John Zube


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

Index - S1

(2013 - 2014)



SABOTAGE: It … is now estimated that the Federal government does more in one week to slow down our national production than all of the German saboteurs did during World War II.” – CHICAGO SUN-TIMES columnist Mike Royko. – This does, probably, not even account for all the negative results of monetary despotism, taxation and protectionism and does not include all the wrongs and damages of governmentally privileged trade unionism and the interventionism by State and local governments. – It reminds me also of the remark that “protectionism” amounts to a self-imposed blockade. - JZ, 6.4.09, 26.6.13. - GOVERNMENT, INTERVENTIONISM, REGULATIONS, BUREAUCRACY, ECONOMIC FREEDOM, MORE FREE MARKET CAPITALISM OR MORE STATE SOCIALISM? MIXED ECONOMY, PLANNING

SABOTAGE: To paraphrase Mario Savio, a leader in the '60s Free Speech movement at Berkeley, you come to a point where the operation of the machine becomes so odious that you have no alternative but to remove your hands from the mechanisms and levers and jam a wrench into its gears with all your might.” – Anonymous, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – However, it would be less wasteful and destructive to achieve the kind of freedom and rights one wants once one can simply separate oneself, as an individual or member of a dissenting minority, from any territorial power and governmental machine, by secession and voluntary reorganization under personal law institutions and practices or full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 8.1.08. – Violent revolutions and terrorism have the same kind of irrational, destructive, ignorant, angry and revengeful motivation, against the whole territorial establishment, without sufficient awareness that it is territorialism that drives them to their “actions” and that they rather ought to strive towards the freedom of action and experimentation, which would free them from territorialism. Arson is another expression of this helpless, ignorant and irrational rage. As it is now, after numerous wrongful and unnecessary sacrifices of themselves and of other victims of the territorial system, they simply establish another territorial system that soon leads to numerous and similar frustrations with it as well. It is still all too much like the old slogan and practice: “The king is dead! Long live the King!” Or: The old and unsatisfactory party is voted out of power – but merely another territorial power party is voted in. – JZ, 3.4.09. – TERRITORIALISM, VS. VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM.

SACRED COWS: Food for freethought.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon. – The sacred cows in form of public opinion errors, myths and prejudices in the supposedly civilized and enlightened countries, do, probably, by far outnumber the living and protected sacred cows of India. This collection of thoughts ought to be considered as the beginnings of an effective weapon against all of them. However, in its present incomplete and weak state, it is still as helpless as a newly born baby. Thousands to millions of contributors are still required to give it significant strength. – JZ, 22.6.13.

SACRED SITES: Why should we bow, at our expense, to the religious notions of Aborigines, when we have by now, mostly, become rather indifferent or even hostile towards our own religion? – JZ, 13.3.95. – If they bought all their holy sites it would be quite another matter. – Only privately or cooperatively owned real estate should be considered as “holy” or untouchable. - JZ, 28.5.08. – Think of the blood sacrifices that were made to the notion that a whole country is holy as a national exclusive possession. – JZ, 6.4.09. - ABORIGINES, RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, NATIONALISM

SACRED: Nothing, she reminded herself, is sacred. Then, in a sudden leap of insight… she added, but something should be. The thought was liberating, exhilarating.” – Frank Herbert, The Jesus Incident, p. 220. – But what? - JZ, 12.6.92. So far most humans have not even taken all their genuine individual rights and liberties serious enough to compile them in an ideal declaration! – JZ, 6.6.08. – What is holy to you? – JZ, 6.4.09. – Q., HOLINESS

SACRIFICES: All treat man as a sacrificial animal, to be immolated for the benefit of the group, the society, the State.” – Ayn Rand, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 23.3.76. – Refuse to become a sacrificial animal and proudly assert your right to exist. – JZ, free wording after Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.980. – How many States or governments are really worth any blood sacrifice? – The case is clear when they did not volunteer and if they did volunteer, they were largely misled by national and territorial government propaganda, starting in governmental primary schools. - JZ, 6.4.09. - INDIVIDUALISM VS. COLLECTIVISM

SACRIFICES: But it is true that capitalism does not require the sacrifice of anyone’s interests.” - Ayn Rand, The Man Haters, in: “The Ayn Rand Column”, revised edition, 1998, p 47, Second Renaissance Books, New Milford, Connecticut, - & CAPITALISM

SACRIFICES: How many human beings were so far sacrificed to the religion of territorialism? – JZ, 6.4.09. – TERRITORIALISM, HUMAN SACRIFICES, Q., NATIONALISM, STATISM, NATION-STATE

SACRIFICES: I can’t believe in any people’s movement, which says one million dead will produce a bright new tomorrow. History shows that bright tomorrows don’t come from a million dead! – Thomas Keneally, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 27.3.75. – Most of their bodies, if recovered at all, are not even utilized as manure. – The assertion that they died for their country is just some ink on the paper of their official death notice. They would have done much more for their country as free producers and exchangers, for mutual benefit. – JZ, n.d. & 16.4.14. - BLOOD SACRIFICES, WARS, REVOLUTIONS, CIVIL WARS

SACRIFICES: If I were totally convinced that “society’s rules” were well founded, sensible, and truly further society’s interests, I would still refuse to give up my identity and my happiness for them. For how could I value society if I must sacrifice myself for it?” – Harry Brown, How I Found Freedom … p.163. – Should one not suspect the motives of any territorial government that refuses to declare quite rightful war aims? Probably it does not have any such aims. – JZ, 6.4.09. – What good can another dead soldier do for his family? Only rarely did soldiers ever fight for the lives of their family members. Mostly they fought merely for political power addicts – on both sides of a frontier. – JZ, 16.4.14. - WAR AIMS, PEACE AIMS, NATIONAL GOALS? SELFISHNESS, EGOISM, SELF-ESTEEM, LOVE FOR ONE’S FAMILY

SACRIFICES: If you begin by sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.” – G. B. Shaw, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.417. – ALTRUISM, SELFISHNESS, EGOISM

SACRIFICES: It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.” - Ayn Rand. - Sacrificing others against their will should be distinguished from self-sacrifices. And self-sacrifices should not be explained away as merely trading away one's life for a value that one holds even higher. Sacrifices that a collective enforces upon individuals and minorities are wrong, as wrong as e.g. the Nazi's holocaust or other "ethnic cleansing" actions. The sacrifices chosen and made by individuals, in emergency situations, are quite another matter and morally not objectionable, provided a life is not simply thrown away or wasted unnecessarily, as e.g. those do who merely live for others. - JZ, 22.8.02. - There are also voluntary sacrifices, of time, money, labor and other efforts, e.g. within friendship and family circles, for hobbies, crafts and convictions, by which others are served without having the right to demand and receive such self-sacrificing offers. - Did Ayn Rand make a wrongful sacrifice by providing us with her great writings and are we, her beneficiaries, as her readers, her masters? Her freely offered products were freely paid for and accepted and utilized by intelligent readers. No "mutual sacrifice" and master and slave relationship was involved. It was just a free exchange, for mutual profit. Unless one considers the personality cult that some people developed concerning her. Second-raters, who uncritically accepted all her teachings and even her way of expressing them, merely upon her authority, i.e. for whom she became the highest authority. These became, at least temporarily and mentally her slaves or at least mere "second-handers" in her terms. - JZ, 25. 11. 06.

SACRIFICES: Man is not a sacrificial animal … he has the right to exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others, nor others to himself. In other words, what is desperately needed today is the ethics of Objectivism. – Ayn Rand, in PLAYBOY interview. - Man “must not sacrifice himself to others or others to himself.” - Reject “the doctrine that man is a sacrificial animal who exists for the pleasure of others.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p. 993.ALTRUISM, OBJECTIVISM, MAN, SELFISHNESS

SACRIFICES: Men who made the ultimate sacrifice. At least in the case of conscripts it was not they who made the ultimate sacrifice for their own aims and purposes but, instead, they were sacrificed instead for the aims, purposes and interests of others, mainly the monopolistic, centralized and coercive territorial decision-makers. Those, who volunteered and gave their lives, did so rather for some misleading slogans than for quite rightful war and peace aims. Nevertheless, those, who survived the government-organized slaughters, did not bother to find out what quite rightful war and peace aims are. Insofar all their efforts were in vain. They fought, suffered and got wounded and sick or crippled - for some misleading phrases. Should we honor them for that? – JZ, 5.5.93, 4.6.08. – SOLDIERS, VETERANS, PATRIOTS, NATIONALISTS, STATISTS, WAR AIMS, REMEMBRANCE DAY, ANZAC DAY, NATIONAL HEROES


SACRIFICES: Often the call upon the public to yield more resources is couched in a stern call by the ruling elite for more ‘sacrifices’ for the national or the common weal. Somehow, however, while the public is supposed to sacrifice and curtail its ‘materialistic greed’, the sacrifices are always one way. The STATE does not sacrifice; the State eagerly grabs more and more of the public’s material resources. Indeed, it is a useful rule of thumb: when your ruler calls aloud for ‘sacrifices’, look to your own life and pocketbook!” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.64. – STATE, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM

SACRIFICES: Our ideals, like the gods of old, are constantly demanding human sacrifices.” – G. B. Shaw. – Most “ideals” that do that are not ideal. Most ideals that do not depend upon human sacrifices but that rather release and reward human and creatively or productively used energies, are genuine. – JZ, 19.9.94. - IDEALS

SACRIFICES: Prime Minister Hawke, in his address to the nation, on 11.6.86, urged all sectors of the Australian community to make sacrifices to meet the current challenges. – But he did not propose for his government to make itself large sacrifices of its powers and revenues, but simply proposed “streamlining”. – JZ, 11.6.86. – Naturally, he would have welcomed it - if his subjects had made more sacrifices of their rights and liberties and had given him still more in powers and taxes. - Well, what else can one expect from any territorial politician? – JZ, 3.6.08. – The priests of the current religion, namely territorial statism, demand ever increasing sacrifices of our labor, incomes, rights and liberties – for their benefit – and still find enough under-informed or foolish people to make them all too willingly and to force the unwilling to submit to these tributes and other wrongful impositions and restrictions as well, under all kinds of false excuses, termed to be patriotic, in the common or public interest etc. – JZ, 22.6.13. - POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP OR MISLEADERSHIP

SACRIFICES: Sacrifice territorial governments, their politicians and bureaucrats, rather than conscripts, taxpayers and other involuntary State victims. – Privatizing what they hold and mismanage in your name, in a rightful way, through distributing corresponding shares to every citizen, could make you relatively rich. Nor are you bound to repay the debts they took up in your name, since they are investments in tax slaves. – Change from compulsory tributes to territorial governments to voluntary contributions for those services only that your really want, competitively supplied. Turn the monetary despotism of territorial governments into monetary freedom for all. Thereby you could almost instantly end inflations, deflations and stagflations. – Your own sound social insurance schemes would cost you much less and could offer you much more. - In short: Sacrifice only your chains and take up all your individual rights and liberties and the opportunities they provide. - JZ, 9.11.97, 27.5.08, 16.4.14. – STATES, STATISM, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, LIBERATION, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, PRIVATIZATION, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SACRIFICES: Sacrificers are not the ones to pity, the ones to pity are those they sacrifice.” – Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart, 1938. - The sacrificers, too, are to be pitied, because, obviously, they know of nothing of the rightful and rational alternatives. – JZ, 6.6.08.

SACRIFICES: Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. – George Bernard ShawIn this respect Robespierre has his imitators even today. – JZ, n.d. - The territorial rulers are unwilling to sacrifice their wrongful powers and revenues. – JZ, 22.6.13. - SELF-SACRIFICES, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, RULERS, POWER-MONGERS, TERRORISM, TOTALITARIANISM, TYRANNY

SACRIFICES: The human sacrifices, rather than continuing to be or to make more sacrifices for others, should at last consider deserting, running way, resisting, rising up and organizing otherwise than in territorial Warfare States (e.g. in exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers) and take their lives, rights and liberties into their own hands. So that, if they do make any further sacrifices of what belongs to them, then they would risk only themselves and what is theirs, and this only for their own purposes, instead of those of others. – JZ, 4.9.88. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, SOLDIERS & OFFICERS, WARS, MILITARY INSURRECTIONS, DISOBEDIENCE, DESERTION, SEPARATE PEACE TREATIES, MASS FRATERNIZATION

SACRIFICES: The ideal is perhaps best measured by the sacrifices it demands.” – Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker. – JZ tr. of: “Das Ideal misst man vielleicht am besten an den Opfern, die es verlangt.” – The worse the supposed national “ideal” is, the more sacrifices it demands from everybody in a territory! Sacrifices demanded by the territorial State should also be distinguished from those offered by volunteers, with their own lives, property and earnings. – JZ, 5.7.92. - IDEALISM, VALUES, WAR, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, NATIONALISM, VOLUNTARISM

SACRIFICES: The life of one man may not be sacrificed to save the life of another man.” – Ahalot, 7b. – From: The Wisdom of Israel, ed. by Lewis Browne. – That would make the job of all bodyguards wrong. – JZ, 23.10.08. – But bodyguards are volunteers and are highly paid for the risks they take, just like mercenary soldiers. – JZ, 6.4.09.

SACRIFICES: The Workers Party holds that individuals should not be FORCED to sacrifice their lives and their property for the benefit of others.” – From a WP leaflet, “The Alternative”, 1975. – TAXATION, WELFARE STATE

SACRIFICES: There isn’t anything stupider than the romantic notion that you can always do the most good by making the greatest sacrifice. That’s the same thing as some idiot saying the greatest thing you can do for your country is die for it. I’d like to meet the colonel that could convince me that dead Marines are more useful than life ones.” – Robert Roth, Sand in the Wind, Corgi Books, 1976 edition, p. 542. – That it was a death for one’s country could only become somewhat believable if there had been quite just war aims, which was, mostly, not the case. Nor were the ordered strategies and tactics employed always rightful and rational. – JZ, 19.5.08.  - Compare: Suicide bombers and people who burn themselves in public, in one protest or the other. A lifelong, persistent, intelligent, positive, constructive, innovative and creative effort by an individual could achieve much, especially with modern means of communication. That is another way of “sacrificing” one’s life, but in a sensible way. – JZ, 14.6.08. – Moreover, how many soldiers ever died for quite rightful war and peace aims? Were they fully aware of them? Were those, who sent them to their death? The clear-cut cases amount probably only to a small fraction of all war victims. – JZ, 6.4.09. – WAR AIMS, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATE SECURITY, ALTRUISM, CHARITY, DEATH FOR ONE’S COUNTRY? WAR AIMS

SACRIFICES: Under statism people are all too ready to either sacrifice themselves or others for – the State. – JZ, 19.5.93. – JZ, 19.5.93. – How many human sacrifices is the territorial State worth – if any? – JZ, 4.6.08. – Q., HUMAN SACRIFICES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SACRIFICES: We must learn to give up our sacrifices, not our joys. They have taught us to give up everything except our sacrifices, and those are what we must give up. We must sacrifice our sacrifices.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus I, p.298. – SOLDIERS, OBEDIENCE, TAXATION, JOY, LIFE

SACRIFICES: We should produce mainly for ourselves – not sacrifice ourselves for others. – JZ, 2/75. – National territorial monopolism is not worth any blood sacrifice, any restriction of any genuine individual right and liberty. – JZ, 6.4.09. - SELFISHNESS, EGOISM, ALTRUISM, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM

SACRIFICES: We still sacrifice, selectively to indiscriminately, the young and innocent, the old and the sick, women and children, in a powerful and enforced ritual called war. – JZ, 21.12.95, 28.5.08. – HUMAN SACRIFICES, INDISCRIMINATE AIR RAIDS, NUCLEAR “WEAPONS”, TERRITORIALISM, WAR

SACRIFICES: When someone is preaching self-sacrifice, it stands to reason that someone is collecting sacrificial offerings." - Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead. - Self-sacrifices may be preached, invited or commanded - but it remains an individual's decision, depending upon his highest values. What is much more dangerous than self-sacrifice is the assumption and practice of collective power to sacrifice the lives, liberties and property of others and this much against their will and their own purposes. - JZ, 23.8.02, 23.6.13. - & SELF-SACRIFICE, ALTRUISM VS. EGOISM & SELFISHNESS, TERRITORIALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, RULERS

SAFETY HOUSES: Where are the safe houses where we can be safe from politicians, their laws, taxes and regulations? – JZ, 4.6.94. – POLITICIANS, LAWS, TAXES, Q.

SAFETY: A caged canary is safe but not free.” – Walter Williams - SECURITY & FREEDOM

SAFETY: Freedom is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing that we have.” – Fosdick. (“Freiheit ist immer gefaehrlich, aber sie ist das Sicherste , das wir haben.“) – SECURITY, FREEDOM, DANGER

SAFETY: Government is the chief object of fear at the same time that it purports to exist in order to make the people safe.” – I. R. Ybarra, in Fred Woodworth’s THE MATCH, 6/75. – GOVERNMENT, STATE, PROTECTION, SECURITY, DEFENCE

SAFETY: It is simply not safe to give up one’s freedom.” – Ron Manners, in his bookshop notes.

SAFETY: The average man doesn't want to be free. He simply wants to be safe. – H. L. Mencken – They should, indeed, get their choice, in its various form, for their volunteers but the above average men and women, even the below average ones, should also get their choice for themselves, at their own risk and expense. – M. was not radical and tolerant enough to demand that. He seemed to have had an aversion to any rational and radical as well as tolerant reform, just because it is a reform, probably because even he was a territorialist and, on some points, also a superficial journalist and writer. – His fans should try to put all his remaining flaws together and refute them, publicly, instead of “worshipping” him uncritically, just like religious people do their  “Gods”, regardless of how tyrannical they often are – in daily experience – if they existed – and in the “holy’ writs by them or about them. - JZ, 26.4.13. SECURITY, AVERAGE MAN, FREEDOM, WELFARE STATE, MENCKEN

SAFETY: Those who would give essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin. – If any society really realized all liberties and rights among its members, dictators would find it difficult to hang on to any subjects, civilians or subjects. They would all tend to defect or desert from him and his institutions – and leave him powerless. They would be welcomed with open arms by such societies and make them still more prosperous. They would swell the ranks of his enemies. But even the supposedly free “West” still practises e.g. the monetary despotism proposed by the communist prophets Marx and Engels and thus finds more willing workers a burden rather than an additional strength. – JZ, 26.12.07. – Another version: “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Usually they lose both, not only liberty but also safety or security. – JZ, 6.4.09. - SECURITY & LIBERTY

SALAMI TACTICS: Our lives, health, wealth, rights, liberties are infringed in thousands of different ways, most of them hidden to us or unnoticed by us. Anyhow, we are not left with enough alternative and affordable options to putting up with most of these interferences. - If harmful effects are noticed at all it becomes very difficult to determine which of many factors is mainly involved. All too often other factors than these are wrongly blamed. Government courts are not very helpful in these cases, particularly when the pollution or radiation damage is done by governments. (Agent Orange, nuclear tests and dumping or radioactive materials in oceans.) Class actions of the victims are not always permitted. Officials, who are not scientists, have sanctioned the use of harmful chemicals or radioactive substances and gene modifications, even when there were already many scientific reports warning against them. And helpful poisons have been outlawed because they got a bad press. (DDT). – Being descendants of hunters and food gatherers, we are conditioned only against some threats, via smells, tastes, visual impressions, rapid movements etc., and have for thousands of years ignored others, e.g. microbes and virus attacks and, later, deficiency diseases, like lack of vitamin C during long sea voyages. Modern poisons and radiation hazards are not discovered by our unaided senses and thus can be numerous and accumulative, not seen or noticed as immediate threats at all and thus all too much tolerated. Even if fine print warnings are provided, they are often ignored. But at last smoking has been reduced from about 75 % in the 60’s to ca. 20 % of the population now. Has the drinking of alcoholic drinks been similarly reduced? I doubt it. People who had gradually become alcoholics are often not fully aware of this if at all. At least the number and variety of soft drinks offered is increasing. – But how many pollutants are include in them? Numerous wrongful and harmful practices go on and on and are still multiplied. No one has the time and energy to sufficiently study up on all of them and to systematically avoid all of them. Allergic people try, but it is a very difficult job. And they might have become allergic in the first place because of these numerous artificial additional threats to our well-being. The gradualist wrongful and destructive actions and effects of territorialism are perhaps least noticed of all, even when they lead to WMDs. Even if one became aware of all these threats and dangers, how can one resist and fight effectively on a thousand fronts at the same time? - Further instances: Inflations, devaluations, credit restrictions, deflations, interest rate regulation., More and more laws, regulations, more and more bureaucracies, boards, commissions, compulsory licensing, more and more taxes and higher and higher taxes. More and more “protectionism”, subsidies, privileges. More and more poisons and radiation hazards: Laurel sulphate in shampoos, xyz sprays and cleaners, pesticides, artificial coloring, flavoring, sweeteners, radiation and magnetic effects from TVs, wrist watches, microwave ovens, mobiles, computer screens of the cathode tube type, broadcasted radio and TV shows and other electromagnetic waves, radar, x-rays, motion sensors, chlorinated or fluoridated water (as if these were the only options or optimal), security checks, radioactive pollutants from nuclear tests, fire alarms, nuclear reactors, medical tests, medical treatments, air and water pollution. Genetic modifications to make cultivated plants more poisonous to insects primarily – but, secondarily, and unintentionally also to us. – Side effects of medicines. Accumulating poisons, during long lives or through the food chain, interaction of poisons and medicines are still largely ignored. Chlorination of water supplies as the still most common practice for disinfecting it. Even merely taking a shower, bath or a swim in chlorinated water can not only be refreshing and cleaning but also harmful. Soap was a great and useful invention but excessive use of it can also damage our skins. - A complete listing would be very long. One could object that life spans have become longer. But was this because or in spite of all these artificial pollutants, poisons and aids? How much longer healthier would we live without them? - So many such threats and hazards exists that the individual feels helpless against them. - Indeed, the production of, trade in and consumption of organically grown or produced items is rapidly increasing and the drinking of tap water is declining. But, when it comes e.g. to organically grown fruit and vegetables, then their size and appearance is not that of top quality goods while their price are even higher. Ideally, organically produced goods should be cheaper and look and taste better. They should not only be safer. My organically grown apples are so much appreciated by birds, worms, fungus etc. that they practically leave nothing of them to me. They are thus destroyed before they are even fully ripened. So what is a fruit grower and a fruit lover to do? Biological controls are, obviously, not yet effective enough. – Moreover, all the natural health and living advocates and medical practitioners have not yet sufficiently combined all their advice and warnings in a single electronic health encyclopedia. – In this sphere, too, truths are all too much intermixed with errors, dogmas and prejudices. - JZ, 28.9.03, 31.10.07. – Who can hope to successfully resist tens of thousands of wrongful laws and regulations, while not free to opt out from under them? – JZ, n.d. - GRADUALISM, STEP BY STEP INFRINGEMENTS OF LIBERTY, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, HEALTH, INCOMES & WEALTH, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

SALARIED PEOPLE: Salaried people are kept people.” – JZ tr. of: “Gehalt erhalten heisst gehalten werden.” – Bert Beckenstraeter. – Also all the wages determined through the employer-employee relationship are not freely enough determined wages. Nor are all those salaries and wages that must be paid in monopoly money. – JZ, 6.4.09. EMPLOYEES, WORKFORCE, WAGES, DEPENDENCY, SELF-MANAGEMENT, LIBERATION AT THE WORK PLACE, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, COOPERATIVE OR PARTNERSHIP PRODUCTION, EMPLOYEE-SHAREHOLDING, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

SALARIES. Most directors and managers are not really worth the salaries and perks they receive but firms are so organized by them, and by those, who aspire to their positions, that they do receive them, nevertheless, at the expense of workers, shareholders and consumers. They, too, tend to act, all too often, like pigs at a trough. Just like the fat cats of States or union officials, self-interested voters voting for privileges, monopolies and hand-outs and various special interest and lobby groups. The incomes of these managers should be clearly related to the productivity value they have for their firms, rather than their positions or status, e.g. rise with greater profits and decline with losses. The records should clearly enough express the extra value that they do provide to their firms. Then only few of them would get very high returns for their “labors” - and these fully earned. – JZ, 17.2.03, 16.4.14. - & PERKS OF DIRECTORS & MANAGERS

SALE OF ALL GOVERNMENT SERVICES: In order to become a social organization, government must become commercialized; that is, it must cease to be government. It must sell its services to those who choose to pay for them, and not try to force them upon those who do not want them. And that is what the fully developed social organization will be – voluntary and not compulsory – society and not government.” – John Beverley Robinson, Economics of Liberty, p.15. - First of all, all governments should sell themselves and what they have to offer to volunteers only. That means, among other things, voluntary taxation for their voluntary members. – JZ, 14.6.08. - PRIVATIZATION, DENATIONALIZATION, PANARCHISM, DEMUNICIPALIZATION, COMPETITION, PUBLIC SERVICES, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION & CHOICE FOR ALL GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAWS

SALES TAX: A sales tax amounts to a penalty on division of labor and free exchange. – JZ, n.d.

SALES TAX: A sales tax is a tax or penalty upon the right and benefits of free exchange and as such is wrong and harmful. – JZ, 11.7.95, 28.5.08.

SALES TAX: While free exchanges are profitable to us, all sales taxes and other taxes impoverish us. – JZ, 22.6.13.

SALES: It costs seven times as much to gain a new customer as to service an existing one.” – Quoted on ABC radio, 6.2.97. – This applies to conditions under monetary despotism and territorialism rather than those of monetary freedom and panarchism. – Ticket money, once accepted and not kept by collectors will almost always return, soon, to its issuer, without any special advertising costs. It has no other usage. – The existence of particular alternative panarchies will be sufficient advertisement for those, who do like them. - JZ, 11.6.08. - SALES COSTS, ADVERTISING, PROPAGANDA, CUSTOMERS, VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP

SALUTARY NEGLECT: The policy of ‘salutary neglect’ operated for a good part of the 18th century …” - William Marina, REASON, July 76, p.33. - LAISSEZ-FAIRE, MARKET ECONOMY, NON-INTERVENTIONISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE TRADE, FREE ECONOMY,

SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army could achieve much more and cost us much less, if anything, if it studied, advocated and helped realize free banking, free trade, free migration, consistent denationalization efforts, productive cooperatives and the exterritorially autonomous free experiments of volunteers called “panarchies” – Charity efforts, good will and faith, even in the best of cases, are insufficient substitute for the recognition and practice of all individual rights and liberties. – However, the charity shops of the S.A. do play an economic role, at least in my life. - JZ, n.d. & 4.6.08, 6.4.09, 23.6.13. – CHARITY, BENEVOLENCE

SALVATION: I have lived too long, seen too much, know too much of how the world works now to trust any one man’s opinion concerning its salvation.” – Roger Zelasny, in: Isaac Asimov’s SF Anthology, Spring-Summer 1980, p.47. – Panarchism demands that all supposed “reforms” become confined to their volunteers, at their risk and expense. – JZ, 6.4.09. - SOLUTIONS, TRUST, UNITY, SAVIORS, UTOPIANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, LEADERSHIP, WORLD REFORMERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL VS. TERRITORIALISM FOR ALL.

SALVATION: salvation lies in the individual who revolutionizes himself.” – Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p. 447. – A man! – Amen! – JZ, 19.5.08. – And of those individuals whose reforms and revolutions are confined to their communities and societies of volunteers. They may not be imposed upon others but may be freely copied by them. – JZ, 6.4.09. - INDIVIDUALISM, MAN, MANHOOD, SELF-IMPROVEMENT, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, ONE-MAN REVOLUTIONS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL TOLERANCE, PERSONAL LAW

SALVATION: Socrates had no followers because his testament was that salvation must be earned by every man for himself. Jesus’s flock runs into millions because he took the pains of salvation upon himself.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.114, also in his A Dictionary of Thought. – Did he really? How much pain have his believers inflicted upon themselves and others? How much pain is unnecessarily being continued as a result of his teachings that love, faith and charity are sufficient to solve every problem? – JZ, 4.6.08. – As for Socrates and the accusations against him, which led to an extreme miscarriage of justice, Ulrich von Beckerath said that he should have simply demanded that those, supposedly corrupted by his teachings, should be named. That would have revealed how many respectable followers he actually had and the emptiness of the charges against him. – JZ, 6.4.09. – SOCRATES, CHRISTIANITY, JESUS CHRIST, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP

SAMURAI “HONOUR”:  If a low person hindered the samurai’s passage along the road or failed to show him proper respect the samurai was within his rights to lop of the man’s head. – Ian Fleming, James Bond. You only Live Twice. – Pan Books, 1965, p. 172. – The dishonorable actions of samurais are not often enough mentioned. – JZ, 16.4.14. - & RESPECT, CLASS SOCIETY, ARISTOCRACY & LOWER CLASSES,RIGHTS” WRONGLY CLAIMED.

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: But each of us can withdraw his sanction by voluntary, peaceful and even legal means. There is noting in the Constitution or in law that says you have to approve of it. All that it said is that you must obey. Nonetheless, the government is counting on your approval, for without it, they will be unable to rule. Thus, sanction is in your hands. You can withdraw it any time you choose.” – Robert LeFevre, “Good Government, Hope or Illusion?” p.26. – Freedom of expression, criticism, for protests and petitions is not enough. Freedom for self-responsible alternative associations and their actions is also non-violent and most important in all the spheres so far still territorially monopolized by governments. Especially when too many of them are already “armed” with mass-murderous anti-people “weapons” Dissenters must become free to secede as individuals or members of discriminated-against minorities, like the non-conformists and dissenters became once free - but then only in the sphere of religion. In reality often not even mere criticism, whistle-blowing, publicity, protests and demonstrations are permitted by territorial rulers. Numerous opponents are shut up, murdered or imprisoned. Perhaps one has to have lived under a dictatorship to comprehend the position of their victims. I do admit, however, that in democracies and also in dictatorships there are still all too many of them people who are territorial statists and who are ignorant of their freedom potential and even fear freedom and favor monopolies. They do not sanction e.g. mass unemployment and inflation but they do sanction the institutions of monetary despotism which make these wrongs and evils possible and likely. – They leave war and peace decisions in the hands of a few, and entrust the few even with mass extermination devices, i.e., anti-people “weapons”, under the delusion that they are being protected by them. – All dissenters should become free to secede from them and free to do their own things, while the statists would remain free to do their things only to themselves, as long as they are prepared to put up with them. Freedom of action for all is a platform for non-violence and harmony or, at least, peaceful coexistence. Territorially it is impossible for all. Exterritorially it is possible for all but criminals with victims and other aggressors. As long as States and their statists suppress individual and group secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for voluntary societies and communities they class themselves with the criminals and aggressors. - JZ, 19.5.08. – CONSENT, VOTING, STATISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: Government is a strange and complex instrument, which must be understood if it is to be dealt with successfully. While there are more factors than the two I will mention here, these two are basic. Government must hold a monopoly of the power to coerce. But secondly, government must win the approval of the very people it proposes to injure. - This second factor is properly referred to as “sanction”. But it is a special kind of sanction that no one has illustrated better than Ayn Rand. In her novel Atlas Shrugged she calls it “the sanction of the victim”. In short, government is more than force. It is an agency, which wins the approval of the people. And not just the people, who are to be benefited. It must win the approval and applause of its own victims. This is always government’s achievement – and its Achilles’ heel.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 75. - People may grant their sanction to territorialism, its power, coercion and monopoly, which is already much too much of a concession to it, but not to what the government does with this monopoly. – JZ, 19.5.08. – We should all come to sanction only that what volunteers do to themselves, and never what some volunteers do or want to do to involuntary victims. – JZ, 6.4.09. - CONSENT, OBEDIENCE, VOLUNTARISM, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL: PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS.

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: He had won the victory over himself,’ says the concluding line of George Orwell’s grim novel, 1984. ‘He loved Big Brother.’ Just as hostages sometimes become fond of their abductors, we become attached to the factors that imprison us; our habits, customs, the expectations of others, rules, schedules, the state. Why do we give away our power or never claim it at all? Perhaps so that we can avoid decision and responsibility. We are seduced by pain-avoidance, conflict-avoidance.” – M. Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy, p.209. – We do often give our liberties mentally away – but territorialism, with its constitutional, legal and juridical monopoly powers does also coercively suppress our individual rights and liberties and free actions in accordance with them. – Individual secessionism and panarchism are still outlawed and, generally, not even asked for. - JZ, 6.4.84, 2.6.08. - If e.g. voluntary taxation via individual secessionism became a real option much of the sanction of the victims would rapidly disappear. - JZ, 25.2.11. - VOLUNTARY TAXATION AS ONE OF THE MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF PANARCHISM

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: I saw that the enemy was an inverted morality – and that my sanction was its only power. …” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.972. – As if the armed forces, the police and the secret police were altogether powerless. – Intellectuals all too often rely all too much merely on words and ideas. - JZ, 19.5.08. – In the form of “limited governments” she still gave her sanction to “territorialism”, which amounts to the worst kind of monopolism and also to the largest kinds of monopolies and a framework for many other legalized but wrongful monopolies. – JZ, 6.4.09, 16.4.14.

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: In order for anyone to oppress us, to violate our rights, we must acquiesce and allow them to do it. Without the sanction of the victim, tyranny is impossible ... Each of us is, and must be, concerned first, last and foremost with our own self- interest. It is this simple fact that dooms all attempts to control us. The use of force against us – by ordinary criminals or by government tyrants – is simply a hazard to be overcome, an obstacle to be gotten around in the pursuit of our affairs.”– René Baxter, FREEDOM TODAY, 9/75. - At the Sobibor extermination camp the last 600 survivors rebelled and 300 of them got away. But this happened only after ca. 250 000 other victims had already been exterminated there. It would be a harsh and misleading judgment so say that all of them had granted the sanction of the victims, especially the children. – Are we as yet in a position to allow or permit or to disallow and prohibit? What steps need to be taken to achieve this freedom of action for all subjects of territorial governments? – So far not all of the subjects of territorial governments are volunteers and they are not free to secede. They are e.g. not free to use their own exchange methods and value standards and thus to escape the consequences of monetary despotism. The Jewish and other victims of the Nazis were not free to emigrate and immigrate into other countries or to rule themselves, under Hitler’s regime, or even that of the preceding democracy - or anywhere else. – Thus and with the help of the immoral “collective responsibility” notions of all too many “Christians” they could be turned into scapegoats for the results of the many wrongs and mistakes of territorialism. Even military insurrections, i.e. uprisings of people already armed and organized, are not simple and easy to achieve. The repression methods of governments have a long tradition of success behind them. Libertarian revolution and insurrection options and methods remain still largely unexplored and thus largely unknown. - JZ, 19.5.08. - The victims of rapists and child molesters, thieves, robbers and high-jacking, taxation and laws do not always provide the “sanction of the victims”. But in the places and at the times the criminals or terrorists have chosen for their criminal actions, these criminals are usually more powerful or better armed or prepared than their victims are, so that they can safely ignore the existing disapproval for their actions among their victims. And the victims of terror bombing and suicide bombers or rockets do get no choice in the matter at all. They merely happen to be at the wrong time at the wrong place. The victims of taxation and of conscription, too, do get only very limited alternatives, if any at all, to choose from. – To say that they gave their consent is an insult to them. – Who is really sufficiently prepared today, mentally and physically, at any time, for effective resistance? – Not even the anarchists and libertarians are, while the territorial governments are certainly prepared for effective repression. – However, territorial statism ought to be rejected by its victims and only very few have done this, so far, quite consistently, at least in their theories and thinking. - JZ, 19.5.08, 6.4.09.


SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 7/79. – But you might rightly feel that you are so far less well-informed, armed, trained and organized for effective resistance and have less opportunity to publicly and effectively counter wrongful accusations than your accusers have. – JZ, 18.5.08. – Among the ideas that my father collected for his Ideas Archive was a public register of accusations and of responses to them. – JZ, 6.4.09. - INFERIORITY, INSULTS, SLANDERS, LIBEL, POWERLESSNESS, HELPLESSNESS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: Slavery, controls, and monopoly find defenders not only among those who profit from them but even among those who suffer from them.” – Bastiat, in Dean Russell, Frederic Bastiat, Ideas and Influence, p.5.

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: The State may originate in coercion – theft and expropriation – as Oppenheimer has said, but it is not perpetuated by coercion alone; it always has willing victims. Hand in hand with authority goes obedience to authority; one cannot exist without the other. - Why do people obey authority? Why do people consent to their own enslavement? And the crucial corollary: why do people resist? These are questions of pressing importance to the libertarian cause. An analysis is needed not just of the coercive structure of government but also of the psychological phenomena which support the structure and make it possible.” – Laissez Faire Books, catalogue, Summer 75. - STATISM, OBEDIENCE, SUBORDINATION, STATES, TERRITORIALISM, COERCION, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, FEAR OF ANARCHY

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: The tyrant has “nothing more than the power you confer upon him to destroy you. (*) Where has he acquired enough eyes to spy upon you, if you do not provide them yourselves? How can he have so many arms to beat you with, if he does now borrow them from you. (**) The feet that trample down your cities, where does he get them if they are not your own? (***) How does he have any power over you except through you? How would he dare assail you if he had not cooperation from you?” – Etienne de la Boetie, A Discourse of Voluntary Servitude. - (*) This is certainly not an individually granted privilege, given by quite free individuals, one that can be withdrawn at any time. – (**) He does not borrow arms any more than he borrows taxes! – (***) It is wrong to declare victims and victimizers to be identical just because they belong to one population called a “people”. - JZ, 19.5.08. – Neither secret policemen nor ordinary abusive policemen are identical with their victims. – JZ, 16.4.14. - TYRANNY, CONSENT, POWER, ABUSES & ABUSED, COERCERS, MONOPOLISTS, TAXERS & THEIR VICTIMS

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: There are too many voluntary victims in this world. - JZ, 6.8.01. – The involuntary victims, all kinds of peaceful dissenters, ought to become free to secede from the victimizers, monopolists and coercers and their organizations, just like they did and do in the sphere of religions, and in many private lifestyle choices already open to us. – JZ, 3.4.09, 16.4.14. - OBEDIENCE, STATISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS: withdraw your sanction.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.990. – I wish that she had clearly advocated individual and group secessionism combined with voluntary associationism under exterritorial autonomy, even from what she considered to be limited and ideal governments, although they are still territorial monopoly governments. Instead she attacked what she misunderstood under the term “competing governments” and her millions of admirers acted as “second-handers” by uncritically adopting her misunderstanding of this idea and proposal. – “Everything good does only rarely come together.” – “Objectivism” is still all too subjective. - JZ, 6.4.09. – COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARY GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, AYN RAND, OBJECTIVISM

SANCTIONS, MILITARY & ECONOMIC: Sanctions are objectionable for exactly the same reasons as war is objectionable. Military sanctions are war. Economic sanctions, if applied with vigor, must inevitably lead to war-like reactions on the part of the nation to which they are applied, and these war-like reactions can only be countered by military sanctions. Sanctionists call their brand of war by high-sounding names. We must not allow ourselves to be deceived by mere words.” – Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, 1937. - BLOCKADES, BOYCOTTS, TRADE BARRIERS, PROTECTIONISM, PROPAGANDA, DEFINITIONS, SEMANTICS

SANCTIONS: Sanctions do not work. They are precursors to war and usually lead to war. – Ron Paul, on Facebook 6.7.12,

SANCTIONS: The sanctioneers seek to inflict starvation and misery upon millions of ordinary people in order to enforce their particular political vision. That is, in my view, a crime against humanity. - Wilbur Smith, GOLDEN FOX, Pan Books, 1990, p.418. – COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY

SANCTITY OF LIFE: much of the animal life that crawls and flies is a curse to man and a disease.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, p.114. - ANIMAL RIGHTS, ECOLOGY, PESTS, DISEASE CARRIERS, CONSERVATIONISM, GREENIES,

SANITY: only sane men suspect their own sanity, … and insane men always suspect the sanity of others.” – James Blish, They Shall Have Stars, p.111/12. – RED., CONSPIRACY THEORIES, PERSECUTION COMPLEX

SANITY: What the world calls sanity has led us to the present planetary crisis, Simon had said, “and insanity is the only viable alternative.” – That as a paradox worth some kind of consideration. – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus I, p.113. – “Realpolitik” brought us the insanity of nuclear war preparations and readiness. – JZ, 16.4.14. - NWT

SANS-GOVERNISTS: A term quoted on p.32 of H. J. Ehrlich et al, “Reinventing Anarchy”. – ANARCHISM, ANARCHY, NON-GOVERNMENTALISM, NON-STATISM, AKRATIE

SANS-GOVERNISTS: The only reason Anarchism has such a bad name is that people with a vested interest in government have deliberately slandered us. The syllables of the word did not just magically acquire all this connotation of evil, and the fact is that we Anarchists are not the monsters that we are made out to be – so somebody had to see to it that we were systematically denigrated. Thus we feel that if we called ourselves “sans-governists”, or some other name we could invent, IT would eventually suffer also the same predictable libel in newspaper articles and children’s textbooks, and so what is the use?” – Fred Woodworth, Anarchism, p.5. – If most anarchists, like most governmentalists, ceased to be territorially intolerant, they would encounter much less opposition. – JZ, 19.5.08. – Any kind of anarchism – and there is a very diverse spectrum of them, even opposites, is only subjectively ideal for its supporters. And so is any kind of statism – when it is tolerantly practised only by its volunteers and among them, leaving all others alone. – JZ, 16.4.14. - ANARCHY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA, TOLERANCE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SATAN: An apology for the Devil: It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.” – Samuel Butler, 1835-1902, Notebook, 1912. - DEVIL, FALLEN ANGEL, GOD, SATAN

SATISFACTION: What is required is a recognition that maximizing one’s own satisfactions requires the maximizing of the satisfactions of others.” – H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government. – Panarchism, not only free market relationships for ordinary consumer goods and services, has that potential, while no system of territorialism offers it. – To each the government or non-governmental society of his or her own individual choice! – JZ, 19.5.08. – BUSINESS, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE EXCHANGE, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

SATISFYING THE CONSUMERS: We should become as free in choosing political, economic and social systems, organizations and service offers as we are already free to choose our reading matter, types of clothing, diet, furniture, menus and other consumer goods, sports, exercises, art objects, music, entertainment, tourist options, jobs, investments, hobbies, crafts and religions, and our sexual relationships and trading partners. Freedom in every sphere, to the extent that individuals or minority groups want it for themselves: Panarchism. – JZ, 3.4.09. – POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, META-UTOPIA, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE

SATISFYING THE CONSUMERS: What pays under capitalism is satisfying the common man, the customer. The more people you satisfy, the better for you. – Ludwig von Mises. - Alas, even Mises did not favor fully free enterprise, free trade, free contracts, free associations, free disassociation, at least not as far as territorial governments and exterritorial alternatives to them are concerned. Here he confined himself to a supposedly limited but still territorial government. Just as he did, when it came to "free banking" or monetary freedom. Here he thought only of his limited model of an exclusive gold coin and gold certificate currency and thought that this was all that monetary freedom could or should mean. How come that he died of old age without these major errors of his being corrected by his friends and associates? I sent him once a number of monetary freedom writings and he thanked me for them. But they failed to influence his views. - If, during his lifetime a proper handbook on monetary freedom had already been provided, then he might have changed his views. To that extent the monetary freedom advocates themselves, including me, are to be blamed for the flaws in his monetary views, just like the human rights advocates are to be blamed for not having persuaded him with enough good arguments, out of his kind of pragmatism and utilitarianism. - JZ, 23.11.06. – On the other hand, they should not try to satisfy the consumers by lies or omissions in their statements, just like the politicians deceive their voters. But in the market, when there exists relevant literature and on the Internet and with powerful discs and sufficiently wide-spread participation by libertarians, all the required consumer information services could be cheaply provided, and thus the users of fully developed free market information services would have at least a chance to inform themselves and discriminate somewhat between good and bad products and services. With the old methods these transaction costs were high and the labor extensive. In the territorial monopoly “market” for public goods and services they have no such choices but are even forced to pay for what they do not want or get and what they perceive to be wrong and harmful to them. – JZ, 3.4.09. - IT IS GOOD BUSINESS FOR MANUFACTURERS & SHOP OWNERS. THE ALL TOO MUCH IGNORED SIDE OF FREE ENTERPRISE & FREE MARKET & FREE TRADE CAPITALISM:  SECESSIONISM, FREE CHOICE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM IN THE POLITICAL MARKET, TO COMPLETE ANARCHO CAPITALISM OR LAISSEZ FAIRE ECONOMICS, ESTABLISHING A FREE MARKET & SELF-RESPONSIBILITY IN EVERY SPHERE

SAVAGENESS: Savageness begets savageness and gentleness begets gentleness.” – Herbert Spencer, Education, ch. 3, p.126. – RETALIATION, REVENGE, GENTLENESS, MILDNESS, LENIENCY, TOLERANCE, ATROCITIES, VIOLENCE, FORCE, COMPULSION

SAVAGERY: That savage pleasure some men find in the daily accounts of human misery!” – Oliver Goldsmith, The Bee, p.332. – “SCHADENFREUDE”, SENSATIONALISM, ENJOYING THE MISERY OF OTHERS AS OPPOSED TO SYMPATHIZING WITH THEM, NEWS

SAVAGES: Man is still a savage to the extent that he has little respect for anything that cannot (*) hurt him.” – Edgar Watson Howe, Ventures in Common Sense, 1919, 4.16. - (*) immediately and obviously – JZ, 3.6.08.

SAVAGES: There are too many savages around still and they concentrate in government positions of power. - JZ, 13.10.00. – We should become free to secede from them, individually or in whole groups of volunteers, to do our own things. Not only from the obvious and despotic misleaders like Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Castro & Idi Amin. – JZ, 3.4.09. – TERRITORIALISM, DESPOTISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, SECESSIONISM, BARBARIANS, POWER ADDICTS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS: PANARCHISM

SAVE YOURSELF: Friedrich of Prussia said very truly: “Everyone must save himself in his own way.” He also said: “Argue as much as you like, but obey.” – But when dying he confessed: “I have grown weary of ruling slaves.” – Maxim Gorki, Reminiscences of Leo Tolstoi, section X, p.11. - STATISM

SAVING FACE: Well, he often said that saving your face wasn’t worth losing your ass. And, publicly he said that saving face wasn’t worth one life.” – Karl Hess, Dear America, p.70, on Barry Goldwater. – PRESTIGE, HONOR, REPUTATION,

SAVING HUMANITY: The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” – H. L. Mencken, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03 - Another version: The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.” - Especially when they want to impose their own ideals territorially upon dissenters. If they confined themselves to exterritorially autonomous societies of volunteers, then at least some of them would be successful and set good examples for outsiders to imitate. The rest would only serve as deterrent examples. – JZ, 8.1.08. - Welfare State? Social Security? Compare the ancient saying: “From the Greeks bearing gifts - beware!” – Yes, under territorialism Mencken’s remark applies. But not under free choice for individuals among all the political, economic and social systems freely and competitively offered, none of them with a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 3.4.09, 16.4.14. – Yes, as long as the “reformers” just want to impose another kind of territorial regime. But not if they just want experimental freedom or exterritorial autonomy for themselves – and all others. – This means doing the own things rather than being merely a thing in the hands and powers of others. – By this approach all the remaining solvable problems of mankind could become solved as fast as scientific and technological problems are being solved. - JZ, 3.4.09. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VS. TERRITORIAL REFORMERS, REVOLUTIONARIES, STATISTS, POWER URGE, DO-GOODERS, POLITICIANS, WELFARE STATE, REFORMERS, GOVERNMENTAL BENEVOLENCE, FREE CHOICE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TERRITORIALISM, ITS POWER, MONOPOLIES & DOMINATION, WORLD SAVERS

SAVING OTHERS: Nobody can be saved from anything, unless they save themselves. It is hopeless doing things for people.” – T. H. White, The Book of Merlin, II (11?). – This does largely apply, as the primary “save yourself!” rule, but it does, certainly, not to all situations. Most people, in most situations, can only be saved through their own efforts. However, individual efforts are largely insufficient when it comes to prevent e.g. nuclear war, destroying all nuclear “weapons” and reactors for their production, or resisting and abolishing a tyranny, trying to stop the monetary despotism, which is leading to mass unemployment and inflation. Only once good ideas and talents are sufficiently marketed through an ideal Ideas Archive and Talent Centre, then even individuals could achieve much, relatively easily and soon, as part of bringing supply and demand in this sphere sufficiently together. – On a levy principle, combined with monetary and financial freedom, even an earthquake insurance and credit arrangement would be possible, in which people would voluntarily invest, with their own standardized IOU assignments upon their own labor and products, on long terms, with the credits so raised used by the earthquake victims directly or indirectly, and, finally, being repaid by the survivors, once they have economically recovered, with assignments upon their services and products. - JZ, 7.6.08. – SELF-HELP, AID, ASSISTANCE, EARTHQUAKE INSURANCE & CREDITS

SAVING THE WORLD: You can’t save the world. – Gordon Kent, Peacemaker, HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001, p.101.But one should strive for the right and freedom to save oneself and like-minded people, e.g. by dropping out or seceding from despotic and Warfare State regimes and doing the own things under personal law and exterritorial autonomy. Toward this one has first to enlighten oneself on such matters. That everyone can, if he or she seriously tried. Once these first alternative societies, communities and governance systems are established, it will not take long for the best examples set by them to become widely copied by their observers. – JZ, 17.2.13.

SAVINGS & INVESTMENTS: No savings or investments are safe and secure if they are repayable in government paper money, with its paper “value standard” at a forced and fictitious rate, while sound alternative means of payment and value standards remain outlawed. – JZ, 4.7.73. 16.4.14. – Or if they can be taxed, nationalized or regulated. – JZ, 6.4.09. - MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, LEGAL TENDER, SECURITY, FINANCIAL FREEDOM

SAVINGS: and we should all die if we did not save.” – Ernest Benn, Confessions of a Capitalist, p.117. – Should we or would we? Most of us, probably, would. But some could survive as primitives, without saved-up capital and its productive investment – apart from some primitive tools. – JZ, 19.5.08.

SAVINGS: Don’t penalize the saver and investor. – JZ, 1974. He is one of the greatest benefactor of the economy. Putting the taxed away private capital into the hands of politicians and bureaucrats does largely waste it. It may then even be used counter-productively. – JZ, 19.5.08, 16.4.14.

SAVINGS: individuals and families who save and accumulate wealth serve the nation as truly as they serve themselves.” – Conservative Manifesto, U.K., 1970. – Quoted in: Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, “Down with the Poor”, 1974. – CAPITALISM - wealth, do serve …?

SAVINGS: savings and sound investment may be the most important benefit that the rich can confer on the poor.” – Henry Hazlitt, The Conquest of Poverty, p.215. – PRODUCTIVE INVESTMENTS

SAVINGS: Savings in the hands of the State, i.e. politicians and bureaucrats, are usually turned into public waste, at least to a high percentage. – JZ, 15.2.86.

SAVINGS: The citizen’s right to keep or dispose of his savings has been greatly impaired by taxes and the inflationary spending of the welfare State …” - Raymond Morley, How to Keep Our Liberty. – Not the spending of the Welfare State is inflationary but its method of issuing monopoly money with legal tender power to “finance” its spending. – JZ, 19.5.08.

SAVINGS: The fact that an increase in saving is not a withdrawal from demand but rather a change in time preference (*) that will shift the structure of production towards more capitalistic methods.” – William P. Field Jr., MERCURY, Sep./ Oct. 80. - (*) by the saver and investor. The loan recipients act, for the time being, as the spenders of these funds. – JZ, 19.5.08. - SPENDING

SAVINGS: the higher small savings are, the more money available for investments in the private sector, which employs the bulk of the work-force.” – READER’S DIGEST, 7/77. – More clearly: The higher the total of all the small savings is …. – JZ - Compare: PENSION-FUND SOCIALISM, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES

SAVINGS: Whenever you save five shillings you put a man out of work for a day. – John M. Keynes, 1883-1946. – OBSERVER, Sayings of the Week, 1931. - Actually, most people, when they are employed, are employed through the productive investments of the savers in combination with a still sufficiently working monetary system. When there is mass unemployment, apart from natural catastrophes and revolutions, the same real capital is still present but - because of lack of sound exchange media or turnover credit or clearing options, which could and should be competitively supplied, the products, produce or services of that productively invested capital cannot be easily enough sold and so it stands partly to largely idle, with many of its former users and beneficiaries being unemployed. Most of the crisis-unemployment is not due to lack of capital but to lack of sufficient free exchange options. In these crises much of the productive capital is, so to speak unemployed also and even unemployable as well. Like Marx, Keynes, too, popularized more errors than correct insights. Monetary freedom vs. monetary despotism is the answer in most cases. Naturally, it should also be accompanied by full financial freedom, instead of financial despotism, with its tax-tribute levies, public debts and anti-economic regulations and xyz other wrongful and irrational restrictions of economic actions. – JZ, 15.4.14. - INVESTMENTS, CAPITAL, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT, KEYNESIANISM, HOARDING OF UNDER-SUPPLIED MONOPOLY MONEY, ECONOMIC CRISES, CAUSED BY ANTI-ECONOMIC “POLICIES” & INSTITUTIONS OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, THEIR IGNORANC & PREJUDICES

SAVINGS: Without savings and tools we’d still live in caves.” – V. Orval Watts, THE FREEMAN, 3/73. – CAPITALISM

SAVIORS: As long as individuals place their faith in the hope that some thing external to themselves, be it a God, Man, or Devil, Santa Claus or institutionalized abstractions, will save them, they will continue groveling around like chickens with their heads lopped off.” – Laurance Labadie, Selected Essays, p.64. – GOD, RELIGION, CHURCHES, FAITH, STATISM, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, POLITICIANS, WELFARE STATE

SAVIORS: Nobody should think that one has waited for him as a saviour.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”. – JZ tr. of: “Denke nur niemand, dass man auf ihn als den Heiland gewartet habe.” – But an Ideas Archive should be waiting and ready for anyone who thinks that he has some new and worthwhile idea or talent to offer to the world and anyone who seeks a good idea or outstanding talent. It should bring demand and supply in this sphere finally and sufficiently together. – JZ, 15.9.08. – In its sphere it should act like a free stock exchange does in its sphere and an employment agency in its sphere. – JZ, 3.4.09. - IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTER, VENTURE CAPITAL COMPANIES,

SAVIORS: Save us from the saviors of ALL men, who can't even save themselves, their families and their friends! - JZ, 25.7.02. - However, elected or self-appointed, the “saviors”, at least for a while, do manage to look out after themselves and their followers – but, usually, only at the expense of all others, who are misled by them. - JZ, 19.8.02. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM ONLY FOR VOLUNTEERS & THEIR LEADERS, HEROES, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, POLITICANS, LEADERSHIP

SAVIORS: The attitude: “Read my book and we will all be saved by it!” – is all too pretentious but, nevertheless, all too widely spread. None really knows or can know the whole case for liberty. – JZ, 13.7.85, 31.5.87. – Full liberty, like the supposed omniscient and omnipotent Gods, is unknowable to humans. - JZ, 26.2.11. - Those, who think that they do, do suffer from the “007 complex”, the notion that they are a James Bond, or a Superman, who can single-handedly save the world. – In a way they are as delusional as prime ministers and presidents are. - As Leonard E. Read pointed out, very well, no one, on his own, can even produce a pencil or a can of beans. It needs the input of millions, many of them long dead. All freedom information also needs the input of millions of freedom lovers. – JZ, n.d. – This has not yet been sufficiently organized, in all too many spheres. Too many important libertarians projects remain unfinished or even untackled. Not even a comprehensive list of all these projects has been compiled to my knowledge and put online, but it could also be offered on a list, if it is updated annually by a new disc or online.. – JZ, 6.4.09, 16.4.14. - LIBERTARIAN PROJECTS LIST, BOOKS, FREEDOM BOOKS, LIBERTARIAN WRITERS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN ENCYLCOPEDIA, LIBRARY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS, REFUTATON FILES.

SAVIORS: The nation which can and is to be saved only through a single man does deserve to be whipped.” – Johann Gottfried Seume – JZ tr. of: “Die Nation welche nur durch einen einzigen Mann gerettet werden kann oder soll, verdient Peitschenschlaege.” – NATIIONS, STRONG MEN, RULERS, LEADERSHIP

SAVIORS: they sincerely believe this to be their role and are encouraged in so believing by the millions of people who, shying away from self-responsibility, are looking for shepherds and sheep dogs.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.72. - POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, PROPHETS, GURUS

SAVIORS: What can be more undignified than being saved by a savior?” – JZ, 9/72 - and a benevolent one, too? – Patrick Brookes, 9/72.

SAVIORS: Whoever sees the savior in Christ and in loving and accepting him, overlooks to what extent he could and should be a savior of himself and of his family, to what extent he could and should appreciate, accept, respect and help himself. – JZ, 25.11.80, 19.5.08. – SELF-HELP, SELF-RELIANCE, CHRISTIANITY, SELF-RESPECT

SAY'S LAW: In researching my forthcoming book, The Story of Modern Economics ..., I came across a remarkable new work by Australian economist Steven Kates, “Say's Law and the Keynesian Revolution” [Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 1998]. According to Kates, John Maynard Keynes created a straw man in order to produce a revolution in economics. The straw man was Jeane-Baptiste Say and his famous law of markets. Steven Kates calls The General Theory"a book-length attempt to refute Say's Law." But to refute Say's Law, Keynes gravely distorted it. As Kates states, "Keynes was wrong in his interpretation of Say's Law and, more importantly, he was wrong about its economic implications." ... - "Exactly what is [Jean-Baptiste] Say's Law? Chapter 15 of Say's "A Treatise on Political Economy" [Augustus M. Kelley, 1971 (1832), p.134] describes his famous law of markets: 'A product is no sooner created, than it, from that instant, affords a market for other products to the full extent of its own value.' (*) When a seller produces and sells a product, the seller instantly becomes a buyer who has spendable income. To buy, one must first sell. In other words, production is the cause of consumption, and increased output leads to higher consumer spending. - In short, Say's Law is this: The supply (sale) of X creates the demand for (purchase of) Y. - Say illustrated his law with the case of a good harvest by a farmer. "The greater the crop, the larger are the purchases of the growers. A bad harvest, on the contrary, hurts the sale of commodities at large." ... Say's Law states that recessions are not caused by failure of demand (Keynes' thesis), but by failure in the structure of supply and demand. Recession is precipitated by producers miscalculating what consumers wish to buy, thus causing unsold goods to pile up, production to be cut back, income to fall, and finally consumer spending to drop. As Kates elucidates, "Classical theory explained recessions by showing how errors in production might arise during cyclical upturns which would cause some goods to remain unsold at cost-covering prices." The classical model was a "high-sophisticated theory of recession and unemployment" that with one fell swoop by the illustrious Keynes was "obliterated." - Quoted from "Say's Law Is Back" by Mark Skousen, as published in the August, 1999, issue of THE FREEMAN, the journal of the Foundation for Economic Education, pp.54-55: - (*) Provided they are connected by a good enough clearing system or well enough supplied with sound exchange media. Rothbard still imagined that this would automatically happen even with exclusive rare metal currencies, through rapid enough price adaptation to any available supply of or fluctuation in the supply of rare metal coins as an exclusive currency, supplemented or replaced only by 100 % covered and redeemable rare metal certificates. But a sufficient and sound supply of exchange media and clearing services will happen only under complete monetary freedom. Otherwise currency famines or money shortages (deflations), as well as inflations will be all too common and all may become reduced to attempting barter transactions, as far as these are possible or, nowadays, can be somewhat facilitated by computerized barter exchange and clearing systems. Exchange media, value standards and clearing systems are still under many legal restrictions, none of them morally or economically justified. Under freedom for the issue of goods-warrants and service-vouchers in monetary denominations, which only the issuers would have to accept at their nominal value, i.e., all subject to voluntary acceptance or refusal, to market rating against sound and optional value standards, then, indeed, would Say’s law be demonstrated as self-evident. The goods and service providers themselves could then issue enough of this kind of money – or clearing certificates - of their own, always using a self-chosen sound value standard for their prices and their notes, to assure their sales. – They could not force more of their ticket money or shop foundation money into circulation than would be voluntarily accepted at par with its nominal value, expressed in a sound value standard. - All shopping centers, for instance, could issue a local currency. – A shortage of currency would then be no more likely than a shortage of tickets for those who supply e.g. cinema, theatre-, concert- or sports performances. An inflation of goods- and service-vouchers would be as impossible as an inflation of tickets. – Neither would have a monopoly and legal tender power in general circulation. They would be refusable and market-rated optional monies, not legal tender money (with compulsory acceptance and a forced value), readily issued only up to the amounts needed and readily accepted in local circulation only as long as they are sound. – The way I remember Say’s Law is: “Goods and services create or attract their own purchasing power.” – Under this assumption Say did not care about the supply of exchange media but simply assumed that they would appear where and when needed. – That is an all too widely spread and insufficiently unchecked premise even today, combined with the assumption that a central bank could and would sufficiently supply a whole country with sound exchange media. – Even after this has been disproved, in practice, again and again, for the last century, the faith in central banking still persists, just like the faith in an all powerful and benevolent God and in an all powerful and benevolent Welfare State. We need the practice of religious freedom and of monetary freedom in this sphere, to demonstrate that freedom works best in this sphere as well. – To each his own kind of exchange media, clearing certificate, value standard and credit system! Then and thus the wheat would soon be sorted from the chaff. The best systems would spread. The worst would disappear. Good monies, good clearing and credit systems would drive out the bad one, because none would have a territorial monopoly or “legal tender” power. – Gresham’s Law, properly understood. - JZ, n.d. & 4.1.08.

SAY’S LAW: Supply tends to create equivalent demand. – While this would be quite true under perfect clearing or under a competitive supply of sound exchange media, it is not true under monopolized and unsound exchange media that are forced into circulation through their monopoly and legal tender power. Nor is it true that prices will always adapt, automatically and fast enough, to changes in the circulation of the exclusive and forced currency so that no friction effects result. E.g., numerous forced sales, with emergency sales prices and persistent mass unemployment are proof of that. An increased supply of labor does not automatically increase the monetary demand for it. Thus we get immigration barriers even against refugees and refusals to grant asylum. Nevertheless, Say’s Law is still, largely, unquestioningly repeated and accepted. Primitive, false or incomplete notions still apply everywhere. In the monetary sphere e.g. the popular misinterpretation of Gresham’s Law and of the Quantity Theory – although both apply also only to currencies that are monopoly money with legal tender power. – Such prejudices or errors save thought but also mislead, the public and also all too many scholars, sometimes for all too long. - JZ, 20.5.08.

SAY’S LAW: Under monetary freedom Say's Law works. Under monetary despotism, it, too, does not. John Zube – Facebook, 17.2.13. – Perhaps for the second time my kind of comment on this has been hidden as spam! – “The basis of the law is that resources are never under-used, or, in common language, ‘supply creates its own demand.’ – Roger Scruton, A Dictionary of Political Thought, Pan Books, 1982. – That presumes the exchange is already quite free, either via free clearing or complete monetary freedom. Under centralized banking and government licensed other banks, i.e. any form of monetary despotism, this is certainly not true. E.g. the sellers of labor, services and goods are then not free to create their own monetary demand for what they have to offer, to enable them to turn them over. If they were free to do so, then they could pay their way in monetary or clearing assignments, IOUs, circulating only for a short period, in monetary denominations and using sound value standards to what they do have to offer in labor, services and goods, also priced in sound value standards. Then goods (including, naturally, produce), services and goods could be freely exchanged, up to any quantities of them that are wanted. Naturally, if produced under the free competition of free enterprises, they would offer only the labor, services and goods that the market, i.e. sovereign consumers, are known to want. Temporary excess harvests of food stuffs can, by now, be preserved in proper silos, tinned or frozen for times in which harvests are not so good or had failed. A general over-production of goods services and people was never a real threat, no matter how much some people did and still fear it. Under freedom, including free competition, labor, service capacities and goods are always assets. In a monetary exchange economy, resulting from extensive division of labor, free exchanges should never be made dependent upon any monopoly money or legal tender money (money with compulsory acceptance and a forced and fictitious value.) – For instance: In THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6.2.13, p.8 of BUSINESS DAY, by a journalist, “What the Reserve Bank board really thinks …” – The Australian central Bank, the Reserve Bank, is quoted as saying: “Inflation is actually sitting at the low end of our target.” – In other words, it is still one of its TARGETS, although, originally, it was established as supposedly necessary, rightful and useful to provide a sound currency, i.e. one with a stable value, and one in just sufficient supply for a whole country-wide economy. Instead, for at least a century, they have now caused one crisis after the other and prolonged them, too, largely based upon the all too wrongful and flawed full employment hypotheses and Keynesian “cure” for involuntary unemployment and sales difficulties for goods and services. Some libertarians, still believing in Say’s Law as applicable under monetary despotism, deny even the very possibility of deflations. - JZ, 18.2.13. – CENTRAL BANKING VS. FREE BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM VS. MONETARY FREEDOM, LICENSING VS. ALL FORMS OF FREE CLEARING, IN ADDITION TO XYZ WRONGFUL & HARMFUL FORMS OF FINANCIAL DESPOTISM. – JZ, 18.2.13.

SAY’S LAW: When goods and services, including labor services, are offered ready for sale and remain to a large extent unsold (sales difficulties for goods, combined with large unemployment rates), then they have, apparently, not attracted enough customers, who do want them and who are also supplied with enough exchange media to purchase them. They do not automatically attract or lead to the issue of more and sound exchange media to become easily sold. They do not and cannot automatically lead to an increase of sound exchange media when the supply of exchange media is monopolized and the value standard is also an imposed one. That happens often under exclusive exchange media, whose supply is either severely mismanaged or simply not elastic enough to be expandable as required - without thereby deteriorating its exclusive value standard, which is tied, by legal tender laws, to the quantity of notes issued. and which, under legal tender laws, must also be exclusively used in expressing the prices of goods and services. Under the money issue monopoly and the exclusive and forced value standard - the suppliers of goods, services and labor are not free to issue their own kind of ticket money, or shop foundation money, goods warrants and service vouchers or means of payments for wages and salaries, or to freely accept and use those competitively offered to them. They remain dependent on the under-supply or, in case of inflation, the oversupply of the monopoly money, which is almost never issued for long just to the amounts that free exchanges would require, simply because of lack of competition and lack of proper pricing for them in sound value standards and also lack of the option to refuse doubtful and deteriorated means of payment and to demand sound ones instead, competitively supplied, using a sound value standard and maintaining their value against it. While the potential sellers remain dependent on insufficiently supplied monopoly money, their only remaining option is to reduce their prices and wage claims. But that can lead to a deflationary spiral because falling prices deter buyers. Only fallen price attract them. – When, in the absence of a monopoly for money issues, no under-supply of sound exchange media is involved - then prices and wages of larger quantities of goods, services and labor offered ready for sale, while consumption or usage rates for them would not go up, then this would lead to their prices being reduced, but unevenly, for different goods, services and labor services. E.g. the prices for mass produced ball point pens, PCs and computer discs did go down very much, because they were more easily and plentifully produced, even automatically, with reduced costs per unit, while the productivity of labor, expressed in wages and salaries, would tend to go up with higher skills, better capital equipment, better management or transport facilities and less artificial trading barriers or a combination of all relevant factors. Including e.g. a multiplication of the number of diverse and specialized jobs, going into the hundreds of thousands. The average prices of goods would go down, but in a market-like way, at different rates for different goods, according to their production and distribution conditions. They could still be sold, at their reduced prices, to the extent that they still satisfy existing demand for them. A genuine overproduction in all spheres or a general under-consumption in all spheres is impossible under fully free enterprise and fully free trading, including full monetary and financial freedom. – At the same time, the percentage of the earnings of all labor in production and business of the total returns from industry and business went up during the last 150 years, while the percentage going to investors and managers went down. At the same time, under government management or mismanagement, social insurance rages and taxes went up and up. – The State has become the modern exploitative feudal lord. - When all prices, wages etc. tend to go down, at an almost equal rate, and tend to stay down or become even lower still, then this is an indication of deflation: An under-supply of sound exchange media. - When almost all prices rise, largely equally and stay up and increase further, as expressed in an unsound but enforced value standard, then this is a sign for inflation, i.e., an over-issue of legal tender monopoly money. (An exclusive currency with compulsory acceptance and a forced value.) – Alas, Say and his modern followers haven’t made these distinctions and had only the model of an exclusive rare metal currency in mind and of notes that are 100 % covered and redeemable in such coins. - At most Say's Law applies within the narrow margins that exclusive exchange media like gold and silver coins are either hoarded or circulated. – JZ, 26.2.11. – While gold- and silver production went up, the population and its goods, service and labor offers went up even faster and this led to the social problem, poverty and numerous and frequent economic crises under monetary despotism, made even worse by additional financial despotism as expressed by taxation and regulated capital markets and other protectionist or interventionist government measures, offered as solutions but merely creating further problems. – Later the forced and exclusive paper currency of governments took the place of the enforced and exclusive rare metal currency and its 100 % covered and redeemable notes, with the same kind of unjustified expectations for them. Say wrongly assumed that the supply of exchange media was not a problem. – I doubt that he had free banking or monetary freedom in mind, under which, indeed, it would not be a problem. - JZ, 3.4.09. Or he did have it in mind and that was the reason for him not to expect any exchange media shortages. – JZ, 17.4.14. – GOLD, GOLD STANDARD, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM

SAY’S LAW: Whoever wants to purchase has first to sell and he can sell only what he has produced or what one has produced for him.” – Say, “Ausfuehrliche Lehre der Politischen Oekonomie”, 1845, S. 11. (JZ tr. of: “Wer kaufen will muss zunaechst verkaufen, und er kann nur das verkaufen, was er produziert hat oder was man fuer ihn produziert hat.”) – At least here he quite clearly presupposed that someone else provides the exchange media for his transactions. Under full monetary freedom the process he describes can and would be largely reversed. Has he described that reversed process somewhere? - Especially when the governmental supply of exchange media is insufficient and unsound, due to its monopoly position and forced currency power. The owner of goods or services for sale, whenever insufficiently supplied with sound exchange media by others, i.e. the government or its licenced and privileged banks of issue, may then first purchase, with his own exchange media, issued freely by himself, and then sell his goods or services upon the reflux of his own exchange media to him, in payment for them. - (1) For instance: railway money, issued by the railway network for its transport capacity for goods and services. Even if no other or not enough other money would be offered to it, it could issue its own railway money – to purchase what it needs, pay for its staff and its running expenses. Immediately or somewhat later it would have to “redeem” its own money, in its transport services, to those requiring these services and paying for them with its railway money. (Bus-, tramway- electricity- gas- and petrol money have also be successfully issued by their suppliers and, in some instances in the past, it was.) - (2) With tax foundation money or tax anticipation warrants, it is similar. The government first pays with it for its expenditures – and then sells tax receipts to its tax payers, when they taxes are due, accepting thus its own tax foundation money notes back from the taxpayers. The old term for them, in Prussia, was “tax anticipation certificates”. - (3) A third kind of monetary clearing with the aid of private clearing certificates or purchasing warrants, typified and standardized, in money denominations, consists in a huge supermarket or network of supermarkets or a local shopping centre, issuing its own shop currency, for its own current expenditures – and then accepting this currency back in payment for its goods and services. - In all three cases merely an effective clearing is involved and a reckoning in a sound value standard, e.g. a gold or silver weight unit, in which all prices, services, wages, salaries, fees, charges and notes the notes, certificates or clearing account credits themseves are expressed. Not a single gold or silver coin would have to circulate or would have to be offered in redemption upon demand within a local payment community. The daily quotes for rare metal weight units on the gold and silver markets would suffice. - However, admittedly, some small concurrent circulation of rare metal coins, best privately issued as well, and with the private clearing certificates usually standing at par with them, would be helpful and clearly demonstrate the par-value of such competitive and optional private and public paper money or clearing certificate issues, which would be refusable and discountable - by all but the issuers. Precisely because it would be refusable and market rated - it would tend to be issued and to circulate in general local circulation at par. - If such notes were, for one or the other reason, somewhere and temporarily, at a small discount in general circulation, then further issue attempts would be widely refused and the notes discounted in general circulation would stream all the faster back to the issuers, to be used against him at par. Thereby the discounted notes and their discount would disappear fast. - Under these conditions they could and would not be over-issued to any significant extent, if ever. (Not locally, in their normal circulation sphere. As "foreign exchange", in other districts, countries and continents, they could, naturally, have a fallen exchange rate. Precisely this low rate would then induce the holders to use them for purchases in the district of the issuer, purchases, which would then, due to this low exchange rate for them in all the other areas, correspondingly cheaper for them.) - Their over-issue would then also be against the self-interest of the issuer. - Only under this condition could and would the ready for sale goods and services provide their own purchasing power and assure their own sales. But this natural issue and reflux process for sound alternative exchange media or clearing certificates, or account credits, reckoning in sound value standards, is, unfortunately and with bad intentions, everywhere outlawed rather than freely permitted. Governments and their central banks do not like the competition from sound and free issuers for their unsound and wrong issues, usually over-issues. - The fundamental differences between monopolized and forced currencies and those, which are optional, competitive, market rated and refusable in general circulation, with legal tender power only towards their issuers, is not yet clearly and widely enough recognized in its nature, importance, possibilities and natural limitations. One kind of money just is not like other kinds of money when it comes to such fundamental differences. Only under monetary freedom will sound and competitively issued and freely accepted monies drive out unsound monies. Then the unsound monies can no longer be forced upon anyone, in general circulation and this at par. Only the issuers, e.g. the government’s central bank and the tax collectors would have to accept their kind of money at par, even when it has been depreciated. – Only under an exclusive and forced currency can inferior money drive out good money. – (Gresham’s Law, properly understood.) Under the issue monopoly and legal tender power the available goods and services cannot be freely utilized by their providers to produce their own kind of purchasing power or exchange media, all expressed in sound alternative value standards. The only possibility for their free exchanges, when there are insufficient exchange media to bring them about, would then consist in a perfect clearing system, using an agreed-upon value standard, and quite free from any governmental intervention. I know of no country or period in which the territorial governments have left this possibility quite open. – Under full monetary and clearing freedom, and to the extent that it proves to be superior to cash payments in competitively issued sound exchange media, it would be introduced. - JZ, 31.5.08, 6.4.09, 17.4.14.

SCABS: Do unionists really know what scabbing and striking means? When a man gives notice then and thereby he goes permanently on strike against that employer and all unionists, who go on working for this employer, are thereby scabbing towards those, who refused to go on working for this firm. – JZ, n.d. – STRIKES, UNIONS,

SCABS: I consider it an honor to act as a scab, to go on working and serving society whilst others, for their own motives or beliefs, refuse to fulfill their work contracts. – JZ, 3.3.84. - UNIONS, STRIKES, WORKING FOR A LIVING

SCABS: If all unionists went on strike in an almost general strike and only “scabs” continued to work, who else would then save the striking unionists from starvation - but the scabs? – JZ, 3.10.79. – TRADE UNIONS, Q.

SCABS: If, after every effort, after attempting mediation and arbitration, you cannot agree about wages with the employers, and if you think it wise and right and necessary to do so, throw up your work; but if there are those who will take the wage that you are unwilling to take – let them do so without let or hindrance. It is their right; and we must never deny or fight against a human right for the sake of what seems to be our interest of the moment. We say what “seems” to be; for in the end you will gain far more by clinging faithfully to the methods of peace and respect for the rights of others than by allowing yourselves to use the force that always calls out force in reply, always brings its own far-reaching consequences, for the sake of the advantage of victory at the moment. …” Auberon Herbert, Essay Nine in Mack edition, p.358. – No one, who is on strike against an employer, can rightly say that he OWNS the job that others, whom he tries to insult as “scabs” are still willing to do at the present wages or salaries. The scabs, through their work, benefit the consumers, including the striking workers, the striking workers benefit no one, because they do not produce anything. – JZ, 17.4.14. -  STRIKES, VIOLENCE

SCABS: In addition to the use of bricks, clubs, and bullets, the selfish labourer finds it necessary to express his feelings in speech. Just as the peaceful country dweller calls the sea-rover a ‘pirate’, and the stout burger calls the man who breaks into his strong-box a ‘robber’, so the selfish labourer applies the opprobrious epithet ‘scab’ to the labourer, who takes from him food and shelter by being more generous in the disposal of his labour power. The sentimental connotation of ‘scab’ is as terrific as that of ‘traitor’ or ‘Judas’, … It is far easier to arrive at what may be called a technical definition, worded in commercial terms, as, for instance, that a scab is one who gives more value for the same price than another.” – Jack London, The Scab, in Revolution: Stories and Essays, p.50. - The laborers are not “selfish” but rather ignorant, short-sighted and prejudiced in this respect. Neither the “scabs” nor the unionized workers nor the employers and the legislators consider, sufficiently, that the monetary demand for additional labor is today limited by a forced and exclusive currency that makes the sale of labor for wages or salaries often difficult to impossible to achieve for all too many unemployed or under-employed and for additional workers like legal or illegal immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers and that legal tender laws of the government’s paper money are almost constantly utilized to depreciate the money in which wages and salaries are paid. The artificially created money shortage applies to deflations, stagflations and even inflations as well. In the latter, for instance, prices can run ahead of the capacity of the note-printing presses. Moreover, further credits are hard to get when they can be repaid at face value in depreciated money. The unionists hating “scabs” also refuse to look at them from the point of view of consumers, for whom the employers are merely agents, trying to reduce the costs of mass-producing consumer goods as much as they can. They do ignore this aspect although all the trade unionists are also consumers. They remain unaware and uninterested in the fact that under a competitive supply of sound exchange media additional labor could be easily employed, help to produce more through further division of labor and thereby increase the general standard of living, without wages being forced down. Prices would rather tend to go down and wages up, since work would become more and more productive through the use of better and more tools and machines. Employees do not have an epithet for monetary despotism, because they are unaware of it and they do not know and appreciate monetary freedom, either. Neither do most employers, although towards the unemployed and under-employed of today they are certainly no longer genuine “employers” deserving that term. – JZ, n.d. & 20.5.08, 26.2.11. - The “scabs” do not “take” the jobs from the striking workers because a.) they are not doing it and left the positions empty and b.) they do not belong to them as their personal property. They left them open because pay or conditions did no longer suit them sufficiently. – JZ, 17.4.14. - MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM, UNIONS, STRIKES

SCABS: in virtually all cases the scabs are poorer than the workers they seek to replace.” – Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable, p.240. – Actually, they do not seek to replace other workers but merely to support themselves, by doing work that other workers have refused to do, and this without having given notice, i.e., the former workers have broken their work contracts. – Obviously, they do not own their former jobs, although they act as if they did. Alas, both unionized workers and scabs do not know and do not bother to learn how they could supply themselves with full employment and better paid jobs through a monetary and financial revolution. To that extent both a guilty and also victims of monetary and financial despotism, which they managed to ignore for decades. – JZ, 4.6.08. – UNIONS, STRIKES, EMPLOYMENT, JOBS, MONETARY REVOLUTION & LACK OF INTEREST IN IT & ITS EFFECT UPON EMPLOYMENT & WAGES,

SCABS: Men are divided into two categories, scabs and scabs. If you have no money, you’re certainly a scab, and if you have money, you’re certainly a scab, otherwise you wouldn’t have money.” – Sholom Aleichem (Sholom Rabinowitz), 1859-1916, Lore and Maurice Cowan, compilers, The Wit of the Jews, Leslie Frewin, London, 1970, p.68. - UNIONS, STRIKES, JOKES,

SCABS: Only scabs are friends of labor. Strikers are its enemies.” – JZ, 8.6.91. – STRIKES, UNIONS, LABOR

SCABS: Scab against all those, who, with their strikes, lay siege against all consumers.” – JZ, n.d., 10.6.08. – COUNTER-STRIKES, STRIKES OF CONSUMERS, BOYCOTTS AGAINST COERCIVE UNIONISTS,

SCABS: Scabs are healing agents – and you are making a mistake and act wrongfully towards your own economic health or as a consumer by scratching them off or blocking the entry of scabs into the jobs you vacated.. – JZ, 3.3.84, 20.5.08, 17.4.14.

SCABS: Scabs are workers. Strikers are parasites. – JZ, n.d.

SCABS: Scabs believe in freedom of contract, the right to work, i.e., the right to provide oneself with work by free contracts, even contracts involving full monetary and financial freedom, without depriving anyone of the right to contract work for himself or herself at better conditions, if they can get them, under free market conditions. - I am a scab and proud of it. I will not either work or not work upon the beck and call of a third party. – JZ, 5.11.92, 2.6.08. – The striking workers should look around for other jobs, which offer them the pay and conditions they prefer. They do not own the jobs they strike against. It is rather the employers, who own them and manage them in their own interest and that of their consumers as well as of those workers, who are content with the conditions and the pay. – JZ, 17.2.14. - STRIKES, UNIONS, RIGHT TO WORK

SCABS: The one who has given notice because he found a job that paid him more, might consider those, who remained in the old job at the same old and lower wages, as scabs, while he, through having given notice and working in another and better paid job, is actually on strike, permanently, against his former employer. If many others did the same, their giving notice would tend to drive up the wages in the former job, without a single day of labor being lost due to a strike. – JZ, 20.5.08. – Strikers are ignorant, prejudiced and muddle-heads. They even call stopping work an “industrial action”, while it is really an anti-industrial one. – JZ, 6.4.09. - STRIKES, UNIONS.

SCABS: When several trades in a certain locality demand and receive an advance in wages, they are unwittingly making scabs of their fellow-labourers in that district who have received no advance in wages.” – Jack London, The Scab, in Revolution: Stories and Essays.

SCANDALS: Territorial government itself, its lawmaking and bureaucracy is the greatest scandal, not any particular action of it or its minions. – JZ, 15.6.91. - POWER, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATES, GOVERNMENTS

SCAPEGOATS: Democracy is susceptible to being led astray by having scapegoats paraded in front of the electorate. Get the rich, the greedy, the criminals, the stupid leader and so on ad nauseatum.” (*)  – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.169 – (*) “Speculators”, “price gougers”, “black marketeers”, “smugglers”, “bourgeois”, “capitalists”, “profiteers” etc. – JZ – Oh, the trash that remains or is accumulated during 12 years of primary and secondary “educations” and often even after years of tertiary education – in the heads of most people! – JZ, 6.4.09. – EDUCATION, PREJUDICES, DEMOCRACY, PERSONAL RATHER THAN CAUSAL THINKING,  CONSPIRACY THEORIES, IGNORANCE

SCAPEGOATS: Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation's troubles and use as a justification of its own demand for dictatorial powers. In Soviet Russia, the scapegoat was the bourgeoisie; in Nazi Germany, it was the Jewish people; in America, it is the businessmen. – Ayn Rand – Mostly they do not consider seceding from those, whom they consider to be their exploiters and establishing personal law societies, communities and governance systems under full exterritorial autonomy for their diverse groups of volunteers, thereby separating their affairs from those, whom they dislike. Workers, even when they hate and blame their bosses, usually can’t be bothered to explore their self-management alternatives, including the purchase of the enterprises they work in under mutually attractive terms. It is always so much easier to blame the supposed “enemy”, especially the bosses and the “scabs” in the employer-employee relationship, which makes the employees all too dependent in their thinking and in their actions. – JZ, 17.4.14. - PERSONAL “THINKING”, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, LOOKING FOR CULPRITS RATHER THAN CAUSES, PERSECUTED MINORITIES, ANTISEMITISM, BOURGEOISIE, BUSINESSMEN, THE RICH, THE WEALTHY, THE BOSSES, CORPORATIONS, MULTI-NATIONALS, TERRITORIALISM, ANTI-PROPERTY, ANTI-PROFIT, ANTI-INTEREST, ANTI-CAPITALIST MENTALITY, SELF-MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES ON TERMS, OFFICIALLY DETERMINED “CULPRITS” OR "GUILTY" PERSONS, OR SUPPOSED ENEMIES OR CONSPIRATORS, SPECULATORS, EXPLOITATION

SCAPEGOATS: Most people, in all too many spheres, would rather accuse and convict an innocent person than go through the labors of finding the real culprit or culprits, the real and impersonal causes of harmful events, especially when these are wrongful and irrational laws and institutions. – JZ, 2.9.99, 11.6.08, 26.2.11, 17.2.14. - ACCUSATIONS, BLAME, GUILT, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, PERSONAL THINKING VS. CAUSAL THINKING, ANTISEMITISM, FRAMING INNOCENT PEOPLE, PERSONAL RATHER THAN CAUSAL THINKING

SCAPEGOATS: The scapegoat has always had the mysterious power of unleashing man’s ferocious pleasure in torturing, corrupting and befouling.” – François Mauriac, Child Martyrs, Second Thoughts, 1961, tr. Adrienne Foulke. - PERSONAL THINKING, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS, BLAMING OTHERS, PERSONAL THINKING VS. CAUSAL THINKING, HATREDS, CONSPIRACY THEORIES

SCAPEGOATS: To me, it doesn't matter if your scapegoats are the Jews, the homosexuals, the male sex, the Masons, the Jesuits, the Welfare Parasites, the Power Elite, the female sex, the vegetarians, or the Communist Party. To the extent that you need a scapegoat, you simply have not got your brain programmed to work as an efficient problem-solving machine. – Robert Anton Wilson – PERSONAL INSTEAD OF CAUSAL THINKING, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, SEEKING CULPRITS, BLAMING PEOPLE, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY NOTIONS & PRACTICES

SCAPEGOATS: Women! - The aliens among us! - Poul Anderson, A Circus of Hells, 1970, at the end, a remark of its hero. Women, on the other hand, believe that they understand men only all too well. However, do they sufficiently understand those men driven by their creative urges? - Since we are all different, nobody does really FULLY understand another individual, even after years to decades. - JZ, 26.2.11. - BLAME GAME, LOOKING FOR CULPRITS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, PERSONAL THINKING, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, HYPOTHESES, PREJUDICES, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS, PERSONAL VS. CAUSAL THINKING, MEN, WOMEN, JOKES

SCARCITY: one cubic km of the Earth’s crust contains 210 million tons of aluminum, 150 million tons of iron, 150 000 tons of chromium, 7 000 tons of uranium, 80 000 tons of copper, and much more besides.” – John Gribbin, SF Is too Gloomy, ANALOG 12/78, p.165/66. - NATURAL RESOURCES,

SCARCITY: The big thing, we are told, is to get back to self-sufficiency in power, food, and other essentials. That’s strange. This was the land of opportunity; not it is a land of scarcity, manufactured by government edicts demanding plowing under crops, shooting pigs, capping oil wells, preventing power production because it upsets the ‘ecology’, to name but four.” – Report on Freedom, 3/75, by Liberty Amendment Committee. - SELF-SUFFICIENCY, ECOLOGY, OVER-PRODUCTION,

SCARCITY: The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” - Thomas Sowell - ECONOMICS & POLITICS, SATISFACTION, WANTS, NEEDS, CLAIMS,

SCARCITY: The scarcest natural resources are communities and societies of volunteers under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. They would come to explore and to utilize all other kinds of resources for human beings, working under full experimental freedom. – JZ, 6.4.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, FREEDOM, PEACE & JUSTICE IDEAS

SCARCITY: Things are scarce, and therefore we need a science of scarcity in order to make the best of an awkward situation.” – Edmund A. Opitz, in THE FREEMAN, May 79, p.298. – The local dump in its recycling center built up a sizable bookshop out of the books local people threw away. Many other supposedly scarce resources are still put into landfills by it! – Future generations may successfully mine these landfills. – At present newly mined resources, from rich deposits, are still cheaper. - JZ, 6.4.09.

SCARCITY: we live in a system of plenty, not scarcity”. – Lee Correy, Manna, ANALOG, 5/83. - At least potentially. – JZ, 6.6.92. - ABUNDANCE, RESOURCES, AFFLUENCE

SCARCITY: We live in an age of (*) artificial scarcity, maintained by ignorance (**) and fear. The government has been paying farmers not to grow food for fifty years – while millions starve.” (***) – Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Sitting Now, p.144. – We can’t do much about natural scarcity, except looking for and using substitutes, economizing and, ultimately, looking for more resources in space. But we can rapidly end artificial scarcities. – JZ, 26.7.92. - (*) natural and … - (**) , prejudices … - (***) The money issue monopoly and trade barriers have made it impossible for millions to pay for what they need, using their own clearing certificates and goods or service vouchers as means of payment, also using sound alternative value standards in these certificates. Free exchange, even with the poorest, is not impossible but merely outlawed. If whatever little they can produce in goods and services under present conditions (lessened e.g. by monetary and financial despotism and protectionism) – could be easily sold by them (through monetary freedom, with their service and goods vouchers, used for their purchases, quickly streaming back to them, to be redeemed in what they do have to offer), then they would also and soon become credit-worthy for initially small credits to increase their productivity, via some simple tools and machines. – How can anyone expect exchange to be free and easy when exchange media and value standards as well as clearing options are monopolized? - JZ, 7.6.08.

SCHEMERS: Contrary to Plato’s vision, the real rulers are not the philosophers but rather the schemers.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.43. – That applies also to the leadership fights within parties, even within States where only a single party rules. – JZ, 20.5.08. – Stalin was such a schemer. – Territorialism is the playing field for the worst kind of schemers. Whole populations are their victims, with some segments of it singled out by them more than others for special discrimination or punishment as scapegoats for the bad conditions territorial rule produces. - JZ, 17.2.14. - RULERS, PHILOSOPHERS, LEADERSHIP, SYSTEM-MONGERS, POWER-MONGERS, IDEOLOGUES, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

SCHEMES: giant schemes … ignore people.” – John Papworth, in Albery/Kinzeley, How To Save The World, p.44. – Territorially imposed by power-mad pygmies who think that they are gods. – JZ, 6.4.09. - SYSTEMS, BIGNESS, SIZE, PLANNING, CENTRALIZATION, DIRIGISM, PEOPLE, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, UTOPIANISM, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, LEADERSHIP SPLEENS, NAPOLEON-COMPLEX


SCHOLARS: A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.” – Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790. – What is knowledge without judgment? – JZ, 6.4.09. - A. Andrews Quotations, p.338. – The “learned” or “educated” have, usually, accumulated even more popular errors and prejudices in their heads than the man in the street and are always ready to spout some of them, especially in the “social sciences”. – JZ, 17.4.14.

SCHOLARS: A learned fool is one who has read everything, and simply remembered it.” – Josh Billings, 1818-1885. – I doubt, though, whether all of the territorialists have read all of the exterritorialist writings, all of the protectionists all of the free trade writings and all of the monetary despotism advocates all of the monetary freedom writings. They, too, are mostly rather selective in their reading – and, to some extent have to be. No one can read everything, far less comprehend everything. So even most scholars tend to follow their personal bias – or their chances for jobs and grants. – JZ, 20.5.08. – PREJUDICES, READING, BOOKS, FOOLISHNESS, ACADEMICS, TERRITORIALISM, PROFESSIONALS, EXPERTS

SCHOLARS: In Jerusalem the scribe had succeeded to the seer. The Jews had already a proverb, “A scholar is greater than a prophet”. The supernatural gift was regarded with suspicion, and if successful with the vulgar excited envy and indignation. In the East at the present day there is a permanent hostility between the mullah, or doctor of the law, and the dervish, or illiterate “man of God”. Jesus was, in point of fact, a dervish, and the learned Pharisees were not inclined to admit the authority …” - Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man, p.180. – Alas, religious tolerance wasn’t generally realized and isn’t even today. Its principles and practices are even less recognized when it comes to political, economic and social systems of beliefs or convictions. – JZ, 20.5.08. JESUS, CHRISTIANITY, INTOLERANCE, PROPHETS, DERVISHES, GURUS, RELIGIOUS “LEADERS”, SEERS, KNOWLEDGE, REVELATIONS, SUPERNATURAL, WISDOM, BOOKS, TRADITION, INNOVATION, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SCHOLARS: In some respects only private scholars do exist. Scholars trained and employed by the State are not independent scholars but dependents, mentally and materially, e.g. statist dogmatists, apologists and propagandists, all too often and to a large extent. All the more to be honored are the exceptions. But even they have probably to keep many of their views to themselves if they want to keep their jobs. – People like Mises and Rothbard were not welcomed with open arms by the largest and most famous universities. At least nowadays many of the genuine scholars get their chances in one or the other of the many independent think tanks or on their own websites. – But are their talents, their special knowledge, their writings, already sufficiently marketed, digitally? Has demand and supply been sufficiently brought together in that sphere, with all the computer technologies and search engines now available? I would still deny that. - JZ, 11/84, 20.5.08.

SCHOLARS: In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer - EXPERTS, AUTHORITIES, LEARNED MEN, KNOWLEDGE, PROFESSIONALS, IDEAS, OLD & NEW

SCHOLARS: Learned men are the cisterns of knowledge, not the fountainheads.” - James Northcote. - EXPERTS, PROFESSIONALS, RECOGNIZED AUTHORITIES, INNOVATORS

SCHOLARS: Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason (*) of so many senseless scholars in the world.” – William Penn, 1644-1718. – Apparently, this, too, is not a new problem. Even today all our accumulated knowledge has not yet been sufficiently collected and ordered in encyclopedic fashion. Important ideas are still more or less buried in obscure writings, read only by very few people. – JZ, 20.5.08. – (*) cause! - JZ - BOOKS, READING, LIBRARIES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, REFERENCE WORKS, ENLIGHTENMENT

SCHOLARS: Natural folly is bad enough, but learned folly is intolerable.” – English Proverb, 18th Century. – A. Andrews Quotations, p.249. - Nevertheless, in praxis we do put up with it all too extensively, due to popular errors, myths, prejudices and wrong assumptions. – JZ, 20.5.08. – ACADEMICS, PREJUDICES, IGNORANCE, READING, IVORY TOWERS

SCHOLARS: Nobody can be an experts in all new ideas and discoveries. At most they can know many to most of the ideas and discoveries of the past, at least in their special sphere of competence, which is, inevitably, rather limited. – JZ, 22.6.13.

SCHOLARS: The law is a book of prison rules within which the common people live. It was written by learned men at the pleasure of the masters and always reads as if God-given and morally ordained. There never was a shortage of scholars to do the bidding of the exalted. …” - Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.81. – LAWS, GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, AUTHORITIES, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, CONSTITUTIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SCHOLARS: The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor great scholars great men.” – Dr. O. W. Holmes, 1808-1994. - A. Andrews Quotations, p.408. - GREATNESS

SCHOLARS: This exchange of scholars and manuscripts continued all through the next several centuries, the connections depending much on the conditions of travel and of occasional warfare between intervening nations. (The scholars were almost always exempt from this, being passed between warring armies with few problems.)” - Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, p.229, written, largely, on the relations between ancient China and India. As opposed to this, scholars and, especially scientists, are today practically conscripted or bribed to serve their territorial Warfare States. I would not call that progress. – JZ, 13.9.07. - SCHOLARS WERE EXEMPT FROM WARS

SCHOLARS: Unlearned men of books assume the care // as eunuchs are the guardians of the fair.” – Edward Young, 1683-1765. - LEADERSHIP, GUARDIANS, RULERS, PROTECTORS, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

SCHOLARS: With amazing unconcern they published books and essays on things of which they understood nothing.” – Ludwig von Mises, in his memoirs. – “SOCIAL SCIENCES”, ECONOMICS, POLITICS

SCHOLARSHIP: Civilization cannot be organized, learning is not wisdom.” – Kenko the Wise. – Quoted in S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.337. – Cause and cure for the most important problems of our times remain largely unknown and are not even systematically and sufficiently tackled as yet. Those who try, mostly merely establish and try to spread one or the other school of thought on a problem and reject most other approaches and ideas wholesale, without closely enough examining them. But then there are so many, which merely deserve rejection and to pick the right ones among them is certainly not easy, especially if they are contrary to public opinion and the beliefs of statists and territorialists, even if they are advocates of limited governments. – JZ, 17.2.14. - LEARNING, WISDOM, CIVILIZATION, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, ACADEMICS, XYZ SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT, NUMEROUS CONTROVERSIES REMAIN UNSETTLED & NOT SYSTEMATICALLY TACKLED

SCHOLARSHIP: No one has to be a scholar to understand truth and justice.” – John Joseph De Santis Jr., in the introduction to I. V. Ulianov, Leviathan’s Last Chance. – Or to understand the concept of rights, of human rights and liberties. – However the provision of an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties would help. Is no one else interested in working towards it? - JZ, 5.6.08. – EXPERTS, KNOWLEDGE, COMMON SENSE, PEOPLE, TRUTH, JUSTICE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES.

SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT: A school of thought is to be considered as a single human being which for a century talks only to himself and is extraordinarily pleased with himself, no matter how foolish he may be.” - Goethe, “Sprueche in Prosa”, JZ tr. of: “Eine Schule ist als ein einziger Mensch anzusehen, der hundert Jahre mit sich selbst spricht und sich in seinem eignen Wesen, und wenn es auch noch so albern waere, ganz ausserordentlich gefaellt.” - While this may apply to most schools of thought, does it really apply to all of them? But it is largely true that they do, mostly, more or less isolate themselves too much and do not sufficiently interact with other schools of thought. – JZ, 15.9.08. – SCHISM, SECTS, IDEOLOGIES, FACTIONS, PARTIES, SECTARIANISM & INTOLERANCE WITHIN THE “SOCIAL SCIENCES”

SCHOOLS: A 1975 Senate report charged that school violence and vandalism had climbed to a crisis level and was rapidly worsening. … Based on a survey conducted within 757 of the nation’s largest school districts, the report estimated that 70,000 serious physical assaults on teachers and hundreds of thousands of assaults on students occur each year. …” - Edward P. Langerton, The Busing Cover-up, p.16. – And there are still some people who believe that present schools are not prisons! – JZ, 8.6.80. - During the hours of compulsory attendance. - JZ, 26.2.11. – How much violence is there, if any, in home schooling? – How much was there, if any, under the monitor system of Joseph Lancaster? – JZ, 17.2.14. - BULLYING, COMPULSORY EDUCATION, VANDALISM

SCHOOLS: A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” – George Santayana

SCHOOLS: A classroom is one of the most immoral, the most inhuman, environments in existence, for it ignores the chosen, the understood, and the rational and simply demands compliance of the students to the master and his commandments.” – Thomas Johnson, REASON, IV/V/71.

SCHOOLS: A few teachers did slip in who actually knew something.” – Samuel Delany, Empire Star, in The Ballad of Beta 2, p.147. - TEACHERS

SCHOOLS: A generation educated in fearless freedom will have wider and bolder hopes than are possible to us.” - Bertrand Russell. – Who is to educate them in this way? Certainly not most of their parents or present teachers and professors, or the mass media. And the freedom movement has not yet got all of its facts, ideas, references and facts sufficiently together to be impressive and convincing towards almost any audience or readership, on every point. – JZ, 26.12.07. - This in spite of the fact that all freedom knowledge could now be cheaply offered in a single book-sized external HDD! - JZ, 26.2.11, 17.2.14. - SCHOOLING, EDUCATION, TEACHERS, LIBERTARIAN LIBRARY- WITH ALL REFERENCE TOOLS REQUIRED, ON A SINGLE AFFORDABLE HDD.

SCHOOLS: A lot of the troubles we’ve had in our schools are not really school troubles, but arise out of the fact that one of the important functions of schools is to keep children in childhood.” - John Holt, OUTLOOK, 1/73. – I think that the main motive may rather be to keep children out of work under the wrong assumption that there is only a limited number of jobs. For centuries before, children had to be sent to work to help the family survive. Now they should be allowed to work, at least for a few hours per day in the average, to promote their education and skills. The elementary education and the pure education required they could learn within a few hours per week, via the Internet and by attending any of the thousands of educational and cultural events that occur in any city or district but are so far still insufficiently announced in advance. On discs, audio tape and video discs they would also have access to most lectures, discussions and other educational events from all over the world, hopefully, with good enough computerized and automatic or normally produced translations. The three “Rs”, they could learn via Joseph Lancaster’s monitor system within a few weeks to a few months at most and this in very large and cheap classes, up to a thousand kids, under good order and discipline naturally achieved by it. Now there are also a great variety of self-teaching toys, games and books as well as first computers for children. – JZ, 17.2.14.

SCHOOLS: A public school must make one decision in each area. It must decide whether to be disciplined or progressive or some blend of the two; whether to be pro-capitalist or pro-socialist or neutral; whether to be integrated or segregated, elitist or egalitarian, etc. Whatever it decides, there are citizens who are permanently deprived. But in the free market, parents are free to patronize whatever private or voluntary schools they wish, and different groups of parents will then be able to exercise their choices unhampered. The free market enables every individual and group to maximize its range of choice, to make its own decisions and choices and to put them into effect.” – Murray N. Rothbard, in the anthology “Outside Looking In”, p.70.

SCHOOLS: A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.” – Isabel Paterson (1886-1961), American Author. So are the central note-issuing banks established by government laws. So is any system of compulsory taxation and of territorial laws and institutions. – JZ, 3.1.08. - GOVERNMENT RUN OR GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED, FREE & COMPULSORY EDUCATION & TOTALITARIANISM

SCHOOLS: Also, I have learned that no one can truly say Yes to an idea, mine or anyone else’s unless he can freely say No to it. This is, why, except as an occasional visitor, I will no longer do my teaching in compulsory and competitive schools.” – John Holt, Instead of Education, p.8.

SCHOOLS: An end to the fascist school system!” – Source? – It as just as state-socialistic or state capitalistic in “democratic” countries and under communist regimes. – JZ, 10.2.08, 3.4.09. – COMPULSORY EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: an expensive institution which instills neither intellectual nor moral values in a large number of those in attendance.” – Ridgway K. Foley Jr., THE FREEMAN, I/76, p.45. – I know of no school, which teaches children individual rights and liberties, nor of any university which teaches them to future or present teachers and to others, who should be interested in them. – Are such teachings offered anywhere online or on disc, apart from my anthology of over 130 PRIVATE human rights drafts, on ? – The governmental human rights bills are a very incomplete, flawed and poor substitute for a complete and clear declaration of all individual rights and liberties and a sufficient commentary to it. – Nevertheless, almost no one in the world seems interested in working towards it. – But there are numerous lame excuses, even among freedom lovers, for not even trying to tackle this job. - JZ, 17.2.14.

SCHOOLS: And it is most undesirable to let government, while it is diffusing darkness, pretend it is busy with the enlightenment of the people. It is doing this now, by means of all sorts of pseudo-educational establishments which it controls: schools, high schools, universities, academies, and all kinds of committees and congresses...” - Tolstoy, on Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence, p.142. – EDUCATION, COMPULSORY EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: anything to try to force more children to attend the state non-learning compulsory attendance institutions, where they can be available for statist brainwashing.” - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 3/76.

SCHOOLS: Ardent loyalty to the school one is forced to attend.” – L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon. – SCHOOL SPIRIT

SCHOOLS: As a first step, we should abolish compulsory attendance laws. A school that cannot keep its pupils without help from the police is a custodial institution, a jail (and youth is not a crime). As another step, we should end the compulsory monopoly of schooling by making the money now used to subsidize the public schools equally available to parents who choose to send their children to private schools. That would create a market for inexpensive, privately run schools, which would provide a better education than the public schools at a comparable cost.” – David Friedman, in “Manifesto”, p.57.

SCHOOLS: As John Holt (in “The Underachieving School”) has unmistakably clarified: ‘School is a long lesson in How to Run Yourself Off.’- Source? -Unmistakably? Turn yourself off? – JZ, n.d.

SCHOOLS: before they are ruined by what is laughingly called education, all normal children have an absorbing interest in and curiosity about the universe, which, if properly developed, could keep them happy for as many centuries as they wish to live.” - Arthur C. Clarke, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Harper/Collins, 2000, p.274/275. – Now TVs, videos, radios, mobile phones and xyz electronic games, gadgets and entertainment options are also preventing the natural curiosity of children from enlightening them sufficiently. They are almost overwhelmed by trivial outputs and activities, especially mere entertainment. – JZ, 25.9.07, 26.2.11. – They capture their attention somewhat but largely waste their time. –Am I wrong in this? - JZ, 17.2.14. - EDUCATION, COMPULSORY EDUCATION, CHILDREN, MASS MEDIA PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

SCHOOLS: Bertrand Russell was all too accurate when he noted that “the government distorts the minds of the young and calls it education.” – Robert J. Ringer, How You Can Find Happiness during the Collapse of Western Civilization, p.65.

SCHOOLS: By and large, though, a person who learns to read while serving time in the public schools learns it on his own because he wants to. The schools provide only the books, and intermittently, some guidance and corrective criticism. A person who does not learn to read while serving time in public schools does not do so (*) because he hasn’t the will; surrounding him with books and jailers won’t change that.” – Jeff Riggenbach, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, Nov. 77. – (*) does not learn it? – JZ

SCHOOLS: Centuries ago Cicero observed that "The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn." - TEACHERS

SCHOOLS: Chicago’s public schools have twice the enrollment of the city’s Catholic schools, but a hundred times the number of administrators.” - Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p.167. - EDUCATION, PRIVATE VS. PUBLIC

SCHOOLS: Competency on any subject should be extensively defined and should be testable for any pupil or student at almost any time, so that compulsory attendance of certain classes can be greatly shortened, at least for those who passed these special tests. Computerized testing could greatly facilitate this. Schools would, thereby, become less of a prison and a sinecure for teachers. – JZ, 14.2.97, 11.6.08.

SCHOOLS: Compulsory institutions – largely abused for the spread of statist errors, myths, prejudices, false premises and conclusions. – JZ, 26.8.97, 4.6.08. – STATISM, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM

SCHOOLS: Compulsory schooling is largely an employment program for inferior or mediocre teachers, government-trained and with a statist mindset. It is also a unemployment program for the victims, the pupils, who are thus kept of the labor market. - Some of the most murderous wars and greatest genocide actions were fought and committed by the “products” of “free” public education. And some of the greatest economic crises were caused by them. I never met anyone who learnt enough about individual rights and liberties in school. – JZ, 30.1.99, 22.10.07. - EDUCATION, TEACHERS, COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, HUMAN RIGHTS

SCHOOLS: Describing her first day back in primary school, after a long absence, a teacher said, “It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time.” – S. N., READER’S DIGEST, 3/79. – In other words, the teacher tried to keep them in a deadly environment while the kids tried to live and be free. – JZ, 5.6.80. – With Joseph Lancaster’s “monitor system” a thousand kids in a vast room were kept disciplined and sufficiently quiet while either learning a monitor or teaching as monitors, in groups of only 10 each, usually only a short and clear lesson at a time. The teacher taught it first to the first 10 monitors. Each of these then taught it to 10 others and these then taught the rest, each with his ten pupils. Thus each except the last 100, were alternatively pupils and teachers. Except for the dumbest kids, all could participate in this frequent and challenging alternative learning and teaching process. The sequence need not always be the same. It could become reversed or the first monitors for some such short lessons could be taken at random or they could volunteer for it. Or, for different teaching periods and lessons, or on other days, another group of ten could be the first to be taught thus. The pupil groups could also become self-chosen rather than preselected. Or a color badge or numbering scheme could be used, for role changes as first, second and third monitors and also for the groups of each monitor. Whatever change should be used that would be readily understood and accepted and would work out best. – JZ, 17.4.14. – JOSEPH LANCASTER’S MONITOR SYSTEM, CLASS DISCIPLINE, ORDER & QUIETNESS VIA SELF-RESPONSIBILITY & FREEDOM AS WELL AS ROLE CHANGES

SCHOOLS: despite the record of the generations to the contrary, fond parents consider schools crucibles into which they cast their creations of clay and expect them to emerge vessels of gold.” – Paul Eldridge, Montaigne.

SCHOOLS: Do you think you’re a lazy student? No wonder Slaves are almost always lazy.” – Jerry Farber, The Student as Nigger, p.69.

SCHOOLS: Don’t let school interfere with your education.” – Stormy Mon, Imagine Freedom, No.10.

SCHOOLS: Each school-les-son gives you less of a son. – JZ, 5.6.77.

SCHOOLS: Early impressions are hard to eradicate from the mind. When once wool has been dyed purple, who can restore it to its previous whiteness?” - St. Jerome, Letter 107. - MIS-EDUCATION, CONDITIONING, CHILDREN

SCHOOLS: Education – compulsory schooling, compulsory learning – is a tyranny and a crime against the human mind and spirit. Let all those escape it who can, any way they can.” – John Holt – ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - Free individual secessionism AND exterritorial autonomy for volunteers or panarchism (polyarchism, meta-utopia, personal law systems) would supply the best solutions here as well. – JZ, 3.4.09. - COMPULSORY EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: Education bureaucratized! What good could one expect from that? – JZ, 20.5.08. - It is not only bureaucratized but also politicized, in favor of territorialism and statism. - JZ, 26.2.11, 17.2.14.

SCHOOLS: Education comes from within; it is a man's own doing, or rather it happens to him - sometimes because of the teaching he has had, sometimes in spite of it.” - The Free Man's Almanac. - EDUCATION & SELF-EDUCATION:

SCHOOLS: Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” - Joseph Stalin. - COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, GOVERNMENT-EDUCATION, TOTALITARIANISM, FASCISM

SCHOOLS: Education is what is left after you have forgotten everything you learned in school.” – Einstein. – That is not quite fair because, under present conditions, most children learn reading, writing and reckoning in school. – JZ, 20.5.08. - Einstein said that a short period he spent in a school resulted in his being unable to do any creative work for several years afterward. – Source? – JZ note, no date.

SCHOOLS: Education rears disciples, imitators, and routinists, not pioneers of new ideas and creative geniuses. The schools are not nurseries of progress and improvement, but conservatories of tradition and unvarying modes of thought.” - Ludwig von Mises

SCHOOLS: Education, … is not something to prepare you for life. That is a vulgar American error. … It’s something to take you out of life.” – John Horne Burns, Lucifer With A Book, Avon Books, 1949, 1977, rear cover & p.11.

SCHOOLS: Educational bureaucracies dull a child’s questing sensitivity.” – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.127.

SCHOOLS: Eight to twelve years of largely wasted time and energies plus indoctrination with flawed ideas. – JZ 23.6.85, 20.5.08.

SCHOOLS: First, God created idiots. That was just for practice. Then He created school boards.” – Mark Twain – Territorialism is as wrongful, inefficient and even harmful in education as it is in every other sphere. Panarchistic freedom for all kinds of education systems is required and full consumer sovereignty towards them, for children old enough to make their own choices, or for their parents when they children are still too young to make informed enough choices. – JZ, 3.4.09. - SCHOOL BOARDS, PARENTS, CHILDREN, META-UTOPIA, COMPETITION, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY RATHER THAN TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED EDUCATION SYSTEMS, POLYARCHISM

SCHOOLS: For far too many young people is a hindrance – and may be detrimental to their well-being.” – Diana King, ANALOG, 3/77.

SCHOOLS: for what are schools but institutions in which, in the name of knowledge, we ghettoize the young, and keep them from adult company, coop up the violent with the meek, those who like learning with those who don’t, …” - Fay Weldon, Darcy’s Utopia, Collins, London, 1990, p.48.

SCHOOLS: Free Schools Are Not Free.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.233, part of a chapter heading: Why Free Schools Are Not Free.

SCHOOLS: Freedom and privacy for convicted child molesters but no warnings about them, where they live and what they look like, for their potential future victims and their parents? Seeing the compulsory school system and the whole territorial victimization scheme, called political freedom, this should not come as a surprise. Nor that these victimizers were and are often high officials and got away with their pedophile rings for many years. – I would signpost them, with their address and photographs, at all suitable locations. Now, with face recognition programs, alarms could even be automatically sounded, if one of them approaches schools and playgrounds. – Or they could be compulsorily issued with bracelets indicating their locations and these could set off automatic alarms when they approach schools etc. – But I would not expect such protective services from the present justice and police system. – Regardless of how often the victimizers were repeat offenders. - JZ, n.d. & 5.6.08. – PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS & CHILD MOLESTERS, SEX OFFENDERS AGAINST CHILDREN.

SCHOOLS: From inside the system, John Taylor Gatto, recipient of several individual awards as Teacher of the Year for New York City and New York State has said: "School is a twelve-year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned."

SCHOOLS: God made an idiot for practice, then he made a school board.” – Mark Twain.

SCHOOLS: Goldman saw existing schools as drilling the young into absolute uniformity by compulsory mental feeding.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.405.

SCHOOLS: Government and church should be equally excluded from any influence on the school.” – Karl Marx, (Gothaer Programm), quoted in THE CONNECTION, No. 82. – Sometimes, very rarely, even a statement by Karl Marx made sense. – JZ, 20.8.08. – But the State socialist governments did not follow his advice on this point. – JZ, 17.4.14.

SCHOOLS: Government education has three forms of domineering: compulsory attendance, government dictation of the curricula, and the forcible collection of the wherewithal to pay the bills.” - Leonard E. Read, THE FREEMAN, 11/72. It has also control of the training of teachers. - JZ 4.8.87. – Should we continue calling it education or, rather, compulsory mis-education? – JZ, 23.10.08. - EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: Government schools are basically used as propaganda machines.” – George Smith, 25.7.04, ISIL conference, Rotarua. – And to keep kids as competitors off the labor market. – JZ, 23.10.07. , GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, FREE EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: Growing up in the 19th century, Henry Adams, grandson and great-grandson of presidents, said he detested school and always regarded his days there as time thrown away. – Henry Adams, according to his book The Education of Henry Adams, as reported in: ?

SCHOOLS: Had the father kept the boy at home, and given him half-an-hour’s direction every day, he would have done more for him than school ever could do for him.” – Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, quoted in GEGENSCHEIN 32.

SCHOOLS: He correctly asserts that in the schools ‘What children really learn is Practical Slavery’.” - John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.85, quoting: John Holt, “The Underachieving School”.

SCHOOLS: Historically, much of the motivation for public schooling has been to stifle variety and institute social control. – Jack Hugh - GOVERNMENTAL EDUCATION & CONTROLS, SOCIAL CONTROLS

SCHOOLS: How often do schools instill a dislike of reading and learning? – JZ, 20.5.08. – Q.

SCHOOLS: I cannot believe in the love of parents who today deliver their children to the State’s school, out of cowardice or out of convenience.” – John Henry Mackay, Abrechung, S.29. – “Ich vermag nicht an die Liebe der Eltern zu glauben, die heute noch ihre Kinder aus Feigheit oder Bequemlichkeit den staatlichen Schulen ausliefern.” – Firstly, the private schools are also government regulated and secondly, the parents are so heavily taxed that often they cannot afford the extra fees charged by private schools. – Under present conditions most learning will anyhow have to take place outside of school and after school. – Nor are parents today free to set up schools that operate under e.g. under Joseph Lancaster’s Monitor System, whereby the kids can learn reading, writing and reckoning within a few weeks to months and that very cheaply and at their own speed. – The bureaucratic, dogmatic, expensive and time-wasting compulsory schooling system is imposed upon all of us, just like the territorial government in general. - JZ, 20.5.08, 2.2.11.

SCHOOLS: I dislike compulsory schooling … because it generally quenches the child’s natural desire for knowledge.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALISTS, Aug. 76.

SCHOOLS: I don’t think that schools are very helpful for most kinds of learning anyway.” – John Holt, OUTLOOK, 1/73. - LEARNING

SCHOOLS: I don't think you should ever set out with the assumption that the best way to bring up children is to have schools.’ - Prof. A. H. Halsey, Oxford University, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 12.1.74.  Sayings of the Week. – Least of all schools with compulsory attendance. They would serve no better than e.g. shops or concerts or art exhibitions with compulsory attendance. – JZ, 17.4.14.

SCHOOLS: I don't want my children fed or clothed by the state, but I would prefer that to their being educated by the state.” – Max Victor Belz, Grain dealer, Grundy County, Iowa. – As conscripts they are already clothed and fed by the State, while it lets them live - rather than using them up in its wars. – JZ, 3.1.08. - EDUCATION BY THE GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS: I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - Mark Twain - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - & EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: I like medieval schools. … The medieval schools taught logic, dialectics, rhetoric and grammar. Their assumption was, once you’d learned reading and thinking, you could do anything. … - Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76. – I liked the report that the ancient Persians had only two kinds of lessons for their young: Weapons training and discussion of ethical questions. Both are missing in present education. I suppose that was only the training for their boys. What were the girls taught, if anything beyond household tasks? – JZ, 17.2.14.

SCHOOLS: I was kept out of blackboard jungles – public schools …” - Robert Heinlein, The No. of the Beast, p.103.

SCHOOLS: If common folks should not be made to pay for uncommon schools, why should uncommon folks be made to pay for common schools?” – A Byington sticker. – Panarchism would also work in education. – JZ, 4.6.08. – SCHOOLS, POLYARCHISM, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM

SCHOOLS: If instruction were only to be obtained at school, governments might still hope to hold the minds of men enslaved; but it is outside the school that most knowledge is gained. It is picked up in the street, in the workshop, before the booths of a fair, at the theatre, in railway carriages, on steam boats, by gazing at new landscapes, by visiting foreign towns. …” - Elisee Reclus, Evolution and Revolution, p.9. – Is sufficient knowledge about e.g. individual rights and liberties, rightful war- and peace aims, revolutions and resistance actions, scientific knowledge, knowledge of social, political and economic problems and their solutions picked up in this way? – JZ, 17.4.14.

SCHOOLS: In 1940, teachers were asked what they regarded as the three major problems in American schools. They identified the three major problems as: Littering, noise, and chewing gum. Teachers last year were asked what the three major problems in American schools were, and they defined them as: Rape, assault, and suicide.” – William Bennett (1993) - "The chickens came home to roost." The fruits of government education were finally demonstrated within the government schooling system itself, not only in internal and external policies of its parties, voters and politicians. - JZ, 22.11.06. - & PUBLIC MIS-EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: In Canada, Celin Dion hated school on her first day there, and never changed her mind. In England, actor Anthony Hopkins regarded school as a complete anathema where he didn't know what on earth anyone was talking about. He could have commiserated with Charles Darwin who thought nothing could have been worse for the development of his mind than a school he attended.” – Source?

SCHOOLS: In our own times, when Florida's teachers called their first statewide strike a generation ago, Governor Claude Kirk said, "close the schools for a year. Two years from now you'll never know the difference." – Source?

SCHOOLS: In school I was an outstandingly bad pupil. I was always interested in a hundred things, but, unfortunately, not in those I was supposed to learn. I cannot remember my school days without a shudder: a penal institution and a torture chamber.” - John Henry Mackay, Abrechung, S.29. – (“Auf der Schule war ich ein bemerkenswert schlechter Schueler. Stets interessiert an hundert Dingen, nur leider dort nicht, wo ich es sein sollte, vermag ich an meine Schuljahre, auch heute noch, nicht anders als schaudernd zu denken: Strafanstalt und Folterkammer.“) – Leider?

SCHOOLS: In the interests of fairness, justice and egalitarianism, we have created a monstrous sweathouse and consigned our children to it. … What has become of variety, of specialization, of experimentation? And where the hell has the joy of learning gone?” – R. A. Howard, in FREE ENTERPRISE, 4/75. – THE WORST KIND OF SWEAT-SHOPS?

SCHOOLS: In the US today, with rare exceptions, schools are actively detrimental to the thinking abilities and, worse yet, to the desire for freedom in children.” – Fritz Knese, THE CONNECTION 120, p.39. - CHILDREN, EDUCATION, FREEDOM

SCHOOLS: In this one can absolutely agree with Tolstoy: If one becomes something worthwhile then, as a rule, in spite of the school and not through the school.” - Christian Morgenstern, Stufen, 1918, 157, written 1908. - SCHOOLING, EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: Innovators and creative geniuses cannot be reared in schools. They are precisely the men who defy what the school has taught them. – Ludwig von Mises, - quoted by Moral Hazard – Facebook, 23.2.14.

SCHOOLS: is for the child what the prison is for the convict and the barracks for the soldier – a place where everything is being used to break the will of the child, and then to pound, knead, and shape it into a being utterly foreign to itself.” – EMMA GOLDMAN, “The Social Importance of Modern School”, quoted in: Alix Kates Shulman, ed. of Red Emma Speaks, p.37/38.

SCHOOLS: Isn’t it a little scary that your kids are learning all about government in schools owned and operated by the government?” – Sticker slogan. - Source unknown. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS: It further raises the question of whether the public schools are educating at all, or whether they are simply prisons to keep children out of the home and the labor market.” – Rod Manis, in the anthology “Outside Looking In”, ed. by Dorothy Buckton James, p.430.

SCHOOLS: it is a perpetual wonder that any child's love of knowledge survives the outrages of the schoolroom."  - President James A. Garfield

SCHOOLS: It is almost impossible for one person to see very far into the mind or thought of another, even under the best circumstances – and a School, or any coercive institution like a School, is the worst possible circumstance.”John Holt, Instead of Education, p.83.

SCHOOLS: it is my notion that we’d have a whole country full of human beings if the schools would only liberate rather than enslave children; teach them how to read and think. I myself grew up in the last era of successful dropouts. I went directly from my very occasional visits to the tenth grade to writing radio newscasts.” - Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76.

SCHOOLS: It is not the purpose of education to produce good citizens, but to help children become successful human beings. The former is properly identified as “indoctrination” and, when undertaken at the taxpayer’s expense, should be illegal.”- L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.168. - GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED, EDUCATION VS. INDOCTRINATION

SCHOOLS: It will be remembered as the age of schooling, when people for one-third of their lives had their learning needs prescribed …” - Ivan Illich, Disabling Professions. – One third? Or up to one third, including tertiary education? – JZ - TEACHERS

SCHOOLS: Jack Paar dropped out of high school because they weren't teaching him anything he wanted to know.” – SOURCE?

SCHOOLS: John Holt’s suggestion, that schools train people to withstand the boredom of jobs …” - Eric Lindsay, in GEGENSCHEIN, 32, p.19. – Oh, the hours I spent on school benches, struggling to prevent myself from falling asleep. A good book, instead, would have kept me awake. – JZ, 6.4.09.

SCHOOLS: Last year ‘schoolchildren’ committed 100 murders, 12,000 armed robberies, 9,000 rapes, and 204,000 aggravated assaults. And this is just during school hours; after school they committed 270,000 burglaries of schools, and did $ 600 million plus in vandalism damage thereto.” (N.S.) – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 3/76.

SCHOOLS: Man … “has invented a way of torturing his own children with a stick, or of exporting them to concentration camps called schools, where the torture can be applied by proxy …” - T. H. White, The Book of Merlyn

SCHOOLS: Marlon Brando boasted that he was expelled from every school he ever attended.” – Source?

SCHOOLS: Most children wish to know things until they go to school; in many cases it is bad teaching that makes them stupid and uninquiring." – Philosopher Bertrand Russell

SCHOOLS: Musician Paul Simon, began the lyrics of his hit song, Kodachrome with: "When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all.’ - Yet the system persists largely unchanged." – Source?

SCHOOLS: No wonder politicians love government schools.  Where do you think the dumb masses come from that can be so easily led and manipulated?" - Neal Boortz

SCHOOLS: Not even the three R’s are properly taught any longer, completely and as fast as possible, although, competitively, that had been done, in many cases in the past, within 3 weeks to 3 months, even for slum children, up to a 1000 at a time, at a ridiculously low cost, through the “monitor system” developed by a Quaker, named Bell and later developed by Joseph Lancaster and successfully practised for a considerable time, until, from about the middle of the 19th century, the vested interest of government-trained and government-paid teachers intervened and stopped this development, to promote their own trade union and statist special interests and inefficiencies. What are the kids taught today about the realities of the territorial States and the real free economy? - JZ, 8.8.08. - C. B. added this amusing detail: "It is widely believed that Sir William Curtis, an alderman who became Lord Mayor of London, once presented a toast to the three Rs "reading, riting, and rithmetic" thereby betraying his illiteracy. In any event, the term was picked up by others and so used from the early 1800s on." - Source: - TEACHING

SCHOOLS: not only does the State kidnap children, but the State also robs the parents (taxes) in order to pay for the children’s abduction centers usually referred to as public schools.” - LIBERTAS REVIEW, vol. 5, No. 3.

SCHOOLS: Once upon a time the schools worked for parents as their customers. Today, the educrats think the parents work for them." - Paul Jacob, USTL, (3/21/03), - EDUCATION OR GOVERNMENTALLY CONTROLLED MIS-EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: One day in June, 1854, young Adams walked for the last time down … the steps of Mr. Dixwell's school in Boylston Place, and felt no sensation but one of unqualified joy that this experience was ended. Never before or afterwards in his life did he close a period so long as four years without some sensation of loss - some sentiment of habit - but school was what in after life he commonly heard his friends denounce as an intolerable bore.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907, ch.4.

SCHOOLS: One further preliminary remark: it is important to distinguish between "schooling" and "education." Not all schooling is education nor all education, schooling. The proper subject of concern is education. The activities of government are mostly limited to schooling. - Milton Friedman. Capitalism and Freedom. - Ludwig von Mises Institute - & EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: One of the best schools ever ‘built’ was a grove of olive trees with Socrates in it.” – Ben Bova, quoted by Stanley Schmidt, in the editorial of ANALOG, Nov.83.

SCHOOLS: one should not confuse mere schooling with education; that is as bad as confusing plumbing with culture.” - Henry M. Boettinger, Moving Mountains, p.155. – However, good plumbing provides fresh water and takes dirty water away, while government controlled schools do, mostly, not provide pure education only but all too much in popular errors and prejudices and or even increase their number, rather than destroying all of them. – JZ, 6.6.08, 26.2.11.

SCHOOLS: Only 27 % of all teenagers abstain. Query: are the public schools driving students to drink? - B. A. in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 10/76. –– War certainly does and so does did despotism, like that in Russia. Lack of individual liberty might also drive people to other drugs. – JZ, 20.5.08. – ALCOHOLISM, DESPOTISM, WAR, DRUGS

SCHOOLS: Our children are compelled to attend institutions that restrict and destroy their potentialities, their desire to learn.” – Hugh Frazer, LIBERTARIAN OPTIMISM, 4/79.

SCHOOLS: Our schools are doing little to redress and in some cases are encouraging, the growth of illiteracy.” – Stephen Heseler, QUADRANT, 7/77. - In an educational institution I encountered one teacher, who seriously believed that today it would be quite unnecessary to teach people to read and write! The taxpayers are forced to pay for the "education" of such teachers. What did he teach his involuntary victims? – JZ, n.d.

SCHOOLS: Our schools tend to treat children either as prisoners or as wild animals. Public schools prefer the prisoner technique, with rules and regimentation being the education offered, while the supposedly innovative private schools usually opt for the wild-animal position. There, children are reared as in a jungle: totally without the intervention of elders of the species (apart from the teachers – JZ) and with as little contact as possible with sequential thinking involving a history or duration of more than six seconds. …” - Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76.

SCHOOLS: our schools, far from being ‘failures’, are becoming spectacularly successful in fulfilling their declared objective – the mass production of ‘well-adjusted members of society’.” – A. Henry Eliassen, PHILOLOGOS No. 19, 3/77.

SCHOOLS: parents felt an almost crawling humility towards the school, as though it was an altar on which they had laid the bodies of their sons and daughters for sacrifice.” - John Horne Burns, Lucifer With A Book, Avon Books, 1949, 1977, p.11. – I read recently that literacy in the USA is now even lower than in Iraq! – Most of the various groups in the USA do certainly share the same territorialist fallacies and the intolerance that results from them. - JZ, 11.8.07. – The victims of US compulsory schooling, largely government funded out of taxes, still imagine territorial and “representative” democracy to be the political ideal, suitable for all people not only its volunteers! Up to 12 years of compulsory mental conditioning had its effects. – It even extends into tertiary education and, naturally, to the mass media. - JZ, 3.4.09. - SCHOOLING, COMPULSORY & PARENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SCHOOLS: Partly by decree and partly by custom, schools have the overwhelming share of responsibility for teaching young people. This assignment is based on the nearly universal superstition that schools are effective at teaching. But there is mounting evidence that schooling – which, according to Ivan Illich, was conceived by an alchemist – doesn’t work, that children learn much more and much faster from each other, or from their parents or in other, more mysterious ways, than they do in school and that schools may stifle more curiosity than they satisfy. Some of the most learned people I know never set foot in a school. Their parents defied the law and taught them at home.” – Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.53.

SCHOOLS: Paul Goodman wrote in Compulsory Mis-Education, “In many under-privileged schools the IQ steadily falls the longer they go to school.” – Public education has become a state monopoly run by and for the teachers, not the students.” – Rod Manis, in “Manifesto”, p.20.

SCHOOLS: People are systematically prevented from learning those things which are most important for them to know.” – Everett Reimer, School Is Dead, p.93.

SCHOOLS: Perhaps schools would not be so bad – if they had genuine teachers and unbiased text-books and study courses.” – JZ, 3.5.92, 7.6.08.

SCHOOLS: present public schools are State communistic institutions – owned by the State.” – Edward H. Fulton, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.196.

SCHOOLS: Public educators, like Soviet farmers, lack any incentive to produce results, innovate, to be efficient, to make the kinds of difficult changes that private firms operating in a competitive market must make to survive.” – Carolyn Lochhead - SCHOOLING, PUBLIC EDUCATION, TEACHERS, PUBLIC SERVANTS

SCHOOLS: Public schools … a “kind of moral jungle in which the weak fall prey to the unscrupulous, drugs flourish, promiscuity is widely practised, venereal disease is rampant.” – Samuel Blumenfeld, How to Start your own Private School – and Why You Need One, 1972, quoted in review by Prof. Tommy W. Rogers, in NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, 12/74.

SCHOOLS: Public schools are ‘oppressive, grim and joyless’, U.S. Government education experts have concluded after a three-year $ 300,000 study. This confirms a previous study by second graders.” – NEBRASKA SMOKE-EATER – Undated clipping seen in a libertarian journal.

SCHOOLS: Public schools are a prison system and the teachers its wardens.” – LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 6.5.71.

SCHOOLS: Public schools are government-established, politician- and bureaucrat-controlled, fully politicized, taxpayer-supported, authoritarian socialist institutions. In fact, the public-school system is one of the purest examples of socialism existing in America. – Thomas L. Johnson – EDUCATION, STATE SOCIALISM

SCHOOLS: Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.” – M. Fielding, Joseph Andrews, Book 3, ch. 3. – Hyman Quotes, p.134.

SCHOOLS: Public Schools too often fail because they are shielded from the very force that improves performance and sparks innovation in nearly every other human enterprise – competition.” - Robert Lutz/Clark Durant, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Private schools do also largely fail as long as they remain under a large degree of government control. – JZ, 8.1.08. - PUBLIC SCHOOLS, EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: Publics schools are institutions of coercion. Students are coerced to attend them. Parents are coerced to pay for them. – Gary ReedCOMPULSORY EDUCATION OR MIS-EDUCATION, FREE & COMPULSORY “EDUCATION”

SCHOOLS: Ralph Waldo Emerson concluded that "we are shut up in schools ... for ten or fifteen years and come out at least with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing."

SCHOOLS: Riddle of the year: How is a public school like the U.S. Post Office? Answer: It’s inefficient, it costs more each year than the last, it is a perpetual subject of complaint about which nothing is ever done. It is, in short, a typical government monopoly.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.73.

SCHOOLS: Rush Limbaugh regarded school as a prison ... like purgatory. He went because, like countless numbers of students, he was told he had to - "but the process was total agony ..." – Source?

SCHOOLS: School Criticism: Older than the System: Whenever students do well, schools happily claim responsibility. But when students don't do well, school staff say they lack ability, motivation, or an adequate background, etc. Such hypocrisy shouldn't be allowed to go unchallenged. Furthermore, this disclaimer of responsibility amounts to saying schools can't make a difference. So why is half a trillion dollars spent annually supporting them? Criticism of schooling precedes even the early beginnings of a public school system in the United States. That occurred in the 1830s with the enactment of the Common Schools Act in Pennsylvania and Horace Mann becoming Secretary of Education in Massachusetts. From a virtually inexhaustible supply, consider the reaction of some highly successful people to their schooling: - Centuries ago Cicero observed that "The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn." - Growing up in the 19th century, Henry Adams, grandson and great-grandson of presidents said he detested school and always regarded his days there as time thrown away. - Ralph Waldo Emerson concluded that "we are shut up in schools ... for ten or fifteen years and come out at least with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing." - President James A. Garfield said that "it is a perpetual wonder that any child's love of knowledge survives the outrages of the schoolroom." - Philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote that "Most children wish to know things until they go to school; in many cases it is bad teaching that makes them stupid and uninquiring." - In our own times, when Florida's teachers called their first statewide strike a generation ago, Governor Claude Kirk said, "close the schools for a year. Two years from now you'll never know the difference." – Source? David Kirkpatrick?

SCHOOLS: School is a building that has four walls – with tomorrow inside.” – Lon Watters, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 1/77. – Yes, with the future walled in and the present reality walled out. – JZ, 9.1.77, 20.5.08.

SCHOOLS: School is a long lesson in How To Turn Yourself Off.” – John Holt, The Underachieving School.

SCHOOLS: School is the advertising agency, which makes you believe that you need the society as it is. - Ivan Illich, quoted on Facebook, 28.9.12, by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Exposing The Truth's photo. – Like the Churches, the State tries to grab its victims young, while they are still uncritical, for indoctrination. – JZ, 17.1.13. - STATISM, COMPULSORY EDUCATION, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTAL PROPAGANDA

SCHOOLS: School is the place where family prejudices are replaced by public ones.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.122. – Also in his A Book of Contemplation, p.116. PREJUDICES, EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: School is the place where we are indoctrinated to withstand boredom.” – Eric B. Lindsay, GEGENSCHEIN, 10.7.76.

SCHOOLS: School is the world’s largest enterprise; larger than agriculture, industry or welfare.” - Everett Reimer, School Is Dead, p.127. – But do they deserve the term “enterprises”? – JZ, 20.5.08.

SCHOOLS: school was interfering with my education.” – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, p.4. - & EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: school, that busy little socialist indoctrination factory down the block.” - Robert Brakeman, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/78.

SCHOOLS: schooling is not the same thing as education.” – Mark Skousen, in THE VOLUNTARYIST, Feb. 92.

SCHOOLS: Schooling: Simply dragging a child’s soul through the dirt.” – Bernard Shaw.

SCHOOLS: Schools are anti-enlightenment establishments and teachers are their priests. – JZ, 4.1.00. - EDUCATION, TEACHERS

SCHOOLS: Schools are dumping ground for official propaganda literature in form of “text books”. – JZ, 26.8.93. – EDUCATION, TEXT BOOKS SELECTED BY GOVERNMENTS

SCHOOLS: Schools are mainly make-work schemes for teachers, babysitting institutions for parents and propaganda institutions for governments. – JZ, 16.5.05. - The children are mostly only the involuntary victims and deprived of their right to work productively and their chances to learn much in the process. If they could freely enter and leave, then hundreds to thousands of diverse jobs, not too hard and dangerous for them, paid only as much as their labors are worth, then they could probably learn much more and faster than they learn in schools. The three “R’s” can be efficiently taught within a few weeks by the best and competitive voluntary education methods. From there children could advance on their own, in their own time. Their 12-year sentences are wrongful and unnecessary. – JZ, 23.10.07. - EDUCATION, TEACHERS, CHILDREN & EMPLOYMENT POLICIES

SCHOOLS: Schools don’t make you grow up but grow crooked instead, in mind and body – unless other fortunate circumstances intervene sufficiently. – JZ, 5.6.77, 20.11.78.

SCHOOLS: Schools have all too often turned reading and writing into a hated chore rather than a right, a duty, a pleasure, an ability and an opportunity. – JZ, 6.2.03. – READING, LITERACY

SCHOOLS: Schools have little to do with education and even less to do with life.” - Ivan Illich, according to Michael Macklin, in COLD COMFORT, Dec. 72.

SCHOOLS: Schools stand for organized and compulsory boredom. They are mostly only manned by well organized and well paid bores, who are not chosen and voluntarily paid by parents or pupils but, instead, by bureaucrats and this at the expense of the taxpayers. – How much real entertainment would we gain if we were forced to attend the performances selected by bureaucrats for us? How much worthwhile reading would we get done if we were forced to follow a governmentally prescribed reading program? - JZ, 30.3.84, 20.5.08, 27.2.11. – TEACHERS.

SCHOOLS: Schools used to be where students went to learn, now they are more like places where teachers go to get paid.” – J. Kesner Kahn, quoted in NEWS DIGEST INTERNATIONAL, 3/82.

SCHOOLS: schools which grind forth functionally illiterates.” – Poul Anderson, NEW LIBERTARIAN, 5/78.

SCHOOLS: Sell the schools.” - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.73.

SCHOOLS: Should we make "it our business to see that the child from his birth has every comfort lavished upon him and every personal responsibility removed from him?” - Ernest Benn, Why Freedom Works, p.74. - EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: Since neither the love of a subject nor the friendship with a teacher provides a motive for learning but merely the exposition to examinations, the school has become a training centre for pretending knowledge.” – Stefan Blankertz, Staatlichkeitswahn, p.33. – (“Da nicht die Liebe zur Sache oder die Freundschaft zum Lehrer die Motivation zum Lernen abgibt, sondern die Pruefungssituation, ist die Schule eine Uebungsstaette fuer die Vortaeuschung von Wissen.”)

SCHOOLS: So the world got compulsory schooling at the end of a state bayonet for the first time in human history; modern forced schooling started in Prussia in 1819 with a clear vision of what centralized schools could deliver: Obedient soldiers to the army; obedient workers to the mines; well subordinated civil servants to government; well subordinated clerks to industry; citizens who thought alike about major issues. – John Taylor Gatto in - & EDUCATION CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS: Some of these days they are going to remove so much of the ‘hooey’ and the thousands of things the schools have become clogged up with, and we will find that we can educate our broods for about 1/10th of the price and learn ‘em something they might accidentally use after their escape.” – Will Rogers.

SCHOOLS: Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” – E. M. Forster. EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: State schooling can have a terrible effect on children’s growing minds. The old Ottomans could take the children of Christian parents and after State schooling transform them into fanatical Moslems. The State today will never use such power except to strengthen its own power.” – Frank Dupuis, PROGRESS, 11/75.

SCHOOLS: State schooling inevitably produces subordination of mind and any system of regular schooling can be dangerous.” - Frank Dupuis, PROGRESS, 11/75.

SCHOOLS: Stop "the enforced government program against school children." - Anderson /Miles, Constitution, p.39. - SCHOOLING, COMPULSORY, CHILDREN, EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: Studies of prisons and asylums indicate how overwhelmingly such institutions produce the very behavior that they are designed to correct.” – Everett Reimer, School Is Dead, p.25.

SCHOOLS: That’s the reason they’re called lessons,’ the Grypon remarked: ‘because they lessen from day to day’.” – Caroll, Alice in Wonderland, ch.9. – Hyman Quotations, p.91.

SCHOOLS: The “three R’s” for some kids are revulsion, repression and rebellion.” – Quoted by Margaret Throsby in ABC radio interview on 17.10.95. (“Reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic”.) – EDUCATION, SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS: The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all, it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.” – H. L. Mencken - UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTROL

SCHOOLS: The cities have been murdered by their schools. If the schools were good, we could handle the other problems." - M.I.T. professor Jerrold R. Zacharias,… - From a great newsletter I receive from David Kirkpatrick, a former leader in the teachers' unions (both NEA and AFT) who later saw the light (for more see - David W. Kirkpatrick, Senior Education Fellow, U.S. Freedom Foundation - - Sent by Michael Strong - - passed on by CB: - - Michael Strong, CEO and Chief Visionary Officer FLOW, Inc. - - 703-395-0413 (cell) - Request "The Creation of Conscious Culture Through Educational Innovation," The poet Frederick Turner: "eye-poppingly liberating to the pedagogical imagination." - Joe Bast, president of the Heartland Institute: "a remarkable essay that pushes the horizon of what educational freedom could accomplish many miles beyond what is now considered polite debate." - See also Strong, "The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice," (Chapel Hill: New View, 1996) Deborah Meier, MacArthur "Genius" Award-winner: "I imagine how we can transform a school, and I believe it is through just such work as you describe" at - in Spanish as "El Habito de Pensar," (Santiago: Cuatro Vientos, 2000). - EDUCATION:

SCHOOLS: the compulsory public school … a model of the totalitarian state.” – John Chamberlain, in his remarks on Isabel Paterson, in THE FREEMAN, 8/74.

SCHOOLS: the conscientious parent struggling to speak to a child suffering from the tongue-tied, mind-bent confusions of schools designed not to teach kinds to think but to teach them simply to conform …” - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.29. – CONFORMISM, STATISM, OBEDIENCE

SCHOOLS: The dimension of schooling came with the development of the nation state. – Everett Reimer, School is Dead, p.59. – Statistics might come to show that there was a concurrent growth of taxation, monetary despotism, spread of conscription, territorial nationalism, State Socialism and crime (at least in the form of juvenile delinquency.). – JZ, 20.5.08.

SCHOOLS: The function of school often seems more to maintain the status and privilege of its professionals than to respond to the aspirations and heritage of those it is to serve.” – Thomas S. Popkewitz, “Reform as Political Discourse: A Case Study”, SCHOOL REVIEW 84 (1975), 43-69. – Quoted in Donald A. Erickson: The New “Public” Schools, p.9.

SCHOOLS: The government schools have become playpens for the incompetent, where our young people learn more and more about less and less until they know absolutely everything about nothing.” – Donald Wood, AMERICAN OPINION, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 7/76.

SCHOOLS: The method of instruction, "tell-'em-and-test-em", increasingly convinces students that school is mainly a place where by following meaningless procedures you are able to get meaningless answers to meaningless questions.” - Michael Macklin, in COLD COMFORT, Dec. 72. - EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: the minds of these children of light had grown up uninjured by any such tremendous frictions, concealments, ambiguities and ignorances as cripple the growing mind of an Earthling. They were clear and frank and direct. They had never developed that defensive suspicion of the teacher, that resistance to instruction, which is the natural response to teaching that is half aggression.” - H. G. Wells, Men Like Goods, p.197 of the first paperback issue, 1922, 1970, 1972. SCHOOLING, COMPULSORY VS. EDUCATION, TEACHING

SCHOOLS: The new culture found the schools to be more than a waste of a beautiful time of life. They are jails in which every effort is made to crush out the children’s individuality and impose old culture values. As Jerry Farber, professor at California State College, Los Angeles, wrote in his book The Student As Nigger (1969), “School is where you let the dying society put its trip on you.” – Rod Manis, in the anthology “Outside Looking In”, p.430.

SCHOOLS: The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” - Robert Hutchins, READER’S DIGEST, 12/73. – Perhaps education should begin and end with self-education. – JZ, 23.10.08. - EDUCATION, SELF-EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: The only reason that the entire world today is not a complete dictatorship is the saving fact that students are only in school five or six hours a day, and thus in their free time (when they are released from the scholastic cages) a number of them are capable of developing some degree of independence and elf-esteem, which means, some degree of mental maturity. And it is these few individuals that are responsible for maintaining those vestiges of freedom that remain in the world.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.85.

SCHOOLS: The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school.” - G. B. Shaw. - EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln. - Rather, under governmental schooling or controls of schools the political "philosophy" of territorial governments and their apologists, or rather their errors, myths and wrong assumptions, fallacies and misunderstandings of the last two centuries will, be drummed into young and innocent minds for years, until, in most cases, they are no longer questioned but taken for natural and granted. Whatever will improve in the future will largely come from opposition to these teachings - by the few remaining good and independent minds. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. – What is taught in them that is contrary to territorial nationalism or world statism? Do they spread knowledge of individual rights and liberties? – JZ, n.d. -In most cases the “philosophy” behind schools and territorial governments does not really deserve the term “philosophy”, for philosophy is critical of flawed or false assumptions, popular errors and prejudices, while State education systems and territorial governments are not but, instead, subscribe to them and fortify or even enforce them. – JZ, 27.4.13. - EDUCATION, GOVERNMENTS, PHILSOPHY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SCHOOLS: The proceedings of a dogmatic classroom are mystic rituals devoted to the slaughter of man’s mind.” – Thomas Johnson, REASON, IV/V/71. – Quoted in: John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.86.

SCHOOLS: The public school is a monopoly by virtue of the money it receives from state and local governments. In order to compete with it, an unsubsidized private school must be, not merely superior, but so much superior that its customers are willing to forgo their share of that money.” - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.73.

SCHOOLS: The public school is unabashedly an instrument of socialization, never even recognizing the existence of an alternative pattern of rational behavior.” – Gary Phillips, Fordland, in THE DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP, No. 3.

SCHOOLS: The Public School Monopoly”, title of a book edited by Robert Eberhardt. It was mentioned in Rotarua ISIL meeting, probably by George Smith, 24.7.04. I have never seen it. – JZ, 23.10.07. – EDUCATION MONOPOLY, COMPULSORY SCHOOLING

SCHOOLS: The Public School system is just a great big concentration camp for kids as anyone knows who can see the fences and watch them marching en mass.” – Letter in Vonulink, VONULIFE, March 73, p.97.

SCHOOLS: The public school system, … although founded with the highest and most altruistic goals in mind, remains in a state of chronic failure because it violates the human principle of spontaneity. It goes against the grain, and there fore it does not ever really succeed.” – John Gall, Systemantics, p.68.

SCHOOLS: The public school system: "Usually a twelve year sentence of mind control. Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism and compromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting it instead into meek subservience to authority." – Walter Karp, Editor, HARPER'S MAGAZINE. – PUBLIC EDUCATION, COMPULSORY EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED

SCHOOLS: the public schools system, which has placed the government in a position of mind-shaper and has destroyed competition in the sphere of ideas.” – Tibor Machan, REASON, Dec. 79.

SCHOOLS: The school imprisons children physically, intellectually, and morally, in order to direct the development of their faculties in the paths desired. It deprives them of contact with nature, in order to mold them after its own pattern.” – Francisco Ferrer, The Modern School. – Quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations.

SCHOOLS: The school should concern only three parties, the parents, the teachers and, primarily, the children. But a fourth one intervenes, the State, by usurping control over them. – Why? Because it want to train subjects, rather than independently thinking human beings, which could one day become dangerous to it.“ - John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.29. – („Die Schule sollte nur drei Parteien angehen: die Eltern, die Lehrer und vor allem die Kinder selbst. – Aber ein vierter mischt sich ein, der Staat, indem er sich die Aufsicht ueber sie anmasst. – Warum? – Weil er sich Untertanen erziehen will, statt selbstaendig denkender Menschen, die ihm eines Tages gefaehrlich werden koennten.“)

SCHOOLS: The school system in great States will always be mediocre at most, for the same reason that in large kitchens cooking is also at best mediocre.” – Friedrich Nietzsche – JZ tr. of: “Das Schulwesen wird in grossen Staaten immer hoechstens mittelmaessig sein, aus demselben Grunde, aus dem in grossen Kuechen bestenfalls mittelmaessig gekocht wird.” – Are the State schools in small States really much better? – Or is there simply much less interest in indoctrinating pupils? - JZ, 20.5.08.

SCHOOLS: The schools and hospitals of communist states are no different from those of capitalist states.” - Everett Reimer, School Is Dead, p.75.

SCHOOLS: the schools are in four different businesses. One is education in the broadest sense. I mean learning, growth, understanding, awareness, development, skill, competence, choice, freedom. The trouble is, they are also in three other businesses. They are in the jail business. They are in the indoctrination business, making people think or think they think what someone else wants them to think. And they are in the racetrack business running children against each other...” - John Holt, quoted in SCHISM, Summer 72. - EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: The schools cannot be educational institutions because they are jails.” – Jeff Riggenbach, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 7/78.

SCHOOLS: The schoolteacher is certainly underpaid as a child-minder, but ludicrously overpaid as an educator.” – John Osborne, 1929 -, in Observer, 21.7.1985, “Sayings of the Week”. – TEACHERS, EDUCATION, COMPULSORY EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: the vaunted democratization of America through the public school system has become a horror of crimes, ignorance, and coercive oppression of the nation’s school children.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.3.

SCHOOLS: The whole theory of schooling is based on the assumption that production methods applied to learning will result in learning.” - Everett Reimer, School Is Dead, p.53.

SCHOOLS: There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done: school and prison. – William Glasser, quoted in L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.111. – What is the difference between the two? Both have compulsory attendance. The school sentences are imposed upon innocents and are even longer than the average prison sentences for convicts. To some extent Glasser’s view applies to armies and bureaucracies as well. – JZ, 9.6.92, 6.6.08, 27.2.11.

SCHOOLS: There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school. To begin with, it is a prison. But it is in some respects more cruel than a prison. In a prison, for instance, your are not forced to read books written by the warders and the governor.” – In prison they may torture your body; but they do not torture your brains. - Bernard Shaw, Parents and Children.

SCHOOLS: They are probably less filled with pupils with “learning problems” than with teachers with “teaching problems”. – JZ, 2.3.00. - TEACHERS, EDUCATION, LEARNING, TEACHING

SCHOOLS: They dispense culture the better to rule. … They create a literate ignorance – easiest thing of all. Everything they do forges chains, enslaves.” - Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah, Berkley Medallion Book, 1969, p.146. Mental chains are often harder to break than iron ones. – The prejudices learnt in school become ingrained. – Few shake them off completely. - JZ, 30.9.07.

SCHOOLS: They have taken the care and upbringing of children out of the hands of parents, where it belongs, and thrown it upon a gang of irresponsible and unintelligent quacks.” - H. L. Mencken - TEACHERS, GOVERNMENT-RUN OR CONTROLLED, SLAVERY IN THE SPHERE OF EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: They produce adults who believe they have been educated and who, in any case, have no remaining resources with which to pursue their education.” – Everett Reimer, School Is Dead, p.86.

SCHOOLS: This learning process happens naturally, and nearly constantly. For government to take credit for the fact that learning continues to transpire under its supervision (though at a far slower rate than otherwise) is a fraud only slightly less brazen than collecting a huge "oxygen tax" on the threat that we'd soon be unable to breathe if the state didn't keep manufacturing new oxygen, at secret factories which of course we're never allowed to see for security reasons.” - Vin Suprynowicz, in his nationally-syndicated column - COMPULSORY SCHOOLING, EDUCATION, LEARNING

SCHOOLS: To ride on a man's back, you must have a tight grip on his ears.” - David Kingsbury, Courtship Rite, ANALOG, 5/82, p.140. - EDUCATION, TEACHERS, COMPULSORY SCHOOLING

SCHOOLS: Too bad the schools didn’t shut down – the students would then have had more time in which to get an education.” – Ron Chusid, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 9.9.73. – Unless they had already been effectively conditioned to hate reading and learning. – JZ, 20.5.08.

SCHOOLS: Too much schooling – and not enough education! – JZ, 26.5.77.

SCHOOLS: Very little learning of any kind goes on in the public schools, which are in reality not schools at all but compounds, day-compounds in which parents may leave their offspring to be shown the practical social value of conformity and mediocrity. A few of the guards are talented, would-be educators, of course, and each of us who has encountered one or more of them has profited thereby, as one may profit only by a good teacher.” – Jeff Riggenbach, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 11/77.

SCHOOLS: Voucher checks should be issued to the parents of any children wishing to attend nonpublic schools. The checks should be for the amount the government pays per pupil in the public schools ($ 400 - $ 1,000, depending on the State). Students will take the vouchers to the school of their choice – free school, religious, vocational, etc. – and turn them in. The school can cash the vouchers with the State. (Racially segregated schools should not qualify.) Thus, greater freedom of choice will be available to every student and his parents. All schools, including the public schools, will have to start improving in order to attract students and their money. Then and only then will new techniques and technology be introduced and real advancements made. The students will be treated as respected customers rather than as prisoners.  The new culture demands liberation from the public school monopoly and the voucher idea is an essential first step.” – Rod Manis, in the anthology “Outside Looking In”, p.432. - Alas, probably, under it, the State will still reserve to itself the “right” to set standards for voucher schools. Under Joseph Lancaster’s “monitor system” the basic schooling can be done so fast, and cheaply that government assistance to parents would not be required. Moreover, then a few hours of productive work of the children themselves, every week, could already pay for it - for the few weeks or months that it would be required. The only ones not satisfied with the system would be inferior and unionized teachers. – With that system one teacher would be enough for 1000 pupils! - JZ, 20.5.08.

SCHOOLS: Walter Cronkite found most classroom work boring, for which he blamed uninspired teachers. He particularly disliked how history was taught, and believed: "Reducing this great drama to the rote of names, dates and places ought to be treated as a punishable crime."

SCHOOLS: We are now in the second generation of illiteracy. The blind lead the blind.” – Robert Heinlein, quoted in THE CONNECTION 140, p.67. – ILLITERACY, READING, PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS: we have reached and passed many thresholds in the institution of childhood at which (*) benefits become liabilities.” – Everett Reimer, School Is Dead, p.37. – (*) supposed – JZ – EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD, CHILD LABOR PROHIBITIONS, RIGHTS OF CHILDREN & MINORS, PROTECTION

SCHOOLS: We have to stop looking at schools as places to put kids to get them out of the way, and for sorting them out into “grades” and “levels”. We have to start looking at them as places where real growth and learning can take place. Memory feats do not constitute learning or understanding, but they are encouraged by our current competitive system. Cram in the facts, regurgitate them on demand, and the world is your oyster. Or so they say.” – R. A Howard, FREE ENTERPRISE, 4/75.

SCHOOLS: We might note in passing that, except in the case of some highly contagious diseases, people still have a right to be medically sick without going to a doctor or hospital. They may choose to try to treat or cure themselves. But not so the mentally ill. – School is just this sort of compulsory treatment institution. Society has decided that one group of people, Teachers, shall do all sorts of things to another group of people, the students, whether they want it or not, until the Teachers think the students measure up, know enough about the world to go out and live in it.” – John Holt, Instead of Education, p.114.

SCHOOLS: we nationalize the schools to teach the proper propaganda, all so the citizens will be more compliant. – Matthew Bruce Alexander, Withur We, p.216.

SCHOOLS: We want to fight for what is right, yet we do not know what is right. Our young go to schools that cannot teach for how can they teach what they do not know? – Zarlenga, The Orator, p.99. – How many are there in the world who know all or even most of all the genuine individual rights and liberties – or are at least interested in wanting to compile, discuss and publish all of them? Certainly not most school teachers or academics. – JZ, 298.5.08.

SCHOOLS: We've been thoroughly trained in government institutions where every day for twelve of our most impressionable years we took a loyalty oath before starting our work. - Hal O'BoyleEDUCATION, INDOCTRINATION, STATISM, NATIONALISM

SCHOOLS: what George Dennison in The Lives of Children, ”called ‘reality of encounter’. He rightly said that one reason why schooling is so seldom helpful to children, and almost always deeply harmful, is that they have no reality of encounter with their teachers. The teachers are not themselves, but players of roles. They do not talk about what is real to them, what they know, are interested in, and love, but about what the curriculum, the teachers’ manual, and the lesson plan says they must talk about. ‘Start a discussion about … ‘ They do not respond naturally and honestly to the acts and needs of the children, but only as the rules tell them to respond. They ask themselves all the time, ‘If I do this or say this, or let the students do this or say this, will I get into trouble?’ and act according to the answer. Not that their fears are groundless, or these dangers imaginary. For from it. The newspapers often tell of teachers who were fired for saying things the community did not like. No one is fired for hiding the truth from children, but many are fired for telling the truth.” – John Holt, Instead of Education, p.27.

SCHOOLS: What school amounts to, then, for white and black alike, is a 12-year course in how to be slaves. What else could explain what I see in a freshman class? They’ve got that slave mentality: obliging and ingratiating on the surface but hostile and resistant underneath.” - Jerry Farber, The Student as Nigger, p. 93.

SCHOOLS: When a government controls the schools it does not need to control the press.” – Richard Maybury, quoted in THE VOLUNTARYIST 91, 4/1998.

SCHOOLS: When Benjamin Franklin first went to Paris as envoy from the newly formed Confederacy of American States, crowds lined the street to see him ride to and from his lodgings. This was not because he represented an upstart little nation fighting for its independence. Instead, it was because he was already world famous as a scholar, scientist, and philosopher. Of formal schooling he had almost none, but even by today's standards, he was a highly educated man.” - V. Orval Watts, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - & EDUCATION, SELF-EDUCATION

SCHOOLS: When Bob got hold of the Santa Ana REGISTER, he discovered that its publisher R. C. Hoiles, was an outspoken critic of government compulsion in the school system. Hoiles called them “gun-run” schools because the government threatened everyone with a gun if he didn’t pay their school taxes or send their children to school.” - Carl Watner, Robert LeFevre, p.182.

SCHOOLS: When my dad was a boy, all schools were private.” -Vic Thomas, Robertson, NSW, at ca. 70, on 20.4.76.

SCHOOLS: When we listen to the radio, look at television and read the newspapers we wonder whether universal education has been the great boon that its supporters have always claimed it would be." - Robert M. Hutchins, former Chancellor, University of Chicago.

SCHOOLS: where they are exposed to a constant environment of force and fear, where they quickly learn that hypocrisy is the name of the game, that what really counts is not what one knows or wishes to know but how to figure out and please the maser of the class. Where they really come to realize that every other student is a natural enemy who may jeopardize a student’s academic standing and that the student who gains the greatest success in the system is the one who is the most subservient, the one who becomes the docile follower of rules, who jumps at every command and sacrifices his will to that of instructors and administrators.” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.85.

SCHOOLS: Whoever runs the schools has the country.” – Proverb. – JZ tr. of: “Wer die Schule hat, hat das Land.”

SCHOOLS: Why should not education be just as self-determining as religion?” - Leonard E. Read, Government an Ideal Concept, p.118. – Why should not governments, societies and communities be as self-chosen as religions are and schools and education systems should be? – JZ, 3.4.09, 27.2.11. – PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SCHOOLS: With American school children repeatedly coming in at or near the bottom in international tests, why do elected officials act as if what the schools need is more money and more time - especially after ever-increasing amounts of money have already been poured down a bottomless pit over the years, with no visible educational results, and with so much time currently being squandered on “projects” and “activities” rather than education?” - Thomas Sowell, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - PUBLIC SCHOOLS, EDUCATION CONTROLLED & FINANCED LARGELY BY THE STATE

SCHOOLS: With our school system the way it is today … the only child who has a chance is the one who gets outside help.” – Grace Bemtalious, Return to Payton Place, p.161.

SCHOOLS: You sent your child to the schoolmaster, but ‘tis the schoolboys who educate him. – Ralph Waldo Emerson. – That can be, at least sometimes, too difficult a job, as my fellow pupils and myself found out, when we tried to enlighten our protectionst main teacher, Willy Werdermann, of the Lessing Oberschule in Wedding, about the fallacies of protectionism and the truths of Free Trade. – JZ, 7.6.13. - TEACHERS, PUPILS, EDUCATION

SCIENCE About half the world’s scientists and technicians are today engaged in improving existing weapons and developing new ones.” – Seymour Schweber, in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, 9/77, p. 127. – Quoting Olof Palme, former Prime Minister of Sweden.

SCIENCE FICTION: 1.) The notion that whole planets should be settled only by the adherents of one religion, race or ideology, one political, economic or social system, or by several ones, all territorially separated and as territorial monopolists in more or less permanent and extensive conflict with each other. – This would be just repeating the territorialist wrongs and irrationalities for all too long committed on Earth. - 2. ) Malthusianism or notions of overpopulation, as if these had not already been refuted, numerous times, for many decades. - 3.) Trading across galactic distances in goods and even raw materials, rather than merely in ideas and knowledge, thus ignoring the huge transportation costs involved, unless almost miraculously efficient and cheap FTL drives become available. - 4.) Monarchies, dictatorships and other autocratic regimes, empires and federations are presented as if they could be efficient and tolerable organizations even over the distances involved. - 5.) Piracy in space, apparently regardless of the costs and risks involved for the pirates, hardly recoverable via their robberies. The pirates of our times operate relatively small and cheap power boats rather than cruisers and battleships, since the running costs of the latter would far exceed their possible takes. Think of the running costs of galactic cruisers! - 6.) The continuance of wars in space, as if the distances and costs involved would not really matter. - 7.) The continuance of professional and governmental or mercenary armed forces in space, with fantastic and expensive weapons, while in reality already mini-expeditions of scientists to planets of this system do already cause too large expenses for government and although they do woefully fall down with their defence and police protection efforts even on this small speck of dust in the universe and their police forces are often outgunned by criminals. - 8.) Resources are still described as monopolistically owned and exploited rather than competitively offered to any potential buyers. - 9.) The continued application of the principle of collective responsibility, with mass murder devices, genocides by scorching whole planets or blowing up whole solar systems. - 10.) Restricted and limited markets and all too restricted and “governed” people are presupposed as if those who acquired the technical and scientific ability to settle on habitable planets or even to terra-form some of them, would know or could think of nothing better. - This is, obviously, still a very incomplete list of unfounded fictions that are, unfortunately, continued in all too many SF writings. But, if all critical readers and reviewers were to add their own entries and also sufficiently discussed this list between the readers of SF, then, finally, a helpful list would be provided, one that future SF writers might come to use to good effect. Thus SF could come to promote further enlightenment rather than continue to still support all too many errors and prejudices. - Especially the usual popular errors, myths and prejudices should not be upheld and published in this kind of writings, at least not without attempting to thoroughly refute them at the same time and replacing them by correct and much better ideas and opinions. Ideally, a complete and corrected list, would be used by future SF writers as a checklist, to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors. – Will SF writers, editors, reviewers and readers sufficiently collaborate to produce such a list? It would also have some value for our present life on Earth together with the beginnings of the science of Futurism. - JZ, 25.10.03, 31.10.07, 27.2.11, 18.2.14. - COMMON ERRORS, PREJUDICES OR FALSE ASSUMPTIONS THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN FUTURE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES BOOKS

SCIENCE FICTION: Alas, even most SF writers have not yet explored and described the panarchist-polyarchist peace-, progress-, justice-, freedom- and wealth- options as yet. If there are other rational and moral beings on other planets, they would certainly not welcome us with most of our people still having all too many popular errors, myths and prejudices in their minds, which cause us numerous unnatural problems. I would be on the side of these aliens in these cases. – JZ, on Facebook, comment to The Venus Project - Global - SPACE SETTLEMENTS, ALIENS, EXTRATERRESTRIALS & PRESENT HUMANS, MOST OF THEM

SCIENCE FICTION: Down With Power, by L. Neil Smith - - Why, as an SF writer and libertarian, do you confine your secessionism to territorial secessions and do not consider exterritorial and personal law ones for volunteers only? This alternative is still all too rarely expressed in SF writings and thus means an opportunity for SF writers, one that could help to enlighten millions on the subject. – JZ, 18.10.11, on Facebook. - Please note that I do like L. N. S. very much as a science fiction writer and also this particular essay of his. – JZ, 8.10.12. - WRITERS & POWER

SCIENCE FICTION: Isn’t it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?” – Kelvin Throop, ANALOG 12/83, p.158.

SCIENCE FICTION: Isn’t it odd that minds, which can comprehend space travel and the colonization of other planets, still cannot comprehend such a “little thing” as peace on earth and its preconditions and thus they envision wars in space as well. – Too many science fiction writers and fans still lack in imagination and knowledge. How many of them still accept Malthusianism and imagine wars fought between mere corporations? Almost all of them are still territorialists and most of them have no economic knowledge and least of all any knowledge of the possibilities of full monetary and financial freedom. - JZ, 27.12.78, 21.5.08, 18.2.14.

SCIENCE FICTION: Most science fiction writers are as ignorant of and prejudiced against free market economics as most other novelist are. – JZ, 22.5.92. – A listing of all SF titles without this defect would be helpful. – JZ, 22.5.92. – Perhaps a chart could be developed of all the positive and negative aspects of a science fiction story, from which one could see at a glance whether it is really worthwhile reading, apart from its entertainment value. The chart for each book title or at least its positive and negative score could then be published online or on disk. – JZ, 7.6.08. - How much of all libertarian SF has so far been listed together, online, so far? To me it seems that it gets swamped by statists SF fiction, particularly among the titles of the last few decades. - LIBERTARIAN SF.

SCIENCE FICTION: Science fiction authors, who write without knowledge of free market economics and of the other possibilities of free societies, do write unscientific fiction. – JZ, 28.5.92. Their fiction is thus rather fantasy than science fiction. – JZ, 6.4.09.

SCIENCE FICTION: science fiction the only genuine consciousness-expanding drug.” - Arthur C. Clarke, in introduction to The Sentinel, p.10. - Another version: “Science Fiction … the only genuine consciousness expanding drug.” - Arthur C. Clarke. – This remark was also ascribed to C. S. Lewis. – If A. C. C. uttered it later, he probably remembered it, had forgotten its source and uttered it as his idea, simply because he had made it his own. Shall one be blamed if one whistles a good melody that one remembers, but without remembering its composer? – JZ, 11.4.09. - C. S. Lewis … described science fiction as the only genuine consciousness-expanding drug.” – Harry Harrison, on the novel “Flux” by Stephen Baxter, in a review in “NEW SCIENTIST”, quoted in the advertising initial pages, p.III, of Stephen Baxter, Vacuum Diagrams. – S. B. is supposedly the best SF author in Britain. But that quote was the only one I found worth noting in this book of 460 pages! – Maybe you are more lucky or attentive in your reading. - JZ, 12.9.07. –  Obviously, I wasted too much time in reading it. – No refunds for lost time! – I have only myself to blame for making a bad choice. – JZ, 25.3.09. - & DRUGS

SCIENCE: At the present time by far the larger part of the world’s technical and scientific resources are diverted to projects, which have no coherent function beyond the acting-out of power-centred fantasies. The government of the world devote a corresponding amount of their time to them – fantasy-considerations constantly intrude into the constructive projects which they control: In fact, it is a standard university joke among research workers that to secure really energetic support from the Cabinet one must find either a destructive application of the work in mind or a means of attaching it to the personal vanity of a Minister.” – Alex Comfort, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, p.122,a book largely on the delinquency of authority. – Alas, kept out of print & off the Web for all too long. - JZ, 15.5.06. - TECHNOLOGY, TERRITORIAL POLITICS & WAR, RESEARCH & GOVERNMENT FINANCE OF IT

SCIENCE: Do not say “Scientists believe …” Say, “Scientists believed in 1956 …” – “John Smith (1956) is an isolationist …” All things, including John Smith’s political opinions, are subject to change and can therefore only be referred to in terms of the moment. A. E. van Vogt, The Pawns of Null-A, Sphere SF, 1970, p.91. – SCIENTISTS & CHANGE, IDEAS, PROGRESS, DEFINITIONS, OPINIONS, CLASSIFICATIONS, ALL ARE DATED

SCIENCE: Even science is always subject to the spirit of the times.” – Dr. Eduard von Mayer, Die Maerchen der Naturwissenschaft, S. 28. (“Auch die Wissenschaft ist immer Zeitgeist.”) – Under territorialism it is also subject to subsidy conditions made in the interest of the State and thus and correspondingly lacks objectivity, truthfulness and even a quite rightful purpose in all too many cases, especially when half the “scientific” efforts merely serve military purposes. – JZ, 24.6.93, 4.6.08.

SCIENCE: Even today, all too much of all too many supposed “sciences” still consists of unscientific assumptions, hypotheses, procedures and conclusions. While this especially applies in the social “sciences”, to some extent it still applies in the natural sciences as well. – JZ,, 27.5.08.

SCIENCE: Genuine scientific efforts, discoveries and insights are still largely the results of underground and private efforts, not sponsored by governmental science ministers and departments or government controlled universities and think tanks. – JZ, 19.10.06, 25.10.07. - OFFICIAL & GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED ON THE ONE SIDE & MORE GENUINE & CORRECT PRIVATE SCIENTIFIC EFFORTS

SCIENCE: Governmental scientific inquiry is a contradiction in terms.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.359.

SCIENCE: Grants are the death or misdirection of much of science and research. – JZ, 8.6.92. – At least for a few years half of the scientists of the world worked on military research projects, because these were well financed by governments. – JZ, 6.6.08.

SCIENCE: hell hath no fury like two scientists with different ways to the same end.” – Eric Vinicoff, Dreams Come True, in DESTINIES, Vol. 3/1.

SCIENCE: It is impossible to stop science.” – Is it really impossible to stop the “sciences” of torture, of totalitarianism, of political propaganda, of mass murder devices, the science of war, governmental oppression and of much to most of the professional private crimes? – Let us develop real sciences of liberation, revolution, resistance, self-protection, development, prosperity, peace, tolerance, enlightenment, natural and individual human rights and liberties, duties and responsibilities – instead of the pseudo-sciences that are now predominant and permit the continuance of territorial despotism, wars and of thousands of restrictions upon creative and productive human activities. – JZ, 30.3.98, 27.5.08, 27.2.11.

SCIENCE: Most ‘scientists’ are bottle washers and button sorters.’ – Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p.241. - If only some of them would confine themselves to such activities! – JZ, 21.5.08.

SCIENCE: Natural Science Research: Every rational being has the right to undertake scientific experiments and to acquire and spread scientific knowledge as long as they do not endanger the rights of others, particularly the right to life. - Comment: Nuclear fission and fusion experiments, for example, may only be undertaken and atomic energy plants only be set up if, in case of their complete failure, nobody but the scientists and their voluntary helpers would be endangered. Medical experiments with human beings, who did not volunteer, are not permissible. – From the human rights draft in PEACE PLANS 4, article 9. – Currently, an experiment is prepared (*) that tries to reconstruct the Big Bang that led the creation of our universe and the “scientists” involved assure us that nothing can or will go wrong! – To that extent they pretend to a knowledge that they do not and cannot possess and are thus quite unscientific. - JZ, 21.5.08. (*) “The $ 8 billion, 27 – kilometer circle of the Large Hadron Collider, built 100 metres below ground on the border of Switzerland and France by CERN, … But there are fears the incredible intensity of the collision could get out of control and create a black hole. … there are likely to be many surprise results when the collider is operating.” – Frank Walker in THE SUN-HERALD, 27.4.08, pages 14/15. - Ethically some scientists are still like kids playing with fire. – JZ, 21.5.08.

SCIENCE: Normal science, for example, often suppresses fundamental novelties because they are necessarily subversive of its basic commitments.” – Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Vol. II, No. 2, p.5. – CONSERVATISM OF SCIENCE, INTOLERANT & PARTISAN SCIENCE, VERY UNSCIENTIFIC & YET VERY COMMON.

SCIENCE: Our plan is to study the effects of a nuclear explosion on everything.” - A speaker to other assembled scientists, in a comic depicted in John Gall, Systemantics, p.101. – Except on themselves. They are the only beings they should thus experiment upon. Good riddance that would be, too. – JZ, 6.4.09. - NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS

SCIENCE: People fear new technologies, … because they think science will be used against them. The right attitude toward the future was to take responsibility for it, …” - quoted in Robert Anton Wilson, Right Where You Are Living Now, p.41. – Just like the fear of machines, automation and data banks. We should ourselves take control of them, individually, and cooperatively, in a rightful, peaceful and businesslike way, purchasing and using these facilities between us. – JZ, 26.7.92. – Even individual tradesmen and contractors have by now many times the tools and machines in their possession than they had 100 years ago. Just think of the PCs cheaply bought and privately used now by individuals, which are already more powerful than the large computers of large companies only a few decades ago. And combined purchasing power, as Ulrich von Beckerath used to say, is one of the largest and least utilized capital powers in the world. No task it too big for it – if it will finally pay its way. – Even the large finance companies use the savings of millions of small savers. - The organization of such combination can now also be done very cheaply on computers and with online options. – Equipment, buildings and organizations do not always have to be in the hands and under the control of a few others. - JZ, 7.6.08. – How can any nuclear scientist, technician and nuclear weapons user with his single life take responsibility for tens of thousands to millions, that died as a result of the use of such weapons, or even merely of their testing? – JZ, 6.4.09. – It is quite irresponsible to speak of responsibility in this connection. It is rather our responsibility to stop the production of nuclear “weapons” and their stockpiling and also to take part in taking apart their production facilities, including all “peaceful” nuclear reactors. Alas, the latter are still favored - even by many libertarians. – Our only really useful and relatively harmless nuclear reactor, far enough away, is our sun. – JZ, 6.4.09. – And one day, hopefully in the far distant future only, it too might go super-nova. – JZ, 18.2.14. - TECHNOLOGY, SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDING, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, SELF-CONTROL

SCIENCE: Science and research funded and limited by bureaucratic decision-making have little in common with free and genuine science and research. – JZ, 3.5.97. - RESEARCH, FUNDING, BUREAUCRACY

SCIENCE: Science doesn’t exist. Science is an opinion.” – Oriana Fallaci, A Man, p.273. – How often has the pretended knowledge of scientists been revealed as a mere opinion?” – JZ, 21.5.08. – “Hospitals still releasing radioactive waste” … “into the sewerage system.” – Clair Weaver, The SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, May 11, 2008.

SCIENCE: Science has done more for the development of Western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in 18 hundred years.” – John Burroughs or Jeff Burroughs? – But at least religions did not produce ABC mass murder devices! That is one point that I, as an atheist, see in their favor. Scientists have, quite unscientifically, taken the territorial divisions of this planet among territorial governments for granted and then provided super-“weapons” for this immoral and irrational state of affairs, weapons mostly directed against innocents and powerless people. They “scientifically” overlooked the possibility of using conventional weapons just against tyrants and their henchmen. – JZ, 6.6.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, CIVILIZATION, RELIGION, CHRISTIANITY, TYRANNICIDE RATHER THAN MASS MURDER OF THE FIRST VICTIMS OF TYRANTS

SCIENCE: Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.” - Henri Poincare - Another version: Science is facts. Just as houses are made of stones, so science is made of facts. But a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.” - Henri Poincare. - & FACTS

SCIENCE: Science is knowledge, not wisdom.” – Aldous Huxley, The Olive Tree, quoted in A. Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, p.440. - Nor is it Morality or Ethics. We should never forget the Nazi’s “scientists” who experimented upon involuntary victims. – JZ, 21.5.08. – Several “democratic” “nuclear powers” tested the radiation effects of nuclear tests upon their own soldiers, without warning them or giving them the chance to opt out! – They can be just as ruthless and power-mad as despots and tyrants are, at least in some respects. – JZ, 6.4.09. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POWER-MADNESS

SCIENCE: Science is organized knowledge.” - Herbert Spencer, Education, ch. 2. – Hyman Quotes, p.376. - In some sphere it is still largely only organized ignorance and prejudice, e.g. in theology, psychology, philosophy, in education, even in economics and politics. Not even in medicine has all the real knowledge and the pretended knowledge been sufficiently sorted out and either sufficiently confirmed or refuted as yet and then comprehensively and digitally published, e.g. on a large external HDD. – JZ, 21.5.08, 7.2.11. 

SCIENCE: Science is power.” – Roger Bacon, Meditationes scrae de haeresibus. (Wissenschaft ist Macht.) - Wrongful and irrational power, at least in some instances, as nuclear weapons have demonstrated. – JZ, 21.5.08. - POWER

SCIENCE: Science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul.” – Rabelais. – If only it confined itself to ruin only our supposedly existing “souls”. – JZ, 18.2.14.

SCIENCE: The lamentable fact is that scientists, pseudo scientists, and other technologists have been given a wishing well: the Federal grab bag. They, thus, are encouraged to carry out any experiment their hearts desire, without let or hindrance. Leaving aside the destruction of our economy by inflation – featured in the grab bag’s financing – they are alarmingly endangering all the people on this earth, even the earth itself. And primarily because they suffer no restraining and disciplinary forces; their passions and ambitions are on the loose!” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.74. – RESEARCH, DANGEROUS EXPERIMENTS WITH UNKNOWN CONSEQUENCES, GENETIC MODIFICATIONS, CHEMICAL POLLUTION OF SOIL, WATER AIR & FOODS, NANO-TECHNOLOGY, CHEM TRAILS, WEATHER & CLIMATE CONTROL EXPERIMENTS, NUCLEAR “WEAPONS” TESTING

SCIENCE: There is as yet no generally recognized and applied scientific viewpoint on e.g. territorialism and its opposite, exterritorialism, inflation, deflation, involuntary mass unemployment, compulsory vs. voluntary taxation and economic crises – but just an unsorted mess of different and often opposed and usually incomplete views, with none of them quite systematically and quite sufficiently examined, either to become thoroughly enough refuted or generally recognized. Uncounted numbers or errors, myths, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions still predominate in these spheres. – JZ, 28.4.99. - If only all of them were as closely examined and sorted out as e.g. stamp and coin collectors sort out their collections. – JZ, 11.6.08, 27.2.11. - ECONOMICS, INFLATION, DEFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, ECONOMIC CRISES, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIALISM

SCIENCE: There is more religion in men’s science than there is science in their religion.” – Thoreau – RELIGIONS

SCIENCE: There is no such thing as philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination.” - Daniel C. Dennett. - & PHILOSOPHY

SCIENCE: There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry.  There is no place for dogma in science.  The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.” - Robert Oppenheimer. - Freedom for research into further mass murder and torture devices? Do we need research into doomsday bombs? Is it rightful? - JZ, 22.8.02. – Even R. O. got his doubts, after a few years. Most scientists seem to have remained complacent about the nuclear war threat. – JZ, 3.4.09. -

SCIENCE: They teach what science has accomplished. They need to tell also, and more so, the unfinished business of science, the long index of matters unknown and problems unsolved.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.99. – And the new problems it has created for man. – JZ, 18.2.14.

SCIENCE: To be a scientist at all may come to mean being a scientist who is in a program that would not exist without tax-fund support – that is, political – goals.” – David Lilienthal, in his book “Change, Hope and the Bomb”, 1963, quoted in: Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.117. - RESEARCH & SCIENCE SUBSIDIES, POLITICS

SCIENCE: To-day, more than ever before, science can thrive only in absolute freedom. It must not be subject to a purpose dictated from outside, even though the purpose be social welfare.” – Gustav Stolper, This Age of Fable, p.37. – In other words, scientists are not morally responsible beings or ought not to be? – JZ, 10.6.82. - What about the absolute freedom of those who might be harmed or even killed by the experiment and of those, who opposed it? - The first nuclear chain reactor pile was started near Chicago! Since then, with much more nuclear knowledge, we have had numerous nuclear reactor accidents. – JZ, 21.5.08,

SCIENCE: True science has now reached the point where it gives more support to man’s intuitive desire for freedom than to the pseudo-scientific efforts of the social planners. Science has become acutely aware of the limitations of its method.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admiral’s Log II, p.100. - I wish that this were already the case. – JZ, 21.5.08.

SCIENCE: Under the pretence of ‘scientific research’ some people would do anything! – JZ, 19.4.82.

SCIENCE: What fraction of the total truths in any science finds itself expressed in universities, scholarly journals, current book publishing, mass media, especially in economics, politics and philosophy? What fraction of them are now available on websites? - JZ, 20.6.01. - TRUTHS, DISCOVERIES, IDEAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, INTERNET, SUPER COMPUTER, MICROFILM, CDs, HDDs, LIBERTARIANISM, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM

SCIENCE: What is called music is not necessarily musical and what is called “science” is not necessarily scientific. Nor is everything called moral really moral or ethical or what is called economic really economical. What is called politics isn’t necessarily rightful, realistic and rational politics. What is called “reason” isn’t necessarily reasonable. Wrong premises and conclusions andopinions, largely by-passing facts and genuine insights and truths play all too large a role still – in almost every sphere. – JZ, 19.8.99, 11.6.08, 27.2.11, 18.2.14.

SCIENCE: You have science that could uplift the world with priceless revelations, and yet prostitutes itself to the invention of methods of slaughter.” – Source unknown. – MASS MURDER DEVICES, “SCIENTIFICALLY” PRODUCED, NWT

SCIENTIFIC METHOD: In the emotional world, to say, ‘My methods are entirely scientific,’ is similar to saying, ‘I have made an entirely scientific proposal of marriage.’ It is a cause for alarm, not confidence.”Christopher Anvil, Pandora’s Legions. – Baen Books, SF publishing, free online.  – JOKES, EMOTIONS, MARRIAGE

SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS: A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” - Max Planck, Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. Frank Gaynor, pp. 33-34 (1950). - This in spite of experimental freedom and large degrees of freedom of expression and information for scientists! - JZ, 13.10.02. – Progress in the social sciences, through panarchism, will, probably, also take time. But through it, at least enlightened individuals and minorities can progress as far and as fast as they want to, even while other people remain stagnant for all too long. – JZ, 3.4.09. IDEAS ARCHIVE & TALENT CENTRE, PANARCHISM, PROGRESS, TIME

SCIENTISM: the uncritical application of the methods, or the supposed methods, of the natural sciences to problems for which they are not apt.” – F. A. Hayek, quoted by John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, Dec. 76, p.758.

SCIENTISTS: As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls." - M. Cartmill –– from Monica Cellio homepage. - JOKES

SCIENTISTS: People who consider themselves to be scientists are also often all too intolerant. These “scientists”, between them, may have persecuted more genuine scientists than have the religious and ideological nuts between them. – JZ, 26.9.91, 6.6.08. – And for this all too many of them expect to be supported by the general taxpayers! – JZ, 6.4.09. - INTOLERANCE

SCIENTISTS: Whatever the university attended, whatever the degree obtained, the simple fact, he had observed it in men’s minds, was that most men, even scientists, do not have the courage to follow the basic tenet of science; that even though they may call it science, they actually stand upon a structure of faith. And having had one structure taken out from under them, they seize upon another and guard it with a desperate frenzy, lest it, too, be threatened.” – Mark Clifton and Frank Riley, They’d Rather Be Right, p.123. – New facts, ideas and hypotheses are not always welcome to them, either. It means they would have to relearn a lot, which they would rather avoid. – JZ, 6.6.08.

SCOTCHMEN: Out of twelve families of immigrants of each country, generally seven Scotch will succeed, nine German, and four Irish.” – St. John de Crèvecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer, in 1782. – Have such comparisons been extended to other nationalities and other occupations? – JZ, 3.6.08. – But, as has often been pointed out, the differences between individuals of the same group tend to be much larger than the differences between such groups. – Germans may have been much more “bastardized” or of mixed blood than e.g. Scotchmen and Irishmen. But if that were the decisive factor, then why do Japanese do so good in the various tests? – With Jews their frequent prosecutions have probably seen to it that, largely, only some of the most cautious and intelligent ones survived. - JZ, 11.4.09. - GERMANS, IRISH & ALL OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS, INTELLIGENCE IQ, JUDGMENT IQ, CREATIVITY IQ, ENTERPRISE IQ, INEQUALITY, RACIAL OR NATIONAL DIFFERENCES.

SCRIPTURES: The Bible is just one among hundreds of millions of books – and one of the worst of them to boot. – Not that any other “holy” books are any better. – And for most of the others, the “unholy” books, their authors are much better known. – Relatively few were written by “ghostwriters” and these are real persons, too. Nor were most of the others, for decades to centuries, transmitted only orally, with all the flaws implied in this transmission. Nor were they later edited and censored as often and so full of false pretences, dogmas and beliefs. – How many crimes were committed by people quoting the Bible as their inspiration? – For how many of today’s major problems is there no solution found in it but, rather a continuance of abuses like e.g. actions on the “principle” of collective responsibility? - But I can admire the few, who became decent human beings in spite of a holy book being their main reading matter. - JZ, 16.12.94, 28.45.08. CHRISTIANITY, JUDAISM, HOLY BOOKS, BIBLE, CHRISTIANITY

SEAT BELTS, COMPULSORY: Seat belts save lives – but so do fasting, teetotalism, non-smoking and not engaging in boxing, swimming, motor racing or mountain climbing. Should we thus outlaw all dangerous activities? – JZ, 3.11.76. – Reckless drivers might drive even more recklessly when protected by seat belts and air bags or when driving in very solidly built cars. – JZ, 21.5.08, 18.2.14.

SECESSIONISMAs far as the Constitution is concerned, the overwhelming majority of the American public was opposed to its adoption, and its ratification represented more of a coup d'état by a tiny minority than the general will. All revolutions, whether good or bad, are started by minorities; and the secessionist route toward social revolution, which necessarily involves the breaking-away of a smaller number of people from a larger one, takes explicit cognizance of this important fact. - Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Democracy: The God That Failed - Ludwig von Mises Institute – Facebook, 29.8.12. - & CONSTITUTIONALISM, AMERICAN REVOLUTION, USA, REVOLUTIONS

SECESSIONISM: A bureaucracy has no more right to own and direct your life than a monarch or a tyrant has - even if this bureaucracy had majority consent. – JZ, n.d. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY

SECESSIONISM: A free man can quit his government, a citizen-slave cannot. – JZ, 8.2.03. – INDIVIDUALISM, FREEDOM, CITIZENSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP

SECESSIONISM: A number of philosophers have considered the question and concluded that you have the right to secede. But these philosophers have so far been largely ignored. Now our very survival may depend on us no longer ignoring their completely voluntaristic alternatives to politics as it is known today. - JZ 2.6.84, 27.2.11. – PHILOSOPHY, NWT, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, MANKIND’S SURVIVAL

SECESSIONISM: A secession that merely provides smaller but still territorial political States with compulsory membership, subordination, constitution, legislation, regulation, administration, military and police monopolies, is not worth fighting or dying for. – JZ, 7.9.88, 21.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, DECENTRALIZATION

SECESSIONISM: A step by step disconnection from the statist forms of society.” – Annette Will, 5.12.84. – (“Eine schrittweise Entkoppelung von staatlichen Gesellschaftsformen.”)

SECESSIONISM: ABOUT SECESSION.NET- Principles - GoalsStrategies - At least 5,000 racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural groups are lumped together into only 189 nation states. Most of the world's violent conflicts are related to struggles for dominance within or independence from some large, multi-national nation state. A large percentage of the world’s people (especially in populous India, China, Indonesia and Africa) would choose to secede from their respective nation states if given the opportunity. – CAROL MOORE site

SECESSIONISM: Act: You have the right to act (*) - not only to react to the impulses given to you by others. - (*) alone or in association with like-minded people. - JZ, 2.6.84. – INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Alas, governments abandon or betray their subjects (by their wrongful, oppressive and aggressive acts, in breach of a rightful and sensible “social contract”, explicit or implied) much more frequently than their subjects abandon their governments (by their “disloyal” and disobedient rightful resistance, revolutionary and secessionist actions.). – JZ, 2.10.85, 21.5.08. - TREASON, BETRAYAL, DISLOYALTY, DISOBEDIENCE, RESISTANCE, REBELLION

SECESSIONISM: All dissenters must have the right to dissociate themselves or secede. - Compulsory schooling makes for school-boy arsonists. Thus they do not have to bear the exclusive blame for their actions. – JZ, 2.6.84. – The do not burn down libraries – because they are nor forced to attend them. – JZ, 18.2.14. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, DISSENTERS, VOLUNTARISM, COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE IN SCHOOLS

SECESSIONISM: All people are different. They can have harmony between them only when they sufficiently agree or at least agree to leave each other alone. This requires many things, chief among them the right of individuals to associate freely and to secede. – JZ - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, HARMONY

SECESSIONISM: All those abhorring forced labor do favor free choice of jobs. - Well, apart from their unjustifiable concessions to compulsory licensing and regulations. But subjection to a State can be as bad or even worse. What is right in the first case is right also in the second case. Secede! - JZ, 2.6.84. – JOBS, FREEDOM TO CHOOSE ONE’S JOB OR PROFESSION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SECESSIONISM: Allegiance is a voluntary act and may thus be one-sidedly broken off. - JZ, n.d. – ALLEGIANCE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Americans, in several ways, were secessionists from England. But then they established their own territorial monopolism and fought even a civil war to suppress secessions. – JZ, 23.8.95, 28.5.08.

SECESSIONISM: Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit.” – Abraham Lincoln, speech in Congress, 1846, January 12, 1848. - The population of any large territory is never quite uniform. The local majority has no right to bring the local and peaceful minorities under its own territorial rule. All minorities have the right to full exterritorial autonomy under their own personal laws. To that extent any territorial and secessionist territorial rule is quite rightfully restricted. No one has a right to claim a territorial monopoly, one that goes beyond private and cooperative property rights. House rules should not be over-extended into territorial home-rule claims. – JZ, 8/85, 20.5.08. – And then Lincoln fought the bloodiest war in US history precisely to suppress the right to secede. – He may have taken it as a personal affront that they dared to seceded from his rule of the Federal Government. Instead, he should have declared and protected this right for e.g. for slaves, Red Indians and Negroes and all others, who wanted it for themselves – and tolerated it in others. – Nevertheless, he is still widely considered as having been a great man and humanitarian! – JZ, 6.4.09. - EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEER VS. TERRITORIALISM,PEOPLES, STATISM, STATE “RIGHTS” VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM, INDEPENDENCE, LINCOLN, TERRITORIAL “SELF”-GOVERNMENT, REVOLUTION, SELF-OWNERSHIP

SECESSIONISM: Anyone in a free group can decide to give up his own idea and go along with the majority. If he does not want to do this, he can get out of the group. This is a use of freedom, an exercise of self-controlling responsibility." – Rose Wilder Lane: The Discovery of Freedom, p.180. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM & TERRITORIALISM

SECESSIONISM: Association and Secession: THIRD, that we hold inviolable those Relationships among Individuals which are totally voluntary, but conversely, any Relationship not thus mutually agreeable shall be considered empty and invalid.” - L. Neil Smith, A New Covenant Of Unanimous Consent, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 81. – In conclusion, under Supersedure, he spoke of “Members or Inhabitants of any Association or Territory” and has thus taken exterritorial autonomy under consideration. – I am not sure that this was already done in former versions. – JZ, 27.9.07. – However, with the two words “or territory” he casts in doubt whether he recognized the right to secede for dissenters living in the seceded territory. These dissenters should not be bound by the decisions of the majority which favored a territorial secession. They should be free to remain members of the old association or secede and establish or join a personal law association that they do, individually, prefer. – JZ, 18.2.14. - INDIVIDUAL, VOLUNTARISM

SECESSIONISM: At least in art, fashion, music, and literature, “opting out” and doing one’s own thing are in. For political, economic and social systems this right and equal freedom has still to be realized. - JZ, 31.12.89, 21.5.08. – OPTING OUT, DOING ONE’S OWN THINGS


SECESSIONISM: Be human, not just a sacrificial lamb for governments. Live for your own sake, not to be fleeced and eaten by others. - After all the bad experiences you’ve had with them, the last ones you ought to feed and clothe would have to be the politicians and bureaucrats. - But if you want to continue playing your self-sacrificial role, panarchism would give you the chance to do so - without committing at - the same time - a territorialist crime against those, who don’t agree with you. - JZ, 2.5.84, 27.2.11, 18.2.14. - HUMANS, MAN, PEOPLE, SUBJECTS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Being your own man is the most serious crime of all, today." - Paul Herr. – At least in the opinion of the territorial statists. – JZ, 8.2.14. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Bert Kelly Wants to Secede - - Secession can be even more successful if it is quite voluntary, tolerant and exterritorial! The population of Tasmania is made up of very diverse individuals as well. Let each of them choose their own political, economic and social system, like they choose their religion, ideology, philosophy, art, reading, food, drinks, clothing, friends, consumer goods and services, sports clubs etc. etc., thereby avoiding friction in most cases. Let everyone become free to secede from Canberra and from his State. – JZ, 8.7.11, on Facebook. - INDIVIDUAL VS. TERRITORIAL

SECESSIONISM: By natural law you are the master of your own fate. - What an absurd and disgusting thought that politicians and bureaucrats, as they are, could and should be masters of your fate! - JZ, 2.6.84 - MASTER OF OWN FATE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: By seceding you do not attack but, on the contrary, defend your own rights. To force you to remain in the old association would be wrong. - But some contractual obligations undertaken in the old association may remain for a while. - JZ, 2.6.84. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Caesar does not rightly own you, your property or your allegiance – unless you yourself, voluntarily and temporarily give them to him. - Rather: … give yourself, your property and your allegiance to him. - JZ, 2.6.84, 27.2.11. – CAESAR, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, FREE CHOICE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION, COMPETITION, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE: PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA

SECESSIONISM: Caesar, by natural law, does not own anyone but himself. – JZ – CAESARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SECESSIONISM: Can there be anything more peaceful than secession from all aggressors and all inherently aggressive institutions? – JZ - PEACEFULNESS, AGGRESSION INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Carol Moore - Finally, we do agree on this! Exterritorial and voluntary individual secessions are unlikely to lead to as many violent repression attempts as territorial ones. For the territorialists are themselves split into numerous parties, sections and ideologies and exterritorial options would also solve their problems and their endless party- and leadership-struggles under territorialism. That gives the ancient "divide and rule" saying a rightful meaning, instead of an imperialistic one. – JZ, 12.11.11, on Facebook. - INDIVIDUAL & EXTERRITORIAL

SECESSIONISM: Compulsion can't establish obligations. - JZ, 2.6.84. - Compulsion is always wrong when not defensive. – COMPULSION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY


SECESSIONISM: Cooperation is a right - but so is, undoubtedly, non-cooperation. – JZ, n.d. - NON-COOPERATION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Could free societies become freely developed without individual and group secessionism and full exterritorial autonomy for communities and societies made up of volunteers only, under their own personal law?” – JZ, 6.8.04, 24.3.09. - FREE SOCIETIES, PROGRESS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, DEVELOPMENT, VOLUNTARISM, Q.

SECESSIONISM: David Gordon, editor, Secession, State & Liberty, offered by The Mises Store, Nov. 12, for $ 24.95.- Google offered me, recently, over 6,000 search result under “individual secession”. – JZ, 23.3.14.

SECESSIONISM: Death by a thousand cuts.” Yes, let us inflict it upon all territorial States, by means of individual and group secessionism, monetary and financial freedom, and by the replacement of all territorial State by exterritorially autonomous communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers. – JZ, 15.8.11, 23.2.12. – PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, , ABOLITIONISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SECESSIONISM: Democracy is tyranny over the lowest number - but it is tyranny still. - Free after Herbert Spencer in "Social Statics", chapter IXX: “The Right to Ignore the State.” – JZ, n.d. - DEMOCRACY, IGNORING THE STATE, RIGHTS, MAJORITIES

SECESSIONISM: Do individuals, e.g. libertarians or anarchists, have the right to secede from the present or any future State or society, not legally, but by natural law or by individual rights and liberties? - JZ, 2.9.88, 18.2.14. – Q.

SECESSIONISM: Do not let them govern your lives. - Those who try to do so are often - failures in their own lives - and yet they have the impertinence to attempt to run your life. - JZ, 2.6.84. – GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, REPRESENTATION, POLITICIANS, GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, PARLIAMENTS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Do you include exterritorial secessionism as well, not only for libertarians but for all other isms that are peaceful and tolerant enough to do their own things only for or to themselves? Extraterritorial instead of exterritorial secessionism amounts largely only to small-scale territorialism and was historically connected to the association with a powerful foreign State. – JZ, 12.11.11, 18.1.14, to Supporters of Libertarian Extraterritorial Secession's timeline – on Facebook. - INDIVIDUAL & EXTERRIOTORIAL. Q.


SECESSIONISM: Don't be a slave to a misconceived duty. The others do not own you. (or your services.) - JZ, 2.6.84. – DUTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Don't go to wars with the rascals and fools. Secede from them! – JZ, 77. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Each territorial secession is a kind of opposition or resistance against all those content with the present state of affairs. Exterritorial secessions lead to discontent only among territorialist authoritarians, dictocrats, coercive centralizers etc. and give all others their rightful chances. They even provide word-wide opportunities for the authoritarians etc. - but only among their own volunteers and at their expense and risk thus making authoritarianism much more rapidly self-defeating and this without victimizing innocents. Territorial (geographical) amounts to an aggression, while exterritorial secession is a defensive action. - JZ, 18.1.02, 27.2.11. - EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, AGGRESSION, DEFENCE, VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA, TO EACH HIS OWN

SECESSIONISM: Edith was a little country bounded on the North, South, East and West (*) by Edith." - Martha Ostenso, b. 1900, quoted in A. Andrews Quotations. – Sometimes, children are more aware of their individual sovereignty than are adults, whose individual sovereignty becomes more and more suppressed in later years. – JZ, 14.4.08. – (*) From head to toes as well, in a fully three-dimensional life. – JZ, 18.2.14. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM.

SECESSIONISM: Even children should have the right to vote e.g. on nuclear weapons. After all, their survival is also involved. – JZ - CHILDREN’S RIGHTS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISMM, RIGHT TO LIFE & INDIVDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SECESSIONISM: Even if you think that you are married to the State - you may rightfully divorce it, even one-sidedly. (Whether your government permits it and the majority of your fellow citizens agree with you or not is another matter, that has nothing to do with the rightfulness of your case, if you have not attacked anyone’s individual right or liberty. – JZ, 18.2.14.) Any divorce is right if undertaken voluntarily, at least by one participant. (This assumes marriage to be a relationship between sufficiently rational beings. Trying to divorce oneself one-sidedly from the obligations towards one's own children would be quite another matter. Guardianship obligations would come in here. But children may well be authorized to divorce themselves from the guardianship by their parents and to have still some maintenance claims against them. Federal and State governments try to treat us as children who have no right to reject paternalism. – JZ, 2.6.84, 18.2.14. – DIVORCE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Every exit is an entrance to somewhere else. - Michelle Kalhorn shared Hippie Peace Freaks's photo. - Facebook, 26.6.12. – At least it implies this choice, even if it is only the hut of a hermit or a monk’s or nun’s cell. However, there is no right to join any personal law association that discriminates against the kind of person on is but merely the right to join any, which would accept one or the right to establish a new one. – JZ. 18.2.14. - PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, DISCRIMINATION, FREE CHOICE AMONG SOCIETIES & GOVERNMENTS.

SECESSIONISM: Every individual is by rights a sovereign nation by himself and under no obligation to territorially associate and federate or to remain in any territorial State or Federation. – JZ, n.d. & 27.2.11. – NATIONS, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY

SECESSIONISM: expect to see trade wars, foreign policy disasters, a few race riots, a decrease in personal liberty, higher taxes, higher inflation and probably, economic collapse. The silver lining is, secession will probably become more feasible. –Charley Reese, What the next four years has in store for us, column Nov. 8.1996 in ORLANDO SENTINEL Under territorialism it is relatively safe to predict largely only more of the same. Territorial secessionism cannot achieve what voluntary and exterritorial autonomy secessionism can achieve. – JZ, 23.4.13, 18.2.14. – VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP SECESSIONISM UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SECESSIONISM: Experiment with yourself, not with others without their consent and at their expense and risk. Your rights go that far but no further. – JZ - EXPERIMENTS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIONISM, META-UTOPIA, CONTRACTARIANISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

SECESSIONISM: For 134 years the American people have been led to believe that the right of secession had been overturned by a "verdict of arms," but that isn't true … It is true the shot fired at Fort Sumter was a mistake, since it provided the pretext for the Southland to be invaded by foreign troops, but the right of secession realized through the ballot box remains an essential part of our constitutional order. –George Kalas, Chairman Emeritus, The Southern Party - As if the Southern forces were not also invading the North. Under territorialism, in its civil wars, revolutions and wars, all the wrongs are rarely only committed by one side. - JZ, 23.11.06. - Secession must become free for individuals and minorities and this without a collectivist territorial voting, in which a temporary majority might be wrongfully denying them this right. - JZ, 27.2.11.– The only rightful form of secessionism, namely that of volunteers only, striving merely for exterritorial autonomy, was never part of any country-wide voting. – JZ, n.d. - It could be one of the rights that could be introduced by a referendum but even if the majority in such a referendum were opposed to it, it could not rightfully deny secessionism to the peaceful dissenters. It could not even rightfully deny this right to those members of the majority who in future might wish to secede from it. Basic individual rights and liberties are beyond majority decision-making. – JZ, 18.2.14. – VOTING, REFERENDUM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM, CIVIL WAR

SECESSIONISM: Forced State membership is like a forced marriage (a kind of regular rape) or even a “gang bang” occurrence and it may at any time be rightfully and one-sidedly dissolved. None of the enforced associates has any indemnification claim against you - unless you freely signed a contract with him. - JZ 2.6.84. – On the contrary, you have an indemnification right against these aggressors. - JZ, 27.2.11. - MARRIAGE, RAPE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, SOVEREIGNTY, SERLF-OWNERSHIP, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, VOLUNTARISM

SECESSIONISM: Free enterprise means that you may set up or leave any enterprise, even that of some enterprising power-addicted politicians and bureaucrats, as long as you pay your contracted debts, not those, which were legally imposed upon you without your individual consent, like "public debts" are. - A continuing obligation as a tax slave can well be imagined by some but can hardly be enforced as a moral obligation. Repudiate government debts - as investments in tax slaves! - JZ, 2.6.84. - FREE ENTERPRISE, TAX SLAVES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, AS A STEP TOWARDS PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS & THEIR VOLUNTARY TAXATION OR CONTRIBUTION SYSTEMS, REPUDIATION OF “PUBLIC DEBTS”

SECESSIONISM: Freedom of association must include the freedom not to associate.” – W. Friedman, Law in a Changing Society, Berkeley, Univ. of Cal. Press, 1959, p.501/2, uttered in relation to compulsory unionism.

SECESSIONISM: Google offered me 2790 results when I looked for “individual secessionism” on 19.2.14. Today, 21.3.14 it offered no results for “individual secessionism” but 6640 results for “individual secessionism”. So at least in this starting point towards panarchism, polyarchism etc. interest has risen fast and, perhaps, the breakthrough point is not longer far away. – However, so far finding people interested in panarchism, polyarchism, personal law, competing governance, exterritorial autonomy for volunteers etc. has been like hacking one’s way through a thick and large Internet jungle. - JZ, 21.314.

SECESSIONISM: Government (of whatever form) cannot righteously rule without consent of the governed. Without your consent, this entity cannot rightfully claim or require any contractual obligation upon you. No individual or collective entity can declare legitimate authority over your life or property without your explicit consent. Without your consent, their claims of ruling you can then only be backed by threatening violence upon you, further illustrating their illegitimacy. And no, you cannot be rightfully born into such an arrangement, just as you cannot be rightfully born a slave. Make your claim to individual sovereignty clear by declaring and affirming your personal secession." (10:18) - James Calvin Hanks Jr. - I agree. Do you? – JZ. –  INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERESHIP, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, VOTING ON ALL OF ONE’S OWN AFFAIRS, SELF-DETERMINATION, PERSONAL LAW, CONSENT

SECESSIONISM: Governments - supposedly our servants, are in reality armed against us, their nominal masters. - And they involve us in their arguments and struggles with the "servants" of other whole populations of other territories. Instead of being hired and fired by us, they tax us and regulate us. And all too many of us call this a solution and the only and best possible one! As Ulrich von Beckerath used to say, particularly with regard to the threat of the nuclear holocaust, in which they have involved us, in which each "nuclear power" holds all the subjects of the other nuclear power as hostages, even a dog would tend to run away if it were as badly treated. But we continue to cheer for our masters or vote them into office or tolerate them in office. – JZ, 2.6.84, 27.2.11. - GOVERNMENTS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, DOGS, LOYALTY, STATISM TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, HOSTAGE TAKING ON A VAST SCALE

SECESSIONISM: Heywood declared that Garrison, in condemning secession, crushed ‘the cardinal principle of self-government, the pivotal force and philosophical method of peaceful revolution.” – THE RADICAL REVIEW, I, No. 77, p.566-567, on Ezra Heywood. – PEACEFUL REVOLUTIONS, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SECESSIONISM: How can a man have freedom (liberty) unless he is free to withdraw from situations (governments, groups, jobs)? - Mildred Loomis, “Moving into the Frontlines of Social Change.” – INDIVIDUAL SECESSION, PANARCHY, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, RIGHTS, FREEDOM, WITHDRAWAL, VOLUNTARISM

SECESSIONISM: However, the right if self-determination of which we speak is not the right of self-determination of nations, but rather the right of self-determination of the inhabitants of every territory large enough to form an independent administrative unit. If it were in any way possible to grant this right of self-determination to every individual person, it would have to be done. - Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM, COMMUNISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SECESSIONISM: I am glad that Secession is a popular issue once again. Secession is nothing more than the right to self-determination. Nobody should be forced to pledge allegiance or pay monetary tributes to a government that they do not support, nor should one be forced to face a choice between supporting said government and having to move thousands of miles away. Those who would deny a right to self-determination are essentially advocates of concentrating unlimited power in the hands of a few people. Remember: the answer to 1984 is 1776! - Phred Lysander - Consider individual, personal law or exterritorial autonomy secessionism - also for societies, governance systems and communities or societies of volunteers. Even the largest political parties do have numerous factions. It would be a win-win situation for all, as far as the own affairs are concerned. That kind of secessionism does not attempt to legally overpower local dissenters, like all territorial secessions do. The opponents would then clearly stand for wishing to rule peaceful others against their will. All the pretences of "representing" them and asserting that they would have given their full consent by voting, would tend to disappear. Genuine self-government or self-determination for all, free enterprise, freedom of contract and freedom of association and experimentation in all spheres now wrongfully monopolized by territorial governments! - John Zube – Facebook, 14.11.12, 18.2.14. -INDIVIDUAL VS. TERRITORIAL

SECESSIONISM: I am leaving the tribe, … - Jeri Taylor, Pathways, in Startrek Voyager, Pocket Books, 1998, p.27. – He had made his choice and he was following through. He would chart the course of his own life, unbound by the past, free to explore any of the options that might lie before him.  – Ibid, p 29. - Alas, in this case, the hero did so only in order to join the empire of the imperial Federation. – At least it seems to have still recognized some degrees of tribal autonomy. – It is not indicated whether he would be as free to secede from the empire of this federation. Historically, at least officers remained for centuries free to resign, but hardly in any of the totalitarian States. – And when they resigned from the States’ armed forces they still remained subjects of their territorial States. - JZ, 13.3.12. - TRIBALISM, ASSOCIATIONISM

SECESSIONISM: I expect to see trade wars, foreign policy disasters, a few race riots, a decrease in personal liberty, higher taxes, higher inflation and probably, economic collapse. The silver lining is, secession will probably become more feasible.” – Charley Reese, What the next four years has in store for us column, Nov. 8.1996 in ORLANDO SENTINEL - TERRITORIALISM

SECESSIONISM: I happen to hold that rights are more than mere one-sided claims, God-given or government granted privileges, mere contracts or power relationships but, rather, the specified embodiment of equal freedom spheres for rational beings and as such they are as real and practicable as an equilibrium is or 2 x 2 = 4. - JZ, 2.6.84. – RIGHTS, LIBERTY, EQUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: If [the Declaration of Independence] justifies the secession from the British empire of 3,000,000 of colonists in 1776, we do not see why it would not justify the secession of 5,000,000 of Southrons from the Federal Union in 1861.” – NEW YORK TRIBUNE, December 17, 1860. It is not a question of numbers or majorities but one for individuals to decide, each for himself. Territorial secessionism is not individualistic enough. - JZ, 23.11.06. – At least the facts of slavery and compulsory taxation and of Free Trade vs. “Protectionism” should have been considered to arrive at the conclusion of the rightfulness of individual secessionism and of groups of dissenting volunteers. – But then even today political science has not yet become a genuine science but rests on wrongful, under-informed and irrational statist and territorialist premises. – JZ, 23.4.13. - TERRITORIALISM

SECESSIONISM: If a man never consented or agreed to support a government, he breaks no faith in refusing to support it." – Lysander Spooner, No Treason I, p.4. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: If each member of society affirms himself and only himself, and individual sovereignty is established, there is no more room for government, all supremacy is destroyed; man is equal to man ..." - A. Bellagarrique, THE MATCH, 9/75. - Non-territorial government would still remain for its voluntary victims if not all its territorial subjects seceded from it, which is rather unlikely to occur very soon. - JZ, 27.2.11. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: If it is your desire to bring about meaningful change, you need not waste your time trying to reform the crumbling system; you need only to walk away from it!” - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, ch.49. – As if we were already free to do so! – JZ, 19.2.05. – While he thus subscribed to individual and group secessionism, or merely free emigration, did he also subscribe to individual sovereignty and exterritorial autonomy for communities and societies of volunteers? In all too general terms he seems to be against all kinds of organizations and institutions, except private enterprises and private hobby, arts and scientific groups etc., and still only in favor of territorial but otherwise limited governments. – He seems to think that political bodies of volunteers could be all too powerful and dangerous, too, even if they have no territorial monopoly and are were merely competing with each other for volunteers. Or have I misunderstood him? I have found no panarchist writings going beyond individual secessionism in his writings. Have you? – That suggests to me the development of a suitable set of questions regarding panarchism that should be sent to potential prospects like him, outstanding libertarian thinkers in every respect but this one and, perhaps, full monetary freedom. At least one would find out in more detail what kinds of ideas and opinions still hold them to territorialism. - JZ, 3.4.09, 27.2.11. – Q., INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM IN EVERY SPHERE & ITS CONSEQUENCES

SECESSIONISM: If the States do not have the right to secede, then they have no rights at all.” - Dr. Walter Williams , George Mason University Economics Dept. - They do not, indeed, have the right to secede, as territorial States, but each of their members has the right to secede from a federation and from the state itself and to join or establish other States or societies - that are only exterritorially autonomous. - JZ, 26.3.04. - GEOGRAPHICAL OR TERRITORIAL VS. INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP SECESSIONISM ON THE BASIS OF EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY FOR VOLUNTEERS

SECESSIONISM: If there be any among us who wish to dissolve the Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed, as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.” – Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address. - He tolerated the wish and its expression. Would he have tolerated corresponding actions that would have eliminated the US territorial republic only for the secessionist volunteers, who would have formed their exterritorially autonomous societies and communities of volunteers? Naturally, no one would be authorized to dissolve the territorial State or the Federal State, which other volunteers would wish to continue among themselves, at their own risk and expense, to the extent that they can do this exterritorially, i.e. also only under personal law. Anyhow, territorial States are not individuals and as such they do not have individual rights. Only individuals have individual rights and liberties. State rights – are a misconception. - How different might history have been if Jefferson had advocated secessionism for individuals and groups of volunteers and personal law or exterritorial autonomy for them? – JZ, 27.2.11, 23.4.13, 23.6.13. – Territorial States are not rightful and voluntary entities, communities or societies but coercive and monopolistic concoctions, forcing their systems upon many very diverse dissenters and their voluntary associations, not permitting them secession and personal law or exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 18.2.14. -  HISTORY, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES -

SECESSIONISM: If you are a Labor Party supporter then you have a right to secede, individually or with other Labor Party members and voters from any Liberal government. If you are a Liberal then you have, likewise, the right to secede individually or with whole groups of like-minded people from any Labor Party government. And if you like neither of them then you have a right to secede from both types and others of territorial governments. These governments don’t own you. Both represent at best only parts of the people, not all of us. Everyone, except aggressors and criminals with victims, has the right to form alternative societies of volunteers, under conditions that he or she prefers and as long as they do, all of them exterritorially autonomous under personal laws, i.e. quite independent from all political parties to whom they do not belong and their institutions, practices and laws. Nothing less can satisfy all of the decent people, who are tolerant towards other tolerant people and demand tolerance towards their own lives. – JZ, 23.7.96, 28.5.08, 27.2.11, 18.2.14.

SECESSIONISM: If you do not choose to associate with us on those terms, there must be two separate associations. You must associate for the accomplishment of your purposes; we for the accomplishment of ours. - In this case, the minority assume no authority over the majority; they simply refuse to surrender their own liberties into the hands of the majority. They propose a union; but decline submission. The majority are still at liberty to refuse the connection, and to seek their own happiness in their own way, except that they cannot be gratified in their desire to become absolute masters of the minority." – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, Works, p.219. – “The minority” consists, usually, out of many and rather diverse minorities. – JZ, 18.2.14. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY & SECESSIONISM VS. MAJORITY DESTPOTISM

SECESSIONISM: If you think that you must run a country - run your own, not mine or that of any other dissenter. - JZ 3.6.84. – In any attempts to run the affairs of the diverse population of a whole country some kind of Napoleon-complex or God-complex is involved, which goes all too far beyond the ordinary superiority complex of people who are or believe to be members of an elite. Their complex indicates addiction to power, the most dangerous addiction of all and one which ends all too often in power-madness, especially once they have reached the highest official position in a country. – JZ, 18.2.14. – LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, CENTRAL PLANNERS, TYRANTS, DESPOTS, DICTATORS, TOTALITARIANS, RUNNING A COUNTRY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM VS. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SECESSIONISM: If you want to, you should be free to opt out of your territorial nation State and to join or establish one or the other world federation, or any kind of community or society, all only of volunteers and without a territorial monopoly, for as long as you like, and are found acceptable by the other volunteers - or abstain from all of them -– JZ, n.d. & 14.10.08, 27.2.11. – The only “country” anybody should be allowed to run is his own private real estate. – JZ, 6.4.09, 27.2.11.

SECESSIONISM: Imagine Breaking Up The United States – If it were done by volunteers and voluntary associations only, then it would remain united for all those, who still would like to have it united, for themselves. Only the territorial coercion of compulsory membership or subordination to a single State would have to be abolished. – The remaining rum would consist only of like-minded volunteers. E.g. Obamacare only for those, who do like it. Likewise, anything else he has or believes that he has to offer. Then he would become tolerable to the rest and most of his temporarily remaining voluntary victims would sooner or later become enlightened and opt out from under his system as well, because as members they would have to bear its full risks and costs and could no longer spread them upon the shoulders of those, who had seceded. - JZ, 23.6.13, 18.12.14. - TERRITORIAL INSTEAD OF EXTERRITORIAL SECESSIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY

SECESSIONISM: Imposed friends are no friends. You have the right to pick and choose them yourself - provided they are agreeable. With major allegiances, expressed in territorial statism, patriotism and international treaties it is the same. - The same applies to internal and external enemies - which will be reduced to a minimum once individual secessionism is widely practised. - JZ 2.6.84, 18.2.14. – FRIENDS, ALLIES & ENEMIES, FREEDOM TO CHOOSE THEM FOR ONESELF, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: In 1919, Ludwig von Mises said that the idea of secession could make democracy pro-liberty. He proposed as a restraint on civil government, that “no people nor any part of the people shall be held in a political association it does not want.” – Absurd, everyone said, but today we see that the principle of voluntary association is tenable and just.” – Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., The Future of Liberty, CHALCEDON REPORT, July 98. - Did Mises and does L. H. Rockwell, Jr. have other secessions than geographical ones in mind, especially individual secessions and exterritorial ones? – JZ, 11.6.08. – (The above "or any part of the people" seems to imply that. - JZ, 27.2.11.) - Lately Rockwell has published on his website a few excellent secessionist, panarchist and monetary freedom articles by Michael S. Rozeff. – JZ, 6.4.09. – Maybe more such pearls can be found in the archives of the many other libertarian authors that he does also offer. I wish there were a contents list according to their ideas and proposals. – JZ, 11.4.09, 27.2.11. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, DEMOCRACY, MISES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, INDEX TO, ABSTRACTS & REVIEWS OF ALL LIBERTARIAN WRITINGS

SECESSIONISM: Individual secessionism is a unilateral divorce from State membership and subordination to a particular State, mostly the beginning of a new and voluntary community or social relationship or association. – JZ, 16.3.06, 1.11.07. – FOR INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS, LEGAL MARRIAGES & DIVORCES, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES

SECESSIONISM: Individual sovereignty under early militancy was an impossibility, and no member of the warring tribes ever dreamed of demanding the right of secession or of declining to cooperate with his fellows. Men lived by war and discipline, despotic control, and individual subordination are the conditions of success in war.” – Victor Yarros, LIBERTY 339, May 16 1896. – “History is an agreed-upon fable!” – Individual secessionism, personal law and exterritorial autonomy do have many although mainly limited precedents. Probably many more in the preceding and largely unrecorded historical development of man. – JZ, 11.4.09. – Panarchism, polyarchism, meta-utopia, secessionism, can also play a very large role in successful resistance, protection, defence and liberation efforts, e.g. via governance systems and societies in exile, all only for their present and future volunteers, in inducing mass desertions, military insurrections and successful revolutions. – JZ, 18.2.14.

SECESSIONISM: Instead of one man, one optional vote (on the affairs of all in a territory), we should have: One man, one optional secession! - JZ, 8.5.99. – And one more voluntary member in one or the other personal law association of volunteers only. – Hermits are very rare. – JZ, 18.2.14. - INDIVIDUAL, VOTING, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-GOVERNANCE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SECESSIONISM: Let rioters secede - before they riot! – JZ - 76. – Once they do have this option – will they then riot against their self-chosen community, one practising the system that they themselves prefer and have individually chosen for themselves? – The same applies, naturally, to potential terrorists. – JZ, 14.10.08, 18.2.14. – RIOTS, TERRORISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PEACE, PROTESTS, MASS MARCHES, VIOLENCE, DEMONSTRATIONS, ARSON & OTHER PROPERTY DESTRUCTION, OCCUPATION MOVEMENT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, TO EACH HIS OWN

SECESSIONISM: Let the Whitlam followers have Whitlam and the Fraserites Fraser - that's enough punishment for both! – JZ 75. – (Whitlam was then leader of the Australian Labor Party and Fraser of the Australian Liberal Party.) – Australia is one continent but it does not have to be under one Federal Government constitution and a few State constitutions but only under as many or as few, if any, as volunteers would choose for themselves. Neither does the whole population of any other country or continent have to be so “unified” or subjugated. Majorities have only the right to rule their own affairs, not those of peaceful minorities, in all their varieties. – JZ, 23.6.13. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, MAJORITARIANISM, DEMOCRACY, TOO, DOES NOT HAVE TO BE TERRITORIAL

SECESSIONISM: Let's secede from all politicians and bureaucrats, and their parties, constitutions, laws, jurisdiction and institutions - and establish our own, only those we really want for ourselves, at our own expense and risk, while conceding to all dissenters the right to do the same for themselves. I for one am fed up with all territorial governments. - JZ, 24.5.00. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SECESSIONISM: Let's split and grow like cells. – JZ, 30.12.73. - I doubt that there is a true and organic or biological analogy to secession - apart from the fact that we are all individual and sociable or political animals, natural organism. We are, mostly, not even Siamese twins, far less are we, biologically, linked to millions of others, although, economically we do even now trade with billions all over the world. - For most the notion that they could possibly separate themselves from the State without migrating away from "its" territory is so strange as for a chess player the notion that the pawns in a chess game be given free will, i.e. the option to secede and, possibly, join the opposition or establish another society on the board or in the country, whose population may at least partly want to be left alone by both the contestants. After citizens have for centuries, nay, thousands of years, been usually treated as no more than pawns on chess boards, isn't it high time for them to begin to think and act for themselves, to secede from the games their kings, queens and other rulers play with them and, according to some, those of the master minds behind the rulers? I for one do not subscribe to any of the conspiracy hypotheses, in the vast variety. The usual popular errors and prejudices are for me sufficient as causes for most of the public messes. A quite unusual mixture of political, economic and social systems would be bound to follow, in free and peaceful competition and coexistence, between a variety of personal law societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers.- JZ 2.6.84, 18.2.14. – SECESSION-ANALOGIES, ORGANISM, MUTUAL DEPENDENCE, FREE EXCHANGE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Life is nothing but a series of choices. You may opt for any of them, which is non-aggressive. Dissociation is by definition non-aggressive. – JZ, n.d. - OPT OUT, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Livingston, Donald. Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium. In the course of a comprehensive study of Hume, Livingston provides the best discussion of the right to secession that I have read. – David Gordon, 2005 - THE RIGHT TO SECEDE

SECESSIONISM: Many spleens are temporarily fashionable, even for years. That on overpopulation has been for centuries, that on price control for 4,000 years, that for territorialism even longer. - John Zube – Let the more enlightened people secede from the less enlightened ones – but also the less enlightened ones from the more enlightened ones. – JZ, 20.3.14. – PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS, TOLERANCE FOR THE FOOLS AS WELL AS THE WISE – AS LONG AS THEY DO THEIR THINGS ONLY AMONG THEMSELVES

SECESSIONISM: Michael Emerling, in FRONTLINES, April 82, distinguishes basically only absolute and principled abolitionism from realistic and gradualist abolitionism. But abolitionism and gradualism are not true alternatives. For one can radically abolish the coercive, monopolistic, totalitarian and territorial type of rule, systems and reforms, applied to all the people in a territory, while, at the same time and immediately and fully realize, through individual and minority groups secessionism, any kind of reform, change or even revolution, all only among volunteers and, later, only among the volunteers that come forward for it, then and thus and also only gradually spreading the initial and quite voluntary reform or reforms among volunteers, to the extent that its or their rightfulness and rationality becomes more and more a part of public opinion. Naturally, this would require personal law options and full exterritorial autonomy for all those diverse societies and communities of volunteers. Insofar, compared with the present territorial systems, it would be quite radical and revolutionary, for the individuals and minorities that made use of it. This kind of right and freedom was customary before the intolerant new religion of territorial nationalism became all too common. – People might also prefer to opt out only from under some laws or some institutions. - JZ, 5.5.82, 21.5.08, 27.2.11, 23.6.13, 18.4.14. - GRADUALISM, ABOLITIONISM, META-UTOPIA, POLYARCHISM, RADICALISM, REVOLUTION, PANARCHISM, ONE-MAN REVOLUTIONS

SECESSIONISM: Minorities have the rights of their like-minded individuals and they cannot enjoy them in systems that are territorially dominated by individuals, small groups, particular minorities or majorities. - JZ, 2.6.84. - Thus they do have the right to secede, but without claiming any territorial monopoly and to do their own things, under personal law and exterritorial autonomy among their own volunteers. - JZ, 27.2.11. - MINORITIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Most Americans, when they think of secession, think only of the Southern states seceding from the Union, and as a consequence think that secession applies to States only, but in fact, secession is, and has always been an individual choice. Black’s legal definition of secession is simply this, “The act of withdrawing from membership in a group”. (Black’s 1991 Law Dictionary, sixth Edition (page 1351). That is good news for any man (or woman) who claims to be an individualist, because it means that he (or she) doesn’t have to act hypocritical by forcing, or trying to force, other individuals into seceding with him (or her). – Suverans2, posted on May 10, 2010, on INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Most significantly, Virginia, New York and Rhode Island declared that 'the powers of government’ may be 'resumed' or 'reassumed' by the people when perverted or abused - in the text of their ratification of the constitution.' - Tansill, Documents, pp. 1027, 1034-5, & 1052. Quoted in THE LIBERTARIAN FORUM, June 76, p.5. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM OR ONLY TERRITORIAL SECESSIONISM BY WHOLE POPULATIONS, CALLED "THE" PEOPLE?

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

SECESSIONISM: National life is a mythical concept. Only your own life - and that of other individuals - is real and worth living - if you claim it - and they do theirs - and use it fully. – JZ n.d. - NATIONAL LIFE, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

SECESSIONISM: Nations are not natural products but political creations, coercively or fraudulently imposed, at best by misinformed, prejudiced and misguided idealists and “protectionists” or paternalists or utopians or well-intentioned “reformers”. – JZ, 14.10.08. – NATION-BUILDING, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Nicholas Zounis commented on his own Post. - Our Mission - "We are going to secede from all Australian government institutions and live as free individuals in our own property.  We will engage in the initial appropriation of natural resources and trade freely amongst ourselves. We will reject the monopolization of the money system and use our own money. We will take what ever steps necessary to defend our lives, way of life and the pursuit of happiness ." - Tim Yang - Back on topic. -  So no more succeeding land? Just not recognizing the state, its authority and it's claims? Makes much more sense.:) - going to pick a piece of land to secede on, then we are really just emulating The Freeman Movement which is a guaranteed recipe for failure. - The State owns all the guns, prisons, police, military and courts. You cannot live within the state and not have it's rules apply to you unless you leave it, or change it. - Nicholas Zounis Ashley McCallum, It maybe better to take over a small town first, we will really need to define our plan of action. I have written a document about the action plan, please feel free to place any comments in it. - 9 hours ago · Like - Annie Stewart So far I am getting the feeling of a hippy style situation that was in Bellingen in the 70's / 80's and/or Nimbin still today. - 9 hours ago – Facebook, ca. 5.8.12. – Any degree of territorial secessionism is not rightful enough. This is already expressed by the term “take over”. – JZ, 13.9.12. – CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

SECESSIONISM: No geographical form of secession is a good enough substitute for non-territorial secessionism, combined with personal law communities, all only for their volunteers. Each should get only the own - and thus deserved choices - until he or she have learned their flaws from their own bitter experiences and select something better for themselves. It works in all spheres where it is permitted. Those voting for secession should thereby already become secessionists. Let each group suffer under its own failures and benefit from its own successes, just like free enterprises would, of free hobby groups, sects and sports clubs. – JZ, 18.10.11, on Facebook, comment to: Sipsey Street Irregulars: Issa drops the big one on Holder Ridge, secondary legal explosions seen in - - INVIDIVIDUAL & FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY

SECESSIONISM: No government is beautiful. Legalize secession.” - Carol Moore slogan in e-mail of 13.8.02. - GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM

SECESSIONISM: No law makes sense if applied equally to all the diverse peoples living in a territory and no law or almost no law will ever get the required democratic or republican consent of all. Personal Law, based on individual secession and individualistic re-association, is the answer. - Only personal law can be said to rest on individual consent. - JZ 3.6.84, 23.6.13. - PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES

SECESSIONISM: No one may be compelled to belong to an association." - Article 20, par. 2 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. – Reduce all States to mere voluntary associations of like-minded people, country-wide, continent-wide or world-wide, according to their own individual free choices. – JZ, 23.6.13. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, SOVEREIGNTY & FREE CHOICES, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

SECESSIONISM: No state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union. Plainly, the central idea of secession, is the essence of anarchy. [!] –Abraham Lincoln - & ANARCHY

SECESSIONISM: No state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union. Plainly, the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy.” [!] – Abraham Lincoln – Yes, anarchy in the best sense, but only if not geographical secessionism but, instead, individual and group secessionism is meant, on the basis of full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, which does not force its system upon any dissenters. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – We should be free to advance from any kind of territorial statism to any other kind of statism or social arrangements that are not territorial but voluntary, under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy. Even towards all kinds of libertarianism and anarchism, all only for their volunteers, without any territorial monopoly but with their privately or cooperatively owned real estates. – JZ, 3.4.09. – He, too, overlooked the possibility of rightful unity – among like-minded volunteers only, under full exterritorial autonomy. On this foundation even world-wide societies, communities and statist federations are possible, all of them peacefully coexisting, each doing its own things only for or to the voluntary members.  – JZ, n.d., probably 2013. - TERRITORIALISM, FEDERALISM, UNITY, WORLD FEDERATION, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, ASSOCIATIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW – VS. TERRITORIAL STATES, UNITY, COUNTRIES, PEOPLE, NATIONALISM, CENTRALISM, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, POLYARCHISM

SECESSIONISM: Nobody doubts the right to secede from a Nazi regime - i.e. everybody recognizes it and merely, in non-appreciation of the secessionist act, considers it as unnecessary, useless, impossible or irrelevant. And yet it can be one of the most effective resistance and revolutionary actions - in combination with a number of other measures. - JZ, 2.6.84. - NAZIS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, RIGHTFUL WAR- & PEACE-AIMS, SECRET ALLIES, REFUGEES, DESERTERS, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXCILE AS ALLIES, LIBERATION & REVOLUTION AS WELL AS MILITARY INSURRECTION PROGRAMS VS. TERRITORIALISM & ITS STATISM

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

SECESSIONISM: Nothing against territorial secessionism – as long as it is not the only form of secessionism that is allowed, considered and aimed at. – JZ, 23.7.06, 27.6.13. – Secessions from all territorial organizations must become permitted or possible as well. It would reduce States to rightful exterritorial organizations for their remaining voluntary members. – JZ, 3.4.09, 27.6.13. - GEOGRAPHICAL OR TERRITORIAL SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW OR EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the name of nationalism.“ – Ascribed to a Mrs. Caroline Chisholm, an Australian pioneer. Quoted only from my flawed memory. I noted the correct version and source somewhere else. – JZ, 14.2.14. – VOLUNTARISM, NATIONALISM

SECESSIONISM: Nothing succeeds like secession – provided it is a voluntary and exterritorial one – and the participants are informed and intelligent enough to utilize the individual rights and liberties thus realized by them for their own free and thus, usually better economic, social and political experiments than the territorial governments had so far imposed upon them, at the expense and risk of their victims. – JZ, 5.7.11, after reading an article on art,Nothing secedes like success”, on the images of the “Vienna Secession”, by Doug Hall, in THE AUTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW, 23.6.11, p.52.

SECESSIONISM: Obedience towards tyranny is not obligatory, not even towards a majority-supported tyranny. – JZ - OBEDIENCE, DEMOCRACY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Once one concedes that a single world government is not necessary, then where does one logically stop at the permissibility of separate states? If Canada and the United States can be separate nations without being denounced as in a state of impermissible ‘anarchy’, why may not the South secede from the United States? New York State from the Union? New York City from the state? Why may not Manhattan secede? Each neighbourhood? Each block? Each house? Each person?” – Murray Rothbard - Bastiat Institute – Facebook, 27.11.13.

SECESSIONISM: One may choose either to patronize a government with one's money and services or one might prefer not to do so. Both actions are right, if voluntary and nobody else is coerced. – JZ – Coercion is only justified against aggressors and private criminals with involuntary victims. – JZ, 18.2.14. - PATRONIZATION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, COERCION AGAINST AGGRESSORS & CRIMINALS

SECESSIONISM: One may owe a patron something but nobody is owned by his patron. - JZ 3.6.84. - PATRONAGE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SECESSIONISM: One need not always kill adulterous and cheating people or rapists, wastrels, and other minor to major private criminals or power-drunk, oppressive and violent or despotic rulers – but one should certainly be free to divorce oneself from them, unilaterally, individually and in groups of dissenters. – JZ, 23.4.89, 27.6.13, 18.2.14. – PANARCHISM & DIVORCE, TYRANNICIDE, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION, VOLUNTARISM, META-UTOPIA, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES

SECESSIONISM: One needs government approval even to dump any old and useless government equipment. But one should not need any approval to dump the whole government - as far as oneself and one's own affairs are concerned. – JZ, 3.7.77, 27.2.11 - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Only individual, voluntary and exterritorial secessionism could minimize discontent and dissent. – JZ, 4.9.89. – Naturally, only in combination with the resulting societies and communities of volunteers only, all of them without a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 6.4.09. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, META-UTOPIA, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

SECESSIONISM: Only initiated coercion is wrong. Secession is not a coercive or any meddling or aggressive act. But forcing someone, who is not a criminal with victims or other aggressor, to remain in an association against his will does constitute initiated coercion and meddling. It does quite wrongfully imprison such persons. – JZ, n.d. & 27.2.11. - COERCION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, ZAP, NEF, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP

SECESSIONISM: Others have no right to intervene in your life. You have no right to intervene in theirs. This implies voluntary membership in all associations. – JZ, n.d. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, NONINTERVENTION, VOLUNTARISM, CONSENT, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

SECESSIONISM: Our government is an agency of delegated and strictly limited powers. Its founders did not look to its preservation by force; but the chain they wove to bind these States together was one of love and mutual good offices …” – Jefferson Davis. - It should have been voluntary associationism, on an individual and personal law basis, requiring exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers. - JZ, 23.11.06. - Chaining the beloved with avalanches of laws and regulations and forcing unwanted bureaucratic “services” or disservices upon others or charging monopoly "prices" for wanted services, is hardly an act of love or an indication of good will or of a relationship of free exchanges. - JZ, 27.2.11, 227.6.13. – TERRITORIALISM, LOVE, GOOD WILL & COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBORDINATION, STATISM

SECESSIONISM: Paraphrasing the words of Star Wars’ Princess Leia – in confronting one of the tyrants – "we are like sand in your hand; the tighter you squeeze us, the more of us that slip out." - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, 79. – Or wish to escape. But now they are still fenced-in and in other territorial States they are not welcomed and may be imprisoned or deported as illegal immigrants, instead of being granted asylum. At best a less wrongful and exploitative regime is offered to them, rather than exterritorial autonomy under personal law, which would give them the chance to set shiny and attractive examples to the people of the country they escaped to, including much better private and competitive social security systems. – Alternative governments and societies in exile should have been recognized and set up for them, to take care of them or to express and realize their rights interests, at the own expense and risk. Under full economic freedom they would be very soon become self-supporting and contribute, via free exchanges, to the prosperity of the country they fled to. Only territorial statists see in them only more mouths to be fed. – Under freedom people are still the most productive “machines”. - JZ, 27.6.13. – Provided their freedom includes e.g. full monetary and financial freedom. Under monetary and financial despotism they can and often do become an unwanted burden to the “natives”. The immigrants should no more be subjected against their will to this kind of despotism than the natives. If the natives are still in doubt about the attractiveness of such rights and liberties, they should at least allow the immigrants to demonstrate them, at the cost and risk of the immigrants only. – JZ, 18.2.14. - SECESSION, INDIVIDUAL, REFUGEES, ASYLUM, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE FOR THESE ESCAPEES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

SECESSIONISM: Peaceful secession and nullification are the only means of returning to a system of government that respects rather than destroys individual liberty." - Thomas J. DiLorenzo. – State secessions and federal law nullifications are just two steps towards a limited liberty. Neither does away with territorial domination at the Federal, State or Local Government level. Neither the Federal Government nor any of its States have ever managed to produce, as far as I know, a comprehensive declaration of all individual rights and liberties. Nor have they respected all such rights in practice. To call them the “only means” is a great exaggeration but it goes to show that all pro-freedom ideas have not yet been sufficiently collected and published together, so that one could easily see that not only two ideas or practices are available. See: Ideas Archive. Even a comprehensive electronic libertarian encyclopedia could already improve the enlightenment of libertarians very much. Their private libraries are usually all too incomplete. – And this at a time when probably all freedom writings would fit onto a book-sized external and cheap HDD! – JZ, 5.1.08, 27.2.11. – Was there ever a territorial government that knew, recognized and respected all individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 27.6.13. - & NULLIFICATIONS OF UNJUST FEDERAL LAWS,

SECESSIONISM: Perhaps no other right is more “fair”, just, urgent and necessary for our times than that of individual secessionism, based upon individual sovereignty. It implies exterritorial autonomy and personal laws or experimental freedom or freedom of action for all kinds of societies and communities of volunteers - but always only at the own expense and risk. – JZ, 4.9.89, 21.5.08. – Imagine being forced to remain a subject of a State that keeps ABC mass murder devices ready for use, at the discretion of its rulers! – Or that remains in an alliance with such a State! – Or that produces and sells uranium, with which more such “weapons” can be built! - JZ, 21.5.08. - NWT

SECESSIONISM: Plainly, the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy." - Abraham Lincoln in his 1st inaugural address. Quoted in the article: "Secession, the Essence of Anarchy ...", by J. R. Stromberg, LIBERTARIAN FORUM, June 76. – Naturally, Lincoln used the term in the meaning of “chaos”, while Stromberg used it in the meaning of “natural order”. – JZ, n.d. - ANARCHY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Primarily you own yourself. What you do with your life is your thing - as long as you respect the same self-ownership in others. – JZ - SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY

SECESSIONISM: Quit the club and find a better one." - Harry Browne: How I Found Freedom, p.75. – Or establish another and, preferably, really better panarchy. – JZ, 6.4.09. – A personal law community of volunteers, claiming no territorial monopoly but simply exterritorial autonomy or self-governance or self-determination for its volunteers. – JZ, 27.6.13. – POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

SECESSIONISM: Quitting as a subject of a government should not be forbidden or compulsory but free. – JZ, 19.7.84, 21.5.08.

SECESSIONISM: Raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair." - George Washington. - His is no longer the resort of the wise and the honest - if it ever fully was. - JZ – The fools and the dishonest do also have the right to do their things – to themselves. – JZ, 14.10.08. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, CONTRACTARIANISM, ASSOCIATIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Raise also, if you want to, a standard to which the unwise and immoral people can repair – as long as they inflict themselves only upon voluntary victims. Negative feedback is also useful. – Less fools and criminals and more enlightened people will be the result. – Why should we care if one criminal murders or robs another criminal? (Another member of a panarchy which both of them choose for themselves. - JZ, 27.2.11.) – To a limited extent Robert Heinlein described such a case in his science fiction story “Coventry”. - JZ, 6.4.09.  INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: raise your own flag and defend your liberty." - Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, 5/76 – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Real life means independence, freedom, self-responsibility, not submission to any organization, not even to the State. – JZ, n.d. – LIFE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: repeated and flagrant violations of our rights must in the end provoke secessive action.” - Poul Anderson, The Long Night, p.57. - Not only geographical secession but also extraterritorial and exterritorial secession, independent from a territory apart from private real estate ownership. - JZ, 9.2.02, 27.6.13. - INDIVIDUAL, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, REPRESSIONS, DICTATORSHIPS, TYRANNIES, AUTHORITARIANISM

SECESSIONISM: Secede from all territorial States and re-associate as you please, under personal laws, not claiming any territorial monopoly. – JZ, 10.4.84, 21.5.08. – As territorial regimes all States are criminal and we have thus not only a right but also a duty to secede from them – exterritorially, i.e. under self-chosen personal law. – JZ, 27.6.13.

SECESSIONISM: Secede from party politics, bureaucracy, war mongers, tax collectors, oppressive laws, kidnapers working for the schools and the armies. Run your own life, as a sovereign individual. - JZ, 1973.  INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Secede from the establishment - instead of merely cursing it or protesting, demonstrating and marching against it. – JZ, 63, 23.6.13. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Secession is a non-violent form of resistance and, as such, undoubtedly moral. – JZ, n.d. – NONVIOLENCE, RESISTANCE, RIGHT TO RESIST, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Secession is just a form of dissolution of a special contract. All contracts may be rightfully dissolved - at least after giving due notice. - The social contract is a possible exception but there is no firm evidence that States or governments can play the role of society in this. - There is no justification or need to exempt the contract with governments - which was rarely ever formally concluded anyhow. - With the possible exemption of naturalization ceremonies. - I tend to answer those who look down upon naturalized "New Australians" by stating that the scorner would merely be an Australian by the accident of conception and birth while I would be one by free individual choice. - I do not mention at these occasions that the choice is not as free as I would like it to be. – JZ, 2.6.84. – People must be ready for an idea before it becomes worthwhile trying to argue with them about it. – JZ, 14.10.08. - CONTRACT, DISSOLUTION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, NATURALIZATION

SECESSIONISM: Secession is required for freedom of action in the political, social and economic sphere. - When politicians speak of their freedom of action and of keeping their options open, they actually want to restrict your freedom of action and your options - but they never say so. - JZ, 2.5. 84. - FREEDOM OF ACTION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Secession of an individual should not require majority approval but just the free choice of the individual concerned. – JZ, 29.2.89. – Provided only he has not acted as a criminal with victims. – JZ, 21.5.08.

SECESSIONISM: So far, to my knowledge, no one has ever succeeded in refuting the individual right to secede from the State or to ignore the State, as advocated by Johann Gottlieb Fichte and Herbert Spencer. The majority, even among academics, have only succeeded in ignoring these rights and liberties and this also at great cost and risk to themselves, their families, friends and fans. – JZ, March 12. - INDIVIDUAL & THE RIGHT TO IGNORE THE STATE

SECESSIONISM: Spooner concluded that “the whole Revolution turned upon, asserted, and, in theory established, the right of each and every man, at his discretion to release himself from the support of the government under which he had lived." – Lysander Spooner, No Treason I, introduction 5. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Stand by your family, your friends, your trading partners and your contracts – but secede from the territorial State and thus emancipate yourself. – JZ 22.4.96. – Once the ideal of voluntary and exterritorial autonomy, starting with individual and group secessions, is clearly recognized for its rightfulness and rationality and its peace and progress promoting capacities, it will become self-realizing. There are always some civil wars, revolutions and putsches with flawed or wrongful platforms and therefore struggling or unsuccessful. A rightful and rational program for self-liberation and mutual tolerance for all the diverse groups, i.e., no longer threatening to impose just another territorial system upon all, would finally be widely adopted and would encounter the least resistance. It could unite all opposition forces against all territorial regimes. – JZ, 28.5.08. – GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, AS OPEN ALLIES & SUPPORTERS OF OUR SECRET ALLLIES, QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR-, PEACE-, REVOLUTION, MILITRARY INSURRECTION & LIBERATION AIMS, TRUSTWORTHILY DECLARED & ALSO FREELY PRACTISED IN ALREADY AT LEAST ONE COUNTRY – AMONG REFUGEES & DESERTERS

SECESSIONISM: State membership ought to be a mutual, not a single convenience relationship. The right to individually secede would ensure that. – JZ - MUTUAL CONVENIENCE VS. SINGLE CONVENIENCE RELATIONSHIPS (Terms coined by Don Werkheiser), INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: State membership should not be any less voluntary than union membership should be an membership in any professional association. - Compulsory union membership is almost as wrong as compulsory State membership, conscription and forced labor are. - JZ 3.6.84, 27.2.11. - UNION-MEMBERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Take away power from the feds, more power goes back to the people. The next step will be counties seceding from the states, then towns seceding from counties, and then individuals seceding from the towns. Philo Voluntaryist Rex - - Facebook, 15.11.12. - He wrongly wrote succeeding instead of seceding. This sequence is not required. Any other might occur. I do not know whether he advanced from this to panarchism, polyarchism, meta-utopia, personal law or competing governance. – JZ, 18.2.14. INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Taxes are tributes and nobody owes tributes to anyone. JZ – TRIBUTES, TAXATION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Territorial secession only from a federal government is not enough. What about secession form any State and Local Government as well and this on an exterritorial autonomy or personal law basis as well, down to the secession of small groups and individuals, for all adults except criminals with involuntary victims and other aggressors? – JZ, 1.7.11, 9.3.12. INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, Q.

SECESSIONISM: Territorial secessions are still wrong towards the dissenters in their territories. Secession is not a duty but a right of individuals and minorities. They can get their independence and self-determination realized only exterritorially, by their own personal laws and institutions. E.g. the Biafran secessionists did not permit secessions from their Biafran territory, which they wished to monopolize for themselves." – JZ, 25. 12. 11. Comment to: Why the West should secede | Liberty Australia - & TERRITORIALISM

SECESSIONISM: the American Colonists under King George III had it pretty good compared to us. They would wonder why we haven’t taken up arms and seceded yet.” – Lew Goldberg - AMERICAN REVOLUTION MOTIVES. NOW THERE ARE MUCH STRONGER MOTIVES FOR A QUITE RIGHTFUL REVOLUTION OR SECESSION

SECESSIONISM: The breakup of countries (artificially put together) into national or tribal entities is surely as beneficial as the breakup of companies. It eliminates duplication and waste, reduces bureaucracy and promotes motivation and accountability, and results in self-rule (subsidiarity) at the most basic level – just like in companies. If we are going to make the world a single-market world, the parts have to be smaller.” - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, p.39. – Do they have to be parts of a global machine or can they be independent entities, apart from communication and exchange? And can these entities have their own world-wide independent associations, like e.g. multinationals or international societies of scientists? – JZ, 11.10.07. - GEOGRAPHICAL & EXTERRITORIAL SECESSIONISM, BREAK-UP OF LARGE NATION STATES, DECENTRALIZATION, GEOGRAPHICAL & EXTERRITORIAL, GLOBALIZATION

SECESSIONISM: The central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy.” – Abraham Lincoln, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861. – He, in his position, classed anyone who opposed him as an “anarchist”. But he was right insofar as anyone in favor of individual and group secessionism from any territorial monopoly claim, rule and system - is really an anarchist, libertarian, individualist, voluntaryist and advocate of genuine self-government and self-management. – JZ, 21.5.08. – Naturally, he did not mean it in this way but as the usual alternative popular term for disorder or chaos. – JZ, 18.2.14.

SECESSIONISM: The concept of tolerance demands the recognition of individual secession. – JZ - TOLERANCE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, LAISSEZ-FAIRE, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT

SECESSIONISM: The error is in the assumption that the General Government is a party to the constitutional compact. The States … formed the compact, acting as sovereign and independent communities.” – John C. Calhoun – And States, societies and communities can get their justification only exterritorially, from their own volunteers. - By that standard not a single just State exists at present anywhere. - The miniature States, e.g. Monaco, may come close but are not quite there as yet. They still have a small territorial monopoly that goes beyond a private property. - JZ, 27.2.11. - TERRITORIAL SECESSIONISM, STATIST SECESSIONISM, STATISM

SECESSIONISM: The framers recognized that people have the right to fight tyranny and that collections of people have a right to secede from a tyrannical government.” - Walter E. Williams, Do the Right Thing, Hoover Institution Press, 1995, p.72/73. – I wonder how he defines “people” and “collections of people”. Only territorially or exterritorially as communities of volunteers - as well? – JZ, 5.10.07.

SECESSIONISM: The freedom concept applies to any organization. None can rightly claim compulsory membership. – JZ - FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The Fundamental Right of Secession - Jeffrey Tucker - What is the world's smallest country? Monaco? Nope. Malta? Too big. Even Vatican City with a mere population of 770 is huge in comparison. – Facebook, 15.10.12. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The future inhabitants of [both] the Atlantic and Mississippi states will be our sons. We think we see their happiness in their union, and we wish it. Events may prove otherwise; and if they see their interest in separating why should we take sides? God bless them both, and keep them in union if it be for their good, but separate them if it be better.” – Thomas Jefferson. - This great man and thinker, too, did not yet sufficiently consider the personal law, voluntary association and exterritorial autonomy options, as well as many other individual rights and liberties. He, too, was not only a great thinker, innovator and reformer but also a child of his times. - JZ, 23.11.06. Not “the” people, i.e., whole populations, considered as “one” or “the” people, should decide but individuals and groups of volunteers. – 23.4.13. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM - & SEPARATISM, JEFERSON

SECESSIONISM: the principles of individual sovereignty were incompatible with the idea of a state, ..." Libertarian Handbook 1973, p.43. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The procedure of secession was to have an election for delegates to a state convention, to meet in convention, and to adopt ordinances of secession. This was done in accord with the Southern understanding of what would be in keeping with the United States Constitution. It had, after all, been ratified by the states acting through conventions. Could they not "un-ratify" it – secede from the Union – in the same fashion?” – Clarence Carson, A Basic History Of The United States - Individual sovereignty and individual secessionism are incomplete when they are thus confined to territorial collectivist decision-making. - JZ, 27.2.11. - TERRITORIAL

SECESSIONISM: The purpose of your life is not to live for the lives of other people. That would be an absurdity for any self-respecting person. – JZ, n.d. - PURPOSE, LIVING FOR ONE’S OWN SAKE, LIVING THE OWN LIFE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-GOVERNANCE, VOLUNTARISM

SECESSIONISM: The recognition of the right to secede would prevent treason against oneself. – JZ - TREASON, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY

SECESSIONISM: The revolution (1776) was this idea: 'Each person is a sovereign individual with certain inalienable .... rights...’ - Vincent A. Drosdik, III, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 7/73.  INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SECESSIONISM: The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of the oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable." - Ulysses S. Grant: Personal Memoirs, quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – But how did this general treat the soldiers who tried to desert from his army? – JZ, 14.10.08.  INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: the right of secession is paramount and indisputable." - Paul Berman: Quotations from the Anarchists, introduction, p.9. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The right of secession would seem a better safeguard for liberty, especially if every individual person were to possess it on his own behalf. If one does not grant this right, then one would seem to have removed a key safeguard for liberty..." - William Stoddard, “reason”, 3/74. – Is he still alive and active? - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The right to ignore or resist all tribute gatherers, politicians, legislators and bureaucrats or simply to opt out from under them, their laws, systems and institutions, accompanied by the freedom to contract other relationships for oneself is, perhaps, our most precious right and freedom. There would be very few restrictions required upon that secessionist liberty. E.g. those set by contracts for a giving-notice-period or by one’s own breaches of social contracts e.g. by committing a crime with a victim in the own or in another community. Then one cannot simply opt out of one’s responsibility. – JZ, 11.5.02, 24.3.09. - INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

SECESSIONISM: The right to life and the obligation to let live - as far as it goes – are practised by secession, personal law associations of volunteers and tolerance for the personal laws and exterritorial institutions of others. – JZ, 2.6.84. – LIFE, TOLERANCE, SELF-GOVERNMENT FOR ALL VS. TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREINGTY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SECESSIONISM: The Right to Quit" - chapter heading by Leonard E. Read in: Having My Way, p.152. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The right to secede and to associate individually in new, autonomous and exterritorial communities, of volunteers only, none with a territorial monopoly, is nothing but an important application of laissez faire principles. P. E. de Puydt, in his article on Panarchy – - does make this quite clear. – JZ, n.d. & 18.2.14. - LAISSEZ FAIRE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS

SECESSIONISM: The right to secede delineates, sharply, the limits of the right to intervene. At most you may regulate the affairs you have in common with your own members - and they must all be volunteers. – JZ - NONINTERVENTION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, META-UTOPIA, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SECESSIONISM: The right to secede follows directly from the definition of rights concepts as harmonizing arbitrary actions according to a general law of freedom. – JZ, n.d. & 27.2.11. – RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The right to unite freely and to separate freely is the first and most important of all political rights.” – M. A. Bakunin, Proposition motivée, 1868. – Alas, most anarchists seem not yet tolerant enough towards statists to let them be statists without a territorial monopoly and to allow them to secede from an anarchy and to form a government for themselves, one without territorial power. – How many anarchists were quite clear on all forms of individual secessionism and voluntary associationism? – Such a list might be a short one only. I would like to see all their corresponding utterances combined. – JZ, 21.5.08, 27.6.13. - Any kind of anarchy for any kind of anarchist and any type of statism for any type of statists. No system to be imposed upon anyone but aggressors and private criminals with victims. - JZ, 27.2.11. – Admittedly, the statists are also not yet tolerant enough to let the anarchists secede. However, if the anarchists demanded no more than the right to secede and recognized the right of the statists to rule themselves, under their preferred personal law systems, then the anarchists would have a much better chance to get the statists to let the anarchists go, as unwanted “troublemakers”. Both sides have long agreed on freedom to experiment in many spheres but both sides have not yet clearly enough aimed at achieving it for political, economic and social systems as well, always only for their volunteers. What has never been clearly and persistently asked for will not be automatically granted by the ruling statists. – JZ, 19.2.14.

SECESSIONISM: The solution lies in allowing all dissenters to secede and do their own things, at their own risk and cost, in all spheres now monopolized by territorial governments. That would lead, in balance, to great cost and risk reductions, associated with rapid progress, among those sufficiently enlightened, productive, innovative and creative, almost all of them, as a result, acting as light towers for the rest. - John Zube - You said that well John. - Slim Richey– Facebook, 25.2.14. – DISSENTERS, TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM TO SET BETTER EXAMPLES, PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS, PANARACHISM, POLYARCHISM, META-UTOPIA, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

SECESSIONISM: The State cannot rightly do what an individual cannot rightly do: force others to join its club. – JZ - INDIVIDUALISM VS. COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM OR TERRITORIALISM, STATES, STATISM, LAWS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The State didn't father or mother you - and even your parents do not own you. – JZ - PARENTS, STATE, STATISM, PATERNALISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The State is just an agency. - If the State is recognized as nothing but a particular agency - which makes some preposterous claims towards becoming an all-powerful monopolist - then the right not to hire it or to withdraw from it, to cease patronizing it, becomes obvious. – JZ - AGENCIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: The State is just another association. All its exclusive and monopolistic claims for territorial and uniform rule are without any moral foundation. By now all of them have become very counter-productive in any rightful and necessary functions one might want to transfer to an alternative agency. - JZ, 2.6.84, 27.2.11. – Thus one should be quite free to secede from it and organize with other volunteers under full exterritorial autonomy or personal law. – JZ, 30.10.08. - ASSOCIATIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM & THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, COMMUNITIES & GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS OF VOLUNTEERS ONLY

SECESSIONISM: The true internationalism implies the right to self-determination and secession. “Each individual”, explained Bakunin, following Proudhon, “each association, each commune, each province, each region, each nation has the absolute right to dispose over itself, to associate or not to associate, to ally itself or to dissolve its alliances, without regard to the so-called historical rights of its neighbors: - The right to free association and, likewise, the right to free separation, is the first, the most important of all political rights, without which that of the confederation can never be anything but a camouflaged centralization.” – Daniel Guerin, Anarchismus, Begriff und Praxis, edition Suhrkamp, 1967, S.61. – Bold print by me. – JZ – SECESSION AS A RIGHT OF INDIVIDUALS, MINORITIES & ASSOCIATIONS OF ALL KINDS, INTERNATIONALISM, WORLD FEDERATIONS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, VOLUNTARISM

SECESSIONISM: The tyrant has 'nothing more than the power you confer upon him to destroy you!" - Albert the unknown in the LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 28.2.75. – A. does there question this statement, but I would add: The proper and recognized secession of a single individual is still the beginning of the end of all tyrannies. – Only few do literally transfer their power to a tyrant. Most are not given such an option at all. - JZ, 76, 14.10.08. – But the victims of tyrants are many and the tyrants and their helpers are few. It is only a matter or proper organization and preparation, to deprive the few of their power. So far most were either to lazy, ignorant or prejudiced to ponder and discuss the required details. Instead, they merely thought of and practised demonstrations, marches and protests with no clear idea about how to organize a revolution with the least violence and destruction and the reorganization of their future to make a peaceful coexistence of all the different organizations, movements, faiths and ideologies possible. Most of the dissatisfied “freedom fighters” are in their minds still stuck in the mire of statist territorialism, just like their present oppressors are and their future ones will be, unless they play their resistance, insurrection and revolution game quite rightly, without making any of the usual mistakes and committing any of the usual wrongs. – JZ, 19.2.14. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, LIBERATING FORMS OF RESISTANCE, INSURRECTIONS & REVOLUTIONS HAVE TO BECOME AT LEAST AS  WELL DEVELOPED AS THE GOVERMENTAL WARFARE & OPPRESSION SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN & STILL ARE.

SECESSIONISM: The Union was formed by the voluntary agreement of the States; and these, in uniting together, have not forfeited their Nationality, nor have they been reduced to the condition of one and the same people. If one of the States chose to withdraw its name from the contract, it would be difficult to disprove its right of doing so … –Alex de Tocqueville, Democracy In America – Secessionism only for territorial States is not just enough, since they still dominate dissenting peaceful individuals and minority groups. – JZ, 23.4.13. – Territorial States are not genuine entities, possessed of rationality, reason and moral sense, but just artificial and coercively “unified” organizations, repressive and militant rather than liberating and peaceful, based upon genuine consent by voluntary members. Morally they are no more justified than the Inquisition was. Most are Warfare States and authoritarian regimes, even when they use much of their huge tax-tribute levies for Welfare State handouts to buy votes with them. They rule by playing one group against the other and pacify the plebs with bread and games, just like the Roman Emperors did. If the diverse opposition groups conceded personal law self-governance or exterritorial autonomy or full experimental freedom to each other, then they could end their infighting and unite, on that platform, effectively, against all territorial governments. They could even win most of the soldiers, policemen, security forces and bureaucrats over to their side if revenge is not their main objective but liberation is, for all able and willing to work and pay their way. The introduction of full monetary and financial freedom would make that easy, as well as the privatization of all of the real governmental capital assets and the cancellation of all public debts as wrongful investments in tax slaves. – JZ, 19.2.14.

SECESSIONISM: The United States has become too big, too authoritarian, and too undemocratic. Its states assume too little responsibility for the solution of their own social, economic, and political problems. So starved for revenue are our states that they are all too willing to abdicate to the federal government their responsibilities for public education, criminal justice, employment, and environmental protection. Fine tuning or patch (*) our badly crippled political system will do little to turn the situation around. There is only one solution to the problems of America – peaceful dissolution, not piecemeal devolution.” – Thomas H. Naylor & William H. Willimon, Downsizing the U.S.A. – (*) patching up? – JZ. – Individual and group secessionism, combined with personal law associations for volunteers, would make the dissolution gradual, piecemeal, peaceful and gradual, although at least in parts also very fast and radical, depending upon the stage of enlightenment of the secessionist groups. - TERRITORIAL – DOWNSIZING DOWN TO INDIVIDUAL CHOICES IS REQUIRED I.E. ABOLITION OF ALL TERRITORIAL MONOPOLIES, WHILE RETAINING PRIVATE REAL ESTATES IN ALL THEIR SELF-CHOSEN FORMS

SECESSIONISM: The US is too big and too unified to be free. - Centralization equals tyranny; decentralization equals freedom. And the ultimate decentralization is secession. And where is this great impulse showing itself now? In Silicon Valley. Could I be a citizen? Of course, the ultimate secession is individual, as Mises pointed out. - Lew Rockwell - Facebook, 23.10.13. - Decentralization vs. centralization is advisable under territorialism. Under exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, both are right for their volunteers and both groups are free to federate or internally decentralize as much as they like. – JZ, 20.3.14. – DECENTRALIZATION & CENTRALIZATION UNDER TERRITORIALISM & UNDER VOLUNTARISM WITH PERSONAL LAW OPTIONS

SECESSIONISM: The War between the States ... produced the foundation for the kind of government we have today: consolidated and absolute, based on the unrestrained will of the majority, with force, threats, and intimidation being the order of the day. Today's federal government is considerably at odds with that envisioned by the framers of the Constitution. - [The War] also laid to rest the great principle enunciated in the Declaration of Independence that 'Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed'." - Walter E. Williams (1936- ) Columnist, Professor of Economics at George Mason University. - Sent in by C. B. - INDIVIDUAL, CIVIL WAR, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, PARTY RULE VS. INDIVIDUAL CONSENT OR CHOICE, SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES UNDER VOLUNTARISM

SECESSIONISM: There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people for a purpose, which is unattainable. Howard Zinn, quoted by Leif Smith - If the 1% are not innocent, then we should obviously be free to secede from them. If they are innocent and we simply prefer an alternative to what they offer us, then we should also be free to secede from them, saving us futile and unproductive protest actions. – JZ, 25.11.11, Facebook. It would be wrong even if the government aims were quite rightful, which they rarely if ever are. Do you know e.g. many such instances of quite rightful war- and peace aims? I don’t. – JZ, 6.10.12. –  INDIVIDUAL & EXTERRITORIAL, FREE SECESSIONISM RATHER THAN MASS PROTESTS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS RATHER THAN TERRITORIAL DESPOTISM.

SECESSIONISM: There is nothing wrong with voluntary separation or separatism. - given the secessionist and exterritorial option to realize them. Who knows, that approach might even pacify many of the violent revolutionaries, terrorist and totalitarian, tyrannical and despotic regimes, if not directly, then indirectly, perhaps via panarchistic governance systems and societies in exile, all fully recognized by somewhat free States or societies, in a defensive alliance with these governments. Between them and democratic governments they might come close to formulating and sufficiently publicizing quite rightful defensive or liberating war aims as well as rightful peace aims, that could lead to liberating military insurrections and popular uprisings against despotic regimes or at last to mass desertions and mass defections. - Even while territorialism still predominates, we get sometimes, as at present, in Arab countries, a whole series of popular uprisings. Moderate protests happened even in China recently, once again. Alas, most of them still without a quite sound program. - With a good program they could all be rapidly successful - and could let the old regimes be continued - among their remaining volunteers, as long as they still have any, but without a territorial monopoly and at their own expense and risk. - JZ, 2.6.84, 27.2.11. – SEPARATION, SEPARATISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Those who anticipated that you would continue to be their milking cow, have no right to reduce you to this and to keep you in this position. - Anyone may at any time be deprived of his unearned and not contracted for income. No one is entitled to the continuance of an exploitative and repressive situation. - JZ, 2.6.84, 27.2.11. - MILKING COWS, TAXATION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: To indefinitely wave one's right of secession is to make oneself a slave. No man can make himself so much a slave as to forfeit the right to issue his own emancipation proclamation.” - B. R. Tucker, Instead of a Book, p.48. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSION, INDIVIDUAL INDEPENDENCE DECLARATIONS, OPTING OUT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, META-UTOPIA, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM, SLAVERY, LIBERATION, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SECESSIONISM: To leave a church was once considered as impossible or difficult or undesirable as now leaving a State. – JZ, n.d. – CHURCH, RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: To thine own self be true - and it follows as the night the day - thou can'st not then be false to any man.” - Shakespeare, Hamlet. - TRUE TO YOURSELF, CONSENT, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, FREE CHOICES, VOLUNTARISM & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN ALL SPHERES

SECESSIONISM: Today we should remember that virtually everything government does is a ‘mandate.’ The issue is not whether Congress can compel commerce by forcing you to buy insurance, or simply compel you to pay a tax if you don’t. The issue is that this compulsion implies the use of government force against those who refuse. The fundamental hallmark of a free society should be the rejection of force. In a free society, therefore, individuals could opt out of “Obamacare” without paying a government tribute." - Ron Paul, quoted by Kaye Beach on Facebook, 29.6.12. – John Zube: Secession should be individual, voluntary, comprehensive, exterritorial and continuously optional for all. Otherwise the statist messes and atrocities will be continued and even increased. - & - “Unable to post comment. Try again.” - John Zube: Secessionism should become individualized, exterritorialized, quite voluntary for individuals and groups and remain continuously an option for all but criminals and aggressors. While it is territorially suppressed all the wrongs and irrationalities of statism will be continued on a large scale and even get worse, e.g. with mass extermination devices being stockpiled and whole populations instead of criminal governments being targeted, on the old "principle" of collective responsibility. When I was bombed in Berlin, as a 10 and 11 year old, I always asked myself: Why do they bomb me? What have I done to them? – “Unable to post comment.Try again.” - Why bother? At least this time I saved my comments. – JZ– Two Facebook censorship examples of today. I did not bother with a third try. – JZ, 29.6.12, 26.6.13. - RON PAUL, HEALTH SCHEMES OF GOVERNMENTS, MEDICARE ETC. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, THE ONLY REALLY EFFECTIVE DISSENT! MANDATES, LAWS, LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS, TERRITORIALISM –

SECESSIONISM: Toronto councillor proposes secession - - The minor territorial power addicts, given the chance, CAN be, sometimes, even worse than the Federal and State ones. Confine all of them to their volunteers and to exterritorial autonomy only. – JZ, 11.11.11, on Facebook. – TERRITORIAL INSTEAD OF EXTERRITORIAL FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

SECESSIONISM: To leave a church was once considered as impossible or difficult or undesirable as now leaving a State. – JZ, n.d. – CHURCH, RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Up until the late unpleasantness of the Civil war, then, the right of secession was more or less taken for granted in many quarters, and there has never been any amendment or even a Supreme Court decision saying it’s improper.” – Samuel Francis, Secession May Be Legal But Not Expedient, CONSERVATIVE CHRONICLES – Who is to decide this issue? It cannot be rightly decided territorially but only exterritorially for volunteers. It is always convenient and expedient for those, who want it for themselves and have committed no crimes with victims against those, from whom they wish to secede. – No military victory can squash a genuine right and liberty. - JZ, 3.4.09.Neither any constitution nor any supreme court declared so far for individual, voluntary and exterritorial autonomy secessionism. Most people have only territorial secessionism in mind and are in favor of it or against it. – JZ, 23.4.13. – CIVIL WAR, USA - TERRITORIAL SECESSION VS. EXTERRITORIAL SECESSION BY VOLUNTEERS ONLY

SECESSIONISM: Vermont Secession? - - No territorial State has so far set its subjects sufficiently free and respected or even declared all their genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 11.11.11, on Facebook. - TERRITORIAL INSTEAD OF EXTERRITORIAL FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

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

SECESSIONISM: We are all already individual secessionists, panarchists and exterritorial autonomy advocates and practitioners, to some extent, but, alas, not yet consistently and in all spheres. We practise these liberties usually only in our private lives, hobbies, sports, personal clothing, music, reading choices, as general consumers in our shopping, as job seekers, gardeners, home decorators, in friendships and religious choices. We are so enmeshed in these free individual activities that most seem to be unable to apply their principles and practices to the individual choices of political, economic and social systems as well. Mostly, we simply take territorial monopolies and coercion in these spheres, still monopolized by territorial governments, for granted, just like our ancestors took them for granted in the sphere of religion. I have encountered so far not even a single deeply religious person able and willing to apply the principles and practices of religious liberty to these other three spheres. (*) But then strong religious beliefs do impose a kind of mental blindness. – However, are most libertarians and anarchists much better in this respect? Aren’t most of them still territorialists – for their particular ideals - and to that extent intolerant, too? – JZ, 7.10.95, 28.5.08. - (*) Recent correspondence indicated to me that Michael S. Rozeff is such a personality. Among his numerous libertarian articles there are also some excellent ones for panarchism and monetary freedom. I should, probably, count Leonard E. Read as another one. Perhaps a special honors-role should be compiled for all such religious libertarians? - On the other hand we do have many kinds of anarchists who are atheists but lack knowledge and appreciation at least of full economic liberty and who are not consistent voluntaryists, either, when it comes to political and social systems. - L. Tolstoy was admirable as a pacifist and anarchists and was deeply religious. But his economic knowledge left very much to be desired. - JZ, 27.2.11. - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: We can work with this model and, if we were allowed to, accomplish secession without ever leaving our chairs. – Jeffrey Tucker - INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: We protest solemnly in the face of mankind, that we desire peace at any sacrifice, save that of honor. In independence we seek no conquest, no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the states with which we have lately been confederated. All we ask is to be let alone – that those who never held power over us shall not now attempt our subjugation by arms. This we will, we must resist to the direst extremity. The moment that this pretension is abandoned, the sword will drop from our grasp, and we shall be ready to enter into treaties of amnesty and commerce that cannot but be mutually beneficial. So long as this pretension is maintained, with a firm reliance on that Divine Power which covers with its protection the just cause, we must continue to struggle for our inherent right to freedom, independence, and self government.” – President Jefferson Davis’ first address to the Confederate Congress. - He certainly did not strive for freedom, independence and self-government of e.g. slaves, Red Indians, Negroes, Mexicans and other dissenters, including opponents to slavery, the abolitionists. The Civil War was mainly a territorial power struggle. - JZ, 23.11.06. A somewhat decentralized territorial secessionism is still a kind of territorial despotism and as such neither peaceful, free nor just enough. – JZ, 23.4.13. – As Free Traders the Southerners were right but the slave owners among them were wrong in wanting slavery continued. As territorialists both sides were wrong. On no side were and are whites and non-whites as well as all other kinds of dissenters or groups, often wrongfully discriminated against, quite free to secede and to live under personal law, individually self-chosen. - JZ, 23.6.13. - GEOGRAPHICAL, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATE RIGHTS, INCLUDING SLAVERY AS INTERNAL AFFAIRS! US CIVIL WAR SECESSION

SECESSIONISM: What kind of political power is required to prevent nuclear war? Apart from secession there are, naturally, other rights, liberties and self-management powers involved: Decision-making power on war, peace, armament and disarmament, right to participate in disarmament measures, right to negotiate over the heads of governments for a separate and just peace, the right to grant or withhold one's contributions, i.e. voluntary taxation, the right to associate in exterritorial and autonomous communities. But all the other powers (of individuals and dissenting peaceful minorities) that are involved here can lastly only be gained or maintained by individual secessionism. – JZ, n.d., reworded: 3.5.84. – POWER, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT & INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: What other rights are involved in the right of individuals to secede from a State and other coercive organizations? - The right to own oneself, the right to associate and dissociate, the right to trade freely, the right to issue one's own money, the right to choose a different value standard for one’s transactions, the right to own property, the right to practise any profession, the right to resist, the right to vote, the right to decide one's own affairs, the right to privacy, the right to be left alone, the right to live in accordance with one's beliefs, the right to experiment, the right to survive - by one's own efforts, right to divorce oneself from others, - the right to make contracts, the right to associate with others, the right to ignore the State – When will we finally combined all individual rights and liberties in an ideal human rights declaration and sufficiently publicize and discuss it? – In PEACE PLANS 589/90 I offer, digitized, over 130 private human rights drafts, as my input towards such a declaration. – - But nobody seems to be interested. No wonder then, that offences against genuine individual human rights and liberties go on and on, primarily by territorial governments. - JZ, n.d. & 14.10.08. – DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES

SECESSIONISM: When you are free to secede - then no violence or force is required to achieve your independence and to approach your own ideal at the own risk and expense. – JZ, 29.9.12. – “Never cut what you can untie.” – JOSEPH JOUBERT, 1754-1824, French writer. - & VIOLENCE OR FORCE

SECESSIONISM: When you seceded, you can, naturally and rightly, claim at least the monetary value of your share in the nationally held property. Nobody could rightly withhold it from you any longer. This could, in many countries, become a strong incentive for individual secession. – JZ - Compare Peace Plans 19 c. - NATIONAL WEALTH, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: While Socialism was the rallying philosophy of the wave of National Liberation (of majority groups), libertarianism could very well be adopted as the foundation of a new wave of “minority separatism” which could bring the ancient nation-states crumbling into ruins.” – NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY, No. 51, of Dec. 5, 1976. – Actually, as communities of volunteers only, without any territorial monopoly, they could be continued as long as they are wanted by their volunteers. – JZ, 21.5.08.

SECESSIONISM: While territorial State secessions lead to wars and civil wars, individual and voluntary secessions lead to peace and do already, partly, express it. It is not the fault of individual secessionists when territorial States begin aggressive actions or even wars against them. We are not the property of any territorial State. Their supposed sovereignty is not our sovereignty. – JZ, 14.8.93, 4.6.08. – INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

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

SECESSIONISM: Why do we let individuals secede e.g. from a football club or a church but not from the territorial State? – JZ, n.d., - Q., INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Why fight and resistance against a government? Why aim at changing it? Why not rather, as far as possible, separate oneself from it?” – B. F. Skinner, quoted in Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.38. (Re-translated by me. – JZ)

SECESSIONISM: Why have you got the right to secede from the State, whether you know this right or not? - It has no less and no more moral foundation than any other right has. It does agree with every other genuine right and liberty of anyone else. – JZ, n.d. & 14.10.08. – Q., RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Why should not dissenting individuals and groups of dissenters become free to secede from the Local Government, the State Government and the Federal Government, and free to do their own things under personal law or full exterritorial autonomy and also get their per head share in all governmental real assets – in form of transferable securities? However, I would deny that they should bear their per head share in government debts, nominally taken up in their name but, in reality, mainly representing a claim to the “revenue” from future tax slaves and as such quite wrong. – JZ, n.d. & 20.7 .12. – Q., DISSENTERS, MINORITY AUTONOMY UNDER PERSONAL LAW CHOICES FOR ALL GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS, PEACE PLANS 19 C, PUBLIC DEBT


SECESSIONISM: Would you want to see every historical secession squashed? - A question put just to loosen up brain cells for the question of individual secession. Can we really afford to continue to ignore the historical precedents not only for geographical but also for individual secessions - as examples of what human beings are capable of, what relationships are rightful and practicable between them, even if they did not always live up to the highest and most clearly expressed ideals of individual secessionism? We might accept as a part excuse for them that they were far from perfect in other respects, too. Just consider the various religious spleens and scientific myths they were still suffering under at the same time. Thus we should not expect them to have fulfilled, already then, all our purist hopes and expectations for individual secessionism. - JZ, 2.6.84. - HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, Q.


SECESSIONISM: You are not a national resource but your own man. – JZ - NATIONAL RESOURCE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: You are not obliged to lead and you are not obliged to follow. Secede! – JZ - LEADERSHIP, RULERS, GOVERNMENT, OBEDIENCE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: You can beat 'em if you don't join ‘em." - Prof. Galambos – Once one has joined an organization, one is not, as some fundamentalist Muslims still believe, forever bound to it. One should always be free to withdraw from it, after giving contracted-for notice or, immediately, when one’s basic rights are threatened by it. Since even in the Western and supposedly more free and enlightened world, this right is not yet fully realized, what can one expect from less enlightened Islamic communities? – JZ, 14.10.08.  INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: You have the right to be charitable but you are not obliged to work for the benefit of others. You may opt out of coercive charity, like that practised by Welfare States. – JZ – CHARITY, WELFARE STATE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: You have the right to live according to your own beliefs - as long as you don't meddle with other people living according to theirs. - JZ - BELIEFS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: You have the right to refuse disservices and to break off relations with such a “supplier”. – JZ, - DISSERVICES, REFUSAL TO ACCEPT THEM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM


SECESSIONISM: You may freely choose a job or give notice when dissatisfied. You neither have to be a State employee nor a State subject. – JZ - EMPLOYMENT, GIVING NOTICE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: You may trade freely anything with anyone. You are under no moral or contractual obligation (by natural law) to trade certain services only with a particular government. – JZ - TRADE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SOVEREIGN FREE ENTERPRISES OFFERING “PUBLIC” SERVICES TO THEIR SUBSCRIBERS

SECESSIONISM: You should clearly distinguish infiltration with a take-over bid and territorial domination intended - from individual and group secession, that leave the various statists their various statist utopias at their own expense and risk. Individual secessionism and exterritorial associationism for volunteers provokes only ignorance and prejudices but not the rightful aspirations of the majority of statists for their own affairs. It amounts to extend experimental freedom, freedom of contract, freedom of association and genuine self-governance or self-determination into spheres so far territorially monopolized by States. – JZ on Facebook. - INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SECESSIONISM: You’d think that as the party that professes freedom, Republicans would have embraced the peaceful political divorce that is secession as the quintessentially American response to untrammeled tyranny. But no. The truth is that Republicans are vested in Abe Lincoln’s legacy ..." MORE @ - Ilana Mercer - John Zube : Only non-territorial, voluntary or personal law secessions are quite peaceful, rightful, liberating and not threatening. – Facebook, 15.11.12.

SECESSIONISM: Your decisions on your own affairs ought not to depend upon the opinions of others - no matter how large their number. – JZ - DECISION- MAKING, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM VS. MAJORITY DESPOTISM

SECESSIONISM: Your primary duty is to yourself as a rational being, to grow and develop as a full human being, exhausting your potential in living your own life, alone or with like-minded people only. And this implies that you leave everyone else alone to do the same, alone or with his associates. - DUTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECESSIONISM: Your responsibility is only to fulfill your contracts and to respect the rights of others. You are not tied to them - or, at least, not rightly so. – JZ - RESPONSIBILITY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

SECOND-HANDERS: The book’s hero is Howard Roark, a self-made architect with the habit of getting into hot water because of his refusal to compromise his own standards. Roark can never deal successfully with committees or with persons ruled by the “committee” of public opinion. Most persons, Roark discovers, really do not exist – they have no consciousness of their own – they live as ‘second-handers’, through the achievement of others. Not to be, but to seem – not to do, but to appear to be doing – not to become great, but to be thought great – not to live, but to present the illusion of living – these are the attributes of the second-hander. Such a person, Roark concludes, is like a committee in that he has no ego or centre of consciousness. He presents a void that cannot be reasoned with.” – PHILOLOGUS, Nov. / Dec. 76, in review of Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead. – INDIVIDUALISM, COMMITTEES, CHARACTER, PUBLIC OPINION, PERSONALITY

SECRECY: All “secret” political talks are suspect. Any agreements reached in them are morally binding at most only personally, upon their participants. – JZ, 17.11.87, 28.2.11. – SECRET TREATIES, SECRET DIPLOMACY, PUBLICITY, CONTRACTS, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM

SECRECY: And to judge from Kim Philby’s revelations, British “secrecy” has kept more matters from the public than from the enemy; in fact, one is led to suspect that the Official Secrets Act exists to protect officials and not secrets.” – Wilson Carey McWilliams in W. J. Barnds, The Right to Know …, p.55.

SECRECY: But how can we – the people – keep a democracy alive when an official policy of secrecy prevents information on governmental decisions from reaching the electorate? – THE GUARDIAN, leader, 31.3.79. – Quoted in: Elizabeth Sigmund, Rage Against the Dying, p.113. - Or even the "representatives"! – How much would still have to be kept secret, if anything, once territorial States are transformed into many communities of volunteers only, all exterritorially autonomous? - JZ, 7.6.08. – DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENTS, SECURITY, TERRITORIALISM, Q., PANARCHISM

SECRECY: But let’s not delude ourselves. In my very first intel briefing as President, I was told I could assume that material marked Confidential would be compromised in six months, Secret in eighteen, and Top Secret in three years.” – Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell, The Trigger, Harper/Collins Publishers, 1999, p.125.

SECRECY: government secrecy is more directed against the people than against a possible enemy.” – Colin Kapp, Crimescan, GALAXY, March/April 73, p.126. - DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATIVES

SECRECY: His work had been in secret, in a ferment of paranoia, and failure to perceive that not letting one's real defensive capability be known, is a principle cause of war.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.208. - On the other hand, letting e.g. the Nazis know about the Manhattan Project might have led to the development of a Nazi atomic bomb. The best guaranty for peace is not increased military "strength" but increased individual liberty, which can rapidly infect and disable a despotic and militaristic regime that is threatening other countries, while enabling its internal victims. - Nevertheless, anarchists and libertarians have not yet collaborated to compile a rightful and effective defence, liberation, revolution and military insurrection program, which could and should be broadcast long before any acute international crisis (clash with a despotic regime) occurs. At any time in the world there are at least some "freedom fighters" in the world, who still know all too little about genuine individual liberties and their extent and liberating potential. That knowledge is much more needed than are foreign arms and volunteers in their support. All too often, in their ignorance and prejudices, these "freedom fighters" make matters even worth. All they have to offer is their good intentions, their courage and their lives, presently mostly wasted or wrongly directed. - JZ, 24.1.02. – All too often have only wrongful war aims been declared or kept secret, while quite rightful war aims were not declared by either side. – JZ, 3.4.09, 28.2.11. - PUBLICITY, WAR, PEACE & DEFENCE, FREEDOM FIGHTERS, LIBERATION, A RIGHTFUL REVOLUTION & LIBERATION AS WELL AS DEFENCE PROGRAM

SECRECY: In the Soviet Union as in America, secrecy was designed to shield failure as well as success.” – Tom Clancy, The Sum of all Fears, p.86. - VS. PUBLIC ACTIONS

SECRECY: It is secrecy, mystery, that is everywhere the soul of bureaucracy.” – Karl Marx – And ignorance and prejudices on both sides, that of the victimizers as well as that of the victimized. Already the very number of laws and regulations leaves most of them unknown. Even the bureaucrats do not have the time and energy to read all of them. While I worked in the official social insurance system in Germany, there were 1500 laws applying in this sphere, not to speak of xyz interpretations of particular clauses. No one knew all of them. – JZ, 4.4.89, 9.6.08. – BUREAUCRACY, GOVERNMENT, STATES

SECRECY: openness can embarrass power and undermine its mystique. Thomas Jefferson recorded that: “The first misfortune of the Revolutionary war induced a motion to suppress or garble the account of it. It was rejected with indignation.” The experience of power tends to quell such indignation. – Compare the reaction of today’s governments towards ‘whistleblowers’.” – W. J. Barnds, The Right to Know, p.40.

SECRECY: Out of 4000 hours of tapes on conversations of former President Nixon only 60 have been made public.” – According to the film “Nixon”. – Possibly to probably his involvement with the Watergate scandal was not his worst offence. – But even he was not the worst of a bad lot – How many of the top leaders would stay in office for long if all their offences were soon becoming public knowledge? – JZ, 30.10.07. - BY GOVERNMENTS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, MINISTERS, POLICE COMMISSIONERS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, PUBLICITY, Q.

SECRECY: Principles have to be weighed against one another and against the over-all requirements of humanization, which are knowable in a particular situation. A determination must be made as to which principle best responds to the situational needs. – Applying this to truth-telling and secrecy are basic human and moral needs. If a person were to absolutize truth-telling and always say what is on his mind, he would quickly imperil many other values such as mutual confidence and privacy, preservation of good name, or even national security. There is no unworthy hedging here. It is just that the truth-telling principle, like all other principles, must yield when certain contexts require the dominance of other principles.” – Daniel C. Maguir in W. J. Bards, The Right to Know, p.49. - TRUTHS, LIES, FRANKNESS, OPENNESS, PRINCIPLES, SECURITY, POWER, TERRITORIALISM

SECRECY: Secrecy is mostly against the public interest – even when it asserted that it would be in the interest of the public. – JZ, 26.11.98. - PUBLIC INTEREST

SECRECY: Secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny.” – Robert Heinlein, Revolt in 2100, p.67, in Pan Books SF. – Also in his Lazarus Long. – Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.” – Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p.349. TYRANNY, PUBLICITY, OPENNESS

SECRECY: Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government.” - Jeremy Bentham. – It is also an instrument to cover up corruption and major crimes committed by officials. Only a quite rightful government or society could use maximum publicity to great advantage for itself. – JZ, 4.1.08. – PUBLIC APPEALS, UNILATERAL PEACE DECLARATIONS, DECLARATION OF QUITE RIGHTFUL WAR & PEACE AIMS, AN IDEAL DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SECRECY: Secrecy, mostly and at least in the long run defeats its own purposes. Secrets have to be kept only towards criminals who would use such knowledge to act against rights and liberties. - JZ, 7.3.02.

SECRECY: That applies to every government. They tell you as little as they can.” – John Laws, on radio, 8.6.82. – They have so much that they have to be ashamed of and that would lose them votes if it became known. – JZ, 21.5.08. – GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, PUBLICITY, WHISTLE-BLOWERS, “TREASON”

SECRECY: The fact is that a government MUST operate in secrecy, or it simply cannot operate.” – John W. Campbell, ANALOG, Nov. 71, editorial, p.176. – Secrecy is, as a rule, only needed for their wrongful actions. Rightful actions require maximum publicity to succeed. At least their maxim does, in order not to fail its objective, as already Kant pointed out in “Eternal Peace”. The secrecy of territorial governments is one more reason to get rid of them, via individual and group secessionism. – Their actions often cannot stand publicity. – I doubt that communities of volunteers, under personal laws, would require or insist on much or any secrecy. Nor would they have much of a chance to practise it. – Secret societies are largely the product of territorial States, apart from organized crime syndicates. Even these do largely merely consist of activities, which territorial laws have outlawed as “sinful” for their subjects. - JZ, 3.4.91, 3.6.08.

SECRECY: The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. - John F. Kennedy - Secrecy - Society - Free - Journalism - Danger - JFK Speech

SECRECY: The liberties of people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be cealed from them. – Patrick Henry, quoted by Nizam Ahmad shared Capitalism's photo. –– Public “servants” keeping their actions secret from their “employers” – and taxing their employers, highly, while providing them with unwanted services or even all too many disservices! – JZ, Facebook, 3.4.14. – Typo? Sealed or concealed? – JZ. - PUBLIC SERVANTS

SECRECY: The victims have no right to know.” - Quoted by L. Ron Hubbard, The Invaders Plan, p.388. – While they have the right to access to them, truths and facts are still all too often forcefully withheld from them or they have been so much conditioned by false ideas that they remain prejudiced against rather than becoming receptive for them. – JZ, 3.4.09. – Policemen certainly do not like their wrongful actions being filmed with one of the handy modern mobiles. – JZ, 19.2.14. - GOVERNMENT, BUREAUCRACY, POLITICIANS, PUBLICITY, OPENNESS, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

SECRECY: There's one lesson that authority is incapable of learning, namely, that truth will out.” - Eric Frank Russell, Last Blast, p.16 of ASTOUNDING SF, Nov. 1952. – Alas, without a proper market for all ideas and talents that “coming out” may take too long. – JZ, 3.4.09. – Even most libertarians seem not yet to have examined all radical libertarian ideas sufficiently. Or they may not yet have sufficient or easy enough access to them. When they are spread over thousands of tens of thousands of websites then they might as well be spread over as many books, few of them to be found in private libraries and not all of them in most public libraries, either. – JZ, 3.4.09, 28.2.11. - AUTHORITY, CENSORSHIP, TRUTH, INTERNET, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN DITITAL LIBRARY & REFERENCE WORKS

SECRECY: When you want to keep a secret, the last thing you do is tell the world you have a secret.” - W. R. Thompson, Outlaw, part I, ANALOG 9/90, p.22. - Sometimes the best way to hide a truth, idea or invention, under present conditions, is to express and display and publish it quite openly. - JZ, 22.11.02. – That seems to apply even to radical ideas like panarchism and full monetary freedom. – JZ, 3.4.09. - Most minds are so prejudiced against such ideas that their public availability does not influence them at all. – JZ, 28.2.11. - VS. PUBLICITY, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TRUTHS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

SECRECY: You always know the creative because it is revealed openly. Concealment betrays the existence of another force entirely.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, p.244. - PUBLICITY, OPENNESS, CREATIVITY

SECRET BALLOT: A secret ballot makes a secret government, and a secret government is nothing else than a government by conspiracy. And a government by conspiracy is the only government we now have.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.11. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, WHISTLEBLOWERS

SECRET BALLOT: As all voting is secret, (by secret ballot,) and as all secret governments are necessarily only secret bands of robbers, tyrants, and murderers, (*) the general fact that our government is practically carried on by means of such voting, only proves that there is among us a secret band of robbers, tyrants and murderers, whose purpose is to rob, enslave, and, so far as necessary to accomplish their purposes, murder, the rest of the people. The simple fact of the existence of such a band does nothing towards proving that “the people of the United States”, or any one of them, voluntarily supports the Constitution. – For all the reasons that have now been given, voting furnishes no legal evidence as to who the particular individuals are (if there are any), who voluntarily support the Constitution. It therefore furnishes no legal evidence that any body supports it voluntarily. – So far, therefore, as voting is concerned, the Constitution, legally speaking, has no supporters t all.” – Lysander Spooner, No Treason VI, p.11, point 10., Works I. – (*) In this case they are all too well publicized ones but not at such but, rather, as benefactors to the public, although their handouts are only a part of what their tribute levies take from the public. They are widely seen and think of themselves as Robin Hoods but are rather practicing a modern form or Robbing Hoodlism. Judging by their take, they are the richest in the land, who are taking from the poor as well as the rich and then take their large cut and redistribute the rest to the poor and to the rich, at their discretion and in their power-interest, to become reelected again. Most of the top office holders do somehow, get rich in the process, live expensively and luxuriously and their retirement benefits are outstanding. – JZ, 20.2.14. – VOTING, LEGALITY, CONSTITUTIONALISM

SECRET BALLOT: But a secret government is little less than a government of assassins. Under it, a man knows not who his tyrants are, until they have struck, and perhaps not then. (*) He may guess, beforehand, as to some of his immediate neighbors. But he really knows nothing. (*) The man to whom he would most naturally fly for protection, may prove an enemy, when the time of trial comes. – This is the kind of government we have; and it is the only one we are likely to have, until men are ready to say: We will consent to no Constitution, except such an one as we are neither ashamed nor afraid to sign; and we will authorize no government to do anything in our name which we are not willing to be personally responsible for.” - Lysander Spooner, No Treason VI, p.29, Works I. - (*) Well, at least he know whom the secret voters elected and who has accepted the job. – He is identified. - JZ, 21.5.08. - VOTING, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

SECRET BALLOT: The secret ballot makes a secret government; and a secret government is a secret band of robbers and murderers. Open despotism is better than this. The single Despot stands out in the face of all men, and says; I am the State: My will is law: I am your master: I take the responsibility of my acts: The only arbiter I acknowledge is the sword: If any one denies my right, let him try conclusions with me.” - Lysander Spooner, No Treason VI, p.29, Works I. - VOTING

SECRET POLICE: If the government runs a secret police force then, perhaps, the revolutionaries, at least in some instances, should join it, as a pretty good base for their activities. They could, e.g., arrange for their opponents to come under suspicion. – JZ, 19.6.76, 21.5.08.

SECRET SERVICES: In 1990 he had been a member of the CIA team, which had been sent to Berlin to wade through the records of the Stasi. Much to everybody’s dismay they’d learned that well over seventy per cent of the agents the CIA had recruited had in fact been working for the East German Intelligence Service.” – Clive Egleton, One Man Running, Coronet Books, 2001, p.188. – An invention or a hint at reality in a novel? – JZ, 17.9.07. - ESPIONAGE, CIA, INTELLIGENC SERVICES

SECRET SERVICES: The intelligence services of all “free” governments were not even intelligent and efficient enough to find out how to overthrow dictators fast and relatively easily, even though such information is already largely published and has only to be combined and further improved. – But then even libertarians and anarchists have not yet bothered to pull all such information together and improve it further, until it become a quite unbeatable liberation, revolution and defence program. In other words, they do not take themselves serious enough. – JZ, 24.11.03, 31.10.07. - INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, ESPIONAGE, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION

SECRET SERVICES: The secret services of governments are so incompetent that they cannot even find what is, probably, still the best defence, nuclear disarmament and anti-terrorist program – not even within 36 years after it has been published! – If they had been able to sufficiently predict the outcomes of wars then many would not have been started. – But usually they act as ignorant, blindly or prejudiced as they politicians do with their internal policy measures. – They, too, deserve rather the term “disservices” than “services”. - JZ, 30.10.07, 28.2.11.

SECRET SERVICES: The secret services or “intelligence” services look stupidly for intelligence in all the wrong places, while ignoring basic facts and truths, which informed and intelligent freedom- peace- and justice lovers try desperately to spread. – JZ, 9.9.04, 23.6.13. – Thereby alone they do daily demonstrate their incompetence. – JZ, 23.6.13.

SECRET SERVICES: The trouble with your secret services is – they may be secretly working for your enemies. – JZ, 77. – As totalitarian institutions they are largely part of your enemies, namely the totalitarian organizations. – An organization really working to uphold individual rights and liberties, like an ideal militia of volunteers, would utilize publicity and respect individual rights and liberties as much as possible to be most effective. The same cannot be said for any secret services that I know of or read about. - JZ, 21.5.08.

SECRETS: HESS: Pericles … made a wonderful speech about secrecy in a free society. He said Athenians could invite their enemies to see all their secrets, because the real secret of that city’s greatness was its courage and loyalty. – PLAYBOY: But some time after Pericles said that, Athens was defeated by Sparta. – HESS: Perhaps they should have kept just one secret. – Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY, 7/76. - A panarchist Athens could also have appealed to all the dissenting forces on the side of the Spartans and to all panarchists outside of Athens and Sparta. Moreover, it would not have had any territorial enemy, because it would not have threatened any territories or whole populations. – The economy of both was largely based upon slavery. To that extent and as territorial States both were, rather, like the Soviet Union and Nazi-Germany. - JZ, 21.5.08. - ESPIONAGE, PERICLES, ATHENS, DEFENCE, PANARCHISM

SECRETS: In a world where data is coin of the realm, and transmissions are guarded by no better sentinels than man-made codes and corruptible devices, there is no such thing as a secret, - Dr. Kio Masada, The Enemy Among us. Keynote address to the 121st Outworld /security Conference, holocast from Guera. – Motto of C. S. Friedman, This Alien Shore, HarperCollinsPublishers, Voyager books,, pb, 2000. – Wherever and to the extent that there is still freedom of expression and information, there should be used maximum publicity rather than secrecy for all communication on freedom, peace and rights. Such information is also so important for mankind that it should not be copyrighted. – JZ, 26.6.13. – Naturally, underground freedom fighters do have to keep their views and intended actions as much secret among themselves as they can. – JZ, 20.2.14. – CODES, PUBLICITY WHEREVER & WHENEVER IT WOULD GREATLY HELP A RIGHTFUL CAUSE

SECRETS: When there is something worth knowing the government is almost certain either to make a secret of it or to remain entirely unaware of it or to remain prejudiced against it. – JZ, 4.9.89.  When and where was it ever possible to convey any rightful and rational ideas to a ruling territorial government or to a party trying to get into power? – JZ, 1.6.08.

SECRETS: Who are we to keep secrets from the world? Let the world know and decide for itself.” – Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination, p.187. – The world includes some very immoral and irrational people. From them some secrets must be kept, if possible. (*) – All human rights belong only to rational beings. - JZ, 1.2.92. - (*) E.g. nuclear technology and chemical and biological warfare secrets. - For they might be immoral or foolish enough to use them for further mass murders on a still larger scale. - JZ, 28.2.11.

SECURITIES: Securities regulator will not ban short-selling, says Greg Medcraft - - Every promise to supply an exclusive currency is also a short sale, one that excludes the right to pay e.g. with clearing certificates, goods warrants and vouchers for one's services, all in money denominations and using a sound and thus readily accepted value standard. – JZ, 13.8.11, on Facebook, revised 20.2.14. - SHORT SALES, SPECULATIONS & REGULATIONS, PROMISES TO PAY IN CASH, WHILE UNDER MONETARY DESPOTISM OR THE MONEY ISSUE MONOPOLY & UNDER FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, INCLUDING, ESPECIALLY, TAXATION & GOVERNMENTAL “INSECURITIES”, WHICH SOME INSTITUTIONS ARE FORCED TO PURCHASE OR “INVEST” IN, ALTHOUGH THEY MERELY AMOUNT TO INVESTMENTS IN TAX SLAVES

SECURITY: A personal note to the Founding Fathers: We're sorry. We blew it. You made it possible for us to live free and we blew it. We've given up nearly every personal liberty in the name of a false sense of security sold to the masses by the same type of maniacal government about which you warned us and against which you fought so bravely. We now have to ask permission to take a leak on an airline flight. We never deserved you. – Phil Murphy, 7/4/02. – THE PERMIT OR LICENCE STATE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, RIGHTS LIBERTIES, VS. RULES, LEGISLATION, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, PROHIBITIONS

SECURITY: An irony of our times is the unwelcome discovery that our pursuit of economic security has led us down the road to insecurity. The greater the concern for safety, the more vulnerable we have become to the forces that are capable of destroying our freedom and dissolving our economic independence.” – Morris C. Schumiatcher, THE FREEMAN, 9/75.

SECURITY: And freedom – freedom to aspire, to be different, to achieve greatness, to fail – would be honored far above any security which might be gained by submission to the will of the State.” – Dean Smith, Conservatism, p.204/5.

SECURITY: And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping toward destruction. … Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle.” – Ludwig von Mises. – NWT, TOTALITARIANISM, STATE SOCIALISM, TAX SLAVERY

SECURITY: And this freedom will be the freedom of all. It will loosen both master and slave from the chain. For, by a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two. So in the wonderful reciprocity of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us. There is not true liberty for the individual except as he finds it in the liberty of all. (*) There is no true security for the individual except as he finds it in the security of all.” – Edwin Markham. - To each only as much liberty and security as he chooses for himself, at his own risk and expense. If any more liberty or security is territorially imposed upon all, it will not be a stable and long lasting establishment. – JZ, 22.5.08. – Even in our still all too un-free conditions and without legalized monopolies or subsidies, at least some people managed to get rich honestly. - JZ, 28.2.11. – (*) Compare: “Every leash has two ends.” –  PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, TOLERANCE, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, FREEDOM OF ACTION, VOLUNTARISM

SECURITY: And, above all, security has become a fetish among all classes of society, from the lowest wage-earner to the president of the corporation. To be sure, security against the exigencies of life has always been a human aim. But, while in the last century man made provisions against disaster, in insurance, in paying off the mortgage on the old homestead, in savings, the tendency during the latter half of the twentieth century is to put the burden of one’s security on society. The young man entering the business world is not concerned with the chances of advancement that are open to industry and skill, but rather with the pension system provided by the company; and the candidate for president of the corporation is concerned with his retirement even as he takes on the duties of the presidency. This change of attitude from personal responsibility to collectivised security is probably the result of the income tax; (*) it would be difficult to trace it to any alteration in human nature or any deterioration in character.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.7. - (*) I rather trace it to territorialism and monetary despotism, with all their insecurities and crises. Under inflation there are too few opportunities for secure long-term investments left. Most can then be nominally repaid with inflated currency. – Deflations bring their own credit and repayment of credit difficulties. Underlining by me. – JZ, 22.5.08, 20.2.14. - INCOME TAX, WELFARE STATE, STATISM, FEAR OF FREEDOM, INFLATION, PANARCHISM, IGNORANCE OF OR PREJUDICES AGAINST THE MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM OPTIONS

SECURITY: Anyone who says that economic security is a human right, has been too much babied. While he babbles, other men are risking and losing their lives to protect him. They are fighting the sea, fighting the land, fighting disease and insects and weather and space and time, for him, while he chatters that all men have a right to security and that some pagan god – Society, The State, The Government, The Commune – must give it to them. Let the fighting men stop fighting this inhuman earth for one hour, and he will learn how much security there is. - Rose Wilder Lane- James Babb shared Chris Lyspooner's photo on Facebook, 6.3.12. – The fight might also be done with agricultural poisons, or medicines or vaccinations which are not harmless to humans. – JZ, 20.2.14. - RIGHT TO SECURITY?

SECURITY: At least the government can guaranty you security of poverty.” – David Hart, 2.9.77. – POVERTY, GOVERNMENT, WELFARE STATE, JOKES

SECURITY: Bastiat warned Frenchmen that men could have freedom or could have the ‘security’ of being unfree, but that no attempted mixture of the two could long prevail.” – G. C. Roche III, in Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.156. – Why not let every individual make his own choice, in this respect as well? – JZ, 22.5.08. – FREEDOM, WELFARE STATE

SECURITY: Beware of the words “internal security”, for they are the eternal cry of the oppressor. – Voltaire, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 11.2.13. - INTERNAL SECURITY

SECURITY: But what more oft in nations grown corrupt, // And by their vices brought to servitude, // Than to love bondage more than liberty - // Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty?” – John Milton. – I hold that this tendency is closely associated with territorialism. If each peaceful citizen could have his own choice of government, society or community, since Milton’s time, would we have as many corrupt, aggressive and wasteful ones as we have now? Let’s introduce consumer sovereignty in this sphere as well. – JZ, 22.5.08. – STATISM, BONDAGE, TERRITORIALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

SECURITY: Carelessness about our security is dangerous, carelessness about our freedom is also dangerous.” – Adlai Stevenson, speech, Detroit, Mich. Oct. 7, 1952. – FREEDOM

SECURITY: Celine’s First Law is that National Security is the chief cause of national insecurity.” – Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.118. – TERRITORIALISM, INSECURITY, DEFENCE, ARMS RACES, NUCLAR STRENGTH, NWT

SECURITY: Concerning security and stability, these are possible only within a stagnant world, for where there is action there can be no stability, but only change.” – Naomi Maldowski in 1977 CIS Conference paper, p.14. – However, many approaches towards the individually desired degree of security and stability are possible, e.g. through credit, mutual aid, and genuine and private social insurance arrangements that are not interfered with by the government in any way, especially when territorial governments have all been replaced by communities and associations of volunteers. – JZ, 22.5.08. – STABILITY, INSURANCE, CHANGE, RECOGNITION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PROTECTED BY A SUITABLE MILITIA

SECURITY: Do territorial States protect us? The more they try or pretend to provide security, the more insecure we do become, in police States as well as total Warfare States and during “peaceful” arms races. 40 wars occurred since WW II and 35 million people died in them, according to THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD of 14.9.85 – and this in a relatively “peaceful” period. – Which are the figures if the wars since then are included? Annually, since WW II 30 to 90 “small” wars occurred. To their victims they were all big ones. – At least all the larger territorial States tend to be Warfare States, even most of the democratic ones. – None of them seems to know or to appreciate the roads to a just peace in freedom. Their universities and their secret services, diplomats, foreign offices, military establishments, (misleadingly all called “defence preparations”) and political leaders were certainly unable to find it, even when they are already published online. - JZ, 31.5.08. - GOVERNMENTS, PROTECTION, TERRITORIALISM, SAFETY, DEFENCE, WARS, WARFARE STATE

SECURITY: Don’t be lulled into a sense of false security.” – FREEDOM MAGAZINE, Spring 74. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, SOCIAL SECURITY, DETERRENCE HYPOTHESIS

SECURITY: Don’t trade a life of self-reliance for that of a permanent government ward.” - Dean Smith, Conservatism, p.207.


SECURITY: F x S=k. The product of freedom and security is a constant.” – Anonymous. - A German author, using the German word “konstant”? – F x S = c? - But what if this constant is made up, in some cases, mostly of security measures and with very little liberty? - What value has such a constant factor? - Mathematical expressions do not always provide something sensible and valuable. - JZ, 25.11.06, 3.4.09. & FREEDOM

SECURITY: Few of us seem to want to keep government out of our personal affairs and responsibilities. Many of us seem to favor various types of government guaranteed and compulsory "security." We say that we want personal freedom, but we demand government housing, government price controls, government-guaranteed jobs and wages. We boast that we are responsible persons, but we vote for candidates who promise us special privileges, government pensions, government subsidies, and government electricity.” – Dean Russell - SAFETY, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY & FREEDOM VS. STATISM, VOTING, POLITICIANS & THEIR PROMISES

SECURITY: few persons believe that individual freedom and personal responsibility for one’s own welfare offer the greatest possible security in an admittedly insecure world.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, THE FREEMAN, 4/75, p.239. - Although they do, if they are not all too frequently and massively interfered with by almost all territorial governments. – All governmental efforts to provide security to all - have made all of us more insecure. - JZ, 22.5.08.

SECURITY: Find out what you want, find something you really care about. When you know what you want the rest follows. But don’t just drift into something because it offers security. Security is never worth a damn. We’re meant to live, and to live means living dangerously, half on the edge of trouble, half on the edge of achievement. Myself, I’ve never felt really alive unless I was fighting something, and here I am, more than ten years older than you and starting all over again. And I’m excited. Yes, dammit, I’m thrilled by the prospect.” – Hammond Innes, The Strode Venturer, Fontana/Collins, 1965. - Even in jobs that one has self-chosen and that one does like, there are aspects that are tiring and boring by themselves but they have to be done anyhow, by oneself, if one does not have enough money to hire others to do them. – I certainly do not like proof-reading this collection and try to cut it to a minimum. - JZ, 22.5.08.

SECURITY: For example, government tries to make society safe. That is impossible. And the statistics illustrate that fact. I’ve been colleting data on crime for years. The FBI Uniform Crime Reports reveal that with only occasional brief interludes, the problem of crime gets worse and worse all the time. (*) – Robert LeFevre, “Lift Her Up, Tenderly”, p.198. – Here we should take into consideration that (a) crime legislation is in government hands, (b) government multiplies crimes e.g. by anti-drug laws, forcing addicts to commit crimes to maintain a habit made expensive by law and monetary despotism leading to mass unemployment and with it to crimes committed out of poverty, (c) education is in government hands, (d) government lives of robbery, (e) it makes many people poor by economic interventionism, (e) courts are in its hands, (f) prisons and parole systems are largely run by governments, (g) policing is largely a government monopoly. (h) Government policies have largely disarmed crime victims. - Under these conditions it is rather surprising that we do not have still more crime! – JZ, 21.5.08. - (i) "Positive" legislation and governmental bills of rights do hardly provide a moral or ethical education and corresponding self-restraints. - JZ, 28.2.11. (*) We are living in a time in which at least in some countries, those without a certainly excessive to quite wrongful war on drugs, more and more prisons are shut down. From my windows I can look down on one of them. - JZ, 20.2.14. - SAFETY, PROTECTION, GOVERNMENT, CRIME

SECURITY: For those looking for security, be forewarned that there's nothing more insecure than a political promise. Harry BrowneHarry Browne  - PROMISES BY TERRITORIALIST POLITICIANS, WELFARE STATE, OFFICIAL SOCIAL SECURITY SCAMS, EXPLOITATION BY TAXATION

SECURITY: Freedom from Freedom.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon, p.112.

SECURITY: Freedom is not a luxury that we can indulge in when at last we have security and prosperity and enlightenment; it is, rather, antecedent to all of these, for without it we can have neither security nor prosperity nor enlightenment.” – Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998), Freedom, Loyalty and Dissent, 1954. - Compare Tucker's Motto for his "LIBERTY": Liberty is the mother, not the daughter of order”. – Proudhon. – The examples set by quite free societies of volunteers would tend to dissolve the remaining totalitarian, despotic and authoritarian regimes. The democratic or even free and diverse panarchistic societies would have secret and numerous allies among all those suffering under quite wrongful territorial regimes. Panarchies in the democratic countries, first exemplified, perhaps, by various panarchistic governments and societies in exile, fully recognized by democratic countries, would set up shiny and attractive examples for the still all too suppressed peoples, majorities and minorities, in the world. Just another territorial democracy is not good enough for them, either. – JZ, 3.4.09, 27.2.11. - SECURITY THROUGH FREEDOM, ENLIGHTENMENT, PROSPERITY

SECURITY: Freedom sets the stage for all the security available in this uncertain world.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/80.

SECURITY: Full freedom or panarchism would also provide the best security services of all kinds and this at competitive prices. – JZ, 5.9.93. – PANARCHISM, FREEDOM, COMPETITION

SECURITY: Government assured security assures insecurity. – JZ, 19.11.93. – They can’t even sufficiently protect their top rulers, with huge numbers of policemen and secret service men. – And the territorial rulers meddle so much that they set themselves up as targets. – JZ, 4.6.08.

SECURITY: I mean the only safe way to get through life is to stay in bed – so you can’t trip over your own shoe laces.” – World Research: Freedom to Choose. – “The only safe way to get thru life is to stay in bed, so you can’t trip on your own shoe laces.” – From film: The Incredible Breadmachine, 2nd. version.

SECURITY: If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They'll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower, president of Columbia University, speech to luncheon clubs, Galveston, Texas, December 8, 1949. - THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 9, 1949, p. 23. - Territorial nations are already nation-wide prisons, at least for many of their dissenters, and few of them were convicted of a crime with victims before impartial courts. - JZ, 27.11.02. –- Surely, D. D. E. meant to exempt at least his revenuers from this advice? – JZ, 22.4.08. - (*) Do they really get security in all government prisons? A drug culture, rapes, racism and bullying occur even there, under supposedly close supervision. – JZ, 22.5.08. – We must not even bow our heads towards democratic and “Welfare State” governments, as long as they remain imposed upon any dissenters. Once we are free to opt out from under them as well, then we are also free to ignore them or to compete against them, successfully, with much cheaper and better deals for their present subjects and victims. – JZ, 3.4.09. - & FREEDOM

SECURITY: If all you want is complete security – go live in a public institution – a jail, an insane asylum, a poor house. – FREEDOM TODAY, April 76.

SECURITY: If the less productive members of a society truly seek security, let them rally to the defense of freedom of choice and freedom of action of those who work for a living and who are personally productive. Let them voluntarily deal with one another in the market place kept free of compulsion. Such voluntary trading directs the instruments of production and the means of economic security into the hands of those most capable of serving all mankind. It promotes mutual respect for life and property. It stimulates every individual to develop his own talents to their maximum productivity. It encourages saving instead of squandering. The free market, and not its displacement by governmental controls, is the only route to the kind of personal security which makes for harmonious social relationships.” – Paul L. Poirot, in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC for Feb. 18. - Free Market alternatives as individual choices for all of the "services" presently imposed and financed by tribute levies, all of them under full exterritorial autonomy for their volunteers. Thereby the territorial and coercive monopoly of all present States would, finally, be ended and all the numerous problems it brings with it. - JZ, 28.2.11. – Since central banking combined with high taxation and many other wrongful and anti-economic interventions by governments began, we have become economically more and more insecure and dependent upon governments. Only the security of our territorial rulers has been increased and those it favors with monopolies, privileges, handouts, bailouts and guaranties – always at the expense and risk of the rest of their territorial subjects. – JZ, 20.2.14.

SECURITY: If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsel of arms. Crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. - Samuel Adams - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - Even those people should be given their panarchistic choice. Deterrent examples are needed, too. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – TERRITORIALISM, SERVITUDE, STATISM, SUBORDINATION VS. LIBERTY, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, PANARCHISM, POPOLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

SECURITY: If you really want security, if you want to go on living for a long life, you will have to help destroy the nuclear equivalent of 80 tons of TNT earmarked for you or the 3000 millionth of a pound of some chemical or biological death agents. – JZ, 19.7.73. – And to achieve that you will have to do away with the territorial power institutions that motivate territorial governments to thus “arm” themselves against the conscripts and forced laborers of the others. – JZ, 22.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, DISARMAMENT BY THE PEOPLE OR BY AN IDEAL MILITIA FORCE, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, ABC-MASS MURDER DEVICES

SECURITY: In America, therefore, no one is secure. That which professes to guarantee security actually jeopardizes everyone with its arbitrary and utterly irresponsible will. As a tenant in this large North-American rental area land-lorded by the self-proclaimed “government of the United States”, the individual’s ownership of anything is actually unknown. Persons who appear to own homes, as an example, really only rent from the government; and, like a capricious manager, the government may turn them out at any time for nearly any reason. (Compensation paid to these victims is a joke.)” – THE MATCH, June 75. – HOUSING, EMINENT DOMAIN, OWNERSHIP, PROPERTY, FEUDALISM, GOVERNMENT

SECURITY: In reality, we have choice of two things: Either communistic production is superior to free production, or it is not. If it is, then it must be for all things, not just for security. If not, progress requires that it be replaced by free production. Complete communism or complete liberty: that is the alternative!” – Molinari, The Production of Security, p.8. - Why not either of them – in all their varieties, but always only for volunteers? – While he advocated competition in the production of security, he seems to have thought that competition could only come from freedom lovers and not from statists in their large numbers and all their varieties. In other words, he assumed that statists would always claim a territorial monopoly. He still thought in terms of territorialism and one system for all, namely the system of maximum freedom for a whole population. But e.g. nuns, monks and most of the intentional community and utopian colony people did not. Neither liberty nor communism are necessarily tied to territorialism and need to be applied universally. – Let the individual sovereign customer decide about and adopt, for himself, his preferred political, economic and social system, too. Only those who made the wrong or irrational choices for themselves will have to suffer the consequences - as long as they remain voluntary subjects, in spite of their individual secession option. - JZ, 22.5.08. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

SECURITY: In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." – Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor - SERF MENTALITY, FREEDOM, MODERN FEUDALISM, ARISING OUT OF TERRITORIAL STATISM & ITS WELFARE STATES

SECURITY: In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.” – Edward Gibbon, (1737-1794 – in  – “Give to society” is the wrong term. “Society is exchange.” - said Bastiat. – JZ, 30.3.12. - VS. FREEDOM & RESPONSIBILITY, STATISM, WELFARE STATE, PROTECTIONISM, ANCIENT ATHENS, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, SOCIETY, FREE EXCHANGE

SECURITY: In the United States during the past century more people achieved greater material security than their ancestors had ever known in any previous society. … We think of these enviable, personal achievements as security. But this type of security is not an alternative to freedom; rather, it is an outgrowth of freedom. This traditional security stems from freedom as the oak from the acorn. It is not a case of either/or; one without the other is impossible.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/80. – Alas, in the USA, too, more and more impoverishing and restricting “policies” have been legally enforced. – JZ, 20.2.14. – FREEDOM, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, IMPOVERISHING & ANTI-ECONOMIC LAWS

SECURITY: Is a blessing, but not if bought at the expense of fellow man.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought.

SECURITY: It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, … from abroad.” – James Madison. - Not only for the preservation or extension of external security should there be more internal freedom but also for the achievement of more internal and external security. To see that possibility one has to consider not only the territorial monopoly model but also the competitive and free market model of communities of volunteers free to do their own things for and to themselves. Then there will be less internal enemies and problems and also less external enemies that remain to be feared. In the latter case one can e.g. make separate peace treaties or offers to their captive peoples, via alliances with their governments in exile. - "It's not all brute force and stupidity!" as a rowing captain said to his crew. - As one great Athenian said: Athens was largely safe from its enemies, even without walls around the city - because of the love of freedom among its citizens. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. – Alas, it, too had still slavery and its rulers had territorial ambitions, so that it was soon after defeated by Sparta and later by the Roman imperialists, still posing as republicans. – JZ, 20.2.14. - INTERNAL & EXTERNAL, INTERNAL LIBERTY VS. INTERNAL & EXTERNAL THREATS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM

SECURITY: It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.” – Franz Kafka, The Trial. – That is how feudalism and its serfdom developed. – At least sometimes only a free, armed and trained man can sufficiently provide for his own security. His official protectors cannot and will not provide as much security for him as he wants and is able and willing to pay for. Thus we have already numerous private security services. But the official and territorial ones can coerce, rob and defraud him (e.g. via taxation and inflation) of much of his earned and self-chosen and paid for security. – JZ, 34.89, 10.6.08. - FREEDOM, CHAINS, SAFETY, SELF-DEFENCE, WEAPONS, GUNS, POLICE PROTECTION, MILITIA, HUMAN RIGHTS, TAXATION, TERRITORIALISM

SECURITY: It is through false security that men lose their property and nations lose their liberty. – Enoch Powell, Freedom and Reality. – Liberty, as their right and choice, belongs only to individuals and to like-minded groups of volunteers, not to compulsory and monopolistic “bodies” like territorial populations, made up of many different groups, often very antagonistic to each other. Only once each individual and group can freely live under their self-chosen personal law system do the no longer have any good reasons to complain. Seeing that there are no two individuals, who are quite alike, it is absurd to presume that the whole population of one country would be alike enough to form one entity, able to think, move and develop as such. They are all the bad fictions of power addicts and would tend to rapidly shrink to their remaining volunteers or even disappear once individuals and groups are quite free to secede from them and also to compete with them in the provision of all the “public” services, which they do really want for themselves. – JZ, 20.2.14. – NATIONS, PERSONAL LAW, POPULATIONS, STATES, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY UNIFICATIONS THROUGH POWER ADDICTS, VOLUNTARISM,

SECURITY: It remains for us to investigate how it has come about that the production of security has not been subjected to the law of free competition, but rather has been subjected to different principles. – What are these principles? – Those of monopoly and those of communism. – In the entire world, there is not a single establishment of the security industry, that is not based on monopoly or on communism. … (*) Political economy has disapproved equally of monopoly and communism in the various branches of human activity, wherever it has found them. (**) It is not then strange and unreasonable that it accepts them in the security industry?” - Molinari, The Production of Security, p.5. - (*) Private security forces, arbitration systems and personal law systems had never been completely abolished. But they were largely overshadowed or dominated by territorial power and monopoly arrangements. – (**) This consensus was and is far from unanimous. - JZ, 22.3.08.

SECURITY: It, peace, freedom, justice, rapid progress, enlightenment and prosperity - could all be relatively cheaply, rapidly and permanently achieved via full exterritorial autonomy for all movements, societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers, all only operating under personal law and at their own risk and expense. An insight that is still all too rare in most heads. – JZ, 24.3.12, 7.4.12. – & PEACE, PROSPERITY, ENLIGHTENMENT, JUSTICE & FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM ENFORCED OVER WHOLE POPULATIONS OF COUNTRIES & STATES, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, PREVENTION OF WAR

SECURITY: it’s foolish to believe the government can protect or guarantee your future. Governments are subject to the same laws of economics as anyone else. The only “security” they offer is the promise to take care of you with other people’s money. But if those other people don’t produce enough to take care of everyone who is relying upon the government? …” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, p.262.

SECURITY: Man must take chances with his own follies. Nobody can save him from himself. … Man was no meant to dream away his life in slavery, in drugged and hypnotized stupor. Peace is wonderful, but not at the price of living death. We must take our chance as a thinking and deciding animal. … We have to make our own choices or we cease to exist as man. – “Let the Dream Die”, in “FANTASTIC UNIVERSE”, Oct., year? – In Kingsley Amis, “New Maps of Hell”, p.85. – RISK, CHANCES, CHOICE, PEACE, LIFE, SLAVERY, SECESSIONISM, SELF-GOVERNANCE, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, INDEPENDENCE, VOLUNTARISM

SECURITY: Most people want security in this world, not liberty.” – H. L. Mencken, 1880-1956), Minority Report, 1956, p.170. - Or sufficient security through full liberty - for all who are ready for it? - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - Probably because they never enjoyed sufficient liberty to enable them to become secure enough. – JZ, 3.6.08. – And in their usual and territorialist kind of attempting to provide security, e.g. via the Welfare State and the “nuclear deterrent”, they have produced the highest degrees of insecurity. – JZ, 21.11.85, 3.6.08. - Once they have sufficient liberty to achieve much more security than they enjoy now, many will also want or come to want much more liberty. Under Panarchism they could get as much or as little liberty and security as they want for themselves, always only at the own risk and expense. – JZ, 3.4.09. – Under full freedom, including individual secessionism and personal law for volunteers, these security-loving people could get it, as far as possible, at their own expense and risk from the statist territorial institutions they prefer. Alas, even in the governmental prisons they do not find full security for themselves. Far less can they find it in country-wide territorial prison systems with compulsory territorial membership or subjugation. – JZ, 23.4.13. - LOVE OF SECURITY RATHER THAN LIBERTY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, NWT, SLAVE MENTALITY - PEOPLE, LIBERTY, INSECURITY

SECURITY: Neither freedom nor security can be achieved through the territorial Leviathan. - JZ, 16.3.72, 28.2.11. - FREEDOM, LIBERTY, STATE, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SECURITY: Nobody in this world is more secure than a man in a penitentiary. He is fed, clothed and housed. But he is not free to go and come as he pleases. He is watched, guarded and disciplined. There are millions of people in other lands who have the same kind of security. But we Americans have always believed that the only real security lies in liberty and opportunity. - Harvey Firestone Jr. - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Even within prisons, like in schools, crimes with involuntary victims or even victimization by officials are not sufficiently eliminated. – And outside of them too many abuses by members of the monopoly police force are still continued, however unofficially. – JZ, 26.3.12. - & WELFARE LIKE IN NATION-WIDE PRISONS? SOCIAL SECURITY, WALLS, FENCES,  TERRITORIALISM, STATISMS, GOVERNMENTALISM, NATIONALISM, WELFARE STATE, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS

SECURITY: Nobody will be secure enough until everybody leaves everybody else alone, to the extent that the others want to be left alone. – JZ, 11.2.73, 10.6.08. - LEAVING ALONE, NON-INTERVENTION, TOLERANCE, ZAP, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION FOR ALL

SECURITY: Nothing is certain for man.” – Ovid, Trist. V.5.27. („Nil homini certum est!” - “Nichts ist dem Menschen sicher.”) – CERTAINTY, SAFETY

SECURITY: Now, if we really want security … there is only one way to get it. And that is to make sure that no one has the means of annihilating anyone else.” - Governor Robert Meyner, 1960. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, DEFENCE, DECISION ON WAR & PEACE

SECURITY: Only territorial States need much security, secrecy and defence. Morally they are indefensible organizations. – JZ, 28.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SECURITY: Patrick Henry did not say, "Give me absolute safety or give me death." – John Stossel, ABC News journalist. - Even if a governmental guaranty is actually given, at whose expense is it provided? - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – Who can or would bail out the tax-payers or the inflation, deflation and other victims of governmentally produced economic crises? – JZ, 3.4.09. - SAFETY, GUARANTIES, PROTECTION, BAILOUTS, CRISES PRODUCED BY TERRITORIAL STATISM, WITH ITS SUPPRESSION OF FREE COMPETITION BY MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL & POLITICAL SYSTEMS, ALL ONLY BY & FOR VOLUNTEERS

SECURITY: Perhaps the most blatant of the claims of those seeking our votes was that, under their guidance, government would provide us with economic security, i.e., at least a minimum of economic goods – houses, food, clothing, and so on. But they failed to explain that government cannot give away what it does not possess. Government does not produce the economic goods it promises to dispense – people produce them.” – Admiral Ben Moreel, The Admiral’s Log I, p.162. - Far less do even the large territorial governments, well armed, provide a genuine security against other such territorial bodies. On all sides they are, rather, Warfare States than peace-promoting societies of volunteers. - JZ, 28.2.11. - GOVERNMENT, WELFARE STATE, TAXATION, TRIBUTE LEVIES

SECURITY: Regimentation lurks insidiously behind democratic promises of governmental security.” – Ben Moreell, THE FREEMAN, 4/75.

SECURITY: Security cannot be permanently achieved between territorial Warfare States. – JZ, 13.4.92, 7.6.08.

SECURITY: Security could be relatively cheaply, rapidly and permanently achieved via full exterritorial autonomy for all movements, societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers, all only operating under personal law and at their own risk and expense. An insight that is still all too rare in most heads. – JZ, 24.3.12, 7.4.12, 20.2.14. – & PEACE, PROSPERITY, ENLIGHTENMENT, JUSTICE & FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM ENFORCED FOR WHOLE POPULATIONS OF COUNTRIES & STATES.

SECURITY: Security interests are mostly a fraud.” – Noam Chomsky, 24.1.95.

SECURITY: Security is a blessing, but not if bought at the expense of a fellow man.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.127. – Except in cases where both are members of the same insurance company – one quite free from any governmental interference, including central banking and its monetary despotism. – JZ, 22.5.08.

SECURITY: Security is a mirage.” – Miller Upton, THE FREEMAN, 9/74. – Free insurance, under full monetary and financial freedom and freedom of contract, is not. – JZ, 22.5.08. - An ideal militia for the protection of all genuine individual rights and liberties could come to offer much more genuine security than any armed forces of territorial States could. - JZ, 28.2.11.

SECURITY: Security is so important in so many spheres that it should not be territorially monopolized but individually contracted for. – JZ, 23.4.93. – PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE

SECURITY: Security through MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction? And this in the face of the possibility and even likelihood in the long run of accidental nuclear war and of madness, drunkenness, druggedness or suicidal tendencies among rulers as monopolistic decision-makers on war and peace? – JZ, 22.5.08. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

SECURITY: Security under territorialism, the nuclear umbrella, compulsory taxation, nationalization threats and practices, governmental social insurance schemes, without official recognition of all genuine individual rights and liberties, under ever-changing and more or less despotic laws and regulations, under power-hungry politicians and bureaucrats, while neither Free Trade nor Free Enterprise nor Consumer Sovereignty are quite complete and no one is free to secede from the all too insecure and dangerous States? Territorial security has led to the greatest insecurity. Over 200 million victims during the last century alone, apart from its war victims! – JZ, 11.4.09. – Q., TERRITORIALISM, STATISM & NATIONALISM ASSURE ONLY INSECURITY IN THE LONG RUN, NWT

SECURITY: Security without freedom is a six-foot cell, …” - John Chamberlain, The American States, p.62.

SECURITY: Security, security, security on top of an atomic bomb. Where’s the sense in it? There isn’t any sense in it. – F. B. Vickers, Though Poppies Grow, Australian Book Society, 1958, p.98. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

SECURITY: Security? What right has any man to demand security from another? Where is the other to get the security from? What is security anyhow? Security for babes and lunatics if you like, but give me my independence, my rightful opportunity to use my wits and energy, my chance to get on and to do things.” – Ernest Benn, Confessions of a Capitalist, p.184, summing up the former American point of view. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. STATIST & TERRITORIALIST INSECURITIES & THREATS

SECURITY: Ships turn to private security to fight pirates - - How many other rightful nad rational private services that are wanted, at least by some, are not impossible but merely outlawed? – JZ, 22.7.11, on Facebook. – SERVICES, PRIVATE & COMPETITIVE AGAINST PIRATES, VS. NAVY “PROTECTION”, TERRITORIALISM, Q., STATISM, NATIONALISM, LAWS & LEGISLATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, FULL EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW COMMUNITIES, SECESSIONISM

SECURITY: Territorial governments, as their taxation and defence efforts show best, do not provide security but, rather, great insecurity. – JZ, 8/77, 22.5.08.

SECURITY: That the production of security should, in the interest of the consumers of this intangible commodity, remain subject to the law of free competition.” - Molinari, The Production of Security, p.3. – Or, in other words, to the law and supply and demand, or laissez-faire, or freedom of contract, or free enterprise and free trade, regardless of how extensive or limited the security service is and with how many or how few, if any, other services it does combine, to the satisfaction of both, the suppliers and their consumers. – JZ, 22.5.08, 20.2.14.

SECURITY: The average man doesn't want to be free. He simply wants to be safe. – H. L. Mencken – To each his own preferences, for his or her own life. – JZ, 5.4.12. - SAFETY & FREEDOM

SECURITY: The choice between freedom and security is a false one because I seek to be secure in my freedom and free in my security.” – Diogenes of Panarchia, THE CONNECTION 119, 29.4.84, p. 65. – FREEDOM, LIBERTIES, RIGHTS, CHOICE, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIIONISM

SECURITY: The Communist system offers each worker complete security, with a job, health care, education, pensions, etc., all provided. (You can get the same deal in any good jail.) – JAG, Sep 21, 1976. - PRISONS, COMMUNISM, STATE SOCIALISM, PRISONS, TOTALITARIANISM, STATISM, WELFARE STATE,

SECURITY: The dream of total security through total power has ended in the reality of total vulnerability.” – Keith C. Clark, “SOL III”, vol. II, No. 2. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

SECURITY: The false security that comes from the absence of danger is a blind alley!” – Robert Moore Williams, The Star Wasps, p.110.

SECURITY: The final effects of shielding a man from the results of his folly is to fill the world with fools.” – Herbert Spencer – Quoted by Henry Meulen in “Free Banking”, p.14. - Should we take no precautions against nuclear “weapons” in the hands of the territorially ruling fools or rely only on other territorial governments to do so? – So far we are not even free to merely secede, individually and in groups, from all nuclear powers. - JZ, 22.5.08. – UNILATERAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT BY THE PEOPLE OR A RIGHTFUL MILITIA, PANARCHISM, PROTECTION, FOOLISHNESS

SECURITY: The first and fundamental principle, therefore, if one would undertake to alleviate the condition of the masses, would be the inviolability of private property.” – Pope Leo XIII. – Quoted in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC. - He should have spelled it out: This means e.g. no taxes, no interference with free exchange, e.g. by monetary despotism, respecting self-ownership and individual responsibility, allowing individual and group secessions and personal laws for communities of volunteers and the ending of all territorial monopoly claims and institutions, also conscription – and much more. It means everything that needs to be quite clearly spelled out and is not automatically indicated by the term “private property”. – But the Pope is perhaps the last one from whom one should expect a complete declaration of all individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 22.5.08. – Have the diverse anarchists and libertarians done any better in this respect, so far. Mostly their freedom principles and declarations are as short and incomplete as are e.g. the Ten Commandments. – Have they run out of paper, pens, knowledge or thoughts? Don’t they take their own case serious enough? – JZ, 20.2.14.

SECURITY: The First World War “to make the world safe for democracy” led to communism and the Nazis. The Second World War, fought in the name of the Four Freedoms, made us for a time an ally of communism and left us with the atom bomb. We have never achieved such victories, such power, and so little security.” – quoted by Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admiral’s Log II, p.29/30, reprinted from THE FREEMAN, Nov. 56. – VICTORY, POWER, WORLD WARS, DEMOCRACY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SECURITY: The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry. - James Truslow Adams - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - VS. FREEDOM

SECURITY: The greatest security a person can have comes from within himself, not from the outside. Nothing anyone can do for you can begin to match what you can do for yourself.” - Samuel Goldwyn, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – What is he doing e.g. against the threat of inflation, against a president deciding upon a war, or upon the continuance of the nuclear “deterrent” policy? Is he really unaware that individual self-help has its limits by nature and also by the nature of territorial governments, as long as these governments are allowed to exist? – We ought to obtain freedom of action, free experimentation and self-help options, freedom of contract, free exchange, laissez faire, competition and association in every sphere, even those presently monopolized by territorial governments. - JZ, 10.1.08, 3.4.09, 20.2.14. - SELF-HELP WITH ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SECURITY: The less government the more security. Full security requires the abolition of all territorial governments. – JZ, 25.5.94, 28.2.11. – For no one is ever quite safe from the power of territorial governments. Who is safe from all its taxes? Competing governance systems, of volunteers only and confined to exterritorial autonomy over their members and their protection against aggression and criminals, are quite another matter and are as harmless as are e.g. competing security companies, which already outnumber the official police forces with their manpower. – The question is often raised: Why don’t the good policemen control and arrest and remove the bad ones? One could ask the same regarding private security services and the numerous already armed citizens. Often the police forces are better organized and more numerous and faster on the spot and they also have a better statist backing or cover, even from some governmental courts of “injustice”. The efficient protection of all individual rights and liberties is certainly not yet organized. Neither have all of these rights and liberties been recognized and clearly declared, not even by the anarchists and libertarians. Moral and ethical chaos, ignorance prejudice and bias are till predominant, not only among politicians, bureaucrats and some policemen and teachers, combined with insufficient interest in enlightenment and clarification on such questions. – Seeing the spread of mobile phones, how fast could well trained and motivated “Minutemen” militia men arrive at all trouble spots, rather than at the wrong houses, to victimize innocents, as policemen all too often do? And would they act as wrongly as too many policemen still do? – Mobiles have numerous extra features. One seems to be still missing, namely a button which would instantly send the last pictures taken to a media connection, a just court system, other local mobiles nearby and to a local militia organization? Then confiscating that one phone won’t help guilty policemen any longer. Who will provide that feature and thereby turn himself into a millionaire and a public benefactor? – One has also to ask: Why has confiscating a mobile by a policeman not yet been turned into a major crime for them, automatically and severely punished? – That a mobile phone has disappeared or been destroyed or a segment of its recording has been erased, could, probably, be well proven. – I also like compulsory recording for policemen of their “actions” e.g. by a mobile on their helmets or shoulder. So far, too many, got away with too much. The good policemen should push at least for that. - JZ, 5.6.08, 20.2.14. – STATISM, BAD POLICEMEN, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, MILITIA FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LACK OF INTEREST IN THE OWN MAJOR AFFAIRS, SHEEPLE RATHER THAN FREE THINKING & ENLIGHTENED PEOPLE AT EVERY LEVEL, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, POPULAR ERRORS, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS – BY THE MILLIONS, WITH BASIC TRUTHS, PRINCIPLES & FACTS STILL ALL TOO WIDELY DENIED OR IGNORED

SECURITY: The long road of history is lined with the ruins of those states, which bought the souls and wills of their peoples by the lure of a granted security, and then led them to ruin by the same mirage. The world does not need one more such ruin. It needs a people who will be really secure and enduring, as far as mortal life is possible – secure and enduring because each member of the society is a person who accepts his and her responsibilities as duties, and asks only that the state act to keep the avenues of freedom open.” – Russell J. Clinchy, in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC. – Is the territorial State able and willing to do that? – JZ, 22.5.08. – WELFARE STATE, STATISM, LIMITED BUT STILL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS? INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES & DUTIES

SECURITY: The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.” – Henry Miller, Sunday after the War, 1944.

SECURITY: The only security between peoples is a common interest.” – Poul Anderson, Fire Time, p.106. - And that requires voluntarism and full exterritorial autonomy for all of them, combined with economic freedom options, including the monetary and financial ones, for all those who do appreciate them and use them rationally within their voluntary community or, at least, for their “international” or inter-community relations. – JZ, 22.5.08. – Internally they could be as restrictive or puritan as they want to be. – JZ, 20.2.14.

SECURITY: The people cannot afford to be enslaved for the sake of being insured.” – Benjamin R. Tucker. - TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES, CONSCRIPTION, TAXATION

SECURITY: the production of security, like anything else, should be subject to the law of free competition.” - Molinari, The Production of Security, p.4. – Likewise the production of anything else that voluntary customers want to associate with the security service, at their own expense and risk, in any kind of package deal that suits them and it does not have to suit any kind of anarchist or libertarian, either. – JZ, 22.5.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, WELFARE STATES, STATISM AMONG ITS VOLUNTARY VICTIMS

SECURITY: The related problem is that of personal insecurity. Its solution requires becoming aware that by placing one’s “security” in the hands of guardians, one makes oneself their prisoner (slave).” – George A. Lear, Jr., POLIS, Fall 66.

SECURITY: The security system didn’t exist which someone couldn’t break into. - C. S. Friedman, This Alien Shore, HarperCollinsPublishers, Voyager books,, pb, 2000, p. 349.

SECURITY: The Senate has passed a bill to move the Director of Homeland Security up to 8th in the line of presidential succession. In the event that the President, Vice President, Speaker of the House, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and those other four guys are all wiped out by a terrorist attack, do we really want the country to be run by the guy whose job it was to make sure something like that didn't happen?” - - – From Monica Cellio homepage. – TERRORISM, PRESIDENTS, JOKES

SECURITY: The true and realistic alternatives are insecurity or security. Insecurity must follow the transfer of responsibility of self to others, particularly when transferred to arbitrary and capricious government (*). Genuine security is a matter of self-responsibility, based on the right to the fruits of one’s own labor and freedom to trade.” (**) – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/80. - (*) Even when it is transferred to “limited” but still territorial governments, where the decision-making power on war and peace, armament and disarmament is still placed in the hands of a few powerful monopolists and power addicts. – They are still not prepared to destroy their anti-people “weapons” unilaterally! - (**) And full exterritorial autonomy for all kinds of voluntary societies and communities, none of them with a territorial monopoly. – “Limited governments”, as territorial governments, are still not yet limited enough. – Nor should they be the only kind of societies in which volunteers may peacefully associate with each other. - JZ, 22.5.08, 20.2.14. – Is there any nuclear “weapon” which would kill ONLY a tyrant, dictator, or despot but not thousands to millions of people around him or her? An accurately steered small drone could do much better. Even as helicopter toys they are already very steerable, although only within a rather limited range. However, all too many libertarians keep on droning on against drones. Naturally, anything in government hands can be or will be abused, at least to some extent. – JZ, 20.2.14. - PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM, TYRANNICIDE, DRONES, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, REALLY SUFFICIENTLY LIMITED GOVERNMENTS, VS. TERRITORIALISM, POWER ADDICTS, NWT, TYRANTS, DESPOTS, DICTATORS

SECURITY: The true joy of liberty is the challenge to provide one’s own security.” – Miller Upton, THE FREEMAN, 9/74. – And this without the help, control or laws and institutions of any territorial State! – JZ, 22.5.08. – SELF-HELP, SELF-DEFENCE, VOLUNTARY INSURANCE & CREDIT ARRANGEMENTS, SAVINGS & INVESTMENTS SAFE FROM MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

SECURITY: There is a line of diminishing returns for humanitarianism. Beyond it, the increase in security is less than the loss of liberty.” – Peter Viereck, The Unadjusted Man, Boston, Beacon Press, 1956. – If one wanted to insure oneself against EVERY risk, one might not have enough money left for food. Anyhow, the risk coming from territorial governments and their “helpful” actions are so large, that an insurance against them would be unaffordable for almost all. The best insurance consists in abolishing them. Just like the best insurance against private criminals would consist in abolishing such crimes, if that were possible. Don’t laugh about this possibility. Even in our still all too little enlightened era, and with crime fighting and prevention still monopolized by inefficient territorial States, in a few of the better States there are more and more empty prisons. How much would crime be reduced if all individual rights and liberties were sufficiently declared and understood and also utilized? – JZ, 20.2.14. – See e.g. PEACE PLANS 15, December 1971, Plan 241: Some Thoughts on how a Libertarian Society Would Tend to Reduce Crime, pages 12 to 20, in which I raised 31 points on the subject and tried to answer them as well as I then could. This issue is one of the few that is available from me digitized as an email attachment, upon request. – However, it should still be available on for downloading, while C. B. can afford to maintain his site, being poor like a church mouse. – Please, send him some donation if you find his site useful. - JZ, 20.2.14. - ALTRUISM, POVERTY, CHARITY, WELFARE STATE

SECURITY: There is no real security beyond your ability to take care of yourself and plan for your own future.” – Dave Fowler, FREEDOM TODAY, Aug. 76.

SECURITY: There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.” – Douglas MacArthur, quoted in MacArthur: His Rendevous with History, 1955, by Courtney Whitney. – I just read in: Philip Knightley, The First Casualty. The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist and Myth Maker, that MacArthur certainly used every opportunity that he had or could make – for publicity for himself. – JZ, 3.6.08. – However, according to other reports, the temporary occupation of Japan, mainly under his leadership, was probably one of the least oppressive and most liberating ones ever – within the limits of territorial democracy. – JZ, 3.6.08.

SECURITY: There is no security to be had from any government so long as its program, intentionally or otherwise, destroys private property, promotes collectivism, and progressively discourages production. Under such a government all liberty is soon lost.” – Paul L. Poirot, The Pensioin Idea, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 3/74.

SECURITY: There is not security in subjugation.” – Ron Manners, bookshop notes. – Well, at one stage, when robbery, plunder and murder were rampant, peasants fled into whatever protection feudal lords could provide and that helped to introduce and maintain serfdom. – JZ, 20.2.14.

SECURITY: There is nothing so imprudent or so improvident as over-prudence or over-improvidence.” – Samuel Butler – INSURANCE, OVER-INSURANCE, SELF-INSURANCE

SECURITY: They, that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin. – But even he was not aware what rights and liberties and institutions are required to achieve as much liberty and safety as human beings want and can achieve for themselves. – JZ, 22.5.08. - SAFETY, PROTECTION & LIBERTY

SECURITY: Those who trade a little freedom for a little security will soon find they have none of either.” - Jeff Poling - FREEDOM

SECURITY: Those who trade liberty for security have neither.” – Source? – Well, subjects, bureaucrats, soldiers and prisoners, welfare recipients etc. do have a degree of security – but only very limited liberty. A few have degrees of arbitrary power over others, but not much liberty and security goes with that power. – JZ, 3.4.09. - & LIBERTY

SECURITY: Those who would trade the reality of freedom for the illusion of security will loose both, and deserve neither.From Peter Cunningham’s quote collection. Source not mentioned. - FREEDOM

SECURITY: Those, for whom security is everything, can never cross a street.” - G. B. Shaw, in a JZ re-translation from the German version: “Diejenigen, denen Sicherheit alles ist, koennen niemals die Strasse ueberschreiten.” – Well, there are some traffic lights and some gaps in traffic. – JZ, 20.2.14.

SECURITY: Two former key government science advisors have announced in a detailed study that a further built-up in armaments is virtually meaningless, as no conceivable military efforts can any longer safeguard a nation’s security. The two scientists, Jerome B. Weisner and Herbert F. York, give their views in a nine-page article to be published in the October issue of THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. … The essence of their thesis is that both sides in any arms race are “confronted by the dilemma of steadily increasing military power and steadily decreasing national security.” They said that in their ‘considered professional judgment’ the dilemma is one without a technical solution. … If the great powers continue to look for solutions in the area of science and technology only, the result will be to worsen the situation. The clearly predictable course of an arms race is a steady open spiral downward into oblivion. …” - THE AUSTRALIAN, 26.9.64. – However, they had, according to this article, only vague and probably statist notions “against continued underground nuclear testing and in favor of further arms control and thereafter, ‘actual disarmament’ as solution to the dilemma.” – As if territorial governments were suitable and trustworthy institutions to carry out their own disarmament. – JZ, 22.5.08. -  NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, ARMS RACE, DEFENCE, TECHNOLOGY, PANARCHISM, DISARMAMENT BY THE PEOPLE, MILITIA, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, DETERRENCE

SECURITY: We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.” – Karl Popper, The Open Society and its Enemies. – FREEDOM

SECURITY: What special reason is there that the production of security cannot be relegated to free competition? Why should it be subject to a different principle and organized according to a different system?” - Molinari, The Production of Security, p.4.

SECURITY: Whenever the propriety of maintaining the government is questioned, the first prompt remark is that neither person nor property would then be secure. But how does it preserve [the? - JZ] person? Whose person is more secure under political government than it would be without it? Whom does it guard? From whom does is ward off the consequences of anger hatred, jealousy, revenge, or the many other passions which occasionally boil up in the human heart and impel the hand to strike? Not even the very first executive officer, the royal or presidential head of government itself, is exempted from personal assaults of this kind by any governmental power …” - Carl Watner, A Voluntary Political Government, Charles Lane Letter of 21.2.43, p.53. – Via some sort of secret "gentlemen's agreement" the leaders of territorial States are, usually, more safe from attacks by the enemy regime than their own subjects are.  They make war "against each other” rather by mutually killing off their subjects, whether soldiers as their military slaves or their tax slaves. - JZ, 28.2.11. – That, to me, is like two large employers, who hate each other, not shooting at each other, but, rather, both shooting at the employees and the families and houses of the employees of the other employer. If this is done between territorial governments then this is still widely considered to be a moral and rational procedure. – JZ, 20.2.14. - PROTECTION, POLICE, TERRITORIALISM, WARFARE STATES

SECURITY: Why should a man born an Englishman be born with a financial liability round his neck? The only security the State can provide is that of the Prison; anything “free” must have restrictions to it. It is quite wrong for the whole community to be throttled in this way.” – Anthony Fisher, The Case for Freedom, p.58, on the compulsory national health scheme as merely another tax.

SECURITY: Without a society in which life and property are to some extent secure, existence can continue only at the lowest levels – you cannot have a good life for those you love, nor can you devote your energies to life on a higher level.” – Alfred North Whitehead, quoted in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC, for Sept. 24. – Do we have this kind of security e.g. under the “nuclear umbrella” or under compulsory taxation, monetary despotism, the decision-making monopoly on war and peace and under immigration restrictions and under victim disarmament? – JZ, 22.5.08.

SECURITY: Without security man can neither train his abilities nor himself enjoy the fruits of his efforts. For without security there is no freedom.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt, Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staates. (Limits of the Effectiveness of the State.) – JZ tr. of: “Ohne Sicherheit vermag der Mensch weder seine Kraefte auszubilden, noch die Frucht derselben zu geniessen.” – Some security is needed, especially individual security, but national territorial security can only achieve the opposite: maximum insecurity. – JZ, 21.7.86. – FREEDOM, NATIONAL SECURITY OF AUTHORITARIAN TERRITORIAL STATES & WARFARE STATES

SECURITY: Young people want government to provide them with an education, a job, and a pension. Old people are content, for the moment, with generous retirement privileges. And the man-in-the-street demand from government a subsidized house, food, medical care, and an ephemeral thing called “economic security”. – Perhaps it would be well to remind those who clamor for government favor that when we concede to government the authority to give, we automatically concede the authority to take.” – Ben Moreell, Log II, p.186. – Why not rather let individuals decide for themselves, in their own kinds of communities of volunteers, than decide collectively and territorially, monopolistically and coercively - for whole classes or age groups etc.? – JZ, 22.5.08, 28.2.11. – Anyhow, in all spheres of desirable and rightful services the territorial governments are, usually, the worst of all possible suppliers. – JZ, 20.4.13. - GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, POWER, AUTHORITY, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, GUARANTIES, CENTRALIZATION, PLANNING, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, LAWS

SEDITION: A fine not exceeding $ 2,000 and imprisonment not exceeding two years is imposed on anyone who should – “write, print, utter or publish … any false, scandalous, and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States or the President of the United States, with intent … to bring them … into contempt or disrepute.” – U.S. Congress, Sedition Act. – Quoted in Seldes. – So all the accusations published on Facebook regarding President O. must be truthful, otherwise these penalties would have been applied to these accusers! Or his government is simply afraid of the additional publicity this would bring to the facts of this case? – JZ, 27.6.13.

SEDITION: Even more forcefully, libertarians should preach sedition: disloyalty to the government, renunciation of allegiance, condemnation of the war crimes perpetuated in the name of our freedoms, etc., etc. Not on street-corners, but in quiet conversations with friends, We should think of ourselves as a movement, not merely as a fledgling political party. And movements proliferate on the personal level, not the media level.” - Mike Dunn, Carpinteria, Calif., in OPTION, 6/78. - SECESSION, RENUNCIATION, WITHDRAWAL, OPTING OUT, DISLOYALTY TO THE GOVERNMENT, DISOBEDIENCE, IGNORING THE STATE, MOVEMENTS

SEDITION: The causes and motives of sedition are: innovation in religion; taxes; alteration of laws and customs; breaking of privileges; general oppression; advancement of unworthy persons, strangers; dearths; disbanded soldiers; factions grown desperate; and whatsoever in offending people joineth them in a common cause.” – Francis Bacon, Essays, Of Seditions and Troubles. – Quoted in Seldes.

SEDITION: What seems fair enough against a squalid huckster of bad liquor may take on a different face, if used by a government determined to suppress political opposition under the guise of sedition. – Learned Hand (1872-1961), Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, United States v. Kirschenblatt, 1926. - Does good and quite harmless liquor exist? – JZ, 24.4.13.– I never saw it used in the former meaning, except when used as a wound disinfectant. – JZ, 23.6.13, 20.2.14. - SEDITION LAWS, SUBVERSION, TREASON, DISLOYALTY, REBELS, REVOLUTIONARIES, DISSIDENTS

SEE FOR YOURSELF: Our first rule here … is that one must always see for oneself.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.659. – Thinking for oneself is even more important. The facts could be gathered and published by others and when their statements all agree one does not have to have been oneself the observer of some events. Good snapshorts and video clips of an event can also be more helpful than some personal observations. – JZ, 20.3.14.

SEE FOR YOURSELF: We must each see for ourselves. And just to the extent that we and others do see for ourselves, the very possibility of dispute ceases; there is no longer strife or contention.” – Sidney H. Morse, quoted by Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.57. – What people see are e.g. monopoly money with legal tender power or Bitcoins. But do such views give them a sufficient understanding of what a sound currency requires? Do we have to be present at a torture scene or in an indiscriminate bombing raid in order to condemn both? - JZ, 20.2.14. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PEACE, SATISFACTION, UNREST, STRIFE, CIVILWAR, REVOLUTION, REBELLION, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES

SEE-IT-ALL: Referring to numerous problems that beset us, I remarked to the audience, “We need seers but no one has to be a see-it-all.” (*) This brought a chuckle from them and a question to my mind. Had I perhaps stumbled upon a breakthrough term? Repeatedly, in attempts to restore faith in the free market, I have failed to communicate what the obstacle to this faith is; I might as well have spoken in Aramaic. – We are desperately in need of terms which accurately convey our meaning and, hopefully, “see-it-all” might be one.” – Leonard E. Read, The Coming Aristocracy, p.86. - - (*) One persons cannot, possibly, see or find all aspects of a problem and also the optimal solution for it - but an institution like a comprehensive Ideas Archive could and then it would be widely consulted on particular points or ideas. – JZ, 22.5.08. - For sufficient enlightenment full experimental freedom is also required in all spheres - but for volunteers only. - JZ, 28.2.11. – Knowledge spread over thousands of books in thousands of different libraries or on thousands of different websites, insufficiently brought together and sorted out by search engines and by collaborating Internet users, does not come well enough and effectively enough together but remains all too dispersed. And what good does it if it is hidden among tens of thousands or even millions of search results, somewhere? Productive collaboration between libertarians with related interests seems to be still all too rare and everywhere such attempts are obstructed or flooded by those with all too many popular errors and prejudices. Or it might be hidden under misleading or false wordings? An encyclopedia bringing all the correct and flawed versions of the same important terms in the social sciences together and sorting them out sufficiently, pointing out the flawed and false ones, seems also to be missing still. For every rose among them there may be hundreds or even thousands of stinking flowers. Perhaps all of them should be  consecutively numbered? The few correct ones with e.g. a c 1-10 marking, added in brackets and the incorrect ones with f 1-10,000? Writers using them, could then always add the c type they mean and others, using one of the f types, could simply be referred to their f number, under which their flaws are pointed out in this reference work. – JZ, 20.2.14. - KNOWLEDGE, SEERS, OPTIONAL WORDINGS FOR THE RIGHT IDEAS, DEFINITIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, BREAKTHROUGH TERMS, SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA, SPECIALIZING ON FLAWED OR FALSE DEFINITIONS

SEEING: To see things as they are, the eyes must be open; to see things as other than they are, they must open even wider (*); to see things as better than they are, they must be open to the full.” – Antonia Machado, Juan de Mairena, 1943, p.14, tr. Ben Belitt. – (*) Rather, the eyes must be still partly closed and seen mixed up with one’s dreams or imaginations. – JZ, 20.2.14. - UNDERSTANDING, VISION, IMAGINATION, FUTURISM, UTOPISM

SEGREGATION: All I ask for the Negro is that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy.” – Abraham Lincoln, Speech in Springfield, Ill, July 17, 1858. – Racial hatred is often greatest among the poorest, who see in people of other races competitors for jobs. How rapidly would it be reduced under perpetual full employment at free market wage rates? – JZ, 3.6.08, 20.2.14. – RACISM, FULL EMPLOYMENT, VOLUNTARY SEGREGATION & INTEGRATION VS. COMPULSORY SEGREGATION & INTEGRATION

SEGREGATION: But whenever separatism is taken to mean absolute freedom of association (voluntary integration for those who want it, voluntary separatism for others like Rod Manis), it should be supported by libertarians as a policy consistent with their own ideas.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.22. – SEPARATISM & INTEGRATION UNDER COMPULSION INSTEAD OF VOLUNTARISM

SEGREGATION: Coercive separatism is even more destructive than coercive integration. – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.21.

SEGREGATION: Segregate the quarrelling groups and you will prevent further struggles.” – Plan quoted and criticized by Mises in “Omnipotent Government” – He is right to attack this as a coercive and territorial solution. But it would work on a voluntary and exterritorial autonomy basis. – JZ, 1975. – Let them sort themselves out, individual by individual, with the resulting groups of volunteers becoming quite free to do their own things for or to themselves. - All too often alternatives, especially the diverse, tolerant and voluntaristic ones, are simply overlooked. We are all too much conditioned by the territorial, uniform, monopolistic and compulsory models. – JZ, 22.5.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

SEGREGATION: the use of force in such matters is wrong; involuntary segregation is exactly as evil as involuntary integration.” - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 4/80. - EXTERRITORIALISM & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

SEGREGATION: We may say that voluntary segregation is one of the causes of suffering of unsuccessful integrationists. … Suffering which results from a failure to fulfill an unrealistic or selfish desire is not inappropriate or improper. If a certain man cannot fulfill his desire to associate with a certain woman, we cannot say that his suffering is improper.” – Theodore Cahn, Forced Integration, CM Press. Quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 6/77. – DISCRIMINATION, VOLUNTARISM, VOLUNTARY INTEGRATION IN SOME PANARCHIES, PARALLEL WITH VOLUNTARY SEGREGATION IN OTHER PANARCHIES

SEIZURE OF ENTERPRISES: The seizure of enterprises has got hold of some “minds” like a seizure of the brain. – JZ, 7.11.93. – Without this spleen of all too many workers (I believe it was in the Fiat car factory in Turin.), Mussolini might never have been able to gain power. And without this precedent Hitler might not have come to power, either. It is as wrongful and absurd an idea as that of a general strike and the attempt to promote internal production by slogans like “Made in Australia”. Where does one find assembled, systematically, the best refutations of all such spleens, endlessly repeated? – Certainly not in the mass media. - JZ, 4.6.08. - OCCUPATION OF FACTORIES OR LAND, SQUATTING IN HOUSES. – Compare: PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

SELECTIVE BLINDNESS: Seeing old age and death all around us, the sky forming more than half of the world visible to us, photographic film-reduction extensively used at least for pictures and CD-ROMs for music, software, encyclopedias and games, yet we remain largely blind, thoughtless and disinterested in life expansion options and research, space exploration, micro-fiched or freedom literature CDs, DVDs & external HDDs, as if we were just ants in an ant-heap. The same could be said for our interest in monetary freedom options, presently outlawed, and that money which we would retain or could otherwise spend under voluntary taxation. Surrounded and enchained by territorial, collectivist and coercive statism, yet we ignore the exterritorial, individualistic and voluntaristic alternatives to such organizations. Plagued by wars, yet we quite insufficiently consider their causes and what would make for peace instead. The unemployed seem to show the least interest in cause and cure of unemployment, the inflation victims the least interest in cause and cure of inflations, the victims of class warfare and industrial warfare show very little interest in replacing it by various forms of self-management. How many victims of statism consider forms of libertarianism and anarchism as alternatives? Held back by their own ignorance and lack of ideas, yet how many strive for knowledge and an Ideas Archive and Talent Centre? Surrounded by enlightenment tools - we still make use only of a fraction of them - and most of these the rather relatively expensive and traditional ones. Surrounded by markets, contracts and bargaining, yet we approve of many legal restrictions of these. In these and many other respects man is his own worst enemy. – Ulrich von Beckerath often used to state that the conditions which many people attack as “capitalism” are actually the result of their own lack of interest in their own affairs. - JZ, 16.5.02, 30.10.02, 3.4.09. - & DISINTEREST THOUGHTLESSNESS, IMMORTALITY, AGING, DEATH, APATHY, SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Selective service means servitude at the regulated discretion of someone else. – Military servitude, as a rule, is, under present conditions, rather a disservice than a service to society. - JZ, 7.8.95. – CONSCRIPTION

SELF RESPECT: It may be called the Master Passion, the hunger for self-approval.” - Mark Twain – Is it strong enough to result in sufficient self-improvement, especially self-enlightenment efforts? Others have pointed out that approval by other people – whether deserved or not – is the main motive. And the masses have as their heroes e.g. boxers, actors, singers, dancers, footballers, basketball players, beauty queens, politicians etc., not scientists, philosophers, freedom thinkers, genuine economists. What can one expect from such models? – JZ, 3.4.09, 28.2.11. - SELF-APPRECIATION, SELF-RESPECT, PERSONALITIES VS. MERE PERSONS, INDIVIDUALISM, CONFIDENCE, SELF-RELIANCE

SELF-ACTUALIZATION: The highest order of needs, according to Maslow, is that for “self-actualization”, which he defined as “the desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially. This tendency might be phrased as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming.” - Maslov: A Theory of Human Motivation, Sutermeister 1963, in “People and Productivity”, 71 ed. – Quoted in Butler D. Shaffer, Violence as a Product of Imposed Order, p. 32. - SELF-DEVELOPMENT, MATURITY, MAN, PURPOSE, AIM, INDIVIDUALISM

SELF-ADMINISTRATION: A society based on self-administration must be achieved by self-administration. – Murray Bookchin, Post-Scarcity Anarchism, p.167. – He had, probably, still only territorial self-administration in mind, which has nothing to do with free societies and voluntarism. – JZ, 4.6.08. – His notion of “post-scarcity anarchism” postpones anarchism into the far future, when all production is done by robots or automatically and we have all the resources of the universe at our disposal. Why do most anarchists refuse to learn something about basic economics? – The Syndicalists also suffer from the delusion that rule by trade unionist functionaries would be genuine self-management, self-administration, representative and self-government and would have done away with “government”, although it would have merely changed territorially imposed government into another form. - JZ, 4.6.08. - Compare: MEANS & ENDS. - SELF-HELP, SELF-GOVERNMENT, UNIONS, SYNDICALISM

SELF-ADMINISTRATION: By granting everyone a vote in the selection or representatives to rule …, this kind of domination is not turned into its opposite.” – LERNZIEL ANARCHY Nr.17. – Territorialism remains territorial domination, regardless of its formalities and “limitations”. – JZ, 24.5.08. - MYOB, VOTING, RULE, DOMINATION, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-MANAGEMENT, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-APPRECIATION: Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good fortune.” – Walt Whitman, quoted in Ingersoll’s Testimonial to Walt Whitman and in Charles Bufe, The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations, expanded edition, p.137. – For instance: Many will perhaps only appreciate           the economic value of self-ownership and of self-“exploitation” and of the profits they derive from their lifetime’s labor - once they have added up all the returns from all their productive or creative activities during their life. They should also add up the total pay-rolls of the enterprises they worked for and compare it, usually the lion’s share, with the total of the dividends and interest rates the enterprises had to pay for its borrowed capital and with its tax burdens and social insurance levies. Then they would be close to realizing that they and their work-mates, in most instances, could have bought up, on terms, using industrial obligations issued by themselves, the enterprise that they worked in and thus, with the additional incentives and responsibilities of co-owners, they could have earned even more and could have paid off the bonds they had issued in their take-over bid, gradually, but relatively fast, with only a part of their thus achieved additional earnings. For then they would be clearly working for themselves, either harder or more intelligently than before, in their own interest, with class warfare notions and actions having disappeared. Then they would see in the territorial State the main remaining exploiter. Will they then continue to use capitalism as a swear word and consider a free market as their enemy rather than as their ally? – Furthermore, then they might also become interested in achieving full monetary and financial freedom, including voluntary taxation, thereby avoiding monetary and financial crises, sales difficulties for their firm and also in achieving much better social insurance arrangements than those provided by the State. – So far they left all too many decisions to their employers and their trade union and their political bosses, largely ignoring their economic self-interests, with predictable results. - JZ, 8.4.09, 28.2.11. - LIFE, EXPLOITATION? CAPITALISM? PROFIT? WAGES, GOOD FORTUNE, LUCK, SELF-OWNERSHIP, EXPLOITATION? PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY EMPLOYEES, COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS, SELF-MANAGEMENT

SELF-APPRECIATION: Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – E. Roosevelt, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.108. – Have we got enough individual liberties and rights left to freely earn self-respect and deserved respect from others? – JZ, 4.3.09. - SELF-RESPECT, INFERIORITY COMPLEX

SELF-APPRECIATION: Should I think less of myself because I have enemies?” – Goethe, Sprueche in Reimen. – JZ tr. of: “Soll ich geringer von mir denken, // Weil ich Feinde habe?” – The value of a person is often indirectly seen through the kind of enemies he has. – JZ, 3.4.09. - ENEMIES

SELF-APPRECIATION: To thine own self be true, // And it must follow, as the night the day, // Thou canst not then be false to any man.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, sc e, I.78. (1600)

SELF-APPRECIATION: Whoever is an enemy of himself is not my friend at any time.” – German proverb, JZ. Tr. of: “Wer sich selber feindlich ist, / Der ist mein Freund zu keiner Frist.“ - SELF-RESPECT, SELF-ESTEEM, PRIDE, ENEMIES, INFERIORITY COMPLEX

SELF-ASSERTION: As the price of liberty is vigilance – so the price of independence is self-determination, the price of dignity is self-assertion, and the price of respect is self-respect.” – Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.62.

SELF-ASSERTION: People suffer from too much self-assertion on trivial matters and too little self-assertion on important matters. - JZ, 9.5.01. – But then what can one expect from people, who do not know and appreciate all their individual rights and liberties and do not even try to get to know all of them? – JZ, 3.4.09. - STATISM, INDIFFERENCE, IGNORANCE, Q., PREJUDICE, SELF-INTEREST, SELF-MANAGEMENT, AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM

SELF-ASSERTION: The great Harmony is the harmony of enduring individualities, connected in the unity of a background. It is for this reason that the notion of freedom haunts the higher civilizations. For freedom, in any of its many senses, is the claim for vigorous self-assertion.” – Alfred North Whitehead – HARMONY, INDIVIDUALISM


SELF-AWARENESS: Only from the one, who is self-aware, says Schiller, in a cutting formula, can reason be expected, i.e. consistency and universality of conscience. Before that he is not a human being and no humanitarian act can be expected of him.“ – From the introduction by Hartfrid Voss to W. v. Humboldt, Das Inwendige Leben, p.12. – JZ tr. of: “Nur von demjenigen”, sagt Schiller in schaerfster Formulierung, “der sich bewusst ist, wird Vernunft, das heist Folgerichtigkeit und Universalitaet des Bewusstseins gefordert; vorher ist er nicht Mensch und kein Akt der Menschheit kann von ihm erwartet werden.”

SELF-BLINDNESS: self-blindness is a trait as common among the electorate as among the elected. – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.51. – VOTING, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, SELF-KNOWLEDGE

SELF-CENTEREDNESS: Calhoun assumes, secondly, the inherent self-centeredness of man. Man is so constituted, says Calhoun, “that his direct or individual affections are stronger than his sympathetic or social feelings.” He emphasizes that he purposely avoids use of the world “selfish”, since this word “implies an unusual excess of the individual over the social feelings” – something “depraved and vicious” and his intention is to “exclude such inference.” This self-centeredness is a phenomenon of all “animal existence” and would seem to be connected “with the great law of self-preservation which pervades all that feels, from man down to the lowest and most insignificant reptile or insect.” – Introduction by C. Gordon Post to John C. Calhoun, A Disquisition on Government and Selections from The Discourse, ed. by G. Gordon Post, The Liberal Arts Press, New York, 1953, p XIX. - & SELF-PRESERVATION VS. SELFISHNESS

SELF-CENTEREDNESS: We're all self-centered, fixed in the absolute middle of our personal universe. We all look out first for Number One.” - Michael F. Flynn, The Washer at the Ford, ANALOG, 6/89, 52. – SELF-INTEREST, SELFISHNESS, EGOISM


SELF-CONFIDENCE: A man is to carry himself in the presence of all opposition, as if everything were titular and ephemeral but him. I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions.” – Emerson, quoted in Sprading, p.145.

SELF-CONFIDENCE: Does not always bring a man to the top, but no one ever got there without it.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought.

SELF-CONFIDENCE: How poor a man must be inside himself if only the applause of other people can convince him that he exists.” – John Iggulden, Breakthrough, p.214. – I would rather replace the last two words by: “he is right.” – JZ - APPROVAL, APPLAUSE, CONVICTION

SELF-CONFIDENCE: It is easy – terribly easy – to shake a man’s faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man’s spirit is devil’s work.” – G. B. Shaw, in A. Andrews Quotations, p. 93.

SELF-CONFIDENCE: Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” – Dr. S. Johnson, 1708-1784. – A. Andrews quotations, p.155. – ENTERPRISE, INITIATIVE

SELF-CONFIDENCE: The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell. - The more intelligent and better informed have still not sufficiently developed their references, although better and cheaper tools for this are now available than ever before. Why haven't they provided an archive of ideas as yet, an encyclopedia of the best refutations, one of the most suitable wordings to persuade opponents, one of all definitions, and all kinds of special bibliographies, abstracts and review collections, handbooks etc. so the they can always go into "battle" with confidence, supplied with enough intellectual weapons, armor and ammunition, without having to rely on their less than perfect memories? - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - OF FOOLS & FANATICS VS. SELF-DOUBT OF THE INTELLIGENT & BETTER INFORMED, UNCERTAINTY, PREJUDICES, KNOWLEDGE, DOGMATISM, FUNDAMENTALISM, FANATICISM

SELF-CONFIDENCE: You do not believe it until you read it in the newspapers, for you don’t trust your own senses. You respect the one who despises you, and you despise yourself; that is why you cannot trust your own senses.” – Reich, Listen, Little Man! p.50. - & LACK OF IT

SELF-CONQUEST: Self-conquest is superior to world conquest.” – Milarepa

SELF-CONTEMPT: We live in an age when despair is fashionable, even chic; when human self-contempt has reached heights not known since the Dark Ages; and when it is considered naïve to believe that anything good can ever be accomplished.” – Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.50. – Well, how much freedom of action and experimentation have we left to individuals and minority groups in the political, economic and social spheres, under millions of laws and regulations and uncounted bureaucratic institutions – apart from a few private and all too limited choices within this powerful and coercive territorial system? No wonder that we are almost as disheartened as were the slaves and serfs most of the time. No one ever met a quite free human being or encountered a quite free society. They are as invisible as the supposed gods are. – JZ, 23.5.08. - PESSIMISM, DESPAIR, HOPELESSNESS, HELPLESSNESS, POWERLESSNESS, LACK OF FAITH, CONFIDENCE, EXPERIENCE, SELF-SOVEREIGNTY, VOTING AS ONE AMONG MILLIONS ONLY

SELF-CONTROL: According to the evidence, each individual is born with the ability to control himself. He may do it well or badly, but he alone does it. – I am not speaking of either influence or coercion. It is clear that by persuasion, argument, demonstration or plea, I may be able to influence others as to how they control themselves. It is equally clear that by force or threat I may also be able to get others to act as I wish them to act. But I do not control them. That is impossible.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNALS, Summer 78, p.2. – Alas, not all external controls of human beings are entirely ineffective upon them. – JZ, 20.2.14.

SELF-CONTROL: Always behave like a duck – keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.” – Jacob Braude - JOKES

SELF-CONTROL: As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. (“So weit deine Selbstbeherrschung geht, so weit geht deine Freiheit.”) – Yes, under freedom conditions. But under despotic conditions it does not go that far. Then one has to control one’s freedom and rights impulses merely to enable one to stay alive or out of prison or concentration camps. – JZ, 23.5.08. – As if our freedom did not also depend upon other individuals or whole institutions not arbitrarily or systematically restricting the practice of our liberties and rights. – As far it should go and should not be interfered with by others. - JZ, 31.5.08. – If one has the kind of self-control that conceals great anger about an imposed injustice, then this kind of self-control certainly does not yet mean that one is in full control over one's own fate but, rather, that one is still all too little in control of it. Internal controls of an individual should be distinguished from external controls imposed upon oneself. - JZ, 28.2.11. – FREEDOM, STATISM, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, IMPOSED & WRONGFUL AS WELL AS IRRATIONAL CONTROLS

SELF-CONTROL: Each person controls himself. We interrelate with other people by trying to encourage favorable conduct or discouraging unfavorable conduct. Were one person able to control another, neither fear nor favor would be used.” - Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNALS, Summer 78, p.7. – When others can threaten us, even terrorize us or dispense favors out of huge extorted tax funds, then this is, obviously, also a form of control, one that reduces the natural self-controls and incentives one has regarding one’s own affairs, even while it is not a total control by some over others. Among territorial statists such indirect controls are all too often sanctioned by their victims not only by the victimizers, the controlling decision-makers. – JZ, 7.4.09, 28.2.11. – Territorially imposed wrongs, like e.g. taxation and conscription as well as avalanches of legislation do exist even when their external control effects are denied or minimized by some. - If one has only suicide or suicidal resistance efforts in mind then they should not be called "self-control". - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-CONTROL: Every human being has the ability to control himself. No human being has the ability to control another. Controlling oneself is enormously difficult but it can be done. Controlling another, when the other does not wish to be controlled, is impossible. One person can terrify, beat up or kill another. But no person can control another who refuses to be controlled.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 78. - As if refusals were always possible or were a painless, bearable or risk-free choice. – You might be able to withstand some torture yourself – but how much or how long would you refuse to do something, undesired by yourself but demanded from you, when your wife or children are threatened upon your refusal? – JZ, 23.5.08. – A tax strike and a liberating military insurrection or rebellion have to be very well prepared and organized to become successful. Governmental controls and terrorism, coercion and exploitation do have a long tradition of successes behind them, successes for the ruling group, not for its victims. One cannot simply talk oneself out of this reality but can think oneself out of it and once one has thought sufficiently about the problem, together with enough other people, then one can do something about this, successfully. Once a panarchist platform, including full monetary and financial freedom, is adopted by all the various opposition and resistance groups, then they will encounter only a minimal resistance, if any at all. For then even the remaining statists could have their own statist panarchies and will not desperately resist. – JZ, 7.4.09.

SELF-CONTROL: First you must learn to control your self. The rest follows.” – Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, p.392.

SELF-CONTROL: Freedom is self-control. No more. No less.” – Ridgway K. Foley, Jr., THE FREEMAN, 12/73. – Did he realize in any of his writings that this also requires individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy under personal laws? – JZ, 7.4.09. - Freedom means self-control, no more, no less. - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, quoted at the end of Robert LeFevre’s foreword to The Discovery of Freedom. -

SELF-CONTROL: Help people to get effective control of their own lives.” – Heard in FOREST meeting, London, 26.7.90. – JZ – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL

SELF-CONTROL: If a man makes a harness for his beast, how much the more should he fashion a harness for his impulses, which may prompt him to lead a good or evil life.” – J. J. Sanhedrin, 10:1. - The Wisdom of Israel, ed. by Lewis Browne.

SELF-CONTROL: If any person imagines that controlling oneself is a “do-nothing” policy, let him practise it for a while.” – Robert LeFevre, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 78.


SELF-CONTROL: Liberty means the absence of forcible restraints. But freedom is one’s control over one’s own life-energy. Our self-control is inborn and unalienable. Others can, by force, thwart or curtail our freedom, but they cannot control us; they can’t make our minds work or our muscles move, no matter what they do. (*) Torture may persuade us to give information, for example, but it cannot actually in fact make our throats produce sound. (**) In other words we are wholly self-controlling, self-responsible beings. (***) We govern ourselves. “Government” by external force is literally impossible.” (****) – Roger McBride, A New Dawn, p.3. - (*) ? - Knee-reflex! Try to suppress it, making it subject to your own will! – (**) Certain drugs pushed into us can make us tell what we do not want to tell, by eliminating our conscious self-control. Shouts of pain can certainly be produced by tortures. – (***) Tell that to the tax department! – (****) Then why do we still have territorial governments? Why are we not totally free or as free as we want to be? How do they manage to misrule us and prevent us from seceding from them to do out own things for ourselves, quite independently from them? – Too many people fall for mere words, word-magic, false definitions or wrong interpretations and primitive ideas. - JZ, 23.5.08. – Especially when it comes to religions and territorial statism. What kind of advice would Roger Lea McBride have offered to those rounded up and herded to the gas chambers? – JZ, 7.4.09. – “Don't breathe in the poison fumes!”? - JZ, 28.2.11. - LIBERTY, FREEDOM, COERCION, COMPULSION, THREATS, LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, PUNISHMENT

SELF-CONTROL: Man is only then truly human when he is capable of self-control and even then only when he practises it.” – Gandhi, in a JZ tr. only of the German version: “Der Mensch is nur dann wahrhaft Mensch, when er der Selbstbeherschung faehig ist und selbst dann nur, wenn er sie ausuebt.” – Alas, mostly he recommended only non-violent or passive resistance, which can be successful towards relatively civilized and democratic regimes but hardly ever against totalitarian ones. – JZ, 7.4.09.

SELF-CONTROL: men have a right to control themselves …” - John Chamberlain, THE FREEMAN, 5/77, p.314. - As Rose Wilder Lane pointed out, they are actually the only ones who can properly control themselves and use all their abilities and strengths. – Control by others never gets the best out of a man. Extreme case: Slavery. – However, slavery lasted for all too long, And so did serfdom and taxes, monetary despotism, protectionism, territorialism and ignorance and disinterest for all too many of the genuine individual human rights and liberties. - JZ, 8.6.08.

SELF-CONTROL: My exercise of self-controlling energy can be forbidden, restricted, prevented by force, by putting me in jail or in chains. My spirit may be so weak, or I may be so ignorant of facts, that I try to behave as if I did not control my own acts. But my self-control, which is freedom, can be taken away from me only by killing me.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.149. – The East German Communist regime broke the spirit of its political prisoners rapidly by not only refusing them food but also water. The spirit of sane political prisoners, put by the Soviet regime into insane asylums, was often broken by drugging them. – Which mere words or ideas or resolutions would have helped the victims in such situations? – JZ, 7.4.09, 28.2.11. – FREEDOM,

SELF-CONTROL: No man is free who cannot command himself.” – Pythagoras – No man is free who is not master of himself. – Epictetus - SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, RATIONAL BEINGS, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, SELF-CONTROL

SELF-CONTROL: Part of our problem centers on the effort to introduce external control for a system of systems that should be maintained by internal balancing forces. We are not attempting to recognize and refrain from inhibiting those self-regulative systems in our species upon which species survival depends. We are ignoring our own feedback functions.” – Frank Herbert, The God-Makers, p.64. – Especially by vainly attempting to regulate almost everything of other people territorially, instead of leaving them to their self-chosen paths, laws, methods, devices and institutions. – JZ, 23.5.08. – EXTERNAL FORCES VS. INTERNAL & NATURAL & MORAL CONTROLS, PANARCHISM

SELF-CONTROL: secure the only enduring basis for freedom: individual morality and self-control.” - Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, 7/76, p. 414.

SELF-CONTROL: Seek freedom and become captain of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.368. – Can freedom, peace, justice, and other ideals merely be “found” or must they be established? And who must be “disciplined” most to realize one’s liberties and rights? Mostly private and official criminals and aggressors. – JZ, 6.6.08. - Good soldiers are disciplined - but hardly free. - Why try to deceive oneself with some words or “arguments”? - JZ, 28.2.11. - SELF-DISCIPLINE,

SELF-CONTROL: Self-control is the root of all virtues.” – Samuel Smiles - Were slaves very virtuous by withholding the true opinions they usually had of their masters? - Or did they merely save their lives thereby? - Oh, all the nonsense that one can put into a few words! - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-CONTROL: Since I do not presume to be an authority over anyone except myself, nor over any property except my own, my relationship with others is peaceful and permits them to be free. Further, I am free, for the only person limiting my behavior is myself. And freedom means self-control.” – Robert LeFevre, THE FREEMAN, 4/79. – Alas, this moral stand alone does not protect him from criminal or aggressive actions by others, whether legalized official or illegal ones. - However, if all territorial and coercive organizations were so confined in their activities, becoming merely activities between volunteers, under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy, then crimes and aggressions would become minimized. – JZ, 23.5.08.

SELF-CONTROL: Such faculties as insight, inspiration, inventiveness – the creative mind – on which emergence depends, seem never to spring from anger, rancor, ill-feeling. Therefore, if we would lend ourselves to the pursuit of truth and a better world, it behooves us to control our tempers. This may sound somewhat Pollyannish, but only joyous activity will bear good fruit.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.89. – Hard or boring work will not always be fruitless, either. – JZ, 20.2.14. - ANGER, HATE, JOY, TEMPER, RANCOR

SELF-CONTROL: The best control is self-control – JZ, 28.8.74. - Over all of one's own affairs, not only over one's temper. - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-CONTROL: The revolutionist says that every human being is naturally self-controlling. Therefore, the best conditions for human life are those that least interfere with any individual’s exercise of his natural freedom, He can act most freely when no other man uses force to prevent his (*) actions.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.208. – (*) rightful! – JZ

SELF-CONTROL: The way to avoid evil is not by maiming our passions, but by compelling them to yield their vigor to our moral nature. - Henry Ward Beecher - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.

SELF-CONTROL: There is ample evidence that people are usually happier and more productive when they are permitted to exercise control over their own lives.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.69. - Who is authorized to give them such permits? - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-CONTROL: There never has been, and cannot be, a good life without self-control; apart from self-control, no good life is imaginable. The attainment of goodness must begin with that.” – Tolstoy - Mostly we do still have the freedom to try to control our temper and desires but not the freedom to control all our own affairs, under full individual sovereignty. Most are not even aware of the possibilities of full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. It is certainly not part of their religious-, school-, paternal-, trade- and professional education or what they learn via the mass media and political speeches. - Our exploiters, oppressors and mass murderers should start first with becoming good - but are not likely to follow Tolstoy's advice. - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-CONTROL: there was nothing very moral in controlling other people – the worst rulers had always been glad to perform that office for others; that what was moral was self-control; …” - Auberon Herbert, Mack edition, p.209. – And allowing others the freedom to control themselves and their own affairs. – Self-control rather than attempting to control others. – JZ, n.d., & 23.5.08. – Full self-control of all of one's own affairs is territorially still all too much suppressed and, mostly, even quite legally. Without abolishing territorialism we cannot attain full self-control, nor can others. Even the territorial controller does not have full self-control, since every leash has two ends. And he must overcome xyz power-hungry other power addicts, not only the passive or active resistance of his victims. - JZ, 28.2.11. - TOLERANCE, NON-INTERVENTION, NON-INTERFERENCE, LAISSEZ-FAIRE, FREEDOM OF ACTION FOR ALL, PANARCHISM

SELF-CONTROL: This new world is an exercise of free, self-controlling individual human energy, precisely as a plant is an exercise of the natural life-energy in a seed.” - Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.227. - We cannot get that under territorialism. Under it we are largely like grass, put e.g. under concrete or regularly mown down or trampled down by animals or humans. - JZ, 28.2.11, 20.4.13.

SELF-CONTROL: To avoid the burden of self-control, people hire politicians to mutilate their liberties.” – Thomas Szasz, Heresies, p.57. – Politicians are territorially imposed even in democracies. – If 2/3rds of the people are entitled to vote, 2/3rds participate in elections, the elected win with 2/3rds of the votes and make their decisions in parliaments with a 2/3rd majority, then in effect, a minority of 2/3 x 2/3 x 2/3 x 2/3 = 16/ 81 – roughly 1/5th does actually rule. Often the “majorities” are even smaller, so that an even smaller minority comes to rule. [3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 x3/4 = 81/1024 = 1/12,64 ] And that minority is dominated by its leader and party discipline, which sometimes means: one man rule. – This kind of minority rule is very far removed from genuine self-rule. - JZ, 8.6.92, 6.6.08. – POLITICIANS, MINORITIES, REPRESENTATIVES, VOTING, PARLIAMENTS, DECISION-MAKING, PARTIES, DEMOCRACY

SELF-CONTROL: To enjoy our freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf – That would require, in some important spheres, individual secessionism and full exterritorial autonomy. Did she go as far in this direction? – JZ, 7.4.09.

SELF-CONTROL: Too many people rather like to control others than themselves and all their own affairs only, in every respect. They are more interested in powers than in individual rights and liberties, more interested in getting any kind of money than getting the sound money and value standards of full monetary freedom and all the positive results of full monetary freedom and full financial freedom. – They are all too ready to make their compromises even with the worst kinds of monetary and financial despotism and other kinds of the usual abuses of territorial powers by politicians, parties and “movements”, simply taking them for granted, like they take wars for granted and crime. - JZ, 5.12.04, 3.4.09. - VS. CONTROLLING OTHERS, WITH POWER, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-CONTROL: Was the possession of an ability the licence to use it?” - Frank Herbert, The Godmakers, p.161. – Apparently, our “protectors” have the ability to take away ¼ to ¾ of our incomes – but do they have the right to do so, without our individual consent? The farce of one vote among millions does not constitute individual consent. – But in a positive sense, e.g. that of freedom of expression, freedom to read, to assemble, to move, migrate etc., our physical and mental abilities do indicate a range of rights and liberties that can be peacefully practised together with the same rights and liberties of others. – Certainly, if we can control our wrongful impulses, that might infringe the rights and liberties of others, we ought to. Otherwise we would act merely like wild animals. - JZ, 27.5.08. - SELF-RESTRAINT, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, DUTIES, SOCIAL CONTRACT, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF OTHERS, TAXATION, VOTING, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SELF-CONTROL: We are self-controlling like an insect is self-controlling, or a bird. Since nothing else has any special grant from heaven, or anywhere, to control us.” – Lloy (?) Stark, LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 78. - Floy? Iloy? - Simply mentally and emotionally ignoring, as far as possible, territorial despotism or authoritarianism, does not remove its effects upon oneself and others of its victims. - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-CONTROL: What is self-control? Nothing more than a highly developed sense of life.” – G. B. Shaw, in JZ re-translation of: “Was ist Selbstbeherrschung? Nichts weiter als ein hochentwickelter Lebenssinn.” - Have most of us been taught by it that it requires full exterritorial autonomy over our own affairs? Most have only the "sense of life" required to dance at the edge of a volcano, under a nuclear umbrella or to seeks some amusements still possible among slave laborers, conscripts, tax slaves or slaves of governmental "educational" institutions. - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-CONTROL: When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.” – Thomas Jefferson. - But at least in some cases anger deserves to be clearly shown and can be somewhat effective upon the offender. Angry and unrestrained actions are another matter, unless self-defence is involved. - General rules do rarely cover all specific cases. - I would like to see much more openly expressed anger about taxes, laws, regulations, monopolies, nuclear strength policies, minimum wages, etc. Instead, we do take thousands of wrongful government interventions all too quietly, complacently, without even showing anger about them and without protesting. - At least keep count of your rightful occasions to be angry with your territorial politicians and their bureaucrats for your next voting opportunity. - And very critically examine your angry responses. Perhaps some of them were quite unjustified. - JZ, 23.11.06. But were all of them? - Gain the freedom to secede from them. The rest will follow almost automatically. - JZ, 28.2.11. - WHEN ANGRY, ANGER, EMOTIONS, SELF-RESTRAINT, TEMPERAMENT,

SELF-CONTROL: Who cannot control his temper is defective in intellect.” – Ibn Gabirol, The Wisdom of Israel, ed. by Lewis Browne. - TEMPER, ANGER

SELF-CONTROL: Whoever merely plays with life, // Will never get anywhere; // Whoever does not command himself, // will remain under command.” - Goethe Sprueche in Reimen”. – JZ tr. of: “Wer mit dem Leben spielt, // Kommt nie zurecht; // Wer sich nicht selbst befiehlt, Bleibt immer ein Knecht.” - SELF-CONTROL VS. CONTROL BY OTHERS, SELF-DETERMINATION

SELF-CONTROL: You will come to learn in time that nothing in the Universe has power over you until you admit it. Nothing has power over the Self of Man, until the Self becomes a fool and obeys that power.” – Swami Vivekananda - Obedience to power and threats and adaptation to existing conditions is not always a free choice and verbal denial of certain situations is not very helpful. Are there not already enough dead heroes and martyrs? Survival is the name of the game and patience, waiting for one’s opportunity and chance or preparing it, patiently. Otherwise all too many immediate counter-actions are merely suicidal. – Resistance would be much easier if an ideal militia of volunteers for the defence of all genuine individual rights and liberties had already been established, properly organized, trained, motivated and armed and an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties had already been compiled and proclaimed and if enough people had closely examined their exterritorial autonomy options, so far realized e.g. in the sphere of religion, in most countries but in not one of them when it comes to individual choices among political, economic and social systems, which are still territorially monopolized by governments. - JZ, 23.5.08, 28.2.11. – POWER, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS, OBEDIENCE, DISOBEDIENCE, REBELLION, REVOLUTION, RESISTANCE

SELF-CORRECTION: It is better to correct your own faults than those of another.” – Democritus – The former is largely in your power, the latter is not. Freedom for all to improve themselves and their own affairs and relationships as much as they want to. Experimental freedom and voluntarism in all spheres: Panarchism! – JZ, 3.4.09. – Is there to be no self-defence against thieves, robbers and murderers? Is being a better person a good enough defence against criminals? Should one not try to set attractive examples to others, e.g. through the own panarchistic community of volunteers or through improving one’s own business? Should doctors, sports trainers and dieticians go out of business? – Can enlightened people live save and well among unenlightened and aggressive ones? – All the “old saws” should be sufficiently criticized, or sharpened. – Proverbial wisdom is usually not complete enough wisdom but only fractionally true. - JZ, 26.4.13. - VS. ATTEMPTS TO REFORM OTHERS COERCIVELY, TERRITORIALLY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, TOLERANCE FOR THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS, WHICH THEY PRACTISE AT THEIR OWN RISK & COST BUT NOT TOLERANCE BUT RESISTANCE & REVOLUTION & LIBERATION ATTEMPTS, AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT SUICIDAL, AGAINST ALL TYRANNICAL ACTIONS

SELF-CRITICISM: Americans are gluttons for self-criticism. …” - Dagobert D. Runes, Handbook of Reason, p.11. – Even self-criticism can go too far. – JZ, n.d. – See: SELF-APPRECIATION, SELF-RESPECT, SELF-ESTEEM, EVEN IF ONE IS NOT PERFECT, SINCE NO ONE IS

SELF-CRITICISM: Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain, Notebook 1904. - & MAJORITY OPINIONS, PUBLIC OPINION, PREJUDICES

SELF-DECEPTION: Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” – Galbraith’s Law – He should know all about that, for he has never been sufficiently critical of his territorial statism. – JZ, 3.4.09. - THE LOVE OF ONE'S ERRORS, PREJUDICES & FLAWED IDEAS, GOING FOR EXCUSES

SELF-DECEPTION: The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.” – F. D. D. L. Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680. – A. Andrews quotations, p.90. - ELITISM, SNOBBISHNESS, RED., CONCEIT, HAUGHTINESS, LOOKING DOWN UPON OTHERS, INTELLECTUALS

SELF-DEFENCE: A rapist in court has the right to defend himself but you, in your home, do not.” – Charles Curley, THE VOLUNTARYIST, Oct. 89. – COURTS, JUSTICE, LAWS, RAPE

SELF-DEFENCE: an individual had the absolute right to defend himself against violence in any form, whether it be perpetrated by another individual, a gang, or government itself …” - Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.6, while accusing Ayn Rand of not having consistently upheld this view. – How far does this right go e.g. against the anonymous majority that gave its “mandate” to a ruling territorial government? – May it be taken in accordance with the principle of collective responsibility against e.g. any Democrat who admitted voting for a Democratic Government? - JZ, 25.5.08. – Since exterritorial autonomy is so far subscribed to only by very few people, the vast majority cannot really be held personally responsible for all the wrongs committed by some territorialists. – At this stage effective and “merely” enlightening resistance against wrongful and irrational ideas should have the highest priority. – JZ, 7.4.09. - RESISTANCE, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY? ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEAS

SELF-DEFENCE: Armed and unarmed defence of innocents against armed or unarmed criminals is rightful, whatever harm the defenders inflict upon an adult or teenage criminal attacker. In some extreme cases even the shooting of armed children would be permissible. – JZ, 24.5.99. – Ulrich von Beckerath reported a case where a soldier on watch saw a child take a hand grenade from a stack of them, next to a group of sleeping soldiers and put its finger in the grip of the safety pin. Since he was too far away to physically stop the child, but was a good rifleman, he shot the child and thus, probably, saved his comrades. One cannot child-proof everything. – JZ, 11.6.08.

SELF-DEFENCE: Armed self-defence of individual rights and liberties is more rightful and useful and also cheaper and less risky than unarmed resistance attempts and expensive “protection” by policemen, rarely on the spot in time, or the help of lawyers and court trials, long after the damage is done, and the maintenance of convicted criminals afterwards in government-run or government-controlled prisons. Generally, the official “protection” by territorial governments costs, probably, even more than all the damages done by private criminals with victims. – JZ, 5.4.99, 11.6.08, 21.2.14. - GUNS, ARMS, WEAPONS, COURTS, POLICE, PRISONS, LAWYERS

SELF-DEFENCE: Be Your Own Defender.” – Quoted as an American motto, by Proudhon, 1861, War, p.50, quoted in S. Edwards, Proudhon, p.184.

SELF-DEFENCE: Every individual has the right to use force for lawful self-defense. It is for this reason that the collective force – which is only the organized combination of the individual forces – may lawfully be used for the same purpose; and it cannot be used legitimately for any other purpose.” – Bastiat, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 3/76. – Unfortunately, the law is only all too full of rules restricting this right. – JZ, 25.5.08, 28.2.11.

SELF-DEFENCE: everyone has the absolute right to defend his person and property against invasion. (*) The criminal has no right, on the other hand, to defend his ill-gotten gains.” (**) – Murray N. Rothbard, JLS, Winter 77, p.45, on Nozick. – (*) Forcefully, and non-violently when possible, because territorially imposed subordination under uncounted laws, regulations and decisions by bureaucratic boards and more or less large but still wrongful majority votes do authorize, indirectly, even the ultimate self-defence: individual and group secessionism and voluntary and exterritorially autonomous self-management organization under personal laws. – JZ, 25.5.08. – This does also require that, finally, an as ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties is produced and published, as can be at the present condition of enlightenment and ethics and an ideal militia force of volunteers becomes established, for the effective defence of these rights and liberties. – (**) Or even his life, while he is still in the process of attempting to commit his crime. However, shooting a boy for attempting to steal one or a few some apples from one’s apple tree would hardly be justified self-defence. - JZ, 7.4.09, 28.2.11, 21.2.14. – RESISTANCE, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES & MILITIA FOR THEIR DEFENCE

SELF-DEFENCE: Governments are quite consistently sticking to their very nature when they outlaw self-defence for persons whom they are unable or unwilling to protect. They are territorial monopolists and as such do not care about the services or disservices they provide but merely about the tributes they levy and the powers they receive and which they use, primarily, for their own purposes and interests, while pretending to represent the people and to act in the public-, common- or general interest. – They are also the worst and most efficient – although legalized – criminals in every territory. The greatest protection racket, the greatest organized crime syndicate. Mostly quite constitutionally, legally and juridically correct, as judged by their own legislatures and courts. - Their victims should no longer grant them their tacit approval or their “votes”. If, say, 99 % of their subjects became critical of them and only 1 % of the voters still voted for them, what “mandate” would the States then have left? And if 99 % of their subjects, including their soldiers and policemen, wanted to secede from them, then who or what could prevent them from doing this? – JZ, 18.5.93, 4.6.08. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS, SECESSIONISM

SELF-DEFENCE: Governments, everywhere, seem afraid of getting self-defence rights properly recognized. Probably they are aware that, ultimately, these rights would be used against them. – JZ, 20.10.85.

SELF-DEFENCE: Having the right to life, liberty and property, you automatically have the right to defend these rights, and you only derivatively transfer the exercise of the right to a defense agency of our choosing.” – Moshe Kroy, JLS, Sum. 77, p. 209. – RESISTANCE, DEFENCE AGENCIES

SELF-DEFENCE: How safe are you in travelling around the world when not allowed to bear a gun for self-defence and seen by all too many as a rich foreigner, who "deserves" to be robbed or at least seen as a worthwhile target? - Sometimes whole buses of tourists are bombed. There are not enough self-defence options against such vicious attacks. - And what self-defence rights do we have today against stockpiles of mass extermination weapons kept in readiness, obviously not directed only against tyrants, despots and dictators but, primarily, rather against their hostages, the whole population of a country, which they have subjected to their rule? – JZ, 21.2.14.

SELF-DEFENCE: I accept violence in self-defence. The would-be victim of assault, robbery or rape has the right to use deadly force in self-defence, and surely need not be concerned with the attacker’s well-being to the extent of endangering his or her own.” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP 10, p.13.

SELF-DEFENCE: I was a limited statist when I began, and often wrote about the wonders of private security. However, like going to the bathroom, breathing, eating, sleeping or making love, it turns out that self-defense is a bodily function one cannot (*) safely or efficiently delegate to a second party.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001, p.42. - (*) fully, - JZ - While one cannot, with safety, completely delegate it to others, especially not to monopoly organizations of a territorial State, not even exclusively to a private and competitive security organization, one can and should share this job with enlightened other people in one’s neighborhood, e.g. with a local voluntary militia, motivated sworn in and trained to defend nothing but individual rights and liberties. Otherwise, we could all be overcome, one by one, by small but organized and trained gangs of statists or private criminals. – Individual self-defence of oneself and one’s dependents is merely the first rightful and somewhat efficient step of a rightful and efficient self-defence effort, together with other innocent people. – JZ, 27.9.07. - & ITS DELEGATION, TO A STATE POLICE FORCE OR TO AN IDEAL MILITIAS OF VOLUNTEERS, ONLY FOR THE PROTECTION OF GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ON-THE MINUTE MEN”

SELF-DEFENCE: If each man has the right to defend, even by force, his person, his liberty, and his property, several men have the right to get together, come to an understanding, and organize a collective force to provide regularly for this defence. – Collective right, then, has its principle, its ‘raison d’etre”, its legitimate basis, in individual right; and the collective force can rationally have no other end, no other function, than that of the individual forces for which it substitutes.” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.197. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, COLLECTIVE RIGHTS, MILITIA

SELF-DEFENCE: If I did not have the right to self-defence then I could not delegate it to a police force, either. And I have not delegated it or the practice of any other individual right or liberty to others. – JZ, 24.5.93.

SELF-DEFENCE: If we have to kill 12 people to save 1 human life it will have been worth it." - Unknown. – Only provided that the 12 were not innocents but were, as aggressors or criminals, robbers or rapists, threatening one innocent life,. – JZ, 3.4.09, 18.4.13. – My friend Ulrich von Beckerath used an extreme example: If a mob tried to burn a women, which it  believed to be a “witch” and one had a good machine gun at one’s disposal, then it would be justified to use it against such a mob. – It would be too late to try to enlighten such violent savages. - JZ, 21.2.14. - PROTECTION, DEFENCE, GUNS, LIFE, AGGRESSION, KILLING

SELF-DEFENCE: In a society in which the rights of the victims are taken at least as serious as the rights of the criminals, the right to self-defence will be fully recognized. – JZ, 20.8.86.

SELF-DEFENCE: In every society from the most primitive to the most modern, every individual has the right to defend himself if and when he be attacked …” - Correctional Services lecture paper: Imprisonment, a Legal and Social Punishment, p.3.

SELF-DEFENCE: In the Coordinated Arm, self-defense is ALWAYS innocent; no questions are ever asked, regarding the degree of force chosen and employed to achieve it.” - L. Neil Smith, Bretta Martyn, p.288. - So, is it right to shoot a small boy stealing a marble or an apple? - JZ 6.10.01. - Every penalty or punishment has still to be proportional to the offence. If someone happens to fart in close company with others, this does not justify killing him with poison gas. - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-DEFENCE: Is there life after death? Trespass here and find out.” – A sign in front of a house, quoted by Clyde Adams III, Cincinnati. - JOKES

SELF-DEFENCE: It is only as retaliation that force may be used and only against the man who starts its use. No, I do not share his evil or sink to his concept of morality; I merely grant him his choice, destruction, the only destruction he had the right to choose, his own. He uses force to seize a value; I use it only to destroy destruction. A holdup man seeks to gain wealth by killing me; I do not grow richer by killing a holdup man. I seek no value by means of evil, nor do I surrender my values to evil.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.950. – FORCE, CRIME, CRIMINALS – Retaliation or defence? – JZ

SELF-DEFENCE: Lastly, for every citizen, the first line of defence is himself. No one else can do this effectively as citizens all over the world are finding.” – Ross Sutherland, GOLD COAST BULLETIN

SELF-DEFENCE: Legislators, politicians, judges, lawyers, bureaucrats and policemen feel their “rights”, their privileges, their powers, their “earnings”, their “shares” or takings threatened when people resort to self-defence. Thus they rather side with the offenders than with the victims, in many cases where public opinion pressure is not still too strong for them, as it is, e.g., in case of child molesters. Like union members and mafia bosses and national territorial governments, they want to monopolize their “turf” for their protection rackets. – JZ, 20.8.86. - TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, UNIONISM OF THE BUREAUCRATS & "PROTECTORS", POLICE

SELF-DEFENCE: Let’s face facts: What we seek is legal immunity for something many of us have been doing anyway, acting on a belief that, “It’s better to be tried by twelve than carried by six.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.214. – Gun control laws are laws but they do not control guns. – Least of all those of the criminals. - JZ, 3.4.09. - They control the lives of innocents. They are "victim disarmament laws" as someone said. - JZ, 28.2.11. - & GUN CONTROL LAWS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT LAWS

SELF-DEFENCE: Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you.” - Benjamin Franklin - GUNS, PROTECTION, NONVIOLENCE, SELF-DEFENCE, SELF-LIBERATION, VS. OBEDIENCE & SUBMISSION

SELF-DEFENCE: Man arrested over intruder death - - They rarely arrest a criminal before he starts with his "job", during it or shortly after it, but all too often the defender, after he has successfully defended himself. Makes you think on whose side they are. Perhaps they expect a cut or they dislike the competition by the defender? Anyhow, what kind of protection can one expect from a protection monopolist? – JZ, 21.9.11, on Facebook. - & POLICE PROTECTION

SELF-DEFENCE: Man being born, as has been proved, with a title to perfect freedom, and an uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of the law of nature equally with any other man or number of men in the world, has by nature a power not only to preserve his property – that is, his life, liberty, and estate – against the injuries and attempts of other men, but to judge of and punish the breaches of that law in others as he is persuaded the offense deserves, even with death itself, in crimes where the heinousness of the fact in his opinion requires it.” – John Locke, Two Treatises on Government, 1690, ch.7. – Quoted in Seldes: The Great Quotations. - When he has already successfully defended himself and has rendered the attacker harmless, is he then also entitled to be judge, jury and executioner? – JZ, 25.5.08. – This I would deny. – JZ, 21.2.14.

SELF-DEFENCE: Muggers and hold-up artists deserve to be shot, while mugging, robbing or trying to escape. Property is merely an extension of self-ownership. Its defence against adult thieves justifies, in self-defence, even the use of deadly force, e.g. with a concealable hand-gun. – JZ, 8.9.04. – However, shooting at kids stealing a few pieces of fruit or trespassing onto a private garden would go much too far. – JZ, 21.10.07. – Only their parents or guardians should be held responsible for such actions. – JZ, 21.2.14. - CRIMES & GUN CONTROLS

SELF-DEFENCE: Must men alone be debarred the common privilege of opposing force with force, which nature allows so freely to all other creatures for their preservation from injury? I answer: self defense is a part of the law of nature, nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself. ..." - John Locke, in his 1689 "Two Treatises of Government". - RESISTANCE, DEFENSIVE USE OF FORCE

SELF-DEFENCE: My personal morality is such that I think that anyone who attacks me physically deserves to die where he stands. Unfortunately, I would have to deal with the retributions of the state, friends and relatives if I killed him.” – Albert the Unknown, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 8.11.75.

SELF-DEFENCE: No man is supposed, at the making of a commonwealth, to have abandoned the defense of his life or limbs, where the law cannot arrive (*) time enough to his assistance.” – Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, II, 1651. – (*) “in”? - JZ

SELF-DEFENCE: No man was ever yet so void of sense // As to debate the right of self-defense.” – Daniel Defoe: The True-Born Englishman, II, 1701. – Is there even one genuine right or liberty whose very existence was never disputed? – Who is interested and well enough prepared to clearly express and defend all of them, now, at last? - JZ 3.6.08. - This is certainly not a job that can be safely left to any territorial government - as is proven by all governmental Bills of Rights. - See my anthology of over 130 private human rights drafts in PEACE PLANS 589/90: - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-DEFENCE: No wonder the government hates self-defence. It dislikes anyone doing a job, which it is unable or unwilling to provide. – Moreover, people willing to defend their individual rights and liberties might one day turn against their main enemy, namely the territorial government itself. – JZ, 18.5.93, 4.6.08. – GUN CONTROL, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-DEFENCE: Obviously, each person has the right to defend his life, liberty and property. A right is meaningless if it cannot be defended. It follows logically that he may delegate this protective and defensive function to an agency which we call government.” – Kenneth W. Ryker, Freedom In A Nutshell, THE FREEMAN, p.523. – Here he jumped to a wrong conclusion. He should have said, that he may delegate part of his self-defence right to any particular agency that suits him. He would be foolish to delegate it to a territorial monopoly organization which promises not only to defend his rights and liberties (which both so far know only very insufficiently) but that will also “look after him” in thousands of other unspecified ways, always at his own expense and risk. Would he engage in any insurance contract on such terms? Free choice among protective agencies, for individuals and minority groups, is obviously ignored here in favor of the supposed idea of a limited but still territorially monopolistic government. – JZ, 8.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS COMPETING SERVICE SUPPLIERS IN EVERY SPHERE, FULL FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION

SELF-DEFENCE: One should not have to be more afraid of prosecution for effective self-defence against a violent criminal than of that criminal. – Rather a wrongful prosecution for killing him than being killed oneself by him. – Moreover, one could keep killing him a secret and could, possibly, safely dispose of his body. – Especially when one cannot expect justice in this respect from the law and its courts. – By rights one should rather be praised than accused of and prosecuted for a successful self-defence. - JZ, 20.4.89, 31.4.08, 21.2.14.

SELF-DEFENCE: Outrage as man is charged with shooting endangered grizzly bear after it threatened his children - - Territorial protection is largely a delusion and self-help is largely outlawed. You might as well rely on prayer to a supposedly existing and loving God as on territorial politicians and bureaucrats, all mostly merely power addicts and looking out for themselves. Territorial statism is merely the continuance of the belief in Pharaoh as a God or in the divine Caesar or emperor.JZ, 29.8.11, on Facebook. - TERRITORIALISM, ANIMAL “RIGHTS” OF MORE CONCERN TO SOME PEOPLE THAN HUMAN RIGHTS

SELF-DEFENCE: Perhaps all those who, as judges, lawyers or policemen, do their best to deny or define away the right of self-defence, should be publicly listed as such potential targets for almost risk-free criminal attacks – if they are sufficiently consistent to be willing to become known for such beliefs or convictions. The same might be done for all those who believe in total non-violence. Let them practise their beliefs against violent criminals. Perhaps a short trial period for this method would already be enough to cure them of their flawed beliefs and convictions. – JZ, 15.9.94, 28.5.08, 28.2.11.

SELF-DEFENCE: Prussia’s supreme court came in 1856 to the fundamental decision that self-defence is never a crime. Even if somebody in shock, out of fear or terror exceeds the measure of self-defence this should not be prosecuted.” – Source unknown.

SELF-DEFENCE: Self defense is justly called the primary law of nature, so it is not, neither can it be in fact, taken away by the laws of society." - Sir William Blackstone, in his authoritative 1765 "Commentaries on the Laws of England".

SELF-DEFENCE: Self-defence against initiated aggression. – JZ, 13.10.74. – We are surrounded by numerous legalized aggressions. – How far do our self-defence rights go against them? It requires at least the right of individual secession and of group secession for volunteers. When that freedom is achieved, the other kinds of defence pale into insignificance compared with it. It would greatly reduce internal and external aggressions. Just like religious tolerance or religious liberty eliminated in most countries religious wars and civil wars and religiously motivated violent revolutions, this freedom, combined with voluntary associationism under full exterritorial autonomy would provide the same service for the great variety of political, economic and social systems. – It does not matter whether a majority, large or small, legalized an aggressive, wrongful and irrational law in the past or the present, directly or indirectly, with all or most of these territorial decision-makers for whole populations remaining unknown as individuals to their victims, under the secret voting system. – It seems obvious to me that individuals and dissenting groups ought to be free to opt out from under such laws, constitutions, institutions and jurisdictions of territorially organized domination and aggression, usually undertaken under the pretence that they would merely be justified and necessary protective actions in the common or public interest. – JZ, 25.5.08, 21.2.14. - ZAP

SELF-DEFENCE: Self-defence is a virtue, // Sole bulwark of all right.” – Byron, Sardanapalus, Act ii, sc.I.

SELF-DEFENCE: Self-defence is Nature’s eldest law.” – John Dryden, 1631-1700, Absalom and Architophel, 1682, Pt. I, I. 458. – Quoted in A. Andrews Quotations, p.123. – LAW, NATURAL LAW

SELF-DEFENCE: Self-defence is not a privilege. It’s the supreme and inalienable duty.” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 124, p.26. – “… self-defence is an inalienable duty, a pervasive cost of living and continuing to life, a subsistential imperative, an unpleasant responsibility that you cannot essentially avoid or (*) delegate.” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 102, p. 8, of 6 March 82.- (*) altogether – JZ

SELF-DEFENCE: Self-defence is so basic a right that it is an instinct.  From Peter Cunningham’s quote collection. Source not mentioned.

SELF-DEFENCE: Self-defence of innocent people against any kind of assault against their basic rights is not to be abbreviated or denied by any constitutional or legal clause, policeman or judge. – JZ, 23.5.92.

SELF-DEFENCE: Self-defense means just that: SELF-DEFENSE. It is not just another occupational specialization, like sailing or engineering, but an individual bodily function which, like breathing, eating, sleeping, or making love, cannot be delegated. Look around you. See what happens when you try.” - L. Neil Smith, Bretta Martyn, p.268.

SELF-DEFENCE: self-defense meant just that: a task it was impossible to delegate to anybody else." - L. Neil Smith, Taflak Lysandra, p.10. - Impossible? Inadvisable to completely renounce and delegate. - JZ, 6.10.01. 

SELF-DEFENCE: The  right of self-defense is the first law of nature;  in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and when the  right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction." - Henry St George  Tucker, in Blackstone's 1768 "Commentaries on the Laws of England."

SELF-DEFENCE: the crucial thing about self-defence is not the right but the duty. Every tyrant in history has presented himself as a Protector, claiming he would defend you against all threats. That claim has a fundamental political purpose: to dissuade you from your ineluctable duty of protecting yourself against him!” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 96, 2.8.81, p. 49. – DUTY OF SELF-DEFENCE, RESISTANCE

SELF-DEFENCE: The fundamental principle involved here is that every individual has the right to defend himself against any person or organization, including government, that initiates the use of force against him.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.96. – That force would include the imposition or maintenance of territorial rule, laws, taxes and monetary despotism. – JZ, 24.5.08, 28.2.11. – INITIATION OF FORCE, RESISTANCE, ZAP, GOVERNMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, LEGALIZING MONOPOLIES & AGGRESSIVE ACTIONS

SELF-DEFENCE: The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defence, he is the only one qualified to do so. – David Manet, quoted by Mark Skousen : My son passed this along to me, and I thought you would enjoy it: - At least babies, infants, some cripples and old people are not most qualified in this respect. Adult, and mentally and physically fit people are other cases. – JZ, n.d. & 21.2.14.

SELF-DEFENCE: The individual, as a being responsible to his Creator, has a moral right to defend his own life and liberty and property against fraud, violence, misrepresentation and predation. Lacking this right he could not discharge his responsibility for the proper stewardship of his own life.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.24. – How far does self-defence go against fraud and misrepresentation? – JZ, 25.5.08. – Does it justify e.g. taking potshots against all politicians in parliament, who voted for wrongful laws? I hold that in such cases only individual and group secessions and personal law associations of volunteers would be justified. Those, from whom one can freely secede, may restrict their own rights and liberties as much as they like and as long as they would put up with this treatment by their “representatives” and “public servants”. – JZ, 21.2.14.

SELF-DEFENCE: The life of a state is like that of a man. A man has the right to kill in self-defense, and a state has the right to make war for self-preservation.” – C. L. De Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, X, 1748. – Is the State a genuine rational entity with human rights and liberties? Is any territorial State such a rightful entity? Has any territorial State really the right to exist? I hold that no State or society has the right to exist and to defend itself until it is made up, apart from captured aggressors and criminals with victims, only of volunteers. – JZ, 5.7.86, 3.6.08. – STATE, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM

SELF-DEFENCE: The one exception to the rule was in the case of genuine instances of self-defence when no other means would assure self-survival short of physical force. “I insist that there is nothing sacred in the life of an invader”, Tucker wrote. When attacked, one has a perfect right to defend himself by any means adequate to the situation. “I am no Christian, no non-resistant”, he proclaimed, for “I believe in combating evil; I never turn the other check, but often repay my adversaries in kind and with interest. … “ – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.152.

SELF-DEFENCE: The point is that you have a right of self-defence if you are innocent but not if you are guilty.” – Randy E. Barnet, J.L.S., Winter 77, p.67.

SELF-DEFENCE: The police usually only arrives when the crime is done. Nothing can replace self-protection and crime prevention. – JZ, 28.9.87.

SELF-DEFENCE: The right of self-defence is an ancient one and is a necessary appendage to the most essential of all rights, the right to life and personal liberty.” – Queensland Progress Party, Submission on Firearms Act, p.13. – GUN CONTROL LAWS, FIRE ARMS ACTS

SELF-DEFENCE: The sum of the right of Nature, which is, “by all means we can to defend ourselves.” – Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, Pt. I, ch.14. – By all rightful means only. To kill innocent bystanders as well is not justified, nor is killing a child that accidentally runs into you. – JZ, 25.4.08.

SELF-DEFENCE: There are limits even to the right of self-defence. If a killer attacked me, I can fight back with anything I’ve got. But I wouldn’t be justified in grabbing some passing child for a shield.” – Poul Anderson, Conquests, p.76.

SELF-DEFENCE: Thieves and robbers should not be shot at merely to defend property rights. – That is a popular opinion. Is it correct? Property if part of our selves. We live through it and express ourselves through it. Whoever attempts to take it from us is attempting to take at least a part of our lives from us, e.g. the time we worked in order to obtain it. To that extent even “mere” attempts upon our property are also attempts upon our lives. Moreover, the thief or robber might kill us in order to reduce his risk of being caught. Thus a personal self-defence interest is also involved. Thieves should not be so foolish to risk their lives merely for taking what belongs to someone else. So the appeal to avoid the defensive use of force should be directed to the criminals rather than to the defender of his property and his personal security. It is different for minors, e.g. the proverbial boy merely stealing one or several apples. But I read yesterday about whole olive farms being “harvested” by unknown strangers, overnight, costing the owners ca. $ 50 000. Here the defensive use of guns against these thieves would be quite justified. The victims were deprived of their labor and investments for a whole year. – Retroactively they were thus condemned by these thieves to slave labor. - JZ, 27.4.95, 27.5.08. 

SELF-DEFENCE: though self-defence is moral, self-defending itself must be conducted in accordance with morality.” – Tibor Machan, in reviewing Tannehill’s book “The Market for Liberty” in REASON. - If there is time left for pondering moral questions. - JZ, 28.2.11. – Enough time to ponder moral questions is available during court hearings, lectures, reading and discussions but hardly in self-defence situations when one’s life or that of a family member are endangered.

SELF-DEFENCE: We have to learn to kill to save ourselves.” – From a “60 Minutes Advertisement” on self-defence skills for women against assault, 23.4.89.

SELF-DEFENCE: What would happen to tax collectors if self-defence were fully recognized? – JZ, 22.10.85. – Q.

SELF-DEFENCE: Why have the thousands of "Westerns" in books and films, police and robber stories and detective novels not yet educated people sufficiently about the right to bear and use arms for self-defence actions? – JZ, n.d. & 28.2.11. – An ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties is needed in this sphere, too. – JZ, 31.5.08. - Q.

SELF-DEFENCE: Will the Republicans promise to repeal, nullify, or otherwise dispose of [I like that phrase, “otherwise dispose of”] every victim disarmament law – not one of which is constitutional – presently on the books? - Will the Republicans promise to decriminalize the act of self-defense, so that it no longer costs, on average, your entire life savings to defend yourself from the state, once you’ve successfully defended yourself from a freelance criminal? - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.103. - From or against? - JZ - & GUN CONTROL OR VICTIM DISARMAMENT LAWS

SELF-DENIAL: Egoism. – I have heard all my life about self-denial. There never was anything more idiotic than that. No man who does right practices self-denial. To do right is the bud and blossom and fruit of wisdom. To do right should always be dictated by the highest possible selfishness and the most perfect generosity. No man practices self-denial unless he does wrong. To inflict an injury upon yourself is an act of self-denial. He who denies justice to another denies it to himself. To plant seeds that will forever bear the fruit of joy, is not an act of self-denial. So this idea of doing good to others only for their sake is absurd. You want to do it, not simply for their sake, but for your own; because a perfectly civilized man can never be perfectly happy when there is one unhappy being in this universe.” – Robert G. Ingersoll, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p 277/78. - To strive for perfect happiness in that sense is a very foolish endeavor and would really waste one’s own life, property and earnings. – There are always likely to be millions of other people not quite happy because of their own faults or those of others. That should not prevent us from achieving as much happiness as we can for ourselves. However, as a moral and rational one should strive for a free, just and peaceful society, one without millions of people victimized e.g. by monetary, financial or territorial despotism. One in which everybody has enough self-help, productive, exchange, secession, personal law, self-insurance and credit options and can learn to know and apply all individual rights and liberties. That would also be the fastest way to minimize involuntary poverty and dependency. – JZ, 25.5.08, 21.4.14. - ALTRUISM, EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SACRIFICES, SELF-INTEREST, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

SELF-DEPENDENCE: self-dependence at a lower income satisfies human nature better than dependence at a higher income. - Arthur Seldon, in the anthology “1985”, edited by Dr. Rhodes Boyson.

SELF-DEPENDENCE: They simply wanted to be the directors of their own lives and destinies, under the simplest and least restrictive form of government they could devise.” – Ralph Bradford, in THE FREEMAN, May 75, on the Founding Fathers.

SELF-DESTRUCTIVENESS: As Mong-Tse said, “A man must destroy himself before others can destroy him.” Perhaps you put too much energy into resentment, anger, denunciation, and similar negative energy states, and don’t have enough positive energy surplus to achieve your goals. – Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p. 15. – Compare: “Giving up the ghost” or not even starting. - PESSIMISM, CREATIVITY, CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, ANGER, HATE, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, IDEAS, INDIVIDUALISM, IDEAS ARCHIVE, TALENT CENTRE, ENTHUSIASM, INFERIORITY COMPLEX, INITIATIVE

SELF-DETERMINATION: anarcho-syndicalism boasts that the principle of federalism it supports is characterized by “free combination from below upward, putting the right of self-determination on every member above everything else and recognizing only the organic agreement of all on the basis of like interests and common convictions.” – Rudolf Rocker, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.482. How one can come to this conclusion on anarcho-syndicalism after having observed trade union and “representative” practices for a few decades - is a riddle to me. – JZ, 25.5.08.

SELF-DETERMINATION: But, in fact, the “right” of national self-determination is not a right at all. It is a confused, self-contradictory principle that is being used to aid in the destruction of freedom throughout the world.” - Duncan Yuille, “National Self-Determination”, a Workers Party paper.

SELF-DETERMINATION: Determine your own fate as your free individual choice.” – JZ tr. of: “Bestimme Dich aus Dir Selbst.” – Kurt Lasswitz, Taumkristalle, p.173. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SELF-DETERMINATION: Follow thy path and let the people talk.” (Sgui il tuo corso e lascia dir de genti.) - Dante. – Another version: Follow your own path – let people talk.” – Ascribed to “the great Florentine” by Dr. H. G. Pearce. - First make sure that you and the others are free enough to follow the own path! How, in the presence of tens of thousands of wrongful and repressive territorial laws can one still assume that full freedom does already exist and has just to be practised by oneself? – JZ - , POLYARCHISM, DOING THE OWN THINGS, VOLUNTARISM, CRITICISM, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM,

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 Child, Liberty Against Power, p.9. – Only for all "peoples", meaning whole populations, with each wrongly considered as one people - or only for individuals and their groups of volunteers? - JZ, 28.2.11, 21.2.14. - TERRITORIALISM, LIBERTY, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SELF-DETERMINATION: He is free who knows how to keep in his own hand the power to decide, at each step, the course of his life, and who lives in a society which does not block the exercise of that power.” - Salvador de Madariaga – It is not a matter of merely keeping and utilizing rights and liberties we already possess and that are recognized by others, but one of recognizing and realizing all of the important individual rights and liberties, in spheres so far monopolized by territorial States. – Which government does now recognize individual sovereignty, full monetary and financial freedom, free migration, free trade, individual secessionism, group secessionism, all self-defence rights and full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers? Do we merely have to keep and use the existing and recognized individual rights and liberties or should we try to declare, recognize and realize all of them? – How can one live under territorialism all one’s life and still remain blind to or disinterested in them? - JZ, 3.4.09, 21.2.14. - DECISION-MAKING, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SOCIETY, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, POWER, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM


SELF-DETERMINATION: If laissez faire is no good, laissez George le faire is no good either. What we do not decide for our self will be inevitably decided for us by others. Freedom means not to have this happen.” – Henry C. Wallich, Cost of Freedom. - Quoted in Bachmann’s Book of Freedom Quotations, p.84. – Self-determination may also require full exterritorial autonomy for one’s actions and institutions, together with other and like-minded volunteers, under the own kind of personal laws. – JZ, 5.4.89. – INDIVIDUALISM, CHOICE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

SELF-DETERMINATION: National Self-Determination A Force For Slavery.” - Duncan Yuille, “National Self-determination”, a Workers Party paper.

SELF-DETERMINATION: National self-determination is not individual self-determination and genuine self-government is not national self-government. Only in voluntary nations, societies and communities do the two coincide, never in territorial, i.e. centralized, collectivist, monopolistic and coercive ones. – JZ, 26.1.93, 5.6.08, 21.2.14. - SELF-GOVERNMENT, NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM, MONOPOLISM & STATISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM

SELF-DETERMINATION: National territorial self-determination is a contradiction in terms. There can be only individual self-determination and that of groups of volunteers. Unless you redefine nations, as an Australian pioneer woman is supposed to have done, by saying something like: “Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the term national” - Mrs. Caroline Chisholm.) – JZ, 28.10.91. - VOLUNTARISM, NATIONALISM

SELF-DETERMINATION: No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore our belief in our own guidance. – Henry Miller, 1891-1980, The Wisdom of the Heart, 1941. - SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, VS. LEGISLATION, POLITICIANS, RULERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POLITICAL LEADERSHIP, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS

SELF-DETERMINATION: Political and territorial “self-determination” on the territorial model amounts to determination by others – at least for the dissenting individuals and minority groups. – JZ, 1.1.93, 21.2.14. - SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY, VOTING

SELF-DETERMINATION: Rightful freedom: the authority to have to obey no other external laws than those to which I could give my consent.” – Kant. – Only rough JZ tr. of: “Rechtliche Freiheit: Die Befugnis keinen aeusseren Gesetzen zu gehorchen als zu denen ich meine Beistimmung habe geben koennen.” – Kant, too, had not explored the personal law option and individual secessionism combined with exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. – But he was a pioneer in many other ways. - JZ, 31.5.08.


SELF-DETERMINATION: Self-determination can be perfectly well brought about by the abolition of all states rather than by the arming of nations. … Thus, the general formula which anthropological analysis imposes … is the complete autonomy of each cultural group (*) – 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.262. - (*) Why only for each cultural group and not e.g. all kinds of political, economic and social system groups as well, i.e. ideologically motivated groups which might be quite indifferent towards the cultural and religious preferences of their members? – Only relatively few do still contest autonomy in the religious and cultural spheres. - JZ, 20.2.13. - STATES, WAR, GOVERNMENTS

SELF-DETERMINATION: Self-determination does not mean territorial, collectivist, majoritarian and national self-determination but, instead, it must be based on individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, voluntary associationism and full exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 25.9.99. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES

SELF-DETERMINATION: Territorial States destroy the only real self-determination: that of individuals and their various groups, communities and societies of volunteers. – JZ, 28.6.92. – They know that they could not stand this competition. – JZ, 2.6.08. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM VS. COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES

SELF-DETERMINATION: That something happened to you is of no importance to anyone, not even to you. The important thing about you is what you choose to make happen - your values and choices. That which happened by accident - what family you were born into, in what country, and where you went to school - is totally (*) unimportant.” - Ayn Rand. – (*) relatively! – She also presumed that we have already full freedom to act within our individual rights and liberties. Not even in the USA was this the case ever, for her or for other Americans. – Nevertheless, she opposed, “competing governments” with insufficient comprehension and all too many misunderstandings, insisting on a single territorial government, otherwise limited, with only free market options for all, even those statists, who are still forming the majority there, too. - JZ, 3.4.09. - CHOICE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-HELP, VS. FATE OR THE ACCIDENTS OF BIRTH OR ENVIRONMENT, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM VS. VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE & SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS

SELF-DETERMINATION: The Creator (Nature – JZ) endowed man with the power to perceive and to understand his world (*), the ability and the will to act upon it (**), and the liberty to choose his actions (***). His discernment and freedom stretches from the centre of his secret heart to the outermost stars of his celestial word, and his decisions determine his destiny.” (****) – Jack Pemberton, in THE FREEMAN, 12/76, p.713. – While I am all in favor of letting the individual’s decisions fully determine his own destiny, and no one else’s, how far away are we still from that condition? That a supposed God or real nature is supposed to be on our side in the long run does not help us much or not enough right now against politicians and bureaucrats. – Such statements sound more like a wishful prayer or a declaration of faith to me than a practical blueprint. – Isn’t most of the large decision-making still restricted to territorial governments? Should we ignore that fact? Or even regard them as divine or natural institutions? - (*) Have we really perceived and understood it yet? So why do I have to put up with a sore throat for years? At least we should be free to try to do so. - (**) So why is there so much disinterest and apathy left? - (***) Have we really got it already in every sphere or do we still have to establish it in all too many? - (****) What will happen to me if I state in my next tax declaration: I think that I owe you nothing! – But I am ready to negotiate for any services that I want from you or from free competitors, who also offer “public” services for sale or subscription. - JZ, 7.6.08, 21.2.14.

SELF-DETERMINATION: The gift of national (*) self-determination provided a heaven sent opportunity for the majorities in politically immature countries to suppress their rivals with the support of the Law.” – Kurt Lachmann, 1947. - (*) territorial! – JZ - TERRITORIALISM

SELF-DETERMINATION: the moral foundation of Bentham’s system was not the principle of utility but his conviction that to deny to a normal adult the right to determine his own life was to treat him as a child and to derogate from his dignity as a rational being.” – Shirley R. Letwin, The Pursuit of Certainty, Cambridge U.P., 1965, quoted by Chris R. Tame in JLS, Sum. 77, p.226. – UTILITARIANISM, MORALITY, PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATE, GUARDIANSHIP, PROTECTION

SELF-DETERMINATION: The right of self-determination which Renan has in mind is not a right of linguistic groups but of individual men. It is derived from the rights of man. “Man belongs neither to his language nor to his race; he belongs to himself.” – Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.90, quoting Renan, “Qu’est-ce qu’une nation”, Paris, 1934, p.XI. (L’homme n’appartient ni à sa langue, ni à sa race; il n’appartient qu’ à lui-même.”) – STATISM, COLLECTIVISM, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

SELF-DETERMINATION: There is only so much change anyone can stand. Innovation, yes, but slow application. Don't force. Everyone has the right to stay the same until they decide otherwise.” - Greg Bear, Blood Music, p.31 in ANALOG, 6/83. , SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-GOVERNMENT, CHANGE, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONISM, POLYARCHISM, CONTRACTARIANISM

SELF-DETERMINATION: There is within me an urge towards absolutely independent activity. Nothing is more unbearable to me than existing merely through another and for another and to exist only through him. I intend to exist and to become something for and through myself. This instinct I feel in myself just as I merely perceive myself. It is inseparably united with my consciousness of my self.” - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Die Bestimmung des Menschen, Drittes Buch. Glaube, S.107. (Only a JZ tr. of: “Es ist in mir ein Trieb zu absoluter Selbsttätigkeit. Nichts ist mir unausstehlicher, als nur an einem andern, fűr ein anderes, und durch ein anderes zu sein: ich will fűr mich selbst etwas sein und werden. Diesen Trieb fűhle ich, so wie ich nur mich selbst wahrnehme; er ist unzertrennlich vereinigt mit dem Bewusstsein meiner selbst.) - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELFISHNESS, EGOISM

SELF-DETERMINATION: Think, work, vote and decide for yourself – is the essence of the Workers Party program. - JZ, 9.8.75. – WORKERS PARTY (Australia, - First Australian attempt to establish a Libertarian Party.)

SELF-DETERMINATION: we can be safe from any coercion and yet remain sleepwalkers because we are not capable of internal self-determination. Autonomy and coercion are by now means mutually exclusive concepts. My will can remain free (autonomous), even if I am physically imprisoned (coerced) just as it can be inactive and passive (heteronomous) even when I am permitted to do anything I wish (non-coerced). The antithesis of autonomy is heteronomy. And heteronomy stands for passivity, anomie, characterlessness, and the like – all of which are notions that concern not the subject-sovereignty relationship but the problem of a responsible self. …” - G. Sartori, Liberty and Law, p.29.

SELF-DETERMINATION: We do not exist in the world in order to be like others want us to be.” – Sponti Special, Eichborn Verlag, p. 39. – JZ tr. of: “Wir sind nicht auf der Welt, um so zu sein, wie andere uns wollen.” – INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-REALIZATION

SELF-DETERMINATION: We shall offer peace for the peoples of all the belligerent countries upon the basis of the Soviet terms – no annexations, no indemnities, and the right of self-determination of peoples. (*) At the same time, according to our promise, we shall publish and repudiate the secret treaties.” – Lenin, 8.11.1917 (NS); Bunyan and Fisher, 1934, p.125-8. - As with other promises of all other politicians, their practice greatly differed from their promises. Least of all would the Soviets grant individuals and minorities the right to secede and become exterritorially autonomous. They rather mass-murdered them. So, why didn’t their enemies offer these liberties as their war- and peace aims? Czarist and Soviet Russia contained over 120 ethnic minorities, not to speak of all the other kinds of minorities. – Lenin simply copied Wilson’s peace program, without recognizing him as the author! – Who in all the participating “countries” was really belligerent? – And who reserves to himself the right to define what “peoples” means? – That, too, should be part of the self-determination of all peoples and of all their parts or their coercively included or subjected minorities. - JZ, 23. 9.07, including the smallest minorities: individuals. – (*) Except criminals with victims and other aggressors! – JZ, 3.4.09. - FOR ALL, PANARCHISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, PEACE OFFERS OF THE EARLY SOVIETS

SELF-DETERMINATION: What ‘national self-determination” means in practice is that whatever gang happens to come out on top has the right to rule without interference. Observe also that any nation which honestly (and blindly) tries to follow the principle of self-determination is bound to become hopelessly confused about the morality of its international policies and actions because of the contradictions in the principles it is trying to act upon. … Most individuals believe in letting people run their own affairs as they see fit, so long as they do not infringe on the equal rights of others. This attitude, philosophically justified and formalized into a set of consistent political principles, is the essence of the doctrine of individual rights and the basis of free and peaceful human relations. But it is fallacious to expand this principle to relationships between (territorial! – JZ) nations … nations are not units with single minds, desires or goals. A nation may hold some or all of its citizens in terror and slavery, yet never do the slightest harm to any other nation and thus, under the principle of national self-determination, be free from a fear of upset.” - Duncan Yuille, “National Self-determination”, a Workers Party paper. – POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL LIVES, STATISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVIST SOVEREIGNTY, NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR MINORITIES

SELF-DETERMINATION: What good is the “right” of national self-determination to a man who may be arbitrarily robbed, killed or enslaved by his own government?” - Duncan Yuille, “National Self-determination”, a Workers Party paper. – NATIONALISM, TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, NON-INTERVENTIONISM, DESPOTISM, STATISM, TOTALITARIANISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. TERRITORIALISM, GENUINE VS. PRETENDED (COLLECTIST, COERCIVE & MONOPOLISTIC) SELF-GOVERNMENT

SELF-DETERMINATION: When important issues affecting the life of an individual are decided by somebody else, it makes no difference to the individual whether that somebody else is a king, a dictator, or society at large.” - James Taggart (1992) - SELF-GOVERNMENT, VS. TERRITORIAL RULE BY OTHERS, MAJORITIES OR MINORITIES, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, DOING THE OWN THINGS, MINORITY AUTONOMY

SELF-DETERMINATION: Whoever merely plays with his life will never succeed. Whoever does not command himself will remain a dependent.“ – JZ tr. of: “Wer mit dem Leben spielt, kommt nie zurecht, wer sich selbst nicht befiehlt, bleibt ewig Knecht.” – Goethe

SELF-DETERMINATION: You don’t know what is ahead of you.” - Indeed, but let it be, as far as is humanly possible, a matter of my own free choice. – Not a choice that a territorial politician or bureaucrat makes for me without my consent. - JZ, 12.11.83, 25.5.08, 28.2.11. –  PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, FATE, FREE CHOICE, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION, FREE CHOICE, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE COMPETITION, FREE TRADE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTATION, FREE ENTERPRISE & CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN EVERY SPHERE, POLYARCHISM

SELF-DETERMINATION: YOU yourself are the one best able to minister to your own way of life, your own unique ‘religion’ ” – FREEDOM TODAY, 9/75. – But that does not mean that one should shun e.g. electronically or personally possible contacts with like-minded people to tackle the same large jobs that are too large for individuals to complete. That applies especially in the spheres of enlightenment, liberation, peace promotion and the abolition of remaining social problems like involuntary mass unemployment, poverty, inflation, or minor ones, like making this collection of slogans for liberty almost complete – by achieving sufficient division of labor for such jobs as well. – JZ, 25.5.08. – SELF-RELIANCE & DIVISION OF LABOR, LARGE PROJECTS EXCEEDING THE POWER OF ONE.

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: A man owes it to himself to exhibit and develop his full ability.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.86.

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: all persons should, as far as they may be able to, develop in their own ways and that laws should be directed to ensuring that everyone has as much liberty as is compatible with the equal liberty of others.” – “In Defence of Freedom”, ed. by K. W. Watkins, p.168. – Here, too, individual sovereignty, personal law and exterritorial autonomy options are not clearly enough expressed. Everyone, in his self-chosen community, should also be free to have as little freedom as is compatible with the freedom and rights of all other communities. If one community were to arm and train divisions of obedient followers for a mis-leader's aggressive ambitions, then this would not merely an internal affair but the concern of all other communities. – JZ, 9.6.08, 21.2.14. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, LAWS, EQUAL LIBERTY OF OTHERS, INTERNAL AFFAIRS, COMMON DEFENCE AGAINST AGGRESSION

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: From this there follow the concepts that: (a) the most important single thing in the American scheme of governmental and social organization is the individual human being; and (b) if we would have a good society, the individual, as long as he does not trespass on the natural rights of others, must be permitted to develop his God-given talents without restraints imposed by government, without interference from other individuals, and without avoidable hazards to his health and well-being.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, p.148. – As if the US government – or any other - ever had recognized all individual rights and liberties and as if it still did. – JZ, 25.5.08. - ZAP

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.” – Henry David Thoreau - SELF-IMPROVEMENT

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself.” – Erich Fromm, Man for Himself, 1947, p.4.

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: Most people stay mentally down – by choice. Is there a worse “sin” for a human being? – JZ, 28.1.87. - SELF-EDUCATION, SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: Now, you cannot go on being a good egg forever; you must either hatch or rot.” – C. S. Lewis

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: Since self-preservation and self-development are conditions to which all men naturally aspire (*), the greater the freedom allowed men in the exercise of their faculties, the greater the progress of society as a whole.” - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.206. - (*) If only that were quite true, for all, in all respects. – JZ, 31.5.08. - Who is to allow and who is to deny individuals their individual liberties and rights? - JZ, 28.2.11.

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: The great law of culture is, Let each become all that he was created capable of being; expand, if possible, to his full growth…” - Carlyle. – If this is not to apply e.g. to serial killers, serial rapists and kleptomaniacs and power addicts, then this should be clearly stated. – Stalin, Hitler and Mao did “rise” to the all the crimes of great misleaders that they were capable of. - JZ, 25.5.08, 21.2.14.

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives. – William James. – The question to what extent we are the product of our institutions and to what extent our institutions are the products of ourselves is still not settled. (*) But it will come closer to its settlement when individuals are free to choose those institutions for themselves which they do prefer and are quite free to leave those institutions, including whole States, to which they never did belong, in their opinion or which are not longer corresponding to their ideals. – JZ, 29.5.08. - SOCIAL NEEDS, MAN AS A SOCIAL ANIMAL, PERSONAL LAW INSTITUTIONS, FREE CHOICE AMONG THEM

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: the only liberty truly worthy of the name, liberty that consists in the full development of all the powers – material, intellectual and moral – that are latent faculties of each.” – Michael Bakunin, quoted in Berman, Anarchist Quotations, p.5. - LIBERTY

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: The practice of right-living is deemed the highest, the practice of any other art lower.” – Li Ki, bk. xvii, sect. iii, 5 – “From the highest to the lowest, self-development must be deemed the root of all, by every man.” – Confucius, The Great Learning, text, v.6.7, in “The Wisdom of Confucius” – ARTS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: To thee alone is given a growth and a development depending on thy own free will.” – Pic della Mirandola, quoted in Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.136.

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: What people do to themselves is often worse than what they do to others.” – JZ, 11.7.89.

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: What we have now to secure is the liberty and power of self-development of SOCIETIES other than the State.” – J. N. Figgis, The Church and the Secular Theory of the State, in David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.139. - SOCIETY, VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS, STATE, PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLYARCHISM

SELF-DEVELOPMENT: When a man merely reacts to external demands and authority, ‘we may admire what he does but we despise what he is.’ – Noam Chomsky, in Notes on Anarchism, quoting W. v. Humboldt.

SELF-DIRECTION: Human flourishing is fundamentally a self-directed activity. … The point is rather that self-direction is necessary to the very essence of human flourishing. …” - Douglas B. Rasmussen, Why Individual Rights? p.125 in: Machan, Tibor R., editor, Individual Rights Reconsidered. Are the Truths of the U.S. Declaration of Independence lasting? Hoover Institution Press, 2001, .

SELF-DIRECTION: In proportion as the people are accustomed to manage their affairs by their own active intervention, instead of leaving them to the government, their desires will turn to repelling tyranny, rather than to tyrannizing: while in proportion as all real initiative and direction resides in the government, and individuals habitually feel and act as under its perpetual tutelage, popular institutions develop in them not the desire of freedom, but an unmeasured appetite for place and power; diverting the intelligence and activity of the country from its principal business to a wretched competition for the selfish prizes and the petty vanities of office.” – J. S. Mill, Principles of Political Economy, 1848. – INITIATIVE, TYRANNY, OFFICE, POSITION, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, DEMOCRACY, POLITICS AS USUAL VS. FREEDOM & SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP

SELF-DIRECTION: Let us see clearly what we mean. Each man and woman are to be free to direct their faculties and their energies, according to their own sense of what is right and wise, in every direction, except one. They are not to use their faculties for the purpose of forcibly restraining their neighbor from the same free use of his faculties. We claim for and A and B perfect freedom as regards themselves, but on the one condition that they respect the same freedom as regards C. If A and B are stronger either in virtue of greater physical strength or greater numbers than their neighbor C. they must neither use their superior strength after the simply brutal fashion of those who live by violence, to tie C’s hands and take from him what he possesses, or after the less brutal but equally unjust fashion, to pass laws to direct C as to the manner in which he shall use his faculties and live his life.” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.124. – COMPULSION, FREEDOM, FORCE, RESTRAINTS, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY, LAWS, PROPERTY, LIVING ONE’S LIFE, VOTING, MINORITY AUTONOMY

SELF-DIRECTION: Live Self-directed.” – Bybanker, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 10.7.72.

SELF-DIRECTION: The freer the society the more opportunity for individual self-expression; by definition this is the case. Your freedom increases as more and more of your life is self-directed rather than other-directed. If your life is at the disposal of other people you are not free – even if these other people are organized as government and even if you voted for them; you are not free if they are managing or directing your affairs.” – Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, 12/75. – LAWS, SELF-GOVERNMENT, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, INDIVIDUALISM

SELF-DIRECTION: We affirm that only as men learn to be self-directing, to take their lives and actions into their own charge, to practise and perfect the instrument of voluntary combination for all the growing wants of life, to fight their battles with the weapons of discussion and reason, rejecting all intimidation and coercion of each other, to undertake public duties and services for each other gladly, as free individuals, not driven into any path, however good it may be, by penalties and persecutions – is it possible to look forward to happier and friendlier forms of society. We affirm that there is no such hope to be found at the end of the dreary vista of organized compulsion; of new compulsions resting upon old compulsions; and again buttressed by still newer compulsions; of endless regulations, becoming year after year more minute; and penetrating more deeply into social life and home life …” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition, p.408. - VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION VS. COMPULSION, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, GOVERNMENTS. SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNMENT, PERMIT SYSTEM, LICENSING, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

SELF-DIRECTION: We are in a mess because we have lost the power of making judgments about our own circumstances.” – H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, p.16.

SELF-DIRECTION: What do you suppose will satisfy the soul, except to walk free and own no superior?” – Walt Whitman. – But we have to recognize the existence of statists, presently large masses of them and can expect to get along with them only if we let them have their will in their own affairs and insist on self-direction or self-management only in our own affairs. Let them learn by their own experience and observations which way is better for them. – JZ, 25.5.08, 21.2.14. – TOLERANCE, PERSONAL LAWS INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, MINORITY AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL & GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS DOING THEIR OWN THINGS

SELF-DISCIPLINE: A free society is possible only if it is composed of self-disciplined individuals.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admiral’s Log II, p.47.

SELF-DISCIPLINE: Freedom for self-disciplined people – prisons or governments for the rest.” – JZ, 75, 25.5.08.

SELF-DISCIPLINE: Freedom means doing what you like, so long as you don’t interfere with the freedom of others. The result is self-discipline.” – A. S. Neill. – The result or rather the means towards this objective? – JZ, 25.5.08. – FREEDOM, NON-INTERFERENCE

SELF-DISCIPLINE: I concluded that in a free society it is essential that by far the greater part of the disciplines necessary to preserve individual freedom must be generated internally by the individual himself.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, The Admiral’s Log II, p.133.

SELF-DISCIPLINE: I think one of the reasons why it has long been observed that freedom cannot be given, but must be earned, lies in the fact that self-discipline is developed only the hard and somewhat painful way – by discovering that the Universe will impose discipline, unless you do it yourself.” – John W. Campbell in: The John W. Campbell Letters, vol. 1, 1985 Edited by Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr., et al., AC Projects Inc., ISBN 0-931150-16-7, p.326. – I have never seen vol. 2 ff. – How many volumes did appear? – JZ, 11.10.07. - & FREEDOM

SELF-DISCIPLINE: It has long been observed that only those who have a large measure of self-discipline are ready for liberty.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 76. – Since these people are relatively rare, they should seriously consider letting the others have their wanted restrictions for themselves, at their own expense and risk. Otherwise the restrictionists will go on attempting to impose their restrictions upon the practitioners of rights and liberties. The only sound and just compromise that is achievable is: Any kind of anarchism for any kind of anarchist, any kind of libertarianism for any kind of libertarian and any kind of statism for any kind of statists. No single territorial system can possibly fully satisfy all of the very diverse individuals and groups. – So let each of them have their own. – JZ, 7.6.08. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE THROUGH FREE COMPETITION UNDER PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM

SELF-DISCIPLINE: Liberty is the right to discipline oneself, in order not to be disciplined by others.” – Clemenceau, quoted in C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.191.

SELF-DISCIPLINE: Then, I have reflected that the world discipline is related to disciple, which connotes one who is willing to follow the principles of some teaching. Perhaps then, self-responsibility is that great discipline which freedom requires to be a luxury to enjoy.” – Floy Johnson, in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 75. – Is freedom a mere luxury or a daily need for a rightful and satisfying life for rational beings? – JZ, 25.5.08. – FREEDOM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

SELF-DISCOVERY: Each man must discover his own way.” – J. Satre, quoted in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.109. – He must not only be free to discover it but also to take it, alone or together with like-minded others. Panarchism asks for not more but also for no less. – JZ, 3.4.09. - OWN WAY, OWN PATH, INDIVIDUALISM, FREE CHOICE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SELF-DISCOVERY: Self-discovery and self-expression …” - Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.140. – To achieve both freedom for all tolerant actions and associations is also required, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy, which also means full freedom of contract, of enterprise and full consumer sovereignty for all kinds of services, or panarchism. – JZ, 11.4.09.

SELF-DISCOVERY: What we need is to find some manner of letting each person discover their own potential; until we find such methods, let us at least not put obstacles in the way of self-discovery.” – GEGENSCHEIN, 1978. – VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, DOING THE OWN THINGS, PERSONAL LAW, FREE CHOICE, COMPETITION, ASSOCIAITON & CONTRACTING AS WELL AS EXPERIMENTING – IN EVERY SPHERE

SELF-DISCOVERY: You need to keep finding yourself, a little more each day, that real, unlimited Fletcher Seagull. He’s your instructor. You need to understand him and to practice him.” – Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, p.92.

SELF-DOUBT: The fearful Un-belief is unbelief in yourself.” – Carlyle, Sartor Resarus: The Everlasting No. Bk. ii, ch. 7. – FAITH IN FREEDOM, BELIEF IN THE FREE MARKET, CONFIDENCE, SELF-ESTEEM

SELF-EDUCATION: A man with the best education will not achieve much without subsequent self-education; while even the worst education can still be improved through self-education.” – Hilty, Glueck, II. – JZ tr. of the German version: “Ein Mensch mit der allerbesten Erziehung wird nichts Rechtes ohne nachfolgende Selbsterziehung; die schlechteste Erziehung aber kann durch eine solche noch verbessert werden.” - EDUCATION

SELF-EDUCATION: Clearing the muddle out of one’s head and thinking for oneself is a delight worthy to be prized.” – Perry E. Gresham, THE FREEDOM, 6/73. – Prized by oneself! If it is a personal delight it need not be prized by others but merely should be sufficiently appreciated by the self-thinking person. It is its own reward, even if one does not succeed in helping to enlighten a single other person. – JZ, 25.5.08.

SELF-EDUCATION: Each and every informed and articulate exponent of freedom is a vote for a new birth of freedom.” – Perry E. Gresham, THE FREEMAN, 6/73. - A vote among many others is not enough. It must be accompanied by sufficient freedom of action for individuals and associations of like-minded people. – These people are still only one among thousands to millions. Unless they combine and publish, permanently, cheaply and very accessibly, all the freedom, justice and peace knowledge they possess among them, it will continue to remain widely ignored or doubted, ridiculed or otherwise attacked, just like these few are. – When it comes to voting we are still very much outvoted by statists. Thus we should never rely on territorial voting. Voting among ourselves, on our own future actions, among groups of our volunteers, is quite another matter. - JZ, 25.5.08. – PANARCHISM, VOTING, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & TOLERANCE

SELF-EDUCATION: Every man must educate himself. His books and teacher are but a help; the work is his.” - Webster

SELF-EDUCATION: It is necessary to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.” - Christina, Queen of Sweden. - At least mentally, even if physically this is no longer possible. - JZ, 11.2.02. - SELF-DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING

SELF-EDUCATION: Ours, however, is not a selling problem either, which is to say that no one has ever been “blown” into enlightenment. - The gaining of understanding, knowledge, wisdom is, instead, a do-it-yourself, gathering-in project.” – Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.147. – If it is not a marketing job for freedom ideas and thoughts, then why did he lecture and write that much and established FEE, the Foundation for Economic Education? Ideas and talents do need special markets, too and freedom ideas and freedom talents are, obviously, not yet sufficiently marketed by their own special marketing efforts - but widely ignored, as if they were just another religious effort or another ideology among many others. “I don’t read freedom books!” was a striking comment by my eldest granddaughter some time ago. She is now a young architect and just finding out what unjustified governmental restraints mean in practice in her professional sphere. – JZ, 25.5.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, FREEDOM, A FREE MARKET FOR ALL FREEDOM IDEAS & TALENTS

SELF-EDUCATION: Self-education has self-limiting powers. - Compare: “The most advanced find the least people to understand them.” – “There is communication only between equals”. Source for both remarks unknown to me. Also: Lao Tse: “To be appreciated only by a few belongs to my value.” Self-education is also limited by so far still all too limited publishing and reading and study options, in spite of the Internet: Not a single complete library of printed books exists in the world. A digital world library is still in its beginnings. Not a single complete freedom library exists so far, not even a complete freedom bibliography, abstracts and review collection, not to speak of a comprehensive index to all freedom writings, and a libertarian ideas and refutations archive or encyclopedia. Moreover, they are not yet systematically striven for by many collaborating libertarians And this at a time when it could probably be published on a single HDD, only book-sized & affordable. – Furthermore: How many or how few libertarian digital “argument maps” have so far been compiled? – Every day we can experience the result of the lack of such an information offer. – At the same time the masses of wrongful and irrational ideas and opinions are all too well published, otherwise spread and accepted. - JZ, 20.6.77, 25.5.08, 21.2.14. – UNDERSTANDING, COMMUNICATION, PUBLISHING, FREEDOM LIBRARY, ENLIGHTENMENT, MARKETING OF FREEDOM IDEAS, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

SELF-EDUCATION: The man who wishes to educate himself must first learn how to doubt, for it is the doubting mind that will arrive at the truth.” – Aristotle, quoted in: Philip Ward, A Dictionary of Common Fallacies, p.156. The Oleander Press, N.Y., indexed, with bibliography, 303pp, indexed. JZL. – This may be only the first volume. According to a hint, the First North American Edition came in 2 volumes, amounting to 636pp.  – THINK, DOUBT, QUESTIONING, LEARNING, EDUCATION

SELF-EDUCATION: The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” - Robert Hutchins, READER’S. DIGEST, 12/73. – Under that pretence governmental education rather prevents genuine self-education for all too long and in all too many people, just like religious indoctrination did formerly. – Most become more or less the victims of territorial statism, without becoming aware of this fact. – JZ, .4.09. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLS

SELF-EDUCATION: The only way he could serve the Remnant, Nock concluded, was to work for the advancement of his own understanding, which he did. Once he had unearthed a precious nugget of truth and put it on display where all, who wished might see (*), he dropped the matter and went on to the next question. Training reinforced temperament to turn him away from even the slightest propaganda efforts; he never badgered anybody about anything. “Never argue; never explain”, he would say with infuriating detachment.” – Edmund Opitz on Nock, INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW, Winter 1975. – Did he sufficiently try to make all of these “nuggets” easily and cheaply accessible? Or did he rely in this on the limited market for printed books and articles? Can he have remained unaware that not a single complete freedom library exists in the world, not a single complete freedom bookshop, not a single large freedom encyclopedia, bibliography, abstracts and review collection? They would hardly constitute mere propaganda in the negative sense but merely proper marketing of all available freedom nuggets. – JZ, 25.5.08. – (*) Are all of Nock's writings at least now accessible online, all his ideas offered in an Ideas Archive, all his refutations in an Encyclopedia of the Best Refutations, his definitions in an Encyclopedia of Definitions, his best wordings in a collection of Slogans and Quotes? It may be years since I have last seen anything by him in a bookshop! I collected some of them but by far not all. To have them put into print's limited and temporary editions does not mean that they are sufficiently and permanently published and easily enough accessible to anyone. - JZ, 1.3.11. - REMNANT, ENLIGHTENMENT, PROPAGANDA, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, REFUTATIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

SELF-EDUCATION: To make headway, improve your head.” – B. C. Forbes. - At least in some respects public opinion has also to be greatly improved, to make e.g. tolerant and exterritorially autonomous experiments of freedom lovers and also their opponents, possible, in the political, economic and social spheres, as demonstration and learning experience options for volunteers, just like religious tolerance had once to be spread in most countries. Alas, even religious tolerance is still not fully achieved in some. - Otherwise, just one more voice in a wilderness is produced or one more enlightened person in a Dark Age, without the option to act freely in his own affairs. Should any territorial government be recognized if even that liberty is not fully respected under its rule? Should any territorial government be recognized by individuals, minorities and majorities? It is certainly not enough when only a few people know and appreciate all the genuine individual rights and liberties so far discovered and clearly enough stated and somewhat published. Even the best declaration of human rights so far achieved might still languish unappreciated on a more or less obscure website or could be buried among a multitude of all too flawed and incomplete ones. - Self-enlightenment just makes us feel all the more our powerlessness, under territorial governments, regarding more than private affairs even more so than e.g. democrats and republicans feel under totalitarian, tyrannical or despotic territorial governments. - JZ, 1.3.11. – SUCCESS, PROGRESS, SELF-IMPROVEMENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL UNDER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, TERRITORIALISM, RECOGNITION FOR ANY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT?

SELF-EMANCIPATION: The problem of the age is how to get individuals involved in their own emancipation.” – Quoted by Martha Lalachek, in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Spring 78. – While maximum use of all freedom of expression and information options is very important, it is by far not enough. See to it, as far as you can, that individuals and minorities become free to secede and free to do their own things among themselves. Then and only then will enough people become involved, practically, in their own emancipation and will, thereby, i.e. by their own practical freedom experiments, help most to enlighten and emancipate the rest of mankind. – JZ, 25.5.08. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL & GROUP SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL IN ALL SPHERES, ENLIGHTENMENT

SELF-EMERGENCE: The need for freedom is seen as a vital urgency: self-emergence. (*) Utopian sentiments to the contrary, self-interest ranks first as the motivating force in human action. (**) When and if I see that the need for freedom is an immediate, personal need of my own, you can count on me to act when freedom is threatened. And on others, too!” (***) – Leonard E. Read: Let Freedom Reign, p.116. - (*) It is not widely enough seen as such. But it will be widely seen and finally widely appreciated once full freedom can be freely practised among its first volunteers, under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. – (**) There is nothing wrong with utopian experiments among radical freedom lovers, as long as these freedom lovers do also advocate the same freedom for the remaining majority of diverse statists and remain, to that extent, tolerant towards them and also towards other minorities that do their own things tolerantly. – (***) Provided we have seen to it that we have gained sufficient freedom of action for ourselves and for others, first. – That freedom of action and experimentation goes far beyond that envisioned by advocates of "limited" governments - but still territorially monopolistic and coercive ones. - JZ, 25.5.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-EMPLOYMENT: I am working on the problems of extra-terrestrial life (*), and I work for my favorite employer. Myself.” – John Kippax, Where No Stars Guide, p.18. Pan SF. - (*) exterritorially free life for rational beings …. - However, so far it is only a labor of love, not a paid one. - In that sphere I do also follow self-selected stars. - At least my descendants will benefit from whatever I find or discover and put on publicly accessible records. - Alas, territorialism is still rampant, even among the present revolutionaries and "freedom-fighters", who have at best only territorial democracy in mind and a few classical human rights. - JZ, 1.3.11. - EMPLOYERS, JOBS, WORK, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY


SELF-EMPLOYMENT: Proposition 2. In order that each man may have the fruits of his own labor, it is important, as a general rule, that each man should be his own employer, or work directly for himself, and not for another for wages; because in the latter case, a part of the fruits of his labor go to his employer, instead of coming to himself. – Proposition 3. That each man may be his own employer, it is necessary that he have materials, or capital, upon which to bestow his labor. – Lysander Spooner: Poverty, p.8. - MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, FREE BANKING, FULL EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT, SELF-MANAGEMENT, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES, WAGES, FRUITS OF ONE’S LABOR

SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT: Darkness recedes as light increases. Light brings forth the eye; self-enlightenment stimulates the perception of others. A light can be seen; it cannot see. …” - Leonard E. Read, part of his summary of chapter XVI of “Deeper Than You Think”, on p. XII.

SELF-ENLIGHTENMENT: People are generally better persuaded by the reasons, which they have themselves discovered, than by those which have come into the mind of others. - Blaise Pascal, quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 23.6.13. – SELF-DETERMINATION, LEARNING, PERSUASION ATTEMPTS

SELF-ESTEEM: I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.” – Confucius, quoted in The Free Man’s Almanac.

SELF-ESTEEM: If the others remain unaware of what you have done then you yourself must be.” – Mackay, Abrechnung. (“Wenn die anderen sich dessen nicht bewusst sind, was du getan, must du es selbst sein.”) – SELF-RESPECT, SELF-APPRECIATION, SELF-KNOWLEDGE

SELF-ESTEEM: If you don’t like yourself, you can’t like other people.” – Robert Heinlein, Lazarus Long.

SELF-ESTEEM: It takes a fair measure of self-esteem to favor voluntarism to allow others to run their own lives.” – John Hospers, according to Bob Cowin. – VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, POLYARCHISM

SELF-ESTEEM: Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have.” - Dr. Arthur E. McRean. – For lack of really worthwhile aims and values or abilities, all too many people try to set some silly world record or the other. – JZ, 3.4.09. - SELF-RESPECT, SELF-APPRECIATION, PURPOSE, IDEAS, AIMS, DIGNITY

SELF-ESTEEM: No value is higher than self-esteem …” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.981. – Provided it is earned and thus justified. – JZ, 2/75. – As it would be for an active defender of many to all genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 25.5.08.

SELF-ESTEEM: Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” - Nathaniel Branden. - SELF-APPRECIATION, SUPERIORITY COMPLEX

SELF-ESTEEM: self-esteem is reliance on one’s power to think.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.982. - Should we be satisfied with the power to think while we are still not free to apply our ideas and thoughts in tolerant exterritorial actions, letting others do their own things among themselves? - Freedom of thought must become accompanied by freedom for thoughtful actions - at the own risk and expense, quite independent of any territorial constitution, legislation and jurisdiction. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-ESTEEM: Self-esteem ought to be based upon some facts – rather than fiction or beliefs only. – JZ, 19.9.94. – Self-delusions and delusions of others about oneself do not really count in this sphere, either. – JZ, 21.2.14.

SELF-ESTEEM: theologies and philosophies, which have instilled in us the conviction that we are evil and worthless. These age-old pressures have left us limp. Not surprisingly therefore our gravest crisis now as in the past is the lack of self-esteem. We lack self-esteem as individuals and as a species.” – F. M. Esfandiary, Up-Wingers, 1973, p.16. – Alas, there are also many people who do not lack self-esteem but, rather overestimate themselves, their limited knowledge, ability and wisdom and, nevertheless, want to force their views, laws and institutions upon others. If they applied them only among themselves and volunteers, they could not do much wrong and harm – but territorialism gives them the chance to oppress and murder millions. – Lack of serious interest in and appreciation of genuine truths, like genuine individual liberties and rights, does more harm than underestimating or overestimating oneself. – JZ, 2.6.08.

SELF-ESTEEM: To Rand, the world is “perishing from selflessness”, because it has sought to deny “the self-sufficiency of man’s spirit”. The cardinal evil is “that of placing your prime concern within other men.” At basis, a self-sufficient ego is all that matters. “The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” – O’Neill, Ayn Rand, p.63. - Man is also a social being, living e.g. by division of labor and free exchange. "Society is exchange." (Bastiat) - Leonard E. Read pointed out that an individual cannot even produce a can of beans or a pencil. - JZ, 1.3.11. - EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-APPRECIATION, SELF-RESPECT, VS. ALTRUISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SELF-ESTEEM: We have not enough self-esteem to disdain the scorn of others.” – Vauvenargues – Have or develop enough self-esteem to disdain the scorn of others. Just make sure that you are right. – JZ, 25.5.08.

SELF-ESTEEM: When the law of the land leaves the bulk of society’s problems for individuals to solve on their own, without resort to government and coercion, then that society is already in the business of promoting self-esteem. … A society that gives the state the task of running the lives of those it governs, a paternalistic government that takes over the management of individual affairs – in that kind of system self-esteem becomes impossible. The reason is simple. If people have little to do, they have little at which to excel, and experience diminished pride. Wards of the state cannot acquire self-esteem unless they do so from battling the state with all their willpower and ingenuity. Those who acquiesce in their enslavement cannot acquire self-esteem; only rebels against the forces of oppression and tyranny can achieve self-worth in a society that fails to protect the liberty of its citizens.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty & Culture, p.271. – It is the State that fails in every sphere and it outlaws free societies that could effectively compete with it. – JZ, 21.2.14. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-HELP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PATERNALISM, DEPENDENCE, WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, LACK OF INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, STATISM

SELF-ESTEEM: You have sacrificed self-esteem to self-denial.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.936.

SELF-EXPRESSION: the constant increase of valid individual self-expression is an ongoing thing, a constant progress.” – Ursula LeGuin, The Lathe of Heaven, p.126. - It is still insufficient without freedom for tolerant actions. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-EXPRESSION: When he is prevented from expressing himself freely, where he is unable to follow his own particular bent to pursue his own desires, man feels as an animal in a cage must feel. He is cut off from his natural habitat, he is isolated from the source of his true self; he is more dead than alive. Human beings should, of course, always observe generally accepted standards of decent behaviour. The driver must abide by the ‘rules of the road’.” – IPA FACTS, 12/68. - If there were as many rules of the road as there are laws and many to all of them would be enforced, then no one could come to know all of them and, consequently, nobody would be able to drive, except somewhere in the wilderness, where no policeman would pull him up, give him a ticket or even arrest him. - How are we supposed to be able to freely move through our lives while buried under avalanches of laws and regulations, of which we may have individually approved not even a single one or more than a few? - JZ, 1.3.11. - LAWS, TERRITORIALISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, Q.

SELF-FULFILLMENT: we have no right to take away from another species their own peculiar road to self-fulfillment. – Anne MacCaffrey: Decision at Doona, p.75. – But what if they are harmful parasites on our own bodies or in our homes? – Let us establish first of all free and just relationships among human beings and other rational beings, should we encounter them. I would leave the preservation of other rare species e.g. to biologists, zoologists and botanists. - JZ, 25.5.08. - Should one draw no distinctions between rational and irrational beings? - JZ, 1.3.11. – Let us admit it: Humans, too, are parasites on other life forms, whether they are vegetables, animals, fish etc. or insects like bees. Our survival depends also on our symbiosis with microbes that are beneficial to us. Humans are parasites on many other life forms. We also breed them, feed them, water them and protect them – before we finally “harvest” and eat them. – JZ, 21.2.14. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, HUMAN RIGHTS BEFORE ANIMAL & PLANT RIGHTS, ECOLOGY, CONSERVATION.

SELF-GOVERNANCE: A wise man makes his own decisions; the ignorant goes with the crowd." - Chinese proverb. – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 23.9.13. – Lately I mainly use “self-governance” instead of “self-government” because it is less likely to be misunderstood as territorial “self”-government. – JZ, 20.3.14. – WISDOM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SECESSIONISM

SELF-GOVERNANCE: Don't ever think you know what's right for the other person. He might start thinking he knows what's right for you. - Paul Williams, quoted by Sabine Maria Paulina – Facebook, 6.11.13. - INDIVIDIUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MUTUAL TOLERANCE, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIAL INTERVENTIONISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: (1) that man is not capable of governing himself, and hence needs some other man (or men) to govern him; (2), that man is capable of self-government, potentially, and that, if he is not so actually, he needs more experience in the practice of it, including more evil consequences from failure; that he must learn it for himself, as he learns other things; that he is entitled of right to his own self-government, whether good or bad in the judgment of others, whenever he exercises it at his own cost, – that is, without encroachment upon the equal rights of others to govern themselves.” – S. P. Andrews, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.91. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, POLYARCHISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: abrogation of all government, save self-government.” – A. Brooke, VERMONT TELEGRAPH, Aug. 23, 1843, p.181. – Quoted in Carl Watner, Letters from Charles Lane, p.36. - What about the exterritorial self-government or self-management of societies and communities of volunteers? At least some years ago C. W. still believed that all "government" is, by definition, territorial government. - I do not know whether he still sticks to that definition. - I hold that only territorial governments should be done away with as territorial governments and become confined to their remaining volunteers and exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 1.3.11. – VOLUNTARISM VS. STATISM & TERRITORIALISM BUT INCLUDING EXTERRITORIAL SELF-GOVERNANCE OF VOLUNTEERS AS WELL.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: All those who still speak in terms of “I” and “us” regarding “public affairs” and actions are not territorially dominated and exploited but, rather, self-controlled and self-governed – at least in their own opinions or self-delusions. They are voluntary victims – and have the right to live in this way, as long as they are want to. Only those thinking, speaking and writing in terms of “us” and “they” are wrongfully and territorially stood over and abused, dominated and ruled and either need to be liberated or have to liberate themselves, into their kind of societies, communities or relationships that do not claim any territorial monopoly and power. – JZ, 24.5.89, 26.5.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.” - Edward Abbey, quoted in FREEDOM NEWS DAILY, 9.7.02. - However, ignorant, foolish and prejudiced people should be free to choose their own shepherds - as long as they are willing to submit to their rule, exploitation and, finally, slaughters. - Just like some ignorant, foolish and prejudiced anarchists should be free to choose for themselves one or the other quite uneconomic or anti-economic system. - Compare e.g. my anarchist spectrum, at - How many varieties exist among the libertarians and the statists? - JZ, 1.3.11. - GOVERNMENT, RULERS, POLITICIANS, ANARCHISM, SELF-MANAGEMENT

SELF-GOVERNMENT: But first, what is meant by government? There are two kinds: (1) the agency of coercive powers, limited as we would have it, or unlimited as it mostly has been, and (2) self-government, that is, the governing of one’s own thoughts and actions. It is the latter self-government that determines what the government of the society will be.” – Leonard E. Read, ABC’s of Freedom. – Alas, he seemed to have only a single, territorial and governed society in mind for all, rather than as many and as diverse societies and governance systems as free individuals would choose for themselves. – Towards all other societies and  communities of volunteers, including the governmental or statist ones, all doing their own things only for or to themselves, under personal law, we will all have to become sufficiently tolerant. – JZ, 26.5.08, 21.2.14.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: But organized violence is government, and how can we live without governments? Without governments there will be chaos, anarchy; all the achievements of civilization will perish, and the people will revert to their primitive barbarism. – But why should we suppose this? – “Why think that non-official people would not arrange their life themselves as well as government people arrange it, not for themselves, but for others? We see, on the contrary, that in the most diverse matters people in our times arrange their own lives incomparably better than those who govern them arrange them. Without the least help from government, and often in spite of the interference of government, people organize all sorts of social undertakings – workmen’s unions, cooperative societies, railway companies, and syndicates. If collections for public works are needed, why should we suppose that free people could not without violence voluntarily collect the necessary means, and carry out all that is carried out by means of taxes, if only the undertakings in question are really useful for anybody?” – Lyoff N. Tolstoy, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.330/31. – Did he come, anywhere, closer to panarchism than in this remark? - JZ, 1.3.11, ANARCHY, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-HELP

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Citizens, stick to your own government. Don’t try to set up a government over others. – JZ, 3.5.75. – No government, society or community has the right to usurp a territorial monopoly to rule over a whole territorial population. – JZ, 26.5.08. – TERRITORIALISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, EXTERRITORIALLY & VOLUNTARY!

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Civilization consists in teaching men to govern themselves by letting them do it.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Instead of a Book, 1893.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Decisive is to put men in a situation where they are free to act for themselves and can make decisions for the own well-being, i.e., make themselves independent from those, who govern.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.170. - At least independence from territorial rulers and systems is required. – Freedom-loving people should no longer tolerate the existence of any territorial government, no more so than they should tolerate any other crime with involuntary victims. Voluntary victims of governments, i.e. governments with voluntary members only, are quite another matter and they would have no powers over dissenters, criminals and other aggressors excepted. - JZ, 14.9.07. - SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, INDEPENDENCE FROM RULERS

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Every community of men, as well as every individual must govern itself according to its ideas of justice.” – William Godwin, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.96. – To make that possible for individuals, communities must become communities of volunteers that are only exterritorially autonomous. – JZ, 26.5.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, JUSTICE

SELF-GOVERNMENT: every individual is self-governing. – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.198. - So far, no individual, in any territorial State, is permitted to be truly and fully self-governing. He is not even allowed his individual choice between exterritorially competing governments, societies, communities and law systems. – JZ, 26.5.08, 27.6.13. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Everyone was “involved” in government by virtue of being self-governing – responsible for his or her own acts. Voting wasn’t participation in government so much as self-responsibility was. … it is only as we have departed from freedom and self-government that voting has been so extolled, sought and demanded. The voting booth is now a battleground to see which special interest will gain the most.” – Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 2/77. – VOTING, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Freedom does not consist in being properly dealt with by one's master. Freedom consists in this that a people does itself determine the contents and the forms of its national existence.” - Carl Schurz. - Eliminate the vague notion of "people" and replace it by "volunteer communities" and eliminate the notion of "territorial nations" and you would arrive at the exterritorial autonomy of volunteer communities. - JZ, 3.2.02. - SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-CONTROL, FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Freedom in the Anarchist sense, exists only when individuals – even (and especially) associated together in groups – consciously guide their personal and social lives.” – Paul Berman in “Quotations from the Anarchists”, introduction, p.8. – PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, ANARCHISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Genuine self-government begins and ends with volunteers ONLY! That requires exterritorial autonomy and personal law for them. – Facebook, 6.11.12. - John Zube - DEMOCRACY, VOLUNTARISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Genuine self-government instead of “representative” territorial, monopolistic and coercive government. – JZ, 17.6.87, 27.6.13.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Genuine self-government or self-management requires individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy. It is made impossible by territorial rule except on such a small scale that it amounts only to a proprietary or intentional community with voluntary members only. But even large companies, hierarchically structured, do already offend against self-management principles and practices. Exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, formed by individual secessionists, possess no territorial monopoly and should not aim for it, all its wrongs and difficulties. They would constitute rightful experiments with political, economic and social systems, giving all of them their optimal chance to succeed upon their own merits or fail upon their own demerits, with risks and losses all confined to their volunteers. That makes them peace-promoting. One does not engage in a violent and prolonged struggle for an ideal when one is free to practise it together with like-minded people. The most free ones among the resulting “panarchies” would soon be the most wealthy ones. That alone would lead to the rapid spread of their system, without any further propaganda or enlightenment efforts. Their voluntarism and non-interventionism would also make them tolerated rather than feared. One does fear societies one is not forced to join and from which even individuals can freely secede should they become dissatisfied with them. Their members would vote, if at all, then only on their own affairs. Their tolerance would have a tolerant feed-back effect. But it must include tolerance for the remaining majority of statists to do their various statist things to themselves. – JZ, 4.10.98, 27.5.08. – POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTOMY, FREEDOM OF ACTION, COMPETITION, ASSOCIATION, CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTATION - IN EVERY SPHERE

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Govern yourself.” – Steven Gaskin, 1977.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Government by the People - And all of them must be volunteers! - No conscription into churches, unions, armies or States! - JZ, 11.10.02. - DEMOCRACY, PEOPLE, CONSENT, VOTING, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, ANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Government is for slaves; free men govern themselves.” – Albert Parsons, on being sentenced to hang for Haymarket bombing, 1886. – SLAVERY, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Government must be self-government.” – Arnold Krieger. – And self-government must be much more than merely a word. – JZ, 1.6.08.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Human beings are a good deal less rational and innately just than the optimists of the eighteenth century supposed. On the other hand, they are neither so morally blind nor so hopelessly unreasonable as the pessimists of the twentieth would have us believe. In spite of the Id and the Unconscious, in spite of endemic neurosis and the prevalence of low IQ’s, most men and women are probably decent enough and sensible enough to be trusted with the direction of their own destinies.” - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, p.305. – How much better would they develop and behave, if no longer under territorial domination and no longer “educated” by governments and kept, largely, in ignorance of their individual rights and liberties? – JZ 26.5.08. - HUMAN NATURE, MAN, PEOPLE

SELF-GOVERNMENT: I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley, 1875. – Under territorial governments this is, largely, a delusion, a self-delusion, unless only relatively trivial and private options or choices are intended, those the territorialists have not yet suppressed. – JZ, 7.10.07. - SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-CONTROL, SELF-MANAGEMENT

SELF-GOVERNMENT: I have no fear but that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master. Could the contrary of this be proved I should conclude either that there is no God, or that he is a malevolent Being.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to David Hartley, 1787. - Representative government and direct democratic rule of majorities is NOT genuine SELF-government, which would be based upon individual sovereignty and individual and free choice instead of individuals merely and under compulsion participating in a monopolistic, collectivistic and territorial sovereignty process, where individual votes and preferences hardly ever count on any specific political action. It is a cover-up for a lot of centralized territorial despotism, giving it a “democratic image” among the unthinking or all too prejudiced and uninformed people. – JZ, 10.7.86, 19.9.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUALISM, CHOICE, MINORITY AUTONOMY VS. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: If all the talks and writings about “self-government” confined themselves to the self-government of individuals and their voluntary associations only, i.e. to exterritorial autonomy, as it exists for religious bodies, then and only then would they make sense. In all other case not self-government but the domination of others is involved, who have not given their individual consent. - JZ, 16.2.92. – However, for political, economic and social communities and societies of volunteers the exterritorial self-government should go further than it does at present for the religious groups, realizing full exterritorial autonomy for them, while granting them no territorial monopoly. – JZ, 7.4.09, 1.3.11. - PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM, FULL FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, CHOICE, COOPERATION, SEPARATISM, EXPERIMENTATION, ASSOCIATION & SECESSIONISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: If I am under some other person’s command, where is my self-government? … Self-government means ruling your own self. It is one mark of Swaraj not to allow any outside power in the world to exercise control over oneself. And the second mark of swaraj is not to exercise power over any other. These two things together make swaraj – no submission and no exploitation.” – Vinoba Bhave, in Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.531/32. – POWER, SELF-CONTROL, Q., NO SUBMISSIVENESS OR EXPLOITATION, NO MONOPOLIES, NO COERCION OF PEACEFUL & TOLERANT DISSENTERS DOING THEIR OWN THINGS AMONG THEMSELVES

SELF-GOVERNMENT: If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us is capable of governing someone else?" - Ronald Reagan - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, GOVERNING OTHERS, Q.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: In the same way there is no such thing as what is called the self-government of a nation. How can you get self-government by turning one half of a nation into a second-hand copy of a tsar? That, as Mill showed long ago, is not self-government but government by others.” – Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, in Mack edition, p.60. – VOTING, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITIES

SELF-GOVERNMENT: In today’s society, then, a free man might appropriately be defined as a person who is allowed one voice in millions in deciding what will be done to him and his property, as well as one voice in millions in deciding what will be done to other people and their property. Certainly the term self-government is a misnomer, because each person does not govern himself. In reality, self-government means that each person is governed by all the rest of the people. (*) – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.52/53. - (*) To the extent that they bother to vote at all or can be induced or forced to vote. I read recently some of the recent presidents represented only 20 % of all those, who were entitled to vote. And this, naturally, only to the extent that they could, temporarily and with great skill and many deceptions and false pretences, be swayed to vote, once every few years, for him. – JZ, 26.5.08. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, CHOICE

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Is our government all wrong, then, Papa? – Her voice broke. – Sweetheart. It’s probably the best that was ever devised. It’s just that we, the human species, are growing up. We can see the shortcomings in our big daddy and we don’t like it. The early American philosophers glimpsed this when they severed the umbilical cord connecting them with the British monarchy. In the Declaration, they affirmed independence; self-government. The vision dimmed when self-government became confused with political government. – The time is fast arriving once again when we have to leave the family home, government, and make a life for ourselves. I think that is what is happening to our species as a whole.” – Robert LeFevre, “Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.201. – I would not compare any territorial government with a family home. – JZ, 7.4.09. – GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT VS. POLITICAL GOVERNMENT, ESPECIALLY THE STATIST & TERRITORIAL KIND

SELF-GOVERNMENT: It is an old trick of the representatives of despotism that they assert that people who are inexperienced in self-government would be incapable to practise self-government and would first of all have to be educated towards it by being dominated by a superior authority. The advocates of despotism will, however, never provide them with the opportunity to acquire experience in self-government, out of fear that suddenly they might become capable of its practice. The Founding Fathers of this republic opposed this deceptive sophism with the noble statement that freedom would be the best school for freedom and that self-government can only be learnt by being practised. That is the true Americanism and to it I pay the tribute of my dedication. You may reply that there are people who do not comprehend their own interests. But nothing will help a man better, in the course of time, to comprehend the own interests than the independent administration of his own affairs on his own responsibility. You might say that men are ignorant. There are no better teachers in the world than independently practised self-government. You respond, that people have no correct concepts of their duties as citizens. From no other source can they obtain as correct a concept of their duties than through the enjoyment of those rights from which these duties originate.” - Carl Schurz, Lebenserinnerungen, DER MONAT, 50/124, S.198. One anecdote reports an encounter between Schurz and Bismarck. Bismarck questioned him how Americans had become so self-reliant: Schurz replied, in essence: By not placing a policeman at every puddle in the road, telling people not to step into it. - JZ, 3.2.02, 1.3.11. - SELF-HELP, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES, AUTHORITARIANISM, AMERICANISM, PANARCHISM


SELF-GOVERNMENT: Let’s see if I’ve got this correct. You believe people can’t govern themselves. But you believe some people can govern hundreds of millions of other people? - Moral Hazard shared Chris Lyspooner's photo. – Facebook, 28.1.14. – Q.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Make ourselves as self-governing as possible, on a local level.” – Statement in a Vancouver Libertarian meeting, 1990/91. – Why only on a local, not on an individual level and even on a national or world-wide level, always only together with other volunteers, never claiming any territorial monopoly? – JZ, n.d. & 25.5.08. – Q.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Most individuals can govern themselves better than any politician or bureaucrat could even if the officials had the best intentions and were well enlightened. Moreover, the individual could do this much easier, faster and cheaper. And such a genuinely self-governing majority, consisting of many diverse minorities, once all of them are exterritorially liberated to do their own things among themselves, could come to cope effectively, each with the own affairs only and also with the job of effectively dealing with the minority of remaining unofficial and official criminals, since that service would then also become competitively supplied. – JZ, 12.6.91, 26.5.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Often we are led to believe that government protects us from danger, that government solves our problems, and permits us to lead a happier, freer, and more secure life. But, in fact, government never does anything for us that we cannot do for ourselves, for the very best government of all is self-government, and those of us who would be free must always remember that liberty and self-government are one.” – Robert LeFevre, May 17, 1963, quoted in Carl Watner, LeFevre, p.8. – And that our rulers are not supermen or gods but also merely humans, with all the usual flaws or imperfections. – JZ, 21.2.14.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Self-government as government of self is O.K. Self-government of volunteers is also O.K. But any territorial government over non-aggressive others is wrong. – JZ, 5.7.91, 11.4.09. – INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Self-government is an opportunity which must be cherished by every citizen, and if the time should come that you cease to govern yourselves, first in your own individual lives and thereafter in your political institutions, then you will be governed by others; for selfish and glory-hungry men have ever lurked about the political waterholes of civilization like cunning wolves awaiting the unwary prey they are only too eager to consume in order till up their vanity and satisfy their lust for the regard and property of their fellows.” – Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, 8/76, p.499. – Territorial “self-government” ought to be shunned like the vicious lie it is, not cherished, as if it really were an ideal society or State. The essential characteristics of what one criticizes ought at least to be mentioned and as well all the rightful and rational alternatives to them. –Territorial government, imposed upon numerous dissenters, never deserves the term self-government. Genuine self-government requires voluntarism, expressed in individual secessionism and voluntary societies, communities and competing governments, all of them only exterritorially autonomous or only within personal law system, wherever they happen to live. - JZ, 9.1.93, 2.6.08, 21.2.14. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OF VOLUNTEERS, PERSONAL LAW, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, ASSOCIATE, CONTRACT, COMPETE, CHOSE, SECEDE, IN EVERY SPHERE, VS. TERRITORIAL DOMINATION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Self-Government is better than good government.” – Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. – At least in the panarchistic, i.e., voluntary and non-territorial form, for then each can have the kind of government or non-governmental society that he or she want for themselves. – JZ, 7.4.09, 1.3.11. – GOOD GOVERNMENT? POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, CONSUMER & FREE ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, DOMINATION, COMPULSION, MONOPOLISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Self-government is far more basic in nature and essential to freedom than mere participation in the election process. – It was established by our founders that we should govern ourselves, and the powers of government therefore should be limited to controlling only those who refused this opportunity to govern themselves – those who imposed on others through acts disruptive of the peaceful social order, such as stealth, fraud and assault.” – Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 2/77. – Did they and could they, rightfully, determine for us, and forever, that we should govern ourselves only territorially, collectively and not through our self-chosen voluntary communities, under personal law? Was there ever a referendum on this subject? And if there had been, should the dissenters then have been forced to submit to territorial rule or should they have been free to opt out from under it? – JZ, 7.6.08. – POLYARCHISM, PANARCHISM, VOTING, ELECTIONS, DEMOCRACY, SELF-CONTROL, INDIVIDUAL SECESSION & MINORITY AUTONOMY, CRIMINALS WITH VICTIMS, AGGRESSORS, Q.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Self-government is in inverse ration to numbers. The larger the constituency, the less the value of any particular vote. When he is merely one of millions, the individual elector feels himself to be impotent, a negligible quantity. The candidates he has voted into office are far away, at the top of the pyramid of power. Theoretically they are the servants of the people; but in fact it is the servants who give orders and the people, far off at the base of the great pyramid, who must obey.” - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, p.334. – Each ought to have just one and this an exclusive vote, on his own affairs and no vote at all on the affairs of others – unless these others are like-minded volunteers, confined to exterritorial autonomy under personal law. – JZ, 26.5.08. - PEOPLE, DEMOCRACY, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, CONSUMER & ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGNTY & COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: self-government is preferred to good government.” – Arthur Seldon, in the anthology “1985”, edited by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.42. – I wish that were already the case. But territorial statists do still form the majority and so one can only say, objectively, “preferable” instead of “preferred”. – JZ, 26.5.08. – GOOD GOVERNMENT?

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Self-government is the natural government of man.” – Henry Clay, Speech in the House of Representatives, March 24, 1818. – Alas, he probably meant only the representative and territorial government, that is, at best, one of a temporary majority only, not competing governments of volunteers, none with a territorial monopoly. – JZ, 25.5.08, 7.4.09, 1.3.11.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: self-government is the symbol and the price of political maturity. The story of civilization is largely the record of the substitution of reasoning and persuasion for physical force.” – G. B. Gooch, Dictatorship in Theory and Practice. – This would exclude any territorial monopoly. – JZ, 26.5.08. – VOLUNTARISM & PERSONAL LAW VS. STATISM & TERRITORIALISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Self-government means only the government of the own self and not the government of any other selves. – JZ, 27.3.94. – Unless the others are like-minded volunteers, wanting to do their own things for or to themselves. – JZ, 27.3.94. – PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM OR PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIAL MONOPOLISM, COLLECTIVISM & COERCION

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Self-government or voluntary government or societies of volunteers, instead of territorial governments. – JZ, 25.5.08. – Self-government instead of territorial government over whole populations, all of them wrongly considered to be one nation or one people and being sufficiently represented by a majority of territorial voters. – JZ 16.10.85, 7.4.09. – DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Self-government, in its most basic and important form, means: Let individuals govern themselves. – JZ, 26.2.73. – Secondarily, it would permit only the self-government of communities or societies of volunteers. And this requires exterritorial autonomy for them, as well as for the remaining population of a territory. – JZ, 7.4.09. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? (*) Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1st. Inaugural Address, 1801. - (*) Only within communities of volunteers. And to make and maintain them as communities of volunteers only, they, too, require individual secessionism and confinement to exterritorial sovereignty. - JZ, 22.11.06, 1.3.11. - DEMOCRACY, SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-MANAGEMENT, MAN, TRUST, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, SELF-GOVERNANCE OF INDIVIDUALS & VOLUNTEERS

SELF-GOVERNMENT: That democracy and representation, as practised now, do not mean democracy and self-government is proven among other things by multiple and high tax burdens imposed upon millions of complaining tax payers, millions of victims of drug laws, the numerous dissenters against governmental foreign policies and adventures, the extent of informal voting and by many other signs and protest actions. – JZ, 17.9.05. - No territorial government has a complete mandate by the whole population. – JZ, 6.11.07. – Its “representation” through several levels of majority voting leaves finally any particular decisions to a group that represents merely a minority in the whole population. - DEMOCRACY, TAXATION, DRUGS, LOBBIES, PRESSURE GROUPS, VOTING, REPRESENTATION, PARLIAMENTARISM, LAWS

SELF-GOVERNMENT: That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves." - Thomas Jefferson. - SELF-DISCIPLINE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE

SELF-GOVERNMENT: The greatest gift of freedom is that it allows us to govern ourselves, and the greatest burden of freedom is that it requires us to govern ourselves.” – Robert Hawes - The territorial model does not provide genuine self-government options for individuals and minorities. How can one go on ignoring that fact? - JZ, 25.11.06. - & FREEDOM, , DEMOCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, SUPPRESSION OF INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHY

SELF-GOVERNMENT: The issue is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite. – Thomas Jefferson, quoted by Donald Meinshausen on Facebook, 15.4.12. ANOTHER VERSION: The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite." – Even he did not consider the implications of individual sovereignty and self-ownership, including the right to secede from all compulsory territorial organizations and to live under personal law or, in other words, under full exterritorial autonomy together with like-minded people. As much later, we should no longer ignore this rightful alternative, or even try to ridicule it, like Ayn Rand did. (In “The Virtue of Selfishness”. Roy Childs and I did criticize here views on this – but I did never receive a response to my criticism from any “objectivist”. Most treat her as if she had been a holy prophet and thus reveal themselves as people, who are mere second-handers” in her terminology. I am still her fan and with her on many points but not 100 % on all her ideas and opinions. – Childs later retreated from his criticism but without clearly stating the reasons for this. I didn’t. Even today such ideas are still too radical or even ridiculous to most people conditioned to think only in terms of territorial powers, however decentralized and limited. - JZ, 21.2.14.) Under territorial statism no genuine self-government and individual sovereignty and individual secessionism are allowed. – JZ, 27.4.13. - VS. REPRESENTATION,  LEADERSHIP, STATISM & TERRITORIALISM. INSTEAD: INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, INDIVIDUALISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, CHOICE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, AYN RAND, ROY CHILDS & OBJECTIVISM, RULING ELITES,

SELF-GOVERNMENT: The moment you abate anything from the full rights of men each to govern himself (*), and suffer any artificial, positive limitations upon those rights, from that moment the whole organization of government becomes a consideration of convenience.” – Edmund Burke. - A convenience of the territorial government and not one of its numerous involuntary victims. - (*) How come that as much later all these rights have still not yet been publicly declared together? Is there really insufficient interest in them? – Compare at least my digitized anthology of over 130 private human rights declaration, as an attempt to initiate such a world-wide digital conference, with PEACE PLANS 589/590, in a revised and enlarged edition, but still all too incomplete, I believe, offered online: - JZ, 26.5.08, 21.2.14.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: The other sense of ‘self-government’ has to do with the ideals of individualism. Here what is stressed is that, instead of government or a ruling elite imposing its will upon members of society, each person must individually choose how to live, provided he or she does so in peace and respects similar decisions made by his neighbors. Granted, this may be difficult to uphold in complex society (*); nevertheless, it is what self-government means when we consider the matter of individual diversity and responsibility.” – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.41. – (*) It rather simplifies matters, for just like in the market for consumer goods and services, each individual would get only those political, economic and social system services that he likes and is willing to pay for. – JZ, 2.6.08. – PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW OR COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE NOT MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL STATES

SELF-GOVERNMENT: The political ballot box stands for – willingness to be ruled by somebody other than yourself.” – Alvin Lowi, Jr. - & FREE VOTING UNDER TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: The tendencies of the times favor the idea of self-government, and leave the individual, for all codes, to the rewards and penalties of his own constitution, which work with more energy than we believe, whilst we depend on artificial restraints.” – Emerson, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.151. – Alas, since individuals did not care sufficiently about monetary and financial freedom they fell into the hands of State socialists and have still not escaped them. - JZ, 12.6.08. - STATISM, STATE SOCIALISM, UNIONS, LAWS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: The word anarchy properly indicates a doctrine, which is against government. This may seem like splitting hairs but we are not against government. As a matter of fact we are strongly in favor of self-government and hold that civilization is dependent upon such government.” – Robert LeFevre, Jan. 19, 1960, quoted in Cal Watner, LeFevre, p.126.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: There is no tyranny but ignorance. Self-government is not a remote aim; it is an intimate and inescapable fact. (*) To govern oneself is a natural imperative, and all tyranny is the miscarriage of self-government. The first requisite of freedom is to accept responsibility for the lack of it.” – E. C. Riegel - (*) See: SELF-CONTROL & Rose Wilder Lane’s freedom writings. – JZ

SELF-GOVERNMENT: These terms are generally abused, as if “the people”, the whole population or its majority were a genuine “self”, an entity, as are all individuals, also as if their supposed representatives, at best merely elected by the majority, were or could truly represent the whole territorial population. – The “freely” elected politicians represent, primarily, only their own interests, those of their favorites and those of the most powerful lobbies or vested interest groups. – JZ, 28.12.11, 14.2.12. - SELF-RULE, SELF-DETERMINATION, REPRESENTATION, ELECTIONS, VOTING, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, FREE COUNTRIES? PEOPLE, POPULATIONS, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, POLITICIANS, DEMOCRACY

SELF-GOVERNMENT: To govern according to the sense and agreement of the interests of the people is a great and glorious object of government. This object cannot be obtained but through the medium of popular election, and popular election is a mighty evil.” - Edmund Burke, Speech on the Duration of Parliaments, May 8, 1780. - DEMOCRACY, VOTING, ELECTIONS, MAJORITY RULE, PEOPLE

SELF-GOVERNMENT: true self-government of each individual, by himself through his conscience, under God.” – Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.52. – A “God” that can be safely ignored does not bother me. It is certainly not safe as yet to ignore a territorial government in all respects. – JZ, 26.5.08. – Their “God” or any other, has not yet inspired in “his children” an appreciation of all individual rights and liberties. When will they finally try to enlighten themselves on this subject? When will the atheistic anarchists and libertarians do so? – JZ, 7.4.09. – Q., GOD, CHRISTIANITY

SELF-GOVERNMENT: We know better the needs of ourselves than of others. To serve oneself is economy of administration.” – Ambrose Bierce – GOVERNMENT, RULERS, POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRACY, SELF-INTEREST, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, ECONOMIZING

SELF-GOVERNMENT: We prefer self-government with danger to servitude with tranquility.” – Kwame Nkrumah, inscription on his statue at Accra, according to Kenneth Love in N.Y. TIMES MAGAZINE, July 20, 1958. – Quoted in George Seldes, “Liberty and the Great Libertarians”. - How much self-government did he or any other territorial ruler allow his subjects to have? – JZ, 26.5.08, 1.3.11. – “I would rather have self-government with danger than servitude with tranquility.” – “George” in his newsletter, “HUMBERT’S REVENGE, 1973, distributed in the Sydney Park called THE DOMAIN, a free speech center – but only on Sunday afternoons and not well enough organized and run to attract and keep quality speakers and listeners. For that it would need at least a curriculum, which could now be offered cheaply online and a number of serious speakers, regularly appearing for a minimum period. Otherwise the crackpots and mere entertainers will predominate this scene as they have, to my knowledge, for a long time. As a result, I have not visited this place again for uncounted years. – By now a multitude of speeches – not live discussions – could be offered together and permanently online and on discs or in wanted assortments as email attachments. But many living near such centers would prefer live performances and also the continuance of the intellectual coffee-house tradition. These places played a role in the establishment of many democracies and newspapers and yet they are all too restricted in all democracies as well and still are. India has only one such place! Russia, China and, probably Japan as well, have none. Neither has Germany. I tried, in vain, to establish one in Berlin, before I left for Australia, back in 1959. - JZ, 21.2.14.

SELF-GOVERNMENT: We rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.” – James Madison, quoted by Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.52. - Mankind is not a genuine “self”, i.e. no real entity but just a word, a concept and as such the application of the term “self-government” to it is meaningless. –– In true self-government each has only one significant free vote and it is a quite exclusive vote, the one on his own affairs. – JZ, 21.11.82, 26.5.08. – This individual vote can, with some justification, only be extended to the affairs of like-minded individuals, who have associated in their common interest in some form of society, community or governance system, at least for the time being, with all reserving to themselves the right to secede from it and their whole group not claiming an exclusive monopoly over the population of a whole territory but this group only protecting the real estate property of their members, together with all their other property rights, and their other individual rights and liberties of their members, as fully or as partly as they wish to. – JZ, 22.2.14. – VOTING, CONSENT, DEMOCRACY, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: When a white man governs himself, that is self-government. But, when he governs himself and also governs some other (*) man, that is more (**) than self-government, - that is despotism. What I mean to say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” - Abraham Lincoln, speech, Peoria, Ill., 16. Oct., 1854, Lincoln-Douglas Debates. – Nevertheless, he didn’t resign or allow the Southern States to secede from him. He rather presided over the greatest war of the “United” States ever, one against what it considered to be a part of itself. And most people still think that he was a “great” man and “leader”. – JZ, 13.11.93, 3.1.11. - Is that why he waited with the emancipation declaration far into the war, why he became president and re-imposed the Union, imposing also legal tender paper money in the process and conscription? – JZ, n.d. – Then why did he fight against territorial secession? - His principle applies not only to slaves but also to individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. It stands against territorial power in the hands of presidents and prime ministers as well as majorities. – Underlining by me. - JZ, 25.5.08. – (*) “another” – in another version - (**)“worse” – according to Seldes, The Great Quotations, p. 447. ) - LEADERSHIP, CONSENT, MAN, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, ENFORCED UNITY, SECESSIONISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Where self-government exists, there is harmony – not unity (which is meaningless), but harmony. The compatible choices of others are opportunities; the incompatible choices of others are irrelevant. – Where issues are decided politically (*), there is neither unity nor harmony – only a fight for power to determine who will impose his choices by force upon others. The compatible choices of others are a relief; the incompatible choices of others are a threat.” – Harry Browne, in his introduction to “None of the Above”, by Sy Leon, p.6. – (*) territorially, coercively, monopolistically – JZ - PEACE, TERRITORIALISM, HARMONY, UNITY, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, WAR, PANARCHISM, POWER, POLYARCHISM, DOMINATION

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Which government is the best? That one which teaches us to govern ourselves.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Maximen” – The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, trans. Bailey Saunders, maxim 225, p.107 (1893). - Quoted by Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.154. – In another version: “What is the best Government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.” – Goethe, 1749-1832, “A Garden of Quiet Thoughts.” – (“Welche Regierung die beste sei? Diejenige, die uns lehrt, uns selbst zu regieren.”) - For this, too, any territorial government is the worst possible teacher – except as a deterrent example. – From that point of view the worst government may be the best teacher! - JZ, 7.4.91, 25.5.08. - Territorial governments provided their lessons of territorialism for ca. 6,000 years, as deterrent examples. Apparently, we have still not learned enough from their examples to at least seriously consider the exterritorial and voluntaristic alternatives to them. - JZ, 24.11.02. - Precondition: Voluntary membership and confinement to exterritorial autonomy under personal laws i.e.: panarchism or polyarchism. – Under territorialism we have only the choice of being either hammer or anvil – or pieces in-between. - JZ, 8.8.08. – PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, COMPETING OR VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENT, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY (WHICHEVER TERM WILL BE FINALLY ADOPTED - FROM MANY RELATED ONES - REMAINS TO BE SEEN.) VS. TERRITORIALISM

SELF-GOVERNMENT: Would it be to corny, I thought, “to mention that our Founding Fathers believed that people might govern themselves?” They made only one guaranty and that was freedom.” – Judy Hammermark, THE FREEDOM, 12/73. – Did they allow individuals and minorities, including the slaves, the taxpayers, the inflation victims, full exterritorial autonomy under personal laws? – JZ, 25.6.08. – FOUNDING FATHERS, THEIR FOUNDATION WAS INCOMPLETE OR FLAWED AND STILL IS, FOR OUR TIMES

SELF-GOVERNMENT: You are satisfied with the illusion that you govern – until the next war and the downfall of the new masters.” – Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man! p.22. – DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, STATISM

SELF-GRATIFICATION: Happiness stems from self-gratification, which, in turn, grows out of effective action. Effective action is, in turn, contingent on right reason and right values.” – William F. O’Neill’s summary of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, in W. F. O’Neill, Ayn Rand, p.175.

SELF-GUIDANCE: We have as individuals to be above every system in which we take our place, not beneath it, not under its feet, and at its mercy; to use it, and not to be used by it; and that can only be when we cease to be bubbles, cease to leave the direction of ourselves to the crowd – whatever crowd it is – social, religious, or political – in which we so often allow our better selves to be submerged.” – Auberon Herbert, Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine, p.52. – The minimum requirement for this would be voluntary membership, upheld by the individual secessionist option or what Herbert Spencer, in Social Statics, in the original edition, in chapter 19, called “The Right to Ignore the State”. In practice this individual choice would also require “personal laws” and full “exterritorial autonomy” for the seceded and their various societies of volunteers. – JZ, 26.5.08. – PANARCHISM, SYSTEMS, SYSTEM-MONGERS, INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDEPENDENCE, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, POLYARCHISM

SELF-HELP: A man must seek salvation in himself, … not in formal creeds or professions, but by living with passion and enthusiasm. Humanity and reason must be his guides. He must throw off all the common restraints of society, all the easy hypotheses and settled, slavish courses that most men live by. Only then can he help to fashion a new order of the world – one in which all men will be free.” – Joseph G. E. Hopkins, The Price of Liberty, p.27/28. – Everyone his own dentist and brain surgeon, when he needs such treatment? – The case for liberty should neither be under-estimated nor over-stated. - JZ, 26.5.08.

SELF-HELP: a man must solve his own problems if they're to be solved effectively.” - Isaac Asimov, Belief, ASTOUNDING SF, Oct. 1953, p.99. – IF they can be overcome by a single individual and his actions. Otherwise he must collaborate with or exchange services buy them from others. – JZ, 22.2.14.

SELF-HELP: A man without force, is without the essential dignity of humanity. Human nature is so constituted, that it cannot honor a helpless man, although it can pity him.” - Frederick Douglass. – Territorial politicians are members of the most disabling profession. – Naturally, they say otherwise and that pays them well. - JZ, 3.4.09. - MAN, HELPLESSNESS, FORCE

SELF-HELP: Anarchy is the people organizing their own needs. Anarchy is the people solving their own problems. Anarchy is the people becoming active partakers in society and culture, not just spectators. Anarchy is the people thinking for themselves and acting upon their conclusions, rather than blindly following orders. Anarchy is breaking down the barriers the rulers have placed on the people to keep them divided, such as racism, sexism, ageism, nationalism and religious bigotry. Anarchy is working in a balance with Mother Earth, rather than exploiting her …” - Arthur J. Miller, P.O. Box 5464, Tacoma WA 98415-0464, quoted in MEANDER QUARTERLY, 5/93. – Needs exist. They don’t have to be organized, but the satisfaction of our needs has to be organized. We live by exploiting whatever this planet has to offer us and transforming it in accordance with our needs and desires. We are also the only species that systematically tries to preserve or even revive other species. Sure, as not always reasonable animals we have made mistakes but we also attempt to rectify them. Nothing of Earth’s elements disappears from it, unless we send it to space. We have wiped out some species but also created new ones. We also try to mitigate the natural disasters, which “Mother Earth” creates for us. Too many do wrongly exploit the term “exploitation”, e.g. the State Socialists, even while they establish and maintain the greatest coercive exploitation system of all. – JZ, 22.2.14. - NEEDS, PEOPLE, ANARCHY, EXPLOITATION? MOTHER EARTH?

SELF-HELP: And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It’s our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbor.” - Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, p.426. - HarperCollins, - SELF-INTEREST FIRST, CHARITY OR ALTRUISM, BETTER STILL, FREE EXCHANGES, CREDITS & INSURANCE ARRANGEMENTS, FROM ITS PRODUCTS & SAVINGS

SELF-HELP: Ask not what your government can do for you; ask not what you can do for your government, ask what you can do for yourself, and do it.” – Abraham Ellis, The Social Security Fraud, first edition 1971, 2nd. ed. FEE, 1996, 211 pp, p.200. - INDEPENDENCE, STATISM, SELF-INTEREST, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

SELF-HELP: both main political parties have been moving dangerously close towards monopolizing welfare and much else besides.” – Sir Lincoln Evans, in “Right Turn”, p.148, a 1984 anthology by Churchill Press, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson – TERRITORIALISM, PARTIES, MONOPOLIES, WELFARE STATE, LAWS

SELF-HELP: By confusing the State with society, the ever more powerful State is apparatus is encouraged to encroach to an ever greater degree on the proper functions of society and its individuals. The police are considered responsible for the safety of all individuals – in our streets, in our parks and in our homes. Neighbors or passerby are discouraged from any and all initiative. Even to call an ambulance in New York City, it is necessary first to summon a cop. Those who attempt to help their fellow humans are treated with suspicion and are subject to harassment and persecution by the police.” – RED & BLACK, 4/73. – This goes now to the ridiculous and wrongful extent of prohibiting giving food to homeless people and to give them a free haircut and outlawing lemon drink stands and cake sales by kids! – Territorialism tends towards wrongful and absurd absolutism and creates problems rather than reduces them. – JZ, 22.2.14. - STATE, SOCIETY, POLICE, ENCROACHMENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-HELP: By now the neglect of self-help options is not longer convenient but suicidal. – JZ, n.d. – NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & SOVEREIGNTY VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SELF-HELP: Cultivate self-help; do not seek nor like to be dependent upon others for what you can yourself supply … for in this lies a great secret of manliness, true wealth, and happiness.” – Gladstone – What is wrong with womanliness? By now in the US women are in the average better educated than men and they are no longer excluded from all too many jobs and professions. – The “manhood” of mere warrior types should be more and more eliminated, together with most if not all wars, by recognizing and eliminating their real causes. – “Battles” are mostly only needed against the destructive forces of nature. - JZ, 22.2.14.

SELF-HELP: Don’t ask what the people can do for you, ask what you can do for yourself.” – Heard in Mosman Debating Society, 17.10.74.

SELF-HELP: Dusting Off a Man and His Classic - - What is significant for our times is that self-help is OUTLAWED in all too many very important spheres. – JZ, 5.10.12, Facebook comment. - ALL TOO WIDELY OUTLAWED, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, PROTECTIONISM, OUTLAWRY OF SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVES

SELF-HELP: Especially for unemployed and underemployed people and all those with other sales difficulties for useful products and services, in order to prevent their bankruptcy as far as it can be done in this way, to overcome depressions, stagflations, deflations and inflations, mass unemployment, lack of credit opportunities, difficulties for inventors and innovators and all kinds of social reformers: Let them do their own things for and to themselves, without interference, without prohibitions. Only intolerant actions by them against non-members should be prohibited and penalized. – Experimental freedom works well in all others spheres. In would work well in the political, economic and social sphere as well. It should no longer be monopolized and also abused by politicians, at the expense and risk of their involuntary subjects. All of them should be confined with their personal laws and self-chosen policies to voluntary subjects. That means, they should lose their territorial monopoly and power but not the opportunity for initiatives and measures for which they do find supporters. Among their supporters they could then stay in power indefinitely, without having to submit to another territorial election. – JZ, n.d., 24.10.070. - SELF-HELP OPTIONS & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & MUTUAL TOLERANCE IN EVERY SPHERE, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, POLYARCHISM

SELF-HELP: Every man for himself, and God for us all.” – John Heywood, Proverbs, 1546. - If we had that freedom and right already, in all spheres now territorially monopolized by governments, why then would we still wish or pray for the help of a God? - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-HELP: Expect everything from yourself alone. Expect nothing from those who govern you.” – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.166. – JZ tr. of: “Erhofft alles allein von euch selbst. Erwartet nichts von denen, die euch regieren.” – GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, SELF-RELIANCE, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

SELF-HELP: Expect less from your leaders and more from yourself – until you have finally matured enough to expect all your benefits as exchanges for your own services and nothing from your former leaders – or parasites. – JZ, 16.9.89. – LEADERSHIP, INDEPENDENCE, SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

SELF-HELP: Fortune helps them who help themselves.” – English proverb, familiar since the 17th century. - Not fortune would help you then or any "God" but all your individual rights and liberties would, if you bothered to learn to know and to use them properly. Especially monetary and financial freedom and your right to secede from the State and to your own things in all those spheres which it has so far territorially monopolized and which you could do yourself, probably, much better, together with like-minded volunteers, under full exterritorial autonomy. - You would then also benefit, greatly although only belatedly, if you held back, conservatively, until the first panarchistic pioneers had sufficiently demonstrated their successes and could then simply copy their methods. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-HELP: Freeing the peoples of the earth to take care of themselves.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 7/79. – And even this must largely be organized as a long and very diverse series of self-help projects, all run only among volunteers, under personal law or full exterritorial autonomy. – They would thus and quite by the way teach by example all their lessons to outside observers. - JZ, 8.6.82, 1.3.11. – EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM & VOLUNTARISM IN ALL SPHERES

SELF-HELP: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” - Chinese proverb. - The International Thesaurus of Quotations, ed. Rhoda Thomas Tripp, p.76, no. 3 (1970). - VS. CHARITY & FOREIGN AID

SELF-HELP: God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard.” – Aeschylus, The Persians, c. 490 B.C. – The gods help him who helps himself. – Euripides, Fragment, ca. 425 B.C. – God helps them that help themselves. – English proverb, borrowed from the Greek, and traced by Apperson to 1580. - With full exterritorial autonomy self-help options and already many successful self-help societies and communities to choose from, who would still need the help of a "God"? - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-HELP: He still believes that the only way to be saved is to save yourself.” – Undermayer on Robert Frost and the demands of modern urban life. – At least as far as one can and should. Otherwise free exchange and voluntarism should be the rule. – JZ, 22.2.14.

SELF-HELP: He tries to help people. So do I, starting with myself.” – From film “King of America”. – The producers and exchangers who do make a profit, do help other people most. Those, whose efforts result in losses, do and can help other people less. – JZ, 22.2.14. - ALTRUISM, HELPING, AID, SELFISHNESS, EGOISM, CHARITY

SELF-HELP: If there is no wind, row. –Chinese Proverb

SELF-HELP: If you need a helping hand look at the end of your arm!” – Source unknown.

SELF-HELP: If you want a thing well done – do it yourself.” – Draxe, 1616. - If you want something done well, DO IT YOURSELF.” – Quoted in PROGRESS, Nov. 76, as an old folk joke.

SELF-HELP: If you want your business done, go and do it; if you don’t want it done, send some one else.” – Proverb – As if delegation, cooperation, teamwork and division of labor would never work at all. – JZ, 26.5.08, 1.3.11. – SELF-INTEREST, COLLABORATION, COOPERATION, VOLUNTARISM

SELF-HELP: In Adam Smith’s context: “Alert the people”. Let them know the levels to which they can rise. Then leave them free to choose, to make decisions, to be self-sufficient, to serve themselves best by serving others.” – Prof. James L. Green. - For some who do not wish to be among the first pioneers or new founding fathers, the levels to which they could rise should also be demonstrated by other people already doing their own things quite successfully, under full exterritorial autonomy for their own affairs. Does or can any territorial State set a quite successful example in any or many spheres? - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-HELP: In most instances, all an argument proves is that two people are present.” – Tony Petito. - It is also much easier, less provocative and much more successful, if seriously tried, to utilize all experimental freedom possibilities for the dissenting groups. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. – It would also help if we collected and published together all the best refutations of the multitude of popular errors, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions, so that we could simply refer to such a reference work, as often as it would still be needed, instead of trying to argue each of the long settled points again and again, with individual by individual and group by group, in endless and mostly fruitless efforts. – JZ, 22.2.14. - & SELF-IMPROVEMENT ARE PREFERABLE TO TRYING TO HELP & IMPROVE OTHERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR VOLUNTEERS, ENLIGHTENMENT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BEST REFUTATIONS

SELF-HELP: It has been well said that the world will not be saved until the individuals who comprise it save themselves.” – The Institute for Humane Studies, The Institute’s Story.

SELF-HELP: Less government, less taxes, more individual rights and liberties - to help yourself. – JZ, 4.8.75.


SELF-HELP: Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own right arms.” – Sidney J. Philips, Address, at the dedication of the Booker T. Washington Memorial Highway, near his birthplace in Virginia, July, 1933. – Left arms for left-handers! – JZ - Even Leftism for leftists, as long as they are willing to individually put up with it. Any kind of statism for any kind of statists group of volunteers, any kind of anarchism or libertarianism for their volunteers! - JZ, 1.3.11. – But all of the self-help options, free experiments, voluntary alternative approaches, laissez faire and competitive actions have first to become legal by repealing all opposing territorial laws or by allowing the dissenters to secede and do their own things among themselves, which is their natural right, human right and liberty to do. – JZ, 22.2.14.

SELF-HELP: Most people believe in self-help, they don’t want to be fussed over or bullied by armies of social workers and bureaucrats.” – Danish tax reformer Mogens Glistrup, quoted in THE BULLETIN, 22.1.77. - Alas, most of them still do not believe in self-help in those spheres, which are still territorially monopolized by States, although these could be the most important ones for their own lives. - JZ, 1.3.11. - STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-HELP: No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” - William Blake. - A tornado might catch a bird and throw him up higher than could would like to fly or could fly merely by using his wings. The storms of territorial politics throw mediocre flyers, madmen, power-addicts and psychopaths into positions of extreme powers, over of millions of lives, positions they could never have attained upon their own true merits. In such systems the worst do get to the top. If they have any abilities then they are, all too often, the worst abilities, the abilities of crooks or confidence tricksters, demagogues, efficient liars. - JZ, 22.8.02, 22.2.14. – POLITICIANS, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, LEADERSHIP, PRESIDENTS

SELF-HELP: No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends or to the gods.” – Demosthenes, Second Olynthiac, 349 B.C.

SELF-HELP: No one ever feels helpless by the side of the self-helper; whilst the self-sacrificer is always a drag, a responsibility, a reproach, an everlasting and unnatural trouble with whom no really strong soul can live. Only those who have helped themselves know ho to help others, and to respect their right to help themselves.” – G. B. Shaw, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.421.

SELF-HELP: Nobody will save us, from us, for us, but us.” – A Black leader, 1987. – SALVATION, LIBERATION, RESPONSIBILITY

SELF-HELP: None will improve your lot // If you yourselves do not.” – Berthold Brecht, Roundheads and Peakheads, 1933, 3, tr. N. Goold-Verschoyle.

SELF-HELP: Only free self-help options can help sufficiently. – JZ, 12.1.07, 15.9.07. - Including those of full exterritorial autonomy. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-HELP: Only self-help helps.” – D.Z., 2.9.75. - All laws against self-help in any sphere ought to be repealed, disobeyed or ignored. - Individuals can only rarely do that, but a sufficiently large and determined minority could - and should, thus opening up a rightful, non-violent and tolerant escape and liberation route for all others as well. That should be among its well publicized and rightful aims that go beyond its own liberation. Including e.g. a full employment program in productive jobs for all public servants, policemen and soldiers. They should clearly and tolerantly aim even at all kinds of statism for all kinds of statists, seeing how diverse and split the statists are as well, thus dividing them and reducing their resistance against the liberation attempts of the first pioneers. They ought to advocate, in other words, free experimental freedom for all communities and societies of volunteers. How many bitter and fanatic enemies would then remain for them? - JZ, 1.3.11. – WAR & PEACE AIMS, Q., SEEKING LIBERATION ALLIES EVEN AMONG THE MANY DISSENTING STATISTS, WHO WOULD BE CONTENT WITH ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS

SELF-HELP: People have got to learn to help themselves and take care of their own wherever possible.” – Robert Frost, in interview, April 61.

SELF-HELP: Resign from your subordination and submissiveness to any territorial government and help yourself. Do you own thing, in every sphere, not just those, which your territorial government still permits you to use. Obviously, you cannot do so as yet on your own, directly and immediately – but you can think ahead and prepare yourself for that liberation - by sufficient self-enlightenment and enlightenment of others. – Just like dissenters do secretly in open dictatorships do. In democracies you can do this openly. Full freedom is not impossible but just outlawed. - Future democracies and republics, too, are to be confined to their volunteers and exterritorial autonomy, thus providing them with genuine consent, a mandate and unanimously approved self-government options. They would then also be free to secede from such statist organizations, as soon as they are ready for this. Any degree of freedom for freedom lovers, but also any form of statism for the remaining statists, as long as they want to put up with it or imagine it to be beneficial for them – only at the expense of other voluntary victims of statism. - JZ, 9.11.97, 27.5.08, 1.3.11, 22.2.14.

SELF-HELP: Robinson had a servant even better than Friday: his name was Crusoe.” – F. W. Nietzsche, Human All-too-Human, II, 1878. - JOKES

SELF-HELP: Self do, self have.” - John Heywood, Proverbs, 1546.

SELF-HELP: Self-help and self-control are the essence of the American tradition.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, State of the Union Message, Jan. 3, 1934. - He certainly did not permit self-help in the sphere of the provision of sound and optional exchange media and value standards. – JZ, 3.6.08. - Or gave them the voluntary taxation option and he did not allow them to secede altogether from his territorial rule. - JZ, 1.3.11. – For his times he was all too far behind his times. With this I mean the best of his times, and did not even have all of the still too limited insights of the Founding Fathers of the USA. – AMERICANISM, STILL ALL TOO INCOMPLETE & FLAWED IN MOST CASES. I NEVER CLEARLY RECOGNIZED & STATED ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TO MY KNOWLEDGE

SELF-HELP: Self-help helps others.” – Robert LeFevre, “Lift Her Up, Tenderly”, p.93.

SELF-HELP: Self-help in every sphere, including all those presently monopolized by territorial governments. – JZ, n.d. & 26.5.08.

SELF-HELP: Self-help is Best.” – James C. Patrick, THE FREEMAN, 6/74.

SELF-HELP: Self-help is the only really worthwhile help that you can almost always have or acquire. – JZ, 20.5.76, 10.6.08. – Unless you have let things get as much out of your control that you find yourself in an extermination camp. In only a few of them a few survivors managed to escape: Sobibor, Treblinka and Bialystok. – JZ, 22.2.14.

SELF-HELP: Self-help must in no way be outlawed, regulated, subsidized or in any way restricted. All the help it needs, sometimes, is advice and initiative. – JZ, 27.6.89.

SELF-HELP: Should anarchists and libertarians oppose any kind of voluntary self-help efforts among any kinds of anarchists or statists? – JZ, 18.1.95. – Or should they become tolerant towards all kinds of ideals that are practised tolerantly, only among their volunteers? Only the territorial imposition of any ideal, whether by a minority or majority, is a crime against all peaceful dissenters. – JZ, 28.5.08. – PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE, POLYARCHISM, Q.

SELF-HELP: Take the redress of your own wrongs into your own hands, as you are abundantly able to do, if you are only united (*), determined, and have clear ideas of your rights, and of what it needed to secure them. Your numbers are so great, in comparison with those of your oppressors, as to put their lives and their property wholly in your power, if you so will it. They have no thought of doing you justice. …” - Lysander Spooner, on the Irish Revolution, in Works, I. - Alas, most of the Irish and other revolutionaries are still only territorialists. They are not radical and revolutionary as well as not tolerant enough to strive only for full exterritorial autonomy for their own volunteers and for the volunteers of all other ideologies and faiths. – (*) if only your are united, … ? - JZ, 1.3.11. – Alas, the Irish are far from being alone in this. This is the basic flaw of almost all the freedom-fighters in all countries. – JZ, 22.2.14. - RADICALISM, TOLERANCE, REVOLUTION, FREEDOM FIGHTERS, ALL INTOLERANT AS TERRITORIALISTS & THUS OFTEN SELF-DEFEATING THROUGH INTERNAL DISSENT, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM UNDER PERSONAL LAW FOR ALL, IRELAND

SELF-HELP: The prosperity and well-being which all desire cannot be achieved by the government doing for people those things which they can do as well or better, for themselves. They can be achieved only on the basis of self-help.” – P. Clavell Blount. – I deny that territorial governments can do anything rightful and positive better than free people could do for themselves. Those, who still believe that they could, should demonstrate their faith among their own volunteers only, i.e. under the best possible conditions for them. They should put up in this way or shut up and close down. - JZ, 1.3.11. -  GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, FULLY FREE COMPETITION EVEN FOR STATISTS, I.E. WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY

SELF-HELP: The proverb warns that "You should not bite the hand that feeds you." But maybe you should if it prevents you from feeding yourself.” – Thomas Szasz - & RESISTANCE

SELF-HELP: The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual, and, exhibited in the lives of the many, it constitutes the true source of national vigor and strength. – Help from without is often enfeebling in its effects, but help from within invariably invigorates.” – Samuel Smiles, Self-Help, 1859. - NATIONAL VIGOR OR VIGOR OF SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS? – JZ, 26.6.08.

SELF-HELP: There’s nothing the government can do for you that you can’t do for yourself – far less expensively, far more easily, and far more securely. And you can do it for yourself without first having to obtain the approval of the electorate, the establishment, or anyone else.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom, … p.101. – That is not so easy as it sounds here, when self-help is outlawed, as is e.g. free trade, free migration, free banking, individual secession and re-association with like-minded people only and under their personal law choice. – H. B. still found some loopholes, used them intelligently, made himself rich and from that he wrongly assumed that there is already enough freedom for all to openly follow the freedom trail in any direction they like. That is also the basic attitude of many of the rich people, who got rich in spite of or, sometimes, through statism. They are thus often blind towards the main and real causes of most involuntary poverty, the multitudes of wrongful laws, limiting or outlawing their self-help options. Thus they blame the victims rather than the victimizers. Not that most of the poor are more or sufficiently enlightened on the cause of and cure for their problems. – JZ, 22.2.14.

SELF-HELP: They did not regard adult human beings as helpless children.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.200. – Do not regard …. – JZ - Those, who mentally cripple themselves are much more helpless than physical cripples are. - JZ, 1.3.11. – HELPLESSNESS, CHILDREN, ADULTHOOD, MATURITY

SELF-HELP: They should be allowed to introduce any kind of political, economic and social system, any laws and institutions among themselves, free from any territorial laws and taxes, forced currencies, investment and development controls, interest regulation and laws of monetary despotism: monopolized forced currencies with legal tender power. All others could learn much from the successful examples of such free experimentation as well as from their failures. – JZ, n.d. & 242.10.07. - SCHEMES FOR ALL KINDS OF VOLUNTEERS, ESPECIALLY FREEDOM LOVERS & ADVOCATES OF HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM,  PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR DISSENTERS

SELF-HELP: We can do anything the government can do – only cheaper, faster and better.” – Ernest Mann. - Making war, robbing others via taxes, causing inflations and mass unemployment, establishing a police State or dictatorship or even a totalitarian regime? Self-help is also preferable because it does not allow us to do certain things. – JZ, 26.5.08.

SELF-HELP: What you do not get for yourself, you will never have. What you do not for yourselves, will never be done.” – Proverb. – Only somewhat exaggerating, to make its point. – JZ, 26.5.08. – I always think a truth to be good enough without exaggerating it. – JZ, 22.2.14.

SELF-HELP: When you can't do as you would, you must do as you can.” - Anna Warner. - ACTION, GRADUALISM

SELF-HELP: You are best able to deal with your problems in your own way.” – Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.210. – If you really cannot, then you are at least able to find and hire yourself a specialist who can do it for you. – JZ, 26.5.08.

SELF-HELP: You are capable, man, of looking after yourself. You just haven’t really been given a chance.” – Merilyn Giesekam, FREE ENTERPRISE, 8/74. – Providing one’s chances and opportunities may also be largely a self-help job. – JZ, 26.5.08. - So far most people refused to ponder all their genuine individual rights and liberties and all their self-help options under full exterritorial autonomy and experimental freedom for volunteers. To that extent they have given the sanction of the victims to territorialism and all its wrongs and abuses. All too many rightful self-help options are not inherently impossible but simply outlawed. - JZ, 1.3.11. Not even all the remaining self-help options are sufficiently utilized because they are largely unknown still and nowhere pointed out together. For instance, the fact that we could now combine all freedom texts on a single book-sized but powerful disc, at an affordable price, has existed for a few years but not yet been systematically tackled by the freedom, justice and peace movements. – JZ, 22.2.14.

SELF-HELP: You can’t help people who won’t help themselves.” – J. T. McIntosh, This is the Way the World Begins, p.130. – It may also be the way mankind ends. Not even the decision-making monopoly power on war and peace questions is sufficiently criticized, not all individual rights are as yet clearly declared. No government has declared quite rightful war and peace aims – and this is tolerated. Monetary, financial and territorial despotism are largely taken for granted in one form or the other, even by most of the freedom movements. Thus we may all live in the last hours, years or decades of mankind. – All is sufficiently prepared for our end. Nothing that suffices has as yet been done to prevent this. - JZ, 22.2.14. - FOREIGN AID, DEVELOPMENT, NWT, MARCH TOWARDS TOTALITARIANISM, STILL ALL TOO FEW POSITIVE SIGNS OF THE TIMES

SELF-HELP: You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.  You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.  You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln. – As if he himself had not been one of the top territorial meddlers, for all too long! – JZ, 26.5.08, 1.3.11. - He took the wrongful - because territorial - initiative and kept it up by involving Americans in their bloodiest war ever, rather than resigning and letting Americans, including slaves, going their own and self-chosen way, away from a then all too powerful Federal Presidency, State and local government powers and the supposedly ideal territorially enforced statists “unity”. – JZ, 20.2.08, 1.3.11. – What made this civil war worse was that the South practised Free Trade and the North Protectionism. The North was also full of coercive racial discrimination. Both favored territorialism and monetary as well as financial despotism. – JZ, 27.6.13. - VS. WELFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM, CIVIL WAR, LINCOLN, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY VS. HELP FROM OTHERS, DUTIES TOWARDS ONESELF

SELF-HOOD: Individuals responsible for self are rarely found in mobs. They concern themselves, rather, with spouses, children, perhaps aged or helpless relatives and friends – others who are less fortunate than themselves. Above all else, they pay attention to an emerging, expanding selfhood. In a word, there’s work to do – no time or even inclination to indulge in actions unrelated thereto.” – Leonard E. Read, The Coming Aristocracy, p.20. - Alas, one can also remain all too uninterested and uninformed regarding the remaining problems for most human beings, caused, apart from natural catastrophes, quite artificially and legally by territorial governments and thus concentrate exclusively on private matters, where one still has some freedom and choices left. - The private man, on his own, in his private sphere, cannot solve all the problems that territorial collectivism, monopolism and compulsion, however legalized and regulated, has created and maintained for most of the population. - Mum may still rule in the kitchen and Dad in the Garden but they and their offspring are wrongfully and irrationally ruled in tens of thousands of ways by territorial governments, under more laws and regulations than anyone has time and energy enough to read. - They are thus subjected to numerous crises and difficulties artificially caused and maintained by governments, which remain largely unaware of what they are thus doing to us. - There exists so far not a single government that really knows how it caused mass unemployment and inflation - and how it could stop them immediately. Not to speak of wars, civil wars and terrorism. - JZ, 26.5.08. 1.3.11. - SELF-DEVELOPMENT, SELFISHNESS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-LIBERATION, INDIVIDUALISM, CRISES, LEGAL TENDER, INFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, MONETARY FREEDOM, TERRORISM, STATISM, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT

SELF-HOOD: Most lives are a flight from selfhood. – Frank Herbert, Children of Dune, p.50 of ANALOG 3/76. – EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, ALTRUISM, INDIVIDUALISM

SELF-HOOD: Why has the rationale of selfhood – to each his own – failed so miserably, as if it were an incomprehensible concept?” - Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.13. – Has it really failed as impractical or inconsistent – or was it and its corollaries simply not widely enough adopted? - We still have not compiled and adopted an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties, either and have not even seriously enough tried, as yet, to provide it, although the Internet could make this job relatively easy. I still think that my anthology of over 130 private drafts of this kind would be a good starting point. - in PEACE PLANS, 589/590. However, there should be very further input from at least thousands, on each of the significant clauses, using the best of all prior drafts. Or should we remain confined to the flawed and incomplete drafts by territorial governments? – I would like to see more self-help and voluntary cooperation in this sphere and many others – from many other people. – I am not a web-master. – Why should there not be started a persistent electronic world-convention, operating via a website and further email input, until this job is finally done? For an individual it is too large a job. – And territorial governments will never do a proper job of it. - JZ, 26.5.08. – INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, COLLECTION & DECLARATION, FINALLY, OF ALL OF THEM, BY COLLABORATING LIBERTARIANS

SELF-IDENTITY: For Henry C. Wright, as for many anarchists to follow, freedom was more than a slogan – it was the essential requisite for the development of a meaningful self-identity.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.41. – SELF-DEVELOPMENT, PERSONALITIES, SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUALS RATHER THAN TERRITORIAL SUBJECTS.


SELF-IMPROVEMENT: A bar of iron costs $5, made into horseshoes its worth is $12, made into needles its worth is $3500, made into balance springs for watches, its worth is $300,000. Your own value is determined also by what you are able to make of yourself.” - Author Unknown. – As if territorial governments had not built up and maintained territorial obstacle courses for almost everybody. – JZ, 3.4.09. - SELF-EDUCATION, VALUE, LAWS, REGULATIONS, PERMITS, SECESSIONISM & PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS REMAIN OUTLAWED BY ALL TERRITORIAL STATES

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: A man owes it to himself to exhibit and develop his full ability.” – Paul Lepanto, Return to Reason, p.86. – Only his full creative ability, and not, like with up to half the scientists of the world, his destructive ability, via “scientific” mass murder devices. – JZ, 26.5.08.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: A person is his own worst enemy.” - Author Unknown. – All too often, not always. Territorial governments, with their avalanches of laws and bureaucracies, block many rightful and tolerant self-help opportunities. - JZ, n.d. & 1.3.11. - ENEMIES, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: As Leonard Read was fond of saying, the answer to error is to make of oneself “one better unit”. He understood that only such efforts would add up to any desirable change in affairs.” – Lee Dow of San Diego, THE FREEMAN, Nov. 85. – Self-improvement options should not be confined to individuals but extended even to full exterritorial autonomy for societies and communities of volunteers. – JZ, 31.7.92, 1.3.11. – One might e.g. improve or complete one’s knowledge of monetary and financial freedom options and techniques, but as individuals and under territorially imposed monetary and financial despotism one could not freely practise them. One would have to engage, with a sufficient number of other and so enlightened volunteers in a monetary and financial freedom revolution, which cannot be successful if it is not well and carefully prepared, with all the required details clarified. – JZ, 2.6.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Become a freedom expert. To the searching they act as lighthouses on a rocky shore. – JZ, 10/72, free after Leonard E. Read. – No one can become a universal expert on all aspects of liberty. But those libertarians, who have specialized on one or some liberties and rights, ought to be indicated e.g. in a libertarian directory. And all their output of libertarian ideas and proposals should be made accessible, together in a complete freedom library, encyclopedia or archive and information service, online or on disks. Are at least all the writings of Read and all the output of FEE so far offered on a single large disk, as they could be and should be? – JZ, 26.5.08. – At least all issues of THE FREEMAN and some of Read’s books are now online. – JZ, 22.2.14. -  EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, A FREE MARKET FOR ALL LIBERTARIAN IDEAS & KNOWLEDGE, TALENTS, METHODS & INSTITUTIONS.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Every man, however obscure, however removed from the general recognition, is one of a group of men impressible for good, and impressible for evil, and it is in the nature of things that he cannot really improve himself without in some degree improving other men.” – Charles Dickens, quoted in Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.85.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Freedom of the individual requires the right of self-initiative and of private ownership and the rewards that flow therefrom. It is incumbent upon all of us at every possible opportunity to speak of the glories and benefits of our free enterprise system (*) rather than defend its weaknesses. …” - James H. Wiborg, THE FREEMAN, 12/75. – Free enterprise only for the production of pencils, cans of beans etc.? No free enterprise for the establishment of alternative free societies, among volunteers, quite independent from the constitution, laws and jurisdiction of territorial States? – JZ, 26.5.08. – At least since 2009 some panarchistic articles by Max Borders have appeared in in. Before they were missing there for all too many decades. – JZ, 22.2.14.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: How ridiculous not to flee from one’s own wickedness, which is possible, yet endeavor to flee from another’s which is not.” – Markus Aurelius, Book VII, 71. – It may be much more difficult to flee from the wickedness of others but certainly not always impossible. – Think e.g. of the millions of refugees and deserters. But territorial States do certainly not make it easy to escape their wickedness, not even the democratic ones. – JZ, 2.6.08. - SELF-DEVELOPMENT

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: I am the only person among all who live that I have been commissioned to reform and improve; and this is the biggest project on earth.” – Leonard E. Read, Meditations on Freedom, p.9. - No division of labor for this job? No free exchange and publication of all relevant information, as cheaply as possible? No collaboration among freedom lovers? No comprehensive freedom bookshop, freedom library or text collection on a single HD? - Often, like Ayn Rand, and Michael Cloud, Read expected too much from an individual, a single hero or savior, ignoring, as far as the marketing of freedom ideas and talents is concerned, the practices of the free market in the provision of goods and services. The latter he well exemplified e.g. in his story “I, Pencil” and his statement that no one can produce a pencil or a can of beans. Why should it be different for the provision of and use of liberation options, the establishment of a free, peaceful and just society? He largely confined himself to speeches, audio records and print on paper and freedom seminars. Now there are so many more other and, potentially, more powerful options for “the release of all creative energies.” Not everybody can become a perfect salesman for all aspects of liberty but everybody should have easy and fast access to all the resources that liberty lovers can provide for each other on any relevant subject. – And everyone should be able to put his own little bit of pro-freedom information into a common “pot” of libertarian knowledge, wisdom, ideas and advice. – At least in this respect collective property could be very valuable and effective. – No matter how hard we tried and for how long, none of us will be perfect. But we should freely share or freedom insights and discoveries through any of the many affordable and powerful channels and options now available for this. - JZ, 26.5.08.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: I must produce the best in myself in order to encounter the best in them which is their very being.” – Felix Adler, 1851-1933.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: If man is to continue his self-improvement, he must be free to exercise the powers of choice with which he has been endowed.” – F. A. Harper, quoted in Leonard E. Read, compiler: The Free Man’s Almanac, for March 13. – Self-improvement requires freedom of action, freedom to experiment, freedom to secede from territorial governments and to establish voluntary societal alternatives to them, without any territorial monopoly but personal law and full exterritorial autonomy, among them also some “limited” governments, but these should not be the only option and without any territorial monopoly. Herbert Spencer’s concept of “the right to ignore government” applies to Read’s ideal of “limited government” as well. – JZ, 26.5.08. – PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF ACTION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, POLYARCHISM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, COMPETITION, ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: If only it were true that our own remaining faults are our only or main enemies! At least we can do SOMETHING about them. What fraction of our genuine individual rights and liberties is recognized by the territorial States - or even by most anarchist and libertarians? – JZ on Facebook, Oct. 12, to Wall Photos - THE BEST WAY? THE ONLY ONE? Q.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: If there was to be any improvement in society it would have to come by way of self-improvement of the individuals who compose it.” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.148 in comments on A. J. Nock. – Should those individuals, who have acquired and developed some freedom knowledge, then be free to apply it among themselves, quite independent from the existing territorial States? Should they, “the Remnant”, be free to secede and do their own things? Should all dissenting Statists have the same right to do their things to themselves? Merely trying to turn freedom loving individuals into intellectual supermen and super-salesmen, will not demonstrate the rights and opportunities of liberty sufficiently. Experimental freedom is needed for all the somewhat enlightened – as well as the still misled – to market freedom ideas and practices sufficiently or as well as other supposed ideals. – JZ, 26.5.08. - Most inventions and mutations derive from small initial ones by individual humans, animals and plants and other living things. That is nature's way. We should give individuals and groups of volunteers full experimental freedom and responsibility for their self-improvements. Then we would experience progress in the social sciences comparable to those in the natural sciences technology and the arts. - JZ, 1.3.11. – But this requires the abolition of the territorial monopolism, coercion and collectivism of all States – a major reform of the thinking and actions of most people in every country. – 22.2.14.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: It is better to correct your own faults than those of another.” - Democritus. – As if there were only personal faults and not whole wrongful and irrational political, economic and social systems, territorially imposed. – JZ, 3.4.09. - FAULTS, SELF-CORRECTIONS, MISTAKES, CENSORSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, SUPPRESSED INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Let him that would move the world, first move himself.” – Socrates. – If there is mass unemployment, then the chance to reduce it for oneself, through further self-education, is rather limited. Full employment was possible before and afterwards, without any great change in the educational average. Other factors are involved and on these the individual should educate himself. – JZ, 8.6.08. - Moreover, in these spheres they and their voluntary associations should enjoy full experimental freedom. - JZ, 1.3.11. – UNEMPLOYMENT, REFORMS, INDIVIDUAL ONES & THOSE OF SOCIETY OR OF STATE SYSTEMS, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, UNEMPLOYMENT, CRISES, INFLATION, DEFLATION, ABILITY TO PAY

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.” – R. W. Emerson. – As if the multitude of “positive” laws would permit everyone to do just that. – Self-chosen personal law systems are quite another matter. – JZ, 3.4.09. - DEVELOPING ONE’S ABILITIES, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Methodology must not be sold short. Indeed, if every one – freedom devotees and their opposites – had his method right, there would be no real philosophical problem. Right method, according to this thesis, consists of self-improvement. If everyone were devoted to the perfection of self, there could be no meddlers among us, and without meddlers there could be no socialism.” – Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.9. – As if cooperation, free exchange, team-work and division of labor, seminars, discussion groups, conferences etc., etc., had not yet been invented and each would have to enlighten himself only by his own efforts, from a to z. - How much can one achieve merely by the methodology of self-improvement under a Stalin-, Hitler or Mao-regime? Should one renounce the right to resist and to revolt and merely try to enlighten and improve oneself, hoping that the totalitarians will follow that example? Should not governments and societies in exile be established as counter-forces to such regimes? All aiming only at embracing or representing all their present and future voluntary members? - What is wrong with aiming at establishing whole libertarian societies for libertarians only and at confining all statist ones to their kind of statism under exterritorial autonomy only? To each his own society. Competition between them to determine which one is more liberating and peace- justice-, security- and prosperity-promoting? - Self-improvement, self-thinking and self-education are also largely collective and societal processes. How much could any of us learn without books and all other kinds of textual or visual or audio information, freedom to read, view and listen and freedom to discuss, freedom to experiment, freedom to apply our limited knowledge? Hermits are rarely very well informed and very wise men, no matter how hard they try to improve themselves by "meditation". – I have nothing against self-improvement, provided all societal and scientific resources for this are sufficiently mobilized and accessible to everyone. – If we waited for everyone to become perfect first, through self-improvement efforts only, we might never reach a free, peaceful and just society. – Perhaps the Christian ideal of personal salvation, of a sin-less life and personal salvation and that of “saints” did still spook all too much even in otherwise outstanding heads like that of Leonard E. Read? – Well, at least he provided an institution for mutual enlightenment like FEE. - JZ, 26.5.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves. - M. D. Babcock - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - SELF-DEVELOPMENT, LIFE, RICHES, PROSPERITY, ENLIGHTENMENT

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Raise yourself rather than try to diminish others. – Or offer mainly only constructive criticism. - JZ, 21.1.98, 27.5.08. - NEGATIVE CRITICISM

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Self-improvement to him was very much a do-it-yourself project – a process of improving society by means of self-improvement. Set an example that others may choose to follow.” – FEE: The Philosophy of Freedom, on Leonard E. Read. – He did much more than that – by establishing FEE, a major libertarian educational institution and, probably, the oldest still persisting one. – JZ, 22.2.14. - PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, SETTING EXAMPLES, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Such enslavement of others is a process of stagnation, rather than growth. And such a coercive society affords no incentive for self-improvement.” – Leonard E. Read, in ABC’s of Freedom. – State and society should be distinguished and territorial States from those which are only exterritorially autonomous and have only voluntary subjects or members or partners. – JZ, 26.5.08. – COERCION, SLAVERY, STAGNATION, GROWTH

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: There are none so hopelessly low on the scale of culture and refinement as to be incapable of rising higher; and even though the more pure and lofty views of philosophy and religion could not at once be entertained by a large portion of the community – though it should be necessary to array truth in some different garb before it could find admission to their convictions – should we have to appeal rather to their feeling and imagination than to the cold decision of reason, still, the diffusiveness imparted to all scientific knowledge by freedom and enlightenment spreads gradually downward even to them; and the happy results of perfect liberty of thought (*) on the mind and character of the entire nation, extend their influence even to its humblest individuals.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.107. – (*) Why not also freedom of action or freedom for experimentation, among volunteers? – JZ - Even with his power as a Prussian Minister of Education he could get his main work on the limits of the State published only after his death! - He may have believed in freedom of action and experimentation as well but was not free enough to express it. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: There isn’t any magic key. – What then? Is there no formula for assisting in the liberation of others? Of course there is: see how many keys each of us can get on his own ring! According to the law of probability, there is a greater chance that some one key among a thousand will unlock that door – liberate another – than will any single key. In a word, concentrate on the expansion of one’s own repertoire.” – Leonard E. Read, The Love of Liberty, p.129. – I see in this the ancient belief of religious people in prophets and saviors, and the James Bond hero or superman misconception of individuals acting as efficient saviors for all others, as if e.g. electronic collaboration and division of labor would not be possible, as if an ideal liberation platform could not be developed by numerous people collaborating on this subject until the required blueprints, backed by enough historical and current experience, are provided. So far we have not even provided a comprehensive libertarian English language encyclopedia, far less a comprehensive archive and information service on all libertarian ideas and proposals, with all their pro and con. - I also hold that e.g. individual secessionism and panarchism for volunteers, i.e.: their full exterritorial autonomy, constitute something like the “magic key” that would release everyone’s creative energies to a sufficient degree, at least as far as “public affairs” and political, economic and social problems are concerned. Without this freedom of action option even a complete freedom library, abstracts, bibliography, review collection, index and information service or encyclopedia, directory or ideas archive and projects list, would not be enough to achieve sufficient enlightenment as fast as possible. – JZ, 26.5.08, 1.3.11. – How much time have we left before at least an accidental nuclear war occurs, if not one caused by a madman in territorial power? – JZ, 22.2.14. - NWT

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: They concentrate on the improvement of others, which is a hopeless task, and neglect the improvement of themselves, which is possible. Thus the world or the nation or society remains unimproved.” - Leonard E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, p.129. – Did not he and e.g. Ayn Rand, influence numerous other people, by what they wrote and talked about? Both did more than merely improve themselves – they share their findings and ideas with anyone interested in them. – Envision the extreme case: What good did self-improvement do for the inmates of concentration camps, or even extermination camps? – In Sobibor, after ca. 250 000 had already been murdered, the last 600 finally rebelled, together, and thus 300 of them got away. – Their self-improvement consisted in rebellion, all at the same time, in accordance with a common plan. - JZ, 26.5.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Too often, the way taken is the wrong way, with too much emphasis on what we want to have, rather than what we wish to become.” – Louis L’Amour, Education of a Wandering Man, p.234. - ADVANCEMENT, CAREERS, PROGRESS, SELF-DEVELOPMENT, SELF-EDUCATION

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Trying each day to surpass yesterday’s self is to lead a full and useful life.” – Leonard E. Read, Comes the Dawn, summary of chapter II, Life’s Greatest Occupation.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: While self-improvement – learning the freedom philosophy and how to explain it – is generally conceded to be the sound approach (*), it is often rejected as being too slow. “We have to act now; time is of the essence.” – Caution! Premature action is pointless at best (**), and to hurry with anything but the sound approach may be damaging. If I am working as intelligently, diligently, and rapidly on my own improvement as is within my power, the balance of the problem is in the hand of God. He did not commission me to manage the world, or the United States of America, or my neighbor. Further, I am unaware that any person has been so endowed or empowered. – Leonard E. Read, in THE FREE MAN’S ALMANAC, for August 4. – Should he have continued to defend the territorial monopoly of the USA or of any other State, merely trying to limit its territorial authority? Alternative societies of volunteers may aim at reforming the world – but merely by trying to set successful examples, which go beyond lecturing, writing or preaching and discussions or merely “educational efforts” of other kinds. To my knowledge he did at least advocate free experimentation when it came to monetary freedom. In other spheres as well? – Generally, he held only an all too limited view of freedom options. – (*) This is no more than a self-evident starting point! – (**) But is it pointless to demand freedom of action, freedom to experiment, for all? And this under personal law or full exterritorial autonomy? Why should only e.g. technicians and natural scientists enjoy experimental freedom or people with their hobbies and crafts while experimentation in the spheres of economic, social and political systems remains constitutionally, legally and juridically confined to the worst people, those who get on top of the pyramid today, the power addicts and all too often the power-mad? Is there any good reason for putting up with this system any longer and confining oneself largely merely to self-improvement attempts? At least we should clearly demand the possibility of self-improvements being greatly increased through full freedom of experimentation among like-minded volunteers, at their expense and risk. That is a cautious approach and prevents premature or false action by all of a population, commanded by a centralized territorial power. - JZ, 26.5.08.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Whoever wants to improve the world can immediately begin with himself. – Pearl S. Buck, alas only in my rough retranslation from the German version: “Wer die Welt verbessern will, kann gleich bei sich selbst anfangen.” – How many options are there, at present, under territorialism, even for a greatly self-improved man or woman, to change any of the existing laws or institutions for the better? The only realistic way to do so would consist in individual secessionism, followed by association with other and like-minded volunteers in exterritorially autonomous communities or societies, which would introduce, among themselves, whatever better laws or institutions they desire for themselves. Unfortunately, this natural way of reforming the world, or at least trying to do so, by setting better examples, if one can, at the own expense and risk, is severely suppressed by all territorial States and not even theoretically and widely enough generally recognized and demanded as a rightful action. – One can turn oneself into a better cook or gardener, but not freely contract e.g. a much better old age insurance, another tax system or introduce voluntary taxation or monetary freedom for oneself and like-minded people. Even separate peace treaties are outlawed! – The means to change public opinion for the better are also still severely limited, although they are now technically better and more powerful than ever before. Nevertheless, they are not as fully used for liberation purposes as they could and should be. - JZ, 31.5.08, 1.3.11. – PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAWS, NEW DRAFT, IDEAS ARCHIVE, LIBERTARIAN DIGITAL LIBRARY, ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES ETC., ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION

SELF-IMPROVEMENT: You learn in life that the only person you can really correct and change is yourself. You can’t do it with anyone else. You can do it with yourself if you wish to, sufficiently. But now we are taught: Blame the government (*), blame your mother, blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, your school, your teachers. It’s never your fault, because (although? – JZ) if you want to change, you’re the only one who’s got to change.” – Katherine Hepburn, Daily Hepburn, quoted on 10.2.82. - (*) “Blame society.” – “Blame the environment.” – JZ, n.d. – Try blaming the territorial system for many to most of our present man-made difficulties, rather than yourself! – Try envisioning what lies beyond it, for all of us!– “Mea culpa!” is correct mainly only for those anarchists and libertarians, who continue to neglect the personal law or exterritorial autonomy alternatives. - JZ, 22.2.14. - SELF-DEVELOPMENT, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, THE BLAME GAME OR EXCUSES, INDIVIDUALISM, PERSONAL LAW, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE, FREEDOM OF ACTION FOR VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL DISSENTING MINORITIES

SELF-INTEREST: A further fundamental mistake here is to identify the interested with the selfish. This is wrong. For, though selfish actions are perhaps always interested, only some interested actions are also selfish. To say that a piece of conduct was selfish is to say more than that it was interested. The point is that selfishness is always and necessarily out of order. Interestedness is not, and scarcely could be.” - Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.147/48. - Ayn Rand, in “The Virtue of Selfishness”, interprets “selfishness” otherwise. These notions and “egoism” are still not sharply enough defined in public opinion and common language use and even in the writings of intellectuals. If all the various definitions of such words were collected and consecutively numbered, and then used with these numbers, then one would be better able to understand what someone talks or speaks about. Then, gradually, the flawed definitions would also tend to become demolished or corrected. – JZ, 6.6.08. – EGOISM, RATIONAL & MORAL SELFISHNESS, DEFINITIONS

SELF-INTEREST: a light we term self-interest, which is so illuminating, so constant, and so penetrating, when it is left free of hindrance.” – Bastiat, quoted by Leonard E. Read, Who’s Listening? p.18.

SELF-INTEREST: A man is a lion in his own cause.” – David Ferguson, Scottish Proverbs, 1641. - A man should act with the strength of a lion and the intelligence of a rational creature for all his genuine individual rights and liberties. How many do? If only all people stood up for all their individual rights and liberties – or even bothered to learn all about them! – JZ, 3.6.08. – So far, they have, for all too long, relied mainly only on the all too incomplete and flawed bills of rights of territorial governments instead of providing an as complete and clear declaration all individual rights and liberties as should have been and could have been provided by them long ago. In this respect, too, one cannot rely on territorial governments. They won’t produce it any more than they will provide a rightful and efficient postal, police or education service or any other important and required public service.  – JZ, 22.2.14. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES – BY LIBERTARIAN PEOPLE, NOT TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-INTEREST: A selfish person often acts against his self-interest. – A self-interested person is not necessarily selfish. – JZ, 15.9.77. – Immediate self-interest, upon e.g. an impulse, should be distinguished from self-interest that is morally and rationally guided and thinks in medium and long terms, about the consequences of certain actions. – JZ, 11.6.08. – SELFISHNESS, LONG TERM INTERESTS VS. SHORT TERM VIEWS & INTERESTS

SELF-INTEREST: Adam Smith did not discover, of course, that men are self-interested. That has surely been known as long as there has been a concept by which it could be thought.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76.

SELF-INTEREST: Adam Smith was wrong; men were not motivated by self-interest - they were too myopic to perceive self-interest farther than an inch away. A man would grab for that cigarette because the pleasure was immediate; the surgeon’s knife cutting out his cancerous lung lay an unreal fifteen years in the future.” – Donald Kingsbury, The Moon Goddess and the Son, ANALOG, Dec. 79, p.28. - LONG TERM VIEW VS. SHORT-TERM VIEW.

SELF-INTEREST: America’s abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.” – Ayn Rand. - "Root, hog or die" - was one of the mottos of the pioneers. – JZ, - VS. ALTRUISM, SHARING, CHARITY, SACRIFICES VS. PRODUCTIVITY, SELF-HELP

SELF-INTEREST: An individual who can see only his own interest does not see even that; for such interest is dependent on others.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.158. – “Society is exchange.” – Bastiat. – INTERDEPENDENCE, FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE, DIVISION OF LABOR, FREE COMMUNICATION, LEARNING, TEACHING, SETTING ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLES

SELF-INTEREST: Any man lacking the ability to discern his interest and the will to pursue it is unfitted to the office of a man. He would be unable to took after himself and would have to be taken over by others for his own good and the protection of others from him. … “– Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. - How many of the territorial rulers had ever been good businessmen before? - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-INTEREST: As a friend of mine says, the one thing you can absolutely depend on every other person to do is to put his interests ahead of yours.” – Milton Friedman, PLAYBOY, 2/73.

SELF-INTEREST: Attention to self is not a disregard for others. On the contrary, each individual best promotes his own self-interest by peaceful, social cooperation as in the free market.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.85. – FREE MARKET, COOPERATION

SELF-INTEREST: But the output of an economy that rests on force rather than on self-interest is meager. – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p. 126. – SLAVERY, SERFDOM, TAX TRIBUTES, COMPULSORY EDUCATION, WAR ON POVERTY, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, WELFARE STATE

SELF-INTEREST: Capital must be propelled by self-interest; it cannot be enticed by benevolence. - Not sufficiently, anyhow, in spite of xyz foundations.” – Walter Bagehot, Economic Studies. - But, sometimes, family, friendship or ideological or religious voluntary affinities are enough. - JZ, 9.6.08, 22.2.14. - CAPITAL, BENEVOLENCE, INTEREST, PROFIT, DIVIDENDS, INCENTIVES

SELF-INTEREST: Deliberation, n. The act of examining one’s bread to determine which side it is buttered on.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1881-1911.

SELF-INTEREST: Each is his own nearest person.” – Terenz, Andria, IV.1. („Proximus sum egomet mihi.” – “Jeder ist sich selbst der Naechste.”) – ALTRUISM, SELF-LOVE, BROTHERHOOD, SHARING, CARING FOR OTHERS

SELF-INTEREST: Every economic system devised for ordinary human beings’, we may read even in a Fabian Tract, ‘must have self-interest as its driving force’ (Lewis, p. 7). If, therefore, one such system is upon this particular ground to be condemned as ‘intrinsically selfish and heartless’, then, by the same token, all must be. Yet that, of course, is precisely not what is wanted by those who thus denounce capitalism root and branch, and as such, while tolerantly discounting, as more or less ‘serious distortions’, whatever faults they can bring themselves to recognize in the already fully socialist countries.” - Anthony Flew, The Politics of Procrustes, p.147.

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

SELF-INTEREST: for a man is always justified in seeking his own good. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Penguin Books, abridged edition, 1995, p.78. -  It does not mean seeking the own good or advantage by force, fraud or coercion, but only by voluntary and rightful actions, mostly by producing and trading. – Only if one thoughtlessly adopts altruism as an ideal does self-interest (egoism or selfishness) appear to become wrongly transformed into its opposite. By rational self-interested actions, as a rule, the greatest good for the greatest number is achieved, without willfully or wrongly harming or wronging anybody. It is the foundation for genuine economics and for ethical actions in the short-term and long view, taking the genuine rights and liberties of others into consideration. All cannot live from theft, robbery, fraud and murder. But all can live through free productive and trading actions, since they are for mutual benefit. – JZ, 3.3.12, 22.2.14.

SELF-INTEREST: For the past two centuries, the Western World has been torn by a continuing debate: Does the well-being of society as a whole stem from the freedom of enlightened individuals to pursue their own interests; or must government intervene in the lives of its citizens to assure the greatest collective good?“ - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, introduction, p.13. – INTERVENTIONISM, INDIVIDUALISM, WELFARE STATE

SELF-INTEREST: Freedom benefits you. Freedom is in your self-interest.”- Michael Cloud, Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion, The Advocates for Self-Government, 2004, p.106. - - - All such “secrets” or discoveries, tools, methods and suitable wordings should be published together, not just the good ones which one man like Michael Cloud discovered or invented. – JZ, 11.11.07. - SELFISHNESS, EGOISM & FREEDOM, LIBERTY, RED.,

SELF-INTEREST: Government can coercively regulate exchange between individuals, create new industries, and put industries out of business. But no government can regulate the minds of consumers. Governments can obstruct self-interest – but never repeal it.” – Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.34. – I dislike this title. It does not even seem to attempt to offer advice on how to end or prevent any monetary crisis. – JZ, 11.6.08.

SELF-INTEREST: He was the first to concede that the pursuit of self-interest was not intrinsically bad; what was needed was a system in which self-interest would be so harnessed that it would be an ally and not an enemy of social prosperity. In general, the private free market mechanism provided such a system.” – Allan C. Brownfeld, quoting Dr. E. G. West: Adam Smith, The Man and his Works, in THE FREEMAN, Sept. 77, p.573.

SELF-INTEREST: How can people act against their own obvious material interests? - Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars, Harper Collins Publishers, 1996, p.537. – They can and they do, in many ways, as territorialists, a condition they take for granted as being rightful and natural. Most people have no awareness of the possibilities of a quite free society and full experimental freedom in all spheres or only insufficient notions of it. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENT, ANARCHY, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, VOLUNTARISM EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM.

SELF-INTEREST: In every experimental science there is a tendency toward perfection. In every human being there is a wish to ameliorate his own condition. These two principles have often sufficed, even when counteracted by great public calamities and by bad institutions, to carry civilization rapidly forward,. No ordinary misfortune, no ordinary misgovernment, will do so much to make a nation wretched as the constant effort of every man to better himself will do to make a nation prosperous. It has often been found that profuse expenditures, heavy taxation, absurd commercial restrictions, corrupt tribunals, disastrous wars, seditions, persecutions, conflagrations, inundations, have not been able to destroy capital so fast as the exertions of private citizens have been able to create it. It can easily be proved that, in our own land, the national wealth has, during at least six centuries, been almost uninterruptedly increasing.” - Thomas Abington Macaulay, At the beginning of chapter 3 of his “History of England”.

SELF-INTEREST: In some people it is a feeble force, often too low to be recognized. Such people sometimes think of themselves as selfless, and they nearly are. In others self-interest is a powerful motivator of action.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.57.

SELF-INTEREST: Indeed, it is difficult to grasp how any trade, sale, or purchase could be made if the individuals were not acting in their interest. A disinterested purchase would be one made without regard to what was wanted, the quantity and quality of the goods, or what priorities might exist about acquiring them.” – Clarence B. Carson, in THE FREEMAN, Aug. 77. – TRADE, EXCHANGE

SELF-INTEREST: It is a struggle between men bent on pursuing their own self-interest, and the rulers who are attempting to make them serve some other interest. It is the great undeclared war of our era, a war in which many of those most tenaciously defending themselves openly profess the social emphasis of the rulers.” – Clarence B. Carson, World in the Grip of an Idea, THE FREEMAN, Jan. 77.

SELF-INTEREST: It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages. Nobody but a beggar chooses to depend chiefly upon the benevolence of his fellow citizens.” – Adam Smith, "The Wealth of Nations" - EGOISM, SELF-LOVE VS. BENEVOLENCE

SELF-INTEREST: It isn’t a matter of selfishness vs. unselfishness. Every individual acts in his own self-interest; that’s a principle of human action. The conflict is between the individual who selfishly pursues what he believes is best for himself and the politician who selfishly wants the individual to act under his guidance.” - Harry Browne, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis, p.35.

SELF-INTEREST: Let self-interest reign.” – Oscar W. Cooley, THE FREEMAN, March 71.

SELF-INTEREST: Let’s get something straight right at the beginning. There’s only one motive that’s going to help poor people get on their feet in this country: the profit motive. Self-interest. ‘What’s in it for me?’ And that’s the way it should be. – An advertisement text in REASON, 9/74. – POVERTY, PROFIT

SELF-INTEREST: Liberty is born of self-interest. It effects goodwill to all through its practice, and it generates goodwill in everyone as a consequence. – Richard Rieben – Should we forget about justice, enlightenment, morality, individual rights and liberties, mutual aid, tolerance, foresight or the long-term view, power addiction, territorial and statist suppression of the self-interest of most of the population, for centuries, in the interest of the power addicts? Most of such generalizations are usually wrong or all too flawed and incomplete when compared with the facts. – JZ, 27.4.13.

SELF-INTEREST: Mainly your own prejudices, lack of initiative and of self-interest stand between you and full freedom, justice, peace, security and wealth. – JZ, 9.11.97. – SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNANCE

SELF-INTEREST: Man wants to improve his lot. This is the first law of his nature.” – Bastiat, quoted by G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.203. – There are people without enough ambition to exert themselves for this purpose. They rather bet or gamble or buy a lottery ticket or appeal to the government or charitable institutions for help. – JZ, 11.6.08. -

SELF-INTEREST: maximum freedom for individuals to act in their own self-interest should be viewed as a source of the variety and diversification of ideas, experiments, and innovations which lead to the discovery of new products and more efficient means of production.” – D. R. Francis, THE FREEMAN, 10/75, p.589/590. – Experimental freedom for volunteers should be expanded into all spheres now territorially monopolized by governments. - They would arrive at genuine solutions that politicians and bureaucrats would never think of. Just like trade unionists never advocate those solutions, which would make them superfluous. - JZ, 1.3.11. - PROGRESS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM,

SELF-INTEREST: Men who are deceitful, who do not keep their word, who cannot be trusted, fare poorly among free men. Exchange is stifled by coercion and other wrongdoing. In a society of self-responsible and free men, self-interest draws the virtues into practice.” – Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, p.110. - Such a society would consist of many diverse societies and communities, all of them free to do their own things among their volunteers, under full exterritorial autonomy, now denied them by territorial governments. - JZ, 1.3.11.


SELF-INTEREST: Mind you, my focus on the individual in no way is intended to disparage the need for social organization to achieve greater cooperation. Yet such organizations must appeal to the self-interest of individuals to elicit their cooperation.” - William H. Peterson, THE FREEMAN, Feb., year? - The most important aspect of free associationism he left out or did not declare clearly enough: They must be exterritorially autonomous for their volunteers, i.e. claim no territorial monopoly for them or allow it for any other society of volunteers and work together to abolish all territorial rule over involuntary victims of it. - JZ, 1.3.11. - INDIVIDUALISM, COOPERATION, SOCIAL ORGANIZATION, PANARCHIES

SELF-INTEREST: My self-interest teaches me to respect the liberty of others as the cheapest way to get my own respected.” – Badcock, Slaves to Duty. - Panarchists would operate under the same principle and practice. Anarchists and libertarians of all kinds, while doing their own things among themselves, would also insist upon statists of all kinds getting their chance to practice their beliefs among themselves, exterritorially, at their own expense and risk. That could become an effective "bulldozer" against the usual opposition of the present territorial statists, who do have numerous disagreements among themselves. Each party and each faction in each party would get its own chance to try to realize its program among its true believers, i.e., under optimal conditions for it, with unanimous consent and initial great enthusiasm, in the absence of any internal or external active opposition. They would only be open to criticism and ridicule. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-INTEREST: Never appeal to a man’s better nature. He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.” – Robert Howard, TANSTAAFL, 4/76. – As if self-interest and selfishness or egoism did not also belong to the better nature of man. – JZ, 11.6.08.

SELF-INTEREST: No interest like self-interest.” – Bob Cowin, Wollongong, NSW, 20.5.76.

SELF-INTEREST: Nobody is second to himself. (“Nemo sibi secundus.”) Rabelais, Letter, 15.2.1536, quoted as a proverb.

SELF-INTEREST: Nothing is accomplished without self-interest in it.” – Hegel. (“Es kommt nichts ohne Interesse zustande.”)

SELF-INTEREST: One’s interest is never served by doing injury to another.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 3/73. – However, if the injury is inflicted in self-defence and injures or incapacitates only the attacker, then one’s rightful interests are served. – JZ, 11.6.08. -  SELF-DEFENCE

SELF-INTEREST: People acting in their own self-interest is (are? – JZ) the fuel for all discovery, innovation, and prosperity that powers the world. (mankind? - JZ) – Facebook, 21.8.13. - John Stossel. Quoted by LearnLiberty - EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, INCENTIVES, PROFIT MOTIVE

SELF-INTEREST: People don’t work for anyone else. They work for themselves.” – S. Johnson & L. Wilson, The 1 Minute Sales Person, p.105. - Should one forget about their families, friends and associates, their team mates? One is most productive under division of labor and free exchange. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest … whispers these words into the ear of the free worker: ‘The more you do for others, the more others will do for you.” – Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.159. – Provided a free and monetary exchange is involved. – Mere gifts are not always responded to by enough gratitude, beyond a verbal thanks, to provide an equivalent gift in exchange. – JZ, 11.6.08.

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest as the ground, or one of the grounds of equality, gains plausibility by the fact that one of the unalienable rights asserted is the right to “the pursuit of Happiness”. This is the right to fulfill one’s self, to seek one’s own well-being, or to pursue one’s own interest. There is no reasonable way to attach a different meaning to the phrase.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. - HAPPINESS

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest does not coincide with the bleeding heart’s picture of an avaricious monster trampling over bodies to grasp the last ounce of whatever it is that avaricious monsters are supposed to be after. It simply means that all men have needs and desires and that it is quite natural and civilized – to try to fulfill those needs and desires to the best of their abilities.” – Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.38/39. – Alas, their tendency to achieve their desires through submissiveness to authorities, through protectionism and security attempts, e.g. via monopolies and subsidies, altruism, charity and hand-outs has so far all too often been stronger than their drive to achieve the fulfillment of their desires through the recognition, realization and practice of genuine individual right and liberties. – JZ, 27.5.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest is not myopic selfishness. It is whatever it is that interests the participants, whatever they value, whatever goals they pursue. The scientist seeking to advance the frontiers of his discipline, the missionary seeking to convert infidels to the true faith, the philanthropist seeking to bring comfort to the needy – all are pursuing their interests, as they see them, as they judge them by their own values. Milton Friedman – Alas, most people still imagine that e.g. monetary despotism, protectionism, the nuclear umbrella, and various governmental monopolies, even taxation, is in their own interest! – JZ, 3.4.09. – INCENTIVES, SELFISHNESS, RATIONAL & MORAL EGOISM, STRIVING FOR PROFITS THROUGH GOOD OR BEST SERVICES TO OTHERS, BUSINESS, GREED, AIMING AT PROSPERITY THROUGH HONEST WORK, INVESTMENTS, SELF-IMPROVEMENTS, INITIATIVES, DISCOVERIES, INNOVATIONS, LEARNING, ACQUIRING SKILLS, TRADES, PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Eiji Toyoda 1913-2013 – Toyota chief steered an ailing business to global dominance. Eiji Toyoda led the emergence of his family’s Toyota car company both as a global mass-market competitor and a beacon of manufacturing efficiency. … His first effort to break into export markets foundered in the later1950s because the heavily-built Toyota Crown was too sluggish for America’s interstate highways. But he went on to huge success with the Corolla, which was launched in 1966 and became the world’s best-selling car ever. … With a veteran Toyoda loom engineer, Taiichi Ohno, Eiji set out to perfect the “Toyota Way”, a combination of just-in-time stock control and the kaizen practice of involving the whole workforce in “continuous improvement”. – The result was a nimble, cost-conscious manufacturing system that eliminated virtually all wastage of materials, labour and time. Though Toyota has suffered the embarrassment of model recalls due to faulty components in recent time, the Toyota Way remains the envy of factory managers the world over. – TELEGRAPH, London, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 26.9.13, p.34. - Why envy what you can freely imitate? There are no patents on sensible incentives and production procedures! – Even with good suggestion box schemes, including good follow-up procedures and mere bonus payments for good suggestions, much can already be achieved. –  Up to 90% of suggestions from employees were found useful, were accepted and rewarded in the best schemes. – Appreciation and small rewards can already successfully appeal to the creative energies of the many at all work places, releasing much of their creative energies. - JZ, 22.10.13. – INCENTIVES, RELEASING ALL CREATIVE ENERGIES, SUGGESTION BOXES, BONUS SCHEMES, TURNING MERE EMPLOYEES INTO PARTNERS, LIBERATION AT THE WORK PLACE

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest is that indomitable individualistic force within us that urges us on to progress and discovery, but at the same time disposes us to monopolise our discoveries. Competition is that no less indomitable humanitarian force that wrests progress, as fast as it is made, from the hands of the individual and places it at the disposal of all mankind. These two forces, which may well be deplored when considered individually, work together to create our social harmony. -  Frederic Bastiat - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 23.8.13. – EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, MONOPOLY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS CLAIMS, PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, COMPETITION, PROGRESS, DISCOVERY, RESEARCH

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest is the motivator of creative human action. Minding one’s own business amounts to serving oneself by serving others. This is the task of a size to fit the individual – whatever his talents. It can be one of life’s most fascinating and rewarding adventures.” – Leonard E. Read, How Do We Know? p.74. – MYOB

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest is the motivator of human action. Regardless of pretensions to the contrary, a communist is as much motivated by self-interest as am I. In this sense, everyone is self-centered; self-interest is the ultimate given. And to be purely selfless is to be dead.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.57.

SELF-INTEREST: self-interest is the rule - the norm - and selflessness the exception.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. - “Self-interest is normal.” - ibid. - ALTRUISM SELFLESSNESS

SELF-INTEREST: self-interest leads each individual to produce those goods most desired by others.” – William P. Field Jr., MERCURY, Sept./Oct. 80.

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest pays off for everyone.” – Slogan quoted in REASON, 9/74. - Alas, under present territorial and statist conditions private and official crimes with victims do still pay many of the victimizers all too well. - JZ, 1.3.11. - Only under full freedom for all would there be a much bigger payoff possible, for all productive people, in accordance with their productivity and the desire for their services, than is possible today. - JZ, 1.3.11. 

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest should not be snuffed out. It needs, instead, to be harnessed to wholesome ends.” – E. G. West, THE FREEMAN, 2/78. - A quite free market in every sphere for all productive and service enterprises would harness self-interest to the greatest extent. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-INTEREST: self-interest will prompt men to enter those trades in which the profit will be greatest and that these trades are the most profitable precisely because they fill the most urgently felt needs of society.” – Ellen Frankel Paul, on Adam Smith, in JLS, Fall 77, p.296.

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest, as I use the term, can no more be associated with greed than with charity. Each of us is motivated by his own assessment of values – profound or shallow, right or wrong. What distinguishes us is not attention or inattention to self but, rather, how intelligently we interpret our self-interest. The thief is so ignorant that he thinks self is best served by taking great risks for the sake of small material gains. Another may believe that self is best served by a search for truth and learning to explain with clarity whatever he discovers.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.116. – This reminds me of a story of a missionary regarding the honesty of his negro servant, on a mission somewhere in Africa, reported to me by Ulrich von Beckerath, who liked to read reports from many other countries, even by missionaries, although he was a free-thinker. That missionary asked his servant one day, why he remained honest, while most of his tribesmen were well-known as thieves. His reply was: Indeed, I could easily steal from you and disappear with my loot. But how much would that loot be worth to me, compared with the steady job and the continuous small salary I get for my work from you? Very little, indeed. And so I stay honest! Honesty as a matter of rational and selfish calculation! – JZ, 12.6.08. - GREED, CHARITY, INTELLIGENCE, THEFT, IGNORANCE

SELF-INTEREST: Self-interest, on the other hand, whispers these words into the ear of the free worker: “The more you do for others, the more others will do for you.” – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone. – Provided you and the others work on a free market, under free pricing, free wages and, generally, quite free exchange, which should include full monetary and financial freedom as well. For in altruistic or charitable transactions very often the reverse results. Gratitude and reciprocity is not a universal response – except in free market exchange situations, where both say e.g. thanks for the goods, services or money received. Outside of market relationships it often occurs that the more you do for others the less they will do for you. – JZ, 25.7.92, 31.5.08. – BENEVOLENCE, GRATITUDE, CHARITY, ALTRUISM, SHARING

SELF-INTEREST: Selfishness isn't human nature. … No, … but self-interest is.” - Michael F. Flynn, A Rose by Other Name, ANALOG, 5/90, p.151. – In spite of modern statist welfarism,  the sense of the English language still gives most of the hyphenated terms beginning with “self-“ a positive connotation. – Ayn Rand wrote a book entitled “The Virtue of Selfishness”. – Its weakest part, quite contrary to her own and well defended individualism and self-interest, was her flawed attack against the concept and practice of “competing governments”. – JZ, 3.4.09. - VS. SELFISHNESS, EGOISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM  OR COMPETING GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS & SOCIETIES REALLY MEANS: TO EACH HIS OWN! – THE ANCIEN ROMAN PRINCIPLE OF JUSTICE

SELF-INTEREST: Some people’s self-interest is to save the world.” – Milton Friedman, PLAYBOY, 2/73. – Once one realizes that we are all living on a spaceship, called Earth, one becomes aware that this is, indeed, in everybody’s interest who lives on this space-ship, not just the interest of some people. But it seems that not enough people are as yet aware of this kind of self-interest. A TV show or a soccer match may mean more to them or even merely the next meal or drink. – JZ, 11.6.08. - Neither are most of the active world-reformers aware that free and exterritorial competition between them, all only among their own volunteers, including several exterritorially autonomous World Federations and World State attempts, but not confined to them, either, could do much more for mankind than any territorial improvement attempt with compulsory participation or subjugation. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-INTEREST: The ardent pursuit of self-interest is the way to social felicity or the public good, presuming that individuals are not allowed (by government) or do not allow themselves to act at cross purposes with the freedom of others, thereby damaging their own interests. To my way of thinking, this is the way; and the more powerful the individual is motivated to pursue his enlightened interests the better. If this is the right way, then we should not lightly abandon it simply because we find only a few among us who are intelligent interpreters of self-interest. Stick to the right way and concentrate on increasing an enlightened self-interest. This is the only procedure that makes sense.” - Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.57.

SELF-INTEREST: The connection between self-interest and non-aggression is shown as follows: (a) devoting one’s thought and effort to parasitism by means of aggression is no more rewarding than devoting equivalent thought and effort to production (*); (b) aggression hampers the productive activities of its victims, thereby reducing their ability to engage in trade, thereby reducing the ability of others to engage in mutually beneficial trade with them, etc., thereby reducing the ability of everyone, including aggressors, to engage in mutually beneficial trade, thereby inducing everyone’s standard of living.” – Louis A. Rollins, Reply to C. J. Wheeler, THE PERSONALIST. – The successful bank-robber, politicians, embezzler etc. may win more through his dishonesty than he loses and thus is not deterred in this way. What might apply to the average criminal does not necessarily apply to the top ones. - (*) While this is true for all, in the average, it is not always true for e.g. criminals, who might get set up for life by a single bank robbery or jewelry heist. Professional politicians do also often make much more money as politicians – while impoverishing others, or granting some people special privileges, than they could make on a free market. – JZ, 11.6.08.

SELF-INTEREST: The Declaration of Independence makes the right to pursue his self-interest a fundamental right of man.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. – Yes, if one imagines that such a declaration “makes” a fundamental right of man and really could do so. – JZ, 11.6.08. – RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS,

SELF-INTEREST: the difference between result and intention is one of the primary justifications of a free society; it is desirable to let men follow the bent of their own interests because there is no way of predicting where they will come out. Indeed, even in the early stages there have been surprises.” – Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, p.118.

SELF-INTEREST: The economic system that Smith in fact described is a product both of man’s self-love and his peculiarly human propensity to ‘truck, barter and exchange one thing for another’ (Wealth of Nations, I, 2, p.25). Exchange leads to the division of labour and the division of labour enables workers to take advantage of economics of scale with the unintended result that greater aggregate wealth is produced than if there were no exchange. Hence, the wealth of nations depends not on conscious governmental planning, but on the freedom of individuals to exchange, specialize and extend their markets. Furthermore, the overall beneficial nature of Smith’s ‘simple system of natural liberty’ depends not on the benevolence of individuals, but upon the operation of self-love in a system of free exchange. Smith points out that in an exchange we obtain our ends neither from coercing our partner nor from appealing to his sense of charity, but by engaging his own self-love in the exchange process. Two people trade because there are mutual gains from trade. Or, as Smith puts it: ‘… man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren, and it is vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only. He will be more likely to prevail if he can interest their self-love in his favour, and show them that it is for their advantage to do for him what he requires of them. … it is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interests (Wealth of Nations, I, 2, p.26). - 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.170. - FREE ENTERPRISE & FREE EXCHANGE, ADAM SMITH, DIVISION OF LABOUR, NATURAL LIBERTY, PLANNING, SPECIALIZATION, EGOISM, SELF-LOVE, SELFISHNESS, BENEVOLENCE, ALTRUISM, COERCION, CHARITY, MUTUAL GAINS OR PROFITS, TRADE


SELF-INTEREST: the highest self-interest and the public good can never be antagonistic, but must always go together.” – J. Toulmin Smith, Local Self-Government and Centralization, p.49. – PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON INTEREST, INDIVIDUALISM

SELF-INTEREST: The main spring in men is their self-interest in their lives. The State throttles this interest down to self-denial and sacrificial death for a government. A mature society means also life, living, without harming oneself and others or even to kill others. Nobody has to postpone this. Everyone should make a beginning with this for himself.” – From LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, No. 3. (“Triebfeder im Menschen ist das Interesse an seinem Leben. Der Staat wuergte dieses Interessse ab bis zur Selbstverleugnung, zum Tod fuer eine Regierung. – Muendige Gesellschaft heisst auch Leben; leben, ohne sich selbst und andere zu schaedigen, zu verletzen oder gar zu toeten.“)

SELF-INTEREST: The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition is so powerful that it is alone, and without any assistance, capable not only of carrying on the society to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting 100 impertinent obstructions with which the folly of human laws too often encumbers its operations. – Adam Smith – Another version: The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition, when suffered to exert itself with freedom and security, is so powerful a principle, that it is alone, and without any assistance, not only capable of carrying the society on to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting a hundred impertinent obstructers ... of human laws." - Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations. – Apparently, we were not yet given enough chances for such exertions in freedom and security. We still suffer under xyz territorial tribute levies and monopolies – more than 200 years later! – JZ, 26.12.07. 1.3.11. – Laws are not only full of loopholes but also of severe prohibitions and penalties upon many rightful and rational actions. – JZ, 3.4.09. Alas, not all wrongful laws and bureaucratic obstructions of territorial States can be easily and cheaply overcome by illegal self-help efforts. The black markets exist and grow but bring their own difficulties, e.g. those of insufficient publicity and jurisdiction apart from the risk of official persecution and penalties. Compare e.g. the large number of convicts convicted of offences against the drug law and the lack of quality controls for black market drugs. – JZ, 24.4.13. - COMBINED WITH FREEDOM, WEALTH, PROSPERITY, BUREAUCRACY, OBSTRUCTIONISM, BLACK MARKETS, UNDERGROUND ECONOMY, INDIVIDUALISM, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, INCENTIVES, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE ENTERPRISE & COMPETITION, IN ALL SPHERES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, MONETARY DESPOTISM, PROTECTIONISM, TAXATION, COMPULSORY LICENSING

SELF-INTEREST: The natural virtue of caring for oneself.” - J.C. Lester

SELF-INTEREST: The only freedom which deserves the name is hat of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.” – John Stuart Mill, quoted in Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, p.56. – TOLERANCE FOR TOLERANT PEOPLE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TO EACH HIS OWN, NO LIMITS TO SELF-HELP, POLYARCHISM

SELF-INTEREST: The opposite of self-interest is not, as is sometimes supposed, selflessness; it is self-destructiveness, a condition requiring restraint.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 4/76. – the opposite of the pursuit of self-interest is not the pursuit of the common good; it is the abandonment of the self to destruction.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 6/79.SELF-DESTRUCTIVENESS

SELF-INTEREST: The philosophical doctrine, which recognizes the moral correctness of self-interest is individualism. It maintains that the individual is justified in pursuing his own self-interest and that, accordingly, he is not morally obligated to place the welfare of the group above his own. That such actions demonstrably result in a more productive and prosperous free society is merely a desirable consequence, not a principle.” – Susan Love Brown et al, The Incredible Bread Machine, p.132.

SELF-INTEREST: The primary self-interest of any rational person is that he be free.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 76. – In Robert LeFevre’s reply to Peter McAlpine.

SELF-INTEREST: the progressive loss of the sharp distinction an earlier age had made between the passions and the interests. - 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.163.  – The pursuit of the own interest without interfering with the pursuits of others in their interest, which are, likewise, tolerant towards others, on the basis of the recognition of genuine individual rights and liberties for all sufficiently moral and rational people, or at least to the extent that others do already claim these rights and liberties for themselves. – JZ, 18.11.11, 24.2.12. - & PASSIONS, EMOTIONS, EGOISM, RATIONAL SELF-INTEREST

SELF-INTEREST: The safest reliance of every government is on man’s interests. This is a principle of human nature, on which all political speculation, to be just, must be founded. – Alexander Hamilton, 1784, cited in Terence Ball, 1983, p. 45. Quoted in The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.160. – Not only of every government but, as well of every community and society. – Panarchism gives that statement a new meaning. - JZ, 18.11.11, 24.2.12.

SELF-INTEREST: The second variable is the one at issue; it has to do with how intelligently self-interest is interpreted. For instance, the thief thinks of his interest as best served by stealing from others. This is an interpretation so narrow and antisocial that the more it is pursued, the more is the public good subverted. There are, on the other hand, those who so intelligently interpret their self-interest that they would never think of trying to pursue their own good by depriving others of the same right, or in any way impeding the efforts of others to obtain their own good.” – Leonard E. Read, The Truth Will Out, p.57/58.

SELF-INTEREST: The self-interest of the wise may be more socially beneficial than the altruism of the ignorant.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, June 1978. – ALTRUISM, IGNORANCE

SELF-INTEREST: the State has everywhere and always prevented natural free-market mechanisms from operating.” - R. A. Childs, Anarchism and Justice, part IV.

SELF-INTEREST: The world runs on individuals pursuing their self-interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way. – Milton Friedman, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 6.2.13.

SELF-INTEREST: The world will always be governed by self-interest: we should not try to stop this – we should try and make the self-interest of cads a little more coincident with that of decent people.” – Samuel Butler. – ANALOG 10/82, p.54. - There are many different kinds of self-interest, e.g. short-term and long-term self-interest, rational and irrational interest, moral and immoral interests, single convenience interests vs. mutual convenient interests, the common interests of peaceful traders vs. the antagonistic interests of thieves and robbers. – JZ, 3.6.08.

SELF-INTEREST: There are two levers for moving men … interest and fear.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

SELF-INTEREST: to raise their sights above day-to-day pursuits. 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.163.  – In all too limited private matters. – JZ, 24.2.12. – Alas, too many Facebook entries are still confined to day-to-day pursuits. – My favorite quote on this is: Most people have a horizon with a zero radius. They call this their point of view. – JZ, 15.3.12. - LONG TERM, RATIONAL, MORAL & REGARDING MAJOR AFFAIRS

SELF-INTEREST: To think, is to man’s self-interest; to suspend his consciousness, is not. To choose his goals in the full context of his knowledge, his values and his life, is to man’s self-interest; to act on the impulse of the moment, without regard for his long-range context, is not. To exist as a productive being, is to man’s self-interest; to attempt to exist as a parasite, is not. To seek the life proper to his nature, is to man’s self-interest; to seek to live as an animal, is not. … no man who pursues a policy of irrationality, evasion, parasitism and destructiveness can be said to be objectively concerned with his self-interest.” – Mrs. Young, Sydney, in her manuscript on Ayn Rand, in the 1970’s, p.16.

SELF-INTEREST: Underlying progress is the first law of Nature, the law of self-preservation ... it (is) self-interest which dictated (man's) growth in wisdom and in moral righteousness. Selfishness lies at the root of all social and industrial development." - Guy Aldred (socialist writer, b.1886, d.1963.), "The Case for Anarchism" in "Studies in Communism", The Strickland Press, Glasgow, 1940, p.9. - SELFISHNESS, EGOISM, SELF-PRESERVATION, WISDOM, MORALITY, PROGRESS, DEVELOPMENT

SELF-INTEREST: We are firmly convinced, and we act on that conviction, that with nations as with individuals, our interests soundly calculated will ever be found inseparable from our moral duties.”- Thomas Jefferson – RATIONALITY, PRACTICALITY & MORALITY, GENUINE DUTIES, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

SELF-INTEREST: We have always had bad money because private enterprise was not permitted to give us a better one. In a world governed by the pressure of organised interest, the important truth to keep in mind is that we cannot count on intelligence or understanding but only on the sheer self-interest to give us the institutions we need.” – F. A. Hayek, Denationalization of Money, p.100. - And the self-interest of everybody in this sphere has so far been recognized only by a small minority. The sanction of the victims prevails: How many unemployed and inflation victims ponder the real cause and cure for both phenomena? Their statism induced them to ignore the freedom alternatives to monetary despotism, their own monetary rights and liberties. Well, it was not so long ago that people even put up with absolute monarchism, slavery and serfdom. The transition from monetary despotism to monetary freedom requires a bit more knowledge, thought and intelligence. - Through legal tender laws and money issue monopolies the possible issuers of good monies are not allowed to drive out the bad government money or confine it to its tax-foundation sphere: clearing government spending against government takes. All kinds of popular errors, myths, prejudices and false assumptions on exchange media, value standards and clearing options do still prevail even among most anarchists and libertarians. No wonder: They have not yet been systematically refuted in a single reference work and no single book has so far clarified all of the monetary freedom alternatives. Nowhere are all monetary freedom titles offered together, including all the pro and con comments, although by now they would fit onto a single and cheap disc. – JZ - MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE BANKING, GRESHAM’S LAW

SELF-INTEREST: We ought to be free because only in freedom can our self-interest be achieved. And our self-interest is the highest value rationally defensible.” – Tibor R. Machan, REASON, 12/74. – FREEDOM, VALUES

SELF-INTEREST: What impels every man to the utmost exertion in the service of his fellow man … is, in the market, not compulsion on the part of gendarmes, hangmen and penal courts; it is self interest. The member of a contractual society is free because he serves others only in serving himself.” – Ludwig von Mises, Human Action. – Alas, he seems to have been of the opinion that a limited but still territorial government would already constitute a quite “contractual” and voluntary society. – JZ, 10.6.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-INTEREST: When critics warn against the appeal to self-interest as pandering to ‘greed’, ‘profiteering’, ‘selfishness], they are unwittingly paying eloquent tribute to the strength of the motive power which Adam Smith describes more dispassionately as ‘the effort of every man to better his condition’.” – Ralph Harris & Arthur Seldon, Not from Benevolence, p.3.

SELF-INTEREST: When each makes the most of self-enlightened self-interest – then each becomes your and my servant, unknowingly.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 1/77. – However, it is not a master-servant relationship but one of free traders or exchangers, profiting both from their free exchanges. – JZ, 12.6.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-KNOWLEDGE: Every man is best known to himself.” – Draxe, 1616. – Hyman Quotations, p.262. – But one has often occasion to ask oneself whether e.g. our political leaders and representatives know enough of their own limitations. – JZ, 12.6.08. – LEADERSHIP, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, RULERS

SELF-KNOWLEDGE: For no one is known to another so intimately as he is known to himself, and yet no one is so well known even to himself that he can be sure to as his conduct on the morrow.” – St. Augustine.

SELF-KNOWLEDGE: If you really knew, I repeat, really knew yourself, you would know everything! Why? Then you would know even the smallest particles and bits of energy within your self, and would see yourself as one of the smallest entities and energy systems in the universe and notice all your relationships to all other entities on this planet and even your rightful and rational relationships to all rational beings on other planets, not only gravitational and electromagnetic ones. You would e.g. become conscious of all your individual rights and liberties – and of those of all other sufficiently rational beings. However, in your learning process, I would hope that you would not stagnate at the stage of a development of e.g. tree hugger or one who loves life so much, that he would love even dangerous microbes, viruses, lice, fleas etc., wolves, sharks and bears, even some poisonous plants, more than you would love at least some human beings. – JZ, 9.10.89, 1.6.08, 1.3.11.

SELF-KNOWLEDGE: Man, know thyself. This is the centre of wisdom.” – Mrs. Young, Sydney, in manuscript on Ayn Rand. – Psychologists, Sociologists, Anthropologists and Political Scientist should know much about man, but what do they usually know about e.g. economics, personal law communities and individual rights and liberties that could prevent wars, inflations and mass unemployment? Their thinking and ideas are, all too often, stuck on numerous errors, prejudices, myths, false premises and conclusions and whatever self-knowledge they possess does not provide them with a platform full or genuine solutions to the major problems remaining for man at present. – JZ, 12.6.08, 1.3.11. - TERRITORIALISM, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM, STATISM, LEGALISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, CRISES, WAR, PEACE, PREJUDICES

SELF-KNOWLEDGE: Socrates said, 'Know thyself'. Cicero said, 'Control Thyself'. Jesus said, 'Give of thyself'. - Author Unknown. - W. v. Humboldt suggested that everyone should try to fully develop his highest creative potential. - Others spoke of "making oneself" but not merely in the business sense of a self-made and rich man. - JZ - Still others say: Make yourself productive and exchange your products and services or become a free producer and trader. For that one has to know oneself, and much more, control oneself and give only the equivalent of what one receives, in fair exchanges. - JZ, 27.11.02. - SELF-IMPROVEMENT, SELF-DEVELOPMENT

SELF-LIBERATION: He is not wise who is not wise for himself.” – English proverb, borrowed from the Latin and traced by Apperson to 1478. – SELF-INTEREST, WISDOM, SELFISHNESS

SELF-LIBERATION: I tell you: Only you yourself can be your liberator!” – Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!

SELF-LIBERATION: I thought that I was doing myself great injustice by remaining in bondage, when I ought to go free; and that the time was come when I should liberate myself and set up a government of my own; or in other words, do what was right in my own eyes.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.172. – Can one, safely enough, ignore the extent to which this is outlawed, e.g. when it comes to freedom from taxes, free trade, free migration, monetary freedom and individual secessionism and associationism under full exterritorial autonomy? The fact that no comprehensive and ideal declaration of individual human rights and liberties seems so far to have been compiled or published - has held back much of libertarian and anarchist thinking – not to speak of that of the statists. – Proper handbooks on free banking, panarchism and refutations of popular errors, myths and prejudices and a genuine free market for all freedom ideas, are also missing still. - JZ, 12.6.08. – SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, BONDAGE, TERRITORIALISM, LAWS, SECESSION, PREJUDICES, IDEAS ARCHIVE, HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION

SELF-LIBERATION: If only people wanted to save themselves instead of saving the world, to liberate themselves instead of liberating humanity, how much they would do for the salvation of the world and the liberation of humanity.” – Alexander Herzen, From the Other Shore, p.128 of the London, 1956 edition. – Alas, an individual can’t e.g. build a skyscraper, a highway and many other things. To get rid of evils like dictatorships, wars, mass unemployment, inflation and poverty-producing other laws, requires much more than an individual’s systematic self-improvement efforts. – JZ, 12.6.08, 1.3.11. – Another version: If only people wanted’, he says, ‘… instead of liberating humanity, to liberate themselves, they would do much for … the liberation of man.” - Isaiah Berlin, Russian Thinkers, on Alexander Herzen, p.200. – True enough, but in many spheres individuals cannot fully liberate themselves. In them it takes the collaboration with many others, just like the suppression of his individual rights and liberties is not, as a rule, the result of the actions of one individual but of many people organized and trained for this purpose. – JZ, 9.6.08., REFORMS, REVOLUTIONS, LIBERATION, SELF-LIBERATION, TERRITORIALISM

SELF-LIBERATION: If you cannot be free, be as free as you can.” – Emerson, Journals, 1836. - However, at least ponder full liberty and how it could be achieved even if, at first, only for all those, who do want it for themselves. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-LIBERATION: It is not recognized in the full amplitude of the word that all freedom is essentially self-liberation – that I can have only so much freedom as I procure for myself by my own-ness.” – Max Stirner. – As if one-man revolutions were already an genuine option for any, many or all. – JZ, 12.6.08. - He even managed to equate right and might. - JZ, 1.3.11. -  EGOISM, STIRNER

SELF-LIBERATION: Maintaining “I can’t be free till everyone else is” – is a great way to assure that you will never be free.” – Murray Ward, DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP No. 1. – This is correct for some things, like full peace, freedom and justice for all but not for the degrees of freedom, peace and justice that some people can already achieve now, even under territorialism, at least temporarily. If we wish for peace, freedom and justice for all, as the final result, then we should strive to achieve for everybody at present the free choice to realize, together with like-minded volunteers, just as much peace, freedom and justice among themselves, as they wish and can manage to establish among themselves, while tolerating the different degrees of peace, freedom and justice that others wish to establish and practise among themselves. Exterritorially, under personal laws, this would be possible for all. Territorially it would be impossible. Working and agitating for full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers is already possible in many countries. – JZ, 8.6.82, 1.3.11.

SELF-LIBERATION: The essence of a self liberationist’s position is this: I’m perfectly wiling to let the rest of society go off and build whatever kind of concentration camp they’d like to life in (if that’s what they want, which is by no means certain), provided they allow me to secede and live in peace as I please. But since they won’t willingly get off my back, I’ll just have to use whatever weapons I can come up with, to carve out as much of a free space as I can. …” – Jim Stumm, THE CONNECTION 81, p 26, of 25.7.79. - SECESSION, INDIVIDUAL, PANARCHISM, LIBERATION

SELF-LIBERATION: The most liberating thing one can do for other people is to do the thing that is most liberating for oneself.” – David Cooper, The Death of the Family, 1971. - Setting liberating examples, to the extent that one is already free to do so or, at least, striving to achieve that freedom for oneself and for all others. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-LIBERATION: There is only one person who can set you free.” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP No. 1. - As if we had already full exterritorial autonomy choices under personal law, recognition for individual sovereignty and for individual secessionism. - JZ, 1.3.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW

SELF-LIBERATION: What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.” – Source Unknown, quoted in OPTION, 10/76. - The removal of all territorial bonds upon individuals is not yet a matter of individual free choice. However, too many individuals are still all too much in love with some of their bonds. - JZ, 1.3.11. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, COMPULSORY COLLECTIVISM

SELF-LIBERATION: You set yourself free when you support yourself in the market and abjure government help.” – LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Winter 75. - Are we already free to completely opt out from under territorial governments, their constitutions, laws, jurisdictions and administrative coercive institutions? Can we shed imposed taxes like a duck shakes off water from its feathers? How free are the markets that are still under many wrongful and irrational government controls, laws and regulations? - We still have some liberties, legal and illegal freedom opportunities, but are they enough for you? - JZ, 1.3.11. – Have we done enough to expand the range of our individual rights and liberties or even to make them widely enough known? – JZ, 23.2.14.

SELF-LOVE: Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare, King Henry V, II, iv. - EGOISM, SELFISHNESS, SELF-NEGLECT

SELF-MANAGEMENT: All life must be lived in self-management.” – Michael Matteson - To what extent are our lives still or already under self-management and to what extent are they not? - He was an Australian draft resister. Google offers 2,220 references under this name. - JZ, 1.3.11.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: and to involve workers in the entire process; as he puts it, the idea is to make “every person a manager”. He argues that it is only in this way that work can become anything more than punishment: “People who work for themselves generally have meaningful work in terms of a complete cycle of plan, do and control.” – David Jenkins, Job Power, p.195. - COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS, WORKPLACE LIBERATION

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Capitalistic, propertarian, free enterprise, freedom of contract, freedom of association, free exchange alternatives through peaceful, rightful, business- or market-like financial take-over bids by employees, for the enterprises they work in. They could also be called forms of voluntary or cooperative socialism, even if they are established e.g. in form of partnerships or share companies, in which most or all shares are owned by the employees. If they are also properly organized, motivated and, if advisable, internally decentralized, to maximize production and quality controls, as well as earnings incentives, then their take-over offers could be more attractive to both sides than any other contractual propertarians arrangements. The employees could issue their own industrial bonds and guarantee them between them and, finally, redeem them on terms, at agreed-upon interest rates, probably somewhat higher than market rates. In most cases they could redeem these bonds out of the additional earnings and additional cost reductions they could thus achieve. There would no longer be an organized antagonism, strikes, go-slow resistance, degrees of egalitarianism in form of collective bargaining, excessive sick days taken and resistance to innovations. The class warfare or industrial war mentality would come to an end for the participants. Most trade unionists and State Socialists have overlooked this alternative for almost 2 centuries and still do. – Internal subcontracting, intrepreneurship, gang-work, autonomous group work or work cooperatives are another option or approach towards full self-management for present employees. If the firm is very capital intensive, then the employees could only purchase the business and its management in this way and would have to take over its capital debt. In good self-management forms it would be easier for them to service this debt, with interest or dividend payments or to pay it off, gradually, as well. Digitized model contracts should be developed into which merely the present market value of an enterprise and the number of its employees would have to be entered and the various options for terms and interest rates. For each form of contract the annual debt or the weekly or monthly term payments per employee should be easily determinable or shown though a computerized program into which the details of a firm are entered. If a value-preserving clause could be legally introduced into these contracts, than this would be an additional attraction, which the employees could offer their present bosses. Capable owners and managers or managers and foremen could be retained as members, in leading positions, by the new owners, in their mutual interest. The model contracts could be spread online and lead many present employees and owners to consider this alternative. At least back in 1959, when I left Germany, more small-scale employers, whom I met as a hitchhiker, were interested in this reform than employees. They not only had to cope with the usual business and market difficulties but also with the labor problems caused and maintained by the employer-employee relationship and  the ideological class warfare notions and practices that are involved in it. – JZ, 14.2. & 16.2.13. - PROPRIETARY, THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES, ON TERMS, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Concentration on objectives enables the people directly involved in the work to adjust rapidly as they find better ways to meet the objectives, whereas rules written by people not directly involved inhibit progress.” – H. B. Wilson, Democracy and the Work Place, p.100. – DECENTRALIZATION & DEGREES OF AUTONOMY AT THE WORK PLACE LEVEL, INTERNAL SUB-CONTRACTING, GANG WORK, AUTONOMOUS GROUP WORK

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Eiji Toyoda 1913-2013 – Toyota chief steered an ailing business to global dominance. Eiji Toyoda led the emergence of his family’s Toyota car company both as a global mass-market competitor and a beacon of manufacturing efficiency. … His first effort to break into export markets foundered in the later1950s because the heavily-built Toyota Crown was too sluggish for America’s interstate highways. But he went on to huge success with the Corolla, which was launched in 1966 and became the world’s best-selling car ever. … With a veteran Toyoda loom engineer, Taiichi Ohno, Eiji set out to perfect the “Toyota Way”, a combination of just-in-time stock control and the kaizen practice of involving the whole workforce in “continuous improvement”. – The result was a nimble, cost-conscious manufacturing system that eliminated virtually all wastage of materials, labour and time. Though Toyota has suffered the embarrassment of model recalls due to faulty components in recent time, the Toyota Way remains the envy of factory managers the world over. – TELEGRAPH, London, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 26.9.13, p.34. - Why envy what you can freely imitate? There are no patents on sensible incentives and production procedures! – Even with good suggestion box schemes, including good follow-up procedures and mere bonus payments for good suggestions, much can already be achieved. –  Up to 90% of suggestions from employees were found useful, were accepted and rewarded in the best schemes. – Appreciation and small rewards can already successfully appeal to the creative energies of the many at all work places, releasing much of their creative energies. - JZ, 22.10.13. – INCENTIVES, RELEASING ALL CREATIVE ENERGIES, SUGGESTION BOXES, BONUS SCHEMES, TURNING MERE EMPLOYEES INTO PARTNERS, LIBERATION AT THE WORK PLACE

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Every man knows best how to manage his own affairs; and it is his right and duty so to manage them; - points which apply to associated groups of men, in reference to all the affairs which concern them as individual groups.” – J. Toulmin-Smith, Local Self-Government and Centralization, p.19.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Given any real choices and alternatives, almost everyone will manage his life better than anyone else, however expert, could manage it for him and that if and when he does make mistakes, if he is not locked into them, he will be quicker than anyone else to recognize and change them.” - John Holt, Escape from Childhood, p.85.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: I’ve lived a lot of years and I’ve never met a perfect man or one totally competent to manage even his own affairs. We all goof up at times. But I can do a pretty fair job of it, and so can nearly everyone else, provided I limit my activities to looking after myself. This I can manage.” – Robert LeFevre, Lift Her Up, Tenderly, p.198. – Did he ever explore decentralized self-management in small autonomous work groups, self-selected teams, at the work-place? – Or the better types of productive cooperatives, conducted in a businesslike way? - JZ, 12.6.08, 1.3.11. - COMPETENCE, INCOMPETENCE, RUNNING THE OWN LIFE, SELF-MANAGEMENT DIRECTLY AT THE WORK PLACE, GROUP WORK, GANG WORK, AUTONOMOUS WORK GROUPS

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Industrial enterprises must become more of a series of sub-enterprises.” – Yves Guyot, “Le Conflits du Travail et Leur Solution”, Fasquelle, 1903 – I have not seen that title and could not read it, anyhow, in French. Perhaps it is as good as the later writings of Hyacinthe Dubreuil on this subject. – Another potentially very valuable book remaining virtually unknown for over 100 years! – JZ, 24.10.07. – However, on the Internet numerous references to Yves Guyot can be found, too many for me to peruse whether this particular work has been translated into English or German and is already online somewhere. – JZ, 4.11.07. – VARIOUS SCHEMES, AUTONOMOUS GROUP WORK, INTERNAL DECENTRALIZATION OF ENTERPRISES, COOPS, EXTENSIVE EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDING, PARTNERSHIPS ETC.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Not all self-managed workers will always be so foolish to pay the worst workers as much as the best ones. Nor will they, in practice, be able to continue for long with such an endeavor – without losing the best workers and thereby, also many if not all of their customers. – JZ, 9.12.88, 12.6.08. - COOPERATIVES, OPEN COOPERATIVES, EQUALITY, SELF-LIBERATION, EQUAL WAGES FOR UNEQUAL WORK?

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Only self-management really manages. All other management only mismanages. – JZ, 12.7.86. - HIERARCHICAL MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Self-management and self-government for all dissenters, all minorities that wish this option for themselves. – What rightful complaints could remain? - JZ, 11.9.98, 27.5.08.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Self-management even for hospitals, old age homes, orphanages and schools – as far as possible. – JZ, 17.3.94, 4.6.08.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: self-management is the basis for a free society.” - Paul Berman, Quotations from the Anarchists - COOPERATIVES, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Self-management, interpreted syndicalistically, as the management of workers and enterprises or even whole industries by union representatives, is a contradiction in terms, just like territorial self-government is. – JZ, 12.3.86, 3.6.08. – They just want to replace State Socialism by Trade Union Socialism. Sometimes, in some respects, that can even be worse. – JZ, 27.6.13. - SYNDICALISM, UNIONS, TERRITORIALISM, ANARCHO-SYNDICALISM, STATE SOCIALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, COMPETITION, CAPITALISM, FREE MARKET, STRIKES, GENERAL STRIKES

SELF-MANAGEMENT: The freedom of self-management exists only where it is self-gained, self-proclaimed and self-maintained. Anarchists reject the principle of political representation and assert that if power and freedom are delegated, they simply become the power and freedom of someone else.” – Paul Berman, Quotations from the Anarchists, introduction. – REPRESENTATION, DELEGATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, AUTARCHY, REPRESENTATION, TERRITORIALISM, HIERARCHIES OVER OTHERS THAN VOLUNTEERS.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: the idea of popular participation is now worldwide in scope and has grown more pervasive in content, implying self-management in all phases of life and for all segments of society.” – L. S. Stavrianos, The Promise of the Coming Dark Age, 1976, p. 7. – Alas, he did not envision individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers but only forms of participatory democracy. – JZ, 16.9.07. - IN ALL PHASES OF LIFE & FOR ALL SEGMENTS OF SOCIETY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SELF-MANAGEMENT: the self-management of the people cannot be administered by some bureaucracy or elite. Likewise, liberation must be achieved by direct action. (*) - Paul Berman, Quotations from the Anarchists. – (*) Alas, the “direct action” of outright purchases of enterprises by their employees, on long terms, using industrial obligations issued and guaranteed by them, is only rarely considered by trade unionists, anarchists, communist anarchists and other “lefties”, although this would be profitable for them and relatively easy and already quite legal. – Some kind of structure, one that is efficient, will have to be realized even in self-managed enterprises. Numerous decentralized alternatives to hierarchical structures remain still largely unknown or not yet sufficiently experimented with. - JZ, 12.6.08. – PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES

SELF-MANAGEMENT: The third major form of worker-self-management has been pioneered in Norway by the social psychologist Einar Thosrud. His researchers demonstrated that man is an “active animal” who like to work, provided that the job affords an outlet for his ideas and inventions within the context of a collective effort. This definition of rewarding work requires the abolition of repetitive assembly-line jobs, ritualized and inflexible office routines, and other types of fragmented, hierarchically organized work in favor of “whole work”, in which the individual or group makes a complete product, assuming responsibility for the work process and for the quantity and quality of output.” - L. S. Stavrianos, The Promise of the Coming Dark Age, 1976, p.52. – The author provides some successful examples on pages 62 & 63. - JOB ENRICHMENT

SELF-MANAGEMENT: There can be no real freedom or democracy until the men who do work in a business also control its management.” – Bertrand Russell. – Quoted by: L. S. Stavrianos, The Promise of the Coming Dark Age, 1976, p.56, chapter 4: From Boss Control to Worker Control. - At least they should largely control their own work-place activities, in autonomous work groups or work cooperatives or team work. – JZ, 16.9.07, 23.2.14. – WORKERS’ CONTROL, COOPERATIVES, EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDING, AUTONOMOUS WORK GROUPS

SELF-MANAGEMENT: to integrate individuals into situations which they can understand and control.” – Bakunin. – That means self-management at the work place, in small and self-selected teams of volunteers, rather than via a “representative” at the central directorate. – JZ, 12.6.08.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Turn men loose to manage their own affairs without the aid of government, Tucker insisted, and the natural laws of social and economic progress will assert themselves. No longer will the state then frustrate men in their quest for social solidarity. But while they persist in relying upon the state for support in the conduct of life, the full satisfaction of human sociability is bound to elude them.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.165. – PROGRESS, GOVERNMENT, OWN AFFAIRS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

SELF-MANAGEMENT: We can either make all our own decisions or let territorial politicians and bureaucrats do many of the most important ones for us. (Or against our rights and liberties. - JZ, 1.3.11.) We have done the latter for about 6,000 years. Are we truly satisfied by this arrangement and its consequences? Isn't it high time to begin living our own lives, undisturbed by them? - JZ, 24.5.00. - SELF-HELP, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DEFENCE, GOVERNMENTS, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS ONLY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

SELF-MANAGEMENT: We hear a lot about worker participation in management. But in many cases we haven’t even got worker participation in working.” – Mr. W. B. Batty, managing director, Ford UK, 16.11.68. – Or lower management participating in higher management or sensible management at the top. Participation makes sense not as a compulsory imposition but only as a natural result of the extension of co-ownership rights and corresponding incentives and responsibilities by market-like purchases through individuals or associate employees. And self-management makes sense only if it is sufficiently decentralized and related to the own work effort and work team. Otherwise, like in politics, one may have only one vote among thousands or even hundreds of thousands of employees. – JZ, 7.6.08. – PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES

SELF-MANAGEMENT: Why is it we must always work under management and never with it?” – A Yorkshire miner, quoted in H. J. Ehrlich et al, Reinventing Anarchy, p.317.

SELF-MANAGEMENT: worker’s self-management involves decentralization of the social and organizational unit of those who work in a firm.” – H. J. Ehrlich et al, Reinventing Anarchy, p.85.

SELF-MASTERY: No man is free who is not master of himself.” – Epictetus – SELF-CONTROL

SELF-MEDICATION: citizens also have an inalienable right to self-medication …” - Thomas Sasz, Heresies, p.52. – One of my doctors objected to one of my partly successful self-medication efforts. He wanted to see the infection in its full bloom before he would attempt to diagnose and to cure it! He probably thought that I had infringed his monopoly. The arrogance and stupidity of some professional people is almost unbelievable. – JZ, 6.6.08.

SELF-MEDICATION: Szasz’s argument for a basic human right of self-medication.” – Bybanker, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 10.7.72. – DRUGS, MEDICINES, HUMAN RIGHTS

SELF-MINING: A self-mining operation.” – Term used by L E. Read, Elements of Libertarian Leadership. – However, without full, easy, fast and cheap digital access to all liberation knowledge now existing in the world, how much productive "self-mining" can one undertake? The reading, knowledge and ideas, as well as their spare time and energy for self-thinking and self-enlightenment with sources accessible now to lone individuals and manageable for them (e.g. millions of online references are sometimes offered online, which no one could completely look up on his own) are all too limited. - We ought to systematically mine and process and refine, sort out and classify, criticize and further develop mankind's total freedom knowledge, which would require a very extensive division of labor, free exchange and market-like collaboration between millions of people, a small army of scanners and proof-readers of scanned-in libertarian texts. This aim is so far only fractionally realized. (A long list of digitized libertarian texts is at but it is still very incomplete.) A fact which is proven e.g. by the non-existence of a complete digitized or printed freedom library, the absence of a single and comprehensive street-level freedom bookshop (to my knowledge), the failure to provide an ever growing libertarian English language encyclopedia, the absence of a comprehensive libertarian bibliography and abstracts and review collection - and many other significant omissions that I listed, probably still very incompletely, in a Jan. 2010 book manuscript, called "New Draft", which I offer as an email attachment to anyone interested, until it appears online or on a disc. Gian Piero de Bellis reviewed it on - JZ, 1.3.11. - SELF-HELP, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-MANAGEMENT, SELF-CONTROL

SELF-MOVERS: men and women should be self-movers.” – View ascribed to Rose Wilder Lane by John Chamberlain, in REASON, 8/79, p.47.

SELF-NEGLECT: Self-love is not so vile a sin as self-neglect is.” – Shakespeare, according to the movie ”Henry V.”



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