bibliographically listed and surveyed in many different ways, as comprehensively as possible and without being willing to work or otherwise contribute somewhat towards this end? Between tens of thousands of freedom lovers this job could be done easily, cheaply and fast. Formerly on microfilm, now on CDs, DVDs and a large external HDD. - CD- PROJECT. - JZ, 16.11.82, 11.1.09. -

INDEXING GREATNESS: Grosse Menschen sind Inhaltsverzeichnisse der Menschheit.” - Hebbel, Tagebuecher, 6.5. 1837. - At most they are entries in a whole index for all of mankind. Great people may be hundred times as wise as are average men but even they and their ideas cannot represent the whole of mankind, not even via a comprehensive index. The ideas of mankind, the facts it has accumulated, its opinions, theories and beliefs, its inventions, its works, cannot be full known and comprehended by any man and not even complete and easily retrievable records have been kept of them so far. - JZ, 25.10.02. – MANKIND, IDEAS ARCHIVE, EXAMPLS, HEROES, GREAT MEN

INDEXING OF WAGES, SALARIES, FEES ETC.: The indexing of salaries etc. of politicians and bureaucrats should be corresponding to their productivity. I.e.: The more they reduce, by further avalanches of laws and regulations, the remaining productivity of the economy, the lower their salaries etc. should become. On the other hand, if they pass no further laws and regulations or, better still, repeal many more of them than they do pass, then their salaries should rise. That procedure could be individualized: The more a particular politician votes against new laws and for the repeal of old ones, the higher his salary should become. Thus, in the end, they would all have voted themselves out of a job - in return for a golden handshake pension, which would cost the taxpayers only a small fraction of their former tax burden. - JZ, 30.9.87, 26.10.02. - CPI, INFLATION, LAWS, LEGISLATION, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, GOLDEN HANDSHAKE

INDEXING, HISTORY: If world history had a subject index as well as a name index than it would be more useful.” - (Haette die Weltgeschichte ein Sachregister, wie sie ein Namenregister hat, koennte man sie besser benutzen.) - Boerne, Fragmente und Aphorismen, p.14.

INDEXING: Scan in and automatically index all freedom writings and make the results accessible, e.g., online, on CDs, floppy disks and microfiche, in any desired segments. - JZ, 1.5.93, 23.10.02. – Altogether they should, by now, fit onto a single and text-only external HDD of 1 TB, which could contain the page equivalent of 3 million books. – JZ, 11.1.09. - SCANNING, FREEDOM KNOWLEDGE, CD-PROJECT

INDIA: India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.” - Winston Churchill, Speech, Royal Albert Hall, 18 May 1931. - India is not alone in this. Every "nation" has its more or less suppressed minorities and dissenters. "Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the name "national." - C. Chisholm. – Any really distinct nationality, religion, ideology, race, philosophy, ideology is inherently no more geographical than e.g. is any mathematical formula and any law of physics, chemistry or biology. – Genuine and individual representatives of many to most of them can now be found in most States. So why should their members or subsribers organize exclusively or mainly territorially or become compelled to do so? And why should we allow any local and temporary majority to dominate the rest? – JZ, 11.1.09. Man is an inhabitant of this planet and not of any particular country. Nor should he be subjected to any political territorial State, unless he has committed genuine crimes with victims, i.e. crimes against basis individual rights and liberties of its members. But the worst offenders in this respect are the territorial States themselves. – JZ, 15.1.09. – PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, HUMAN BEINGS, COMMUNITIES, SOCITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, NATIONS, NATIONALISM, UNITY, PEOPLES, STATES, VOLUNTARISM

INDIA: It was interesting, too, that India, many times invaded, never invaded anyone. They had all they wanted and no need to leave their country for anything.” - Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, p.189. – They had plenty of internal fights. Indians, anyhow, are no more a single nation or people than Europeans or Chinese or Africans are. – JZ, 31.3.04. - Kashmir? Border fights with China? – JZ, 13.9.07. – Was India ever quite united, even under English rule? Thus it was not yet ready to invade other countries and had only its infighting between its kingdoms and princes. – Also its class or caste despotism. And its major religions were also largely at war with each other. – JZ, 1.5.09. - QUITE NON-AGGRESSIVE? PEACEFUL, NON-IMPERIALISTIC?

INDIAN TRIBES: Mr. Jefferson, for example, remarked that the hunting tribes of Indians, with which he had a good deal to do in his early days, had a highly organized and admirable social order but were "without government". Commenting on this, he wrote Madison that "it is a problem not clear in my mind that [this] condition is not the best," but he suspected that it was "inconsistent with any great degree of population". Schoolcraft observes that the Chippewas, though living in a highly-organized order, had no "regular" government. Herbert Spencer, speaking of the Bechuanas, Araucanians and Koranna Hottentots, says they have no "definite" government; while Parkman, in his introduction to The Conspiracy of Pontiac, reports the same phenomenon, and is frankly puzzled by its apparent anomalies.” - A. J. Nock, Our Enemy, the State, Caxton, 1959, 39. - Ibid, page 40: "Their code-apparatus sufficed for assuring freedom and security to the individual, and for dealing with such trespasses as in that state of society the individual might encounter - fraud, theft, assault, adultery, murder…" - In Nock's terms they had "government" of the ideal type, but no "States." - If I remember some references rightly, ca. 52 tribes without rulers have so far been somewhat described. Thus "human nature" does not seem to require States or governments but only some form of social organization. - JZ, 1.5.00. - NO GOVERNMENT, TRIBALISM, GOVERNMENTS, SOCIETIES & STATES, ANARCHISM, RED INDIANS, TRIBALISM

INDIFFERENCE: nothing remained static in the shifting chaos of things, save humanity's vast indifference…" - Ethel Mannin, Crescendo, 1928-1937, 81. - The concept of individual rights and liberties, however incomplete and flawed they still were and are, gained some support only during the last ca. 250 years. When close to completed, they could make all the difference. Ideas have consequences. Flawed as well as close to perfect ones. - JZ, 19.4.00. – The powerlessness of individuals under territorialism is much more typical than widespread indifference or apathy and from that powerlessness largely result indifference and apathy towards public affairs and even towards individual rights and liberties. – Long denied individual choices are finally no longer demanded. Large degrees of suppression are taken for granted. - JZ, 11.1.09. – TERRITORIALISM, ADAPTATION TO CIRCUMSTANCES, POWERLESSNESS OF INDIVIDUALS, HUMANITY, MAN, CHANGE, APATHY

INDIFFERENCE: the thoughtless indifference of people who cannot observe an unobserved disaster.” - A. E. van Vogt, The Pawns of Null-A, p.39. - THOUGHTLESSNESS

INDIFFERENCE: Being wrong is no disgrace, being indifferent is.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.70.

INDIFFERENCE: If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.” - Thomas Jefferson to E. Carrington, 1787. - As long as decisions on public affairs are concentrated in the hands of a few rulers, away from the majority of most people, we have to expect most people to be ignorant of and disinterested in public affairs. People adapted themselves even to open slavery and closed forced labour camps. Oppressive and exploitative politicians of all colours utilize this adaptability of human beings for their purposes. If citizens were monetarily and financially emancipated, also armed, organized, trained and motivated to defend their individual rights, then situation would soon be quite different. - JZ - PUBLIC AFFAIRS

INDIFFERENCE: Indifference ... is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand the chance against it. It lets neglect and decay and monstrous injustice go unchecked. It doesn't act, it allows. And immorality is what gives it so much power.” - Joan D. Vinge, The Snowqueen, p.533. - Can it withstand better ideas, if these are fully mobilized, e.g. by an Ideas Archive? - JZ, 6.3.99. – APATHY, IMMORALITY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENLIGHTENMENT

INDIFFERENCE: Indifference towards the own rights and the rights of others is one of the worst evils in the world. - JZ, 8.1.85. – VALUE-FREE “THINKING”, PRAGMATISM, UTILITARIANISM

INDIFFERENCE: Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference, which is, at least, half infidelity.” - Washington Irving. - INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS RELIGION

INDIFFERENCE: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke (1729-1797).

INDIFFERENCE: They came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I’m not a Jew. Then they came for the socialists, but I did nothing because I’m not a socialist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I did nothing because I’m not a Catholic. Finally, they came for me, but by then there was no one left to help me.” – Pastor Father Niemoeller (1946) - NEGLIGENCE, CARELESSNESS, APATHY & LIBERTY

INDIFFERENCE: We … constitute three classes: the subjects - they have so far ruled, the intellectuals, they have let themselves be ruled; and the indifferent ones, - who have done nothing (and have caused all the misery).” - Wir … zerfallen in drei Klassen: die Untertanen - die haben bisher geherrscht; die Geistigen - die haben sich bisher beherrschen lassen; die Indifferenten - die haben gar nichts getan (und sind an allem Elend schuld). - Kurt Tucholsky, Politische Texte, S.24. - Did the slaves and subjects really rule or merely form the all too obedient majority? Were many intellectuals - if not part of the really ruling class - not at least among the rewarded apologists for it? Are all too obedient thinkers quite innocent? And how can those who did nothing be guilty of everything, while those who self-interestedly did something wrong, or lied about the wrongs of others, are guilty of nothing? Such confused and confusing intellectualizing makes the continuance of many abuses possible, because it does not sufficiently clarify minds. - There was a time when I liked his writings. Since then I have found better and more truthful ones. - JZ, 24.10.02. - APATHY, DIS

INDIFFERENTISM: Everybody's deity is as good as anybody else's - indifferentism, I believe, is the theological term.” - H. Beam Piper, Temple Trouble, ASTOUNDING SF, 10/51, p.6. – Or, at least in some respects all of them are equally or large bad, immoral, irrational. Does e.g. any self-respecting person wish to be worshipped? – JZ, 2.5.13. - RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIALITY: TOLERANCE, GODS, FAITH, BELIEFS,

INDIGNATION: the absence of anger, especially that sort of anger, which we call indignation, can be a most alarming symptom. And the presence of indignation may be a good one.’ - William F. Buckley, Jr., The Governor Listeth, Putnam-Berkeley, 1963-1970, p.369. - ANGER

INDIGNATION: A man that does not know how to be angry, does not know how to be good. Now and then a man should be shaken to the core with indignation over things evil.” - H. W. Beecher. – ANGER, GOODNESS, MORALITY, ETHICS

INDIRECT APPROACH: If there are obstacles, the shortest line between two points may be the crooked one.” - Bertolt Brecht, Galileo, 1938.

INDIVIDUAL CHOICE: For each individual his own chosen place, liberty, society, community, creative activity and communication option, in this world and in all others, now and forever. - JZ, 14.2.98. - FREE CHOICE, CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, FATE, DECISION-MAKING, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION


INDIVIDUAL GROWTH: Individual growth, to the limits of the own potential, requires individual sovereignty, not territorial submission to politicians and their systems, errors and prejudices. - JZ, 25.8.98. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, MAN, MATURITY, FREEDOM

INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS: Painful as it may be to hear it, there's nothing special about the people of this country that sets them apart from the other people of the world. It is the Bill of Rights, and only the Bill of Rights, that keeps us from becoming the world's biggest banana republic. The moment we forget that, the American Dream is over.” - Alexander Hope, "Looking Forward", ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Well, that kind of bill of rights was also not yet good and complete enough. – JZ, 10.1.08. - INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS, US BILL OF RIGHTS AMENDMENTS CONSTITUTIONALISM

INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS: When they took the fourth amendment, I was silent because I don't deal drugs. - - When they took the sixth amendment, I kept quiet because I know I'm innocent. - - When they took the second amendment, I said nothing because I don't own a gun. - - Now they've come for the first amendment, and I can't say anything at all.” - Tim Freeman – Compare the famous quote by Niemoeller.

INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE: The importance ... of encouraging individual initiative, even at the cost of some efficiency …” - A. E. van Vogt, The Voyage of the Space Beagle, p.147. - EFFICIENCY

INDIVIDUAL INITIATIVE: There is no denying the fact that human beings progress and prosper in proportion to the degree to which individual initiative is permitted, or at least not prevented.” - Henry Grady Weaver, The Mainspring of Human Progress, revised edition, FEE, 1953, p. 64. (This book is now online. – JZ, 12.9.13.) – PROGRESS

INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: (The State is) the sum of all the negations of the individual liberty of all its members; or rather that of the sacrifices which all its members make, in renouncing one portion of their liberty to the profit of the common good.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Oeuvres, Vol.I, p.143; quoted by Adler, The Idea of Freedom, p. 374. - With the statement: "to the profit of the common good" this anarchist reveals himself as another statist! - JZ, 24.11.02. - THE STATE

INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: Where the State begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa.” - Mikhail A. Bakunin, Oeuvres, Vol. I, p.143; quoted by Adler, The Idea of Freedom, p.374. - THE STATE

INDIVIDUAL POTENTIALS: Whatever one's race, colour or creed, one must admit the necessity of "freedom" as the environment within which the ultimate social atom, the individual, develops to the fullest extent his or her potentialities.” - Graham Hutton, Agenda for a Free Society. - FREEDOM AS THEIR NECESSARY ENVIRONMENT

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY: A new morality has arisen which renounces personal responsibility in favour of social responsibility.” - Randolph S. Bourne, in essay: War and the Intellectuals, ascribes this opinion to Paul Elmer More. – Compare the old saying: “Divided responsibility is none.” – Neither legislators nor bureaucrats feel responsible for what they are doing to us, under the pretence that it is for us and while coercively over-charging us for their “services” and disservices. We cannot, individually, dismiss them, either, by seceding from them and choosing or establishing other service providers for ourselves. – They are no tour servants but those of the public, at best the majority, and as such our masters, under territorialism. - JZ, 13.9.13. – INDIVIDUAL, SOCIAL & COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, COERCIVELY ORGANIZED IRRESPONSIBILITY OR TERRITORIALISM, TAXATION, WELFARE STATE, COMMON GOOD, PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMONWEAL PRETENCE, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY, CONSENT, VOTING, VETO, SECESSIONISM, PUBLIC SERVANTS? BUREAUCRACY, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY: Bastiat understood more clearly than any other man of his time the painful lesson that societies will never change for the better until the individuals composing that society come to understand fully their own moral responsibilities. Once enough men fully perceive that responsibility and thereby relese the productive energies which come from full development of that responsibility, we will have both a moral and a prosperous society. Meanwhile, the schemes of the social architects will continue to lead us astray.” - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.164. - Only territorialist “architects”, “engineers”, ideologues, system-mongers, politicians and other power-addicts are very dangerous to our rights and liberties. - JZ, 25.10.02. – We should become free to select all our doctors, engineers, architects, tradesmen, advisors, leaders, gurus and prophets – in every sphere, rather than getting country-wide or population-wide packet-deals or systems forced upon us, against our will and preferences. – Majorities, too, have only the right to rule themselves. – JZ, 13.9.13. - SOCIETY, , DUTY TO WORK FOR FREE, JUST & PEACEFUL SOCIETIES, VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, MONOPOLISM, COERCION, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, COLLECTIVISM AT ITS WORST

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY: Not even all kinds of convicted criminals are equally guilty. - JZ, 10. 2.98. - Except in one thing: they all violated, to some extent, some rights or liberties of others. - JZ, 5.4.99. – “Criminals” without victims exepted. They are themselves victimized by wrongful laws. – JZ, 15.1.09. - COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY: The point is: You are not responsible for what your great-grandparents did to mine, and I am not responsible for what my great-grandparents did to yours. … a whole group does not incur guilt for every misdeed by any of its members, and … no one incurs either guilt or entitlement by being born into any group.” - Stanley Schmidt, editorial, ANALOG, Oct. 1999. - Was he anywhere consistent enough to demand the abolition of imposed borders between territorial nation States and free competition for their exterritorial and voluntaristic alternatives? - JZ, 25.1.02. – Or to demand even the unilateral destruction of all nuclear “weapons”? – How many, if any, of all those targeted by nuclear “weapons” are really so guilty that they deserve to be exterminated? - We are not responsible to keep up some artificial borders, which some ancestors put up, usually coercively. We are not morally bound by them. Property rights exist only for voluntary associations, not for whole national collectives, which are only abstract notions and do not represent genuine entities, fully based upon self-ownership, individual sovereignty, genuine rights and consent. – Conquests and political deals of ancestors are not morally binding upon us. Individual rights and liberties are superior values to collectivist, nationalist, ethnic and statist claims to whole territories and their population. Where are the genuine title deeds for them, by real owners? - JZ, 4.1.09, 12.1.09. – INDIVIDIUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, SELF-DETERMINATION, VOLUNTRISM, CONSENT, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, INDEMNIFICATION FOR SLAVERY OF ANCESTORS ETC? NATIONS, DEMOCRACY, “THE PEOPLE”, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, NWT

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY: Unless a man has talents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden. Of what avail is freedom to choose if the self be ineffectual? We join a mass movement to escape individual responsibility, or, in the words of the ardent young Nazi, ‘to be free from freedom.’" - Eric Hoffer. - Unless  we allow the sheep to live under their shepherd they will tend to put us under his "protection". Panarchies for all dissenters but also even for followers and their leaders, always at their own expense and risk! - JZ, 29.11.02, 13.9.13. - SUBORDINATION, FOLLOWERS, LEADERSHIP, FREEDOM, STATISM, INCOMPETENCE, INABILITY, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICES FOR TOLERANT PEOPLE

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: a "true democracy" which protects individual rights, not group interests.” - Pierre Lhoste-Lachaume, view quoted in Bettina Bien Greaves’ Mises bibliography, p.204. – Group interests are to become realized only among the volunteers of each group and always at their expense and risk, under personal law.  Majority autonomy as well as minority autonomy for each groups of volunteers. “To each his own!” An old Roman principle of justice. – No more statist and territorialist mutual domination attempts. – JZ, 13.9.13. - DEMOCRACY

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human Freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want - which, translated into world terms, means economic understanding, which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants - everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear - which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor - anywhere in the world.” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, State of the Union message to the Congress, January 6, 1941. - The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1940, p. 672 (1941). A plaque in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty is inscribed: "Liberty is the air America breathes. … In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential freedoms … freedom of speech and expression … freedom of worship … freedom from want … freedom from fear." - This was just about the worst "human rights" declaration of all. - Alas, it did not lead to an avalanche of criticism and more rightful human rights declarations. - JZ, 23.11.02. – But then how much of all territorial politics rests on similarly primitive, irrational and wrongful notions? – JZ, 11.1.09. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS RATHER THAN "HUMAN RIGHTS CLAIMS" LIKE THE FOUR FREEDOMS of FDR. HE WAS AS IGNORANT OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES.

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: No individual has the right to “rape” a “nation”, or a population, nor does any population have the right to rape or otherwise dominate anyone, who peacefully just does the own things at the own expense and risk. - JZ, 25.12.73, 13.9.13. - NATIONAL RIGHTS, VIOLENCE, COMPULSION, COERCION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, REPRESENTATION, LEGISLATION, COMMAND ECONOMIES, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights.” - Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, 9th ed., book 1, chapter 1, section 3, p. 139 (1783, reprinted 1978). – PUBLIC INTEREST, GENERAL INTEREST, PEACEFUL RELATIONSHIPS, LIBERTIES, VOLUNTARISM

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: The right to discuss freely and openly, by speech, by the pen, by the press, all political questions, and to examine and animadvert upon all political institution, is a right so clear and certain, so interwoven with our other liberties, so necessary, in fact, to their existence, that without it we must fall at once into despotism and anarchy. To say that he who holds unpopular opinions must hold them at the peril of his life, and that, if he expresses them in public, he has only himself to blame if they who disagree with him should rise and put him to death, is to strike at all rights, all liberties, all protection of law, and to justify or extenuate all crimes.” - William Cullen Bryant, Editorial on the murder of Rev. E. P. Lovejoy, 1837. – The right of individuals to secede and choose or establish a personal law system is even more important than freedom of expression and information under otherwise territorial despotism. – For then, by individual choice, one could have also freedom of expression and information in the self-chosen society or community. - JZ, 13.9.13. – FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION COMPARED WITH SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, ASSOCIATION, VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: The rights of the individual should be the primary object of all governments.” – Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814), American Playwright, Poet, Historian. – Perhaps they should be – but have they ever been the main objective of territorial governments? Governments have not even produced a comprehensive declaration of all these rights and liberties, while they have produced an abundance of laws restricting or denying them. – JZ, 3.1.08. – Moreover, the volunteers of panarchies may have other primary objectives for themselves. Only towards outsiders would they have to respect these rights and liberties. Then they could all get along peacefully. – JZ, 4.1.09. – Let each cook his own stew and eat it. It should not be forced upon anyone else. – JZ, 13.9.13. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE VS. COMPULSION

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” - Ayn Rand, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - MINORITY RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: We can not for a moment admit that by simply applying an unpopular or obloquious name to men, whether that name be anarchist, or socialist, capitalist or vagabond, republican or democrat, an officer can be justified in depriving men of rights guaranteed by the fundamental law, and can break up their meeting, can club, search and imprison them, not for what they have done, but for what he, in his wisdom, or his prejudice, or his caprice, fears they might do. If this principle were once admitted, there is no limit to its application. While it is sought to apply it to one class today, it could be applied to any other class tomorrow, and a precedent made in one case would be sure to be cited and acted on in another, and a political party, for the time being in power, could prevent its opponents from meeting and put them in jail.” - John Peter Altgeld, To the chief of police, Chicago, November 14, 1891; in, 1899. - However, convicted criminals with victims cannot always claim the same rights as rational individuals. They forfeited some of them, at least temporarily. - JZ, 27.11.02. - ANARCHISTS, SOCIALISTS

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS: Will you, Sir, or will you not, concur in putting matters on such a footing, in respect to the liberty of the press, and the liberty of public discussion, that at the hands of persons exercising the power of government, a man shall have no more fear from speaking and writing against them, than from speaking and writing for them? If his answer be yes, the government he declares in favor of, is an undespotic one; if his answer be no, the government he declares in favor of, is a despotic one.” - Jeremy Bentham, On Liberty of the Press and Public, 1821. - VS. DESPOTISM

INDIVIDUAL SECESIONISM: end the war before it starts. I ask you, my friend, what is the history of conference?” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.201. - The war of territorial rule against individual sovereignty and voluntary experiments must finally be ended, as a precondition for world peace. - JZ, 23. & 30.10.02. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALITY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TERRITORIALITY, STATES, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, DECISION-MAKING, SOVEREIGNTY, WAR

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: If you want to, you should be free to opt out of your nation state and to join one or the other non-territorial State or free society or any world federation - or abstain from all of them - for as long as you please. - JZ, n.d. & 14.11.02. - OPTING OUT OR WITHDRAWING FROM THE STATE


INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: the right of secession is paramount and indisputable." - Paul Berman: Quotations from the Anarchists, introduction, p.9.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: If you do not choose to associate with us on those terms, there must be two separate associations. You must associate for the accomplishment of your purposes; we for the accomplishment of ours. In this case, the minority assume no authority over the majority; they simply refuse to surrender their own liberties into the hands of the majority. They propose a union; but decline submission. The majority are still at liberty to refuse the connection, and to seek their own happiness in their own way, except that they cannot be gratified in their desire to become absolute masters of the minority." Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works, p.219. - VS MAJORITY, TERRITORIALISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, MINORITY AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: A number of philosophers have considered the question and concluded that you have the right to secede. - But these philosophers have so far been largely ignored. Now our very survival may depend on us no longer ignoring their completely voluntaristic alternative to territorial politics as is usual today. - JZ, 2.6.84, 15.11.02. - SURVIVAL, WAR, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT & PHILOSOPHY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: All dissenters must have the right to dissociate themselves or secede. Compulsory schooling makes for school-boy arsonists who do not have to bear the exclusive blame for their actions. (Example reworded today. - JZ, 2.6.84.) - DISSENTERS, DISASSOCIATION, COMPULSORY SCHOOLING

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: All people are different. They can have harmony between them only when they sufficiently agree or at least agree to leave each other alone. This requires many things, chief among them the right of individuals to associate freely and to secede. – JZ, n.d. – HARMONY, VOLUNTARISM, FREE ASSOCIATIONISM

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: All those abhorring forced labour do favour free choice of jobs. (Well, apart from their unjustifiable concessions to compulsory licensing and regulations. - JZ, 2.6.84.) But subjection to a State can be as bad or even worse than the worst imposed job. What is right in the first case is right also in the second case. Secede! - JZ, n.d., 15.11.02. – Under full monetary and clearing freedom, combined with free choice of value standards, the exchange of productive labour and services for exchange media to buy needed consumer goods and services with, will be relatively easy, i.e., jobs will be easy to get and thus self-support will be relatively easy. – No monopolists and coercers should be allowed to step between willing buyers and willing sellers. – FULL EMPLOYMENT, JOBS, FORCED LABOR? TAX SLAVERY, FREE CHOICE OF JOBS, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM AS PART OF INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Allegiance is a voluntary act and may thus be one-sidedly broken off. – JZ, n.d. – All subordination of non-criminal people must be voluntary. JZ, 13.9.13. - ALLEGIANCE, VOLUNTARISM, MEMBERSHIP, ASSOCIATIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Anyone in a free group can decide to give up his own idea and go along with the majority. If he does not want to do this, he can get out of the group. This is a use of freedom, an exercise of self-controlling responsibility." - Rose Wilder Lane: The Discovery of Freedom, p.180.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: But if we are to avoid the destructive and dehumanizing consequences of collectivist behavior, we must turn to that one person who has always been the source of the creative energies upon which mankind has relied: the individual. You will find him or her outside the citadel of the state, not attacking it, but quietly walking away from it.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 25. – INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: By now only widely practised secession by individuals and minorities can ensure the survival not only of particular individuals but of the human race. - JZ, n.d. & 15.11.02. – SURVIVAL Of MANKIND, NWT

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: By seceding you do not attack but, on the contrary, defend your own rights. To force you to remain in the old association would be wrong. - But some contractual obligations undertaken in the old association may remain for a while. - JZ, 2.6.84.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Can there be anything more peaceful than secession from all aggressors and all inherently aggressive and oppressive institutions? - JZ, n.d. & 15.11.02. – PEACE, VOLUNTARISM, MILITARISM, WAR, AGGRESSORS, DICTATORSHIPS, TOTALITARIAN REGIMES, TERRITORIALISM, Q.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Cooperation and other forms of voluntary associations are rightful, - but so is, undoubtedly, non-cooperation and non-intervention. The right to secede does sharply limit the right and opportunity to manage or intervene with the affairs of non-consenting others, i.e., dissenters and objectors. At most you may regulate the affairs you have in common with your own members - and they must all be volunteers. - JZ, n.d. & 15.11.02. - NON-COOPERATION & COOPERATION, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Don't go to wars with the rascals and fools. Secede from them! - JZ, 77. - WARS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, NEUTRALITY, PEACE

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Even if you think that you are married to the State - by rights you may divorce it one-sidedly. Any divorce is right if undertaken voluntarily, at least by one participant. - This assumes marriage to be a relationship between sufficiently rational beings. Trying to divorce oneself, one-sidedly from the obligations towards one's own children would be quite another matter. Guardianship obligations would come in here. But children may well be authorised to divorce themselves from the guardianship by their parents and to have still some maintenance claims against them. State governments try to treat us as children who have no right to reject paternalism. - JZ, 2.6.84. – Under full monetary freedom there would be jobs for minimal self-support of all healthy children except babies and infants, with a few hours of work a day or even per week. Stable value and long term personal loans would also be available to make them more productive by education and training and thus able them to repay these loans, thus increasing independence from parents and guardians. – Credit unions between pupils, students on the one side and those depositors, who have finished their trade, education and profession and are in correspondingly better paid jobs, could play a considerable role in these personal loans. – JZ, 11.1.09. – DIVORCE, CREDIT UNIONS FOR PERSONAL LOANS

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: For the wise investor is the investor who is departing these United States, living abroad and shedding US nationality. Officially, Internal Revenue Code section 877 says that if US citizens renounce their citizenship to avoid income taxes, and the IRS can prove it, their tax liability remains. But for those who know, there are legal ways to thwart the IRS. (See THE DE'ORSEY NEWSLETTER of July last year on how to become an ex-American citizen. Single copies available for $ 16 or Swiss fr. 30 each.) - Arthur Hailey, The Money-Changers, p.90. - OR RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Forced state membership is like a forced marriage (A kind of continuous rape and gang bang!) and it may at any time be rightfully and one-sidedly dissolved. - None of the enforced associates has any indemnification claim against you - unless you freely signed a contract with him or her. - JZ, 2.6.84, 13.9.13. - MARRIAGE & DIVORCE

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Free enterprise means that you may set up or leave any enterprise (even that of some “enterprising” or power-addicted politicians and bureaucrats). - As long as you pay your contracted debts. A continuing obligation as a tax slave can well be imagined by some but can hardly be enforced as a moral obligation. Repudiate government debts as investments in tax slaves! - JZ, 2.6.84. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, FREE ENTERPRISE

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Freedom includes the freedom to join and leave groups at will.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p. 70. – Indeed, including territorial States in the term “groups”. – Unfortunately, R. B. M. did not yet clearly draw this conclusion in this book. - JZ, 6.10.07. – VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, ASSOCIAITONISM, PERSONAL LAW, CONTRACTARIANISM,

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: If a man never consented or agreed to support a government, he breaks no faith in refusing to support it." - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, p.4. - SOVEREIGNTY, LOYALTY, TREASON, VOLUNTARISM, CONSENT

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Let rioters secede - before they riot! JZ, 76.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Let's split and grow like cells. - JZ, 30.12.73. - I doubt that there is a true and organic or biological analogy to secession - apart from the fact that we are all individual and sociable or political animals. For most the notion that they could possibly separate themselves from the State, without migrating away from "its" territory and territorial legislation and institutions, is still so strange as for a chess player the notion that the pawns in a chess game be given free will, i.e., the option to secede or, possibly, join the opposition or establish another society on the same board, or the opportunity to declare themselves neutral towards the two contestants. But after seeing how citizens have usually been treated, for centuries, nay, thousands of years, as no more than pawns on chess boards, isn't it high time for them to begin to think and act for themselves, to secede from the games which their kings, queens and other rulers play and, possibly, if any, of some hidden puppeteers or master minds behind these? Unlimited obedience to criminal orders by territorial governments is rather a crime than a duty. - A quite unusual mix of politics is bound to follow, once people are finally free to follow their own paths, rules and self-chosen experiments, exterritorially quite autonomous, together with like-minded people. - Most motives, opportunities, resources and manpower to resist and terrorize or oppress other people will then disappear. - JZ, 2.6.84, 15.11.02. - SECESSION ANALOGIES, DISOBEDIENCE, LIBERATION, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Life is nothing but a series of choices. You may opt for or against any of them (which is non-aggressive.) Disassociation is by definition non-aggressive. - JZ - OPTING OUT, DISASSOCIATION, VOLUNTARISM, WITHDRAWAL

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Make the Revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions.” - Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790. - Turn all revolutions into one-man or voluntaristic revolutions, which requires the recognition of individual secessionism and of exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities. We have widely done it in the sphere of religion and private lifestyles. We have still to realize this in the political, economic and social spheres that are now preempted by territorial governmental domination. - JZ, 13.10.02. - REVOLUTION, THE LAST ONE & EXTERRITORIAL TOLERANCE & AUTONOMY, ONE-MAN REVOLUTIONS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Nobody but Nazis and other totalitarians doubts the right to secede from a regime like that of the Nazis or Soviets, i.e. everybody recognises it in such extreme instances. One might even consider it a duty to resist them if one can, or at least to flee and desert from them and to become independent from them by individual or group secession. However, without full appreciation of the basic individual right to secede, it is considered unjustified, unnecessary, useless, impossible, impractical or irrelevant in democracies and republics. And yet it can be one of the most effective defence, liberation, resistance and revolutionary actions - in combination with a number of other and related measures. It is also one that would prevent most terrorist acts. - JZ, n.d., reworded 2.6.84, 15.11.02. - NAZIS, SOVIETS, TOTALITARIANISM, DICTATORSHIPS

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: One needs government approval even to dump any old and useless government equipment. But one should not need any approval to dump the territorial whole government - as far as oneself is concerned. - JZ, 3.7.77. - LICENSING, PERMITS, APPROVALS, AUTHORITY, BUREAUCRACY, PEOPLE ARE NOT PROPERTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: One of the surest ways to help the system fall is for all the good people to leave it.” - Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘til the Revolution, Breakout Productions, Port Townsend, Washington, 1999, rev. ed., ISBN 1-89.3626-13-X, p.100. – As if we were already quite free to do so. – JZ, 5.1.09. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Only initiated coercion is wrong. Secession is no coercive nor any meddling act. But forcing someone to remain in an association against his will does constitute initiated coercion and meddling. – JZ, n.d. – COERCION, MEDDLING, ZAP: ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, NON-INTERVENTIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Plainly, the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy." - Abraham Lincoln in his 1st inaugural address. - Quoted in the article: "Secession, the Essence of Anarchy..." by J. R. Stromberg. LIBERTARIAN FORUM, June 76. - Naturally, Lincoln meant this in quite another sense, equating anarchy with chaos. – JZ, n.d.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Right to repudiate. ... one of the fundamental rights of every American citizen - a right so sacred and so vastly esteemed that its innovation would mean revolution ... (is) the right to bolt the caucus, to repudiate the platform, to repeal the laws, ... what is authority, what are facts against that divine privilege? There is no privilege, indeed, which gives the American people keener or more permanent delight. ...” - H. L. Mencken, 1910. - That is, probably, as close as Mencken and most Americans have come to individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. Obviously, it was not close enough. If one is free to secede and to associate exterritorially then one does not need any other revolution. – JZ, 23.3.99.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Secede from party politics, bureaucracy, war mongers, tax collectors, oppressive laws, kidnappers working for the schools and armies. Run your own life, as a sovereign individual. - JZ, 1973.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Secede from the establishment - instead of merely cursing it. - JZ - & PROTESTS, DEMONSTRATIONS, MARCHES

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Secession is a non-violent form of resistance and, as such, undoubtedly moral. - JZ - NON-VIOLENCE

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Secession is just the form of dissolution of a special, tacit and imposed contract, one not desired and signed by all involved, one not even clearly expressed in details and in writing and thus illegitimate and morally wrong. All contracts may be rightfully dissolved - at least after giving due notice. The social contract is a possible exception but there is no firm evidence that territorial States or governments can play the rightful role of individuals and societies in this. - JZ, 2.6.84. – On the contrary: They tend to be the worst offenders, in spite of all their promises and assertions. – JZ, 13.9.13. - There is no justification or need to exempt the contract with governments - which was rarely ever formally concluded anyhow. With the possible exemption of naturalisation ceremonies and any enforced oath of allegiance. - I tend to answer those who look down upon naturalised "New Australians" by stating that the scoffer would merely be an Australian by the accident of birth on location, while I would be one by free individual choice. I do not mention, at these occasions, that this choice is not as free as I would like it to be. – JZ, 2.6.84. – Within the British Commonwealth the Queen is the least offensive, aggressive and exploitative ruler. I would rather secede from all others than from her, in spite of my individualist anarchism. – If only all other territorially ruling politicians were as non-aggressive and inexpensive to me! – JZ, 13,9.13. - CONTRACT DISSOLUTION

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Secession is required for freedom of action in the political and economic sphere. - When politicians speak of their freedom of action and of keeping their options open, they actually want to restrict your freedom of action and your options - but they never say so. - JZ, 2.5. 84. - FREEDOM OF ACTION, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATION

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Slavery and any aspect of it is wrong. You may give notice to your slave master or, better still, just break away from him or escape instantly, without doing him any wrong. If you were not a volunteer but conscripted into his system, then you are entitled to sue him. – JZ, n.d. & 13.9.13. - SLAVERY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Spooner concluded that 'the whole Revolution turned upon, asserted, and, in theory established, the right of each and every man, at his discretion to release himself from the support of the government under which he had lived.'" - Charles Shively, comments to and quoting Spooner's works, introduction p.5 to No Treason I. – OPTING OUT, WITHDRAWAL

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: State membership ought to be a mutual, not a single convenience relationship. The right to individually secede would ensure that. – JZ (The terms “single convenience relationship” and “mutual convenience relationship” were coined by Don Werkheiser in order to achieve independence from ancient and often misunderstood or abused terms. – I would like to get a digital copy of his magnum opus, finished by his wife. – JZ, 13.9.13.) & MUTUAL CONVENIENCE RELATIONSHIPS VS. SINGLE CONVENIENCE RELATIONSHIPS, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: State membership should be as voluntary as tenancy. You should be free to contract with another landlord, even in the same street. - JZ - TENANCY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The ability to play a system against itself until it breaks down and disintegrates.” - Colin Kapp, Patterns of Chaos, p.99. – “Release all creative energies”, as Leonard E. Read suggested, or “all centrifugal forces”, as Ulrich von Beckerath advised. That merely requires permitting or enforcing individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities. - Imagine what this could achieve now, for instance, in the Balkans and in Africa, but everywhere else as well. Let everyone fill his shopping cart with all those public and private goods and services only that he wants and is willing to pay for. Uniformity is not the ideal of most sovereign consumers, freed to make their individual choices. - John Zube, 9.4.99. It would leave each system, from which all its dissenters have withdrawn, to its own laws and institutions and then these statists could only blame themselves, while these are still flawed, not the dissenters, who had left them to do their own things. If the former leader would be left by all its former followers, whom could he blame them, but himself? The secessionists do not play the system by the territorialist rules – and shake it off in a revolutionary but still non-violent way. They merely leave it alone, not longer wishing to be its involuntary victims. – JZ, 12.1.09, 13.9.13.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The concept of tolerance demands the recognition of individual secession. - JZ - TOLERANCE

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The recognition of the right to secede would prevent treason against oneself. - JZ – What would be left of treason, that is to be condemned? Acts against genuine individual rights and liberties that members of the own and members of other communities do claim for themselves. Any serious infringement of such rights or any support for those, who do commit these serious offences. – But actions that merely deny and infringe territorial powers are no longer to be considered as treasonous. Rights and liberties are not to be sacrificed to the supposed defender of rights, any institution that actually suppresses many individual rights and liberties against the will of its subjects. – JZ, 11.1.09. TREASON AGAINST INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES AS OPPOSED TO TERRITORIALISM

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of the oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable." - Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs, quoted in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. - It is not only a collectivist right of "the people" but an individualist right all individual people. Moreover, they may not substitute or impose just another territorial government but they are to be free to establish any exterritorially autonomous one, for their kinds of volunteers, or any non-governmental free society, also so limited. - JZ, 14.11.02, 13.913. - REVOLUTION, OPPRESSION, RIGHTS, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The right of secession would seem a better safeguard for liberty, especially if every individual person were to possess it on his own behalf. If one does not grant this right, then one would seem to have removed a key safeguard for liberty ..." - William Stoddard, REASON, 3/74. - SAFEGUARDS & LIBERTY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The Right to Quit” - chapter heading by Leonard E. Read in: Having My Way, p.152. - THE RIGHT TO QUIT

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The right to secede and to associate individually in new, autonomous and exterritorial communities, is nothing but an important application of laissez-faire principles. - JZ - LAISSEZ FAIRE

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The right to secede follows directly from the definition of rights as concepts that harmonise arbitrary actions with each other according to a general law of equal freedom for all sufficiently rational beings. - JZ, n.d. & 15.11.02, on Kant’s views on what is right. - AS A RIGHT

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The State is just an agency. If the State is recognized as nothing but a particular agency - which makes some preposterous claims towards becoming an all-powerful monopolist - then the right not to hire it or to withdraw from it, to cease patronising it, becomes obvious. – JZ, n.d. - THE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONAL LAND MONOPOLY CLAIMS

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The State is just another association. All its exclusive and monopolistic claims for territorial and uniform rule are without any moral foundation. - Territorial States have become very counter-productive for any rightful objective and they prevent individuals from transferring their allegiance to other organizations, which they do prefer. - JZ 2.6.84, 14.11.02, 13.9.13. - MORALITY, STATE, ASSOCIATIONS, TERRITORIALISM, ALLEGIANCE, SUBSCRIPTIONS

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: The State is supposed to be your public servant. Well, so you should be free not only to hire him but also to fire him. - And this liberty should not depend on X other people agreeing with you. Naturally, the public servant or State fired by you might still continue to give desired services to others who remain satisfied with it. - JZ, 3.6.84. - PUBLIC SERVANTS & THE STATE, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE TOWARDS THE TOLERANT

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: They alone will be able to furnish what Calhoun required, namely “the means of resisting successfully this tendency on the part of the rulers to oppression and abuse. Power can only be resisted by power – and tendency by power.” - John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government, C. G. Post edition, p.3. - Individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and voluntary association with like-minded people - and also with other kinds of personal law communities - would provide individuals with the counter-acting individual power and group power over their own lives and affairs. – Alas, Calhoun did not discuss this possibility but had only territorial governments in mind. – JZ, 1.10.07, 13.9.13. - FREELY COMPETING ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, ALL ONLY EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS, NOT MERELY SECESSIONS OF SMALL TERRITORIES & ALL OF THEIR POPULATION

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: They turn all relationships from zero-sum games into win-win games, naturally based on subjective values. Some people are masochistically inclined and provide the sanction of the victims to their “great” leaders or gurus, even if this costs them their individual rights and liberties or their lives. - JZ, n.d. & 15.11.02, 13.9.13. – Let them go ahead and good riddance. Only their children might be still saving – in accordance with their own choices. – Full asylum rights for them! - JZ, 12.1.09. - PANARCHISM

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Those who anticipated that you would continue to be their milking cow, have no right to reduce you and to keep you in this position. (One may at only be deprived of one's unearned, i.e., not contracted-for income, income not due to inheritance or gifts but e.g., through extortion, coercion and legal monopolies.) No one is entitled to the continuance of an exploitative situation. Tax slavery may be unilaterally ended by any of the victim at any time. - JZ, 2.6.84, 15.11.02, 13.9.13. - MILKING COWS, VOLUNTARY TAXATION VS. TRIBUTE EXTORTION, PARASITISM, EXPLOITATION

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: To leave a church was once considered as impossible or difficult or undesirable as is now seceding from a State. – JZ, n.d. - CHURCHES, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Unlike Stephens who took the federal Union as a joint-stock operation, Thoreau took all States as artificial and asserted his right to secede." - Stromberg, LIBERTARIAN FORUM, June 76, p.6.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: What kind of political power is required to prevent nuclear war? Apart from secession there are, naturally, others: Decision-making power on war, peace, armament and disarmament - by free people, rather than by governments, right to participate in disarmament measures, right to negotiate over the heads of governments for a separate and just peace, the right to grant or withhold one's contributions, i.e. voluntary taxation, the right to associate in exterritorial and autonomous communities. But all the other powers, rights and liberties of individuals that are involved here can lastly only be gained or maintained by individual secessionism, is part of freedom of association, contract, experimentation, individual sovereignty or self-ownership. - JZ, n.d. & 3.5.84, 13.9.13. - POWER

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: What other rights are involved in the right of individuals to secede from a State and any other coercive organizations, like an army or a trade union or State church? - The right to own oneself (individual sovereignty), the right to decide one's own affairs, the right to associate and dissociate, the right to privacy, the right to trade freely, the right to be left alone, the right to issue one's own money, the right to live in accordance with one's beliefs, the right to one's property, the right learn and to practise any profession, the right to experiment, the right to resist, the right to survive - by one's own efforts, the right to vote, the right to divorce oneself from others, freedom of contract. - JZ, n.d. & 13.9.13. - AS A RIGHT, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, CONSUMER & FREE ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, FREE WILL, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: When you seceded, you can, naturally and rightly, claim at least the certified capital value of your share in the nationally held property. Nobody could rightly withhold it from you any longer. This could, in many countries, become a strong incentive for individual secession. (Compare Peace Plans 19C.) - NATIONAL WEALTH, PRIVATISATION, DENATIONALISATION, EXPROPRIATING POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS, INDEMNIFICATION OF TAX & OTHER STATE VICTIMS

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: While there should be no escape from international policy (*), state policies and planning may differ, and individuals could be encouraged to choose those, which are most compatible with their ideas. In this way, social experiments would become possible without forced oppression of dissidents within the state. This would also allow the oppressed the possibility of non-violent change. It would require redefining ‘nationality’ and ‘citizenship’, and rethinking ownership of land, natural resources and resolution of conflicts.” - Rosalie Bertell, No Immediate Danger. Prognosis for a Radioactive Earth, The Women’s Press, 1985, p 370. - (*) International policy should also be exterritorially competitive and thereby rather peaceful. There could well be several world federations, each for a diverse group of voluntary communities. Scientists and artists as well as writers, and technicians, for instance, when free to do so, might wish to establish or join their own kind of informal or formal world federation. – JZ, 29.9.07, 13.9.13. - MINORITY GROUP SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS, ALL ONLY FOR THEIR KIND OF VOLUNTEERS

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Why have you got the right to secede from the State, whether you know this right or not? - It has no less and no more moral foundation than any other right has. I happen to hold that rights are more than mere one-sided claims, God-given or government granted privileges, mere contracts or power relationships but, rather, the specified embodiment of equal freedom spheres for rational beings and as such they are as real and practicable as an equilibrium is or 2 x 2 = 4. - JZ, 2/6/84. - AS A RIGHT

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Workers! Opt out of the State Socialist Messes! – JZ, n.d. & 13.9.13. – Freedom, justice- and peace- as well as progress- and enlightenment-lovers, do the same! – To each group of like-minded people the own country- or even world-wide association under personal law or exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 13.9.13.

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: Would you want to see every historical secession squashed? - A question put just to loosen up brain cells for the question of individual secession. Can we really afford to continue to ignore the historical precedents not only for geographical but also for individual secessions - as samples of what human beings are capable of, what relationships are practicable between them, even if they did not always live up to the highest and most clearly expressed ideals of individual secessionism? We might accept as a part excuse for them that they were far from perfect in other respects, too. Just consider the various religious spleens and scientific myths they were still suffering under at the same time. Thus we should not expect them to have fulfilled, already then, all our purist hopes and expectations for individual secessionism. - JZ, 2.6.84. - HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE


INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: You have the right to refuse disservices and to break off relations with such a supplier. - The greatest and most costly disservices are offered by territorial governments. We have the right to practise consumer sovereignty towards them as well. - JZ, n.d. & 14.11.02. – States and societies are to become reduced to freely competing societies, enterprises, corporations, service companies, insurance services etc. – JZ, 11.1.09. - DISSERVICES, REFUSALS, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER BOYCOTTS

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM: You may freely choose a job or give notice when dissatisfied. Moreover, you neither have to be a state member, employee, contributor, investor nor a State subject. You have the right to withdraw from either of such positions. - JZ, n.d. & 14.11.02, 19.1.09. - EMPLOYMENT, GIVING NOTICE

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISMISM: No compromises or political reform deals any longer, no more uniform gradualism for whole populations, no more collectivistic and monopolistic reforms by territorial governments only, but all kinds of solution attempts tolerantly practised at the same time and in the same country - but all only among their voluntary supporters. – Personal law or exterritorial autonomy options for all kinds of dissenters. - JZ, 23. & 30.10.02, 13.9.13. - PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTYO & MINORITY AUTONOMY

INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISMISM: With individual secessionism - and the exterritorially autonomous volunteer communities resulting from it - you would have the most decisive vote on your own life. - JZ, 19.12.93, 21.10.02, 12.1.09. - VOTING, PANARCHISM



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