John Zube


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

Index - N1

(2013 - 2014)



NADER: Nader, it must be said, is changing. After this was written, he told the Consumer Federation of America to “redirect their efforts away from legislation and strive instead to changes that would allow consumers to protect themselves without depending on government bureaucrats. – Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.20. - & NADERISM, CONSUMERS, SELF-HELP VS. GOVERNMENT AID

NAIVETY: Dare to be naive.” - R. Buckminster Fuller - This Buckminster Fuller's thought needs to be somewhat developed still. – JZ, n.d. – Compare the advice: Doubt and question everything at least once! – JZ, 22.2.09. - We should certainly not take any territorialist and statist claims for granted but, rather ask: Why should I? What's in it for me? Is it a fair trade-off or not? - JZ, 10.1.11. – DOUBT, Q., SKEPTICISM, PREJUDICES, CHECK YOUR PREMISES, DARE TO BE CRITICAL! TAKING FEW THINGS FOR GRANTED, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, ENLIGHTENMENT

NAMES: things should be called by their right names and seen as they are. – Tolstoy, quoted in Sprading, 318. – That is often easier said than done – when there are so many misleading terms and diverse definitions for the same world. – JZ, 26.5.13. - Yesterday, in a Google search for “legal tender” + inflation, I got 4.73 million results, most of them, according to a quick skimming of the first 50 pages, still rather confused or unclear on the subject, from my point of view. To my surprise, I found the link to my PEACE PLANS 19 A edition: Stop the $ X00 million $ Legal Tender Crime, 48 pages, and still on my old website, in the first position. Naturally, I am biased in favor of it but it gives me a bit more trust in the ability of computer programs, to sort such material according to their relevance and importance. They do not always get it wrong, or I don’t. – JZ, 8.11.13. – WORDS, DEFINITIONS, LANGUAGE, TERMS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALL THE DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS OF WORDS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR LIBERTARIANSM, ADDING THEIR PRO & CON, LEGAL TENDER, INFLATION

NARROW-MINDEDNESS: Even most libertarians suffer from it. Their lack of broad visions, disinterest in great libertarian projects, requiring the active participation of thousands to ten-thousands, prevents them from discovering solutions for their remaining problems, ways out from threatening or already happened disasters, even when they are standing before them or they see them in print. Like other ideologies they often remain stuck on the wrong tracks, on fixed ideas, sometimes even on popular prejudices, e.g. those on one form of the gold standard only and, generally, on territorialism. If they are interested in individual rights at all then their interest is usually confined to governmental declarations of them, in spite of their flaws and omissions as well as misinterpretations. – I have seen no signs that this situation has improved during the last 30 years. – Have you? Has the Internet really made them more enlightened, better informed, and given them a wider interest and vision? – They remained largely blind to the micrographic freedom options for decades and have still not fully utilized e.g. their floppy disk and CD publishing options as well as publishing options via e-mail attachments upon prepaid orders. – Most still remain stuck to print on paper or confine themselves to the short and limited exchanges that are possible on Facebook. - JZ, 8.12.76, 23.1.08, 10.1.11. – See also PEACE PLANS 20 on this. – Libertarians have certainly not yet combined and sorted out all their resources and compiled, and digitally published, between them, all the reference works that would help them. – JZ, 26.5.13. -  TUNNEL VISION, LIMITED HORIZONS, LIMITED INTERESTS, LIMITED IDEAS VS. BIG IDEAS & PROJECTS, LIBERTARIANS, NEW DRAFT, LIBERTARIAN DIGITAL LIBRARY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ABSTRACTS & REVIEW COMPILATIONS, DIRECTORY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, PROJECTS LIST, ARGUMENT MAPPING, ANARCHIST & LIBERTARIAN SPECTRUM

NATION BUILDING: a large number of the leaders of new nations, who are egged on by an almost endless procession of ‘nation-building’ political scientists, and ‘missions’ composed by international ‘experts’ of unbelievable dreariness and overweening self-confidence. (*) At least the older type of missionary stayed for more than five weeks in a country before thinking that he could prescribe a solution to national problems. - Now this is a false view of the situation, as some governments are beginning to discover. The very attempt, made by a government, to achieve national unity is often seen by minority groups as constituting a threat to their existence or to their way of life. (**) Thus by following a dynamic policy of national (***) unification, a state may well bring upon itself that very disintegration which it was the purpose of the policy to avoid. … But so far as distinct associations and multiple loyalties exist within a single political entity (****) it behooves the government to recognize their existence and allow (*****) these groups as much freedom to arrange their own affairs as is compatible with peace and order.” (*** ***) – David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, chapter Conclusion, p.121. - (*) Although these “scientists” know and appreciate nothing else but territorial political institutions. - (**) Federations that would allow all minorities to secede and recognize exterritorial autonomy for their voluntary communities, would be quite another matter. But such secessions are, mostly, not even discussed by most political scientists in their conferences and seminars and not at all by practical politicians in their “summit conferences”. - (***) territorial! - (****) The supposed existence of a “single political entity”, as more than an enforced fiction, is already an unjustified and territorialist assumption. - (*****) Who or what gave them that right? Another territorialist false premise. – (*** ***) Who is to define what constitutes order in these cases? - JZ, 26.1.08. – The territorial State has no right to outlaw territorial or exterritorial secessions from it, not even those of non-criminal, i.e. peaceful individuals. – JZ, 8.11.13. - However, Karl Renner, an Austrian politician, in the first half of the 19th century, proposed a kind of non-territorial federalism and a few years ago a conference by political scientists was conducted on this, as Gian Piero de Bellis pointed out to me. – Sufficient details are not yet known to us. – JZ, 24.2.09. - PANARCHISM, NON-TERRITORIAL FEDERALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

NATION STATE: Man is compelled to belong to organisms too vast to be human but too narrow to be universal. These are the nations, the States, the Modern Societies, all at grips with one another and as ruthless with those they claim to defend as with those they wish to destroy.” – Welling, probably Woody Welling, and in THE CONNECTION. Date? Number? – States and nations were so far not “organisms”, naturally grown and based upon individual and minority group consent but rather enforced and wrongful territorial collectives, based upon conquests, usurpation, repression or majority despotism. Their governmental pretences or popular beliefs about them should be distinguished from their realities. – JZ, 24.2.09. – TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM.

NATION STATE: Perhaps, future generations, pondering on these facts, would consider our personal freedom under the nation state on par with that of the serfs under the feudal system, that is very limited indeed.” - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002. – - FEUDALISM & SERFDOM, STATE, TERRITORIALISM

NATION STATE: Since the very nature of the nation-state is its call for total ‘service’ and its ability to make war in its own interest, obviously no free society can long survive the rigors of nation-statehood.” – Reeves/Hess, The End of the Draft, p.154/55. – NATIONALISM, STATE, STATISM, FREE SOCIETIES

NATION STATE: The anarchist – although he believes that man is good – says that whether man is, in fact, good or evil, the nation-state is an abomination.” – Karl Hess, interviewed by PLAYBOY, 7/76. - It is a bloodthirsty "God", which continues to demand huge blood-, income-, labor- and property sacrifices from us and obedience to the rituals of its tens of thousands of wrongful and irrational laws. - JZ, 10.1.11. - MAN, GOOD, EVIL, STATE, ANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATRE

NATION STATE: The later Proudhon believed that the nation State was such a threat to individual liberty that only constitutional safeguards could protect the citizen from losing all his rights. …” - Stewart Edwards, Proudhon, p.28. – In which country have constitutional safeguards of the conventional kind preserved freedom, sufficiently, against the political and territorial power-mongers? At least a comprehensive declaration of individual rights and liberties, an ideal and autonomous militia of volunteers for their protection, the right of individual and groups of dissenters to secede and organize themselves under personal law, i.e. in full exterritorial autonomy, and many economic rights, especially monetary and financial freedom rights, must be included in any rightful constitution; the compulsory territorial taxation must be abolished and also the decision-making monopoly on war and peace, armament and disarmament and international treaties. –JZ, 24.2.09. – CONSTITUTIONALISM? INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & THEIR PROTECTION

NATION STATE: The Nation state is … bound to make war.” - Reeves/Hess, The End of the Draft, p.154. – With few exceptions, e.g. Switzerland, Sweden and the mini-states. Even the Swiss and Swedes had many wars before they finally learned their lesson. - The miniature States are merely too powerless to conduct a war. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - WAR, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, WARFARE STATE

NATION STATE: The nation state is the limit to the size of the pack within which killing is murder.” – Gorer – However, it is not short at all of other crimes with victims, which it legalizes and even enforces, thereby supporting itself. E.g. taxation and monetary despotism. – JZ, n.d. - WAR, MURDER, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, CRIMES

NATION STATE: The people have been asked so often to die for the national state. It is just possible that now the people may ask the national state to die, for the people.” - Reeves/Hess, The End of the Draft, p.43. - AN END TO TERRITORIALISM!

NATION STATE: The State is concentric, but the individual is eccentric.” - R. A. Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati, p.40. - The State is a centralistic, territorial and unnatural imposition. A false, or misleading statist secular "God", demanding its kind of obedience, worship and sacrifices. - Only the individual is real, natural and, potentially, as a free person, self-managing. However, individuals to become more effective, in division of labour and free exchange, can and need to associate in numerous ways - but this should always be done voluntarily and leaving to the individual and group members the secessionist option open, for all of them, except those, who had committed crimes with victims. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11, 26.5.13. - TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALISM, INDIVIDUALISM

NATION STATE: They have become territorial organizations to prepare, organize and provoke the final holocaust: Mutual annihilation by ABC mass murder devices, whether their leaders like that result or not. It can even happen unintentionally, accidentally, with this “dancing at the edge of a volcano”. – J.Z.JZ, 31.12.99, 8.11.13. - TERRITORIALISM & NUCLEAR STRENGTH, BORDERS, FRONTIERS

NATION-STATE:we shall be called upon to invent wholly new political forms (*) or ‘containers’ to bring a semblance of order to the world – a world in which the nation-state has become, for many purposes, a dangerous anachronism. (**) - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81. - (*) Or to rediscover, develop and apply suitable old and proven ones. - (**) There are already several States that are, obviously, “nations” of immigrants from dozens to hundreds of nations or tribes, and this within the history of modern times. If one goes far enough back, then all present territorial nations are really also nations of immigrants, more or less mixed with native tribes, if any already existed there. – There are only very few supposedly “pure-blooded” natives left, e.g. on some of the Andaman Islands. – Underlining by me. - J.Z.JZ, 24.9.07. – Racially almost all of us are more or less mixed bastards. – JZ, 26.5.13. - TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, RACISM VS. THE FACT OF RACIAL MIXTURES BEING PREDOMINANT & THE FACTS OF A COMMON ORIGIN.

NATION: And the idea of the nation is one of the most powerful anesthetics that man has ever invented. Under the influence of its fumes the whole people can carry out its systematic program of the most virulent self-seeking without being in the least aware of its moral perversion – in fact, feeling dangerously resentful when it is pointed out.” – Rabindranath Tagore, Nationalism, New York, 1917, p.57, quoted in: Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.252. - Quoted also in Lysander Spooner, No Treason, VI, Shiveley’s introduction, p.4, (40?) Works I. – Also in Boyd C. Shafer: Nationalism, Myth and Reality, N.Y., 1955, 215. - The whole “nation” is rarely ever involved. Often it may be only a small minority – but a very powerful one. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. - Moreover, the worst tend to get into its top positions and remain there for all too long even under "democratic checks and balances", which exclude individual and group secessions, exterritorial autonomy alternatives for volunteers, a complete declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties, and full self-defence options, including an ideal militia of volunteers for nothing but the protection of genuine individual rights and liberties - to the extent that they are already claimed by communities of volunteers. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATE, NATIONALISM, WE,

NATION: The nation is not the cause but the result of the state. It is the state, which creates the nation, not the nation the state. Indeed, from this point of view there exists between people and nation the same distinction as between society and the state.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, 200. – It is also a question of voluntarism vs. compulsion and of exterritorial autonomy vs. territorial domination. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. - & STATE, PEOPLE & SOCIETY, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM,

NATION: The nation, on the other hand, is the artificial result of the struggle for political power, just as nationalism has never been anything but the political religion of the modern state.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.201. – TERRITORIALISM, STATE, POWER, POWER, STATISM,

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: There are no national affairs and national aims – just ambitions territorial politicians and their false pretences and wrongful aims and powers. – J.Z.JZ, Nov. 92, 24.1.08. - NATIONAL AIMS, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, POWER ADDICTS, POWER-MAD PEOPLE, NOW ALSO “ARMED” WITH NUCLEAR MASS MURDER DEVICES

NATIONAL ANIMOSITIES: … No one can grasp America as a whole.” – Chad Walsh, From Utopia to Nightmare, p.128. - However, territorial politicians and power addicts do keep grasping for power under all kinds of false pretences and promises. They never deliver anything worth the taxes they charge their for legalized wrongs and restrictions. - But they are good at ignoring or suppressing genuine individual rights and liberties and in producing mass extermination devices or anti-people "weapons". - Against tyrannicide, as a much less blood-thirsty alternative, they have, usually, a kind of tacit "gentlemen's agreement", because that defensive action might be applied against themselves. They rather kill millions of a tyrant’s primary victims, namely his subjects, than the tyrant himself and imagine that to be a responsible action. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11, 26.5.13, 8.11.13. - COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, ANTI-AMERICANISM, ENEMIES, NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS? POWER MONGERS, POLITICIANS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, DICTATORS, RULERS, NWT, ENEMIES, MYTH OF THE CHOSEN PEOPLE, TYRANNICIDE.

NATIONAL BUDGET: The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced. If the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.’ –Marcus Tullius Cicero, 55 BC.- BALANCED BUDGET, PUBLIC DEBT, FOREIGN AID, SUBSIDIES, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

NATIONAL CORPORATIONS: To the extent that they do not enjoy any privileges or subsidies from governments and, apart from their confinement to providing only a limited range of consumer goods and services, they are already somewhat exterritorially organized but not yet completely autonomous, as they could and should be, if they wanted this. I would expect at least some of them to transform themselves completely into panarchies of various kinds. – J.Z.JZ, 14.1.99. - & INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS, MULTINATIONALS

NATIONAL CULTURE: … there is no national culture; in fact, there are only cultures developing from a dazzling plurality of contributions from individuals in near or far away places and from current or far remote times. - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002. - TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

NATIONAL DEBT: Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.” – Herbert Hoover. - If they were not compulsorily mis-educated in the public school system then they would repudiate the public debt and thus liberate themselves from tax slavery. First steps for them might be the liberation from the "educational" slavery of compulsory schooling and from the military slavery of conscription. Then the liberation from tax slavery might follow. And with it the regime of public debts would collapse. - J.Z.JZ, 22. 11. 06. - PUBLIC DEBT, JOKES, FINANCIAL DESPOTISM VIA TAXES, INFLATION & PUBLIC DEBTS

NATIONAL DEBT: By the year 2012, projected outlays for entitlements and interest on the national debt will consume all tax revenues collected by the federal government … There will not be one cent left over for education, children’s programs, highways, national defense, or any other discretionary program.” – Bipartisan U.S. Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. - So from at least that year we should expect a galloping inflation of the USA State's paper money. - J.Z.JZ, 26. 11. 06. - GOVERNMENT BANKRUPTCY, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, PUBLIC DEBT, STATE BANKRUPTCY, WELFARE STATE

NATIONAL DEBT: Is it "our" national debt? It is your own debt and that of people, who, like you, agree to the issue of national debt certificates, i.e., to investments in nationalized tax slaves. As a nationalized tax slave, I am under no moral obligation to pay that imposed debt or any imposed taxes. - Full emancipation means also: voluntary taxation and voluntary State membership as well as personal law choces for individuals instead of territorial constitutions, laws and jurisdictions. - J.Z.JZ, 5.8.91, 27.8.02, 8.11.13. - TAX SLAVERY, INVESTMENT IN TAX SLAVES, Q., EMANCIPATION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM

NATIONAL DEBT: National debts paying interest are simply the purchase, by the rich, of the power to tax the poor.” – Ruskin, in Tucker’s Catalogue, p.60. - Except in cases where these “securities” are revealed as “insecurities” and rendered almost worthless to their holders by the government’s inflation of its exclusive and legal tender paper money. – Another error in the statement is that he overlooked that the poor are not the only taxpayers. - J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. - Moreover, the social security contributions, levied like taxes upon the poorer parts of the population, are also, to a large extent, non-productively "invested" in governmental insecurities. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11, 26.5.13. - PUBLIC DEBT, GOVERNMENT SECURITIES AS “INVESTMENTS” IN TAX SLAVES

NATIONAL DEBT: Regarding the repudiation of the national debt: It was undertaken in your name but without your individual consent. You should work towards the freedom for all to opt out or secede from any territorial government or State and to associate with like-minded people, under personal law or full exterritorial autonomy. – Only then, in such a voluntary community, could you still be rightfully charged with your share in the public debts of that community of volunteers. Even once you have seceded from it as well, you could still be rightly charged with that part of its public debt, which was taken up during the time of your membership. – J.Z.JZ, 18.5.05, 31.10.07, 8.11.13. - One could argue that no one is obliged to contribute to the payment of the national debt, because it amounts to an investment in tax slaves and almost no one was explicitly a voluntary member in territorial States, simply because he was never given the choice, unless he is an immigrant. But the immigrants could argue that they were only given the choice of a lesser evil. – J.Z.JZ, 22.2.09, 26.5.13. - PUBLIC DEBT, INDIVIDUAL REPUDIATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION VS. COMPULSORY TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVISM

NATIONAL DEBT: The national debt is not MY debt! – J.Z.JZ, 5.10.98. - It is an investment in tax slaves and the tax slaves could and should liberate themselves. However, those who signed for them and those who did not repudiate them, while they were in power, should be held responsible for them with all their possessions and those of their wives. The exploited tax payers have the first claims upon remaining governmental capital assets, not the holders of government securities or insecurities based upon further coercive taxation. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - PUBLIC DEBT, REPUDIATION, PEACE PLANS 19 C.

NATIONAL DIFFERENCES: It is not “national differences” which lead to the formation of the various states; it is the states which artificially create national differences and further them on principle, for these have to serve the states as moral justifications for their own existence.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.273. –  STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM

NATIONAL ECONOMY: I don’t want to run the national economy! I want your national economy runners to leave me alone!” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 285. – RUNNING THE ECONOMY, DICTOCRATS, PLANNING, BUREAUCRACY, REPRESENTATION, LAWS, REGULATIONS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

NATIONAL ECONOMY: … in spite of nationalistic and isolationist experiments, the economy of the whole world constitutes a unified totality; …” - Balvé, Economics. – Which is now attacked by various protectionists under the term “globalization”. Various “national” policies, laws, measures and institutions prevent the natural and market-like unification and free exchanges between all peoples, world-wide. – J.Z.JZ, 23.1.08. – However, Protectionists should be free to exclude themselves as much as they like, from producing, exchanging and normal human relations, at their own risk and expense, just like e.g. monks and nuns do, i.e. without imposing their preferences upon the lives of others. NATURAL UNITY & GLOBALIZATION, FREE MIGRATION, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ECONOMY, FREE TRADE, FREEDOM FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS OR CAPITAL MOBILITY, FREE MIGRATION, NOT ONLY WORLD-WIDE TOURISM, A WORLD-WIDE FREE MARKET. NO MORE ANTI-ECONOMIC & COUNTRY-WIDE CAGING, FENCING IN OR HERDING OF PEOPLE LIKE ANIMALS, TREATING THEM LIKE PROPERTY

NATIONAL ECONOMY: National economics or national economic policies are a nation-wide crime. – Only Free trade would partly abolish them and exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers would do so generally. – Protectionism, compulsory taxation and monetary despotism are only parts of this crime. - J.Z.JZ, 14.11.76, 23.1.08. – However, all their voluntary victims should remain free to continue to practise them among themselves, at their own risk and expense, as long as they do individually wish to put up with them. If they no longer are, then they should be free to secede from their herders. – JZ, 8.11.13.

NATIONAL ECONOMY: National economies and national taxation and government spending programs are the opposite of genuinely economic policies, i.e. of free and rational economic actions. All people should be free to secede from the former and to embrace the latter to the extent that they wish to. Fully free enterprise and consumer sovereignty in this sphere as well. – J.Z.JZ, 23.1. 08, 8.11.13. – STATE SOCIALISM, CENTRAL & COERCIVE PLANNING, COMMUNISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, DIRIGISM

NATIONAL ECONOMIESECONOMY: National economies are nothing but legalized and anti-economic interferences with economic liberties and rights in a world-wide market. – J.Z.JZ, 26.4.95, 24.1.08. Their advocates must be forced to confine their wrongs and nonsensical actions to their own affairs. This would be best realized by seceding from them and competing with them through personal law communities of volunteers, on a local, country-wide and worldwide level. – JZ, 8.11.13.

NATIONAL ECONOMYIES: Territorial governments are turning national economies into national disaster areas. (E.g. North Korea. – JZ, 26.5.13.) They will continue to do so until governments become completely separated from the economy i.e., deprived of all their territorial economic powers. – J.Z.JZ, 12.12.92, 8.11.13. – Probably the best way to do so would be to confining them to exterritorial autonomy over volunteers only. This could, probably, be best done, in some cases, through corresponding governments and societies in exile. Then they would have to compete with other communities that have more freedom and even with those who realized full economic freedom for their members. Imagine the attraction of a community without e.g. compulsory taxes and with full employment for all new members. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. – All such governments and societies in exile would be attractive examples set for the victims of any despotic regime. Between them they could and should also compile and publish an attractive revolution, military insurrection and defence program against the remaining despotic regime and ally themselves with all somewhat free governments against the totalitarian ones. – The privatization of the nationalized assets of the despotic regime could be financially anticipated and thus the overthrow of such regimes could be financed. – JZ, 26.5.13. – The remaining victims of despotic regimes as well as the members of their alternative governments and societies in exile should all be offered their certified share in these assets, less the liberation costs, expressed in liberty bond issues. Compare: PEACE PLANS 19 C. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE AS ALLIES, ANTI-ECONOMIC INTERVENTIONISM, WELFARE STATE, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, FULL ECONOMIC LIBERTY FOR VOLUNTEERS  VS. PROTECTIONISM, CENTRALIZED PLANNING, REGULATION & CONTROLS ONLY FOR THE REMAINING TERRITORIAL STATISTS

NATIONAL ECONOMY: The jackboot economy! The politician’s, bureaucrat’s, judges’ and policemen’s “economy”, with producers and consumers as their suppressed and exploited victims and at their mercy, unless they can afford to buy a degree of freedom and exemptions from this territorial protection racket. – J.Z.JZ, 27.7.93, 24.1.08. – It involves the same mistake that whose make, who think that household economics or governmental taxation, legislation and budgeting is economics for a “nation”, a whole population or even for the world and its population. – JZ, 25.5.13.

NATIONAL ECONOMY: There is no national economy but only nation-wide anti-economics or neo-comics, to use terms coined by Dr. H. G. Pearce, Sydney, who was both, a Henry George follower and a Laissez Faire advocate. – J.Z.JZ, 19.8.75.

NATIONAL EMERGENCIES: Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it. – General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964), Supreme Allied Commander, General of the U.S. Army. – GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, RULERS, CREATION OF A PERPETUAL FEAR, NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, FALSE ENEMY DEFINITION, FALSE NOTIONS ON AGGRESSION, DEFENCE & RIGHTFUL GOVERNANCE, FREE SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES ALL FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. ALL TERRITORIAL POWERS  & DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES

NATIONAL FREEDOM: National freedom isn’t individual freedom. On the contrary! – J.Z.JZ, 29.8.96. -– It is as absurd as nationalized “love”, wealth, knowledge or experience. – JZ, 25.5.13, 8.11.13. - VS. INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES & RIGHTS

NATIONAL FREEDOM: … they tell you in so many words that you and your life, your family and your children, amount to nothing, that you are stupid and subservient, that one can do with you what one pleases. They do not promise you personal freedom, but national freedom. They do not promise you human self-confidence but respect for the state, not personal greatness, but national greatness.” – Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man, p.92. - They suppress the free realization of your own dreams while wrongfully and territorially imposing their own dreams. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. – As if e.g. a despotic father, mother or company boss would not already be bad enough. – Well, one can secede from them. – JZ, 8.11.13. – COUNTRY-WIDE BULLYING BY POLITICAL POWER ADDICTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, DIRIGISM, CENTRAL PLANNING & REGULATION, BUREAUCRACY, MONOPOLISM & COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM INSTAD OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NATIONAL FREEDOM: Though the concept of national freedom is analogous to that of individual freedom, it is not the same … it has often provided the pretext for ruthless restrictions of individual liberty of the members of minorities.” – Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty. – Because it was wrongly and unnecessarily tied to territorialism. – Free choice for individuals, whether statists or freedom lovers, among all kinds of exterritorially autonomous communities, offered like free or cooperative enterprises or utopias to all their potential customers or members. – J.Z.JZ, 6.4.89, 26.1.08. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & CONTRACT FOR ALL ADULTS, IN ALL SPHERES, ALWAYS AT THE OWN RISK & EXPENSE: PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

NATIONAL GUILT ASSUMPTION: We must think of people not as a conglomerate mass, not conveniently, indiscriminately, as a faceless nation: we must always remembers that a nation is made of millions of little human beings, just as we are, and to talk about national sin and guilt and wickedness is to be willfully blind, unjust and un-Christian …” - Alistair McLean, The Last Frontier, p.202. - & COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY & GUILT NOTIONS, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE: National Health Insurance means combining the efficiency of the Postal Service with the compassion of the I.R.S. … and the cost accounting of the Pentagon. – Louis Sullivan/Connie Horner quoted by Novak in FORBES.

NATIONAL INCOME: It is impossible … to arrive at a precise, scientific, objective, or absolute measurement of the national income in terms of dollars. But the assumption that we can do so has led to dangerous policies, and threatens to lead to even more dangerous policies.” – Henry Hazlitt.

NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE: National independence and national sovereignty are not substitute for individual independence and individual sovereignty. On the contrary, they tend to reduce rather than increase individual rights and liberties and put more or less arbitrary, prejudiced and self-interested rule by politicians and bureaucrats in their place, with a strong tendency towards despotism, absolutism and even totalitarianism. – J.Z.JZ, 2.6.94. - NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONAL INTEREST: For any action to be in the national interest, it has to be in the rational interest of or benefit every individual in the community. If it isn’t, the claim is false. It usually is.” – John Curvers, THE LIBERTARIAN NEWSLETTER, 1976, No.2. - PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON GOOD

NATIONAL INTEREST: Foreign policies are not built on abstractions. They are the result of practical conceptions of the national interest.” - Charles Evans Hughes once noted when he was Secretary of State, They keyword of course is practical. Like the flag, the national interest can mean many different things to different people. The term in itself is the classical abstraction. It has virtually no inherent meaning. It acquires meaning only through interpretation. Those who play the role of interpreting the national interest are the priests of the modern state. Their values, their analysis of events, and their faith in the future determines what is deemed to be in the nation’s interest and how it is to respond to the world political environment.” – Richard J. Barnet, in the anthology “Outside Looking In”, p. 313. - FOREIGN POLICY, REALPOLITIK VS. MORALITY & PRINCIPLES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONLISM, PUBLIC INTEREST, RULERS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

NATIONAL INTEREST: The alleged community of national interests does not exist in any country; it is nothing more than a representation of false facts in the interest of small minorities.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.264.

NATIONAL INTEREST: … the fallacy that the Federal Government is all wise and acts only in the “national interest”, when in fact it operates only for the benefit of those in government – mainly the big bureaucracies.” – Lang Hancock, 1975. – BUREAUCRACY, THE ESTABLISHMENT, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SERVANTS, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS

NATIONAL INTEREST: … the national interest must include the interests of the individual and not be limited to the self-interest of the ruling group or any other organization exercising power on behalf of a sectional interest.” – H. R. H. Prince Philip, in QUADRANT, 1/78.

NATIONAL INTEREST: The requirement of the “national interest”? If there is such a thing as a “national interest” achieved by sacrificing the interests of individual citizens, then Louis XIV acquitted himself superlatively. The greater part of his extravagance was not “selfish”: he did build France up into a major international power – and wrecked her economy.” – Ayn Rand, Let Us Alone! in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p 25/26, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, - VS. THE INTERESTS OF INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS

NATIONAL INTEREST: The supreme national interest lies always in the protection of individual rights and liberties, never in the aims, policies, treaties and actions of the official suppressors, oppressors, controllers and “regulators” of these rights and liberties. – J.Z.JZ, 6.7.91, 26.1.08.

NATIONAL INTEREST: What is usually advanced as being in the national or public interest is really against them – at least until all nations are constituted only of volunteers and this requires the reduction of collective, centralized, coercive territorial monopolies to exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities under personal laws. – J.Z.JZ, 18.1.99, 24.1.08. - PUBLIC INTEREST & PANARCHISM

NATIONAL ISSUES: It’s surprising how many ‘national issues”, problems that “cry out” for government intervention, wouldn’t even exist if there were no governments.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.97. - STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONAL PROBLEMS

NATIONAL LAND MONOPOLY CLAIMS: National land holdings and national land grabs (conquests and occupations) remain a problem, causing oppression, terrorism, civil wars and wars, poverty and hunger. Compared with them exterritorialism (exterritorial autonomy for volunteer communities) is a road to peace, freedom, justice and prosperity. - There is no just, sound and lasting territorial solution to territorial problems. Nevertheless, almost all people and writers and politicians assume that all can be free, fully free, only under territorial institutions and laws, no matter how often such attempts have led and are leading to oppression and massacres of dissenters and different ethnic groups. - This intolerant and despotic approach was, in most countries, discarded in the sphere of religion, after decades of bloody struggles, but it is still and unquestioningly adopted by the vast majority, even of intellectuals, for political, economic and social legislation, systems and institutions. - I would like to see it publicly questioned and discussed - in our supposedly free and unprejudiced press and other mass media. - If it were given the same space as the territorial non-solutions are given, then the case for exterritorial autonomy for volunteers would, sooner or later and almost inevitably win this discussion against territorial sovereignty imposed upon all dissenters and minorities in a country. - The inviolability of borders means the violability of the borders around free individuals. - J.Z.JZ, in a letter to THE AUSTRALIAN, 29.4.93, revised 04, 10.1.11. – Some digital “argument mapping” on all the related questions is long overdue. The usual form of argumentation is not comprehensive, clear and convincing enough.  Paul Monk et al described it online. – The next best thing may be the alphabetization of all related arguments, which I attempt here, once again, but which an individual on his own can never sufficiently complete. All such files should be digitally published and should also be open to further improvement attempts. – Online and on disc publishing would make that economically possible. Revised disc issues should be frequently enough made, with only updates offered online. - JZ, 26.5.13. - TERRITORIALISM, LAND MONOPOLY, THE PUBLIC RATHER THAN THE PRIVATE PROPERTY & MERE REAL ESTATE ONES

NATIONAL LIBERATION: Nationalities are not liberated by confining them to territories, deportation zones, reservations, ghettos and internment or refugee centers or by any old or new territorial divisions. Even achieving the status of national domination in a territory, for a minority group that was formerly suppressed there, does not achieve national liberation. Any leash has two ends. It does not establish a mutual convenience relationship. - Are e.g. Israelis free and secure after they achieved territorial domination? - J.Z.JZ, 21.6.92, 14.1.93, 10.1.11. – As Russell Means pointed out in an online talk, politicians and bureaucrats manage, gradually, to turn the population of whole large countries in to “reservation Indians”. - PEACE, SECURITY, FREEDOM, Q., WELFARE STATES, WARFARE STATES, RESERVATION INDIANS

NATIONAL LIBERATION: We talk of ‘national liberation’ when we really mean the supplanting by terrorism of one elite by another.” – Stephen Haseler, QUADRANT, 7/77. – It does not have to be totalitarianism. Territorial majority despotism is bad enough. – JZ, 26.5.13. - “FREEDOM FIGHTERS”, NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATE

NATIONAL LIBERTY: … national liberty without individual liberty is pure fraud.” – Leopold Kohr, Weniger Staat, S.64. (Less State.) - VS. INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

NATIONAL POLICIES: My thought is that if we mange our smaller, more intimate affairs on right principles then, as a matter of course, we shall manage our great, national affairs on right principles.” – John Leitch, Man to Man, p.140. - In both cases, those of central or federal governments and that of States or local governments, the supposedly sound foundation, taken for granted, is territorialism, with all its wrongs and flaws! – On this unsound foundation we can only, somewhat, and this quite insufficiently, manage local and small affairs. All the large government programs, measures and “solutions” are in mess and will remain so under territorialism and this quite inevitably so. – Genuine solutions can be expected only from sovereign individuals and their voluntary and quite autonomous groups, e.g. from governments in exile with their different platforms, all exterritorially quite autonomous and all only for the volunteers they have now and hope to gain in the future, when their liberation aim is achieved. - J.Z.JZ, 23.1.08, 26.5.13. – Are there national affairs or only territorialist interventions that mismanage whole populations and countries? – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - SIZE, BIGNESS, CENTRALIZATION, DECENTRALIZATION, OPTIMUM SIZE, STATISM, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE, Q.

NATIONAL RESOURCES: Private ownership of “national resources” puts them to national use as well, doesn’t it? (If not, we’d better ask the Government to grab all our national resources. By the way, are you a national resource? Watch out!)” – Terry Arthur, 95 % Is Crap, p. 130. - The alternative of “open coops” for natural resources remains still to be publicly and widely enough discussed. – J.Z.JZ, 23.1.08. – NATIONALIZATION, STATE SOCIALISM, , PLANNING, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATURAL RESOURCES, OPEN COOPERATIVES

NATIONAL SECURITY: I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.” - Jim Garrison - & FASCISM, DEFENCE, WAR & PEACE, WAR & PEACE AIMS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, FASCISM

NATIONAL SECURITY: National security as usually defined, i.e., territorially, and practised, is among the greatest threats to rightly and rationally defined common interests of whole populations. – J.Z.JZ, 16.4.95, 24.1.08. - No serious attempt was made so far by any government to increase country-wide security through the sufficient publication of quite rightful war and peace aims only and by already realizing them on the own side. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - NWT, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, SECRET ALLIES, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, DES., DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, MILITIA

NATIONAL SECURITY: … no one in the Department of Defence could define “national security”. - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1971, 119. – A special committee of the UN worked for 5 years to define “aggression” and finally gave up. – No wonder: Look at its human rights declaration to understand how little it comprehends human rights and human liberties. – J.Z.JZ, 20.9.07. – DEFENCE, AGGRESSION, PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON INTEREST

NATIONAL SECURITY: The American right today seems characterized by a smallness of spirit and by vast insecurities. This tragic fearfulness causes the right to abandon its traditional standards of self-reliance at the mere mention of the term national security. So while conservatives will speak out against the increasing centralized power of the Federal Government generally, they support the increasing centralized power of the military and the police.” – Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY Interview, 7/76. – CONSERVATISM, STRENGTH, DEFENCE, SELF-RELIANCE, MILITIA

NATIONAL SELF-DETERMINATION: For we mean not mere “national self-determination”, a metaphorical cloak for the tyranny of some over others, but individual liberty for all the peoples of the world.” – Roy A. Childs, Jr., Liberty Against Power, Fox & Wilkes, San Francisco, 1994, p.12. – National self-determination, too, must become confined to exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers. Only the territorial and pretended “national” self-determination or compulsory “unification” must be done away with while the liberty of individuals and groups to choose for themselves either a condition of radical freedom or of voluntary slavery or of anything in-between, must become respected as another aspect of individual choice: freedom to be as free or unfree as one wants to be. Perhaps there is no better long-term cure for the statist condition and subordination urge than allowing people to suffer under it as much and long as they can and want to put upwith it. – J.Z.JZ, 5.10.07, 10.1.11. – If they are everywhere surrounded by others, who live more free or quite free and, correspondingly more successful, then the numbers of the statists will tend to shrink, sometimes even fast. – As sovereign consumers for ordinary consumer goods and services they do already frequently or even mostly make the best decisions for themselves, by their own standards. - JZ, 26.5.13, 8.11.13. - PANARCHISM, STATISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM

NATIONAL SELF-INTEREST? In his “Essay on Government” (1820), James Mill formulated the first ‘economic’ theory of politics and based it – just as was later done by Schumpeter, Anthony Downs, Mancur Olson etc. – on the assumption of rational self-interest. But this widening of the use of the concept turned out to be something of a disservice. In politics, so Mill had to recognize, the gap between the ‘real’ interest of the citizen and a ‘false supposition [i.e. perception] of interest’ can be extremely wide and problematic (1820, p.88). – Albert O. Hirschman, Interests, in: The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. by John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.162. –  [That gap is maximized by territorial politics and minimized in the exterritorial politics of communities of volunteers – JZ, 18.11.11.] – This difficulty provided an opening for Macaulay’s withering attack in the EDINBURGH REVIEW (1829). Macaulay pointed out that Mill’s theory was empty: interest ‘means only that men, if they can, will do as they choose. … it is … idle to attribute any importance to a proposition which, when interpreted, means only that a man had rather do what he had rather do’ (p.125). - Hirschman, ibid, p.163. – [Now we would rather say “would” instead of “had”. – JZ] They can do this ONLY if they are free to do this, in their own sphere or in a self-chosen community of like-minded people. – J.Z, 18.11.11. – Under territorialism they cannot. Under exterritorial autonomy or individual sovereignty they could. – JZ, 24.2.12. - PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, SELFISHNESS, EGOISM

NATIONAL SERVICE: National Service” means national servitude towards the new feudal lord, the nation, mostly quite wrongly or insufficiently “represented” by a territorial parliament and executive. – J.Z.JZ, n.d., & 28.2.09. – CONSCRIPTION, COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE, SELECTIVE SERVICE.

NATIONAL SERVITUDE: End national servitude.” – Button slogan. – In e.g. conscription, taxation and subordination to territorial rulers. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. - CONSCRIPTION

NATIONAL SOCIALISM: It is simply collectivism freed from all traces of an individualist tradition which might hamper its realization.” – F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, XII. – I would say: coercive collectivism, vs. voluntary collectivism, e.g. in form of various self-management schemes and forms of voluntary or cooperative socialism. – JZ, 26.5.13.

NATIONAL SOCIALISM: National socialism is a common form, where the state becomes the dispenser of loot collected by force. The recipients lose their self-reliance in the process and come to feel indebted forever to the collective for their very lives. They have by then become enslaved.” – F. A. Hayek, Of Freedom and Free Enterprise. - STATISM, WELFARE STATE, SLAVERY, SELF-RELIANCE, PATERNALISM, INDEPENDENCE, SERFDOM, FEUDALISM, SLAVERY

NATIONAL SOCIALISM: National Socialism means advance from socialism to barbarism.” – Source? – State socialism is already a form of barbarism. – J.Z.JZ, 23.2.09.

NATIONAL SOCIALISM: National Socialism, although one of the worst totalitarian ideologies, did also have some exterritorial notions and practices: “Volksgenossen: Heim ins Reich!” - Germans were still considered to be Germans after living for many generations in other countries and were also naturalized in them. Under it, the Tyrol Landsturm, still electing its leaders, was serving as occupation force in Norway. The Nazis used censorship and terror precisely because they knew that most Germans are quite different from the "Arian ideal". The greatly diverse Germans would rather make up their own minds and go their own and different ways. Thus they put so much stress on their assertion: “One people. One empire. One leader!“ („Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Fuehrer!“) Under the imposed conditions and threatened penalties most were terrified and few dared to contradict it and other such slogans in public and to resist the regime. - J.Z.JZ, 17.9.04, 26.5.13. - PANARCHIST ASPECTS

NATIONAL SOCIALISM: Now, as a rule, “we”, or, rather, our supposedly democratic and representative governments, no longer fight the essence of national socialism but, instead, welcome it with open arms. – Apparently, not yet enough deterrent examples of it have been set. – Or most people still manage to ignore them because they do not check their statist and territorialist premises. - J.Z.JZ, 1976, 28.1.08, 29.2.09.

NATIONAL SOCIALISM: The organization of the unemployed by the work-shy.” – Oswald Spengler, quoted in NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, 9/77. – All too frequent and large unemployment as well as inflation was caused by the previously and legally introduced monetary despotism, which the Nazis, naturally, used and abused for their purposes. – The Great Inflation and the Great Depression had each cost Germany economically, i.e. apart from the bloodshed, as much as WW I did. Democracy was blamed for both and thus the “leadership principle” of the Nazis became at least temporarily somewhat popular, as it was under Prussian kings and emperors when, for a century there was no inflation. Only the depressions caused by an exclusive metallic currency occurred. – Hitler, in some of his propaganda speeches, contents largely copied from some American politicians, promised that he would make experiments and learn from these experiments and thus arrive at the solution of these problems. But his regime experimented only with the wrongful, false, statist and territorialist “measures” and did not allow any free experimentation among dissenters. But such promises sounded good and were good propaganda for a while.  His rearmament program, apart from a slow inflation, was largely financed by the old age insurance funds in Germany, which had, by law, to be largely invested in governmental insecurities. Are any social security and private life insurance funds today and anywhere quite safe from such abuses? – JZ, 26.5.13, 8.11.13.

NATIONAL SOCIALISM: … the union of the anti-capitalist forces of the Right and of the Left, the fusion of radical and conservative socialism …” – F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, XII. – NAZIS, HITLERISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONAL SOCIALISM: With irrefutable evidence and driving logic, he accuses the Federal Government of converting the American economy to national socialism and turning American workers into Federal peons. With facts and figures he shows how, when, and why …” - From the cover of Schiff: The Biggest Con. - FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS

NATIONAL SOLIDARITY: What transpires is that these appeals for national solidarity are intended eventually to facilitate an encroachment on the liberty of others.” – S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, 384. - COLLECTIVISM, LIBERTY, SOLIDARITY, CENTRALIZATION, POWER, PUBLIC, NATIONAL & COMMON INTEREST CLAIMS

NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY: National sovereignty is no substitute for individual sovereignty and voluntary self-government institutions or non-governmental societies and communities of volunteers. – J.Z.JZ, 25.8.98, 24.1.08. - VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY: Unity spleen in the face of diversity. Intolerance - politically and territorially organized. - Individual secessionism and personal law or exterritorial autonomy associationism could be our best break-out methods to escape the territorial nation State prisons. Emigration means largely only breaking into or migrating into another nation-wide State prison. - J.Z.JZ 26.7.92, 8.1.93, 10.1.11, 8.11.13. - UNIFORMITY, LAWS, JURISDICTION, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY,


NATIONAL STRENGTH: The way to national strength, was not through centralizing power, but by giving it back to the people.” – Jim Fryar, speaking for the local Progress Party, THE GYMPIE TIMES, Tuesday, August 10 (16?) 1977. Genuine self-government, self-determination, self-management, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy! - Only communities and societies of volunteers can be rightfully called "a people" or "peoples". - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. – CENTRALIZATION, PEOPLE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

NATIONAL SURVIVAL: You're little boys playing a game, … This isn't an exclusive American problem. This is a human problem that involves every nation on Earth." - "… National survival," she said. "But it's our survival as a species that's at stake!" – I failed to mark down the source! Some SF novel. – J.Z.JZ - NATIONAL SURVIVAL? MANKIND'S SURVIVAL! WAR GAMES, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT: NWT

NATIONAL TERRITORIALISM: Rather than still more territorial and national independence declarations we need individual and minority independence declarations, all on the basis of voluntarism and full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, none confined to any territory. – J.Z.JZ, 5.8.92, 24.1.08. - & COLLECTIVIST INDEPENDENCE VS. INDIVIDUAL INDEPENDENCE & INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL VS. COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, WARFARE STATE

NATIONAL TRUST: The National Trust keeps Australia looking shabbily: It is preserving all too many old and outdated buildings! – And this at the expense of the taxpayers. - J.Z.JZ, 13.2.76, 28.1.08. – The National Trust has none of my trust and gets my money only by extortion. – J.Z.JZ, 5.9.75. – All the costs involved should be born by volunteers. Only they should get free entry tickets. – JZ, 8.11.13. - COERCIVE PUBLIC CONSERVATION AT THE EXPENSE OF TAX SLAVES

NATIONAL UNITY: National unity is one of the greatest and most dangerous fictions. It can be realized only exterritorially among like-minded volunteers, never territorially, for any large territory, because of the reality of natural diversity among human beings even in one “nation” or “people”. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. – A major false pretence when territorialism and statism or governmentalism prevails. – JZ, 25.5.13.

NATIONAL UNITY: No unified state has thus far opened new outlooks to cultural aspirations, but has always led to the degradation of all higher cultural forms. … national unity has never yet established the freedom of a people, but has always merely reduced its implicit slavery to a definite norm, which is then proclaimed as freedom.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.426. – UNITY & STRENGTH AS WELL AS POWER SPLEENS, NATIONALISM, VS. FREEDOM, LIBERTIES, RIGHTS

NATIONAL WEALTH: There is no one "national wealth pie" for the bureaucrats to cut up and distribute according to their whims. There is only the wealth produced through labor by a large number of individuals. Those who are constantly judging the progress of the nation by the annual "Gross National Product" often forget, in their constant concern with aggregates, that the production of wealth is the work of individuals. Some individuals produce much and some little; and some nothing at all, being parasitical on others; but all these diverse achievements are lumped together as if matters of individual achievement and initiative did not count." - John Hospers, on Facebook – STATISM, GOVERNMENTALLISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM & PARASITISM, TERRITORIALISM, PROPERTY, GNP, MACROECONOMICS VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NATIONALISM & CULTURE: With the victory of the German national state begins also the decline of German culture, the trying up of its creative forces, and along with this collapse the triumph of Bismarckism, as Bakunin has styled the senseless combination of militarism and bureaucracy. Nietzsche was quite right when he said: ‘When the Germans began to interest the other peoples of Europe it was because of a culture which they no longer possess, yes, which they have, with blind zeal, shaken off as if it were a disease; and yet they knew of nothing better to put in its place than the political and national delusions.’ - (Nietzsche, Works, V/79.)” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.433. – GERMAN IMPERIALISM & COLONIALISM, BUREAUCRACY

NATIONALISM & MANKIND: Our true nationality is mankind.” – H. G. Wells, The Outline of History, 1920, 1921, 40.1. – COSMOPOLITANISM, MANKIND

NATIONALISM & NUCLEAR WAR THREAT: How much longer can we afford to remain “united” and yet separate and diverse within a territorial nation state? - J.Z.JZ, 1/75, 26.5.13, after reading the editorial remark in ANALOG 8/74: “How much longer can we afford to remain separated into nation states?” – We do already largely survive only by exchanging our products for those of other countries. – Tourism has become the world’s largest industry. Music, arts and writings are already largely shared world-wide. Religious liberty is already largely but not sufficiently realized, exterritorially, with some countries still stuck in medieval religious intolerance and murderous fanaticism. Do we have to remain territorially organized, in the political, economic sand social systems spheres, into targets for mass extermination devices and as victims for collective responsibility notions based upon the wrongs committed by some people, but mainly our territorial governments, as our all too powerful, unwise, prejudiced and irrational and monopolistic main decision-makers? – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08, 26.5.13, 9.11.13. – TERRITORIALISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, PASSPORTS, NATION-WIDE PENS FOR HUMAN BEINGS, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, NWT, TOLERANCE IN ALL SPHERES, NOT ONLY RELIGIONS FOR ALL TOLERANT PEOPLE, VOLUNTARISM UNDER PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

NATIONALISM & PATRIOTISM: How can this patriotism, whence came human suffering incalculable, sufferings both physical and moral, be necessary, and be a virtue?” – Tolstoi, on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence, p.109. – Q.

NATIONALISM & PATRIOTISM: My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying ‘My mother, drunk or sober’.” – G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936. – Andrews Quotes, 335.

NATIONALISM & PATRIOTISM: Nationalism – an outcome of governmental interference with business, as will be shown in this book. …” - Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.1.

NATIONALISM & PATRIOTISM: One nation is formed at the expense of another.” – Quoted as an Italian proverb by Proudhon, in C. S. Edwards, Proudhon, p.190. - Usually at the expense and risk of several genuine communities and societies, as the abolition of compulsory State membership or subjugation and its replacement by individual choices would soon reveal, especially when these choices include voluntary taxation, personal law or full exterritorial autonomy. - J.Z.JZ 10.1.11, 26.5.13.

NATIONALISM & PATRIOTISM: Patriotism is the passion of fools and the most foolish of passions.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, The American Freeman. – in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Especially in all its territorial, coercive and monopolistic forms and claims. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - FOOLISHNESS, PASSION

NATIONALISM & PATRIOTISM: There is nothing patriotic or noble about allowing yourself to become a slave just to keep others company.” – From an advertisement in REASON, Oct. 74, for a “New Country” attempt. - Territorial subordination is usually compulsory, not an individual choice. We still have degrees of tax slavery, military slavery, territorial slavery, education slavery and sexual slavery and there are still some all too intolerant and even terrorist religious sectarians. - We are not yet free to divorce ourselves and secede from any of them and live under self-chosen personal law systems. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM & NATIONALISM VS. SECESSIONISM & VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIVES: political opportunists and mob leaders, clothed in the mystical virtue of native birth. – Keith Laumer, Retief, e-books, free online, story: Protest Note. - POLITICIANS, DEMAGOGUES

NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM: The horizon and imagination of nationalism is limited by territorial borders and the centralized statist system coercively and wrongfully realized within them. As a result no science of politics exists as yet but only one that accepts these crippling institutions, driven by power addicts and power-mad people and all too widely accepted by their victims, as if these institutions and leaders were natural, rightful and necessary ones. – JZ, 27.10.12, 15.1.13. – IMAGINATION, POLITICAL SCIENCE, STATES, COUNTRIES, & THEIR VERY DIVERSE POPULATIONS

NATIONALISM, WAR & PROTECTIONISM: What generates war is the economic philosophy of nationalism: embargoes, trade and foreign exchange controls, monetary devaluation, etc. The philosophy of protectionism is a philosophy of war." - Ludwig von Mises – All of the aspects of territorial nationalism lead only to wars as long as attempts are made to realize and maintain them under a territorial monopoly for them. Without this territorial monopolism all the diverse groups could come to peacefully coexist and compete in the same country, in many countries and world-wide, like e.g. cultural, scientific, charity and sports groups do now. – JZ, 15.1.13, 26.5.13. – WARFARE STATES, TERRRTORIALISM

NATIONALISM: (God) save us from economic nationalism run mad.” – Mr. C. R. Kelly, MP for Wakefield, S. A., GOOD GOVERNMENT, 2/71. - Neither a god nor a territorial government will do so. It's a self-help job, requiring all freedom ideas, facts, knowledge and options, chosen - step by step - by individuals for themselves. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. – PROTECTIONISM VS. FREE TRADE & OPEN BORDERS, FREE IMMIGRATION & PATRIOTISM, NATIONAL ECONOMY, CENTRAL PLANNING, DIRIGISM, CENTRALISM, TERRITORIALISM, PROTECTIONISM, ONE PERSON REVOLUTIONS, EXTERRITORIAL, STARTING WITH INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & RECOGNITION OF MORE & MORE OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES.

NATIONALISM: A Scot’s mother, praying for her son during the Napoleonic Wars, was reminded, that many a French mother was praying as fervently for French Victory. (*) She said: “Do ye think th’Almighty would be understandin’ siccan gibberish?” – A. Andrews Quotations, p. 72. – (*) Usually they only pray for the survival of their own beloved. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. – Does territorial nationalism have a better moral basis than cheering for one or the other football team? – The economically most successful countries have the so far most free internal enterprise and trade system, combined with the so far most free external trade and investment system, although they are still all too far removed from full economic freedom. The transformation to more and more economic freedom, even full economic freedom and also to social and political freedom, could come quite sudden, at least for the first volunteers for them. Experimental freedom for volunteers is already taken for granted in many other spheres. – JZ, 26.5.13. - PATRIOTISM, IGNORANCE & RELIGION, JOKES, GOD, FOREIGN LANGUAGES, ENEMY NOTIONS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

NATIONALISM: A silly cock crowing on its own dung hill.” – Richard Aldington. – And our national representatives and “leaders” treat us like shit, too or, at best, as their property, to be used or abused according to their discretion. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, COMPULSORYT COLLECTIVISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, WARFARE STATES

NATIONALISM: A true culture cannot develop on a nationally limited soil.” – Van de Velde, EUROPÄISCHER BEOBACHTER, 1946, Nr. 5, p.7. – Published by K. H. Zube, later micro-fiched by me. – Territorial nationalism respects individual personal law choices even less than ancient barbarism did. See Gibbon, Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, chapter 38, The Laws of the Barbarians. – JZ, 9.CULTURE, CIVILIZATION

NATIONALISM: A whole population, very diverse, subjected to territorial taxation, laws, bureaucracy and institutions not of their own free individual choice, under local, State or federal powers, “represented” by “representatives” that do not really represent all of them and who often act against the real common interests. Seen thus, territorial nations and nationalism are merely propaganda fictions, false pretences, at best based upon popular errors and prejudices, really only for the benefit of those in the saddle, in the top leadership positions. – Voluntary taxation, and voluntarism regarding all government spending, together with freedom for individuals and communities of volunteers to EXTERRITORIALLY secede from TERRITORIAL States would reveal how hollow their false statist, representative, consent and territorial pretences and slogans are and how few people fully agree with their policies and measures. Already the relatively small membership in its political parties does indicate how unpopular the supposedly popular democratic territorial governments really are. They, too, want to or need to be supported out of tax funds, rather than by their few volunteers, and often are. – J.Z.JZ, 30.7.98, 24.1.08, 26.5.13. - ONE NATION UNDER ONE LAW, EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, NATIONAL “UNITY”, REPRESENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, PARTIES, CONSENT, MAJORITY DESPOTISM THAT IS REALLY THE DESPOTISM OF A SMALL RULING MINORITY – NOT OF THE BEST BUT, USUALLY, OF THE WORST PEOPLE IN A COUNTRY

NATIONALISM: Advancing the novel thesis that nationalism stands basically opposed to culture, Rocker argued that the nation is not a natural growth arising from the social actions of a people but a whole artificial one which is in effect imposed upon them by a political minority. “The nation is not the cause, but the result, of the state,” as Rocker put it. – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.478. – STATE & NATION-BUILDING, PATRIOTISM, STATISM, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, POWER MONGERS

NATIONALISM: All these people have fought for the right to national independence; there is not one that is not denying the right to national independence. If every Britain has its Ireland, every Ireland has its Ulster.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.63. – Why stop at territorial divisions? We do not consider them to be significant in economics, in religion, in philosophy, in literature, in art, architectures, technology, science, biology and ideology. Nor in movies, music, sports, health and poetry. Why should these or other human aspects and relations or organizations be confined to a territorial “bed of Procrustes”? – J.Z.JZ, 22.2.09. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, LEADING TO MINORITY & MAJORITY AUTONOMY, UNDER PERSONAL LAW, INDEPENDENCE, TERRITORIALISM, Q., BORDERS, FRONTIERS, INTERNATIONALISM, WORLD-WIDE FREE MARKET, CULTURE & VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM

NATIONALISM: All this was a cause of deep offence to the people of the country. They regarded their country as a temple, and all strangers as impure.” – Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man, p.35. - That applies even to small internal territorial monopoly claims. In Saxonia, East Germany, still after WW II, the boys of one village considered the girls of that village as their "property" and ganged up on any boy of another village in the neighborhood, wooing a girl from the own village, all of which they claimed all as their own. To me that indicated how primitive and dated all these notions and feelings are. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Although nationalism unites inwardly, it is outwardly dividing, dehumanizing human beings as aliens or foreigners. We have had two world wars to prove it.” – Donald L. Barnes, THE HERALD, Dec. 19th, 1973. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Among the religions that will be cast aside or profoundly altered is nationalism, a creed that has ruined many civilizations.” - Frederick C. Thayer, An End to Hierarchy! An End to Competition! Organizing the Politics and Economics of Survival. – New Viewpoints, N.Y. 1973, p.123. - Only territorial nationalism is to be discarded. As voluntary and exterritorial nationalism it is harmless to outsiders and can be continued as long as some people, for want of any better ideas, still go on liking it. It also embraces the myth of the chosen people, because that gives the individual member a feeling of value, which otherwise he or she has no good reason to have. – There is nothing wrong with free competition for all volunteers in all spheres, always at their own expense risk. Economics, markets, enterprise, trade and capitalism without the competitive effects of full monetary and financial freedom, free migration and free choice of governmental and societal services, however, being all too incomplete, have been accused of being too “competitive” and too “capitalistic”, instead of blaming wrongful statist, coercive, collectivist and monopolistic territorial interventions with them. – J.Z.JZ, 26.3.09, 26.5.13. -  RELIGIONS, FAITHS, BELIEFS, MYTHS, COLLECTIVIST VALUE NOTION, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES, STATISM, STATE SOCIALISM, INTERVENTIONISM, CAPITALISM, COMPETITION

NATIONALISM: An English Lady on the Rhine, hearing a German speaking of her party as foreigners, exclaimed: ‘No, we are English! It is you that are foreigners!’.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, A. Andrews Quotations, p.152. – JOKES, PATRIOTISM, FOREIGNERS, PUBLIC OPINION, ENLIGHTENMENT

NATIONALISM: Any territorial domination by any majority or minority is not a liberation for the minority or the majority or for the other minorities, which do remain thus suppressed. – J.Z.JZ, 1.7.92, 25.1.08, 10.1.11. - TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITY, LIBERATION, DOMINATION INSTEAD OF GENUINE SELF-GOVERNANCE & INDEPENDENCE

NATIONALISM: Aristotle advised Alexander to deal with the Greeks as a leader and with the Persians as a master. – But Alexander rejected the advice, certainly for practical reasons, and perhaps also for idealistic reasons. He “acted in the spirit of the policy afterwards enunciated by Eratosthenes [an Alexandrian scholar of the next century] who, ‘refusing to agree with men who divided mankind into Greeks and barbarians … declared that it was better to divide men simply into the good and bad.’” - Walter Lippmann, The Public Philosophy, A Mentor Book, 1955, p.82. – It is still better to let people make their own and individual divisions – into the kind of voluntary communities they like for themselves, as long as they do not claim any territorial monopoly for them. – J.Z.JZ, 11.9.08. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, TERRITORIALISM, GOOD & BAD INDIVIDUALS, CHAUVINISM

NATIONALISM: As present headlines demonstrate once again, small-scale territorial nationalism (apart from long established mini-states and some neutral States like Switzerland and Sweden), can be locally just as brutal, murderous, destructive and wrong as were and are large scale States, empires and federations. Not the size of territorial States but the intolerant beliefs and intolerant actions of their governments and of groups of their population seem to be decisive and the inherent intolerance of territorialism, of collective sovereignty institutions and of collective responsibility notions, combined with ignorance of and disinterest in the full range of individual rights and liberties. In some respects larger States are even more tolerant than smaller State governments, as long as their subjects largely obey their laws and pay their taxes. – Local majorities in smaller States, especially new ones, can be more intolerant - unless there exists already a long-standing tradition of tolerance. - J.Z.JZ, 1.7.92, 24.1.08. - SIZE OF TERRITORIAL STATES

NATIONALISM: As the strongest form of social organization, national community throbs with threat and promise. (*) Even in its most sublime manifestation, when it assures all members of the community equality before the law, (**) nationalism carries the danger of destructiveness.” – Silvert, Man’s Power, p.128. - (*) Its compulsory territorial membership and subordination has little to do with society and much with coercion and monopoly. It is wrong to describe it as a genuine community or society. – (**) Still leaving the great divide between law-makers and the subjects or victims of numerous wrongful laws. - J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08, 26.5.13.

NATIONALISM: Australia is not one nation. It is about 150 different “nationalities”, ethnic, cultural, racial groups, not to speak of the thousands of religious, anti-religious and ideological ones, to which people voluntarily adhere, without any constitutional, legal, juridical or police compulsion. All can or do peacefully coexist to the extent that no territorial governments exists to favor one or the other group among them or repress the autonomy of one or the other. All its diverse voluntary groups have the right to full exterritorial autonomy – if they wish to practise it. Not even democracy or a “limited” government can be rightly imposed upon them territorially. All such impositions attempts are not obligatory for peaceful individuals and groups of volunteers. – The territorial unifiers are only entitled to ask for voluntary subscribers to their associations, not for the continuance of a territorial monopoly they already possess or aspire to. However, at present all of the population are forcefully subjected to territorial governments, their legislation and institutions, at the federal, state and local government levels, which extort from their subjects more in involuntary tribute payments than absolute kings ever managed to extract before. - J.Z.JZ, 29.7.98, 24.1.08, 24.1.09, 10.1.11, 9.11.13. - ONE NATION, ONE STATE, ONE LEADER? PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, TAX SLAVERY UNDER AVALANCHES OF WRONGFUL LAWS, MODERN FEUDALISM OR SERFDOM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MISLEADERSHIP

NATIONALISM: … begin to question … the difference between a great nation and a free people.” – Reeves/Hess: The End of the Draft, p.32. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Besides, individuality greatly outweighs nationality and in any given human being deserves a thousand times more consideration. National character, since it has to do with the crowd, will never be anything fairly to boast about. It is rather that human limitation, perversity and baseness appear in every country in a different form, and we call this the national character. Disgusted by one of them, we praise another until this, too, has earned our disgust. Every nation speaks scornfully of every other – and they are all right.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, quoted in: Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.439. - VS. INDIVIDUALISM, CROWDS VS. INDIVIDUALS, NATIONAL CHARACTER, MASSES, MOBS, THE 99%, UNITED ONLY BY THEIR WORST OR MOST FLAWED POPULAR ERRORS OR PREJUDICES.

NATIONALISM: BOUNDARY, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. – Only the territorial, collectivist, legislated and imposed "rights", claims, privileges and "liberties" are imaginary. - Alas, even anarchists and libertarians have not yet shown enough knowledge, interest or imagination to finally compile an ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties so far discovered and stated somewhere, by someone or some group. Thus we got avalanches of "positive" and territorially imposed legislation instead. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11, 26.5.13. - FRONTIERS, BORDERS, BOUNDARIES, ENEMIES, NATIONAL RIGHTS, PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, LAW, LEGISLATION VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NATIONALISM: But every country has its madmen. Some countries have more than others. And when you give such men a licence to kill, they are not always particular about the way they kill. But, I’m afraid, that the rest of their fellow countrymen remain human beings.” - Eric Ambler, Journey into Fear, in a Heineman/Octopus, 1978 edition of his stories, p.199. - COUNTRIES, POPULATIONS, MADMEN IN POWER, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, CHANCELLORS, GOVERNMENTS, DESPOTISM, TYRANNY, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE, MASS MURDERERS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, INDIVIDUAL VS. COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

NATIONALISM: But today, in an age threatened with nuclear war, overpopulation, and resource depletion, nationalism worsens our most dangerous problems.” – Ben Bova, ANALOG, 8/74. – He should have said: territorial nationalism. – J.Z.JZ, 1/75. – Is the “age” threatened with nuclear war or are we? On resource depletion and population he is or was as ignorant as, alas, all too many science fiction writers still are. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. - For enlightenment on Bova's remaining popular errors and prejudices I refer to the writings of Julian L. Simon. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. – Rare minerals are extracted even from sands. Fertilizer is mass-produced using nitrogen from the air. We develop and use more and more alternative resources. The energies and materials in space are for out purposes unlimited and are becoming more and more accessible to us. How small is the percentage of all of Earth’s resources, so far used? Aren’t they ending up on Earth, mostly, in one form or the other, potentially recyclable and renewable, with the use of energy? The sun hasn’t stopped shining as yet and what tiny fraction of its energy do we use so far and what tiny fraction of all energies in space is embodied in our sun? – What fraction of all positive human ideas and talents have we so far recognized and utilized, seeing that so far we have not yet sufficiently publicized and marketed them? - JZ, 26.5.13. - PATRIOTISM, NWT, OVERPOPULATION? MALTHUSIANISM, NATURAL RESOURCES, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE


NATIONALISM: Cause our humans are better than your humans! – - Anthony Gregory shared I Owe You Only Non-Aggression's photo. – Facebook, 23.3.13. -TERRITORIALISM, PATRIOTISM, NON-AGGRESSION, DUTY, OBLIGATION

NATIONALISM: Cities have all the Ik characteristics. They defecate on doorsteps, in rivers and lakes, their own or anyone else’s. They leave rubbish. They detest all neighboring cities, give nothing away. They even build institutions for deserting elders out of sight. - Nations are most Ik-like of all. No wonder the Iks seem familiar. For total greed, rapacity, heartlessness, and irresponsibility there is nothing to match a nation. Nations, by law, are solitary, self-centered, withdrawn into themselves. There is not such thing as affection between nations, and certainly no nation ever loved another. They bawl insults from their doorsteps, defecate into whole oceans, snatch all the food, survive by detestation, take joy in the bad luck of others, celebrate the death of others, live for the death of others.” – Lewis Thomas, The Lives of a Cell, p.129. – A bit exaggerated but, partly, all too true. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: … damn these ‘nations’ … where but on old Earth would people subdivide their planet and think the subdivisions meant anything.” – ANALOG 5/78, p. 83. - Differences are meaningful only for volunteers and they should remain individual choices. Territorial “nations” should be finished by individual and voluntary group secessionism and then replaced by new and other individual free choices and voluntary associations, communities and governance systems under personal law. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11, 26.5.13. - & PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, STATES, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: Did the ancient murderous religions ever require as many human sacrifices and sacrifices of blood, limbs, labor and wealth as the modern statist, territorial and nationalistic religions do, in the Moloch cult of the territorial State? – J.Z.JZ, 28.12.93, 24.1.08. - RELIGIONS & HUMAN SACRIFICES, Q.


NATIONALISM: Do not expect nations to take the initiative in imposing restrictions upon themselves.” – Alexander Hamilton. – Nations are mere abstracts. The power-holders, who pretend to represent a “nation”, do not like any restrictions upon their power addiction, power urges and power spleens. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08, 26.5.13. - & PATRIOTISM, POWER, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS, RULERS

NATIONALISM: Earth is my country, my nation, the human race, mankind, is my people and I wish to be my own government or live in a free and self-chosen society – together with like-minded volunteers, all content with full exterritorial autonomy under personal law. – J.Z.JZ, 23.10.93, 26.5.13. - SELF-GOVERNMENT, MANKIND, COSMOPOLITANISM, INDEPENDENCE, PANARCHISM

NATIONALISM: Even marriages that are love matches, quite voluntarily engaged in, do often last only for a few years instead of a life-time. They frequently lead to separations, divorces and marriages with other partners, sometimes to something that might be classed as serial polygamy. Yet we expect compulsory and coercive lifetime partnerships with millions of other people, most of them quite unknown to us and a few quite abhorrent to us, to last for our lifetime, without love or friendship or close work or business relationships, sports and hobby relationships etc. and this while being dominated by a few powerful people and the floods of laws they have passed. And this subordination and inmate-ship is supposed to make us happy or content, grateful, obedient and well off, regardless of how many of our rights and liberties remain repressed and how much we are exploited via coercively levied tributes. A happy territorial “nation” or “people” is much more utopian than a happy and lifelong marriage. At least from marriages we can part via separation and divorce. We have no equivalent right (secession and voluntary and exterritorially autonomous re-association with others) for our State or national memberships, while remaining in the country we were born in. At best we are allowed to leave and are accepted in other countries - somewhat better. The voluntary marriage and divorce system and re-marriage system or “free love” or that of de-facto marriages has still to be introduced regarding whole political, economic and social systems, although it should already be implied in freedom of contract and freedom of association. – J.Z.JZ, 10.7.86, 10.1.11. - TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM, CITIZENSHIP, LOYALTY, OBEDIENCE, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, EMIGRATION, IMMIGRATION, MARRIAGES, SEPARATION, DIVORCE, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES

NATIONALISM: Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts, as a last resource, pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and glad to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit, tr. by T. Bailey Saunders, in George Seldes, The Great Quotations, p.509. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Every nation derides the others, and they are all correct.” - (Jede Nation spottet ueber die andern, und alle haben recht.) – Arthur Schopenhauer, Parerga und Paralipomena, 1: Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit, Kap. V; Paraenesen und Maximen, A. – Another translation: “Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.” - A lot of popular errors and prejudices are also involved. Most notions on foreign nations or peoples are largely only caricatures. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11.

NATIONALISM: Every national border in Europe marks the place where two gangs of bandits got too exhausted to kill each other anymore and signed a treaty. Patriotism is the delusion that one of these gangs of bandits is better than all the others.” – R. A. Wilson, The Earth Will Shake, p.100. - BORDERS, FRONTIERS, WARS, LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, PATRIOTISM, STATES, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, WARFARE STATES

NATIONALISM: Exaggerations of nationalism are symptoms of a sickness.” – H. Keyserling. (“Auswuechse des Nationalismus sind Krankheitssymptome.”)

NATIONALISM: Fénelon … has written that a historian ought to be neutral between other countries and his own, and he expected the same discipline in politicians, as patriotism cannot absolve a man from his duty to mankind.” - Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.4. - PATRIOTISM, HISTORIANS & POLITICIANS, DUTY TO MANKIND

NATIONALISM: For hundreds of years, people have lived under the yoke of huge nation-states that kill, tax, loot and destroy in a relentless attempt to control and exploit everybody and everything.” – Editorial in LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, Winter 1970, p.2. - They must become reduced to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy with personal laws only. Thus they would remain harmful only to their remaining volunteers and these would tend to learn from free competition with other such societies and communities all around them, in the same country, other countries and in the world. – It might come to bargain-hunting for the best societal etc. deals offered in a country or even world-wide, by one or the other association of volunteers. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11, 26.5.13. – They could also make use of their free enterprise, freedom of association, freedom of contract and freedom to experiment and establish a personal law governance, society or community, not confined to any territory but only to their agreed-upon personal law for themselves. Not only full consumer sovereignty is involved. – JZ, 9.11.13. - NATION STATES, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE ENTERPRISE & FREE COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE

NATIONALISM: For what precise and definite object are all the citizens today to be stamped, like the coinage, with the same image? … On what basis would they be cast in the same mold? And who will posses the mold? A terrible question, which should give us pause. Who will posses the mold? … Is it not simpler to break this fatal mold and honestly proclaim freedom?” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.249. – To each individual and to each community of volunteers the own and self-chosen mold! – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09, 26.5.13. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, MINORITY AUTONOMY, NATIONAL AIMS, UNIFORMITY VS. FREEDOM. Q., STATE, LEADERSHIP, UNITY, EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, Q.

NATIONALISM: Globalism as well as world federalism, and nationalism or patriotism should be as voluntary and individualized as our shopping preferences are. Consumer sovereignty and free enterprise offers in everything – except e.g. mass murder devices. But under full freedom who would want them? People would be free to mind and “mine” their own business, in every respect and would not have to be afraid of becoming territorially over-powered by other beliefs, people, customs, traditions, laws, ideologies. Each group would be free to do its own things, for or to itself, but each member of each group would still be free to change his or her membership and allegiance. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09, 10.1.11, 26.5.13. – GLOBALISM, WORLD FEDERALISM, INTERNATIONALISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

NATIONALISM: … he believes that the customs of this tribe are the laws of nature.” - Robert Heinlein, Requiem, 208. - As a matter of free individual choice, rather than collectively or territorially imposed choices, they are, for we are all products of nature, regardless of our differences. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - FAITH, BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, LAWS, INTOLERANCE, SUPERIORITY COMPLEX, NATURAL LAW, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICE

NATIONALISM: He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” – R. G. Ingersoll, Speech in New York, May 29, 1882. – Best by what standard? – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. - By whose standard? People should no longer try to improve or reform "their" whole territorial country (people and countries not being property) but, rather, should try to decide whichever society or community of volunteers they want to belong to and should try to establish or join and this always only at their own expense and risk. No matter how flawed, prejudiced and spleeny their ideas are, their right to thus make their own mistakes, among themselves, together with like-minded people, should be fully realized. No more territorial impositions of supposedly well-meant reforms, laws, constitutions and jurisdictions. Competition and free choice for individuals of free enterprise and consumer sovereignty, freedom of contract and association as well as experimentation in every sphere. Personal law rather than territorial floods of legislation, which no one has the time and energy to read even once. - Profit and loss options in this sphere as well! - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11, 26.5.13. - PATRIOTISM, LOVE OF ONE’S COUNTRY & PEOPLE, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: … he was compelled to believe that all the religions of the world were so many geographical insanities.” – Robert Owen in his discussion with Rev. J. H. Roebuck at Manchester. – Replace “religions” with nationalistic beliefs and statist ideologies. – JZ, 1.11.86. At least for religions we have come, largely, away from territorialism and its intolerance. However, faith in political, economic and social systems, all territorially imposed, is still rampant and has all too many victims. – Nevertheless, we still we do not class these impositions and persecutions with e.g. despotism or the Inquisition and do not demand freedom for peaceful dissenters to secede and do their own things for or to themselves, in their own communities of volunteers, in the equivalent organizations to those of religious liberty or religious tolerance. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08, 10.1.11, 26.5.13. - & RELIGION, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

NATIONALISM: Hess proclaimed if we did not have nation states, Hitler would have been a mere bully in his neighborhood, and Nixon would have been a little pest.” – NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, 65, 13. March 87. - On Karl Hess. - NATION STATES, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: How was he to know, in this area, if the man was Greek, Macedonian or Bulgar? As he recalled, the nationalities blended into each other at this point to such a degree that even borders made precious little difference.” - Mack Reynolds, Time of War, IF SF, Nov. 65. - The borders make all the difference for those aware of their minority differences and aspirations and subjected to whoever rules are territorially imposed, nevertheless. Let them sort themselves out - with each group of volunteers ruling or managing itself, under whatever system they do prefer for themselves, regardless of the other associations and organizations, all doing their own things among themselves only, while living in the same area together with many other personal law groups. - It works for religious differences, for sports, hobbies, crafts, arts, choice of professions and trades, technological and scientific preferences and associations. Only the territorial outlawing of individual choices for political, economic and social systems, all only for their own volunteers, causes troubles. In all other spheres we have already avoided troubles by allowing individual sovereignty. It works, everywhere, well enough. It would work there, too, if only we allowed it to. Harmony and mutual tolerance aren't impossible. They are merely territorially outlawed. - J.Z.JZ - n.d. & 10.1.11. - MINORITY AUTONOMY, BALKAN, PANARCHISM, HARMONY, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, TERRITORIALISM, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CHOICE, CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION

NATIONALISM: I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world.” – Socrates, 469-399 B.C., quoted in Plutarch, De Exilia. – Hyman Quotations, p.375. - CITIZENSHIP, WORLD CITIZENSHIP, COSMOPOLITANISM

NATIONALISM: I am not opinionated in favor of any territorial government. – J.Z.JZ, 10.4.87. – Well, some mini-states and neutral States excepted. The few mini-States are hardly larger than some private real estates in Australia. – But even they are still far from the ideals they could and would realize, if they were constituted of mere communities of volunteers, none of them confined to any territory but exterritorially fully autonomous under their own personal law system. - Experimental freedom, freedom of contract and association, at the own risk and expense, for all, in all spheres! - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08, 10.1.11, 9.11.13. - & TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS

NATIONALISM: I am, you are, we are all Australians and we are, mostly, proud to be Australians.” - Source? However, how can one be proud to be as unfree as Australians still are by now? – J.Z.JZ, 6.4.94. As a nation of immigrants we, through our supposed representatives, have introduced immigration restrictions and deported people or put them into concentration camps. For our governments do not know how to cope with unemployment and so further immigrants are unpopular. Should we be proud of this ignorance and this response to it, too? – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - Should we be proud of our tax-slavery, our imposed territorial uniformity, our monetary despotism, with its inflations, deflations, stagflations and involuntary mass unemployment and recurring crises? - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - Q. – UNEMPLOYMENT & THUS FEAR OF FURTHER IMMIGRATION, OUT OF IGNORANCE OR PREJUDICES AGAINST FULL MONETARY, FINANCIAL & ECONOMIC FREEDOM, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

NATIONALISM: I have never understood why one’s affections must be confined, as once with women, to a single country.” – J. K. Galbraith, A Life In Our Times, 1881. – I never thought I would have any reason to quote him! – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. – Why should one have to love only one woman or one man or one country? Or the particular economic, social and political system that is now territorially imposed upon us? – Free choice and voluntarism in everything! - For those, who do prefer this for themselves! - J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09, 10.1.11. - & WOMEN, MONOGAMY, MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, POLYGAMY, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: I look on all men as my fellow-citizens, and would embrace a Pole as I would a Frenchman, subordinating this national tie to the common and universal one. … Nature has given us to the world free and unfettered; we imprison ourselves in certain narrow districts. …” - Michael Montaigne, in Paul Eldridge: Montaigne. - And their territorially imposed political, economic and social systems! - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: I love my country far too much to be a nationalist.” – Unknown - And I despise too many of its laws and too many of its people to wish to remain in a territorial association with them, subject to their votes and with all too little chance to distance myself from them by my collectivist territorial vote, which I do not wish to impose upon them, either. Individual choice and experimental freedom, complete voluntarism, under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy for all except criminals and aggressors! I could live with that and so could they. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. – VOTING, PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, LOVE OF COUNTRY, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

NATIONALISM: I want to work only for the benefit of my own “nation”, my own sovereign self. – J.Z.JZ, 10/73. – And this at the same time for the benefit of all my trading partners - through free exchange with all other sovereign individuals and all other voluntary associations. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - VS. INDIVIDUALISM & INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

NATIONALISM: I was once, involuntarily, a German, born into that country, when it was under Nazi rule. Would or should that have turned me into a German nationalist or a Nazi? Or, rather, into a cosmopolitan? With the limited choices available to me, later on, I became an Australian, but I am still not an Australian nationalist but simply one who appreciates whatever limited liberties exist here and still hate all wrongful impositions upon me and others. – J.Z.JZ, 9.6.98, 24.1.08, 9.11.13.

NATIONALISM & CULTURE: Identity is also imposed upon individuals by a system of cultural indoctrination, when the ruling clique forces on everybody the acceptance of the same language and laws. As a matter of fact, the national identity is essentially a manufactured identity, obtained by crushing local cultures, rather than a real common bond joining people living next to each other.” - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002. - & CULTURE

NATIONALISM: If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.” – Somerset Maugham  - FREEDOM & SECURITY

NATIONALISM: If it breaks up a nation-state or an empire, I’m for it.” – Mike Marotta, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, March 6, 1972. - However, territorial nationalism on a smaller scale does not always make it rightful and benevolent, either. Territorialism is, inherently, imperialistic on any scale - that goes beyond private or cooperative real estate. With its abolition imperialism disappears completely. Freely competing societies and communities of volunteers would remain, - country-wide or even world-wide, in all their desired varieties. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11, 26.5.13.

NATIONALISM: If the American desires the greatness and prosperity of the States before all nations, and the Englishman desires the same for his nation, and the Russian, Turk, Dutchman, Abyssinian, Venezuelan, Boer, Armenian, Pole, Czech, each have a similar desire; if all are convinced that these desires ought not to be concealed and suppressed, but, on the contrary, are something to be proud of, and to be encouraged in oneself and in others; and if (*) one’s country’s greatness and prosperity can be obtained only at the expense of another, or at times of many other countries and nations – then how can war not be?” – Tolstoy, On Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence, 106. – (*) it is believed that – J.Z.JZ - & PATRIOTISM, WAR, PEACE, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, PROTECTIONISM VS. FREE TRADE.

NATIONALISM: If the human race is to survive then we must subordinate national pride to internationalist thinking. A nation has its place in the international order (*), but when it puts its own interests over those of the international order then this becomes dangerous. („Wenn die menschliche Rasse ueberleben soll, mussen wir den Nationalstolz dem internationalen Denken unterordnen. Eine Nation hat ihren Platz in der internationalen Ordnung, aber wenn sie ihre eigenen Interessen ueber die der menschlichen Gemeinschaft stellt, wird es gefaehrlich.“) – Sarvepalli Radkrishnan, Rede anlaesslich der Verleihung des Friedenspreises des Deutschen Buchhandels, am 22.10.1961 in Frankfurt am Main. - (*) Yes, but not in the form of a territorial monopoly. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. – Practised with a territorial monopoly claim it only leads to numerous disorders. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - PRIDE, ARROGANCE, SPECIAL INTERESTS, INTERNATIONAL LAW, TERRITORIALISM, TERRITORIAL EXPANSION, CONQUESTS, SPHERES OF POWER,

NATIONALISM: Ignorant of and disinterested in better ideas, the nationalists champion territorial nationalism and, finally became slaves and enslavers under the banner of territorial unity and nationalism. - J.Z.JZ, 28.2.89, 3.4.89, 10.1.11. – J.Z.I always disliked how tame elephants have been used and abused to capture and also enslave wild elephants. – J.Z.JZ, 28.2.09. – TERRITORIALISM TREATS WHOLE POPULATIONS AS PROPERTY OF THE RULERS, PANARCHISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT & INDEPENDENCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIAL MINORITY AUTONOMY

NATIONALISM: Into the cultural and technological system of the modern world, the patriotic spirit fits like dust in the eyes and sand in the bearings. Its net contribution to the outcome is obscuration, distrust, and retardation at every point where it touches the fortunes of modern mankind. Yet it is forever present in the counsels of the statesman and in the affections of the common man, and it never ceases to command the regard of all men as the prime attribute of mankind and the final test of the desirable citizen. It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that no other consideration is allowed in abatement of the claims of abatement of the claims of patriotic loyalty, and that such loyalty will be allowed to cover any multitude of sins.” – Thorsten Veblen, The Nature of Peace, 1919, in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: It is a poor and narrow-minded ideal to write merely for one nation. For a philosophical head this limit is quite intolerable.” – Schiller in letter to Koerner. (Es ist ein armseliges, kleinliches ideal, fuer eine Nation zu schreiben; einem philosophischen Geiste ist diese Grenze durchaus unertraeglich.) – All great works deserve to be translated, at least into the major languages. They address mankind, not just the people of one language area. – J.Z.JZ, 22.7.86, 25.1.08, 26.5.13. - & COSMOPOLITANISM

NATIONALISM: It is dreadful to say so, but there is not, nor has there been, any conjoint violence of one people against another which was not accomplished in the name of patriotism.” – “Tolstoy in “Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence”, p.80. – And, mostly, under the command of one or several territorial governments.  They are monopolistic decision-makers in this sphere as well. – JZ, 26.5.13. - & PATRIOTISM, VIOLENCE, AGGRESSION, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES

NATIONALISM: It is not true that our "nation" is endangered but that the very existence of our "nation", in exclusive, territorial and coercive form, endangers US and OTHERS. Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the name of "national", according to Caroline Chisholm. What is voluntary does rarely make enemies and it can be defended much easier and with much more justification, if it is confined to the own sphere, the own rights and liberties. – J.Z.JZ, 1986, 2004, 26.5.13. - TERRITORIAL, WAR & PEACE, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT & PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: It is of the utmost significance that modern nationalism does not spring from love towards one’s own country or one’s own people. On the contrary, it has its roots in the ambitious plans of a minority lusting for dictatorship and determined to impose upon the people a certain form of the state, even though this be entirely contrary to the will of the majority. Blind belief in the magic power of a national dictatorship is to replace for man the love of home and the feeling of the spiritual culture of his time; love of fellow man is to be crushed by “the greatness of the state”, for which individuals are to serve as fodder.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.243. - Under monetary despotism and territorialism, which makes it possible, it often springs mainly from fear of unemployment and fear of foreign competitors, leading to immigration restrictions, protectionism and hatred of foreigners. - J.Z.JZ, n.d. & 10.1.11.

NATIONALISM: It is peculiar that nationalistic zealots are not even natives of the countries they allegedly wish to glorify: Alexander was not a Greek, Napoleon not a Frenchman, Hitler not a German, and Stalin not a Russian. – Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.93. Also in: A Dictionary of Thought, p.78. – That gives them an extra strong motive for their lies and pretences. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. – Obama, it appears, was also not born in the U.S.A. – JZ, 26.5.13. - & LEADERSHIP

NATIONALISM: It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines of tribal or national property in land. We are told that John, James, and Williams ought not to possess part of the earth’s surface because it belongs to all men; but it is held that Egyptians, Nicaraguans, or Indians have such right to the territory which they occupy, that they may bar the avenues of commerce and civilization if they choose, and that it is wrong to override their prejudices or expropriate their land … the notion that the race owns the earth has practical meaning … for the latter class of cases.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.45. – TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION, NATIONAL LAND TENURE, LAND MONOPOLY, NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE, & PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, PROPERTY, REAL ESTATE, COLLECTIVISM

NATIONALISM: It is surely carried to excess when men think only of the power and glory of their State and forget what they are to mankind at large.” – J. Bryce, University and Historical Addresses. - STATISM, MANKIND, COSMOPOLITANISM

NATIONALISM: It is the deliberate and discerning love of our nation that appeals to me, not the indiscriminate love that assumes that everything be right and righteous because it bears a national label.” - Thomas Masaryk. - & PATRIOTISM, CHAUVINISM, JUDGMENT, DISCRIMINATION

NATIONALISM: It is the religious urge, which still lives in men today, although the forms of faith have changed. The Crusader’s cry, “God wills it!” would hardly raise an echo in Europe today, but there are still millions of men who are ready for anything if the nation wills it! Religious feeling has assumed political form, and the political man today confronts the natural man just as antagonistically as did the man of past centuries who was held in the grip of the church’s dogmatism.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, 252. - & RELIGION, TERRITORIALISM & MODERN CRUSADES, STATISM

NATIONALISM: It is thus necessary that the individual should finally come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of his nation … that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of the interests of the individual.” – Adolf Hitler. – The more people pretend that they are acting in the general interest the more they do act in their own and wrongful interests, especially if they are power-hungry politicians. – JZ, 26.5.13. - STATISM, TOTALITARIANISM, HITLERISM, NAZISM, EGOISM, INDIVIDUALISM, PATRIOTISM, PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON INTEREST

NATIONALISM: It seems like the less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag.” – Anonymous. - Doesn't the same apply to the subjects of territorial rulers? - J.Z.JZ, 24. 11. 06. – COMPENSATION FOR AN INFERIORITY COMPLEX? STATISM, WRONGFUL IDENTIFICATION WITH POWER HOLDERS, PERSONALITY CULT

NATIONALISM: … know that at one time the world was divided into warring nations, and before that into fiercely patriotic States; and before that human beings owed their loyalties to towns? Will we always have such fools to contend with? Well-meaning fools, who understand nothing of political, social or vital economy, and are perpetually victims of their own and undisciplined desires and emotional incoherencies.” – A. E. Van Vogt, The Proxy Intelligence, p.132. - ECONOMICS, PROTECTIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, FOOLISHNESS, PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Love your country but fear its government." - N. E. folk wisdom -  & GOVERNMENT, PATRIOTISM, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: Madness among individuals is rare but among groups, parties, peoples and times it is the rule.“ – (Der Irrsinn ist bei Einzelnen etwas Seltenes - , aber bei Gruppen, Parteien, Voelkern, Zeiten die Regel.) – Nietzssche, Jenseits von Gut und Boese, 4, 156. (Beyond Good & Evil.) – Let individual and reasonable people opt out from the masses, to do their own things, but also let fools be foolish at their own expense and risk. Thus enlightenment and rehabilitation will become speeded up. – J.Z.JZ, 22.7.86, 25.1.08. – An English translation by someone else: “In individuals, insanity is rare, but in group, parties, nations and epochs it is the rule.” – F. W. Nietzsche: Beyond Good & Evil, 1886. – Thus individuals ought to remain free and choosy about their national association. – J.Z.JZ, 10.7.86. - & PANARCHISM, MOBS, MASSES, MASS PSYCHOLOGY, MAJORITY, PARTIES, PEOPLES, MADNESS, IRRATIONALITY, TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVISM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: Malraux distinguishes between nationalism as “volunté d’hégemonie” and nationalism as ‘volunté de conscience nationale’.” - Only the former is dangerous for international relations.” - PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS JOURNALS, entry 28930.  – Only genuine entities can have a conscience – not what has been wrongly named “nations”, i.e. very diverse populations, coercively and territorially held together. – JZ, 9.11.13. - & PATRIOTISM, CONSCIENCE

NATIONALISM: Maybe Australians can be proud of their country and their own achievements, but can they be proud of their politicians and bureaucrats and what these rulers have done to them and taken of them? – J.Z.JZ, 13.3.87, 1/08. - PRIDE

NATIONALISM: … men pitching about rudderless, not knowing where to turn, fall into the trap of nationalism, the doctrine that, in the absence of right, we might just as well respect might.” – R. V. Sampson, The Discovery of Peace, p.69. – MIGHT, RIGHT, POWER, PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Modern man … is educated to understand foreign languages and misunderstand foreigners.” – G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936. - & PATRIOTISM, WAR, LANGUAGE, FOREIGNERS, EDUCATION.

NATIONALISM: Modern nationalism is based on defending land, not people.” – Marc Eric Ely Chaitlin, THE CONNECTION 140, p.74. - How valuable is a country filled with radioactive dust? – Should we be grateful if our great misleaders survive, in the safest bunkers? - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. – It is rather based upon protecting the ruling government than its subjects. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - & TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, GOVERNMENTS VS. PEOPLE, DEFENCE WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS, DEFENCE, PROTECTION, SECURITY

NATIONALISM: Modern nationalism is only will-toward-the-state-at-any-price and complete absorption of man in the higher ends of power.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.243. – Higher ends or lower or lowest ends? – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. – The power addiction of a few leads to the systematic victimization of the many. Even in democracies. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - POWER ADDICTION, TAXATION, INFLATION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

NATIONALISM: Morally, the territorial type of nationalism was never justified. Historically it is a relatively modern development: "Among the Romans the censor was an inspector of public morals, but the public morals of modern nations will not bear inspection!”- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.  - "The new creed is nationalism, the doctrine which expresses and contains the self-adulation of the power unit, the nation state, its sacred absolute authority." - Gregory Raines in: "Good Government", June 72. - There are totalitarian traits even in democracies: "… In effect, a government at war tells its people: 'Forget that you are workers fighting against fellow workers; that you are students fighting against fellow students; that you are Christians fighting against fellow Christians. Remember only that you are Britishers or Germans, or Japanese. That is your supreme allegiance'." - W. Macmahon Ball in the anthology: "Paths to Peace", compiled by Victor Wallace. - "Nationalism means nothing anyhow. Take the British: In France a Briton is perfidious, in America he's a silly ass with a monocle, in Italy a gaunt, cold-blooded aristocrat, in Germany a bony pipe-sucking child starver." - Eric Knight, "This Above All", p.121, World Distributors, London. - The world will not see lasting peace, in freedom and justice, until we have abolished the collectivism and coercion inherent in all existing territorial and nationalist movements and institutions and have reduced the nationalists to voluntaristic communities which, as such, could have all the degrees of exterritorial autonomy they desire. - Caroline Chisholm was right where she said: "Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the name of national". - Once nationality becomes as voluntaristic, tolerant and individualistic as church membership is now, in most countries, it will become as harmless. - Geographically defined nations are by their very definition nuclear targets. Thus we can no longer afford to be organized in this way. - Voluntary and exterritorially autonomous nationalism, according to any person's free and individual choice, is the answer. This reorganization would do away with all the war-promoting tendencies and options of territorial nationalism. - If some nations would not want to accept certain members, then the newcomers would still have no cause to resort to war, for they would remain free to set up similar nations without this exclusiveness, anywhere but without any monopoly claims to the whole territory in which they come to live and work. It would all be a question of private contracts with private owners, who might belong to different panarchies. – From: J.Z.JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War. – Rev., 26.5.13. - VOLUNTARY VERSUS TERRITORIAL NATIONALISM

NATIONALISM: Most kinds of nationalism tend to be also a kind of State Socialism, National Socialism or State Capitalism, at least in many spheres, not only that of the post office, jurisdiction, legislation, administration, defence and central banking. Especially when approved by the majority, they tend to exploit or suppress some peaceful and productive minorities, at least the anarchists and libertarians of various colors and shades. – J.Z.JZ, 24.9.87, 26.1.08, 10.1.11.

NATIONALISM: Most nationalists never seriously considered: a.) the international origins of races, cultures and civilizations, b.) how much of their air and water comes from across the borders, c.) how much of their own bodies comes from the food they imported from abroad, d.) how much of their bodies is covered by foreign textile fibers, e.) how much of their “own” language consists of terms adopted from foreign languages, f.) how much of their “own” technology and science is influenced by that of other countries, g.) how many of their “own” ideas originated in foreign heads. – J.Z.JZ, 6.11.78, 24.1.08.

NATIONALISM: My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” – Thomas Paine: The Rights of Man, V, 1791. – Doing good? Altruism? Self-sacrifice? He did best by upholding the rights of man, as far as he knew them. Only relatively recently did I finally come across his human rights draft and included it in my collection of over 130 private drafts of human rights, offered by me in PEACE PLANS 589/590, revised and supplemented edition, digitized: - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. - PATRIOTISM & COSMOPOLITANISM, MANKIND, THE WORLD, MORALITY, DOING GOOD

NATIONALISM: My country is the world! My countrymen are all mankind. – W. L. Garrison. - COSMOPOLITANISM, MANKIND, GLOBALIZATION, RACISM, MAN

NATIONALISM: My country right or wrong: if right, to be kept right; if wrong, to be set right.” – Carl Schurz: Speech in the Senate, Jan. 17, 1872. – Cf. STEVEN DECATUR, ante, 1816. - Can one set a territorial State right while leaving it as a territorial power? – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. – Q., COUNTRY, POPULATION, POWER, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: My country right or wrong" is like saying, "My mother drunk or sober." - G. K. Chesterton

NATIONALISM: My country, right or wrong!” ? – It’s not my country or my government, or my people, to the extent that they are wrong and, nevertheless, continue to pretend to also represent me and other dissenters to their laws, policies and institutions, while they do not permit me and other dissenters to secede from them. – J.Z.JZ, 24.11.99, 24.1.08. - INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM: PANARCHISM UNDER PERSONAL LAWS OR FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES

NATIONALISM: National agreement” is a contradiction in terms and also one of the great and dangerous fictions. – They are binding only for those who did sign them or would have been prepared to sign them. – J.Z.JZ, 10.6.98, 24.1.08. - NATIONAL AGREEMENTS, INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

NATIONALISM: National differences, and antagonisms between peoples, are daily more and more vanishing, owing to the development of the bourgeoisie, to freedom of commerce, to the world-market, to uniformity in the mode of production, and to the conditions of life corresponding thereto.” – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto, 1848. – A bit optimistic, for its times, but one of the few of their better observations and predictions. – J.Z.JZ, 10.7.86. – GLOBALISM, BOURGEOISIE (In Webster’s II New Riverside Dictionary, 1984/86, I just found it defined as: “The middle class as opposed to the nobility of the working class.” That was the false pretence of the totalitarian Soviet communists, regarding the proletarians, whom they pretended to represent, whilst they also exploited and dominated them and threatened the proletarians of the world and all other people with nuclear “weapons”. Very noble of them! – JZ, 9.11.13.

NATIONALISM: National hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.” – J Goethe, Conversations with Eckermann, March 14, 1830. – I think that it is not so much culture and civilization that are involved but, rather, knowledge of, appreciation and degree of realization of freedom, justice and, especially, of individual rights and liberties. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. – Naturally, one could consider them to be the most important parts of any genuine culture and civilization. But which culture and civilization has ever fully known and realized them as yet or shows even a sufficient interest for them? – That e.g., poems, songs, compositions, plays, paintings, sculptures, architecture and religions and certain books have been appreciated on both sides of a border has not yet prevented any war to my knowledge. – Are territorial monopoly claims part of culture and civilization or rather remainders or barbarism? - J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. – The full passage, first in my English, then in German: “National hatred: On the whole national hatred is a peculiar thing. At the lowest stage of culture you will find it strongest and most violent. But there is a stage where it disappears altogether and where one stands, so to speak above all the nations and where one feels the happiness and the woes of a people in one’s neighborhood as strongly as those of the own.” - - ( Nationalhass. Ueberhaupt ist es mit dem Nationalhass ein eigenes Ding. Auf den untersten Stufen der Kultur werden Sie ihn immer am staerksten und heftigsten finden. Es gibt aber eine Stufe, wo er ganz verschwindet und wo man gewissermassen ganz ueber den Nationen steht und wo man ein Glueck und eine Wehe seines Nachbarvolkes empfinded, als waere es dem eigenen begegnet.“  – Eckermann, Gespraeche mit Goethe, 14.3.1830. - & COSMOPOLITANISM, INTERNATIONAL SYMPATHIES

NATIONALISM: National land monopoly claims have led and are leading to the greatest crimes. – J.Z.JZ, 15.8.93. - TERRITORIALISM & LAND MONOPOLY

NATIONALISM: National States are a social invention of the past three centuries.” PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS JOURNALS, entry 28936. – Rather an anti-social invention. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09 - & PATRIOTISM, STATES, TERRITORIALISM.

NATIONALISM: National territorial claims are as criminal as are the exclusive turf claims of the mafia and other organized crime groups. – J.Z.JZ, 10.8.96, 24.1.08. - TERRITORIALISM & TURF OF CRIMINALS

NATIONALISM: Nationalism and any other faith or ideology can also be practised tolerantly, freely and efficiently without exclusive possession of any territory. On the contrary: The exclusive territorial claims bring many difficulties that could and should be avoided. They maximize rather than minimize resistance to them and render the achievement of real self-government, self-determination or self-management in many cases impossible or may delay them for decades to centuries. Thus, in desperation, members of national, religious, social, ethnic or ideological minorities, unaware of their exterritorial and rightful possibilities, are, in their opinion, "driven" towards terrorist actions. - J.Z.JZ, 11.12.03. - Most terrorist movements would soon collapse if most of the members were given the option of exterritorial autonomy for themselves and if, at last, a world-wide enlightenment campaign were started and carried out against the principle and practice of "collective responsibility". - Nationalism does not require the exclusive possession of a territory to achieve self-government. Voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy are possible in this sphere as well! Tolerance for all tolerant groups, communities and societies! Panarchism! - J.Z.JZ, 17.9.04, 10.1.11. – TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

NATIONALISM: Nationalism and Power Policy. – This approach is the more dangerous in that it favours the return to nationalism and power policy which is nowadays perhaps the gravest danger threatening us after communism. Since power policy is a reaffirmation of force as right, a western return to power policy is in itself a victory for communism.” – Salvador de Madariaga, The Blowing Up of the Parthenon, 39, point 7. - & POWER POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: … nationalism has been the prime cause of aggression.” – Workers Party, platform draft, 1975. – Territorial nationalism – yes. Exterritorial nationalism – no. – After so many centuries of wars we should finally show some interest in what really causes war (territorialism) and what can cause peace, namely, exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers, none of them confined to any particular territory on this planet. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08, 10.1.11. – & PATRIOTISM, PEACE, WAR, AGGRESSION, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: nationalism inevitably leads to socialism, and socialism to nationalism. Practically every socialist regime has to be nationalist, and vice versa: in either case what is involved is simply a form of totalitarianism. - Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics, 1956 in Mexico, from the English edition, D. Van NostrandCompany Inc., 1963, FEE edition, undated, p.89. - STATE SOCIALISM & TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM

NATIONALISM: Nationalism is a chronic state of Fascism.” – T. F., in “St. John’s Bread”, n.d. – & PATRIOTISM, FASCISM

NATIONALISM: Nationalism is a form of blank check racism.” T. F., in “St. John’s Bread”, n.d. – & PATRIOTISM, RACISM

NATIONALISM: Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill. - Richard Aldington - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Sent also by C. B. - CHAUVINISM, PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Nationalism is all too much either a blood sport or a protectionist and restrictionist poverty promoter. – J.Z.JZ, 22.6.92, 26.1.08.

NATIONALISM: Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, to George Sylvester Viereck, 1921, quoted in: Bernard Berenson, 1865-1959, Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.30. – The disease consists only in territorial nationalism. The nationalism of communities of volunteers only, confined to exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, is rightful and harmless (to outsiders). It might even be beneficial for its members and trading partners. E.g., the term “Made in Germany”, first possibly imposed as a method to encourage an international boycott of German goods, became a sign for quality and boosted exports. It also appealed to German nationalism and pride. Did it do anything wrong? Compare it with the stupid and short-sighted slogan: “Buy Australian!”- as if quality and price did not matter and as if imports did not lead to corresponding exports. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. – His remark is true for territorial nationalism. Not for cultural and language or ideological preferences of individuals and societies of volunteers. – Territorialism or exterritorial autonomy for volunteers? – J.Z.JZ, 22.2.09. – The Israeli Zionists are among the latest, who caught that disease and are also not yet cured of it. – JZ, 9.11.13. - Q., TERRITORIALISM, ISRAEL, ZIONISTS

NATIONALISM: Nationalism is as absurd, wrongful and harmful as the declaration that all people living in a country are married to each other and that they have all their properties in common, or that they ought to subscribe to the same ideology, religion, sport, shows, broadcasts or fashions. – JZ, 26.5.13.


NATIONALISM: Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. “Patriotism” is its cult.” – Erich Fromm, The Sane Society, 1955, p.3. – Patriotism may merely be the attempt to help make one’s nation not worse but as good or even better than other nations. Then it is a positive incentive and force for progress and enlightenment. – Then it need not lead to protectionism or a nuclear arms race or any other mere power struggle. - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. - However, the full forces for progress and enlightenment will only become released under full exterritorial autonomy for societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers, which would be the equivalent of experimental freedom in the natural sciences or the application of the principle and practice of religious liberty to the social sciences. How much longer will we have to wait for this chance? - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11, 9.11.13. – Q.

NATIONALISM: Nationalism is the country-wide and even international equivalent to parochialism. – J.Z.JZ, August 88. – It limits and confines our horizons all too much. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. - It also impoverishes and endangers us in its territorial form. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.10. - NATIONALISM IS ALSO PAROCHIALISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, MANKIND

NATIONALISM: Nationalism leads to moral ruin because it denies universality, denies the existence of a single God, denies the value of the human being as a human being; and because at the same time, it affirms exclusiveness, encourages vanity, pride and self-satisfaction, stimulates hatred and proclaims the necessity and the rightness of war.” – Aldous Huxley, Science, Liberty and Peace, p.34. - Territorial nationalism produces Warfare States even when the same religion or mix of religions exists on both sides of a frontier. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY MONOPOLISM,

NATIONALISM: Nationalism lives only as an ideology of hate, envy, and thirst for power; …” - Leszek Kolakowski, ENCOUNTER, 12/78, p.84. - Exceptions: Sweden and Switzerland, to a large degree and also the few mini-States. - My friend Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, distinguished between nationalism and patriotism, ascribing only genuine progress aspirations to patriotism and mere domination and expansion attempts to nationalism. - He also aimed at abolishing territorialism for both and its replacement by voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.10.

NATIONALISM: Nationalism means nothing anyhow. Take the British: In France a Briton is perfidious, in America he’s a silly ass with a monocle, in Italy a gaunt, cold-blooded aristocrat, in Germany a bony pipe-sucking child starver.” – Eric Knight, This Above All, World Distributors Ltd., 36 Great Russell St., London WC 1. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Nationalism means the physical and moral destruction of man.” – Georg Kaiser. (Nationalismus bedeutet die physische und moralische Vernichtung des Menschen.) - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: … nationalism produces a queer myopia. The African chief said: “If I steal another man’s wife, that is good. If he steals mine, that is bad.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 4/75. – JOKES, PATRIOTISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY VS. SELF-OWNERSHIP & INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

NATIONALISM: Nationalism seldom stops at the legitimate cultural borders of the nation. (*) Whether if be a Hitler or a Chaka, a Napoleon or an Aztec conqueror, a Genghis Khan or an Inca ruler, he will readily and naturally overstep the boundaries of his (**) nation. Nationalism readily turns into imperialism, that is, the tendency of incorporating other nations under the political rule of the conqueror. – Bronislaw Malinowski, An Anthropological Analysis of War, in WAR – Studies from Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, rev. and enlarged edition, ed. by Leon Bramson & George W. Goethals, Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, New York, London, 1968, p.259. - (*) Legitimate? Cultural? Nation? – (**) his? – JZ, 20.2.13. – PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, OF MORE OR LESS ABSOLUTIST RULERS, COLONIALISM, IMPERIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, AGGRESSION, CONQUESTS, WAR, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, RULERS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

NATIONALISM: Nationalism should be recognized to be the sentimental but extremely dangerous nonsense that it is. I most emphatically do not advocate a conventional Religious Revival, but what I do urge is that people recognize, more widely than they do now, that they are primarily responsible to their own consciences, irrespective of their particular traditions of wisdom, if any, upon which they draw to supplement the fruits of their own experience.” – Abrabanel – I wish he had the “conscience” aspect more concretely expressed, e.g. via a proposal for an improved declaration of genuine individual rights and liberties. We need more blueprints for liberty rather than general calls for something better or progress or self-improvement or responsibility. – The territorialist pretences and assertions of nationalism would be shown up as largely false once all dissenters are free to secede from any “nation” State and to peacefully compete or simply coexist with its remaining members, then all volunteers, all groups on the basis of full exterritorial autonomy. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08, 26.5.13. - CONSCIENCE, TRADITIONS, INDIVIDUALISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, PANARCHISM

NATIONALISM: … nationalism, the most important cohesive element in modern society, …” - Silvert, Man’s Power, p.50. – As long as its subjects or victims are not free to secede from it, forming their own and genuine societies and communities of volunteers, under full exterritorial autonomy, nationalism should not be wrongly described as a cohesive element but, rather, as a coercive one. And territorial statism has little if anything to do with any free society. For man, seen from a cosmopolitan point of view, it is the greatest divisive element, one that can and is being exploited by various power addicts. – Once individuals and groups will be free to secede from territorial coercers, their differences will be not greater but will then be no longer great threats to peace and free exchange, no greater e.g., than are the differences between golfers and cricketers, soccer and tennis fans, painters and poets, musicians and writers. – Territorial nationalism and its “unity” is rather used as a cover or false pretence - to hide our individual and group differences. - J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08, 26.5.13, 911.13.

NATIONALISM: Nationalism: denial of the similarities between one people and its neighbors, of the possible superiority of other people.” – Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.78.

NATIONALISM: Nationalities are not liberated by confining them to any limited territory. Deportation zones, reserves and ghettos are not centers of liberty but resemble prisons or concentration camps much more. Even the usual territorial national domination of one particular national, religious, racial, ethnic or ideological group or community, whether it constitutes a majority or minority, over all the others in a territory does, obviously, not amount to genuine and full liberation for all. Any leash has two ends. – J.Z.JZ, 21.6.92, 24.1.08. - LIBERATION & PANARCHISM

NATIONALISM: Nationality becomes something obnoxious when the words roots and identity are attached to it with mystically charged implications.” - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002.

NATIONALISM: Nationality is not and should not be something a person finds imposed upon him at his birth unless it is simply a birth note stating the place and time the event happened. Nothing more.” - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002. – Territorial borders were not imposed according to genetic distinctions between individuals. It is only the natural borders around individuals, their genuine rights and liberties that really count or should matter to us. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - BIRTH

NATIONALISM: Nationwide thinking, nationwide planning and nationwide action are the three great essentials to prevent (*) nationwide crises for future generations to struggle through.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, speech, New York City, April 24, 1936. – (*) Rather, to create! – J.Z.JZ, 28.10.85. – People as ignorant and prejudiced still have the chance to become and to remain presidents of great or small territorial nations for all too long. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - NEW DEAL, STATE SOCIALISM, WELFARE STATE, CENTRAL PLANNING & DIRECTION, CONTROLS, DICTOCRACIES, PRESIDENTS, PREJUDICES, VOTING, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, DECIONS-MAKING MONOPOLIES

NATIONALISM: Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.” – John Dryden, 1631-1700, Andrews Quotes, 335. - The worst example for it that comes to my mind, was the newspaper report of people in Pakistan dancing in the street upon hearing that their territorial government had also acquired nuclear mass murder devices. They seemed to be able to forget that not only neighboring peoples but they themselves were the targets of such "weapons". - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - TERRITORIALISM, FOOLISHNESS, PATRIOTISM, NWT

NATIONALISM: No exclusive national territory has any foundation in morality or economics or necessity. A sufficiently developed culture and civilization, and, most importantly, peace, freedom and justice for all, in accordance with the own and varied individual standards and aims, can only be achieved without territorialism. – J.Z.JZ, 2.10.93, 24.1.08, 10.1.11. - TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.” – W. C. Brann, The Iconoclast, in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. - Territorial nationalism does often produce all too much emptiness in millions of stomachs. – E.g. in North Korea at present. The poorest people are often the most nationalistic ones. Rich people are often quite cosmopolitan. As such and as jetsetters the whole planet is their oyster. They are welcome almost everywhere at least as tourists, investors and entrepreneurs, unless complete territorial foolishness blocks or endangers that option, too. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM, PROTECTIONISM, MONETARY DESPOTISM, ANTI-CAPITALISM,

NATIONALISM: No man has the right to fix the boundary of the march of a nation; no man has the right to say to his country – this far shalt thou go and no further.” – C. S. Parnell, 1846-1891, quoted in A. Andrews Quotations, p.314 – This can be taken two ways: Either as a reference for expanded territorial borders or for the abolition of all of them. – Marching "nations" tend to be warlike or masses of conscripted, aggressive and invasive, at least upon command, given by those remaining back in the safest bunkers. Migrants come as peaceful individuals and families, simply seeking better contract options for themselves. - J.Z.JZ, n.d. & 10.1.11. - PATRIOTISM, BOUNDARIES, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, FREE MIGRATION.

NATIONALISM: No national literature, philosophy or science has sufficient knowledge and wisdom on its own. Only world literature, world philosophy, and world science can satisfy our requirements. – J.Z.JZ, 25.9.93. – However, a world State or a world federation could satisfy us even less than any present State, federation or local government could. It would be as useless, wrongful and harmful as the biggest ABC mass murder devices are. – All national and world-wide organizations and other associations and communities should be confined to their own volunteers and their own personal laws and institutions. - J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - VS. COSMOPOLITANISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: No real science fictioner can be a “100% American”; we’re too aware that the human race is a larger cause.” – John W. Campbell in: The John W. Campbell Letters, vol. 1, 1985 Eds.: Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., et al., AC Projects Inc., ISBN 0-931150-16-7, p. 378. - And that of all reasonable beings is a much larger one still. – J.Z.JZ, 28.9.07. - HUMAN RACE, AMERICANS, COSMOPOLITANISM, HUMANISM, ALIENS, SCIENCE FICTION FANS

NATIONALISM: … not a nation but a family quarrel.” – Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness, p.12. – It was mostly a long time ago that “nations” were merely tribes that really constituted a large family or part of a large family. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Nothing but what is voluntary is deserving the name of national.” –Australian pioneer woman, Caroline Chisholm. - & PATRIOTISM, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: Nothing is more egotistical than nationalism, nothing more scrupulous than the desire for unified government.” – Proudhon, in S. Edwards, Proudhon, p.190. - Unscrupulous! - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM, , TERRITORIAL POWER MONGERS

NATIONALISM: Nuclear nationalism is genocidal and suicidal madness. – J.Z.JZ, n.d. - PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: One is a Nationalist’, says Professor Corradini, one of the prophets of Italian sacro egoismo, while waiting to be able to become an Imperialist.’ He prophesies that in twenty years ‘all Italy will be Imperialist’. – Quoted by Mr. T. L. Stoddard in an article on the Italian Nationalism, in the FORUM, Sept. 1915.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.17/18. - IMPERIALISM, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: One is trained to think of himself as a member of his nation just as one is trained to think of himself as a member of a church. “National states are political church organizations; the so-called national consciousness is not born in man, but trained into him. It is a religious concept; one is a German, a Frenchman, an Italian, just as one is a Catholic, a Protestant, or a Jew.” Those who actively advance the cause of the nation know exactly what they are doing when they cultivate the belief among the people that the citizen has a duty to the state that is similar to his duty to God, Rocker charged.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.478/79. - Individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, are sins, obscenities or the ultimate threat in the eyes of the statist territorialists. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM, RELIGION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, COLLECTIVISM

NATIONALISM: One of the childhood diseases of mankind.” – J.Z.JZ, 14.2.87 - Did I read and partly remembered this remark? I do not know. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. . – Compare: “Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” – Albert Einstein, to George Sylvester Viereck, 1921.

NATIONALISM: One of the great attractions of patriotism – it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and to cheat, Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.” – Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza, 1936. - & PATRIOTISM, CHAUVINISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER URGE OR POWER WORSHIP

NATIONALISM: Only if, when and to the extent that it is right - is it my country or my government. And how often and how extensively does that occur? – J.Z.JZ, 1.10.92, 24.1.08. - COUNTRY

NATIONALISM: Our country is the world – our countrymen are all mankind.” – William Lloyd Garrison, Motto of the LIBERATOR, quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – I would rather voluntarily and exterritorially segregate myself from many to most of the existing people. Maybe under full experimental freedom their great-grandchildren will be improvements upon them. But most people of the present world population are merely the products of territorial statism, as far as the environmental influences go. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - COSMOPOLITANISM, MANKIND PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

NATIONALISM: Our country is wherever we are well off.” – John Milton, 1608-1674, Letter to Peter Heimbach, Aug. 15, 1666. (Cf. Aristophanes, ante, 408, B.C.) – Who is we? Even in the poorest countries some people are rich, with riches rightly or wrongly acquired. The personal wealth might be acquired through fraud, robberies, monopolies etc. As an unqualified standard this is not good enough. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. - Compare: The country of every man is that one where he lives best. – Aristophanes, ex Ponto, I, c. 5. – Under territorialism even in the wealthiest countries large bodies of involuntarily poor people do remain. - Moreover, their immigration barriers are up! Largely because their rulers do not know how to deal with unemployment. They and the supposed "employers" see them largely only as mouths to be fed, not as minds and hands that should be free enough to support themselves by honest and productive labor, under full economic freedom, in which all their genuine individual rights and liberties are realized. The territorial "Welfare States" do produce and perpetuate a lot of involuntary poverty. - The millions of involuntarily unemployed people are a vast and "unexploited" resource - for themselves and for all others. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - & WEALTH, COSMOPOLITANISM, COUNTRY, , UNEMPLOYMENT, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, POVERTY

NATIONALISM: Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right, but – our country, right or wrong!” – Stephen Decatur, 1816, quoted in C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, 316. - Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right.” – Carl Schurz, 1829-1906, Speech in the Senate, Jan. 17, 1872. (Cf. Stephen Decatur, ante, 1816.) - & PATRIOTISM,

NATIONALISM: Our patriotism is to the human race, … This is no longer a matter of nation, religion or hemisphere. It is a matter of species survival.” – The War Book, ed. by James Sallis, p.80. - PATRIOTISM, RELIGION, SURVIVAL, WAR, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: Our true nationality is mankind.” – H. G. Wells, The Outline of History, - Quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotation. – & PATRIOTISM, COSMOPOLITANISM, WORLD CITIZENSHIP, MANKIND.

NATIONALISM: Panarchism, voluntarism, exterritorial autonomy and tolerance for peaceful coexistence between very diverse communities of volunteers, none of them with a territorial monopoly. Even globalism and anti-globalism or local customs, traditions and laws could then prevail – but for their volunteers only. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09, 10.1.11.

NATIONALISM: Patriot Act”, USA, supposedly only against terrorism. What an act! – What a false pretence! In reality one of the most anti-patriotic ones ever passed. – Almost everyone treated like a potential terrorist as a result. And still more excess power in the hands of the government. - J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08, 10.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.” – Guy de Maupassant, My Uncle Sasthenes. – in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Only if it leads to hatred, disregard and suppression or aggression. It may lead merely to proud high productivity and progress in competition with other peoples, e.g. in the arts and in sports. One can try to be better than other people, without wanting to dominate, or conquer or exploit them. - This is a very superficial view of wars, which have many different causes, the main one being territorialism and all that it implies. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08, 10.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM, WARS & RELIGIONS, WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: Patriotism is a lively sense of responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill.” – Richard Aldington, 1892-1962, The Colonel’s Daughter, 1931. – Andrews Quotes 235. - & PATRIOTISM, RESPONSIBILITY, JOKES

NATIONALISM: Patriotism is a pernicious psychopathic form of idiocy.” – George Bernard Shaw, L’Esprit Français, Paris, – in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Patriotism is a survival of barbarism.” – Tolstoi, on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence, 109. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.” George Jean Nathan, Testament of a Critic, – in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. - It does not mean a genuine love for all the inhabitants of a territory. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. – How nationalistic is the person who loves only the country itself and not all or most of its population? – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - & PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, Q.

NATIONALISM: Patriotism is slavery.” – “Tolstoi on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence”, p.79. - I would add: “loved”, to make it: “Patriotism is slavery – loved.” – J.Z.JZ, 73. - & PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM

NATIONALISM: Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, in Boswell’s Life of Johnson, April 7, 1775, – in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – “In Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.” – Ambrose Bierce, 1842-1914. – Andrews Quotes, 335. - & PATRIOTISM,

NATIONALISM: Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.” – Oscar Wilde (in conversation). – in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. – It is not necessarily vicious but can be quite ruthless, especially when operating righteously on the supposed principle of “collective responsibility” of subjects for the crimes of their rulers. – Think especially of the air raids from WW II onwards and of nuclear mass murder devices. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.” – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950. – Andrews Quotes, p.335. - & PATRIOTISM, JOKES.

NATIONALISM: Patriotism varies, from a noble devotion to a moral insanity.” – William R. Inge, in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. - PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: People are all too ready to fight “for” “their” country, regardless of that “their” country is for or against, or, rather, which way its leaders mislead it. – Nationalism means readiness to do something destructive and murderous under the pretence that it would be good for your country. – Patriotism means to do something creative and constructive, knowing that it will benefit your country and all the world. – J.Z.JZ, 19.7.87.

NATIONALISM: Power worship is presently sectarianized along nationalistic lines. The hope of its devotees is a single ritual for all peoples, a centralized church, a universal hierarchy; only in that way can the vestiges of the heresy of freedom be eradicated. In the meantime each nation guards its orthodoxy.” – Chodorov, Out of Step, p.182. - TERRITORIALISM & WORLD-STATISM OR WORLD FEDERALISM

NATIONALISM: Race and nationality are catchwords for which rulers find that their subjects are willing to fight, as they fought for what they called religion 400 years ago.” – William R. Inge, quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. - & PATRIOTISM, WAR

NATIONALISM: Seeing how much we or our supposed representatives have messed up our “fates”, when acting collectively legally and territorially, there is no reason for us to be proud “to belong” to any particular nation or ethnic, religious, ideological or religious group. – J.Z.JZ, 2.12.88, 25.1.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, REPRESENTATION

NATIONALISM: Settled by the people of all nations, all nations may claim her for their own. You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the world. … We are not a nation, so much as a world.” - Herman Melville Redburn: His First Voyage, 1849. p.90. – And now the older immigrants or their descendents restrict the inflow of new immigrants! They haven’t, sufficiently, understood what makes them well off and thus could not, effectively, export these freedom ideas and practices to the rest of the world. – J.Z.JZ, 11.10.07. - Or even apply them to themselves - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - INTERNATIONALISM, AMERICANISM

NATIONALISM: … since patriotism is necessarily equated with necrophilia, in that the loyal citizen is expected to rejoice every time his government comes up with a newer gadget for mass-producing corpses. …” - Poul Anderson, Conquests, p.70. - PATRIOTISM & NECROPHILIA, PRIDE IN MASS MURDER DEVICES, NUCLEAR WAR PREPARATIONS, NWT, WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: Such ambitions, aims and practices “… meant only the growth of taxes.” – Harold J. Laski, page 12 of his introduction to “A Defence of Liberty Against Tyrants”. - TERRITORIAL NATION STATES

NATIONALISM: … superficial (*) divisions of people into nations and creeds (**) – meaningless divisions based not on comprehension of reality and truth, but on prejudice, myth, wishful thinking, and unreason.” – James P. Hogan, Endgame Enigma, p.272. - (*) territorial - (**) And how often have these creeds been changed, even coercively? – Not to speak of coercive border changes. - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. - TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: Territorial nationalism can now trigger extreme stupidities and crimes, like nuclear war. Thus we cannot afford it any longer. It has to become reduced to the self-government of various voluntary communities and societies or even “competing governance”, with all of them confined to their volunteers, their personal law or exterritorial autonomy only, i.e., to panarchism or polyarchism. – Within these limits they can “shine” as much as they can. – J.Z.JZ, 1.10.85, 25.1.08, 10.1.11, 27.5.13. - TERRITORIALISM NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PANARCHISM

NATIONALISM: Territorial nationalism is a mental disease with the most violent and wrongful consequences. – At times it is also a very infections and fast spreading disease, an epidemic, against which only very few are immune. And it lasts usually all too long – for its survivors. – J.Z.JZ, 24.11.99.

NATIONALISM: Territorial nationalism, i.e. the relatively new State religion, turns relatively peaceful and productive people into territorial oppressors, exploiters and killers, in democracies as well as in dictatorships, in normal times as well as during revolutions, civil and international wars. - J.Z.JZ 10.9.92, 4.1.93. – With the confinement of States, societies and communities to volunteers and exterritorial autonomy only their territorial powers and abuses would disappear. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08, 28.2.09. - & PANARCHISM

NATIONALISM: … that most influential of latter-day paganism. …” - Abrabanel. – What is wrong with paganism, to the extent that it does not demand human sacrifices or other senseless rituals? – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. – Territorial States demand enormous sacrifices – and even enforce them. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. – PAGANISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, VS. PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: The abolition of the external State must be preceded by the decay of the nations which breathe life and vigor into that clumsy monster.” – Victor Yarros, quoted in Bliss, Encyclopedia of Social Reform. – Only territorial nations have to become abolished. Those based upon volunteers, personal law and exterritorial autonomy should be free to be continued indefinitely by their members. They are harmless and ethical association (to outsiders), even when while the outsiders do not share their beliefs, convictions or opinions and do not appreciate, dislike or even hate their institutions and laws. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08, 10.1.11, 27.5.13. – STATE, ANARCHISM, PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: The Austrian poet Franz Grillparzer, to be sure, said his famous words about development going from humanitarianism through nationalism, toward bestialism.” – Sorry, I did not note who made that remark about him. – At what stage, when and were, had we truly reached humanitarianism? – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. – PATRIOTISM, Q., TERRITORIALISM, NWT.

NATIONALISM: The battle in which these specimens are engaged is almost planet-wide. It appears to us that they have carefully divided the planet into imaginary units, and groupings of these units are systematically endeavoring to destroy one another. … the groupings are temporary.” – John Morressy, The Empanty and the Savages, OMNI, July 79, p. 116. – & PATRIOTISM. WAR, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, BOUNDARIES, STATES, NATIONS, WAR, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: The cheapest sort of pride is national pride; for if a man is proud of his own nation, it argues that he has no qualities of his own of which he can be proud; otherwise, he would not have recourse to those which he shares with so many millions of his fellow-men.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, Position, 1851. - & NATIONAL PRIDE, PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: The Citizen of the World. … Such a one, my friend, is an honour to human nature; he makes no private distinctions of party; all that are stamped with the divine image of their Creator are friends to him; he is a native of the world; and the emperor of China may be proud that he has such countrymen.” – Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, 62. – One can be too indiscriminate with one’s choice of friends. E.g.: Should one be too friendly with cannibals, totalitarians and tyrants or madmen? – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. – World citizenship or world federalism does not require a single world State or world federation. It could have several ones of each and also several non-statist word-wide societies or communities - just as it has in the sphere of religion. For instance, each ideology could have its worldwide society of volunteers, not subject to any other ideologies. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - VS. COSMOPOLITANISM, NATIVE OF THE WORLD, NATIVE OF EARTH, WORLD CITIZENSHIP, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, MUTUAL TOLERANCE

NATIONALISM: The control of international trade is characteristic of tendencies toward both nationalism and socialism. … There is nothing extraordinary in this, since nationalism inevitably leads to socialism, and socialism to nationalism. Practically every socialist regime has to be nationalistic, and vice versa: in either case what is involved is simply a form of totalitarianism.” – Ballvé, Economics, p.89. - & STATE SOCIALISM, PROTECTIONISM VS. FREE TRADE, TOTALITARIANISM, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: The country of every man is that one where he lives best.” – Aristophanes, ex Ponto, I, c. 5. – And that country may still be only a lesser evil, because it is still dominated by a territorial government. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - COUNTRY, PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: The DAILY MIRROR does not believe that patriotism has to be proved in blood. Especially someone else’s blood.” - DAILY MIRRORleader on the Falkland War, April 1982.

NATIONALISM: The direct use of force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources and diverse ends that it is rarely employed save by small children and great nations.'' - David D. Friedman, Law's Order. – Children often fight about one toy - while each of them has, sometimes, literally hundreds of others. So do nations that are misguided by power-mad, ignorant and prejudiced rulers, unaware of or disinterested in numerous freedom options. Great nations are not great when they let themselves be led by nincompoops, or anyone, by their noses and when they are imagining that they constitute a single nation with a collective national purpose. Large-scale territorial powers make people, individuals, small and powerless, often even more so than do local governments. - J.Z.JZ, 29.10.02. - Most “reasons” or “motives” for wars are just as poor as those are of children who fight. – J.Z.JZ, 3.1.08. - I can only agree with D. F: “Nations”, i.e. many to most of a population, do sometimes behave just as irrationally, unjustly and violently as small children. – Or, often, just the thoughtless and unthinking and highly emotional “mass-psychology” of masses or mobs is involved, often most strongly expressed by their “great” leaders, much in touch, in this respect, with the irrational masses. – The picture of Pakistanis dancing in the street, upon the news that their government, too, had acquired mass murder devices, has not left my mind. – Apparently, they did not see themselves as potential targets for such devices, although they are obviously anti-people “weapons” rather than tyrannicide guns. - J.Z.JZ, 5.1.08, 9.11.13. - The large territorial governments often do not bother you about small details – but local governments often do. They are meddlers in many details of our lives. – All territorial governments are far removed from genuine self-government. - J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - & FORCE, TERRITORIALISM, JOKES, WAR, INTERVENTIONISM, AGGRESSION, INVASION, CONQUESTS, WARS, LIMITED RESOURCES, FORCE, COERCION, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, SELF-GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: The folly of forcing peoples together who would rather live apart.” – Ken Martin, THE NEW CONSERVATIVE, Oct. 68. - & PATRIOTISM, “NATIONAL UNITY”, “NATION-BUILDING”, TERRITORIALISM, COUNTRIES, PEOPLES

NATIONALISM: The French woman says: I am a woman and a Parisienne, and nothing foreign to me appears altogether human.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1903-1882. – A. Andrews Quotations, p. 180. & PATRIOTISM & FOREIGNERS

NATIONALISM: The gross forms of nationalist self-determination uproot, bludgeon and kill thousands and millions of the common people who have no concept of nationalism save their family, no concept or government save taxes and military service, and no concept of military glory and power save their own death and injury.” – Jack Robinson, in FREEDOM, anarchist weekly, 1.3.75. – & PATRIOTISM, WAR, TAXES, CONSCRIPTION, GLORY

NATIONALISM: The idea that portions of the planet must be appropriated for the exclusive use of a community of people calling themselves a nation has persisted for many millennia, an idea perpetuated no doubt by the fact that the fastest means of transport was the horse.” – F. J. Branagan, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 2/71. – & PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

NATIONALISM: The large territorial nation State usually goes beyond moral and common sense, rights, reasons, liberties, at the leadership level as well as that of its subject-citizens, turning even “democratic” governments into nuclear “powers” for mass murders and mass destruction. – J.Z.JZ, 3.11.99, 24.1.08.

NATIONALISM: The less justified man is in claiming excellence for his own self, the more ready is he to claim all excellence for his nation, his religion, his race or his holy cause.” – Eric Hoffer, The True Believer, p.23. - RACISM, RELIGION, HOLY CAUSE, IDEOLOGY

NATIONALISM: The most pervasive form of semantic stupidity consists of confusing the local (tribal) reality map with the all of reality.” – Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.136.

NATIONALISM: … the nation, all, man nothing.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.178. & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: The nation, being in effect a licensed predatory concern, is not bound by the decencies of that code of law and morals that governs private conduct.” – Thorstein Veblen, Absentee Ownership, I, 1923. – I am not sure whether he meant that as a criticism or as an excuse for territorial nationalism. - J.Z.JZ, 10.7.86, 24.1.08.

NATIONALISM: The national government’s broken down, ain’t – hasn’t it? – Not exactly. It has just stopped mattering, that is all.” – Poul Anderson, Brain Wave, p.62. – Constructively it has never really mattered. Destructively it still does. – J.Z.JZ, 13.10.78. - GOVERNMENT

NATIONALISM: The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them. - George Orwell - Anja Hartleb on Facebook, 1.3.12. – ATROCITIES, WAR CRIMES, MASS MURDERS

NATIONALISM: The nationalistic, racial, political, religious and other ideological hierarchies, now enforced over whole territories, must become a matter for individual choice or disassociation. - J.Z.JZ, 3.4.89. – TERRITORIALISM, HIERARCHIES, PANARCHISM

NATIONALISM: The new creed is nationalism, the doctrine which expresses and contains the self-adulation of the power unit, the nation state, its sacred absolute authority.” – Gregory Haines, in GOOD GOVERNMENT, June 72. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: The new territorial nations will lead to even more wars and civil wars, revolutions, riots, terrorism and unrest – unless all their members and subjects become free to opt out and rule themselves under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy, under their own kinds of constitution and jurisdiction and other institutions. – Shopping centers should also offer political, economic and social system membership as consumer services to be purchased or subscribed to. – Consumer sovereignty and free enterprise, freedom of contract and free markets also in this respect. - J.Z.JZ, 26.8.91, 24.1.08. - & SELF-RULE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, OPTING OUT, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS AUTHORITARIANISM & DESPOTISM, EVEN IN DEMOCRACIES, VOLUNTARY TAXATION VS. COMPULSORY TAXATION

NATIONALISM: … the paranoid economic nationalism which inspired the venture.” – H. W. Arndt, in QUADRANT, Sept. 75, on the Loan Affair. – & PATRIOTISM, ECONOMIC NATIONALISM, ANTI-ECONOMICS, NEO-COMICS, PROTECTIONISM

NATIONALISM: The person is not a tree attached to the soil by order of a nation state. The freedom of anybody as world citizen to move and settle anywhere on the earth should not be limited other than by logistic matters or personal wishes.” - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002. - TERRITORIALISM, STATE, FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, FREE MIGRATION

NATIONALISM: … the planet is divided into a number of watertight compartments composed of individuals who deny entry to individuals from other ‘compartments’ and in many cases even deny their fellow citizens the right to emigrate to foreign ‘compartments’. – This partitioning of the planet inevitably creates the further evil of ‘national security’ or ‘defence of the realm’ by force, as a basic function of government and those who rebel against such a system are branded as anarchists in the sense that such an appellation implies chaos, but can anyone conjure up anything more chaotic than the system engendered by present day governments? – F. J. Branagan, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 2/71. - & PATRIOTISM, SECURITY, DEFENCE, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, TERRITORIALISM, BORDERS, BOUNDARIES, FRONTIERS

NATIONALISM: The problems of territorial nationalism outweigh whatever advantages it may have. – J.Z.JZ, 1/75. – After reading: “the problems of nationalism now outweigh the advantages.” – Ben Bova in ANALOG, 8/74.

NATIONALISM: The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.” – William Shenstone, 1714-1761. – Andrews Quotes, 335. – This experience may also turn one into a critic of one’s native nationalism and, possibly, into a cosmopolitan. – JZ, 27.5.13. - PATRIOTISM, TRAVELING ABROAD, FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

NATIONALISM: … the relations between States during all eras of so-called Nationalism is essentially one of hostility between predators.” – L. Labadie, What Is Man’s Destiny? - & PATRIOTISM, ENEMIES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

NATIONALISM: The release from the bonds of nationalism will not be achieved through congresses and arbitration treaties but through economic interests.” – (Die Entfesselung aus den Banden des Nationalismus aber wird nicht sowohl durch Kongresse undn Schiedsvertraege geschehen als durch wirtschaftliche Verstaendigung.) - Rathenau, Kritik der Zeit. - Special economic interests have the tendency to become raised and favored again and again. I would rather expect irrational and extremist nationalism, in its various forms to cease, gradually, once it is confined to volunteers, and thus purified from all involuntary subjects, i.e., once all kinds of dissenters are free to secede from territorially organized nationalism and statism and to form their own kinds of voluntary communities, none of them confined to any territory and all of them exterritorially autonomous. Then we would get all kinds of voluntary integration and voluntary segregation and also all other kinds of desired varieties of free human societies. Only e.g. coercive integration and coercive segregation would be ended. – E.g.: Free trade will only become secured when individuals can freely chose it for themselves, while protectionist would still remain free to impose it upon themselves. - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. – Free trade must be supplemented e.g. by free migration, free foreign investments, monetary and financial freedom and competing government systems to have this effect. – JZ, 27.5.13. – INDIVIDUAL FREE CHOICES IN EVERY SPHERE, PROTECTIONISM, FREE TRADE

NATIONALISM: The same sense of chauvinism is there, and a roiling muck of nationalistic fantasies.” – Dean A. Koontz: A Darkness in My Soul, Daw Books, N.Y., 1972, p.77. - & CHAUVINISM, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: The selfish spirit of commerce knows no country and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.” – Thomas Jefferson, in A. Andrews Quotations, p.231. – As if all countries would not greatly benefit thereby. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. – Should a food merchant not be proud when he delivers and sells food, rapidly, to a starving population? Do those, whom he thus helped to survive, owe him nothing? – Cities, by now, do not produce most of the food, which their inhabitants consume. They are efficient institutions to make the supply of this need profitable to the suppliers and very beneficial to these eaters. – Starvation occurs mainly still in a few areas were neither enterprise nor trade, money supply, and finance are free enough and transport facilities are also insufficient. -  JZ, 27.5.13. - PATRIOTISM, TRADE, PROFIT, SELFISHNESS, FREE TRADE VS. PROTECTIONISM

NATIONALISM: The Sensual and the Dark rebel in vain, // Slaves by their own compulsion! A mad game // They burst their manacles and wear the name // Of freedom, graven on a heavier chain!” – Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.172. - & PATRIOTISM, NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE

NATIONALISM: The silent colossal National Lie that is the support and confederate of all the tyrannies and shams and inequalities and unfairness that afflict the peoples – that is the one to throw bricks and sermons at.” – Mark Twain, 1835-1910, in Andrews Quotes, 253. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: The son of Martin Borman, Hitler's private secretary and power monger, was written up in GOOD WEEKEND, 5.2.05 and reported a question to his father and his father's reply: "What exactly is national socialism?" - "National socialism is the will of the Fuehrer. Full stop." - STATISM, HITLER, LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLE, OBEDIENCE, SUBORDINATION, NATIONAL SOCIALISM, RULERS, DESPOTISM, TYRANNY, LEADERSHIP “PRINCIPLE”

NATIONALISM: The term nationality, in its etymology, simply means that a person is born (natus) in a certain place. Nothing more, nothing less, and certainly nothing to fight or die about.” - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002. - CITIZENSHIP, FATHERLAND, MOTHERLAND

NATIONALISM: The triumph of culture is to overpower nationalism.” – Emerson, Uncollected Lectures: Table-Talk. – Regarding music, art, raw materials and international trade we are already to a large extent internationalists and exterritorialists. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09, 10.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM VS. CULTURE, GLOBALISM, MANKIND

NATIONALISM: … the War to End War has produced a hundred narrow economic nationalisms, each of them full of the germs of future wars.” – Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.147. – Pre-existing nationalism, territorialism, protectionism, taxation and monetary despotism as well as the decision-making monopoly on war and peace are among the many factors that made this war and its consequences possible. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - ECONOMICS, PROTECTIONISM, WAR

NATIONALISM: The world is parceled out into some fifty-odd administrative units, calling themselves nations. (*) In each of these nations there is a state religion – namely the worship of the nation regarded as the supreme value, or God.” – Aldous Huxley, Science, Liberty and Peace, p.34. – (*) How many are there now? 150 to 250?  And within them are still many captive nations and societies. – JZ, 27.5.13. - & PATRIOTISM, RELIGION, STATE RELIGION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: There are people who don’t believe this. Some of these people are just bad. They steal. Some of these people are “nationalistic” and think it’s okay to take things from other people if they live more than a peach toss away or speak another language or have a different religion or look funny.” - P. J. O’Rourke, Eat the Rich, A Treatise on Economics, Picador, 1998, p.237. - NOT BELIEVING IN FREE MARKETS & IN GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NATIONALISM: There is a hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags will not wave in a vacuum; our present tribal conflicts cannot be sustained in the hostile environment of space. Whether we like it or not, our children will find new loyalties when they set foot on the moon, on Mars, or the satellites of the giant planets. – Arthur C. Clarke, ANALOG, 7/79. – I am not so sure of that - since most of Science Fiction describes merely world-wide territorialism on whole planets, for a single system. - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. & PATRIOTISM, FLAGS, SPACE, UNIVERSE, SOLAR SYSTEM, PLANETS

NATIONALISM: There is nationalism and nationalism. The word nevertheless has a bad connotation. It would be preferable to find another for a new nationalism, which is not aggressive, which connotates only auto-determination, the right to conduct one’s own business in peace. We could use the word “canton” (district), the basic local unit of the Swiss confederation; since many new nationalists use Switzerland as a model of decentralized structure, this would not be inappropriate, but it seems somehow contrived. I prefer something more closely related to the old word, a term more identifiable with the force of a nation. What about “nationism’, “Nationist”? – Michael Zwerin, A Case for the Balkanization of Practically Everyone, p.42. - Should we forget about the bloody infighting in the Balkans, because there, too, territorial separatism cannot be carried far enough, not more so than it can be in the sphere of religion. - In a Los Angeles Libertarian Dinner Club meeting which I attended, ca. 1990/91, when discussing South African ideas about decentralization on the Swiss canton model, the following question was raised: What about one person cantons? The speaker and the audience were very sympathetic to that suggestion but details were not discussed. From this individual sovereignty and individual secession notion to multiple person “cantons”, all of volunteers only, not of them claiming any cantonal or other territorial monopoly, all claiming only exterritorial autonomy, not only in one or all cantons but all over the world, for all their own voluntary members, is but one step. Alas, not enough people have taken it as yet. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08.  – Neither in their thinking nor in their proposals and actions. – JZ, 27.5.13. - Compare the writings of Roderick Long on “virtual cantons”. - J.Z.JZ, 224.2.09. - NEW NATIONALISM, DECENTRALIZATION, CANTONS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM & POLYARCHISM

NATIONALISM: There is something terrible about a great man when fools are proud of him.” – Goethe. (Es ist etwas Schreckliches um einen grossen Mann, auf den sich die Dummen was zugute tun.) – The fools are proud of them and no longer indifferent towards them – after the great men have been generally recognized for their greatness. – J.Z.JZ, n.d. - & PATRIOTISM, LEADERSHIP, GREAT MEN & FOOLS

NATIONALISM: This planet is for the use of all and the result of the denial of this premise is the division of mankind into races and nations with its consequent superstitions arising from the superiorities, hatreds, jealousies, loyalties, patriotism, and sycophancies.” - F. J. Branagan, - & PATRIOTISM GOOD GOVERNMENT, 2/71. – TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: This world will not see peace until we have abolished the collectivism and coercion involved in all existing nationalist movements and have reduced the nationalists to voluntary groupings, which as such have all the autonomy they need or want. It is quite wrong to assume that a territorial monopoly is required for that. – J.Z.JZ, n.d.  & 27.5.13. - PATRIOTISM VS. PANARCHISM & POLYARCHISM, PEACE

NATIONALISM: … those accustomed villainies which are always the outcome of patriotism.” – Tolstoy, quoted in On Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence”, Signet Book, p. 61. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: Throughout recorded history, men have been told that they have no right to live their own lives but must surrender their minds and bodies to emperors, kings, mythical deities, priests, witch doctors, tribes, communities and nation-states.” – Stan Lehr and Louis Rossetto Jr., THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, Jan. 10, 1971. - & PATRIOTISM, OBEDIENCE, LOYALTY, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: To be a worshipper of one of the fifty-odd national Molochs is, necessarily and automatically, to be a crusader against the worshippers of all the other national Molochs.” – Aldous Huxley, Science, Liberty and Peace, 34. - & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.” - Edmund Burke. – Never mind if a country is ugly, as long as it has no wrongful and irrational laws against individual rights and liberties. Then even its deserts can be made to bloom. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - PATRIOTISM, COUNTRY

NATIONALISM: To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography.” - George Santayana, 1863-1952, Andrews Quotes, 335.– Sent in by C. B. - FRONTIERS, BORDERS, CHAUVINISM, TERRITORIALISM, CENTRALIZATION, STATISM, POLITICAL POWER, PATRIOTISM, GEOGRAPHY

NATIONALISM: To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; they make a solitude and call it a peace.” - Tacitus, Complete Works, edited by Moses Hadas, p.596. - In other versions I have read: “They make a desert and call it peace.” - Most of North Africa, in historical times, was once a rather fertile country - but frequent wars and civil wars, in which farmers and their families were murdered, irrigation dams and channels were destroyed, crops burned, fruit trees chopped down and farms destroyed, and whole tribes exterminated, under "collective responsibility" notions, turned much of it into desert areas and they have, mostly, remained deserts to our days. This kind of warfare is still on record, e.g., in the Old Testament but “scorched earth” "policies" happened even in our times. It was also practised by Mussolini's hoods against his opponents and their agricultural coops in Italy, just because they were mostly run by his political opponents. ABC mass murder and mass destruction devices are just the modern versions of such "warfare" and "strength". - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.02, 24.2.09. - EMPIRES, GREATNESS, PEACE, WAR, TAXATION, GOVERNMENTS

NATIONALISM: To see the earth as it truly is, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together.” – Archibald MacLeish, after Apollo 8. – READER’S DIGEST, June 78, 31. – & PATRIOTISM, SPACESHIP EARTH, PLANETARY VIEW, COSMOPOLITANISM, MANKIND

NATIONALISM: Under the nation state, a person from birth to death is put under a category (English, French, Italian, etc.) from which it is not easy to escape. This ascribed imposed label is like the branding of cattle by the owner, to keep and control it within a fence (fixed borders).” - Gian Pietro de Bellis, in his 2002 book manuscript on Polyarchy, 2002.

NATIONALISM: … unthinking patriotism, child of habit and not of reason, which mistakes government for liberty, and law for justice.” – Wendell Phillips: Orations, Speeches, Lectures and Letters, published 1863. – in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. – & PATRIOTISM, LAWS, STATISM, GOVERNMENT, LIBERTY, JUSTICE.

NATIONALISM: Voluntary vs. compulsory nationalism. Exterritorial vs. coercive nationalism. Liberating vs. oppressive nationalism. Nationalism without majority despotism. Nationalism for all minorities. - & PANARCHISM

NATIONALISM: War is a national bad temper.” – Lawrence Meynel, The Man No One Knew, Collins, London, 1951. - It is rather the result of the bad temper of the ruling territorial power addicts and decision-makers. The vast majority of the population gets no say on war and peace, armament and disarmament and international treaties. How can this wrongful and irrational condition remain overlooked for so long? - J.Z.JZ, 10.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM, WAR, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONALISM: War never leaves where it found a nation.” – Edmund Burke, Letters on a Regicide Peace, No. 1. – Rather: War is founded upon territorial nations. Where such a nation is founded war almost never leaves – at least not civil war, whether open or camouflaged. – J.Z.JZ, 3.7.82, 27.5.13. - It usually finds itself motivated by territorialism and authoritarianism and leaves it, therefore, also diminished and impoverished. – Territorial monopoly claims by diverse groups for the exclusive possession of the same territory lead inevitably to clashes between these groups. – Just like two farmers would fight, when both claim the same land, or two cattle-men or two sheep herders. - J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. - & PATRIOTISM, WAR, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, CIVIL WAR, AUTHORITARIANISM

NATIONALISM: We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894. - Well, at least a few cosmopolitans and panarchists do exist already, who do not share the territorialist bias. - Enlightenment will spread and can even become accelerated. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - TRIBALISM, TERRITORIALISM, FEARS OR STRANGERS, PREJUDICES, NEW DRAFT

NATIONALISM: We must stop talking about the American Dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.” – G. R. Askew, quoted in The Peter Plan by L. J. Peter, p.189. – In all countries and populations many different ideals are held at the same time and all of them can and should be pursued tolerantly and exterritorially among their volunteers. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. – Not all Americans have the same dream. Let each of them realize his or her dream – at they own expense and risk, if they can and want to. – JZ, 27.3.13. - & PATRIOTISM, AMERICAN DREAM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, FOR ALL, IN ALL SPHERES, INDIVIDUALISTIC OR & TERRITORIAL? VOLUNTARISM

NATIONALISM: We speak of national interests, national capital, national spheres of interest, national honor, and national spirit; but we forget that behind all this there are hidden merely the selfish interests of power-loving politicians and money loving business men for whom the nation is a convenient cover to hide their personal greed and their schemes for political power from the eyes of the world.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.253. - It is, instead, the genuine individual rights and liberties that do or should matter to us and to them. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11, 27.5.13. - TERRITORIALISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL LAW.

NATIONALISM: What is the use of a disarmament or a World Economic Conference so long as the people of each nation are deliberately encouraged by their leaders to indulge in orgies of group-solidarity based on and combined with self-congratulation and contemptuous hatred for foreigners?” – Quoted by Aldous Huxley, Brave New World …, chapter Appreciation, p.436.

NATIONALISM: What kind of truth is it which has these mountains as a boundary and is a lie beyond them? - Montaigne, Apology for Raimond de Sebonde, in Essays (1580-88). - BORDERS, FRONTIERS, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, TRUTHS, MORALITY, LAWS, PRINCIPLES, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES

NATIONALISM: What rascals we should be if we did for ourselves what we do for our country.” – Cavour, quoted in C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.316. – The term “for our country” is a cover term for “to our country” and “to our population”. – J.Z.JZ, 23.1.08. – Also: “to other countries” and “to other populations”. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - Compare: “Right or wrong – my country!” & PATRIOTISM

NATIONALISM: When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism.” – David Starr Jordan: Cardiff, What Great Men Think of Religion, – in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. - & PATRIOTISM & RELIGION, JOKES

NATIONALISM: When even marriages, i.e. the smallest associations, do often fail, how can territorial nations succeed? – Separation and divorce option keep the disasters of unhappy marriages within some tolerable bounds. There are so far no such safeguards for nations. They remain stuck within their prescribed territorial framework that at best will satisfy only the majority – which itself has its factions. Even if one is free to emigrate and immigrate, other territorial nations States do also have their own kinds of chains, although they might be softer and less numerous. – J.Z.JZ, 10.7.86, 25.1.08, 27.5.13. - TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM & MARRIAGES

NATIONALISM: Where Liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin, Letter to B. Vaughan, March 14, 1783. – More accurately, he should have said: Where at least some liberty exists, there is my country. – Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – John Milton, 1654. (*) – Someone added: Where it is suppressed, there is mine. – (*) According to this quote no one has any country as yet. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. -  Where liberty is, there is my country!” – (Ubi libertas ibi patria.) – The personal motto of James Otis. – And since no full liberty exists as yet anywhere, none of the freedom lovers really has any country for himself, so far. Anyhow, we have also to recognize the right of the sheep or sheeple to remain in their condition voluntarily, as long as they want to. But their votes and the opinions of their herdsmen should not be allowed to territorially lay down the law for all others. Personal laws and systems, self-chosen, rather than territorially imposed ones! – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - Where there is no liberty, there is mine – replied someone. - Thomas Paine? – In which country have its people really and fully established liberty, so far? – Should we be satisfied with only a fraction of all individual liberties and rights? - J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - MY COUNTRY, PATRIOTISM, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, Q. PATRIOTISM & LIBERTY

NATIONALISM: Wherever intellect speaks nationality and race vanish like mist before the wind, and it would be a senseless undertaking to try to judge a social idea, a religion or a scientific theory by its national content or according to the racial characteristics of its leaders.” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.459 - & RACE IN THE EYES OF INTELLECTS

NATIONALISM: Why do people speak of great men in terms of nationality? Great Germans, great Englishmen? Goethe always protested against being called a German poet. Great men are simply men.” – Albert Einstein, in an article in the New York Times, 1926. – Not simply or simple men but great men of and for the whole world, based on real achievements rather than great powers and their abuse. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - Great men belong to the world, are part of mankind. They are not the property of any territorial division of it. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11, 27.5.13.

NATIONALISM: With regard to nation or collectivity, let every man act as his needs and conscience dictate – but if in the process he loses himself, his own soul, whatever he does will be worthless.” – Hermann Hesse, Zarathustra’s Return, 1919. - It would have been more sensible to speak of his individual rights and liberties rather than of his “soul”. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - & PATRIOTISM, 

NATIONALISM: … with taxation at its present level the State is probably the largest shareholder in the (*) undertaking.” – Ernest Benn, This Soft Age, 101. - (*) In any business, factory or other enterprise. – It even extracts rich dividends without having invested anything. Instead it has imposed costly obstacles, which reduce productivity. - J.Z.JZ, 24.2.08. – The whole picture of all restrictions and prohibitions is so vast that no single mind can fully encompass all of them and all of their disastrous consequences. No more so than anyone can still read and comprehend all of the flood of statist laws in a country. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. – Turn all territorial States into mere diverse share companies or coops or corporations, all only for their volunteers! – To gain the support for this idea, we should propose this, perhaps first of all, for all large corporations, especially the multi-nationals. – That would immediately lead to voluntary taxation and free trade for their members. No present territorial government is willing to offer that much to its subjects. - J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09, 27.5.13. -  PRIVATE SHARE COMPANIES, EXPROPRIATION, TAXATION, FREE ENTERPRISE, PANARCHISM – START UP OPTIONS

NATIONALISM: You belong to your country as you belong to your own mother.” – E. E. Hale: The Man Without a Country, 1863. - All children, who do survive their childhood, do grow up some day and become self-supporting and independent decision-makers. Then they are no longer to be considered as the property or under guardianship of their parents. – So why should whole populations or nations become the wards of the State? Anyhow, politicians and bureaucrats make bad parents and bad educators and set very bad examples. Where are the successes of governmental paternalism? – Do most people still believe in “Big Brother”? - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. - PANARCHISM, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM, INDIVIDUALISM, PEOPLE, SUBJECTS, TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY CLAIM, PEOPLE CONSIDERED AS PROPERTY OF THE STATE OR, RATHER, ITS GOVERNMENT

NATIONALISM: You can't be a Real Country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” - Frank Zappa – Even with regard to beers – many beer drinkers have become internationalists and let their individual taste buds decide rather than the locality where the beer was produced. – J.Z.JZ, 22.2.09. - JOKES, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE

NATIONALISM: You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.” – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, O’Flaherty,o’Flaherty  V.C., – in G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. – What is true for territorial nationalism is not necessarily true for patriotism confined to exterritorial autonomy and volunteers. – J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08, 11.1.11. – & PATRIOTISM, WAR, PEACE, CIVIL WAR, REVOLUTIONS & PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM.

NATIONALIZATION: A government that nationalizes efficient industries producing for the world market and then mismanages them not only hurts the interests of its own people but also those of other nations living in a world community. - These international conflicts are inherent in the system of interventionism and socialism (*) and cannot be solved unless the systems themselves are abolished. The principles of national welfare as conceived by our progressive planners conflict with the principles of international cooperation and division of production.” – Hans F. Sennholz, quoted in Free Man’s Almanach, for December 7. – (*) State Socialism! – J.Z.JZ

NATIONALIZATION: A man’s home may be his castle, but that does not keep the government from taking it.” – United States v. Hendler, 952 F2d 1364 (Fed Cir 1991) - CONFISCATION, UNDER EMINENT DOMAIN LEGISLATION, PROPERTY RIGHTS

NATIONALIZATION: … any government that controlled the whole economic future of its subjects, thereby acquired an irresistible control over adverse criticism: the prudent man does not criticize the official on whom he depends for his employment and his whole economic future.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 2/77, p.5. – STATE SOCIALISM, CRITICISM, DEPENDENCY, EXPROPRIATION, PROPERTY

NATIONALIZATION: As Gibbon majestically put it, “The spirit of monopolists is narrow, lazy and oppressive” and nationalised industries are all of that.” – Russell Lewis in Right Turn, p.55.

NATIONALIZATION: But what use is a machine without a master? A government could order machines around all day, till it was blue in the face, and nothing would happen. … A machine is operated by people. A machine is a man-made instrument, created by man, built by man, and without man it would cease to function. – The ‘means of production’ is you. Your brain, your hands, they make the world go round. ‘Government ownership and government control of the means or production’ means government ownership and control of you. - Every GOVERNMENT CONTROL IS A PEOPLE CONTROL. ‘Socialism’ is just a nice word for it. …” - Mark Tier, THE AUSTRALIAN, 12.10.74. - MEANS OF PRODUCTION, PEOPLE CONTROL, STATE SOCIALISM.

NATIONALIZATION: Can anyone imagine”, Sumner asked, “that the masterfulness, the overbearing disposition, the greed of gain, and the ruthlessness of methods, which are the faults of the master of industry at his worst, would cease when he was a functionary of the State, which had relieved him of risk and endowed him with authority? Can anyone imagine that politicians would no longer be corruptly fond of money, intriguing, and crafty when they were charged, not only with patronage and government contracts, but also with factories, stores, ships and railroads?” – Jonathan Marshall, W. G. Sumner, quoting Sumner, “Absurd Effort in War”, 206/7, J.L.S., Fall 79.

NATIONALIZATION: … denies that State ownership can end in anything other than a bureaucratic despotism.” – Noam Chomsky, For Reasons of State, p.161.

NATIONALIZATION: Every nationalization means domination. The small influence the dominated do have, upon the ruling functionaries, is not effective enough and in practice individuals as well as large groups are largely disfranchised thereby. – K.H.Z. Solneman, LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr.2, p.17. – STATE SOCIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM

NATIONALIZATION: General nationalization means: mismanagement, misallocation of resources, waste, low incentives, low productivity. Many to most of all nationalized enterprises do not make a profit, do not cover their costs but run up losses and deficits instead. Who or what is to cover these losses? The few profitable ones. Sometimes sales or consumption of pre-existing wealth, forced labor, confiscations in kind or imposed delivery quotas, inflation or government debts, operate for a while and keep a low general standard of living going. An extensive black market develops in which some free exchanges are still possible. Production of wealth declines and poverty spreads, except among those who are in charge. – J.Z.JZ, 10.3.81, 27.5.13, 10.11.13.

NATIONALIZATION: Government does not really own anything except a formal title for control, while real control and exploitation is appropriated by politicians, bureaucrats, unionists and other powerful lobbies, all active in their turn or sphere of interests to turn government powers, laws, institutions or public “assets” into liabilities for the tax payers and other involuntary victims of territorial governments. The false pretence is always that they would represent the public, the people, the whole population, he common interest, the common good, while in reality they are only taking care of their own interests, at the expense of all others. – I dread the day when all old-age security assets will be administered by former trade union officials. – They might waste them almost as badly as the Nazis did. - J.Z.JZ, 23.4.89, 26.1.08.

NATIONALIZATION: Government never has and never will administer any industry as efficiently as free enterprise.” – Gary Sturgess, GOLD COAST BULLETIN, 23.9.77. – In his conclusion he states: In 1972, in an egg glut, the Government recommended the dumping of 79 million eggs in the sea! - More recently they’ve solved the problem of oversupply by ordering the slaughter of thousands of birds. … Besides incompetence, the Government has a tendency to outgrow rational proportions. In NSW there are 700 bureaucrats regulating 1000 poultry-men. – And the fairness of the Government regulation is illustrated by the quotas system operating at present in the Queensland milk industry where some producers are paid 89 c and others 29 c for the same (*) milk.” – Gary Sturgess, ibid. – (*) quantity of! – J.Z.JZ

NATIONALIZATION: … how would we like our groceries to be delivered by the same people who deliver our mail?” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.219. – Q.

NATIONALIZATION: I do not believe in government ownership of anything which can with propriety be left in private hands, and in particular I should most strenuously object to government ownership of railroads.” – Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 19, 1905. - Did he abolish the Post Office, replace the standing army of the US by a self-governing militia of citizen volunteers and protectionism by free trade? Did he introduce voluntary taxation and voluntary State membership? – He was another “Uncle Sam as Monopoly Man”. - J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. – Either hold them to their words or ignore them or secede from them. They should be judged not by their words but by what they are doing to us or fail to do for us, simply by removing their obstructions and those set up by their predecessors. – Promises of politicians: Do not trust any of them. Or only together with other volunteers, all "true believers" – at the own risk and expense only. - J.Z.JZ,, 11.1.11, 27.5.13. - PRIVATE PROPERTY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES

NATIONALIZATION: I remember that a wise friend of mine did usually say, "That which is everybody's business is nobody's business." - Izaak Walton, The Complete Angler, I, 2. – “Divided responsibility is none!” – Proverbial wisdom. - PUBLIC INTEREST, PUBLIC PROPERTY, RESPONSIBILITY, COMMONS

NATIONALIZATION: If brothels were nationalized instead of merely legalized, prostitution would inevitably die out.” – Brigit Batlow, letter to Daily Telegraph, 19.9.1979. – Sensible occupation forces saw to it that brothels were established in the occupied areas to at least reduce the incidence of rapes of local women by soldiers of the occupation forces. – J.Z.JZ, 27.4.09. Rapes increased national hatreds and these lead to still more killings. - Territorial governments can be temporarily effective aggressors and conquerors but are hardly ever quite rightful and effective defenders or liberators. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11, 27.5.13. – PROSTITUTION, JOKES

NATIONALIZATION: If no single person can own property, then, necessarily, no group of people can own property. An attribute not residing in the individual does not suddenly pop into existence by renaming him “a member of society”. Thus, in addition to the practical difficulties involved in collective ownership (like the fact that I may not take very kindly to the socialist nationalizing my farm, my house or my factory), the socialist who condemns individual ownership faces the hopeless ethical problem of negating the moral basis for all ownership.” – Dr. Duncan Yuille, Human Rights, a pamphlet written for the Workers Party of Australia, ca. 1975.

NATIONALIZATION: If there is no national property then the nation fares best. – J.Z.JZ, 6.12.76. – Then the diverse peoples or population in any territory will be more prosperous. If they were also free of tax slavery, avalanches of legislation and regulations and monetary despotism, and of territorial rule altogether, then they could soon be much better off, depending only upon how fast the first people would utilize these opportunities and how fast the rest would follow their successful and self-responsible actions. – JZ, 10.11.13. – VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY IN EVERY SPHERE

NATIONALIZATION: If you like the post office, you’ll love a nationalized oil company.” – Texas bumper sticker. – TIME, 21.4.80.

NATIONALIZATION: If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” – Milton Friedman - MONOPOLIES, FEDERAL POWERS, STATE SOCIALISM, PUBLIC SERVICES, SHORTAGES, JOKES

NATIONALIZATION: In a country in which the only employer is the State, opposition means a slow death by hunger. In the place of the old principle: “Whoever does not work will not get to eat”, we now have a new one: “Whoever does not obey will get nothing to eat.” – Trotsky. – Another version: In a country where the sole employer is the State, opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle, who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced by a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” – Trotsky, p. 76, quoted in Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.135. - As its military leader, Trotsky was once prepared to sacrifice 75% of the population of Russia for "the" Revolution! - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NATIONALIZATION: In nationalized industries, as in state welfare services, the public do not get a look-in: as consumers they are confronted with no alternative sources – of coal, postal services, rail travel, refuse removal, health services, schools; as workers they may face a monopoly employer; and as owners they have no choice but to finance capital investment  and losses - through the tax treadmill. Does anyone believe the Post Office serves the public better than Marks and Spencer?” – Ralph Harris, 1985, p.15.

NATIONALIZATION: Is that the property of the people which gives the citizen no other right than to pay taxes to cover a deficit?” – Bertrand de Jouvenel, Problems of Socialist England, London, The Batchworth Press, 1949, p.212. - PUBLIC PROPERTY, STATE ENTERPRISES, PRIVATE PROPERTY UNDER TAXATION? Q.

NATIONALIZATION: It is the task of Individualists to show that almost every extension of state control over industry leads to loss, which loss has to be made good by the taxpayer. High taxes make more and more industry unprofitable, enterprisers will then be unwilling to invest, and this will strengthen Labour’s conviction of the need for ‘a major extension of public ownership’.” – FINANCIAL TIMES, 14.9.76, quoted by Henry Meulen in THE INDIVIDUALIST, 10/76, p. 50.

NATIONALIZATION: It so happens that the permitting of competition will destroy ‘nationalization’.” – Antony Fisher: The Case for Freedom, p.52. - COMPETITION

NATIONALIZATION: Michael Polanyi was probably correct when he observed that a worker in a nationalized mine no more felt that he ’owned’ the mine than he felt that he owned the Royal Navy.” – David DeLeon, in H. J. Ehrlich et al, Reinventing Anarchy, p.317. – Ownership implies control. Almost everyone is aware of how little power of control lies in his single vote among millions. – Even the directors of share companies get away with allocating huge salaries and pensions to themselves, often quite disproportionate to the value of their services. - J.Z.JZ, 27.1.08. – OWNERSHIP, PRIVATE PROPERTY, CONTROL

NATIONALIZATION: National security has replaced patriotism as the last refuge of a scoundrel.” – Tom Morrison, San Francisco, Cal., in PLAYBOY, Sept. 73. – Maybe even the first. – J.Z.JZ

NATIONALIZATION: Nationalization always lowers production.” – J. F. Revel, The Totalitarian Temptation, quoted by Joan Kennedy Taylor, in a review of Revel in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 11/77.

NATIONALIZATION: Nationalization has not brought the expected smile to the face of the worker.” – Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, from the inside cover. - An example that I found typical: The kind of bookshop that was run by two people in West Germany was run by 12 to 20 employees in East Germany, I was told. Consequently, productivity and thereby wages and living standard had to be correspondingly lower under State Socialism or State capitalism. – China has an army of 46 million bureaucrats. (However, with regard to its population the percentage of these bureaucrats is still relatively low.) But then China had managed, for a long time, to be ruled by one Mandarin for ca. 20 000 people. And even he was often paid by merchants not to rule over them. – Supposedly “free and democratic” States in the West have often a much higher percentage of bureaucrats. - J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08.

NATIONALIZATION: Nationalization should be called monopolization, bureaucratization or politicalization, for this is what happens under it. – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.07, 25.10.07.

NATIONALIZATION: Nationalization won’t necessarily mean the end of the world. We’ll just be much less free.” – Fletcher Byron (of Koppers Co.). – And much poorer, too, than we would otherwise be. – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/77.

NATIONALIZATION: Nationalization” is a Communist maneuver to take the power out of the hands of the people. “Ownership” through political nominees means nothing. Any business that is not a monopoly may be owned privately but control of it will lie with the public. If they do not like its services, it will go out of business or be forced to supply something that is wanted. – Antony Fisher: The Case for Freedom, p.43. – CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN A FREE MARKET, BUSINESSMEN & CORPORATIONS AS SERVANTS OF THE PUBLIC

NATIONALIZATION: Nationalize the power companies.” - Well, let’s put it this way: Would you want your electricity to be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service?” – Arch Booth, 3/75,

NATIONALIZATION: Nationalized health is synonymous with delays, waiting lists, rationing, and high taxes. – Dr. Christopher LyonThe same is largely true in most other nationalized spheres. Territorial statism, however constitutionalized or legalized, juridically defended and ideologically glorified, is actually counter-productive, except when it comes to the “achieve” wars, poverty and oppression. – JZ, 25.4.13, 27.5.13.OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM, OBAMACARE

NATIONALIZATION: … nationalized industries represent a standing temptation for politicians to throw good money after bad, as can be seen from the colossal waste of taxpayers’ funds over the years in coal and railways.” – Russell Lewis, Right Turn, p.56. – “The clear conclusion must be that the less nationalization there is the better.” – Ibid, p.57.

NATIONALIZATION: Nobody now believes that a Government run enterprise is necessarily a worker’s paradise. On the contrary, it is more likely to be the opposite.” – Gough Whitlam, a former Labor Party Prime Minister of Australia. THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 27.11.76. – Quoted in Bob Howard & John Singleton, Rip Van Australia, 232. - But this insight did not cure him of his statism. – J.Z.JZ -

NATIONALIZATION: Of all the wrongs and mismanagement of governments, those of their monopolized and coercive currencies are usually among the worst. They cause most economic, social, political and military troubles and they do worsen them rather than prevent and mitigate them. - JZ, 19.8.92, 1.5.97. – CURRENCIES, CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, MONOPOLY MONEY

NATIONALIZATION: … one lasting contribution of the Russian writer Solzhenitsyn, author of “The Gulag Archipelago”, will be found to have been made to the world in his assertion that things went wrong in Russia not with Stalin, nor even with Lenin, but with Karl Marx himself, who first really set the world afire with the belief, totally erroneous, that the State, by nationalizing the “means of production” could rationalize economics and bring into the world the just society.” – Frank McEachren, PROGRESS, 6/77. – PLANNING, COMMUNISM, TOTALITARIANISM, STATE SOCIALISM, ANTI-CAPITALISM, MARX

NATIONALIZATION: One of the things the government can’t do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt. – Lee Iacocca - MUNICIPALIZATION, STATE SOCIALISM, GOVERNMENT, STATE

NATIONALIZATION: Only a little careful thought is needed in order to understand clearly the complete powerlessness of the individual in the presence of the one employer and one owner of everything.  … (4) Because, it would divide the nation into two bitterly opposed classes - those who rule, and those who are ruled; and in endeavoring to remove by violent methods the inequalities of wealth, that exist between rich and poor, it would introduce into every part of life the worst form of inequality - the inequality that exists between those who force their own opinions and interests upon others and those upon whom such opinions and interests are forced - the inequality that exists between the compeller and the compelled.” - Auberon Herbert, A Voluntaryist Appeal. - STATE SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, THE "CLASSLESS SOCIETY", EQUALITY & INEQUALITY, RULERS, COMPULSION, SUBJECTS, FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSIOIN, DOMINATION, TAXATION, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, CLASS WARFARE

NATIONALIZATION: … seeking subsidies and monopoly privileges which are the essential buttress of nationalized non-enterprises.” – Ralph Harris, 1985, p. 12. – PUBLIC SERVICES & DISSERVICES

NATIONALIZATION: The economic record of the nationalized industries judged by the return on capital invested is about one-third of that of private industry despite the periodic and massive writing-down of capital in the nationalized concerns.” – Dr. Rhodes Boyson, Goodbye to Nationalization, p.4.

NATIONALIZATION: The fact that the industries were publicly owned did not thereby ensure that they would not act like and be subject to the temptations of monopolies throughout the ages.” – Sir Norman Chester, The Nationalisation of British Industry, 1945-51.

NATIONALIZATION: The government, quite wrongfully, acts like a territorial landlord or even a cattle baron or feudal master and taxes and regulates as if we were its private property. – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09.

NATIONALIZATION: … the growth of nationalization is damaging – it centralizes power in the state and it destroys outlets for individual ambition.” – Boyson, Goodbye to Nationalization, V.

NATIONALIZATION: The only safeguard is the scrutiny of parliament, which as we shall see later is inevitably intermittent, inefficient and post hoc.” - Dr. Rhodes Boyson, Goodbye to Nationalization, p.16.

NATIONALIZATION: … the private capitalist normally serves the public far better than the government could, if it took over his property.” – Henry Hazlitt, The Conquest of Poverty, p.211.

NATIONALIZATION: The ultimate political danger. Despite this formidable tally of economic weaknesses, the most serious objection to nationalization is political. By adding economic to political power it leads to an increasing concentration of central authority. It is dangerous for democracy that so many millions of work-people are dependent on the government for their jobs. Indeed, if the socialist goal of complete nationalization of the economy were ever achieved, the only opposition could come from civil servants; they would be lucky to get away with being told to keep a civil tongue in their heads! In addition, the government would be the sole owner of all the media of communication, TV, radio, the newspapers, the publishers, the printers, the halls suitable for public meetings. Once competition in the market is suppressed, what chance would there be for effective dissent short of revolution? The spectacle of the countries of eastern Europe points to the ultimate danger.” – Russell Lewis in Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editors, Right Turn, p.56.

NATIONALIZATION: There are certainly a thousand books in circulation telling us all about the evils of capitalism. We have no lack of information as to the cheating that went on under a system of private enterprise. It might, however, now be remarked that while some private capitalists may have cheated one another, the government capitalist cheat everybody, and that the business of cheating has indeed been completely nationalized. …” - Sir Ernest Benn, The State the Enemy, p.94. - STATE SOCIALISM, STATE CAPITALISM, PRIVATE OR COOPERATIVE CAPITALISM, INTERVENTIONISM, COMMAND ECONOMY, CENTRAL PLANNING, BUREAUCRACY, DICTOCRACY, CORRUPTION

NATIONALIZATION: To-day we are getting an interesting effect from this theory that the boss works for himself only. The workers in the nationalized industries have been told that they are the bosses now. They are wasting no time in trying to cash in on the privileges they always thought the boss enjoyed, to the neglect of their services to the public.” - Antony Fisher: The Case for Freedom, p.39.

NATIONALIZATION: Universal experience attests that government establishments cannot keep pace with private enterprise in matters of business – (and the transmission of letters is a mere matter of business).” – Lysander Spooner, The Unconstitutionality of the Laws Prohibiting Private Mails.

NATIONALIZATION: Unrealistic pay increases are granted in the nationalized industries to both the labor force required and that which is surplus to requirements. The resultant losses of these basic industries are then described as the consequences of subsidies to the consumer.” – Prof. Ilersk, quoted in GOOD GOVERNMENT, 4/76.

NATIONALIZATION: We have a government-owned airline, railway and broadcasting system, to name a few, and daily we see them at work (or non-work, or make-work )” – From and advertisement for the Canadian OPTION in Laissez Faire Books, catalogue, May 74.

NATIONALIZATION: We know firsthand what happens when the state runs business.” – OPINION, Canadian Libertarian Magazine, quoted in LAISSEZ FAIRE BOOKS catalogue, May 74. – Whether that knowledge is applied or not is another matter. – J.Z.JZ

NATIONALIZATION: When property consisted almost entirely of land and cattle and natural products there was a suspicion of a case for public ownership, but today when property and wealth are 95 per cent. brains, and 5 per cent. nature, public ownership is the road to the end of our civilization. - Before wealth or property can be owned it has to be made, and nobody will suggest that society can make anything. The making of wealth is beyond any question the exclusive function of the individual. …” - Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.220. - PUBLIC OWNERSHIP, LAND OWNERSHIP & WEALTH

NATIONALIZATION: Why should ONE boss be better than 100 000 or even millions to chose from or better than self-employment? – J.Z.JZ, 14.2.86, 24.1.08. – Q.

NATIONALIZATION: … with few exceptions the financial return on investment has been consistently lower in each nationalized industry in every year over the past decade than the average for private industries. The return on investment … in nationalized industries has been running at about half that on investment in private companies.” – George Polanyi, Comparative Returns from Investment in Nationalized Industries, 1968, quoted in Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldon: Not From Benevolence, p.151.

NATIONALIZATION: Workers in nationalised industries have tended to regard consumers as persons who have no option but to take the product and must pay the price fixed by the producer.” – R. Kelf-Cohen, 20 Years of Nationalization. – Nationalized enterprises, e.g., power plants and water works, play favorites to their consumers, too, at the expense of the general taxpayer. The kind of things that they cannot produce is market services and market goods at market prices and optimal consumer and producer satisfaction. - J.Z.JZ, 5.4.89.

NATIONALIZATION: Would you want the Post Office to deliver your baby? – Fight Nationalized Health Care.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/79. – HEALTH SERVICES, MEDICARE, Q.

NATIONS: … a huge obscuring force stalks the night of mankind. It is the boundary, the sickness called nations.” – T. Marshburn, THE MATCH, vol. 3. no. 3., Jan. 72. – Nationalism is the statist and territorialist equivalent of a countrywide religious spleen. It took for most the place of a God in which they no longer believed in. They certainly have not yet arrived at a knowledge of and belief in individuals and their individual rights and liberties. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

NATIONS: A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.” – Dean William R. Inge.

NATIONS: A Nation is merely an area in modern Europe, enclosed by frontiers that are geographical limits of a Government’s use of force.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, 139. – Not only in Europe and only in peace time, which was always only a temporary armistice, with extensive preparations for the next war, with the exception of the miniature-States and, in more recent times, of neutral states like Switzerland and Sweden. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08, 10.11.13. – The territorial warfare States do certainly not always confine their aggressive and interventionist actions to their subjects, living within their territorial borders. – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. - FORCE, VIOLENCE, COERCION, AGGRESSION, COMPULSION, WARFARE STATES

NATIONS: A nation, after all, is just a society for hating foreigners, a sort of super-hate-club.” – Olaf Stapledon, Odd John, p.76. - & FOREIGN NATIONS, CHAUVINISM, NATIONALISM, PREJUDICE, HATREDS, ANTAGONISM

NATIONS: A nation, like any other group, is only a number of individuals and can have no rights other than the rights of its individual citizens. – Ayn Rand on Collectivized Rights in The Virtue of Selfishness, p.103. – Quoted by Luca Fusari on Facebook, 9.4.12. – That means, especially, it cannot, rightfully, have no territorial monopoly, either, no more so than kings, queens and emperors can. - JZ, 9.4.12, 10.11.13.

NATIONS: A really free nation or people or community does not have to be “led” or “run” or “built”. To the extent that this is still done, what results is not really a nation, far less a free nation, instead, to that very extent, its population, mostly made up of diverse peoples, is unfree. – All such false pretences are advanced by power-addicts. - J.Z.JZ, 6.10.04, 22.10.07, 27.5.13. - MINORITIES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PEOPLES, RUNNING, BUILDING OR LEADING THEM, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, UNITY FREEDOM,

NATIONS: … a world of narrow and coercive political concerns.” – LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, Winter 1970, editorial, p.3. – That applies only to territorial nations with compulsory membership. Nations of volunteers only and confined to exterritorial autonomy, can, morally, be as authoritarian as they like, towards their own volunteers, without thereby constituting a threat towards the members of all other communities. They would just do their own things, as e.g. nuns and monks do, boxers and wrestlers and football club members. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. - PANARCHISM

NATIONS: All ‘nations” and “peoples” are despotic which coercively and monopolistically “embrace”, rule over and exploit all those dissenters and their voluntary associations, societies and communities, which would rather secede and organize their own affairs under personal law, i.e. full exterritorial autonomy. – J.Z.JZ, 15.8.95, 24.1.08. - TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, COMPULSION VS. VOLUNTARISM

NATIONS: All nations are wholesale corrupters of youth.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus VI (? – J.Z.JZ), p.113. – Not that older people remain or become uncorrupted by national spleens, myths, errors and prejudices. – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. (Typing and scanning errors are easy to include but not so easy to eliminate. – J.Z.JZ)

NATIONS: Although Spooner’s principles of law and reason may seem somewhat narrow and literal, his point is nevertheless valid: nationalists can define “nation” only through vague metaphysical qualities. Although obscure in origin, results are clear: the idea of nation always supports force and power – particularly that of the army.” –  Shiveley’s introduction, p.4 (40?) of Lysander Spooner, No Treason, VI, Works I.

NATIONS: And over here are nations which are basically geographic regions with arbitrary lines on a map, run by criminal gangs with flags. – Seth Manzel photo, quoted by Joe Kopsick, Mobile Uploads by: Seth Manzel - Facebook, 17.2.13.

NATIONS: And to-day, instead of the nation being, as of old, a means of security, it has become a centre of hidden warring interests, a fact of disorder, in which the natural factors and the artificial factors are confused in such a way that they cannot be disentangled.” – Henri Follin, according to Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.373. – They could become disentangled not via a world federation but, rather, by individual secessionism and voluntary communities, all merely exterritorially autonomous and not confined to any territory. – I do not know to what extent Follin pondered that option. – He must have, at least in his letter exchanges with Ulrich von Beckerath, of which the Beckerath collection was lost in an air raid in Nov. 1943. Was it preserved on the side of Follin and his heirs? Who knows? - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. – I may be the only one who still cares about this kind of heritage, somewhere in somebody’s hands. – JZ, 27.5.13. - INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

NATIONS: Any territorial "nation" consists out of a ruling class or group, its favorites and temporary supporters and a number of conquered, oppressed and exploited minority groups, however camouflaged this relationship has been. As a result, each nation resembles an overheated boiler without a safety valve. Individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for all minorities could provide the needed safety valve and would leave much more unified and agreeable and genuine nations behind, all merely exterritorially autonomous and to that extent rightful and harmless to outsiders. - J.Z.JZ 18.4.92, 13.1.93, 10.11.13. - NEED SAFETY VALVES

NATIONS: Are our nations today comparable to closed monasteries? How long did it take before monks gained the right to opt out of their monasteries? - J.Z.JZ, 17.5.92. - AS MONASTERIES OR NUNNERIES OR NURSERIES VS. PANARCHIES, SECESSIONISM

NATIONS: Beware of young nations. Their nationalists are young and energetic fools. – J.Z.JZ, 5.7.85. – Not that nationalism which is generations to centuries old can be considered as harmless. – JZ, 10.11.13.

NATIONS: But under the cover of the nation everything can be hid. The national flag covers every injustice, every inhumanity, every lie, every outrage, every crime. The collective responsibility of the nation (*) kills the sense of justice of the individual and brings man to the point where he overlooks injustice done, where, indeed, it may appear to him a meritorious act if committed in the interest of the nation.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture,  - (*) ? - Rather, the notion and practice of collective responsibility. – J.Z.JZ - & COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY 252. -

NATIONS: Caged animals … have been seen to destroy themselves utterly … Overt fighting has led to about 60 million deaths since 1820. … Has man caged himself in an artificial environment analogous to that of captive animals?” - H. N., in a review in PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS JOURNAL, Ref. No. 8658. – Prof. Rudy Rummel has indicated that the number of victims, of territorial politics, even apart from the war victims, is much higher, for the 20th century alone, over 200 million. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. – WAR & OTHER GOVERNMENTAL MASS MURDERS & TERRORISM, DEMOCIDE

NATIONS: Each territorial nation began as a dream and ended up as a nightmare. – J.Z.JZ, 3.12.90, at least for some of its subjects. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. – An honor roll for the few exceptions to this rule, during the last 200 years, should be compiled. – JZ, 27.5.13.

NATIONS: … every country was a group of people living a common myth.” - Robert Anton Wilson, The Earth Will Shake, 207. - Actually, all of them do not even have a single myth in common but the majority of them do share all too many myths. - J.Z.JZ, 22.1.02. – Most of the dissenting minorities do, usually have their own kinds of  myths, errors and prejudices. Most of them are even still territorialists as well. – JZ, 27.5.13. - COUNTRIES, STATES, MYTHOLOGY, MAJORITIES, MINORITIES

NATIONS: Every nation is today split by various trends of thought into dozens of parties whose activity destroys the feeling of national unity and brands as a lie the fable of the community of intellectual interests of the nation. Each of these parties has its own party program, in pursuit of which it attacks everything which threatens it and adores whatever …” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.269. - & PARTIES

NATIONS: Every nation ridicules other nations - and all are right.” – Arthur Schopenhauer - NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONS: Every national border in Europe marks the place where two gangs of bandits got too exhausted to kill each other anymore and signed a treaty. Patriotism is the delusion that one of these gangs of bandits is better than all the others.” - Robert Anton Wilson, The Earth Will Shake, p.100. - BORDERS, FRONTIERS, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, PATRIOTISM, WARS, PEACE BETWEEN WARFARE STATES, TREATIES

NATIONS: Human zoos under centralized mismanagement. Alas, with the consent of all too many of their victims. – J.Z.JZ, 19.4.93, 24.1.08. – They are also comparable to nation-wide prisons. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08, 11.1.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONS: I loathe all nations equally.” – Robert Anton Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati, p.40. - One cannot really hate a non-existent and only imagined nation but only the idea of it and intolerant actions and institutions that are coercively upheld in accordance with that idea. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08.

NATIONS: It is not so much that our nation is endangered but that the very existence of our nation in exclusive, coercive and territorial form endangers us. Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the term national. (A remark by Caroline Chisholm.) Whatever is only voluntary rarely makes enemies and if it does, it can be easily defended. But not with nuclear “weapons”, but, rather, by mobilizing our secret allies on the other side and making an alliance with them, over the heads of our rulers. – J.Z.JZ, 1.3.86, 24.1.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

NATIONS: It is the state which creates the nation, not the nation the state.” No individual, on this view, holds a place within the nation as he holds a place within his family or tribe, for there is no basic social tie, which binds him to the political body. “Belonging to a nation is never determined, as is belonging to a people, by profound natural causes; it is always subject to political considerations and based on those reasons of state behind which the interests or privileged minorities always hide.” – Rudolf Rocker, Partisans of Freedom, p.478. – STATE, GOVERNMENTS, PRIVILEGES, RULING MINORITIES, TERRITORIALISM, POWER ADDICTION, LEADERSHIP

NATIONS: Like Christ and his miracles, “Nations” are only “myths”. (p.42) “On general principles of law and reason”, they do not exist anywhere.” – Lysander Spooner, quoted by Chiveley, in his introduction to No Treason, VI, p. 5 of Works I. - “That is to say, neither the whole people of England, for example, nor any open, avowed, responsible body of men, calling themselves by that name, ever, by any open, written, or other authentic contract with each other, formed themselves into any bona fide legitimate association or organization. … “ – ( Spooner, p.42. ) – TERRITORIALISM INSTEAD OF VOLUNTARISM

NATIONS: National character is bad, … - Which national character? – The character of all nations.” – Hans Habe, Aftermath, p.47. – Just consider the numerous wrongful and often even beastly actions, which the national leaders have committed against the own subjects and the subject of other national leaders. – The statist, territorialist, often even slavish submissiveness of most of their subjects does not indicate much that could be counted as good character traits. – Being good warriors, marchers, flag wavers and shouters of wrongful and stupid slogans and being all too submissive tax slaves, is just not good enough. - J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09, 27.5.13. - NATIONAL CHARACTER

NATIONS: Nations are not economic, but political communities of men who agree among themselves on the way in which they are to live together. - Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics, 1956 in Mexico, from the English edition, D. Van NostrandCompany Inc., 1963, FEE edition, undated, p.74. – To some extent they are also social communities, not only economic and political ones. Obviously, they are made up also of women and children, whom he probably wished to include in his use of “men”, as human beings. However, I do strongly disagree that all the people in any country ruled by a territorial government, however democratically elected, do “agree among themselves on the way in which they are to live together.” – There are the greatest disagreements between them, leading all to often even to murders and, sometimes, even to mass murders. They are, partly, indicated by many political parties, religious and ideological as well as racial and cultural groups. If all of them were genuine volunteers and did fully agree with each other, then clashes between them would not happen. But they are not given their individual secessionist or minority group choice in this matter and the option to live under personal law, or exterritorial autonomy in their preferred way, at the own expense and risk. Instead, they are subjected, coercively but also constitutionally, legally and juridically, to territorial rule, at best (sometimes with the worst results) with the consent of the majority of the population or the active voters in it, periodically given to its territorial government. – JZ, 17.8.13. - NATIONALISM, PEOPLES, COUNRIES, TERRIOTORIALISM, STATES, GOVERNMENTS, MASS MURDERS, ETHNIC CLEANSING, TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY, LACK OF INDIVDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM,

NATIONS: Nations are not equivalent to persons. They are composed of persons - and the government often equated with "the country" is seldom, if ever, equivalent to the people of the country. If the people of a country, or some of them, are being bullied by their own government, might intervention be as much justified, perhaps even morally demanded, as in the case of the bully in the schoolyard?” - Stanley Schmidt, editorial, Internal Affairs, ANALOG, 2/89, pp 6 & 8. - & GOVERNMENTS VS. PERSONS OR INDIVIDUALS, COUNTRIES, TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE, MINORITIES, INTERVENTION

NATIONS: Nations have been born in war and expire in peace.” – Yates Sterling, quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – But since we never had as yet a complete peace but only armistices, with preparations for the next war, they still persist, as creatures of mythology, ignorance, stupidity, old habits and traditions, and popular errors and prejudices and also e.g. via the “peaceful” coercion against free trade, free migration, free investments and that of compulsory levying of taxation or tributes, supposedly via representative consent. – What would remain of “nations” could only be seen after a while, once individuals and dissenting minorities have been free to secede. - J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08, 27.5.13.

NATIONS: Nations, presently, but not necessarily so – are made up of people who were more or less coerced into one territorial organization, for an indefinite time, by a statist government. In reality, rightfully and morally, they can be no more than associations of volunteers with at least some common background, motivation, interest or degree of tolerance and never with an exclusive claim to any territory at all but, at least potentially, exterritorially fully autonomous, and thus peacefully coexisting with other kinds of communities, national and other ones. Caroline Chisholm’s saying applies: “Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the name national.” – J.Z.JZ, n.d., & 28.1.08. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM.

NATIONS: No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.” – Woodrow Wilson, Speech in N.Y., April 20, 1915. – No nation exists. If it did, it could not sit together. If it did, it would, as such an organization, have no judgment. Those few sitting “in judgment” know, primarily, only their power addiction. Judge them by the results of their addiction. – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. - COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

NATIONS: No one can move freely enough as long as he remains bound or in chains or incarcerated in nation-wide territorial prisons, under more or less absolute and authoritarian rulers, with some minority or even majority support. - Minorities and majorities have only the right to rule over themselves and any aggressors against them, as far as this is necessary, but not over any peaceful dissenters merely doing their own things to or for themselves. - So far not even religious liberty or religious tolerance is fully recognized everywhere, although it has made its peaceful case in many countries already for centuries. – J.Z.JZ, 28. 6. 06. - NATION-WIDE TERRITORIAL PRISONS: THE MODERN STATES OR COUNTRIES OR PEOPLES

NATIONS: Only weak nations have strong governments.” – CNT, Solidaridad Obrera, Barcelona), 1936, in “Smash the State”, p.43. – WEAKNESS, STRENGTH, GOVERNMENTS

NATIONS: Peace cannot be based on territorial nations. – J.Z.JZ, 9.10.79. – Nor can genuine and full freedom and justice. – Only some approximations to both can be thus achieved, none of them going far enough. For that complete voluntarism (apart from aggressors and other criminals with victims) is required, combined with full exterritorial autonomy under personal law. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. – PEACE.

NATIONS: Playboy: But what if the Christians are right and humans are basically evil, unready to go it alone socially or metaphysically? Hess: In that sad case it would be even more imperative to avoid the nation state, because then a basically flawed individual would be invested with the greatest possible power.” – Karl Hess, interview by PLAYBOY, 7/76. – POWER, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP

NATIONS: Since the world has been divided into nations too great to admit of being well governed, …” - Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Discourse on Political Economy, p.30. – How small would “nations” have to be to be well governed? The Greek city states were, obviously, already too large, so are modern city states, like Berlin, Bremen, Singapore, Hong Kong, even when they are better governed than still larger States. I hold that only governments or societies of volunteers can be “well governed”, at least by the standards of their own voluntary members. All others are at best only instances of lesser evils being chosen by individuals in the absence of choice of something better and lack of freedom to establish something better. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. – As territorial States all of them are too large. – JZ, 27.5.13. - Q., BIG GOVERNMENTS.

NATIONS: The are the spooked “horror houses” of horror films, that threaten to exterminate all of us. – J.Z.JZ, 12.2.87. - TERRITORIAL STATES, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

NATIONS: The couple hundred nations of this planet do not fight each other; they have no reason to.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.146. – Alas, they can be forced, by their territorial governments, to fight each other – for the benefit of these “leaders”. – J.Z.JZ, 7.10.07. - WARS, LEADERSHIP VS. SUBJECTS, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY

NATIONS: The essential flaw in the doctrine of national self-determination is that there exists nowhere in reality such a singular entity as a “nation” or a “people” which can be treated as if it were a single unit possessed of a single mind or a single purpose.” – Dr. Duncan Yuille, on nationalism, ca.1975.

NATIONS: The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes. - Stanley Kubrick - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Small nations are not safe from their own official criminals, either. – JZ, 24.3.12.  GREAT & SMALL, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONS: The indigenous people of Hawaii, said to amount to 20% of the population, have recently claimed independence, being dissatisfied with their status merely as members of another U.S. State. Sympathizing with some of the Red Indians aspirations, they aim at independence via a nation within the nation agreement, according to radio news that I just heard. - J.Z.JZ 14.1.93. - I know of no encouraging precedent for exterritorial autonomy among volunteers from Red Indians, Eskimos or minority groups of Asians. At most they want toleration for their religious rules. A lot of their newspapers and journals are microfilmed but I do not know them. During my U.S. trip I had no contact with Hawaii natives or reservation Indians. I would have liked to see whether some of the latter would be ready e.g. for a small-scale monetary revolution via their own shop currency. - J.Z.JZ, 14.1.93, 25.2.09. - NATIONS WITHIN NATIONS AGREEMENTS, MINORITY AUTONOMY, AGREEMENTS WITH DESCENDANTS OF DISPLACED NATIVES, ABORIGINES, PANARCHISM, MONETARY FREEDOM

NATIONS: The modern Bastille is the nation-state, no matter whether the jailers are conservative, liberal or socialist. That symbol of our enslavement must be destroyed if we ever want to be free again. The great revolution for the liberation of man has to be fought all over again.” – Emery Reeves. – STATE, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY STATE MEMBERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM.

NATIONS: The Nation is nothing at all but a simple force. Not in a single Nation are the people of one race, one history, one culture, nor the same political opinion or religious faith. They are simply human beings of all kinds, penned inside frontiers, which mean nothing whatever but military force. - The only thing that permits any of these Nations to exist, is the belief in the minds of almost all the persons penned inside these frontiers, that Government naturally controls their business, their work, their communications, their travels, their ale and tobacco and windows, and (to a greater or less extent) their newspapers, their public meetings, their theatres, their religion, and their personal habits. Workers have always been obliged to have permits to work, traders to trade, manufacturers to produce goods; communication and transportation have always belonged to Government; a new bathtub or a window in anyone’s house has always been Government’s affair; every contract between individuals must always be registered in a Government office (and taxed); a police agent always sits inside every apartment house or hotel entrance (and locks the doors at the evening hour set by the police chief) for Government must know everyone’s comings and goings and callers. (*) - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.139/40. - In some respects it is not as bad any more, in others it is worse, at least in some countries. – (*) Now there are ca. 5 million surveillance cameras in England alone. - J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08.

NATIONS: … the nation state impossible to defend … but old habits persist.” – H. N., in review, PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS JOURNAL, Ref. No. 33957. – I finally discontinued subscribing to it when I concluded that it is too poor in positive suggestions for peace making. – It just abstracted the popular views, including popular errors and prejudices, without criticizing them sufficiently. - J.Z.JZ, 28.11.07. - It should have been renamed: ABSTRACTS OF OPINIONS ON PEACE. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NATIONS: The nations must be redefined and reorganized from uniform and territorially exclusive and oppressive collectivist, centralized, monopolistic and coercive organizations with involuntary members and subjects into exterritorial communities and societies of volunteers only, all confined to exterritorial autonomy under personal laws and no borders to fight over and not confined to any territory, either. – They could, e.g. establish several world-wide communities or federations, all only for their volunteers. - J.Z.JZ, 13.2.92, 24.1.08, 11.11.13. - & PANARCHISM

NATIONS: The prison of the 19th and 20th century: the nation state.” – Source? Every territorial nation State is a prison – at least for some freedom lovers. – J.Z.JZ, 74. – But usually also for many other minorities and the majority is also subjected to a kind of prison discipline – and all too many love it, as territorialist statists, even when they are thereby victimized, without becoming aware of this. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08.

NATIONS: The radical and revolutionary view of the future of nationhood is, logically, that it has no future, only a past – often an exciting one, and usually a historically useful one at some stage. But lines drawn on paper, on the ground or in the stratosphere are clearly insufficient to the future of mankind.” – Karl Hess, Death of Politics, p.14. - TERRITORIALISM

NATIONS: The so-called “rise” or growth of nations is actually their decline. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.88. – “Like an anvil under one hammer, // United will all Germany stand, // …” - George Herwegh, long before WW I and WW II and their consequences. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. - RISE, GROWTH & DECLINE, TERRITORIALISM

NATIONS: There are no nations, but only persons.” – Boris Pasternak, Dr. Shivago, Fontana Pocketbook, p. 126. – Alas, not all persons are personalities or free and responsible individuals as yet. – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09.

NATIONS: There is no more natural and sensible reason for any Nation in Europe, than there is a reason why any State in this Union should be a nation. Germany is no more a German Nation than Wisconsin is, and Louisiana is a French Nation if France can claim to be. Normans and Gascons and Bretons and Provencals never mean France when they say, “my country”; they mean Normandy and Gascony and Brittany and Provence. Bavarians have not as much in common with Prussians as they have with Czechs, and Sicilians and Tuscans and Venetians and Neapolitans never have been Italians to each other.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.139. – Compulsory territorialism on a smaller scale is still wrong and makes claims to a non-existing uniformity for many parts of their populations. – Only volunteers can be sufficiently alike, even though they still do differ as individuals. Compulsory associationism is always wrong. - JZ, 11.11.13. - VOLUNTARISM

NATIONS: They have lawyers only to fight other lawyers, the way they have nations and governments to fight other nations and governments. – J.Z.JZ, 28.8.76. – LAWYERS, GOVERNMENTS

NATIONS: Twentieth century political thinking is incredibly primitive. The nation is personified as a living being with passions, desires, susceptibilities. The National Person is superhuman in size and energy but completely sub-human in morality … Men, who in private life behave as reasonable and moral beings, become transformed as soon as they are acting as representatives of a National Person into the likeness of their stupid, hysterical and insanely touchy tribal divinity.” – Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, 1937, p.40. – See: NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, CHAUVINISM, NATIONAL SOCIALISM

NATIONS: We have thought of ourselves as members of supremely meaningful and valuable communities – deified nations, divine classes and what not – existing within a meaningless universe. And because we have thought like this, rearmament is in full swing, economic nationalism becomes ever more intense, the battle of rival propaganda grows ever fiercer, and general war becomes increasingly probable.” – Aldous Huxley, p. 274/75 of Addresses, 1967, first published 1937.

NATIONS: While rejecting the artificial State and the atomistic society of capitalism, Landauer saw the nation as a peaceful community of communities: “Every nation is anarchistic, that is, without force; the conceptions of nations and force are completely irreconcilable.” – Peter Marshall: Demanding the Impossible, p.411. - FORCE & VOLUNTARISM, COMMUNITIES, SOCIETIES

NATIVE TITLE: We have all been wronged, for many generations, by many different territorial governments. Against whom can we now raise claims for indemnification? And we are still daily and greatly wronged, e.g. as tax slaves or tribute payers or serfs of legislative, executive and juridical lords of the realm and their bureaucrats. – J.Z.JZ, 27.3.95, 24.1.08. - FOR AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES

NATIVE: A non-White inhabitant of a region whose ancestors dispossessed the previous lot.” – Satirical definition by Poul Anderson, There Will Be Time, p.30. – Often the previous lot had also dispossessed the previous etc. - back into times unknown to us. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. – Natives have also been all too active exterminators of each other. For a long time they also used each other as a food reserve. – Who is to indemnify whom among their descendants? - J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. – JOKES

NATURAL & ENVIRONMENTALISM: The idea of “right-sizing” the human population is Nazi-like from the ground up. If I want and can support one thousand children, it’s no one else’s fucking business.J. Neil Schulman, - His books, quotes, articles, blogs and Facebook entries are online but copyrighted. – POPULATION, MALTHUSIANISM, FAMILY SIZE

NATURAL FREEDOM: … what state all men are naturally in, and that is, a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons, as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature, without asking leave, or depending upon the will of any other man.” – John Locke, Second Treatise on Civil Government, in Sir Ernest Barker, ed., Social Contract, New York: Oxford University Press, 1962, sec. 4, p.4. – Alas, that idea is still not fully understood and realized. – J.Z.JZ, 10.10.07. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

NATURAL GOVERNMENT: It is what E. C. Riegel has called “the natural government of man”. It governs the affairs of men in precisely the way that most people hope for from man-made governments.” – Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.27. – Most people, or the majority, is just not good enough to govern anyone but themselves. Mostly they are the most ignorant and prejudiced people. All peaceful minorities do have the right to govern themselves – but they, too, do not have the right to claim any territorial monopoly for themselves. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. – GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-CONTROL, SELF-DETERMINATION

NATURAL LAW: A law against Natural Law is void.” - James Otis. (Quoted in Read: Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.90.)

NATURAL LAW: All men's natural rights are co-extensive with natural law, the law of justice; or justice as a science. This law is the exact measure, and the only measure, of any and every man's natural rights. No one of these natural rights can be taken from any man, without doing him an injustice; and no more than these rights can be given to any one, unless by taking from the natural rights of one or more others.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.97. – I deny that anyone who criminally or aggressively denies individual rights and liberties to others can, still fully claim them for himself. All of them are only meant for moral and rational beings, who do, at least, respect these rights and liberties in others. – JZ, 11.11.13.

NATURAL LAW: All systems of preference or of restraint, being thus completely taken away, the obvious and simple system of natural liberty establishes itself of its own accord.” – Adam Smith, quoted in JLS, Fall 77, p.301. – NATURAL LIBERTY, LAISSEZ FAIRE, NATURAL HARMONIES, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, THE INVISIBLE HAND, FREE MARKETS

NATURAL LAW: And Anarchy began with the observation that the sole purpose of State legislators was to violate Natural Law.” – SEK3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.11. – ANARCHY, LAWS, LEGISLATORS, PARLIAMENTS, CONGRESS

NATURAL LAW: And yet, C. S. Lewis, the Rational Christian, deduces Natural Law from precisely the amazing amount of agreement between various codes for human behavior deduced by completely different cultures around the world.” - SEK3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.10. - I wish that a similar agreement had already been achieved upon all individual rights and liberties, not just some of them. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. - MORALITY, ETHICS, DECLARATIO OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NATURAL LAW: Any kind of thing existing in nature, a plant, a dog, a horse, has its own natural law, that is, the normality of its functioning, the proper way in which, by reason of its specific structure and specific ends, it “should” achieve fullness of being either in its growth or in its behavior.” – Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p. 78/89. - HUMAN RIGHTS FOR HUMAN BEINGS

NATURAL LAW: As to the nature of law, (Jo) Labadie held that "The best laws, the safest laws, and ... the only laws necessary for the guidance of human action are natural laws." Natural laws, according to him, are self-enforcing and require no political machinery to give them effect ...” - Reichert: Partisans of Freedom, p.324. – Alas, people are all too often insufficiently prepared for effective individual and private and voluntary group defence of their rights and liberties. Natural laws, rights and liberties of human beings against aggressors and criminals are not automatically enforced. – JZ, 11.11.13.

NATURAL LAW: Based upon the premise of “natural law” one can never arrive at the wrongs and absurdities of majoritarian direct or representative democracies. – J.Z.JZ, 15.1.00, 11.9.08.

NATURAL LAW: Bastiat spelled out his concept of moral law (frequently referred to as natural law) as the source of all life and progress - and thus the proper basis for all relationships among men.” - Dean Russell: Bastiat, 3.

NATURAL LAW: Black’s Law Dictionary defines the natural law in a purely rationalistic and non-theological manner: “Jus Naturale, the natural law, or law of nature; law, or legal principles, supposedly to be discoverable by the light of nature or abstract reasoning, or to be taught by nature, i.e. in advance of organized governments or enacted laws.” (3rd. Ed., p.1044). – Professor Patterson defines the natural law cogently and concisely as: “Principles of human conduct that are discoverable by ‘reason’ from the basic inclinations of human nature, and that are absolute, immutable and of universal validity for all times and places. This is the basic conception of scholastic natural law … and most natural law philosophers.” – Edwin W. Patterson, Jurisprudence: Men and Ideas of the Law (Brooklyn: The Foundation Press, 1953), p. 333.” – Annotation under Notes, No.2, in Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.7.

NATURAL LAW: But we can conquer Nature only by obeying her laws, and in order to obey those laws we must first learn what they are.” - Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man, p.78

NATURAL LAW: By reason ... I do not think is meant here that faculty of the understanding which forms trains of thought and deduces proofs, but certain definite principles of action from which spring all virtues and whatever is necessary for the proper moulding of morals ... reason does not so much establish and pronounce this law of nature as search for it and discover it ... Neither is reason so much the maker of that law as its interpreter.” - John Locke, Essays on the Law of Nature, 1676, ed. W. von Leyden, Oxford, 1954, p.111, quoted in F. A. Hayek: The Confusion of Language in Political Thought, p.23.

NATURAL LAW: Clearly, not just any rules will do; for no authority could be long sustained which clearly affronted its subjects' conception of natural right.” - William D. Burt, THE FREEMAN, April 75. – Territorialism and all its wrongs and harm have been continued for all too long because its victims still remain all too under-informed on or prejudiced against many of their natural rights and liberties and not even sufficiently interested in them to work towards finally providing a comprehensive declaration of all of them. Alas, that is also true for most anarchists and libertarians. – JZ, 11.11.13.

NATURAL LAW: Don't try to improve on the natural order of things. It always backfires.” - Bob Howard, "free enterprise”, 2/76.

NATURAL LAW: Edicts of kings, votes of legislatures, or even the vote of all the people in the world could not establish natural law. Justice could be reached only through reason. Most men erred in their reasoning because they were encumbered by selfish or limited interests. Being free of encumbrances, Spooner believed he had reached the truth. Having mastered the natural law, he vowed to advocate it whenever or wherever he could find an audience, because natural law should rule all men in or out of office.” - Chiveley, comment to Spooner, Works I, p.40, referring in the last part to Spooner to George Bradburn, 5.12.1847.

NATURAL LAW: Even a minority of one, if grounded upon a sound recognition of nature's laws, will prevail against an overwhelming majority.” - Prof. Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.126. – The question is: WHEN? Soon enough? Under panarchism it could simply opt out to do its own things – immediately. Why should it be under the control of the majority until it has convinced the majority that it is right? – We do not apply such a senseless rule in our daily lives. Why should we apply it in spheres, which governments have so far quite wrongfully monopolized? Surely no individual can rightfully declare a war upon a whole society or other State or nation and oblige all his countrymen to join him. However, private criminals commit such acts against their countrymen and foreigners all the time and territorial governments are only rarely able and willing to prevent them and to protect or indemnify the victims of these crimes. The excuse, that territorial governments are rightful and efficient protectors and defenders has long been proven to be invalid, in the eyes of any somewhat objective observer. – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09.

NATURAL LAW: Every non-invasive and non-aggressive individual and minority group has the individual and natural right to insist upon his and its full exterritorial autonomy. This becomes established via individual and minority group secessions and voluntary associationism. - J.Z.JZ 8.3.91, 14.1.93. - INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY RIGHTS, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

NATURAL LAW: For the reasons now given, the simple maintenance of justice, or natural law, is plainly the one only purpose for which any coercive power - or anything bearing the name of government - has a right to exist.” - Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.4. – Which territorial government has ever sufficiently fulfilled this duty? – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. – Q., DEFENCE, PROTECTION, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

NATURAL LAW: Freedom, as well as reason, which serves it as a torch, is all the wider and more perfect, the more it agrees with the order of nature, i.e. with necessity.” - (“Die Freiheit ebenso wie die Vernunft, die ihr im Menschen als Fackel dient, is um so groesser und vollkommener, als sie mehr mit der Ordnung der Natur, d.h. mit der Notwendigkeit, uebereinstimmt.”) - Proudhon, 1846. – NATURAL ORDER, SPONTANEOUS ORDER, HARMONY, NECESSITY

NATURAL LAW: His hope rested not in lawyers themselves but in natural law - a subject available and self-evident to all people (*) Once the people awoke to their rights, they would kill their rulers. If natural law was fully understood, revolutionaries when brought to trial could appeal beyond the government officials, beyond the legislatures, and beyond the judges, to the people sitting in the jury boxes.” - Charles Chiveley, introduction to Lysander Spooner, Collected Works, I, p.56.  (*) Micrographic and electronic text reproductions could help to make it so. – So far their enlightenment options are still vastly under-utilized. – J.Z.JZ – IF they achieved individual and group secessionism, combined with their preferred personal law, they could avoid tyrannicides and many other freedom fighting efforts. With their ignorance of, prejudices against and lack of interest in rightful alternatives to territorialism, the territorialists themselves become also and quite unintentionally and mostly unaware, its victims. – JZ, 11.11.13. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

NATURAL LAW: His system admittedly depended on the existence of a natural law. Today we are rather skeptical of such law; our behaviorists and psychoanalysts have shown how seldom men follow principles of reason. Before rejecting Spooner's ideas of natural law, we might ponder carefully his alternatives: either there are normative standards making justice possible, or there are no standards but force and violence. He laid it out clearly: "If there be, in nature, no such principle as justice, there is no moral standard, and never can-be any moral standard, by which any controversy whatever, between two or more human beings, can be settled in a manner to be obligatory upon either; and the inevitable doom of the human race must consequently be to be forever at war; forever striving to plunder, enslave, and murder each other; with no instrumentalities but fraud and force to end the conflict." - Lysander Spooner, Natural Law, p.15 - Chiveley's Introduction to Spooner, works, I, p.55. – JUSTICE, TERRITORIALISM, WAR, CRIME, ANIMOSITIES, CONFLICTS

NATURAL LAW: Honesty, justice, natural law," he writes, "is usually a very plain and simple matter, easily understood by common minds." Justice becomes perverted only when "laws" are ‘passed’." - Charles Chiveley's introduction to Spooner's Works I, p.4. – Or when and where individual rights and liberties remain insufficiently declared, known or appreciated. – JZ, 11.11.13. - LAWS VS. JUSTICE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NATURAL LAW: How could a physician hope to deal successfully with a case if he was told first, to lay aside all the general principles of health and disease; the laws affecting the temperature and the nutrition of the body; the circulation; the general course of the disease, its accompanying and its resulting dangers? Both astronomer and physician possess their power, such as it is, simply in virtue of the laws, which, as they have discovered, are invariably behind the facts. Facts not reduced to law can be of no practical service either to astronomer or physician. How can a politician dream that he exists in a different world from the physician and astronomer, and that it is given to him to use the facts which concern his trade, without understanding or caring to understand the laws of which they are but the expression?” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.134.

NATURAL LAW: If every citizen could be brought up to appreciate the beauty and harmony of the laws inherent in nature, he would be as incapable of establishing a tyranny as of enduring one. The society in which he lived would automatically be a natural society, a society of free consent, in which law and liberty are but two aspects of the same reality.” - From: "Social Relation and Freedom”, Modern Publishers Indore, p.45.

NATURAL LAW: If you drive out nature with a pitchfork it will, nevertheless, return.” (Naturam expellas furca, tamen, usque recurret.“ - - „Verjage die Natur mit der Mistgabel, sie kehrt doch wieder.“) – Horaz, Episteln, 1, 10, 42. - Compare: Destauches, Le Glorieux, III, 5: Vertreibt die Natur; sie kehrt im Galopp zurueck.“ (Drive out nature and she will return galloping.) - NATURE, FORCE, COERCION, LEGISLATION, LAWS, COERCION, COMPULSION

NATURAL LAW: If, finally, you shall find no such law, anywhere, nor be able to conceive of any such law yourself, I take the liberty to suggest that it is your imperative duty to submit the question to your associate legislators; and, if they can give no light on the subject, that you call upon them to burn all the existing statute books of the United States, and then to go home and content themselves with the exercise of only such rights and powers as nature has given to them in common with the rest of mankind.” – Lysander Spooner, conclusion of Letter to Thomas Francis Bayard, II, Boston, May 27th., 1882, Works I.

NATURAL LAW: In fact, the legal principles of any society can be established in three alternative ways: (a) by following the traditional custom of the tribe or community; (b) by obeying the arbitrary, ad hoc will of those who rule the State apparatus; or c) by the use of man’s reason in discovering the natural law – in short, by slavish conformity to custom, by arbitrary whim, or by use of man’s reason. … Here we may simply affirm that the latter method is at once the most appropriate for man at his most nobly and fully human, and the most potentially “revolutionary” vis à vi and given status quo.” – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.17. – Here he has certainly not taken the alternatives of diverse panarchies of volunteers into consideration. - A fourth way consists in allowing individuals to secede from the territorial law community they are living in and to choose or establish for themselves and other such secessionists another one, under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy, corresponding to their own errors, insights or prejudices. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08.

NATURAL LAW: In the following passage, legal scholar George Padoux (preface to LEANG KI-TCHAO, 1926) summarizes the general philosophy of life that underlay the Chinese system of law and-justice. 'Since the dawn of its history, China has believed in the existence of a natural order of things, or law of Nature, including all parts of the universe and adjusting them harmoniously with one another. This order of Nature was not made; it exists and is its own reason for existence. Humanity is a part of it, and must conform to it ... This natural law does not yield precedence to positive law, i.e., laws representing human experience and wisdom. ... ' - A Chinese will regard as binding a rule promulgated even by doubtful constitutional authority if he deems it conformable to 'the edicts from on high'; and he will deem himself free to disregard it if he finds it in disaccord with the natural law ...” - LE-FEVRE'S JOURNAL, Winter 1975. – If that were true for all Chinese then they would, long ago, have become the most free, just, peaceful, enlightened and prosperous people on Earth. – JZ, 11.11.13. - CHINA

NATURAL LAW: It is significant that he quotes from Vattel’s Principles de la Loi Naturelle in the course of his argument. When he writes that ‘there can be no prescription old enough to supersede the law of nature and the grant of God Almighty, who has “given all men a right to be free”, he has really abandoned the logic of English constitutional law for the revolutionary logic of a higher and diviner law.” – Sir Ernest Barker, Traditions of Civility, p.303, on James Otis. – Constitutions can be a holy grail, book or Bible only for individuals and groups, as long as they do subscribe to them and confine their actions to their own affairs. – I never found or heard of a constitution that recognized all individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 11.11.13. - CONSTITUTIONALISM

NATURAL LAW: It is the science which alone can tell a man what he can, and cannot, do; what he can, and cannot have; what he can, and cannot, say, without infringing the rights of any other person.” – Lysander Spooner: Natural Law.

NATURAL LAW: Later thinkers noticed that human beings always live fuller, more satisfied lives when free than when enslaved. They called this regularly a natural law, too.” – Jeff Riggenbach, NEW LIBERTARIAN, 15, August 85, p.15. – FREEDOM, SLAVERY

NATURAL LAW: Lawmakers, as they call themselves, might just as well claim the right to abolish, by statute, the natural law of gravitation, the natural laws of light, heat, and electricity, and all the other natural laws of matter and mind, and institute laws of their own in the place of them and compel conformity to them, as to claim the right to set aside the natural law of justice, and compel obedience to such other laws as they may see fit to manufacture, and set up in its stead.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.4. – LAW, LEGISLATION, TERRITORIALISM

NATURAL LAW: Laws- just laws, natural laws - are not made, they are discovered.” - Albert Parsons, on being sentenced to hang, 1886.

NATURAL LAW: leaving out of account the law of family, Duguit finds only three fundamental rules and no more - freedom of contract, the inviolability of property, and the duty to compensate another for damage due to one s fault.” - Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, p.454. – Why do so many writers attempt to reduce all natural laws or human rights to a few only, which can be expressed in a single sentence or paragraph? Is the topic not important enough to be expressed in sufficient detail? How many, have concluded so far, from the above general terms, upon the right of individuals and minorities to secede and to rule themselves under personal law, i.e. exterritorial autonomy? How many have derived all the economic, monetary and financial rights from such wordings? Why should we be prepared to fill many pages upon the purchase of a car or some real estate contract but not take man’s individual rights and liberties serious enough to go to some lengths and details to describe them? – J.Z.JZ, 24.2.09. – INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, AN IDEAL DECLARATION IS REQUIRED STILL! Q.

NATURAL LAW: Libertarianism, then, is based squarely on what used to be called the tradition of natural rights, holding that every human being has the right to life, liberty and justly acquired property - property acquired by transforming un-owned natural resources by their own effort or by engaging in peaceful exchange of their own thought and labor for that of others ...” - Roy Childs, Liberty Against Power, p.7.

NATURAL LAW: Locke’s description of the state of nature as a place where men enjoy “perfect freedom to order their actions and dispose of their possessions as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature, without asking leave or dependency upon the will of any man”. – JLS, Fall 77, p.147/48.

NATURAL LAW: Man can work with natural laws, but he cannot possibly direct, change or inflict his will against nature without disastrous results.” - Dr. J. A. S. Sage: Live to Be 100, p.109.

NATURAL LAW: Natural law and nature’s laws rather than “God’s” laws or man’s laws. – J.Z.JZ, 6.5.93, 24.1.08.

NATURAL LAW: Natural Law is historically the power in oppressed person’s defence against established churches and States.” - SEK3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85.

NATURAL LAW: Natural Law is simply conceptualization of the objective workings of human action.” - SEK3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.10.

NATURAL LAW: Natural Law is the science of men's rights. ... It is impossible that men can have any right (either in person or in property), in violation of Natural Law. - For natural law is justice itself ... the nature of justice can no more be altered by legislation than the nature of numbers can be altered by the same means.” – Lysander Spooner.

NATURAL LAW: Natural Law or The Science of Justice: A Treatise on Natural Law, Natural Justice, Natural Rights, Natural Liberty, and Natural Society; Showing That All Legislation Whatsoever Is An Absurdity, A Usurpation, And A Crime.” – Lysander Spooner. – Title of one of his best essays. - J.Z.JZ - NATURAL LAW VS. LEGISLATION, NATURAL JUSTICE, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL LIBERTY -

NATURAL LAW: Natural law, in regard to all human rights, is capable of being ascertained with nearly absolute certainty.” - Lysander Spooner, Poverty, p.63. – So why has so far no one provided a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties and why is there almost not attempt to do so, not even among today’s anarchists and libertarians? – JZ, 11.11.13.

NATURAL LAW: Natural Law, is it obligatory for all or optional for individuals and volunteer groups in their self-concerned activities? - "... any act of any individual or any government inconsistent with natural justice and men's natural rights is unlawful and invalid. Under Spooner's definition of law, legislation and law-making is necessarily subject to natural law and natural justice. The idea that government of any majority of people have the inherent right to restrain others from the exercise of their natural rights - by way of lawmaking - 'is as sheer an imposture as the idea of the divine right of kings to reign ...' - And the idea of any necessary or inherent authority in legislation, as such, is an equal imposture. - 'If legislation be consistent with natural justice ... it is obligatory', if not, not." - Carl Watner, on Spooner, in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.124, quoting Spooner, The Unconstitutionality of Slavery, p.8. - All this is right but only for territorial, coercive, monopolistic and sovereign States and laws. One should distinguish between imposed (at least upon involuntary victims and upon dissenters) constitutions, laws and governments, judges and courts, administrations and police forces etc. and individually chosen or agreed-upon ones. Furthermore, one should distinguish laws, conditions and institutions to which one remains constitutionally bound to one's own former choices, or those of one's ancestors, even once one has changed one's mind or when the conditions have changed, and a state of affairs where individuals can freely opt out of what they formerly found attractive and voluntarily contracted for. Spooner's and Watner's kind of absolutist approach and interpretation, understandable with regard to the imposition and coercive maintenance of any kind of slavery, has, by being indiscriminately applied, so far prevented most anarchists and libertarians from comprehending and approving panarchism and from achieving it and thus achieving any form of anarchism for their kinds of anarchists, and any forms of libertarianism for their kinds of libertarians and any form of statism for their kinds of statists only, which would, naturally, require that none of them is granted a territorial monopoly. A principle or dogma should never be insisted upon so absolutely that it ignores or demolishes our realistic self-liberation rights, liberties and opportunities and those of others, who are at different stages of personal knowledge and development, just because these rights, liberties and opportunities are not absolutistic, perfect and fully claimed and realized by and for all. One should also realize that e.g. criminals, whether individual or organized ones, may not want and have contracted rightful and suitable controls over their criminal activities against others (against their victims), but they do, nevertheless, have to be resisted and controlled, forcefully, if necessary, to the extent that this can be rightfully and effectively done, never minding their dislikes and protests. - J.Z.JZ 15.1.93, 17.9.04, 28.5.13, 11.11.13. - & OBLIGATION, DUTY, RESPONSIBILITY

NATURAL LAW: Natural law, notice, is not claimed as Invention. It is discovered, not invented. It is immutable to the subjective whims of the State’s Rulers.” - SEK3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.1. – LAWS, LEGISLATION, RULERS, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP

NATURAL LAW: Natural laws have no pity.” - Robert Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus Long. - J.Z.JZ: Those applying between rational human beings have something much better, namely the justice resulting from the realization of individual human rights, those fitting the nature of human beings and their relations with each other. - J.Z.JZ, 24.11.05.

NATURAL LAW: natural rights are supposed to receive protection, not to provide it. … The function of natural law is not to protect any claims, but rather to tell us which claims deserve protection.” - Roderick T. Long, The Nature of Law, IV. - While this is true for most classical human rights, it is hardly true for those rights which are intended to help protect other rights, like the right to resist, revolt, commit tyrannicide, to help liberate innocents, the right to individually secede from oppressive regimes, the right to refuse to accept deteriorated government money and to issue and accept sound and competitive private currencies instead, the right to bear arms for the protection of individual rights and to militarily organize and train oneself for the protection of individual rights. - J.Z.JZ, 1.2.02. - HUMAN RIGHTS, PROTECTION

NATURAL LAW: Natural rights are those which grow out of the nature of man.” - Black's Law Dictionary. – MAN, HUMAN NATURE, RIGHTS

NATURAL LAW: Nature never breaks her own laws.” - Leonardo da Vinci.

NATURAL LAW: Nature, as far as I know, is not personified and does not object to how much of it is understood, used or misused. If natural law is understood and cooperation ensues, nature will favor the cooperator. If misunderstanding or misuse ensues, unpleasant consequences may follow. But in the latter case, the individual brings the difficulty on himself; there is no natural (*) supernatural interventionist of which I am aware.” – Robert LeFevre, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p. 12. – A society of free individuals will cooperate with the natural law individuals and resist the aggressors against natural law. – (*) or? – J.Z.JZ, 29.4.89.

NATURAL LAW: Nature's laws are always enforced.” - Prof. Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, p.126. – Alas, the natural laws between human beings are only indirectly enforced, namely through the disastrous consequences of them being ignored or suppressed. All of recorded history is a lesson for this. - J.Z.JZ, 24.11.05. – But all of these lessons have still to be sufficiently written up – primarily in an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties. Or do you know anyone who is fully aware of all of them? – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. – Q., IDEAL HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NATURAL LAW: Oh, these grand, immutable, all-wise laws of natural forces, how perfectly they would work if human legislators would only let them alone! But no, they must be tinkering.” - Andrew Carnegie, quoted in SATURDAY REVIEW, 10.7.76. – Are those passing laws familiar with all natural laws and individual human rights and liberties? – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. – If they were aware of them – would they pass most of the laws, which they do pass now? – JZ, 28.5.13. - LEGISLATORS, LAWS, PARLIAMENTS, LAWYERS, PARLIAMENTS, Q.

NATURAL LAW: one unalterable law indicated by nature herself." - source? – Where, when and by whom was it fully put into clear text? Is it clearly enough indicated with such a record? – JZ, 11.11.13.

NATURAL LAW: Only natural law is stable.” - J. G. Seume, Autobiography, p.96. - The laws or legislation of legislators are forever changing and mostly unjust, i.e., contrary to natural law and genuine individual human rights and liberties. - J.Z.JZ, 24.11.05, 19.11.10. - Compare: “Die Natur macht keine Spruenge.” – author? (Nature does not jump.) – Apart from e.g. mutations and some nuclear phenomena. But it produced some pretty good jumpers, like e.g fleas. – And sudden and spectacular “shorts”, like “lightening”. - J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09.

NATURAL LAW: Otis advances the view that an act of parliament against any of God’s natural laws, which are immutably true, would be contrary to truth, equity, and justice, and consequently void; and he proceeds to the conclusion that it has been – and still, by implication, should be – the function of the judges to declare the nullity of any such act.” – Sir Ernest Barker, Traditions of Civility, p.302, on James Otis. – Ulrich von Beckerath’s view was that an ideal militia of volunteers for the protection of individual rights and liberties – still to be established, even to be fully discussed, would be the ultimate arbiter and sovereign force to uphold these rights, independent of any government, society or jurisdiction. It would involve all citizens sufficiently enlightened and interested in this respect. I share this view. – He also asserted that Robert Owen, on his death-bed would have stated that without an ideal militia the required social reforms could neither be achieved nor maintained. – He got this information from one of the biographies of R. O., which was, probably, burnt with his library in Nov. 1943. – I have not found this reference as yet. – The wonders of the Internet: A quick Google search of “Robert Owen” + militia brought me the “chance” to look at 3240 references and showed up only the first page of them. Now I will not take the time to peruse them. Some of his descendants were involved with militias. - J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. – I wish all sensible discussions of ideal militias were pulled together, at least electronically, in an anthology. That wrongfully organized and motivated and commanded militias have done much wrong and could still do much wrong, I do not deny. – There are so many writings on statist military forces – and so few on rightful and voluntary military organizations. One of the reasons for this is, naturally, that there were so few of them and these were still not sufficiently enlightened. - J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. & MILITIA, LAWS, NULLIFICATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, JUDGES

NATURAL LAW: Responding spontaneously to the laws of social economy and moral right which are independent of any man or legislative power, Proudhon argued, man is free, for 'it is the individual's privilege to recognize these laws (*), his honor to obey them'. (**) Obviously, Proudhon belongs to that school of natural right which holds that there is an order implicit in nature that is greater in wisdom and compassion than any man-made institution or system of justice can ever hope to be, and that a viable social order, therefore, can only be established where the basis of that order springs from man's 'natural constitution' rather than an artificial order dependent upon some political charter. (***) - What Proudhon has in effect proposed here is a theory of laissez-faire that is faithful to the spirit of that theory as it was presented by Adam Smith and other eighteenth century thinkers of the Enlightenment. Convinced that man is a social as well as an economic being, and that men, therefore, have the capacity of settling their differences equitably without help from outside, the Enlightenment stood ready to discard the institution of the state and rely wholly upon the social instincts of men for the purposes of self-government. The inevitable consequence of a society organized after the principle of laissez-faire is bound to be serendipitous, according to Proudhon, because it draws upon the full range of human potentiality for social progress." - W. O. Reichert, in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, P.143/144. - Voluntary laws, laws for volunteers only, may contain arrangements contrary to natural justice. But individuals remain free to withdraw from them and their restrictions of individual rights, at any time (as long as they have committed no offences against individual rights). They are to that extent voluntary slaves but only as long as they want to be. – (*) Or, internally, among and with like-minded people, to disobey them! - (**) or not! - (***) Nothing wrong with such charters, as long as they remain exterritorially confined to volunteers! – J.Z.JZ, 1.7.92, 15.1.93. - PROUDHON, PANARCHIES, LAISSEZ FAIRE, STATES & AUTONOMOUS SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS

NATURAL LAW: Society … only exists if the Natural Right derived from Natural Law is respected. Each and every violation is a corrosion of Society until is ability to self-repair is overcome and Hobbes’ War of All Against All ensues.” – SEK 3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.15. - & SOCIETY

NATURAL LAW: Society, according to the Economists of the eighteenth century, is organized on the basis of natural laws, whose essence is Justice and Utility. When these laws are misunderstood, society suffers. When they are fully respected, society enjoys the greatest possible abundance and justice reigns in human relations. - Gustave de Molinari, Les Soirées de la Rue Saint-Lazare: Entretiens sur les lois économiques et défense de la propriété (1849) | HT: Online Library of Liberty | - Les Soirées de la Rue Saint-Lazare: Entretiens sur les lois économiques et défe - - The Online Library of Liberty is provided in order to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals by making freely available on the internet the classic texts in the classical liberal and free market traditions. – Quoted by Giancarlo Ibarguen on Facebook, 5.3.12. - - Albert Loan on Facebook 5.3.12: See for an English translation by Roderick T. Long.

NATURAL LAW: Spontaneously evolved theory and practice of law to fill in the gaps of the natural rights theory.” – George Smith, 8.1.91. – That, too, remained largely a utopia, I believe. However, we might approach it via long-term and free competition between all the various panarchies, which free men would form for themselves and like-minded people. – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. – PANARCHISM, LAWS, JUDGES, LAWYERS

NATURAL LAW: Statute law is not based on natural law; they are the antithesis of each other.” - Sprading: Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.20. - LAWS

NATURAL LAW: the conclusion, reached by individuals in virtually all nations, races, climes and conditions of life that there are certain types of behavior which people ought to have and still other types which the people ought not to have.” - SEK3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.12.

NATURAL LAW: The distinguishing doctrines of the Physiocrats were that a so-called natural condition or order exists in society, the violation of which causes all the evils suffered by man; that in this natural order man has a fundamental and inalienable right to freedom of person, opinion, property, contract, or exchange.” - Bliss, Enyclopedia of Social Reform, Physiocrats. – “or” exchange? or: “and” exchange? – JZ.

NATURAL LAW: the fact that natural law theorists derive from the very nature of man a fixed structure of law independent of time and place, or of habit or authority or group norms, makes that law a mighty force for radical change.” – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.19. – The progress will be faster when all are free to progress towards that ideal only at their own speed, in accordance with their own beliefs, convictions and experiences, helped by what they are willing and able to learn from the experiences of others, all around them, also doing their own things. If the most advanced community tried to enforce its ideal territorially upon the rest, it would maximize resistance and opposition and might end up defeated, without its ideal constitution or conditions. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. - VERSUS POSITIVE LAW, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAWS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM,

NATURAL LAW: the idea of the limitation of the sovereignty of parliament by ‘natural laws which are immutably true’ is an idea based on the dictum of an English judge of the seventeenth century, Hobart, who had declared in 1614 (*) that an act of parliament against natural equity is void in itself, for ‘jura naturae sunt immutabilia,’ and they are ‘leges legum’. (On the other hand, this dictum of Hobart stands solitary and unparalleled, except for the statement of a similar view by Camden in the House of Lords in 1766; and though Otis affirms the contrary, it seems never to have been applied by any English court.) The proposition of Otis also looks forward, in the sense that the idea of judicial disallowance of legislative acts which are contrary to a higher and overriding law is a herald and forerunner of the power which the federal Supreme Court eventually came to assume after 1787.” (**) – Sir Ernest Barker, Traditions of Civility, p.302. - (*) I believe that the idea of natural law goes back much further, even to the ancient Chinese, Greeks and Romans. – But presently I will not spend time to confirm that belief by corresponding quotes. - (**) Well, have the Supreme Courts of any country so far shown sufficient knowledge and respect for natural law and individual rights and liberties? I would like to see some evidence for that. - J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08.

NATURAL LAW: the language of statutes and constitutions shall be construed, as nearly as possible, consistently with natural law.” - Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works II, p.135.

NATURAL LAW: The law of nature is perceptible to the eye of reason.” - Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, p.38, ascribing this view to Locke. – If it is, why haven’t reasonable people so far compiled and published a complete declaration of natural law, natural rights, individual rights and liberties. Why do I find it so difficult to impossible to find anarchists and libertarians interested in this project? – JZ, 11.11.13.

NATURAL LAW: The law of nature, being co-eval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is superior in obligation to every other. It is binding all over the glove, in all countries, and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this, and such of them as are valid derive their force and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from the original.” – Blackstone – How can something be morally binding when it has never as yet been fully and clearly expressed in words? Aren’t at least serious attempts to do so long overdue by now? – JZ, 11.11.13.

NATURAL LAW: The laws of physics, chemistry and mathematics are not a good idea. They are immutable natural laws. The laws of economics are not a good idea. They are immutable natural laws. There is nothing wrong with these natural laws and only fools attempt to 'improve' them.” - GOOD GOVERNMENT, April 83, then edited by W. A. Dowe, p.1.

NATURAL LAW: The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature, because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual.” - Bakunin, God and State. (Seldes, p.562) – Another version: The liberty of man consists solely in this: that he obeys natural laws because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been externally imposed upon him by any extrinsic will whatever, divine or human, collective or individual. - Mikhail Bakunin – LIBERTY & OBEDIENCE

NATURAL LAW: The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.” – Samuel Adams, The Rights of the Colonists (1772) - James Delnort – Facebook, 6.2.13.

NATURAL LAW: the philosophy of natural law defends the rational dignity of the human individual and his right and duty to criticize by word and deed any existing institution or social structure in terms of those universal moral principles which can be apprehended by the individual intellect alone.” – John Wild, Plato’s Modern Enemies, p.176, quoted in Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.18. – Not only the subscribers to Natural Law are entitled to their own communities of volunteers, as long as they do not infringe the natural law rights or individual rights and liberties that members of other communities claimed for themselves. I envision a great variety of statist, libertarian and anarchist panarchies and polyarchies, but also a strong tendency towards more and more freedom in all those, which have not already realized all known liberties and rights within their community. Let them advance at their own speed, or stagnate or regress at their own risk and expense. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08.

NATURAL LAW: The physical world, like the cave’s flickering images, is untidy, shifting and out of focus. But there is order and purpose in the confusing kaleidoscope. Things happen according to immutable laws – laws governing life on earth, laws governing movement in the heavens, laws of logic governing thoughts, and moral laws governing behavior. None of these laws can be seen or touched; yet they are real nonetheless – more real, essentially, than the objects they govern. If Plato had known Newton’s law of gravity, he would have considered it more real than any falling apple. – From an article on Greece. Author and periodical presently unknown to me. – J.Z.JZ

NATURAL LAW: the principal lasting modernizing effect of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century natural-law theorists was their limitation of the social impact of religious belief. By arguing that all men are equal before the natural law, and that all institutions are to be submitted equally to the same criteria concerning their conformity to this law, they postulated equally applicable sets of measures to man and his social doings. To hold that natural law is the same for all is not to argue that all men are empirically equal before that natural law, but at least it opens the door for thinking that all men are touched with grace, and so takes a step toward removing religion as a measure of worth determining a man's secular position. In addition, these theorists established a basis for reconciling individual with social good by proposing identical criteria for the ethical judgment of each.” - Silvert, Man's Power, p.120.

NATURAL LAW: The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles.” - John Adams, To Jefferson, June 20, 1815. – Do the laws of human nature or only the laws religions and powerful politicians impose upon men? – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09, 11.11.13. - GOD'S OR NATURE’S LAW OR THE LAWS OF KINGS, PRIESTS, POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM

NATURAL LAW: the right which a man has to do the things which are fit for his enjoyment.” - Quesnay, Le Droit Naturel. – Are pleasure, happiness or enjoyment to be the supreme standard? – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. – UTILITARIANISM, HEDONISM, Q.

NATURAL LAW: The rules of justice discernable by right reason.” - Source unknown to me. - J.Z.JZ – Compare: The law of nature is perceptible to the eye of reason.” - Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, p.38, ascribing this view to Locke.

NATURAL LAW: The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by human power. This is what is called the law of nature, which being coeval with mankind and dictated by God himself, is, of course, superior in obligation to any other. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times.” - Alexander Hamilton. – Then why are so many still unaware of them or so disrespectful towards them? – JZ, 11.11.13.

NATURAL LAW: The world is so constituted, socially and economically, that if you allow the natural law to function then you will get not only a free society but a rich one and a just one, in which, in the long run, revolution and war would make no sense, and in which, … men would breathe freely. It is no exaggeration to say that all the seemingly intractable economic problems of modern society born both of the social maladjustments referred to and of the very misguided attempts to deal with them, would disappear.” – Frank McEachran, PROGRESS, 6/77. – WAR, PEACE, REVOLUTION, FREE SOCIETY

NATURAL LAW: There are some writers ... contending that the code of Nature exists in the future and is the goal to which all civil laws are moving, but ...” - H. J. S. Maine: Ancient Law, p.43. – I am still very much under the impression that most “positive” laws, at least under territorialism, do go in the opposite direction. – Under the personal laws of panarchism this trend might become reversed. – J.Z.JZ, 25.2.09. – LAWS, PANARCHISM VS. STATISM

NATURAL LAW: There demonstrably are social laws, which must be obeyed in the same sense that the law of gravity must be obeyed by willful human beings. That is, driving off a cliff with my car and demanding the result to be that I reach the other side as in an animated cartoon, is a violation of the Law of Gravity. (*) Similarly, defrauding my trading partners in an agora and expecting the agoric relations to continue unaffected is a violation of socio-economic Natural Law. If I am discovered, it will go, particularly badly for me, but even if I am not, the general collapse of trust necessary for ease of exchange will grow, to my increased annoyance and frustration.” – SEK3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.15. - - (*) Not that of humor. – J.Z.JZ

NATURAL LAW: there is and can be, correctly speaking, no law but natural law. There is no other principle or rule, applicable to the rights of men, that is obligatory in comparison with this, in any case whatever. And this natural law is no other than that rule of natural justice, which results either directly from men’s natural rights, or from such acquisitions as they have a natural right to make, or from such contracts as they have a natural right to enter into.” – Lysander Spooner, “What Is Law?” – Chapter I of Part I of The Unconstitutionality Of Slavery, 1845.

NATURAL LAW: There is plenty, and for all, he maintains, if production and trade were freed from the shackles of institutions founded on ignorance of the natural laws of economics. In this respect - his insistence that natural laws obtain in the realm of economics even as they do in the physical sciences - he traces his intellectual lineage back to the classicists, or old-fashioned liberals.” - Frank Chodorov: Out Of Step, on Henry George, p.62.

NATURAL LAW: Therefore, the difference between Natural Law and government law is that Natural Law demands freedom, while government law demands that certain men obey other men.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.32. – LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, FREEDOM VS. TERRITORIALLY ENFORCED OBEDIENCE

NATURAL LAW: This impossibility of any man's delegating any legislative power whatever necessarily results from the fact that the law of nature has drawn the line, and the only line - and that, too, a line that can never be effaced nor removed - between each man's own inherent and inalienable rights of person and property, and each and every other man's inherent and inalienable rights of person and property. It, therefore, necessarily fixes the unalterable limits, within which every man may rightfully seek his own happiness, in his own way, free from all responsibility, to, or interference by, his fellow men, or any of them.” – Lysander Spooner, Letter to Thomas Francis Bayard, 1882, Works I, p.5.

NATURAL LAW: those unalterable relations, which Providence has ordained that every thing should bear to every other. These relations, which are truth itself, the foundation of virtue, and, consequently, the only measures of happiness, should be likewise the only measures by which we should direct our reasoning. To these we should conform in good earnest; and not to think to force nature, and the whole order of her system by a compliance with our pride and folly, to conform to our artificial regulations. It is by a conformity to this method we owe the discovery of the few truths we know, and the little liberty and rational happiness we enjoy. We have somewhat fairer play than a reasoner could have expected formerly; and we derive advantages from it which are very visible.” - Sprading, on Edmund Burke, p.61. – LAW, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS

NATURAL LAW: Those who want to command nature must learn to know its law and its laws and they can profit only by using them to their own advantage and that of their associates, trading partners, clients or customers. – Not only our bodies and minds are subject to natural laws but also our institutions and relationships are subject to natural law. We cannot get away from the consequence of trying to ignore these laws and this law. - J.Z.JZ, n.d., & 24.1.08.

NATURAL LAW: True law is right reason conformable to nature, universal, unchangeable, eternal, whose commands urge us to duty, and whose prohibitions restrain us from evil … This law cannot be contradicted by any other law, and is not liable either to derogation or abrogation. Neither the senate nor the people can give us any dispensation for not obeying this universal law of justice. It needs no other expositor and interpreter than our own conscience. It is not one thing at Rome, and another at Athens; one thing to-day, and another to-morrow; but in all times and nations this universal law must forever reign, eternal and imperishable.” - Cicero, On the Commonwealth, (De re publica), tr. in Bohn’s Classical Library, London, Belle and Daldy, 1872. - Did such thoughts induce Cicero to dare call for the abolition of slavery, or of taxes or monetary despotism, anywhere, at any time? – Is our consciences or our moral sense always a reliable guide? - J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08, 11.11.13. - LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, JUSTICE, MORALITY, CONSCIENCE, Q.

NATURAL LAW: Under Natural Law which is embodied in Common Law and enshrined in the Constitution, your right to your life, your liberty, your property and the pursuit of your own happiness, is ABSOLUTE. The only valid function of government is the protection of these Natural Law rights (*); anything else is usurpation and oppression. - “… to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” – Declaration of Independence - Government, according to the Constitution, has only those rights and powers delegated to it by its citizens. (**) Any right not possessed by the individual (***) cannot be delegated. Since I have no right to your life, liberty or property, there is no way I can delegate that right to any government I may create. And there is no way our government can legally or morally arrogate to itself rights and powers not specifically possessed by its citizens nor delegated to it.” - Source? - Lysander Spooner: Natural Law? - (*) Is that really a working function of any territorial government? - (**) Individually, not collectively! - (***) Underlined by me. - J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM.

NATURAL LAW: What David Hume called the "three fundamental laws of nature, that of the stability of possession, of transference by consent, and of the performance of promises." – Quoted where?

NATURAL LAW: You are free. The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. – Samuel Adams, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 31.8.13. – N. A.: absolutely. -  INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

NATURAL LIVING: claimed they lived as an integral part in “Nature’s Plan”. … she’d observed that intelligent life always forces nature to operate according to its plans. … Nature’s ‘plan’ for mankind, … is that we should still be shivering in damp cave on Earth somewhere, gnawing wormy berries, sandy tubers, and raw meat, and dying of old age before we turn thirty.” – L. Neil Smith, Taflak Lysander, p. 95, Avon Books, New York, 1988. - INTELLIGENT LIFE, BACK TO NATURE OR FORWARD WITH NATURE?

NATURAL MONEY: So the people must choose between political money, of which they may try another issue or series, and natural money.” – Dr. Hans Sennholz, THE FREEMAN, 2/75. VS. POLITICAL MONEY – MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, FREE BANKING VS. CENTRAL BANKING

NATURAL MONOPOLIES: A situation in which you are so appropriate to the needs and desires of your customers, friends, or lover that competition is relatively powerless to affect the relationship.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.391. – Here he did not define those natural monopolies that people have often been complaining about, e.g. an ideal location for a hydroelectric dam. Hertzka’s “open cooperatives” are probably still the best way to deal with them. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08.

NATURAL MONOPOLIES: Do you believe in Natural Monopolies? -  Jebediah Cole –While e.g. the owners of fertile land have millions of competitors all over the world, how many competitors are there for the owners of land suitable for a large dam for irrigation and power production? Theodor Hertzka, describing in at least 2 utopian books, "Freeland" and "Travel to Freeland", the concept and practice of "open cooperatives", shows a libertarian way in which this kind of natural monopoly could become socialised in a libertarian way, respecting all the property rights of investments in such lands and giving labor no more than market returns for the labor in such enterprises. Hertzka wanted this concept generally applied but those who studied him and are also anarchists, came to the conclusion that it should be mainly only applied to "natural monopolies" i.e. capital values not mainly or exclusively due to investments and pre-done labor input. Even in that sphere the introduction should not be compulsory but competitive - as a superior form of organization, combined with the best forms of self-management, rather than the mere employer-employee relationship. Ask yourself also whether e.g. the later and white discoverers of a continent like Australia could rightfully claim it for themselves, ignoring prior immigrants, like Aborigines and later immigrants and their rights. Such national and governmental or territorial claims, are, I hold, wrongful claims to vast, territorial natural resources. Exclusive claims to ores and oils etc., just because one has discovered and proven them, are legalized but wrongful claims to a natural monopoly, comparable to the wrongful claims to whole continents or whole countries. The one natural monopoly almost every libertarian and anarchist does recognize is self-ownership or individual sovereignty. - Facebook, 6.10.13. - John Zube

NATURAL MORAL LAW: Natural Moral Law is comprehensive in that it can assign one of three values – good – neutral, or evil – to any human action, simply by posing the question: has anyone been coercively harmed? And then, using judgment plus the facts, to answer yea or nay. (For moral good, we ask: has anyone been benefited and by whom?)” – Fred Foldvary, THE CONNECTION 115, p.91.

NATURAL ORDER: Let things fall into their natural order, let society govern itself, and the sovereign function of the State will be to protect nature in the execution of her own law.” – Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.11/12, on the French economists. - If society is really allowed to order itself then a territorial State will be found to be superfluous – and also too dangerous to be allowed to exist. The territorial statist utopia has never fulfilled its promises or the hopes and expectations it aroused. - J.Z.JZ, 10.10.07. - NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, LAISSEZ FARE, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, SOCIETY, STATE & SELF-GOVERNMENT, HARMONY, TERRITORIALISM

NATURAL ORDER: With his usual admirable net clarity, M. Henri Follin has diagnosed the disease from which the State now suffers, and has delineated the cure, in Principes Sociaux de l’Ordre Naturel (1921). (*) Apart from a few handfuls of ambitions and intriguing people who love above all things to dominate those around them, he reminds us, apart from a few handfuls of simple idealists and sophists, who propose to model the world according to their heart’s desire, humanity is everywhere composed of individuals, who only ask to live, to work, to enjoy, or to suffer in peace, according to the opportunities that fate affords them. Natural Order is to allow one’s neighbour to attend to his own affairs, and not to be jostled by him. It is also not to be regimented, either from choice or compulsion, in groups whose principal raison d’être is to interfere in their neighbours’ lives, provided that these do not interfere with their own lives. Natural Order is to be responsible for one’s own acts and one’s own engagements, and not to have eternally to pay, to busy one’s self, and to bleed, owing to the stupidity and folly of others. Natural Order is to associate with those to whom this appears desirable in order to defend their legitimate interests, and not to associate with anyone to attack the legitimate interests of others. Natural Order, in a word, is the abolition of artificial tyrannies; the tyranny of manners, of traditions, of prejudices, of fashions, the tyranny of institutions, of governments, of spiritual cults, whether national or social; the tyranny of parties, of clans, of castes, and of groups.” – S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.368/69. - (*) I would like to see Follin’s work it in a German or English translation. He was a long-term friend of Ulrich von Beckerath, they were both members of the same cosmopolitan peace organization and Follin also advocated individual secessionism, at least in his later years. – J.Z.JZ, n.d. - ORDER, NEIGHBORS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

NATURAL RESOURCES: 28.) Property - Every rational being has the right to acquire, hold and dispose of property, alone as well as in association with others. This right is unlimited only with regard to earned, inherited, won or donated property. It cannot be claimed for natural resources such as land, mineral deposits, sources of energy, lakes, rivers, seas and oceans, air space and space, nor of socially essential services and structures like railways, streets (*), and canals (nor for mere discoveries of natural structures, like genes, which it took nature billions of years to develop. - J.Z.JZ, 27.10.01), because this would establish particularly harmful monopolies. - It includes the right freely to dispose of all property by last will and testament except that required to secure a minimum standard of living to one's dependents. - No one may be deprived of his property except in cases of evident public necessity, legally ascertained, and on condition of a previous just indemnification. In an emergency the indemnity has to be settled immediately afterwards. - 29.) Natural Resources - Every rational being has the right to participate a) in the exploitation of all natural resources like land, mineral deposits, energy resources, rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans, air space and space, and b) in the administration of all institutions, installations and structures beneficial, to all, if they possess some kind of inherent monopoly as do railways, streets, canals, hydroelectric dams and telephone networks. - Comment: Private or national ownership would monopolize them and thus infringe right 27. Therefore, such monopolies should be rendered harmless by the above right. It could be realized by open cooperatives, open because everybody could join as a working member, investor or as a councilor and voter in its general meetings and because there would be no business secret. The members of an open cooperative like that of any other would share their earnings according to their work and their invested capital. The enforced sharing of monopoly profits and of the decision making power would reduce the monopoly profits practically to naught. – From the Human Rights draft in PEACE PLANS No. 4. – (*) Some private streets or highways are possible and already practised. But I deny the right to monopolize a whole street system, bus-, railroad- and airline system, which could victimize the whole population of a territory. – JZ, 29.5.13.

NATURAL RESOURCES: Because we can expect future generations to be richer than we are, no matter what we do about resources, asking us to refrain from using resources now so that future generations can have them later is like asking the poor to make gifts to the rich.” - Julian Simon - – & THEIR ARTIFICIAL CONSERVATION,

NATURAL RESOURCES: But people are the only resource that matters, because human ingenuity creates all the rest.” – James P. Hogan, Endgame Enigma, p.141. – Could human ingenuity manage to cope without all the other natural resources, ores, water, air, agricultural land, plants, animals, bees and birds? – Even important truths should not be exaggerated. - JZ, 29.5.13.

NATURAL RESOURCES: Free enterprise, including productive cooperatives, especially open cooperatives, financial and monetary freedom, freedom in transport and trade, would make all of them available everywhere, at competitive prices and also fast enough and it would also promote their multiplication and supplementation by other resources as fast and as far as possible. Ultimately, many of the natural resources of the universe are at our disposal, beginning with those of this solar system. (*) Most of our development options have not yet been taken up. Even rubbish and waste heat can be made to serve as a natural resource. – J.Z.JZ, 5.4.95, 24.1.08. – (*) Assuming that they are not yet used by other rational beings. – JZ, 29.5.13.

NATURAL RESOURCES: In asserting its right or arbitrary dominion over that natural wealth that is indispensable to the support of human life, it asserts its right to withhold that wealth from those whose lives are dependent upon it. In this way it denies the natural right of human beings to live on the planet. It asserts that government owns the planet, and that men have no right to live on it, except by first getting a permit from the government. - This denial of men’s natural right to take possession of and cultivate wilderness land is not altered at all by the fact that the government consents to sell as much land as it thinks it expedient or profitable to sell; nor by the fact that, in certain cases, it gives outright certain lands to certain persons. Notwithstanding these sales and gifts, the fact remains that the government claims the original ownership of the lands; and thus denies the natural right of individuals to take possession of and cultivate them. In denying this natural right of individuals, it denies their natural right to live on the earth; and asserts that they have no other right to life than the government, by its own mere will, pleasure and discretion, may see fit to grant them. - In thus denying man’s natural right to life, it of course denies every other natural right of human beings; and asserts that they have no natural right to anything; but that, for all other things, as well as for life itself, they must depend wholly upon the good pleasure and discretion of the government.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter To Grover Cleveland, 34, Works I. - GOVERNMENTS, NATIONAL CLAIMS, TERRITORIALISM, PERMITS, LICENSING, STATISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NATURAL RESOURCES: Individualism is only logically and consistently possible if it starts with the postulate that all men must, to begin with, have free and equal access to the common gifts of nature. – Grant Allen. - Even rainwater has to be collected and stored to be of much direct use to households and even breathing the air requires a muscle effort. Ores have to be dug up and refined. Almost all resources are offered refined and classified on a free market to anyone able and willing to pay. - TANSTAAFL! – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. - INDIVIDUALISM, EQUALITY, STATE SOCIALISM, OPEN COOPERATIVES.

NATURAL RESOURCES: It claims to be concerned with preserving the natural resources of the nation for the benefit of future generations, but it has consistently ignored the need to preserve the most important natural resource of all in this generation: the energy and enterprise of the people in the country who are productive, inventive, innovative and energetic. As the numbers of such people decline, as assuredly they are declining in the face of heavy taxation and confiscatory laws, the wealth generating capacity of the nation also declines.” – Morris Shumiatcher, THE FREEMAN, 8/75. – PRODUCTIVE & INNOVATIVE PEOPLE – OUR GREATEST RESOURCE – UNDER TAXATION & REGULATIONS.

NATURAL RESOURCES: it does not matter who ‘controls’ a given resource, so long as it can be bought at the market price.” – Joseph P. Martino, ed.: Defending a Free Society, p.37. - When ownership of them is claimed by national territorial governments then they are not always accessible and this at market prices. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NATURAL RESOURCES: It is not enough that men should vote; it is not enough that they should be theoretically equal before the law. They must have liberty to avail themselves of the opportunities and means of life; they must stand on equal terms with references to the bounty of nature. Either this or Liberty withdraws her light! Either this, or darkness comes on, and the very forces that progress has evolved turn to powers that work destruction. This is the universal law. This is the lesson of the centuries. Unless its foundations be laid in justice the social structure cannot stand.” – Henry George, Progress and Poverty, 1879. – It is not up to a territorial government, for instance, to grant a licence to one miner and to refuse it to all others. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. - The “bounties” of nature do usually require a lot of work, ingenuity and capital investment to become useful and available to all of us – at their free market prices. – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. - VOTING, EQUALITY, OPEN COOPERATIVES, LAND MONOPOLY, TERRITORIALISM

NATURAL RESOURCES: Natural resources are a very minor factor in wealth.” – Prof. Jan Narveson, 25.7.04. – Clean water and air are important parts of free and civilized lives – and they are everywhere largely interfered with. We also live in a kind of soup of artificial radiation and magnetism. Are e.g. energy sources as unimportant as he states here? – To some extent natural resources are territorially and monopolistically withheld from us. – Free trade and free enterprise do not yet fully exist in this sphere. - J.Z.JZ, 22.2.09. - Soil, water, air and sunshine are natural resources for human beings. We could not even survive without them. But they alone do certainly not make us prosperous or even rich. – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. - PANARCHISM, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL & SOCIAL LIBERTIES & RIGHTS,

NATURAL RESOURCES: No national or private monopoly for natural resources! Instead: Free access even for individual, to all natural resources, even if this means free movement into existing enterprises. - The dissolution of geographic nations by individual secession, the replacement of territorial law by personal law, would mean, at least in the long run, free access for all to all natural resources. This can be realized by means of the institution of "open cooperatives (as described in several works by Theodor Hertzka, i.e., associations which accept all comers, either as workers or investors, and do reward them according to their contributions.) - No more wars for the exclusive possession of oil-bearing areas. No more civil wars fomented by the land hungry. No more exclusive national land tenures, which forcefully exclude some people from the better-endowed areas of this planet. Primitive and aggressive tribal invaders drove e.g. the peaceful Hopis and the Eskimos into the wilderness. - Free access to exploit the natural resources of the world would also turn all into proprietors, although not exclusive ones, and would thus make all people more reluctant to willfully destroy any part of the world. - It surprises me that the conservationists and ecologists or "greenies" have not yet rediscovered this organizational and management approach. - Free access for all people, as decision-makers, to deposits of radioactive materials, would mean that the majority of people could then effectively organize themselves and decide to make these minerals still less accessible for their use, i.e., under present conditions, under territorialism, their abuse, e.g. for nuclear weapons and reactors. - From: J.Z.JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War. - Revised here: J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - & OPEN COOPERATIVES, THEODOR HERTZKA

NATURAL RESOURCES: No state, racial, ethnic, religious or voluntaryist community can lay exclusive claim to any natural resource beyond their own bodies, capability and rightfully acquired products. To that extent territorialism and national monopolies as well as unlimited private land-ownership must be abolished, in the long run. Transitionally this can be peacefully and gradually achieved via purchases through "open cooperatives" which do reward all their voluntary members in accordance with their work and investment contribution, regardless of their political or other affiliation. Donations and voluntary mergers with such open cooperatives could speed up the process. But in the meantime and until this ideal is voluntarily accepted, the existing legal land tenure and mining system and various competing and freely chosen and non-coercively practised other systems, should all competitively coexist for their voluntary supporters, in a kind of panarchistic competition. It may well happen that this kind of competition will continue indefinitely or re-occur now and then, to the extent that other models than the "open cooperative" one do remain or become popular and voluntarily supported. Business- and market-like transitions from one to the other system are always preferable to imposed solutions, based upon expropriation and legislation for all, even if an ideal is aimed at, because as disagreeable critters as human beings are, they are only all too likely to rather fight a civil war than submit involuntarily to an unaccustomed and suspected alternative land tenure and mining system. Free choice and competition are the answer here, too and provide the maximum chance to any supposedly ideal system for its widespread or even general realization. - J.Z.JZ, 1.4.89. - LAND MONOPOLY, OPEN COOPERATIVES

NATURAL RESOURCES: Not even natural resources lend themselves to coercive monopolization in a free economy. Not even mining is immune from the dynamics, which militate against the establishment of a viable coercive monopoly. Branden cites the example of International Nickel of Canada, which produces more than two-thirds of the world’s nickel yet prices its products as though it had a great many competitors by virtue of the fact that it does face competition with a variety of other metals and metal alloys. In other words, the free market is self-policing in this area. (*) “The seldom recognized principle involved is that no single produce, commodity or material is or can be indispensable to an economy regardless of price. A commodity can be only relatively preferable to other commodities.” (**) A commodity can be only relatively preferable to other commodities.” – O’Neill, Ayn Rand, p.59 - (*) Completely, sufficiently? - (**) But that relative monopoly can leave a considerable margin for monopoly pricing. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. - MONOPOLY, NATURAL MONOPOLY, MINERALS, LAND MONOPOLY, COMPETITION.

NATURAL RESOURCES: Simon pointed to historical evidence of a long-term decline in the real price of resources, arguing that it would continue into the future. An article in Science presenting this view led to a now-famous wager with the leading population explosionist, Paul Ehrlich, and two other scholars with similar views on the likely change between 1980 and 1990 in the average real price of five metals – chrome, copper, nickel, tin, and tungsten. Simon won the bet hands down, and the Ehrlich group, when challenged to continue that or a similar wager, withdrew.” – Richard A. Easterlin, in Foreword, p.XV of: Julian L. Simon, The Great Breakthrough and Its Cause, The University of Michigan Press, 2000 – 2003. - SCARCITY & POPULATION GROWTH

NATURAL RESOURCES: South America, taken as a whole, has more natural resources than does North America taken as a whole. China and much of the Soviet territory are fully comparable. Indeed, a very large part of the United States has never been especially fertile. – Thus we can look at similarly well-to-do nations, which had a meager inheritance from nature, such as the Scandinavian and Low Countries, Switzerland, Austria or Japan. Until approximately the nineteenth century most of them were for the most part miserably poor. – The argument that they got rich by exploiting overseas empires won’t stand up, because most of them never had colonies, and as for the rest, most studies have shown that those with colonies were always net economic liabilities, not assets.” – Poul Anderson, Past Times, p.141. – Among those with colonies, these were always net economic liabilities, not assets? – JZ, 11.11.13. - & WEALTH, NATURAL WEALTH, , POOR COUNTRIES, COLONIALISM? EXPLOITATION? FREEDOM IS ECONOMICALLY MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE POSSESSION OF NATURAL RESOURCES,

NATURAL RESOURCES: the absolute right of each person to own previously unused natural resources which they have in some way occupied or transformed.” - Carl Watner, JLS, Fall 77. - No size limit? No location limit? Compare the agreements miners themselves made on surface mining rights. – An absolute right to own a hydroelectric dam location, a narrow pass through a mountain chain? - J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. – Or even a whole country or continent? – JZ, 29.5.13. - NATURAL MONOPOLY & PROPERTY RIGHTS

NATURAL RESOURCES: The critics say that the freedom, riches and power of the United States are ill-gotten gains from the ruthless exploitation of lavish natural resources and that we should be ashamed of them. The truth is that a great many other countries, including Russia, are much richer in natural resources than the United States has ever been. In proportion to our population, we have slightly less than our fair share of such natural resources as land, forests and water power. We have a great deal less than our share of such things as natural rubber, tin, nickel and a long list of vital basic minerals. Natural resources have had little if anything to do with the accumulation of wealth, freedom and power in the United States. …” - Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.50.

NATURAL RESOURCES: There are no finite resources, only finite thinking.” – James P. Hogan, Mind, Machines & Evolution, p.65. – Also in “Endgame Enigma”, p.281.  - Just tell me, which particular elements are we continuously and permanently losing from this planet, apart from those in various space vehicles that do not return to us? – In small meteors we do, probably, gain more than we thus lose. - J.Z.JZ, 26.2.08, 11.11.13.

NATURAL RESOURCES: There’s more than enough for everyone.” – Lee Correy, Manna, ANALOG 5/83.

NATURAL RESOURCES: We might glance at Great Britain, … whose chief patrimony was merely coal, and how it became affluent. … We might glance at Germany, smashed flat in WW II, afterwards split into a pair of nations – and contrast the standard of living as between East and West. – It seems obvious to me that what has made the difference has been people: their institutions, attitudes, ways of going about things. What else could it be? Possession of natural resources at home was doubtless helpful in some cases, but appears to have been neither necessary nor sufficient.” – Paul Anderson, Past Times, p.141/142. – As especially Julian L. Simon has pointed out, in several books, people are the greatest natural resource, to the extent that they are ingenious and free. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. - & WEALTH

NATURAL RESOURCES: What matters is not the allocation of portions out of a fund presented to man by nature. The problem is rather to further those social institutions which enable people to continue and to enlarge the production of all those things which they need.” - Ludwig von Mises. – Natural resources that are not natural monopolies are best shared by free competition from other such owners. If they are natural monopolies then the optimal solution would, probably, exist in open cooperatives competitively established over them. Once so transformed they are individualistically socialized. See the writings of Theodor Hertzka & Ulrich von Beckerath on this. – J.Z.JZ, 26.12.07.

NATURAL RESOURCES: When politics are used to allocate resources, the resources all end up being allocated to politics." – P. J. O'Rourke. – Not all but all too many. – E.g., under governmental “pricing” most publicly supplied water, even in dry continents like Australia, is just flushed down the toilets. - J.Z.JZ, 2.1.08. – Their water-availability charge is up to ten times higher than the charge for the amount of water consumed. The same goes for sewage connection charges. So there is little interest in saving water because the bills are hardly reduced thereby. – That applies at least to where I live, in the Southern Highlands of N.S.W. - J.Z.JZ 26.2.09. - & POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM,

NATURAL RESOURCES: You are not a natural resource.” – John A. Goodson, New Jersey Libertarian Party. – Yes, you are, but your own! No one else can rightfully claim you as his natural resource without your individual consent. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. – SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL CONSENT, VOTING, VOLUNTARISM, CONSENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

NATURAL RIGHTS: A conservation and secure enjoyment of our natural rights is the great and ultimate purpose of civil society.” – Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.30. - CIVILIZED SOCIETY

NATURAL RIGHTS: All schemes having their roots in natural rights are based on the desire to free man from bondage to social institutions of compulsion in order that he may attain the consciousness of his humanity and no longer bow before any authority which would deprive him of the right to his own thoughts and actions.” – Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.143. - The compulsion inherent in territorialism is usually overlooked, although it belongs to the most common formal definition of States. – Thoughts are still largely free, even in totalitarian States, unless one is under torture. But the public expression of thoughts as well as freedom of information and communication, not to speak of freedom of action and experimentation, in spheres currently monopolized by territorial governments, are all too much restricted and these restrictions do also infringe free thinking, at least somewhat. - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08, 19.11.10, 29.5.13.

NATURAL RIGHTS: Are all of the genuine individual political, economic and social rights sufficiently expressed by governments, in their constitutions and human rights declarations? Did these declarations ever convey enough knowledge and respect for individual human rights? - Has government-controlled education provided sufficient knowledge and appreciation of these rights? Obviously not. Nevertheless, anarchists and libertarians have so far shown quite insufficient knowledge of and interest in private human rights declarations and in attempts to provide still better and more complete and consistent ones. Why? Because even among them the opponents to the rights concepts and declarations are all too numerous? But then what about the rest? Why are they, mostly, content to advocate only one or the other of the governmental human rights declaration? Why do they write so much about human rights – without attempting to provide better human rights declarations? This is still a riddle to me. – Compare my digitized collection of private drafts of this kind in the enlarged PEACE PLANS 589/590. – J.Z.JZ, n.d. & 26.10.07. – Currently, it may not be downloadable from : www.butterbach.ent/lmp/cd2/ - JZ, 11.11.13. - INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS, BILLS OF RIGHTS OF GOVERNMENTS: AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, Q.

NATURAL RIGHTS: In forming the body politic men do not renounce any of their natural rights. On the contrary, they whole end of association is to extend the enjoyment of these rights. – View ascribed to Dr. Quesnay, 1765 & Mercier de la Reviere, 1767. - VS. STATES RIGHTS & NATIONAL RIGHTS

NATURAL RIGHTS: Look up and reach up for all your genuine individual rights and liberties. Make sure they are all clearly included in a complete bill of rights declaration. Use all your reasoning powers to become fully aware of all of them and their potential uses. And then use them as well as you can, in your own interests. – J.Z.JZ, 13.2.07, 25.10.07, 19.11.10. - www.butterbach.ent/lmp/cd2/ HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, & LIBERTIES, ALL OF THEM

NATURAL RIGHTS: The late Professor Leo Strauss was in essential accord with Proudhon's argument that the individual is fully equipped by virtue of his basic social nature to grasp the outline of natural right without assistance from church or state or any other outside structure. As Strauss put it, 'It is man's natural sociality that is the basis of natural right in the narrow or strict sense of right. Because man is by nature social, the perfection of his nature includes the social virtue par excellence, justice; justice and right are natural.' When anarchists express a total disregard for legal systems, it is not because they oppose law and order that they do so but because, like Strauss and Proudhon, they believe that law and order are generated by the individual as he perfects his social nature in small communities in which he - and he alone - is responsible for observing right. Where men have turned this task over to the state, justice becomes a chimera." - W. O. Reichert in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.139. - Within exterritorial and autonomous communities of volunteers, as anarchistically organized as possible and desirable, and of a size chosen by their members, some may turn over some tasks to a centralized body within their society, also some authority over their labor, their justice system or other trades. Such free choices for them are not only possible but desirable aspects of full experimental freedom for volunteers. - J.Z.JZ 1.7.92, 29.5.13, 11.11.13. - To the extent that any individual is always fully self-responsible and does not interfere with any of the rights and liberties of the other voluntary members, or of outsiders, he can be and will be left quite alone. However, whenever he has become an offender against the agreed-upon rights and liberties of the members of his community, to which he had himself voluntarily subscribed, or the rights and liberties claimed for themselves by members of other communities and internationally recognized as individual rights, then and precisely then he is not always sufficiently able and willing to be a correct judge in his own case and must, to that extent, be subjected to the internal or the international arbitration system that he had previously agreed to abide by, until he has rightly and effectively seceded. - J.Z.JZ 14.1.93, 11.11.13. - HUMAN NATURE, LAW, JUSTICE, RIGHT, SOCIAL NATURE OF MAN, STATE, MAN

NATURAL SELECTION: Mutation is random; natural selection is the very opposite of random.” - Richard Dawkins - & MUTATIONS

NATURAL SOCIETY: I now plead for natural society against politicians and for natural reason.” – Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society, p.52. – FREE SOCIETIES, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

NATURAL SOCIETY: It is a misfortune, that in no part of the globe natural liberty and natural religion are to be found pure, and free from the mixture of political adulterations. Yet we have implanted in us by Providence ideas, axioms, rules of what is pious, just, fair, honest, which no political craft, no learned sophistry, can entirely expel from our breasts. By these we judge, and we cannot otherwise judge of the several artificial modes of religion and society, and determine of them as they approach to, or recede from this standard.” – Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society, 35.

NATURAL STATE: The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one.” – John Locke, Two Treatise of Government. - NATURAL LAW

NATURAL: Anything which exists is natural – I don’t really believe that there is any distinction between nature and the artificial. (*) Not all things, which are natural are good: typhoid is also a natural thing, so are mosquitoes. I don’t go in for nature worship, which regards the great benevolent Mother Nature as being mucked up by man. The automobile is a species just like the horse only it has a more complicated sex life. (**) – Kenneth Boulding, 1982 interview by SOCIAL ALTERNATIVES, Oct. 82. - - (*) No difference at all between natural laws, individual human rights and liberties and man-made laws that offend against them? – Monopolies, that some people get legalized, should be considered to be also natural ones, as natural products of these men? - (**) Sex life or origin and multiplication process? – Would he also speak of the sex life of houses, while at most the sex drives of their owners and tenants are involved? - J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. –

NATURAL: Let nothing be called natural / In an age of bloody confusion / Ordered disorder, planned caprice. / And dehumanized humanity, lest all things / Be held unalterable!” – Berthold Brecht, prologue, The Exception and the Rule, 1937, tr. Eric Bentley.

NATURAL: Natural Law or The Science of Justice: A Treatise on Natural Law, Natural Justice, Natural Rights, Natural Liberty, and Natural Society; Showing That All Legislation Whatsoever Is An Absurdity, A Usurpation, And A Crime.” – Lysander Spooner. – Title of one of his best essays. - J.Z.JZ - LAW VS. LEGISLATION, NATURAL JUSTICE, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL LIBERTY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

NATURAL: There are many natural things that should be stamped on, hard – and much that is artificial that should be given the utmost encouragement. – Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future, Pan Books 1964, p.13. - Book Club Associates, London, 1983, p.13. - VS. ARTIFICIAL OR VICE VERSA? FALSE OPPOSITES, COOPERATION & COMPETITION, STATE SOCIALISM & VOLUNTARY SOCIALISM

NATURAL: … very little is “natural” to man, and that sometimes what is natural – murderous rage, for example – is not what is best.” – Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable, p.209. (204?) & RAGE, ANGER, TEMPER, LACK OF SELF-CONTROL

NATURALIZATION: Australian territorial totalitarianism is expressed e.g. in the attempt to Australianize all immigrants – at least from the 2nd generation. – J.Z.JZ, 5.6.77. – Morally the attempt is not any better than would be that of Australian Aborigines trying to turn all later comers as closely as possible into Australian Aborigines. – To all immigrants their own institutions and laws for themselves, as long as they do prefer them. - J.Z.JZ, 5.6.77, 28.1.08. – PANARCHISM, CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

NATURALIZATION: Only those who will be loyal to our institutions, who are here in conformity with our laws, and who are in sympathy with our national traditions, ideals, and principles should be naturalized.” – Republican National Platform, 1928. – The others should be free to have their own exterritorially autonomous associations and personal laws, possibly cosmopolitan ones, their own ideals and principles, customs and traditions and should be free to practise them - except on the properties of others. In the latter case they are bound by the restrictions inherent in politeness, property rights and the laws of hospitality. – E.g. a protestant or sectarian cannot freely start to preach in a Roman Catholic church, unless he is invited to do so. The white etc. immigrant to North America did not adopt the traditions, laws, institutions and principles of the Red Indian natives, either but, instead, realized their own. – J.Z.JZ, 3.11.85, 10.7.86, 25.1.08. - As if their ideals would have to be those of all the citizens in a country. Do the Republicans even fully agree among themselves? Do the members of any party? They have their factions, too, at least a right wing, a left wing and a center. – According to this, those not naturalized would have to pay the same kind of taxes but without even a right to vote contrary to the principle of the “Founding Fathers”: No taxation without representation! - J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08. -  PANARCHISM, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, LOYALTY

NATURE & FREEDOM: Against nature and within nature there is no freedom.” - Ludwig von Mises

NATURE LOVERS: Some love nature to the exclusion of man, but he is one of God’s creatures, too.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.86. – Nature’s creature! – J.Z.JZ - Let us prevent further wars and despotisms first. Then we can much more efficiently and rapidly tackle the remaining problems that man has made for himself and nature still makes for him. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - CONSERVATIONISTS, ECOLOGISTS, ENVIRONMENT, MAN,

NATURE: Chase nature away, and it returns at a gallop.” – P. N. Destouches: Le glorieux, IV, 1732. - NATURAL LAW, & NATURAL LAWS

NATURE: Drive out nature with a whip and she will return nevertheless.” – Horaz, Episteln, I. 10, 24. („Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.“ – „Verjage die Natur mit der Peitsche, sie kehrt doch zurueck.“)

NATURE: Give nature a chance, with regard to human rights and liberties as well. – J.Z.JZ, 13.2.07. – Respect e.g. individual sovereignty and individual secessionism as well as voluntary associationism under personal laws. – J.Z.JZ, 25.10.07. - & HUMAN RIGHTS, MAN, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NATURE: Let us permit nature to have her way; she understands her business better than we do.” - Michel de Montaigne. - NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, LAISSEZ FAIRE

NATURE: Man, being the servant and interpreter of nature, can do and understand so much and so much only as he has observed in fact or in thought of the course of nature: beyond this he neither knows anything nor can do anything.” - Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, Aphorism i. - & MAN, KNOWLEDGE

NATURE: Man, singular, is Creation’s (*) finest image. His destiny is the improvement, now and forever, of this image in order that he may increasingly share in Creation. Man’s purpose is a realization of his unique, creative potentialities. Man requires, above all else, not to be smothered – that is, he requires an absence of restraints against creative release. He needs ‘room to breathe’, as we say.” (**) – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.118. – (*) Nature’s! – (**) In every sphere. Not only within the framework of territorial governments, however limited they may be otherwise. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - MAN, HUMAN NATURE, HUMAN VALUES, FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

NATURE: Nature acts without masters.” – Hippocrates – But it has its “masters” in its genetic blueprints. – J.Z.JZ, 23.1.08. – It also has its leading bulls and pecking orders. – But its followers are usually volunteers. They do not make exclusive territorial claims, comparable to political territorial claims. Their nesting privacy and hunting area claims are more comparable to private property claims of humans. - J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09, 11.11.13. - & MASTERS, HIERARCHIES,

NATURE: Nature does not jump.” (Natura non facit saltus. - Die Nature macht keine Spruenge.) – Linué, Philosophica Botanica. – GRADUALISM, NATURAL DEVELOPMENTS & INNOVATIONS, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

NATURE: Nature has neither kernel nor shell; she is everything at once.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. - – Panarchism copies that characteristics of nature, just like the free production and free exchange of consumer goods and services does. To each the government or non-governmental society of his dreams or choice. – J.Z.JZ, 12.1.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETITION & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE

NATURE: Nature is commanded by obeying her.” – Source? – Another version: “Nature to be commanded, must be obeyed.” This version is ascribed to Francis Bacon.

NATURE: Nature is often hidden; sometimes overcome; seldom extinguished.” - Francis Bacon, Essays, Of Nature in Men. – But our territorial governments are still trying – with mass murder devices, which they call “defensive weapons”. – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT.

NATURE: Nature’s care” says one producer of fish oil. If nature were really an entity, like the supposedly existing and caring single God, then why does it use my body as its battlefield for its forever conflicting products or creations? Does it also care about the fish, whose oils are so used? – JZ, 29.8.11. – Nature does also produce the kind of oils, which, if refined, we use in our machinery. If it cared, it would make swallowing of these oils healthy for us as well – and, likewise, any of the other poisons that it produces in other forms, in minerals, plants, animals, snakes and microbes. – JZ, 22.2.12, 11.11.13. - LANGUAGE ABUSE

NATURE: Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.” - Juvenal. - & WISDOM

NATURE: officials in the Soviet-Union are now convinced that games against nature have a higher payoff than conquest.” – Jerry Pournelle, A Step Farther Out, II, p.198. - AS AN ENEMY OR ALLY VS. CONQUESTS

NATURE: The advertising on a small box of dated quality bananas, bought by me very cheaply, said: “Farming with nature.” – As if anyone could farm without nature and its chemicals, e.g. carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen (in form of water) radiation and xyz minerals contributing other needed elements. – UNNATURAL? CHEMICALS, FARMING

NATURE: the wonders of Nature – of a Nature that “never went to college’, as Kettering observed.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/77, on C. F. Kettering. – ORDER, LAOTSE’S TAO, HAYEK’S KNOWLEDGE IN SOCIETY; BURKE’S TRADITIONAL WISDOM, READ’S OVERALL LUMINOSITY.

NATURE: We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways. - Clarence Day - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.  – Nature can only be used by us if we abide by its laws. – JZ, 25.3.12.

NATURE: Where man is not, Nature is barren.” – William Blake. – At least from the human point of view. – J.Z.JZ, 28.1.08. – MAN AS ULTIMATE VALUE FOR MAN.

NATURE: You may drive out Nature with a pitchfork, yet she still will hurry back.” - Horace [Quintas Horatius Flaccus], Epistles, I, x, p.24.

NAVAL STRATEGY, MODERN: Modern naval strategy seems to be worse than piracy once was. Pirates merely tried to conquer some trading goods and ships of traders, i.e. preserved at least these values, although they also killed and enslaved many of their victims. But at least they preserved these goods and ships as far as they could – in their own hands or those, they traded them to. But modern naval warfare tends to try to destroy as many commercial ships and ships that try to protect them, as it can. It is thus much more like modern raids with indiscriminate bombing (area bombing or carpet-bombing) and indiscriminate artillery fire against “free fire zones”. It is much more destructive and murderous than piracy ever was. Add to this that modern navies have been more used to prevent free migration of refugees and asylum seekers than in fighting the remaining private pirates. – JZ, n.d. & 28.4.13, 29.5.13. - COMPARED WITH PIRACY, WARFARE, INDISCRIMINATE DESTRUCTION

NAVY: John Kenneth Galbraith could joke that a meeting of free enterprisers held in Switzerland after World War II broke up in disagreement over the question of whether the British Navy should own or lease its battleships.” – PLAYBOY 11/73. – But seriously, now: Why should there be a British Navy at all, now? Against whom? It is certainly not justified to fight or to resist peaceful immigration - which the government does not want, because it cannot solve the unemployment and the housing problem, problems which it has caused in the first place. – Which foreign navies threaten England now?” - J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08.

NAZI PLATFORM: We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living. The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all. Therefore, we demand: … an end to the power of the financial interests. We demand profit sharing in big business. We demand a broad extension of care for the aged. We demand … the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of national, state, and municipal governments. In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our entire system of public education … We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents … The government must undertake the improvement of public health – by protecting mother and child, by prohibiting child labor … by the greatest possible support for all clubs concerned with the physical education of youth. We combat the … materialistic spirit within and without us, and are convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only proceed from within on the foundation of the common good before the individual good.” – From the political program of the Nazi Party, adopted in Munich, February 24, 1920 – NAZI PLATFORM POINTS NOW GENERALLY ACCEPTED IN "DEMOCRACIES" & "WELFARE STATES".

NAZIS: All military type firearms are to be handed in immediately ... The SS, SA and Stahlhelm give every respectable German man the opportunity of campaigning with them. Therefore anyone who does not belong to one of the above named organizations and who unjustifiably nevertheless keeps his weapon ... must be regarded as an enemy of the national government." - SA Oberfuehrer of Bad Tolz, March, 1933. - TOTALITARIAN REGIMES, TYRANNIES & GUN CONTROL LAWS OR VICTIM DISARMAMENT

NAZIS: As rightist, nationalistic socialists the Nazis attacked what they perceived to be "plutocracy" and interest-slavery as much as the leftist State socialists and nationalists attacked "capitalism", "corporations", "profit", “interest”, "dividends", "unearned income" and international corporations and, nowadays, "globalization". Both, Nazis and Leftists were opponents to free trade and free migration, internally and externally. Both favored and abused monetary despotism and were enemies of a laissez faire economy and laissez faire politics (panarchism). Both were territorialists and suppressed individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy within their territories. - J.Z.JZ, 23.9.01, 1.2.02. - AS A LEFTIST MOVEMENT, STATE SOCIALISM

NAZIS: Fascism is an attempt to fight communism with its own weapons." – Antony Fisher, The Case for Freedom, p.59. – The “weapons” or, rather, methods involved are those of totalitarian and territorial statism, very much alike among such competitors for territorial power. – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08. -  - FASCISM, COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, TOTALITARIANISM

NAZIS: In Germany, for example, a minority of the voters favored Hitler when the president of the Weimar Republic called on him to form a cabinet, and he had to form a coalition government. His was the largest single party, but there were many parties; and most of those who did vote for Hitler had no conception of the loss of freedom that awaited them. They were far from fastidious about the liberties of others, but they did not crave liberation from their own freedom. Their motives included resentment of the Treaty of Versailles and of the inability of democratic statesmen to get it altered; fear of Communism; dreams of national glory; and hatred of Jews. But no combination of these motives would have brought Hitler close to power if the republic had not been undermined by economic disaster.” – Walter Kaufmann: Without Guilt & Justice, p.6. - Each of its great economic crises, its Great Inflation, 1914-1923 and its Great Depression in the thirties, cost Germany economically as much as did World War I. Both crises had been made possible for Germany through governmental interventionism, especially in the monetary sphere. For 100 years, under various princes and kings and the emperor, Germany had not known as severe crises. Thus the Weimar Republic was blamed for them (in a sense it was rightly blamed, for it was all too State-socialistic and interventionist in its “economics”) and a new and strong leader was widely desired, equivalent to the former monarchs, under the false assumption that his strength or power could cope with economic crises. The mentality of the German population on economic problems was not all that different from that of the Parisians, during the French Revolution, who captured the King in Versailles and triumphantly led him back to Paris, shouting the slogan: “Now that we have the King, we will no longer be short of bread!” Hitler appealed successfully to these masses of unemployed and their dependents, with remarks similar to some F. D. Roosevelt made: The machines and factories, the raw materials, the food and clothing as well as the people willing to work are there. Somehow it must be possible to bring them together. We do not know how but we will experiment and will learn from our experiments until it is done. – That seemed plausible, and attractive, in the USA as well as in Germany. But the former statist interventionism, mainly the monetary despotism of central note-issuing banks, which had made inflation, deflation and mass unemployment possible and likely in the first place, was not discontinued. (And this in spite of the fact that in Germany it was introduced, from the Banking Commission of 1908 onwards, with the declared intention to help finance a future war.) Only further statist measures were tried by the Nazis, public works, forced labor, conscription and an armament build up (financed with old age social insurance funds) and political opponents and other scapegoats of the Nazis were imprisoned or otherwise persecuted, while the remaining few economic and general liberties of the Weimar Republic were rapidly abolished. According to researches by Prof. Heinrich Rittershausen, other European countries recovered from the Great Depression faster than Germany did under the Hitler Regime. – The same kind of ignorance on the main causes of mass unemployment persists today in most heads. – In Australia it has led to concentration camps for illegal immigrants. – Through ABC mass murder devices or anti-people “weapons” Nazi ideas are still dominant in the heads of democratic and other nuclear powers, and their supporters. - J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08, 29.5.13.

NAZIS: Nazis are not rational beings. They do thus not have the natural rights of rational beings. – J.Z.JZ, 8.3.87. – The same applies to any other totalitarians. – J. Z., 25.1.08. - Nevertheless, as a panarchist I support their right to apply their wrongful and irrational notions to themselves, at their own risk and expense. That would tend to rapidly diminish the number of their supporters. For what real services can they offer themselves? - One can't live off shared delusions. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NAZIS: The communists and the Nazis are merely two variants of the same evil notion: collectivism. But both should be free to speak – evil ideas are dangerous only by default of men advocating better ideas.” - Ayn Rand, The First Amendment and “Symbolic Speech”, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p 118, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, - That is correct but does not go far enough: Their freedom of action is also harmless – as long as it is confined to their own voluntary victims. If, under that freedom of action, they would largely wipe themselves out, I would not weep over them. Those among them, who are able to learn from their own experience and the experiences of other communities, will sooner or later adopt the better systems for themselves as well. No one should be obliged to stick with flawed ideas and actions. They, too, would have the right to secede from their totalitarian communities. – J.Z.JZ, 17.9.07. – TOTALITARIANISM, COMMUNISM, FREEDOM OF SPEECH & FREEDOM OF ACTION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, RIGHT TO MAKE MISTAKES AT THE OWN EXPENSE & RISK, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, VOLUNTARY VS. COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM, PANARCHISM

NAZIS: The idea is: To achieve human felicity by concerting all efforts towards its realization, to root out and destroy the cultural supports of individualism and the pursuit of self-interest, and to use government to concert all efforts on behalf of a general felicity …” - Clarence B. Carson, Germany: Ideology Contends for Power, 1918-1930, THE FREEMAN, p.549. - They managed to murder and suppress more people than any previous German government and this in a mere 12 years. Perhaps they should thus be entered in the Guinness Book of Records? - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - NATIONAL SOCIALISM, SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

NAZIS: The Nazi’s “blood and soil” notions were just exaggerated notions of all too popular nationalistic and even chauvinistic ideas. – J.Z.JZ, 16.2.82, 29.1.08. - TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, NATIONALISM, RACISM, IMMIGRATION BARRIERS

NAZIS: The Nazis always had been pretty funny – fat Hermann pretending he was a young Siegfried. As blond as Hitler, as slim as Goering, and as tall as Goebbels. …” - C. M. Kornbluth: Two Dooms, p.307. – But their methods of gaining and retaining power and organizing and financing aggression, exploitation and mass murder were not funny. Territorial powers and their actions rarely are. – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08.

NAZISM: The rise of Fascism and Nazism was not a reaction against the socialist trends of the preceding period, but a necessary outcome of those tendencies." - F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom. - When people know only of and attack only "State socialism" then they should say so. Common features of all three are territorialism, i.e. suppression of individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, compulsory taxation, monopolized and centralized decision-making on war and peace, unjust war and peace aims, non-recognition of most individual rights, monetary despotism. Fascists and Nazis as well as the totalitarian communists simply went further in the direction of despotism. All democracies with such totalitarian traits are already to that extent totalitarian States, even while they class themselves as anti-fascist, anti-nazi, anti-socialist or anti-communist. - J.Z.JZ, 5.4.89, 8.4.89. - FASCISM, STALINISM & TERRITORIALISM, COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM,

NAZIS: There is more that binds us to Bolshevism than separates [us? – JZ] from it.” – Hitler, in Hitler Speaks, p.134. – Both were totalitarian and territorial regimes, operating on the leadership principle and the suppression of individual rights and liberties. Both were strongly interventionist in economics. Both had central banks and “managed” foreign trade. Both had many concentration camps. Both had conscription. Both had a powerful secret police. Both had censorship. – A complete list might be interesting. – J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08. - & SOVIETS, TOTALITARIANISM, STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NAZIS: They were and are all merely consistent territorial statists, consistent in their advocacy and practice of totalitarian territorial power in the hands of the State. – J.Z.JZ, 31.3.84, 29.1.08. - & SOVIETS & OTHER TOTALITARIAN STATISTS

NAZIS: To the Christian doctrine of infinite significance of the individual human soul, I oppose with icy clarity the saving doctrine of the nothingness and insignificance of the human being. – Hitler, quoted in Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.37. – Hitler stressed, though, the importance of one individual, one only, namely the leader, himself, in the “leadership principle”, which is still all too popular in democratic States. It was radically expressed in their slogan: “One people, one empire, one leader!” („Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuehrer!“) He had potential other political leaders assassinated and made public criticism of himself and his movement extremely dangerous in Germany, which indicated that he was well aware that not all Germans stood unified behind him. He used censorship and terror to give the false impression of national unity. He did not rely mainly on volunteers but on conscription. – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08, 11.11.13. - NATIONAL SOCIALISM,

NAZIS: We are Socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions. – Adolf Hitler, 1927, quoted by Capitalism - Some things NEVER "change"... - NATIONAL SOCIALISM, NSDAP, HITLER, STATE SOCIALISM

NAZIS: Whatever our own sins, Fascism was a gigantic going-backwards. It was against every instinct that ever prompted any good act of mine. Whatever the betrayals subsequent to victory, they would be preferable to the Fascist alternative.” - Eric Lambert, Glory Thrown In, 93. - & FASCISM, NATIONAL SOCIALISM

NAZIS: World War II was the clash of socialist titans. It was ignited by revolutionary socialism ...” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 1/78. – It was, rather, another clash about conflicting exclusive territorial claims. How many volunteers would these movements have got and how many would they have retained after a while, if they had all depended upon voluntary support only and would have had to compete, exterritorially, with all kinds of other communities of volunteers, some of them quite free ones and thus having really worthwhile reforms to offer to their members? – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08. – Q., WORLD WAR II, STATE SOCIALISM & TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS

NECESSARY EVIL: As soon as we do evil, the evil appears as a sort of duty.” – Simone Weil, 1909-1943. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.314. – DUTY

NECESSARY EVIL: But, it may be objected, taxation is necessary. How can something which is necessary be evil?” – “It can’t. And therefore, since taxation is evil, it cannot be necessary. – The necessity of taxation is an illusion, like its inevitability. There is not such thing as a necessary evil. - The very phrase is a contradiction in terms. No evil can ever be necessary, and no necessity can ever be evil. It is essential to grasp this point. Once a thing is found to be evil, it must be repudiated. It cannot be clung to as a necessary evil. Moral law is not something you can cheap.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.136. – Cheapen? Have cheaply? – JZ. - MORALITY, EVIL, NECESSITY, TAXATION

NECESSARY EVIL: Government at its best is a necessary evil, and at its worst, an intolerant one.” – Thomas Paine. The concept of "necessary evil" is much abused in order to cover many quite unnecessary evils, e.g. territorial rule, war, monetary despotism, injustice, e.g. under “Realpolitik”. - J.Z.JZ, 22. 11. 06. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER, MIGHT, STATISM, STRENGTH, NWT

NECESSARY EVIL:? Nuclear mass murder devices are not necessary evils, either; they are absolutely evils. There is no such thing as a necessary evil. - DEFENCE, EVIL, IMMORALITY, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, MORALITY, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, WEAPONS. - From: J.Z.JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War. - - They are, largely, the result of the suppression of genuine individual rights and liberties, especially of individual responsibility, being replaced by collective responsibility, with "targets" readily present in form of territorial States. - These "weapons" are the clearest indication of governmentally organized terrorism, even while these governments pretend that they are fighting "terrorism". - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. – TERRORISM, NWT

NECESSARY EVIL: Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a “necessary evil”, it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil.” – Sydney J. Harris, READER’S DIGEST, 11/63. - “There is no such thing as a necessary evil.” – Tannehill. - A necessary evil is necessarily evil. – J.Z.JZ, 9/72. – MORAL SENSE, UTILITARIANISM.

NECESSITY: Any excuse will serve a tyrant.” - Aesop. - NEED, EMERGENCY POWERS, TYRANNY

NECESSITIESNECESSITY: Food, clothing, heating, rent, taxes, decency and children. Nothing else can remove these millstones from the neck of a man than money. And the mind cannot rise before these millstones are removed.” – George Bernard Shaw, only in my retranslation from the German version. – J.Z.JZ – Is “decency” really a millstone in that position? – Only a shortage of food or an excess food consumption can be. - J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. – Shaw, in his very long life, never discovered that full economic freedom is most helpful in making these costs of living affordable. – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. - NEEDS, PRIORITIES, CULTURE, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, POVERTY, CONDITIONS, SURVIVAL, ENLIGHTENMENT,

NECESSITY: Freedom is not a luxury for a few wealthy nations; as many of our liberal pundits try to tell us, but a necessity for the poor and hungry.” – Edward P. Coleson - FREEDOM, ESPECIALLY FOR THE POOR & HUNGRY, POVERTY, UNDERDEVELOPMENT

NECESSITY: Inevitability is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” – J. Neil Schulman, The Rainbow Cadenza, p.178. – The pretence of necessity or fate or inevitability or impossibility of anything else might be the first not the last refuge of a scoundrel. Only fools would quietly accept such assertions. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08. - FATE, HISTORY, IMPOSSIBILITY,

NECESSITY: Necessity is an evil, but there is no necessity for continuing to live subject to necessity.” – Epicurus, Vatican Sayings, 3rd c. B.C., in Letters, Principal Doctrines and Vatican Sayings, R. Russel M. Geer. – That can be interpreted as an advice to commit suicide or as one to become more productive. Necessities cannot be abolished but they can be relatively easily satisfied by free and productive people. According to some reports, already in the Middle Ages one productive person could support up to 15 people, not very well, admittedly, but according to the standards of the time. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.08, 11.1.11.

NECESSITY: Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt, the Younger, 1759-1806, Speech in the House of Commons, 18 Nov. 1783. – Quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 3/77. - PLEAD OF TYRANTS & OTHER AUTHORITARIANS, NECESSITY VS. FREEDOM, EMERGENCY POWERS, STATISM, WELFARE STATE, DESPOTISM, LIBERTY, PUBLIC INTEREST PRETENCE

NECESSITY: Necessity never made a good bargain.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac. – It all depends upon the quantity of the supply. We need to breathe air and drink, at least water and these resources can be abundant and cheap. Bread, too, can be abundant and cheap, under freedom. – J.Z.JZ, 25.1.07, 11.1.11, 29.5.13.

NECESSITY: Necessity, as the proverb says, is the ”mother of invention” – if, and only if, men with ideas and vision are free to follow through.” – Bettina Bien Greaves, THE FREEMAN, 9/78.

NECESSITY: No government could ever justify the suspension of law, even in times of national emergencies. “There can never be any Necessity For Injustice”, wrote Sharp. “No necessity, therefore, whatever, can justify the adoption of an unrighteous or unjust measure, by any legislature upon earth.” - THE DANDELION, Fall 1979, p.23, quoting Granville Sharp, Address 46.

NECESSITY: The excuse for the destruction of liberty is always the plea of necessity – that there is no alternative. If indeed, the economy were in a state of crisis, of a life-and-death emergency, and if controls promised a sure way out, all their evil social and moral effects might be a price that would have to be paid for survival. But not even the gloomiest observer of the economic scene would describe it in any such terms. Prices rising at 4 per cent a year, unemployment at a level of 6 per cent – these are higher than we would like to have or than we need to have (*), but they are very far indeed from crisis levels. On the contrary, they are rather moderate by historical standards. And there is far from uniform agreement that wage and price controls will improve matters. I happen to believe that they will make matters worse after an initial deceptive period of apparent success. Others disagree. But even their warmest defenders recognized that they impose costs, produce distortions in the use of resources, and may fail to reduce inflation. Under such circumstances, the moral case surely deserves at least some attention.” – Milton Friedman, An Economist Protests, p.34. - There or also in his essay “Morality and Controls.” - (*) ??? An unwarranted assumption of Keynesians. – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08. ) - LIBERTY, TYRANNY, AUTHORITARIANISM

NECESSITY: The web of this world is woven of Necessity and Chance. Woe to him who has accustomed himself from his youth up to find something necessary in what is capricious, and who would ascribe something like reason to Chance and make a religion of surrendering to it.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - – There are also creativity and innovation, not always subject to necessity and chance only. Territorial States restrict them most. – Exterritorial experimental freedom would give a chance to volunteers for anything that is reasonable and also for anything that is unreasonable - but always at their own expense and risk. - J.Z.JZ, 12.1.08, 11.1.11. - & CHANCE, LUCK, TERRITORIALISM VS. FULL INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM, RIGHTS & CHOICES, LAWS

NECESSITY: With necessity, the tyrant’s plea, excused his devilish deeds.” – John Milton, Paradise Lost, IV, 1667. – An older version: “So spake the Fiend, and with neccessitie, // The Tyrants plea, excus’d his devilish deeds.”

NECK: Behold the turtle: he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” – James Bryant Conant. - RISKING ONE’S NECK, STICKING ONE’S NECK OUT, PROGRESS

NEED: A distribution according to needs – to the extent that it not altogether impossible – has as a precondition an organization of rule that in all essentials agrees with the statist one and is, therefore, anti-anarchistic. A distribution really according to the needs is impossible because these are always greater than that what exists for distribution, especially since needs increase and are supplemented by news ones. … Since in this distribution not everybody can serve himself in accordance with his actually felt or only asserted needs, others have to decide upon the distribution in an authoritarian allocation system. These others cannot really judge what is a real or only asserted need. That leads in the best cases to an irrational compulsory equalization but as a rule to the kind of waste, corruption and other defects that we know from “centrally planned and directed” economies. If you consider this to be an ideal constitution, you should not be hindered to realize it for yourself and all your followers, as long as you are pleased by it. But this pleasure is likely to disappear soon.” – LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, No. 5, p.13. – Needs often increase the more they are satisfied. – J.Z.JZ, n.d., & 29.1.08. – E.g.: Alcoholism, smoking, other drug addictions. – JZ.

NEED: a distribution based solely on need is certainly going to be an unequal distribution, since there is a great deal of variation in even our most basic needs from individual to individual; and what is necessary to meet them.” - Prof. Lauchlan Chipman, To Each His Own, CIS Conference, 1977, p.35. - To each his own government or society as well! Full consumer sovereignty in this sphere is rightful and is needed to avoid many wrongs and other problems. – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. - Man primarily needs all his genuine individual rights and liberties, whether he is as yet aware of this or not. This need ought to become satisfied, freely, to the extent that individuals and volunteers are ready for it and it does not deprive anyone of any right or liberty. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - INEQUALITY, DISTRIBUTION, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NEED: A man said to the universe: Sir, I exist!” – “However”, replied the universe, “The fact had not created in me a sense of obligation.” – Stephen Crane, War IS Kind, part IV. – To me this title is absurd. – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08.

NEED: A morality that holds NEED as a claim, holds emptiness – non-existence – as a standard of value; it rewards an ABSENCE, a defect: weakness, inability, incompetence, suffering, disease, disaster, the lack, the fault, the flaw – the ZERO.” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society. – Should one hold that idea against insurance and credit contracts or mutual aid societies? – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08.

NEED: A: “After all, monseigneur, I must live!” B.: “I don’t see the necessity for it.” – The protest was made by a priest accused of publishing libels; the answer was by the Count d’Argenson (1696-1764), one of the ministers of Louis XV. - It is certainly not necessary to make a living through libel. – But the attitude of rulers towards the right to life of their subjects is also clearly expressed by this anecdote. – Are Rulers necessary? Are territorial States necessary? Are nuclear "weapons" necessary? Do we have to monopolize war and peace decisions? - I would replace this kind of monopoly decision-making with an ideal militia of volunteers for the protection of individual rights and liberties rather than with any ruler or any mob. Alas, such a militia does not exist as yet. Nor does an ideal declaration of all these rights and liberties. Regardless of how large the need for it appears to me. Moreover, there seems to be no rush to provide either, not even among anarchists and libertarians. Are they aware of everything that they would need to achieve their victory soon, at least regarding their own affairs? - J.Z.JZ, 24.1.08, 26.2.09, 11.1.11. - & NECESSITY, NEW DRAFT, RULERS & SUBJECTS, IDEAL MILITIA & DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, Q.

NEED: an emphasis upon needs, as opposed to wants, gives purchase to those who see themselves as experts, qualified both to determine what the needs of others are, and to prescribe and enforce the means appropriate to the satisfaction of those needs.” – Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.120. – PLANNING, STATE SOCIALISM, BUREAUCRACY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DICTOCRACY, GOVERNMENTALISM, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP

NEED: And so a society develops that has boundless needs and no one (*) to pay for them. … - Since nature doesn’t provide medical care, it must come from other human beings. So one person’s right to medical care is nothing more than a claim upon some other person’s time, energy, money, or knowledge. - The man on whom this claim will be made is B, the forgotten man. The politician offers free medical care, but he never says, “You will have free medical care because we are going to force B to pay for it.” – Harry Browne, New Profits from the Monetary Crisis, p.33. - (*) able and willing to pay for them, except within the limits of their own private insurance, credit and mutual aid contracts. – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08, 29.5.13.

NEED: Another point should be made clear. Even if our government is the richest in the world, it does not have an endless supply of resources. (I’m sorry, Jerry Rubin, everything can’t be free yet.) What does this mean? Simply that the programs you think Congress should adopt will take governmental dollars away from someone else’s project. The guy telling you we can’t do without better, safer highways is merely trying to get more tax dollars for this cause taken out of the total pie. The Senator rapping about necessary school construction is also fighting for a part of that pie. When any body tells you we absolutely need something, watch out. He’s merely using a hard-sell argument to copy (*) a bigger piece of the tax revenue.” – Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide to Economic Reality, p.108. – (*) catch or cut? – JZ. - PRESSURE GROUPS, LOBBIES, TAXATION, BUDGETS, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, HANDOUTS, WELFARE STATE.

NEED: As social animals, we need freedom.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, IX. - Once this is achieved we can, usually, satisfy our most urgent needs, as determined by ourselves, through free production and free exchange. – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08. - We need the right and liberty to secede and to act freely under full exterritorial autonomy. - That is the best war to attempt to fulfill all our other needs - through self-responsible actions. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. – As mere animals we do not really need freedom and rights. But as somewhat moral and rational beings, we do. – JZ, 11.11.13.

NEED: But as we know from our experience with balancing the family budget, it is simply not possible to have everything one wants – without working harder to earn more income to pay for the limitless increasing new ‘needs’.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.4. – BUDGETS

NEED: But people have to eat, someone says, so the government must help the farmers. Manufacturers have to have steel, so the government must help steel makers. Kids have to be educated, so the government must help out schools. Children have to get vitamins, to the government must provide free milk. - If you ask enough people what we need and who the government should help, you will soon end up with a list covering every industry and occupation and person that exists in this country. Since the number of tax dollars in any one year is not only limited but is coming out of our pockets, you know that our government cannot subsidize everything.” - Angus Black, A New Radical’s Guide to Economic Reality, 108/109. - TAXATION, SUBSIDIES, WELFARE STATE

NEED: Do not cry that you need us. We do not consider need a claim.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, P.937. – It is a claim, but not a rightful one, not one that it is your duty to fulfill. – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. – EGOISM OR RATIONAL SELFISHNESS VS. ALTRUISM AS A SUPPOSED DUTY

NEED: Do they justify the rapist and the robber? – Hitler, Stalin and Mao had great needs to be leaders. So have our politicians and they need our earnings and liberties and via taxes and laws they do take them. Are they justified by their needs, to satisfy them at the expense of our rights, our liberties, our own and self-determined needs? - J.Z.JZ, 5.4.85, 29.1.08.

NEED: Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing.  It was here first.” - Mark Twain.  WANTS, CLAIMS, RIGHTS TO AS OPPOSED TO RIGHTS FROM, RIGHT TO LIVE, WORLD, LIFE, JOKE

NEED: Freedom doesn’t need you or me any more than wisdom needs us. It’s the other way around! The need for freedom, no less than wisdom, is mine; and this goes for you, too, whoever you are.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.116. – “But there’s more to it than just my need; we need freedom! And it is important that there should be a reasonably wide recognition of our need for freedom; I believe this plural need has a deep social significance.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, 144. – Is there a better way to publicize this need than to finally draft and publish a complete and clear declaration of all individual rights and liberties? Who has so far clearly recognized this need and is willing to help bring such a declaration about? I made my kind of start towards it by an anthology or over 130 private human rights declarations, in PEACE PLANS 589/590: - If freedom lovers are not sufficiently interested in such declarations, and still better one, what hope is there for us? – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08. – Q., DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NEED: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”, says Fran, “is not a decision I care to leave to politicians.” – Justin Raimondo on Fran Lebowitz’s Metropolitan Life, in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 9, 78. – Must we class the politicians and the bureaucrats among the able or among the needy? Obviously, they are not self-supporting. – Thus their advocacy of the “needy” is rather self-serving, economically, not only with regard to their addiction to power. - J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08. - POLITICIANS, ABILITY, COMMUNISM

NEED: From the able to the needy!” means all too often: from the productive to the wastrels. – How many of those supported by the public give up e.g. smoking, drinking and betting? – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08.

NEED: He offers the following criticism of those who think the way I do. He says we are depriving people of their 'needs'. It's just not true. Denying government benefits does not deprive anyone of any particular good or service available in a free market. It only denies them the means to acquire that good or service through coercion.” - Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., 03, 02, 01. - COERCION, WELFARE STATE VS. MARKET

NEED: Human consciousness is such that only the individual concerned is aware of his needs and wants and what priorities they have. Life on this earth is of a character that requires that in many instances he must look after himself. He must look before he crosses the street lest he be run over. He must take care what he puts in his mouth lest he ingests some harmful substance. Even roses have thorns, and he who would pick them must be careful that he not be stuck with them.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 8/77.

NEED: Human evolution is driven by community needs. - Orson Scott Card, First Meetings in the Enderverse,  2003-2007, p.62. – It is rather driven in many false directions - by flawed to false ideas on community needs, like protectionism, communism, territorialism, strength, statism, governmentalism, anti-capitalism, enemies, weapons, strength, profit, interest, immigration restrictions etc., in uncounted numbers and the already somewhat enlightened people are not free to experiment with better ideas and set attractive examples. – The “release of all creative energies” (frequently demanded by Leonard E. Read) has still not been achieved and it cannot be achieved under territorialism. - JZ, 17.4.13, 29.5.13. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW FOR VOLUNTEERS, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & CONTRACT DENIED IN MOST IMPORTANT SPHERES, EVOLUTION, COMMUNITIES, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, TERRITORIALISM

NEED: human freedom is a higher moral objective than the arbitrary fulfillment of certain people’s needs and desires. – Fortunately, however, the history of America is replete with hard evidence that the freer and more prosperous the society, the greater people’s desire to give. And, although the creation and possession of great wealth does not need to be defended on the basis of the charitable acts of the wealthy (*), the fact is that it is the wealthiest families who have given the most to the “poor” and disabled. There are some 12.000 private foundations in existence that donate hundreds of millions of dollars yearly to causes they deem worthy. Among some of the more prominent ones are the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corp. of New York, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. – Andrew Carnegie alone contributed some 350 million to various philanthropic causes, including more than 2800 libraries in the U.S. and Canada. John D. Rockefeller, founder of the family fortune, gave away more than $ 530 million. His projects included the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the General Education Board (which helped to establish schools for Negro teachers and children), and the Rockefeller Foundation (“to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world”).” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.168/69. - (*) By increasing free production and exchanges they did and do much more good! – J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08. – Free, private, sound and competitive insurance and credit contracts can do more to satisfy needs than all the charities in combination. – JZ, 11.11.13. - DESIRES, FREEDOM & VOLUNTARY CHARITY OR BENEVOLENCE, INSURANCE & CREDIT, SELF-HELP OPTIONS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, USING ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES RATHER THAN ALTRUISM & COERCIVE WELFARE STATES

NEED: If it were more generally believed that the way out of poverty is not “from each according to ability, to each according to “need”, but, rather, to each according to production, the feathering of the nests of some at the expense of others would be at an end.” – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.91. – FREE ENTERPRISE & FREE EXCHANGE VS. COMMUNISM & WELFARE STATES

NEED: If the globe is not to burst asunder, every man must be given what he needs for a really human life.” – Martin Buber, The National Home and Our Policy in Palestine. – 1.) There is no such thing as a national home, unless one goes very far back and considers Africa as the home of all human beings. – 2.) A Welfare State rather impoverishes people, than enriches them. What every man and woman needs are, rather, the rights and liberties required to take themselves care of satisfying their own needs, rather than becoming altogether dependent upon the productivity of others. Every human being, apart from babies and infants and those very severely handicapped or ill or old, is, potentially, a very productive human being, able to support himself and, later, several others. There are insurance options and credit for the exceptions. Let us free all people of every restriction upon their productivity and exchanges, also allowing others - than governmental monopoly institutions - to provide stable value and high interest-bearing credits to provide humans, these “biological productive machines”, also with enough mechanical helpers to make them even more productive. – Handouts are not the solution but merely create masses of dissatisfied parasites and troublemakers. A decent human life for adults must, as a rule, be based upon the own efforts. – 3.) Moreover, Earth will not burst apart if man is foolish enough to extinguish or impoverish and starve himself by irrational and unnatural restrictions and powers. – I had expected better thoughts from Martin Buber. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08, 29.5.13. - TO BE SATISFIED THROUGH HANDOUTS OR THE OWN PRODUCTIVITY?

NEED: If you want something, work for it.” - Peter F. Hamilton, Judas Unchained, SF, 2005, McMillan, p.274. – And if work is not available or not very rewarding, find out about all the legal restrictions, which do bring about this condition and then do something about them. Ignore them, revolt or secede and do your own things, together with like-minded people. At least potentially human beings are the most productive machines. It takes much government interventionism to make many of them poor. – J.Z.JZ, 25.3.09. - INEQUALITY, WORK, WANT, POVERTY

NEED: In the current political vocabulary, “need” means wanting to get someone else’s money. “Greed”, which used to mean what “need” now means, has come to mean: wanting to keep your own. “Compassion” means the politician’s willingness to arrange the transfer.” - Joseph Sobran, Back to First Principles, in: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, ed., The Economics of Liberty, Mises Institute, 1990, p.169. - & GREED, LANGUAGE USE

NEED: Isn’t it strange how want becomes need when the taxpayers are footing the bill? - John Laws, Book of Uncommon Sense, PAN, 1995, p.29. - WANTS & TAXATION

NEED: It is impossible to satisfy limitless needs with limited resources.” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.22. – However, the actual needs of human beings are limited, while the resources, intelligently used, are almost unlimited. For instance: We can eat only so much. Eating more does do us harm. – Food producers, at least in modern times and almost anywhere always complain about their lack of customers. - J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. – That shortage of customers able to pay is closely related to monetary despotism with its monopoly money. Alas, all those wronged and harmed by it, are not yet aware of this and thus do not work towards full monetary freedom. Neither do they demand full financial freedom, e.g. the abolition of compulsory taxation. – JZ, 11.11.13. - RESOURCES, LIMITS, WELFARE STATE, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, SALES PROBLEM FOR LABOR, GOODS & SERVICES, IMPOVERISHMENT THROUGH GOVERNMENTAL INTERVENTIONS

NEED: It seems to me that Harry Brown is saying that the free market is not only the best suited for the economic needs of man’s existence, but that the free market is best suited for all of man’s needs.” – Jerry P. Starzinski, reason, 9/74. – Yes, if it is understood to include voluntary communities that are only exterritorially autonomous: Panarchies or Polyarchies. – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. – FREE MARKET, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, FREE CHOICE, FREE COMPETITION, FREEDOM OF EXPERIMENTATIN IN EVERY SPHERE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

NEED: Knowledge is the greatest need of mankind.” – NZ. RATIONALIST AND HUMANIST, Nov. 74. – KNOWLEDGE. – Are you entitled to withhold it from mankind via copyrights or patents? Or should you, rather, let it be shared free of charge, e.g. electronically? Actually, at least for some freedom writings (not mine!) it was found out that offering them free of charge online does increase rather than diminish the sale of the same texts in print. – We have still not taken all the steps required to make all knowledge of mankind readily, easily and cheaply accessible to anyone interested in any aspect of it. – Well, knowledge of how to build mass extermination devices should not be so spread. - J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. – Is the need for or the demand for rightful knowledge sufficiently strong to induce its supply or its publication, if it does already exist somewhere? – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09, 29.5.13. – LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY, COMPLETE LIBERTARIAN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING, CD-PROJECT, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS & REVIEW COLLECTION, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN DIRECTORY, NEW DRAFT, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS DECLARATION, COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

NEED: Let those with a “need” to help “needy” people help these people – but don’t force independent people to help the dependent ones. – J.Z.JZ, 17.5.75. - ALTRUISM, CHARITY, COMPULSION, TAXATION

NEED: Many more needs can be rightfully satisfied through free production and free exchange than could ever be satisfied through charity, altruism and a Welfare State’s coercive re-distributionism. – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08.

NEED: Money or need for money, rather than need, is the mother of invention. – J.Z.JZ & D.Z., 20.8.77. – Need alone or need for money alone, rarely lead to inventions. – If that were the case, no poor people would be left on earth, under primitive conditions. – Under free banking and monetary freedom there would be as much in sound exchange media and in sound credits as will be needed. How many have fully realized our need for this solution, so far? - J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09, 11.1.11. – Sufficient interest in the remaining social problems and knowledge of economics, as well as intelligence and ingenuity as well as sufficient self-help liberties and rights are required to arrive as desirable inventions, reforms and innovations. – KNOWLEDGE, FREEEDOM, RIGHTS, SUFFICIENT INTEREST IN THE OWN AFFAIRS, TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE INFLUENCED BY THE REMAINING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, MONEY & INVENTIONS, FREE BANKING, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, MONETARY FREEDOM, INTEREST IN THE CAUSES OF E.G. MOST INVOLUNTARY UNEMPLOYMENT, POVERTY & INFLATIONS

NEED: Naïve idealists convinced the voters that all their justified needs should and can be satisfied by the community: - that is, by ‘someone else’. …” – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.2.

NEED: Necessary and basic in the Judeo-Christian Ethic is the recognition of the enduring nature of Moral Law. (*) The essence of this moral law is summed up in the “Golden Rule”, and it derives from the fact that humans need one another. (**) – Without other human beings, we cannot be born, cannot be reared, cannot prosper; and to have the cooperation of other humans – to avoid the conflicts which would be suicidal for humans – we must follow the “Golden Rule”. When we apply it in practice, we find it is the unifying principle of those commandments that refer to the relations between the individual and his fellows. “Thou shalt not steal.” Thou shall not kill” and “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” – Now, it should be clear that obedience to Moral Law means voluntary cooperation and freedom.” – Source not noted. L. E. Read? - (*) Please note, that neither any religion nor any government or ideological movement has so far bothered to produce a complete declaration of individual rights and liberties! – (**) Thus they should produce and exchange freely, under laissez faire economics of free enterprise capitalism and free trade, including full monetary and financial freedom. - The Ten Commandments and other general ethical rules and the assumption that they would be of divine origin or inspiration got in the way of attempting to provide and spread something much better and more comprehensive. - J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08, 11.11.13. – RELIGION, NECESSITY, TEN COMMANDMENTS, IDEAL HUMAN RIGHTS DRAFT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NEED: Need’ now means wanting someone else’s money. "Greed" means wanting to keep your own. "Compassion" is when a politician arranges the transfer.” – Joseph Sobran, columnist. - quoted by Ron Manners, on Facebook, 5.3.12. If you really needed it, why did you spend your money on cable TV instead? - Dagny. – GREED & COMPASSION, TRANSFER SOCIETY, WELFARE “RIGHTS” VS. PROPERTY RIGHTS, TAXATION

NEED: No one gets it if there ain’t any.” – From film: The Incredible Bread Machine. – WELFARE STATE, HANDOUTS, SUBSIDIES, FREE SERVICES, RATIONING, REDISTRIBUTION, POVERTY PROGRAMS.

NEED: No politician knows better what I need than I do and no politician produces anything towards my needs but merely takes away the returns from goods and services produced by others in their attempts to cater to their own needs and those of their favorites or those, who would vote for them. – It is the needs of politicians that should be mostly or totally neglected – except by their voluntary subjects. - J.Z.JZ, 18.6.92, 26.1.08, 29.5.13. - POLITICIANS

NEED: Now it may very well be true that the needs or merits, or social value or whatever of the potential beneficiary are vastly greater than mine, but why does that oblige me to meet them? The fact that I have the capacity to meet them is not the slightest support for the proposition that I have an obligation to meet them; if I acquired that capacity by violating their rights, that would be a different story.” – Prof. Lauchlan Chipman, To Each His Own, CIS 1977 Conference, p.41.

NEED: Or, suppose a powerful country invades a weaker one for” Lebensraum” (“living space”). It needs the territory for its growing population and for industrial expansion (so claimed Germany when it invaded Poland and Japan when it invaded China). Is the invading country justified in committing this action? Does it have a “right” to the land of another country because it is in need?” – The Incredible Bread Machine, p.110. – Its needs could be much better satisfied through free enterprise, free trade and quite freed exchange, including full monetary and financial freedom. – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. - TERRITORIALISM, NEED, INVASION, CONQUESTS, EXCUSES FOR AGGRESSIVE WARS - & FOR TAXATION

NEED: Or, suppose that you work for three straight summers in order to earn enough money to bicycle through Europe. The State seizes your savings in order to feed a needy family. Should it have the right to do that, because there is a need? … The point is simply this: need does not establish the right to violate the rights of others.” - The Incredible Bread Machine, p.108. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NEED: our romantic socialists fail to realize that no community, no group, no family can afford to satisfy the UNLIMITED NEEDS of their members – even if there are strong pressures which ‘justify’ them.” - George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.10.

NEED: Ours is the only society in history that ever went around actually looking for people’s needs in order to satisfy them. That’s the only way companies can exist and succeed in a free system. Many people earn their livings just trying to find large numbers of people who need something … marketing research people looking for needs that can be satisfied through the capabilities of their companies.” – Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, March 77. – Welfare State politicians also look around for “needs” that they can satisfy at the expense of the general taxpayer and to further their own political career, thus buying votes and this, usually, without losing the votes of the unenlightened involuntary taxpayers. – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. - FREE ENTERISE TO SATISFY CONSUMERS.

NEED: People who in their corporate capacity abolish the natural relation between merits and benefits will presently abolish themselves.” – Herbert Spencer. – MERIT, ABILITY, PRODUCTION & MERE LAIMS TO THE PRODUCTS OF OTHERS.

NEED & CENTRAL BANKING: Primarily it [the State] considers its own needs, powers and advantages, then the needs of its supporters and its favorites. All others it preys upon parasitically, under the pretence of serving them. It does not cater to the needs of those it drives into bankruptcy and poverty, into unemployment or underemployment, into crimes, terrorism, civil war, revolutions and national wars. Totalitarians like Karl Marx advocated it as a means to gain power for themselves and their despotic system. This, their "need", led to the murder of dozens of millions, whose needs, rights and liberties were ignored under the pretence of providing them with the greatest possible economic opportunities. Lenin knew he needed the power of the central bank. It was one of his first revolutionary acts to occupy the central bank in Petersburg. From then on he was the only one always able to pay, even if only with legal tender and thus soon inflated this paper money. His opponents never questioned this power base of his, never aimed at a monetary liberation and revolution. As Ulrich von Beckerath put it: Even if they wanted to pay their secretaries they had to come to him for wage payment means. During the East German uprising of 17 June 1953, the East German central bank refused all bank credits in insurrectionist areas, i.e., wages and salaries could not be paid. That was probably a more effective way to suppress those who were unaware of their monetary freedom options than the use of Soviet tanks was. Under central banking a government has the whole economic life and almost every individual on its leash, only barter exchanges and black market transactions somewhat excepted. But even the latter still depend, in most cases, upon the government's legal tender. Monetary despotism greatly increases the number of the needy; its needy and exploited and oppressed victims, and the ones who need it to survive in power and position, the politicians and bureaucrats. - J. Z., 11.5.97. - & CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, GOVERNMENT

NEED: Remember, though, that this explosion of governmental “aids” and “services” is called for by “the people”; it is meant to answer to perceived social needs. But this brings us back once more to the main point. The government acts to meet the needs, which are imagined to arise from some mythical collective. Individual liberty or individual will is not its main concern, or even its tertiary concern. In fact, individual liberty or freedom of expression (*) … The atmosphere in which it moves is not one of concrete, tangible realities, but of steamy vapors and myths, simplistic formulas, bromides and shibboleths. Being closely immersed in this system it is not easy to see how we may be deceived by it (as we can easily see how the language of Marxism and Leninism cozens the Russians), but if we expect our liberties to survive, we must be careful to see that we do.” – George H. Douglas, in THE FREEMAN, 12/74. - (*) Much more is involved than merely that liberty. It is freedom for tolerant actions and experiments that is needed most to achieve genuine progress in the political, economic and social spheres. – J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NEED: The idea of “need” is dangerous because it strikes at the heart of the practical argument for freedom. That argument depends on recognizing that each person is best qualified to choose for himself which among a multitude of possible lives is best for him. If many of those choices involve “needs”, things of infinite value to one person, which can be best determined by someone else, what is the use of freedom? If I disagree with the expert about my ‘needs’, …” - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.66. - To each the free choice among all systems which he believes will best satisfy his own needs, as long as he allows all others the same choice. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NEED: … the mere existence of a need for a service or good does not imply a right to it.” – Garvan F. Kuskey, THE FREEMAN, 11/73. - RIGHTS, DUTIES

NEED: The mischievous idea that all public needs should be satisfied by compulsory organization and that all the means that individuals are willing to devote to pubic purposes should be under the control of government, is wholly alien to the basic principles of a free society.” - Friedrich Hayek, Law, Legislation and Liberty. - However, as far as is humanly possible, all needs of free people can be best satisfied through communities, societies, laws and institutions of their own individual free choice. Then they would soon find out which ones are the most productive ones and which ones the most counter-productive ones. Let them all try, together with like-minded people. - Most of them would soon get far away from territorial statism and greatly improve their own situations by their own efforts, far beyond that which a Welfare State could provide via an enormous tax burden and numerous other wrongful restrictions and impositions. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - PUBLIC MEANS, TAXATION & STATISM, WELFARE STATE, PUBLIC SPENDING, NATIONAL INTEREST, PUBLIC INTEREST, FREE SOCIETY, FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS.

NEED: The Nazis, Soviets, Maoists, Idi-Amin and Castro followers, the Japanese imperial warriors, the child molesters, rapists, kleptomaniacs and other habitual or professional criminals have their “needs”, too. Why should we respect them? – J.Z.JZ, 29.3.00, 24.1.08. – We need the freedom to get away from territorial statism and all its wrongs, burdens and impositions, to help ourselves as far as we can, alone or in association with like-minded people. - To each his own utopia, at the own risk and expense! - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - Q.

NEED: The Need Is Mine: Freedom no more needs me than does righteousness or wisdom; it’s the other way around: I need freedom: Recognition of that need is my motivation. Few will give thought to preserving freedom, who think the need is not theirs. Self-need explained.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, VIII, point 14, in his summary of chapter 14, beginning on p.115.

NEED: The present tendency of both sexes is to contemplate citizens as having claims in proportion to their needs – their needs being habitually proportionate to their demerits; and this tendency, stronger in women than in men, must, if it operates politically, cause amore general fostering of the worse at the expense of the better.” – Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Ethics, par. 383. – WOMEN, VOTING, WELFARE STATE.

NEED: The principle of consumption according to needs establishes a right (*) to the product of the labor of others. – K. H. Z. Solneman, LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 2, p. – And it establishes thus a clear-cut case of exploitation – unless this property transfer is freely and individually contracted. – J.Z.JZ, 26.5.80. (*) Rather, a wrongful claim. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NEED: the values of the sick … are sick values.” – Peregrine Worthorne, THE AUSTRALIAN, 7.11.74.

NEED: The word “need” should be eliminated from the vocabulary of political discourse. It is inextricably bound up with a dangerous oversimplification of reality – the idea that there exist certain values infinitely more important than all others, things I need, rather than merely want, and that these ‘needs’ can be determined objectively.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.65.

NEED: To say that you ought to help those in need is one thing, but to say that you must is quite another, for it contradicts the very meaning of freedom. – There is virtually no difference in principle between forced collection of money to support welfare programs and involuntary servitude. In either case the individual is compelled by force to serve others. – In a free society the individual is not compelled to serve others. He is not compelled to give up the products of his life to the King or the Church or to the rich or to the poor. Whether or not one chooses voluntarily to help those in need is a question only the individual can answer. In a free society it is not the proper function of government to impose that decision by force.” - The Incredible Bread Machine, p.110.

NEED: We begin with the observed fact that men want things and go after them. All men are needy and all men are active. The economically rich are, upon the whole, more full of needs than are the poor. The necessitous poor are characterized not by the fact that they are in need but that they are unable to satisfy the basic needs of decent human life. Nor are the idle rich noted for being idle but for the fact that their activities are not under the constraint of economic necessity.” - Dr. H. G. Pearce, Value, p.24. – In their earnings and spending the rich remain under economic incentives but not those of basic survival needs. – J.Z.JZ, n.d. – Most of the needy have not realized as yet that they need especially more economic rights and liberties in order to become able to satisfy their needs themselves by their own efforts. – J.Z.JZ, 26.1.08, 11.1.11. - Under full experimental freedom they would soon find out which system would allow them to best satisfy their needs by their own efforts, including self-chosen insurance, credit, , monetary, clearing and value standard systems and including even whole alternative political, economic and social systems, which are now suppressed by territorialism with its numerous wrongful powers and laws. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - NECESSITY, THE POOR & THE RICH

NEED: We have one test, and one only, for what private citizens really wish to do: those things they will do voluntarily! It is plain that they wish telephones, printing presses, automobiles, air service, refrigeration, houses, corn flakes, gas and electric service; indeed, a million things could be listed. And they get them – voluntarily! But here’s the rub: There are those who believe we do not know of all the things we want or, at least, are unaware of what is good for us. (*) These “needs”, invented for us – going to the moon, old-age “security”, the Gateway Arch, or whatever – have no manner of implementation except by coercion. In a word, these people who would be our gods, can achieve the ends they have in mind for us only as they gain control of our agency of force: government.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.67/68 – Needs invented by others for us, at our expense, should be distinguished from self-felt and self-expressed needs, which one is quite free, able and willing to work or pay for. - (*) As if we were not bombarded with millions of advertisements and propaganda efforts! – J.Z.JZ, J.Z.JZ, 29.1.08, 11.1.11. - Full experimental freedom in all spheres! Then all kinds of utopias could be tried out at the same time in the same country - all only by their volunteers. Think of the progress brought about by experimental freedom in all other spheres so far. Territorialism has prevented rapid progress in the social, economic and political spheres. It often imposed the opposites of progress. Nevertheless, it is still almost universally upheld in those spheres where it has brought the greatest wrongs and done the greatest harm. - Limited and non-territorial government would be merely one of the options, not necessarily the best one, once territorialism is finally discarded. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11 - VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PAYING ONE’S WAY, EARNING ONE’S LIVING, SELF-SUPPORT VS. TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE

NEED: We know better the needs of ourselves than of others. To serve oneself is economy of administration.” - Dr. Jamrach Holobom – Quoted in: Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. - We should become free to serve ourselves by serving others in every sphere. "Society Is exchange!" said Frederic Bastiat. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NEED: What is desirable is not always necessary, while that which is necessary may be the most undesirable. Perhaps the measure of a man is the ability to tell one from the other … and act on it.” - Randall Garrett, The Measure of a Man, ANALOG – ASTOUNDING SF 8/60, p.83, the motto of the story. – Finally, let there be free choice for all in all spheres. Then most people would rapidly learn to make the best choices for themselves, just like they do already e.g. as sovereign consumers in a free market for consumer goods, edible or drinkable ones, reading and entertainment matter, music, arts and travel options, clothing, tools, seeds or plants for their gardens etc., in endless variety, always at their own expense and risk, independent of the beliefs of politicians and bureaucrats. As volunteers they would soon cease hiring them, obeying them or paying them a large part of their incomes. - Yes, in this respect I do have a one-track mind and am not afraid of repeating myself. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - NECESSITY, DESIRABILITY, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FULL CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARY STATE MEMBERSHIP & TAXATION, SECESSIONISM.

NEED: When a government seizes your money in order to pay for programs that support others, how has its action differed from that of a thief? – “But wait!” you protest. “This is different! The beneficiary of government welfare is in need!” - Need. Does this really alter the situation? - Suppose, for example, Mr. Jones is dying from a diseased kidney. The State seizes you against your will and removes your kidney for transplant. Did the State have the “right” to do it? Did Mr. Jones’ need for a new kidney justify the State taking yours without your explicit permission?” - The Incredible Bread Machine, p.107. - EGALITARIAN & COERCIVE DISTRIBUTIONISM

NEED: When my rights are not recognized then others can dispose of what is mine, according to their power and needs. – J.Z.JZ, 4.11.85, 25.2.09. - RIGHTS & PROPERTY

NEED: When need is the standard, every man is both victim and parasite. As a victim he must labor to fill the needs of others, leaving himself in the position of a parasite whose needs must be filled by others.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.958. – See: PLUNDERBUND, WELFARE STATE, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, TAXATION, EGALITARIANISM, POVERTY, PROPERTY

NEED: When the able must work for the needy, then the needy become more numerous and less productive while the able and productive become less numerous and less productive as well and everybody is, eventually, worse off in the average. Productivity and lastly wealth is greatest and most widespread when almost every adult person becomes responsible for himself or herself and every family for itself. That was the experience among the first American pioneers, among whom many died from hunger and disease, while they lived under communism, and whose “fate” was only turned around when they finally introduced self-responsibility and private property rights or capitalism and free enterprise and free exchange. It is summed up in their proverb: “Root, hog or die!” - That has been a universal experience for all of recorded history. - I, too, would prefer idleness or going slow and more leisure activities if greater work efforts brought me no higher personal rewards and others would assure my survival. So would most other people. – The Protestant work ethic does not work very well under communism. - J.Z.JZ, 25.2.00, 24.1.08, 11.1.11. - COMMUNISM, COLLECTIVISM, PROPERTY RIGHTS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, DISTRIBUTIONISM, CAPITALISM, FREE ECONOMY, FREE ENTERPRISE & FREE EXCHANGE

NEED: When the individual replaces the beehive as the ultimate goal, that is, when the need is construed to be the individual’s rather than society’s, the means implicit in achieving such a goal must be radically different.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.84.

NEGATIVE GOVERNMENT: One more bit of evidence to support my thesis that socialism is intuitive, not acquired (1), is my experience with ex-socialists and ex-communists. I have known a number of them and, with one exception, though they had dropped theoretical socialism, they were all for government intervention; even that one exception was for our undertaking a “preventive war” with Russia. (2) All of them were intellectually honest men (3) and rejected Marx on the basis of evidence and the dictates of logic; all of them were revolted by the immoralities of Sovietism. (4) Yet they could not accept wholeheartedly the principles of laissez-faire economics (5), nor could they subscribe to the idea of negative government. (6) They held to the notion that government ought to intervene in the marketplace, for the “social good”, that political power could be exercised for the benefit of mankind. (7) They were socialists in spite of themselves. – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.139. - To me it makes more sense to talk and think about non-territorial or voluntary governments, societies and communities, all with full experimental freedom and self-managing, under genuine self-determination and self-government, continuously enforced by individual secessionism and by admitting only volunteers willing to subscribe to their systems. - It is hard to envision anything under the abstract term "negative government". It is almost the equivalent to the mathematical concept of a "negative number". It would be more correct to say that compulsory, monopolistic and territorial governments do have a negative value. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - (1) I hold that it is acquired through thousands to ten thousands of popular errors, myths and prejudices, which are nowhere systematically and encyclopedically collected and refuted and swamp more or less almost everyone’s clear thinking on reality, just like formerly xyz superstitions and demon cults did. Even religious spleens are still predominant today, not to speak of those in the political, economic and social spheres. – Degrees of territorial statism can still be found among most libertarians and of territorialism among most anarchists. - (2) Rather than merely a police action against its mis-rulers! How can one liberate captive peoples e.g. with ABC mass murder devices? - (3) But not thorough enough intellectuals. – (4) And yet were not opposed to the practice of most of the 10 points of the Communist Manifesto in the Western “free” democracies. - (5) They rather subscribed to protectionism, monetary and financial despotism. - (6) No wonder, since these are nowhere fully realized in the West and were, probably, never fully realized anywhere in the past. Such a realization is only to be expected from voluntary communities that are exterritorially fully autonomous, so that they can also freely realize this radical alternative and thus set a convincing example for the world. - (7) Not a very happy formula: For who really knows “positive governments”, “good government” or “ideal governments” and what else but negative governments, in the sense of wrongful, irrational and prejudiced governments, committing enormous wrongs and doing endless harm, have we experienced so far? – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. - Even "positive" legislation has, usually, a negative value. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - ANARCHISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE ECONOMY, MARKET VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, INTERVENTIONISM, SOCIAL GOOD, COMMON WEAL, PUBLIC INTEREST

NEGATIVE VS. POSITIVE THINKING: “Think positive!” Common saying. - You've got to think negative (as well! - J.Z.JZ). If you always have your eyes on the stars you don't see the pitfalls under your feet.” - Michael F. Flynn, The Washer at the Ford, ANALOG, 6/89, 49. – OPTIMISM, PESSIMISM,

NEGLIGENCE: So nobody is as negligent as one who believes all actions to be totally ordained.” - Damien Broderick, The Judas Mandala, p.67. - & DETERMINISM, PREDETERMINATION

NEGLIGENCE: Yet, as government continues to undermine personal freedom, individuals live complacently under the delusion that they are still blessed with liberty. The patriots of 1776 clearly recognized that their traditional freedoms were threatened by the British Crown. The spirit of ‘Seventy-Six was the spirit of vigilance. The spirit of today is that of negligence. In Democracy in America, we see how there is an ever-present tendency for men to seek security and safety at the expense of freedom: “Our contemporaries are constantly excited by two conflicting passions; they want to be led, and they wish to remain free: as they cannot destroy either the one or the other of these contrary propensities, they strive to satisfy them both at once.” – Robert G. Bearce, in THE FREEMAN, quoting Tocqueville, Democracy in America. - INDIFFERENCE, COMPLACENCY & APATHY VS. VIGILANCE, SELF-INTEREST, MORALITY, STATISM, WELFARE STATE

NEGOTIATIONS: If you were being raped, would you ask for negotiations or immediate withdrawal?” – Graffiti – JOKES


NEGOTIATIONS: Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 20.a.1961. – But never negotiate with the oppressors. Negotiate only with the oppressed. – J.Z.JZ 8.7.82. – He, too, wanted to continue the governmental monopoly for international negotiations, treaties and conferences. A true democrat would have allowed his subjects to negotiate and make their own contracts and treaties. – Moreover, under his presidency the nuclear arsenal, the number of the US government’s mass murder devices was doubled. Did he not fear the possibility of a nuclear war? If not, then he was ignorant and a fool and certainly immoral. – J.Z.JZ, 21.11.85, 24.1.08. – People-to-people negotiations rather than summit conferences! And should one not fear nuclear arsenals? What could the captive nations of the world expect from such a “liberator” – or what would the supposed “proletarians” of the West think of a Communist “liberation” by means of such devices? – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. – Should we not fear e.g. nuclear war and seriously negotiate how to avoid it, without any territorialist false assumptions and conclusions? – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. – Diverse panarchies of volunteers would have their own negotiations and treaties. And a much better chance to achieve lasting agreements based upon voluntarism, tolerance and exterritorial autonomy for all. - They do not have to be afraid of each other. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - FEAR, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PANARCHISM, CAPTIVE NATIONS, SUPPRESSED MINORITIES, SUMMIT CONFERENCES?

NEGOTIATIONS: Negotiate. Understand? Not argue, bitch, complain, moan, bicker, quibble, quarrel, rant, boil, or brawl. Negotiate.You’re all simply bickering rather than even beginning to attempt to work out any kind of agreement. William Shatner, Man O’ War, Ace Books, New York, 1997, p.184. - However, do make all of the individual rights and liberties, which you do already appreciate, something you will not subject to negotiations.  – JZ, 26.2.13. – YOU DO YOUR THINGS, WHILE I DO MY THINGS, WITH ALL OF US DOING THEM AT THE OWN EXPENSE & RISK ONLY. ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, VOLUNTARISM, CONCEDING TO EACH OTHER DIFFERENT PRACTICES OF RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MUTUAL TOLERANCE, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, BY XYZ GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE

NEGOTIATIONS: Negotiations between rulers to eliminate war are as senseless as meetings between leading criminals to eliminate crime. Morally and rationally there is nothing to negotiate about nuclear strength. Only nuclear disarmament of the unilateral kind makes sense. Why wait with getting rid of a liability until someone else does so too? - Negotiations between the peoples themselves, over the heads of their rulers, are required for this. Only they can inspire the necessary trust and would, lastly, and rather soon, lead to a comprehensive nuclear disarmament, unilaterally initiated and continued. - (For the peoples, the diverse populations, are the targets for these "weapons"! - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.) When and wherever prolonged peace negotiations between the peoples are rendered difficult to impossible by the regime on one side, e.g. by the restrictions imposed by a dictator, then the peoples on the other side must, one-sidedly, publicize as acceptable appeals and offers, and this in a quite trustworthy way, that they would convince, without arguments, the diverse peoples on the other side. - Such appeals could be made on the basis of a unilateral nuclear disarmament, the declaration of rightful war aims, the recognition of rightful governments in exile, the welcoming of refugees and deserters, freedom for the establishment of all kinds of panarchies of refugees, defectors and POW''s set free, and by full publicity for the appeals, declarations and rightful war aims of their allies, governments and societies in exile of any kind that are wanted by the captive nations, our natural allies. In broadcasts almost all possible objections could be anticipated and answered. - APPEALS, BROADCASTING, DECISION, DECLARATIONS, DEMOCRACY, DIPLOMACY, ENEMY, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, LEADERSHIP, LIBERATION WAR, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, MULTILATERAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, MINORITY AUTONOMY, OPEN AIR SPEAKING, PEOPLE, PROPAGANDA, PUBLICITY, REFERENDUM, REVOLUTIONS, SECRECY, SECRET ALLIES, SECRET DIPLOMACY, SEPARATE PEACE, SUMMIT CONFERENCES, TRUST, UNILATERAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, WAR AIMS, WEAPONS. - From: J.Z.JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War. – - With some editing now, 11.1.11. - NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE PEOPLES VS. THE TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT MONOPOLY FOR NEGOTIATIONS

NEGOTIATIONS: Some governments are too weak or perfidious for reliable negotiations.” – THE BULLETIN, 26.4.74. – Replace “some” by “all” or at least “almost all”. – J.Z.JZ, 10/76. – Who has any good reasons to trust diplomats, leaders, politicians or bureaucrats? Even mere policemen are largely mistrusted. Negotiations directly between all kinds of “captive nations”, more importantly even, only between communities of volunteers, all of them exterritorially fully autonomous, and between quite rightful militia forces, for the protection of individual rights and liberties, organized on both sides. They could soon achieve mass fraternization on the basis of quite rightful war and peace aims. – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. – PANARCHISM, PEOPLES, CAPTIVE NATIONS EVERYWHERE, TREATIES, DIPLOMACY

NEGOTIATIONS: The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.” - W. R. Inge, The End of an Age. – Only talking to and negotiating with their subjects and victims makes sense, over the heads of their rulers, preferably by governments in exile, already practising their platforms, but all only for their kinds of present and future volunteers. Experimental freedom, under voluntarism and full exterritorial autonomy, even for one’s opponents. That would tend to more effectively disarm and calming them down than “loving” them or trying to persuade them. – J.Z.JZ, 26.12.07, 11.1.11. - MEETINGS, CONFERENCES, ARGUMENTS? KEEP TALKING WITH AGGRESSIVE ENEMIES?

NEGOTIATIONS: When a bear decides to claw you, it's hard to change his mind by appealing to his logic and common sense.” - Fritz Leiber, A Specter is Haunting Texas, GALAXY SF, Sep. 68, p.176. - Have you ever tried to argue with a drunk or a very angry and prejudiced man? - J.Z.JZ, 9.2.02. - REASONING, SELF-DEFENCE, FORCE, NON-VIOLENCE

NEGRO BANK OR NEGRO GHETTO BANK OF ISSUE: Neither forced integration nor forced segregation are the answer to all the problems of any racial minority. But full autonomy for ANY self-help efforts is: Already the drug laws are not fully enforced in ghetto areas. Let some more sensible free market activities be started there (and among Negroes elsewhere), to overcome unemployment of racial minorities in ghetto areas and outside of them. They would gather more sympathies than e.g. drug running or armed gangs could gather. Perhaps even as much as their musical, dancing and sports activities achieved for them so far. Would it not be nice if descendants of former slaves emancipated themselves from the slave mentality of the voluntary victims of monetary despotism before most of its other victims did? - JZ, 27.5.97. - Their new "Makuta" value standards could be as good or better than those used by their ancestors in Africa. - JZ, 10.9.02. – The silver Maria Theresia Thaler, too, as well as reproductions of them, served in Africa for a long time as an alternative private value standard. - UNEMPLOYMENT, FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM, GHETTOS, SLUMS, PANARCHISM, NEGRO GHETTO BANK

NEGROES: To view this matter through the lens of liberty is to see an entirely different sort of picture; it is to see the challenge of actually liberating black Americans from state control, letting them, if anything, have special assistance in cutting through red-tape, in blasting apart the restrictions of labor unions, business and zoning codes and, above all, constant police surveillance over their daily lives. It would mean, for instance, giving more than lip-service to the idea of local control of local schools – a supposedly conservative idea which went up in smoke the moment it was desired not by white Americans, but by black Americans. - The same instinct which led some conservatives to defend the right of some schools to teach and practice bias, in accordance with community control of the school, should certainly have led them to support black control of schools in black neighborhoods, even if the community wanted to teach Swahili, black supremacy or whatever.” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.20/21. - Alas, Hess was not consistent enough to advocate for Negroes and all other communities of volunteers full exterritorial autonomy to do their own things for or to themselves. That would also apply to a minority of voluntary integrationists and one of voluntary segregationists. – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. – VOLUNTARY SEGREGATION & VOLUNTARY INTEGRATION, PANARCHISM, SELF-GOVERNMENT, RACISM

NEIGHBORHOODS: Gandhi … was the first great spokesman for the neighborhood. His notion was that the world is composed of neighborhoods – a breathtaking perception.” – Karl Hess, PLAYBOY Interview, 7/76. – Few friends and like-minded people live in the same neighborhood. One is in many ways more closely connected to them than to neighbors. Thus with them, rather than merely with neighbors, should one be free to live under personal laws or exterritorial autonomy. – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. ANY DECENTRALIZATION THAT IS STILL TERRITORIAL, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, NEIGHBORHOOD POWER,

NEIGHBORHOODS: I favor a world of neighborhoods in which all social organization is voluntary.” – Karl Hess, PLAYBOY Interview, 7/76. – To achieve complete voluntarism exterritorial autonomy is required, for voluntary communities under personal laws. – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. – Voluntary cooperation and free exchange could and should exceed neighborhoods and national borders and is, at least potentially, for many worthwhile actions, international. – JZ, 25.5.13. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

NEIGHBORHOODS: Our campaign is based on the premise that we have been living under the delusion that government can solve the social problems of the people. Only the people can solve their own problems. … The neighborhoods have the right to control their own affairs.” – Norman Mailer in a speech quoted in the NEW YORK TIMES, May 2, 1969. – Quoted by Jerome Tuccille: Radical Libertarianism, p.39. - That would still mean only rule by the local majority, which can be very prejudiced and authoritarian. One does not confine friendships and trade relationships or scientific interests to those people living in one’s neighborhood. One is often mentally closer to a person on the other side of the world than to one’s next-door neighbor. - J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. - LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM EVEN ON A SMALL SCALE.

NEIGHBORHOODS: Power to the Neighborhoods. … Achieve local control of Education, Housing, Sanitation, Parks and Police … Kiss of the Boredom of the Democratic Machine …’ - Excerpt from the campaign literature of Norman Mailer and Jimmy Breslin during the New York mayoralty race, 1969. – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.39. - Only exterritorial decentralization and autonomy for volunteers goes far enough! - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - RADICAL DECENTRALIZATION, AN ANARCHIST ALTERNATIVE

NEIGHBORHOODS: Power to the neighborhoods.” – YAF Convention slogan. – Power only over the own affairs, not those of neighbors. The latter would be quite un-neighborly! – J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. – What cannot be done territorially can be done exterritorially, by and for volunteers only. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. - POWER

NEIGHBORS: Don’t waste your crocodile tears on me, I’m doing fine and on the whole I enjoy my lifestyle. If you think grim desperation motivates me, you’re way off beam. I’d love to have GOOD NEIGHBORS, i.e. libertarians. Could you send me a couple dozen? Or do you mean I should cozy up to whoever happens to live next (*) me? I follow “100 Ways to Disappear & Live Free”: “Your neighbors are the most dangerous people you know … Be superficially ‘nice’ to your neighbors, but have as little as possible to do with them. Ideally, you don’t want them to know ANYTHING about you … J. Edgar Hoover stated many times that fully 90 % of all arrests by the FBI are due directly to the “helpful cooperation” of neighbors and relatives.” - - If that makes me paranoid, so be it. Once I was dept. manager in a bank, on the track to VP & suburbia. Now, 4 years and many hassles later, I still think dropping out was the best decision I ever made. I may never actually achieve much. But I don’t think I’ll ever regret having tried. It amazes me what people will do to have a flush toilet. I don’t give a shit.” – Jim Stumm to Eric North, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 56, 8/1175. – When I visited him about 15 years later, he did live, simply in suburbia and did have a flush toiled. – He was then a small-scale libertarian publisher, Xeroxing his output. I do not know how he made his living. But I did like his logical libertarian mind. By now I have not heard of him for years. – (*) to? - J.Z.JZ, 30.1.08. - A Google search provides over 150 hints but no email address. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NEIGHBORS: How much enlightening conversations are carried on across fences, or even in telephone talks, in online discussion groups, on Facebook, and in blogs? Or in letters to the editor? Or in parliamentary debates? The most important topics are then and there rarely mentioned and even less seriously discussed. - So what kind of "enlightenment" can we expect under these conditions? I dealt with this to some extent in a book draft I wrote a year ago and digitized. A review of it is on Upon request I can send it zipped (306 KBs) to anyone interested. - It's untitled still and simply called "New Draft" - Another unfinished and older manuscript of mine deals also with the Nuclear War Threat. At present I cannot even find it in my new system or external HDD. But I do not expect a rush to my email box with requests for either or both. - J.Z.JZ, 12.1.11. – NEW DRAFT

NEIGHBORS: I am as desirous of being a good neighbor as I am of being a bad subject. – Henry David Thoreau, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Statism Is Slavery's photo. -  Facebook, 9.1.13. - OR SUBJECTS?

NEIGHBORS: in every sensible enterprise of humankind, you don’t go to the President. You go to your neighbors.” – Karl Hess, PLAYBOY Interview, 7/76. - Do your neighbors really share your special interests? I just browsed at Facebook again and was surprised at the number of famous libertarians one can find there. In this whole NSW district where I live, with 3 small towns and ca. 30,000 people, I cannot find even a single libertarian "neighbor"! (*) Freedom and peace lovers will have to associate exterritorially. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11. – (*) Recently, I met at least one, Peter Cunningham, in Mittagong. – JZ, 29.5.13. – By chance, a new next door neighbor is also a libertarian – an anarcho-capitalist. -  P.C. recommended me another local libertarian, but as a science fiction writer he is mostly too involved in that occupation to visit or correspond with other libertarians. – A directory to all libertarians and to all those with special libertarian interests is still required. - JZ, 12.11.13. - PRESIDENTS & SELF-HELP

NEIGHBORS: In today’s world, who are my neighbors? Only those who work, not for, but with me as if it were a pleasure? Only those who are on a first-name basis and live nearby? - Actually, my neighbors are all over this world – millions of them, those who produce and exchange with me. Mostly, we have never heard of each other. I mention this fact, to emphasize the extent to which we have become social beings, neighbors one and all. To know one’s self requires a recognition of this brand new relationship, which is a product or liberty and the means to our survival.” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.30. - On Facebook one cannot exchange long comments but one can point out long texts via URLs and in replies one can also attach some texts. - There are even many famous libertarians listed there, as potential contacts. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11, 29.5.13.

NEIGHBORS: The average man of each new generation has said to himself more clearly and consciously than his predecessor: “My neighbor is not my enemy, but my friend, and I am his, if we would but mutually recognize the fact. We help each other to a better, fuller, happier living; and this service might be greatly increased if we would cease to restrict, hamper, and oppress each other.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Relation of the State to the Individual, p.35. - Alas, one's neighbors are, usually, not libertarians. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11.

NEIGHBORS: The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own.” - Eric Hoffer - Sufficient division of labor between libertarians cannot be achieved via one's neighbors. – Discussion groups online, websites, blogs, emails and Facebook can help much more in this respect. But even there, in public exchanges, the discussions at several different levels should become separated. Otherwise the discussions become overwhelmed, in quantity, by exchanges at the lowest level, those most filled with popular errors and prejudices. Snail mail is too slow and expensive. So are telephone and fax contacts. - J.Z.JZ, 11.1.11, 12.11.13. - COEXISTENCE, SELF-RESPECT, TOLERANCE

NEIGHBORS: Those who embrace such offerings without giving much thought to their meaning should understand that the most important quality we hold in common with our neighbors is a need to defend one another’s individuality.” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 82. - INDIVIDUALISM, TOLERANCE, EQUALITY

NEIGHBORS: When your neighbor’s house is afire your own property is at stake.” – Horace, Epistles I, c. 5 B.C. – At least when houses are next to each other or very close to each other. – J.Z.JZ, 26.2.09. - NEUTRALITY, INDIFFERENCE, ISOLATIONISM, INTERVENTIONISM, INTERNAL AFFAIRS

NEIGHBORS: Your life and your death are with your neighbor.” – Yes, to the extent that some necessary and mutual protection and help is involved. But un-neighborliness begins with any degree of mutual meddling with private affairs and be it only indirectly, through “the” free vote. In other words, the actions of neighbors, like those of anyone else, can be right or wrong. Even throwing some things over the fence is still all too often practised. One need not love one’s neighbor or expect brotherly love from him but one owes him justice in all interrelationships and should be able to expect it from him. – J.Z.JZ, 21.4.89, 12.11.13.

NEO-IMPERIALISM: the real imperialists – the state marketing monopolies and the governments that sanction them.” – Paul Craig Roberts in “reason”, Aug. 73. – COLONIALISM, PROTECTIONISM, STATISM, INTERVENTIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, MEDDLING

NEOMERCANTILISM: These three “modern” tendencies – distrust of individual initiative, exacerbated nationalism (called chauvinism after the ultranationalist French Bonapartist Chauvin), and socialism – were, for all practical purposes, combined, at the end of the nineteenth century, in neomercantilism. (*) This began in the Germany of Bismarck and in the United States, spread by reaction to England, France and other countries, produced the two world wars, and destroyed the international division of labor. Christened in Germany in 1920 the “planned economy” (Planwirtschaft) and later everywhere called the “controlled economy”, under the pretext of defending national interests against foreign competition and the humbler classes against domestic oppression, it has enthroned the omnipotent state wherever it has gained a foothold and has forced democracy and liberty, whose universal victory was once thought to have been finally assured, into retreat. - Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics, 1956 in Mexico, from the English edition, D. Van NostrandCompany Inc., 1963, FEE edition, undated, p.7/8. - (*) Largely as a result of full monetary and financial freedom and fully free trade as well as self-management still not having been realized, with the inevitable catastrophic results of these omissions – in form of monetary and financial despotism! – JZ, 17.8.13, 12.11.13.) - STATISM, NATIONALISM, CHAUVINISM, INDIVDIUAL INITIATIVE, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, GOVERNMENTALISM, WORLD WARS, INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OF LABOR, TERRITORIALLISM, STATE SOCIALISM, PLANNED ECONOMY, CONTROLLED ECONOMY, REGULATIONS, LAWS, INTERVENTIONISM, ECONOMIC POLICY – USUALLY ANTI-ECONOMIC POLICIES, STATISM, PLANNING, CENTRAL BANKING, DIRIGISM, DICTOCRACY, DEMOCRACY, LIBERTY, STATE, POWER, LAISSEZ-FAIRE CAPITALISM

NETWORKING: The networks of the Aquarian Conspiracy – self-organizing forms that allow both autonomy and human connection – are at once both the tools for social change and the models of a new society.” – M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.224. – Nothing less than free individual secessionism and full exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities will do. The limited autonomy granted to us by Western bureaucrats is good enough only for some research and publicity and for all too limited actions. - JZ, 6.4.89. – E.g. networks of stamp- and notes and coin collectors, music- film- and SF fans, instead of e.g. international collaboration networks of libertarians, who, between them, would all tackle all the remaining large projects for libertarians, listed in a common projects list of libertarians, online. – JZ, 12.11.13. - AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY & PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

NETWORKING: We have talked about the power of the network, the form of catalyzing and mobilizing people all over the world.” – M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy. – To organize international lobbies is helpful but not enough. Nor is organizing demonstrations via mobile phones. What we need, rather, than mere lobbying, is exterritorially autonomous communities for innovations, peacefully coexisting and competing with each other. Also sufficient collaboration on large enlightening projects, which require the participation of many people. Not just on some additional general encyclopedias, like the WIKIPEDIA and its more recent competitors. – Not even a common online list for all kinds of libertarian projects proposed or already under way to some extent, seems to exist so far. Not to speak of many kinds of additional reference works that would be very helpful but could hardly be effectively and economically compiled and published on paper. - Have the Internet options, websites, email, fax, phones, mobile phones and electronic text messaging developed the networking options sufficiently as yet, to bring all those interested in particular changes sufficiently together for productive cooperation? I have not yet seen enough signs for that. – Telegrams used to be important but expensive and were discontinued. So was ordinary and cheaper overseas mail per ship, at least for Australia, although it was cheaper than air mail. – 6.4.89, JZ, 26.1.08. - Some libertarian enlightenment options are discussed in my digitized "New draft" manuscript of a year ago. GPdB discussed it on - I would gladly send it as a zipped email attachment (306 KBs)- until it appears online or on a disc. - JZ, 11.1.11.

NETWORKING: What panarchism adds to "networking" is full autonomy for all net workers who desire it. - JZ, 3.4.90. - What panarchism adds to “networking” is full exterritorial autonomy, if it is desired by net workers. – JZ, 24.1.08. - Alas, for the spheres still monopolized by territorial governments, panarchism is so far still only a beautiful dream or libertarian utopia. But unless we think enough about it, we will never bring it about. - Currently, I am extending my old Panarchist A to Z. - Then I hope to get it online, to be corrected and finished by others. - JZ, 11.1.11. – It is now online at - Also my beginnings of a free banking A to Z. - JZ, 29.5.13. - & PANARCHISM

NETWORKS: Networks, especially mere information and exchange networks, may be still too loose, so far, to serve as protective voluntary associations against the remaining powers of territorial States and of other intolerant and coercive associations, like churches or sects made up largely of fanatics and zealots. Public opinion is still not sufficiently enlightened and powerful. It may very well be that this situation will soon be fundamentally changes, once ideal local militias for the protection of individual rights do exist, and various competing panarchies as counter-weights and alternatives to all territorial States, starting, perhaps, with diverse governments and societies in exile, all only for their present volunteers and as allies to some of the better democratic or republic governments against the obvious rogue regimes. Then even mere verbal networking efforts might become more effective. But we are not there yet. We haven't even compiled an ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties as yet. I know of no network that tries to provide it. My input towards that project consists of an anthology of over 130 private human rights drafts, offered by me digitized. Included in: - The best ideas and wordings of these and all other human rights drafts should become combined. But who really cares? I do not even know of one other person, still alive, who really cares about that project. - JZ, 16.10.88, 3.4.89, 11.1.11, 12.11.13. – PANARCHISM, MILITIA, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVDIUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NETWORKS: Networks, which are developed according to what is known as the honeycomb model, have many decision-makers, who take decisions on the basis of the consent principle. (*) The organizing principle here is coordination. (**) This model has a multiplicity of centers, so that power is distributed (***); in the spider's web model, on the other hand, everything is concentrated in one center, in order to centralize power. Networks consist of elements, which are connected with one another (principle of complementation). (****) This recognition of the co-existence of various possibilities is called the principle of reciprocal delineation of boundaries. (*****) This should not be confused with an elaboration of the tolerance notion. (*** ***) In pyramid structures, tolerance will be used opportunistic: since people are placed in positions of authority and subservience, it can be good for image building to be tolerant (repressive tolerance). (*** ****) The mighty in the top of the pyramid (**** ****) can be 'tolerant'. This corresponds to the spiders' web-model as structuring elements, which are bound to one another through the centre. (***** ****) The elements in networks develop as self-organizing systems." - Holtermann, Law in Anarchism, p.38. - If you have not yet been confused on this subject before, this paragraph and my comments should help! - (*) That applies to panarchism with its diverse panarchies, too.) - (**)  Under panarchism it is voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy. Coordination is not "organized" or not necessarily so, no more so than the provision of communication channels is or the spontaneous order achieved by freedom of contract, free pricing, free trading, market relationships. - (***) In panarchies is not distributed in the sense that each shares in the total power but, instead, each is completely autonomous or powerful over the own affairs and has none but defensive powers against internal aggressors, or those of members of other panarchies. - (****) Panarchies have only communication, arbitration, trade and volunteer militia forces in common. - (*****) In panarchism and its panarchies, individuals draw their own boundaries around themselves and their voluntary groupings. - (*** ***) He seems to have an odd notion of tolerance in mind. - (*** ****) Even this territorial tolerance by rulers for some actions of their subjects is of some value and is not a "repressive tolerance", which seems to me to be a nonsensical term, if ever there was one. What they do not grant, as a rule, is individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy and the mutual tolerance that this implies. But who can blame them for this when even most anarchists and libertarians remain addicted to the territorial model? - (**** ****) and those liberated and organized in diverse and exterritorially autonomous groups of volunteers - (***** ****) This applies also to panarchies under panarchism. - JZ, n.d. & 11.1.11. – It would be much simpler to speak of voluntary relationships or free market ones, of experimental freedom, full freedom of contract and associations, of personal law societies and communities or of exterritorially autonomous minorities, panarchism or polyarchism or of mutual tolerance or the ZAP: Zero Aggression Principle - than of all these varieties of networking. – However, the details of any major concept should also be clearly developed and explained. - JZ, 12.11.13. - TOLERANCE & PANARCHIES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, FIRST PRINCIPLES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ETHICS, MORALITY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

NETWORKS: The networks of the Aquarian Conspiracy - self-organizing forms that allow both autonomy and human connection - are at once both the tools for social change and the models of a new society.” - M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, P.224. - Nothing less than full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers will do. The limited autonomy granted to us by Western bureaucrats is only good enough for some research and publicity - apart from trivialities. - JZ, 6.4.89, 8.4.89. – PANARCHISM, AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY, SELF-ORGANIZING FORMS, SPONTANEOUS ORDER, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE MARKET COMPETITION OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION IN EVERY SPHERE

NETWORKS: THE POWER OF THE PERSONS, inherent in the transformative process - the discovery that any of us is 'the difference in the world'. We have talked about THE POWER OF THE NETWORK, the form of catalyzing and mobilizing people all over the world." - Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.241. - Not just catalyzing and mobilizing but individualizing, exterritorializing and autonomizing under personal laws and cooperating, institutionally, with like-minded volunteers. Plus the organization of ideal local volunteer militias for the protection of individual rights and liberties! To organize mere international lobbies is sometimes helpful but is certainly not enough. What we need, rather than mere lobbyists, are AUTONOMOUS INNOVATORS, properly motivated, armed, trained and organized. Then they will hardly ever have to fight. Their mere existence and their tolerant mentality and practice, and the liberties they have already protected, will be the strongest deterrent. - JZ, 6.4.89, 8.4.89, 12.12.03. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, MILITIA, FREEDOM OF ACTION & EXPERIMENTATION FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THEIR OWN AFFAIRS, DES., WAR & PEACE AIMS, DEFENCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION PROGRAM

NETWORKS: Whatever their stated purpose, the function of most of these networks is mutual support and enrichment, empowerment of the individual, and co-operation to effect change. Most aim for a more humane, hospitable world. In its rich opportunities for mutual aid and support, the network is reminiscent of its forebear, the kinship system." - Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, P.232. - They still depend upon territorial power institutions or confine themselves merely to charitable and benevolent or informational efforts. Instead, they should strive for full exterritorial autonomy for all minority groups, from all governments, on the basis of free individual choices. - JZ, 6.4.89, 8.4.89. –PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OR POLYARCHISM OR VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

NEUTRAL MONEY: As freely and competitively supplied free market monies, or exchange media or clearing options, all with freely chosen value standards, market rated, i.e. discountable, with optional acceptance, i.e. refusable, for all but the issuers and, by contract, their debtors, they will never be quite neutral but rather efficient tools for all free exchanges. Their absence or their replacements by the monopoly money and forced currency of monetary despotism, does always lead to difficulties and even man-made catastrophes. Neutral money or free market money will preserve sound value standard reckoning. It will have a positive effect, provide a needed service, be helpful and mediating, just like tools and yard sticks or other measures. It will only be neutral in this respect that it will not coercively intervene, as an exclusive currency that is forced by legal tender (compulsory acceptance and compulsory value) upon people not free to issue or accept sound alternatives to it. Thus it will not distort the general price level or lead to monetary crises of the inflation, deflation or stagflation type. It will facilitate and multiply free market transactions and tend to reduce rather than increase prices, but not in a deflationary way. If that is meant with proposals of neutral money, then I am all in favor of it. – JZ, 8.12.06, 12.11.13. – MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, LEGAL TENDER

NEUTRAL MONEY: Hayek introduced the concept of ‘neutral money’ in part as a means to contrast his own view of money with the more aggregative views. By definition, neutral money characterizes a monetary system in which money, while facilitating the coordination of economic activities, is itself never a source of discoordination. According to the aggregative views, money is neutral so long as the value of the money (as measured by the general level of prices) remains unchanged. (*) Thus, increases in economic activity require proportionate increases in the quantity of money in circulation. According to Hayek, monetary neutrality requires the absence of ‘injection effects”. (**) When the quantity of money is increased, the new money is injected in some particular way, which temporarily distorts relative prices causing the price system to communicate false information about consumer preferences and resource availabilities.” – Roger W. Garrison and Israel M. Kirzner, Friedrich August von Hayek, in: The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.125/26. – (*) Or as long as prices remain marked-out in stable value units and any kind of additional and competing money is accepted only at its value expressed in these value standards. Then, theoretically, additionally issued money would always deteriorate even more if furthermore issued. However, the very fact that it has got a discount would lead to its wide-spread refusal. Only its issuers would still have to accept it at par. Thus its par-value might even become restored, if the issuers can offer sufficient “shop foundation” or “readiness to accept foundation”, while the general price level, expressed in the sound value standards, would remain unchanged. Alternatively, seeing that with competing money issues [of free market money, i.e. competing, optional, refusable and market rated monies, all of them with a freely chosen and sound value standard] more goods, services and labor, could become more easily sold, as long as they are still wanted by some, the general price level for consumer goods might even become reduced. At the same time, due to full employment, and stable value reckoning, and easy sales, more capital would be productively invested in machinery etc., which would mean that labor would become more productive and thus its wages and salaries could become correspondingly increased, even while the purchasing power of their incomes would also be increased. In spite of increased wages and salaries, productivity might be so increased that the share of the labor costs in the price of the finished product or service might become reduced. - One should also take into consideration that under any exclusive currency there is always the tendency towards an undersupply of it and a deflationary effect. A sufficient supply of currency would do away with these “sales prices”, sometimes even “emergency sales prices” and restore the price level to a normal one, in which there is no shortage of means of payment while sound value standard reckoning would continue. Thus the price level of genuine free market prices would be achieved, which is higher than the prices in a deflation or even a currency famine. – (**) The “injection effect” applies only to exclusive currency, i.e., monopoly money, which leaves no other option to those depending upon monetary exchanges and not prepared or allowed to clear all their transactions using a sound value standard chosen or trusted by them. Furthermore, the exclusive currency is usually given also legal tender power, i.e. compulsory acceptance and this at a forced value for its fictitious and, usually, already depreciated value standard. Without this monopoly and power it could and would be widely and freely rejected in favor of alternative and sound currencies. To that extent the unqualified “quantity theory of money”, which assumes an automatic increase in prices as a result of additional issues of the forced monopoly money, is right – but only for it, while it is wrong for the neutral and competitively issued and voluntarily accepted or refused or discounted money of monetary freedom or free banking, which allows the pricing in sound and competing value standards to be continued unchanged. The over-issuers can then only harm voluntary acceptors, who still accept the over-issues at par, and also the issuers, offering insufficient cover- and redemption options or acceptance options for wanted consumer goods and consumer services, at market prices. An over-issue could drive them out of business just like a theatre or cinema, which sold more tickets than it has seats or standing room. The money of monetary freedom would tend to be “neutral money” because of the voluntarism and the pricing option for this kind of money and its value standard. – Under COMPLETE CLEARING no money at all would be needed but merely sound and accepted value standards. Insofar all money quantity and injection notions and effects would simply disappear as irrelevant and inapplicable. – Essentially, all monies, even pure gold coins, are already a kind of clearing certificates, in the case of gold coins rather expensive than cheap ones. – Free market money is not “injected” but issued and accepted, usually at par with its nominal value standard. -  If you can put these relationships more clearly and concisely, please, do so! - JZ, 16.11.11, 25.2.12, 15.1.13, 30.5.13. - FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM, INFLATION, DEFLATION, A SUFFICIENT MONEY SUPPLY FOR ALL WANTED & POSSIBLE EXCHANGES, QUANTITY THEORY, INJECTION EFFECT, LEGAL TENDER, MONEY MONOPOLY, FORCED CURRENCY, OPTIONAL CURRENCY, MARKET-RATED CURRENCY, DEPRECIATION, DISCOUNTED CURRENCY, VALUE STANDARD, STABLE CURRENCY, COMPETING CURRENCIES.

NEUTRAL MONEY: Money should facilitate transactions, not disturb or distort or prevent them. Insofar it should be neutral. Complete clearing of all transactions would not only neutralize money but make it altogether unnecessary. But this is an ideal which not only overlooks the taxation threat that is involved with making thus all transactions all too visible to the taxers, through their digital records, but also that all forms of money help to bring about a form of clearing and that for some minor transactions they are superior to involving bookkeeping or electronic checks, records, transfers and settlements. - J. Z., 19.3.96, 30.5.13.

NEUTRAL MONEY: Something that is as essential to the existence and functioning of a really free market as the exchange media and value standards of monetary freedom cannot be considered as neutral. They would be extremely effective and beneficial, in the same way as free contracts and free prices and free trade are, in a free market. They are a moral and necessary part of freedom of contract, free pricing and free trade. Freely provided and accepted sound and competitive free market  monies is no more neutral than freedom of expression and freedom of information are, free enterprise, free competition, free cooperation, and freedom for all transport enterprises. But the monies and value standards of monetary freedom would be insofar neutral as they would not DISTURB but rather PROMOTE free market transactions. It would neither cause inflations, deflations, stagflations, credit restrictions or credit expansions (beyond those the trade requires), depressions nor mass unemployment. It would be extremely elastic to adapt its quantity fast to all changes in the supply of goods and services. As a facilitator of exchanges and of sound value reckoning, it would not be neutral at all but the most essential factor in all economies based on division of labor and free exchange. - As opposed to this, the monies of monetary despotism are not neutral but oppressive, aggressive, distorting, interventionist, expropriating and destructive and preventative of many peaceful and productive exchanges, definitely not "neutral" or helpful. - JZ, 28.6.94, 22.4. 97, 12.11.13. – MONETARY FREEDOM

NEUTRALITY: Atomic bombs and rockets or artillery shells, nuclear weapons, all mass destruction or mass murder devices and methods, by their very nature, ignore the right to remain neutral in conflicts between territorial governments. But neutrality alone is not security enough against nuclear devices. It is helpful only to the extent that it is respected by one or both of the main contestants: "A country can only remain neutral if it is allowed to be neutral," - said Prof. Jeffrey Blaines, in a radio interview, 28/1/74. - An armed neutrality, based on volunteer militias and revolutionary warfare training, would be the safest. - To adopt a neutral stand in the face of nuclear devices would be a crime of omission. Instead, we should come to advocate exterritorial autonomy for all dissenters, on all sides, who are now coercively embraced, oppressed, exploited, enslaved or sacrifice by the contending territorial governments. "In the struggle against such horrors as these, how dare you be neutral?" asked Henry Schoenheimer in THE AUSTRALIAN, 26.6.73, regarding the nuclear holocaust. - Any neutral country could invite followers of all of the main beliefs or convictions, which are in conflict through their statist territorial organizations, to establish themselves peacefully, tolerantly in the neutral country, in form of exterritorial and autonomous organizations, on a voluntary basis, as governance systems and societies in exile, for their present and future volunteers only. This kind of peaceful coexistence could then soon become the declared war aim of all contestants. - Deserters from all sides could be offered asylum and protection, as well as political, economic, social and personal freedom, of the kind they like for themselves. An alternative and peaceful way of living would become visible to soldiers of all contending territorial governments, particularly if full use is made of broadcasting to spread enlightenment. - APPEALS, ASYLUM, BROADCASTING, COEXISTENCE, COMMUNISM, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, DECISION, DEFENCE, DESERTION, EMPLOYMENT, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, GOVERNMENTS, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, LIBERATION WARS, MILITIA, MONETARY FREEDOM, PEACE DECLARATIONS, PUBLICITY, REFUGEE PROBLEM, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE SECESSION, SOVEREIGNTY, STATES, TARGETS, UNILATERAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, WAR AIMS, WEAPONS. - From: JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War. – - It offers for your consideration ca. 500 alphabetized points. - JZ, 11.1.11. Rev. somewhat: 30.5.13, 12.11.13. - RIGHT TO REMAIN NEUTRAL, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, NUCLEAR “WEAPONS”, LIBERATION, PEACE AIMS, RIGHTFUL REVOLUTIONS

NEUTRALITY: Courage of commitment. Rumanian-born writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, accepting the 1986 Nobel Prize: “Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – READER’S DIGEST, 11/89, p.77. – Freedom of action in every sphere is even more needed than mere freedom of expression and information. - Do you know of a better defence, liberation and peace program than I offer in my two libertarian peace books at ? – If so, please, do point it out to me. – - JZ, 11.1.11, 12.11.13.

NEUTRALITY: Even to conserve neutrality you must have a strong government.” – Alexander Hamilton, address, Constitutional Convention, June 29, 1787. - That is the usual error of territorial statists. If there were no strong territorial governments, all around you, with their frequent squabbles, you would not even have to adopt a neutral stand towards their struggles. – JZ, 30.10.84. - A well-developed and self-governing militia of volunteers for the protection individual rights and liberties would suffice. But it would not be remaining neutral towards massive offences against human rights and liberties, even when they take place in another country and against other peoples or individuals. – JZ, 25.1.08. – MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, STRENGTH, MILITIA, LIBERATION, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATION, MASS FRATERNIZATION, DESERTION, WELCOMING REFUGEES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM TO PROVIDE THEM WITH SELF-SUPPORTING WORK. GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, SECRET ALLIES: THE CAPTIVE PEOPLES, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, ROGUER GOVERNMENTS, TYRANNIES, DESPOTIC REGIMES.

NEUTRALITY: Freedom knows only pro and contra with no neutrality in between.” - Dagobert D. Runes, "A Dictionary of Thought". - If one considers only territorial conditions of freedom or oppression, then in any particular territory any liberty, for any place, time and people and conditions, may either legally exist or not, or exist illegally or not. However, under exterritorial autonomy, all could contract for themselves constitutionally, legally and juridically precisely the kinds of liberties and rights, and degrees of them, which they, among themselves would find most attractive, in their own personal law societies or communities, panarchies, polyarchies or competing governance systems . Then and there people would also be free to remain neutral towards certain liberties or real or imagined offences, like abortion or homosexuality or gambling etc. The "all or nothing rule" is thus closely tied to territorialist thinking. Free choice for all in all spheres! At least for all volunteers, in their own personal law communities. Release all creative energies and allow all people to make their own mistakes at their own expense and risk, even in adopting for themselves restrictions or denials of their own individual liberties, as long as they want them and can stand them. Freedom of choice means much more than freedom between two options only. The menus of political, economic and social liberties and self-restrictions could and should be as diverse as the menus in restaurants are, musical, sports, entertainment and travel and fashion and gardening and jewelry choices, at least until all significant choices and experiments have been thoroughly tried and recorded. Why not, when among them are also our most significant choices for a just, free, peaceful, enlightened, prosperous and progressive existence? - JZ 26.7.92, 8.1.93, 10.12.03, 30.5.13, 12.11.13. - PRO & CON OF FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, NOT ALL OR NOTHING BUT, RATHER, TO EACH HIS OWN! CHOICE, COMPETITION, CONTRACTS, FREE ASSOCIATIONISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT & VOLUNTARISM VS. THE INHERENT TOTALITARIANISM OF TERRITORIALISM WITH ITS FICTITIOUS STATIST UNITY OR UNIFORMITY.

NEUTRALITY: Neutrality declarations by individuals and minority groups. They are a particular applications of individual and group secessionism, to the problem of war and peace, denying a central territorial government the authority to make life and death decisions for them, rather upholding individual responsibility and even individual sovereignty and secessionism in this sphere.” – JZ, n.d. & 12.11.13. - CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE, RADICAL INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE

NEUTRALITY: Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence.” – Louis D. Brandeis, The Words of Justice Brandeis, edited by Solomon Goldmann, 1954. – Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Towards certain great wrongs, e.g. the nuclear war threat, and all other genocidal actions and preparations all decent people should ally themselves - effectively. – JZ, 30.5.13, 12.11.13. – INTERVENTIONISM, MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MASS MURDERS, GENOCIDES, NWT

NEUTRALITY: Never forget that no nation in the world today could afford the luxury of neutrality if it were not for the power of the United States.” – Richard M. Nixon, THE READER’S DIGEST, December 1965. - As a territorial power and also as one with nuclear weapons the USA is part of the problem rather than the solution. It hasn't even solved its inflation and unemployment problem, although it has had some free banking in its history. - Now it is also based upon the monetary despotism of central banking, and progressive taxation, as advocated by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their 1848 Communist Manifesto to assure the victory of State Socialism. These two aspects of totalitarianism, territorialism and monetary and financial despotism banking, have largely won, even in those State which consider themselves to be anti-communist ones. - There are no more anti-communist and anti-totalitarian principles and practices than those of individual secessionism and voluntary associationism under full exterritorial autonomy – together with full monetary and financial freedom. - Instead of establishing extermination camps our democratic or republican governments do stockpile mass extermination devices or have alliances with those, who have such “weapons” or mass murder devices in readiness! - JZ, 11.1.11, 30.5.13. - CENTRAL BANKING, COMMUNISM, MONETARY DESPOTISM, NWT, TERRITORIALISM

NEUTRALITY: On which side are you neutral on? On which side does your neutrality stand? – Free after a saying in a film, - JZ, 31.1.93. – Should anyone remain neutral towards mass murder actions of preparations? – JZ, 12.11.13. – NWT, Q.

NEUTRALITY: One cannot be neutral in the conflict of falsehood and truth.” – Robert Ardrey, The Territorial Imperative, p.268. – Nor in the conflict between right and wrong. – JZ, 30.1.08.

NEUTRALITY: Sooner or later one has to take sides, if one wants to remain a human being.” – Greene. - MAKING A STAND, BEING A MAN – Which Greene?

NEUTRALITY: The big business in times of war.” – Paul Tabori. – Does there exist a close study of how “neutral” e.g. Sweden and Switzerland were during the last war? On Switzerland I know that they refused to let in Jews whose passports were somehow marked by the Gestapo to indicate that they were Jews. Switzerland was also a hiding place for many of the robbed riches of leading Nazis. – JZ, 30.1.08. – WAR, BUSINESS, PROFIT, ARMS INDUSTRY, RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERS

NEUTRALITY: The hottest place in hell is reserved for those undedicated citizens who in time of moral crisis maintain their sickening neutrality.” – Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). – Quoted in THE JUSTICE TIMES, 10/78. – Another version: – “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those, who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.” - Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.159 quotes it as: “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” – This version is also quoted in The Free Man’s Almanac and in Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.128 – Consider how unrealistic the religious images are. How long would it take before somebody is cooked or fried to death in hell? The hotter their spaces would be, the quicker their death, the less prolonged their suffering. – In a nuclear flash it would be all over in a fraction of a second, i.e. before the nerves can convey a pain signal. - JZ, 30.1.08, 28.2.09. - Who is seriously enough interested in preventing the general nuclear holocaust to bother to read my book about this? - - It offers about 500 alphabetized thoughts or ideas to ponder. Who can seriously say that he loves his family or his friends if he is not prepared to ponder avoiding this upcoming general disaster? - Almost all people manage to switch off their brain and their survival instinct when it comes to this problem. - JZ, 11.1.11. – HELL, RELIGION, INDIFFERENCE, APATHY, NWT.

NEUTRALITY: To discuss evil in a manner implying neutrality, is to sanction it.” - Ayn Rand

NEUTRALITY: To remain neutral as between the Gulag Archipelago and a constitution that can remove a sitting President is illiterate.” – Stephen Haseler, QUADRANT, 7/77. – Should we forget that on both sides there were and are over-kill stockpiles of mass murder devices, at the disposal of the top men? In this respect there was and remains despotism on both sides. – JZ, 30.1.08, 30.4.13. - All territorial constitutions are steps towards Gulags. (E.g., with their compulsory taxation and territorial borders and an over-abundance of legalized rules and powers, they establish country-wide prisons, mostly for innocent people. – JZ, 30.5.13.) - In Australia its immigration restrictions have already lead to concentration camps for illegal immigrants. There are such camps in many other countries, too. And many walls and other obstacles are maintained to prevent refugees, asylum and freedom seekers from crossing territorial borders. Largely because the territorialists and central banking supporters are incapable of ending and preventing mass unemployment - due to their ignorance and prejudices. Not that the refugees etc. do really wish to become enlightened in such matters, even while they are being victimized. - JZ, 11.1.11, 30.5.13.

NEUTRON BOMB: A bomb that killed people and left buildings intact was crazy, pure and simple. If they could refine it so it killed only generals, he might be interested.” - Jack C. Haldeman II, We, The People, 89 in ANALOG Mid-Sep. 83. - TYRANNICIDE, NUCLEAR STRENGTH

NEW & SECULAR PROTESTANTISM: The Catholic and territorial aspirations and practices of all States, as secular hierarchies, ought to be replaced by Protestant, competing, exterritorial and voluntaristic ones, or, in other words, by humanistic, ethical, atheistic and rationalistic groups which correspond to the real and extensive diversity of beliefs and disbeliefs that exist among individual people and their favorite choices, in all spheres of the “social sciences”, so far dominated by intolerant, monopolistic, coercive and collectivistic territorialism. - JZ, 9.10.88, 1.4.89, 11.12.03, 30.5.13. – PANARCHISM, A NEW PROTESTANTISM VS. RELIGIOUS & POLITICAL TERRITORIAL HIERARCHIES, NAMES, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

NEW AGE: All our high priests – doctors, scientists, bureaucrats, politicians, churchmen, educators – are being defrocked at once. (*) Rushing in where angels fear to treat, we are challenging old laws (**), proposing new ones (***), lobbying and boycotting, wise now to the hidden powers of democracy. (****) “We are challenging the legitimacy of entire systems” said Willis Harman. “The citizen grants legitimacy to any institution – or withholds it.” (*****) - M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.246. - (*) I wish that were already the case. They are only largely challenged, with some alternatives to them being opened up. The lawyers in and out of parliaments are still all too much in charge – over whole territories and their diverse populations. So are central banks and the employer-employee relationship and government “defence” and police forces. Not even the postal monopoly has been completely done away with by various new alternatives. - (**) The governmental declarations of human rights remain to be still sufficiently challenged by better private ones, with the best such still to be cooperatively developed through electronic networking. See my collection of over 130 such drafts, digitized on - Offered as a starting point and collection of raw material. - (***) Still more or rather more law repeals? – (****) Perhaps rather wise to the powerlessness it imposes upon individuals with unpopular ideas and opinions. - (*****) Here she writes as if panarchism were already realized. – JZ, 26.1.08, 12.11.13. – Consistent positions for individual and minority group secessionism, personal law, exterritorial autonomy or panarchism, polyarchism and competing governance systems have so far been taken only by a small minority. – JZ, 30.4.13. - & PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUALISM VS. AUTHORITARIANISM, SELF-LIBERATION, CITIZENSHIP, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERTS, AUTHORITIES, GOVERNMENTS, PRIESTS & PREACHERS, INDIVIDUAL CONSENT OR BOYCOTT, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

NEW AGE: The new politics will speak for the millions – one by one.” – Theodore Roszak, quoted by M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.232. – So far, to my knowledge, it has not done this clearly and explicitly enough. Its secessionism, as far as I know, is still confined to territorial decentralization. – JZ, 26.1.08. - It should not only speak but act for them in this way, i.e. panarchistically. - JZ, 8.4.89. – It is still not based upon an as complete and clear declaration of all individual rights and liberties as could and should be compiled and sufficiently published by now and protected by a federation of suitable militia volunteers. – JZ, 12.11.13. - & PANARCHISM, POLITICS

NEW DEAL: More of the same old wrongful, costly, wasteful and inefficient territorial statism, exploitation and parasitism. – JZ, 6.2.95, 24.1.08, 30.5.13.

NEW DEAL: The New Deal began, like the Salvation Army, by promising to save humanity. It ended, again like the Salvation Army, by running flop-houses and disturbing the peace.” – H. L. Mencken. - But has the Salvation Army been as wrong and harmful? At least it provided cheap entertainment and cheap opportunity shops. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – However, its charity and economics notions are as flawed as those of the Welfare State. - JZ, 11.1.11. - & SALVATION ARMY

NEW DEAL: The New Deal Court essentially told Congress: It doesn’t matter what the Constitution says or what limits on government it establishes, you are empowered to spend money on whatever you please. And so Congress does, even though its profligacy has placed the nation in great economic peril.” – Stephen Moore, Director of Fiscal Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, March, 1997. How much could it spend without territorial powers, monetary despotism and compulsory taxation? These roots of wrongful statism are among the main ones to be cut. - JZ, 11.1.11. - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT & CONGRESS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, MONETARY DESPOTISM

NEW ECONOMICS: The New Economics – a primitive lust for power.” – Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 4/73.

NEW FRONTIERS: The new frontiers to be conquered are mainly in the convolutions of the cortex.” - Arthur Koestler - – Libraries, copyrights, patents, bookshops, mass media, the existing reference works and even the Internet, with its automatic search engines, are still poor substitutes for a comprehensive free market for ideas and talents. - JZ, 12.1.08. - MINDS, CHANGES OF IDEAS, MODELS, SYSTEMS, BRAINS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, NEW DRAFT

NEW GENERATION: each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” - Thomas Sowell -  CHILDREN, TEENAGERS, CIVILIZATION, EDUCATION & BARBARISM

NEW ORDER: Those (who) seek to establish systems of Government based on the regimentation of all Human Beings (*) by a handful of individual rulers ... call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order." – Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of The United States – He went ahead with his “New Deal”, nevertheless. – (*) in a country. – JZ, 15.1.13, 30.5.13. -NEW DEAL, NEW FALSE PRETENCES, ORDER, DISORDER, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, REGIMENTATION, DICTOCRACIES, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, COMPULSORY UNIFORMITY & UNIFICATION, MEMBERSHIP & SUBJUGATION

NEW THINGS: Nothing is new except the arrangement.” – W. Durant. – And still there is a great difference between a rock and a beautiful sculpture, some scribbling and a work of art, some sounds and a symphony. We, too, are merely an arrangement of atoms and molecules. Does that depreciate our value for ourselves and some others? – JZ, 11.9.07. – All literature is merely the rearrangement and combination of some words and all of them are made up only out of a few letters and it is offered “only” in a variety of over 6,000 languages. – JZ. 12.11.13. - INVENTIONS, TECHNOLOGY, ORIGINALITY, SUBJECTIVE VALUE THEORY, VARIETY, DIVERSITY, CHANGES

NEW WAYS: There have to be new ways, there have to be better ways, and we all know it.” - Alexei Panshin, How Can We Sink When We Can Fly? 335, in Isaac Asimov et al, “The future I”, Fawcett Crest, 1981. – But who is seriously looking for them and accepting them when he finds them? If they are only a few, they should not have to wait until they manage to convince the majority, if ever, but should have full freedom of action and experimentation, within their individual rights and liberties, under exterritorial autonomy or personal law, after they declared their individual or group secession from the existing territorial system, even if they claimed this right or liberty only as a fool’s liberty, which was granted even by absolute monarchs to a few. Now we do have already experimental freedom for volunteers in many spheres – but it is still denied to us in those spheres territorially monopolized by governments. This monopoly must be repealed or ignored or broken – if mankind is to survive – by realizing all genuine individual rights and liberties, initially only for those, who do already appreciate them and to the extent that they do. – JZ, 30.5.13. - BETTER WAYS, FREE, TOLERANT & RIGHTFUL WAYS, PANARCHISTIC OR POLYARCHISTIC ONES, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES FOR VOLUNTEERS

NEW WORLD ORDER: New World Order is a very misleading term, seeing that it means nothing but still further expanded territorial despotism, with still more centralization of wrongful powers, increased taxation, more bureaucratic inefficiency, more central planning and misdirection, more controls and regulations, less escape and secession or resistance and revolution options, less decentralization, more statism and its inherent disorders and wrongs. – JZ, 28.8.13. – Expansion of the Old World Disorder, characterized by more centralization, exploitation, monopolism, governmentalism and statism – would be a much more suitable term. – JZ, 19.9.13.

NEW WORLD ORDER: The case must be made not for a New World Order but for a Free World Order.” - - OR FREE WORLD ORDER?

NEW WORLD: Our government, taxes, and ideas of freedom are already duplicates of the Old World. Our politicians determine how we should live our lives – and our individual liberties are sacrificed for the benefit of the Fatherland.Harry BrowneRather a restoration of the Old World, under governmental absolutism. – JZ, 24.4.13. – OLD WORLD POLICIES & MONOPOLIES REVIVED UNDER TERRITORIALISM & STATISM, ON THE ROAD TO WORLD-WIDE STATE SOCIALISM & TOTALITARIANISM

NEWS: Truth and news are not the same thing." - Katharine Graham, owner of THE WASHINGTON POST - TRUTH, NEWS, MASS MEDIA, PRESS

NEWS: Can anything be more misleading, selective, prejudiced, trivial or incomplete than the daily news? – The most important rights, liberties and ideas are, usually, filtered out of it, while wrongful ideas and institutions are taken for granted or defended. - JZ, 18.11.92, 30.5.13. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA

NEWS: Complete coverage” and “total coverage”. - Heard on Capital TV, 28.1.92. This really means: Our own biased selection, mostly of trivia and superficial images of happenings, in ignorance of and without interest in what is truly significant. – JZ, 28.4.92.

NEWS: Confined to TV glimpses and a few words and all too short discussions, news cannot lead to sufficiently informed, moral and rational views. – Besides, being almost showered with short news, the single significant item is hardly noticed or no time is left to ponder it. Newspapers and periodicals are better in this respect that radio and TV news. But not sufficiently better. – If a general or at least a libertarian ideas archive or free market for them already existed, then many correct ideas would no longer be habitually ignored or rejected as they are now. – Remember how the mass media deal now with anarchist, libertarian and panarchist ideas, either ignoring, distorting, misunderstanding or ridiculing them. - JZ, 6.5.92, 31.5.13.

NEWS: Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper." – George Orwell - MASS MEDIA - Robert Heinlein made a similar remark. - JZ

NEWS: History in a news account? Preselected at an editorial conference, digested and excreted by prejudice.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.306, ascribed to: Darwi Odrade. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA, EDITORS, JOURNALISTS, HISTORY

NEWS: Instead of watching “the news” watch for what does notmake the news”. – JZ, 29.1.78. - CENSORSHIP, BIAS, SELECTIVE REPORTING

NEWS: More people are misinformed rather than properly informed by the news as provided today. – JZ, 1.2.87, 25.1.08. – Misinformation can be found anywhere, even on the Internet, on Facebook pages etc. A correction opportunity does not always exit. If some news sources refuse to correct any of their misinformation then at least one large website should embrace such corrections. –  JZ, 25.5.13.

NEWS: News are largely news of old and new government meddling, without awareness of and criticism considering the consequences of such meddling. – JZ, 7.12.93, 2.1.08, 11.1.11. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA

NEWS: News reports bring all too often mere facts, observations or opinions of wars, revolutions, civil wars, terrorism, but without sufficiently discussing their motives, causes and the institutions, which make them possible or even likely. They do not or not sufficiently report the alternative institutions, principles, rights and liberties, which would make most of the man-made disasters and their news reporting impossible. They could prevent such “events” or news altogether or would reduce them to quite rightful policing actions against real war criminals and terrorists only. The “free” mass media are rather upholding the ideas, institutions, opinions, errors, and prejudices which do make territorialist political violence possible and assure that it will occur again and again. They do not sufficiently enlighten themselves or their readers, listeners and viewers. Insofar they support the main war criminals and terrorists, even while they complain about them. – If, instead, they reported all the relevant rightful and rational ideas, institutions, principles, actions and plans sufficiently, and were no longer supporting territorial Warfare States and their territorial and collectivist as well as monopolistic and coercive “sovereignty”, then they might actual promote peace rather than wars and other forms of violence. – Alas, for them, bad news sell better than good news. - JZ, 15.8.06, 20.10.07. - PRESS, TV, JOURNALISTS, WARS, CIVIL WARS, REVOLUTIONS, MILITARY, RADIO, INSURRECTIONS & TERRORISM, NEWSPAPERS, MASS MEDIA

NEWS: One or the other biased selection of news, misinformation and propaganda releases. Never the whole picture. Never the real reasons why. Personal rather than causal thinking prevails. The individual rights and liberties involved, the wrongful laws and territorial institutions, are almost always neglected. – JZ, 2.4.97, 24.1.08. – Alas, even on Facebook it is, largely, the same. At least there alternative pages can be established and maintained relatively easily and cheaply. – JZ, 30.5.13. - JOURNALISM, MASS MEDIA

NEWS: Radio and television news rain down upon us so many different news and their statements are so fleeing, incomplete, misleading, uninformed or superficial that they prevent or squash thought and criticism rather than encourage them. With newspapers and periodicals one can at least take the time out to ponder particular news or observations, postponing or ignoring the rest of the news as unimportant or uninteresting for oneself. – JZ, 9.3.93, 24.1.08. - MASS MEDIA, RADIO & TV

NEWS: Radio and TV give much time to news that are of no interest to you and that you would rather not hear or see. In newspapers you are at least free to pick and choose in accordance with your own individual interests, thus saving time, especially when only a few of their items, if any, do interest you. – JZ, 30.11.99.

NEWS: Reading, listening to or viewing the news: It’s all a matter of how much bias, either explicit or implied, how many false premises, errors and prejudices and propaganda lies or false pretences and misleading words and definitions in the reports, one is able and willing to put up with. Especially, when they follow each other in quick succession in broadcasts. At least with newspapers and magazines one can easily ignore and skip whatever is uninteresting, trivial or wrong in them, subjectively to oneself or objectively. And one is given time to ponder any item of interest, without being distracted by further verbal news input. News for public consumption are usually badly selected, opinionated, prejudiced and insufficiently informative. The most important aspects and the causes leading up to news events are usually ignored or only superficial judgments are offered. Objective reporting is rare. – Even rulers are often and habitually misinformed by their informants. – Journalists often ask very many questions but only rarely the right ones. And all too often they jump to the wrong conclusion. Overall, they represent personal rather than causal thinking in most cases. E.g. their excessive concern with political leaders and their campaigns. – How can it be otherwise, as long as there are tens of thousands of popular errors and prejudices in the heads of leaders and their subjects? - JZ, 1.2.87, 25.1.08, 30.5.13. – ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS OF POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICE

NEWS: that which is true is not new and that which is new is not true.” – Quoted in FREE ENTERPRISE, 6/76, without indicating the source. - & TRUTH:

NEWS: the all too incomplete, prejudiced and ignorant “coverage” of many of the trivial and few of the significant events, mostly without a sound explanation for the latter. – JZ, 18.4.92, 27.1.08.

NEWS: The mass media often assert that they would provide complete coverage – as if this would fit even into a 24-hour news service or even the thickest newspaper. What percentage of facts and happenings does really ever reach them and what fraction of this fraction do they broadcast or print? The only estimate of this that I have found did assert: They get 1% of the news and of this 1% they do publish a selection of 1%. - JZ, 9.9.92. – But then the ability of their customers to view, listen, read and then judge is also severely limited and the mass media still have to adapt themselves to this fact. – JZ, 24.1.08, 30.5.13. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA,

NEWS: The mass media, now including the Internet, advertising, the number of strangers one can encounter now, all overload us with so much information that it becomes difficult to impossible for most to judge, which are the truthful and significant items in this flood. Thus the best ideas and facts, discoveries, inventions and insights can be lost to most in the mass of other information. Judgment, time and energy to sort them out and ponder do remain rare. – JZ, 26.12.99, 24.1.08, 30.5.13. – Sound handbooks and reference works in the social sciences remain still all too few and incomplete. - INFORMATION OVERLOAD, MEDIA, MASS MEDIA, INFORMATION EXPLOSION, WHILE IMPORTANT & NEEDED INFORMATION IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES REMAINS UNDER-SUPPLIED.

NEWS: The news services for the masses, being manned, largely, by the ignorant and prejudiced, do ignore or bury most of the really important news, either on their own “initiative” or upon command from the higher-ups. – However, years ago I found a hint that at least one of Churchill’s speeches was also censored for the printed record of parliamentary speeches and this in the case where he made a statement on the wrongness and threat of nuclear war. – When even he does not enjoy full freedom of speech and press, and this in Parliament … - JZ, 25.1.08. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA

NEWS: The really important news would be good and new ideas. Instead, we get news on reenactments of ancient errors, prejudices and myths, over and over again. The actors change, the play is the same. – JZ, 38.11.82, 30.1.08. – Compare the old saying: “The more things change, the more they remain the same!” -MASS MEDIA, JOURNALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

NEWS: The Russians, I think, say it best in one of their proverbs: "There is no news in the truth and no truth in the news." & TRUTHS

NEWS: The same old and wrong opinions, proposals and actions, over and over again, in 99 % of the cases – and reported without sufficiently informed criticism and judgment. – JZ, 7.2.95.

NEWS: The supposed “news” are usually too repetitive for me to bother keeping up with them. The most significant events, actions or ideas are often not reported in the mass media at all or only all too distorted or misunderstood. Instead, relative trivia are offered in abundance. – JZ 14.9.07, 22.10.07. – Alas, this also happens all too often even on Facebook pages. All kind of trivia are offered, “justified” by “friendship”. – JZ, 12.11.13.

NEWS: There are “news” of events that never happened. There are omitted news of events that did happen. There are wrongful reports of events that happened and there are, sometimes, rarely in the mass media, correct reports of news as they happened. – – The really significant facts and ideas are often not seen or reported. – JZ, 11.6.98. – At least with the Internet news reporting is no longer a monopoly of relatively rich publishers of large newspapers, radio- and TV stations. – JZ, 23.1. 08. – For instance: When did you last see in a newspaper a report on the growth of the circulation of the forced and exclusive currency of the government’s central bank and this, for the last few decades, compared with the rise of the price level, expressed in this depreciated money? – A third entry might e.g. be the price level expressed in gold weight units. - JZ, 26.2.09. - MASS MEDIA, PRESS, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION, INTERNET

NEWS: There is little of value to be found in all the daily mass media news reports. The same problems are reported in different localities and at different times, at various degrees of seriousness. All are following from the same prejudices, errors, myths and wrongful ideas, laws, institutions and actions and all too limited points of view. - JZ, 3.12.00, 12.11.13. - Even the libertarian news reports on the Internet, sent via e-mail, become all too repetitive and concerned with relative trivia, rather than with really significant ideas and events. Their news value to some libertarians may be high, but their libertarian ideas content is usually small or rare. G. Chr. Lichtenberg once wrote that for a book that contained on every page a significant new idea he would be prepared to crawl on his knees from Goettingen to Hamburg. Where are such books, even among the libertarian and anarchist ones? They have still not produced a large and ever growing digital freedom encyclopedia, library, information service and Ideas Archive, not even a comprehensive bibliography, abstracting, review and indexing service, far less established comprehensive libertarian publishing and library services and do not even seem to realize the need for them - and how much they could, as individuals, contribute to such services if only they made a concerted effort to establish such facilities, with affordable alternative media, like microfiche, audio and video tapes, floppy disks, CD-s or, if they wanted to, and could afford to do this, online. - They haven't even made the fullest possible use of the photocopying options, - apart from e.g. the limited offers by Jim Stumm. - JZ, 2.2.02. Or of the option to publish e.g. up to 6 books, zipped, on a humble floppy disc, and the option to publish thousands of libertarian titles on a CD has been utilized so far only by a few and that to produce all libertarian writings on a single and affordable HDD remains ignored. – The last printed libertarian encyclopedia, that I came across, mentioned online, comes to over 600 pages – and a price of $125. How many are able and willing to pay as much for as little information? – Why is it not offered as an e-book or on a disc? - JZ, 30.5.13, 12.11.13. -  MASS MEDIA & LIBERTARIAN NEWS MEDIA, LIBERTARIANS & THEIR OMISSIONS

NEWS: They are almost all about ignorant and prejudiced people acting against other ignorant and prejudiced people or, supposedly, for their benefit. The real facts, issues, options, principles involved and sound alternatives remain unknown or uninteresting to both the reporters and the readers. It is still mainly “panem et circenses” (bread and circus performances) or welfare hand-outs and entertainment, just like among the ancient Romans, while all the usual abuses, taxes, tributes, slavery, despotism and wars, were continued under “glorious” territorial imperialism. Inflations, deflations, mass unemployment, bankruptcies, wars and economic crises are reported as if they were not government-caused but natural catastrophes. And government controlled education, together with the mass media, support this ignorance, prejudice and lack of interest. – The Internet, in most of the information that it offers, has still too much in common with the mass media. - JZ, 20.7.87, 26.1.08. - INTERNET

NEWS: Truth and news are not the same thing. Katharine Graham, owner of THE WASHINGTON POST - PRESS, TRUTH, MASS MEDIA, BROADCASTS & THE TRUTH

NEWS: We need to get to the truth behind the news, not just to the news. - The news is what the government says it is. - Truth is what lies behind the news." - Bill Moyers Former Press Secretary to Vietnam War US President LBJ (Lyndon Johnson) at - Often the most important “news” are actually the principles, doctrines and assumptions behind the events. But they are rarely sufficiently reported and examined. It is also impossible to photograph them in pictures rather than texts. – JZ, 5.1.08, 30.5.13. - & TRUTHS

NEWS: With our internet-driven obsession with breaking news – where the importance of a story is determined purely by how recently it happened – we spend too little time reflecting on the news sensations of the not so distant past.” – Ross Gittins, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 7.4.03. – I assume this vice has been copied from the previous practice of the mass media. Mass media and the Internet tend to stress mere news much more than really important ideas, discoveries and developments. – JZ, 21.10.07. Compare e.g. their detailed reports about territorial political leadership struggles, in which significant positive ideas and proposals remain unmentioned, mostly because, mostly, neither of the contenders has any to offer. – JZ, 3.11.07. - MERE NEWS & ADDICTION TO THEM, WITH THE MASS MEDIA BEING THE “PUSHERS” & THEIR LISTENERS, READERS & VIEWERS THEIR ADDICTS, INTERNET

NEWSPAPERS: Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.” - Thomas Jefferson. – Well, even advertisements are not always truthful, either, e.g. those, which offer alternative cure-alls, supposedly refined, in expensive pills. – JZ, 26.2.06. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA, ADVERTISEMENTS

NEWSPAPERS: If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." - Mark Twain (1835-1910) – PRESS, MASS MEDIA, JOKES

NEWSPAPERS: News is not what you read today but what happened today.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.96. - PRESS

NEWSPAPERS: One of the principal marks of an educated man … is the fact that he does not take his opinions from newspapers. … On the contrary, his attitude toward them is almost always one of frank cynicism, with indifference as its mildest form and contempt as its commonest. He knows that they are constantly falling into false reasoning about the things within his special knowledge – that is, within the narrow circle of his special education – and so he assumes that they make the same or even worse errors about other things. … This assumption, it may be sad at once, is quite justified by the facts.” – H. L. Mencken.

NEWSPAPERS: Tell me, why don’t you enjoy any newspaper? – I do not love them, they serve the times.” – Goethe, Epigrammattisch. – JZ tr. of: A: “Sag’ mir, warum dich keine Zeitung freut?” – B: “Ich liebe sie nicht, sie dienen der Zeit.” – If they really served the times, they would offer a comprehensive libertarian program. Do they? – JZ, 12.11.13. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA

NEWSPAPERS: The basis of our government being the opinion of the people (*), the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers, and be capable of reading them.” – Jefferson, in Sprading, p.84. - The ability to read is not good enough when not accompanied by sufficient knowledge and judgment. Neither are usually imparted by governmentally controlled education and by more or less managed or influenced mass media. - Anyhow, why should there be only these two choices for free individuals? - (*) That is true only for communities of volunteers – that are exterritorially quite autonomous and under their own kind of personal law only. – JZ, 30.1.08. - All other kinds of "peoples" are mere enforced territorial conglomerates of very diverse peoples, not a unified “people” or “nation”. - JZ, 12.1.11, 12.11.13. - PRESS, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION & INFORMATION, GOVERNMENT, ANARCHISM, THE PEOPLE? NATIONS? TERRITORIALISM

NEWSPAPERS: The London newspapers had ceased to be impartial vehicles of news (*); they omitted, they mutilated, they misstated. They were no better than propaganda rags.” – H. G. Wells, Men Like Goods, p.197 of first paperback issue, 1922, 1970, p.197. - (*) Were they ever really impartial? – JZ, 13.9.07. Are they, anywhere? – JZ, 12.11.13. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA

NEWSPAPERS: The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose minds is filled with falsehood and errors.” - Thomas Jefferson, quoted from: Philip Kerr, editor, The Penguin Book of Lies, Viking, 1990, p.5. - The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but the newspapers.” – Thomas Jefferson. - At least the US has some freedom newspapers. Even some broadcasting stations with pro-freedom programs! - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - PRESS, MASS MEDIA, PAPERS, RADIO & TV NEWS, READING BOOKS, EDUCATION

NEWSPAPERS: Why do people believe newspapers?” - H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, First Series, p.170. – Q.

NEWSPAPERS: With newspapers, there is sometimes disorder; without them there is always slavery.” - Benjamin Constant (1767-1834) - Quoted in editorial, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE. - The existence of some newspapers has not led to the immediate abolition of all slavery. Matter of fact, we have a few dozen millions of slaves or near-slaves even now and have instituted part-time educational and military slavery, on top of the traditional tax slavery. Most of these forms of slavery are widely defended in the newspapers. - JZ, 26.11.02. – The totalitarian States do still have newspapers – government-controlled ones. – JZ, 12.11.13. - & SLAVERY

NIBBLING AWAY: The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts.” – Edmund Burke. - EXPEDIENTS & LIBERTY, SALAMI TACTICS, GRADUALISM, DETERIORATIONS

NIGERIA: In the DVD movie “Tears of the Sun”, undated on its case, it is mentioned that Nigeria, at least then, had already 120 million people and that they were divided into over 250 different ethnic groups, often so antagonistic to each other that people were murdered merely for going to a different church. The people of missions and whole villages were indiscriminately slaughtered. Forcing all these people under one territorial regime was, certainly, a recipe for atrocities. But no “liberation” or decolonization effort or current political conference considered the exterritorial autonomy alternative for voluntary communities. The price for this omission by territorialists is paid daily, in blood, rape, torture, destruction or looting, hunger, unemployment, inflation, poverty and sickness. – Whoever does not think sufficiently will have to take the consequences and should become aware of them. – These victims, obviously, were not free to decide upon their own living conditions but were rather subjected to the decisions of others – who simply had no other use for them than extreme abuse. - JZ, 21.3.05. - TERRITORIALISM, TRIBALISM, ETHNIC CLEANSING, ATROCITIES, MASS MURDERS, “NATIONAL UNITY”, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

NIGHT WATCHMAN STATE: Locke reintroduced the Erasmian concept of ‘minimum Christianity’ and added to it his own vision of the night-watchman state, in which the law protected life, property and a reasonable order but did not indulge in positive Utopianism. The law, moral and civil, merely held the ring, and within Renaissance Man was free to seek fulfillment, guided solely by the dictates of an informed conscience.” – John Freeman, The Tyranny of Politics, QUADRANT, 6/78. - Should we ignore the fact that e.g. a territorial monopoly police force does not provide the best kind of police protection? – To what extent did or do the all too numerous laws actually protect property rights, rather than infringing them in many ways? - JZ, 30.1.08, 26.2.09. – To what extent do government courts protect our liberties and do e.g. governmental nuclear defence forces more endanger than defend us effectively? – JZ, 12.11.13. - STATE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, MINI-GOVERNMENT

NIHILISM: A nihilist is a man who bows not before any authority, one who without a previous examination does not accept any principle, no matter how much it is generally respected.” - (Ein Nihilist ist ein Mensch, der sich vor keiner Autoritaet beugt, der ohne vorgaengige Pruefung kein Prinzip annimmt, und wenn es auch noch so sehr in Ansehung steht, ...) - Ivan Turgenjew, Vaeter und Soehne, Roman. (Fathers & Sons.) - & AUTHORITARIANISM

NIHILISM: Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - - There is so very much that does not really deserve any respect. On the contrary, much of what is legalized and institutionalized now or quite customary and traditional deserves the greatest disrespect – unless it is continued only among volunteers and this at their own expense and risk. But disrespect for what does deserve respect shows no brilliance at all. Perhaps many a 16 year old imagines himself to be a genius. Later he gets to know himself and his limitations much better. – – JZ, 12.1.08, 23.1.08, 26.2.09, 30.5.13. - DISRESPECT, BRILLIANCE IN THE OWN EYES, RESPECT, NON-CONFORMISM, CRITICISM, RADICALISM, GENIUS

NIHILISM: Nihilism is useless." - T-shirt slogan quoted in: W. T. Quick, Bank Robbery, ANALOG 5/89, 137. – The permanente sceptics and critics never aim at or realize anything. – JZ, 30.5.13. SCEPTICISM, VALUE-FREE, RELATIVISM

NINETEENTH CENTURY: let us study Croce’s recent philosophic survey of the much-maligned nineteenth century, one of the most creative and emancipating eras in the history of mankind.” – G. P. Gooch, Dictatorship in Theory and Practice, p.48.

NINETEENTH CENTURY: Like many of his contemporaries, he believed that the spread of capitalist institutions and industrial methods of production had, by the early nineteenth century, caused widespread misery. This belief is still common. It is based on questionable history and far more questionable logic. - Many people, reading of the long work days and low salaries of nineteenth-century England and America, consider the case against capitalism and industrialism already proven. They forget that those conditions seem intolerable to us only because we live in an enormously richer society and that our society became so productive largely through economic progress made during the nineteenth century under institutions of relatively unrestrained laissez-faire capitalism.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.36. –  - INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, CAPITALISM & LAISSEZ FAIRE, POVERTY, EXPLOITATION

NINETEENTH CENTURY: The nineteenth century never saw more than 5 per cent. of the national income in the public purse. Nineteen shillings out of every sovereign of the income of the nation was fructifying in the pockets of the people, one shilling in the pound was the limit of political money. On that simple plan the nineteenth century built up our industries, established a standard of life here far higher than anywhere else, made us the wealthiest country in the world, the world’s bankers, enabled us to finance the development of the whole world including North America, and put us into such a position that when the Great War came we were able to shoulder practically the whole of the financial responsibility.” – Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.44. – He should have mentioned at least the extensive but not completely free trade in the second half, the absence of immigration and emigration restrictions, the absence of most compulsory licensing requirements. – JZ, 24.1.08. - TAXATION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, CAPITALISM, PROPERTY RIGHTS

NINETEENTH CENTURY: Under the economic conditions of the nineteenth century, no institutions, socialist, capitalist, or anarcho-capitalist, could have instantly produced what we would regard as a decent standard of living. The wealth simply was not there. If a socialist had confiscated all income of all capitalist millionaires and given it to the worker, he would have found the workers little better off than before. The millionaires made far more than the workers, but there were so many more workers than millionaires. It required a long period of progress to produce a society rich enough to regard the conditions of the nineteenth century as miserable poverty.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.36. – DISTRIBUTIONISM, POVERTY, CAPITALISM, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

NO GOVERNMENT: And on the other hand, take the Jewish people, the aristocracy of the human race – how is it they have kept their place apart, their poetical halo, amid surroundings of coarse cruelty? By having no State to burden them. Had they remained in Palestine, they would long ago have lost their individuality in the process of their State’s construction, like all other nations.” – Ibsen, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.52 - While they had no State of their own for many centuries, weren’t they subjected to the misgovernment of all the States in which they lived, and this although they tried to integrate themselves politically and economically, although not completely socially and religiously? Some said that precisely because of their many persecutions they tended to keep their identity, their different way of life and beliefs. Organized in the form of a territorial State they tend to behave just as wrongly and irrationally as people of other territorial States do. – JZ 31.1.08, 12.1.11, 12.11.13. – JEWS, ISRAEL, ANTISEMITISM, TERRITORIALISM,

NO GOVERNMENT: and until you have secured and settled the Commonwealth in solid peace and true freedom, which is the end of the primitive institution of all governments.” – Petition of March 1647, quoted in A. L. Morton, Freedom in Arms, 96. – Probably, they had still only a single territorial commonwealth in mind, a kind of “limited” government, not the abolition of all territorial governments, as primitive, wrongful and harmful institutions. If I am wrong on this, please do correct me. – JZ, 31.5.13. - FREEDOM, GOVERNMENT

NO GOVERNMENT: For upwards of two years from the commencement of the American war, and a longer period in several of the American states, there were no established forms of government. The old government had been abolished, and the country was too much occupied in defence to employ its attention in establishing new governments; yet, during this interval, order and harmony were preserved as inviolate as in any country in Europe. (*) There is a natural aptness in man, and more so in society, because it embraces a greater variety of abilities and resources, to accommodate itself to whatever situation it is in.” – Thomas Paine, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.76. - - (*) We should not forget the expropriation and persecution of the royalists, most of whom fled to Canada. – As tolerant enough freedom lovers the republican revolutionaries should have recognized monarchism for the monarchists and claimed a republic or other kind of free society only for themselves. – Alas, they were also territorial monopolists, although of the limited government and constitutionalist kind. – Not that the royalists were more tolerant. – The precedent set by religious liberty or religious tolerance was not followed. Thus even the USA had its Civil War and numerous other wars. How would it have developed if it had recognized full exterritorial autonomy for slaves, Negroes, Red Indians and to any other group of dissenters? – How would that have affected world history? - JZ, 31.1.08, 12.1.11. – Moreover, they continued monetary despotism, at least in the form of exclusive rare metal currencies and thereby unnecessarily prolonged the struggle and bloodshed. – JZ, 30.5.13. - AMERICAN REVOLUTION A KIND OF ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, Q., MONETARY DESPOTISM, EXCLUSIVE CURRENCIES EVEN WHEN MADE OF RARE METAL

NO GOVERNMENT: From the Garrisonian viewpoint, Wendell Phillips had attacked Spooner’s arguments in an 1847 pamphlet, Review of Lysander Spooner’s Essay “The Unconstitutionality of Slavery”. Phillips argued that “Mr. Spooner’s idea is practical no-governmentalism. It leaves every one to do what is right in his own eyes.” (p. 10.)“– Charles Chively, in introduction to Spooner, Works, I, p.39. – ANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

NO GOVERNMENT: government should stay out of religion, out of education, out of management-labor matters … out of EVERYTHING – i.e. … there should be no function left for government to perform, and hence there need be no government at all …” – View attacked by John Hospers in reason, May 73. – Volunteers should be free to continue any except territorial forms of government among themselves, at their own risk and expense. Just like freedom-loving volunteers should become free to practise – among themselves, at the own risk and expense, alternatives they prefer to the present and future governmental ones and this under self-chosen personal law or exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 30.5.13. - VS. LIMITED GOVERNMENT, ANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

NO GOVERNMENT: I am convinced that those societies (as the Indians), which live without government, enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European governments. Among the former, public opinion is in the place of laws, and restrains morals as powerfully as laws ever did anywhere.” – Thomas Jefferson, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, P.84/85. – Compare also Jefferson’s views on newspapers and governments. – PUBLIC OPINION, RED INDIANS

NO GOVERNMENT: In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” – Bible. – Where in it? – ANCIENT ISRAEL, ABSENCE OF KINGS FOR A PERIOD.

NO GOVERNMENT: Is it realized that the ultimate ideal is absence of government? Otherwise, the straight will become the crooked, and the good will revert to evil. Verily, mankind have been under delusion for many a day!” – Lao Tzu, in the translation of Lionel Giles. – ANARCHY, ANARCHISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS AS USUAL, DELUSTIONS

NO GOVERNMENT: Men have sought for ages to discover the science of government; and lo! here it is, that men cease totally to attempt to govern each other at all!(*) – Stephen Pearl Andrews, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.84. - (*) Or they attempt to do so only in communities of like-minded volunteers, under their own personal law and full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 30.1.08. – Reichert omitted the rest of that segment: … that they learn to know the consequences of their own acts, and that they arrange their relations with each other upon such a basis of science that the disagreeable consequences shall be assumed by the agent himself. – Probably from: The Science of Society. - PANARCHISM

NO GOVERNMENT: Nicolette - No Government (As A Way Of Life) - - James Cox Here's the song - - Mike Powers - There's no government like no government. - James Cox – From Facebook, 1.4.12. - No Government Is A Way Of Life! – JZ, 1.4.12. – Every territorial government is, rather, a way of power-addiction and power-madness and of degrees of slavery for its subjects. – JZ, 15.1.13, 30.5.13. - EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS VS. TERRITORIALISM FOR WHOLE POPULATIONS.

NO GOVERNMENT: No government is good government.” – The Preacher, THE CONNECTION, 133, p.91. - Only genuine self-government or self-determination, by individual choice, together with like-minded volunteers, can be a good government - by one's own standards. Territorialism outlaws such good governments, societies and communities. - JZ, 12.1.11.

NO GOVERNMENT: No Government Whatever.” – Voltairine de Cleyre, Anarchism and American Tradition, p.127. – Should volunteers not be free to form their own communities, societies and governance systems for themselves? In their way anarchists can be intolerant authoritarians as well, instead of remaining consistent voluntaryists. – JZ, 26.2.09, 12.11.13. - TOLERANCE FOR THE CHOICE INDIVIDUALS MAKE FOR THEMSELVES, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE & FREE EXPERIMENTATION FOR ALL


NO GOVERNMENT: The growth of government on all levels causes a concomitant rise in crimes and trespasses of all types among the general populace. In a condition without government, we chance being harmed. With government, we are certain to be plundered, and chances are greater of being injured by another individual the more government grows and diminishes individual value systems. It seems absurd to expect value improvement among people when lack of values radiates from ‘above’ – from the so-called ‘authorities’. I’ll take my chances without government.” – D. E. Smith in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 77. – GOVERNMENT, CRIME, TAXATION, VALUES

NO GOVERNMENT: The notion of Government is succeeded by that of Contract. The course of history inevitably leads mankind to adopt new practices. Economic criticism has already noted that under the new system political institutions must disappear within industrial organization. Let us therefore fearlessly conclude that the revolutionary slogan can no longer be Direct Legislation, Direct Government, Simplified Government. It must be NO MORE GOVERNMENT. - There must be no monarchy, no aristocracy, no democracy even, insofar as this implies a government acting in the name of the people and claiming to be the people. No authority, no government, even if it be popular government, this is the Revolution.” – Proudhon, quoted in S. Edwards, Proudhon, 98/99, quoting from P.’s work on Revolution, 1851, p.199. - Why not be tolerant towards all forms of government that are continued only under personal law and exterritorial autonomy among their followers? – This kind of tolerance might promote tolerance for all kinds of anarchists and all kinds of libertarians as well and at least will reduce the opposition to as tolerant advocates of freedom or free choice, including free choice for individuals among political, economic and social systems. - JZ, 30.1.08. – ANARCHISM, PROUDHONN, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT & SELF-DETERMINATION, VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

NO GOVERNMENT: There’s No Government like No Govt.” – Mini-sticker or button slogan.

NO GOVERNMENT: Therefore ask no further questions as to what we would have instead of government, nor what will become of society when there are no longer governments. I warrant that in future it will be easier to conceive of society without a government than it will be to conceive of society with one.” – Proudhon, 1851, Revolution., pp. 302/3, in C. S. Edwards, Proudhon, p.100. – STATE, SOCIETY

NO GOVERNMENT: What is at stake is the fundamental principle of the compact theory of government, enunciated in John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, and incorporated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence: that governments are instituted among men for certain ends; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that whenever a government becomes destructive of those ends, it is the right of people to alter or abolish it.” – Howard Zinn, Disobedience and Democracy, p.118. – Underlining by me. – JZ – At least those no longer believing in territorial governments or wanting other forms of governments or societies for themselves, should be free to abolish a territorial government – as far as all their own affairs are concerned and run their own voluntary communities as they like, under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ. 30.1.08. – RIGHT OF REVOLUTION, DISOBEDIENCE, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

NO GOVERNMENT: Why suppose that there cannot be tribunals without violence? Trial by people trusted by the disputants have always existed and will exist, and needs no violence. We are so depraved by long-continued slavery that we can hardly imagine administration without violence. And yet, again, that is not true. Russian communes migrating to distant regions, where our government leaves them alone, arrange their own taxation, administration, tribunals, and police, and always prosper until government violence interferes with their administration. And in the same way, there is no reason to suppose that people could not, by common consent, decide how the land is to be apportioned for use.” – Tolstoy, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.331. - Only territorialism, with its monopoly and coercion, should be done away with. - JZ, 12.1.11 - VIOLENCE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, COURTS, JUSTICE, SELF-ADMINISTRATION, ARBITRATION

NO IMPOSITIONS: Panarchies are no impositions upon anyone but just extremely liberal and at the same time moral and utilitarian frameworks for everyone's favorite options. They allow everyone's options to be tolerantly and freely practised, among volunteers, on the basis of exterritorial autonomy, i.e. without interference by non-members. - JZ, n.d.

NO LIMITS: No limits … set by anyone except ourselves. Allow an outsider to tell you what is and isn't acceptable, and you have sold your birthright." - David Weber & Eric Flint, Crown of Slaves, Baen Ebooks, free online. – INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, AUTHORITY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, CONSENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

NO LIMITS: No limits for voluntary and self-responsible actions. – JZ, 7.4.93.

NO LIMITS: There is no limit to the ingenuity of man if it is properly and vigorously applied under conditions of peace and justice.” – Winston Churchill, - By now we have many more technical and quite affordable opportunities to gather and widely publish the best ideas, formulas, facts and talents. Alas, these opportunities, e.g. CDs, DVDs,and HDDs for long text compilations, even whole special libraries, e.g. a libertarian one, remain still largely unused. - JZ,23. 11.06, 12.11.13. - UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES FOR INGENUITY UNDER CONDITIONS OF FREEDOM, PEACE & JUSTICE, LIBERTARIAN COMPREHENSIVE PUBLISHING, LIBERTARINA LIBRARY ON A DISC.

NO MONEY: I have no money, they have no money, we have no money.” - Common thoughtless expression. - What KIND of money don't you have? WHY is it in short supply for you? WHY aren't you COMPETITIVELY SUPPLIED WITH OTHER KINDS OF MONEY? WHY are you not free to ISSUE YOUR OWN? - JZ, n.d., 15.4.97. - Under what conditions could you issue your own sound money, alone or with suitable associates? - JZ, 12.1.11. - MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, MONEY SHORTAGE, FREE BANKING

NO SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: There is no underlying simplicity to war and politics, much as Marxists and others dream of finding one.” – David Brin, ANALOG, April 27, 1981, p.154. - Territorialism and Compulsory membership are two such single and simple factors. Collective responsibility notions and practices are a third one. Monopolization of war and peace decisions is another. So is monetary despotism, as opposed to monetary freedom and the suppression of human rights instead of their realization. – Imagine our bread or cake or drink would be centrally prescribed for all, under threat of treason trials if we dared to make our own, to our own satisfaction. At most we would have one vote among millions on which kind of nourishment is to be imposed upon all for the next territorial government period. Do not try to tell me that such territorial interventionism would not cause much friction. We have therefore abolished it for millions of private decisions, alas, without abolishing it as well in those few but significant spheres, where territorial decision-making still causes major troubles, even endangers the very survival of man. If people were open-minded in every respect, really motivated by major problems, able and willing to see, listen, read and study, they would soon come to want to look at the other side of the coin, that which shows territorial sovereignty on the one side, that is before them, face up. They would want to explore, rather than continue to ignore, their exterritorialist and voluntary options, the other side of this coin. Alas, most of us are descendants of slaves or serfs and just try to make the best out of our present situations, even if that means “dancing at the edge of a volcano”. – We can’t do much, as yet, about the eruptions of volcanoes but we could do much to prevent the frequent eruptions of territorial statism and the constant stench and poisons emanating from them. – JZ, 11.1.99, 7.9.04, 12.11.13. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLIZED DECISION-MAKING

NO: A mere “no!” is not enough, no matter how loudly, how often and by how many people it is shouted. It is merely the expression of wishful thinking, with no more chances to succeed than a prayer has, or the “bae” sounds of sheep herded to the abattoir. Especially when most people still say, in effect, yes – to territorial nationalism, taxation, inflation, public debts and collective responsibility notions and are full of popular errors, myths and prejudices and statist attitudes that make wars and despotism possible to likely. – JZ, 13.10.97, 24.1.08, 30.5.13. - PROTESTS, DEMONSTRATION, MARCHES, OCCUPATIONS, VS. RESISTANCE, LIBERATION EFFORTS

NO: A no at the proper time spares much trouble.” - (Ein Nein zur rechten Zeit / Erspart viel Widerwaertigkeit.) – Proverb. - Are we as yet free enough to say "no!" to territorialism, its monopolism and coercive impositions, by seceding from it, alone or in whole groups, but also without claiming any territorial monopoly ourselves? - JZ, 12.1.11.

NO: Almost all human beings are slaves for the same reason which the Spartans found for the servility of the Persians: They could not express the word “No”. – Nicolas Chamfort, Maximen und Gedanken. (Beinahe alle Menschen sind Sklaven aus dem Grunde, den die Spartaner fuer die Knechtschaft der Perser fanden: sie koennen das Woertchen „Nein“ nicht aussprechen.) - Are slaves or conscripts or taxpayers free to say "no"? - If only one could free oneself by simply saying "no!" - That "no!" does already require a very large degree of freedom! - JZ, 12.1.11. - , STATISM, SLAVE MENTALITY, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

NO: At least under present conditions and when it comes to governmental monopolies the no-sayers should be well informed, armed, organized and trained. Otherwise they will not only be ignored but, possibly, severely punished. – JZ, 25.5.13. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, BUREAUCRACY, MONOPOLISM

NO: Be your own man (woman). All you have to do is to say: “No!” – Disney Show on Channel I, 20.4.80. - If only it were that simple! One can say that "no!" to a lover, a friend, a salesman, an advertisement, a job offer or to a private association - but when it comes to the territorial State it is, so far, rather ineffective. If an ideal militia force said "no!" - then this would be quite a different matter. - JZ, 12.1.11.

NO: But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible. It is easier to deal with a footpad than it is with the leach, who wants “just a few minutes of your time, please – this won’t take long.” Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few. If you allow yourself to fall into the vice of agreeing to such requests, they will quickly snowball to the point where there parasites will use up a hundred percent of your time – and squawk for more! - So learn to say No – and to be rude about it when necessary. - Otherwise you will not have time to carry out your duty, nor to do your own work, and certainly no time for love and happiness. The termites will nibble away your life and leave none of it for you. - (This rule does not mean that you must not do a favor for a friend, or even a stranger. But let the choice be yours. Don’t do it because it is “expected” of you.)” – Robert Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long.

NO: Freedom always includes the right to say No. – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP, No.13.

NO: He who refuses nothing will soon have nothing to refuse.” (Quisquis nil negat, fellat.) – Martial, Epigrams, Bk. xii, ep.79.

NO: I guess I’ll have to begin from the A-B-Cs. We have never sought power. We have sought to disperse power, to set men and women free. Everybody’s free. The slave is free. The ultimate weapon isn’t this plague out in Vegas, or any new super H-bomb. The ultimate weapon has always existed. Every man, every woman, and every child owns it. It’s the ability to say No and take the consequences. (*). ‘Fear is failure.’ ‘The fear of death is the beginning of slavery.’ ‘Thou hast no right but to do they will.’ … Socrates took the hemlock to prove it. Jesus went to the cross to prove it. It’s in all history, all myth, all poetry. It’s right out in the open all the time.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.142/43. - (*) Not to “take” the consequences but to sufficiently prepare to cope, successfully, with the consequences. – That requires many more thoughts than merely the expression of a short word. – And most people are for some reason or the other not prepared to undertake that thoughtful labor. They rather believe in the effectiveness of a single word and play a martyr when that word fails to achieve their objective and to save them. - JZ, 30.1.08.

NO: If they once said no! then they and many others would be helped. But the braying of jackasses says “yes” to everything.” – (Sagten sie einmal nein! waere ihnen und vielen geholfen; / Aber das Eselsgeschrei schreit zu allem: ja.) – Fallersleben, Gedichte. - Nein. – The ultimate „No!“ is expressed by individual secessionism and the reorganization, together with like-minded volunteers, under full exterritorial autonomy, including personal constitutions and laws. – JZ, 21.7.86, 25.1.08. –Would saying “no!” have saved any Jew from being marched into the gas chambers? –JZ, 12.11.13. - SAYING NO INSTEAD OF YES & PANARCHISM, DISOBEDIENCE VS. OBEDIENCE, RESISTANCE, SECESSIONISM

NO: it will also be necessary to liberate the individual from dependence upon the collectivity for his identity so that he becomes able to say “No” to Power. – R. V. Sampson, The Discovery of Peace, XXIV. – Merely saying “no” is not enough, as long as one is not free to secede as an individual or as a member of a minority group that will turn itself into an exterritorially autonomous community of volunteers under personal law. – JZ, 30.1.08. Where are we already free to do this? Everywhere, in all spheres monopolized by territorial governments, we are still subjected to them, whether we like that or not. – JZ, 30.5.13. – INDIVIDUALISM, POWER, LIBERATION, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-LIBERATION, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSION

NO: Nay has the same number of letters as aye. (Tantae Letras tiene un no como un si.) – Cervantes, Don Quixote, Pt. I, ch.22. – But the mere territorial subject has still not the same power or influence as has his territorial ruler. His no to tax tributes and military servitude or State membership may cost him his life. – JZ, 30.5.13, 12.11.13.

NO: NO’ is the most important word in the language and it is the most difficult word of all to say.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Confessions of a Capitalist, p.153. – A YES to all voluntary actions, in all spheres, may be even more important. – But how many or how few have said it, so far and explored all the consequences? - JZ, 25.5.13, 30.5.13, 12.11.13. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT IN EVERY SPHERE – FOR VOLUNTEERS, YES FOR ALL VOLUNTARY & TOLERANT ACTIONS.

NO: Of all the time-saving techniques ever developed, perhaps the most effective is the frequent use of the word no. You cannot protect your priorities unless you learn to decline, tactfully, but firmly, every request that does not contribute to the achievement of your goals.” – Edwin C. Bliss, Getting Things Done, Bantam Books. – So far we are only free to say no to minor requests, not to laws, and institutions of territorial governments, which cost us many of our rights and liberties, much of our labor and incomes, often even our lives. We are still not free to secede from them and to compete with them under personal law or exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 30.4.13.

NO: One made the observation of the people of Asia that they were all slaves to one man, merely because they could not pronounce that syllable No.” – Plutarch, Morals: Of Bashfulness. – Who was free to say “No!” to Stalin, Hitler and Mao? Who is free to say no to any democratic but still territorial government, in those spheres, which it has monopolized? Their owners were often allowed to kill slaves, who were disobedient or merely contradicted them. – JZ, 30.5.13. – Territorial governments do still treat people all too much as their property, even today. – JZ, 12.11.13. – TERRITORIALISM & PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, SLAVERY, THE NEW FEUDALISM, WELFARE & WARFARE STATES

NO: Say no to them all.” – NEW BANNER adv. in OUTLOOK, Oct. 72. – That word has no magic and wish-fulfilling power. If you still think that this is all that is required then you have not pondered your present situation as a territorial subject sufficiently. You are still merely a pawn on their chessboard, with no independent decision-making powers. These have to be aimed at and obtained first. Merely saying “No!” does not provide them for us. – If only such stupidities by the thousands were not holding back even most anarchists and libertarians from exploring and, finally, with a great and prolonged effort, realizing them and putting them in a position where they are free to ignore or to say no, effectively, to the requests, commands, laws and institutions of others. – JZ, 30.5.13. – LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, DISOBEDIENCE, RESISTANCE, EFFECTIVE FREEDOM FIGHTING, MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

NO: The whole task of good men consists in teaching the people to say ‘NO’. (*) The king’s fool asked the vital question: ‘What would you do, sire, if, when you say yes, everyone said no?” Let the people say this ‘No’. Nothing else is necessary, nothing else will do. – R. V. Sampson, The Discovery of Peace, p.102 on Proudhon. - (**) While it is almost impossible to teach all people anything really worth knowing, it is possible to teach communities of volunteers to say no to those things that they do dislike most. On that basis they can freely confederate with other communities of volunteers, who said “no” to other things, as far as their own affairs are concerned. A federation of these “no”-sayers could soon become more powerful than all the all too obedient “yes” sayers in combination. - (*) That merely the saying of “no” would be required is wishful thinking. – All those, who agree among themselves, must also organize themselves to practise their beliefs among themselves and become tolerant towards all voluntary communities of others who do their things for or to themselves. Only then will they become more powerful than the present rulers of territorial States. Among other things, they will also have to organize themselves militarily for the protection of all their individual rights and liberties, to the extent that they want to claim and practise these rights among themselves – and that requires first a sufficient interest in a complete declaration of individual rights and liberties and then in a militia for their protection and in a comprehensive program on how to effectively realize or protect these rights and liberties. – Alas, these preconditions are not yet fulfilled. – There may be quite a few others, too. - JZ, 30.1.08, 30.5.13. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, A MILITIA FOR THEIR PROTECTION

NO: To think is to say no.” – Alain, Le Citoyen contre le pouvoirs, 1925. – Morally correct towards the mere commands of power-holders, but insufficient, if not combined with sufficient will, strength, knowledge and organization to effectively resist them. Incorrect e.g. towards the facts of nature and its laws, also for the natural laws for men or their individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 25.1.08. – However, under full freedom you are not obliged to make use of all your individual rights and liberties. – The thoughtful person, on his own, would, usually, not say “no” to the commands of a Stalin, Hitler or Mao and not even to the tax department of his “democratic” government or to the monopoly money with legal tender power, that is offered to him in payment, as his only option. – JZ, 30.5.13. - & THINK, THINKING

NOBEL PRIZES: Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. – Tom Lehrer. Since that satire was accepted without comment or change in public opinion, obviously, many more such cases have to happen and become fully understood. Even popular and at first seemingly truthful slogans and statements ought to become closely examined, e.g. with "argument mapping", to eliminate, at least gradually, their remaining errors and wrong conclusions. - Isn't it curious how many former politicians become somewhat wise in their utterances once they are out of office? Also, how many of them make sensible public statements - and then act quite contrary to them, while they have to power to do so? - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - POLITICAL SATIRE, HUMOR, PEACE EFFORTS, POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP

NOBLENESS: Be noble – and the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own. – James Russel Lowell, Sonnet IV, 1840. – A lot of wishful thinking is also part of that remark. – JZ, 30.1.08. - However, setting a good example is never wrong and does no harm, even when it is not followed by anyone. - JZ, 12.1.11. – Everybody should become quite free to do so, in every sphere. – JZ, 30.5.13. - NOBILITY, NOBLESSE, FREEDOM TO SET ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLES TO OTHER RATIONAL & MORAL BEINGS

NOBODY: Don’t blame me, I voted for NOBODY. Nobody is the perfect candidate! Nobody keeps his campaign promises! Nobody can legislate freedom for you! Nobody can be trusted with power! Nobody deserves to tax your earnings.” – Election sticker - By? When? WHERE? – Another version of the same kind of very small red sticker, with black print: “On Election Day VOTE FOR NOBODY. NOBODY keeps his campaign promises! NOBODY can legislate freedom for you! NOBODY deserves to spend your earnings!” – VOTING, ELECTIONS

NOBODY: I was also attracted to Nobody, represented by Col. Hugh Romney (USAF-ret.) a.k.a. Wavy Gravy a.k.a. Nobody’s Fool. I liked the campaign stickers that said: “Nobody will cut your taxes”, “Nobody can represent you better than you can represent yourself”, “Nobody makes better apple pie than Mom”, “Nobody is perfect”, and so on. – Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.136.

NOBODY: Nobody for president” … after all, Nobody lowered your taxes, and Nobody’s qualified and Nobody keeps his campaign promises.” – Lorn Strider, column Honk … - JOKES

NOBODY: Nobody is good enough to rule another man without his consent. – Source? - Lincoln?

NOBODY: Nobody keeps his promises. Nobody deserves to live off your taxes. Nobody should run your live. Nobody deserves your vote.” – Slogan reported by Ron Chusid in NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, Dec. 12, 76, p. 4. - NO TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT, NOBODY AS TERRITOIRAL PRESIDENT ETC. - Only within societies of volunteers can voting be rightful and useful. Then and there each seriously dissenting voter reserves his main vote, namely his decision to secede and to associate otherwise. - JZ, 12.1.11. - VOLUNTARISM, VOTING, SECESSIONISM

NOBODY: Nobody keeps his promises. Nobody deserves to run your life. Nobody can represent you better than you can represent yourself. – Vote for Nobody, he’ll leave you alone.” – From the Nobody Campaign of Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm, 1600 Woolsey, Berkeley, Cal., GREEN REVOLUTION, 10/78. - If only we already had this "no" vote towards all territorialists and were free to exterritorially and autonomously associate only with those, whom we do trust! - JZ, 12.1.11.

NOBODY: TIR campaigned for this result with about one hundred “Nobody for President” posters planned around the U-M Central Campus and dorms. They had several lines such as “Nobody keeps his promises; Nobody deserves to live off your taxes; Nobody should run your life; and Nobody deserves your vote.”  Other lines included “The lesser of two evils is still evil” and “Don’t vote … it only encourages them.” As usual on an election day, I wore my “Everyone votes for a dictator” T-shirt.” – Campaign Drek ’76 - Ron Chusid, THE CONNECTION 66. - VOTING

NOISE: Noise and Quietness: Every rational being has the right to cause noises during its work, travel or spare time activities but it may not cause undue noise because at the same time every rational being has the right to quietness and rest. – From the human rights draft in PEACE PLANS No. 4, article15. - & HUMAN RIGHTS

NOISE: the sense-assaulting decibels of electronic music paralyzing the brains of its listeners. – Robert Ardrey, The Social Contract, p.290. – Often it also permanently damages their hearing capacity. – Thinking requires a minimum to a maximum of quietness. - JZ, 31.8.08, 12.1.11. - MODERN MUSIC, DISCOS

NOMINALISM: Some are satisfied when they hear it, some when the see it, and others stop when they have a Greek word for it, only too few go beyond the word.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - WORDS, DEFINITIONS, MEANINGS, SEMANTICS

NOMINALISM: There is no need to commit the nominalist fallacy that to name is to create. – Silvert, Man’s Power, p.82. – Or that to give a name to something means to accurately describe something. Names often contain more imagined abstracts than observations of the diverse reality of something. E.g. the terms “human being” and “limited government”. – JZ, 31.1.08. - WORDS, TERMS, LANGUAGE, DEFINITIONS, IDEAS, THOUGHTS

NOMOS: It is instructive to remember that the conception of law in the sense of nomos (i.e. of an abstract rule not due to anybody’s concrete will, applicable in particular cases irrespective of the consequences, a law which could be ‘found’ and was not made for particular foreseeable purposes) has existed and been preserved together with the ideal of individual liberty only in countries like ancient Rome and modern Britain, in which the development of private laws was based on case law and not on statute law, that is, was in the hands of judges or jurists and not of legislators. (*) Both the conception of law as nomos and the ideal of individual liberty have rapidly disappeared whenever the law came to be conceived as the instrument of a government’s own ends.” – F. A. Hayek, The Confusion of Language … p.17. – But the clear formulation of natural law in form of declarations of individual rights and liberties, left also much to be desired, not only in the various such drafts and laws by governments but also, so far, in the private formulations of freedom lovers. See my digitized collection of over 130 private such drafts in PEACE PLANS 589/590, several times updated. - Your potential input, on the road to an ideal declaration of this kind, is, unfortunately, still missing! – JZ, 31.1.08, 12.1.11. - (*) Is it really safe enough in their hands? One cannot even say that for decisions of Supreme Courts. - JZ, 12.1.11. - LAWS, NATURAL LAW, COMMON LAW, CASE LAW, LAW OF PRECEDENTS, JURISDICTION ABOVE “POSITIVE LAW”, SUPREME COURTS, JUDGES, LAWYERS

NON-AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE: A moral stance which asserts that aggression is inherently illegitimate … no matter if the result of those actions is damaging, beneficial, or neutral to the owner … when they are against the owner’s free will and interfere with his right to self-determination or the principle of self-ownership … In contrast to pacifism, the non-aggression principle does not preclude violence [force? – JZ] used in self-defense or defense of others. – Many supporters argue that NAP opposes such policies as victimless crime laws, taxation, and military drafts. NAP is the foundation of most present day libertarian philosophies. - - Quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah sharing Freedom Is A State Of Mind's photo. – Facebook, 18.2.13. – Alas, even the definition of what constitutes aggression in international affairs is still very controversial. Consider e.g. preventative strikes against nuclear armament. Early and quite rightful intervention with Nazi Germany, before it was fully armed, might have prevented WW II and might have cost only a few lives, mainly those of Nazi fanatics. – It should have aimed at and introduced exterritorial autonomy for all societies, communities and governance systems of the various German groups, which were not of the intolerant Nazi type but rather its opponents. Even a Nazi society in exile should have been recognized, and a communist regime, which would also have confined their programs to their voluntary victims. – The seeming unity of Nazi’ Germany was upheld by Nazi censorship combined with its terror regime. – All its centrifugal forces could and should have been released – e.g. by the publication of quite rightful war and peace aims, including all kinds of governments and societies in exile, all only for their present and future volunteers. – By their indiscriminate warfare against all Germans and unconditional surrender demands the Allies actually strengthened the Nazi regime and upheld it fictions of national unity as if it were true. - JZ, 30.5.13, 12.11.13. - NAP, ZAP = ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, FIRST PRINCIPLES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE AS ALLIES, RIGHTFUL DEFENCE EXCLUDES IN MOST CASES MEASURE BASED UPON COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS, INDISCRIMINATE AIR RAIDS

NON-AGGRESSION: According to Block, the purpose of the book is to explore and justify the consistent application of the moral rule that every consenting adult has the right to do just as he pleases, provided he doesn’t interfere with the identical rights of others. “I wanted to come to grips with the view that all non-aggressive, noninvasive behaviour is legitimate.” – Richard Lubbock, in MERCURY, 1/79, on Block’s work: “Defending the Undefendable”. - I googled yesterday for "personal law statements" and got 32,400.000 results. Personal law, India, brought me 24,600,000 results. Not mere speculation and utopianism is involved. - However, tolerance, there, too, even if merely in the religious sphere, still leaves all too much to be desired. - JZ, 12.1.11. LEGITIMACY, PERSONAL LAW & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY CHOICES, ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, PERSONAL LAW REFERENCES

NON-AGGRESSION: Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you're a good person is like expecting a bull to not charge you because you're a vegetarian. - (anonymous) – According to Ulrich von Beckerath, King Wen of China, ca. 2,000 B.C., is supposed to have ruled so well that neighbouring rulers, intending to plunder the wealth of his kingdom, could not get their soldiers to fight him. They rather deserted and asked him to rule them as well. Where are such shiny examples now? - JZ, 29.10.02. - NON-INVASIVENESS, TOLERANCE, DESERTION

NON-AGGRESSION: Non-aggression pacts between governments are unreliable, to say the least, All too often the governments concerned consider it as being in their interest to break them. Only few have never been broken. - Since they leave the powers making for war unchanged, they are usually no more than a temporary window-dressing. Instance: The non-aggression pact between the Nazis and Stalin's regime, which led to the aggression against and division of Poland and started off World War II. - ALLIANCES, DECISIONS, GOVERNMENTS, LEADERSHIP, MADNESS, PEACE DECLARATIONS, PEOPLE, POLITICIANS, REFERENDUMS, RULERS, SECRET DIPLOMACY, STATES, TREATIES, TRUST, WAR AIMS - From: JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War. – Online at - NON-AGGRESSION PACTS

NON-AGGRESSION: The initial premise underlying the philosophy of libertarianism (and of this book) is that each man owns his own life and therefore has the right to do anything he wishes with that life, so long as he does not forcibly interfere with the life of any other man. (*) This forms the basis for what we will hereafter refer to as Natural Law. Natural law also may be properly thought of as the “law of nonaggression”; i.e., even though a man has the right of self-choice, self-choice does not include the right to commit aggression against others.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.30. - (*) For the sake of brevity, I often will leave off what I call the “libertarian tag” when referring to Natural Law, the libertarian tag being “so long as he does not forcibly interfere with the life of any other man” (or similar qualifying statements of this kind). Therefore, whenever I make a statement to the effect that “man has the right to do anything he pleases”, the libertarian tag should automatically be assumed.” – Ringer’s note. – The very formulation, every man has the right or self-choice does already imply non-aggression. Every man has the right of self-choice. The ones wrongfully attacked do also have this right. – JZ, n.d., & 30.5.13. - Natural Law will always be largely misunderstood until it becomes clearly expressed in as many clauses as necessary in an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties, still to be discussed and developed, taking into consideration the best precedents for such a draft that were so far offered. – JZ, 31.11.08. – Over 130 PRIVATE human rights drafts are offered as raw material at - NON-INITIATION OF VIOLENCE, SELF-CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-ADMINISTRATION, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, ALL IN THE LITERAL SENSE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, NATURAL LAW, LAW OF NON-AGGRESSION, ZAP – ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, NAP – ON AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, NONVIOLENCE

NON-ASSOCIATION: How does it become a man to behave toward his American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. It cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave’s government also.” – Thoreau, Civil Disobedience. – GOVERNMENT, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & DISASSOCIATION VS. TERRITORIALISM

NON-ASSOCIATION: If I own my own life, then it follows that I am morally free to associate with whom I please and not to associate with whom I please. If I own my own mind and abilities, it follows that I may ask any compensation I wish - for using them to assist another.” – Dr. Duncan Yuille, in his human rights pamphlets, written for the Workers Party, ca. 1975. – Few draw the conclusion from owning their own life or self-ownership, that this would also entitle them to withdraw from a territorial State and establish, if they want to, an exterritorially autonomous community of like-minded volunteers, living under their own personal laws, but making no exclusive territorial claims. – or that freedom of association and disassociation, freedom of contract, freedom of action and experimentation as well as voluntarism can and should go as far. - JZ, 31.1.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALITY, PERSONAL LAW, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION VS. WAGE CONTROLS, LABOR LEGISLATION, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, COERCIVE & MONOPOLISTIC UNIONSM, VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE NOW MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

NON-COERCIVE GOVERNMENTS: Do such non-coercive governments (towards outsiders) exist? For precedents you have to look no further than to your nearest Rugby League or Rugby Union Clubs. They do all organize violence - but by members and to members only, and to members of voluntarily competing clubs, who similarly subscribe to violence as a "game", a violence that leaves non-combatants unhurt. - Tennis players, golfers swimmers and other sportsmen are not conscripted. Boxers and wrestlers are volunteers. They have sorted themselves out according to their preferences and in this respect they are already panarchists, although unconscious ones and do keep the peace with practitioners or viewers of other sports. - Is there something fundamentally different between football clubs and coercive governments? I see their only fundamental difference as consisting in voluntary membership, which also means non-territorial rule (apart from ownership or lease of playing fields), which leads, automatically, to voluntary taxation or dues and fees. Coercive governments are just bigger football clubs with COERCIVE membership, which use us as footballs and tax slaves and a whole country as their playing field. They do not make escape or dropping out from under their rule easy. At least they make it dependent upon their discretion. Moreover, territorial governments attack their own subjects with police forces, laws, courts, bureaucrats or and do attack other governments and their subjects militarily if they dare to disobey and attempt to do their own things. Football clubs confine their violence to volunteers on football fields. But mind you, governments, internally, only abuse dissenters and nonconformists in this way. For their voluntary members they offer jolly good shows and these should be recognized as such, by us, FOR THEM. However, their voluntary members should no longer be granted any territorial powers, monopolies and privileges over dissenters, who wish to opt out or already did. Panarchists merely want States and free societies to be run as differently and tolerantly as sports clubs are: Football for some, cricket, tennis, golf, gymnastics, weight lifting, running or swimming, etc. for others, each according to the own preferences. – JZ, n.d. - VOLUNTARISM, VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP, NON-COERCIVE TOWARDS NON-MEMBERS, I.E. ALL THOSE WHO DID NOT VOLUNTARILY JOIN THEM OR DID SECEDE FROM THEM, COMPARED WITH FOOTBALL CLUBS & OTHER SPORTS, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

NON-COMBATANTS: Don't make war against anyone but the aggressors. Spare the noncombatants, spare civilians, particularly women and children, and even conscripts, whenever this is possible. This is a basic rule of the international laws of warfare and it is the one most offended against by ABC “weapons”. Because with nuclear weapons one cannot fight combatants only. They are mass murder and mass destruction devices or anti-city, anti-country and anti-people "weapons". Thus they are not really weapons, which one can direct and use against a real enemy only, but merely senselessly destructive and murderous devices, devices, which must be destroyed unilaterally, in full recognition of this fact. - AIR RAIDS, ASYLUM, CIVILIANS, DEFENCE, DESERTION, ENEMY, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, MASS MURDER, MILITIA, NEUTRALITY, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, OPEN CITIES, REFUGEES, REVOLUTIONARY WARFARE, WAR AIMS, WEAPONS. - From: JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War. – Online at - NWT

NON-COMBATANTS: Seeing the facts and consequences of forced labor and also the powerful direction of labor into armament industries by means of inflationary central bank credits granted to armament industries, while peaceful enterprises are largely refused further production or turnover credits, and seeing that all merely conscripted enemy soldiers are also our potential allies, if only we have quite rightful war and peace aims, directed only against their despotic regime, we should consider these noncombatants and these conscripts both as largely innocents and as our potential and secret allies, whom we ought to treat as such, as much as possible. We should also give them as many chances as possible to desert or defect from their regime – to any government in exile, one of their own individual choice, none claiming a territorial monopoly and rule over others than volunteers, and inform them as much as possible about the techniques of rightful military uprising and liberating revolutions. As Eugene Lyons pointed out in at least one book, the captive peoples or nations are our secret allies. We should not systematically bomb or otherwise exterminate or threaten these potential allies but rather treat them as much as possible already during the war as allies rather than as enemies. The usual military strategies and tactics drive them into the arms of their victimizers and exploiters. – Our defensive war efforts should be directed only against the real war criminals on the other side. - JZ, 17.7.87, 26.1.08. - DEFENCE, NATURAL ALLIES, LIBERATION, WAR AIMS, WARFARE, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, INDISCRIMINATE AIR RAIDS, GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, ALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, TARGETS, NWT, AIR RAIDS

NON-COMBATANTS: You may consider non-combatants as enemies to be killed, too, as present or future (children) armament producers or you could attempt to spare them, as much as possible and thereby give the enemy government’s conscripts less reason to obey their mis-rulers and to fight you and more reasons to rise against their regime, to desert to your side and even to become your allies. Especially if you proclaim quite rightful war and peace aims in a quite believable way, e.g. via various governments in exile, already now being free to do their things for their voluntary members, like they would do for all their future voluntary members. It would be an important step towards reducing the “defensive” aggressive acts on our side and an important step to achieve the overthrow of the aggressive enemy regime. – By targeting also the non-combatants we might turn them from indifferent subjects or even enemies of the regime into its loyal or at least obedient supporters. - JZ, 17.7.87, 26.1.08. - GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, SECRET ALLIES, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, WAR- & PEACE AIMS

NON-COMPLIANCE: La Boetie contends that freedom isn’t gained from violent action, but rather from not complying with the existing power structure.” – From the blurb for his book, put out by Free Life Editions. – VIOLENCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, DISOBEDIENCE, SECESSIONISM

NON-CONFORMISM: Any attempt to impose conformity on human beings through political means is an attempt to destroy what it is that makes them essentially and gloriously human.” – Roy Childs, Liberty Against Power, p.8. – MAN, HUMAN, HUMANITY, NONCONFORMIST, NONCONFORMITY, TERRITORIALISM, HUMAN NATURE, CONFORMITY, UNIFORMITY, UNITY

NON-CONFORMISM: The desire to be different from the people we live with is sometimes the result of our rejection - real or imagined - by them.” - Eric Hoffer - Regardless of our diverse motivations, we do have the right to live in our own ways, in accordance with our own ideals, but never the right to impose them territorially and by our vote or by force of arms upon any peaceful dissenters. - JZ, 12.1.11. - INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-ASSERTION, REJECTION, CHOICE, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

NON-CONFORMISTS: Humanity’s most valuable assets have been the non-conformists. Were it not for the non-conformists, he who refuses to be satisfied to go along with the continuance of things as they are, and insists upon attempting to find new ways of bettering things, the world would have little progress, indeed. – Josiah William Gitt, in  – Panarchism, experimental freedom, freedom of action, exterritorial autonomy for all dissenters, i.e. personal law options, would make it easy for all non-conformists and would not interfere with the individual sovereignty of individuals and the exterritorial autonomy of all the diverse minorities and majorities all over the world. It would, so to speak, systematize non-conformism. – Only all the wrongs and irrationalities of territorialism and of majoritarian territorial rule would have to be “sacrificed”. – Each individual and group could get what they want – but always only at their own expense and risk and as the result of their own efforts. – What more can anybody rightly ask for? – Why should anybody ask for less? - JZ, 30.3.12. – SACRIFICES? VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRIOTIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL DISSENTING MINORITIES

NON-CONFORMITY & FREE SOCIETY VS. TERRITORIALLY ENFORCED CONFORMITY: In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary. – Kathleen Norris– In any society that is really free, i.e. includes individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy, instead of merely territorial States, non-conformity of groups of volunteers towards the practices and ideas of other groups of volunteers, doing their own things for or to themselves, would be the general rule. Only under territorialism are conflicts almost permanent and unresolvable. – JZ, 6.4.12. – Their kind of peace is, usually, only an armistice before the next war. – JZ, 30.5.13. – MUTUAL TOLERANCE IN EVERY SPHERE, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

NON-CONTRADICTION: No concept man forms is valid unless he integrates it without contradiction into the sum of his knowledge.” - Ayn Rand - CONCEPTS, IDEAS, INTEGRATED KNOWLEDGE, KNOWLEDGE, RED., CONSISTENCY

NON-COOPERATION: Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good." - Mohandas Gandhi. - Make this an individual's free choice - in every sphere! - I prefer the terms "rights" and "wrongs" to “good” and “evil”. - JZ, 12.1.11, 30.5.13. - DISOBEDIENCE, PASSIVE RESISTANCE, NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE, DUTY, EVIL, GOOD

NON-COOPERATION: Tucker did not believe that the ballot box or any armed rebellion would free society, asserting that only non-cooperation with the state would succeed. He endorsed enlightened selfishness and egoism as essential concomitants to liberty …” - LIBERTARIAN HANDBOOK 1973, on Benjamin R. Tucker. - But then Tucker had no experience with totalitarian regimes. He lived in what was then, probably, the most free country in the world. – JZ, 31.1.08. - The totalitarians use terror, concentration camps, forced labor and even extermination camps against non-conformists or mere dissenters or any people they disliked. During the last century they did thus murder over 200 million people. - Anarchists and libertarians have so far not bothered to compile a complete declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties and a good enough defence-, liberation-, militia- and revolution-program and to come to an agreement upon a common ideal like panarchism for all kinds of libertarians and anarchists as well as all kinds of statists, except the territorialist ones. - But at least he opposed patents and copyrights and stood up for monetary and financial freedom. - JZ, 12.1.11.

NON-COOPERATION: We need not to act. We merely need to cease cooperating and then the State will be condemned to powerlessness.” – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.153. (Wir brauchen ja gar nicht zu handeln. Wir brauchen einfach nicht mehr mitzumachen und der Staat sieht sich zur Ohnmacht verurteilt.) – Obviously, Mackay overlooked here how many people are on the State’s payroll and that many of them are armed, organized, trained and dangerous, when it comes to defend their own livelihood. Taxation is not a voluntary action. Tax payment is all too effectively enforced. Tax strikers are lucky not to get killed in the process but merely imprisoned and losing their property. Refusing to recognize the right and, sometimes, the duty, to resist forcefully and armed, can only perpetuate victimization. If it were so easy to persuade policemen and soldiers to no longer obey the State, their paymaster, then such appeals should be directed primarily to them. Otherwise, better jobs should be offered to these people, via the introduction of full monetary and financial freedom, which would be possible, perhaps, through a well planned and organized monetary and financial revolution, at a suitable crisis point. Then, temporarily, the liberators should also take over the payment of the salaries of policemen and soldiers – until these people have taken up productive jobs. The non-cooperation should then also include refusals to accept government monopoly money and the ability and readiness to replace this money with better privately or cooperatively issued competing currencies. – Progress towards full liberation is not as simple to achieve as is often assumed, especially by poets and novelists. - My father, K. H. Solneman or Kurt H. Zube was a fan of Mackay but at least in his "Manifesto for Freedom and Peace" he went into many details, he thought would be required, including panarchism and his kind of monetary freedom or clearing project. – It is online at - JZ, 31.1.08, 12.1.11, 30.5.13. – PASSIVE RESISTANCE, NON-VIOLENCE, NON-RESISTANCE

NON-COOPERATION: Why Tolstoy? He, as well as the Russian anarchist Prince Kropotkin, took an absolutist position – no cooperation with any state control which used force.” – Gregory Benford, Reactionary Utopian, FAR FRONTIERS, Winter 85, p.221. - The territorial Statists have worked out their domination and suppression system in great details. Anarchists and libertarians have still to do this, to a large extent, for their own liberation and for the liberation of all others, if and to the extent that they wish to be liberated as well. Some mere word-games or slogans are not a good enough substitute for a rightful and sound program or blueprint. - JZ, 12.1.11, 30.5.13. - STATE CONTROLS & FORCE, LIBERATION, PROGRAM

NON-INTERFERENCE: All individuals can freely live as they choose as long as they don’t forcibly interfere with others.” - Stormy Mon, The Libertarian Principle. – This requires that they do renounce all territorial claims for themselves and do no longer recognize them in others. – JZ, 31.1.08, 12.1.11. - TERRITORIALISM

NON-INTERFERENCE: and by no means seize occasion for interfering with natural adjustments.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.104.

NON-INTERFERENCE: government should always refrain from interfering with market processes.” – Opinion ascribed to Mises in FREE ENTERPRISE, July-Aug. 76, p.8. - What if it doesn't and if it territorially interferes not only with economics? Are we as yet in a position to "read the Riot Act” to it? - One can't appeal or petition to morality or good sense, when both are absent in territorial power mongers - JZ, 12.1.11. – However, one can also define interferences with social and political services, systems and institutions as interferences with market relationships, free enterprise and consumer sovereignty in these spheres. – JZ, 12.11.13. - MARKET, FREE MARKET, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, GOVERNMENTS, PARLIAMENTS

NON-INTERFERENCE: How presumptuous of anyone to imagine that he has the right to interfere with his neighbour, to tell others how to live their lives! If we are asked for advice, we can give it. Otherwise we should leave well alone.” (*) – IPA FACTS, 12/68. - Are conditions well enough or should we become free to try to improve them, at our own expense and risk, in exterritorially autonomous experiments among volunteers? Almost all our neighbors, nearby and in the whole country or continent, deny us this liberty even though it is quite rightful and would, at least in the long run, be also seen as of great benefit to them, by themselves. All they would lose is wrongful territorial privileges at the expense of dissenters. They could gain so much more and this without struggle and expense to them. They would only have to copy the successful systems, once they are finally proven and practically demonstrated, also to themselves. None would be forced upon them. - They would have nothing to fear but fear itself and that would be quite unwarranted in this case, however justified it is when it comes to different and unwanted territorial systems. - JZ, 12.1.11. – (*) leave them alone? Or: leave well enough alone? – JZ, 12.11.13. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, VIA INDIVIDUAL FREE CHOICE, SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS

NON-INTERFERENCE: If he preferred [this? – JZ.], he could do nothing at all. No one would interfere with him, and the one law of the village was that he must interfere with no one.” – Lloyd Biggle Jr., Still, Small Voice, ANALOG, April 61, p.150.

NON-INTERFERENCE: In this country the party, which is “in”, always interferes, and the party which is “out”, favors non-interference. (*) The system of interference is a complete failure to the ends it aims at, and sooner or later it will fall of its own expense and be swept away.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.85. - (*) If only it really did so! It may also aim at still more but different interferences, like e.g. the State Socialists of his and our time. - What he calls “interference” is also inherent in territorialism. - JZ, 31.1.08. – TERRITORIALISM, WRONGFUL INTERFERENCES

NON-INTERFERENCE: It was against her code to interfere. “You’ve got to life your own life’, was always her attitude. - George Orwell, Keep the Apidistra Flying, p.610 in the Octopus/Heineman edition of 1980. – ZAP: ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, NON-INTERVENTIONISM, NON-INITIATION OF FORCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

NON-INTERFERENCE: Leave all things to take their natural course, and do not interfere.” – Lao Tzu, in Lionel Giles translation. – But, when you see cannibals preparing one of their feasts, with one of their victims … - Or when you see a child molester, doing what comes natural to him, picking another victim … - JZ, 31.1.08. - Should we go on letting territorialism take its natural course, finally into the general nuclear holocaust – without any attempt to effectively interfere with it? My second libertarian peace book, aiming at preventing this disaster, is at: - JZ, 12.1.11, 30.5.13.

NON-INTERFERENCE: Provided then, that we, as individuals (*) do not forcibly interfere with other people, we should be left free to conduct our own lives as we see fit.” – Source? - That freedom should also include full exterritorial autonomy under personal laws for all communities of volunteers. - (*) or in groups! – JZ, 31.1.08, 30.5.13.

NON-INTERFERENCE: The concept of justice held by the common man could be summed up as: “I have the right to do anything I damn well please that will improve my life and my enjoyment of it, so long as I don’t interfere with anyone else’s similar right. If the law gets in my way, I’ll just ignore it.” – Jim Andrews, in FREEDOM TODAY, 10/75. – IGNORING THE STATE OR SOME OR ALL OF ITS LAWS.

NON-INTERFERENCE: The rational individualist knew that his needs could best be served by dealing with other men as traders, meaning that all men had to be free (*); therefore he did not believe in interfering in the lives of his neighbors. …” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.40. - (*) Not all men. It will suffice and spread from there, when the free traders and the various advocates of e.g. monetary and financial freedom and of the whole alternative political and social system as well, are as free as they want to be. – All reforms and innovations only for their volunteers! - Experimental freedom for all does not mean the territorial imposition of old or new experiments. - Freedom even for all the varieties of non-territorial statists to do their things - to themselves! - JZ, 31.1.08, 12.1.11, 12.11.13. - TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL CHOICES & SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

NON-INTERFERENCE: There can be no fairer order than one which gives absolute freedom to all conscious life gained only by one law: ‘No conscious being may interfere with another being’s exercise of free will.” – Stan & Louise Deyo, West Australian Texas Trading, 1978. – Some animal lovers would concede e.g. conscious life to at least some of their pets, and, in spite of their love for them, do interfere with them, treating them as their property. Pigs are supposedly even more intelligent than are dogs. Horses have at least horse sense. Wolves hunt intelligently in packs. Let’s settle the question of human individual rights first. – JZ, 31.1.08. – Not every human will have to claim and practise all genuine rights and liberties for himself. Perhaps not even one person on Earth does fully know all of them by now. Let them restrict themselves as much and as long as they like - but not anyone else, least of all territorially. - Whoever does so, or tries, does certainly not love all his fellow men but hates all too many of them. - JZ, 12.1.11, 30.5.13. – Can one ascribe a limited kind of consciousness even e.g. to ants, flies, lice etc.? On the other hand, we tend to interfere with them only once they do interfere with us. – JZ, 12.11.13. - LIBERTARIANISM, FIRST PRINCIPLES, HUMAN RIGHTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS

NON-INTERFERENCE: We don’t pretend to know how you should best live your life. We are not in the business of enforcing our value judgments. We say – you live your life how you want to. Do whatever you like. But respect other people’s equal freedom.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.185. – Do apply this in every sphere. Full experimental freedom for volunteers, under personal law and exterritorial autonomy does make that possible. All we would lose would be territorialism with its monopolism and coercion - also its exploitation of tax slaves. - JZ, 12.1.11. - EQUAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM, TOLERANCE

NON-INTERVENTION: confusion … results from government intervention in any commodity market. (*) Gluts and shortages appear which necessitate more violent correction than would have been needed if the market had been allowed freely to make the daily or hourly changes.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, 8/75. - Also from all territorial interferences and domination or monopoly attempts over any human relationships, contracts, institutions and personal law choices of volunteers, in their own societies and communities, none of them claiming any territorial monopoly. - Alas, Meulen never went that far. - JZ, 12.1.11.

NON-INTERVENTION: Four fifths of all our troubles in this life would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.” - Calvin Coolidge. - Do nothing wrongful and harmful, rather abstain from action than act upon the maxim: "Something must be done!" - and then repeating mistakes that have been made again and again over centuries. Knee-jerk reactions do more harm than good. For instance: Wage controls, price controls, rent controls, interest rate controls, protectionist controls, monetary despotism. - JZ, 21.8.02. - Disinterested and apathetic people, also prisoners, monks and nuns do that to a large extent. Has our world turned into a paradise as a result of their involuntary or voluntary retreatism and inactivity? If you kept quite still then you are even likely to die soon. - Life means something much livelier, especial a free and rightful life, which will not come to us through our inactivity but only through our inactivation of all the territorialists and their territorialist schemes, laws, programs, institutions, to the extent that they do territorially impose them. Only they should be made to suffer under them. - JZ, 12.1.11. - TOLERANCE, INACTION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE MARKET, LIFE, LIBERTIES, RIGHTS, ACTIVITES VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

NON-INTERVENTION: Goodman was outspokenly critical of those young militants of the Left who would radicalize people against the Establishment by deliberately maneuvering them into crowd situations wherein they come to have their heads broken by the batons of the police. “It is anarchist for people to act on principle and learn, the hard way, that powers that be are brutal and unjust,” he wrote, “but it is authoritarian for people to be expended for the cause of somebody else’s strategy.” Like Benjamin R. Tucker and other earlier libertarians, he insisted that non-invasion is the essential principle of all anarchist thought and that no action can have good results that does not conform to that spirit.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.573, quoting Paul Goodman. – NON-INVASION, NON-AGGRESSION, ZAP: ZERO AGGRESSION PRINCIPLE, NIP: NON-INTERVENTION PRINCIPLE

NON-INTERVENTION: Great crimes should be responded to, even if they happen beyond a national border – but not by the commission of as large or still larger crimes. – JZ, 12.8.82, 12.1.11. -  AGGRESSION, INVASION, MILITARY INTERVENTION, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION, INDISCRIMINATE WARFARE, AIR RAIDS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY ACTIONS

NON-INTERVENTION: Intervention: short-term public disturbance of long-term private planning.” – Ralph Harris, quoted in GOOD GOVERNMENT, 12/72. - CENTRAL PLANNING VS. PRIVATE PLANNING, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM,

NON-INTERVENTION: Non-Intervention is not a libertarian principle.” – Jarret B. Wollstein, “Freedom and Foreign Policy”, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, April 1981, reprinted in LIBERTARIAN LOGOS, May 1, 1984. – Are all these old libertarian magazines digitized by now as they should be? – Sometimes even the publishers or editors do not have a complete set left! – JZ, 25.1.08. – If possible, one should always intervene – in favor of individual rights and liberties against all oppressors, aggressors and criminals. – JZ, 13.11.13. - & LIBERTARIANISM

NON-INTERVENTION: Non-Intervention with rightful actions is right but intervention with wrongful actions is also right. – JZ, 23.3.03. – “Territorial integrity”, “national territorial independence” “national territory” and “national unity” are four of the major dangerous fictions and dogmas. Integrity has nothing to do with territorial monopolies, domination and the suppression of the rights of individuals and minorities or even of the majority. – JZ, 21.10.07, 13.11.13. - & INTERVENTION, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

NON-INTERVENTION: Non-invasion of the noninvasive individual.” – R. A. Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati, p.77.

NON-INTERVENTION: Since beneficial general prescriptions can always be eroded case by case, we should learn from the wisdom of Dicey that without a strong presumption in favor of non-intervention a drift towards collectivism becomes irresistible.” – Milton Friedman, in the anthology: Down With The Poor, p.24. - Let dissenting individuals opt out and to their own things, together with like-minded volunteers, at their own expense and risk, in every sphere. Such a principled and institutionalized stand would be sufficiently self-regulating, especially when aided by e.g. an ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties and an ideal militia of volunteers to realize and protect them, to the extent that volunteers do claim them for themselves, against all meddlers, aggressors, official and private criminals with victims. - It would correspond to the self-regulation of religious liberty or religious tolerance and of e.g. freedom of expression and information, also to the experimental freedom we have in the natural sciences and in technology and agriculture. - JZ, 12.1.11.

NON-INTERVENTION: the blessings derived from individual creativity and voluntary association can never be harnessed by or replaced by government intervention.” – Robert G. Bearce, THE FREEMAN, 10/72. – GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE MARKETS

NON-INTERVENTION: The more schemes, the more arrangements, the more intervention in free exchange, the greater the distortions which will occur, rendering society poorer on net balance.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 223. - The same applies to territorially imposed political and social systems, schemes and projects. - JZ, 12.1.11. – POVERTY, IMPOVERISHMENT

NON-INTERVENTION: The people of the United States are more prosperous than the inhabitants of all other countries because their government embarked later than the governments in other parts of the world upon the policy of obstructing business. – Ludwig von Mises, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 73. – By now it is well on the way of catching up with all other forms of territorial interventionism. Territorialism, taxes, monetary and financial despotism it has already in common even with totalitarian regimes. - JZ, 12.1.11. - BUSINESS, WEALTH, AMERICA, USA, ECONOMIC FREEDOM

NON-INTERVENTION: war is the malignancy resulting from the grown of interventionism, which invariably becomes uncontrolled, once started. Without interventionism – starting way back with things like garbage service – war simply cannot happen.” – E. W. Dykes, THE FREEMAN, 1/64. The precondition of all interventionism is the territorial monopoly or territorialism. It opposite is exterritorial autonomy – or personal law – for all communities of volunteers. – JZ, 31.1.08.

NON-INTERVENTION: What is Washington’s solution to all this? More regulation, more controls, more new agencies, more bills, more lawyers, more committees – more scientific illiterates asking the incompetents to do the unnecessary.” – Eugene Guccione, The Government’s Energy Crisis, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.545. – REGULATIONS, LAWS, CONTROLS, BUREAUCRACY, ENERGY CRISIS, INTERVENTIONISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE MARKET

NON-INVASION: Nobody is property. Noninvasion of the noninvasive individual. Non serviam. - R. A. Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati, p.77. - NON SERVIAM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, NONINTERVENTION

NON-INVOLVEMENT: The man who is expending his energy wholly on private affairs, refusing to take the trouble about public affairs, praising himself on his wisdom in minding his own business, is blind to the fact that his own business is made possible only by the maintenance of a healthy social state and that he risks losing all by defective government arrangements. – Herbert Spencer. – What healthy social state did he have in mind? Did he know of any territorial government arrangements that were not defective? At least in his youth, in "Social Statics", 1850, he advocated ignoring the State. - Territorially conducted "public affairs" are usually conducted against the genuine rights and liberties of the individuals, who make up the public, i.e., against the genuine public interest or common interest, and this by a few power-mongers, exploiting public apathy, ignorance, errors and prejudices successfully, largely because they share most people's ignorance, errors and prejudices. - The vote provides the fiction of involvement while leaving the voter powerless regarding his own affairs. - It also brings the worst to the top. - JZ, 12.1.11. At best the territorial rulers are now and then replaced by other ignorant and prejudiced power-addicts, a change without a difference. – JZ, 30.5.13. - PUBLIC AFFAIRS, DISINTEREST, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, NON-INTERFERENCE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM, VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, RULERS, POLITICIANS

NON-JOINERS: the freedom of joining – or not joining ... should be cherished; … Dean Smith, Conservatism, p.136. – And it should be applied to all territorial States – and to all alternative societies, communities and governance systems, all only exterritorially autonomous, which should replace all territorial States, with all of them made up only of volunteers. – Alas, most Conservatives want to conserve territorialism, unaware how despotic it tends to be. – JZ, 31.1.08. – Or they do love the wrongful power options it provides for them, too. - JZ, 12.1.11, 30.5.13. - TERRITORIALISM, STRIVING FOR UNITY

NON-MANIPULATION: a non-manipulative society cannot be achieved by manipulative means … - Solidarity, London: As We Don’t See It, p.19. – Does a good liberation, defence, revolution or military insurrection program or one for a complete privatization of all government assets, or one to achieve permanent full employment and the avoidance of inflations, deflations and economic crises - amount to a wrongful manipulation? – JZ, 31.1.08. - Or one that would achieve panarchies or full experimental freedom for the volunteers of all kinds of ideologies, systems and beliefs? – Who could rightfully complain then? It would mean an end to their territorial manipulation by a few "leading" power addicts. - Secession is not manipulative either, neither is voluntary associationism under personal law, although both in combination could achieve very much. - Territorialism rarely, if ever, embraces the best and as a rule the worst kinds of wrongful manipulation. - JZ, 12.1.11, 30.5.13. – INTERVENTIONISM, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, BUREACRACY, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

NON-NUCLEAR: As if anything but a total vacuum could be non-nuclear. – J.Z, 6.2.08.

NON-PARTICIPATION: Freedom from exploitation is perhaps the easiest freedom to get. All you have to do is to stop participating in any relationship – of any kind – that does not suit you. – Harry Browne, How I found Freedom, p.276/77. - As if participation were already altogether optional. Territorialism and its laws, powers and institutions say otherwise. – Was he really unaware that e.g. taxation and conscription are not as voluntary as he here makes them out to be? – He writes as if freedom were merely a matter of finding it, picking it up and keeping it! - It seems that not only religious people are all too faithful, hopeful and dogmatic. - JZ, 31.1.08, 12.1.11, 13.11.13. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATIO AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

NON-PARTICIPATION: Right to Refuse Participation in an Unjust War. - Every rational being has the right and duty to refuse participation in an unjust war and to defend this right. - Comment: This right implies e.g. the right to decide directly, by voting in plebiscites (compare 38) and in meetings of a volunteer-militia (compare 50) about war and peace, armament and disarmament, furthermore, the right to revolt against a government, which prepares an unjust war. - It is infringed as long as conscription and weapons for mass-extermination (nuclear, germ and poison weapons) exist. These weapons would inevitably kill non-combatants and conscripts, even secret friends and allies and offend therefore against the human rights and natural rights of rational beings. The mere existence of such weapons is a threat to these rights. - Every rational being has therefore the right to participate directly in the destruction of all such weapons and the means by which they are produced and to search all suspicious localities for hidden weapons of this kind. The right to resist supersedes here the right to inviolability of one's home or rather the latter does not include a right to hide mass extermination weapons. - Conscription is unwarranted because only rational beings are entitled and obliged to resist. Rational beings would resist conscription or desert from those who conscripted them and rather fight against them than for them. Rational beings would voluntarily join a militia of the above (50) indicated kind. Since unreasonable beings do not possess all rights, those they do have must be protected by others, rational citizens. They, too, may not be conscripted as mere things. For a volunteer peace force, of the above-indicated kind, they would anyhow be more of a burden than an asset. - In future the recognition and realization of the right to secede from all unnatural associations would frustrate all attempts to uphold or introduce conscription. – From the human rights draft in PEACE PLANS No. 4, point 53. – With other private human rights drafts it is online at - NEUTRALITY, SEPARATE PEACE, PEACE TREATIES BETWEEN PEOPLES, OVER THE HEADS OF THEIR GOVERNMENTS, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT BY THE PEOPLE, MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES

NON-RESISTANCE: Quite evidently the ideal of non-resistance would, if literally and consistently followed, abandon the world to the predatory.” - Walter Lippmann, The Public Philosophy, A Mentor Book, 1955, p.116. - NON-VIOLENCE, PASSIVE RESISTANCE, RESISTANCE, PREDATORS, CRIMINALS, RIGHT & DUTY TO RESIST, ZAP

NON-RESISTANCE: The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind." - New Hampshire Constitution - Joël Valenzuela – Facebook, 17.3.13.

NON-SERVIAM: I will not serve. – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus I, p.87. – We are the people who have said “non serviam”, and we’re trying to teach others to say it. – Wilson/Shee, Illuminatus III, p.145. – How many soldiers, who refused to obey or tried to desert, were shot in WW I and II? - If a taxpayer absolutely refused to pay further taxes, he would end up dead. – Merely pronouncing slogans, as if they were effective magical formulas, is just not good enough. - JZ, 31.1.08. – There are no magical formulas that become realized merely by expressing them. – JZ, 13.11.13. MILITIA, RIGHT TO REVOLT, RESIST, SELF-DEFENCE, ALONE OR IN ASSOCIATION WITH OTHERS, NO, WORD MAGIC?

NON-SMOKING: Long live the non-smokers and non-drinkers. At least they give themselves a chance to survive longer. – JZ, 19.12.86. – At least smoking may drive some mosquitoes away. But there are, probably, less harmful ways to do that. In recent years it has been asserted that moderate alcohol consumption is beneficial. I am still in doubt about that. Certainly, moderate use of other disinfectants has also some value. And being food derived, e.g. wines and beer may still contain also some beneficial substances. But is it the alcohol contents that does the good? In Germany, many decades ago, someone was convicted of fraud for selling wine without alcohol contents. Apparently, most of his customers did not notice this deficiency. – He should have been rewarded for this invention. – Imagine e.g. France full of sober wine drinkers! - JZ, 26.1.08. – Then it might still be the top-ranking nation! – JZ, 26.2.09. – On the other hand: I know nothing about its wine consumption when it was the top nation in Europe. Its conditions were certainly not so good that they prevented the French Revolution. – JZ 13.11.13. - ABSTINENCE FROM ALCOHOL & TOBACCO, TEETOTALERS

NON-VIOLENCE: A good example is an employer or supervisor, in a period of high unemployment, who tells a female worker: “put out, or get out!” That is a non-violent reprisal for refusing his sexual demands, which would be devastating, and is, therefore, coercive. – Joe Fulks, THE CONNECTION, 138, p. 24. – A mere sit-down in a public road can prevent people to get to work or to a hospital in time. A sit-down in an office can stop the work there. All the different non-violent methods have not yet been sufficiently criticized and compared for their offences against individual rights and liberties and be it “only” private property rights. – A skillful sabotage act, also non-violent towards persons, can put hundreds of people out of work. - That all such actions merely qualify as “non-violent” is just not good enough. – A good enough and largely objective survey of all of them is long overdue - JZ, 25.1.08. - CAN BE COERCIVE

NON-VIOLENCE: A non-violent revolution is not a program of seizure of power. It is a program of transformation of relationships, ending in a peaceful transfer of power.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi, Non-Violence in Peace and War, 1948, 2.8. – Underlining by me. – If only power transfer is involved then this method is, in this respect, not any better than territorial and collectivist voting. - So much ado is made about his use of non-violence, towards a non-totalitarian colonialist regime, which had promoted much progress and enlightenment in India and also provided a common language at least for its intellectuals. Gandhi, alas, remained a territorial nationalist. Territorial power was still his objective and his kind of territorial independence led to territorial divisions of India, to civil war mass murders, terrorism, wars and nuclear armament of Pakistan and India and numerous assassinations, including his own. He did not recognize the nature of territorial States as Warfare States, in most cases of the larger States. – JZ, 21.1.08. - GANDHI

NON-VIOLENCE: A total commitment to non-violence is for me as wrong, irrational, impractical and even self-defeating as is a total commitment to violence, be it in form of a totalitarian state or ABC mass murder devices. – JZ, 5.12.86, 25.1.08. - VS. TOTALITARIAN VIOLENCE, TYRANNICIDE, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, DICTATORSHIPS

NON-VIOLENCE: After discovering the effect of a smile, a greeting, a handshake a discussion, a contract negotiation and good will, some people wrongly conclude that they and similar actions are powerful enough for all practical occasions. They simply have not enough imagination to conceive of situations where they will not work at all. – JZ, 14.1.88, 26.1.08. – Each mechanical problem, too, requires a suitable tool. Neither curses nor polite words do help. Although, sometimes, even a kick will do – for a while. – JZ, 27.2.09. – They should try their “policy” against the next mugger, hold-up man or car-hijacker or against a violently aggressive policeman. – JZ, 30.5.13.

NON-VIOLENCE: All non-violent resistance efforts are stumbling towards individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for volunteers - unless they, too, aim to intervene with the affairs of others. - JZ, 6.9.87. - Small scale examples of this trend are a) conscientious objection to military service and b) the limited tax strikes so far practised, c) the all too limited "opting out" of dissatisfied youths, sometimes merely going to radical language, other dances, music, dress and hair styles, retreatism, drug use etc. - JZ, 6.9.87 & 26.1.02. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP SECESSIONISM, GRADUALISM

NON-VIOLENCE: All right, go ahead and destroy all nuclear weapons, on both sides, nonviolently! – JZ, 21.3.86. - AGAINST THE NUCLEAR WAR THREAT?

NON-VIOLENCE: Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.” - Malcolm X – Even he was not always and everywhere the victim of brutal attacks. Or was he always attacked when eating, sleeping or going to the toilet? – Did he ever clearly advocate exterritorial secessionism and personal law for like-minded volunteers? - JZ, 13.11.13. - SELF-DEFENCE

NON-VIOLENCE: Costa Rica disarmed and was invaded; the Beothuks in Newfoundland were wiped out by English settlers, although they did not resist. Political action should be not only virtuous but also effective. – H. P., in PEACE RESEARCH ABSTRACTS JOURNAL, item 26116. - PASSIVE RESISTANCE, NON-RESISTANCE, DISARMAMENT

NON-VIOLENCE: Fight for non-violence.” – Seen on a foot path. - Mentioned by Don Maclean, READER’S DIGEST, 8/72. - JOKES

NON-VIOLENCE: Have I not repeatedly said that I would rather India became free even by violence rather than she should remain in bondage? – Mahatma Gandhi, March 1922. – How much did he know and understand about political, economic and social freedom? In economics he wanted to go back to primitive spinning and weaving tools. - What good has territorial political independence so far done for India? All the positive changes that have developed are rather due to some economic liberties and technological and scientific progress, as far as I know. Are the really significant innovators in India now any more free than they were before or are they still under territorial domination by those full of popular errors and prejudices and all too little knowledge and moral restraints? – JZ, 26.1.08, 13.11.13. - Was the extensive personal law tradition in India ever applied or at least advocated not only in the religious sphere but also in the political and social spheres? - JZ, 12.1.11, 30.5.13, 13.11.13. - & VIOLENCE, FORCE, COMPULSION, COERCION

NON-VIOLENCE: He does not understand, Chris. He’s an idealist. To him the end will never justify the means. - He’s a fool. He’d pat a tiger on the head while it ate him. – And that, I thought sadly, was the bloody truth. – Marie Jakober, The Mind Gods, p.112. – ENDS & MEANS

NON-VIOLENCE: I do not oppose non-violence and pacifism as a whole but merely its extremist positions as the supposedly only moral, rational and practical ways. This position is almost as wrong and dangerous as that of territorial interventionism, namely that everything could be solved by such a use of military or police force. – JZ, 1986, 30.5.13. On the other hand, I do take some extreme positions myself, e.g. against all ABC mass murder devices and against nuclear reactors as potential nuclear weapons factories. – JZ, 25.1.08. - & PACIFISM, NWT

NON-VIOLENCE: I find a total commitment to non-violence, even against an aggressor or criminal, to be as absurd as a total commitment to violence or initiated coercion or to the “principle” and practice of collective responsibility. One should not put oneself into the power of mere words or ideas, no matter how flawed or limited they are. – JZ, n.d., & 31.1.08, 13.11.13. – In a response to THE VOLUNTARYIST.

NON-VIOLENCE: In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence. – Cesar Chavez. - & MILITANCY

NON-VIOLENCE: It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. – Mohandas K. Gandhi, Non-Violence in Peace and War. 1948, 1.240. – The rightful use of defensive force is not violence. The violence of terrorism against innocent people, when one feels inclined towards violence, may be in our heart, or emotions but is not justified or rational. – JZ, 25.1.08, 12.1.11. - & VIOLENCE, GANDHI, FORCE, VIOLENCE, DEFENCE, AGGRESSION

NON-VIOLENCE: It is not fighting as such that is always the greatest evil nor is non-violence resistance always the greatest good or quite justified. It always depends what for and against what or against whom one is fighting or using non-violent resistance. It is decisive whether one fights, violently or non-violently for a quite just cause, for the own cause, especially as a volunteer, or, instead, as a military slave for the unjust and irrational aims of others, whether one fights liberatingly or as a mere tool of a dictatorship or tyranny, for its continued domination, whether one fights or non-violently resists while fully respecting the liberties and rights of non-aggressive people or not. Much depends upon how and with what means one fights or resists and against whom, e.g. real enemies or only imagined ones or those set up as targets by propaganda lies and whether one fights together with the victims of a real enemy against this enemy only or against his victims as well, or even mainly e.g. against his conscripts and non-combatant forced laborers and tax slaves. – When the correct enemy target is quite clearly defined, then suitable means, weapons and fighting or non-violent resistance methods, that are effective, will almost suggest themselves. Then one will not indiscriminately resort e.g. to mass murder devices or anti-people “weapons”, to carpet bombing, free fire zones etc. and accept all too much in “collateral damages” and “friendly fire” victims. Withholding food and water, electricity, gas, medicines, milk for babies etc. from insurrectionist areas is also a non-violent means but obviously wrongs and harms also innocents. – Violently eliminating a mad shooter does also promote non-violence. - JZ, 30.9.04, 22.10.07, 27.2.09. - & FIGHTING, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, RESISTANCE, DISCRIMINATING WEAPONS & WARFARE, WAR- & PEACE AIMS, SELF-DEFENCE, LIBERATION, VOLUNTARISM, CONSCRIPTION

NON-VIOLENCE: It is possible and quite common to non-violently and successfully “fight” for the realization of all too many wrong principles, procedures and institutions. Which ones do institutionalize compulsion, coercion, violence and thus provoke counter-violence or forceful resistance? – JZ, 27.2.86. – TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLIES, STANDING ARMIES

NON-VIOLENCE: It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.” – Dean W. R. Inge, D.D., 1860-1954. – Andrews Quotations.

NON-VIOLENCE: It isn’t arms that make for violence but inclination towards it. Unarmed combat can be very violent, short and deadly. But I would except ABC mass murder devices from this rule. They are a threat hanging over all of us and in the long run, while they exist, they will be used again and this time, more extensively, for mass murders. They are not really weapons that can be used rightfully and defensively only. – How can the people disarm them, quite non-violently, when they are protected by soldiers of a government? How can one persuade these protectors of anti-people weapons to destroy them themselves? How far can one get with non-violence against armed and determined opponents? - JZ, 27.3.92, 27.1.08, 27.2.09. - NWT, DISARMAMENT REGARDING MASS MURDER DEVICES.

NON-VIOLENCE: Killing no one is as senseless as killing everyone. Some aggressors have to be eliminated. – JZ, 26.4.87. - VS. AGGRESSORS, DEATH PENALTY, TYRANNICIDE, SELF-DEFENCE

NON-VIOLENCE: Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.Benjamin Franklin – NON-RESISTANCE, PASSIVE RESISTANCE, VICTIM, DEFENCE, AGGRESSION, DISARMAMENT

NON-VIOLENCE: Many types of non-violence do also provoke or at least result in violence. – JZ, 27.8.85, 26.1.08.

NON-VIOLENCE: Morality and rationality are more important than the refusal to use any force of violence, even defensively, or preventatively. – JZ, 5.12.86, 25.1.08. – But with the rule: Non-initiation of force one can already go far, although it, too, does not fully cover all cases. Preventing, forcefully, a child or a teenager or a depressed adult, all of them not in their right frame of mind, from committing suicide, does not do wrong to them in their presently irrational and desperate condition and state of mind but does do right by them as the rational, moral, mature and potentially successful personalities they could be, soon, once again, or could become. – For the same reason one should prevent abortions, as far as possible, without merely relying upon prohibitions and penalties. – JZ, 25.1.08. VS. VIOLENCE & FORCE, SUICIDE ATTEMPTS, ABORTIONS

NON-VIOLENCE: Non violent action includes such activities as … boycotts (of elections, segregated buses, foods with harmful additives, goods from countries with repressive governments) … squatting in empty buildings – refusal to pay taxes, rates or rents … resistance to military conscription; refusal to obey orders … setting up alternative institutions and establishing widespread loyalty towards them. – Brian Martin, Changing the Cogs, p.20.

NON-VIOLENCE: Non-violence among reasonable and moral people does not require forceful support. But their peaceful relationships require often forceful defence against violent interventionism, by private or official criminals. – JZ, 3.2.88. 26.1.08. - CRIMES & INTERVENTIONS, FORCE, COERCION, DEFENCE

NON-VIOLENCE: Non-violence as a moral absolute will tend to provoke violence. Violence, in turn, generates nonviolence as a response. – Josh the Dill (Robert Shea?), NO GOVERNOR, Spring 76, p. 27. – Often the violence used to uphold a wrong does create merely wide-spread apathy or even terror. Nevertheless, under the Nazi regime there were at least 47 tyrannicide attempts against Hitler. He would, probably, not have survived 100 such attempts. How many million lives would have been saved by a successful tyrannicide act or execution attempt against him? – Sir Thomas More, as a moral as well as a practical man, suggested, in Utopia, 1516, that the head price upon a tyrant should be doubled if the tyrant would, instead, be brought before a genuine court of justice. - JZ, 27.2.09. – TYRANNICIDE.

NON-VIOLENCE: Non-violence is, mostly, not a very practicable means to defend individual liberties and rights, in hundreds of different of such attempts, e.g. complaints, protests, publicity and petitions. Apart from e.g. educational efforts, offers of amnesty, autonomy, arbitration, contractual relationships to replace territorial ones, peace negotiations by peoples and armed forces over the heads of the rulers, the declaration of quite rightful war and peace aims, desertion and defection, tax strikes, refusals to accept governmental currencies, monetary and financial freedom steps. But all such actions help only to reduce the need for forceful defence or liberation efforts and do not abolish the need for the rightful use of force altogether, against the main criminals, aggressive and oppressive territorial governments. – A sufficient survey of all proposed non-violent steps, including their criticism, may still be amiss. - JZ, 11.2.77, 31.1.08, 12.1.11,

NON-VIOLENCE: Non-violence under the rule of a Pax Britannica was a little luxury, which many could afford. Under totalitarian regimes it has little of value for one’s survival. And how defensive is it against IBMs equipped with nuclear war-heads? Merely passive resistance is a resistance - which does not resist. – JZ, n.d. & 31.1.08. -

NON-VIOLENCE: Non-violently as far as possible. – Rightful use of force, properly directed, as far as justified and necessary. – JZ, 28.11.86, 12.1.11. – FORCE, RESISTANCE, ARMS IN THE DEFENCE OF GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, REVOLUTIONS, UPRISINGS, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, TYRANNICIDE,

NON-VIOLENCE: Pacifism can work but only when faced with a rational opponent, who listens to your words. – Fritz Knese, THE CONNECTION, 127, p.105.

NON-VIOLENCE: Rather than trying further nonviolent confrontations between territorial Warfare States and their victims, we should dismantle the territorial power and violence inherent in these States so that afterwards even most nonviolent confrontations would be unnecessary - because the dissenters would be free to secede and to rule or manage themselves and their own affairs under their preferred personal law system. – JZ, 17.8.93, 13.11.13.

NON-VIOLENCE: Some would have preached non-violence even to those who managed to forcefully break out of Nazi extermination camps or out of Stalin’s concentration camps for involuntary slave labor imposed upon those people, whom his regime distrusted. – JZ, 19.9.96, 24.1.08. -

NON-VIOLENCE: Stress on non-violent defence prevents many from considering how to effectively cut the roots of war in order to make both, forceful and non-violent defence unnecessary in most instances. – JZ, 3.1.97. - NON-VIOLENT DEFENCE, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTRERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

NON-VIOLENCE: the cult of non-resistance” or total ‘non-violence”. – Irving Louis Horowitz, War & Peace …, p.180. – “Individual heroism cannot withstand the force of an atomic blast.” – Ibid. - NON-RESISTANCE, HEROISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

NON-VIOLENCE: The force generated by nonviolence is infinitely greater than the force of all the arms created by man’s ingenuity. – Mahatma Gandhi – in -While that is mostly true, if rationally and rightfully applied, it still cannot solve all problems caused by wrongful aggressions, violence, force and compulsion. – How many inmates of Nazi concentration camps were saved by nonviolent resistance – once they were in the extermination camps? – Would you also outlaw tyrannicide, as most territorial governments have done? - J.Z, 30.3.12, 30.5.13. – Gandhi’s supporters were only somewhat successful in their struggles against relatively civilized police forces. There were and are others, which would simply have machine-gunned them down. – JZ, 13.11.13. -& FORCE

NON-VIOLENCE: The main plank of anarchism is the removal of violence from human relations.” – Errico Malatesta, La Questione Sociale, November 25, 1899. – Removal of compulsion rather than of violence. For sometimes violent or forceful defence of rights and liberties against aggressors is required. Any voluntary society that favored e.g. duels, boxing, wrestling, karate fights and forms of rather violent football would still fit into an anarchist-panarchist and voluntarist framework. No one is compelled to participate in such practices or to watch them. – JZ, 23.6.93, 24.1.08. - OR VOLUNTARISM? ANARCHISM, VIOLENCE

NON-VIOLENCE: The right to resist goes beyond non-violent resistance. Extreme cases: Resistance against mass extermination camps and against nuclear weapons and their production facilities. Victim disarmament encourages criminals and aggressors. I would not be surprised to find out that non-violence advocates are partly and anonymously financed by crime syndicates, dictators and totalitarian regimes. – JZ, 7.5.86, 26.1.08. - & RESISTANCE, GUN CONTROLS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

NON-VIOLENCE: The violent regimes, those of Hitler, Stalin, Mao etc., do owe all other peoples in the world non-violence. They do also owe it to their own subjects and victims. We do not owe non-violence to them, at least not, until they introduce it first. – JZ, 27.2.86, 31.1.08. – DICTATORSHIPS, TOTALITARIANISM,

NON-VIOLENCE: There are types that lead to armed and violent responses, as well as disarming and peace-promoting types. Research and publications should clearly distinguish the two types. E.g., under present conditions, tax payment refusals that are absolute will soon lead to the use of armed force against these tax strikers. And there are other types that do not matter at all, except perhaps as circus performances for entertainment purposes. They are as ineffective towards their real objectives. Alas, most of the advocates of non-violence do not sufficiently distinguish between all the different types. The least explored one may be the refusal to accept any government money any further – except for tax payments, when these are still made – and the issue and acceptance of alternative optional and market rated currencies, using stable value standards, for all one’s exchanges. So far, individual secessionism on a small scale would either be ignored or suppressed by the police. But then, under certain conditions, the police force and all the other armed forced might secede themselves and the more complete that secession of armed and organized people would be, the more non-violent it could be. The mere proclamation of quite rightful war aims could also prevent a war. So could the unlimited acceptance of refugees and deserters. Think about the instance of the Berlin Wall, how it became suddenly ineffective, perhaps only as a result of a misunderstanding among its guards at one of the few gateways. As far as I know this change was totally non-violent and unexpected. If it had been up to me, I would have rather initiated the digging of a thousand tunnels under it or its blasting at a thousand places. – JZ, 26.1.08.

NON-VIOLENCE: There may come a time when the lion and the lamb will lie down together, but I am still betting on the lion.” – Henry Wheeler Shaw, 1818-1885. – Since men like to eat sheep, rather than lions, there are now many less lions and other man-eaters and many more sheep around. – JZ, 26.1.08, 27.2.09, 12.1.11.

NON-VIOLENCE: This program does advocate many non-violent steps to prevent nuclear war - but it does not advocate them exclusively. It does not advocate non-violent submission or only non-violent "resistance" against dictatorships, totalitarians and terrorists but, rather, more rightful and rational resistance and liberation steps, methods and institutions. - AMNESTY, APPEALS, ASYLUM, AUTONOMY, BROADCASTING, CULTURAL REVOLUTION, DECISION, DECLARATIONS, DESERTION, DISOBEDIENCE, ENLIGHTENMENT, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, FREE TRADE, GEOTHERMAL POWER, IMMIGRATION, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, MILITIA, NEGOTIATIONS, OPEN AIR SPEAKING, PANARCHY, PEACE DECLARATIONS, PUBLICITY, QUESTIONS, REFERENDUMS, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTIONS, SECESSION, SEPARATE PEACE, SUN POWER, TIDAL POWER, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, WIND POWER. - From: JZ, An ABC Against Nuclear War. - NON-VIOLENT STEPS AGAINST NUCLEAR WAR:

NON-VIOLENCE: Those who beat their swords into plough shares shall plough for those who don’t.” – Anonymous - An ideal militia is required for the protection of individual rights and liberties. Both have to become clearly conceived, sufficiently published and discussed before they can be realized. – JZ, 13.11.13. - TOTAL PACIFISM, NONRESISTANCE, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, MILITIA, DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

NON-VIOLENCE: To eliminate the violence inherent in and resulting from the territorial nature of States and between such States, we should, first of all, try to make State membership and subordination to States as voluntary, competitive, and peacefully coexistent as is church and sect membership already - in most countries and as it ought to be in all countries. – JZ, 3.9.91, 13.1.93, 24.1.08. - & PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

NON-VIOLENCE: Turn the other cheek only when it is iron. – D.Z., 16.3.77. – Under a helmet or grid iron? – JZ, 27.2.09.

NON-VIOLENCE: We are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us.” - Malcolm X

NON-VIOLENCE: What kind of non-violence could destroy nuclear weapons bases? – JZ, 20.7.87. – Q.

NON-VIOLENCE: While non-violence is not always the most moral and efficient way, all attempts should be made to confine the aggressive use of force (violence) to a minimum, using non-violence as far as it goes, whenever possible and primarily and otherwise the defensive force required. - JZ, 6.9.87.

NON-VIOLENCE: While nonviolent resistance is generally better than violent resistance, violent resistance is better than no resistance at all.” – Ascribed to Gandhi, by Brian Martin, Canberra Peace Makers. Later author of many pacifist writings, while lecturer at Wollongong University. - Gandhi did not have to confront any totalitarian regime. – JZ

NON-VIOLENCE: While panarchism favors non-violence and voluntarism, it does not declare them to be absolute values in all situations. It distinguishes between violence and voluntarism used for aggression (acts against genuine individual rights and liberties) from rightful force, defensively used against aggressors, and, as far as possible, against aggressors only, whether the aggressors like that or not. It is the aggressors who ought to become non-violent and who ought to try to spread their ideas only by voluntary means. It is obvious that for all creative, productive and innovative attempts one should use only voluntary supporters and towards others only persuasion. But defensive actions in support of basic rights and liberties – while still respecting the basic rights and liberties of those not participating in an aggression -  may use rightful force and rightful weapons when discriminatingly used. Not e.g., mass murder devices or methods. Territorial governments are wrong in using violence aggressively against dissenters or opponents to what these governments claim to be their territorial monopoly. Such wrongful claims can be rightly resisted also by defensive force. However, such force should only be used as a last resort and, as far as possible, non-violent means should be utilized, like public secession declarations, appeals to the armed forces of a territorial regime, the proclamation of quite rightful peace aims, tax strikes, monetary revolutions, alternative and parallel institutions. These and other non-violent measures could and should be used to reduce armed clashes to a minimum and, ideally and ultimately, to avoid them altogether. – JZ, 14. & 17.1.05, 12.1.11, 13.11.13. - VS. VIOLENCE & THE USE OF FORCE UNDER PANARCHISM, DEFENCE VS. AGGRESSION

NON-VIOLENCE: Who benefits if the masses regard violence as a taboo? – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 114, P. 48. - DISARMAMENT, GUN CONTROL, VICTIM DISARMAMENT BY GUN CONTROL LAWS, Q.

NON-VIOLENCE: You can shoot the tiger, or stay out of his way, but you cannot pronounce him a vegetarian.” - Richard Mitchell. - "Die Katze laesst das Mausen nicht!" (Cats won't give up going after mice!) - German proverb.

NON-VIOLENCE: You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Indira Gandhi.

NON-VIOLENCE: You should start teaching non-violent behavior to criminals and aggressors. Then, if you succeed, you might try to persuade the innocent, moral, non-criminal and non-aggressive people to also behave non-violently. But precisely then this will not longer be necessary, because there will be no occasions for them to do so. – Until you do try this and until you do succeed with this – do not bother me again. Unless, of course, you should discover a non-violent method to effectively ward off e.g. tribute gatherers, despotic laws and actions, military aggression and private criminals. Then your fortune would soon be made, too. – JZ, 23.4.89, 26.1.08.

NON-VOTING: Ignoring the State is what most Americans do during their voluntary elections, by not voting or running for office. If they were given the voting options regarding taxation then many of them might go the whole way in ignoring the State while doing their own thing among and to themselves. - JZ 29.11.92, 3.1.93. - Let them make their own decisions at the own expense and risk. Obviously, decision-making by territorial politicians and bureaucrats only is very risky and very expensive. - JZ, 9.12.03. - & NOT RUNNING FOR OFFICE, VOTING, IGNORING THE STATE, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

NONCONFORMISM: (a) Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist.” Do you agree or disagree? – (b) Would you prefer to conform on important matters, or on unimportant matters? - (a) A non-conformist is not the same thing as an anti-conformist. Non-conformism connotes freedom to choose one’s own values – anti-conformism, the urge to be different, leaves us living in terms of others’ values just as much as conformity does. Therefore, using this definition we would agree with Emerson that living fully as a human being involves being a non-conformist. - (b) If by conforming we mean living in terms of others’ values, the issue in question (whether important or unimportant) is less crucial than the fact of compromising the freedom of one’s values. Conformism would be unacceptable. - It is possible to “go along” with things one does not agree with without altering one’s values. Possible motivations for this would include convenience, avoiding social friction, etc. Certainly this “going along” would be better done in less rather than more important matters. We suspect this type of activity could, over a period of time tend to erode one’s values, however.” - Glen G. Cooper in “Contemporary Realism”, p.24. - Panarchism or polyarchism, as opposed to territorial statism, offer the non-compromising “compromise”: to each free choice between various political, economic and social systems, without having to compromise in such choices. Under it all are volunteers and conform only to their own individual choices among all the systems on offer. – JZ, 27.1.08, 12.1.11.

NONCONFORMISM: A free-lance thinker.” – L. L. Lewins in Webster: Unafraid Dictionary. NONCONFORMIST, NONCONFORMITY

NONCONFORMISM: And they are no longer willing to conform. - These rising forces feel instinctively that the coming events require a political structure that is capable of guaranteeing law and justice. They sense, often subconsciously, that the Jacobin regimes created by the French Revolution are incapable of doing so, as they continually lead to an arbitrary exercise of power. The search for new concepts has begun. ..." - Otto von Habsburg, The Social Order of Tomorrow, p.39.

NONCONFORMISM: But this liberty, too, naturally only at the expense and risk of those nonconformists, who want to do their own things to or for themselves. How long it would take them to learn from their own mistakes would also be up to them. Their fate should be in their own hands – not in the hands of any outsiders, whom the nonconformists have left alone. – JZ, 12.1.99. - OF EVERY KIND & DEGREE FOR EVERY KIND OF NONCONFORMIST, FREE CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, FREE COMPETITION, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION AS WELL AS EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE

NONCONFORMISM: Conformity is the philosophy of indifference.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.23. – Does the attitude of the indifferent, apathetic person even deserve to be called a “philosophy”? - JZ, 31.1.08.

NONCONFORMISM: Do not choose to be wrong for the sake of being different.” – Lord Samuel, 1870-1963.

NONCONFORMISM: Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” – Mignon McLaughlin. – Every territorial State suppresses the nonconformists, more or less, in every sphere that it has monopolized for itself. - JZ, 12.1.11, 13.11.13. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, NONCONFORMISTS, TROUBLEMAKERS & CONFORMISTS

NONCONFORMISM: He who would be a man must be a nonconformist. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, philosopher, poet, mystic, essayist, publisher, USA. - Also towards well formulated individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 25.1.08. – What about conforming to the play of team-mates in sports teams, properly collaborating with them? – JZ, 26.2.09. - “The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way as long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.” – John Stuart Mill, 1906-1973, philosopher, essayist, England. – But only a few drew panarchistic or polyarchic conclusions from such general statements. – JZ, 25.1.08. – One can rightfully restrict only the own genuine rights and liberties and those of official and private criminals with involuntary victims. - JZ, 12.1.11. - Q., NIHILISM, ETHICS, MORALITY, VALUES, MAN, MANHOOD, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

NONCONFORMISM: If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist it’s another nonconformist who doesn’t conform to the prevailing standards of nonconformity.” – Bill Vaughan. – Territorialist notions make even the nonconformists intolerant. Under exterritorial autonomy, personal laws and voluntarism, all kinds of conformists and statists, as well as all kinds of nonconformists and radicals or mere reformers could quite peacefully coexist, with all of them doing the own things only among themselves. – JZ, 25.1.08. – MUTUAL TOLERANCE, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE UNDER PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, INTOLERANCE ONLY TOWARDS THE INTOLERANT

NONCONFORMISM: In other times there was no advantage in their doing so, unless they acted not only differently, but better. In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service.” – J. S. Mill, quoted in Sprading, The Great Quotations, 140.

NONCONFORMISM: In this, his last book, Frank Chodorov, who literally fought his way up in the Lower East Side of New York City, delineates the ideas which made him a life-long and brilliant nonconformist, wanting no part of a regimented society where men’s minds are conditioned to “non-thinking”. – Cover sheet to his book: The Income Tax … .

NONCONFORMISM: Most people are just different types of conformists. Conforming with nothing means nihilism. The ultimate non-conformism in our unfree society means conformity as far as is humanly possible to the best interpretation of the moral law that has so far been achieved. This amounts, in the Kantian sense, to the rational individual as his own lawmaker. The ultimate nonconformist conforms only to his own highest moral standards, rationally arrived at. – JZ, 25.4.87. – PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

NONCONFORMISM: Most persons are conformists; they follow, they never create; the non-conformist alone is a creative person.” – Grant Singleton, in letter to George Seldes.

NONCONFORMISM: The greatest drawback in history has always been conformism.” – D. R. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.23. – It is not so much a drawback as an obstacle, if the majority conforms to territorial law and institutions, i.e., does not allow the innovators to do their things for or to themselves, under full experimental freedom, freedom of action or exterritorial autonomy under personal law. – If dissenting minorities had consistently demanded and worked for that freedom, they would, probably, have achieved it long ago. But so far this justice, tolerance, right and freedom option has not even penetrated the heads of most anarchists and libertarians who have remained merely another kind of territorialists,   on a decentralist or limited government scale. – JZ, 31.1.08, 30.5.13.

NONCONFORMISM: the opposite of conformism is not individualism but non-conformism, individualists conform to many things, especially the principles they all agree upon. Compulsive non-conformism is, in fact, irrational.” – Howard Samson, reason, 9/72. – Compulsory instead of “compulsive”? – Also add: “as irrational and wrong as compulsory conformism.” – JZ, 12/74, 30.5.13. – INDIVIDUALISM, CONFORMISM, COMPULSION, NONCONFORMIST, NONCONFORMITY, VOLUNTARISM.

NONCONFORMISM: The result of non-conformity is progress. The main reward may well be ridicule, even abuse. – But to conform is to die. Not to conform is to live.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.184. - Territorialism, alas, imposes much more than mere ridicule or abuse. - It outlaws, prevents or penalizes many enlightened, free, rightful and progressive actions, as well as mistakes made at the own expense and risk. - When it directs natural science, it does so to produce e.g. mass extermination devices! - It monopolizes and imposes its own choices among all political, economic and social systems upon its involuntary victims. - JZ, 12.1.11, 30.5.13. – Those who, against their will, conform to it, have a chance to survive it. Those, who openly disobey it are more or less suicidal and likely to be murdered by the worst of the territorial States. – JZ, 13.11.13

NONCONFORMISM: To require conformity in the appreciation of sentiments or the interpretation of language, or uniformity of thought, feeling, or action, is a fundamental error in human legislation – a madness which would be only equaled by requiring all to possess the same countenance, the same voice or the same stature.” – Josiah Warren, Equitable Commerce, 1855. – UNIFORMITY, EGALITARIANISM, EQUALIZATION, LAWS, LEGISLATION

NONCONFORMISM: When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.” - Charles Evans Hughes – It is not a privilege to be free but a basic right for all rational, peaceful and tolerant people. – JZ, 8.8.08. - DIVERSITY, INDIVIDUALISM, DISSENTERS, FREEDOM 

NONCONFORMISM: While to the claims of charity a man may yield and yet be free, to the claims of conformity no man may yield and remain free at all.” – Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism. – Quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations.

NONCONFORMISM: Whoso would be a man, must be a non-conformist.” – Emerson, Essays, First Series: Self-Reliance. – Compare: “Be yourself!” – a common saying. – Sprading, The Great Quotations, p.144, continues this quote with: “He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness.” – MAN, MATURITY, GROWING UP.

NONCONFORMISM: Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden. – Quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – In his time there was no urgency to get rid of totalitarian regimes, and totalitarian “weapons” like ABC mass murder devices. Unfortunately, most people still hear only wrongful different drummers and follow them. – JZ, 31.1.08, 12.1.11.

NONCONFORMISM: You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, nor look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the specters in books.” – Walt Whitman, Song of Myself. – Not even the specters in W. W.’s writings? – JZ – SELF-THINKING, READING, SECOND-HANDERS

NONCONFORMISM: You won’t skid if you stay in a rut.” – Frank McKinney Hubbard (“Kin Hubbard”) - VS. CONFORMITY

NONE OF THE ABOVE: I have been working with a gang of friends in Hawaii to get a “none of the above” place on the ballot. I view that as a step towards secession, as a matter of fact. Once people become conscious of how silly most political personality (*) choices are they may be come conscious of how very silly most remote politics are in general … As for a national movement which, in fact would encourage communities to act as though they had seceded, I see a strong need and response. Perhaps both things go together.” – Karl Hess, Letter to Martin Shepard. – I found this somewhere reproduced. – Here he seems to have in mind only geographical secessionism and local self-government. – (*) and program … - JZ, 15.6.92, 13.11.13. - SECESSIONISM, VOTING, PANARCHISM

NONINTERFERENCE: I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights. – Abraham Lincoln. - What Lincoln thought and did not add: As long as he obeys me, as leader of the Federal government and supreme commander of its armed forces, regardless of how I abuse these powers, in a country to be unified, in my opinion, under my rule. - At his time and in his position he was the greatest interventionist with men's rights, liberties and properties. Just look at the blood price to be paid for his policies. His power meant much more to him than the abolition of slavery, granted only late in the Civil War. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - Ignore their words but pay heed to their actions! - JZ, 12.1.11. - RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, LINCOLN

NONINTERFERENCE: Tolerant people "make a religion of not interfering with each other." - J. R. Wilson, The Side of the Angels, Collins, London, 1968, p.86.

NONINTERVENTION: What do you do when your brothers are oppressed? Modern American Liberals will tell you that, with the single exception of right-wing authoritarian regimes, any time a gang of murderous social deviants manages to seize power it instantly becomes a Sovereign State, and as such is immune to “interference”. - No matter if the head of state kills his enemies and eats them (Idi Amin), or murders half his people (Pol Pot), or merely condemns his fellows to a life of endless want and anomie (any Communist regime), a sovereign state is sacred, and nothing justifies the intervention of a foreign power in its affairs. - Do you believe that?” – JPB (Jerry Pournelle & Jim Baen), in their introduction to John Dalmas, Opening Move On Egil’s World, FAR FRONTIERS, Vol. IV, Winter 1985, p.70. - INTERFERENCE, “TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY”, CRIMINAL GOVERNMENTS & SOVEREIGN STATES, INTERVENTIONISM, LIBERATION

NONSENSE: It’s incredible how much intelligence is used in this world to prove nonsense. – Friedrich Hebbel, quoted in ANALOG, May 89, p.192. - RED., PROOFS & INTELLIGENCE, PREJUDICES, OPINIONS, ARGUMENTS

NONSENSE: Unless we consciously resist, nonsense does not pass by us but into us. – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, XI. – Armed, organized and trained resistance might be required, by ideal militia forces. – As for errors, fallacies, prejudices, myths etc., they are so numerous that no individual can possibly tackle all of them, successfully, quite on his own, from case to case. We all need an encyclopedic aid for that purpose, in the form of a comprehensive collection of them, combined with the best refutations so far found, whether we are already aware of this or not. Not everybody can be an individual communicator like Michael Cloud. And he had to train himself for a long time for this job. He is also collecting tips for successfully resisting nonsense, optimal responses to it. He could provide much towards an encyclopedia of the best refutations. But input from numerous other people is needed as well. Ultimately, millions will have had to contribute to it in order for it to approach completeness, sufficiently, in most cases. This kind of job will, probably, never end, for human ingenuity in putting nonsense into plausible sounding words seems to be almost infinite. – JZ, 31.1.08, 12.1.11, 13.11.13. - RESISTING IT, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

NORMAL: Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider is chaos to the fly. - Philippe Rouchy shared The Angel Clark Show's photo. - – Facebook, 17.2.13. – DIVERSITY, VARIETY, CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM

NORMAL: Playboy: Let’s see if we can keep track: Before hooking up with Goldwater, you’d been, among other things, a Socialist and a gun runner; now you’re an anarchist and a tax resister. Were you ever normal? - Hess: I think I was normal for a brief period around the mid-Fifties. It was a harrowing experience.” – Carl Hess in PLAYBOY INTERVIEW, 7/76.  - Naturally, we are all different, all unequal, except in our basic rights and liberties and thus it should not be surprising that all jokes do not appeal equally to everyone. – JZ, n.d. –JOKES

NORMAL: Situation Normal, All Fucked Up – he repeated. That really sums it up. That really says it.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus I, p.147. – SNAFU was a popular word during WW II. – JZ

NORMAL: The normal is that which nobody quite is.” – R. A. Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat II, p.66.

NORTH KOREA: Its government stand seems to be: If you do not like us getting more nuclear weapons and try to prevent us from getting them, we will nuke you now, with the few we already have. – JZ, 16.7.03. – Which is the right response to such governments? Certainly not using nuclear weapons against them or their nuclear installations or against their all too helpless subjects. – Or mere diplomacy or international recognition for them and their “territorial integrity”. – But, e.g., a quite rightful revolution, military insurrection and liberation program might help, if e.g. broadcast and provided online, especially when supported by xyz governments and societies in exile, all representing the diversity among present refugee volunteers and future voluntary members or subjects and fully recognized as such, in their exterritorial autonomy under personal law. – Such models, made known and understood, could melt the “ice” of territorial despotism and tyranny like sunshine and warm winds do. - None of the present governments has anything better to offer, to my knowledge. - JZ, 23.10.07, 12.1.11, 30.5.13. - NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT & NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PANARCHISM, REVOLUTION, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS & QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR AIMS & PEACE PROGRAM, TYRANNICIDE OR COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY? IDEAL DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, CRIMINAL GOVERNMENTS, LIBERATION, RIGHTFUL GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, AS ALLIES OF SOMEWHAT DEMOCRATIC GOVENRMENTS

NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT: Rogue nation rejects dialogue. North Koerea will not be returning to the negotiating table with the US. – THE TELEGRAPH.COM.AU – 18.4.13, p. 26. – As if whole nations or whole populations of territories had ever sat around one negotiation table and could do so, or as if genuine representation of all members of a nation or territorial population had ever been achieved. To describe the totalitarian regime of North Korea as a nation or as representative would be even more absurd than to make the same claim for US government “representatives” at a negotiation table. The decision-making monopoly of territorial governments on war and peace questions, international treaties, armament and disarmament, was always one of the worst features of monarchical, and other authoritarian, monopolistic and territorial regimes and never a genuinely democratic or republican or liberal feature of any State. At least some of the false pretences of the North Korean totalitarian regime and despotism are upheld, unquestioned, by some of our mass media and by all territorial governments. – JZ, April 13, 13.11.13.

NOTE ISSUE MONOPOLY: Another error of the ruling theory I find classically expressed by Heilfron, Geld-, Bank- und Boersenrecht, II. Aufl, S. 26, where H. says: "The Note issue privilege gives the bank authorized with it the option to acquire capital by the issue of banknotes, capital for which it has not to pay any interest to the note holders." - As many errors as there are words! Accurately expressed it should say: A note issuing bank gives its CUSTOMERS the option to mobilize their credits, i.e., to use them as means of payment in small transactions, (e.g., in retail-trading ). - Ulrich von Beckerath, in correspondence. (With? date?) – CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, FORCED & EXCLUSIVE CURRENCIES

NOTE ISSUE MONOPOLY: Without the note issue monopoly one cannot cause a deflation.” - Ulrich von Beckerath, 25.1.52. – As long as there exists only an exclusive rare metal currency, which tends to be hoarded more than usual, e.g. in times of war, civil war and revolution, every such hoarder participates in thus creating a deflationary currency shortage. But B. spoke here only about times and places where paper monies, competitive and monopolistic and coercive ones, had already been invented and used. Then, without the note issue monopoly, xyz potential issuers could effectively issue their clearing certificates or ticket-monies, goods warrants and service vouchers, in convenient monetary denominations using self-chosen value standards, to the extent that they are required, using e.g. instant printing shops or, by now, even any of the numerous printers associated with private and business computers. Thus a currency shortage could be overcome within hours or days by all those, who have wanted consumer goods and services or labor ability and willingness for sale. – JZ, 13.11.13.

NOTE ISSUES & QUANTITY THEORY: Note issue and inflation have nothing to do with each other. - Popular point of view. - Yes, in the same way as the number of mink coats on the market has nothing to do with their prices and the quantity of sand available has nothing to do with the price of sand. - Try your theory out during your next birthday party. Cut the cake into 20 pieces and then issue 40 tickets for the birthday cake. - JZ, n.d. - The quantity theory of inflation applies only to exclusive and forced currency. Other, optional and competitive currencies are self-limiting. They cannot be multiplied beyond the requirements of trade and cannot drive up the prices and wages expressed in other and sound value standards and paid for in other sound currencies. At most competing currencies can be depreciated by the issuers and taken out of circulation by their issuers or be driven out of it by other people refusing to accept them any longer or only at a discount. An over-issue of tickets to one cinema does not depreciate all other tickets. And if I were to issue an avalanche of tickets with the impression: "This ticket is good enough for nothing or valued only by fools" - then I could not inflate all prices and wages in a country with them, unless this country is filled exclusively by complete fools. However, if my IOUs were given exclusive currency status and legal tender then I could cause an inflation corresponding, sooner or later, to the quantity of my issues of this forced and exclusive currency. - The central banks, which inflate their currencies by their excess note issues, want us to believe that their note issues have no effect upon prices and wages that have to be paid for and expressed in its exclusive and forced currency. But their wish should not be our command or become a pillar of our monetary faith. - JZ, 2.4.97, 30.5.13. – MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING, INFLATION

NOTE ISSUES WITHOUT CAPITAL: Surely, this is an extreme enough example to challenge people to engage in such a mind-game and, if they become convinced it would be theoretically possible to do so, at least some of them would begin to act upon this conviction. - The freedom principle involved is: Everyone should be free to set himself up, alone or in association with others, in the business of issuing notes, without a licence and without capital. - But upon what basis could he do so, when he himself has nothing to cover them with? - Let him look around, in most of the somewhat developed countries. There is an abundance of ready for sale goods, services and labor, waiting desperately for more buyers with purchasing power. The purchasing power in all countries is provided ultimately (as a backing for non-cash payments and clearing accounts) by the central bank only. Let him teach his local suppliers of goods and services and the local unemployed that their readiness to accept is the soundest possible basis for a local currency issue. Let him and them study the technical details such issues would require - and then start their monetary emancipation, providing more easy sales for their goods, services and labor. – At least the unemployed still own their own labor force and are entitled and willing to sell it. Over a life-time, in somewhat developed countries, their total wages and salaries amount to a considerable capital. But in note issues they could anticipate only a fraction of it, namely their wage or salary claims for the near future, at most a few weeks or months ahead. One such example, almost flawlessly and unhindered practised anywhere in the world, and thus rapidly successful, within days, in some extreme cases, within hours, could be reported and become known and soon imitated world-wide, within days. – Moreover, during the last few decades and all over the world there were annually ca. 30 - 90 armed conflict in which many people risk their lives for much less worthy freedom objectives. With the same determination but without bloodshed, they could organize a monetary revolution. But they would first have to bother to inform themselves sufficiently about this option and to become aware that it even exists and of how much it could help them. - To convince the doubting Thomases in the local business community they might have to start small. They might e.g., suggest that for Christmas bonus payments, for gift vouchers and for pay increases, the local business men issue common shop tokens, through a common local issuing centre. On a still smaller basis, they might begin merely with a local token that is directed mainly at the tourist trade and the market for such tokens among coin collectors. But these tokens could already be accepted by local shops for their goods, not only sold by them, as one of their goods offers. Since one does only rarely want to have a run-in with the law at all, by challenging it directly and publicly, one might try to play all the rules of private and competitive issues of exchange media and free choices among possible and desired value standards, in well designed mere games between the future participants of a conventional bank of issue or among those who intend to agitate for sufficient support for banks of local shopping centers, issuing their own shop currency, accepted by its members or other kinds of local bank of issue, issuing e.g. petrol money, bus money, electricity or gas supply money. Before that and at least locally sufficient literature should be provided, in affordable form, e.g., on disks, and online, if it is not already available in comprehensive reference works and libraries, e.g. on CDs. – JZ, n.d. – To understand the basic possibility of individual note issuers without any other capital than their own readiness and willingness to work productively, one should imagine a perfect clearing system in which people could freely make all the exchanges that they are capable and willing to make. – JZ, 27.2.09. – In practice in the past, in what has been called the “banking principle”, note issuing banks discounted the bills of manufacturers, which they had received in payment from wholesalers for goods already produced and sold to the wholesalers. The banks then anticipated the payment of this bill debt within 2 to 3 months and issued a corresponding amount in their banknotes for such a bill. These banknotes were used by the manufacturers for their current expenses and, mainly for their wage and salary payments. From the employees they went to the retailers and from these to the wholesalers, directly or indirectly through the bank. The wholesalers then used the notes or the bank credit they got from the retailers, paying them for goods delivered to them, to redeem or pay the bill, which the bank had discounted with its notes. The whole process was a simple short-term turnover and clearing process, providing sufficient exchange media to settle the accounts between the producers, wholesalers, retailers and employees. The notes were issued with a sufficient reflux for them, one initially based upon the commercial bill. In the meantime, they had shop-foundation at the local retailers. For the retailers they had debt foundation – for the amounts they had to pay to the wholesalers. For the wholesalers, too, they had a debt foundation, since with them they could pay the bill, now in the vault of the bank, which they had given to the manufacturer. Without this additional note issue there might not have been enough exchange media to bring about all these exchanges, essentially in a clearing process, in which the banknotes served as clearing certificates. Mostly these banks, by law or custom or belief in the “currency principle” promised rare metal redeemability, which would require the possession of a corresponding capital by them. However, that kind of capital and its use as cover was objectively superfluous. The rare metal value can be used as a value standard without possessing rare metal coins. The whole was a clearing process, in which the banknotes, denominated mostly in rare metal value standards, passed from hand to hand, as if they were gold coins, i.e. at par with them, as good as gold. Employment, payment of wages, salaries and sales for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers were no problems any longer in this system, even in the absence of an extensive circulation of rare metal coins and a rare metal cover and redemption fund at the bank. This banknote or clearing certificate issue rendered all participants independent of the availability of rare metal coins. Ulrich von Beckerath, in his three books, online at and in his remaining extensive correspondence (most of that up to November 1943 being destroyed with his library in Berlin, during an air raid), described this process of issue, acceptance and reflux, probably, much better than I did here from memory in off the cuff notes. The currency school of free banking denies the possibility of such “uncovered” and “unredeemable” notes as sound note issues and assumes that it would allow an unlimited issue of banknotes, which would be inflationary. That these banknotes had no monopoly position and had no legal tender power, so that they could be refused or discounted and could thus not be inflated, was and still is ignored by them. - An even better balance between the goods and services, including labor, ready for sale and the local money circulation, could be achieved via the local shops establishing an issuing center for their common shop currency, in form of goods-warrants and service vouchers in monetary denominations and using e.g. gold-weight- or silver-weight units as value standards for their shop currency and pricing their goods and services out in this value standard. Then they could grant short-term turnover credits, mainly for the wage- and salary payments by the producers, with this private money, a shop currency of their own, discounting the short-term claims the manufacturers have against the wholesalers. The capital then backing their issues would be their own goods- and services ready for sale, which their member shops offer. No other cover or redemption would be required for their shop currency. - A much simpler example would be that of a local bus company issuing its own ticket money and accepting it in payment for its tickets. There, too, the service would be kept automatically in balance with the ticket money issue. It could not issue more of its ticket money than their passengers would wish to accept for their travel requirements.  The same applies to local gas, petrol and electricity suppliers, also water and sewage service suppliers, garbage removal services, telephone and postal services and those of insurance companies and also to any voluntary combination of them. Issues of notes would also be possible for local governments, while they still are entitled to levy rates. They could issue a corresponding amount of rate payment money – with this kind of tax foundation, anticipating payments of rates for the next one to three months, as long as they could still issue them at par with their nominal value. Without a monopoly and legal tender power, they, too, could not over-issue their rate money and would not need any other cover for it than their readiness to accept it in payment of due rates. Could e.g. a local unemployed laborer initiate the setting up of a local bank of issue to provide full employment locally, by issuing his IOUs, which he would accept in payment of his wage or salary? Under a perfect clearing system he could and he thus could anticipate getting a job, so paid. If many or all local employees were to issue their wage- or salary money and accepted it at par, a large local currency amount could thus be issued, with a sound reflux to themselves. – However, the taxation claims or tribute levies of Federal and State governments could, probably, not be paid in such IOUs but only in the tax foundation monies of these official exploiters. To get enough currency in that form would be difficult. It is a monopoly money and by now unsound, i.e. usually over-issued and sometimes under-issued. Those not working for the government or selling goods and services to it, would not be directly and sufficiently supplied with it. Thus the government demand that wage and salary taxes be paid to it in its currency, could stop this free exchange or free clearing option. Perhaps only limited amounts of the government currency could be bought on a currency market. And governments would, most likely, intervene and stop the private and competitive note issues anyhow, while it still has the power to do so. A monetary and financial revolution would be required to fully realize monetary freedom and it would be possible and easy only in extreme monetary crises, during a fast inflation and while mass unemployment exist, perhaps only shortly before an election, when the government would not dare to stop a successful monetary freedom experiment, which ended the crisis for the participants. - JZ, 30.5.13, 13.11.13. - MONETARY FREEDOM, PERFECT CLEARING, BANKING PRINCIPLE WITHOUT RARE METAL COVER & REDEMPTION, NOTE ISSUES FOR CLEARING PURPOSES, AS GOOD AS RARE METAL COINS. START-UP, SELF-HELP, SHOP FOUNDATION MONEY, LABOR & SALARY PAYMENT NOTES, ISSUED BY THE RECIPIENTS OF WAGES & SALARIES, TAX SLAVERY & MONETARY REVOLUTION, CIRCULATION CHARTS

NOTE ISSUES: Naturally, this should be done only to the extent that voluntary acceptors for such alternative monies are prepared to accept them and this at par with their nominal value, expressed in sound and self-chosen or self-accepted value standards. That means that e.g. all produce stocks for the consumption of the next 2 to 12 months, like grains stored in silos, could not already now become monetized as well but only those goods, for which there is an immediate or very near future demand, and for whose purchase the potential acceptors are willing to hold some corresponding cash or certificates at their disposal. (Who would, e.g., accept or buy some electronic telephone credit cards or bus money beyond his immediate and near future needs?) Nor does it mean that all capital assets and capital securities could or should also be monetized although, in their capital market sphere they are also partly and readily sold every day. In their sphere their kind of issue- and acceptance as well as choice of value standard freedom should also prevail, i.e. standardized capital certificates for the capital markets. - Essentially only those consumer goods and services, which are in daily demand and whose consumption, under free exchange is almost as regular as clockwork, can be effectively monetized, privately or cooperatively, without leading to a depreciation of such currencies against sound value standards. (But, for instance, dividend coupons, soon to be redeemed, have in the past, in some cases, also served well enough as exchange media. They are then being used as clearing certificates, making corresponding cash payments unnecessary for both sides. Their holders can use them as purchasing power against their issuers, even a few days before they are due. To that extent they are to him superior to cash, which he would otherwise get, if at all, only when the coupons are due.) Free experimentation with private or cooperatively issued exchange media, clearing certificates and clearing accounts will soon tend to reconfirm old experiences of this kind and lead to correspondingly responsible issues and sufficiently informed acceptances and refusals or discounts for competitively supplied exchange media. - In the absence of legal tender and the issue monopoly the good money would drive out the bad. - It is the scandal of the present laws of monetary despotism and of territorial political institutions that this is not permitted and, instead, the all too flawed monopoly money of the government is forced into and kept in circulation, in spite of all its flaws and its almost constant depreciation. – JZ, 27.9.08, 12.1.11. - FREEDOM OF NOTE ISSUE, MONEY ISSUE, COMBINED WITH FREEDOM TO REFUSE OR DISCOUNT THE MONEY ISSUED BY OTHERS, MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING

NOTE ISSUES: Rightly issued, competitive and optional notes, freely market rated, using sound value standards, fully publicized, must essentially be vouchers, warrants, cheques or clearing certificates or assignments upon the own immediate or very near future goods and service supply capacity, not a medium or long-term future one, or such capacity of those with whom we voluntarily associated for our note issues. Government paper money can be considered (if taxation is considered acceptable) as only an assignment upon taxes "owed" to the government or as tax receipts issued in advance and then to be paid in or cleared as credits when the taxes fall due. In Prussia they were once called "tax anticipation warrants". They are, thus, indirectly, representing government services or disservices, paid for with them. They also represent the pay cheques for the huge bureaucracy more or less mismanaging all government services and disservices. But as forced currency (exclusive currency with compulsory acceptance and enforced value), used in payments for services and goods, against other victims than taxpayers, it is always wrong, even though many of the victims can pass these bucks on to the taxpayers. Its use for Welfare State payouts cannot make it right. - JZ, 28.1.95, 20.3.97. – In their combination with taxation and inflation and their forced currency nature, tax foundation paper monies have been rightly called requisitioning certificates. – JZ, 31.5.13.

NOTE ISSUING BANKS: 1.) Their notes must not acquire an issue monopoly. They must always be exposed to free competition. 2.) Their notes must never become legal tender in general circulation. But they must be legal tender towards the issuing bank itself and, by contract, towards its debtors. 3.) No capital loans (medium or long term loans) should be granted directly with their turnover credit notes. They can be so used only once some note holders return them to the bank as savings or deposits and want them so invested on terms agreeable to all concerned. 4.) The business with any particular firm should never exceed 10% of the total banking business. 5.) The business of the bank of issue should be confined to business with local firms, firms within a certain limited distance. 6.) To avoid over-issues, the notes should not be granted tax foundation, i.e. the tax authorities should not be obliged to accept them at their face-value (i.e., "at par" with their nominal value) but only at their market rate, if that has sunk below its par value. 7.) No notes are to be issued upon capital assets. 8.) All issues are to be based upon short-term securities that represent goods already produced and sold at least to wholesalers or already ready for sale in the shops or for ready for sale services or labor. 9.) Primarily, the issues of such a bank should be used as means to pay local wages and salaries with - if employees are finding them acceptable for this. 10.) A redemption by the issuer in gold, silver or platinum is not to be offered. 11.) The bank is to point out which stores and businesses are ready to accept its notes at par, "redeeming" them, at their face value, with their goods and services. 12.) The bank must always be prepared to accept its own notes at par, at least within their limited circulation period. 13.) If the bank receives other means of payment then it should utilize these a) for its own payments due in these means of payment and for the purchase of its own notes on the free market, at par, when and wherever its notes suffer a discount. It should also exchange notes of other banks of issue with the other banks for its own notes. 14.) Further issues have to cease while locally the notes suffer a discount of 1% or more. 15.) When debts owed to the bank are paid in other means of exchange than the own notes, then the bank may charge a small fee: In order to withdraw its own notes faster and more thoroughly and in order to cover any costs involved in utilizing the notes of others. 16.) Its notes should clearly state their limited circulation period, if they have any, usually 3 months and never more than 12 months. A limited usability, e.g. for the payment of overdue debts, might be proclaimed for notes that are presented after their period of validity. 17.) Although the administrative and insurance costs for turnover-credits granted with the own notes are low, a considerable interest should be charged for them, one to be increased when repayments are late. Part of that additional interest may be distributed as a premium among those who repaid their debts to the bank early. - These are not yet thoroughly pondered and worded bank statutes but just some of the rules, which stuck in my mind. For well drafted bank statutes for banks of issue see especially the writings of Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969. – - JZ, 3/97, 12.1.11. - THEIR DON'TS, LIMITS & SOUND ISSUE & REFLUX RULES

NOTHING: Nothing for nothing.” – 18th century proverb. – Hyman, Quotes p. 273. (Ex nihil – nihil.) -  “Nothing for nothing.” – James J. Davis, Secretary of State for Labor, quoted as supposedly the guiding principle of America, in Ernest Benn: Confessions of a Capitalist, p.183. - Nobody gets nothing for nothing in this world.” – John Singleton, THE AUSTRALIAN, 29.11.75. - States and nations do not really exist. Thus nothing positive can come out of them. Alas, as institutionalized fictions, granted too much power by their victims, they can do all too much wrong and harm. – JZ, 31.1.08. – Compare: “Nothing from nothing.“ & “A fair trade is no robbery.” - Or is it: "A fair exchange is no robbery."? - JZ , n.d. & 31.5.13. - AMERICANISM, FREE EXCHANGE, MONETARY FREEDOM

NOVELS: The trouble with most novelists is that they have the medium and may even use it masterfully, but they do not have messages that are important, in most cases. – JZ 16.6.87, 25.1.88.  – LITERATURE, READING, BOOKS

NOW: The word “now” is like a bomb through the window, and it ticks.” – Arthur Miller, After the Fall, 1964. – I would replace the “and it ticks” by: “and it should consist in fast, rightful and rational action.” – Or: The words: “now should be like a bomb thrown against a wrongful wall and it should start off fast and quite rightful liberating actions. Alas … - JZ, 22.6.92, 27.2.09, 12.1.11. - A well developed and publicized libertarian revolution-, military insurrection-, defence-, enlightenment- and liberation-program could achieve that. But, so far, who except me has tried to compile one? See - Is there already one offered on the Internet? I have not yet searched for it. – I just did: Under “ libertarian militia program” I got just one reference, not of interest to me. Under “libertarian liberation program”, “libertarian revolution program” and “libertarian military insurrection program” I got zero references from Google. – JZ, 26.1.08. - Is anyone else more successful with such searches? – JZ, 27.2.09. – I got no better results today. – JZ, 31.5.13. - LIBERTARIAN LIBERATION, DEFENCE & REVOLUTION PROGRAMS, WAR & PEACE AIMS, PROGRAMS



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